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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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News Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

Tax center Just a reminder, The Tax Center April 9. †If you have not done so, call and make an appointment at (661) 277-4310. †If you have already filed with them and would like to pick up your documents (W2s, 1099Rs, etc), call Capt. Nicholas Reyes at (661) 277-9660. All files and documents will be…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

Posted  April 4, 2014

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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Coming sooner than you think, Domino’s Pizza on Edwards AFB

Posted  April 4, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will be opening up a new Domino’s Pizza April 21. Domino’s Pizza will replace Pizza Hut. The last operating day for Pizza Hut will be April 20. Domino’s Pizza will immediately open in a mobile pizza location that will be open seven-days a week. During the construction of…

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Purple Up! with Corvias Foundation

Posted  April 4, 2014

April is the Month of the Military Child and Corvias Foundation invites the community to wear purple April 15 to recognize and honor military children. Corvias Foundation is inviting their employees and communities to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” April 15. Corvias Group offices will hold events and activities for military kids at several military…

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Edwards residents could earn $100 gift card for

Posted  April 4, 2014

Corvias Military Living is conducting an online communications survey for residents at Edwards Air Force Base through the beginning of April. Residents who complete the survey can enter a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon.com gift cards. The survey focuses on how military residents communicate with Corvias. The online survey will run through…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards celebrates March enlisted promotions

Posted  April 4, 2014

Team Edwards watched 26 Airmen from its enlisted corps take the next step in their Air Force careers during a ceremony at the Base Theater March 31. Congratulations to all promotees!    To airman first class:  Gomez, Emilio Ezequiel, 412th Security Forces Squadron Boss, Kyle Jerrod, 31st Test and Evaluatin Squadron Mcclay, Antonio, 412th Comptroller…

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myPers is one-stop shop for civilian personnel support

Posted  April 4, 2014

myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers. “This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the ability to complete many personnel…

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NCADD, Edwards AFB ADAPT promote Alcohol-Free Weekend, Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted  April 4, 2014

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence launches its 28th year of sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month. Edwards joins the national campaign to raise awareness of the critical public health issue of alcoholism and its impact on Airmen, adolescents, families, and the Edwards community. Maj. Michelle Monro, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, Edwards AFB Alcohol and…

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Military retirees, come on down May 3

Posted  April 4, 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.

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Dorm 2423 getting a make-over to improve quality of life for Airmen

Posted  April 4, 2014

Courtesy graphic The proposed layout of Dorms-4-Airmen features a three bedroom suite with individual baths and shared social area including a kitchenette. Dormitory 2423 is getting ready for a new look and will be undergoing renovations until spring of 2015. According to Tech. Sgt. Chad Perkins, 412th Civil Engineering, Airman Dorm leader, the plans are…

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