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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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Local notice

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron will assist the Muroc School District to upgrade their microwave antenna/network using the existing 100-foot self-support communications tower at Bldg. 2600. The purpose of the upgrade is to enhance the Muroc School District’s local network on Edwards Air Force Base. The site location is 15 located at E. Yeager Blvd, Edwards…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Deployed father flies around the world to say I love you to son

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bella, 33rd Rescue Squadron, was reunited with his son Jordan Bella, a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School March 7. Jordan stayed behind when his parents were re-assigned to Japan so that he could finish his senior year of high school at Edwards. Bella recently…

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Team Edwards welcomes new honorary commanders

Posted  March 14, 2014

Base leadership and civic leaders from around the Antelope Valley gathered at Club Muroc March 5 to formally induct new representatives into the Edwards Honorary Commanders Program.

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Women’s Heritage Month activities Activities scheduled as part of the Womenís Heritage Month observance include: March 19: Working Women Linked In Lunch: Brown bag networking lunch at Oasis Community Center. POC is Capt. Tiffany Smith (tiffany.smith.2@us.af.mil). March 24: Women’s Heritage Month Luncheon at Club Murocc. Tickets will be available for purchase in March. POCs are…

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SECAF James checks out F-35

Posted  March 14, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matt Short Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Lt. Col. Mark Massaro, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, after arriving at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force March 7. She visited Edwards AFB for an F-35 Orientation visit where she was briefed on the…

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted  March 21, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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Tax tips for military personnel

Posted  March 21, 2014

The tax season is well underway and, so far the Edwards Tax Center has processed more than 200 returns and gotten our Edwards members more than $450,000 in refunds. If you have not yet filed your taxes, and would like to use our free tax filing services, please call the Edwards Legal Office at (661)…

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