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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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TRICARE change for Edwards AFB area

Posted  April 12, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region, including those in the Edwards AFB area, now have TRICARE coverage from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. This change affects members using TRICARE Prime and Standard. TRICARE For Life beneficiaries (generally those over age 65) are not affected by the change. Members with a current specialty care authorization issued by…

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Coming to Edwards soon: AFNet migrations

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and all supported tenants will soon migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network (AFNet). This means Edwards Local Area Network users. Over a period of 45 days beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating Edwards workstations, network users and e-mail into the AFNet. To the majority of Edwards…

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Elementary to hold pre-registration for Kindergarten

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Irving L. Branch Elementary will be having pre-registration for Kindergarten May 1 and 2, from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., for the 2013-2014 school year. Civilian employees as well as active duty are eligible to enroll students at base schools. Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2013. State law…

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Bunch adds second star

Posted  April 12, 2013

As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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Access to medical services when clinic is closed

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Medical Group clinic is closed weekends, government holidays, and family down days. The clinic is also closed on the first Monday of every month for Training Day. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, then the clinic will be closed on the second Monday of the month. Training Day provides…

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Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 13-C

Posted  April 12, 2013

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 13-C! Senior Airman Andrew R. Dynan, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Trent L. Hargis, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Jesse B. Pointer, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Samuel T. McMichael, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Martin A. Lara, 412th…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted  April 12, 2013

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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News Briefs April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for a class within the last two weeks, double check your registration. To help serve your training needs, our office has added additional technical and soft skill courses along with…

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Support Resources

Posted  April 12, 2013

Airman & Family Readiness Center Community Readiness Consultants are ready to assist Department of Defense civilian employees with financial counseling. Active duty and retired military, as well as DOD civilian employees who are also retired military are eligible for financial counseling and financial assistance. Airman and Family Readiness also provide information and referrals to community…

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Resources available for the Team Edwards community

Posted  April 12, 2013

Although each Air Force command and installation has released its fair share of pertinent furlough information, Team Edwards leaders want to keep you as informed about the financial resources available to help minimize the impact of this projected furlough on you and your family as information becomes available. As with any furlough, the uncertainty of…

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