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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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News Briefs – November 16, 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

Combined Protestant service The Protestant Chapel Community will hold a combined service Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel 2 Sanctuary. Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. All hours through the rest of the weekend will remain the same. December Training Day change The December training day for…

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The big 4 – 0

Posted  November 16, 2012

  From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Jimmie Templeton with his 40 Years of Government Service Certificate during the test wing’s third quarter award ceremony Nov. 9 as Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes, 412th Operations Group looks on. Templeton is the Base Software License Manager with the 412th Communications…

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Holiday Hours

Posted  November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Day -Nov. 22 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7a.m.-sunset (office and Sandbagger Grill are closed) Club Muroc: Thanksgiving Feast only, noon-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Family Down Day – Nov. 23 FSS facilities that will be…

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412th CE tears down last of old TLFs

Posted  November 16, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Workers from the 412th Civil Engineering Division tore down the last of the old Temporary Lodging Facilities Nov. 7. The buildings were first constructed in 1953. The last of the old buildings were located beyond the end of 14th Street off of Bailey Avenue.

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping troops wrap up the perfect present

Posted  November 16, 2012

Community groups can raise funds while spreading holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, the Exchange partners with local groups to ensure gifts can be wrapped up before they…

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Operation Homefront presents early Thanksgiving gift for Team Edwards military families

Posted  November 16, 2012

November is commonly associated with a month of being thankful and showing one’s gratitude, so for active duty service members and their families at Edwards, Operation Homefront-California showed their appreciation for our military members by donating more than 200 gift bags with the help of the First Sergeants Association and Lockheed Martin Nov. 7 at…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 16, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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19 stories of heroism highlighted in ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  November 16, 2012

“Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived,” said Gen. George S. Patton. For decades Airmen have answered the call to serve and protect the nation’s interests, its people and the cherished freedoms that underpin it all, risking their lives for…

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Three simple questions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Approximately 16 years ago, I was lucky enough to serve as the wing executive officer at MacDill Air Force Base under then Brig. Gen. John Becker, who later retired as a major general. Becker was a dedicated, professional, charismatic leader and mentor who had an enduring impact on his young and impressionable exec (that would…

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Edwards AFB Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted  November 16, 2012

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings as the Edwards AFB Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. “From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” said the Exchange’s General Manger Mike Wiles. “The day after is the unofficial holiday season for many Exchange shoppers. The…

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