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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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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 21, 2014

Jensen and Project Manager Dave Jordan of Ames lead the ATTREX mission. It includes investigators from Ames and three other NASA facilities: Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Court martial announcement

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. vs. Bowen, a General Court-Martial, was held March 5-7 at the Edwards AFB court-house. Airman 1st Class Ellwood Bowen III, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, was charged with three specifications of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of communicating a threat. A panel of members found Bowen…

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

Posted  March 21, 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 will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 21, 2014

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said…

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DHS Girls Basketball ends season 24-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

After a dominating run by the Desert Junior-Senior High School Girls Basketball team, their season finally came to an end last weekend in San Diego. The Scorpions made it to the California State Quarterfinals, the state’s version of the Sweet 16. The team lost to San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day High School 55-28, March…

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Team Edwards celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 21, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,952,841 children were born in the United States in 2012. That’s nearly four million, American two-year-olds who are potential leaders and thinkers who can change the world, hopefully for the better. Women’s History Month honors girls who grew up to be just that, world-changers. Celebrating Women’s…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,”…

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Odyssey teams win at regionals, headed to state

Posted  March 21, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base schools flexed their academic muscles by winning a regional academic competition and are now on their way to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

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