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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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Airfield Management emphasizes importance of runway safety

Posted  March 8, 2013

Hazardous Air Traffic Report and Controlled Movement Area violations are a growing problem for both the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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AFMC launches surplus supply site

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command has launched a “Unit-Purchased Supplies Efficiency” site to help the command manage surplus supplies and equipment. All AFMC employees have access to the site – an Enterprise Information Management / SharePoint site – and they can post a listing of any excess supplies they have in their units. Similarly, employees can…

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Coming soon: Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center has sent out an Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call “heads up” that the program information is expected to be released sometime in March. Once AFPC releases the CDE call, the Education and Training Office will send out guidance to all base civilians ensuring that our customers are well advised…

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Announcements – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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News Briefs March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback passes Retired Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback, who worked at the 31st Test & Evaluation Squadron, died suddenly at the Los Angeles VA Hospital Feb. 22. His viewing and services will be conducted at the Community Church of California City, 21001 Conklin Ave. (crossroads Cal City Blvd. and Conklin Ave.) at…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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Twenty-four Airmen promoted

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Team Edwards community gathered at the Base Theater to recognize and congratulate the latest enlisted promotees Feb. 28. Congratulations to all 24 Airman for taking the next step in their Air Force careers! To master sergeant Justin M. Dancer, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Henry Gonzalez, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Erik R. Robbins,…

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412th Medical Group wins 2012 USAF-level award

Posted  March 1, 2013

Every year the Air Force selects individuals and teams from medical facilities all across the Air Force competing in the Air Force Medical Service Annual Award competition. This year the 412th Medical Group took a very distinct honor in that competition. The AFMS announced in February that the 412th MDG team was awarded for being…

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Leadership highlights Edwards at AV Business Outlook Conference

Posted  March 1, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, talks with David McBride, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center director, at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference Feb. 22 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif.

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Airmen encouraged once more to review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photograph Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March of 2013. Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their…

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