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News Briefs September 26, 2014

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Varicella vaccine available The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic now has the Varicella vaccine available for children 12 months and older who are TRICARE beneficiaries. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. For questions or concerns, call the clinic at 661-277-3427.  Blood drive The next American…

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When leaders earn their keep

Posted September 26, 2014 by Col. Sean McKenna

It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough to be at your best when…

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Road closure in support of new bulk fuel storage construction

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Beginning Oct. 6, barriers will be set across the intersection of S. Muroc Dr. and Wolfe Ave., and also across S. Muroc Drive and Sellar Ave. The closure is necessary to install a new eight-inch fuel line across South Muroc. Traffic needing to access Wolfe Ave. from S. Muroc Dr. will be directed to Seller…

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Edwards Exchange honors military retirees

Posted September 26, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

To pay tribute to military veterans’ enduring sacrifices, the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange will salute America’s 2.4 million military retirees with “Still Serving” events, a week of special savings and promotions designed to show appreciation. From Oct. 3 to 9, military retirees can take advantage of in-store events along with discounts and giveaways online. Edwards…

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Local NCO honored by Dodgers

Posted September 26, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy photograph Tech. Sgt. Robert Sumner, 412th Security Forces Squadron, sits in the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout Aug. 23 before a game against the New York Mets. Sumner was honored as the Veteran of the Game that day. The L.A. Dodgers along with Bank of America honor active duty and retired military members at every…

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Edwards Abilities Expo Oct. 9

Posted September 26, 2014 by Malama Chock

Come one and come all to Edwards AFB's first Abilities Expo on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oasis Community Center for Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course

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A Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for 6:30 a.m., Sept. 30 in Bldg. 2453 (Education Office).  Military and DOD civilians may register for this course. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and military will be given priority when registration approval takes place.  You will receive a confirmation email when you are approved.  Per…

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Project84 going strong

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Since the launch of Project84 last October by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, base leadership has received countless ideas on ways to save money. The top ideas are now recognized at each quarterly awards ceremony.

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Hispanic Heritage Month begins with food, fellowship

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The Hispanic Heritage Month committee kicked things off Sept. 17 with food tasting, dancing and a salsa contest at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The food served was all homemade, representing different Hispanic and Latin American countries.

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Edwards, local AFSA chapter honors POW/MIA servicemembers

Posted September 26, 2014 by Jet Fabara

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed the third Friday in September each year and this year's annual event was hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 at Edwards Sept. 19.

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