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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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2013 Scholarships for Military Children opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 30, 2012

In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be available starting Dec. 3…

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2012 CFC a success at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

Edwards AFB’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign officially ended Nov. 14. The 412th Test Wing and tenant units that make up Team Edwards raised $401,500 for local, national and international charities. This total was incredibly close to our overall goal of $403,000 and represents an amazing achievement for all Edwards AFB personnel. This $400,000 will make…

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Special deals for holiday cheers at your commissary

Posted  November 30, 2012

The winter holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions and coupons make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “We’ve got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Chris Burns, DeCA sales director. “Customers will be…

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‘I once caught a fish THIS big!’

Posted  November 30, 2012

About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School Booster Club, Enlisted Spouses Club, Environmental Management, First Sergeants Group, Fregoso Outdoor…

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Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted  November 30, 2012

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

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New Parent Support Program A free service for your growing family!

Posted  November 30, 2012

The New Parent Support Program provides education and support for active duty and retired military families who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of three. This program is for all parents, not just new parents, as pregnancies, babies and circumstances can be very different from one family to…

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Team Edwards November promotes

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards saw 36 of its enlisted force make the next grade in their Air Force careers in November. The promotees will officially pinned on the next rank during a ceremony in the Base Theater Nov. 30. Congratulations to those Airmen who made another big step in their professional lives. To senior master sergeant Eric…

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News Briefs – November 30th, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

Promotion ceremony The Edwards Air Force Base Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Nov. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotee’s and their commanders will be in service dress uniform. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive It’s that time of the year again for our annual Dorm Dweller’s Cookie…

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2012 Wingman Day to focus on resiliency and caring for others

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards will take a break from the mission Dec. 10 and participate in Wingman Day, which will focus on resiliency and creating a culture of caring throughout the community.

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A dream cut short

Posted  December 7, 2012

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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