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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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Classroom renovations keep TPS students on cutting-edge

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Col. Lawrence Hoffman, United States Air Force Test Pilot School commandant cuts the ribbon after completion of the first classroom renovation at the school in 15 years. The renovations better support the curriculum, Air Force trends and give students the necessary resources to better prepare them for their futures…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

Museum closure   The 412th Test Wing Museum will be closed this weekend, Nov. 3, while curator staff research potential new display aircraft and components. The museum will re-open for normal business on Nov. 6. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.   Third quarter awards   The 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Award Ceremony will…

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Veterans Day honors a truly elite group

Posted  November 9, 2012

Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans…

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Inland Pacific Ballet offers military families special savings on Nutcracker tickets

Posted  November 9, 2012

This holiday season, in its ongoing effort to support military families, Inland Pacific Ballet is offering $15 tickets at selected performances of The Nutcracker to active military personnel and their families. These specially priced $15 tickets (normally priced at up to $42) are available for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances of The Nutcracker only…

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Cain takes reins at 418th FLTS

Posted  November 9, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner From left: Col. Christopher Azzano hands Lt. Col. Charles Cain the 418th Flight Test Squadron guidon as Lt. Col. Clifton Janney looks on during the squadron’s change of command ceremony Nov. 5. Cain assumed the command, which oversees a test force of more than 300 military, civilian and contractors…

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A Letter to the Team

Posted  November 9, 2012

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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Final push for CFC

Posted  November 9, 2012

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, This week marks the last push for the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. Team Edwards has currently raised over $220,000 for charities, pledging financial support for causes across the globe, and right here at home. As we enter the last week of this campaign, I ask you to…

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CFC: An opportunity to be the change you wish to see in the world

Posted  November 9, 2012

As we end the near of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign Nov. 14, it is always an honor and a pleasure to be able to seize the opportunity to congratulate everyone on launching this outstanding fundraising campaign in which many organizations are involved in. Our donations at Edwards alone for fiscal year 2011 amounted to…

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Are you hurting those you love?

Posted  November 9, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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Turkey Fryer Safety: Make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 9, 2012

Each year during the holidays we look forward to that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray. Unfortunately, since most of us do not have the cooking talents of Martha Stewart or Emeril, that dream is not always a reality. That’s why so many people are…

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