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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…

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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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Legal Assistance Tip

Posted  May 4, 2012

As a rule, the person seeking legal advice from the Base Legal Office must be present. Legal assistance attorneys cannot provide advice to a person who is actually seeking advice for somebody else. Providing assistance to individual members, their families, and retirees is a high priority; however, “the Air Force,” as a government entity, is…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted  May 4, 2012

Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff of the Air Force-directed survey enables Air Force personnel to provide feedback to…

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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted  May 4, 2012

Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website. These updates include AFSC change summary and conversion guides reflecting the April 30 cycle and the latest…

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May 1 kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

The first of May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the cultures of the Asian continent and the Pacific island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Originally decreed by a congressional bill in 1977, it became a Heritage Month by law...

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Edwards’ Adopt-A-Pet gives animals new hope

Posted  May 4, 2012

Throughout her 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Shelley Thurman always took the time to volunteer. While in San Diego, she took the...

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Cooking fire safety

Posted  May 4, 2012

Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe…

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Commissaries celebrate Military Appreciation Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

Honoring service members and their families in observance of Military Appreciation Month highlights the promotions offering extra discounts in commissaries during May. “You could also call this the ‘Month of the Super Coupon,’ ” said Chris Burns, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales…

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Announcements May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 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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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted  May 4, 2012

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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Spring season is spring clean-up at Edwards

Posted  April 27, 2012

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived officially as of March 21. Not unlike the same things we do at home every year such as clearing the winter weather debris blown into our yards; removing dead plants and weeds; here at Edwards we have an official event known as the annual Spring Clean-Up Week….

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