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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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New automated tool for the acquisition workforce

Posted  July 6, 2012

The Air Force has implemented a new automated tool for the acquisition workforce to request Acquisition Professional Development Program certification called “ACQ Now for Certification”. It has a similar look and feel to ACQ Now DAU and ACQ Now CL and is accessible using CAC login at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcert/student/logon.aspx. Once the member applies for their APDP…

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412th AMXS welcomes its new commander

Posted  July 6, 2012

Col. Robert Weaver (left), 412th Maintenance Group commander, gives command of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Larry Tanksley, incoming 412th AMXS commander, during the squadron’s ...

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95th MSG undergoes change of command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Col. Greg Schwab (left), former 95th Air Base Wing commander, hands the 95th Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Robert Hoff, incoming 95th MSG commander, signifying the official change of command for the group during…

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Team Edwards celebrates the 4th of July with a boom

Posted  July 6, 2012

Families and friends from the base community showed up to Wings and Roberts Fields in order to see Edwards kick off Summer Bash 2012 July 4. The event, which started at 4:30 p.m., was open to all military and…

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Announcements July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012!!  If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register!  PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children.  For more information…

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I am an American Airman: I will not fail!

Posted  July 6, 2012

Early in my Air Force career, I overheard an NCO say, “The only tradition in the Air Force is constant change.” I should clarify that he more grumbled it than said it. I remember thinking how odd of an expression that was, and how the disdain in his voice was unmistakable. I was still very…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 3, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Colonel Schwab bids farewell to Edwards

Posted  June 29, 2012

After nearly two years of dedicated service, Col. Greg Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, is moving on to his next assignment, where he will serve as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Chair at the Industrial...

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Briefs June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Federal Women’s Program Manager vacancy The Equal Opportunity Office is accepting letters of interest from Air Force civilians who want to serve a two-year term as the Federal Women’s Program Manager. Letters should explain the basis of interest in the position and must be endorsed by the applicant’s immediate supervisor. The FWPM position is a…

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Salutes & Awards

Edwards employee, retired Army sergeant receives Purple Heart

Posted  June 29, 2012

It was on Dec. 14, 2005, while on a dismounted combat patrol in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, that U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Chris Chebahtah and his squad encountered something that every...

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