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Serving the community of Edwards Air Force Base, California Volume 61, Number 45

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May 31, 2013

DOD employees begin receiving furlough notices by Kenji Thuloweit Editor Edwards AFB leadership began handing out furlough letters to the base’s 5,000 government civilian workers May 28. Supervisors are mandated to hand out notices to all of their DOD employees by June 5. The duration of the government furlough will be 11 days, or 88 work hours, beginning at the earliest July 8. If it begins on that date, the furlough will run through Sept. 30, 2013. Specific furlough days and hours will vary for each unit on Edwards. The administrative furlough requires significant due process under law. Upon acknowledgment of the proposed furlough, employees

have seven calendar days starting the day after acknowledgment to provide an oral and/or written response to the deciding official’s Designated Reply Official. The response is not mandatory, but employees may reply to the proposal notice and to furnish documentary evidence in support of his or her answer. However, financial hardship cannot be the subject of the response. “Also, the reply period provides an opportunity for the employee and supervisor to discuss discontinuous furlough schedules or request a time to make an oral reply,” said Michelle Lovato, Edwards AFB Civilian Personnel officer.” For example, an employee can provide evidence or rationale that would provide the deciding official information pertaining to

significant impact to their unit’s mission if they were furloughed for 11 days/88 hours.” Employees would need to participate in an oral reply meeting and furnish supporting documents for their response. They also have the right to be represented by an attorney, or any other person, at no cost to the government. If in a paid status, employees will be allowed up to four hours of official time prepare their reply. Employees need to refer to their proposed furlough letter to obtain the designated point-of-contact to schedule an oral reply and/or submit a written reply. The deciding official will fully consider the employee’s reply and issue the final furlough decision to the employee See FURLOUGH, Page 4 Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Michelle Lovato, Edwards AFB Civilian Personnel officer, answer questions from supervisors during the last of three meetings announcing the furlough notices to be handed out beginning May 28.

Edwards posting new online base helping agencies directory by Jet Fabara 412th Test Wing Public Affairs To compliment the webpage dedicated to all the base helping agencies, Team Edwards will start implementing an online directory listing all those agencies for personnel off-base and on-base June 1. For off-base personnel, the directory will be located via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the Base Helping Agencies Directory tab. For on-base personnel, the directory will appear as a 412th Test Wing icon at the bottom of each Edwards’ government computer taskbar. “Initially, with the IDS webpage, we wanted to provide an online resource for the base populace to seek information about the human services assistance,” said Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response coordinator. “By implementing this online directory, we’re providing an easier way for our Team Edwards community to access help when someone is in need – a one-stop shop to find information on all the helping agencies available from any computer.” According to Shirley, the directory will contain a description of the helping agency, hours of operation and contact

information. “Not only will this tool save time and effort for leadership and supervisors who seek assistance for their people, but it will be an effective way for individuals seeking assistance to locate the proper helping agency directly,” added Nancy Koch-Castillo, 412th Test Wing Community Support coordinator. For those not familiar with the function of the IDS, part of

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the IDS consists of a conglomerate of all the helping agencies on base, which include the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Equal Opportunity, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, the Employee Assistance Program, the Military and Family Life Counseling Program, Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program, the Health and Wellness Center, the Legal Office, Chaplain Services, Safety, and many more agencies.

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Commentary Ordering monkey food by Jenna Fletcher Incirlik AB, Turkey Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks of intense and quality training, there was one story in particular from our instructor that made a deep impression and has stuck with me after all of these years. My instructor worked as a consultant in the business world. One time he was asked to consult for a company that had one section with very low morale. As soon as he walked into their office it was profoundly obvious. Everything about the work environment made it clear this group did not like their job, or each other. One of his first questions to the group was, “What do you do here?” “We order monkey food,” was their reply. Thinking perhaps this was industry jargon, he asked, “What do you mean, ‘you order monkey food?’ What does that mean?” After longer conversations he learned that this group’s entire purpose was to order several different kinds of monkey food and coordinate its delivery to a warehouse. They didn’t know for whom they ordered it, and they didn’t know where it ended up. To learn more, a field trip to the warehouse where the food was delivered was organized. When the group arrived, they asked to speak with the manager. When the consultant explained that the individuals with him ordered all the monkey food in the warehouse, the manager became interested and excited asking all kinds of questions, “Why do you order so much monkey food? What is it for?” And so, the consultant asked where the warehouse delivered the food. He set up a second field trip for the office and the warehouse personnel. They arrived at a large research laboratory and asked to speak to the person in

charge. When they were finally able to meet with the head of research, the consultant explained he had with him the office responsible for ordering the food and the personnel responsible for storing and shipping it. The head of research became overcome with emotion and insisted on shaking everybody’s hand. After he had said thank you a dozen times, the consultant asked him what they did at the lab. “We do AIDS research here,” he answered, and went on to explain why they needed so many different kinds of food and how vitally important the food was to the overall research project. The consultant reported that a few months later when he returned to the office that ordered the monkey food, the changes were remarkable. The office was cheerful and the staff was engaged with each other and their work. There was a huge banner on the wall that said, “We help people cure AIDS.” The moral of this story, which has stuck with me for over eight years, is that people need to understand what they do and why they do it. Not just the nuts and bolts, and the forms and software. Not just technical data and schedules. Individuals need to understand the bigger mission and how they fit into it. Every machine, organism and organization is complex. Some parts you can see plainly, and it is obvious what they do and why their contributions are important. However, it is the obscure parts, the not readily identifiable capacities, that you eventually recognize as crucially important elements in making something work — in creating success. What at first glance may seem mundane and inconsequential you find just as essential as the higher visibility roles. There is no job within the Air Force that is more important than any other. There are no unnecessary Air Force specialties. Every unit, individual — whether officer, en-

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps

A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses.

listed or civilian — in every organization has a critical role to play for Air Force victory. Good leaders help their team understand their mission and their contribution. Good leaders make why just as important as what and how. Good leaders don’t just lead by example, they lead by perspective. How does your job ensure mission success?

Commander’s Action Line email: speak2cc@edwards.af.mil The Commander’s Action Line gives all Airmen, retirees, families and community members a direct link to Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The Action Line can be used to express constructive points of view on the policies and procedures of the base; discuss safety and security issues; and address problems, concerns, or suggestions after traditional methods have been exhausted. The Commander’s Action Line should not be the first action taken to resolve an issue. Those seeking a remedy to a problem should first follow the chain of command and take up the matter with the office of primary responsibility, supervisors, first sergeants or commanders. Action Line queries may be submitted by sending an e-mail to speak2cc@edwards.af.mil with Commander’s Action Line as the subject heading or by calling (661) 277-7325. Action Line submissions must be written in a courteous and professional tone, and must include a name, an e-mail address or an alternative method of contact. The requestor’s contact information will not be published in compliance with Privacy Act restrictions. Any messages received without contact information will not be routed, so please be sure to provide some method for communication. Action Line discussions that are deemed beneficial for the community at large will be published on the Web and the next available edition of the Desert Wings. Submissions may be edited for grammar and length.


