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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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Louis Zamperini, a life-long commitment to resiliency

Posted  November 21, 2012

We all have defining moments in life that make or break us and show the world what we’re made of. The going gets tough and we are forced to make decisions. They can be grand or small, but they define who we are and what we stand for. Many of us will never know what…

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Exchange recognized as top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employer

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service announced Nov. 20 that it has been designated as one of the top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employers by Military Spouse magazine. The sixth annual list recognizes those companies which hire spouses of active duty service members and make an effort to develop workforce development policies that acknowledge…

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News Briefs – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

Combined Protestant service The Protestant Chapel Community will hold a combined service Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel 2 Sanctuary. Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. All hours through the rest of the weekend will remain the same. Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive It’s that time of the…

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One Team Edwards member’s educational journey

Posted  November 30, 2012

In February 2000, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the young age of 19. Unlike many of our young troops today, I entered with no post high school education, not to mention I was married with a son on the way. I had enlistment goals of learning a trade and technical training to…

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Announcements – November 30, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Black Friday

Posted  November 30, 2012

When the Exchange on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., opened for business at 4 a.m., on Black Friday, Nov. 23, more than 350 patrons were lined up, some of whom had been waiting since 10 p.m. Thanksgiving evening. “I’d call last Friday a success at our local Exchange. We had a great turnout. All 350…

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Recruitment program offers students new employment opportunities at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

For most students attending college, transitioning into the workforce at times becomes a challenge even after obtaining a bachelors degree. For others, the Workforce Recruitment Program here provides an opportunity for those same students to join the Team Edwards workforce at a much faster rate. Used as a recruitment and referral program, the WRP connects…

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Air Force Flight Test Museum begins Adopt-A-Plane program

Posted  November 30, 2012

More than 25,000 visitors flock to the Air Force Flight Test Museum each year to learn about the rich history of Edwards and the extraordinary aviation milestones reached in the skies above the Mojave Desert. They learn about test pilot legends and catch a glimpse of engineering marvels, such as the SR-71 Blackbird and YF-22…

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Game time

Posted  November 30, 2012

Mike Warren, 412th Civil Engineer Division, attempts to run in a touchdown for the 412th Medical Group team during the second half of an intramural football playoff game against the 412th Electronic Warfare Group team Nov. 27, 2012 at Wings Field. The 412th MDG defeated the 412th EW team 40-12. The final championship game will…

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This is how we do

Posted  November 30, 2012

The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, “This is how I Dew” – then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for…

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