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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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Edwards reminds everyone to ‘Be Ready’ for September, all year

Posted  September 6, 2013

With September known as National Preparedness Month, the Edwards Emergency Management team is helping raise awareness on emergency preparedness. “Since 2004, the nation has observed September as National Preparedness Month. Every year, during this month, Americans focus on how best to prepare themselves, their homes, businesses, schools and communities for local disasters,” said Michael Feyerle,…

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Corvias Military Living to provide new services

Posted  September 6, 2013

The to-do lists for Edwards on-base residents will soon be shorter. Corvias Military Living will provide new services aimed at making life easier for families beginning in September. Residents will no longer need to mow their grass beginning Sept. 1. Instead, Corvias’s contractor, Mainscape, Inc. will complete the chore. Lawns will be mowed more frequently…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members…

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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News Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

DFAC Table Bussing Effective Oct. 1, Joshua Tree Dining Facility customers will be required to take their trays and dishes to the dish collection area.All Air Force food service contracts were amended to reflect this change. For more information, call Paul Martin at (661) 275-3662. HAWC Patriot Day Fun Run/Walk Event The Health and Wellness…

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Acting SecAF answers Airmen’s concerns

Posted  September 6, 2013

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning came to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 22 as part of his recent tour of bases to speak with Airmen about their concerns and to answer questions about the future of the Air Force.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 6, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Baseball coaches want their players to “anticipate” which way the ball is going to fly once it’s been hit.  The anticipation is not a guess, it is a calculated estimate based on practice and experience.  The same type of thinking…

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Team Edwards puts “grass roots” effort into robotics team

Posted  September 6, 2013

Youth in the Edwards community are now receiving additional opportunities when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, also known as STEM, through the use of robotics.

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Army photo by David Vergun Tuition assistance is immediately available to service members. Possible delays at the DOD level could impact fiscal year 2014 assistance, beginning in October.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due…

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