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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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New workforce development program coming for AFMC maintainers

Posted  May 24, 2013

A new career development program has been deployed to the Air Force Materiel Command maintenance community. The Maintenance Workforce Development Program is being implemented to provide a standard approach and increased opportunities for maintenance personnel to broaden their careers. The Logistics Advisory Council identified a need for development programs particularly focused on the Federal Wage…

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Announcements – May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

Upcoming Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – May 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CAC/ID Issuance: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-midnight Education Office: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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News Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 2013

Freeway closures Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Closures are as follows and subject to change: May 20-24 Northbound SR-14 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale Boulevard…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during that time….

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Safety saves lives for military motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service knows that safety is no accident; that’s why the Exchange is committed to providing a wide selection of Personal Protective Equipment, which could make the difference between life and death for military motorcyclists. According to Army and Air Force safety centers, 65 Soldiers and Airmen lost their lives…

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Defense Acquisition University registration to open in May

Posted  May 17, 2013

Defense Acquisition University registration will open online May 16, 2013, and students should apply as soon as possible since classes fill quickly. Members’ applications will be processed by priority, supervisor approval date and class start date, with Priority 1 students taking precedence. Acquisition workforce members should regularly monitor the ACQ Now website for the most…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted  May 17, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.†-†Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted  May 17, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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Pray that we would remain humble and thankful with our successes and blessings.

Posted  May 17, 2013

It has been noticed that success destroys more lives than failure. Perhaps it is because success often blinds us to what is truly important, and failure is a tool that shapes us into something greater.

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted  May 17, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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