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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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National Suicide Prevention Month: Ask, care, escort

Posted  September 20, 2013

  “Always remember that our most valuable resource is each other. When one of us faces a challenge, we all must stand together. By fighting as one team, we can – and we will – help prevent suicide.” – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel   The month of September has been designated as National Suicide…

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

Posted  September 20, 2013

- Last week our country remembered the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and the death of four young girls. At their funeral, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered a thought provoking perspective when he stated: “God still has a way of wringing good out of evil”…

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Iron Man stars in 15th Free Exchange-Exclusive Marvel Comic Book

Posted  September 20, 2013

Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available only at Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations worldwide. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while illegally drilling…

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Acting SecAF highlights innovation in ‘State of the Force’ address

Posted  September 20, 2013

In his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning touted innovation as the fabric of the service’s past and future.

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Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted  September 20, 2013

Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 30 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to compete,” said Sophia Barnard, AFPC Air…

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Complete yard and landscape maintenance offered to Edwards residents

Posted  September 20, 2013

Air Force photograph Corvias Military Living has teamed with Mainscape Inc. to provide residents with high-quality commercial lawn care service, giving on-base families more time to spend doing what they enjoy. The service includes mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, and flowerbed maintenance. Mainscape, Inc. will continue adhering to the following previously released schedule, which is also…

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Commissary gift cards help spread holiday ‘cheer’

Posted  September 20, 2013

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the Commissary Gift Card is a quick and easy way to help give the gift of groceries to military service members and their families around the world. “The Commissary Gift Card is a great way for non-authorized shoppers to help spread a little extra holiday cheer,”…

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AFFT Museum moves helicopter to Texas

Posted  September 20, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum parted with a Sikorsky VH-34 helicopter Sept. 13. The aircraft, which has been in the boneyard for nearly 20 years, is being moved to the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin, Texas.

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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted  September 20, 2013

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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Hot dog!

Posted  September 20, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled up to the Edwards commissary,†Sept. 13†and made a stand – a hot dog stand – in front of the store. Wienermobile staff, known as Hotdoggers, spent the day “chillin’ and grillin’” as they handed out free hot dogs and stickers.† There are six Wienermobiles…

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