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‘Man of Steel’ dazzles Edwards moviegoers by Kenji Thuloweit Editor LANCASTER, Calif. — Some lucky Team Edwards members were treated to a free prescreening of Warner Brothers’ “Man of Steel” June 8 at the Lancaster, Calif., Cinemark 22. Warner Brothers provided 561 tickets to the base, most of which were handed to folks who helped with the production of the movie when scenes were being filmed on base early 2012. The theater provided two showings of the potential blockbuster in separate theaters. But, even better than seeing a movie before its release, the moviegoers were also treated to a visit from the “Man of Steel” himself — Henry Cavill. Cavill arrived about an hour beforehand to meet and sign autographs for the first 100 moviegoers who arrived for the showing. They were given wristbands by WB representatives. For Staff Sgt. Paul Garcia, 412th Operations Group loadmaster, the movie wrapped up a whirlwind Hollywood experience. While portions of the movie were being filmed at Edwards at the beginning of 2012, Garcia was asked by director Zack Snyder to play a small role in the film. “I play the role of a C-17 Loadmaster, which coincidentally, is what I do in the Air Force. I am in charge of airdropping the See MOVIE, Page 10 Henry Cavill signs “Man of Steel” posters in a VIP room before the start of the movie. Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Introducing MiCare, AFMS’s new online secure messaging system coming soon to Edwards The Air Force Medical Service is excited to begin patient registrations for MiCare, the Military’s online confidential secure messaging service. This system has been shown to significantly reduce the number of phone calls between patients and providers, increase patient satisfaction, and save time for the medical office staff and the patient. The AFMS aims to enroll as many patients as possible into MiCare and utilize secure messaging as the primary form of communication between patients and their healthcare teams. Patients currently enrolled in MiCare are already talking about the ease, accessibility, and benefits of this Internetbased service. One MiCare enrollee said, “it is always empowering to be able to communicate via the Internet about routine health issues - and can very well prevent visits to the clinic ...”

Another enrolled patient said MiCare “will answer lots of questions and save so much time for both doctors and patients.” On MiCare, patients can request appointments with healthcare providers, get test results, request prescription refills, or ask their healthcare team medical questions via a secure electronic message that bypasses phone-trees, voicemail, and phone tag. MiCare is currently set for se-

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cure messaging and will be adapted to include Personal Health Records at a later date. Registration for MiCare will begin the last week of June. To register, patients can visit the check-in desk for their assigned 412th Medical Group clinic to initiate the face-to-face registration process. Patients will need to show their military identification card and provide basic information such as name, social security number, birthday and email address. An email will be sent to the provided email for patients to finish enrollment. Once enrollment is complete, confidential messages may begin. MiCare has been designed to support patients and healthcare teams and will be implemented Air Force-wide, so once registered, a patient will remain in the system — no matter where the Air Force takes them. For more information, visit or

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Commentary Why enforce the standards by Master Sgt. Vincent Brass Kunsan AB, South Korea In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh our performance reports and sometimes administrative actions off of our ability to meet the standard. As a first sergeant, I consistently find myself reminding Air Force members from all Air Force specialty codes of the standards. Most times I get a similar response; the member corrects the action and continues on.

Sometimes I get asked, “Shirt, is it really that big of a deal to have my hands in my pockets?” I ask you, is it? What or whom will be impacted by the staff sergeant or captain with their hands in their pockets? Honestly, probably no one. Ultimately, what it comes down to is, which standard is OK to deviate from? The Air Force uniform standard, Air Force instruction 36-2903, was developed to provide us with guidance on how to maintain a professional image at all times. How we wear our uniform is not only important to how the population of our great nation views us, but also how we pay respect to the men and women who have worn it before us and will continue to wear it long after we are all gone.

In my humble opinion, there should be no standard too small to enforce. Whether it is in a uniform standard, a security forces instruction, or a technical order that tells our maintainers the correct torque specification to prevent catastrophic failure while our pilots are in flight; all standards are developed to ensure mission success. One of my mentors in the Air Force, retired Chief Master Sgt. Atticus Smith, used to put it to me in a manner that has stuck with me ever since. “When we begin to pick and choose what standards we will enforce, we begin to accept mediocrity as the standard,” Smith said. “When mediocrity becomes the standard is when the mission will fail.” I ask you now, why is it a big deal to enforce the standard?

Keeping service in perspective by Chief Master Sgt. James Powell Altus AFB, Okla. If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?” What would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several years, I’ve heard the full array of reasons from the events of 9/11 to family traditions. It wasn’t until the sequestration events during this past spring, specifically the suspension of tuition assistance, that I thought harder about the reasons why we serve.

