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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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Salutes & Awards

Lancaster Rotarians honor Edwards active duty annual awardees

Posted  May 24, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Rotary Club of Lancaster West wanted to recognize the 412th Test Wing’s active duty annual award winners. The awardees along with their supervisors and family were invited to the Hellenic Center in Lancaster, Calif., for a complimentary lunch and award presentation. From left: First Sergeant William Russell, 412th…

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Final self defense class May 31

Posted  May 24, 2013

In the Self Defense Class, participants are taught several techniques to repel any physical attack, to include choking repulsion, grab defenses, pressure points and wristlocks just to name a few.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – New research has found that the skills to succeed in life have less to do with how smart you are than with more ordinary personality traits, like an ability to stay focused and control impulses.  Character does matter.  (Paul Tough,…

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412th SFS, local law enforcement observe National Police Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

National Police Week was observed May 13 to 17, and, here at Edwards, the 412th Security Forces Squadron sponsored several events

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AFRL blasts competition, goes 14-0 to win volleyball championship

Posted  May 24, 2013

The Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 team poses for a photo after winning the 2013 Base Intramural Volleyball Championship at the Rosburg Fitness Center May 20. AFRL remained unbeaten on the year, 10-0 in regular season, followed by 4-0 in post season play, to claim the 2013 Intramural Volleyball Championship by defeating 412th Force Support…

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New workforce development program coming for AFMC maintainers

Posted  May 24, 2013

A new career development program has been deployed to the Air Force Materiel Command maintenance community. The Maintenance Workforce Development Program is being implemented to provide a standard approach and increased opportunities for maintenance personnel to broaden their careers. The Logistics Advisory Council identified a need for development programs particularly focused on the Federal Wage…

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Announcements – May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

Upcoming Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – May 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CAC/ID Issuance: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-midnight Education Office: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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News Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 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 Boulevard…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during that time….

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Safety saves lives for military motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service knows that safety is no accident; that’s why the Exchange is committed to providing a wide selection of Personal Protective Equipment, which could make the difference between life and death for military motorcyclists. According to Army and Air Force safety centers, 65 Soldiers and Airmen lost their lives…

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