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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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Announcements – June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 2014

Freedom Fest: July 4, 4:30-10 p.m., Wings and Roberts Fields. Come out to this free event to celebrate Independence Day with food, beverages, waterslides, a live band, shaved ice, free watermelon, laser tag, fireworks and much more! Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 27, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What is love?  Here is one person’s take on love.  “Love affirms the reality of the other person, the other culture, the other way of life; love takes the trouble to get to know the other person or culture, finding…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Open house The Edwards Education and Training Center invites you to an open house 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 26. Military, family members and civilians are welcome to learn about education options and about the colleges located on base. Free hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided. The event will be in Bldg. 2453 in…

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Preparing your home to be fire adapted

Posted  June 20, 2014

Wildfire season is in full effect with many states reporting significant wildfire activity. In California, fires have forced more than 20,000 people to be evacuated this year. In Texas, more than 75 homes were destroyed by wildfire. Fire departments nationwide are encouraging residents with wildfire risk to be actively preparing for the upcoming season with…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-2 over Edwards during an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11. On this test mission, AF-2 reached 1,000 flying hours becoming the first F-35 to do so. AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the…

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The Invisible War

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office will have a special screening of the 2012 documentary film “The Invisible War” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 25. The movie will be shown along with a learning lunch and Q&A session. The presentation will be in the new SAPR Center located in Bldg. 3940, 35 N. Wolfe, in…

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TPS celebrates 70 years with commemorative painting

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School will reach its 70th anniversary this August, but the celebration has already begun.

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Shopping Edwards AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted  June 20, 2014

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards Air Force Base generated a dividend of more than $481,000 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including…

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Is the Air Force in you?

Posted  June 20, 2014

OXON HILL, Md. – When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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