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News Briefs December 19, 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Commissary hours The Commissary will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Regular hours will resume Dec. 27. The Commissary will be open regular hours Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1, 2015. For more information, call 661-277-9175. Museum hours The Air Force Flight Test Museum will be closed for the Christmas holidays starting Dec. 22 and…

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Edwards First Sergeants council wraps up Christmas programs

Posted December 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The annual Angel Tree program will provide gifts for around 300 Edwards children this year. The Edwards First Sergeants Council puts on the event to help Airmen unable to buy their children Christmas presents. The undecorated Christmas tree in the Base Exchange is a symbol of generosity to many…

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Flu season: What you need to know

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Flu is officially upon us. If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out ó with members of your family, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it’s more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu and what you can do to keep yourself safe and…

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Driving safely on snow or icy roads

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Unless you’re traveling through the mountains of Southern California in the winter, driving in the snow doesn’t occur very often. First off, don’t assume your vehicle can handle any road condition. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads. However, if you plan on traveling where it does snow or the roads ice…

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New Year brings new hours for Exchange, food court

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Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Edwards Exchange will have new hours for the main store and food court restaurants. The new hours are: Exchange Main Store: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Arby’s:† Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Taco Bell: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays and…

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Card competition

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Courtesy photograph The Edwards Air Force Base tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5 was accompanied by the annual Holiday “Card” Competition. The Edwards Royal Court took first place in this year’s competition with their “Frozen” movie-themed design. From left: Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test…

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Posted December 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line Can Help

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When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist but a Registered Nurse…

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Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

Posted December 19, 2014 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

Despite the increased activity the holiday season often brings, this time of year also presents an opportunity for reflection. I would like to thank all AFMC personnel for your exceptional dedication and professionalism in meeting our mission of equipping our Air Force for world dominant airpower. I also thank your families and loved ones for…

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Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26

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President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing federal employees from duty on Dec. 26. For civilian personnel: This order falls within the scope of laws regulating the observance of holidays. Dec. 26 will be considered a holiday for purposes of pay and leave documentation. Timecards should be marked by using the code “LH.” For appropriated…

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