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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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Announcements – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 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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412th TENG battles AFRL Det. 7 to win volleyball championship

Posted  March 21, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Walker Jadrien Wiser (left), Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 middle hitter, and Justin Petrilli, 412th Test Engineering Group middle hitter, joust for the point during the second match to determine the 2014 Base Intramural Volleyball champion March 13 at the Rosburg Fitness Center.   After winning the 2013 Base Intramural…

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

Posted  March 21, 2014

- Have you ever heard of the fruit of the Spirit?  It is found in the New Testament and states, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Are these virtues automatic or easy?  The answer is found in the last item of the fruit: self-control.  If the…

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Odyssey teams win at regionals, headed to state

Posted  March 21, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base schools flexed their academic muscles by winning a regional academic competition and are now on their way to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON - Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,”…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Team Edwards celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 21, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,952,841 children were born in the United States in 2012. That’s nearly four million, American two-year-olds who are potential leaders and thinkers who can change the world, hopefully for the better. Women’s History Month honors girls who grew up to be just that, world-changers. Celebrating Women’s…

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DHS Girls Basketball ends season 24-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

After a dominating run by the Desert Junior-Senior High School Girls Basketball team, their season finally came to an end last weekend in San Diego. The Scorpions made it to the California State Quarterfinals, the state’s version of the Sweet 16. The team lost to San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day High School 55-28, March…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 21, 2014

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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