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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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Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted  March 1, 2013

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

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Single source for Sequestration Qs

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command military members and civilian employees can now turn to a single source for information about the federal budget sequestration and civilian furlough process. The Headquarters AFMC Office of Public Affairs has activated a public Web page designed to keep the AFMC workforce informed about sequestration issues, including answers to frequently asked…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold times

Posted  March 1, 2013

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Use of 2GWLAN is coming!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photograph by Wende Wagner The Edwards Air Force Portal home page and 412th Communications Squadron Client Services Center site has a list of approved service locations posted along with the process for requesting access to the new Second Generation Wireless Local Area Network. Service locations can also be visually identified by looking for…

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Edwards Tax Center here to help you

Posted  March 1, 2013

April 15 can sneak up on folks. Don’t forget to file your taxes. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the…

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Prevent nests to keep nuisance birds away

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Baby Sage Sparrows in a nest amongst some brush. Despite the pleasures of watching birds or hearing their songs, sometimes living in close proximity with birds can be a hassle – ravens get into trash cans, a blackbird might dive bomb the family dog and house finches may start raising their young right…

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Edwards Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 1, 2013

Whether service members are here at Edwards, 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…

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Farewell!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photographs James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director (left), presents Bob Wood with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award Feb. 27 at Woods retirement ceremony at Club Muroc. Wood has served as the chief of Edwards AFB Environmental Management for more than 10 years and has served the government for 42 years. Bob…

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Announcements – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 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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412th TENG engineers dazzle young minds at 13th Annual Engineers Career Day in Bakersfield

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Derek Lennon, 412th Test Engineering Group, poses for a picture as a young student flies an F-22 Raptor with a portable simulator. Engineers from the 412th Test Wing visited California State University, Bakersfield Feb. 22 as part of the 13th Annual Engineers Day event, which offered high schoolers from Kern County the chance…

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