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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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Renowned NASA research pilot William H. Dana dies

Posted  May 9, 2014

One of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. Distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

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Get in shape for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Medical Group is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports,†and Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we encourage you to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer,…

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 9, 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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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted  May 9, 2014

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. soars through the sky over the California desert April 29. The F-35 is a 5th generation multi-role fighter capable of dominating combat air-space with radar-evading stealth and supersonic speed.   A U.S. Air Force…

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Sexual Assault awareness doesn’t end in April

Posted  May 9, 2014

As you know, April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. the month is over, our focus on this issue is not. It’s unfortunate we have to place so much attention on such a despicable crime, but sadly sexual assault is a real problem in our military. It’s a cancer forced upon us almost entirely by a…

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Edwards’s employees rock yellow ensembles for Wishbone Day

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bldg. 3000 personnel wore yellow clothes, bracelets, ribbons and passed out flyers to spark conversation about Wishbone Day, which raises awareness for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ìbrittle boneî disease. Personnel in Bldg. 3000 wore yellow clothes, bracelets and ribbons to spark conversation May 6, for Wishbone Day. The…

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412th FSS team finish undefeated, claim intramural title

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Force Support Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2014 Intramural Basketball Championship title May 6 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The 412th FSS defeated the combined team of 412th Communications Squadron/Comptroller Squadron personnel 53-50 and remained undefeated during the playoffs. Congrats!

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Edwards kicks off Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Team Edwards members in traditional Asian and Pacific dress welcomed everyone coming into the Exchange to kickoff Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 1. Traditional dances were performed as cake was served. Attendees also got to show off their vocal skills by singing karaoke songs.   Air…

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Professional Development – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Posted  May 9, 2014

The U.S. Air Force requires much of us these days, and members of our profession of arms are busy meeting these demands. We must ensure we’re not too busy to ignore our responsibility of continually developing each other. Mentoring, feedback sessions and counseling are all forms of professional development, often leading us to the thought…

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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted  May 9, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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