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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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Fourth quarter winners for ’13 announced

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Rodney Todaro (far left), 412th Operations Group commander, poses with the 4th Quarter 2013 Team of the Quarter – the F-22 Modernization Team, 411th Flight Test Squadron. Team Edwards honored its 2013 4th Quarter Award winners Feb. 12 with a ceremony in the base theater. Congratulations to all!…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center.  Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay is…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest now open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

DOD graphic The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target tobacco as being an enemy of the military as it degrades health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until March 14. WASHINGTON – The Air Force community…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  February 21, 2014

- How do you face a crisis of conscience?  Do you have a rule (or a set of rules) that will meet every requirement?  Is there a secret formula that will guarantee a clean conscience at the end of the day?  My guess is that one rule or a secret formula does not exist that…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  February 21, 2014

Name: Katelin Sprague Duty Title: Management assistant Organization: AFTC XP Years of Service: Civil Service employee for five years Hometown: Air Force Brat. I’ve previously been stationed with my family at Nellis AFB, Nev., San Vito Air Station, Italy, Hill AFB, Utah, Kadena AB, Japan, and, finally, Edwards AFB where my father retired. Why did…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service before self…

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Edwards Exchange employee devotes lifetime to serving troops

Posted  February 21, 2014

When Nam Maclean began working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, William Jefferson Clinton was the president and a gallon of gas cost $1.23.

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Announcements – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 20, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe and Power Plant Classes: Pre-registration is required for classes during February and March. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Military and Civilians are welcome to attend. Training is on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft. For more information, dates and availability, call (661) 275-AERO….

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Always an Airman

Posted  February 20, 2014

Senior Airman Chase Hedrick, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, observes his reflection Feb. 3, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base Turkey. Airmen are Airmen whether in uniform or not, and should ensure their conduct always meets and exceeds the standards of the Air Force they represent. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey-I am an Airman, but…

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Robotics team prepares for regionals

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, prepares for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament at the end of February. The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, is preparing for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament. FIRST stands for ëFor Inspiration…

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