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June 21, 2013
Squadron assigns first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs by Jet Fabara 412th TW Public Affairs
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara
The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron recently honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadron’s recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation.
Since the introduction of the first crew chief, Charles Edward Taylor, who built the engine used in the Wright Flyer and helped make the first recorded human-powered flight possible, the aircraft mechanic has played an invaluable part through the advancement of aviation over the past 110 years. Here at Edwards, that instrumental role continues today, which is why the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadron’s recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation. “It was only fitting that we take the time to recognize this important role and those of all aircraft maintainers and to recognize the accomplishments and milestone of becoming Air Combat Command’s first selected dedicated crew chiefs on the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft,” said Lt. Col. Darrin Dronoff, 31st TES Logistics and Test Management director. “Likewise, they also
represent all of the other maintainers across the 31st TES that work so hard behind the scenes to support this incredible aircraft. Finally, it also reaffirms the bond of trust between the pilot and the crew chiefs that has been in place since the early days of aviation.” Of the 16 DCCs, each crew chief was presented with a specially-designed, tail number patch and squadron patch. “Each crew chief has demonstrated their skills over several years and completed an in-depth certification program. The top candidates were then selected by their leadership to become dedicated crew chiefs and assistant dedicated crew chiefs to the squadron’s recently acquired F-35s,” said Dronoff. “The best of the best become the team assigned to the squadron flagship, aircraft tail number AF5004.” In addition to the presentation of patches, each DCC had their name stenciled on their assigned aircraft, which marked a significant moment in their career. “After only being in the Air Force for five years, being chosen to be one of the first operational test Assistant DCCs was an See CREW CHIEF, Page 5
Test Pilot School graduates Class 12B Twenty-four students graduated from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony held here, June 15 where they each were awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from Air University. It was the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that included more than 2,500 hours of academics and approximately 120 hours of in-flight training; transforming top operational pilots, navigators and engineers into elite flight test professionals. They will now be integrated into teams throughout the flight test enterprise and begin shaping the technology and weapon systems of the future for the Air Force, sister services and allied nations. Congratulations to Class 12B! Experimental test pilots Maj. David Allamondola Capt. Nicklos Beihl Capt. Hans Buckwalter Maj. Paul Calhoun Capt. Aaron Frey
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USAF Test Pilot School Class 12B.
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461st Flight Test Squadron gets new commander.
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Filling squares by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Miller Barksdale AFB, La.
As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through completion of these expectations and requirements that we become better leaders, managers and Airmen. However, somewhere along the way, we fail to internalize the importance of why we fill these squares. In reality, the squares are designed to make us better and provide a separation between the willing and unwilling – the committed and uncommitted. The squares help identify Airmen who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile to better themselves, their team, and the Air Force. It is this drive towards self-improvement
Commentary that separates one from the masses and establishes his or her true identity. One square that requires a great deal of commitment is the pursuit of education. As we continually strive to become that “whole person,” we must challenge ourselves intellectually and work toward attaining a certification; associate, bachelor’s, or even a master’s degree. Attending school is not easy and takes sacrifice. It means spending your time writing a research paper, while everyone else is enjoying the weekend. It means taking your textbook on the flightline and studying every chance you get. It means being the security forces Airman I saw reading a biology book while eating breakfast in the dining facility. At this moment some of you are saying there is no time to attend school; high operations tempo, 40-hour work week, and spending time with family are a few reasons that prevent you from taking classes. Additionally, some of you may feel we should be evaluated solely on work performance. Honestly, these excuses are hindering you from progress-
Combating stress by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge Peterson AFB, Colo.
Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many of us are feeling much more stress than usual. The key
is how we deal with that stress. Bev Klug, director of Mindfulness-Based Programs at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, notes that there are two distinct types of stress – chronic and acute. Acute stress is temporary and can often be motivating, such as nearing a deadline. Chronic stress continues to build and can lead to long-term problems. We all have different thresholds for stress, but there are a few tools we can all use to help prevent chronic stress from taking effect. First, realize that whatever you might be
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ing and improving yourself. If you continue to hide behind them, like I once did, you will never take yourself to the next level. It took a long time to realize that fear and toxic excuses prevented me from seeking an education. Constant mentorship and a few one-way “conversations” from a chief master sergeant propelled me down the road of education. Dedicating yourself to filling the squares is a decision only you can make. By filling them you demonstrate the willingness of constant self-improvement and unwavering commitment, which directly benefits you, your team, and the Air Force. Filling the squares also establishes separation from your peers and it is through this separation that you are most likely to fulfill your career aspirations and goals. The choice is yours and yours alone. Be willing to accept the consequences. Don’t say, “He/she only got Senior Airman below-the-zone because he went to school.” Rather, you must say, “I lost because I chose not to go to school. I chose not to fill the squares.”
