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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 TW Announces third quarter award winners

Posted  November 16, 2012

Team Edwards gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments of third quarter award winners at the base theater Nov. 8, where Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander presented awards in 15 categories during the football-themed ceremony. Recognized for their outstanding performance throughout the quarter, award winners were selected from more than 9,000 personnel…

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Edwards AFB Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted  November 16, 2012

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings as the Edwards AFB Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. “From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” said the Exchange’s General Manger Mike Wiles. “The day after is the unofficial holiday season for many Exchange shoppers. The…

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Three simple questions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Approximately 16 years ago, I was lucky enough to serve as the wing executive officer at MacDill Air Force Base under then Brig. Gen. John Becker, who later retired as a major general. Becker was a dedicated, professional, charismatic leader and mentor who had an enduring impact on his young and impressionable exec (that would…

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19 stories of heroism highlighted in ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  November 16, 2012

“Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived,” said Gen. George S. Patton. For decades Airmen have answered the call to serve and protect the nation’s interests, its people and the cherished freedoms that underpin it all, risking their lives for…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 16, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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Operation Homefront presents early Thanksgiving gift for Team Edwards military families

Posted  November 16, 2012

November is commonly associated with a month of being thankful and showing one’s gratitude, so for active duty service members and their families at Edwards, Operation Homefront-California showed their appreciation for our military members by donating more than 200 gift bags with the help of the First Sergeants Association and Lockheed Martin Nov. 7 at…

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping troops wrap up the perfect present

Posted  November 16, 2012

Community groups can raise funds while spreading holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, the Exchange partners with local groups to ensure gifts can be wrapped up before they…

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412th CE tears down last of old TLFs

Posted  November 16, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Workers from the 412th Civil Engineering Division tore down the last of the old Temporary Lodging Facilities Nov. 7. The buildings were first constructed in 1953. The last of the old buildings were located beyond the end of 14th Street off of Bailey Avenue.

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Holiday Hours

Posted  November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Day -Nov. 22 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7a.m.-sunset (office and Sandbagger Grill are closed) Club Muroc: Thanksgiving Feast only, noon-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Family Down Day – Nov. 23 FSS facilities that will be…

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The big 4 – 0

Posted  November 16, 2012

  From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Jimmie Templeton with his 40 Years of Government Service Certificate during the test wing’s third quarter award ceremony Nov. 9 as Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes, 412th Operations Group looks on. Templeton is the Base Software License Manager with the 412th Communications…

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