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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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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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Air Force Test Center announces inaugural annual awards winners

Posted  April 5, 2013

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, announced the winners of the first AFTC Annual Awards March 18. The AFTC oversees testing across the Air Force, which primarily includes Edwards, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., “For the first AFTC Annual Awards, the competition was extremely tough,” said…

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Learning while leading

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Team Edwards concludes Women’s History Month with social panel

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Destiny Clawson, 412th Medical Support Squadron, recognizes all the guest speakers during the 2013 Women’s History Month Social held at the Air Force Flight Test Museum March 28, 2013. During the event, the panel gave insight about their progression in their particular career field. Guest speakers included…

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AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

Posted  April 5, 2013

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative. The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a…

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Air Force migrates civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Air Force has migrated Air Force employee electronic official personnel folders to the Office of Personnel Management eOPF version, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 2. The eOPF is a secure, digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human resource records for each federal employee. The system enhances portability of…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to…

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Taking charge of your future

Posted  April 5, 2013

Who is in charge of where your life is headed? Is it you, someone else or no one? If “you” is not the answer, read on. Setting goals is a lesson I learned from my parents early in life. I quickly found that I like having control of my future. At first the goals were…

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28 Edwards Airmen promoted in March

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Team Edwards saw 28 of its enlisted Airmen promoted to the next rank March 29 during the monthly promotion ceremony at the Base Theater. Edwards’ monthly enlisted promotion ceremony was held March 29 in the Base Theater. Twenty eight Team Edwards members took…

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