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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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Briefs August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

New student orientation Branch Elementary will be having a New Student Orientation for grades 1 to 6 at 10 a.m., Aug. 15, in the Multi-purpose room. Kindergarten orientation will be 1 p.m., Aug. 16, in the individual classes. Back to School night will be 4-6 p.m., Aug. 28.   New School Liasion Officer Christy McCoy…

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Team Edwards family member wins bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics

Posted  August 10, 2012

Team Edwards congratulates Janay DeLoach and family for her big win in the Women’s Long Jump competition at the 2012 London Olympics...

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Transformed X-48C makes successful first flight

Posted  August 10, 2012

The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time on Aug. 7, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. The aircraft, designed by the Boeing Co. and built by Cranfield...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘Future is now’

Posted  August 10, 2012

During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from AEF Next to resiliency to developing 21st century Airmen. Air Force leaders...

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Accountability of IT assets

Posted  August 10, 2012

With summertime comes the PCS season and personnel moves. Historically, heavy workloads and short-notice departures have created situations where assets were lost. During fiscal year 2011, approximately 325 accountable government Information Technology equipment items valued at more than $538,000 were reported missing by the owning organizations. This generated 44 Reports of Survey which required time-consuming…

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Defense Biometric Identification System being implemented at Edwards

Posted  August 10, 2012

The Air Force is implementing a new Common Access Card scanning system at all installation gates. The system is called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The Security Forces staff will be at our gates starting Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 registering ID cards as you drive in. This process takes less than one minute to…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: Jury duty

Posted  August 10, 2012

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” -Thomas Jefferson Trial by jury is one of the fundamental safeguards of our liberties. It is a right protected by both the United States Constitution and the California Constitution….

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Edwards makes appearance at Lancaster JetHawks Aerospace Appreciation event

Posted  August 10, 2012

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander throws the ceremonial first pitch Aug. 4 in celebration of the Lancaster JetHawks’ Aerospace Appreciation Night. Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Air Force...

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Bowling for Staff Sgt. Childress

Posted  August 10, 2012

Staff Sgt. David Watters, 412th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist and Initial Survival Training instructor, was one of the many Team Edwards bowlers who took part in the Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress Memorial Fundraiser at the Base Bowling Center Aug. 2. Childress was…

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Golf tournament

Posted  August 10, 2012

The 412th Communications Squadron Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 12 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. Cost is $50 per player. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. There’s room for 100 golfers – 25 teams. Enjoy a complete…

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