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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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News Briefs: October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Project 84 Project 84 is here, submit your cost-saving ideas. With the current economic climate, Project 84 is an initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The current projected budget will not be enough to cover Edwardsí operating costs for fiscal year 2014. Brewer’s intention with Project 84 is that…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 18, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a…

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November’s ‘Move the Food Event’

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Edwards Air Force Base Chapel is sponsoring a Move the Food Event Nov. 2. The food giveaway will be Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the food is gone. The event will be held in the Chapel 1 Annex. The chapel will hand out†one†bag of food per family of four…

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million people did not…

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Special Court Martial judgment

Posted  October 18, 2013

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1….

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Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms. Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards…

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”) by Jan. 1, 2014,…

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Support troops with Exchange gift cards

Posted  October 18, 2013

It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts. This year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering any American the opportunity to get them both right by purchasing an Exchange gift card for any servicemember with just a few clicks. “Gift cards give Soldiers and Airmen the choice to buy the things…

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Thin line

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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412th MDG promotes ‘Small Steps, Big Rewards’ at annual health fair

Posted  October 24, 2013

The 412th Medical Group's Main Clinic opened up its doors to host a health fair Oct. 17.

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