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Family Advocacy schedules September classes

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Here’s what’s going on at Edwards Family Advocacy in September. Dads4Dads Class 1: This is a class for all expectant parents to navigate their way through pregnancy. Participants will get information on the New Parent Support Program, steps to enroll their baby for benefits, nutrition, safety exercises, importance of good dental care and information on…

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‘Be ready’ for September, it’s National Preparedness Month

Posted August 28, 2015 by timchisham

September is National Preparedness Month and†Edwards AFB’s Emergency Management Office has as series of events lined up to create awareness and help prepare the base community for potential emergencies that can happen at any time. The first emergency EM would like to focus on is earthquakes. On Sept. 16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Emergency Management…

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Seed bugs invade Edwards

Posted August 21, 2015 by

During the past weeks Edwards has once again fallen prey to Mother Nature’s hand and has been invaded by Melacoryphus lateralis — †the Seed bug. Misty Hailstone, 412th Civil Engineering Group, Environmental Management biologist, identified the species, which was confirmed by an entomologist. The Seed bug does not sting or bite and is not known…

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High Desert monsoon thunderstorm season

Posted August 14, 2015 by Gary Davis

Photograph courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration With the start of the summer season at Edwards, the threat of monsoon thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. As a result,…

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412th TW commander implements policy prohibiting ‘lane splitting’ on installation

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jason Hoffman

In a policy letter issued in support of EAFBI 31-218, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, the commander of the 412th Test Wing calls for the prohibited practice of “lane splitting” on all areas of Edwards. This includes surrounding and tenant installations, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 and U.S. Air Force Plant 42. This policy also…

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Air Force promotes fatigue countermeasures

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Human fatigue results from sleep deprivation. Fatigue has become a growing concern in the Air Force as sustained and continuous operations, along with global deployments, are stretching the ability of our forces to meet growing mission demands. Some Airmen may question whether fatigue is really a big enough hazard to worry about. Fatigue can decrease…

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TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted July 31, 2015 by

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Driving distracted rivals alcohol, speeding in crashes

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Shanna Vaughan

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. One area that remains a large safety concern is unsafe and distracted driving. What is distracted driving? According to www.Distraction.gov, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, other…

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Team Edwards June promotions

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Team Edwards saw a dozen enlisted members pin on to the next rank during June’s promotion ceremony held June 30 at the base theater. Congratulations to all promotees! To senior airman Mitchell Mosier, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Thomas Mitchell, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron Grace Rosario, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Perry Boyd, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To staff…

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Break out those running shoes and get ready to ‘run with history’

Posted July 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The second annual Edwards Run with History 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is coming Oct. 3. Gates will open at 5 a.m. for registered runners and the event will start promptly at 7 a.m. on ramp†six on the flightline. Half marathon runners will go past the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center onto the dry lakebed,…

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