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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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Announcements December 7, 2012

Posted  December 7, 2012

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and…

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A dream cut short

Posted  December 7, 2012

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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2012 Wingman Day to focus on resiliency and caring for others

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards will take a break from the mission Dec. 10 and participate in Wingman Day, which will focus on resiliency and creating a culture of caring throughout the community.

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News Briefs – November 30th, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

Promotion ceremony The Edwards Air Force Base Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Nov. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotee’s and their commanders will be in service dress uniform. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive It’s that time of the year again for our annual Dorm Dweller’s Cookie…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards November promotes

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards saw 36 of its enlisted force make the next grade in their Air Force careers in November. The promotees will officially pinned on the next rank during a ceremony in the Base Theater Nov. 30. Congratulations to those Airmen who made another big step in their professional lives. To senior master sergeant Eric…

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New Parent Support Program A free service for your growing family!

Posted  November 30, 2012

The New Parent Support Program provides education and support for active duty and retired military families who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of three. This program is for all parents, not just new parents, as pregnancies, babies and circumstances can be very different from one family to…

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Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted  November 30, 2012

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

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‘I once caught a fish THIS big!’

Posted  November 30, 2012

About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School Booster Club, Enlisted Spouses Club, Environmental Management, First Sergeants Group, Fregoso Outdoor…

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Special deals for holiday cheers at your commissary

Posted  November 30, 2012

The winter holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions and coupons make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “We’ve got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Chris Burns, DeCA sales director. “Customers will be…

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2012 CFC a success at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

Edwards AFB’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign officially ended Nov. 14. The 412th Test Wing and tenant units that make up Team Edwards raised $401,500 for local, national and international charities. This total was incredibly close to our overall goal of $403,000 and represents an amazing achievement for all Edwards AFB personnel. This $400,000 will make…

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