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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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First sergeants promote giving with this year’s Angel Tree

Posted  November 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s First Sergeants Association is kicking-off the holiday spirit with the annual Angel Tree project in the Exchange. The tree was set up Nov. 18, full of paper angels, each with the age and wish list of a child from an active-duty family in need of a little help…

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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Blue Star Mothers send love overseas

Posted  November 27, 2013

The Antelope Valley Blue Star Mothers Chapter 14 visited Edwards AFB Nov. 21 to deliver care packages for deployed Airmen.

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AFMC makes progress despite impacts of sequestration, restructure

Posted  November 27, 2013

The vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command offered insight into recent developments and answered questions regarding the command’s restructure efforts and fiscal challenges at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium in Los Angeles Nov. 22.

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Little Misses donate Thanksgiving meal to shelter pets

Posted  November 27, 2013

The Little Misses of the Antelope Valley provided Thanksgiving dinner to homeless cats and dogs at the Los Angeles County Department of Care and Control, Lancaster Animal Shelter, Nov. 22.

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AFMC vice visits high desert

Posted  November 27, 2013

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander (seated), is given a briefing at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force by Col. Roderick Cregier, Edward AFB F-35 program director, Nov. 21. Busch spent the day touring Edwards receiving program briefings from various test squadrons. The general also spoke at the Air…

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Football

Posted  November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is full of traditions that are shared by many and some that are uniquely shared to each family. One tradition is watching football on Turkey Day. Week 13 in the NFL is here and things are starting to tighten up in the standings. Gamble wisely; team loyalty sometimes can come back to bite you….

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Woolf receives Kelly Johnson Award

Posted  November 27, 2013

Reagan Woolf, 773rd Test Squadron, has worked at Edwards as an Aircraft Performance technical expert for the 412th Test Wing for nearly 14 years.

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Ring in the ‘howlidays’ with Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest

Posted  November 27, 2013

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Nov. 22 through Dec. 12 a picture of your pet dressed in its finest holiday attire could be worth up to $1,000 during the 2013 Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest. To enter, visit the Exchange at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX and fill out the entry form or send…

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DHS Football advances to CIF playoff semis

Posted  November 27, 2013

On Nov. 22, in a relentless torrent of rain without any water wings, the Desert High School Varsity football team (Desert Mountain League Co-Champions), defeated Saddleback Valley Christian High School

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