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News Briefs January 31, 2014

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Relocation of “The Elephant in the Room” event Feb. 7 Due to maintenance issues, “The Elephant in the Room” event 4:45-6 p.m., Feb. 7 will be the Mental Health Clinic (Bldg. 5513) instead of Bldg. 3940. This Q&A discussion will offer parents tips on how to talk to teens about healthy dating, warning signs of…

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In memoriam

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Michael Anthony Golackson, age 52, passed away Jan. 26, 2014, in his hometown of Tehachapi. Golackson was born in Festus, Mo., Nov. 11, 1961. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, for three years. After working his way through college to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering…

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Local high schoolers get glimpse of careers in science, technology

Posted January 31, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Students from Antelope Valley, Lancaster and Desert High Schools participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-focused tour of Edwards AFB, Jan. 22. Their stops included the Air Force Test Pilot School, the 412th Electronic Warfare Group and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

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AF chief of staff visits

Posted January 31, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, meets with Airmen at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Jan. 29. Welsh, along with his wife, Betty, is visiting Edwards AFB to meet with Team Edwards Airmen and their families, as well as receive updates on test programs. Welsh will visit the Joint Strike Fighter…

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Edwards Fire and Emergency Services protects base daily

Posted January 24, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber This Edwards AFB Fire Department P-15 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle is the last operational vehicle of its kind in the Air Force. It carries 6,000 gallons of water and foam. More than 13,000 people are connected to Edwards AFB, both military and civilian. With five stations, the…

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How to make scheduling an appointment easier

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Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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News Briefs January 24, 2014

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Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. †Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle Lareza at kyle.lareza@us.af.mil or register online at the American Red Cross website at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation†using sponsor code badgesocal. For…

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Joshua Tree Dining Facility wins Hennessy Award, competes for trophy

Posted January 24, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Edwards AFB's Joshua Tree Dining Facility heard Jan. 8, that they had been awarded the annual Hennessy Award for Air Force Materiel Command, Region 2, at the major command level.

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Exchange brings hit TV shows to shoppers worldwide with exclusive Hulu Plus offer

Posted January 17, 2014 by Army Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews

Service members can now enjoy instant access to current hit TV shows like Modern Family, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more with an exclusive discounted subscription to Hulu Plus through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. “Through this new offering, troops and their families in CONUS and at select OCONUS locations (Afghanistan,…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service as of April 1

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Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the Continental United States as of April 1. In†Edwards AFB’s†ongoing efforts to provide 412th Medical Group patients…

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