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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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Announcements – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

NAF Property Sale: June 14, Club Muroc upper parking lot, Bldg. 5600. Open to E1-E4 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., open to everyone 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Take advantage of some great deals! All sales are final – property is sold “as is.” You buy it, you haul it – no deliveries or storage available. Visit www.edwardsfss.com for…

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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn in

Posted  June 6, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning is sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31 at the Pentagon. In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve as the senior Air Force energy official. Additionally,…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Roadway drainage construction project Beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 1, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond and Muroc Avenue. During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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Team Edwards wraps up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with feast

Posted  May 31, 2013

Many things define a culture, but probably the most interesting and fun thing to experience is a culture’s food. One of the more popular events the past few years has been the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cultural Day, which took place May 23 at the Conference Center. Team Edwards members turned out in droves…

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NASA, Northrop Grumman continue partnership for science

Posted  May 31, 2013

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and…

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Exchange greeting card services continue as assortment transitions

Posted  May 31, 2013

From PSCing to retirements to promotions, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service understands the importance of celebrating life’s milestones to the military community. With this is mind, the Exchange is working to provide seamless access to greeting card services as it transitions to a line of offerings exclusively from American Greetings. “With more than…

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Salutes & Awards

Edwards Airmen take another step in their educational journey

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Team Edwards gathered at Club Muroc May 9 to celebrate 130 Airmen who earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees and 29 Airmen who recently graduated with bachelors and masters degrees. The CCAF†is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force.†The…

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Edwards DOD employees begin receiving furlough notices

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Michelle Lovato, Edwards AFB Civilian Personnel officer, answer questions from supervisors during the last of three meetings announcing the furlough notices to be handed out beginning May 28. Edwards AFB leadership began handing out furlough letters to the base’s…

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Health & Safety

Barbecue, grilling safety during summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

Summer is quickly approaching. Outdoor activities are already starting to happen due to the warmer weather. It’s time once again to start thinking and practicing grilling safety. The Edwards Fire Department would like to actively involve our base-wide family with tips and tools that will ensure safe practices when grilling. Charcoal Grills There are several…

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