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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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Holidays – a time to be thankful

Posted  December 21, 2012

For many, gathering with friends and family for the holidays often leads to discussions of the things we are thankful for. As you think about the blessings you’ve enjoyed in the past year, I ask that you also remember the men and women who defend our freedom, one of the greatest gifts of all. Today…

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Team Edwards leaders promote safety, overall wellness before holiday season

Posted  December 21, 2012

With the holiday season upon us, leaders around the Air Force regularly use this time to remind its community and workforce that safety never takes a holiday. With that same resolve, base leaders at Edwards were on hand Dec. 14 at the West Gate exit to wish Team Edwards motorists a happy holiday season and…

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412th TW commander sends holiday message

Posted  December 21, 2012

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, As we all know the holidays are upon us and I will take this opportunity to say, that no commander could be more proud or more grateful, than I am, for the myriad of remarkable things you have done this past year. Whether it is being the…

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F-35 ‘pushes the envelope’

Posted  December 21, 2012

The F-35 Integrated Test Force made significant progress expanding the flight envelope of the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant over the past few months with numerous successes in High Angle of Attack (AoA) flight test, with the completion of the first intentional departure of controlled flight Dec. 4 and now having tested the aircraft…

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Christmas Service Schedule

Posted  December 21, 2012

Edwards Chapel Catholic Dec. 24: Childrenís Christmas Vigil Mass, 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 25: Midnight Mass, midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25: Christmas Mass, 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Jan 1: New Yearís Day Mass, 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant Dec. 23: Traditional and Contemporary Combined Service, 11 a.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Serve,…

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‘Tis the season…for basketball

Posted  December 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sidney Melvin (#15), Edwards Air Force Base small forward, goes up for a layup before being fouled by a defender from the Camp Pendleton men’s basketball team on Dec. 16 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The men’s varsity team finished the two-day event with a 3-0 record. The Rosburg…

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

Posted  December 21, 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 send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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News Briefs December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Comptroller closure The 412th Comptroller Squadron will be closed for an official office function Dec. 18 beginning 11 a.m. 412th CPTS will reopen for normal business hours at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 19. For emergencies, call (661) 810-4123. Contracting closure Air Force Test Center Contracting will be minimally staffed 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 19 to attend…

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Chill out, don’t stress out, this holiday season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Holiday fire safety

Posted  December 14, 2012

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative…

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