Celebrate the Fourth of July at Summer Bash by xiangpeng

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Volume 59, Number 50                                                  www.edwards.af.mil – www.facebook.com/edwardsairforcebase                                                              July 1, 2011


Celebrate the Fourth of July at Summer Bash
by Diane Betzler                                      band Smackwater Jack. The live performances
Staff Writer                                          are scheduled to run through 9:15 p.m.
                                                         Activities are scheduled to culminate around
   Summer’s here and like years past, the 95th        9:15 p.m. with a presentation of colors and the
Force Support Squadron welcomes in the lazy           National Anthem by the Civil Air Patrol Drill
days with a Summer Bash that’s sure to have           Team.
something for everyone.                                  Following the National Anthem, a colorful
   Open and free to the entire Edwards commu-         display of fireworks is scheduled to begin at 9:30
nity, the July 4th celebration will begin at 4:30     and expected to run till 10 p.m.
p.m. and is scheduled to run till 10 p.m.                The event is also an opportunity for those who
   “It’s the 20th annual summer bash,” said San-      are new to meet others in the community, as new
dra Davis, 95th FSS Community Services flight         95th Air Base Wing vice commander, Col. Amy
chief. “We have more carnival rides this year         Arwood said when asked about her plans for
and the first appearance of the civil air patrol      celebrating the Fourth of July.
drill team.”                                             “I’m new here and excited to be a part of
   Scheduled festivities at Roberts Field promise     Team Edwards. I plan on attending the Sum-
a fun-filled time for the entire family, Ms. Da-      mer Bash on the 4th to meet the community of
vis said, featuring a giant inflated Slip n’ Slide,   Edwards and celebrate Independence Day.”
bouncy castles, a youth carnival ride for little         Ms. Davis urges everyone to attend, “There’s
ones and a teen carnival ride for young adults        fun to be had by all!”
and the young at heart.
There will also be a Euro
Bungee, a dunk tank and
free watermelon, all go-
ing strong till 8:30 p.m.,
she said.
   The favorite children’s
attraction is the Euro
Bungee, Ms. Davis said.
“They are harnessed in
and love to do somersaults
and back flips.”
   At Wings Field, just
across from Roberts
Field, there will be food
and beverage booths, a
beer garden, live entertain-
ment and an information
and first aid booth. These
events will run from 4:30
to 9:15 p.m.
   Live entertainment
will take place on stage
at Wings Field featuring
the band Gooding, La Ha-
lau O Kananinapua Hula
Dance troupe and local

Fireworks for this
year’s Summer Bash
will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Festivities will run from                                                                                                                                          Air Force photographs by Stephen K. Robinson

4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.                                                                                    A boy enjoys the Euro Bungee at last year’s Edwards Summer Bash. This year’s Summer
at Roberts Field and                                                                                       Bash is scheduled for July 4th and goes from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roberts and Wings
Wings Field.                                                                                               Fields. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.


     DeCA                                                           Motorcycle                                                       Golf course
 gift cards                                                             safety                                                           open to
                                                                              .... Page 10
 available                                                                                                                                 public
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   New commissary gift cards come in denominations   Edwards’ motorcyclists take tour of base, emphasize                                 Citizens of the Antelope Valley and cities surround-
 of $25 and $50 and are available now.             safety.                                                                             ing Edwards can now apply for a golf pass.
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                                                               Leader’s Forum
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The best self-improvement model starts with this – be yourself
by Patrick Zang                                                    with a dab of Clearasil and by refocusing and employing time         starting point is yourself. In this context, the characteristics of
775th Test Squadron director                                       management techniques.                                               yourself are your strengths, weaknesses and gaping holes. We
                                                                      Gaping holes are areas that quickly need to be addressed to       already know most of these through self awareness. To get a
   Follow the leadership book of the month or be yourself? I       prevent serious issues. Gaping holes are things like significant     better understanding we need to look at supervisor feedback,
say, be yourself! Being you is how you got where you are and       financial issues, discrimination and an uncontrollable temper.       mentor advice, and 360-degree feedback. I highly recommend
being you is more comfortable than trying to be someone else.      Any of these can obviously derail a career in an instant. It is      training that involves good 360-degree feedback as this can
   Do we all constantly need to improve? Yes. Do leadership        imperative that expedited actions are taken to fix these issues.     be very helpful and often eye opening. Once we can list our
books help us do this? Of course they do. The issue is when           Gaping holes can also include things like severe physical or      strengths, weaknesses, and gaping holes we can start tweaking
people try to wholesale reinvent themselves based on the latest    mental illness. I can really relate to this right now. I’ve been     our leadership attributes.
book they read. This is unsustainable and a certain recipe for     battling acute Leukemia for almost a year now. The physically           Now let’s get back to the leadership books. These books are
failure.                                                           draining treatment and time away from the office makes it dif-       an invaluable source of knowledge for improvement. I truly
   We’ve got to assume that with respect to leadership, you be-    ficult to lead. I’ve addressed this to date by first off surround-
ing yourself is already “good.” That is how to you got where                                                                            believe that leaders are readers. Self-study using these books
                                                                   ing myself with a wonderful and amazing staff and communi-
you currently are. With this in mind, improvement involves only                                                                         provides methods building strengths, addressing weaknesses
                                                                   cating with them accurately and often. I’ve also worked very
tweaking rather than radical change.                                                                                                    and gaping holes as well as strategic growth. We should be
                                                                   hard to understand my disease, stay physically and mentally fit
   My basic improvement model has four components: im-             and be treated by a premier medical team (UCLA). I’ve been           cautious however. I compare these to diet books. The right
prove strengths; whittle away rough spots; address gaping          able to reduce what started out as a gaping hole to a rough spot     approach is to read and adapt what you learn to your situa-
holes and grow. If you have a solid strength like building         with the ultimate goal of getting rid of it altogether.              tion using the basic improvement model rather than dropping
teams or leading change, etc., it is important to pursue being        The last improvement model component is to grow. As you           “you” and following the whole diet book plan verbatim. In
even better at it. This is like a pitcher with a great fastball    move up the chain, decision making becomes more complex.             both cases, the author’s primary motivation is to sell books.
and marginal other pitches. Even while trying to improve his       More and more your decisions can have greater impact on the          In order to do so the author has to provide a complete book
other pitches he will never cease to work at making his fastball   organization and more significant effects on people’s lives.         so several great ideas may end up being stretched out into an
better.                                                            You especially need to grow in strategic understanding in order      entire “program.” The key is to glean out the
   Rough spots are minor weaknesses where you need to im-          to meet these higher level decision-making needs. Use of a              great ideas only. Following these diet (or leadership) books
prove but they aren’t large glaring issues. One of my rough        mentor, broadening assignments and working your way on to            wholesale typically never works in the long run.
spots is time management. I constantly work to improve this        your higher level organization’s strategic thinking teams is a          Here is the bottom line. Always work to improve but be
weakness and am slowly whittling it away. It rears its ugly        good way to develop these skills.                                    yourself. You are awesome! You got where you are because
head often at the most inopportune time like a teenage zit the        To be effective following any improvement plan you first          of who you are and you will get to where you want to go by
day before the prom. I can usually get everything back on track    need to know where to start. We already established that the         being you and steadily improving.

Mission, efforts of Team                                                                                 Founding fathers’ ideals of
Edwards continues                                                                                       independence upheld today
honored legacy                                                                                          by Gen. Donald Hoffman
                                                                                                        Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
by Col. Gregory Schwab                            us in a call to service. It is the extraordi-            We all enjoy a great many freedoms. Over the July 4th weekend, many of us
95th Air Base Wing Commander                      nary efforts and sacrifices made every day            will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family as
                                                  by Airmen – whether active duty, guard,               we celebrate our nation’s 235th birthday. While we certainly look forward to
   On July 4, 1776, 56 men signed a docu-         reserve or civilian – that keeps our nation           those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on
ment that established the foundation for new      free. You and your families know both the             exactly why it is we’re able to celebrate.
nation where “all men are created equal”          burden and joy of this important obliga-                 Historians tell us the men who signed the Declaration of Independence did not
with “certain unalienable rights.”                tion. I’m impressed at the lengths you go             foresee the document’s ultimate significance to future generations. The Continen-
   It was a major milestone, yet the Declara-     to defend our nation, both at home and as             tal Congress actually had more pressing concerns—the nation’s founders knew
tion of Independence alone did not produce        you deploy around the world, spending long            their signatures would be their death sentences if the American Revolution failed.
anyone’s freedom; Americans would have            periods away from your loved ones. This                  However, we have not maintained our independence on the courageousness of
to fight for seven long years to break the        nation owes you debt of gratitude!                    our forefathers alone. Since 1776, thousands of Americans have given their lives
“political bands” that connected them to the         As we celebrate this holiday weekend,              in service to our nation,
British crown. Tens of thousands of Ameri-        please do so safely. You are all key to the           and millions more have
cans died during the war. This established in     Air Force’s mission and we need everyone              put their lives at risk to
our nation’s infancy the concept that free-       back safe and ready to hit the ground run-            preserve our democratic
dom is not free, and though the price may be      ning after the holiday. Also, every one of            way of life and our indi-
high, it is worth paying. Subsequently, each      you has someone who needs you, so think               vidual freedom.
time our nation and its ideals have been at-      of them before you act.                                  Air Force Materiel
tacked or threatened, American fighting              The overwhelming majority of our fatal             Command is a key part of
men and women have responded to the call          accidents take place off duty in motor ve-            this service. We support
to protect and defend against the enemies         hicles and involve speed, alcohol, and fail-          democracy and uphold
of freedom.                                       ure to use seatbelts or personal protective           the ideals of our prede-
   Just as the Minutemen of the Revolu-           gear with motorcycles or off-road vehicles.           cessors when we provide
tionary War were ready to respond at a mo-        Celebrate smartly, take the opportunity to            our nation’s war fighters
ment’s notice, today our Airmen continually       have fun and come back relaxed and ready              with the resources they
provide Global Vigilance, Global Reach,           to continue our commitment to defend this             need to win.
and Global Power to ensure our nation’s           great country.                                           So enjoy July 4th fes-
security. While the Minutemen’s muskets              We hope you will join us in our Summer             tivities as you celebrate
have been replaced by the advanced weap-          Bash on July 4th. There will be something             this special time for
ons systems we test and prove here at Ed-         there for everyone to enjoy. But wherever             remembrance and pa-
wards, what has not changed in 235 years is       your holiday plans take you, know that you            triotism. Be safe, and be
our greatest advantage – the courage, com-        have our gratitude and respect for your               proud that, thanks to you,
mitment and sacrifice of our Airmen and           dedication to our important mission here              America remains free and
their fellow service members.                     at Edwards. The job you do here makes a               independent—the land
   The Fourth of July is a day for all Ameri-     difference.                                           of “Life, Liberty and the
cans to celebrate the freedoms that you—             On behalf of all Edwards AFB command-              pursuit of Happiness.”
Team Edwards—help provide. Indepen-               ers, directors, chiefs, and superintendents,             Happy Birthday,
dence Day carries a simple yet important          happy Independence Day—we are honored                 America!
message of freedom that continues to unite        to serve alongside each of you!
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                 Briefs
 Commissary closure
   The Edwards Commissary will be
 closed July 4 in observance of the Inde-
 pendence Day holiday.

