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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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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press Oct. 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Hagel answered question regarding the government shutdown and how the Defense Department would structure the department through the furlough. Seoul, South Korea – The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will…

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Team Edwards celebrates AF birthday

Posted  October 4, 2013

Members of the Edwards community gathered at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 27 to celebrate the 66th Air Force Birthday.

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Air Force Men win big at Armed Forces Golf Tournament

Posted  October 4, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. John-Paul Hansen, a C-130J and C-17 test loadmaster with the 418th Flight Test Squadron, tees off for the first time at Muroc Lake Golf Course at Edwards on Sep. 23. Before arriving to Edwards, Hansen recently competed at the Armed Forces Golf Championships at Parris Island, S.C.,…

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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted  October 4, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Announcements – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 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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TPS says goodbye to T-38As

Posted  September 27, 2013

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here has used the T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in its curriculum for decades.

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News Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards promotion ceremony is at 3 p.m., Sept. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotees and commanders will be in service dress.†Uniform of the day for all other attendees. Military gas station closure All Edwards AFB “military” gas stations will be closed 9 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 30 from in order to accomplish end…

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TPS students test injection-jamming software on F-16

Posted  September 27, 2013

What happens when GPS becomes denied, degraded, or unavailable? It's an important question, and increasingly relevant as dependence on GPS grows.

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed…

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