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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 13, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Yom Kippur, or literally Day of Covering, falls on Sept. 14 this year.  It is a Jewish holiday also known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith spend the day fasting and praying, seeking forgiveness.  It should…

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Changes in sick call hours

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Attention to all active duty members on FLY status: Effective Sept. 1, the 412th Medical Group Flight Medicine Clinic no longer has sick call hours. Instead, the clinic has created same day appointments for those active duty members on FLY status that require acute care or return to fly/controller status. The 412th MDG says…

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POW/MIA Day commorative fun run/walk Sept. 20

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Edwards AFB’s chapter of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association is sponsoring a POW/MIA Day 5K fun run/walk. The event will be held Sept. 20 with the start and finish point being at the running trail across from the BX. Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. with the run beginning at 8 a.m….

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Corvias Military Living launches enhanced website for residents

Posted  September 13, 2013

Corvias Military Living has launched an enhanced version of its website to coincide with the transition to privatized housing at Edwards AFB.

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News Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Correction In the Sept. 6 issue of the Desert Wings there was an error in the “Edwards celebrates women’s equality” article, Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker is assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and serves as deputy for logistics for the F-35 Integrated Test Force. Air Force birthday Team Edwards will celebrate the…

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship game. Participants could win tickets…

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Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Posted  September 13, 2013

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers. “The…

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Edwards employee volunteers to teach children how to breed, raise rabbits

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Young Michael Kasperson handles a rabbit with the guidance of Laura Blank, Air Force Test Center management analyst. Blank volunteers her time to teach children about breeding and raising rabbits. Laura Blank spends her days working for the Air Force Test Center as a management analyst, but her nights are spent on volunteer…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic personnel folder which contains civilian personnel…

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2013 Fishing Derby

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Capt. Robby Gallegos, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron shows off his catch at Branch Pond during the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31. On Aug. 31, the 75 anglers attended the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby organized and hosted by 50 volunteers from the Edwards AFB community. The Fregoso Outdoor…

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