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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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Original T-34 visits Edwards 60 years after service

Posted  October 25, 2013

An original production Beechcraft T-34 "Mentor" returned to Edwards Oct. 17 for a one-day visit 60 years after it was delivered to Edwards AFB for the T-34 flight test program. The G-11 model was one of three T-34s that came to Edwards in October 1953 for acceptance testing.

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Team Edwards gains 17 new ceremonial guardsmen

Posted  October 25, 2013

Seventeen Airmen became new ceremonial guardsmen during a graduation ceremony at the Airmen Leadership School Oct. 16.

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Announcements – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airmanship Class for Contractors: Nov. 4-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory class for private pilot primary training. Includes 35 hours ground school, five hours flight instruction, and ground school kit. $2,500 pre-registration is required. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club…

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412th MDG promotes ‘Small Steps, Big Rewards’ at annual health fair

Posted  October 24, 2013

The 412th Medical Group's Main Clinic opened up its doors to host a health fair Oct. 17.

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Thin line

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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Support troops with Exchange gift cards

Posted  October 18, 2013

It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts. This year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering any American the opportunity to get them both right by purchasing an Exchange gift card for any servicemember with just a few clicks. “Gift cards give Soldiers and Airmen the choice to buy the things…

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”) by Jan. 1, 2014,…

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Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms. Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards…

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Special Court Martial judgment

Posted  October 18, 2013

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1….

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million people did not…

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