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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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The power of the Military Consumer

Posted  July 11, 2014

Due to the recent trends and the financial challenges of military life, the Department of Defense has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, who has partnered with other organizations to form the Military Consumer, a campaign to empower you the consumer to be informed and promote financial readiness. It officially starts July 16 and…

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Announcements – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All…

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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course An additional motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for July 9. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course however military will be given priority when registration approval takes place.†You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved.†Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military…

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Taking inspiration from our founding fathers

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty.

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Education, Training Center hosts open house, announces next Ed Fair

Posted  July 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Members of the Edwards community visited the Education Office’s Open House June 27 to learn about all the different education options available to Airmen and civilians. The Edwards AFB Education and Training Center hosted their quarterly open house June 26. The open house gave Airmen and their families as…

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New boss for OSS

Posted  July 3, 2014

  Outgoing 412th Operations Support Squadron commander Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos (right) congratulates new commander Lt. Col. Jeff Geraghty following the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 27. Geraghty will oversee the 412th OSS, which controls air traffic, manages the airfield complex and provides weather support as well as flight scheduling.  

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June Promotions

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team Edwards held†its June enlisted promotion ceremony in the Base Theater June 30. Congratulations to all the Airman for achieving the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman first class Jacob Ray, 412th Force Support Squadron Trevor Dobbs, 412th SFS To senior airman Samuel Lorah, 412th Security Forces Squadron Teandre Pacheco, 412th SFS…

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STOP, LISTEN, LOOK! Don’t Let it Happen to YOU!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Hazardous Air Traffic Reports (HATR) and Controlled Movement Area (CMA) violations are a growing problem on the Edwards AFB flightline.

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Independence Day message from 412th CC

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team, This Friday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Thomas Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy…

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Domino’s Pizza now open

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Edwards Domino’s Pizza restaurant is now open in Bldg. 7210 offering their full menu and delivery. The hours of operation are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Orders are accepted via the Domino’s App, at their on-line website, or by phone at (661) 258-4907.

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