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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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412th Safety Office reminds drivers to be on lookout for motorcycles

Posted  May 23, 2014

It's known that summer is the best season for motorcycle riders.

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Former DHS student to graduate from AF Academy

Posted  May 23, 2014

Last week, U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, 23rd District of California, congratulated service academy cadets†from his district that will be graduating from their respective schools. McCarthy†nominated each cadet for attendance. Second Lt. Alexis “Alex” Wilson is graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, with a Bachelor of Science in…

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Memorial Day: A new Airmanís perspective

Posted  May 23, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -†As a newly minted second lieutenant, May 26 will mark my first Memorial Day in uniform. I may still be sporting butter bars, but my recent transition into military life has already offered a new perspective on the holiday. The last Monday of May is reserved to celebrate our most…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 23, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day where we have the opportunity to remember those who died in active military service. What does it mean to “remember”?  It’s an act of consciously calling to mind something important. The idea that those…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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Fallen law enforcement officers honored with End of Watch ceremony

Posted  May 23, 2014

National Police Week at Edwards culminated in front of the Air Force Test Center Headquarters Building May 16 with an End of Watch ceremony.

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Kennedy Duty title: SARM – Aviation Resource Manager Journeyman Organization: 416th Flight Test Squadron Number of years of service: Six years Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? “Simple, I have a passion for helping people. ëDoing what you love, youëll never have to work a…

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Know it when it counts

Posted  May 23, 2014

For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to me. I understood the…

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New commander for 370th FLTS

Posted  May 23, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Joshua S. Davies speaks to members of the 370th Flight Test Squadron following the squadron’s change of command May 15 in Hangar 1207. Davies takes over from Lt. Col. Patrick Dulaney. The 370th Flight Test Squadron welcomed a new commander May 15 with a change of command…

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Team Edwards makes ‘history’ with inaugural run

Posted  May 23, 2014

Making history is something Edwards has become accustomed to and May 17 the base welcomed approximately 500 runners to be a part of another milestone in the base's first-ever "Run with History" Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run.

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