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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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Big Game’ savings available at Edwards Commissary

Posted  January 31, 2014

Six of the Defense Commissary Agency’s top-15 sales days of the 21st century have been the Saturday before the NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday. It’s not lost on DeCA officials that many football fans in the military venture to their commissary to stock up for their own “Big Game” events. “You can argue that the Super…

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Salutes & Awards

Airlift/Tanker Association seeks award nominations

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Airlift/Tanker Association sponsors multiple national awards for contributions to the air mobility command airlift and tanker missions. The president of the local A/TA Flight Test Chapter would like to enlist your help getting the word out about the A/TA Hall of Fame Award. We certainly have many men and women here at Edwards that…

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News Briefs January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

Relocation of “The Elephant in the Room” event Feb. 7 Due to maintenance issues, “The Elephant in the Room” event 4:45-6 p.m., Feb. 7 will be the Mental Health Clinic (Bldg. 5513) instead of Bldg. 3940. This Q&A discussion will offer parents tips on how to talk to teens about healthy dating, warning signs of…

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Air Force

Force shaping board convenes in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and nurse corps. The purpose…

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In memoriam

Posted  January 31, 2014

Michael Anthony Golackson, age 52, passed away Jan. 26, 2014, in his hometown of Tehachapi. Golackson was born in Festus, Mo., Nov. 11, 1961. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, for three years. After working his way through college to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering…

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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes American Heart Month

Posted  January 31, 2014

February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one out of every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16, 2014 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal year 2014 force management programs…

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Air Force announces new Supervisor Refresher Course

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Air Force announced guidance for the new Supervisor Refresher Course (MAFHRMS420), which will be offered by the Air Force Personnel Professional Development School at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in fiscal year 2014. This course was designed to meet the federal mandate for follow-on supervisory education at least once every three years after completing the initial…

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Small donation can have life-saving impact

Posted  January 31, 2014

The doors to the trauma center fly open as military doctors and nurses fill the room. Their newest patient, a young Airman who just got medevac’d from injuries sustained by a horrific car accident.

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Local high schoolers get glimpse of careers in science, technology

Posted  January 31, 2014

Students from Antelope Valley, Lancaster and Desert High Schools participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-focused tour of Edwards AFB, Jan. 22. Their stops included the Air Force Test Pilot School, the 412th Electronic Warfare Group and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

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