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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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Soaring Academy supports wounded service members

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Southern California Soaring Academy, located at Crystal Airport in the Antelope Valley, is open to the public four days a week, Friday through Monday.

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide are returning to normal operating schedules effective Oct. 7, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. “This is certainly good news for our patrons and our employees,” said Joseph H. Jeu. “All our stateside stores are now returning to their regular schedules as of Oct. 7.” The DeCA announcement…

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Exchange helping Wounded Warriors back on their feet

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program. Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action. More…

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Life scout gives TLC to AFFT Museum T-38

Posted  October 11, 2013

Jacob Huck, a 10th grade student at Desert Junior Senior High School, is a Life Scout working his way towards Eagle Scout.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 11, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Is the church a fortress to protect its people or refuge for all those who would come to find peace and rest?  Maybe it should do both.  Regardless, we should reflect on how we treat people who walk through the…

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Wounded warrior to speak at Wingman Day Nov. 4

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Andrew Revelos Norberto “Norbie” Lara, a wounded warrior who takes his inspiring story around the country as a spokesman for Warriors Speak, will speak Nov. 4 at the Base Theater as part of Team Edwards’ Wingman Day activities. As part of the events to be held on Wingman Day Nov. 4, Norberto…

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Announcements – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Columbus Day – Oct. 14 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course:…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Commissary closed The Edwards Commissary is closed and will remain closed through the furlough period. For more information, call the Edwards Commissary at (661) 277-4589. Flu vaccines Oct. 7, from noon-3 p.m., the 412th Medical Group will host a flu vaccination line for active duty members at the Oasis Community Center. The flu vaccine is…

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Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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Team Edwards Sept. promotions

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team Edwards saw 25 enlisted members pin on to the next rank during September’s promotion ceremony held Sept. 30 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees.   To airmen first class Joshua S. Klinger, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron   To senior airmen Jonathan E. Bobik, 412th Security Forces Squadron Carlos M. Colon, 412th Operations…

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