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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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Chief nurse statements of intent due April 25

Posted  April 25, 2014

Statements of intent for Nurse Corps officers interested in chief nurse positions are due by April 25, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The nurse corps development team will convene May 5-9 to select candidates for projected calendar year 2015 openings. “There are 86 chief nurses – one in each facility as well as…

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Domino’s Pizza is here

Posted  April 25, 2014

On April 21 at 11:30 a.m. the Army and Air Force Exchange Service opened up a new Domino's Pizza mobile location located in the parking lot of Bldg. 7210 on Kincheloe Ave.

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Feeding wildlife attracts dangerous predators

Posted  April 25, 2014

Someone feeding the wildlife near the Rosburg Fitness Center may have inadvertently caused a woman to get bitten by a coyote late February.

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Health & Safety

Medical questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

Posted  April 25, 2014

Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Starting May 2 TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii can…

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Salutes & Awards

AFSA presents members with annual awards

Posted  April 25, 2014

If you're familiar with The Enlisted Force Structure, commonly referred to as "The Little Brown Book," it states it's an Airman's responsibility to join and participate in a professional organization.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 25, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The movie “Noah” staring Russell Crowe has attracted friend and foe alike. One reporter highlighted something interesting about the director Darren Aronofsky’s thought process in making the movie.  ”When he first heard the story of Noah as a child, Aronofsky…

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Events

Announcements – April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the Aero Club. Take your friends flying for $185 an hour. There is a two hour minimum. For more information and reservations, call (661) 275-2376. Aero Camp: The…

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News Briefs April 18, 2014

Posted  April 18, 2014

Commissary The Edwards Commissary will be open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., April 20. CCAF graduation The Community College of the Air Force Graduation Ceremony is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 7 at Club Muroc. The graduation ceremony will honor the October 2013 and the April 2014 CCAF classes and will also recognize enlisted Airmen who have completed their…

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Events

Spring season = Spring clean up at Edwards

Posted  April 18, 2014

Winter is finally over and Spring has arrived! Despite the cold mornings or the blustery winds we have battled, the weather is definitely turning warmer. Just like the things we do every year at home, clearing winter debris blown into our yards or removing dead plants and weeds, at Edwards AFB we have an annual…

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Air Force

April 14 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON – New eligibility criteria, application deadlines and status updates are all featured in this force management update, an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Additional TERA, VSP windows The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 temporary early retirement authority…

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