 Summer Bash 2011
    Summer Bash is back and better than
 ever! This free event is open to the en-


                                                                                              New leader for
 tire Edwards AFB community and fun
 for all ages. Bring your friends and fam-
 ily and enjoy an evening of free enter-
 tainment, carnival rides and fireworks.
    Come to Wings and Roberts Fields
 4-30-10 p.m., July 4.
    For more information, call the Oasis
 Community Center at 275-2687.
                                                                                                   31st TES
                                                            Lt. Col. Steven Tittel addresses attendees at the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron
                                                            change of command in Hangar 1810, June 27. Colonel Tittel assumed command of
 Education Fair                                             31st TES from Lt. Col. Russell Hart who is headed to the Air War College in Alabama.
    The Edwards Education Center will                       Colonel Tittel previously served as the 31st TES director of operations. Col. Gregory
 host its 2011 Education Fair 10 a.m.-1                     Marzolf, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, traveled from Nellis Air Force
 p.m., Aug. 17 at the Oasis Community                       Base, Nev., to preside over the ceremony.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Air Force photograph by Doug Spinks
 Center.
    More than 35 colleges and universities
 from across the U.S. will be on hand to
 provide attendees a one-on-one oppor-
 tunity to discuss educational goals with
                                                                                                            Commander’s Action Line
 a school counselor. The event brings a                                                                          email: speak2cc@edwards.af.mil
 unique opportunity for potential students
 to sample many educational opportuni-
 ties without the need for extensive trav-

                                                                                                                                                        Q
 el, phone calls and lengthy e-mails.                        The Commander’s Action Line gives all Airmen, retirees,                                                 Colonel Schwab,
                                                           families and community members a direct link to Col. Grego-                                               I’ve noticed very few DUI incidents this year on the
    The event is open to the entire Ed-
                                                           ry Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander. The Action Line                                                scoreboards. With the coming hot weather and holi-
 wards community and supports the Air
                                                           can be used to express constructive points of view on the poli-                                         day, perhaps some positive reinforcement in the form
 Force’s “The Year of the CCAF” efforts.
                                                           cies and procedures of the base; discuss safety and security                                            of kudos to Edwards Airmen (Desert Wings) could
    For more information, call Sabrina
                                                                                                                                                        delay the next one.
 Murray at 277-6072 or email sabrina.                      issues; and address problems, concerns, or suggestions after                                                                                Jeffrey O’Brien
 murray@edwards.af.mil.                                    traditional methods have been exhausted.                                                                                                              civilian
                                                             The Commander’s Action Line should not be the first action

                                                                                                                                                        A
 Changes of command                                        taken to resolve an issue. Those seeking a remedy to a prob-                                                Mr. O’Brien,
 95th Aerospac Medical Squadron                            lem should first follow the chain of command and take up the                                                 Thank you for your comment, and you are abso-
   The 95th Aerospace Medical Squad-                       matter with the office of primary responsibility, supervisors,                                             lutely right!
 ron will hold a change of Command 2                       first sergeants or commanders.                                                                               To All Edwards Airmen (Active Duty, Reserve, Ci-
 p.m., July 7 in Bldg. 3925.                                                                                                                                         vilians and our Marine Counterparts), the entire Team
                                                             Action Line queries may be submitted by sending an e-mail
   Lt. Col. Kathryn G. Hughes will as-                                                                                                                  Edwards Leadership Team has noticed a dramatic change in DUI
 sume command from Lt. Col. Kathleen                       to speak2cc@edwards.af.mil with Commander’s Action Line
                                                           as the subject heading. Action Line submissions must be writ-                                statistics, and Edwards AFB is heading in the right direction.
 M. Jones who is headed to Langley Air                                                                                                                  Airmen and their families are our most precious asset in the Air
 Force Base, Va.                                           ten in a courteous and professional tone, and must include a
                                                                                                                                                        Force, so keeping everyone safe and ready to fly, fight and win is
   All 95th Medical Group facilities will                  name, an e-mail address or an alternative method of contact.                                 essential to our future. We hope you will continue this trend and
 operate on a limited schedule.                            The requestor’s contact information will not be published                                    we want to thank everyone for staying safe and being responsible.
   Clinics and ancillary services includ-                  in compliance with Privacy Act restrictions. Any messages                                    Have a happy and safe summer of 2011!
 ing pharmacy, laboratory, radiology,                      received without contact information will not be routed, so                                                                         Col. Gregory E. Schwab
 immunizations and central appointments                    please be sure to provide some method for communication.                                                                              commander, 95th ABW
 will be open 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For
 urgent medical needs during the period
 of closure, please contact the Nurse Ad-
 vice Line at 866-535-4137. If you have                      Action Line discussions that are deemed beneficial for the community at large will be published on the Web and the next
                                                           available edition of the Desert Wings. Submissions may be edited for grammar and length.
                          See BRIEFS, Page 4



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                                                                                                   an emergency, please contact our Paramedic Ambulance
                                                                                                   Services Element at 911 or via commercial phone at 277-
                                                                                                   3340.

                                                                                                   95th Medical Support Squadron
                                                                                                      Col. Viki T. Lin, Commander, 95th Medical Group, in-
                                                                                                   vites you to a change of command ceremony at which Lt.
                                                                                                   Col. Ronald J. Merchant will relinquish command of the
                                                                                                   95th Medical Support Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerry A. Harvey
                                                                                                   at 2:30 p.m., July 8 at the AFFTC Museum, Edwards Air
                                                                                                   Force Base, California.
                                                                                                      Visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/Merchant251/anim.cfm
                                                                                                   to RSVP.
                                                                                                      All 95th Medical Group facilities will operate on a lim-
                                                                                                   ited schedule that day as all clinics and ancillary services to
                                                                                                   include Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Immunizations
                                                                                                   and Central Appointments will be open 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                      For urgent medical needs, call the Nurse Advice Line at
                                                                                                   866-535-4137. If you have an emergency, call the Paramed-
               Raptor                                                                              ic Ambulance Services Element at 911 or via commercial
                                                                                                   phone 277-3340.

        squadron gets                                                                                 For more information, contact 1st. Lt. Chan Rajaram at
                                                                                                   275-2825.

            new boss                                                                               Dryden band festival
                                                                                                     During June and July, the NASA Dryden Employee Ex-
    Lt. Col. Daron Drown is congratulated                                                          change Council is hosting the 2011 Dryden Summer Band
    following the 411th Flight Test Squadron                                                       Festival, a free concert series showcasing the musical tal-
    change of command June 23. Colonel Drown                                                       ents of Dryden employees.
    assumed command from Lt. Col. Ernest                                                             The festival features one-hour lunchtime performances
    Teichert who is headed to the Industrial                                                       in June and July. Performances run 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
    College of the Air Force in Washington D.C.                                                    and take place in the cafeteria/auditorium area.
    Colonel Drown comes to Edwards from                                                              Schedule:
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The                                                       July 11—Edwards Air Force Base Gospel Choir Thurs-
    411th FLTS oversees developmental test and                                                     day
    evaluation on the F-22 Raptor.                                                                   July 28—Grammy finalist Native American Singer-Song-
                                                           Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon
                                                                                                   writer Jimmy Lee Young




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                                                                                                 Social Security numbers are enjoying the top-secret clearance they have
                                                                                               always deserved as the Department of Defense officials have removed the
                                                                                               nine digit number from identification cards issued after June 1.
                                                                                                 Authorized Exchange shoppers who receive the new ID will notice some
                                                                                               changes when writing a check, putting something on layaway or making a
                                                                                               return at an Army & Air Force Exchange Service facility.
                                                                                                 The absence of the Social Security number, the only number used by DOD
                                                                                               for financial transactions to recover lost funds, means that cashiers will scan
                                                                                               the new IDs to facilitate certain financial transactions.
                                                                                                 “We’ve spent a great deal of time upgrading our systems to recognize the
                                                                                               new IDs and provide these services without interruption,” said Chief Master
                                                                                               Sgt. Jeffry Helm, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “The scanning
                                                                                               process not only is more convenient, but also helps protect service members’
                                                                                               personal data. So whether the ID is old or new, authorized shoppers have
                                                                                               the proper ‘security clearance’ to exercise their Exchange benefit and shop
                                                                                               with peace of mind.”
                                                                                                 While not a new process, scanning for the DOD ID number to complete
                                                                                               select transactions assists in guarding the investment authorized shoppers
                                                                                               make in their communities. A military command with a retail mission,
                                                                                               two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to morale, welfare and recreation
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                   ‘What does Independence Day mean to you?’




         Airman 1st Class                                Tech Sgt.                                 Capt.                      Alice Jackson
         Matthew Vlieger                                Will Slusher                           Troy Cahoon              Air Force Flight Test Center
     412th Aircraft Maintenance                   412th Maintenance Group              Air Force Research Labora-               Contracting
             Squadron                                                                       tory, Detachment 7
                                                 “It’s a celebration of our free-                                        “Freedom to do what you
    “Staying close with friends                  dom and appreciation of our            “It makes me remember all               choose.”
    and family, and appreciating                         independence.”                the sacrifices my relatives in
    our freedom.”                                                                            the military made.”




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                                                                                    Warrior of the Week
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        Hometown: El Paso, Texas

        When did you join the Air Force?
        Nov. 23, 2008

        Why did you join?
        To have a career I could be proud of and to set a good example for my brothers.

        What do you like most about your job?
        The abundant opportunities to learn new things and the constant new challenges.

        If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
        I’d live anywhere overseas because I want to experience new places and cultures.

