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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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101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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Announcements – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Memorial Day hours: May 26, all 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., brunch; 4:30-7 p.m., dinner; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight meal * High Desert Inn: Open…

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. AFOTEC Det. 5 Carwash Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Det. 5’s booster club will be hosting a car wash 10…

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 16, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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Edwards Boeing employees send five military students to STEM camp

Posted  May 16, 2014

The Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund presented a check for $10,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation May 6, which will help send military children to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp in Anaheim, Calif., at the Tiger Woods Learning Center.

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STOVL testing at Edwards

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until…

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Team Edwards honors 2014 CCAF graduates

Posted  May 16, 2014

Graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and private colleges celebrated their higher degree completion with a ceremony May 7 at Club Muroc.

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Honorary commanders learn about life as a test pilot

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber In the cockpit of a B-1 Bomber, honorary commanders were able to ask questions and view Air Force fighting technology first-hand.   The new Edwards Honorary Commanders visited the home of flight test May 9 for the first time since their induction. The theme for the spring event was “The…

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at their local…

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419th FLTS welcomes new commander

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Rodney Todaro (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Williams, incoming 412th FLTS commander, signifying the official change of command for the squadron during a ceremony at Hangar 1210 on May 9, 2014. Colonel Williams assumed command from the…

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