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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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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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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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