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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 April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is 3 p.m., April 30 in the Base Theater. Awards ceremony The 412th Test Wing’s quarterly award ceremony is 10 a.m., May 1 in the Base Theater. Come out and show your support for our military, civilian and team award nominees and winners. For additional more information, contact Master…

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Is your security clearance current?

Posted  April 26, 2013

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – To support the Air Force’s global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness. So, your immunizations are current, you have a solid family care plan in place and your finances are squared away, but are you really prepared to deploy and support the global mission? Have you…

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Edwards test team extends KC-135 capabilities

Posted  April 26, 2013

Known as "The Mighty War Wagon" of the United States Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force for more than 50 years.

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ADAPT, Ground Safety emphasize planning, education to prevent DUIs

Posted  April 26, 2013

To get more Team Edwards members acquainted with the dangers of driving while under the influence, the 412th Test Wing Mental Health clinic and Family Advocacy office, along with the Ground Safety office, held a unique National Alcohol Awareness Month event at the Base Exchange parking lot April 18.

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted  April 26, 2013

Those Airman selected to participate in the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey are highly encouraged to complete it. Airmen participation in this survey is completely anonymous. The survey is used to inform senior leaders of strengths and needs within each Air Force community and develop action plans to make them better places to live…

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Be careful what you flush

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force observed Earth Day on Monday with a theme that focused on water reduction and reuse. Edwards has been reusing water from its wastewater treatment plant for well over a decade.

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Coming to Edwards: Verizon Cellular 4G LTE upgrade

Posted  April 26, 2013

On April 24 Verizon technicians began upgrading the Verizon Cellular 3G here at Edwards to support new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) cellular capabilities.

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Announcements – April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children to aviation! Have fun while learning aerodynamics using math and science skills. Cost is $165 for one hour introduction flight for up to two…

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SecAF discusses Airmen morale

Posted  April 25, 2013

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Deployed airmen are ready and motivated, but those based in the United States face fiscal challenges that sap morale, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said April 22. “The Airmen that we send downrange are well-trained – they are pumped,” Donley told the Defense Writers…

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Museum closure

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on April 24 and will reopen with its regular hours April 25. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.

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