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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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Robots take over base library

Posted  July 26, 2013

School's out for the summer but the learning hasn't stopped.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 26, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our brains need a workout just like our bodies.  Take time this summer to read a book, write some poetry, compose a song, or even take up painting. Doing something creative fulfills our calling to be image bearers of the…

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AF to convene selective Lt Col, Col early retirement board

Posted  July 26, 2013

The Air Force will convene a selective early retirement board Dec. 9 to consider eligible lieutenant colonels and colonels for retirement under the Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management Program. SERB is one of several FM programs to be implemented in fiscal 2014 to help size and balance the force to meet authorized end strength levels,…

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Davis assumes command of AFRL, Det. 7

Posted  July 26, 2013

  Col. Roger Vincent (left), Air Force Research Laboratory vice commander, passes the AFRL Detachment 7 guideon to Lt. Col. Patrick Davis, charging him with command during a ceremony July 22 in the Rocket Science Center. Davis assumed command from Col. Michael Platt, who retired from active duty that same day. Davis was previously assigned as the chief of the Systems Engineering…

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Announcements – July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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CMSAF Letter to Airmen – Developmental special duties

Posted  July 19, 2013

Fellow Airmen, Much has happened over the past 5 1/2 months since I’ve taken the reigns as your Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. We’ve faced and will continue to face some very significant challenges, none the less each of you continue to do amazing things day in and out to accomplish the mission…

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Every Airman Counts

Posted  July 19, 2013

Fellow Airmen, I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness – sexual assault. This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. †Our mission…

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Edwards AFB’s Piute Ponds feature wide variety of birds, wildlife

Posted  July 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan A Barn Owl takes flight from a tree in Piute Ponds at Edwards Air Force Base. The ponds attract numerous bird species and wildlife. The artificially maintained marsh area is located in the extreme southwest corner of the base. Amid the high desert landscape that encompasses Edwards is a…

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Sh’linda Miller, 2013 Youth of the Year

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy photograph Shílinda Miller, a 2013 graduate from Desert High School, won the state-wide Boys and Girls Clubís Military Youth of the Year title May 28, 29, competing against six other contestants. In the magnificent shadow of the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif., Sh’linda Miller, a 2013 graduate from Desert High School, won the…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted  July 19, 2013

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight training to resume….

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