Let me start by saying that I am not against tuition assistance or any other benefit that the Air Force has given us. I personally have benefited from the use of TA and believe that our Air Force reaps the rewards from members who have taken the initiative to further their education. I bring up this subject because the news about terminating TA seemed to have invoked an enormous response and I wanted to try and put some things into per spective. As Air Force members, we sometimes have a tendency to take things for granted. We have no problem when the first and the 15th of the month come around and our paycheck is waiting for us in the bank. We have grown to expect that. When we take a look at

our leave and earnings statement, we see different benefits such as housing allowance or subsistence allowance and maybe even some type of special-incentive pay that is unique to our particular job or career field. Most of those benefits remain largely intact during this fiscal crisis. Many of us have gone over to the clinic and received treatment and medications that would’ve been very costly if we had to procure this treatment in the civilian sector on our own dime. I didn’t see much effect on these benefits either. While not every temporary duty or permanent change of station assignment was perfectly timed or to the perfect location, we found some type of benefit whether it was the

opportunity to travel or the associated allowances we received from being relocated for a period of time. In regards to TDYs, this area definitely saw some adjustments and some heartburn but nowhere on the level I saw with the discontinuance of TA. This revocation happened in the wake of post 9/11 education benefits, various scholarships offered through professional organizations and Pell Grants. Also, local colleges were working with members to make special arrangements to ease the financial burden. I truly don’t think members serve simply for the education benefits, despite the fact See SERVICE, Page 4

Commander’s Action Line email: 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. with Commander’s Action Line as the subject heading or by calling (661) 2777325. 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.

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Briefs Airman passing

News 412th MXS lands new boss

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The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Fernando R. Flores, assigned to 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif. Flores passed away May 23, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 1st Lt. Kathryn Stewart, assigned to Edwards, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Flores should contact Stewart at (661) 277-6765 or email at

FSMCE relocation

Employee/Labor-Management Relations will relocate their offices from the first floor of Bldg. 3000 to the second floor June 18 and 19. The EMR office will close June 18, but will reopen during normal business hours June 19, but may have limited services that day. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support. For further questions or more information, call (661) 277-3720.

A&FRC ribbon cutting ceremony

The Airman and Family Readiness Center invites everyone to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate their new location at 90 Farrell Drive, Bldg. 5620 (Formerly the Air Force Test Center Conference Center) 10 a.m., June 18. Uniform of the Day for military and business attire for civilians. Refreshments and a reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Please RSVP by June 17. For more information and to RSVP, call (661) 277-3210.

Changes of command

412th Operations Group: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer invites you to the 412th Operations Group change of command ceremony 9 a.m., June 19 in Hangar 1600. Col. Christopher Azzano will relinquish command to Col. Rod Todaro. The ceremony will be followed by light See BRIEFS, Page 5

Air Force photographs by Chris Neill

Right: Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Squadron guidon to Margaret Fleming in a change of leadership ceremony held in Hangar 1600 June 7. Fleming takes over from Tye Lockard who moved on to a new position in Arizona. Fleming comes to the 412th MXS from the U.S. Test Pilot where she served briefly as the deputy division chief for Plans and Programs. Previously, she worked as a project manager at the 416th Flight Test Squadron. The 412th MXS is responsible for maintenance on the entire fleet of aircraft assigned to Edwards AFB. Above: Margaret Fleming, new 412th Maintenance Squadron director, speaks to members of the 412th MXS and base leadership.

Date of separation rollback phase II underway rollback only if they:

by Debbie Gildea JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas The Air Force has implemented fiscal 2013 force management enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said June 12. DOS rollback is one of several voluntary and non-voluntary programs implemented during fiscal 2013 to help bring overall force numbers to congressionally mandated levels, said Lt. Col. Tara White, the AFPC Retirements and Separations branch chief. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below who meet required criteria. Affected Airmen must separate from the Air Force by Sept. 20, and those eligible to retire must do so effective Aug. 1 or earlier. The rollback program also allows commanders to consider Airmen for selective reenlistment early, if they meet program criteria. Airman can be considered for the DOS

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• Have fewer than 14 years or more than 20 years of total active federal military service as of Sept. 20, 2013, and • Have an Aug. 31, 2013 or later DOS for retirees or Sept. 20 DOS or later for separatees, and • Have one of the reporting identifiers, reenlistment eligibility codes, assignment eligibility codes or grade status reasons defined in the program commander action table (go to and search for PSDM 13-51). Identifiers or codes that require separation are established when a second-term or career Airman refuses to get retainability for training, retraining, or professional military education or declines training, retraining, or PME; when an Airman waiting for retraining is disqualified for cause, when an Airman is awaiting discharge, separation or retirement for cause, and other similar circumstances, White said. Airmen eligible for retirement who meet

