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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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Traffic changes at Branch Elementary Oct. 22

Posted  October 19, 2012

In response to traffic flow challenges brought up at the recent town hall meeting, beginning Monday, Oct. 22, there will be a new process in place at the Branch Elementary gravel parking lot in order to increase student safety. Parents will notice barricades positioned in this parking lot to prevent the cross-flow of cars and…

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2012 Annual Air Force Command Language Program of the Year, Language Professional of the Year submission call

Posted  October 19, 2012

This is a general call to those units with registered Command Language Programs. CPL Managers can assist in collecting data to support unit nominations for the Command Language Program of the Year and for the Individual Language Professional of the Year. The CLP is designed to increase the proficiency of language professionals in performance of…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance Committee invites you to the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at Club Muroc. Keynote speaker will be Ron Govin from the California Department of Rehabilitation. The luncheon will feature a buffet style menu with spinach stuffed chicken,…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month A month to ponder diversity, opportunities

Posted  October 26, 2012

Oct. 24, the California State Legislature declared this month as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” and Assemblymen Jared Huffman presented a framed copy of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 152 to leaders of the Little People of America, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. With this declaration…

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Status Quo

Posted  October 26, 2012

We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends to scare people. People fear trying something…

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Spontaneous car show pops up at West Gate

Posted  October 26, 2012

Those who drove by Century Circle Oct. 18 might have seen more than just the legendary planes on display outside the West Gate. They may have seen some automobiles parked in front that date back even before some of those jets. The old Ford Model A’s parked in a row belonged to the Paradise Valley…

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Family Fishing Derby planning and sign ups

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson Mark your calendars for Nov. 17. The Edwards Air Force Base Family Fishing Derby will tentatively be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Branch Memorial Park and Pond near the South Gate. Come out and enjoy a free day of fishing, food and fun….

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News Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

Immunizations   The Immunizations Clinic will be holding a mass flu drive 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Base Theater. All active duty, reservist and civilian employees are eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Contractors who are also Tricare beneficiaries may attend. All other Tricare beneficiaries will be vaccinated at the Immunizations Clinic. If…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Ten Commandments of Etiquette for communicating with people with disabilities

Posted  October 26, 2012

The following Ten Commandments of Etiquette will help you communicate more effectively with people with disabilities.   1. When talking with a person with a disability, use eye contact and speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter.   2. When introduced to a person with a disability, it…

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Refine speaking skills; visit Sound Barrier Toastmasters Club meetings

Posted  October 26, 2012

Come and refine your speaking, presentation and leadership skills at the Sound Barriers Toastmasters Club 384 meetings. Meetings are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., every Thursday in the Test Wing Conference Room, Bldg. 1400, Room 414. Each meeting agenda includes prepared speeches, speech evaluations and Table Topics (extemporaneous speaking) that are developed using Toastmasters educational materials and…

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