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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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Christmas Chapel

Posted  December 13, 2013

Catholic Dec. 15, Las Posadas: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 15, Penance Service: 6 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Childrenís Mass: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Midnight Mass: Midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25, Christmas Mass: 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant- Gospel Service: Sundays, 8 a.m., Chapel 1 Dec. 18, Advent Evening Prayer: Wednesdays 6:15-6:45…

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AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Posted  December 13, 2013

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012. “If you’re traveling to spend time with family…

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Edwards AFB Typhoon Relief Effort

Posted  December 13, 2013

Edwards AFB will be collecting donations for the Philippines Typhoon relief effort until Monday night Dec. 16. The main collection point will be at the Higher Grounds in Bldg. 2511 between the times of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Donation boxes will also be staged around base. Examples of items needed:…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  December 13, 2013

Name: Eric Cullen Duty Title: Cyber Systems Supervisor Organization: 412th CS/SCOO Years in Service: 18 Hometown: Monterey, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I volunteered because I think that it is an important additional duty. This is one of the biggest problems facing the DOD right now, and being a victim advocate…

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I just want to celebrate

Posted  December 13, 2013

It’s party time! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the holiday celebrations are happening everywhere. We all think of this time as one of the most joyful seasons, but it’s also the time to pay greater attention to safety. During the past two holiday campaign seasons, 75 percent of the fatalities were private motor vehicle related….

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B.B. Wolf sues Curly Pig: Mock trial shows scouts inner workings of courthouse

Posted  December 13, 2013

Big Bad Wolf, portrayed by Capt. Nicholas Reyes (left) 412th Test Wing, Judge Advocate, and his attorney Capt. Thomas Colby, 412th TW, JA, listen as Curly Pig is questioned by his attorney during a mock trial held Dec. 9 at the Base Courthouse. The mock trial was to show local Cub Scout Wolf Den Pack…

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New TRICARE.mil I want to feature offers easy access to popular customer service options

Posted  December 13, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries now have an easy way to access customer service features. The TRICARE.mil home page has a new I want to section offering beneficiaries a gateway to links that help them manage their health care from prescriptions to enrollments and much more. The I want to section of TRICARE.mil launched Dec. 1, 2013. The…

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AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force leadership announced force management programs today designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration. Fiscal year 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget…

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New storage facility near BX

Posted  December 13, 2013

The new Lock and Leave storage facility, located outside of the Base Exchange, is now open for business. Anyone with base access and a lock can rent a storage unit. The main office is located in the Enterprise Rental Car office and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday†to Friday. The storage units come in four…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 13, 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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