Featured Headlines

flu Health & Safety

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…

driving-safety Health & Safety

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…

Air Force photograph by Bill Orndorff Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph Salutes & Awards

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…

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

NASA photograph by Eddie Winstead
0
comments
NASA

NASA begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel

Posted  March 8, 2013

NASA photograph by Eddie Winstead Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 30 feet behind the DC-8. Instruments on the Falcon were measuring the chemical contents of the exhaust contrails at varying distances from the DC-8, which…

Full Story »

DST
0
comments
Local

‘Spring’ forward!

Posted  March 8, 2013

Daylight Savings Time begins March 10 at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks one hour forward!

Full Story »

lightbulb1
0
comments
Commentary

When did your leadership light bulb come on?

Posted  March 8, 2013

In November 1992, a new chief master sergeant was assigned to my squadron. It caught all of our units’ Airmen by surprise that the new chief decided to move into the office adjacent to the bathrooms when there were much better locations behind “the glass doors.” One early afternoon, I walked into the bathroom and…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

News Briefs – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

2013 Caring for People Forum canceled As we are all aware, we are operating under significant budgetary constraints through the duration of a continuing resolution, made more complex through possible impending sequestration actions. Per senior leader guidance, due to budget issues Headquarters Air Force nor Air Force Materiel Command will hold a 2013 Caring for…

Full Story »

0
comments
Events

Announcements – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Flying Companion Seminar – A Class for Non-Pilots: March 23, 8-11 a.m. Cost is $150, register by March 18. Be an informed passenger – learn about charts, instruments, controls, navigation and radios. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero…

Full Story »

education-edit
0
comments
Commentary

My educational journey: Education is power!

Posted  March 15, 2013

Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a first-generation college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school – my teachers merely provided childcare…

Full Story »

0
comments
Events

March Is Women’s History Month

Posted  March 15, 2013

One hundred years ago, suffragists marched on Washington to promote women’s rights. In recognition of the anniversary, the National Archives created a Pinterest board where you can view photos, letters, a cartoon, and other documents from that period. Visit WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn about generations of women who’ve contributed to American society.  

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Steven Lowe
0
comments
Local

412th SFS make come back to win intramural basketball championship

Posted  March 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Steven Lowe The 412th Security Forces Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2013 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 7 at the Rosburg Fitness Center with back to back games over the first-place seeded team, the 412th Force Support Squadron. The 412th Security Forces Squadron recently claimed the…

Full Story »

0
comments
Local

Volunteer to help others, become a Resilience Trainer Assistant

Posted  March 15, 2013

Resilience Trainer Assistants are currently needed to complement the newly-certified and trained Edwards AFB Master Resilience Trainers. Volunteer RTAs will assist the MRTs by being the “go-to” person in their specific organizations and will be advisers to their commanders on all aspects of resiliency. Resilient employees equal a healthy resilient community which results in a…

Full Story »

aafes-pricing
0
comments
Local

Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 15, 2013

Whether service members are at home, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur with…

Full Story »