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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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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards celebrates March enlisted promotions

Posted  April 4, 2014

Team Edwards watched 26 Airmen from its enlisted corps take the next step in their Air Force careers during a ceremony at the Base Theater March 31. Congratulations to all promotees!    To airman first class:  Gomez, Emilio Ezequiel, 412th Security Forces Squadron Boss, Kyle Jerrod, 31st Test and Evaluatin Squadron Mcclay, Antonio, 412th Comptroller…

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myPers is one-stop shop for civilian personnel support

Posted  April 4, 2014

myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers. “This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the ability to complete many personnel…

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NCADD, Edwards AFB ADAPT promote Alcohol-Free Weekend, Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted  April 4, 2014

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence launches its 28th year of sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month. Edwards joins the national campaign to raise awareness of the critical public health issue of alcoholism and its impact on Airmen, adolescents, families, and the Edwards community. Maj. Michelle Monro, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, Edwards AFB Alcohol and…

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Military retirees, come on down May 3

Posted  April 4, 2014

Edwards AFB will hold its 2014 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 3. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave., Edwards AFB, Calif., 93524.

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Dorm 2423 getting a make-over to improve quality of life for Airmen

Posted  April 4, 2014

Courtesy graphic The proposed layout of Dorms-4-Airmen features a three bedroom suite with individual baths and shared social area including a kitchenette. Dormitory 2423 is getting ready for a new look and will be undergoing renovations until spring of 2015. According to Tech. Sgt. Chad Perkins, 412th Civil Engineering, Airman Dorm leader, the plans are…

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Dining facility takes home 58th annual Hennessy Award

Posted  April 4, 2014

Just over two years since their re-opening, the Joshua Tree Dining Facility claimed the title of "Best Food Service Program" in the U.S. Air Force when they were awarded the 58th annual John L. Hennessy trophy.

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Exchange pricing parity ensures consistency worldwide

Posted  April 4, 2014

Whether stationed here at Edwards Air Force Base or abroad, service members can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally. “While there may be some slight price differentiations that occur with items…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 4, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere?  George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘Blurred Lines': Is it all hype?

Posted  April 4, 2014

“Everybody get up, everybody get up, hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey” and the lyrics go on. Many of you can hear the catchy tune and are singing the song in your head right now. Yes, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in his chart-topping song. The chorus goes on…

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Exchange shoppers can pay with their MILITARY STAR Card to win ultimate outdoors sweepstakes

Posted  April 4, 2014

As summer draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for shoppers to reel in a wide selection of prizes with the MILITARY STAR Ultimate Outdoor Sweepstakes. Between April 1 and May 1, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use their MILITARY STAR card at…

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