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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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Tops in Blue dazzles Edwards crowd

Posted  June 13, 2014

For two hours, Edwards AFB's base theater was transformed into a rockin' arena as Tops in Blue performed for hundreds of music fans June 8.

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Teen Paintball Camp registration

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Teen Center is offering a Teen Paintball Camp! Open to teens ages 13-18, the camp will run 8-11 a.m., June 23-27 at Outdoor Recreation’s “Scorpion’s Nest” located at Rod & Gun. Campers are provided with guns, ammo, protective helmets and masks for the whole week. The camp also provides instruction and strategies from expert paintball instructors. Cost is…

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Cool it! Your Edwards AFB pools are now open

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Sonic Splash Pool is now open for the summer. It is officially Summer here in the High Desert and your Edwards AFB pools are open for business. Summer swimming pool passes are now available at Outdoor Recreation. Single passes are $20. For a family of four the…

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New bulk fuel storage construction underway

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The site for the new bulk fuel storage facility near the flightline is undergoing construction and slated to be fully operational early 2016. Construction for the new bulk fuel storage facility is underway and slated to be fully operational early 2016. The new facility will replace the existing facility…

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NASA begins testing of new spectrograph on agency’s airborne observatory

Posted  June 13, 2014

Astronomers are eagerly waiting to begin use of a new instrument to study celestial objects: a high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph mounted on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, the world's largest flying telescope.

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Drunk driving: What does it take?

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier A car sits in the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons parking lot to represent a drunk driving accident at July 15, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal…

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Almost $2.4 million awarded to DHS students

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Desert High School held their 29th annual academic awards celebration May 22 during which students received more than $2,398,575 million in awarded scholarships, grants and awards. Desert Junior Senior High School’s Class of 2014 consisted of 97 seniors, 13 of which were honored as Valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. Muroc…

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Grand Opening of the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Edwards Exchange held a grand opening for their new Mobile Center June 5. This Exchange Mobile Center is open to military and civilians personnel.

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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Motorcycle advanced rider course

Posted  June 13, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Safety Office is offering a motorcycle Advanced Rider Course for military only.  If you have taken the basic motorcycle course, it is mandatory to take the advanced course per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1.  Although the class is geared towards the sport bike rider, it is open to all two-wheeled riders (military…

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