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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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DoD

2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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Local notice

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron will assist the Muroc School District to upgrade their microwave antenna/network using the existing 100-foot self-support communications tower at Bldg. 2600. The purpose of the upgrade is to enhance the Muroc School District’s local network on Edwards Air Force Base. The site location is 15 located at E. Yeager Blvd, Edwards…

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Local

Edwards Global Hawk gets second chance at life

Posted  March 14, 2014

During a flight in May 2009, an Edwards RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 20 remotely piloted aircraft (tail number 2016) encountered a complete spoiler communication loss and had to execute an emergency landing on the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  March 14, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Edwards AFB shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the internet. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events…

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Air Force

Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted  March 14, 2014

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert
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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Local

Scorpion Robotics ‘Scoops’ up another win, advances into super regionals

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop, after the scooping mechanism attached to the top of the robot, which helps the team achieve one of the game objectives to move small square pieces from the playing field to a series of baskets attached to a pendulum….

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Events

Announcements – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron Air Force wide events. The 2014 Air Force Hoops program has begun. You can pick up your games pieces by visiting the Strike Zone at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Muroc Lake Gold Course, Oasis Community Center, Arts and Crafts, and Outdoor Recreation. You can also enter the contest by visiting…

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Edwards celebrates Black History Month with luncheon

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Force Support Squadron and Team Edwards celebrated Black History Month Feb. 27 with a luncheon in the Alliance Room at Club Muroc Feb. 27. The 412th Force Support Squadron put on Team Edwards’ Black History Month Luncheon Feb. 27†at Club Muroc. The meal included baked or grilled…

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