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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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Financial reimbursement for occupational, professional credentialing

Posted  October 12, 2012

Edwards’s civilian employees are eligible to receive financial reimbursement for the costs associated with mandatory and occupationally required professional credentials. Primary consideration will be given to those individuals with a mandatory requirement for a license/certification. Payment will be made on a reimbursement basis (employee pays first, must show proof that they passed the license/certification exam,…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted  October 12, 2012

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 and…

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The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime

Posted  October 12, 2012

Team Edwards leadership and Airmen came together for a breakfast at Club Muroc Oct. 3 to officially kick off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. The theme for this year’s CFC is “The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime.” This year’s monetary goal for Edwards is $403,000. ìThis is based…

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Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program announced

Posted  October 12, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program. Air Force civilians in the grades of GS-7 through GS-13 (and equivalents) who have 2 to 5 years continuous federal service (waivers permitted); have no prior military service; hold a bachelor’s degree (no waivers allowed) and have no prior Professional Military Education are eligible…

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Community Briefs – October 12, 2012

Posted  October 12, 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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TLF demolition on Bailey Avenue

Posted  October 12, 2012

A demolition team member with Midwest Environmental Control, Inc., begins to demolish one of 19 housing units that will be removed from the old housing area on Bailey Avenue. Demolition on the housing units began Sep. 10, 2012 and is projected to finish at the end of December 2012. Base residents and dependents are reminded…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

Posted  October 12, 2012

James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants to appear in Bakersfield

Posted  October 12, 2012

Join the 412th Test Wing leadership at the performance of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in Bakersfield, Calf., Oct. 16 at the Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and 412th TW vice commander, Col. Daniel Daetz, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian…

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted  October 12, 2012

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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Tracking systems for Red Bull Stratos project tested at Edwards

Posted  October 12, 2012

Photograph by Dan Owen of FlightLine Films FlightLine Films tested their ground tracking system at Edwards Sept. 20 when Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at Edwards. The test was in preparation for the final jump of the Red Bull Stratos project, during which Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set four world records….

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