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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…

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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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TLF demolition on Bailey Avenue

Posted  October 12, 2012

A demolition team member with Midwest Environmental Control, Inc., begins to demolish one of 19 housing units that will be removed from the old housing area on Bailey Avenue. Demolition on the housing units began Sep. 10, 2012 and is projected to finish at the end of December 2012. Base residents and dependents are reminded…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

Posted  October 12, 2012

James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants to appear in Bakersfield

Posted  October 12, 2012

Join the 412th Test Wing leadership at the performance of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in Bakersfield, Calf., Oct. 16 at the Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and 412th TW vice commander, Col. Daniel Daetz, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian…

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted  October 12, 2012

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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Tracking systems for Red Bull Stratos project tested at Edwards

Posted  October 12, 2012

Photograph by Dan Owen of FlightLine Films FlightLine Films tested their ground tracking system at Edwards Sept. 20 when Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at Edwards. The test was in preparation for the final jump of the Red Bull Stratos project, during which Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set four world records….

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Team Edwards says goodbye to Cunningham

Posted  October 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry Men and women of the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 416th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the Global Powers Fighter Combined Test Force, bid farewell to Ed Cunningham who passed away last month. As a WG-6652-11 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic, Cunningham literally has touched every aircraft and supported every test…

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News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

Cerro Coso Community College Cerro Coso Community College is currently announcing the eight-week course “Elements of Speech” beginning Oct. 15 to Dec. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The course will be held in the on-base classroom “D” at the base Education and Training Complex, 140 Methusa Ave. The course is a general education course which can…

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23 Airmen make grade in Sept.

Posted  October 5, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base saw 23 of its team members take the next step in their careers.

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Photographer recognized for innovation

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ron Fair From left: Theaphlias Terrell, Bionetics Photo Services operations manager; Ray Dyakon, Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion; and Col. Michael Platt, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 commander; pose for a photo after Dyakon was awarded a certificate from Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion for developing a climate controlled box designed to…

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted  October 5, 2012

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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