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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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AF appoints first female chief scientist

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Air Force appointed the service's first female chief scientist to lead the way in the technology and science fields.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 7, 2013

- Rules do matter but they can’t change the heart.  You can regulate (or force) someone to be nice but you will never really know why they are being nice and if the niceness will even last.  A changed heart will always fulfill the intent of the rules and endure over time.   Through our…

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Sexual assault is a ‘cancer,’ Welsh says

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Air Force chief of staff testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service chiefs from the Army, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4.

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Leaders urge care in changing commanders’ UCMJ responsibilities

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commanders must be a part of any solution to the crisis of sexual assault in the military, service leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 4. Commanders are responsible not only for the health and welfare of those in their commands, but also for good order and discipline, they emphasized. Some legislative…

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Edwards NCO flexes way to title

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., commander, , presents Staff Sgt. Joshua Suttle, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, with the first place trophy in the Armed Forces Middle Weight division at the Muscle Beach International Classic and Armed Forces Championship May 27. The annual event is held every…

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Announcements – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

NAF Property Sale: June 14, Club Muroc upper parking lot, Bldg. 5600. Open to E1-E4 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., open to everyone 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Take advantage of some great deals! All sales are final – property is sold “as is.” You buy it, you haul it – no deliveries or storage available. Visit www.edwardsfss.com for…

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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn in

Posted  June 6, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning is sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31 at the Pentagon. In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve as the senior Air Force energy official. Additionally,…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Roadway drainage construction project Beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 1, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond and Muroc Avenue. During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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Team Edwards wraps up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with feast

Posted  May 31, 2013

Many things define a culture, but probably the most interesting and fun thing to experience is a culture’s food. One of the more popular events the past few years has been the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cultural Day, which took place May 23 at the Conference Center. Team Edwards members turned out in droves…

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