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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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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  July 18, 2014

- What is your purpose?  That question is asked of us throughout the years. Perhaps a better question should be “have you forgotten your purpose”? Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School states it this way, “Over the years I’ve watched the fates of my HBS classmates from 1979 unfold; I’ve seen more and more…

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CMSAF Cody tours Edwards, discusses fiscal realities, changes

Posted  July 18, 2014

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody, the 17th chief master sergeant appointed to the service's highest enlisted rank, and his wife, Athena, visited the high desert for the first time to meet with and thank Airmen and their families, and to get an up close look at the Edwards mission.

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Posted  July 18, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…

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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted  July 18, 2014

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I will work…

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Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Posted  July 18, 2014

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 14. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiencies, eliminate redundant activities, improve effectiveness and business processes and will help meet the Department of Defense’s…

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Edwards Lync 2010 Upgrade

Posted  July 18, 2014

Starting July 18, Air Force Materiel Command will be transitioning accounts from the legacy Office Communicator Server to Lync 2010. Lync will replace the chat/IM client on your workstation. The ACES Instant Message Team will begin deploying Lync 2010 at Edwards AFB starting July 21, and is expected to take approximate one week to install…

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412th MXG welcomes new commander, out-going commander retires

Posted  July 18, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left) 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group ceremonial guidon to Col. Robert Lepper to symbolize the official start of his new role as group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 10.   The 412th Maintenance Group welcomed a new commander,…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness update

Posted  July 18, 2014

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of resiliency skills taught to help enable Airmen to make sound choices within the four domains of total fitness, mental, physical, spiritual and social. On April 2, Air Force Instruction 90-506, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, was electronically published and made available to the total force. The new AFI established an exciting…

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

Posted  July 18, 2014

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted  July 18, 2014

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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