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the criteria are also subject to DOS rollback. Retirement-eligible members affected by the program must submit their retirement request by July 2. “Enlisted retirement is not automatic, so affected members who don’t submit their request by July 2 will be projected for separation instead,” White said. Airmen separated under DOS rollback won’t be required to return unearned portions of bonuses, special pays, or other monetary incentives, and will not be entitled to any unpaid portions of bonuses, special pays, or other monetary incentives. If they meet Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility requirements and are honorably discharged, involuntary separation will not affect their benefits. However, members who transferred education benefits to their dependents who do not complete their related active duty service commitment may be required to repay those benefits. Airmen with six or more but less than 20 See ROLLBACK, Page 4

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TRICARE referral process resumes authorization requirement On April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving as the TRICARE West Region managed care support contractor. Soon after the change to UnitedHealthcare, some beneficiaries and providers experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate those problems and to ensure timely and effective medical care for TRICARE beneficiaries, an exception to policy was made and authorizations were not required for medical referrals issued from April 1 through June 18, 2013. Over the past two months, much effort has been made to resolve referral processing challenges. UnitedHealthcare is confident that the medical referral process has been significantly improved. Consequently, beginning June 19, medical referrals written by the 412th Medical Group providers will once again require an authorization from the new TRICARE managed care support contractor, UnitedHealthcare. The 412th Medical Group stands ready to assist all TRICARE beneficiaries with managing medical referral needs. Call the 412th Medical Group Referral Management Center at (661) 275-2259 if you need assistance or have any questions.

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that there were many who made comments to the contrary. I can’t tell you how many indicated that they were planning to separate just because this one benefit was on the verge of disappearing. I can happily report that I did not see one individual who made such a threat log onto the Virtual Military Personnel Flight and start the separation process. I am convinced there are different attitudes toward serving, such as education benefits or sense of family, patriotism or job security. I use the word “attitudes” because they are subject to change. We can all attest that we have taken a certain position or attitude toward something one minute and in the next, it can be swayed to change. Hence why I didn’t see one person who said they joined the Air Force merely for the education benefits try to separate when TA was not available. This led me to believe that in actuality we all serve for the same purpose, which can be summarized by one word: commitment. We all took an oath of service upon enlistment and during reenlistment. Did that oath say anything about serving for the promise of getting

medical or educational benefits? Does it even say anything about pay and allowances or patriotism? The obvious answer is no. Our oath uses words such as “support and defend” and “obey,” all of which require commitment. Commitment requires a deep inner conviction and an obligation that is not limited to any one individual. Our commitment encompasses our Air Force, our families and our nation. When we can acknowledge that the reason we serve is because of our commitment, we set aside our individual attitudes towards a particular benefit or belief and take up a cause that is much bigger than any one of us combined. Hopefully we can all take a step back when asked the question why we serve and say that it wasn’t because of a particular benefit or promise. As we have seen, as fiscal environments change, so too can benefits. So let us keep our perspective of our commitment to “serve and defend” and sustain our Air Force as the most commanding power on the face of the earth.

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years of active service who are not in their initial term of enlistment may be authorized half separation pay, but will be required to sign an individual Ready Reserve agreement to receive that benefit. In addition, Airmen who served 180 days or more on active duty who are separated under the DOS rollback will be authorized transition assistance benefits, such as permissive temporary duty, 180 days extended medical care for themselves and their family members, and two years of commissary and exchange privileges. For more information about force management programs and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at

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refreshments and coffee. 412th Medical Support Squadron: Col. Stephen K. Donaldson, 412th Medical Group commander, invites you to attend a change of command ceremony 11 a.m., June 21, in the Conference Center Galaxy Room, during which Lt. Col. Jerry A. Harvey will relinquish command of the 412th Medical Support Squadron to Lt. Col. Michael R. E. Barry. Call (661) 277-2767 to RSVP. Dress will be Uniform of the Day for military and business casual for civlians. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Road delays

June 10 through Aug. 1, 2013, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond Boulevard 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. Motorists need to obey all signs and directions through the work area. For more information, call (661) 810-6792 or (661) 212-0062.


Lt. Col. Keith A. Repik, 412th Communications Squadron commander, requests your company at the retirement ceremony and luncheon honoring Richard Gomez, a telephone supervisor assigned to the 412th CS Operations Flight for his 40 years of outstanding federal service 11 a.m., June 28 at Club Muroc. RSVP by June 19. For more information, call (661) 277-6633.

Edwards Exchange transitioning to Rip-Stop Airman Battle Uniform by Chris Ward AAFES Public Affairs As the Air Force transitions from the Airman Battle Uniform to the RipStop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will no longer be able to order the ABU once the Defense Logistics Agency’s stock is depleted and will sell only the RABU. “While the ABUs will still be authorized for wear, they will not be carried in Exchange Military Clothing Stores as the RABU will completely replace the older, heavier ABU,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. The RABU is a lighter, nylon/cotton blend that has been available for Airmen at Military Clothing Stores since June, 2012. The RABU is also cooler than the ABU and features a wrinkle-resistant finish. Military members can access the Exchange’s Military Clothing Store at by clicking “Military Clothing Store” under the Store Locator link at the bottom of the page.

