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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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SMOKING MATERIAL ONLY

Posted  May 16, 2014

Last month, the Edwards AFB Fire Department was called to put out a fire by the Exchange parking lot near Burger King. It was determine that it was started by a smoldering cigarette. The 412th Test Wing leadership and the Ground Safety Office wants to remind Team Edwards that Tobacco use on the installation shall…

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‘Captain America: Divide and Conquer’ available at Edwards Exchange

Posted  May 16, 2014

Once again, the United States must rely on patriotic super hero Captain America and his allies to save the country from impending doom in the latest military – exclusive†comic book from Marvel, available for free at the Edwards AFB Exchange. Written by William Harms with art by Tom Grummett, “Divide and Conquer” is the 17th†military-exclusive…

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Scorpion Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, need you

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit As members of the Scorpion Robotics club operate the controls, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches the club’s Scoop Da Whoop robot scoop up blocks and load them into boxes at the Center of Excellence. Both the Scorpion Robotics and Odyssey of the Minds clubs…

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419th FLTS welcomes new commander

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Rodney Todaro (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Williams, incoming 412th FLTS commander, signifying the official change of command for the squadron during a ceremony at Hangar 1210 on May 9, 2014. Colonel Williams assumed command from the…

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at their local…

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Honorary commanders learn about life as a test pilot

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber In the cockpit of a B-1 Bomber, honorary commanders were able to ask questions and view Air Force fighting technology first-hand.   The new Edwards Honorary Commanders visited the home of flight test May 9 for the first time since their induction. The theme for the spring event was “The…

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Team Edwards honors 2014 CCAF graduates

Posted  May 16, 2014

Graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and private colleges celebrated their higher degree completion with a ceremony May 7 at Club Muroc.

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STOVL testing at Edwards

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until…

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Edwards Boeing employees send five military students to STEM camp

Posted  May 16, 2014

The Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund presented a check for $10,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation May 6, which will help send military children to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp in Anaheim, Calif., at the Tiger Woods Learning Center.

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 16, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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