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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 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. AFOTEC Det. 5 Carwash Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Det. 5′s booster club will be hosting a car wash 10…

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Announcements – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 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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Health & Safety

101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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Sports

Team Edwards makes ‘history’ with inaugural run

Posted  May 23, 2014

Making history is something Edwards has become accustomed to and May 17 the base welcomed approximately 500 runners to be a part of another milestone in the base's first-ever "Run with History" Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run.

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New commander for 370th FLTS

Posted  May 23, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Joshua S. Davies speaks to members of the 370th Flight Test Squadron following the squadron’s change of command May 15 in Hangar 1207. Davies takes over from Lt. Col. Patrick Dulaney. The 370th Flight Test Squadron welcomed a new commander May 15 with a change of command…

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Know it when it counts

Posted  May 23, 2014

For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to me. I understood the…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Kennedy Duty title: SARM – Aviation Resource Manager Journeyman Organization: 416th Flight Test Squadron Number of years of service: Six years Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? “Simple, I have a passion for helping people. ëDoing what you love, youëll never have to work a…

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Events

Fallen law enforcement officers honored with End of Watch ceremony

Posted  May 23, 2014

National Police Week at Edwards culminated in front of the Air Force Test Center Headquarters Building May 16 with an End of Watch ceremony.

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 23, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day where we have the opportunity to remember those who died in active military service. What does it mean to “remember”?  It’s an act of consciously calling to mind something important. The idea that those…

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