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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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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The traits of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the New Testament (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) are seen positively by our culture. You can find multiple examples for these traits in our movies, songs,…

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Edwards volunteers help behind scenes as planes dazzle crowds at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 28, 2014

Just down the 14 Freeway from Edwards AFB at Lancaster's General William J. Fox Airfield, L.A. County held its Inaugural County Air Show March 21 and 22.

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Time to donate: AFAF season kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, officially kicks off this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign by signing the AFAF memorandum for Edwards AFB. To his right is 1st Lt. Nathan Lovette, 412th Force Support Squadron, this year’s AFAF primary program coordinator. Brig. Gen. Michael…

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ITEA celebrates 2014 grant recipients

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Odyssey of the Mind teams and sponsors listen as the Scorpion Robotics Team presents the technology in their robot Scoop Da Whoop. The Antelope Valley Chapter†of the International Test and Evaluation Association celebrated their 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant recipients March 19. The group enjoyed Subway…

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Announcements – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 March Madness has begun and the 2014 Air Force Hoops is underway! This year prizes include a $5,000 grand prize and a drawing in which you could win one of four VIP Tournament packages that include Championship and Semifinals Tickets, Airfare and Hotel. The scratch-off game…

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Women’s History Month luncheon This year’s Women’s History Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 24 at Club Muroc. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Richards, 412th Medical Group superintendent. Tickets are $11.70 for club members, $13.70 for non-members. For more information, call Capt. Regina Dyer at (661) 275-2940 or email regina.dyer@us.af.mil. Retirement Edward…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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Farewell luncheon

Posted  March 21, 2014

  Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Davy Belk 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 23 at Club Muroc. Belk has served as Executive Director, Air Force Test Center since April 2012 (formerly Air Force Flight Test Center). The executive director is…

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A day on the greens supports Edwards Emergency Relief Fund

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s Muroc Lake Golf Course was the site of the 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament March 14. The 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament took place March 14 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. The competition, organized by Master Sgt. William Russell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, and…

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