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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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From the palm of your hand, find out what’s going on at Edwards

Posted  March 15, 2013

Members of the Edwards community have a new tool to let them know what’s going on around base. The My Military Communities is a mobile application that centralizes all of Edwards’ community events, organizations and services right in your pocket for smartphones. MyMC2 lists activities happening on base as well as a directory to all…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted  March 15, 2013

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department’s…

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Edwards announces new web page for base helping agencies

Posted  March 15, 2013

Graphic of the new web page for the Integrated Delivery System, which is a committee of all of the base’s helping agencies which works to reach out to the Edwards workforce and community in order to remind everyone of all the available services they may turn to for assistance with any personal issues. In an…

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Edwards begins F-35 operational testing

Posted  March 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Edwards entered a new phase of testing on the F-35 Lightning II program March 6 with the arrival of the first two operational test aircraft. The aircraft were flown by Lt. Col. Steven J. Tittel, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander and Maj. Matthew L. Bell, 31st TES Operations…

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Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 15, 2013

Whether service members are at home, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur with…

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Volunteer to help others, become a Resilience Trainer Assistant

Posted  March 15, 2013

Resilience Trainer Assistants are currently needed to complement the newly-certified and trained Edwards AFB Master Resilience Trainers. Volunteer RTAs will assist the MRTs by being the “go-to” person in their specific organizations and will be advisers to their commanders on all aspects of resiliency. Resilient employees equal a healthy resilient community which results in a…

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412th SFS make come back to win intramural basketball championship

Posted  March 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Steven Lowe The 412th Security Forces Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2013 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 7 at the Rosburg Fitness Center with back to back games over the first-place seeded team, the 412th Force Support Squadron. The 412th Security Forces Squadron recently claimed the…

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March Is Women’s History Month

Posted  March 15, 2013

One hundred years ago, suffragists marched on Washington to promote women’s rights. In recognition of the anniversary, the National Archives created a Pinterest board where you can view photos, letters, a cartoon, and other documents from that period. Visit WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn about generations of women who’ve contributed to American society.  

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My educational journey: Education is power!

Posted  March 15, 2013

Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a first-generation college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school – my teachers merely provided childcare…

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Announcements – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Flying Companion Seminar – A Class for Non-Pilots: March 23, 8-11 a.m. Cost is $150, register by March 18. Be an informed passenger – learn about charts, instruments, controls, navigation and radios. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero…

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