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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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Edwards basketball tournament

Posted  December 7, 2012

Basketball tourney Edwards is hosting the next installation basketball tournament Dec. 15 and 16 at the Fitness Center. This will include both women’s and men’s base teams. Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s games: Dec. 15 Time — Teams 8:30 a.m. — Edwards/Nellis 10 a.m. — Miramar/Camp Pendleton 11:30 a.m. — Edwards/Camp Pendleton (W) 1…

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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted  December 7, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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Access to Edwards for students during non-school hours

Posted  December 7, 2012

Edwards has allowed, and continues to allow, non-military dependent students access to the installation for the sole purpose of traveling directly to and from school. Non-military dependent students are not authorized to deviate from the most direct route to and from their school. Non-military dependent children may travel to specific areas on Edwards AFB to…

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31st TES captures flag football championship

Posted  December 7, 2012

With the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Desert Pirates ending the regular flag football season ranked fifth and the 412th Medical Group Desert Medics ranked third, the two underdogs provided a thriller of a game for fans in attendance set to watch the 2012 Edwards flag football intramural championship at Wings Field Nov. 29. In…

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted  December 7, 2012

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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Announcements December 7, 2012

Posted  December 7, 2012

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and…

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A dream cut short

Posted  December 7, 2012

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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2012 Wingman Day to focus on resiliency and caring for others

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards will take a break from the mission Dec. 10 and participate in Wingman Day, which will focus on resiliency and creating a culture of caring throughout the community.

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News Briefs – November 30th, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

Promotion ceremony The Edwards Air Force Base Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Nov. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotee’s and their commanders will be in service dress uniform. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive It’s that time of the year again for our annual Dorm Dweller’s Cookie…

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Team Edwards November promotes

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards saw 36 of its enlisted force make the next grade in their Air Force careers in November. The promotees will officially pinned on the next rank during a ceremony in the Base Theater Nov. 30. Congratulations to those Airmen who made another big step in their professional lives. To senior master sergeant Eric…

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