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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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AtHoc info needs to be updated to stay alert, alive

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic The AtHoc icon should be located in the bottom right of your workstation desktop. If it’s not there, and needs to be installed, call the 412th Communications Squadron at (661) 277-3444. Team Edwards members are urged to ensure that their AtHoc personal information is updated on their workstations. AtHoc is a…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Amid a spate of allegations…

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Indian test pilot students land at Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

The senior class from India’s Test Pilot School pose for a photo in front of the YF-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum. The YF-22 was the prototype built that would later lead to the development of the F-22 Raptor. Some test pilot students traveled more than 8,000 miles to come visit the capital…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted  May 17, 2013

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.

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EDWARDS INTERMEDIATE SPACE CHALLENGE

Posted  May 17, 2013

Rocket Launch Contest for Branch Elementary Students Grades 4, 5, and 6 Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 from Branch Elementary will participate, and each class will be a team that builds a rocket. Each class will have the responsibility of naming their rocket, creating a banner and slogan, design, and construct a rocket…

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True love discovered, returns to Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

There's probably no better place to propose to the love of your life than the place where you first met.

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Edwards defender surprises daughter at event after year-long deployment

Posted  May 17, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kristie Jarmusz looks on as Maj. Gregory Jarmusz, 412th Security Forces Squadron former operations officer, surprises his daughter during an AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) awards presentation event held at Chapel 2 May 9, 2013. The major returned from a one-year deployment in time to surprise his daughter…

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31st TES changes command

Posted  May 17, 2013

Col. Robert Novotny (left), 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, and Lt. Col. Steven Tittel (right), applaud after Lt. Col. Brian O’Neill assumes command of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron during a change of command ceremony in Bldg. 1810, May 10.  Tittel, who is headed towards an assignment overseas, relinquished command to O’Neill who…

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Embracing cultural values, inclusion

Posted  May 17, 2013

The theme to this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage event is “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion.” America is truly multicultural, a “mosaic” instead of a “melting pot” with a mixture of various ingredients that keep their individual characteristics instead of being blended together. I was born and raised in the Philippines and am…

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A dream of two generations: Edwards Airman selected to attend USAFA

Posted  May 17, 2013

When Senior Airmen Shujie Yan immigrated to the United States from China in 2006, she was a freshman in high school. One year later, she had big dreams of life in the Air Force.

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