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Briefs Roadway drainage construction project Beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 1, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond and Muroc Avenue. During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north of Rosamond near Popson and south of Rosamond at South Seller. The entrance to the overflow parking near the Chapel will remain open. Drivers should obey all signs and directions through the work area. For questions or concerns, contact Brian Sponsler at (661) 810-6792 or Anthony Tintelnot at (661) 212-0062.

Blood Drive A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 5 at Chapel 1. In addition to helping out a great cause the blood drive will be giving out a Cold Stone coupon and a L.A. Galaxy voucher for two games. For questions and sign up, call (405) 496-2996If anyone would like sign up or has any questions, they can contact me at (405) 496-2996. Additionally, people can sign up by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/ make-donation and using the sponsor code “chapel1.”

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17 Edwards Airmen promoted in May Edwards’ monthly enlisted promotion ceremony will be held March 31 in the Base Theater. Seventeen Team Edwards members will take the next step in their Air Force careers. Congratulations to May’s promotees! To master sergeant Brian K. Freeland, 412th Test Wing Laura A. Magas, 412th Security Forces Squadron To technical sergeant Lonnie T. Moon III, 445th Flight Test Squadron To staff sergeant Jill L. Brumley, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Justin D. Downing, 412th Security Forces Squadron Lauren E. Hemphill, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Kenneth A. Jubala, 412th Flight Test Squadron Brett T. Peltz, 412th Security Forces Squadron Lisa N. Ward, 412th Test Wing To senior airman Anthony T. Bartlett, 412th Communications Squadron Jair J. Hausheer, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Anthony J. Loscalzo, 412th Security Forces Squadron Devin L. Nailing, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Tyler C. Thompson, 412th Medical Support Squadron To airman 1st class Angel X. Cordero, 412th Security Forces Squadron Zachary M. Dipaola, 412th Security Forces Squadron Frankki L. Iverson, 411th Flight Test Squadron

Edwards Airmen take another step in their educational journey

Change of command Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has invited Team Edwards to the 412th Operations Group change of command ceremony June 19. The ceremony will be held in Hangar 1600 and begins at 9 a.m. Col. Christopher P. Azzano will relinquish command of the 412th OG to Col. Rodney F. Todaro. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Retirement The 412th Comptroller Squadron invites everyone to attend the retirement ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Robert Striverson at 2:30 p.m., June 14. The ceremony is in Bldg. 2800, the Wolfe Yeager Conference Room. For more information, call (661) 277-8449.

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon

Team Edwards gathered at Club Muroc May 9 to celebrate 130 Airmen who earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees and 29 Airmen who recently graduated with bachelors and masters degrees. The CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with over 90 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide, and more than 1,500 civilian academic institutions to serve more than 320,000 active, guard, and reserve enlisted personnel, making CCAF the world’s largest community college system.

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Editorial Staff Commander, 412th TW ….................. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer Director of Staff, 412th TW ................................ Col. Amy V. Arwood Command Chief, 412th TW ....... Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph Director, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs ................... Elizabeth Doss Editor .......………….............................................….. Kenji Thuloweit Production Staff ................................... Jet Fabara and Laura Mowry Layout and graphic design ………........................… Stuart Ibberson

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FURLOUGH, from 1

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

Supervisors were given the opportunity to ask questions to better prepare themselves and their employees for the upcoming furlough. Base leadership started handing out furlough notices May 28.

prior to the start of the administrative furlough. DOD employees can call the Employee Assistance Program at (800) 222-0364 for inquiries. Counselors at the 1-800 number are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, base leadership will hold two Commander’s Calls June 3 in the Base Theater. One will be held at 10 a.m. and another at 3 p.m. Helping agencies from the base along with California’s Employee Development Department will have representatives on hand to answer any questions and concerns. The furlough is necessitated by the extraordinary and serious budgetary challenges facing the DOD for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, the most serious of which is the sequester that began March 1. The Budget Control Act of 2011, as amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, makes across-the-board reductions to budgetary resources for the Federal government. In addition, DOF must and will protect wartime operations funding for troops in harm’s way, which means larger cuts in base-budget funding for Operation and Maintenance accounts. The DOD will need funding in other accounts that can be used to provide warfighters with what they need to protect national security and fight wars. The furlough is proposed to help meet the warfighter needs while avoiding a deficit of funds in fiscal year 2013.

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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs by Kevin L. Robinson DeCA Public Affairs When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed. The 148 stores that routinely close on Mondays would also close the next normal day of operation. Other than the furlough day, there are no other changes planned for store operation hours. The announcement comes as DeCA follows Department of Defense protocols related to the automatic federal government budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. Like most DOD activities, DeCA is mandated by the Department to furlough its civil service employees. Furlough notices are scheduled to be delivered to DeCA employees between May 28 and June 5. DeCA has 247 commissaries with more than 16,000 employees operating in 13 countries and two U.S. territories. Furloughs will impact all of DeCA’s more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees. “We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO. “Also, we understand the tremendous burden this places on our employees, who, when furloughed, will lose 20 percent of their pay. “We determined that Monday closures would present the least pain for our patrons, employees and industry partners.” As sequestration continues, commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local store’s operating schedule by going to

www.commissaries.com, clicking on the “Locations” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing,” finding their store and clicking on “local store information.” Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCA’s plan for this budgetcutting measure is subject to change. DeCA decided on Monday closures after weighing the potential disruption to patrons and suppliers of having rolling furloughs, where closure dates would differ from store to store. Universal Monday closures are less disruptive to shoppers and the agency’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and distributors – who deliver products daily to DeCA’s commissaries. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and local na-

tional employees. Because they are not U.S. government employees, local national employees are not subject to this furlough actions. Select locations overseas will open if they have an adequate local national staff. However, if an overseas store is closed, its local national staff will report to work and perform other store-related duties. In January, DOD released guidance to allow defense components to plan for potential budget cuts by reducing operating costs. In line with that direction, DeCA later executed the following budget-cutting measures:

• A hiring freeze on all outside hires • Curtailment of official travel for all conferences, training and any other events and activities considered noncritical to the agency’s mission • Cancellation of the agency’s May Worldwide Case Lot Sales for all commissaries. Instead, stores are conducting smaller-scale events such as outdoor sidewalk sales • Curtailment of all overtime and compensatory time unless deemed mission-critical • Review of contract services to restrict any increases • Curtailment of all monetary awards unless legally required • Postponement of all Guard and Reserve on-site sales scheduled after July 8 until further notice.

