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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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EOSC helps send five Desert High students to college

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Edwards Officers Spouses Club honored five Desert Junior-Senior High School seniors at their annual scholarship banquet April 16 at Club Muroc. Those students and scholarship recipients were Sabrina Belen, Miranda Brater, Bryce Benlian, Julia Segebarth and Brandon Snyder. The scholarships, presented by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, had a combined…

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Edwards Exchange shoppers have their say April 24-May 17

Posted  April 25, 2014

In an effort to constantly improve the level of service provided throughout its facilities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service relies on an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Index for localized, real time snapshots of how successful the organization is at meeting the community’s needs. The survey, which addresses customer service, pricing, sales associate availability, merchandise…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON – Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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Exchange Online pet photo contest will get tails wagging

Posted  April 25, 2014

Military shoppers who think their pet is the cat’s meow can take a shot at a $500 grand prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s online “Just Say Treat” Pet Photo Contest. From May 2 through May 24, authorized Exchange shoppers can send in photos of their household or outdoor pets for a…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Legal Perspective

Posted  April 25, 2014

Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji All sexual assault allegations are taken very seriously by members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including those of us at Edwards Air Force Base. In recent weeks, you have read articles from other base organizations that investigate and provide assistance to victims of sexual assaults. While…

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Retiree Appreciation Day right around the corner

Posted  April 25, 2014

Edwards AFB will hold its 2014 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 3. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave., Edwards AFB, Calif., 93524. Retiree Appreciation Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon. All military retirees and their spouses, along with surviving spouses, are…

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Blackbird Airpark open house set for April 26

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration 10 a.m.,-4 p.m., April 26 at Blackbird Airpark located at Air Force Plant 42. The Airpark is at 2509 East Ave. P in Palmdale. The main feature of this event will be a “meet-and-greet” with Robert Gilliland, a Lockheed…

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Corvias Military Living upgrading homes at Edwards

Posted  April 25, 2014

Through its partnership with the Air Force, Corvias Military Living will soon begin renovating homes on Edwards Air Force Base.

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Every Airman has a role in preventing sexual assault

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every April we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, using it as an opportunity to renew our commitment to treating each other with dignity and respect.

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted  April 25, 2014

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators.

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