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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Health & Safety

Family care plans offer the next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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Weapons load competition ‘like Super Bowl’ for load crews

Posted  February 7, 2014

It was Shadow versus Joint Strike Fighter when two crews competed Feb. 3, in the 2013 Weapons Load Competition of the Year at Edwards.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 7, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What do you think about on a regular basis? What thoughts keep running over and over in your mind? One psychologist said it this way, “It is the things we revisit that stick with us.  What you think about over…

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College-bound DHS students challenged by science fair

Posted  February 7, 2014

A sea of cardboard, tri-fold presentations filled the Desert High Scorpitorium Jan. 31, for the Annual Science Fair.

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Announcements – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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Benefield Anechoic Facility acquires new upgrade, patriotic look

Posted  January 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Cuming Lehman Chambers personnel help install the addition of new red, white and blue radar absorbing material on one section of the Benefield Anechoic Facility on Jan. 22. The new RAM will not only provide this facility with a new patriotic look, but it will increase the facilityís Electro…

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Wolfenbarger discusses challenges, successes at commanders call

Posted  January 31, 2014

Challenges that lie ahead and a recap of recent successes highlighted Air Force Materiel Command commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger’s commander’s call at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 23. It was the first of what will be several workforce communication engagements for the general. In the coming months, Wolfenbarger will hold a commander’s call at…

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Got alcohol? Then don’t ride

Posted  January 31, 2014

Courtesy photograph When riding a motorcycle under the influence, poor judgment and distorted vision get in the way of your brain trying to solve complicated physics calculations while considering acceleration, speed, lean angle, side slip, road surfaces, obstacles, time and distance to decision points and evasive maneuvers should your calculations prove wrong. Riding motorcycles sober…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Posted  January 31, 2014

Courtesy photograph Bobcats like this one, along with coyotes, can be seen all over the base landscape. Edwards residents are reminded to take precautionary steps to avoid attracting the animals, which could pose a safety risk to both pets and humans. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing numbers of coyotes and bobcats in people’s…

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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted  January 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson Shoppers can lessen the financial pinch by purchasing their goods at a commissary. According to Defense Commissary Agency officials, consumers can save more than 30 percent by shopping at a base commissary instead of going to off-base merchants. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans…

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