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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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‘Tis the season…for basketball

Posted  December 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sidney Melvin (#15), Edwards Air Force Base small forward, goes up for a layup before being fouled by a defender from the Camp Pendleton men’s basketball team on Dec. 16 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The men’s varsity team finished the two-day event with a 3-0 record. The Rosburg…

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

Posted  December 21, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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News Briefs December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Comptroller closure The 412th Comptroller Squadron will be closed for an official office function Dec. 18 beginning 11 a.m. 412th CPTS will reopen for normal business hours at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 19. For emergencies, call (661) 810-4123. Contracting closure Air Force Test Center Contracting will be minimally staffed 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 19 to attend…

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Chill out, don’t stress out, this holiday season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Holiday fire safety

Posted  December 14, 2012

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative…

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3.

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Edwards lights up holiday nights

Posted  December 14, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Base residents, workers and families flocked to the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7, held in front of the Base Exchange. The 412th Force Support Squadron brought in nearly 30 tons of machine-made snow for this year’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Units also displayed their holiday cards…

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Exchange gift cards personalize care packages for every member of family

Posted  December 14, 2012

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, six in 10 shoppers polled said they’d like to receive gift cards this holiday season, the most in the survey’s history. Whether in Afghanistan or Alaska, service members also appreciate the value of a gift card during the holidays. Fortunately, Americans wishing to send support always hit…

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A lesson in resilience from Louis Zamperini, an exemplary Wingman

Posted  December 14, 2012

When it comes to being resilient and caring for others, there is no finer example than the 95-year-old World War II aviator and American hero, Louis Zamperini. While addressing Team Edwards during a Wingman Day resilience training event Dec. 10, he shared his personal testimony of how his life transformed from a childhood filled with…

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CUI set to begin Jan. 7

Posted  December 14, 2012

When Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer returned to Edwards and assumed command of the 412th Test Wing this past summer, one of his expectations addressed in his change of command speech was “always be inspection ready.” 2013 is right around the corner and the base that is world famous for its historical testing of the…

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