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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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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted  September 27, 2013

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to promote self-awareness, anonymous and free depression screening is available at www.myhealth.va.gov. For anyone that needs help, the following resources are available: National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) Mental Health Office:  (661) 277-5291 Employee Assistance Program:  (661) 277-1183 / 800-222-0364 Air Force Aid Society: (661) 277-0723 Airman &…

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Newly arrived Edwards golfer ‘drives’ onto All AF team

Posted  September 27, 2013

For any competitive athlete in the military, representing one's unit or base is an honor, even more so, is the opportunity to represent one's branch of service.

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Team Edwards honors POW/MIA

Posted  September 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Tech. Sgt. Donald Martinez, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, runs with the POW/MIA flag to show his support. The flag was passed between members of his unit throughout the run. Team Edwards hosted a series of events in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Friday, Sept 20. The first was…

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AFSA celebrates 66th Air Force birthday at Lancaster vet home

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 hosted a barbecue lunch at the Lancaster Veterans Home of California Sept. 18, in honor of the 66th U.S. Air Force birthday. AFSA provided burgers, hotdogs and a birthday cake.

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Setting the standard consistently, every day

Posted  September 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror bad…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 27, 2013

- A Rod is considered one of baseball’s greats, yet he’s been suspended for 211 games for alleged performance enhancing drug use. Why would someone with so much talent think about taking this chance? New York Times columnist David Brooks speculates that “self preoccupied people have trouble seeing that their natural abilities come from outside…

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Announcements – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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News Briefs September 20th, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

Blood Drive All members of the Edwards AFB community are welcome to donate blood 10 a.m.-4 pm., Oct. 2 at the Chapel 1 Annex located at 2700 South Muroc Drive. To schedule an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle Lareza at (405) 496-2996 or got to www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: Chapel1. If you cannot donate at this…

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Weapon system sustainment gains highlight results of command’s 5-center construct

Posted  September 20, 2013

Improved sustainment of service weapon systems tops the list of command accomplishments after a year-long reorganization effort, the Air Force Materiel Command’s top general said here Sept. 16.

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Outdoor Recreation offers ‘something for everyone’

Posted  September 20, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Team Edwards members without equipment can take advantage of Outdoor Recreationís ski and snowboard winter rental deals. Items for rent include complete ski and snowboard packages, helmets, jackets, pants and gloves in…

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