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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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Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility holiday meals

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility is pleased to announce that The 2014 holiday meals at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility will be served Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. †The meals are available to all active duty military, retirees and dependents. †Holiday favorites such as…

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Edwards Library tops for successful summer program

Posted  October 31, 2014

In children's reading programs, there are many ways to track their progress such as number of books read or length of time spent reading.

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Health fair

Posted  October 31, 2014

  Senior Airman Dominique Lyles, 412th Medical Group medical technician, places her hand under the glow germ demonstration at the Kern County Environmental Health Division booth during the 412th MDG Health Fair held Oct. 23 at Bldg. 1600. Participants were asked to place lotion and talcum powder while having them attempt to properly wash their…

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Soccer league

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Edwards co-ed adult soccer team is accepting new players ages 16 and up. The team is self-funded and plays in the co-ed Antelope Futbol League. †Practices are held on Wings field each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. †For more information, contact the league representative and head coach at 760-382-8502.

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Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Posted  October 31, 2014

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at…

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Base commander addresses initial 416th, 445th FLTS consolidation plan

Posted  October 31, 2014

Space utilization, optimization and consolidation are practices that Team Edwards has taken on with full determination in every aspect of its mission.

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412th SFS Police Services Tip of the Week

Posted  October 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Stephen K. Robinson Motorcycle riders on base must comply with all safety regulations while on Edwards AFB. This means using a DOT-approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear as a minimum. “Lane sharing” or “lane splitting” is illegal on base, even if California allows you test…

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Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Edwards

Posted  October 31, 2014

Team Edwards kicked off this year's Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 24 at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility. Base leadership gathered to sign their pledge forms over breakfast.

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted  October 31, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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Scorpion girls volleyball clinch first place in league

Posted  October 31, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Vincent Doss Athletes of the Desert High School Girls Volleyball team pose for a group photo following their win at Mammoth High School Oct. 28. The Scorpions shut out Mammoth High School 3-0 to†improve†to 12-0 in their league†and an overall record of 18-1. The win clinches first place in the Desert Mountain…

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