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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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Events

All clean at Edwards following Spring Cleanup Week, Earth Day

Posted  May 11, 2012

Team Edwards wrapped up its week-long Spring Clean-up event May 4. Base residents, employees, squadrons and offices took time to clean up their areas, recycle old electronics, turn in hazardous waste and check...

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Lt. Gen. Kowalski visits Edwards, 419th FLTS

Posted  May 11, 2012

Lt. Gen. James Kowalski (left), commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, speaks to Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander, after participating in a Combat Network Communications Technology demonstration on an Edwards B-52...

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Salutes & Awards

Edwards CCAF graduates 140-plus Airmen

Posted  May 11, 2012

Team Edwards watched more than 140 Airmen recieve their Community College of the Air Fore degrees in a ceremony at Club Muroc May 3. Additionally, several Airmen distinguished themselves further with...

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Team Edwards surpasses AFAF campaign goal

Posted  May 11, 2012

With May officially marking the end of this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign Air Force-wide, Team Edwards once again went above and beyond in terms of showing why it’s not only committed to caring, but committed to giving as well. Although this year’s AFAF campaign at Edwards ran…

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Using free, court-sponsored assistance to file California legal forms

Posted  May 11, 2012

If you are seeking assistance with identifying the proper legal forms to use, and/or need help completing legal forms that you intend to file in a California court, court-sponsored “self-help centers” are an excellent no-cost resource. Additionally, self-help centers regularly provide free legal workshops and seminars on legal topics including small claims lawsuits, probating estates,…

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Veterans

Edwards shows appreciation to local military retirees

Posted  May 11, 2012

More than 100 military retirees and their families attended the Military Appreciation Day event held here May 5 at the Oasis Community Center. Of those in attendance, retirees were treated to financial and healthcare information and services in addition to guest speakers throughout the day. For any…

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Health & Safety

How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted  May 11, 2012

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Health & Safety

Children’s helmet protection

Posted  May 11, 2012

With the weather getting warmer, children will be out on their self-propelled form of transportation, i.e. bicycle, scooter, skateboard, in-line skates and roller skates. The Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office has noticed an increase with children not wearing an approved helmet. As a reminder, everyone is required to wear a helmet while on…

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Coyotes in housing, main base areas

Posted  May 11, 2012

This year, there has been an increase in coyote sightings and activity around base housing and main base offices. The Security Forces Wildlife section along with Environmental Management have been working together to deter or remove coyotes from base housing and areas affected by the coyotes. Do not attempt to feed or make contact with…

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Announcements May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 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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