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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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State of Air Force is ‘strong’

Posted  January 18, 2013

The Air Force's top leaders said Jan. 11 the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year.

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted  January 18, 2013

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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Legal Assistance Tip #13: Fair debt collection

Posted  January 18, 2013

Millions of Americans carry some amount of debt, and people that fail to manage their debt appropriately face collection actions.

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‘Moonlighters’ welcome new re-designation, new aircraft, new commander

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Scott Craig (center) relinquishes command of the newly re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 to Lt. Col. David Weinstein (left) Jan. 12, 2013, in Hangar 1210. From here, the squadron will re-locate to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. Air Force…

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Exercises demonstrate base’s emergency response capabilities to AFMC inspectors

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photograph Kenji Thuloweit A vehicle accident scene was set up for a hazardous materials exercise Jan. 15, 2013. The HAZMAT exercise simulated the spill of 300 gallons of the toxic chemical mixture Trichlorobenzenes following the traffic accident. First responders including 412th Security Forces Squadron, 412th Medical Group and the Edwards Air Force Base…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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News Briefs January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

Commissary closed The Edwards Commissary will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.   Edwards varsity softball tryouts Tryouts for the 2013 Edwards Varsity Softball season will be noon-3 p.m., Jan. 19 and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the softball field by the Rosburg Fitness Center. All personnel associated with Edwards,…

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Announcements – January 25, 2013

Posted  January 25, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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EAFB men’s varsity basketball team goes undefeated

Posted  January 25, 2013

Courtesy photograph The Edwards men’s varsity basketball team once again showed why they are a force to be reckoned with during a weekend basketball tournament, Jan. 19 and 20, hosted at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The team finished with a 5-0 record, beating both varsity teams from Twentynine Palms and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for…

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