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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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More than $8,500 in prizes up for grabs through Exchange Toyland Sweepstakes

Posted  November 9, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers an opportunity to win a trip for four to Universal Studio in Orlando, Fla. with its “Toyland Sweepstakes.” The grand prize winner will spend four nights and five days at Universal Studios with hotel, transportation, airfare and passes included. Additional giveaways include sixteen Exchange gift…

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Turkey Fryer Safety: Make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 9, 2012

Each year during the holidays we look forward to that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray. Unfortunately, since most of us do not have the cooking talents of Martha Stewart or Emeril, that dream is not always a reality. That’s why so many people are…

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Are you hurting those you love?

Posted  November 9, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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CFC: An opportunity to be the change you wish to see in the world

Posted  November 9, 2012

As we end the near of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign Nov. 14, it is always an honor and a pleasure to be able to seize the opportunity to congratulate everyone on launching this outstanding fundraising campaign in which many organizations are involved in. Our donations at Edwards alone for fiscal year 2011 amounted to…

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Final push for CFC

Posted  November 9, 2012

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, This week marks the last push for the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. Team Edwards has currently raised over $220,000 for charities, pledging financial support for causes across the globe, and right here at home. As we enter the last week of this campaign, I ask you to…

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A Letter to the Team

Posted  November 9, 2012

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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Salutes & Awards

Cain takes reins at 418th FLTS

Posted  November 9, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner From left: Col. Christopher Azzano hands Lt. Col. Charles Cain the 418th Flight Test Squadron guidon as Lt. Col. Clifton Janney looks on during the squadron’s change of command ceremony Nov. 5. Cain assumed the command, which oversees a test force of more than 300 military, civilian and contractors…

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Inland Pacific Ballet offers military families special savings on Nutcracker tickets

Posted  November 9, 2012

This holiday season, in its ongoing effort to support military families, Inland Pacific Ballet is offering $15 tickets at selected performances of The Nutcracker to active military personnel and their families. These specially priced $15 tickets (normally priced at up to $42) are available for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances of The Nutcracker only…

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Veterans Day honors a truly elite group

Posted  November 9, 2012

Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

Museum closure   The 412th Test Wing Museum will be closed this weekend, Nov. 3, while curator staff research potential new display aircraft and components. The museum will re-open for normal business on Nov. 6. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.   Third quarter awards   The 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Award Ceremony will…

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