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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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Salutes & Awards

Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 13-C

Posted  April 12, 2013

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 13-C! Senior Airman Andrew R. Dynan, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Trent L. Hargis, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Jesse B. Pointer, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Samuel T. McMichael, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Martin A. Lara, 412th…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted  April 12, 2013

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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News Briefs April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for a class within the last two weeks, double check your registration. To help serve your training needs, our office has added additional technical and soft skill courses along with…

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Support Resources

Posted  April 12, 2013

Airman & Family Readiness Center Community Readiness Consultants are ready to assist Department of Defense civilian employees with financial counseling. Active duty and retired military, as well as DOD civilian employees who are also retired military are eligible for financial counseling and financial assistance. Airman and Family Readiness also provide information and referrals to community…

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Resources available for the Team Edwards community

Posted  April 12, 2013

Although each Air Force command and installation has released its fair share of pertinent furlough information, Team Edwards leaders want to keep you as informed about the financial resources available to help minimize the impact of this projected furlough on you and your family as information becomes available. As with any furlough, the uncertainty of…

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Updates to Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Posted  April 12, 2013

When the sexual assault scandal involving more than a dozen Military Training Instructors made the news last year it sent a shock wave of questions across not only Lackland AFB, Texas, but the Air Force as a whole.

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AFIT’s SYS 253 Early T&E Influence in Acquisition Course

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 253 at Edwards AFB, June 11 to 13. The course will be held in Bldg. 2453 Rm. 110. This comprehension-level course will prepare Air Force personnel engaged in T&E management or execution to be effective…

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Announcements – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Pre-registration requested. Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled: Informational Booth at the Exchange – April 10, 17 and 24. Story & Craft time at the Children’s Library April 5 to 19 Youth Center Activity April 10 from…

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Commentary

‘Core Values Spotlight': Integrity

Posted  April 5, 2013

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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