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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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Corvias Military Living upgrading homes at Edwards

Posted  April 25, 2014

Through its partnership with the Air Force, Corvias Military Living will soon begin renovating homes on Edwards Air Force Base.

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Blackbird Airpark open house set for April 26

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration 10 a.m.,-4 p.m., April 26 at Blackbird Airpark located at Air Force Plant 42. The Airpark is at 2509 East Ave. P in Palmdale. The main feature of this event will be a “meet-and-greet” with Robert Gilliland, a Lockheed…

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Retiree Appreciation Day right around the corner

Posted  April 25, 2014

Edwards AFB will hold its 2014 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 3. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave., Edwards AFB, Calif., 93524. Retiree Appreciation Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon. All military retirees and their spouses, along with surviving spouses, are…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Legal Perspective

Posted  April 25, 2014

Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji All sexual assault allegations are taken very seriously by members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including those of us at Edwards Air Force Base. In recent weeks, you have read articles from other base organizations that investigate and provide assistance to victims of sexual assaults. While…

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Exchange Online pet photo contest will get tails wagging

Posted  April 25, 2014

Military shoppers who think their pet is the cat’s meow can take a shot at a $500 grand prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s online “Just Say Treat” Pet Photo Contest. From May 2 through May 24, authorized Exchange shoppers can send in photos of their household or outdoor pets for a…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON – Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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Edwards Exchange shoppers have their say April 24-May 17

Posted  April 25, 2014

In an effort to constantly improve the level of service provided throughout its facilities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service relies on an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Index for localized, real time snapshots of how successful the organization is at meeting the community’s needs. The survey, which addresses customer service, pricing, sales associate availability, merchandise…

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EOSC helps send five Desert High students to college

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Edwards Officers Spouses Club honored five Desert Junior-Senior High School seniors at their annual scholarship banquet April 16 at Club Muroc. Those students and scholarship recipients were Sabrina Belen, Miranda Brater, Bryce Benlian, Julia Segebarth and Brandon Snyder. The scholarships, presented by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, had a combined…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  April 25, 2014

I chose to become a Uniformed Victim Advocate because I have a friend who was the victim of sexual assault.

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 7 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment you may contact the blood drive coordinator Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.herndandez.8@us.af.mil. You may also self book your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation….

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