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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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Edwards to preserve Rancho Oro Verde

Posted  February 14, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base is home to a large collection of flight test history including many of the achievements of female aviatrix Pancho Barnes.

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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in the Reserve

Posted  February 14, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good. “Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This Friday we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Although commercialism dominates the celebration, there is a historical background to the day that can benefit us. The holiday is named after Valentinus, a third century Roman who was imprisoned for performing “illegal” weddings for…

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CSAF releases 2014 reading list

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Juan Femath WASHINGTON – The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III published his professional reading list Feb. 6. “This year’s CSAF Reading List was designed to build understanding,” Welsh said in his message to Airmen. “There are stories of Airmen, fellow service members and leaders from many…

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Edwards AFB Exchange rewards students with You Made the Grade program

Posted  February 14, 2014

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence. The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Legal office hours As of Feb. 2, the 412th Test Wing Legal Office, located at 1 South Rosamond Blvd., has the following hours: Power of Attorney, notary services: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon. However, real estate and refinance notary services are by appointment only. Legal assistance, walk in: Tuesday and…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen selected for promotion that they…

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Things you need to know to stay healthy during flu season

Posted  February 14, 2014

Influenza (Flu) season is in full swing in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most states are experiencing widespread influenza throughout. Flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are being reported in California and locally in Kern County. The flu seems to be hitting young and middle-aged adults the hardest this…

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Civ-Mil Group builds bonds with Team Edwards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Many of you haven’t personally heard of the Civilian-Military Group or know who they are composed of, but I can attest and ensure you that hundreds of Edwards Airmen and their families have been the recipients of their generosity and unwavering support. As an Air Force First Sergeant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure and honor…

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