going through is probably temporary and you are probably not the only one experiencing it. Although it may not seem like it at the time, whatever challenge you are facing will eventually pass and if you share what you’re going through with a friend or co-worker, you’ll likely find you’re not alone. Second, strive to have a positive attitude. Don’t dwell on a problem or event that happened in the past. Instead, try to learn from the event and move on in a positive direction. The Air Force’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness program identifies “The 5 Cs of positive
behavior” – care, commit, connect, communicate and celebrate. The 5 Cs essentially take the idea of a positive attitude and apply it to our daily lives. Care for our wingmen by showing respect and support, commit to excellence in all we do, connect with others, communicate in a positive way, and celebrate positive results and accomplishments. A good attitude really is contagious. Third, if your objective seems out of reach, set smaller, more attainable, interim goals See STRESS, Page 4
Commander’s Action Line
email: email@example.com 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.
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Briefs Airman passing
The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt. Jose Pagan, assigned to Edwards AFB, Calif., has been appointed as Summary Courts officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Allen should contact Pagan at (661) 277-3272 or (939) 339-3946. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Team Edwards promotion ceremony is 3 p.m., June 28 at the Base Theater. Promotees and commanders will be in service dress. Uniform of the day for all other attendees. For more information, call (661) 275-8850.
AFRL change of command
Col. Roger M. Vincent, Air Force Research Laboratory vice commander, requests the pleasure of your company at the change of command ceremony where Lt. Col. Patrick W. Davis assumes command of Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 from Col. Michael H. Platt. The ceremony will is 8 a.m., July 22 in the Rocket Science Center (Bldg. 8424) at AFRL. Following the ceremony, at 9:15 a.m., another ceremony will be held at Test Stand 1C for Platt’s retirement. RSVP for both events by July 10. For more information or to RSVP, call (661) 2756115 or (661) 275-6306.
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News 461st FLTS gets new boss
by Laura Mowry Staff Writer
Lt. Col. George Schwartz, who had been leading the “Deadly Jesters” since January 2012 handed the reins to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen, who took command of the 461st Flight Test Squadron June 11 during a ceremony held at the F-35 Integrated Test Force complex. Col. Christopher Azzano, outgoing 412th Operations Group commander presided over the ceremony and recalled the ITF’s progress under Schwartz’s command. “The workload has been intense, but the progress has been huge. Test production is up 40 percent in a year and a half and the addition of three more aircraft make this team that much more capable. This enabled an amazing string of firsts. First night flight. First air-to-air weapons launch. First airto-ground weapons launch. First defensive countermeasures. First data link to share information with another aircraft. First high angle of attack testing and the list goes on,” said Azzano. “[Schwartz’s] entire tenure was defined by the goal of turning a cool looking, great flying aircraft into a weapon system with unprecedented lethality and survivability,” he added. Before departing for Washington state for his next assignment, Schwartz reflected on the significance of the F-35 ITF’s mission and commitment to the warfighter. “The vision for this program is staggering when you look at it. Right now there’s over 2,500 aircraft planned for the Air Force, Marines, the Navy and eight partner countries. It will strengthen the bonds to our allies and be the backbone of U.S. air combat operations for generations. The road to achieving this vision runs directly through Edwards Air Force Base and directly through this ITF,” Schwartz said. He also discussed the character and talent of those who work at the ITF and the lasting impacts of what their contributions mean to the future of our combat forces. “Developing these aircraft requires the ingenuity, resourcefulness and hard work from all of you and we’re lucky these are hallmarks of our organization because we are pushing technology in ways it’s never been used,” said Schwartz. “When it arrives here and doesn’t work, you’re the ones who figure out how to make it work, create value, and a
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Col. Christopher Azzano, former 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2013. Allen assumed command of the squadron, which conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
fifth generation fighter that will change the security environment forever.” Under Schwartz’s command, the men and women began putting the teeth into the F-35 and it is Allen that will take the initial F-35 developmental test program further. “Lt. Col. Andrew ‘Growler’ Allen is the kind of leader we need to take the F-35 down the home stretch to combat status. Growler has a background perfectly suited to the 461st,” said Azzano. In addition to his F-15 combat experience, Allen is a seasoned test pilot who has extensive fifth generation fighter experience with the F-22 Raptor. He is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School and four formal flying programs. Allen returned to Edwards from his previous assignment at the Pentagon, where he served on The Joint Staff, J-8 as the lead for The Joint Staff Assessment Cell responsible for analysis of joint requirements for Department of Defense acquisition programs coming before the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. “This experience and his hard charging leadership style make Growler the perfect choice to lead F-35 development into its final stages. And his family values will help
