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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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NASA, Northrop Grumman continue partnership for science

Posted  May 31, 2013

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and…

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Exchange greeting card services continue as assortment transitions

Posted  May 31, 2013

From PSCing to retirements to promotions, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service understands the importance of celebrating life’s milestones to the military community. With this is mind, the Exchange is working to provide seamless access to greeting card services as it transitions to a line of offerings exclusively from American Greetings. “With more than…

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Edwards Airmen take another step in their educational journey

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Team Edwards gathered at Club Muroc May 9 to celebrate 130 Airmen who earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees and 29 Airmen who recently graduated with bachelors and masters degrees. The CCAF†is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force.†The…

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Edwards DOD employees begin receiving furlough notices

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Michelle Lovato, Edwards AFB Civilian Personnel officer, answer questions from supervisors during the last of three meetings announcing the furlough notices to be handed out beginning May 28. Edwards AFB leadership began handing out furlough letters to the base’s…

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Barbecue, grilling safety during summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

Summer is quickly approaching. Outdoor activities are already starting to happen due to the warmer weather. It’s time once again to start thinking and practicing grilling safety. The Edwards Fire Department would like to actively involve our base-wide family with tips and tools that will ensure safe practices when grilling. Charcoal Grills There are several…

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17 Edwards Airmen promoted in May

Posted  May 31, 2013

Edwards’ monthly enlisted promotion ceremony will be held March 31 in the Base Theater. Seventeen Team Edwards members will†take the next step in their Air Force careers. Congratulations to May’s promotees! To master sergeant Brian K. Freeland, 412th Test Wing Laura A. Magas, 412th Security Forces Squadron To technical sergeant Lonnie T. Moon III, 445th…

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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed….

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Edwards to post new online base helping agencies directory

Posted  May 31, 2013

To compliment the webpage dedicated to all the base helping agencies, Team Edwards will start implementing an online directory listing all those agencies for personnel off-base and on-base June 1. For off-base personnel, the directory will be located via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the Base Helping Agencies Directory tab. For on-base…

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Two-year drought raises risk of predators attacking pets

Posted  May 31, 2013

Two recently reported attacks on family pets in base housing by desert predators serve as a reminder that pets are not safe if left outside alone.

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Elementary school children soar to new heights

Posted  May 31, 2013

Future aerospace engineers and rocket scientists gathered May 23 at Branch Elementary for the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge.

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