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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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Eight Airmen receive nonjudicial punishment in fourth quarter of 2012

Posted  February 8, 2013

A nonjudicial punishment, or Article 15, is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards Air Force Base during the fourth quarter of…

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Desert High School announces 2013 science fair results

Posted  February 8, 2013

More than 24 subject-matter experts from Edwards and the surrounding areas judged more than 150 science projects over a four-day period from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. The science projects were developed by Desert High School students in 10 different categories and 33 ribbons were awarded for outstanding work. Under the tutelage of Debbie Lewis…

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Sequestration would impact AFMC mission

Posted  February 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command will be forced to implement spending reductions that will have substantial impact on its mission if sequestration takes effect March 1. These reductions along with other Air Force-wide cuts will ultimately harm overall Air Force operations and readiness, Air Force officials have said. All aspects of the command’s mission of science…

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Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted  February 8, 2013

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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Announcements – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

President’s Day: Feb. 18 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed High Desert Inn: Open 7-days a week, 24-hours a day Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.; 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. to Sunset…

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News Briefs February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Job fair The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Job Fair for transitioning military members and all military spouses 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 6. The fair will be held at Club Muroc and is designed to link transitioning military and military spouses to available job opportunities. Representatives of local employers, as well as…

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Promotions

Posted  February 1, 2013

Team Edwards started off 2013 by promoting 44 Airmen during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony at the Conference Center Jan. 31. Congratulations to all who have taken the next step in their Air Force careers!

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Airmen should review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted  February 1, 2013

Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March. Personnel actions accomplished using MilPDS like reenlistments, enlistment extensions, promotions, unit transfers, discharges and retirements should…

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Four ways to lower your risk for heart disease

Posted  February 1, 2013

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high blood…

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Complacency – The Silent Killer

Posted  February 1, 2013

Driving home from the rec center last week, I saw a familiar scene starting to build on the side road next to the highway. It was the usual suspects: an ambulance, more than one police car, a fire truck, another on the way – sirens blaring, the street being closed off. In a few blocks,…

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