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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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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Posted  March 21, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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Court martial announcement

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. vs. Bowen, a General Court-Martial, was held March 5-7 at the Edwards AFB court-house. Airman 1st Class Ellwood Bowen III, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, was charged with three specifications of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of communicating a threat. A panel of members found Bowen…

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 21, 2014

Jensen and Project Manager Dave Jordan of Ames lead the ATTREX mission. It includes investigators from Ames and three other NASA facilities: Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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A day on the greens supports Edwards Emergency Relief Fund

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s Muroc Lake Golf Course was the site of the 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament March 14. The 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament took place March 14 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. The competition, organized by Master Sgt. William Russell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, and…

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Farewell luncheon

Posted  March 21, 2014

  Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Davy Belk 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 23 at Club Muroc. Belk has served as Executive Director, Air Force Test Center since April 2012 (formerly Air Force Flight Test Center). The executive director is…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Women’s History Month luncheon This year’s Women’s History Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 24 at Club Muroc. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Richards, 412th Medical Group superintendent. Tickets are $11.70 for club members, $13.70 for non-members. For more information, call Capt. Regina Dyer at (661) 275-2940 or email regina.dyer@us.af.mil. Retirement Edward…

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Announcements – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 March Madness has begun and the 2014 Air Force Hoops is underway! This year prizes include a $5,000 grand prize and a drawing in which you could win one of four VIP Tournament packages that include Championship and Semifinals Tickets, Airfare and Hotel. The scratch-off game…

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ITEA celebrates 2014 grant recipients

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Odyssey of the Mind teams and sponsors listen as the Scorpion Robotics Team presents the technology in their robot Scoop Da Whoop. The Antelope Valley Chapter†of the International Test and Evaluation Association celebrated their 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant recipients March 19. The group enjoyed Subway…

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Time to donate: AFAF season kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, officially kicks off this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign by signing the AFAF memorandum for Edwards AFB. To his right is 1st Lt. Nathan Lovette, 412th Force Support Squadron, this year’s AFAF primary program coordinator. Brig. Gen. Michael…

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