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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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2013 Second Quarter Article 15s

Posted  August 30, 2013

Nonjudicial Punishment is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavioral changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards AFB during the†second quarter of 2013: A technical sergeant signed false official…

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Forty-three celebrate promotions in September

Posted  August 30, 2013

Team Edwards celebrated the promotions for 43 of its Airmen recently in the Base Auditorium. The Airmen represent the promotees for the month of July.†Congratulations to all those who took ascended to the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman first class Patrick J. Booth, 412th Maintenance Group Jacob N. Ray, 412th Force…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in November

Posted  August 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Nov. 29 to be considered by the UFT selection board, which convenes here Jan. 14, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The board will review candidates for fiscal year 2014/2015 training requirements in the pilot, remotely piloted…

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AFTC CC formally promoted to major general

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, has his wife Caroline and his father Arnie Sr. pin on his major general rank of two stars during his promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Bunch was formally promoted to major general after being frocked to the rank in April. The…

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Awards August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

The 412th Test Wing Held their second quarter awards ceremony Aug. 28 in the Base Theater. Congratulations to all the winners and those recognized for their outstanding performance and duty. 30 Years of Government Service: Felipe Ramirez, Pongsri Hargrove Annette Weisenseel Supervision and Management: Shane OíMalley, 412th Test Management Group Scientific and Engineering: John Grigaliunas,…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards facilities

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Edwards AFB Aug. 21 to 23. Wolfenbarger flew in to receive briefings on ongoing test programs here and to officiate Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.’s promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Before that she toured…

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AFMC command chief talks fiscal challenges, Airmen issues

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, discussed fiscal challenges facing the Air Force as well as the Defense Department. He also talked about issues affecting today’s Airmen, which included possible changes in promotions and assignments. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command…

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