“We are in this together,” Jeu said, “and though limited in our ability by circumstances we cannot control, I assure you we will do all we can to mitigate the impact of sequestration on our patrons, employees and industry partners, and on our mission.” For questions regarding furlough hours at the Edwards Commissary, call (661) 277-4589.

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NASA, Northrop continue partnership for science NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and the Northrop Grumman have extended a nocost agreement that enables NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to conduct Earth science research with the Northrop Grumman-developed RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. The original five-year Space Act Agreement has been extended for an additional five years through April 30, 2018. Under the original agreement that was effective May 1, 2008, NASA and Northrop Grumman returned two pre-production Global Hawk aircraft to flight status. Northrop Grumman shares in their use to conduct its own flight demonstrations for expanded markets, missions and airborne capabilities, including integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Under the partnership, a permanent ground control station was built at Dryden. A portable ground control station was then constructed and has been used for deployment of a Global Hawk to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in support of a 2012 hurricane study. Pilots controlled the air-

NASA photograph by Tony Landis

Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions.

craft for the first time from both locations. The two Global Hawk aircraft, among the first seven built during the original Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, were transferred to NASA Dryden from the U.S. Air Force in September 2007. NASA acquired the two aircraft for research activities supporting its Airborne Science Program.

The Global Hawk is a fully autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system that can fly up to 65,000 feet for more than 30 hours at a time. The aircraft has a range of 11,000 nautical miles. Its endurance and range allow for a non-stop flight from NASA Dryden in Southern California to the North Pole and allow it to loiter for up to seven hours over the polar region before returning to its home base. The Earth Science Division

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Edwards Air Force Base Driver Speeding & Privilege Suspension Tracker The 412th Security Forces Squadron issued 11 speeding citations and processed 1 base driving suspensions from May 20-27, 2013. Below is a breakdown of the violations: 11 speeding violations cited for MPH over posted speed limit 01 – 10 11 – 15 16 – 20 21 – 24 25+ -0-6-3-1-11 new driver with suspended privileges (new) 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days -0-

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47 drivers whose base-driving privileges are suspended (total) 10 day 15 day 60 days 90 days 365 days (one year) -0-2-0-3-36-

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730 days (two years) -0-

730 days (two years) -5-

1,095 days (three years) -1-

Per AFI 31-218 and EAFBI 31-280, a DD Form 1408 Armed Forces traffic tickets (no-fine) are issued to military members and civilians driving a Government Owned Vehicle. Military members receiving 1408s are subject to Uniform Code of Military Justice action. A DD Form 1805 U.S. District Court Violation (a fine) is issued to all civilians, dependents, and retirees. If issued an 1805, violators may be required to be present at Magistrate Court in Bakersfield, California; receive traffic violation points against their state-issued driver’s license, and potentially receive suspension of on-base driving privileges.

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Community News Team Edwards wraps up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with feast

Many things define a culture, but probably the most interesting and fun thing to experience is a culture’s food. One of the more popular events the past few years has been the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cultural Day, which took place May 23 at the Conference Center. Team Edwards members turned out in droves to check out traditional APA dances, displays and, of course, the different foods from around the Pacific. People were treated to plates of traditional ethnic foods that were served up by volunteers mostly wearing clothes from their perspective countries. Asian and Pacific cultures that were represented included Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines.

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Barbecue, grilling safety during summer Summer is quickly approaching. Outdoor activities are already starting to happen due to the warmer weather. It’s time once again to start thinking and practicing grilling safety. The Edwards Fire Department would like to actively involve our base-wide family with tips and tools that will ensure safe practices when grilling.

Charcoal Grills There are several ways to get the charcoal ready for use. One of the safest ways to start charcoal is with a charcoal chimney starter. It allows you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel. If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to an active fire. Gasoline should never be used as a starter fluid. Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources. There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord UL rated for outdoor use. When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container. DO NOT PLACE HOT COALS IN ANY REFUSE CONTAINER!!!

Propane Grills Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy

bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

General Safety Tips

• Propane and charcoal barbecue grills should only be used outdoors. ONLY!!! • Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to an active fire. • Gasoline should never be used as a starter fluid. Vapors are very flammable and will flash over when they are ignited causing injury, damage to property and/or death. • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. • Keep children and pets away from the grill area. • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill. • Never leave your grill unattended If you have any questions regarding this, or any other fire safety issue, call the Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Branch at (661) 277-3643/5598. Remember; in case of an emergency dial 911 from a duty or housing phone, if you are calling from a cell phone call (661) 277-4540/4541.

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Elementary school children soar to new heights Future aerospace engineers and rocket scientists gathered May 23 at Branch Elementary for the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge. The rocket launch contest featured 12 teams consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th graders who put their ingenuity to the test to compete in six categories. The event was a collaborative effort with the Muroc School District and the 412th Test Wing. Sixth grade teacher Kim Cantrell and 412th Test Wing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Outreach Director Mickey Bowen were instrumental in making the event happen. Awards: Highest Altitude —4th Grade Team #4 — Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might” (484 ft.) Best Overall Trophy Award —4th Grade Team #4 —Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might” First Place for “Best Rocket Integration (by grade level) 4th Grade Team # 1 -The Fireballs (Mrs. Bower) “We Bring the Firepower” 5th Grade Team # 7 —Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time” 6th Grade Team # 11 —T.N.T. Total Nuclear Terrors (Mrs. Piper) “Here Comes the Boom” First Place for “Most Spirited” (by grade level)

4th Grade Team # 2 —The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than the Heavens” 4th Grade Team # 4 —Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might” 5th Grade Team # 5 —Desert Bandits (Mrs. Mccormack) “Taking Over Space” 6th Grade Team # 12 —The Phenomenoms (Mr. Ragan) “We Strike Twice” First Place for “Most Creative Banner Design” (by grade level) 4th Grade Team # 2 —The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than the Heavens” 5th Grade Team # 7 —Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time” 6th Grade Team #10 —The Titans (Mrs. Cantrell) “We’ll Keep Flying to the End” Participants: Fourth Grade Teams Team # 1. The Fireballs (Mrs. Bower) “We Bring The Firepower” Team # 2. The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than The Heavens” Team # 3. Myers’ Flyers (Mrs. Myers) “We Fly Sky High” Team #4. Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring With Might” Fifth Grade Teams Team # 5. Desert Bandits (Mrs. Mccormack) “Taking Over Space” Team # 6. Flying Sparks (Mrs. Sparks) “Making Sparks Fly” Team # 7. Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time” Team # 8. Skymasters (Mrs. R. Wilson)

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, launches the rocket named “Making Sparks Fly” during the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge held at Branch Elementary School May 23. The rocket was made by a team of fifth graders. The event was the result of a collaborative effort between the Muroc School District and the 412th Test Wing. Twelve teams consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th graders participated in the challenge.