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the 461st balance a daunting test load with other equally important priorities at home,” said Azzano. After assuming command of the 461st FLTS, Allen let the men and women of the F-35 ITF know that they have his full commitment to the mission and to their care. He also emphasized the importance of teamwork, working together seemlessly to accomplish the mission. “I firmly believe that the success or failure of our mission hinges on the integration and teamwork between the government and our contract partners. I know we all share the same goal of a team without division,” said Allen. We must continually foster an environment where one cannot easily notice differences between our military, government and contractor personnel.” Allen reflected on his previous assignment, sharing his perspective on the critical role that the F-35 ITF has in shaping the stealth fighter for not only the Air Force, but sister services and allied nations. “The longer I worked in the Joint Staff, the more I came to realize how important the F-35 is to the future of our joint force and to See CHANGE, Page 4
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that will lead you to that overall objective. Doing so will make the path less overwhelming and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Several years ago, I completed an Ironman distance triathlon: a 2.4 mile open water swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. A 140.6 mile physical challenge can seem overwhelming to anyone, but if you focus on one challenge at a time and strive to reach the next checkpoint along the way, the path seems more achievable and you will eventually reach the finish line, as did I. Fourth, focus on maintaining balance across your pillars of resiliency. The Air Force’s CAF philosophy identifies these as physical, social, mental and spiritual but I prefer to think of them as work,
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the acquisition of our future military capabilities. We will not get another chance to recapitalize and modernize our tactical aviation inventories in the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Navy along with our partner nations for many, many decades,” said Allen. It is the work of the F-35 ITF that will ensure air dominance in a wide variety of future combat scenarios. “The capabilities that the F-35 will bring to the fight are critical to the joint force and to the future of the air dominance mission. Due to your efforts here, the F-35 will be as effective in highly denied and contested environments on day one of future wars as
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family, mind, body and spirit. Being mentally and physically fit will help you combat stress. Just as importantly, you need to balance work and family. However you define your individual pillars of resiliency, if they fall out of balance, stress will build up over time. Unless you refocus your priorities, the building will collapse. Periods of mental or emotional strain are inevitable. Use the tools at your disposal to prevent chronic stress. Prepare yourself by being mentally and physically fit, maintain a positive attitude, realize the current situation is only temporary, and focus on achievable goals. If you do, you will reach the finish line and be stronger for doing so. it will be in supporting troops in dense urban, close air support scenarios that we see in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Allen. During his speech, Allen gave his commitment to the warfighter, as well as their friends and families that they have his full dedication to the development of the F-35 Lightning II. Personalizing the warfighter and their family members, Allen shared the story of a family friend, Eleanor and her son Staff Sgt. Lee Eckert. Eckert is a Marine explosive ordinance disposal technician who has deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan. “I can only imagine the horrors of war I know Lee has seen
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CREW CHIEFS, from 1 honor,” said Senior Airman Renard Edwards, 31st TES dedicated crew chief. “When I first chose to join the world’s greatest Air Force, I never thought I would be making Air Force history. The ceremony made me feel like I made the right decision five years ago and I will always cherish that feeling and memory.”
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Lt. Col. Brian O’Neill, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, presents Staff Sgt. Trevor Taylor, 31st TES dedicated crew chief, with a specially-designed, tail number patch and squadron patch during a dedicated crew chief ceremony June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadron’s recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation.
The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron recently honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadron’s recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation.
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No butts about it, smoking can be deadly to environment as well
Everyone knows that smoking can be hazardous to one’s health, but as we’ve recently seen on base, not properly disposing of lit cigarettes can be hazardous to the environment. Especially during the summer. Two incidents June 17 should serve as reminders to smokers to properly dispose of their butts, particularly during the windy summer days the High Desert has entered. The Edwards AFB Fire Department was called out for two separate fires; one in front of the Main Clinic and one on South Base at the Aero Club. Both were believed
to be started by smoldering cigarettes. 412th Test Wing leadership and the Ground Safety Office wants to remind Team Edwards that tobacco use on the installation shall be restricted to Designated Tobacco Areas. Tobacco use outside of DTAs, including while walking anytime outside of DTAs, is prohibited. DTAs will be kept in good condition reflecting their surroundings. DTAs should be away from common points of facility entry/egress and not in front of buildings or air intake ducts. The
A small fire was extinguished on a hand rail at the Aero Club June 17. The cause of the fire is believed to be that of a smoldering cigarette. Air Force photographs by Ethan Wagner
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A small but potentially disastrous fire was extinguished by the Edwards AFB Fire Department June 17 in front of the 412th Medical Group’s Main Clinic. The cause of the fire is blamed on an improperly extinguished cigarette butt.
