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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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Traffic delays

Posted  April 19, 2013

Base motorists may encounter minor delays on Rickenbacker Drive April 23 due to a reduction of traffic from two-lane to one-lane for a short distance to accommodate construction activities. The work, to improve drainage in the Housing Area, will take place between the Conference Center and FitzGerald Blvd. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic…

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Edwards competes in Inaugural Nellis Cup

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Maj. Peter Gbelia Edwards AFB battles Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., during the Inaugural Nellis Cup April 13 to 14. The Edwards Football Club finished in 3rd Place during the tournament. Varsity soccer teams from various Air Force bases converged at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for the “Inaugural Nellis Cup” April 13…

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Run/Walk event

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event, that will be held 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…

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A chance encounter

Posted  April 19, 2013

As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360-degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a…

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AFNET migration update

Posted  April 19, 2013

Edwards will soon become the next base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network. Over a six-week period beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating base workstations, network users, and e-mail into the AFNET. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif….

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Gaining Altitude Growth opportunities for the week

Posted  April 19, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray for peace and healing for the families and friends of those struggling with the recent attack in Boston. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “The world is full of suffering, it is…

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Salutes & Awards

CCAF graduation May 9

Posted  April 19, 2013

This year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation and Higher Degree Recognition Ceremony at Edwards is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 9 at Club Muroc. The event will honor the October 2012 and April 2013 classes and will additionally recognize enlisted airmen who have completed their higher level degree from a civilian college. One of the…

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Housing Privatization meeting set for April 24

Posted  April 19, 2013

Housing Privatization meetings will be held April 24 at the Base Theater. There will be two meetings, the first being 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Base Housing residents of Edwards are highly encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Base leadership wants all of the…

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22: Tips on conservation

Posted  April 19, 2013

Tips for Work Water conservation is something few people think about at work. Since we don’t get the water bill for the office, we’re not aware of the cost and quantity of our consumption. Our offices consume huge quantities of water, so saving on the job should be everyone’s business. When you have ice left…

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