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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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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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