“The Sky’s The Limit With Skymasters” Sixth Grade Teams Team # 9. Intergalactic Flyers (Mr. Caldwell) “Flying To Infinity” Team #10. The Titans (Mrs. Cantrell)

“We’ll Keep Flying To The End” Team #11.

T.N.T. Total Nuclear Terrors

(Mrs. Piper) “Here Comes The Boom” Team #12.

The Phenomenoms (Mr. Ra-

gan) “We Strike Twice”

Two-year drought raises risk of predators attacking pets by Chris Herbst and Patti Kumazawa Edwards AFB Environmental Management Two recently reported attacks on family pets in base housing by desert predators serve as a reminder that pets are not safe if left outside alone. Base housing has unfortunately always been a place with reliable sources of water and food for native desert animals. Two years of drought means it now looks even better. According to wildlife biologists at Environmental Management, two years of below-average rainfall is tempting coyotes and bobcats to do their hunting in the developed parts of the base. Once here, predators do not differentiate between a cottontail rabbit on a front lawn and a Chihuahua in a backyard. Given this stark reality, base residents need to take every precaution to ensure the safety of their pets. Security Forces wildlife officers have stepped up efforts around housing areas to scare and chase away predators like coyotes and bobcats whenever possible. These actions will help, but will have limited effect in reducing the threat of predators on family pets. Owners play the most crucial role in ensuring the safety of their pets according to Staff Sgt. Ryan Ball, 412th Security Forces Squadron, chief of wildlife and animal control. “One of the key actions residents can help with in deterring wildlife around housing is that owners don’t leave their pets unattended, especially the smaller ones,” said Ball. “An unattended pet presents a perfect opportunity for a hungry bobcat or coyote.” The Edwards Veterinary Facility supports the need of pet owners to be responsible and look after their animals. “Around this area, allowing your pets to roam outdoors unattended can be exceptionally dangerous. We need to raise awareness with residents that their pets cannot survive when put outside on their own.” said Army Capt. Allison Schroder, Veterinary Facility officer in charge. This guidance to on-base residents is echoed by base leadership. “It’s important the community understands we need to

co-exist with the wildlife here in the desert and that individual pet owners take responsibility for the care and well-being of their own animals,” said Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander. Edwards wildlife control officials and veterinarian staff offer the following suggestions to residents to discourage incidents with coyotes, bobcats or other wild animals: • Do not ever leave pets outside unattended. Small pets, such as cats and small dog breeds as Chihuahuas, are in greater danger of attack, but even large dogs have been attacked by desert predators. This is even more critical at night when many desert predators are more active. • Eliminate all potential food sources around your home.

Never put pet food or water outside. It attracts hungry predators and other animals. • When trash is not being collected, secure garbage cans so they cannot easily be knocked over or rummaged through. Use rope or elastic cord to secure the can to a fence or other immovable object and use one to keep the container closed. Try to put garbage out just before it is collected. • Never intentionally feed a wild animal of any kind. The cute squirrel or cottontail that seems to pose no harm will come for the food and attract predators. Even residents without pets shouldn’t feed any wild animal because it could be a death sentence for their neighbors’ pets. • Trim bushes and shrubs to minimize hiding places or shady spots. “There will always be some contact between humans and the wild animals in the desert,” said Ball. “But we need to do all we can do to discourage them from lingering.” “Eliminating food, water and easy shelter around your home will discourage a coyote or bobcat from hanging around,” said Ball. “The less comfortable they feel around us, the better. We want them to maintain their wariness of humans.” Coyotes and bobcats do not usually pose a danger to people. The animals will, however, protect their young or a fresh kill and will defend themselves if they feel trapped.

Courtesy photograph

A coyote pauses near a sidewalk on main base. Desert predators like coyotes and bobcats can be seen all over the base, including the housing areas. Residents need to be aware of the risks these predators pose and take precautions to protect their pets.

Anyone who encounters a coyote or bobcat should keep the following tips in mind: • Do not panic or run. • Stand up straight and make yourself appear tall and large. • Be careful not to corner the animal. • Turn your body sideways and slowly walk away from the animal. If a wild animal seems to be aggressive or is harassing See DROUGHT, Page 11


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Airman and Family Readiness 5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, (661) 277-0723 L.A.P.D. Military Recruitment Seminar: June 1, 9 a.m. The Los Angeles Police Department is holding a Military Recruitment Seminar at the Ahmanson Recruit Training Center, 5651 W. Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles. The seminar begins at 9 a.m. with an information session and a written examination at 11 a.m. For more information, call (866) 444-5273 or visit www.jointlapd.com. The Women’s Infants’ & Children’s Mobile Clinic: June 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., TAP Classroom at A&FRC. Closed for lunch, noon-1 p.m. Walk-ins and appointments welcome. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-866-327-3074. Bundles for Babies Class: June 7, 10-11:30 a.m. New parents are invited to be part of a financial information and

DROUGHT, from 10 pets and will not leave the area, call the base’s law enforcement desk at (661) 227-3340. Other concerns and biological questions may be referred to Environmental Management at (661) 277-1401. If your pet is injured in the housing area please bring it immediately to the Edwards Veterinary Clinic. For any questions or issues related to the Edwards Vet Clinic and it services, please contact the clinic directly at 275-PETS (7387). More information about coyotes can be found on the California Department of Fish and Game Web site at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/issues/coyote.html. General information about bobcats can be found on the Arizona Fish and Game Department website at http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_bobcat.shtml.

education class. A presentation by the Family Advocacy Nurse, and layettes valued at more than $65 provided by the Air Force Aid Society. The class is open to all services. For sign-up or for more information, call (661) 277-0723 or Linda Crump at (661) 277-4662. Key Spouse Mentor Meeting: June 10, 9-11 a.m., TAP classroom. To sign up, call Claudia Stover at (661) 2775433, claudia.stover@edwards.af.mil, or call the front desk at (661) 277-0723. Department of Labor Employment Five-Day Workshop: June 10-14, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in the TAP classroom. The Transition Assistance Program is required for all separating or retiring personnel. To sign-up, call (661) 277-8451 or (661) 277-0723 as early as possible. The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2013. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information contact the A&FRC. Military Family Life Counselor: A Military Family Life Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military members, spouses, family members, friends and staff members address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting, stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free and anonymous - no records are kept. Call (661) 742-4733 for an appointment. SBP/Casualty Assistance Office: The SBP and Casualty Assistance Office is now combined and located in Bldg. 3000, Room 215. Please note: Every retiring member, married or single, must make a valid election prior to retiring. See the SBP counselor for more details. Retired military survivor assistance is available at the A&FRC. For more information, call the SBP/Casualty Assistance office at (661) 277-3757. Help is available to file claims through various agencies: DFAS, V.A., SSA, OPM. Sponsorship Training: Attention Sponsors and Unit

Training Managers, first impressions are lasting impressions! This training is mandatory for all first time sponsors or those who haven’t sponsored anyone for more than a year. There is a new online sponsorship training that replaces the classroom training. Access eSponsorship Application & Training at http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/ esat. Training and resources can be found within this new comprehensive application. Certificate of completion must be turned-in to Tonya Eckles and/or your unit training manager for record keeping. For more information on this training or to get a few resources, contact Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709 or email tonya.eckles@edwards.af.mil.

