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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

Honorary commanders tour base

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph Ethan Wagner Members of Edwards AFB’s Honorary Commanders Program pose in front of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School’s Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). The honorary commanders were given a tour of base facilities Nov. 8.†The Honorary Commanders Program pairs community leaders with Air Force commanders at Edwards…

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Exchange offering a harvest of savings before, during, after Black Friday

Posted  November 15, 2013

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Dooney and Bourke crossbody handbags for $99 and a 14K 1 ct. TDW diamond ring marked down $1,051 to $799. In-store, shoppers will find even…

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent National Security Personnel…

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School Age Program builds 3-D art project

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards School Age Program art project displayed in Bldg. 3000 depicts a medieval scene complete with a knight, princess, castle, moat and dragon. The project took four months to create. For the rest of November, Bldg. 3000 will be a little brighter. A display of 3-D art, “Recycling…

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The leader’s greatest harvest

Posted  November 15, 2013

“Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.” – Marcus Aurelius Seeds are curious things – small, innocuous . . . overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth. A growth for greatness. So, too, is your capability for seeding leadership potential! I learned from a…

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Announcements – November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

412th FSS Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 28 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: – Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed – Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. – High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 22, 2013

We invite you to think and pray with us each Friday as we seek to grow in our faith. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Everyone tells you to be thankful this time of year but sometimes there are things that happen in your life that…

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Turkey fryer safety – make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Each year during the holidays we anticipate that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray.

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‘If these walls could talk’

Posted  November 22, 2013

Aside from archived photos, videos and historical accounts of pilots taken during the golden age of flight test at Edwards, some stories of Edwards' past remain hidden, waiting to be restored and told.

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Sports

DHS girls volleyball team ends season 18-5

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert High School varsity volleyball players, Devyn Cross, #24, and Elizabeth Shelton, #16, jump up for the block during a California Interscholastic Federation playoff game Nov. 14 against a North City Christian School hitter in order to advance to the CIF quarter finals. The team finished their season with…

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