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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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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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New Blue Eagles Honor Guard Airmen introduced

Posted  November 7, 2014

A ceremony was held Oct. 29 to introduce the newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard.

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Exchange essay contest highlights PX memories in Vietnam

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Procter & Gamble, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest that provides Vietnam veterans and family members an opportunity to share memories of their local PX/BX experience overseas or back home during the Vietnam War. “We invite customers to write…

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Corvias Military Living has scholarships, grants for military dependents at Edwards

Posted  November 7, 2014

Military spouses and children at Edwards Air Force Base can apply for $50,000 scholarships or $5000 grants from Corvias Foundation. High school seniors with plans to attend a four-year university or college can apply for the scholarship. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. Corvias Foundation will select 10 children…

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October enlisted promotions

Posted  November 7, 2014

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony in the base theater Oct. 31. Congratulations to all the Airmen who soared to the next rank!   To airman first class Joshua S. Kelly, 412th Communications Squadron   To senior airman Jonathan D. Marcum, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ronelson A. Perdomo, 412th AMXS Joseph C. Dillon, 412th…

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Exchange to celebrate troops with military appreciation day at Popeyes

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Popeyes restaurants will thank veterans and active duty troops on Wednesday, Nov. 12 with its third annual Military Appreciation Day Event by offering eight pieces of BONAFIDER Chicken or Handcrafted Tenders for only $5.99. “Just one day after the nation honors its veterans, the Exchange and Popeyes…

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Exchange wants to hear your favorite holiday memory

Posted  November 7, 2014

The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Sweet Holiday Story” contest. From Oct. 31 – Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of…

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Exchange shoppers can save 5 percent with MILITARY STARR card

Posted  November 7, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can save money on holiday gifts by using a MILITARY STARR card. From Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, cardholders save an extra 5 percent on MILITARY STARR card purchases at Army and Air Force Exchange stores. “MILITARY STARR cardholders will want to take advantage of this discount,” said…

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412th CS, CE win AFMC awards

Posted  November 7, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron and 412th Civil Engineering Group received Air Force Materiel Command awards. The winners will compete at the Air Force level now in their perspective categories. Winners Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland Award – 412th Communications Squadron. The award is an annual Air Force Communications and Information Award that recognizes a communications…

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