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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…

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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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Events

2012 Caring for People Forum set for April 5

Posted  March 20, 2012

The 95th Air Base Wing will host a Caring For People Forum consisting of several focus groups April 5. This year’s forum will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chapel 2. The Caring for People Forum was established in 2009 by the Air Force as a means for an installation commander to receive community…

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Health & Safety

It’s time to expose an invisible killer

Posted  March 20, 2012

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon…

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Peak PCS season is here again

Posted  March 20, 2012

Summer Permanent Change of Station moves within the continental United States are in full swing. Much like last season, the entire Defense Department is experiencing difficulty obtaining Transportation Service Providers to pack and pick up personal property shipments. DOD attributes this to several factors to include limited carrier capacity, an increase in private sector moves,…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards recognizes newest chiefs

Posted  March 20, 2012

Aviation milestones aren’t the only accomplishments that are recognized at Edwards. On March 9, Team Edwards and its leaders gathered together to recognize its newest chief master sergeants during a chief recognition ceremony at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center.

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Colonel Dunlop takes final flight as Test Wing commander

Posted  March 20, 2012

Col. Dawn Dunlop, 412th Test Wing commander, talks to a crew chief as she prepares for her final flight as Test Wing commander in an F-22 Raptor, March 13. The 412th TW will hold a change of command ceremony 2 p.m. March 19 in Hangar 1600.

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AFFTC Museum preserves history, boosts recycling participation

Posted  March 23, 2012

Taking advantage of an opportunity to preserve Edwards history and tidy up their museum storage facility, the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum staff teamed up with the 95th Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Division, is substantially contributing to the base’s Quality Recycling Program.

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President nominates new AFMC vice commander

Posted  March 23, 2012

Air Force officials announced March 20, 2012, the president’s nomination of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with a new assignment.
Pending Senate confirmation, Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will become…

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95th ABW opens up new community bulletin board

Posted  March 23, 2012

Col. Gregory Schwab (far left), 95th Air Base Wing commander; poses with Hearts Apart representative Brigette Schuyler and her children; and Kristen Minor, President of the Enlisted Spouses Club along with (right side) Michelle Perry, 95th ABW housing community planner; Daniel Moreno, 95th ABW…

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Salutes & Awards

95th CS wins AFMC level Information Dominance Awards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Four Information Technology professionals from the 95th Communications Squadron were recently notified by Paul Parker, Air Force Materiel Command, Installations and Mission Support director of communications, that they won their respective Information Dominance Awards categories for 2011. Information Dominance is an umbrella term for all of the varied technical skills required to ensure that the…

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AFFTC commander addresses Team Edwards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander, takes time during his commander’s call March 20 to address Team Edwards about a safety issue he recently encountered. In addition to this, Nolan talked about obeying the speed limit on base and watching out for your wingmen.

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