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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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Health & Safety

Why your referral matters

Posted  August 3, 2012

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Troops’ investment in Edwards Exchange pays off for entire community

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $48,5204.66. These funds are critical to Air Force Service’s ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Oasis Community Center, High Desert Lanes Bowling Center,…

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Announcements August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 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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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp…

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AFTC Commander’s Welcome

Posted  July 27, 2012

Team, On the 18th of July we celebrated the beginning of an exciting journey as a unified team in the newly designated Air Force Test Center. The realignment of the 96th Test Wing to the Air Force Test Center...

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F-35B model testing at Edwards

Posted  July 27, 2012

BF-2 takes off for an orientation flight July 25 after arriving at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 23, 2012, in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col...

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Small businesses showcase capabilities during Edwards Vendor Fair

Posted  July 27, 2012

As part of the base’s ongoing commitment to enhance the partnership between small businesses and base contracting and acquisition personnel, the Air Force Test Center Small Business Programs...

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Briefs July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Edwards education fair The Edwards Education and Training Center will host the Annual 2012 Education Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 15 in the Alliance Ballroom at Club Muroc. More than 40 colleges and universities from across the United States will be represented. Everyone is welcome to come and speak with college representatives and find the…

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Foreign visitors to Edwards must have pre-approval

Posted  July 27, 2012

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That old saying will come to fit many policies and procedures as Edwards progresses through realignment. One such policy concerns foreign visitors. Charlene Baker of the Foreign Disclosure Office offers the following guidance. “As a reminder all foreign visitors must be approved by the Foreign…

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FHFA announces short sale assistance for military

Posted  July 27, 2012

Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco announced June 21 changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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