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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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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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SARC briefing sheds light on police process

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a briefing on a local sexual assault case April 30 at Club Muroc.

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A half century of federal service

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Russell Koche (right), poses for a photo with James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering director, following Koche’s retirement ceremony May 1 at Chapel 1. Koche received his retirement certificate for more than 50 years of federal service, all at Edwards AFB. Russell Kochie, an engineer technician for the 412th Civil…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. Fun run/walk The Health and Wellness Center is celebrating May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a fun run/walk May…

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Announcements – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Memorial Day hours: May 26, all 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., brunch; 4:30-7 p.m., dinner; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight meal * High Desert Inn: Open…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 16, 2014

- Questions have a way of revealing our motives, and motives are what drive our lives.  Try asking yourself these questions from a professor in Pennsylvania.  “What are you seeking? What are you loving? What are you fearing? What are you trusting? What voices are you listening to? Where are you setting your hopes?” Change…

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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted  May 16, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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NASA celebrates new name for Flight Research Center

Posted  May 16, 2014

NASA celebrated the lives and legacies of Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center was dedicated May 13.

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Edwards Exchange offers variety of protection for bikers

Posted  May 16, 2014

According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles. The Department of Defense states motorcycle deaths among military members are expected to rise 20 percent in 2014. As a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing a wide selection of…

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Edwards AFB’s fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted  May 16, 2014

A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning, it’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and spend the time to protect our families and our properties. Start by taking a few minutes to plan…

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