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Former Edwards test pilot selected for astronaut class NASA officials selected an Airman as one of the eight military and civilian candidates to become an astronaut trainee. After an 18-month search, officials chose Lt. Col. Tyler N. Hague, the Department of Defense deputy chief of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, out of more than 6,100 applicants. Hague is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has ever received. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers around the globe to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars. “These new space explorers asked to join NASA because they know we’re doing big, bold things here — developing missions to go farther into space than ever before,” said NASA Administrator
Charles Bolden. “They’re excited about the science we’re doing on the International Space Station and our plan to launch from U.S. soil to there on spacecraft built by American companies. And they’re ready to help lead the first human mission to an asteroid and then on to Mars.” The new astronaut candidates will begin training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in August. “This year we have selected eight highly-qualified individuals who have demonstrated impressive strengths academically, operationally, and physically” said Janet Kavandi, the director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center. “They have diverse backgrounds and skill sets that will contribute greatly to the existing astronaut corps. Based on their incredible experiences to date, I have every confidence that they will apply their combined expertise and talents to achieve great things for NASA and this country in the pursuit of human exploration.”
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Welsh: Sequestration continues to drain crucial capabilities from America’s Air Force by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia Air Force News
The Air Force’s top officer reported on the growing strain sequestration has put on readiness, personnel and modernization to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., June 17. Sequestration has hit the Air Force hard, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. Like the rest of the Defense Department, the Air Force has seen severe reductions in funding, leading to concerns about critical mission factors including the readiness of pilots and aircraft that aren’t flying today. “We’ve got folks sitting in fighter squadrons looking out of windows at aircraft that they haven’t touched since the first of April,” Welsh said. Currently, the Air Force has stood down 33 squadrons, 12 of which are combat-coded fighter and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance units. Another seven squadrons have been reduced to a basic mission capable rating. Even before sequestration, there was a readiness crisis in the Air Force, Welsh said. The severe cutbacks required by the sequester will further downgrade force readiness beyond the current fiscal year if a budget agreement is not reached.
“We can’t just all of a sudden accelerate training and catch up,” he said. “It costs up to 2 1/2 times as much to retrain a squadron as it does to keep it trained.” Welsh emphasized the Air Force’s efforts to continue to save where possible. “We’re looking for every option for where you can cut money — every modernization/ recapitalization program,” Welsh said. Regardless of reductions, the service cannot perform its air superiority mission with today’s aging F-15 and F-16 fighters, and limited number of F-22s, the chief of staff said, making the new F-35 non-negotiable. “When we truncated our F-22 buy, we ended up with a force that can’t provide air superiority in more than one area at a time,” Welsh said. “The F-35 is going to be part of the air superiority equation whether it was intended to be, originally, or not.” Welsh pointed out other countries will begin flying stealthy, highly-advanced fighters in the coming years, and if the U.S. doesn’t have the aircraft to counter them in a highend fight it will be in trouble. There’s nothing else that can do what the F-35 can, he said. “Out there where people fight and die, for real, if a fourth-generation aircraft meets a fifth-generation aircraft, the fourth-generation aircraft may be more efficient, but it’s also dead,” Welsh said.
Edwards welcomes new AFRC location
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara
Col. Daniel Daetz (far left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, along with the Edwards Queens and members of the Edwards community, were on hand to officially commemorate the new location of the Airman and Family Readiness Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony held June 18 at Bldg 5620. The AFRC currently hosts the Air Force Aid Society, Personal Financial Readiness, the Transition Assistance Program, the Volunteer Resource Program, Spouse Employment, the Relocation Assistance Program, Relocation Services, the Exceptional Family Member Program, the Edwards Hearts Apart Program, the Military Family Life Consultant Program, Information and Referral, Casualty and Survivor Benefits Assistance, and Military One Source 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and closed Sundays.
