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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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Brewer prepares for, encourages change

Posted  November 27, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, along with several guest speakers, addressed changes coming during a commander's call Nov. 26 at the Base Theater.

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Christmas Lights

Posted  November 27, 2013

Are you ready to decorate for the holidays? No matter what or how you celebrate this time of year, decorations are a family tradition for many. It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, and while you’re busy decorating your home or office; safety may be one of the last things on your mind….

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Fueled by innovation? We’ve got some thinking to do

Posted  November 27, 2013

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Think about it. In January 2013, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III released a new vision for the Air Force: The World’s Greatest Air Force … Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. Placing…

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Announcements – December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or…

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I’m not alone

Posted  December 6, 2013

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.†-†Toughen up, develop a thick skin, don’t let people see that you’re hurting; I’ve heard these phrases my entire life, from parents, coaches, family members, friends, and supervisors. The result, I hurt; but I don’t show it. I know that I’m not alone either, now I’m going to show my hurt….

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Lancaster Rotary Club donates goods to Airman’s Attic

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tis’ the season of giving and the Edwards Airman’s Attic received a sizeable gift Dec. 2. from the Lancaster Rotary Club. The club donated†more than a thousand dollars†worth of new kitchenware, holiday decorations, bath towels, food containers and sports equipment to the attic. “Last year we received $1,000 to buy items for the Airmen here…

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Team Edwards conducts exercise for disease containment

Posted  December 6, 2013

Members of Team Edwards ran an emergency scenario exercise that started prior to Thanksgiving and ended the following Monday, Dec. 2.

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Volunteer for Airmen Against Drunk Driving

Posted  December 6, 2013

Would you like to be a good wingman over the holiday season? Assist in helping the Airman Against Drunk Driving†program accomplish the goal of having ZERO DUI’s for Edwards AFB. AADD would like to open up for volunteering to be a designated driver. Your name will be put on a mass list for the month…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  December 6, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – As many have noted, relationships are messy because communicating clearly and effectively is so difficult.  This is especially true when differences arise.  Is there a right way to disagree with another person?  “People who build real and loving unity do…

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SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted  December 6, 2013

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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