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     lead several details on and off base. His productivity and quality have been second to none and I never
     have to ask him twice to perform a task. Airman Pugh has become an outstanding mentor to the newly
     arriving airman at base dormitories and has had his room recognized as “Room of the Quarter” and won’t
     hesitate to take a wingman under his wing when necessary to help ensure he stays on the right track.”
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DeCA announces new gift card program
by Kevin L. Robinson                                              the complete $25 or $50 total is exhausted, the card can            nizations and activities consider purchasing online if they
Defense Commissary Agency                                         no longer be used. There is no monetary change issued for           need $500 or more in gift cards.
                                                                  unused portions of the card. Shoppers can use the remaining            • Commissary Gift Cards can be shipped anywhere in the
   Extending the gift of groceries to authorized commissary       card balance in conjunction with other forms of payment,            United States. Outside the United States, gift cards can be
patrons will soon be a lot easier thanks to the new Com-          said Robert J. Bunch, chief of DeCA’s customer service              shipped to APO, FPO or DPO addresses.
missary Gift Card.                                                division.                                                              • For customer service questions, call the toll-free phone
   The gift cards, offered in denominations of $25 and $50,          SVM, the global leader in gift card program manage-              number, 1-877-988-4438, which also allows the user to check
are available as of June 30 for purchase in stateside stores or   ment, is administering the Commissary Gift Card program             the card balance.
online through www.commissaries.com. Commissary cus-              on behalf of the commissary agency. SVM has provided                   • DeCA is not responsible for replacing lost, stolen, de-
tomers overseas can expect to see Commissary Gift Cards           businesses and organizations with gift cards for promotions,        stroyed or mutilated cards.
in their stores by early July. Customers there should stay        incentives and rewards for more than a decade.                         Once commissaries receive their first gift cards for sale,
tuned to their local store for card availability.                    “These cards allow us to offer the gift of groceries with-       they will no longer sell gift vouchers. However, customers
   Anyone will be able to purchase the gift cards for com-        out a paper voucher or a gift check,” Bunch said. “And,             who have already purchased gift vouchers will be able to
missary shoppers, said Defense Commissary Agency Direc-           the ability to order them online helps people who may not           redeem them through Aug. 31, 2016.
tor and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.                                        ordinarily be connected with the military, or even on an in-           “In the military we have a longstanding tradition of tak-
   “These gift cards allow anyone to give the gift of gro-        stallation, to still be able to reach out to support the troops.”   ing care of our own,” said Army Command Sgt. Maj. John
ceries—whether it’s mom and dad at home helping their                Here are some quick facts about the Commissary Gift              M. Gaines Jr., DeCA senior enlisted advisor to the direc-
military child in Germany stock up for a holiday dinner or        Card:                                                               tor. “However, this program also allows families at home,
a senior noncommissioned officer who wants to introduce              • The cards will be available at all commissaries world-         friends, our industry partners and charitable organizations
the commissary benefit to a junior soldier who has a family       wide—on a rack at full service, front-end registers—as well         to extend the gift of groceries to our commissary patrons.
at Fort Hood, Texas,” Jeu said. “We are excited to unveil a       as through the DeCA website, www.commissaries.com.                  That’s a wonderful way to say ‘thanks’ for everything they
program that will allow more people to take full advantage           • The cards expire five years from the date of purchase.         do in serving our nation.”
of their benefit.”                                                   • Online orders incur a handling fee. These fees are not            DeCA began using gift vouchers in 2009 shortly after the
   This is how the card works: Anyone can purchase the            assessed to in-store orders.                                        agency’s gift check provider, CertifiChecks Inc., ceased opera-
card, but only an authorized patron can redeem it. A cus-            • There is no limit to the number of gift cards that a pur-      tions on Feb. 26, 2009. Since then, customers have redeemed
tomer uses the card as long as there is a balance on it; once     chaser can buy. However, DeCA officials recommend orga-             nearly 191,000 vouchers for about $4.7 million in sales.
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   I need a home ...                                                                                                              TRICARE begins
                                                                                                                                  home delivery
                                                                                                                                  education initiative
                                                                                       Sadie is a 7-month                            TRICARE beneficiaries who still get two                     benefit wisely.”
                                                                                          old female ter-                         or more maintenance prescriptions from a                          Switching from retail pharmacy to home
                                                                                         rier mix. She is                         retail pharmacy should start checking their                    delivery spares beneficiaries the inconve-
                                                                                                                                  mailboxes.                                                     nience of picking their prescriptions up from
                                                                                         very sweet and                              TRICARE Management Activity and Ex-                         the pharmacy and saves them 66 percent per
                                                                                         has a wonderful                          press Scripts Inc. are mailing out home de-                    prescription. Home delivery is also cheaper
                                                                                         personality. She                         livery education “alert” letters to promote                    for TRICARE. Beneficiaries switching from
                                                                                       is a special needs                         pharmacy home delivery.                                        retail to home delivery saved the Department
                                                                                                                                     The alerts focus on the convenience and                     of Defense $30 million in 2010.
                                                                                        dog because she                           lower cost of home delivery versus retail phar-                   TRICARE and ESI are engaged in an ag-
                                                                                        has a skin condi-                         macies, and include information on how to                      gressive campaign to promote home delivery
                                                                                       tion that has to be                        switch prescriptions over. The alerts also seek                with great success. Growth in retail pharmacy
                                                                                        treated regularly.                        to alleviate possible concerns about home                      prescriptions covered by TRICARE is only
                                                                                                                                  delivery by highlighting safety measures and                   3.4 percent in 2011, down from the historical
                                                                                                                                  24/7 access to a pharmacist.                                   average of 5.2 percent. Home delivery pre-
                                                                                                                                     The alerts are targeted to TRICARE ben-                     scriptions have grown 9.8 percent in 2011,
                                                                                                                                  eficiaries who purchase two or more mainte-                    almost double the historical 5.8 percent rate.
                                                                                                                                  nance medications for chronic conditions at                        “The more TRICARE beneficiaries learn
                                                                                                                                  a retail pharmacy. These beneficiaries stand                   about pharmacy home delivery, the more
                                                                                                                                  to benefit most from switching over to home                    they take advantage of its benefits,” Admiral
                                                                                                                                  delivery. The education alerts will be mailed                  Hunter said. “The alerts are the next step in
 APET has new hours: 4:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 3:30-5 p.m., Satur-                                                          starting in July.                                              spreading the word.”
                           day and Sunday.                                                                                            “Providing service members and their fam-                     For more information about home delivery,
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                          615 S. Forbes Ave                                                                                       drug benefit is a vital part of TRICARE’s mis-                 up for home delivery beneficiaries should go
                          Edwards CA 93523                                                                                        sion,” said TRICARE Deputy Director Rear                       to ESI’s website, www.express-scripts.com/
                        Phone: (661) 258-9525                                                                                     Adm. Christine Hunter. “When beneficiaries                     TRICARE or call the TRICARE Member
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Born to ride ... safely
  Base motorcycle riders stress safety at annual meeting
by Kenji Thuloweit                        all motorcycle safety day put on by
Editor                                    AFFTC Ground Safety and the Ed-
                                          wards chapter of the Green Knights
  The sound of hogs, crotch rockets       Motorcycle Club, which is a mili-
and dirt bikes roared through the air     tary motorcycle club with chapters
on the morning of June 23.                throughout the Air Force.
  Motorcyclists from across Ed-              Following the trip, the motorcy-
wards swarmed to the Air Force            clists converged on the Oasis Com-
Flight Test Center Museum to meet,        munity Center for the AFFTC’s
emphasize safe riding and have a          annual motorcycle safety briefing.
summer morning group ride.                   “The idea is to talk to the indi-
  More than 60 riders took a whirl-       vidual riders out there about the
wind tour of the Air Force’s pre-         practicalities of operating a safe
mier flight test center.                  motorcycle,” said Alan Leder-
  “It was excellent, I got to see         man, Air Force Flight Test Center,
some historical parts of Edwards          Occupational Safety and Health
that I wouldn’t have even known           specialist. “Now is the time of the
about,” said Senior Airman Zack           year when the weather is getting
Vallen of the 412th Operations            better; we’re moving into summer
Support Squadron.                         and you?re going to see a lot more
  The two-and-a-half-hour ride            motorcyclists out there [on the
around Edwards launched an over-          roads].”




                                                                                                More than 60 motorcyclists head to South Base July 23. After a two-and-a-half hour ride around Edwards, the Air
                                                                                                Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety office held its annual motorcycle safety briefing at the Oasis Community
                                                                                                Center.

                                                                                                   Mr. Lederman said the annually        Force-wide. A video provided by       them aren’t. This is a purely in-
                                                                                                required briefing is to re-instill the   the California Highway Patrol was     formational meeting to make sure
                                                                                                safety mindset for base riders.          also viewed and showed a variety      that everyone who participates
                                                                                                   Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II,        of unsafe riding scenes including     in two-wheeled or three-wheeled
                                                                                                AFFTC commander, opened the              one where a rider tried to stand on   riding knows everything to do it
                                                                                                briefing with remarks about how          the seat of his bike while moving.    properly and safely on the instal-
                                                                                                important it is for motorcyclists to       The stunt did not work out.         lation.”
                                                                                                be cautious.                               “We do this for the base com-          For Airman Vallen, getting to
                                                                                                   “I do know something about            munity to promote motorcycle          see Edwards while riding with 60
                                                                                                risk,” said General Nolan. What I        safety 360 – all around,” said        other motorcyclists was both fun
                                                                                                ask you to do when you’re riding         Tech. Sgt. Travis Beyea, 95th         and informative.
                                                                                                your motorbike is to think about         Security Forces Squadron Ar-             “I thought it was a great way to
                                                     Air Force photographs by Kenji Thuloweit
                                                                                                the risk. Do a risk assessment. We       mory noncommissioned officer in       promote motorcycle safety,” said
Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander,                          do this in the aviation community        charge and Edwards AFB Green          Airman Vallen.
addresses base motorcycle enthusiasts at the Oasis Community Center                             all the time.”                           Knights chapter president.               “Anything with two wheels and
July 23. The AFFTC held its annual motorcycle safety briefing following the                        The audience viewed a presenta-         “The base has a lot of riders.      concrete is dangerous so you want
general’s remarks. The morning began with a two-and-a-half-hour group                           tion showing motorcycle accident         Some of them are riding the way       to take those safety precautions
motorcycle ride around Edwards.
                                                                                                statistics for Edwards and also Air      they are supposed to, and some of     when you can.”

Edwards golf course opens to public – those off base may apply for pass
by Kenji Thuloweit                                         Then, the applicant will be required to visit the                                                                            Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Editor                                                  Muroc Lake Golf Course and fill out an applica-                                                                                 Muroc Lake Golf Course
                                                        tion for a base access golf pass.                                                                                               pro Ricky Lanning sinks
   Citizens of Antelope Valley and cities sur-             Applications will then be turned over to the                                                                                 a putt on the 10th hole.
rounding Edwards may now apply for a golf pass          95th Security Forces Squadron for a background                                                                                  Citizens of Antelope Valley
to enjoy the base’s scenic 18-hole golf course.         check to be completed.                                                                                                          and cities surrounding
   After approval from base officials, community           Once the background check is complete, the                                                                                   Edwards may now apply
leaders, Air Force Materiel Command and the Air         applicant will be contacted and may then go to                                                                                  for a golf pass to enjoy
Force, Muroc Lake Golf Course is now open to            Pass and ID in Bldg. 3000 and have a pass issued                                                                                the base’s scenic 18-hole
the public.                                             to him or her.                                                                                                                  golf course. After approval
   The course, which features green manicured                                                                                                                                           from base officials,
                                                           Danny Bazzell, Edwards Civilian-Military
fairways surrounded by desert landscape, allows                                                                                                                                         community leaders, Air
                                                        Support Group vice president and Strategic Com-
local golfers who are not affiliated with the base                                                                                                                                      Force Materiel Command
another venue to play.                                  munications director, said opening up the golf                                                                                  and the Air Force, Muroc
   “The main reason why this was done was               course is a good move.                                                                                                          Lake Golf Course is now
for the community,” said Howard Kuroda, golf               “Opening it up to the public is great. It’s a beauti-                                                                        open to the public.
course manager. “We want to share with the sur-         ful and challenging course and opening it up means
rounding cities the beautiful golf course we have       more people get to come out and enjoy it,” said
on base.”                                               Mr. Bazzell.
   Mr. Kuroda said those who want to play on               Muroc Lake Golf Course opened in 1967.
base must call the golf course and be put on a          Along with the 6,915-yard course, facilities include
sponsor list, which is given to security forces to      a driving range, putting green and a clubhouse that
allow the applicant base access.                        serves breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
   The process starts by an applicant calling              For more information, call the Edwards Air
the Edwards Air Force Base Muroc Lake Golf              Force Base Muroc Lake Golf Course at 661-275-
Course at 661-275-7888 (PUTT).                          7888 (PUTT).
                 2010 Annual Consumer Confidence Report on Tap Water Quality

                                                                    Edwards Air Force Base
                                                                         Main Base
    English: This report contains very important information on drinking water. Translate it or speak with someone who understands it well.

