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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 parades

Posted  December 7, 2012

Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander and Col. Amy Arwood, 412th TW director of staff, represented Edwards Air Force Base during two parades Dec. 1. Daetz rode in the annual Lancaster Christmas/Holiday Parade and Arwood rode in the Rosamond Parade of Lights in the evening. Cheif Master Sgts Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing…

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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted  December 7, 2012

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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Exchange shoppers can ‘Go Nuts’ with $10,000 in giveaways

Posted  December 7, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Planters/Kraft are teaming up to give away ten $1,000 gift cards in the “Go Nuts with Planters” sweepstakes. “With the holiday season upon us, an extra $1,000 could really come in handy,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Authorized shoppers need only…

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F-35 ITF preps maintainers for operational test

Posted  December 7, 2012

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold time

Posted  December 7, 2012

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Edwards basketball tournament

Posted  December 7, 2012

Basketball tourney Edwards is hosting the next installation basketball tournament Dec. 15 and 16 at the Fitness Center. This will include both women’s and men’s base teams. Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s games: Dec. 15 Time — Teams 8:30 a.m. — Edwards/Nellis 10 a.m. — Miramar/Camp Pendleton 11:30 a.m. — Edwards/Camp Pendleton (W) 1…

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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted  December 7, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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Access to Edwards for students during non-school hours

Posted  December 7, 2012

Edwards has allowed, and continues to allow, non-military dependent students access to the installation for the sole purpose of traveling directly to and from school. Non-military dependent students are not authorized to deviate from the most direct route to and from their school. Non-military dependent children may travel to specific areas on Edwards AFB to…

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31st TES captures flag football championship

Posted  December 7, 2012

With the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Desert Pirates ending the regular flag football season ranked fifth and the 412th Medical Group Desert Medics ranked third, the two underdogs provided a thriller of a game for fans in attendance set to watch the 2012 Edwards flag football intramural championship at Wings Field Nov. 29. In…

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted  December 7, 2012

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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