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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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Health & Safety

TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. †-†On Oct. 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS,…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. Our Air…

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Fire Prevention Week 2013 Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted  October 4, 2013

This year’s Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 6 and runs through the Oct. 12, with events planned base-wide to remind the residents of Edwards AFB to remain fire safe. Fire Prevention Week is a time-honored tradition established to reflect upon fire safety. The week is designed to reflect upon and remember the events of the…

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Navy Test Pilots visit Edwards TPS

Posted  October 4, 2013

The senior class of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School joined the USAF Test Pilot School for a week-long field trip Sept. 28 and will return home Oct. 5.

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific this week for high-level meetings here and in Japan, sat down with reporters traveling with…

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412th AMXS Booster Club to host dinner theater

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery company, is coming to Edwards Oct. 25 to present a murder mystery dinner show. The event, sponsored by the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club, will be held at Club Muroc and is a “one night only” show. The cost to attend is $55, a portion of which…

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Exchange scares up chance at $3,000 in winnings in Halloween

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is forgoing the tricks and going right for the treats in its latest contest as it gives away four $500 and ten $100 Exchange gift cards. The “Halloween Mystery of the Shadows Sweepstakes will send Exchange patrons on a frightfully fun scavenger hunt throughout the store. Using a…

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Leadership lesson: My biggest mistake as an NCO

Posted  October 4, 2013

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – What was the most important leadership lesson you learned during your career? This question has been asked of me quite a few times as I get the awesome opportunity to speak with our Airmen around base. I have been asked this question from such groups as the First-Term…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 4, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you ever wonder why God didn’t make things easier and run everything himself?  Here is one person’s take on the issue.  “The royal and priestly vocation of all human beings, it seems, consists in this: to stand at the…

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