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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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Little Miss Edwards wins Little Miss A.V.

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 10, Little Miss Edwards 2013, Floriani Escobar, daughter of Santos (412th Special Instrumentation) and Griselda Escobar, won the title of Little Miss Antelope Valley 2013. This is an honor and a title not had here at Edwards since 1999. Floriani so wisely exclaimed that it has been 14 years and…

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Second Annual Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31

Posted  August 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Family Fishing Derby at Branch Memorial Pond. The event will be held on Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 16, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Valley Forge is known as a dark time for the fledgling Continental Army. The soldiers were battle-weary, without food and clothing, and ready to quit.  Yet after a six-month encampment, the same Army proved itself successful in battle.  A transformation took…

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Service members must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments.

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Traffic notice: Branch Elementary opens back up Aug. 19

Posted  August 16, 2013

  Branch Elementary reopens up for the fall semester Aug. 19. In order to increase student safety, parents will notice barricades positioned in the gravel parking lot to prevent the cross-flow of cars and people, and two designated lanes of traffic upon entering the parking lot off of Forbes Ave. There will only be one designated entry…

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Historic airpower database now online

Posted  August 16, 2013

More than eight years in the making, a new database containing information from U.S. military and coalition aerial bombing campaigns over the last century is now publicly available online.

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Teens in Blue of Edwards AFB

Posted  August 16, 2013

Paul La Bella, 412th Force Support Squadron, Teen coordinator, had a vision to emulate the world class entertainment group Tops in Blue, when he created the vocal show group Teens in Blue.

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Announcements – August 16, 2013

Posted  August 16, 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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News Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Change in MilTA approval date Pending final DOD approval and release of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2914 Military Tuition Assistance program, Airmen will not be able to apply for fiscal 2014 courses until further notice. Once approved, Airmen may submit MilTA requests for fiscal 2014 using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. The Air…

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