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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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Rush to save a life

Posted  January 10, 2014

Zach Rush, a general service worker for the California City Police Department and alum of Desert Junior Senior High School, was dining at the Moo Creamery in Bakersfield, Calif., when a woman two tables down started to choke.

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Announcements – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Navigating the LA Basin and Catalina: Jan. 18, 8-10 a.m. Cost is $80. Learn more about class B airspace, flight corridors and communicating with Air Traffic Controlloers.  It’s easier than you think!! Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has…

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Base Library opens science discovery center

Posted  January 17, 2014

Families gathered at the Base Library Jan. 10, to see the grand opening of the STEM Science Discovery Center. The discovery center is sponsored by the Edwards AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program and offers a variety of activities to encourage children to learn about science.

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Team Edward’s marches for King’s legacy

Posted  January 17, 2014

Members of the Edwards community marched from 412th Test Wing Headquarters to Chapel One Jan. 15 to honor the life and faith of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Those leading the group carried a sign which read, "Remember! Celebrate! Act! 'A day on, not a day off!'"

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Command Post personnel gain new perspective on base, mission

Posted  January 17, 2014

For Command Post specialists across the Air Force who often work alongside the base wing commander, specific tasks vary from base to base, but their basic job is to help facilitate the primary base mission by communicating and collaborating with multiple agencies and providing information and direction essential to command and control operations.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 17, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community In the 1920s English Judge Lord Moulton wrote this: “The greatness of a nation, its true civilization, is measured by the extent of its obedience to the unenforceable.” Our nation has more laws than ever before and yet we are no…

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Be safe, know bicycle, running rules

Posted  January 17, 2014

Here at Edwards AFB, we promote staying "Fit to Fight" in addition to accomplishing our everyday missions. This keeps our Airmen, civilians and even our children healthy and active.

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News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony The Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April that celebrates all the volunteers at Edwards Air Force Base and their service between Jan. 1 and Dec., 31 2013. We’re asking all agencies, organizations and units who use volunteers and those who have employees…

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A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted  January 17, 2014

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service as of April 1

Posted  January 17, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the Continental United States as of April 1. In†Edwards AFB’s†ongoing efforts to provide 412th Medical Group patients…

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