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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.


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DJSH sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in D.C.

Posted  November 15, 2013

Aric Springer, a Sophmore at Desert Junior Senior High School of Edwards has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on February 14-16, 2014. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this…

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K-9 training

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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DMV introduces Troops to Trucks program

Posted  November 15, 2013

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced the availability of a new program – Troops to Trucks – aimed at streamlining the commercial driver license application process by eliminating the road skills driving test requirement. A†commercial driver license†is required in California to operate large trucks and buses. To obtain a CDL, the applicant must…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Commissary Holiday Hours The Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The day following, the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For Christmas week, the Commissary will be open Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. Black History…

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AF activates accountability system in response to Philippine crisis

Posted  November 15, 2013

The Air Force has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents who may be affected by the category 5 typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 13. The activation is a local event for…

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OSHA changes: Material Safety Data Sheets going away

Posted  November 15, 2013

Safety data sheets are coming! Coming to replace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and improve unit understanding of the hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace. If you currently work in a workplace that uses hazardous chemicals governed by a Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program, there are changes to the standard you need to be aware of. In March…

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Auto Hobby Shop is a ‘DIY’ facility

Posted  November 15, 2013

The Auto Hobby Shop and Arts and Crafts center in Bldg. 2440 was built in 1996. Today, the center contains the Auto Hobby Shop, Custom Framing and Engraving.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  November 15, 2013

- Liberty is an essential element of our nation’s heritage and future but it must be handled with a sense of responsibility.  James Madison stated long ago, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”  Both are evidence of selfishness and are remedied by remembering we are…

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Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin spread holiday cheer

Posted  November 15, 2013

Operation Homefront partnered with Lockheed Martin and the Edwards AFB First Sergeants Council to bring Thanksgiving gifts to Airmen in need Nov. 7.

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Edwards-own blues musicians rock Red Nation Film Festival

Posted  November 15, 2013

For two Edwards employees who are known for their musical ability on and off the flightline, father and son duo, Robin and Caleb Hairston, along with their Blue Mountain Tribe band members, were recently selected to perform at the 10th Annual Red Nation Film Festival

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