Arts and Crafts Center 200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS

Oil Change Class: June 6, noon-1 p.m. Cost is $5. Bring you oil and oil filter and we’ll teach you how to change it. Call for an appointment. FREE Admission for Military Families at Blue Star Museums: The National Endowment for the Arts has partnered with the Department of Defense, Blue Star Families and museums across the United States to offer free admission to military personnel and their families through Blue Star Museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a model partnership in support of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. Highlights More than 1,800 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are participating, including: • Children’s museums • Fine art museums • History and science museums • Nature centers See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 12

Furniture and more For Sale!! Call Paul at (661) 917-1835

#937 Shelves and end tables – $80 Steel tube frame, glass shelves.

#798 Very nice solid wood coffee table Notice the inset woodwork. $45

#897 Beautiful formal dining table and four oversized chairs - $400 Delivered Table measures 45.5” W x 88.5” L plus a leaf about 24”

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#1071 Box springs. Twin and full. Twin- $15; Full- $20 In very good condition.

#1091 King bed frame. $60 Some wear. Includes headboard, footboard and side rails.

Check out the new posts at Paul’s Yard Sale: www.facebook.com/PaulsYardSaleLancasterCa


12 Desert Wings ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 11 Eligibility • Any bearer of a common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card or DD Form 1173-1 ID card • Military ID holder plus up to five family members, which may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. Additional Information Blue Star Museums http://www.bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums National Endowment for the Arts http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/indexongoing.php Need new tires? Let us price new tires for your vehicle. We offer very competitive prices as well as services in mounting and balancing. Come visit Auto Hobby at Bldg. 2440 or call (661) 275-AUTO (2886) and ask for Jesse. Towing Service Available through Auto Hobby: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call Auto Hobby for more information.

Club Muroc 275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB Club Muroc is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special functions or events. Club closed on Mondays after lunch. Call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department. Win Money For School: Need money for college? Air Force Clubs is giving away $25,000 in scholarships and twenty-five Dell hig-performance laptops. Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay of no more than 500 words on the topic “Who or What Inspires You To Be Successful?” All entries must be submitted no later than July 1, 2013. Current Air Force Club members and their family members (e.g., spouse, son, daughter, stepson, and/or stepdaughter) who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited college or university for entry during the fall 2013 term as a part-time or full-time student are eligible. Final scholarship awards will be announced by Sept. 17. For more information and entry forms, visit Club Muroc or call (661) 275-CLUB. Fogleman’s Lounge Club Member Specials Social hour pricing: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Friday, 4-6 p.m. The Classic Burger: half-pound, 100-percent Angus steak burger on toasted Kaiser roll with fries. Half of men price Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Spicy Chicken Sandwich or Wrap: Half off menu price, Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Order the Two-plus-Two special. Bring a friend or the

May 31, 2013 entire shop and treat them to $2 dometic drafts and $2 for six-piece wings. Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Evening Dining at Club Muroc Santa Maria Buffet: June 4, 5-8 p.m. Buffet only – no other dining room menu available. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for children 6-12; and $2 for children under 2. Special kids buffet available. Home Style Buffet: Every Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available. Country Buffet: Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available. Splash Nights are Back for 2013: Pool opens at 5 p.m. Grill your own steak or chicken, 5:30-8 p.m. Price includes pork and beans, salad, rolls, ice tea, water and lemonade. Cost is $7.50 for adult members; and $9.50 for adult non-members. Hot dogs for kids are $3. The Club Muroc dining room is closed Friday nights. Air Force Club Membership Cash Back Rewards: Military Free Cash – “One more reward for being a club member.” Earn two points for every $1 spent on-base in FSS activities, the Exchange (including gas) and Commissary. Earn one point for every $1 spent everywhere else. Receive rewards for as little as 2,000 points, points don’t expire. Redeem points for great rewards - cash back and/ or gift cards, travel (airlines, hotel, car rental) and more! It’s a terrific member benefit you shouldn’t be without. It’s designed specifically for you. You deserve it and it’s Free! For more information, visit www.chase.com/militaryfreecash or call Club Muroc at (661) 275-CLUB. Wii & Free Wi-Fi: Enjoy our nice lounge area and have fun with our Wii game system or just come in with your own computer and connect to our free Wi-Fi! Members Only Special Birthday Month Coupon: Happy Birthday from Club Muroc! Stop by Club Muroc during your birthday month and we’ll give you a coupon for a free meal! Offer valid for Edwards club members only. Pick up Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Education and Training 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713 Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisors available to assist you with completion of Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisors available to assist you with completion

of Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you think!

Family Child Care 1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 6457, (661) 275-4322 Unlicensed Care: Air Force Instruction 34-276, Family Child Care Programs, requires individuals in family housing (military or privatized) who provide child care in their home for more than 10 child care hours per week to be a licensed provider. A child care hour is the number of hours times the number of children in care. Our Family Child Care program is managed by the Airmen and Family Services Flight, 412th Force Support Squadron. The licensing process is designed to ensure the health and safety of the children cared for in FCC homes. If you need home child care services, ensure the provider is licensed. Individuals who are not approved/licensed FCC providers cannot advertise in base publications or on base bulletin boards. If you are interested in operating a FCC home, the FCC office can assist you with becoming a licensed provider. For more information, contact the FCC Office at (661) 275-4322. FCC is continuously seeking providers to offer alternate hours to accommodate evening, swing, and weekend duty hours. We are looking for providers to offer care for special needs including asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc. Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, please contact the Family Child Care office at (661) 275-4322. Returning Home Care: Members are authorized 16 hours of hourly care within 30 days of their return from deployment. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for more details on the program at (661) 275-4322. Family Child Care is seeking dedicated people who love working with children! If you live on base and want to care for children in your home or you are a military dependent and live off base, you may be eligible to be a licensed or affiliated provider! Make a positive difference in the lives of children! Most materials and training are provided free of charge! See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 13

Chapel Corner Gaining Altitude – Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Character is transformed by three things. First, you have to aim at the right goal. Second, you have to figure out the steps you need to take to get to that goal. Third, those steps have to become habitual, a matter of second nature – N.T. Wright. Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community This week’s request: Pray for the perseverance and focus in developing good habits.

