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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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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 21, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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Community Briefs – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 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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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

Posted  September 21, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As we celebrate the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, we salute all of the…

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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 21, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

Posted  September 21, 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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Contemporary jazz saxophonist, recording artist visits Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Lt. Col. Steven Tittel (right), 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, gives contemporary jazz saxophonist and recording artist, Michael Lington, an overview of an F-16 cockpit. Lington toured a variety of locations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 13. Lington has produced several jazz albums since 1997 and…

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Personal accountability: The critical link of our core values

Posted  September 21, 2012

We all know and live by our Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. There have been many articles written on our core values and what they mean to us; however, as a junior officer I never gave serious thought to how I felt about them. That…

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Exchange online savings club membership has Its privileges

Posted  September 21, 2012

Want to know the best online deals that your Exchange is offering? How about getting your hands on coupons that are offered to a limited few? Or maybe you’d just like to win some great prizes. If any of those options are appealing, then the Exchange Online Savings Club is right for you. The Exchange…

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 21, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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Edwards announces new web page for 412th MDG, medical services

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara In an attempt to connect Team Edwards and their families to the health care services provided here, the base has created a new Web page and central location for those inquiring about the base’s medical services and locations. The new Web page, located at www.edwards.af.mil/units/412thmedicalgroup/index.asp, officially went live Sept….

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