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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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NASA’s Operation IceBridge resumes flights over Antarctica

Posted  October 19, 2012

Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning anothercampaign over Antarctica.

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ALS graduates 22 senior Airman

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 12-G. Twenty-two Airmen have come closer to becoming NCOs with the graduation of Class 12-G from the Airman Leadership School. Congratulations! Senior Airman Jasmine Ward, 445th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Stephanie Huddleston, 411th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Bailey, 31st Test and…

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AFOSI Tip Line provides new ways to report suspicious activity

Posted  October 19, 2012

In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes “tip line” into the virtual world. The new program will allow individuals to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity through…

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412th TW CC signs Energy Action Month Proclamation

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs this year’s Energy Action Month Proclamation Oct. 12. The proclamation and energy conservation actions that Edwards will implement this fall and winter were written and planned by Jack Frazier, 412th Civil Engineering Division, Resource Efficiency manager (middle)…

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DOD’s CAP videophones brings deaf employees closer to Team Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Earlier this year deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards got new, free tools to enable their workplace communication

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Italian honorary commanders visit Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base hosted members of the Honorary Squadron Commanders Association from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 12. While visiting the Air Force Test Pilot School, the delegation posed for a group photo in front of the NF-104. The Italians met up with base leadership and members of the Edwards AFB Civlian Military Support…

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Standards? What standards?

Posted  October 19, 2012

Recently, I was asked the difference between a good NCO and a great NCO. Well, I answered the question as best I could, but failed to mention “standards.” You see, a good NCO sets his sights on just meeting standards, while a great NCO is continually trying to exceed standards and motivates his Airmen to…

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Team Edwards gathers with ‘Eagles’ to inspire future generations

Posted  October 19, 2012

Photograph by Bill Simone, Flight Test Historical Foundation 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer and Col. Amy V. Arwood, 412th TW director of staff attend the Flight Test Historical Foundation’s annual Gathering of Eagles Saturday, Oct. 13 to raise funds and awareness for the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s anticipated move to…

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F-35A completes first in-flight weapons release

Posted  October 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16. The flight was conducted by Maj. Eric “Doc” Schultz, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned…

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Edwards NCOIC awarded AFMC Paralegal of the Year

Posted  October 19, 2012

Every year paralegals across Air Force Materiel Command are nominated in order to hold the honor of being called the outstanding paralegal of the year. This year, that honor was bestowed upon one of Edwards' own.

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