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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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AF implements new personnel policies as it prepares to get smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON The Air Force will implement new personnel policies to posture for future force management programs as it prepares to become smaller, officials announced today. In the absence of Congressional direction to mitigate the impact of sequestration, the Air Force must proceed with changes to personnel policies and force management programs to meet reduced end-strength…

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Hill selected to receive first operational F-35A aircraft

Posted  December 6, 2013

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was selected as the new home for the Air Force's first operational F-35A Lightning IIs.

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 6, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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Health & Safety

Have fun, be safe during winter recreation

Posted  December 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Enthusiasts of winter sports – both outdoor and indoor – are getting ready for skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, basketball, ice hockey, etc. There are many activities and just as many chances for…

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Air Force Specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering Airmen in overmanned specialties opportunities to…

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Single Airmen get taste of home

Posted  December 6, 2013

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center teamed with the Edwards First Sergeants Council to bring unaccompanied Airmen living in the dorms, a "taste of home" for the holidays with their annual Cookie Drop.

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45 AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, Air Force director of force management…

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Health & Safety

Passing of Vickie B. Sellnow

Posted  December 6, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Vickie B. Sellnow, an aircraft engine mechanic supervisor with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Flight.  Sellnow was a valuable civil servant at Edwards AFB for more than 33 years.  She passed away Nov. 25 at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in…

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Real-world foam test makes for good training opportunity

Posted  December 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The interior of Hangar 1210 was the site of the baseís most recent emergency scenario exercise that occurred Nov. 26. The hangar, which has 10 large capacity and 2 small capacity foam generators, released approximately 110 gallons of two percent Ansul Jet-Ex foam concentrate that is part of the…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards celebrates 22 enlisted promotions before the holiday

Posted  December 6, 2013

Team Edwards gathered at the Base Theater Nov. 27 to witness 22 Airmen pin on the next stripe. Congratulations!   To senior master sergeant Carlos Labrador, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron   To master sergeant Jason Carlson, 412th Maintenance Squadron Abel Lugo, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron   To technical sergeant Jason McCormack, 412th Medical Support Squadron…

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