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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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31st TES ramps up for F-35 initial operational testing at Edwards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Flight test at Edwards normally consists of squadrons taking an aircraft from the developmental test phase and preparing it for its operational test phase at another base.
For members with the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit assigned here under the Air Combat Command…

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Briefs, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

Commuter delays Commuters may experience delays at the North, South and West Gates 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 24 due to monthly testing of the Vehicle Barrier System. Testing will be accomplished during low traffic flow times and could last up to 15 minutes. For more information, call Tom Allen at (661) 277-4894 or Bob Landolt…

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412th TW welcomes Dertien, bids farewell to Dunlop

Posted  March 23, 2012

With an F-35 Lightning II on the left and an F-22 Raptor on the right, base leadership and members of the Team Edwards workforce watched the 412th Test Wing receive a new commander during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600, March 19.

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Commentary

Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 23, 2012

I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard run. I went to see the…

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Health & Safety

Crosswalk safety

Posted  March 23, 2012

With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. * Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Announcements March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

We want to hear from YOU! Please take our surveys regarding the programs at Outdoor Recreation and having bag pipe lessons at the Community Center. Go to http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZMfe0 for the Outdoor Rec survey and http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZM2V8 for the Community Center survey.   The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is…

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Air Force

Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted  March 30, 2012

Air Force officials released the details of the fiscal year 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for an active duty service commitment…

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95th CS debuts videophone capability for deaf and hard of hearing

Posted  March 30, 2012

Deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards were recently notified that they are getting new tools to enable their workplace communication. The DOD’s Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program funded the purchase of video…

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