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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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NASA declares SOFIA Observatory fully operational

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The door to the SOFIA observatory’s 2.5-meter telescope is wide open during a developmental test flight in 2010. On June 2, 2014, during the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Boston, Mass., Paul Hertz, NASA’s Astrophysics Division director, announced that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has passed…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Fun Run/Walk The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Critical Days of Summer fun run/walk event June 11. There will be three distances:† 5K, 7.5K and 10K and the start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. This is a FREE event and is open to runners and walkers of…

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Know it when it counts

Posted  June 6, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – 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…

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Announcements – June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 13, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We all have our “idols”.  Although most of us don’t possess tiny figurines, we do track the whereabouts of famous people and read every piece of juicy gossip about their lives. We also think and dream about owning the latest…

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Exchange Smart Car giveaway to put two winners in the driver’s seat

Posted  June 13, 2014

Summer is about to get sweeter as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service teams up with Welch’s/Sour Jacks to offer two military shoppers a chance to drive home a brand-new Smart car. Through July 31, shoppers can enter the Promotion in Motion Smart Car Giveaway at Exchange locations worldwide for the chance to win…

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy…

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Youth, volunteers from Edwards, ‘Adopt-a-Block’ for a day

Posted  June 13, 2014

Youth from the Base Chapel's Protestant parish joined the Antelope Valley Dream Center June 7 to bring "hope" to the Lancaster community. The Dream Center partners with local churches to provide a monthly day of fun at Neighborhood Impact Houses in Lancaster, California.

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LGBT Pride Month: Turning back discrimination, prejudice everywhere

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Michael Smith President Barack H. Obama issued a proclamation declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Month. This June marks the sixth year recognizing Pride month. In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Many people mistakenly assume Pride…

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Edwards Airman jumps at chance to play AF volleyball

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Lance Spott 1st Lt. Jonathan Fullenkamp, #9, jump serves for the 2014 All-Air Force Men’s Volleyball team during the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., May 27. The Air Force Menís Volleyball team finished 3-3 in their pool against the Navy, Army and three other open teams and they…

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