Featured Headlines

flu Health & Safety

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…

driving-safety Health & Safety

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…

Air Force photograph by Bill Orndorff Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph Salutes & Awards

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…

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

0
comments
Local

New Parent Support Program A free service for your growing family!

Posted  November 30, 2012

The New Parent Support Program provides education and support for active duty and retired military families who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of three. This program is for all parents, not just new parents, as pregnancies, babies and circumstances can be very different from one family to…

Full Story »

eye-clinic
0
comments
Health & Safety

Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted  November 30, 2012

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

Full Story »

fish1
0
comments
Local

‘I once caught a fish THIS big!’

Posted  November 30, 2012

About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School Booster Club, Enlisted Spouses Club, Environmental Management, First Sergeants Group, Fregoso Outdoor…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

Special deals for holiday cheers at your commissary

Posted  November 30, 2012

The winter holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions and coupons make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “We’ve got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Chris Burns, DeCA sales director. “Customers will be…

Full Story »

CFC
0
comments
Events

2012 CFC a success at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

Edwards AFB’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign officially ended Nov. 14. The 412th Test Wing and tenant units that make up Team Edwards raised $401,500 for local, national and international charities. This total was incredibly close to our overall goal of $403,000 and represents an amazing achievement for all Edwards AFB personnel. This $400,000 will make…

Full Story »

deca-holidays
0
comments
Events

2013 Scholarships for Military Children opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 30, 2012

In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be available starting Dec. 3…

Full Story »

afmc-chief-edit
0
comments
Commentary

This is how we do

Posted  November 30, 2012

The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, “This is how I Dew” – then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for…

Full Story »

game-time2
0
comments
Sports

Game time

Posted  November 30, 2012

Mike Warren, 412th Civil Engineer Division, attempts to run in a touchdown for the 412th Medical Group team during the second half of an intramural football playoff game against the 412th Electronic Warfare Group team Nov. 27, 2012 at Wings Field. The 412th MDG defeated the 412th EW team 40-12. The final championship game will…

Full Story »

museum1
0
comments
Air Force

Air Force Flight Test Museum begins Adopt-A-Plane program

Posted  November 30, 2012

More than 25,000 visitors flock to the Air Force Flight Test Museum each year to learn about the rich history of Edwards and the extraordinary aviation milestones reached in the skies above the Mojave Desert. They learn about test pilot legends and catch a glimpse of engineering marvels, such as the SR-71 Blackbird and YF-22…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

Recruitment program offers students new employment opportunities at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

For most students attending college, transitioning into the workforce at times becomes a challenge even after obtaining a bachelors degree. For others, the Workforce Recruitment Program here provides an opportunity for those same students to join the Team Edwards workforce at a much faster rate. Used as a recruitment and referral program, the WRP connects…

Full Story »