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Maj. Robert Clements, U.S. Air Force Uniform Office deputy chief, speaks to Staff Sgt. George Curley, 102nd Network Warfare Squadron, Rhode Island Air National Guard, about the new Rip-Stop Airman Battle Uniform, featuring a lighter nylon-cotton blend fabric that became available last June. The Air Force Uniform Office sent representatives to last year’s Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17-19, 2012, to spread the word about recent improvements and updates to Air Force gear.

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Edwards celebrates Arby’s grand opening by Brittany Power AAFES Public Affairs Edwards AFB Exchange had their ribbon cutting ceremony June 10 for their new Arby’s restaurant on base. The project started about 18 months ago as the need to offer more variety to existing food facilities was recognized. The ceremony drew a crowd including the Edwards Queens. “Thank you to the Edwards community for continued patience and support,” said Mike Wiles, Edwards Exchange general manager. “We’re excited for this new endeavor.” Arby’s will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday. Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Left to right: Lt. Col. Matthew Wallace, 412th Mission Support Group deputy group commander; Aleeza Griffin, Arby’s manager; the Edwards Queens; and Mike Wiles, Edwards Exchange general manager, take part in the Arby’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony June 10, 2013.

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Edwards Air Force Base Driver Speeding & Privilege Suspension Tracker The 412th Security Forces Squadron issued 16 speeding citations and processed 1 base driving suspensions from June 3-9, 2013. Below is a breakdown of the violations: 16 speeding violations cited for MPH over posted speed limit 01 – 10 11 – 15 16 – 20 21 – 24 25+ -0-14-1-0-11 new driver with suspended privileges (new) 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days -0-




90 days -0-

48 drivers whose base-driving privileges are suspended (total) 10 day 15 day 30 days 90 days 365 days (one year) -0-2-1-3-36-

365 days (one year) -0-

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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NASA flights target how pollution, storms, climate mix

NASA photograph by Lori Losey

NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory will carry a team of scientists and their sensors for the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) campaign. SEAC4RS will investigate how pollution and natural emissions affect atmospheric composition and climate.

NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, affect atmospheric composition and climate. NASA will conduct its most complex airborne science campaign of the year from Houston’s Ellington Field, which is operated by the agency’s Johnson Space Center, beginning Aug. 7 and continuing through September. The field campaign draws together coordinated observations from NASA satellites, aircraft and an array of ground sites.

More than 250 scientists, engineers, and flight personnel are participating in the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) campaign. The project is sponsored by the Earth Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Brian Toon of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is SEAC4RS lead scientist. Aircraft and sensors will probe the atmosphere from top to bottom at the critical time of year when weather systems are strong enough

and regional air pollution and natural emissions are prolific enough to pump gases and particles high into the atmosphere. The result is potentially global consequences for Earth’s atmosphere and climate.

“In summertime across the United States, emissions from large seasonal fires, metropolitan areas, and vegetation are moved upward by thunderstorms and the North American Monsoon,” Toon said. “When these chemicals get into the stratosphere they can affect the whole Earth. They also may influence how thunderstorms behave. With SEAC4RS we hope to better understand how all these things interact.” SEAC4RS will provide new insights into the effects of the gases and tiny aerosol particles in the atmosphere. The mission is targeting two major regional sources of summertime emissions: intense smoke from forest fires in the U.S. West and natural emissions of isoprene, a carbon compound, from forests in the Southeast. Forest fire smoke can change the properties of clouds. The particles in the smoke can reflect and absorb incoming solar energy, potentially producing a net cooling at the ground and a warming of the atmosphere. The addition of large amounts of chemicals, such as isoprene, can alter the chemical balance of the atmosphere. Some of these chemicals can damage Earth’s protective ozone layer. The mission will use a number of scientific instruments in orbit, in the air, and on the ground to paint a detailed picture of these intertwined atmospheric processes. As a fleet of formation-flying satellites known as NASA’s A-Train passes over the region every day,

sensors will detect different features of the scene below. NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude aircraft will fly into the stratosphere to the edge of space while NASA’s DC-8 aircraft will sample the atmosphere below it. A third aircraft from SPEC Inc., of Boulder, Colo., will measure cloud properties. One benefit of this thorough examination of the region’s atmosphere will be more accurate satellite data. “By using aircraft to collect data from inside the atmosphere, we can compare those measurements with what our satellites see and improve the quality of the data from space,” said Hal Maring of the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters. The SEAC4RS campaign is partly supported by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. NASA scientists involved in the mission come from NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.; Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt., Md.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.; and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. NASA’s Earth Science Project Office at Ames manages the SEAC4RS project. The DC-8 and ER-2 research aircraft are managed by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and based at Dryden’s Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA photograph by Tom Tschida

Steve Durden, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, checks out the Airborne Precipitation Radar or APR-2 that will be one of a suite of sensors installed on NASA’s DC-8 airborne science laboratory for the SEAC4RS mission.

NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft, carrying a suite of specialized science instruments, will fly into the stratosphere over the Southern U.S. during the SEAC4RS mission to investigate how air pollution and emissions affect the atmosphere.

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Child Support Services workshop held for base agencies by Nancy Koch-Castillo 412th Test Wing A free update and training workshop presented by the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department was held June 4 in order for Edwards personnel assigned to base helping agencies to learn about important updates in child support services. The workshop was held to better equip base helping agencies with information to pass on to the Edwards community. “The Department’s mission is to enrich our community by providing child support services in an efficient, effective and professional manner, one family at a time,” said Lori Cruz, deputy director of Branch Operations from the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department. During the event, speakers went over the new customer service focus of child support services and what services are offered by the CSSD. According to Al Reyes, division chief of the Outreach Services Division, services offered by the child support program include: locating parents, establishing paternity, obtaining child support & medical support orders from the court, enforcing and modi-

fying child and spousal support orders, and collecting and distributing court-ordered child support. Services that are not offered by the child support program are: divorce, custody, visitation, restraining orders and establishing spousal orders. Since child support is no longer handled by the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles County, representatives from the CSSD wanted to make sure base helping agencies knew that there are six Los Ange-

les County CSSD offices located in: Lancaster, Encino, Commerce, West Covina, South Los Angeles and Torrance. The Department was created by Congress in 1975 and it was originally designed to recover money from parents whose children received welfare. Their program goals are to ensure the economic security of children by establishing paternity for children born out of wedlock, establishing and enforcing child support orders, and establishing and

enforcing health insurance coverage. For more information, parents can access case specific information via the Customer Connect website, www.childsup-connect., which is California’s new child support self-service information system. There is also a toll-free automated phone system to contact CSSD during business hours or access account information 24 hours a day at (866) 901-3212.

A penny saved is a penny earned on Father’s Day Exchange restaurants by Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews AAFES Public Affairs Father’s Day is the perfect time of year to express to dad how much he and his advice is appreciated. Children of all ages can demonstrate that dad’s advice to watch the bottom line was taken to heart by visiting an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant on Father’s Day, where using a MILITARY STAR® Card will take 20 percent off the bill. “I love to save money whenever and however I

can,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “The Exchange offers 10 percent off for diners every day when they use their MILITARY STAR®. This Father’s Day they can save even more, which will make any dad proud.” In addition to getting more for less at the food court, MILITARY STAR® Card holders receive exclusive savings at the pump with a five cents a gallon discount every time they fuel up at Army and Air Force gas stations. On top of the everyday savings, steeper discounts are offered periodically throughout the year.


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MOVIE, from 1 ship Superman came in on as a child during an attack by General Zod. I don’t want to spoil too much, so you’re going to have to watch the movie to find out how things go,” said Garcia. “As filming here began, Zack Snyder asked me to do some training with the actress they hired for the role as the loadmaster. I gladly agreed to show her how we operate on the aircraft and speak with the pilots. After the training was completed, the director said he wanted to change things up a bit and asked if I could join the actress on the plane as a secondary loadmaster and for me to perform some background work while she played the role and said the lines. We proceeded to shoot the scene and then we took a break. I got a call a few minutes later from the Air Force Entertainment liaison officer who told me the director had approached her and said he enjoyed how I shot the scene and worked on film and that he was ready to relieve the actress of the role in exchange for me. I honestly thought she was joking, but told her it would absolutely be my pleasure. I was quite surprised and completely in shock by that! It took a few minutes for things to settle in. I just realized this would be a once in a lifetime experience. So that’s pretty much how it went down. This was the second time Garcia saw the film, he was invited to view the cast and crew premier June 4. Garcia was one of the early 100 people to show up and get an autograph and picture taken with Cavill. After the meet and greet was finished, Cavill went to each theater to greet the Edwards crowd and thank them for their service. After Cavill departed, the packed houses were treated to the film. “The event Saturday was truly amazing, especially for us at Edwards!” said Garcia. “To be able to have Henry Cavill come out here and take time from his busy schedule, just to be able to say thanks to the troops and show his gratitude for what we do each and every day as well as being able to take some pictures and autographs was just something you don’t see now a days from movie stars.” “Man of Steel” premieres in theaters everywhere June 14.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Above: Left to right: Airmen 1st Class Carlos Colon, Cote Werner and Derek Kramer, from the 412th Operations Support Squadron, pose with Henry Cavill who visited Cinemark 22 June 8 for a special prescreening of Man of Steel for Edwards AFB personnel who helped film the movie early last year. Left: Henry Cavill, star of “Man of Steel” poses with moviegoers at the Lancaster, Calif., Cinemark 22 June 8. Cavill dropped in for a special prescreening of the movie for Edwards Air Force Base personnel who participated in the production of portions of the film early last year on base. Cavill signed autographs and greeted the first 100 people who showed up for the film and spoke to Team Edwards members before the beginning of the films, which were shown in two theaters.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

