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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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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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