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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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Announcements – May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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F-35 ITF works towards night, weather certification

Posted  May 24, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references. The ITF, which has the lead on all F-35 mission systems testing, is responsible for five of…

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Memorial Day a time to reflect on service and sacrifice

Posted  May 24, 2013

Throughout my Air Force career, I’ve often reflected on what it means to serve. I’m proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some….

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Law Day 2013: The Case of the Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig

Posted  May 24, 2013

May 1, Law Day was recognized across the country. It is meant to encourage citizens to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. For Law Day 2013, the Edwards†legal team†went to Branch Elementary School on base to put on a mock trial with…

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Team Edwards recognized during American Red Cross awards ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2013

The Team Edwards community is known for its willingness to help others, especially during American Red Cross blood drives hosted on base. May 16, that willingness to help others was recognized during the Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges Awards ceremony at the Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. “The Battle of the Badges is an…

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE expediting referrals

Posted  May 24, 2013

UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West Region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems relating to an increase in the volume and delays in processing referral and care authorizations. UnitedHealthcare apologizes for any delay in services that TRICARE beneficiaries and providers are experiencing as a result…

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Edwards Critical Days of Summer campaign launches this weekend

Posted  May 24, 2013

Team, We are approaching the Memorial Day weekend and this year’s Critical Days of Summer campaign. We’ve worked hard this year and you all deserve some relaxation with your friends and families. I just ask you to keep safety in mind when you enjoy recreational activities or as you travel to†and from your destinations. When…

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Desert Junior Senior High dazzles, takes guests back in time

Posted  May 24, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert Junior Senior High School was the site of a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of DJSHS May 20, 2013. The event was an end-of-year, school-wide project where students transformed the halls of the high school, along with the school cafeteria, into static…

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Edwards master resilience trainers ready to train new volunteers

Posted  May 24, 2013

To complement the new approach of taking care of oneself and others via the Comprehensive Airman Fitness methodology, certified and trained master resilience trainers at Edwards are increasing efforts week-by-week to prepare volunteer resilience trainer assistants within each unit. “MRTs will provide awareness education and skill development techniques for Airmen and their families in order…

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News Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

Freeway closures Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.†Closures are as follows and subject to change: May 20-24 Northbound SR-14 * 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale…

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