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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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News Briefs February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Job fair The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Job Fair for transitioning military members and all military spouses 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 6. The fair will be held at Club Muroc and is designed to link transitioning military and military spouses to available job opportunities. Representatives of local employers, as well as…

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Salutes & Awards

Promotions

Posted  February 1, 2013

Team Edwards started off 2013 by promoting 44 Airmen during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony at the Conference Center Jan. 31. Congratulations to all who have taken the next step in their Air Force careers!

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Airmen should review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted  February 1, 2013

Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March. Personnel actions accomplished using MilPDS like reenlistments, enlistment extensions, promotions, unit transfers, discharges and retirements should…

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Four ways to lower your risk for heart disease

Posted  February 1, 2013

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high blood…

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Complacency – The Silent Killer

Posted  February 1, 2013

Driving home from the rec center last week, I saw a familiar scene starting to build on the side road next to the highway. It was the usual suspects: an ambulance, more than one police car, a fire truck, another on the way – sirens blaring, the street being closed off. In a few blocks,…

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DOD to begin review of family, military community programs

Posted  February 1, 2013

A new task force will start work next month on a 120-day review of all family and military community programs across the Defense Department to determine their effectiveness and identify gaps and potential efficiencies, a senior defense official said. Charles E. Milam, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, will…

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Message to F-35 ITF: “Your work is critically important”

Posted  February 1, 2013

Team Edwards welcomed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan to the F-35 Integrated Test Force Jan. 22 for the first time since he assumed the role of program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in December.

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Flu Season: What you need to know

Posted  February 1, 2013

Today, it's more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu - and the vaccines available to prevent it.

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Military Saves Week, Feb.25 to March 2

Posted  February 1, 2013

Most military families today are not saving adequately for retirement and many do not have an emergency fund. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, created Military Saves Week in 2007 to motivate service members and their families to better their finances. To date, over 128,000 individuals have taken the…

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412th FSS gets new boss

Posted  February 1, 2013

Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, handed over the 412th Force Support Squadron guidon to Alexander Kovras during a change of leadership ceremony

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