Through our worship opportunities – See Right.

Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2 1 p.m. – Muslim Prayer, Chapel 1 Thursday 5:30 p.m. – Wiccan/Pagan Worship, Chapel 1 Annex Friday 1:15 p.m. – Muslim Prayer, Chapel 1

Sunday 8 a.m. – Protestant Gospel Service, Chapel 1 9 a.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2 11 a.m. – Protestant Traditional Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. – Protestant Contemporary Service, Chapel 2 4 p.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2


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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 12 High Desert Lanes Bowling Center 205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275BOWL Summer BuildIT Bowling ‘Colored Pin Nights:’ Fridays through Aug. 30, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes three games and shoe rental. When you bowl a strike with a colored head pin (verified by the bowling staff) you will win a ticket to one of Southern California’s amusement parks, including Disneyland, Legoland, Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm. Monday-Friday Youth Summer Special: June and July, 11 a.m.-3 pm. Cost is $1 per game, with $1 shoe rental. Open to youth up to 18 years. Brown Bag And Bowl: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $1.25 per game, with $1.50 shoe rental. Bring your lunch and have some fun. Green Pin Bowling: Mondays, 3-7 p.m. $2 per game, $1.75 adult shoe rental, $1.50 youth shoe rental. If the head pin is green and you roll a strike you get that game free. Penny A Pin: Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50. This open play special charges you only for what you score. If you bowl over a 200 that game is free. Wacky Wednesdays: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, bowl as many games as you want. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50. Family Game Night: Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per game per person, with $1 shoe rental. Glow in the dark bowling; fun

for the whole family. Friday Night Early Bird Special: firday, 2-6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, bowl as many games as you want. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50. Family Dollar Day: Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Cost is $1 per game, with $1 shoe rental. Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling: Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Cost is S10 per person, shoe rental included to bowl as many games as you want. Unit Functions: All hours, with reservations. Cost is $5 per person and includes three games and shoe rentals. Units may reserve lanes anytime during open bowling for parties, commander’s call, team building events, etc.

Honor Guard 148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275-BLUE If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email 412fss.honor.guard@edwards.af.mil, or call (661) 810-8039.

Information, Tickets and Travel 205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 2(661) 275-TRIP Jet Hawks Tickets: Our popular Jet Hawks vouchers are now available at your ITT office. We also feature the Jet Hawks Tickets: The popular Jet Hawks vouchers are now available at the ITT office. We also feature the Family Fun Pack which

13th Annual Chiefs’ Fun Run/Walk, 5K Friday June 7, 8 a.m. Registration 7-7:45 a.m. Location: BX Parking Lot

There are three trophies for each age group, Men and Women: 25 and Under 26 to 35 36 and up Fastest Walker: Men and Women Most funds collected: "Top Fundraiser" The unit with "Most Participants" gets the traveling plaque with that unit identified for this year

Contact your Chief for registration and pledge sheets or Chief Master Sgt. Christine Beaudion: Christine.beaudion@edwards.af.mil Chief Master Sgt. Brian Morgan: Brian.Morgan@edwards.af.mil Chief Master Sgt. Donald Miles: Donald.Miles@edwards.af.mil Chief Maser Sgt. (ret) Roberto Garnica: Roberto.Garnica@edwards.af.mil Chief Master Sgt. Paul Vergeldt: Paul.Vergeldt@edwards.af.mil Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McCollor: Christopher.McCollor@edwards.af.mil

Registrations & pledges will be collected at registration

includes hot dogs, chips and a drink for a family of four. Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are now available for $17 per person. ITT Pricelist & Other Events: To see the current ITT price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information, visit www.412FSS.com. For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.

Library 5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK 412fss.fsdl.workflow@edwards.af.mil Summer Reading Program: “Have Book, Will Travel.” June 3-Aug. 16. Special events held Fridays at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, just stop by the library to sign up. The first 250 children will receive a book bag containing a T-shirt, one bookmark, one bendy pen and one activity book. Children’s Story Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. Free Online Services, Zinio: A leading full-service distributor of digital magazines, the Zinio newsstand has thousands of top magazines from around the world. Browse the list of subscriptions AF libraries own (currently 642 popular titles including Newsweek, National Geographic and Parenting), select and read anywhere, anytime using your computer, smartphone or tablet. To take advantage of this wonderful service, visit the Base Library or call (661) 275-BOOK for more information. At the Library: Available for a loan period of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers: • Books • Books and CD Sets • MP3 (Playaway) • Rosetta Stone CD-ROM (Spanish and Russian only) New item Tuesdays: Be the first one to borrow new released books, DVDs, BluRay, TV series, books on CD and more. We invite you to sign up for the Information Awareness Program, to receive a weekly email containing the complete list of new items. Call the library for more information. Universal Class Now Available: Get access to Universal Class today! This program offers more than 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels, available 24/7, instructor led, self-paced. Uni-

versal Class courses are informational and designed to enhance student knowledge, increase skills and stimulate interest in a subject. Visit the Library for more information. Transparent Language Online: This effective and engaging language-learning program is available for libraries and their patrons. The program is accessible via the Internet and will be available to active duty Air Force, Air National Guard, Reservists, retirees and their respective family members. Air Force civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use an Air Force library are also eligible. All users must register in person at an Air Force library and can then use it anywhere and at any time. Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for more than 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with great social media resources, Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system. New Resources in the Children’s section: Playaway View, the first all-in-one video player of its kind, pre-loaded with multiple videos of the best educational programming, now available at the Main library. Try it out and select titles such as math, exploring space, U.S. history and more.

