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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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News Briefs May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event May 8.†Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of…

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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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Exchange targets veterans, families for employment opportunities

Posted  April 26, 2013

While some advertise efforts to hire veterans, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply does what it has for more than 117 years – extend career opportunities to veterans and their families. In fact, 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce is comprised of veterans with military spouses and family members accounting for another 24…

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Edwards officer balances great accomplishment, sadness following Boston Marathon run

Posted  April 26, 2013

“Bittersweet” is probably the best way to describe Maj. Jose Gutierrez’s experience at the Boston Marathon April 15. For Gutierrez, and most all marathoners, the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of marathons. “Obviously, it’s a big deal. Everybody wants to run Boston. If you’re a marathoner you just want to be able to qualify for…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of Apr 26th

Posted  April 26, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray that we grow in our ability to show compassion and mercy to others Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Think and then practice the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would…

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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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Airmen powered by innovation

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fellow Airmen, As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration. As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently. We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most…

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Honorary commanders

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Cutline: Col. Roderick Cregier, Edwards AFB F-35 program director, talks to Honorary Commanders Apr 20 at the Joint Strike Fighter Combined Test Force. The Honorary Commanders event provided local civic leaders and representatives with a chance to see the JSF take off and a visit the Ridley Mission Control…

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CTF celebrates Raptor’s 1,000th sortie

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry The oldest flying F-22 Raptor, tail number 4007, successfully completed its 1,000th sortie April 19. The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated the milestone with a James Bond themed plane-side ceremony, referring to the aircraftís tail number ending in ì007.î The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated an impressive milestone April…

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