Time to get a California driver’s license by Airman 1st Class William Kiss 412th TW Judge Advocate
If you are over the age of 18 and do not have your driver’s license, obtaining one can be a very time consuming process. In California, you can drive with any state license as long as you remain a visitor. If you decide to change your legal residence to California, then you have 10 days to get a California license. Obtaining a California license is one step toward establishing legal residency in California. If this is your first time getting a license, the best thing to do is make an appointment with the DMV; this will give you much faster service. After making an appointment with the DMV, you will need to complete an application form DL 44, give a thumb print, and have your picture taken. After that, you will need to verify your social security number, birth date and legal presence, provide your true full name, and pay the application fee. After completing the paperwork to obtain your license, you will need to complete the testing portion of your driver’s license application. You will need to pass a vision exam first. Then you will take the traffic laws and sign test. The traffic laws and sign test consists of 36 multiple choice
questions and you will have three chances to pass (a sample test can be found online at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info. htm#two500). If you pass both of these tests, you will be issued a driver’s permit. Somebody who is 18 or older and holds a valid California license must be in the car with you at all times while driving on a permit. In order to obtain a driver’s license, you must schedule an appointment for your driving test (tests are not given without an appointment). When you show up for your driving test, you will need to show proof of insurance and proof of financial responsibility. Upon completion of the driving test, you will be issued an interim license, which is valid for 90 days. After California processes all of your information, you will receive your official photo driver’s license in the mail.
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Scholarship program helps students pay for college chael J. Dowling. “When you think about these young men and women, they are the best of the best,” Dowling said. “According to Scholarship Managers, there were 4,675 people who applied, and 670 who will receive a scholarship. Doing the math, they represent the top 15 percent. This means they’re exceptional.” “Many of them are high school valedictorians,” he said. “This $1,500 scholarship helps them move forward in their pursuit of higher education.” Commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and
by Kevin Robinson DeCA public affairs specialist
More than $1 million in financial assistance will go to 670 students, considered to be among the nation’s best and brightest, thanks to this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program. Since its start in 2001, the Scholarships for Military Children program has awarded $1,500 scholarships to 7,412 children of active duty, Guard and Reserve, and retired service members worldwide. The Defense Commissary Agency participates in the program by accepting applications of eligible children and submitting their packages to Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship management services organization. Stores celebrate the achievements of their local selections with a ceremony in the commissary. These ceremonies create a lot of excitement for the military community as they acknowledge the achievements of their recipients, said DeCA Deputy Director Mi-
the general public fund the program through donations. And, all donations are applied solely to funding the scholarships, said Jim Weiskopf, vice president of Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists family members with temporary lodging when they visit hospitalized service members. “We want to thank those companies that have supported this very special quality of life program every year since 2001,” said Weiskopf, whose organization underwrites the cost of administering the scholarship program. “I also want to thank the store directors. They do so much more than sell groceries. They are integral parts of their local communities.” During the selection process, Scholarship Managers reviews the applicants’ grade-point averages, their extracurricular and volunteer activities, and their essays on an assigned topic. Two of this year’s 670 scholarship recipients, Kathryn Barisano
and Matthew Schneck, spoke to an audience of commissary employees and industry members at the DeCA scholarship luncheon April 25. The luncheon was held during the twoday 2013 DeCA and American Logistics Association Commissary Roundtable event in Richmond, Va. Barisano, the daughter of a retired soldier, is a senior at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Va. She is a member of both the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society, and as the captain of both her school’s varsity field hockey and soccer teams, earned all district, all region, and Metro honors in both sports. Barisano will attend James Madison University in the fall. Schneck, also the son of a retired soldier, is a senior at Prince George High School in Prince George, Va., where he has a 4.88 GPA and is ranked No. 1 in his class of 410 students. He has also earned varsity letters in volleyball, track and field, and soccer. Schneck received the William and Mary Leadership
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Have fun safely this summer by Ground Safety Office 412th Test Wing
Lately the weather has been 72 degrees one day and 95 degrees the next. Summer is here and it arrived overnight, without any warning. Pretty soon we will be saying “Wow, what a scorcher!” You know the days are going to be a hot, some over 108 degrees Fahrenheit. At work, you reach for a tool to finish your job and start to feel lightheaded. It is probably because you have not eaten much this morning. You can make it until lunch! So you press on with your work. Time passes and your condition has not gotten any better — in fact it is worse! Your breathing has increased, you are sweating profusely and your mouth is dry. Something is wrong! You start to climb down from where you are working but you are almost too weak to move. You feel like you are going to be sick. With no control over your movements, you fall to the ground below. Your co-workers are trying to get your attention but you cannot understand them. You yell, “Help me up guys!” but they don’t respond. Can they hear? All you can see is black...what’s happening? Heat
Exhaustion! That is what’s happening. Heat exhaustion can occur when you are subjected to hot environments and fail to take in enough fluids, salts or both. And even worse, this can lead to a life threatening condition known as a heat stroke. Sun stroke or heat stroke happens when the body’s internal mechanism fails to regulate its core temperature. At this point, the body stops cooling itself through perspiration and can’t get rid of excess heat. Unfortunately, the end result can be death if the body temperature is not lowered immediately! So, if you work in hot environments, it is critical to recognize when you are suffering from a Heat Stress Disorder. Symptoms of Heat Stress Disorders: • Heat Cramps — Symptoms are painful spasms of the muscles. Heat cramps are caused when workers consume large quantities of water but fail to take in enough salt to replace the salt their body lost through sweating. Tired muscles are most susceptible to cramping. • Heat Exhaustion — Symptoms for this disorder are moist, clammy, pale skin; profuse sweating; extreme weakness or fatigue; dry mouth; dizziness; fast pulse; rapid
breathing; muscle cramps and nausea. • Heat/Sun Stroke — Symptoms are a very high body temperature (104 degrees Fahfrenheit or higher); lack of sweat; mental confusion, delirium, or hallucinations; deep breathing and rapid pulse; hot, dry, red or mottled skin; and dilated pupils. Seek medical help at once for this condition. Tips for Prevention: • Acclimatization — Adjust yourself to the heat through short exposure periods followed by longer exposure until your body is accustomed to the heat. It may take 5-7 days of hot weather exposure before the body undergoes changes that make heat more bearable. • Drink lots of Water/Liquids — Replenish the fluid your body is losing through sweating. Not only water, but critical electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and calcium are lost through sweating, so consider using electrolyte drinks to combat heat related disorders. • Education — Know the signs and symptoms of heat stress disorders and act quickly. • Use Your Head — Do not ignore possible symptoms of heat stress disorders.
