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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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Neil Armstrong: ‘Dedicated enough to dare greatly’

Posted  August 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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NASA selects two technologies for commercial suborbital tests

Posted  August 31, 2012

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles.....

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Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted  August 31, 2012

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than 35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Well-baby doctor visits: Why they’re SO important

Posted  August 31, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Your son or daughter should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of…

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Edwards ‘angel’ donates time, aircraft, fuel to help others

Posted  August 31, 2012

If you ask Bruce Wilder about his job as a flight test engineer on the Air Force's premier fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, he will tell you it is one of the coolest jobs in the world....

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Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Posted  August 31, 2012

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were "treated" to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton....

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ALS graduates 21 Airmen

Posted  August 31, 2012

Club Muroc hosted the latest graduating class from the Airman Leadership School Aug. 23.

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September promotions

Posted  August 31, 2012

Team Edwards celebrated it’s latest crop of promotees in a ceremony at the Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center Aug. 30. Congratulations to our latest promotees.   To Senior Master Sergeant Thorsten S. Mauthe Christopher A. Easter Paul A. Wescott Jr.   To Master Sergeant Nathaniel D. Heskew Anne E. Duarte Joel Robert B….

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Congressman Rohrabacher visits Edwards

Posted  August 24, 2012

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, shows U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher around Hangar 1207 during a tour for the Congressman Aug. 14.....

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School is in session – watch out for kids and keep them safe

Posted  August 24, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base school students returned to the classroom Aug. 20. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school.  

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