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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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Veterans

A half century of federal service

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Russell Koche (right), poses for a photo with James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering director, following Koche’s retirement ceremony May 1 at Chapel 1. Koche received his retirement certificate for more than 50 years of federal service, all at Edwards AFB. Russell Kochie, an engineer technician for the 412th Civil…

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SARC briefing sheds light on police process

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a briefing on a local sexual assault case April 30 at Club Muroc.

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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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Above and beyond – 400 plus volunteers donate 55,000 hours

Posted  May 9, 2014

The annual Edwards Air Force Base Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony honored Edwards AFB's volunteers April 29.

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April enlisted promotions

Posted  May 9, 2014

Seventeen Airmen pinned on their next ranks during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To airman Cameron Joseph Fuller, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To senior airman Estefania Gonzalez, 412th Comptroller Squadron Justin Lawrence Parenteau, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Christian Joel Arocho Babilonia, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron David Henin Rios Arauz, 412 Operations…

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Memorial service for Lee Travis

Posted  May 9, 2014

It is with many heavy hearts that the 416th Flight Test Squadron has to announce the passing of Lee Travis. Travis was well known and well-loved in the aviation community here at Edwards AFB. Marion “Lee” Travis was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and worked supporting F-16 flight test for more than 25 years….

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Team Edwards hosts appreciation day for retirees

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The honorable John Oglesby (right), judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California, speaks with Technician Fifth Grade Army of the United States (ret.) Charles Collings during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day May 3 at the Oasis Community Center. Collings was part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign…

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‘Captain America: Divide and Conquer’ available at Edwards Exchange

Posted  May 9, 2014

Once again, the United States must rely on patriotic super hero Captain America and his allies to save the country from impending doom in the latest military – exclusive comic book from Marvel, available for free at the Edwards AFB Exchange. Written by William Harms with art by Tom Grummett, “Divide and Conquer” is the 17th military-exclusive…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 9, 2014

When fear grips our very soul, we are most susceptible to taking things into our own hands (manipulation, control, demanding attitude, etc).  Why is that?  Perhaps we believe that when we control others and/or things, we have gained some sense of control over the uncontrollable.  But the best solution to fear is trust, and it…

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 9, 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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