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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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SECAF James checks out F-35

Posted  March 14, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matt Short Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Lt. Col. Mark Massaro, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, after arriving at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force March 7. She visited Edwards AFB for an F-35 Orientation visit where she was briefed on the…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Women’s Heritage Month activities Activities scheduled as part of the Womenís Heritage Month observance include: March 19: Working Women Linked In Lunch: Brown bag networking lunch at Oasis Community Center. POC is Capt. Tiffany Smith (tiffany.smith.2@us.af.mil). March 24: Women’s Heritage Month Luncheon at Club Murocc. Tickets will be available for purchase in March. POCs are…

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards welcomes new honorary commanders

Posted  March 14, 2014

Base leadership and civic leaders from around the Antelope Valley gathered at Club Muroc March 5 to formally induct new representatives into the Edwards Honorary Commanders Program.

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Deployed father flies around the world to say I love you to son

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bella, 33rd Rescue Squadron, was reunited with his son Jordan Bella, a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School March 7. Jordan stayed behind when his parents were re-assigned to Japan so that he could finish his senior year of high school at Edwards. Bella recently…

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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Local notice

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron will assist the Muroc School District to upgrade their microwave antenna/network using the existing 100-foot self-support communications tower at Bldg. 2600. The purpose of the upgrade is to enhance the Muroc School District’s local network on Edwards Air Force Base. The site location is 15 located at E. Yeager Blvd, Edwards…

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Edwards Global Hawk gets second chance at life

Posted  March 14, 2014

During a flight in May 2009, an Edwards RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 20 remotely piloted aircraft (tail number 2016) encountered a complete spoiler communication loss and had to execute an emergency landing on the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  March 14, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Edwards AFB shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the internet. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events…

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