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Flu season: What you need to know

Flu is officially upon us. If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out ó with members of your family, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it’s more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu and what you can do to keep yourself safe and…

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Driving safely on snow or icy roads

Unless you’re traveling through the mountains of Southern California in the winter, driving in the snow doesn’t occur very often. First off, don’t assume your vehicle can handle any road condition. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads. However, if you plan on traveling where it does snow or the roads ice…

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3-D printing saves maintainers money at Hill

The 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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Don’t let a lack of tortoise training slow you down

Edwards has three large desert areas designated for recreational use on base, two of them for off-road motorized vehicles. People who use those areas are required to carry proof of desert tortoise training to avoid a citation.


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A July 4th message from 412th CC

Posted  June 28, 2013

This coming Thursday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence.

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News Briefs June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All hours remain the same.   Airman passing  The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt….

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EDWARDS AFB VICTIM ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT

Posted  July 5, 2013

NAME: Gilberto Rodriguez DUTY TITLE: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief ORGANIZATION: 412th Flight Test Squadron HOME TOWN: Phoenix, Ariz.   Why did you become a volunteer Victim Advocate? I volunteered to be a Victim Advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and help foster a better environment. Most of all, to…

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Announcements – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO AERO CAMP: The first step in training our future pilots; July 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m Cost is $1,500 and is open to ages 14-19. Private Pilot Ground School kit included, pre-registration required. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO. Learn to Fly: The sky is the…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force by moving second-term…

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Pilots, CSOs may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the 2013 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said today. The purpose of the program is to retain highly-qualified aircrew members at a fraction of the cost incurred to train new rated officers, said Lt. Col. Stuart…

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Edwards Airfield Management wins 2012 USAF-level award

Posted  July 5, 2013

Across the Air Force, all bases recognize the support airfield management teams perform in keeping flying operations running and runways free of debris.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 5, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Freedom is an important value to every American, but we must also remember that the Truth is what will set us free.     Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community – Pray…

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Chilean C-130 lands at Edwards, picks up radars

Posted  July 5, 2013

Two SENTINEL radar systems are loaded onto a Chilean C-130 July 1 at Edwards Air Force Base as part of a foreign military sales case for Chile. Chile intends to use the radars to modernize its armed forces by expanding its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. The pick-up was…

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Referral, authorization waiver expired July 2

Posted  July 5, 2013

The temporary referral and authorization waiver for TRICARE Prime enrollees (e.g., Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Young Adult Prime) expired on July 2 at midnight. Beginning July 3, 2013, providers should resume submitting referral and authorization requests for TRICARE covered benefits to UnitedHealthcare for approval in accordance with TRICARE procedures. The normal referral and authorization…

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