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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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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards honors second quarter award winners

Posted  August 24, 2012

The 412th Test Wing announced its second quarter award winners in a gathering at the Base Theater Aug. 14....

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Edwards warrior gives wife second chance at life

Posted  August 24, 2012

Wedding vows are often recited and many times the true test of what a couple promises comes in the face of adversity, and how a couple works through those difficult times.....

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Kick your reading into OverDrive

Posted  August 24, 2012

If you love to read but can’t make it to the library, the Air Force will bring the library to you. OverDrive, one of several Air Force library online resources, features nearly 10,000 electronic books, audio books, videos and music available for checkout to eligible customers, said Melinda Mosley, USAF Library Program administrative librarian. All…

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Edwards library serves up one ‘delicious’ summer reading program finale

Posted  August 24, 2012

Aug. 17 not only marked the culmination of the Department of Defense's summer reading program across Air Force libraries, but for kids in the Edwards community, it also marked the long-awaited arrival of prizes for those who participated in the 10-week reading program....

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Labor Day weekend hours

Posted  August 24, 2012

Aug. 31 (Family Day) All 412th FSS facilities will operate with regular Friday hours except: Club Muroc: closed (continuing renovations) Airman & Family Readiness: closed Family Child Care Office: closed ITT: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.   Sept. 3 All 412 FSS facilities will be…

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412th Test Wing CC: Your job matters

Posted  August 24, 2012

The hard work and dedication from the 412th Test Wing has resulted in a seemingly endless list of aviation milestones and accomplishments from the Air Force's first jet-powered aircraft, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet, to the X-15....

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted  August 24, 2012

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms...

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  August 24, 2012

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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My educational journey: How could I say no?

Posted  August 24, 2012

I joined the military when the Iron Curtain was still up. My plan was to serve my country abroad and get an education. My first duty station was Templehof Central Airport, Berlin, Germany. I initially focused on getting through my first standardization evaluation and completing my Career Development Courses. Once those were completed, the thought…

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Edwards will sample base housing units for radon

Posted  August 24, 2012

Edwards needs to test base housing units for the presence of radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is present in almost all soils. About half the homes on base have already been tested and results show the levels of radon are below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Over the coming weeks bioenvironmental…

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