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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…

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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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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for kids

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson…

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Joshua Tree Dining Facility wins Hennessy Award, competes for trophy

Posted  January 24, 2014

Edwards AFB's Joshua Tree Dining Facility heard Jan. 8, that they had been awarded the annual Hennessy Award for Air Force Materiel Command, Region 2, at the major command level.

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Announcements – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 23, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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Building a caring community

Posted  January 17, 2014

As we sat there in the Justin Room on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m., preparing to brief the last Community Action Information Board for 2013 to base leaders, Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander, began the discussion by asking a question, “What do you like about Edwards?” One individual answered the beautiful sunsets,…

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Exchange brings hit TV shows to shoppers worldwide with exclusive Hulu Plus offer

Posted  January 17, 2014

Service members can now enjoy instant access to current hit TV shows like Modern Family, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more with an exclusive discounted subscription to Hulu Plus through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. “Through this new offering, troops and their families in CONUS and at select OCONUS locations (Afghanistan,…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting as the Air Force’s senior most civilian leader Jan. 9, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama nominated James to be the top…

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Basketball tournament

Posted  January 17, 2014

In recognition of Black History Month there will be a basketball tournament 4 p.m., Feb. 21. There will be no entry fees and the winning team will be presented with AAFES gift cards for their outstanding efforts. †Sign your team up at the Rosburg Fitness Center. Tournament rules: Teams will be three-on-three playing half court….

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New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted  January 17, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James answers a question during a hearing of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Jan. 9, 2014, in Arlington, Va. The commission is tasked to submit a report by Feb.1, 2014, to the president of the United States…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service as of April 1

Posted  January 17, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the Continental United States as of April 1. In†Edwards AFB’s†ongoing efforts to provide 412th Medical Group patients…

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A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted  January 17, 2014

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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