If you feel very hot, dizzy, nauseous or if your muscles cramp, stop and cool off! Heat Stress Disorders are serious. Workers who have ignored the symptoms have lost their lives. Humans have an ingenious system for regulating body temperature, their very own personal, “natural” air conditioner. We sweat, it evaporates through our skin, and we are cooled off. But this personal air conditioner can fail, and often does, if we overexert when environmental temperatures are high. Be Cool. Know what you have to do to beat the heat!
Blanket Edwards Drug Take Back Day gets authorization unwanted/unused drugs out of house waiver letter extended to July 2
United Healthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate delays in patient care, TRICARE Management Activity made an exception to policy and issued a blanket authorization waiver letter allowing TRICARE west region beneficiaries to receive medical care for TRICARE covered benefits without an authorization from United Healthcare. Prior to the original waiver letter expiration date of June 19, United Healthcare conducted stress tests of their medical referral processes across five large west region Military Treatment Facilities. The results of the test identified a major flaw which would require reconciliation before resuming standard processes. As a result, the blanket authorization waiver letter has been extended to July 2, 2013. The 412th Medical Group stands ready to assist all TRICARE beneficiaries with managing medical referral needs. If you need assistance or have any questions, call the 412th MDG Referral Management Center at (661) 275-2259.
The 412th Medical Group, 412th Security Forces Squadron and the Kern County Sheriff’s Department joined forces for Edwards AFB’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day June 14. Folks around base got the opportunity to bring in any unused or expired prescription medicines to the lobby of the Exchange where collection bins were available to collect the discarded items. People dropped off their unwanted prescriptions with no questions asked. The effort brought in 92 pounds of prescription meds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On April 27, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event. When added to the collections from DEA’s previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation. The National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Plans are in the works for another drug take back day this coming October. From left: Staff Sgt. Ryan Ball and Senior Airman Kenneth Gordon, 412th Security Forces Squadron; Deputy Brandon Routh, Kern County Sheriff’s Department; Master Sgt. Shawna Wesley and Maj. Vanthy Pham, 412th Medical Group; and Lola Becerra, civilian pharmacy technician.
Ninety-two pounds of unwanted prescription medicine were turned in by people around base during Edwards’ Drug Take Back Day June 14.
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June 21, 2013 Aero 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. Preregistration is required. You can participate in self-paced, FAA approved, Private, Instrument, Commercial or CFI pilot training. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’ ratings. The choice is yours. Whether your aim is recreational or a career path, your Aero Club will train you to the highest standard with safety always foremost. Rentals: The Aero Club offers Cessna 172s and 182s for rent. Contact the Aero Club for reservations and costs.
