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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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High Desert Lanes Strike Zone Snack Bar Daily Lunch Specials

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Strike Zone Snack Bar at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center has added daily lunch specials to their menu from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Monday: Tempura Chicken, $5.75 Tuesday: Build-a-Hot Dog, $3 Wednesday: Patty Melt, $5 Thursday: Two Fish Tacos, $4.75 Friday: Build-a-Burger, for $6 Add on a 24-ounce soda and french…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted  February 28, 2014

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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Exchange sweepstakes hatches up $20,000 worth of prizes

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Just Born, the maker of Peeps, to hatch up an “eggciting” sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 20 Exchange gift cards worth $1,000. “The Exchange is excited to partner with Just Born to give away $20,000 to service members and their families,” said…

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AV Board of Trade celebrates innovation at annual Outlook Conference

Posted  February 28, 2014

Air Force photographs by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, shared an update on Edwards Air Force Base and its role in the Air Force Test Center at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Outlook Conference Feb. 21. “Breaking Boundaries” was the theme of the conference. MOJAVE, Calif….

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These numbers may be sobering

Posted  February 28, 2014

Numbers do not lie. They can show the "truth" as an answer to a mathematical problem. They can also tell a story in the way of statistics.

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News Briefs February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Veteran’s legal clinic A free legal clinic will be held March 1 in Lancaster, Calif., for veterans seeking help with a variety of legal issues, including criminal record clearance, government benefits (including VA benefits), quality of life, traffic citations, child support and small claims. Participants can meet with attorneys to discuss a wide variety of…

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Announcements – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

Force Support Squadron Air Force wide events. The 2014 Air Force Hoops program has begun. You can pick up your games pieces by visiting the Strike Zone at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Muroc Lake Gold Course, Oasis Community Center, Arts and Crafts, and Outdoor Recreation. You can also enter the contest by visiting…

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Ruck March held to honor fallen Defenders

Posted  March 7, 2014

It's commonly said that the most valuable gift we can give to another is our time, especially when it's spent marching through 11.5 miles of steep and rocky, desert terrain in remembrance of those who have served.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  March 7, 2014

- It is one of the most difficult concepts to grasp, but character is more often than not developed through suffering. It is when we are stretched to our limits that we find we have the ability to go even farther.  Every coach or teacher knows and counts on this to achieve greater performance.  Perhaps…

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Team Edwards celebrates February promotees

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. Briand Randolph, 412th TW command chief (far right), pose for a group photo with Team Edwards’ newest enlisted promotees and the base theater Feb. 28. Base leadership and unit commanders gathered at the base theater…

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