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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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Memorial Day: A new Airmanís perspective

Posted  May 23, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -†As a newly minted second lieutenant, May 26 will mark my first Memorial Day in uniform. I may still be sporting butter bars, but my recent transition into military life has already offered a new perspective on the holiday. The last Monday of May is reserved to celebrate our most…

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Salutes & Awards

Former DHS student to graduate from AF Academy

Posted  May 23, 2014

Last week, U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, 23rd District of California, congratulated service academy cadets†from his district that will be graduating from their respective schools. McCarthy†nominated each cadet for attendance. Second Lt. Alexis “Alex” Wilson is graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, with a Bachelor of Science in…

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412th Safety Office reminds drivers to be on lookout for motorcycles

Posted  May 23, 2014

It's known that summer is the best season for motorcycle riders.

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted  May 23, 2014

Courtesy photograph Eric Fanning was sworn in April 29, 2013, as the next undersecretary of the Air Force during a Pentagon ceremony. WASHINGTON – The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National…

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Wall of Remembrance honors former Edwards Hispanic Employment Program manager

Posted  May 23, 2014

Last November, the Edwards community said goodbye to Johnny Anthony, Hispanic Employment Program manager.

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Fire and emergency reporting tips

Posted  May 23, 2014

Knowing when and how to call for HELP is important to minimize the destruction of property, to prevent serious injury, or the saving of a life. Being informed with the correct emergency reporting number is critical in alerting emergency response personnel and allowing them to provide prompt service as quickly as possible. An emergency is…

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Edwards FC looks forward after rough tourney last month

Posted  May 23, 2014

Courtesy photograph Top row, left to right: (Guest player) Dejeon Romero, Nazar Santillan-Mondaca, Andrew Pietzsack, Neil Sinclair, Christoph Bangerazako, Craig Porter, Andrew Neises, Syed Aleem and Edmund Null. Bottom, left to right: Dennis Franske, Andres Suarez, Austin Gorenc, (guest player) Toby Cartledge, Julie Clark, (guest player) Eryn Avjian, Oscar Corredor, Michael Estacion and Jose Munoz….

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Project84 update: Time to save money, now, more than ever

Posted  May 23, 2014

Courtesy Photo A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. In a memo sent to Airmen across the service last week, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen….

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and…

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