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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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Twenty-two attain next rank

Posted  November 1, 2013

Team Edwards saw 22 enlisted members pin on to the next rank during the November promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To senior airmen Gil E. Martin, 412th Security Forces Squadron Thomas R. Seago, 412th SFS Elvis S. Novoa, 412th SFS Morris J. Gray, 412th SFS Jerome E. Roach II, 412th SFS   To staff…

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2014 civilian benefits open season slated

Posted  November 1, 2013

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make…

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‘We promise, it will only hurt a little’

Posted  November 1, 2013

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing commander chief, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jessica Poss, 412th Medical Group medical technician Oct. 30. The Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu mist (nasal formulation) or injection to all pediatric patients 17 years of age and younger. Patients 18 years of age and older may…

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Family Advocacy promotes awareness of domestic violence

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of 23 volunteers, both military and civilian, wore moulage bruises and cuts to work Oct. 24.

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News Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6 in the Chapel 1 Annex. †Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. †To make an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle…

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‘Fall Back’ Nov. 3

Posted  November 1, 2013

It’s that time of year to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday Nov. 3. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time or credit hour…

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AFI change simplifies fitness appeal process

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airmen who fail their fitness assessment now may appeal to their wing commanders rather than submit an appeal to the Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The appeal process change is one of several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2905, Air Force Fitness Program, that went into…

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Team Edwards welcomes ideas for new cost-saving initiative

Posted  November 1, 2013

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara The new Project84 tab will be located on the bottom of the left-hand column on the Edwards home page, www.edwards.af.mil. Project84 is a cost-savings initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, which relies on the ideas of the entire Edwards community to provide ways…

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HAWC offers updated ‘Be Well’ classes

Posted  November 1, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Ken Ballard has been an exercise physiologist for 13 years. He teaches ìBe Wellî classes at the Health and Wellness Center as well as instruction for PT leaders. For the last five years the Health and Wellness Center has offered “Be Well” classes intended to assist Airmen that have…

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AFMC recognizes third quarter graduates

Posted  November 1, 2013

Congratulations to the following Edwards members of the Air Force Materiel Command team on completing a degree or certificate program during the third quarter of 2013, AFMC’s “Year of the Graduate.” The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan. Edwards…

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