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. Military Family Life Consultant: 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 316-8401 to make an appointment. SBP/Casualty Assistance Office: The SBP and Casualty
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Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten Keeps Children Active and Learning This Summer! CAMP WAYSIDE – DISCOVERING GOD’S BIG BIG WORLD Rosamond, CA – This summer parents can keep their children physically active and intellectually engaged at Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten. The fun and learning begins on Monday June 17th and runs through Friday August 30th. At Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten we offer small class sizes, a state of the art playground and qualified and caring staff in a safe environment. Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten will be offering 11 different themed camps, each lasting one week for children ages two through six years old. Week 1 - Kick Off To Summer Luau - June 17-21 Week 2 - Wild or Tame - June 24-28 Week 3 - God Bless America - July 1-5 Week 4 - Farm Fun - July 8-12 Week 5 - Soaring through the Air - July 15-19 Week 6 - Desert Life - July 22-26 Week 7 - Jungle Boogie - July 29-Aug 2 Week 8 - The Big and Small Ocean - Aug 5-9 Week 9 - Around the World Cooking - Aug 12-16 Week 10 - Dinosaur Hunt - Aug 19-23 Week 11 - End of the Summer Pool Party - Aug 26-30 Each week the children at camp will enjoy weekly themed entertainment through games, arts and crafts, music, mathematics, letters and outdoor play. Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten is a licensed childcare facility, a ministry of Wayside Chapel, providing a safe, loving environment based on Christian principles where children and parents can learn and grow in their understanding and love of themselves, one another and God. Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten is located at 2584 Felsite Avenue in Rosamond. For more information, call Christine at (661) 256-9000, visit our web site www.wayside4kids.com or our Facebook page - Wayside Chapel Preschool & Kindergarten. PAid AdvERTisinG
Assistance Office are now combined. Every retiring member married or single must make a valid election prior to retiring. Retired military survivor assistance is also available. Help is available to file claims through various agencies: DFAS, B.A., SSA and OPM. Contact the SBP/Casualty Assistance office at 661-277-3757. 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 See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 12
Airman and Family Readiness
Heartlink – Dynamic Program for Spouses New to the Air Force: June 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the TAP classroom. Heartlink targets (but is not limited to) Air Force spouses new to the military way of life. Spouses both new and more experienced have said they learned so much - including how to read a Leave and Earning Statement, organization and structure of the Air Force in general and Edwards specifically, as well as the meaning behind time-honored traditions and more. It’s fun, entertaining and full of great information. Morning snacks and lunch are included in this free workshop. To sign up, call Claudia Stover at (661) 2775433 or the front desk at (661) 277-0723. The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through De-
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and resources can be found within this new comprehensive application. Certificate of completion must be turned-in to Glenn Arola and/ or your unit training manager for record keeping. For more information on this training or to get a few resources contact Glenn Arola 277-8451 or glenn. email@example.com. Spouse Employment/Volunteer Resources: The link to job search strategies and volunteer opportunities is through the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Individual consultation is also available by appointment to provide assistance with resumes and education opportunities. The A&FRC has established a distribution list that will allow job vacancies to be emailed to spouses as they become available. If you are interested in getting your email address added to this list, for more information please contact Linda Crump at 277-5433 Air Force Aid Society: Air Force active duty/spouse (with power of attorney), retired, widow/widower with internet access and an email address will be able to apply for AFAS assistance using the new AFAS Online Application by registering and completing the application at https:// my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx. Complete and submit the application to the Airman and Family Readiness Center or for more details, call 661-277-4662. Volunteers Need to Register: All volunteers with Edwards’ AFB official organizations/units need to register with the A&FRC Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Stover at 277-4615. Organizations or agencies that need volunteers and folks looking for volunteer opportunities may also contact Ms. Stover to be included on a distribution list.
Arts and Crafts Center/Auto Hobby 200 Methusa Rd., 275-ARTS/275-AUTO
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
June 21 , 2013 •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. FREE Wi-Fi! Now guests can access FREE Wi-Fi while waiting on car repairs or classes at the Arts and Crafts Center. Custom flag cases: As requested the Wood Shop now makes custom size flag cases with certificate boxes. The cases are handmade in the wood shop by wood shop instructor, Chuck. You can choose your own size, shape and type of wood (oak, walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany). These are truly a gift to treasure. 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.
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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 are away $25,000 in scholarships and 25 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) 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-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 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 Mexican Buffet: June 25, 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, Friday: 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. ReSee 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 – Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices, requiring effort and concentration, to do something which is good and right but which doesn’t “come naturally”-and then, on the thousand and first time, when it really matters, they find that they do what’s required “automatically.” N.T. Wright Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community This week’s request: Pray for the strength to make small but right choices, especially when no one is looking. 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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deem 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) 2772713 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! Community of Practice Website: A training class schedule is available on the Education and Training CoP. See at a glance all the classes offered by the Education & Training Section for Edwards military and DOD civilians. Contact your Training Manager for detailed course information. Log on to https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/ views/home.aspx?Filter=24828. Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is looking for poten-
Desert Wings tial faculty to teach graduate-level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional experience, and preferably experience teaching at the graduate level. Applicants please send resume/vita to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Karen Fudala at (661) 258-8501.
