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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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Edwards’ first Drug Take Back Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

The 95th Medical Group will team up the 95th Security Forces Squadron to give the public an opportunity to turn in expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medicines…

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Commissaries announce coupon policy changes

Posted  April 20, 2012

Changes are on the way in how commissaries handle coupons and product returns without receipts, among other things, as the Defense Commissary Agency enacts customer service policy changes to protect the commissary benefit. “The average coupon user might not notice the policy changes because they are aimed at preventing possible misuse of the commissary benefit…

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TRICARE Dental Program changes

Posted  April 20, 2012

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary dental insurance program that is offered to family members of active duty as well as Reserve Component personnel and their families that has historically been administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will begin administering the program May1. UCCI and MetLife have been working together…

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Announcements April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 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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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted  April 20, 2012

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted  April 20, 2012

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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Play Day in the Park celebrates children, raises awareness

Posted  April 13, 2012

Team Edwards came together April 6 to celebrate children and raise awareness about child abuse prevention with the annual Play Day in the Park event, kicking-off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child. Maj. Sarah…

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New Aero Club acquisition gives student pilots new capability

Posted  April 13, 2012

For the past couple of years, Edwards Aero Club student pilots have utilized Cessna 172s to turn their dreams of flying into reality in order to obtain their Federal Aviation Administration pilot’s license. With the recent acquisition of the club’s…

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Branch Elementary students receive special visit for Read-a-thon

Posted  April 13, 2012

Branch Elementary students got a wild ride for their achievements for this year’s Read-a-thon awards day. Sara and her mustang, Duke, treated the children to a short…

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Edwards Exchange rolls out new prices for children’s wear

Posted  April 13, 2012

A recent North Dakota State University study found that the average American household spends about 3.8 percent of their income on clothes. With children consistently growing out of shirts, pants and dresses, or wanting the latest and greatest brands, keeping the kids attired can prove an expensive endeavor. Fortunately, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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