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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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Announcements – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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Coming soon: Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center has sent out an Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call “heads up” that the program information is expected to be released sometime in March. Once AFPC releases the CDE call, the Education and Training Office will send out guidance to all base civilians ensuring that our customers are well advised…

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AFMC launches surplus supply site

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command has launched a “Unit-Purchased Supplies Efficiency” site to help the command manage surplus supplies and equipment. All AFMC employees have access to the site – an Enterprise Information Management / SharePoint site – and they can post a listing of any excess supplies they have in their units. Similarly, employees can…

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Airfield Management emphasizes importance of runway safety

Posted  March 8, 2013

Hazardous Air Traffic Report and Controlled Movement Area violations are a growing problem for both the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Flight testers work towards compatible growth with commercial spectrum demands

Posted  March 8, 2013

Graphic courtesy of 412th Test Engineering Group In 1963, Don Thomson, an early instrumentation engineer at Edwards was quoted saying, “a good performance and flying qualities engineer isn’t worth his salt if he needs more than 50 parameters for a single engine aircraft.” Fast forward 50 years and flight test for the single-engine F-35 Lightning…

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413th FLTG commander tours Edwards

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Jerry Byars (left), 413th Flight Test Group commander, and Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, prepare to step to their aircraft. Colonel Byars was here to give General Bunch his T-38 check ride March 5, 2013. Byars was also here to visit with reservists…

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Test Pilot School modernizes Systems curriculum

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Randy Kelly, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Systems master instructor, demonstrates a lesson to members of the school’s 12B class. Throughout the remaining calendar year, the school will modernize its curriculum to keep the students and the Air Force on the leading edge of technology. For TPS,…

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AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts

Posted  March 8, 2013

As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution. Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week…

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AFIT School of Systems and Logistics

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 208 at Edwards Air Force Base. Course Overview This live course explains the Air Force LCRM process to help effectively manage risk and exploit opportunities throughout a program’s life cycle within regulations and guidance…

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Exchange offers 60″ TVs in ‘March Madness Sweepstakes’

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming with Unilever/NCAA to offer Exchange shoppers a jump on the big tournament with a new 60″ LG TV in the “March Madness Sweepstakes.” Exchange shoppers worldwide have the opportunity to enter the drawing between March 8 and April 8, 2013. No purchase is necessary for each…

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