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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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Italian honorary commanders visit Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base hosted members of the Honorary Squadron Commanders Association from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 12. While visiting the Air Force Test Pilot School, the delegation posed for a group photo in front of the NF-104. The Italians met up with base leadership and members of the Edwards AFB Civlian Military Support…

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DOD’s CAP videophones brings deaf employees closer to Team Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Earlier this year deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards got new, free tools to enable their workplace communication

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412th TW CC signs Energy Action Month Proclamation

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs this year’s Energy Action Month Proclamation Oct. 12. The proclamation and energy conservation actions that Edwards will implement this fall and winter were written and planned by Jack Frazier, 412th Civil Engineering Division, Resource Efficiency manager (middle)…

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AFOSI Tip Line provides new ways to report suspicious activity

Posted  October 19, 2012

In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes “tip line” into the virtual world. The new program will allow individuals to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity through…

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ALS graduates 22 senior Airman

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 12-G. Twenty-two Airmen have come closer to becoming NCOs with the graduation of Class 12-G from the Airman Leadership School. Congratulations! Senior Airman Jasmine Ward, 445th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Stephanie Huddleston, 411th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Bailey, 31st Test and…

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NASA’s Operation IceBridge resumes flights over Antarctica

Posted  October 19, 2012

Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning anothercampaign over Antarctica.

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Avoid the flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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CFC: Find your reason to donate

Posted  October 19, 2012

For the last six years, people have approached me during this time of year to ask if I would donate through the Combined Federal Campaign. These people caught my ear in different manners – some sat me down for a lengthy explanation of the CFC, some informed me of the CFC drive during commander’s calls,…

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Community Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

<strong>The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012.</strong> If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&amp;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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It’s no trick the Exchange is treating shoppers with cash for Halloween

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites shoppers to see what lurks on the shelves in its latest contest as it gives away two $500 Exchange shopping sprees, ten $100 gift cards for the runners-up and 20 $50 gift cards for third place. The “Halloween Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes” will send Exchange patrons on a…

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