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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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NASA Dryden’s DROID mini-UAV reaches new heights

Posted  August 9, 2013

The smallest member of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's research aircraft fleet successfully flew to new heights recently to validate its potential as a tow plane for a scale model of a rocket-launching glider.

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New truancy law this coming school year

Posted  August 9, 2013

An absence must be verified within 24 hours of a student’s return to school or it will be entered in the student’s attendance file as a truancy and reported to the attendance supervisor, school administration and county truant officer. A student is also considered truant with a tardy exceeding 30 minutes. If a student has…

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AF e-Learning offers free self-development 24/7

Posted  August 9, 2013

Air Force e-Learning is a robust, on-line, self-development tool that is free and available to active duty and government civilian Air†Force employees†24/7. It contains a large, searchable collection of free on-line courses, books, simulations, and other e-learning resources for your self-development –†whenever and wherever you have the need and time. Below are just a few…

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Supervisor Resource Center offers no-cost tools for leadership development

Posted  August 9, 2013

  The Supervisor Resource Center, located on the Air Force Portal, continues to expand its offering of tools targeting the needs of emerging leaders, as well as new and experienced supervisors. The SRC is an on-line clearinghouse developed to put Air Force tools and no-cost resources for supervisory and leadership development at your fingertips 24×7. Below are…

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Edwards ESC, First Shirt Council donate 175 filled backpacks to local community

Posted  August 9, 2013

Air Force photograph by by Rebecca Amber Master Sgt. Chris Roach, 412th Security Forces Squadron (left) receives a backpack filled with school supplies from Master Sgt. Richard Garcia, 412th SFS (right). The Edwards Enlisted Spouses Club and First Sergeants Council helped fill 175 backpacks with school supplies Aug. 6. The backpacks were then donated to…

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Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days

Posted  August 9, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. Here is the complete text of the secretary’s…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Back to School

Posted  August 9, 2013

Back to school information!

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Gearing up for privatization: Power of Attorney needed for deployed Airmen

Posted  August 9, 2013

Privatization of Edwards AFB’s family housing is rapidly approaching and Airmen, spouses and family members should start preparing for the initial stages of the transition. Beginning Sept.1, Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for family housing on Edwards. As part of the transition process, all service members living in family housing are required to complete…

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Congressional staffers tour Edwards

Posted  August 9, 2013

Nine congressional staffers got an up close and professional look at some of the test programs Edwards AFB is working on Aug. 5. The staffers each serve congressmen and congresswomen in nine different districts and states. They work for U.S. Congressmen who serve on various committees including the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent…

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