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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 AFMC

Posted  October 5, 2012

I’m pleased to declare today [Oct. 1] that AFMC has achieved Initial Operating Capability of the new 5-Center Construct for the command. After 18 months of planning and preparation, today all AFMC units are formally aligned under the 5 centers: Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, both headquartered at Wright-Patterson…

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Myths, facts about people with disabilities

Posted  October 5, 2012

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This national campaign is intended to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” As employers strive to create an inclusive workforce, it…

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Community Briefs – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

Upcoming Holiday Hours:   Columbus Day – Oct. 8   All 412 FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course & Pro Shop: 7 a.m.–sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.   The PLAYpass deadline has…

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News Briefs – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Enlisted promotion ceremony The next Team Edwards Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Sept. 28 in Club Muroc. Promotees and their commanders will be in service dress. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Health Consumers’ Advisory Council The next meeting of the Health Consumers’ Advisory Council is 9:30 a.m., Sept. 28 in…

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Edwards remembers during POW/MIA Day

Posted  September 28, 2012

Building 1 was the site of the POW/MIA Day Retreat Ceremony Sept. 21.

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Army and Air Force Exchange to Salute Those ‘Still Serving’

Posted  September 28, 2012

As part of its annual “Still Serving” weekend, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will salute former Soldiers and Airmen by offering unique specials and events at Exchanges worldwide Oct. 5-11. “Still Serving” sales and benefits information are arriving in mailboxes of approximately 700,000 Army and Air Force retirees. The flyer features exclusive savings…

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Base leadership hosts town hall meeting, addresses important topics

Posted  September 28, 2012

The commander of the 412th Test Wing, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, along with other installation leaders were on hand to be a part of this month's town hall meeting for the base community held Sep. 20 at the Conference Center.

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412th TW signs ROD for Site 3 Landfill

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Rebecca Hobbs, Edwards AFB Environmental Management, presents Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer with the Site 3 Main Base Inactive Landfill Record of Decision for his signature Sept. 14. The Site 3 ROD is a set of remedies and agreements to clean up the unused landfill located in the northwest…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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