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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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Events

Announcements – February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe and Power Plant Classes: Pre-registration is required for classes during February and March. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Military and Civilians are welcome to attend. Training is on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft. For more information, dates and availability, call (661) 275-AERO….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Fear can cripple us and cause us to miss out on important events in life. But fear (or a sense of awe) can also be beneficial.  One author stated it this way, “When we go to places like Glacier Point…

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AFLCMC commander outlines new focus areas

Posted  February 28, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio†-†Last fall the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center leadership team from across the country assembled at a strategic offsite with the purpose of assessing progress in delivering on what we call “the revolution in acquisition and product support.” Building on our tremendous progress since the organization’s inception in 2012, we…

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Health & Safety

Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  February 28, 2014

According to Statistic Brain, more than 35 percent of Americans have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for troops, and their families, to maintain their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. The Exchange School Meal Program,…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards members honored at 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet

Posted  February 28, 2014

Fourteen individual categories and one team category were up for grabs at the 412th Test Wing’s Annual Awards banquet, which was held at Club Muroc Feb. 21. The theme for this year’s banquet was “No Mission’s Impossible.” Congratulations to all the annual award winners for representing the very best of Team Edwards! Air Force photographs by…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted  February 28, 2014

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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Events

Chief Chaplain lists upcoming religious holidays

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Howard D. Stendahl recently released a list of upcoming religious holidays, festivals, feasts and observances. The purpose of the list is to make commanders and supervisors aware of the religious needs of their Airmen. I encourage you to approve religious accommodation requests while continuing to nurture…

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Road, West Gate closures March 1

Posted  February 28, 2014

Various road closures will occur in order to support the movement of an aircraft trailer from South Base through the West Gate March 1. The locations where traffic is stopped will reopen once the convoy has passed. †Note the locations and times (times are approximate) and plan accordingly for delays and closures. 10 a.m. –…

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Father, son’s love for aviation inspires one ‘talon-ted’ creation

Posted  February 28, 2014

What started as a father-and-son hobby between Rodger and Brent Hecht with the Muroc Model Masters (MMM) Radio-Controlled Club nearly 20 years ago not only paved a way for a lifetime hobby and a career in the aviation industry, but an interest to take model building to a whole new scale.

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