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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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My educational journey Take advantage of the benefits available to you

Posted  November 9, 2012

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed during my 35 years with the Air Force – including over 23 years active duty, as a contractor, and now as an Air Force civilian – has been people who stay with our service as a career, yet never use the many educational benefits available to them. My…

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Commissary Fast Facts

Posted  November 9, 2012

‘Turkey Perfection’ helps commissary customers save on Thanksgiving The second annual “Turkey Perfection” promotion, which ends Nov. 28, allows stateside customers, including Alaska and Hawaii, to receive a 32-page coupon booklet valued at more than $40. When customers purchase an item using a coupon from the booklet, they receive cash off the purchase of any…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

Commissary hours The Edwards AFB Commissary will be open Veteran’s Day noon to 6 p.m. Veteran’s Day holiday hours 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….

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Veteran’s Day holiday hours

Posted  November 9, 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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Announcements – November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 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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Announcements – November 16, 2012

Posted  November 16, 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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My educational journey Take advantage of the benefits available to you

Posted  November 16, 2012

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed during my 35 years with the Air Force – including over 23 years active duty, as a contractor, and now as an Air Force civilian – has been people who stay with our service as a career, yet never use the many educational benefits available to them. My…

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Facilities Support Center construction reaches halfway mark

Posted  November 16, 2012

Construction of the new Facilities Support Center at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is proceeding apace, with underground infrastructure and masonry complete and erection of structural steelwork having reached the 90 percent mark by the first week in November.

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Volunteering

Posted  November 16, 2012

Courtesy photograph Twenty Edwards Airmen volunteered to start the season of giving early with a visit to the Home Instead Senior Care Center in Palmdale, Calif. Nov. 7. The Airmen ate with the seniors, and went down to the senior center on their USO day, where the seniors showed the Airmen photographs of when they…

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Senior leaders issue holiday safety message

Posted  November 16, 2012

As part of this year's Holiday/Winter Safety Campaign, "Safe-n-Sound," the Air Force's top three leaders remind Airmen to include sound risk management in all their holiday and winter plans.

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