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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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POW/MIA Day commorative fun run/walk Sept. 20

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Edwards AFB’s chapter of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association is sponsoring a POW/MIA Day 5K fun run/walk. The event will be held Sept. 20 with the start and finish point being at the running trail across from the BX. Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. with the run beginning at 8 a.m….

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Changes in sick call hours

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Attention to all active duty members on FLY status: Effective Sept. 1, the 412th Medical Group Flight Medicine Clinic no longer has sick call hours. Instead, the clinic has created same day appointments for those active duty members on FLY status that require acute care or return to fly/controller status. The 412th MDG says…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 13, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Yom Kippur, or literally Day of Covering, falls on Sept. 14 this year.  It is a Jewish holiday also known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith spend the day fasting and praying, seeking forgiveness.  It should…

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Timing is everything: Ammo specialists unearth time capsule

Posted  September 13, 2013

Nearly 20 years later, on Sept. 9, a couple of military specialists, now civilians, with the attendance of 412th Maintenance Squadron munitions personnel, were on hand to unearth a time capsule...

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Twenty-five future NCOs graduate from ALS

Posted  September 13, 2013

The 412th Test Wing's Airmen Leadership School graduated 25 senior airman Aug. 5 in a ceremony at Club Muroc.

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Announcements – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 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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My educational journey You can never have too much education

Posted  September 6, 2013

My educational journey began before I joined the military. As a teen mother, I was determined to finish college; I wanted to be a role model for my son. I managed to complete a year and a half of college before being a full time student, working full time and being a mother began to…

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Exchange shoppers can rest easy thanks to the Sleep 2013 Catalog

Posted  September 6, 2013

Exchange shoppers can get a good night’s savings on a full line of quality mattresses, pillows and sleeping accessories in the new Sleep 2013 catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/aafespa/9666943268/sizes/l/in/photostream/. The 36-page catalog includes top brands such as Serta, Sealy, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic. “This is one catalog Exchange shoppers are definitely going to want to curl up with,” said…

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Edwards celebrates women’s equality

Posted  September 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron deputy for logistics, gives a speech during Edwards AFB’s 2013 Women’s Equality Breakfast held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27. Men and women gathered at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27 to celebrate…

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Submitting maintenance requests for on base housing

Posted  September 6, 2013

Beginning†Sept. 1, Corvias Military Living will begin providing maintenance services to Edwards on-base housing residents. Corvias offers residents several convenient ways to submit maintenance service requests. “Our goal is to make submitting a service request a simple process for Edwards residents,” said JC Calder, program manager at Corvias Military Living. “We have a number of…

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