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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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Events

Announcements – July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO AERO CAMP: The first step in training our future pilots; July 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m Cost is $1,500 and is open to ages 14-19. Private Pilot Ground School kit included, pre-registration required. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO. Learn to Fly: The sky is the…

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Edwards F.C. visits Nellis AFB for friendly match

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Julie Clark Edwards Football Club team members, Senior Airmen Nazar SantillanMondaca (left) and Airman 1st Class Evan Montgomery, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, head to the sideline for a break during a friendly soccer match between Edwards Football Club and the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Football Club June 29. The Edwards Football…

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Commentary

Leading change

Posted  July 12, 2013

How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long when it seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later?…

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Car wash gets upgrade

Posted  July 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Automated Car Wash, located on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. near Lancaster Blvd., has been upgraded with new equipment. The anticipated reopening is July 10.†For more information, call†the 412th†Force†Support Squadron†at (661) 277-4240.

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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Freedom Fest dazzles Edwards community, patriots

Posted  July 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2013 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4. Undaunted by the summer heat, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Hosted by the 412th Force Support…

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AFMC to focus on Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted  July 12, 2013

As part of its commitment to take care of Airmen and their families, Air Force Materiel Command is embracing the Comprehensive Airman Fitness philosophy established by Headquarters Air Force. CAF provides a framework through which the Air Force can deliver relevant programs and services more effectively across the four pillars of fitness — physical, social,…

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New 412th Test Wing technical director

Posted  July 12, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has announced that the 412th Test Wing’s new technical director is Doyle Janzen. Janzen assumes one of the highest positions on base and comes with a wealth of experience at Edwards, including F-15/F-16 flight dynamics tests, general aviation evaluations, and was chief engineer at the F-22…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: What you need to know

Posted  July 12, 2013

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects persons serving on active duty from adverse consequences to their legal rights that may result from their service. Some SCRA protections apply to reservists and guardsmen called to serve on active duty. Other protections apply to members who have always been on active duty, and some protections also apply…

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Local

News Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Fitness center closure Effective July 13, the Rosburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturdays due to the furlough. The new Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Anticipated normal hours of operation will resume after Sept. 28, 2013. For more information, call Peter Smith, Fitness Center…

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