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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

Water safety tips

Posted  July 26, 2013

Wear flotation devices while boating, water skiing or kayaking just to name a few. Always keep them buckled, snapped or zipped, so if you fall in, they will stay on. Do not mix drinking and swimming or boating at picnics or outings. More than 10 percent of all drowning victims had consumed alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic…

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Salutes & Awards

Recognizing second quarter graduates

Posted  July 26, 2013

Congratulations to the following Team Edwards members on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC’s “Year of the Graduate.” The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan. Master Sgt. Jusberto Bosquesantiago Staff Sgt. Cody…

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Built for speed

Posted  July 26, 2013

Speeding is only one problem when it comes to private motor vehicle-related mishaps. When you take a look at the top six causes, youíll see that the greatest threat to drivers is the drivers themselves. These are the top six, in order, identified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk…

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News Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards Promotion Ceremony Committee invites everyone to this month’s enlisted promotion ceremony July 31 in the Base Auditorium at 3 p.m. Freeway closures ANTELOPE VALLEY FREEWAY (SR-14) CANYON LANE CLOSURES The California Department of Transportation will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Road) to Palmdale…

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412th MDOS welcomes new commander

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Stephen†Donaldson (left), 412th Medical Group commander, presided over a change of command ceremony in which Lt. Col. Corey Munro succeeded Lt. Col. Tracy A. Neal-Walden†as the 412th Medical Operations Squadron commander July 22, 2013 at Club Muroc. Munro was previously assigned as the†commander of 673rd Medical Group –…

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Robots take over base library

Posted  July 26, 2013

School's out for the summer but the learning hasn't stopped.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 26, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our brains need a workout just like our bodies.  Take time this summer to read a book, write some poetry, compose a song, or even take up painting. Doing something creative fulfills our calling to be image bearers of the…

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AF to convene selective Lt Col, Col early retirement board

Posted  July 26, 2013

The Air Force will convene a selective early retirement board Dec. 9 to consider eligible lieutenant colonels and colonels for retirement under the Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management Program. SERB is one of several FM programs to be implemented in fiscal 2014 to help size and balance the force to meet authorized end strength levels,…

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Davis assumes command of AFRL, Det. 7

Posted  July 26, 2013

  Col. Roger Vincent (left), Air Force Research Laboratory vice commander, passes the AFRL Detachment 7 guideon to Lt. Col. Patrick Davis, charging him with command during a ceremony July 22 in the Rocket Science Center. Davis assumed command from Col. Michael Platt, who retired from active duty that same day. Davis was previously assigned as the chief of the Systems Engineering…

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Events

Announcements – July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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