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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 2015

Christian Seder Meal Have you ever wondered what a Passover Seder is all about? Everyone is invited to attend a “teaching and demonstration” Christian Seder March 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel 1 Annex. The elements of the Seder will be served as well as Matzo Ball Soup. The teaching demonstration…

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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 20, 2015

As we recognize Women's History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade Program

Posted  March 20, 2015

Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high school….

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Celebrating the work that social workers do

Posted  March 20, 2015

March is nationally recognized as Social Work Month. According to the National Association of Social Workers, since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need. And now, social workers continue to address…

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AFAF campaign taking off at Edwards

Posted  March 20, 2015

This year's Air Force Assistance Fund campaign officially kicks off March 23 at Edwards, and the secretary of the Air Force approved a $5.97 million goal for this year's campaign.

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted  March 20, 2015

Catholic April 2 – Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 3 – Good Friday, 5 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 4 – Holy Saturday, 8 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 5 – Easter, 9 a.m. (Chapel 2) Protestant April 3 – Good Friday, 11:30 a.m., service and fellowship (Chapel 1) April 5 – Easter Services Gospel…

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Health & Safety

Want to spring clean safely?

Posted  March 20, 2015

The origins of spring cleaning has yet to be determined and although spring cleaning involving fire safety may not include household mopping, consolidating clothing or removing old unused items from the garage, there are several fire-related tips that can be practiced to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are several fire safety issues…

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Salutes & Awards

AFMC announces, honors annual award winners

Posted  March 20, 2015

Air Force Materiel Command hosted its top Airmen of 2014 during the command's Annual Excellence Awards event March 10 and 11, 2015.

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Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted  March 20, 2015

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

Posted  March 20, 2015

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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