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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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Prevent nests to keep nuisance birds away

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Baby Sage Sparrows in a nest amongst some brush. Despite the pleasures of watching birds or hearing their songs, sometimes living in close proximity with birds can be a hassle – ravens get into trash cans, a blackbird might dive bomb the family dog and house finches may start raising their young right…

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Edwards Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 1, 2013

Whether service members are here at Edwards, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur…

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Farewell!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photographs James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director (left), presents Bob Wood with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award Feb. 27 at Woods retirement ceremony at Club Muroc. Wood has served as the chief of Edwards AFB Environmental Management for more than 10 years and has served the government for 42 years. Bob…

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Announcements – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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412th TENG engineers dazzle young minds at 13th Annual Engineers Career Day in Bakersfield

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Derek Lennon, 412th Test Engineering Group, poses for a picture as a young student flies an F-22 Raptor with a portable simulator. Engineers from the 412th Test Wing visited California State University, Bakersfield Feb. 22 as part of the 13th Annual Engineers Day event, which offered high schoolers from Kern County the chance…

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Sequestration maybe, but You are not alone!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Webster’s Dictionary lists about 10 synonyms for this word, “sequestration,” that we have heard all too much about lately. None are pleasant. Aloneness, insulation and seclusion being a few of what Webstersí lists. Well, it’s a good thing, we are not Webster’s. Why? We are not alone, insulated or secluded. We, who may have to…

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News Briefs February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Purgatory Vodka and similar products The product Purgatory Vodka is made with hemp seed and is being sold in exchanges around the Air Force. Edwards establishments do not stock this item. However, as this item is commercially available, base officials want to ensure everyone is aware of the following information. The ingestion of products containing,…

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Dirt not four-letter word for retiring employee

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force photographs Robert Wood speaking at the 65th Anniversary of the Air Force Flight Test Center Oct. 14, 2011. For Bob Wood, dirt isnít a four-letter word. In fact heís shouldered the responsibility of cleaning the dirt at Edwards for as long as the base has had an organization set up for that purpose….

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Message to department from Defense Secretary

Posted  February 22, 2013

To all Department of Defense personnel, For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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New medal to retain place in order of precedence

Posted  February 22, 2013

The new Distinguished Warfare Medal will retain its place in the order of precedence among military decorations, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 19. Much of the public discussion of the new medal has centered on its precedence. It ranks below the Distinguished Flying Cross and above the Bronze Star. “We are not diminishing…

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