Muroc Lake Golf Course 111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

$10 Throw-In Game: Every Saturday during June. Pay $10 at the counter for a chance to win gift cards for golf shop merchandise. Low gross and low net will be paid out, the amount of places and pay outs will be determined by the number of participants. Twilight Golf: Daily, 4 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work? Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf! Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4: $4.50 green fees E5-O3: $6.50 green fees O4-above: $7.50 green fees DOD, Contractors and guests: $7.50 green fees Carts are $5 per person Monday-Friday Special: $20, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost is $20 for 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch. Want to learn how to play golf: Come See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 14

Exchange greeting card services continue as assortment transitions by Chris Ward AAFES From PSCing to retirements to promotions, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service understands the importance of celebrating life’s milestones to the military community. With this is mind, the Exchange is working to provide seamless access to greeting card services as it transitions to a line of offerings exclusively from American Greetings. “With more than 10 million cards sold at Exchange operations last year, we know

there is a sustained demand among military members for the products,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Public Affairs Lt. Col. Thomas Shrader. “We are focused on transitioning services in a way that ensures all stores remain open and fully stocked.” The Exchange operated approximately 125 Hallmark stores on 71 installations. Store conversions to American Greetings have already begun in the continental United States with overseas locations slated for June. The transition is estimated to be complete by the end of July.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 13 learn from our club pros, Ricky Lanning and Chelsea Orozco can teach you everything you will need to know at your convenience. From longer drives to make more putts and everything in between, our pros can bring you from amateur to pro! Wi-Fi is now available at the Muroc Lake Golf Course Clubhouse. Golf Pro Shop: The pro shop offers special orders and yellow tag sales – stop by and check it out. Sandbagger Grill at the Muroc Lake Golf Course The Sandbagger offers a large variety of meal options from our breakfast menu, Angus beef hamburgers, sandwiches, focaccia’s, Panini’s and salads. Call for more information, reservations or special functions. Daily specials are served with a side of French fries or salad and small soda: Monday: Barbecue pulled pork sandwich, slow cooked and smothered with barbecue sauce on ciabatta bread; $8.95. Tuesday: Homemade tuna salad on butter croissant with lettuce and hard-boiled egg; $7.95. Wednesday: Build your own taco salad with the choice of homemade chicken or beef and a various selection of toppings (fries and salad are not available as a side with this meal); $8.25. Thursday: Tri tip slow cooked and marinated in tequila, thinly sliced on toasted ciabatta bread, topped with Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms; $8.95. Friday: Nine-ounce fish fillet and chips, with a side of homemade tartar sauce and malt vinegar; $8.95.

Oasis Community Center 205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR Fitness Classes available at the Oasis Community Center: Zumba: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 7-7:55 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10-10:55 a.m. Cost is $3 per person, per class, 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-noon Cost is $3 per person, per class, 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card Kickboxing: Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-noon Cost is $3 per person, per class, 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted at the Oasis Community Center. Call (661) 275-2687 for additional information. Use your PLAYpass here! • Classical Guitar Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times. • Basic/Beginning Drum Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times. • Piano Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times. • Kinderfiddle (beginning violin): Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times. • Karate Class: Monday and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 per month, per person,

ages 7 and up. • Hula Lessons: Thursdays, $20 per month for beginners, $25 per month for intermediate and advanced.

Outdoor Recreation Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP Pools Hours: Sonic Splash Pool: Beginning June 1, open seven days a week, noon-7 p.m. Muroc Pool: Beginning June 4 Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Monday: Closed Oasis Aquatic Center: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Lap swim only (as of June 3). Closed weekends and holidays. Group Swim Lessons: June 10-21, 9-11 a.m. Sign-ups start June 1 at ODR. Cost is $35 for parent and tot; $35 for pre-school. Level 1-5, $60. Open Paintball/Airsoft: June 1, 10 a.m.4 p.m. $35 – Paintball package includes 500 Rounds, air, and equipment rental & field fees $35 – Airsoft package includes 2,000 rounds, equipment rental and field fees $25 – Package includes air, equipment rental and field fees $10 – Field fee $5 – All fay air Beginners thru advanced are welcome games run all day long! No reservation required, bring lunch and water. Scuba: Cost is $472 per person (family discount pricing is available). Class, June 3-4; Pool, June 5-6; Beach, June 8; and Boat, June 9. Minimum of two participants, maximum of eight. A wide variety of other SCUBA courses are also available. Our instructor is flexible on class times and willing to work with your schedule. Call ODR for more information. Wall Climbing Certification Classes: June 4, 5 p.m. at the Oasis Aquatic Center Climbing Wall. Cost is $15 and advanced registration is required. Minimum of four participants, maximum of eight. Learn basic climbing techniques, skills and safety. You will be required to return at a later time to be tested on your training. Successful completion of the class and testing will grant you access to the wall and climbing equipment. Mountain Biking: June 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost is $25. Minimum of eight participants, maximum of 12. Point Mugu State Park; 10.5 miles round trip bike ride; followed by a trip to the beach for surfing and relaxing if time allows. Landsailing: June 9, 1-5 p.m., meet at Roger’s Dry Lakebed. Cost is $35 per person; Must be 15 years or older to ride without an adult. Children younger than 15 years old may ride with an adult. Join us for a day of land sailing on Roger’s Dry Lakebed on South Base. Bring drinking water, sunscreen, eye protection (i.e. sunglasses or goggles) and a lunch or snacks. Sign up early at Outdoor Recreation as group size is limited and these trips fill up fast. Private Swim Lessons: Schedule your appointment with one of our lifeguards for a time that works for you. Cost is $20 for

up to 30 minute lesson, $25 for up to 45 minute lesson, and $40 for up to an hour lesson, any age. You can learn how to swim or improve on what you already know. Come talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals, today! Horseback Riding Lessons: Variety of lessons offered. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information. Cooking Equipment: We have oil less infrared cookers and traditional fryers for only $5 a day! Stables: Did you know that Outdoor Recreation has riding stables where you can board your horse? For $25 a month with a $25 a month membership fee you can board your horse at Outdoor Recreations Riding Stables. Call Outdoor Recreation for more details. Overnight Camping at Branch Park: Cost is $5 for a campsite for up to four people. Come and get a “wilderness experience” right here on base. This will be primitive camping (no potable water, no telephones, and no RVs). Private Parties: Rod & Gun, Paintball, and other Outdoor Recreation activities are available for squadron functions and private parties. In addition to using our facilities, let us plan a trip for you! Interested in going somewhere with your squadron or a group of friends? Tell us and we’ll do the legwork for you. Let us know how many people, where you want to go, and what your budget is and we’ll do the rest! Team Building: Does your office, element or group need some team building?

Come talk to us! We have instructors and the facilities to make it a great afternoon/ day for you and your staff. Prices vary depending on the activity and group size. Call us today and let’s plan an event! RV Storage: Numerous openings are available in RV Storage! Come over and park your equipment for our low prices and have access to them anytime you need! 20’ Active Duty and Retiree – $15; 20’ All Others – $20; 25’-30’ Active Duty and Retiree – $20; 25’-30’ All Others – $25; 35’50’ Active Duty and Retiree – $25, 35’-50’ All Others – $30.

Rod & Gun 210 Adams Way, (661) 275-CAMP Rifle and Pistol Range: June 8, 10 a.m.1 p.m. Open for Rod & Gun patrons. Pistol rentals available at the Rod & Gun Club, Bldg. 210.

