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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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Salutes & Awards

Local area Airman named 2014 Dickies American Hero Of The Year

Posted  November 7, 2014

Global workwear maker Dickies and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced the 2014 Dickies American Hero of the Year, Air Force Senior Airman Veronica Lemus. A mother of seven children, Lemus’ 12-year career spans humanitarianism, volunteerism and an unmatched work-life balance. On Saturday, November 8, Lemus will be honored and named the winner…

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Events

Edwards welcomes, celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 7, 2014

Every November, the Department of Defense celebrates National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in order to recognize native cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art, traditions and the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Veterans

Joshua Tree to honor Veterans Day with Fee Free Day

Posted  November 7, 2014

Enjoy Joshua Tree National Park and many other public lands at no charge on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. To honor all Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, there will be free entrance to the park for all visitors for that day. Many National Park Service employees served in the military. Joshua…

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Wingman Day invites Airmen to gain new perception on resilience

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Guest speaker, retired judge Dana LaMon, spoke to more than 413 Airmen who were in attendance during the Wingman Day event held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 3. The event was used as a day to refocus on resiliency, building a culture of caring throughout the…

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Bent Prop brings home MIAs

Posted  November 7, 2014

The United States Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office lists 83,165 service members missing in action, and of those, 73,520 are from World War II alone.

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Do you ‘really’ know who you are talking to?

Posted  November 7, 2014

When you’re young, you don’t think much about online safety. At 19, I didn’t have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever. In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended….

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Air Force seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year nominees

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant self-improvement and base…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our communit

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Economist magazine wrote an article about how to achieve (or not achieve) success.  They recognized that the “biggest threat to their success may lie within. They [the CEOs] need to cultivate the art of seeing themselves as others see them.”  One executive, Kevin Sharer, the former boss of Amgen, a biotech company, kept a…

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Announcements – November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Brief October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators at 661-277-0824, or self-register online at the American Red Cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation using sponsor code: “Chapel1″ If you…

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