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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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Announcements – May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the Aero Club. Take your friends flying for $185 an hour. There is a two hour minimum. For more information and reservations, call (661) 275-2376. Learn to Fly: The…

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AAFES websites unaffected by Heartbleed vulnerability

Posted  May 2, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service customers and vendors have expressed concern about security of their information in light of reports about the Heartbleed security flaw. The Exchange’s online shopping site, shopmyexchange.com, and business partner site, partners.aafes.com, have not been compromised by the Heartbleed security flaw, a vulnerability found in servers that allows hackers to…

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Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month spotlights ‘leadership, opportunity’

Posted  May 2, 2014

Edwards is observing Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage during May by hosting numerous events throughout the base. Events will include a†cultural show, a†color run, and cooking demonstrations to recognize contributions by different ethnic groups. The heritage month celebrates the collective accomplishments of AAPI descendants and showcases their rich culture and history throughout the installation….

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Finding light through darkness

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

The Servicemembersí Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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Aero Camp takes off for second consecutive year

Posted  May 2, 2014

With the success of last year's Aero Camp, the Edwards Aero Club hosted its second annual Aero Camp from April 21 to 25, to prepare and introduce students to the world of aviation.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  When others take a long look at you, what do they see?  The “mirror” can lie and people are often judgmental, so we rarely have the ability to…

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Edwards Exchange gives back through community events

Posted  May 2, 2014

AAFES photograph Sisters Stephanie and Scarlett Powell pose with the Easter Bunny during an Edwards AFB’s Exchange Spring event. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service serves the best customers in the world and by doing so that means understanding the local community and its needs. The Exchange leadership realizes that being at stationed at…

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AFTC’s first executive director to retire

Posted  May 2, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, congratulates Dr. Davy Belk, outgoing AFTC executive director, at Davy’s retirement luncheon at Club Muroc April 23. Team Edwards†says goodbye to†Dr. Davy Belk as he retires after more than 36 years of service to the Air Force. Members…

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Flight Test Historical Foundation celebrates 50 years of Cold War spy planes

Posted  May 2, 2014

On April 26 the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration at Blackbird Airpark located at U.S. Air Force Plant 42.

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