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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted  November 8, 2013

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Twilight Golf

Posted  November 8, 2013

Daily, 2:30 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work?† Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf!†Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4 – $4.50 green fees E5 and Above – $6.50 green fees Contractors and guests –…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. New Air Force Technical Adviser selected An appointment ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, new Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluations, Air Force Test Center, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Club Muroc. Please…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

Posted  November 8, 2013

The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards congratulates presidential award recipients

Posted  November 8, 2013

Dirt bikers, motorcyclists and hikers can take comfort that in an emergency, a search and rescue team would come looking for them. But, what they might not know, is that the search and rescue team is made up of volunteers from their community who have given of their personal time and expense to help them….

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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 8, 2013

- Benjamin Franklin stated: “Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.” Responsibility is not a popular word in our culture but it is a fundamental requirement to living well.  Perhaps we are over-emphasizing the pleasure and liberty part of our lives. Through our prayers – an opportunity…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs, Funded Legal Education, Excess Leave

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined by the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly…

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Wounded warrior emphasizes importance of resilience

Posted  November 8, 2013

Within the Wingman Day construct, resilience is just another word that relies on people to show its true significance.

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