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Courtesy photograph

Staff Sgt. Paul Garcia, a loadmaster assigned to the 412th Operations Group at Edwards AFB, poses with “Man of Steel” Henry Cavill during a special prescreening presented by Warner Bros. studios at the Lancaster, Calif., Cinemark 22 June 8. Garcia had a small speaking role in the film, which opens in theaters this weekend. The screening was provided to Edwards AFB personnel who participated in the filming of the potential blockbuster early last year.

Left: John Nichols, 412th Civil Engineering Division, poses for a photo with the “Man of Steel.”

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit


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Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Henry Cavill speaks to Edwards AFB moviegoers before the prescreening of “Man of Steel.” The movie was shown in two theaters June 8. The free showing was provided by Warner Bros. in appreciation for the help Edwards AFB provided during the filming of the movie early 2012.


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cember 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.

June 14, Club Muroc upper parking lot, Bldg. 5600. Open to E1-E4 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., open to everyone 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Take advantage of some great deals! All sales are final – property is sold “as is.” You buy it, you haul it – no deliveries or storage available. Visit for pictures of items up for sale or call Club Muroc at (661) 275-CLUB.

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Airmanship class for contractors: June 24-29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory course for private pilot primary training. Cost is $2,500 and Includes 35 hours of ground school; five hours flight instruction; and ground school kit. Pre-registration is required. You can participate in self-paced, FAA approved, Private, Instrument, Commercial or CFI pilot training. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO.

Airman and Family Readiness 90 Farrell Drive, Bldg 5620, 277-0723 The Women’s, Infants’ & Children’s Clinic: June 17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in A&FRC, Bldg. 5620 (TAP Classroom). Closed for lunch noon-1 p.m. For an appointment or to get more information about obtaining vouchers online, call 1-866-327-3074 toll free. Airman & Family Readiness Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: June 18, 10 a.m., Bldg. 5620. Refreshments and reception immediately following ceremony. Key Spouse Training: June 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be a brown bag lunch session. To sign up, call or email Claudia Stover at (661) 277-5433, Claudia.stover@edwards., or call the front desk at (661) 277-0723. The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through De-

Wood Shop Safety Class: June 22, 1-3 p.m. Cost is $12.50, pre-paid at registration. This is the monthly mandatory class to become certified to use the wood shop. If you need a class during the work week, let us know and we can schedule a class for you (three students minimum). 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 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,

Child Development Center 1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, 275-8687 Use your PLAYpass here! Immediate Openings For Pre-School Care: The CDC has immediate openings for your child. For more information, call (661) 275-TOTS.

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 See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 13

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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) 275CLUB. 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-per-

cent 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 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 Southern Buffet: June 18, 5-8 p.m. Buffet

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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. Membership has it rewards! Family FunDaze Bingo Night! June 21, 6-8 p.m., in the Alliance Room at Club Muroc. To celebrate and thank our loyal members, Club Muroc offers this ‘Members Only’ Family FunDaze event – exclusively for Members and ‘bona fide’ guests (bona fide guest is a person who is not eligible for membership and a member has personally invited them to accompany the member to the event). Cost is $5 per person, includes family style buffet, bingo cards, raffle tickets and more than $800 in prizes. A great time for the whole family! 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 or call Club Muroc at (661) 275-CLUB.

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 providSee ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 14


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ers 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 further information of the FCC program, 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!

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center 205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275-BOWL 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: Friday, 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.

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

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. Tuesasday: 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.

Father’s Day Sale: June 14-16. Ten percent off all merchandise including already marked down items (yellow tags) in the Golf Pro Shop. Summer Glow Golf Tournament: June 22, 4:30 p.m. show time, 5 p.m. shotgun. Sign-up by 5 p.m., June 20. Limited to the first 18 teams to sign up (36 players); 18 hole two- person scramble. Front nine shotgun, food following front nine, back nine shotgun at sunset. $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 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!


