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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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DOD to begin review of family, military community programs

Posted  February 1, 2013

A new task force will start work next month on a 120-day review of all family and military community programs across the Defense Department to determine their effectiveness and identify gaps and potential efficiencies, a senior defense official said. Charles E. Milam, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, will…

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Message to F-35 ITF: “Your work is critically important”

Posted  February 1, 2013

Team Edwards welcomed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan to the F-35 Integrated Test Force Jan. 22 for the first time since he assumed the role of program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in December.

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Flu Season: What you need to know

Posted  February 1, 2013

Today, it's more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu - and the vaccines available to prevent it.

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Military Saves Week, Feb.25 to March 2

Posted  February 1, 2013

Most military families today are not saving adequately for retirement and many do not have an emergency fund. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, created Military Saves Week in 2007 to motivate service members and their families to better their finances. To date, over 128,000 individuals have taken the…

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412th FSS gets new boss

Posted  February 1, 2013

Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, handed over the 412th Force Support Squadron guidon to Alexander Kovras during a change of leadership ceremony

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Edwards Caring For People Forum

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Air Force has a tradition of taking care of its people and takes pride in the improvements made for Airmen and their families. In 2009, the Air Force developed the concept of Caring for People that quickly evolved into the preferred means of Air Force leaders to receive community feedback for review, action and…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

Posted  February 1, 2013

Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet owner will…

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Team Edwards honors 4th Quarter awardees

Posted  February 1, 2013

The 412th Test Wing honored 2012's fourth quarter awardees during a ceremony at the Base Theater Jan. 24.

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2013 Civilian Pay Tax Information

Posted  February 1, 2013

Recently expired legislation affecting Social Security and Federal taxes has prompted several inquiries as to what impact these changes will have to civilian employee paychecks. Below is a brief description of what has changed and what is expected to occur over the next few pay periods.   1. Social Security Increase: The payroll “tax holiday”…

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Muroc Joint Unified School District receives $1.1 million federal grant

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Department of Defense announced a $1,125,480 grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, North Edwards, Calif., to expand and renovate Branch Elementary School on base.

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