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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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Announcements – April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 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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Bldg. 3000 hosts annual Civ/Mil Spring Mixer

Posted  April 5, 2013

Edwards AFB hosted the annual Edwards Civilian-Military Support Group Spring Mixer in Bldg. 3000 March 28. Base leaders and members of the Antelope Valley community got together to meet and raise funds for projects around base. More than $400 dollars were raised to help the Airman’s Attice. Edwards Civ/Mil is an organization dedicated to supporting…

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Members of Edwards AFB's 2012 Combined Federal Campaign team pose with the CFC Diamond Award April 1 at the 412th Test Wing headquarters building. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander (far left), was presented the award and he then presented CFC Certificates of Appreciation to those Team Edwards members in attendance for their contributions to help make Edwards the most successful CFC fundraiser in Southern California.
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Team Edwards receives Diamond Award for 2012 CFC success

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji ThuloweitMembers of Edwards AFB’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign team pose with the CFC Diamond Award April 1 at the 412th Test Wing headquarters building. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander (far left), was presented the award and he then presented CFC Certificates of Appreciation to those Team Edwards…

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Glimpse of present careers gives students glimpse of possible future

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Jack Earl, 412th Test Wing instrumentation design engineer with the 412th Test Engineering Group, was just one of the many organizations that provided an information booth who attended the 2013 Career Fair at Desert High School March 29, 2013. The 412th TENG provided an interactive F-22 simulator display that…

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TPS students ready Auto ACAS for initial testing

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Six students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School recently helped the Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin refine the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System, which is scheduled for initial testing with the 416th Flight Test Squadron next January. Members of the United States Air Force…

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Highest, longest flight to date for Masten’s Xombie with Genie payload

Posted  April 5, 2013

NASA photographs by Tom Tshida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration rocket soars aloft, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system designed to land space vehicles on other bodies in the solar system. MOJAVE, Calif. A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at…

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

Edwards commissary The commissary will be open regular hours Easter Sunday, March 31. Commander’s Call for all Edwardsí staff sergeants To accommodate multiple work shifts, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, will be hosting two Staff Sergeants Calls for all Edwards Air Force Base staff sergeants on April 1 at 2 p.m. and…

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Edwards crew chief leaves historic mark at squadron

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This oil painting, which is currently in the care of the 419th Flight Test Squadron, depicts a variety of Bomber Combined Test Force personnel preparing for a B-1 mission with Tech. Sgt. Chad McBunchís image in the center of the painting handing a helmet bag to a B-1 pilot….

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412th EWG to host Security Awareness Week

Posted  March 29, 2013

Col. Kevin Muckerheide, 412th Electronic Warfare Group commander, Lt. Col. Chris Snyder, 771st Test Squadron commander, and David Krohman, 772nd Test Squadron director, are encouraging base personnel to attend Security Awareness Week, which will be hosted by the 412th EWG, starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” All…

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey to be released

Posted  March 29, 2013

The Air Force Community Assessment Survey for 2013 will be released in March. The theme for this year’s survey is “A Strong Community Depends On You.” The Community Assessment is the only Air Force-wide survey that gathers information tailored for each and every Air Force installation. Results from the Community Assessment Survey will inform installation…

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