    Spanish:     Este reporte contiene información muy importante sobre agua potable. Por favor tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo pueda leer por usted.


                                    INTRODUCTION                                                     from their health care providers. More information about contaminants and potential health
  This is an annual report on the quality of water delivered by Edwards Air Force Base. Under        effects can be obtained by calling the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791)
the Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, community             or online at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/index.html.
water systems are required to report this water quality information to the consuming public.
Presented in this report is information on the source of our water, its constituents, and the        WATER CONSERVATION TIPS
health risks associated with any contaminants. We continually monitor the drinking water for                           Turn water off when shaving and brushing your teeth.
contaminants. We are pleased to report our water is safe to drink.                                                   Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.
                                                                                                                       Adjust lawn sprinklers to water the grass not the street.
                     WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM                                                                       Take shorter showers. Turn water off while lathering up.
  The EAFB Main Base Drinking Water System draws water from two sources:                                               Use the garbage can rather than the garbage disposal.

  1. On-base groundwater wells.                                                                                              Water is a natural resource not to be wasted.
  2. Surface water supplied by the Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency.
                                                                                                     DEFINITIONS
   We have nine on-base groundwater wells supplying the EAFB Main Base Drinking Water                   Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed
System. The water from these wells goes to a booster station where it is chlorinated. Chlorina-      in drinking water.
tion is a disinfection process that controls microbial growth. The water is then pumped into            Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking
the base distribution system.                                                                        water below which there is no known or expected health risk.
                                                                                                        Public Health Goal (PHG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which
  In addition to the groundwater wells, the EAFB Main Base Drinking Water system receives            there is no known or expected risk to health. PHGs are set by the California Environmental
water from the Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency through a water main to blend with             Protection Agency.
the well water to ensure a safe supply. The water we receive from the AVEK Water Agency is              Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS): MCLs for contaminants that affect health
supplied in finished drinking water quality form (this water line serves other AVEK custom-          along with their monitoring and reporting requirements and water treatment requirements
ers such as the city of Boron). We add additional chlorine to maintain microbial control as          (potability).
the water travels through our system. The AVEK Water Agency supply is primarily from the                Secondary Drinking Water Standards (SDWS): MCLs for contaminants that may ad-
California Aqueduct, a surface water source. As a water wholesaler, the AVEK Water Agency            versely affect the taste, odor, or appearance of drinking water (palatability).
published its 2010 Water Quality Report earlier this year.                                              90th Percentile Level: The level of lead and copper at which 90 percent of drinking water
                                                                                                     samples taken in a system are below. This level is compared with the MCL for lead and cop-
                            DRINKING WATER BASICS                                                    per to determine system compliance.
  The sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and
wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally   ACRONYMS AND TERMS
occurring minerals, and, in some cases, radioactive material. It can also pick up substances         NL      Notification level; the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers
resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.                                               treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow
                                                                                                     ND      Not detectable at testing limit
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:                                            ppm     Parts per million; a unit of measure equivalent to a single penny in $10,000; equiva-
                                                                                                             lent to milligrams            per liter
  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treat-            ppb     Parts per billion; a unit of measure equivalent to a single penny in $10,000,000;
ment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. One such possible              equivalent to micrograms per liter
contaminant is Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is a one-celled parasite that can cause a            Level Detected Laboratory analytical result for a contaminant; this value is evaluated
gastrointestinal illness called cryptosporidiosis. It occurs in the feces of infected animals or             against an MCL or AL to determine compliance
humans. It is environmentally resistant and may survive outside the body for long periods            Range The range of the highest and lowest analytical values of a reported contaminant. For
of time. To become infected, a person must consume contaminated food or water, including                     example, the range of reported analytical detections for an unregulated contaminant
water from streams or rivers. The people most susceptible to cryptosporidium are those on                    may be 10.1 ppm (lowest value) to 13.4 ppm (highest value). EPA requires this range
chemotherapy, organ or bone marrow recipients, persons with HIV or AIDS, malnourished                        to be reported.
children, the very young, and the very old.                                                          pCi/l   picocuries per liter of water (a measure of radiation)
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or
resulting from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil                                   SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT
and gas production, mining, or farming.                                                                 The Civil Engineering Department at EAFB produced the 2003 Source Water Assessment,
  • Pesticides and herbicides that may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture,           completed June 18, 2003, and it is on file in the Civil Engineering office (661-277-5000).
urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.                                                        Possible contaminating activities for the wells surveyed in this assessment include nearby
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals that           abandoned wells, storm drainage discharge, aboveground water storage tanks, and nearby
are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from             roads. The health risks from these activities are diminished through weekly monitoring of the
gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.                                          potable water system. AVEK also provides a Source Water Assessment for the water they dis-
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or resulting from oil and gas         tribute. This is a new state requirement and lists the Physical Barrier Effectiveness, Inventory
production and mining activities.                                                                    of Possible Contaminating Activities, Vulnerability Ranking, Assessment Map, Assessment
                                                                                                     Summary, and Public Notification procedures.
  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, United States Environmental Protection
Agency and the California Department of Public Health Services prescribe regulations that
limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Both                            MONITORING OF YOUR DRINKING WATER
agencies also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same            At Edwards Air Force Base, we monitor contaminant groups listed in Column 1 of Table
protection for public health.                                                                        1 using EPA-approved methods. Column 2 of Table 1 specifies the monitoring frequency.

Additional General Information on Drinking Water
  Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain small
amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in
drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised people, such as those with
cancer undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly individuals, and infants can be
particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water
EDWARDS AFB 2010 WATER MONITORING RESULTS SUM-                                                     Lead
                                                                                                   Lead is a natural metal used in some pipe fittings. Small amounts of lead can enter drinking
MARY                                                                                             water from internal corrosion of these fittings. Infants and children who drink water containing
  Tables 2 - 4 list all of the primary drinking water standard contaminants that were detected   lead in excess of the notification level could experience delays in their physical or mental de-
during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The presence of these contaminants in the   velopment. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults
water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The California Depart-   who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.
ment of Public Health Services requires us to monitor certain contaminants less than once per      Copper
year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly       Copper is a metal found in natural deposits and is an essential nutrient, but some people who
from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than    drink water containing copper in excess of the notification level over a relatively short amount
one-year old.                                                                                    of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing
                                                                                                 copper in excess of the notification level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage.
  Table 5 lists all of the secondary drinking water standard contaminants that were detected     People with Wilson’s disease should consult their personal physician.
during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The California Department of Public
Health Services requires us to monitor these contaminants in order to identify conditions that     Arsenic
may adversely affect the taste, odor, or appearance of drinking water. Because the MCL for         The water in the EAFB drinking-water system is a blend of EAFB well water and AVEK
secondary standard contaminants is not based on health effects, the presence of these con-       water. This method is referred to as arsenic blending and was approved by the California
taminants in the water does not indicate that the water poses a health risk.                     Department of Public Health (CDPH) in January 2006. We do this to ensure compliance with
                                                                                                 the EPA-established standard of 10 ppb for arsenic.

                                                                                                   NOTE: The “highest level detected” represents the concentration of arsenic directly from
                                                                                                 only one well and the average is of all the wells in use.

                                                                                                    Arsenic is a naturally occurring mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concen-
                                                                                                 trations. Some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many
                                                                                                 years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have
                                                                                                 an increased risk of getting cancer.

                                                                                                   Nitrate
                                                                                                   Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 45 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six
                                                                                                 months of age. Such nitrate levels in drinking water can interfere with the capacity of the
                                                                                                 infant’s blood to carry oxygen, resulting in a serious illness; symptoms include shortness of
                                                                                                 breath and blueness of skin. Nitrate levels above 45 ppm may also affect the ability of the
                                                                                                 blood to carry oxygen in other individuals, such as pregnant women and those with certain
                                                                                                 specific enzyme deficiencies. If you are caring for an infant, or you are pregnant, you should
                                                                                                 ask for advice from your health care provider.

                                                                                                   Total trihalomethanes
                                                                                                   Trihalomethanes are a by-product of chlorination of drinking water. Some people who drink
                                                                                                 water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience
                                                                                                 problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk
                                                                                                 of getting cancer. Trihalomethane sampling results are based on an annual running average.
                                                                                                 The EAFB Trihalomethane average of 44.04 ppb complies with the MCL.

                                                                                                   Gross alpha
                                                                                                   Initial gross alpha contamination is required to be sampled for four consecutive quarters,
                                                                                                 every four years by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department
                                                                                                 of Public Health. Gross alpha sampling results received in 2008 indicated the wells used at
                                                                                                 EAFB will be required to be sampled every 3 years. The number reported is from samples
                                                                                                 taken in 2008.




                                                                                                   Turbidity
                                                                                                   Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water. We monitor it because it is a good
                                                                                                 indicator of water quality. High turbidity can hinder the effectiveness of disinfectants. Areas
                                                                                                 affected by high turbidity have been placed on a regular flushing schedule to reduce turbidity.

                                                                                                                                  Public Involvement
                                                                                                   Questions regarding the content of this report should be directed to the 95th Aerospace
                                                                                                 Medicine Squadron/Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (661-277-3272) or Public Affairs
                                                                                                 (661-277-4127).

                                                                                                   The following periodic meetings are open to the public:
                                                                                                   - Base Town Hall meetings are held on an as needed basis.
                                                                                                   - Base Commanders Call meetings are held periodically.
                                                                                                   Times and locations for these meetings will be announced in the Desert Wings, on the base
                                                                                                 website at www.edwards.af.mil and will be posted at www.facebook.com/edwardsairforce-
                                                                                                 base.
                  2010 Annual Consumer Confidence Report on Tap Water Quality

                                                         Edwards Air Force Base
                                                  Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
    English: This report contains very important information on drinking water. Translate it or speak with someone who understands it well.

