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Edwards Tax Center here to help you

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April 15 can sneak up on folks. Don’t forget to file your taxes. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the…

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Prevent nests to keep nuisance birds away

Posted March 1, 2013 by Patti Kumazawa

Courtesy photograph Baby Sage Sparrows in a nest amongst some brush. Despite the pleasures of watching birds or hearing their songs, sometimes living in close proximity with birds can be a hassle – ravens get into trash cans, a blackbird might dive bomb the family dog and house finches may start raising their young right…

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Edwards Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted March 1, 2013 by Brittany Power

Whether service members are here at Edwards, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur…

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412th TENG engineers dazzle young minds at 13th Annual Engineers Career Day in Bakersfield

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Courtesy photograph Derek Lennon, 412th Test Engineering Group, poses for a picture as a young student flies an F-22 Raptor with a portable simulator. Engineers from the 412th Test Wing visited California State University, Bakersfield Feb. 22 as part of the 13th Annual Engineers Day event, which offered high schoolers from Kern County the chance…

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News Briefs February 22, 2013

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Purgatory Vodka and similar products The product Purgatory Vodka is made with hemp seed and is being sold in exchanges around the Air Force. Edwards establishments do not stock this item. However, as this item is commercially available, base officials want to ensure everyone is aware of the following information. The ingestion of products containing,…

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Northern Trust Open gives military members chance to get up close, personal with pros

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Tech. Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Staff Sgt. Jeff Powell, 412th Maintenance Group; and Staff Sgt. Adam Shura, Air Force Test Center; stand on the tee box on the 10th hole at the Rivera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 13. The three got…

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News Briefs February 15, 2013

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Commissary closure The Commissary will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of President’s Day.   Exchange hours The Edwards Exchange will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. President’s Day, Feb. 18.   President’s Day: Feb. 18 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed…

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Base residents play biggest role in protecting pets from predators

Posted February 8, 2013 by Gary Hatch

Courtesy photograph A coyote pauses near a sidewalk on main base. Desert predators like coyotes and bobcats can be seen all over the base, including the housing areas. Residents need to be aware of the risks these predators pose and take precautions to protect their pets. Base residents reported that a family pet – a…

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Edwards ATC tower offers new ‘way out’ for controllers

Posted February 8, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Airman 1st Class Daniel Rose, 412th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, prepares to rappel down the lower level of the Edwards ATC tower with the new High Rise Escape System recently installed in the tower Jan. 31. The HRES is a controlled descent device that is capable…

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Desert High School announces 2013 science fair results

Posted February 8, 2013 by Stephen K. Robinson

More than 24 subject-matter experts from Edwards and the surrounding areas judged more than 150 science projects over a four-day period from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. The science projects were developed by Desert High School students in 10 different categories and 33 ribbons were awarded for outstanding work. Under the tutelage of Debbie Lewis…

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