Rosburg Fitness Center 210 W. Popson Ave., 275-GYM1 Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon1:30 p.m. Call the HAWC for more information. Tae Kwon Do: Cost: A children’s monthly pass is $65, an adult monthly pass is $70, and a daily pass is $9 per day. For more information, call Kumye Moore at (661) 860-9292. Use your PLAYpass here! Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 15


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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 14 schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052. Use your PLAYpass here! Massage Therapy: Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $70 for an hour, or $100 one and a half hours. Available 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only. Couples massage is also offered. For more information and appointments, call Brittni Albrechti at (661) 3172139. Use your PLAYpass here! Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays, noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1. Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course! Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.

Teen Center 100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336 Teen Center Summer Closure: The Teen Center will close during the summer months, June 3–Aug. 16. Teen activities

will be available at the Youth Center Monday–Friday, 2–6 p.m. for all teen center members. ‘Teens In Blue’ Talent Search: The Air Force is looking for teenagers who can sing and harmonize for a ground breaking new project called “TEENS in BLUE.” Teens in Blue is modeled after the Air Force Show “Tops in Blue” and will require similar types of singers that are still in High School (graduates this year are also eligible) and who are connected to Edwards or another Air Force base. Eight lucky teens (four boys and four girls) will be selected to attend a preliminary camp at Edwards June 24-28, culminating in their first performance in Stripes Lounge June 28. The newly formed group will be flown to San Antonio, Texas, July 14-19 to work with Tops in Blue, and will also perform at the Youth of the Year Conference. Auditions are noon, June 16. Audition reservations must be made in advance by calling Paul La Bella at (661) 275-5437. Youth & Teen Centers Memberships: For about a dollar a day, you could have peace of mind knowing that your son or daughter is in a safe environment – an environment that fosters development in many different areas and offers constant supervision, tutoring and fun! Did you know that the most dangerous time for youth, especially teens, are between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m? The Youth and Teen Centers offer social opportunities and structured programming from affiliated agencies such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Club. For more

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information about youth & teen memberships, contact the main youth center at (661) 275-5437. Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437. Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course.

Youth Programs 24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437 Gymnastics is back at the Youth Center: Monday Classes: 2-2:50 p.m. for 3 year olds, $40 3-4 p.m. for 4-5 year olds, $50 or $55 for non-members 4-5 p.m. for 5-6 year olds, $50 or $55 for non-members Wednesday Classes: 3-4 p.m. for 7-8 year olds, $50 or $55 for non-members 4-5 p.m. for 7-8 year olds, $50 or $55 for non-members 5-6 p.m. for 8-10 year olds, $50 or $55 for non-members Ages for the class may differ based on skill level. The gymnastics instructor will determine all classes and schedule. Sports Physical is required! Outdoor Healthy Living Leadership Camp: June 10-12. Free for members, $50 for non-members. Open to youth age 13-

18. This Camp will be held at Pali Mountain near Big Bear. Teens will spend two nights in Cabins and learn about a healthy life style in the great outdoors. Only 8 spots available, teens will be selected on an interview basis. Toddler Learning Center: Toddler classes at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4 (older siblings are welcome). Are you looking for a class that you and your toddler can share in? If so this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot class that allows families to learn while playing! Classes are filling fast! Call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms Amy at (325) 829-5101. School Age Programs Summer Camp Registration: For children in grades 1 through 6. Registration is on-going. Your child must have completed one year of Kindergarten in order to be eligible. Sign up at the School-Age Annex, Bldg. 6459. Crafty Kids Art: Daily, 3-5 p.m. Join us in the art area as we create all types of cool arts & crafts. No cost! Free Thinker’s Reading Club: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Club Room. Practice reading, writing and public speaking skills. See Ms. Christal for details and to sign up. Model Building Club: Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in the Club Room. Choose from several plastics models and learn building techniques with the end product being your very own. See Mr. Mark for details and to sign up.

Youth Sports Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

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Pick up your copy of Desert Wings off base at the following locations: Lancaster North Valley Vet Hospital • Ave K & Sierra Highway Karen’s Kitchen • 235 W. Ave K Barber Shop • 1149 W. Ave K Superior Electronics • 43769 15th St. West Calif. State Parks Info Center • 43779 15th St. West High Desert Medical Group • 43839 15th Street West Oxford Inn • 1651 West Ave K Marie Callender’s • 1649 West Ave K Fox Field • Ave G & 50th St W Barnes Aviation • Ave G & 50th St. W Exodus Air Service • Ave G & 50th St. W Employment Office • 1420 W Avenue I Crazy Otto’s • 1228 W Avenue I DMV • 1110 W Ave I Aviation Collectibles • 45626 N. Sierra Highway VFW • 43843 Division St Metrolink Station • 44812 N. Sierra Highway Inn of Lancaster • 44131 Sierra Hwy Tire Store • 43923 N. Sierra Hwy Sammy’s Restaurant • 44139 Sierra Highway Village Grille • 44303 Sierra Highway Thai Restaurant • 44759 Sierra Highway Judy’s Cafe • 43855 Sierra Highway Sierra Jr Liquor & Market • 42145 Sierra Hwy Nico’s • 42417 Sierra Highway Brunswick Sands Bowling • 43233 Sierra Highway Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill • 42101 Sierra Highway Aero Bending • 43328 Division Street

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We are a community of dedicated believers who are committed to Christ-centered worship. We welcome you to join us! Protestant Worship Schedule: Sunday 8 a.m. - Protestant Gospel Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. - Protestant Traditional Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. - Protestant Contemporary Service, Chapel 2 Catholic Mass Schedule: Sunday : 9 a.m. - Chapel 2 Monday-Thursday : 11:30 a.m. - Chapel 2 Confession: Sunday 3:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m (Chapel 2) Or by appointment *Memorial Chapel 1, Bldg 2700, 15 W. Popson Ave *Community Chapel 2, Bldg 6447, 10 Chamberlin Lp 661.277.2110 Or visit us on Facebook: Edwards AFB Protestant Parish / Edwards AFB Catholic Parish

Pastor Paul Chappell

Lancaster Baptist is an independent, Baptist church with a friendly, family atmosphere; compassionate vision; and strong commitment to Bible truth. We offer classes specifically designed for military families and singles, Join us this Sunday at 0830 or 1100

Only 15 minutes from Edwards South Gate: exit South Gate and turn right on Ave. E, left on 90th St. E, right on Ave. I and left on 40th E. 661.946.4663 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93535

lancasterbaptist.org


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Desert Wings

May 31, 2013

GUISEPPE VERDI’S

LaTraviata A love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding.

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Desert Wings - May 31, 2013