    Spanish:     Este reporte contiene información muy importante sobre agua potable. Por favor tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo pueda leer por usted.


                                    INTRODUCTION                                                                      Use the garbage can rather than the garbage disposal.
  This is an annual report on the quality of water delivered by Edwards Air Force Base.
Under the Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act,                                       Water is a natural resource not to be wasted.
community water systems are required to report this water quality information to the consum-
ing public. Presented in this report is information on the source of our water, its constituents,                                        DEFINITIONS
and the health risks associated with any contaminants. We continually monitor the drinking            Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is al-
water for contaminants. We are pleased to report our water is safe to drink.                        lowed in drinking water.
                                                                                                      Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking
                    WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM                                                      water below which there is no known or expected health risk.
  The EAFB Air Force Research Laboratory Drinking Water System gets water from one                    Public Health Goal (PHG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which
source:                                                                                             there is no known or expected risk to health. PHGs are set by the California Environmental
                                                                                                    Protection Agency.
  1. On-base groundwater wells.                                                                       Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS): MCLs for contaminants that affect health
                                                                                                    along with their monitoring and reporting requirements and water treatment requirements
  We have three on-base groundwater wells that are chlorinated at a booster station and sent        (potability).
through the distribution station.                                                                     Secondary Drinking Water Standards (SDWS): MCLs for contaminants that may ad-
                                                                                                    versely affect the taste, odor, or appearance of drinking water (palatability).
                           DRINKING WATER BASICS                                                      90th Percentile Level: The level of lead and copper at which 90 percent of drinking water
  The sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs          samples taken in a system are below. This level is compared with the MCL for lead and cop-
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves        per to determine system compliance.
naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material. It can also pick up
substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.                                                       ACRONYMS AND TERMS
                                                                                                    NL       Notification level; the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:                                                    treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow
                                                                                                    ND       Not detectable at testing limit
  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treat-           ppm      Parts per million; a unit of measure equivalent to a single penny in $10,000; equiva=
ment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. One such possible              lent to milligrams per liter
contaminant is Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is a one-celled parasite that can cause a           ppb      Parts per billion; a unit of measure equivalent to a single penny in $10,000,000;
gastrointestinal illness called cryptosporidiosis. It occurs in the feces of infected animals or             equivalent to micrograms per liter
humans. It is environmentally resistant and may survive outside the body for long periods           Level Detected Laboratory analytical result for a contaminant; this value is evaluated
of time. To become infected, a person must consume contaminated food or water, including                     against an MCL or AL to determine compliance
water from streams or rivers. The people most susceptible to cryptosporidium are those on           Range The range of the highest and lowest analytical values of a reported contaminant.
chemotherapy, organ or bone marrow recipients, persons with HIV or AIDS, malnourished               For
children, the very young, and the very old.                                                                  example, the range of reported analytical detections for an unregulated contaminant
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or                    may be 10.1 ppm (lowest value) to 13.4 ppm (highest value). EPA requires this
resulting from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil          range to be reported.
and gas production, mining, or farming.                                                             pCi/l                    picocuries per liter of water (a measure of radiation)
  • Pesticides and herbicides that may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture,
urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.                                                                              SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals that            The Civil Engineering Department at EAFB produced the 2003 Source Water Assessment,
are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from            completed June 18, 2003, and it is on file in the Civil Engineering office (661-277-5000).
gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic systems.                                          No possible contaminating activities for the wells surveyed were found.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or resulting from oil and
gas production and mining activities.                                                                              MONITORING OF YOUR DRINKING WATER
                                                                                                      At Edwards Air Force Base, we monitor contaminant groups listed in Column 1 of Table
   In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the United States Environmental Protec-      1 using EPA-approved methods. Column 2 of Table 1 specifies the monitoring frequency.
tion Agency and the California Department of Public Health Services prescribe regulations
that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.
Both agencies also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the
same protection for public health.

Additional General Information on Drinking Water

  Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain small
amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in
drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised people, such as those
with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, people
with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly individuals, and infants
can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers. More information about contaminants and potential
                                                                                                       EDWARDS AFB 2010 WATER MONITORING RESULTS SUM-
health effects can be obtained by calling the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-                                  MARY
426-4791) or online at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/index.html.                                        Tables 2 - 4 list all of the primary drinking water standard contaminants that were
                                                                                                    detected during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The presence of these con-
                                                                                                    taminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The
                         WATER CONSERVATION TIPS                                                    California Department of Public Health Services requires us to monitor certain contaminants
                  Turn water off when shaving and brushing your teeth.                              less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected
                Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.                          to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water
                 Adjust lawn sprinklers to water the grass, not the street.                         quality, is more than one year old.
                 Take shorter showers. Turn water off while lathering up.                              Table 5 lists all of the secondary drinking water standard contaminants that were
detected during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The California Depart-              Arsenic
ment of Public Health Services requires us to monitor these contaminants in order to identify     The EPA established a new standard of 10 ppb for arsenic in 2001. All public water systems
conditions that may adversely affect the taste, odor or appearance of drinking water. Because   were required to comply with this standard by January 2006. The MCL applies to the annual
the MCL for secondary standard contaminants is not based on health effects, the presence of     average for the wells. The drinking water at AFRL is in compliance with the 10 ppb standard.
these contaminants in the water does not indicate that the water poses a health risk.
                                                                                                 NOTE: The “highest level detected” represents the concentration of arsenic directly from
                                                                                                ONLY one well and the average is of all the wells in use.

                                                                                                  Arsenic is a naturally-occurring mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high con-
                                                                                                centrations. Some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over
                                                                                                many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and
                                                                                                may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

                                                                                                  Nitrate
                                                                                                  Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 45 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six
                                                                                                months of age. Such nitrate levels in drinking water can interfere with the capacity of the
                                                                                                infant’s blood to carry oxygen, resulting in a serious illness; symptoms include shortness of
                                                                                                breath and blueness of skin. Nitrate levels above 45 ppm may also affect the ability of the
                                                                                                blood to carry oxygen in other individuals, such as pregnant women and those with certain
                                                                                                specific enzyme deficiencies. If you are caring for an infant, or you are pregnant, you should
                                                                                                ask for advice from your health care provider.

                                                                                                   Total trihalomethanes
                                                                                                   Trihalomethanes are a by-product of chlorination of drinking water. Some people who
                                                                                                drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experi-
                                                                                                ence problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous system, and may have an increased
                                                                                                risk of getting cancer. Total trihalomethane sampling results are based on an annual running
                                                                                                average. The AFRL trihalomethane average of 30.33 ppb complies with the MCL.

                                                                                                  Gross alpha
                                                                                                  Initial gross alpha contamination is required to be sampled for four consecutive quarters,
  Lead                                                                                          every four years, by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health
  Lead is a natural metal used in some pipe fittings. Small amounts of lead can enter drink-    Services. Gross alpha sampling results received in 2001 indicated the wells used at EAFB will
ing water from internal corrosion of these fittings. Infants and children who drink water       be required to be sampled every 3 years. The number reported is from a sample taken in 2008.
containing lead in excess of the notification level could experience delays in their physical
or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning
abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or
high blood pressure.

  Copper
  Copper is a metal found in natural deposits and is an essential nutrient, but some people
who drink water containing copper in excess of the notification level over a relatively short
amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water
containing copper in excess of the notification level over many years could suffer liver or
kidney damage. People with Wilson’s disease should consult their personal physician.




                                                                                                  Turbidity
                                                                                                  Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water. We monitor it because it is a good
                                                                                                indicator of water quality. High turbidity can hinder the effectiveness of disinfectants. Areas
                                                                                                affected by high turbidity have been placed on a regular flushing schedule to reduce turbidity.

                                                                                                                                 Public Involvement
                                                                                                  Questions regarding the content of this report should be directed to the 95th Aerospace
                                                                                                Medicine Squadron/Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (661-277-3272) or Public Affairs
                                                                                                (661-277-4127).

                                                                                                  The following periodic meetings are open to the public:
                                                                                                  - Base Town Hall meetings are held on an as needed basis.
                                                                                                  - Base Commanders Call meetings are held periodically.
                                                                                                  Times and locations for these meetings will be announced in the Desert Wings, on the
                                                                                                base website at www.edwards.af.mil and will be posted at www.facebook.com/edwardsair-
                                                                                                forcebase.
                                                                    Announcements
July 1, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Desert Wings                  11

  PLAYpasses are available now!! If your spouse is de-                      a new online sponsorship site that supplements the manda-                                 “Places to Volunteer at Edwards” list. A great avenue to ob-
ployed or you are a single airman returning from a deploy-                  tory monthly classroom training. Visit: http://apps.mhf.dod.                              tain volunteers and get the word out! Call Melida McWeeney
ment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and                       mil/esat. A certificate of completion must be turned in to                                at 277-0230 or e-mail melida.mcweeney@edwards.af.mil.
register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various                      your unit training manager. Unit sponsorship training is also                                Volunteering better your community offers a chance to
activities and programs on base for adults and children.                    available by request. Call Melida McWeeney, 277-0230 to                                   learn new skills and enhance your resume. Free child care
For more information contact the A&FRC.                                     sign up.
                                                                               Post-Deployment Briefs: Within seven days upon return                                                                                 See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 12
Aero Club                                                                   from deployment, active duty personnel must schedule a
  South Base, Bldg. 320, 275-AERO                                           post-deployment brief at the A&FRC as part of a reunion

