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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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Team Edwards hosts National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Daniel Daetz (left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, presents Ronald Govin with a plaque on behalf of the Air Force Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for his contributions to National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the annual luncheon at Club Muroc on Oct. 25, 2012….

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Team Edwards October promotions

Posted  November 2, 2012

Team Edwards saw 38 enlisted members pin on the next rank during October’s promotion ceremony held at Club Muroc, Oct. 31. Congratulations to all promotees.   To airman 1st class Nicholas A. Corripio, 412th Security Forces Squadron Ashley M. McQuade, 412th Test Wing Tyler A. Vittorio, 412th SFS Jordan K. Akre, 412th SFS   To…

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Customs, courtesies still apply in electronic communication

Posted  November 2, 2012

Modern communication is quick and convenient, and has dramatically altered the way the Air Force fights. Air Force information systems provide each Airman with direct and immediate access to the world. While information systems such as email, webpages, electronic transfer points and data links vitally enhance productivity by providing massive amounts of information to each…

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AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante 1st Lt. Rchael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains the capabilities of the new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, AFMC vice commander, Oct. 12. In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over 10 years, Air Force…

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Exchange ‘shuttles’ increased selection to smaller facilities

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection with its “Shuttle Program.” This exchange initiative shuttles merchandise in between exchange facilities to fulfill specific customer requests. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the “Shuttle Program,” meaning shoppers everywhere are guaranteed the largest possible selection of competitively-priced goods. “If…

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412th CPTS hosts Halloween festivities

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Members from the 412th Comptroller Squadron worked together to design an Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan-themed environment for children from the Team Edwards community Oct. 31, 2012. As part of the 412th CPTS Halloween festivities, candy was given out to trick-or-treaters throughout the day.

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Did you know?

Posted  November 2, 2012

I believe it’s time to talk about driving and riding safely. Let me start by telling you a true story that happened to me recently. I was driving to work one morning coming from base housing heading towards main base on Fitzgerald Boulevard. The sun was rising in the horizon directly shining into my eyes….

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Veteran’s Day holiday hours

Posted  November 2, 2012

All 412th FSS facilities will be closed Nov. 12 except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course and Pro Shop: 7 a.m.-sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  

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Third quarter military justice actions

Posted  November 2, 2012

The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards during the third quarter of 2012. Nonjudicial punishment (Article 15) is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction.   An airman first…

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It’s time to ‘fall back’

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force graphic by Kenji ThuloweitIt’s that time of year again. Time to set your clocks back one hour Nov. 4. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime,…

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