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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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418th FLTS stands up detachment in support of KC-46

Posted  July 19, 2013

In light of Boeing's recent announcement they have begun assembly of the first KC-46 wing spar for the Air Force tanker program, Air Force Materiel Command officially stood-up the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, during an activation ceremony July 11 in Seattle, Wash.

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Fitness center closure The Rosburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturdays due to the furlough. The new Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Anticipated normal hours of operation will resume after Sept. 28, 2013. For more information, call Peter Smith, Fitness Center director, at (661)…

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