                                                                                                                                                                       S U MMER B A S H
                                                                            and reintegration process IAW AFI 10-403. Spouses are wel-
   Financial Assistance: Attention active duty personnel! You               come and encouraged to attend with their sponsors. Call Me-
may be eligible for up to $4,500 in tuition assistance for                  lida McWeeney at 277-0230 or 277-0723 to schedule a brief.
flight training. Call the Education office at (661) 277-2713                   Disabled American Veterans: The DAV has a Transition
for details. Realize your dream ... learn to fly!                           Services Officer onsite at the A&FRC to serve separating and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday, July 4 • 4:30 - 10 pm
                                                                            retiring military. Military members may now file claims 180
                                                                                                                                                                                         Wings & Roberts Fields • Fireworks at 9:30 pm
Airman and Family Readiness                                                 days prior to separation or retirement. Call Jazmin Bravo at                                             FREE event open to the entire Edwards AFB Community!
  550 S. Bailey Ave., Bldg. 7020, 277-0723                                  277-3498 for an appointment to assist with filing VA claims.
                                                                                                                                                                          Roberts Field:                    Wings Field:                        Stage:
                                                                               Military Family Life Consultant: A Military Family Life                                    4:30 - 8:30 pm                    4:30 - 9:15 pm                      4:30 - 9:15 pm
   Pre-Separation Counseling: July 5, 8:30-10 a.m.,                         Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military mem-                                     •	   25’	Tidal	Wave	Water	Slide   •	
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Food	&	Beverage	Booths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beer	Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Live	Entertainment	
                                                                                                                                                                          •	   Bouncy	Castles                                                   Performances	by:
A&FRC. Pre-separation counseling is required by law for                     bers, spouses, family members, friends and staff members                                      •	   Youth	Carnival	Ride          •	   Information/First	Aid	Booth    •	 Gooding
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •	   Live	Entertainment
all separating and retiring military members at least 90 days               address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting,                                  •	
                                                                                                                                                                          •	
                                                                                                                                                                               Teen/Adult	Carnival	Ride
                                                                                                                                                                               Euro	Bungee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •	 Smackwater	Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •	 La	Halau	O	Kananinapua	
                                                                            stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free                                   •	   Free	Watermelon              Wings Field                            Hula	Dancers
prior to separation or retirement. Retirees may attend 24                                                                                                                 •	   Dunk	Tank                    9:15 - 9:30 pm
months prior to DOR and those separating may attend up to                   and anonymous—no records are kept. Call (661) 316-8401                                                                          Civil	Air	Patrol	Drill	Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Presentation	of	Colors	
12 months prior to DOS. Spouses are highly encouraged to                    to make an appointment.                                                                                                         National	Anthem

attend. Planning ahead is the key to a smooth transition back                  School Liaison Officer: The School Liaison Officer is the
into civilian life. Don’t wait until the last minute. Sign-up               central point of contact for school related matters between
is required. For more information, call Glenn Arola at 277-                 the command, military families, and local school systems
4662 or 277-0723.                                                           on issues which focus on partnership in education such as
   Pre-Deployment Briefs: July 6, 10-11 a.m., A&FRC. This                   academics, after school programs, homeschooling, school
is a mandatory brief for all deploying active duty personnel                transition and Institutes of Higher Education. Edwards AFB
or those leaving on an extended TDY. Topics include but                     School Liaison Officer is here to assist. Please send inquiries
not limited to: family communication, finances and personal                 to 95FSS.School.Liaison@edwards.af.mil or contact 277-
property management. Spouses are highly encouraged to at-                   3856, DSN 527-3846.
tend. Sign-up is required. For more information, call Melida                   Spouse Employment: If you are interested in getting your
McWeeney at 277-0230/0723.                                                  email address added to this distribution list of job vacancies,
   Sponsorship Training: Training is mandatory for all first                contact Melida McWeeney at 277-5433 or by email at Me-
time sponsors and those who haven’t sponsored anybody for                   lida.mcweeney@edwards.af.mil.
more than a year. ‘eSponsorship Application & Training’ is                     Volunteer Opportunities: Include your organization in the


                                 Worship
                                                                              WAYSIDE CHAPEL                                                                             Church of                                                 You’re invited to

                                 Directory                                     COMMUNITY CHURCH
                                                                                  WORSHIP SERvICE
                                                                                       10:30 AM                                                                           Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The First Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Church of Rosamond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ministries throughout
                                                                              ®    SPANISH SERvICE                                                                                   Eph 4:4-6                                      the week for the entire family
                                                                                       12:30 PM
                                 To advertise in the                            Sunday School............ 9:00 AM                                                        Sunday Morning Bible Study

                                 Worship Directory,
                                                                              Thursday Family Night......... 6:00 PM
                                                                                       • Adult Ministries                   Victory                                               9:45 am                                        ◆ Sunday School
                                                                                      • Youth Ministries                 Baptist Church                                    Sunday Morning Service                                ◆ Worship
                                 please call toll free                           • AWANA • The Motherhood
                                                                                                                             10173 South Loop
                                                                                                                                                                                 10:45 am                                        ◆ Team Kids
                                                                              2584 Felsite Ave., Rosamond                                                                  Sunday Evening Service
                                  (877) 247-9288.                                (661) 256-9222
                                                                                                                               California City
                                                                                                                                                                                  6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Youth Study

                                                                               www.waysideweb.org                           Ron Smith, Pastor                            Wednesday Evening Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ◆ Promise Keepers Fellowship
                                                                                                                       • Sunday School 10:00 am • Morning 11:00 am                                                               ◆ Women’s Bible Study
                                                                                                                       • Sunday Evening 6:00 pm • Wednesday 7:00 pm               6:00 pm
                                                                                                                           For transportation from Edwards AFB call
                                                                                                                                                                          1389 Rosamond Blvd
                                                                                                                          (760) 373-7314                                  Rosamond CA, 93560
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The corner of 20th and Poplar,
                                                                                                                         Independent - Fundamental                                                                                   2 blocks from Post Office
                                                                                                                         www.victory-baptist.org                         (661) 256-3245                                          256-2469 or 256-2244

                                                                                                                           FSBC      Hope and ResuRRection
                                                                                                                       North EdwardS  LutHeRan cHuRcHes
                                                          Lancaster Baptist is an independent, Baptist                    Sunday School
                                                          church with a friendly, family atmosphere and                      9:45 am
                                                          strong commitment to Bible truth. We offer
                                                                                                                         Sunday Worship
                                                          classes specifically designed for military families.
                                                          Join us this Sunday at 0900 or 1030
                                                                                                                             11:00 am                                                          Sunday Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                       Mid-Week Bible Study
                                   Pastor Paul Chappell

                                                                                                                             6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      9 am
                                    Only 15 minutes from Edwards South Gate: exit South Gate.                          Pastor Howard Edmond
                                    Turn right on Ave. E, left on 90th St. E, right on Ave. I, and left on
                                    40th E. LBC is at the corner of 40th and Lancaster Blvd.
                                                                                                                          760-769-4170                                      The Rev. Wm. R. Hampton, STS
                                     661.946.4663 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93535                                  17201 Lorraine                         K and Inyo Streets, Mojave (one block east of Carls Jr.)
                                                    lancasterbaptist.org                                                       North Edwards                                        909-989-3317
12      Desert Wings                                                                                                                                                                                                                  July 1, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 11
for volunteers (for eligible organizations and agencies) is                                                                                                              Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, 258-8501
available through the A&FRC. For more information, call                             “Why Cook with This Deal?” Family Night Buffets:
Tonya Eckles at 277-5433 for more information.                                    Tuesday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Join us for our fun-filled buffets                       Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited uni-
                                                                                  and leave the cooking to us! Buffet only—no other dining                          versity, is looking for potential faculty to teach graduate-
Arts and Crafts Center                                                            room menu available. Wednesday and Thursday buffets will                          level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB
  200 Methusa Rd., 275-ARTS                                                       feature a variety of different entrees each week.                                 campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree
                                                                                    Cost is $10.95 for adults, with a Member’s First discount                       in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional
   Welcome to the Wood Shop: Chuck is our wood shop in-                           per buffet of $2. Children ages 6-10 are $4.95, Children un-                      experience, and preferably experience teaching at the gradu-
structor and he can make a variety of projects for the units or                   der 6 years old are $2. Members Only: With the purchase of                        ate level. Applicants please send resume/vita to edwards@
personal gifts. You can choose from an assortment of woods                        an adult meal, up to two children (ages 6-10) receive a free                                              See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 13
in the shop from walnut to oak to mahogany. We can make                           children’s buffet. Each additional child is $4.95. Member’s
flag cases, coin racks, memorial boxes and shadow boxes.                          kids under 6 years old eat for free.
                                                                                    July 5: Santa Maria barbecue
Right now Chuck is making a variety of cutting boards made
                                                                                    Jul6 6: Lots of Pasta
from solid walnut. Come in and see our samples!
                                                                                    July 7: Barbecue rib buffet
   Frame Shop: Open for business Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. Our new framer, Christine, is here and we have new
                                                                                  Fogleman’s Lounge and Members’ Specials
frame arrivals coming this month.                                                    Available 5-7 p.m. To go orders not available on specials.
   Custom Flag Cases: We now make custom size flag cases                             Tuesdays: The Classic burger: half-off menu price for mem-
with certificate boxes. The cases are handmade in our wood                        bers
shop by our wood shop instructor, Chuck. You can choose                              Wednesdays: Appetizers—half-off menu price for members
your own size, shape and type of wood. We have the follow-                           Thursdays: Boss and Buddy Special
ing woods on hand for your selection: oak, walnut, maple,                            CurbSide To-Go: Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. We’re cook-
cherry and mahogany. These cases are truly a gift to treasure.                    ing up a curb appeal! Order appetizers, sandwiches, entrees
   Pottery Parties: Cost is $20 per person and includes all                       and desserts. Call Club Muroc at 275-2582 to place your
tools, instruction and firing fees. Great for Birthdays par-                      order for dinner tonight. Check out the Muroc Menu online
ties, spouses groups, or anyone looking for something fun                         at www.95FSS.com.
to do at Edwards. Each three-hour party teaches the basics                           MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL: Birthday Month Coupon.
of working with clay while creating a fun hand built project                      Pick up Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Happy Birthday
(by appointment only).                                                            from Club Muroc! Stop by Club Muroc during your birth-
   Use your PLAYpass here!                                                        day month and we’ll give you a coupon for a free meal! Offer
                                                                                  valid for Edwards Club members only.
Club Muroc                                                                           Panda Express: Happy birthday from Your Edwards AFB
  275 Doolittle Parkway, 275-CLUB                                                 Panda Express! We’ll buy you a meal on your Birthday! En-
  Club Muroc Dining Room Closed Friday Nights                                     joy a two-item plate and a 22-ounce fountain drink. ID re-
                                                                                  quired. Special is only available during business hours.
  The Club will be open 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-8 p.m.,
July 1.                                                                           Education and Training


