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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…

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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 19, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When it’s hot outside, the TV seems like the best option.  But did you know TV programs are carefully designed to be enticing while requiring no mental exertion.  They train you to avoid hard work, and instead help you “go with…

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Bunch thanks Team Edwards for hard work, patience

Posted  July 19, 2013

At a commander's call July 16, Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, expressed a great deal of gratitude for the members of the 412th Test Wing. This was for both their excellence in service and in their patience with current and upcoming budget impacts.

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Beat the heat with Summer of Savings at Exchange restaurants

Posted  July 19, 2013

  As temperatures heat up this summer, the discounts inside direct operated Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are getting cooler for Military Star Card holders. From July 5 to Sept. 21, every food or drink order made with a Military Star Card will be discounted by 20 percent – a full 79 days…

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Salutes & Awards

Leadership school graduates Airmen

Posted  July 19, 2013

July 11, the 20 Airmen of Class 13-E graduated from the Airman Leadership School at Edwards Air Force Base. The graduates are: Senior Airman Edrei S. Hernandez; 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Joe S. Hernandez; 31st TES Senior Airman Rathanak S. Ear; 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Marvin Rucker, 412th AMXS Senior…

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Exchange celebrates 118 years of service with deals at Burger King, Express

Posted  July 19, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrates a past, present and future of savings and service July 25, the organization’s 118th anniversary. In recognition of this historic milestone, the Exchange is offering two fantastic dining deals for authorized patrons to enjoy. First, Express locations worldwide will be offering any size fountain drink or Gold…

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Announcements – July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 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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Edwards F.C. visits Nellis AFB for friendly match

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Julie Clark Edwards Football Club team members, Senior Airmen Nazar SantillanMondaca (left) and Airman 1st Class Evan Montgomery, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, head to the sideline for a break during a friendly soccer match between Edwards Football Club and the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Football Club June 29. The Edwards Football…

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Leading change

Posted  July 12, 2013

How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long when it seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later?…

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Car wash gets upgrade

Posted  July 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Automated Car Wash, located on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. near Lancaster Blvd., has been upgraded with new equipment. The anticipated reopening is July 10.†For more information, call†the 412th†Force†Support Squadron†at (661) 277-4240.

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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