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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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Protecting your family’s critical information

Posted  May 11, 2012

Vacation and permanent change of station time is quickly drawling upon us once again. As the weather warms up and kids are getting ready to get out of school, many of us will be leaving the area, some for good. With that being said, it is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security….

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First C-17 in AF takes last flight over skies of Edwards

Posted  May 4, 2012

Team Edwards and the C-17 Integrated Test Team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron recently bid the U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III (S/N 87-0025) a final farewell as it departed Edwards April 23 to...

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News Briefs May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Dogs must be leashed in the housing area Residents of Edwards Air Force Base are reminded that when outside the confines of their home all dogs must be on a leash. In public areas, all pets will remain on leash at all times with the exception of service animals and military working dogs. The only…

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Senate confirms 3 AFMC senior leader nominations

Posted  May 4, 2012

Air Force officials announced April 27, 2012, the Senate confirmations of three Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders’ nominations. Officials announced the Senate confirmation of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to...

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Salutes & Awards

Legacy aircraft, last of its kind, honored at the Rock

Posted  May 4, 2012

The propeller blades were cycling in synchronization as the dedicated crew chief stood in front of the nose of the aircraft, rubbing it in cyclical fashion, jocularly encouraging the blades to keep turning. As the crew...

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Defense Acquisition University registration to open in May

Posted  May 4, 2012

Defense Acquisition University registration will open around May 17, 2012, and students should apply as soon as possible since classes fill quickly. Members’ applications will be processed by priority, supervisor approval date and class start date, with Priority 1 students taking precedence. Acquisition workforce members should regularly monitor the ACQ Now website (http://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcl/registrar/) for the…

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Last C-130E makes Edwards its final home

Posted  May 4, 2012

The last C-130E model to be retired landed at Edwards May 1. The plane left Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., May 1, for its final home in the High Desert where it will be a static display for the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. A ceremony is being planned for the unveiling of…

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Health & Safety

DEA Drug Take Back Day a success

Posted  May 4, 2012

The 95th Medical Group and local law enforcement collected 74 pounds of expired and non-used medication for Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Take Back Day April 28 at the Base Exchange. The collection was delivered to the DEA to be incinerated. From left to right: Senior Airman Ryan Ball, Staff Sgt. Jaimie Lasater, Sheriff Ron Strange,…

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95th ABW announces 1st Quarter award winners

Posted  May 4, 2012

5/2/2012 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Congratulations to the 95th Air Base Wing 1st Quarter award winners listed below: Airman Category Airman First Class Kristen Boaz, 95th Medical Group NCO Category Staff Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 95th MDG SNCO Category Master Sgt. George...

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Edwards to go back to Government Travel Card

Posted  May 4, 2012

Team Edwards members who hold a Controlled Spend Account travel card will experience a seamless transition this summer. The Air Force recently decided to transition existing CSA travel cards, or the “blue card,” to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The conception of CSA happened a little over a year…

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