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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Avoiding burn out on the job

Posted  June 7, 2013

Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We’ll think, “What good will happen even if I try”. Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the…

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What is distracted driving?

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. Without giving it a lot of thought, we all can admit to having been distracted while driving. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. An additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes…

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Edwards Drug Take Back Day June 14

Posted  June 7, 2013

The 412th Medical Group will team up the 412th Security Forces Squadron to give the public an opportunity to turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 14 in the Exchange lobby. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety…

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HAWC monthly Run/Walk event

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting their monthly Run/Walk event June 12. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Centerparking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels so make it your squadron PT and…

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New leader for Global Vigilance CTF

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Matthew Domsalla (center) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Christopher Azzano (left), 412th Operations Group commander during a change of leadership ceremony May 31 in Hangar 1414. Domsalla assumed†the directorship†from Lt. Col. Landon Henderson (right) who moves on to the 412th Test Wing’s…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -†Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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NASA Dryden awards aircraft operations support contract

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. †The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It…

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Infrared image of California Powerhouse Fire from NASA ER-2

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA Ames/UC-Santa Cruz image courtesy of Jeffrey Myers The MASTER instrument on NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude science aircraft captured this infrared image of the Powerhouse wildfire in the Angeles Forest near Lake Hughes, Calif., during a nighttime flight May 31-June 1. The MASTER composite image shows the intensity of the fire’s heat in different colors, with…

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Traynor steps up to command F-22 squadron

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Col. Christopher Azzano, 412th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, pose for a photo after Traynor assumed command of the 411th Flight Test Squadron in a change of command ceremony May 23 in Bldg. 1870. Traynor previously served as the director of operations for the 411th…

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