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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

Zhea assumes role as Edwards top cop

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Harry Barry, 95th Mission Support Group commander (left) hands the 95th Security Forces Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Kristian Zhea during an appointment of command ceremony May 30 at Club Muroc. Zhea comes to Edwards from halfway…

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Salutes & Awards

Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 8, 2012

A program developed by security professionals, for security professionals, is now giving Edwards employees the chance to further their careers and enhance security at base units. The Defense...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted  June 8, 2012

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of...

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Health & Safety

Air Force Rider

Posted  June 8, 2012

“Operating a motorcycle is a high-risk activity and takes different skills than driving a four-wheeled vehicle. Airmen all over the world take the necessary safety precautions and enjoy riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, every year we lose Airmen to motorcycle accidents. Each motorcycle...

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Events

Elementary school students soar at Mojave rocketry challenge

Posted  June 8, 2012

The successful completion of the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station occurred May 31 when the Space X Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The historic mission…

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Local

Edwards employees demonstrate talent beyond the flightline

Posted  June 8, 2012

It’s not unusual to find people with some musical ability or talent at any base, but what are the chances of finding three individuals at the same base with the same musical drive and talent who decide to form the only Native American-based…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High School honors students at 27th Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted  June 8, 2012

EDWARDS AIR BASE, Calif. — Desert High School held their 27th annual awards celebration May 17, during which students received more than $1 million in awards. Team Edwards…

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Announcements June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012!!  If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&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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Sports

High Desert Triathlon promotes fitness, morale

Posted  June 8, 2012

The Edwards Air Force Base High Desert Triathlon was held May 19. The sprint-distance triathlon race began at the Oasis Community Center and took the participants all around base. The event consisted of a long (Olympic distance) and short…

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Commentary

Final CC Log

Posted  June 8, 2012

AFMC Warriors, It is with mixed emotions that I write my final Commander’s Log. While I am excited for the adventures ahead, I am also saddened to leave the fine men and women of our AFMC family. I will miss that sense of community and mutual trust that exists instantly in every Airman I meet….

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