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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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News briefs – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Enlisted promotion ceremony   The next Team Edwards Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Sept. 28 in Club Muroc. Promotees and their commanders will be in service dress. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day.   Health Consumers’ Advisory Council   The next meeting of the Health Consumers’ Advisory Council is 9:30 a.m.,…

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Sky’s the limit for local youth

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, 411th Flight Test Squadron, helped local youths pilot the F-22 Raptor simulator at the 21st annual Salute to Youth career day event held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Sept. 13. It was one of Team Edwards many interactive displays to engage and inspire the students….

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Spitfire lands at Edwards to commemorate Battle of Britain

Posted  September 21, 2012

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron here at Edwards hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Sept. 14.

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

Posted  September 21, 2012

For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries. There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine…

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Edwards announces new web page for 412th MDG, medical services

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara In an attempt to connect Team Edwards and their families to the health care services provided here, the base has created a new Web page and central location for those inquiring about the base’s medical services and locations. The new Web page, located at www.edwards.af.mil/units/412thmedicalgroup/index.asp, officially went live Sept….

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 21, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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Exchange online savings club membership has Its privileges

Posted  September 21, 2012

Want to know the best online deals that your Exchange is offering? How about getting your hands on coupons that are offered to a limited few? Or maybe you’d just like to win some great prizes. If any of those options are appealing, then the Exchange Online Savings Club is right for you. The Exchange…

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Personal accountability: The critical link of our core values

Posted  September 21, 2012

We all know and live by our Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. There have been many articles written on our core values and what they mean to us; however, as a junior officer I never gave serious thought to how I felt about them. That…

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