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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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Announcements – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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There at the beginning: Celebrating 15 years of F-22 flight

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering an important milestone in USAF history.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘shuttles’ increased selection to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 14, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military families living and working near Fort Irwin, Calif., and Edwards Air Force Base enjoy the same selection as those at Travis AFB, Calif., merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything…

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Space Shuttle Endeavour to make final ferry flight over Edwards, AV

Posted  September 14, 2012

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs Sept. 17, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 14, 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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Why we wear reflective belts

Posted  September 14, 2012

Approximately 4000 pedestrians are killed in the United States every year and half of those are during the hours of darkness. Also, almost 50 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show a motorist driving 55 mph…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted  September 14, 2012

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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Prevent terrorism

Posted  September 7, 2012

As we approach another anniversary of the terror attacks on 9/11, we are reminded of the importance of situational awareness and the need to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement offices and our base security forces. Much has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, to increase our nation’s security but the threat of a terrorist…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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