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News Briefs January 23, 2015

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Fitz-Gerald pedestrian crossing work Through next week, road work will be taking place near the Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Doolittle Parkway intersections, which is located in the housing area near Chapel 2. This work will result in better visibility of the pedestrian crossings and make crossing at these locations easier and safer for all. Fitz-Gerald and…

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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

Posted January 23, 2015 by timchisham

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted January 23, 2015 by

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

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Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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2015 Tax Center update

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The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 9 and remain open through April 15. Due to a severe shortage of manpower, as a result of Force Shaping, this year’s Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope. The center will only be able to accommodate active duty…

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412th SFS trains with ‘warrior mentality’

Posted January 23, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

During a training exercise Jan. 14, the 412th Security Forces Squadron reviewed their procedures for an active shooter situation.

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News briefs January 16, 2015

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Expanded dinner hours Effective Jan. 12, Maryís Place in Bldg. 1600 will be open their normal hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and then 5-8 p.m. for dinner. Regular menu will be served plus a nightly dinner special.For more information, call 661-258-1078. Scholarships for military children deadline The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a…

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MLK Day Hours

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Commissary: Closed All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 19 with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying permitted from sunrise to sunset. The office will be closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Sandbagger Grill will operate from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m….

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade program

Posted January 16, 2015 by Brittany Power

  Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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