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Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted January 9, 2015 by

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted January 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. The…

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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

Posted December 19, 2014 by

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

Posted December 19, 2014 by

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

Posted December 19, 2014 by

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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