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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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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 21, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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412th MXG Announces Professional Maintenance Certification Program expansion to FWS employees

Posted  September 14, 2012

The 412th Maintenance Group, in conjunction with Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters/A4D, recently implemented the Professional Maintenance Certificate Program for AcqDemo and GS personnel.

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News briefs – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

Town hall meeting   The 412th Mission Support Group commander will host a Town Hall Meeting 5:30 p.m., Sept. 20 Conference Center Galaxy Room. All base personnel and their families are invited to this interactive, information-sharing event. Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, and guests will discuss current issues with base personnel and…

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Edwards defender donates supplies, helps local school start year off right

Posted  September 14, 2012

It was a year ago when Staff Sgt. Devon Sumter, a Pass and Identification clerk with the 412th Security Forces Squadron, sought to bestow Irving L. Branch elementary school students and teachers who were starting off the school year with a generous amount of school supplies that were donated to him

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412th TW CC picks Airman to attend 65th Air Force Anniversary function in Newport Beach

Posted  September 14, 2012

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, selected Tech. Sgt. Diana Mosier to attend an Air Force 65th Anniversary event Sept. 15.

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Announcements – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 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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There at the beginning: Celebrating 15 years of F-22 flight

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering an important milestone in USAF history.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘shuttles’ increased selection to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 14, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military families living and working near Fort Irwin, Calif., and Edwards Air Force Base enjoy the same selection as those at Travis AFB, Calif., merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything…

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Space Shuttle Endeavour to make final ferry flight over Edwards, AV

Posted  September 14, 2012

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs Sept. 17, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 14, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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