Featured Headlines

Vandalism Local

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Air Force

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Local

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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

0
comments
Health & Safety

Passing of Vickie B. Sellnow

Posted  December 6, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Vickie B. Sellnow, an aircraft engine mechanic supervisor with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Flight.  Sellnow was a valuable civil servant at Edwards AFB for more than 33 years.  She passed away Nov. 25 at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in…

Full Story »

0
comments
Air Force

45 AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, Air Force director of force management…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
0
comments
Local

Single Airmen get taste of home

Posted  December 6, 2013

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center teamed with the Edwards First Sergeants Council to bring unaccompanied Airmen living in the dorms, a "taste of home" for the holidays with their annual Cookie Drop.

Full Story »

0
comments
Air Force

Air Force Specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering Airmen in overmanned specialties opportunities to…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais
0
comments
Health & Safety

Have fun, be safe during winter recreation

Posted  December 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Enthusiasts of winter sports – both outdoor and indoor – are getting ready for skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, basketball, ice hockey, etc. There are many activities and just as many chances for…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 6, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd
0
comments
Air Force

Hill selected to receive first operational F-35A aircraft

Posted  December 6, 2013

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was selected as the new home for the Air Force's first operational F-35A Lightning IIs.

Full Story »

0
comments
Air Force

AF implements new personnel policies as it prepares to get smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON The Air Force will implement new personnel policies to posture for future force management programs as it prepares to become smaller, officials announced today. In the absence of Congressional direction to mitigate the impact of sequestration, the Air Force must proceed with changes to personnel policies and force management programs to meet reduced end-strength…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted  December 6, 2013

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  December 6, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – As many have noted, relationships are messy because communicating clearly and effectively is so difficult.  This is especially true when differences arise.  Is there a right way to disagree with another person?  ”People who build real and loving unity do…

Full Story »