Featured Headlines

flu Health & Safety

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…

driving-safety Health & Safety

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…

Air Force photograph by Bill Orndorff Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph Salutes & Awards

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…

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

0
comments
Air Force

AF leaders cite Airmen as bedrock in new core mission document

Posted  August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Air Force released a new document explaining how the service provides airpower for America titled ìGlobal Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America. The paper follows the January release of the Air Force’s Vision, World’s Greatest Air Force Powered by Airmen, Fueled By Innovation, which focuses on Airmen. Building upon the…

Full Story »

771st-CofC
0
comments
Salutes & Awards

New boss for 771st TS

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Matthew Bradford (right), assumed command of the 771st Test Squadron, 412th Electronic Warfare Group, during a formal ceremony Aug. 26 at Club Muroc. Bradford previously served as the program element monitor for Counter Space Programs and Operationally Responsive Space in the Directorate of Space Programs at the…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo
0
comments
Air Force

AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
0
comments
Local

Fall savings highlight commissaries return to regular hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the Commissary Feb. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FORT LEE, Va. As commissaries resume pre-furlough operations, patrons will see plenty of savings with sales events throughout the store promoting Labor Day promotions,…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Hold self to a higher standard in uniform

Posted  August 30, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The other day as I was driving home from base, I noticed an individual driving erratically, speeding and running red lights – just an ordinary California driver, right? Sadly, I could clearly see that this individual was wearing an Air Force uniform. This incident made me contemplate a few…

Full Story »

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa
0
comments
World

Holocaust survivor ‘owes life’ to America

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland later on. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron hosted a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day at the Base Theater Aug. 20. CAF day…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be: Family Day, Aug. 30 These FSS facilities will be CLOSED: 412th FSS front office Airman & Family Readiness Center Civilian Personnel Education Office Family Child Care Military Personnel Section NAF HRO These 412th FSS facilities will be OPEN…

Full Story »

suicide
0
comments
Health & Safety

Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted  August 30, 2013

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 30, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Character is more than rule-keeping because we quickly realize we cannot and do not keep every rule. (Have you ever “broken” the speed-limit?) Instead character must be seen as an issue of the heart: our motives and intentions. †Therefore asking “why”…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

‘Arm the chute’

Posted  August 30, 2013

The following is fictional … but, not far-fetched “Departure, Recover … Controls Release.” The test conductor stared at the telemetry stream while listening for other cues from the pilot through the headset. “30,000 feet,” called the chase pilot, flying in a descending orbit around the test aircraft as it gyrated erratically toward the ground. “Go…

Full Story »