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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 – August 31st, 2012

Posted  August 31, 2012

Club Muroc closure Club Muroc will be closed through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations. Congressman hosts academy information night Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of the service academies…

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ZAF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted  August 31, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel: “As our nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen for your dedicated…

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Announcements August 30, 2012

Posted  August 31, 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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Commander’s Message: 101 Critical Days of Summer

Posted  August 31, 2012

To the men, women, and families of the 412th Test Wing, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how proud I am of the great work you are doing here at Edwards Air Force Base. Every day we provide more combat capability to the nation, giving the edge to our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors…

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Escape planning

Posted  August 31, 2012

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.....

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Neil Armstrong: ‘Dedicated enough to dare greatly’

Posted  August 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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NASA selects two technologies for commercial suborbital tests

Posted  August 31, 2012

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles.....

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Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted  August 31, 2012

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than 35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Well-baby doctor visits: Why they’re SO important

Posted  August 31, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Your son or daughter should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of…

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Edwards ‘angel’ donates time, aircraft, fuel to help others

Posted  August 31, 2012

If you ask Bruce Wilder about his job as a flight test engineer on the Air Force's premier fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, he will tell you it is one of the coolest jobs in the world....

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