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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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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3.

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Edwards lights up holiday nights

Posted  December 14, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Base residents, workers and families flocked to the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7, held in front of the Base Exchange. The 412th Force Support Squadron brought in nearly 30 tons of machine-made snow for this year’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Units also displayed their holiday cards…

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Exchange gift cards personalize care packages for every member of family

Posted  December 14, 2012

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, six in 10 shoppers polled said they’d like to receive gift cards this holiday season, the most in the survey’s history. Whether in Afghanistan or Alaska, service members also appreciate the value of a gift card during the holidays. Fortunately, Americans wishing to send support always hit…

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A lesson in resilience from Louis Zamperini, an exemplary Wingman

Posted  December 14, 2012

When it comes to being resilient and caring for others, there is no finer example than the 95-year-old World War II aviator and American hero, Louis Zamperini. While addressing Team Edwards during a Wingman Day resilience training event Dec. 10, he shared his personal testimony of how his life transformed from a childhood filled with…

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CUI set to begin Jan. 7

Posted  December 14, 2012

When Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer returned to Edwards and assumed command of the 412th Test Wing this past summer, one of his expectations addressed in his change of command speech was “always be inspection ready.” 2013 is right around the corner and the base that is world famous for its historical testing of the…

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412th Force Support Squadron Holiday Hours:

Posted  December 14, 2012

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24 These 412 FSS facilities will be open with the following hours: ● Aero Club: 8 am – 4 pm ● Child Development Center: 6:15 am – 6 pm ● Family Child Care: 7:30 am – 5 pm ● Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 am – 3 pm ● Information, Tickets…

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13 future NCOs graduate last ALS class of 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Congratulations to all those who took their next step in their Air Force careers.

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‘Triumph’-ing over disability

Posted  December 14, 2012

The term disability is a word often misinterpreted as something that causes an inability to carry on with one’s activities in life. Volunteers, ambassadors and disabled athletes recently demonstrated that disability does not necessarily mean inability during an adapted sports clinic and demonstration for the Edwards community at the Youth Center Gym Dec. 6. This…

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Announcements – December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – Dec. 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m….

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AF Band of the Golden West tunes Edwards into holiday spirit

Posted  December 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Mobility group dropped by base Dec. 10 to get Team Edwards into the holiday swing. The band visited Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 in the morning, before heading to Air Force Test Center Headquarters, the Base Exchange, Bldg. 3000, 412th Medical Group and the Benefield…

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