                                                            Pick up your copy of Desert Wings
                                                            off base at the following locations:
     Lancaster                                                Hughes Elec Comm • 104 E. Avenue K-4                     AMPM/Arco • 2008 W Avenue I                                 Rosamond Real Estate • Dry Cleaners
     North Valley Vet Hospital • Ave K & Sierra Highway       Sparta • 244 E. Ave K-4                                  Chevron • 1860 W Avenue I                                   Sherrif’s Station • Auto Pro’s • B & K Mini Mart
     Karen’s Kitchen • 235 W. Ave K                           EDO • 254 E. Ave K-4                                     Batz Liquors • 1448 W Avenue I                              Kieffe & Son’s • Rosamond Hills Apts.
     Barber Shop • 1149 W. Ave K                              Donuts Plus • 844 E Avenue K                             Sandy’s Coin Wash • 1306 W Avenue I                         VFW • Casino • Century 21 • Diamond Hair
     Superior Electronics • 43769 15th St. West               Stater Bros. • 1850 East Avenue J                        BL Liquor Store • 1304 W Avenue I                           Chamber of Commerce • Army Recruiter
     Calif. State Parks Info Center • 43779 15th St. West     Country Cafe • 1748 East Avenue J                        Big O Tires • 1240 W Avenue I
                                                                                                                                                                                   mojave
     High Desert Medical Group • 43839 15th Street West       American Legion • 44355 40th Street East                 Denny’s • 1028 W Avenue I
                                                                                                                       All-State • 764 W Lancaster Blvd                            Jerry’s Restaurant • Mojave Desert Bank
     Oxford Inn • 1651 West Ave K                             Wing & A Prayer • 44423 90th Street East
                                                                                                                       Little Szechwan • 688 W Lancaster Blvd                      Best Western Motel • Kieffe & Son’s • Airport Flightline
     Marie Callender’s • 1649 West Ave K                      Palmcaster Rental • 850 West Avenue L8
                                                                                                                       Bohn’s Printing • 656 W Lancaster Blvd                      Scaled Composites • BAE Tower Section • Voyager Restaurant
     Fox Field • Ave G & 50th St W                            Lancaster Deli & Liquor • 42212 10th St W # 10B
                                                                                                                       Preferred Real Estate • 646 W Lancaster Blvd                Fiberset • Incotec
     Barnes Aviation • Ave G & 50th St. W                     HW Hunter Dodge • 1130 Auto Mall Drive
     Exodus Air Service • Ave G & 50th St. W                  AV Ford • 1155 Auto Mall Dr                              John E. Peakes Insurance • 568 W Lancaster Blvd             FTA Inc. 1326 • FTA 1224 • Xcor Co. • Mercy Air
     Employment Office • 1420 W Avenue I                      Sierra Toyota • 43301 12th St. West                      Nick’s Pizzeria • 43755 15th St West                        Flight Research Inc. • National Test Pilot School
     Crazy Otto’s • 1228 W Avenue I                           Century 21 Yarrow & Assoc • 44143 20th Street West       High Desert Optometry • 43839 15th St West                  Off FlightLine • BAE Central Bldg.
     DMV • 1110 W Ave I                                       Coldwell Banker Hartwig • 43912 20th Street West         Barber Shop III • 2723 W Avenue L                           ASB Avionics 1032 Sabovich
     Aviation Collectibles • 45626 N. Sierra Highway          Antelope Valley Courthouse • 42011 4th Street West       Todd Martin Salon • 2743 W Avenue L                         HigHway 58
     VFW • 43843 Division St                                  Edwards Federal Credit Union • 44288 N 10th St. West     Sandy’s Coin Wash • 2863 W Avenue L                         CHP • Mariah Hotel
     Metrolink Station • 44812 N. Sierra Highway              Sierra Medical Group • 44469 10th Street West            All State • 1148 W Avenue I
                                                                                                                       PMG Urgent Care • 44222 10th St West                        caL-city
     Inn of Lancaster • 44131 Sierra Hwy                      Lancaster City Hall • 44933 Fern Avenue
                                                                                                                       Rite Aid • 44226 10th St West                               Ace Hardware • Shell • Benz Sanitation
     Tire Store • 43923 N. Sierra Hwy                         City Hall Aerospace Office
                                                                                                                       Patty’s Cafe • 44228 10th St West                           Chuck’s Pizza • Ramon’s Restaurant • Rite-Aid McDonald’s •
     Sammy’s Restaurant • 44139 Sierra Highway                Western Hotel • 557 West Lancaster Blvd
                                                                                                                       Miso Sushi and Roll • 44230 10th St West                    Modern Video
     Village Grille • 44303 Sierra Highway                    Lancaster Post Office • 567 West Lancaster Blvd
                                                                                                                       H & R Block • 44232 10th St West                            Real Estate • Cal-City Airport • Mojave Plaza
     Thai Restaurant • 44759 Sierra Highway                   AV Chamber of Commerce • 554 West Lancaster Blvd
                                                                                                                       One Source • 43770 15th St West                             Plaza Courtyard
     Judy’s Cafe • 43855 Sierra Highway                       Lancaster Public Library • 601 West Lancaster Blvd
                                                                                                                                                                                   Professional Bldg. • Cal-City Market • Fitness Center
     Sierra Jr Liquor & Market • 42145 Sierra Hwy             Lancaster Sheriff’s Station • 501 West Lancaster Blvd.   rosamond
     Nico’s • 42417 Sierra Highway                            Jalapeno Grill • 43769 15th Street West                  Post Office • Chevron                                       teHacHapi
     Brunswick Sands Bowling • 43233 Sierra Highway           Town House Motel • 44125 Sierra Highway                  Ramon’s Restaurant • Ken’s Smoke Shop                       Benz Propane • Village Grill • Holiday Inn • K-mart
     Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill • 42101 Sierra Highway           Campos Mexican Food • 2761 West Avenue L                 A.V. Pharmacy • Antelope Valley Bank                        Tehachapi Medical Center • Best Western
     Aero Bending • 43328 Division Street                     EZ Mail • 2763 West Avenue L                             Albertsons • Rite Aid • Chuck’s Pizza                       Ace Hardware • Travel Lodge • Cattlemans Restaurant


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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 12
webster.edu. For more information, call Karen Fudala at         Family Child Care                                               providers to offer care for special needs including asthma,
258-8501.                                                         1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, 275-4322                 allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc. Family
   Enlisted personnel, have you completed a BA degree or                                                                        Child Care offers care for children, employment of staff, and
higher? Each year, EAFB Education Center identifies enlist-        Providers Wanted: Family Child Care is seeking dedicated     approval of FCC providers with chronic health problems.
ed individuals who have recently graduated from a civilian      people who love working with children! If you live on base      If you are interested in providing and FCC home, the FCC
institute with an advanced degree (BA or higher) in order to    and want to care for children in your home or you are a         office can assist you with becoming a licensed provider. For
honor them in conjunction with the Community College of         military dependent and live off base, you may be eligible       more information of the FCC program, please contact the
the Air Force graduation ceremony. This year the ceremony       to be a licensed or affiliated provider! Make a positive dif-   FCC Office at 275-4322.
will be held May 5. If you have received an advanced degree     ference in the lives of children! Most materials and training      Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended
since April 2010 and would like to participate please ensure    are provided free of charge! The Benefits of Being a Family     Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional
your education record reflects your degree. Transcripts must    Child Care Provider include working out of your home, work      child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission
be verified and can be forwarded to the Education Center via    while caring for your own children, be in charge of your own    related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in
email at education@edwards.af.mil or you can personally         business, doing work that you love, setting your own hours,     the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or
stop by the Education Center, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-      free training and earn up to $30 an hour!                       the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this
Friday.                                                            Unlicensed Care: Air Force Instruction 34-276, Family        FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, con-
   Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has          Child Care Programs, requires individuals in family housing     tact the Family Child Care office at 275-4322.
CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of        (military or privatized) who provide child care in their home      Returning Home Care: Members are authorized 16 hours
your CCAF degree. Call 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435          for more than 10 child care hours per week to be a licensed     of hourly care within 30 days of their return from deploy-
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you   provider. A childcare hour is the number of hours times the     ment. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for more
think!                                                          number of children in care. The licensing process is designed   details on the program at 275-4322.
   Community of Practice website: Training class schedule       to ensure the health and safety of the children cared for in
is now available on the Education and Training CoP. See at      FCC homes. If you need home childcare services, ensure          High Desert Lanes Bowling Center
a glance all the classes offered by the Education & Training    the provider is licensed. Individuals who are not approved/       205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, 275-BOWL
Office for Edwards’ military and DOD civilians. The sched-      licensed FCC providers cannot advertise in base publications
ule is updated as more classes become available. Contact        or on base bulletin boards.                                       Firecracker Special: July, 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All games
your Training Manager for detailed course information. Log         Alternate Hours and Special Needs: FCC is continuously
                                                                                                                                are $1.25
on to: https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.          seeking providers to offer alternate hours to accommodate
aspx?Filter=24828.                                              evening, swing, and weekend duty hours. We are looking for                             See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 14



