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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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Team Edwards July enlisted promotions

Posted  August 8, 2014

Team Edwards saw 36 enlisted members pin on the next rank during Edwards AFB’s monthly promotion ceremony held July 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!   To airman 1st class Rachel J. Williams, 412th SFS   To senior airman Briano R. Molinaro, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Kyle L. Decker, 412th AMXS Samuel…

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Edwards defender helps teach self-defense down range

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock Right: Staff Sgt. Cameron Cochran (dark shirt), 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, demonstrates one way to push away an attacker during a self-defense class July 26 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The class was designed to better prepare Airmen if they are…

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

EOO closed The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be closed for official training Aug. 11. Regular duty hours will resume Aug. 12.†In case of an emergency, contact Al Wilson at 661-209-4471. Chapel closed The Base Chapel will be closed for an official function noon-3 p.m., Aug. 13. For emergencies, contact the Command Post…

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412th LRS director retires after 45 years

Posted  August 8, 2014

After 45 years in civil service, Sandra Sergent, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, retired Aug. 1, with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.

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Announcements – August 15, 2014

Posted  August 15, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  August 15, 2014

Who are you living for, or in other words who is writing your life’s story?  Do you call the shots in life or is there someone bigger?  The famed writer Wendell Berry says, “the significance – and ultimate quality – of the work we do is determined by our understanding of the story in which…

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting official reports*

Posted  August 15, 2014

The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates ñ or SCOD ñ for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. The SCOD also drives adjusted active duty promotion eligibility cutoff dates for promotion…

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2015 AFA Aerospace Award nominees sought*

Posted  August 15, 2014

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards for outstanding contributions to national defense in a variety of fields. Available awards include the following: Theodore Von Karman Award *- for contributions in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity by an Air Force military member, Air…

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New commanders’ visit to CE a blast

Posted  August 15, 2014

As PCS season winds down, there are a lot of new faces to see and meet on Edwards, and there's a lot for those new people to see.

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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