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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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Mercury Boulevard closed

Posted  August 23, 2013

Due to the recent heavy rains a portion of Mercury Blvd., between Rich Road and 140th Street East, is closed until further notice. †Edwards Civil Engineers are evaluating the damage and preparing the plan for repairs. Further details will be announced as they become available.

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News Briefs: August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Channel Six Due to budget constraints the Commander’s Access Channel, Channel 6, ceased operation Aug. 16. Announcements normally viewed on Channel 6 will be available in the Desert Wings or on the Edwards Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase and www.twitter.com/EdwardsAFB. Pinning ceremony Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, cordially invites you…

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Retired NASA astronaut, research test pilot Gordon Fullerton dies

Posted  August 23, 2013

C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76.

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FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 23, 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…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 23, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community   – Have you ever learned another language only to forget it after a few years of neglect?  Speaking another language fluently takes constant practice. The language of “character” is similar.  Neglect it and your life will be dominated by confusion…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Vacancy for school board trustee

Posted  August 23, 2013

Governing Board member Susan Platz has resigned from her seat on the Board (Office B), effective August 12, creating a vacancy on the Muroc Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees. At their Regular Board Meeting Aug. 14, the Board decided to fill this vacancy by making a provisional appointment. Applications are now being accepted…

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Base Library wraps up summer reading program

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Base Library's summer reading program came to a close Aug. 16. The excitement is continuing as they start planning for next year's summer program themed "Paws to Read."

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AFFT Museum moves X-48C

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum placed an X-48C on display Aug. 20.

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Announcements – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 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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