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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 – A sense of purpose can overcome adversity. The Hanoi Hilton inflicted terrible suffering on hundreds. But from the ashes of POWs came 16 general officers, six admirals, two ambassadors, two college presidents, two U.S. Senators, one U.S. Representative, three MDs and many other CEOs and leaders. Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community This week’s request: Pray that we would be given a sense of purpose that can overcome any adversity.

Through our worship opportunities – 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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Friday: Nine-ounce fish fillet and chips, with a side of homemade tartar sauce and malt vinegar; $8.95.

workout and learn/get the competitive edge of a swim team.

Rod & Gun Oasis Community Center 205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR XBOX Madden 13 Tournament: June 14; registration at 5 p.m., tournament starts at 5:30 p.m. One-on-one. $5 entry fee (entry fees goes to overall winner). Must have at least six participants for tournament to take place. Lunch Hour Bragging Rights Ping Pong Tournament: June 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 and all fees go to the overall winner.

Outdoor Recreation Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP Open Paintball/Airsoft: June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 Paintball package includes 500 Rounds, air, equipment rental and 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 day air Beginners thru advanced are welcome games run all day long! No reservation required, bring lunch and water. Landsailing: June 16, 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. Wall Climbing Certification Class: June 18, 5 p.m., at the Oasis Aquatic Center Climbing Wall. Cost is $15 and advanced registration 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. Discover SCUBA: June 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Oasis Aquatic Center. Pre-register no later than June 18 with Outdoor Recreation. This class is free, ages 10 and up (under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver). For more information, call ODR at (661) 275-CAMP. Swim Camp: June 24-July 3, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sign up at ODR. Cost is $30 for one camp, $50 for two camps (second swim camp is July 29-Aug. 8). Come experience a swimming

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210 Adams Way, 275-CAMP Rifle and Pistol Range: June 16, 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, noon-1:30 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) 8609292. Use your PLAYpass here! Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 2332141 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) 317-2139. 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!


their first performance in Stripes Lounge June 28. The newly formed group will be flown to San Antonio, Texas, July 1419 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 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. Keystone Club: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. The Keystone Club is a leadership group for high school students to learn and practice leadership skills through the management of community service projects and fund raising activities.

Youth Programs 24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437

Teen Center 100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336 ‘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

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! 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.

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

CCAF students. METEREOROLGY C131 with a lab C132 ~ Aug. 24-Dec. 14 This class is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lecture is 6-7:25 p.m., lab is 7:45–9 p.m. NOTE: This class could possibly meet elective requirements for CCAF students. If interested in either course, please visit us on-base at 140 Methusa Avenue Bldg. 2453 or call (661) 258-8644.

Soccer Registration: June 24-Aug. 2, ages 5-13. For more information, contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises at (661) 277-8961. Soccer Coaches: The Youth Center is looking for highly motivated volunteers to coach for youth soccer this year. The season will start Sept. 7. For more information, contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises at (661) 277-8961. FitFactor Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information at


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Worship Directory VICTORY

Baptist Church WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 am SPANISH SERVICE 12:30 pm Sunday School .....................................9:00 AM Thursday Family Night ........................6:00 PM Adult Ministries • Youth Ministries • AWANA

2584 Felsite Ave., Rosamond

(661) 256-9222

10173 South Loop California City

Ron Smith, Pastor • Sunday School 10:00 am • Morning 11:00 am • Sunday Evening 6:00 pm • Wednesday 7:00 pm For transportation from Edwards AFB call

To advertise in the Worship Directory, please call toll free (877) 247-9288.

(760) 373-7314

Independent - Fundamental

HOPE AND RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sunday Holy Eucharist 9 am The Rev. Wm. R. Hampton, STS K and Inyo Streets, Mojave (one block east of Carls Jr.) 909-989-3317

Church of Christ Eph 4:4-6


United Church of Christ

A Progressive Christian Church

Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday Morning Service 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Evening Service 6:00 pm

Reverend Karen Gatlin Reverend Nancy Bacon

1389 Rosamond Blvd Rosamond CA, 93560


(661) 256-3245

10:30 am Worship & Sunday School

First Friday Celebration “Engineering Paper Planes” 5 - 8 pm

100 E. “E” St. (disability access)

Edwards Air Force Base Protestant and Catholic Parish

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

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FURNITURE AND MORE FOR SALE!! Call Paul at (661) 917-1835

#937 Shelves and end tables – $50

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

#897 Beautiful formal dining table and four oversized chairs - $325 Delivered Table measures 45.5” W x 88.5” L plus a leaf about 24”

Steel tube frame, glass shelves.

#798 Very nice solid wood coffee table Notice the inset woodwork. $30

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

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2013 faculty includes Bill Hybels, Gen. Colin Powell, Dr. Brené Brown, Mark Burnett, Vijay Govindarajan, Patrick Lencioni, Liz Wiseman, Oscar Muriu, Dr. Henry Cloud, Chris Brown, Joseph Grenny, Bob Goff and Andy Stanley.