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   Summer Flex League: Sign-ups ongoing at the bowling              Fridays: Angus Build-A-Burger ($8.25)                        show time. Not recommended for those under 3 years of
center for a 12-week long flex league. Three-person teams           Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies: Get 2 for $1. They are made         age. Customer takes E-Ticket to ticket window in exchange
will bowl once a week beginning 6 p.m., June 6.                  fresh daily and we have five different kinds to choose from:    for best available in the chosen zone (seating) area. ID will
   Family Day: Every Sunday, noon- 7 p.m. Children (12 and       chocolate chip, white chocolate chip macadamia nut, oatmeal     be required to confirm name on E-Ticket www.blueman.com.
under) bowl free when parents bowl at regular price.             raisin, peanut butter and sugar cookies.                           Disneyland Armed Forces Salute: For only $99, get up
   Lunch-n-Bowl: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Spend $6             Chicken Wings; Daily, open-close                             to six three-day Park Hopper Tickets. Offer valid through
or more at the Strike Zone Snack Bar and bowl for free.             Six-piece wings: $5.95                                       Sept. 28, 2011. Open to Active or Retired members of the
   All You Can Bowl Monday Madness: Mondays, 11 a.m.-7              10-piece wings: $7.95                                        U.S. military, including activated members of the National
p.m. Cost is $5 per person and you can bowl as many games           20-piece wings: $14.50                                       Guard as well as active and retired members of the U.S.
you want.                                                           Come in for some great hot wings! We can also do bar-        Coast Guard. Eligible service members must be present along
   Nickel and Dime Bowling Special: Thursdays, 2-7 p.m.          becue or teriyaki wings. Served with celery sticks, carrots     with a current Military ID at a Disneyland Resort Main En-
Fifty cents per game and 50-cent shoe rental.                    sticks and Ranch dressing. Please note that wings can take      trance turnstile to exchange for normal Disneyland ticket.
   Friday Night Extreme Bowling: Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Cost         up 20 minutes to prepare. To pre-order your wings, call 275-    Blackout dates apply. Call ITT for full details.
is $2.25 per person, per game. Shoe rental is $1.75 for adults   BOWL (2695).                                                       Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are
and $1.50 for youths.                                                                                                            now available for $17 per person.
   Holler for a Dollar: Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Enjoy $1 games,     Information, Tickets and Travel                                    ITT Pricelist and Other Events: To see the current ITT
$1 shoe rental and $1 fountain drinks. Don’t miss out on all       205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 275-TRIP                      price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information,
the fun at an affordable price. There will be glow-in-the-dark                                                                   visit www.95FSS.com. For the most up-to-date information,
bowling, great music and a fun atmosphere for the whole          KNOTT’S/SOAK CITY MILITARY PROMOTION: July                      press the F5 key to refresh page.
family.                                                          3 and 4 (two days).
   Unit Functions: Daily, open-close with reservations. Cost        Knott’s Offer: One free admission for active military        Main Library
is $1.25 per game per person (three-game minimum per per-        and veterans with proper identification Up to six additional      5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, 275-BOOK
son) and free rental shoes. Units may reserve lanes anytime      Regular (ages 12+) tickets per valid ID can be purchased for
during open bowling for parties, commander’s calls, team         $31.99 (Junior (ages 3-11) tickets will be sold at the gate       NetLibrary: Provides access to your library’s eContent
building events, etc.                                            price—$24.99)                                                   collection. NetLibrary contains the digital version of books,
                                                                    Knott’s Soak City Offer: One free admission for active       journals and database content. You can access your library’s
  Shoe rentals are not included in specials unless otherwise     military and veterans with proper identification Up to six      eContent 24-hours a day, seven days a week (also acces-
stated. Adult: $1.75/Youth: $1.50.                               additional Regular (ages 12+) tickets per valid ID can be       sible through AF Portal). Visit http://www.netLibrary.com
                                                                 purchased for $25.99 (Junior (ages 3-11) tickets will be sold   and contact the library for access information.
Strike Zone Snack Bar – Open daily, open-close                   atthe gate price—$21.99)                                          Information Awareness Program: Sign up to receive an
   July Lunch Special: Chicken Viejo Salad and bottomless           Blue Man Group Las Vegas E-Tickets Now Available             email every Tuesday with a list of books, CDs, DVDs, and
soda for $7.25.                                                     One Show Admission, Red Zone: Our Price: $75, Sug-           other items. To Sign up, email us at 95fss/fsdl.workflow@
   Weekly Lunch Specials: All lunch specials are served with     gested Retail: $79, Gate Price: $101.85                         edwards.af.mil or call library at 275-2665.
steak fries and bottomless soda for $7.25                           One Show Admission, Blue Zone: Our Price: $85, Sug-            Databases: Library customers can access a wide selection
   Mondays: Tempura Chicken                                      gested Retail: $89, Gate Price: $147.50                         of databases online. In this databases you may find electronic
   Tuesdays: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wrap                             Shows are located at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.       reference collections (books and other publications) covering
   Wednesdays: Chicken Burrito                                   Show times are 7 and 10 p.m. Redeem tickets at least one-
                                                                 hour prior to show time. Doors open 30 minutes before                                   See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 15
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                           Edwards AFB                       topics like biographies, history, countries, Native Ameri-        Fees
                                                             can tribes, science, and more. Visit the library webpage            • $10 Field Fee
                AAFES Options for July 4                     at www.95fss.com/wordpress/library and select the data-             • $5 All Day Air
                                                             bases link for a complete listing of databases accessible           Beginners thru advanced players are welcome. No reser-
             Facility                      July 4, 2011
                                                             from home, and contact the library for User Name and              vations required. Games run all day long so bring lunch and
          Main Store BX                   10 a.m.-4 p.m.     Password.                                                         plenty of water.
            Shoppette                     9 a.m.-9 p.m.         Downloadable Electronic Books: Library users may
         Car Care Center                  10 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                             download audio and electronic books from Overdrive,               Scuba
                                                             a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, au-            Discover Scuba: Scuba Locker Room; 2 p.m., July 6. A
               GNC                           Closed
                                                             diobooks, and other digital content. Contact the Main             wide variety of Scuba courses are now available. Our instruc-
           Barber Shop                       Closed          Library to set up an account.                                     tor is flexible with class times and is willing to work with
           Beauty Shop                       Closed             Local Artists Showcase: The library will display art-          your schedule.
           Flower Shop                       Closed
                                                             work from a different local artist each month. Contact the           Open Water Scuba: July 5 and 6 class; July 7 and 8, pool;
                                                             Main Library for more information.                                4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $510. Get your Scuba certification! If you
            Alterations                      Closed
                                                                                                                               have always wanted to dive, discover new adventures or sim-
                           Edwards AFB                       Children’s Library                                                ply see the wondrous world beneath the waves that is where it
                                                               1100 Kincheloe Ave, Bldg. 7210, 275-READ                        starts. Homework required to be completed prior to class date.
                 Dining Options for July 1
                                                                Story Time: Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. Base employ-                 Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays,
            Facility                       July 1, 2011
                                                             ees and community members volunteer their time to read            noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1
        Anthony's Pizza                   10 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                             stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and         Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill
          Robin Hood                          Closed
                                                             pre-school children.                                              levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on
           Taco Bell                      10 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                Summer Reading Program: “MIDSUMMER                             hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment
           Popeye's                       10 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                             KNIGHT’S READ” special event 10 a.m., July 1. Honor               will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other
         Baskin Robins                    10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
                                                             Guard: Independence Day special. Stop by the Children’s           disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course!
           Charley's                      10 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                             Library to sign up and receive a T-shirt (while supplies             Private Swimming Lessons: Cost is $15 for a 45-minute
          Burger King                      6 a.m.-9 p.m.
                                                             last). A special event will be held every Friday through          lesson, and is open to all ages. Schedule your appointment
           Pizza Hut                      10 a.m.-8 p.m.     Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Children will receive a reward for             with one of our lifeguards for a time that works for you! Come
           Starbucks                       5 a.m.-8 p.m.     every 10 books they read. The closing party is at 10 a.m.,        in and talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want
        NASA Food Court                  6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.    Aug. 19. Contact the library for more information.                to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals today!
          Mary’s Place                     6 a.m.-6 p.m.
          South Base                       6 a.m.-6 p.m.
                           Edwards AFB                       Muroc Lake Golf Course                                            Teen Center
                                                               111 Crest Dr., 275-PUTT                                           100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, 275-8336
                 Dining Options for July 2                     Muroc Lake Golf Course Promotion: Take advantage
            Facility                       July 2, 2011
                                                                                                                                 Yosemite Backpacking Trip: July 26—29, register now as
                                                             of the special Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sunrise to           there is limited space and slots are filling fast! Cost is free for
        Anthony's Pizza                       Closed         sunset. For only $30, you get unlimited golf with a cart and
          Robin Hood                          Closed
                                                                                                                               Teen Center Members with a $50 refundable deposit. The
                                                             lunch. For only $20, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart!         Teen Center will be adventuring on a free four-day backpack-
           Taco Bell                      11 a.m.-4 p.m.       Use your PLAYpass here!                                         ing trip to Yosemite thanks to a generous grant from the Air
           Popeye's                       11 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                               Force. Teens interested should apply at the Teen Center (Bldg.
         Baskin Robins                        Closed
                                                             Oasis Community Center                                            7211) or the Main Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). All applicants
           Charley's                          Closed           205 W. Popson Ave., 275-CNTR                                    will be interviewed and the top 12 will be selected for the trip.
          Burger King                      8 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                 Teen Trip to Hurricane Harbor: July 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
           Pizza Hut                         3-8 p.m.           Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted       Registration deadline is July 1. Cost is $25 for Teen Center
           Starbucks                       7 a.m.-5 p.m.     at the Oasis Community Center. Please call 275-2687 for ad-       members and $30 for non-members, ages 13-18. The Teen
        NASA Food Court                       Closed         ditional information.                                             Center will be cooling off the summer heat at Hurricane Har-
          Mary’s Place                        Closed            Use your PLAYpass here!                                        bor. Come join us for a full day of fun!
          South Base       Edwards AFB        Closed            • Karate Class: Mon. & Wed., 5 p.m.-7 p.m., $55 per month
                                                             per person, Ages 7 and up
                                                                • Piano Lessons: Tuesday and Thursday, $25 per student
                                                                                                                               Youth Programs
                 Dining Options for July 3                                                                                       24 Lathrop Dr., 275-5437
                                                             per lesson
            Facility                       July 3, 2011
                                                                • Hula Lessons: Thurs., $20/mo. for beginners, $25/mo. for
        Anthony's Pizza                       Closed
                                                             intermediate and advanced.                                           Missoula Children’s Theater: “Princess and the Pea”,
          Robin Hood                          Closed
                                                                • Violin, Viola and Cello Lessons: $28 per half hour lesson,   Main Youth Programs, Bldg. 5210. Two performances: 2 and
           Taco Bell                      11 am.-4 p.m.
                                                             per student. Instructor is available Monday-Friday.               4 p.m., July 1 at the Oasis Community Center, Stripes Lounge.
           Popeye's                       11 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                          The Ultimate Dance Intensive: Mondays and Wednesdays,
         Baskin Robins                        Closed                                                                           3-6 p.m., for ages 6-15. Cost is $89 per dancer. Learn new
           Charley's                          Closed
                                                             Outdoor Recreation                                                steps, how to perform, strength, flexibility, etc. Classes are
                                                               1100 Kincheloe Ave., 275-CAMP
          Burger King                      8 a.m.-8 p.m.                                                                       highly encouraged for team and Disneyland dancers.
           Pizza Hut                         3-8 p.m.                                                                             Mondays classes: ballet, tap, musical theater
                                                             Pool Hours
           Starbucks                       8 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                                          Wednesdays classes: ballet, jazz, lyrical
                                                                Sonic Splash Pool
        NASA Food Court                       Closed
                                                                Open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
          Mary’s Place                        Closed
                                                                Muroc Pool                                                     Youth Sports
          South Base
                           Edwards AFB        Closed            Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-6 p.m.                                    Contact Emil Graves, 277-8961
                                                                Friday, Noon-8 p.m.
                                                                Saturday-Monday: Closed                                           Soccer registration: June 20-July 29, for ages 5 -13. If you
                 Dining Options for July 4                      Oasis Aquatic Center                                           have any questions, contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises.
            Facility                       July 4, 2011                                                                           Coach Soccer: The Youth Center is looking for highly mo-
                                                                Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed weekends and holi-
        Anthony's Pizza                       Closed                                                                           tivated people to coach soccer this year. The season will start
                                                             days. Lap swim only.
          Robin Hood                          Closed            Pool Passes: Summer swimming pool passes are now               the second weekend of September.
           Taco Bell                      11 a.m.-4 p.m.     available. Cost is $20 for a single; and $50 for a family of         FitFactor Fridays: Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m., in the Gym, Be
           Popeye's                       11 a.m.-4 p.m.     three, then $5 for each additional family member. Passes last     active and eat healthy to reach Fit-Factor levels and earn priz-
         Baskin Robins                        Closed         through Labor Day and are good at any of the three base           es! You can find more information online at www.afgetfit.
           Charley's                          Closed         pools.                                                            com. Come by the Youth Center and sign up for FitFactor or
          Burger King                    10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.      Use your PLAYpass here!                                        log on to afgetfit.com.
           Pizza Hut                         3-7 p.m.           Open Paintball: Scorpions Nest                                    British Soccer Camp: Aug. 1-5. Get an early start on The
           Starbucks                          Closed             July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                        British Soccer Camp. Don’t miss out on this great chance
        NASA Food Court                       Closed            • $35 Package includes 500 Rounds, Air, and Equipment          to be coached by pros from the United Kingdom! Sign
          Mary’s Place                        Closed         Rental and Field Fees                                             up the Youth Center, Bldg. 5210. For more information
          South Base                          Closed            • $25 Package includes Air, Equipment Rental and Field         contact Emil Graves 277-8961.
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