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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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Team Edwards says goodbye to Cunningham

Posted  October 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry Men and women of the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 416th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the Global Powers Fighter Combined Test Force, bid farewell to Ed Cunningham who passed away last month. As a WG-6652-11 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic, Cunningham literally has touched every aircraft and supported every test…

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News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

Cerro Coso Community College Cerro Coso Community College is currently announcing the eight-week course “Elements of Speech” beginning Oct. 15 to Dec. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The course will be held in the on-base classroom “D” at the base Education and Training Complex, 140 Methusa Ave. The course is a general education course which can…

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23 Airmen make grade in Sept.

Posted  October 5, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base saw 23 of its team members take the next step in their careers.

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Photographer recognized for innovation

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ron Fair From left: Theaphlias Terrell, Bionetics Photo Services operations manager; Ray Dyakon, Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion; and Col. Michael Platt, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 commander; pose for a photo after Dyakon was awarded a certificate from Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion for developing a climate controlled box designed to…

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted  October 5, 2012

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted  October 5, 2012

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 5, 2012

The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred Oct. 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. The origin of the fire has generated speculation since its occurrence, with fact and fiction becoming blurred over the…

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Desert Wind 13-01 tests incident response capabilities, modernized medical training

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry First responders demonstrate their emergency response capabilities during the Desert Wind 13-01 exercise, which tested Edwards’ response to a major aircraft incident Oct. 1. Medical personnel trained for the first time using a METIman mannequin, adding a new dimension of realism to the exercise, better preparing them for real-world…

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Team Edwards observes National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 5, 2012

Each year the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens.

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Exchange now accepting Medagate worldwide

Posted  October 5, 2012

As of Sept. 8, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is officially the first retailer to accept the Medagate Over the Counter benefits card on a worldwide basis. Medagate is a card-based program provided by Medicare and Medicaid Services that enables merchants to accept payment at the register for medicine and medical supplies covered…

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