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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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Cancellation of HHM Futbol Experience

Posted  October 11, 2013

Team, The 412th Maintenance Group and 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base regrets that the government shutdown required us to cancel the Hispanic Heritage Month Futbol Experience planned for Oct. 4. Support for this event has been overwhelmingly positive; I have no doubt this would have been a first class event celebrating our…

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Edwards ready to ‘lead by deed’ during CFC

Posted  October 11, 2013

Air Force photograph Seated, left to right: Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th TW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th TW command chief, sign their Combined Federal Campaign pledge forms among CFC installation representatives Oct. 1, prior to the CFC kick off which occurred Oct. 8….

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Exchange honors military retirees

Posted  October 11, 2013

Edwards Top 3 hosted a card signing for local veterans during the “Still Serving” event at the Base Exchange Oct. 9. It was one in a series of events happening through Oct.10 to honor military retirees. Throughout the week, the Exchange is hosting giveaways and demonstrations from the Edwards Air Force Base Fire department and…

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To serve with honor

Posted  October 11, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nieves Camacho Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, recently completed a three-month commitment to the 4th FW Honor Guard. Honor guardsmen primarily perform military honors at official base functions and Service memberís funerals. “FIRING PARTY! TENCH HUT! READUP HACE! … Not quite…

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Announcements – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis outbreak

Posted  October 18, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis.

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Former AFFTC commander dies

Posted  October 18, 2013

Retired Maj. Gen. Hugh Boyd Manson died Oct. 4 in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 98.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 18, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The ancient philosopher Aristotle developed a list of virtues that would help leaders rightly conduct themselves in the exercise of their offices and help people find happiness (to include courage, temperance, justice, and prudence).  Jesus introduced the concept of self-denial…

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DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system. The third-party mobile apps are not sponsored by the Department of Defense or the U.S. government. The “MyPay DFAS LES” is…

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412th MDG launches physical therapy enhancements

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Maj. William Clarkson is the sole physical therapist for the 412th Medical Operations Squadron and the Physical Therapy flight commander. October is National Physical Therapy month! To celebrate and to enhance the quality and access to care for its active duty members, the 412th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic…

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