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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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AFMC recognizes 2nd quarter Edwards graduates

Posted  August 1, 2014

Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team from Edwards AFB†on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2014. Master Sgt. Mark Cardwell Senior Airman Nicholas Cooley Staff Sgt. Kari Dockery Master Sgt. Anne Duarte Senior Airman Jared Forest Master Sgt. James Gerber Staff Sgt. Bryan Haberaecker…

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Sparky gets children fired up about reading

Posted  August 1, 2014

Sparky the Fire Dog rode up to the Base Library in the back of a fire truck July 25, to greet children at the Summer Reading Program. Sparky departed the emergency vehicle, paws waving as children cheered and lined up to hug and high-five the fire safety mascot. Fire fighters assisted the children as they…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 1, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Where do you invest your time?  When you have an extra hour in the day, what is your focus?  If you are like most people, you will put time and energy into things that are more concrete like finishing a…

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Announcements – August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

Focus group Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to…

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Exchange moves to the head of the class with extra back-to-school savings

Posted  July 25, 2014

With the first bell about to ring on a new school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving lessons in savings. The Exchange is helping military shoppers make the grade with competitive prices and tax savings on supplies students need to head back to class as well as special events and savings…

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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Posted  July 25, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

Posted  July 25, 2014

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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Exchange shoppers can keep on ticking with Hello Kitty sweepstakes

Posted  July 25, 2014

Military shoppers can keep time with Hello Kitty thanks to the latest sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Twenty-five winners will take home a Hello Kitty watch, valued at $85. From July 25 to Aug. 22, Exchange shoppers can enter to win by emailing patriotfamily@aafes.com and putting “Hello Kitty Sweepstakes” in the…

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Leadership Lessons: Who would you follow?

Posted  July 25, 2014

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.†-†Over the last year I have enjoyed reading articles from our wing leadership on their perspectives and experiences which have made them better leaders. I have great admiration for their words of wisdom and have benefited from their shared experiences. When I was asked to write a leadership piece I…

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