Hosted via live satellite at Desert Vineyard Church 1011 East Ave I • Lancaster, Ca 93535 For More info call (661) 945-2777 • Regular Price: $249 per person Military rate $99 • Discount code: MILITARY • Student & Faculty $79 • Discount code: 13TGLSYTH | 800-570-9812



Cars & Trucks

NICE FAMILY HOME WEST ROSAMOND Approx. 1,800-Sqft. 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Freshly Painted Stove,D/W & Microwave $1300/Month+Deposit Pets Considered w/Deposit A/C, Ceiling Fans & Fireplace Available June 12th! 661-755-3456


CAL CITY-AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st! 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Stove & Dishwasher Large 2-Car Garage, Fenced Backyard, Walking Distance to Elementary School. Animals Ok w/Deposit $700/ Mo.+$700 Deposit Call for Info. 661-557-1374 SKYTOWER PARK AREA Adorable 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Large Open Kitchen Family Room Formal Dining Room Fantastic Neighbors Both Sides & Across Street. INCLUDES: Water, Trash & Gardener Rent $ 1,300/Month Req. $1,300Security Deposit Small Pets w/Pet Deposit Credit Check Required Please Call 661-992-4160 Email:

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Townhomes for Rent Bryan Manor Townhomes Rosamond ***************************** 2-Story, 2-Bedroom 1.5-Bath,w/Patio Forced Air Heating & A/C All Carpeted And Re-Painted INCLUDES D/W/Stove,Garbage Disposal $820/Mo+Deposit. Credit Check Required. Month-to-Month ONLY! 661-317-8417

Apartments for Rent $99+DEPOSIT MOVES YOU IN CALIFORNA CITY ************************ Studio Apartment Full Kitchen w/ Stove & Refrigerator Ceiling Fan Only $325/Month Unfurnished Call Ruth for Info. 661-942-7844 Employment Opportunities LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN OR WOMEN? ***************************** Advertise Your Job Opportunities Today! Aerotech News 877-247-9288


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BARBIE BIKE FOR SALE Pink, Lavender & White Tassles on Handlebars Barbie Bell Training Wheels Great Condition $50-OBO 661-361-3236

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Pets Need to Find a Good Loving Home for Your Pet? Lost or Found A Pet? Selling/Breeding?

Homes for Rent Beautiful and Spacious 2 Master Bedrooms/2.5 Baths/2 Car Garage. 1332 sq. ft. in Gate Community. Appliances included. Fenced Yard, Community Pool. $995/mo.



Homes for Rent Apartments for Rent Employment Opportunities Cars & Trucks Furniture & Appliances Yard Sales Services and many more…

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Real Estate All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race color, religion, or national origin, or an intention to make such preference limitation or discrimination. Real estate advertisements that are in violation of the law shall not be accepted for publication. All dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis.


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Free Ads The Only personnel eligible to place free ads in the desert Wings and Aerotech News are: • Active Duty Military and DoD personnel Stationed at Edwards AFB and their dependents, and retired military.

The Only Classified ads that are available as free ads to above listed personnel are:

• Pets - Free To Good Home • Roommate Wanted • Lost & Found • Cars & Trucks (Except RV’s) • Furniture & Appliances • Misc. For Sale • Garage & Yard Sales • Motorcycles • Misc. Wanted All other categories are paid.

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The following categories are paid ads: • Homes For sale • Houses For rent • Apartments For rent • Lots • Hotels & Motels • Commercial rentals • Loans • Investments • Business Opportunities

• recreational Vehicles • Work Wanted • Condos For sale • Townhomes • Industrial Properties • Mobiles For sale • Mobiles For rent • Misc. For rent

• Acreage • Income Property • Farms & ranches • services • employment Opportunities • Child care • Condos For rent

The following ads are also considered paid ads if you do not qualify under Free Ads Guidelines. • Pets - Free To Good Home • Lost & Found • Cars & Trucks (Except RV’s) • Furniture & Appliances • Misc. For Sale

• Garage & Yard Sales • Motorcycles • Misc. Wanted • Roommate Wanted • Rooms For Rent

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FURNITURE AND MORE FOR SALE!! Call Paul at (661) 917-1835

#1090 Solid wood table with two chairs. $25

Futon frame Wood - loveseat size – $30

#1070 Seven drawer dresser. 56”W x 18”D x 30”T. $50

China hutch and buffet “Nottingham” by Coaster - $900 Regular retail over $2500.

Birch and birch burlwood. Excellent, excellent condition! Truly beautiful!

Queen headboard and basic metal frame. $30 for both.

Dining Set. Table and six chairs. $325

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