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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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Community Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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Community Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Software upgrade

Posted  November 2, 2012

On Nov. 6, if all goes as planned, the weather stations Joint Environmental Toolkit is getting a software upgrade. Once the change takes place, customers/users of JET will need to go to https://owsjet2.dm.af.mil/portal/ then click “OK” then go to “Portals” “System” and “Guest Edwards AFB” in order to get weather station information for Edwards. The…

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Rules, regs regarding Private Organizations

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is home to many private organizations. These POs can greatly contribute to the quality of life on base. However, there are rules governing POs that any group wishing to become a PO, as well as any PO that wishes to remain a PO, should be aware of. POs are governed by…

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Reality TV star tours Edwards, discusses ‘push’-ing through adversity

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is no stranger to names throughout its history who have met adversity and overcome it...

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It’s time to ‘fall back’

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force graphic by Kenji ThuloweitIt’s that time of year again. Time to set your clocks back one hour Nov. 4. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime,…

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Third quarter military justice actions

Posted  November 2, 2012

The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards during the third quarter of 2012. Nonjudicial punishment (Article 15) is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction.   An airman first…

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Veteran’s Day holiday hours

Posted  November 2, 2012

All 412th FSS facilities will be closed Nov. 12 except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course and Pro Shop: 7 a.m.-sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  

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Did you know?

Posted  November 2, 2012

I believe it’s time to talk about driving and riding safely. Let me start by telling you a true story that happened to me recently. I was driving to work one morning coming from base housing heading towards main base on Fitzgerald Boulevard. The sun was rising in the horizon directly shining into my eyes….

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