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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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Getting back to basics; Following standards on base

Posted  May 10, 2013

I was in the office and a staff sergeant I work with noticed someone walking across a parking lot to the flight kitchen with no hat and no blouse on. I was shocked at what I saw. So much so, I left the office and went into the flight kitchen to let this person know…

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events officially announced

Posted  May 10, 2013

Team Edwards members in traditional Asian and Pacific American clothes officially announced the beginning to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here on Edwards May 7.

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Announcements – May 10, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Mother’s Day Special: May 12, time based on your reservation request. Take your mother for an aerial tour of the Antelope Valley. Cost is $165 for a one-hour flight for two adults or one adult and two children. Contact the Aero Club for advanced…

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Announcements – May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Mother’s Day Special: May 12, time based on your reservation request. Take your mother for an aerial tour of the Antelope Valley. Cost is $165 for a one-hour flight for two adults or one adult and two children. Contact the Aero Club for advanced…

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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have been perceived as a nerd. But, his brilliant mind and leadership skills now have historians re-embracing Madison’s…

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Military pets can fetch $300 in ‘Just Say Treat’ Contest

Posted  May 3, 2013

It may be a dog eat dog world, but the latest Exchange contest is focusing on the cuddlier side of these furry, feathered and sometimes finicky companions. With the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Patriot Family “Just Say Treat” contest, a pet picture and 50 words could be worth $300. The Patriot Pet “Just…

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Across the AF, registered nurses, medical technicians saluted

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph National Nurse/Technician Week runs from May 6 to 12. On May 6 the 412th Medical Group is celebrating National Nurses Week, which is held May 6 to 12 every year. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role…

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Volunteers needed for Branch Elementary Science Carnival

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Thomas Allen, 412th Civil Engineering Division, educates Branch Elementary School students about where plastic comes from and the importance of recycling, during the fourth annual science carnival last year. Allen’s presentation was one of five that students had the opportunity to learn from. Volunteers are needed for this year’s…

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AFMC commander visits Sustainment Center, air logistics complexes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, join Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, in a rally with 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron F-15 ramp shop employees during a visit to Robins Air Force Base,…

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Hagel to make furlough decision soon, press secretary says

Posted  May 3, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a decision soon on the scope of civilian furloughs in response to sequestration spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said May 2. Hagel is reviewing analysis on the budget “and he’ll reach a decision in the near future,” Little told reporters. Little acknowledged news reports that some services…

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