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 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
The new Army and Air Force Exchange is nearing completion. The Edwards AFB Exchange had their groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 4, 2013 for the new service station. This project started almost three years ago after the need to upgrade existing facilities was recognized. The current gas station has been around for 20-plus years. The new station will keep in compliance with California environmental law. The Exchange has also signed on with Firestone, which will provide three bays and bring a private car care business to the base. It will also have 10 pumps to help facilitate a quick in and out for customers. The new service station will be approximately 2,700 square feet of sales area, doubling the current station. The new station will be located across the street from Starbucks on Fitzgerald Blvd.
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) 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. 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, noon6 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.
148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275BLUE If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email email@example.com, or call (661) 810-8039.
Information, Tickets and Travel
205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, (661) 275-TRIP
Jet Hawks Tickets: The popular Jet Hawks vouchers are now available at the ITT office. We also feature the Family Fun Pack which 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-todate information, press the F5 key to refresh page.
5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275BOOK firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Reading Program: “Have Book, Will Travel.” Through 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. 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) 275BOOK 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. Universal 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 efSee ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 14
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fective 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 topof-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. Story Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and pre-school children.
Muroc Lake Golf Course 111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT
$10 Throw-In Game: Every Saturday in 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! 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
FREEDOM FEST 4th of JULY CELEBRATION: 4:3010 p.m., at Wings and Roberts Fields. This free event is open to the entire Edwards AFB community - enjoy our 25-
foot Tidal Wave Water Slide, Giant Slip N’ Slide, Extreme Obstacle Course, InfraRed Tag Games, Carnival Rides, Food and Beverage Booths, Pie Eating Contest, Balloon Artists, FREE Watermelon, Live Entertainment on stage, and a spectacular Fireworks Show! 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.
Kincheloe Ave., (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 workout and learn/get the competitive edge of a swim team. Sea Kayaking at Ventura Harbor: June 29, sign up by June 26. Depart at 8 a.m., return at approximately 7 p.m. Cost is $40. Minimum of seven, maximum of 10 participants. Basic instruction will be provided. This program will be geared towards beginners. We will have a brief instructional period followed by some paddling in the canals and relaxing on the beach, if time allows. ODR will provide equipment and transportation. 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!
Rod & Gun
210 Adams Way, 275-CAMP
Rifle and Pistol Range: June 22, 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)
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) 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! 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.
100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336 See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 15
Holiday Hours Independence Day, July 4: All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.–1 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Down Day, July 5: FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CAC/ID Issuance: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Education Office: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. High Desert Inn: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day High Desert Lanes Bowling Center: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:307 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Library: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Outdoor Recreation: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Panda Express: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill at Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. School-Age Annex: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Youth Center: 2-6 p.m. FSS facilities that will be closed: 412th FSS Front Office Airman & Family Readiness Civilian Personnel Family Child Care Military Personnel Section NAF HRO
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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 14 ‘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 information about youth & teen memberships, contact the main youth center at (661) 275-5437. Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new
Desert Wings 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.
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
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APET Rescue is looking for adult volunteers. If you are interested, visit APET Rescue at 615 South Forbes Avenue, or call (661) 258-9525. APET Rescue is open 4:30- 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 3:30-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
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! 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. 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. 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 Kin-
dergarten 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. Torch Club: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Torch Room. Torch clubs are charter, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 9-12. it is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. See Mr. Andrew for details. 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.
Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961
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 www.afgetfit.com.
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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
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
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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
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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 1389 Rosamond Blvd Rosamond CA, 93560
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United Church of Christ
A Progressive Christian Church 10:30 am Worship & Sunday School Reverend Karen Gatlin Reverend Nancy Bacon First Friday Celebration Paper Plane Contests and Refreshments 5 - 8 pm
661-822-4443 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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June 21, 2013
Aerotech & Desert wings clAssifieD AD Policies AnD form PAId Ads
The following categories are paid 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.
• Homes For sale • Houses For rent • Apartments For rent • Lots • Hotels & Motels • Commercial rentals • Loans • Investments • Business Opportunities
The Only Classified ads that are available as free ads to above listed personnel are:
• 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
• 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
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Paid Classified ad form HOMES FOR SALE HOUSES FOR RENT APTS FOR RENT LOTS HOTELS & MOTELS COMMERCIAL RENTALS LOANS INVESTMENTS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES RECREATION VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES WORK WANTED LOST & FOUND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY MOBILES FOR SALE
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June 21 , 2013
Furniture and more For Sale!! Call Paul at (661) 917-1835
Very nice solid wood two drawer lateral file. $120
#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”
Two vintage solid wood side tables with leather tops. $100 for both Four drawer heavy duty metal lateral file. $120
#1091 King bed frame. $60 Some wear. Includes headboard, footboard and side rails.
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