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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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Thank you and best wishes

Posted  January 25, 2013

Fellow Airmen, This week I will retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do one more time. Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you get done every day are a testament to the…

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Safety tips for winter fires

Posted  January 25, 2013

More fires occur during the winter months than at any other time. Fortunately, taking simple precautions can prevent most fires. Follow the safety tips below to help ensure your safety

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AFMC outlines near-term budgetary guidance

Posted  January 25, 2013

The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander. “Based on guidance received last week from Headquarters Air Force, my intent is…

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Edwards receives kudos from AFMC IG following CUI

Posted  January 25, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and base tenants excelled during this recent Consolidated Unit Inspection, which lasted from Jan. 7 to 22. This was the first major inspection just months after Air Force Materiel Command’s major reorganization, with kudos of congratulations and a job well done from the AFMC Inspector General. The January inspection involved all…

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Edwards AFB, NASA Dryden Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted  January 25, 2013

Employees of Edwards Air Force Base and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center joined together to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a memorial observance and a parade Jan. 17.

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EAFB men’s varsity basketball team goes undefeated

Posted  January 25, 2013

Courtesy photograph The Edwards men’s varsity basketball team once again showed why they are a force to be reckoned with during a weekend basketball tournament, Jan. 19 and 20, hosted at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The team finished with a 5-0 record, beating both varsity teams from Twentynine Palms and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for…

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Announcements – January 25, 2013

Posted  January 25, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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News Briefs January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

Commissary closed The Edwards Commissary will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.   Edwards varsity softball tryouts Tryouts for the 2013 Edwards Varsity Softball season will be noon-3 p.m., Jan. 19 and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the softball field by the Rosburg Fitness Center. All personnel associated with Edwards,…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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