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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Health & Safety

West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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Salutes & Awards

Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24. In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United…

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First week of camp goes swimmingly

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Swim camp at the Sonic Splash Pool builds on the basics of swimming, teaching water safety, breathing, types of strokes and pool rules. Outdoor Recreation’s Swim Camp at the Sonic Splash Pool is giving children on base a chance to enjoy the summer sun, while staying cool. The two-week…

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Events

‘Sesame Street’ stars visit Edwards

Posted  August 1, 2014

The popular TV children's show, "Sesame Street," with the help of the United Services Organization or USO, brought their star-studded line up to Edwards to show their appreciation for military children and their families July 28 at the Oasis Community Center.

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Analog Leadership in a Digital World

Posted  August 1, 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†In today’s military, every service member is a leader, and we all live in a “digital world.” Look around any gathering of people; most of us are online with some form of computer or electronic device the majority of time we are awake. At home station or deployed, portable electronic devices…

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AFMC recognizes 2nd quarter Edwards graduates

Posted  August 1, 2014

Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team from Edwards AFB†on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2014. Master Sgt. Mark Cardwell Senior Airman Nicholas Cooley Staff Sgt. Kari Dockery Master Sgt. Anne Duarte Senior Airman Jared Forest Master Sgt. James Gerber Staff Sgt. Bryan Haberaecker…

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Sparky gets children fired up about reading

Posted  August 1, 2014

Sparky the Fire Dog rode up to the Base Library in the back of a fire truck July 25, to greet children at the Summer Reading Program. Sparky departed the emergency vehicle, paws waving as children cheered and lined up to hug and high-five the fire safety mascot. Fire fighters assisted the children as they…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 1, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Where do you invest your time?  When you have an extra hour in the day, what is your focus?  If you are like most people, you will put time and energy into things that are more concrete like finishing a…

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Announcements – August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

Focus group Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to…

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