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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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News Briefs March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

South Gate traffic redirected Beginning this past week, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., traffic at the South Gate will be redirected to allow for construction of a canopy over the inbound lane check points at the guard house. During this time period, inbound traffic will be redirected through the outbound lanes…

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Announcements – March 22, 2013

Posted  March 22, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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Acquisition course coming to Edwards in April

Posted  March 22, 2013

A two-and-a-half-day course providing a snapshot overview of the acquisition lifecycle will be offered through the Air Force Institute of Technology at Edwards Air Force Base April 9 to11. The course, SYS 281 Air Force Acquisition and Sustainment, provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition policy, processes, management tools and acquisition reform initiatives….

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Local high school campus named for AFMC commander

Posted  March 22, 2013

Beavercreek City Schools [Ohio] dedicated its high school campus to Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, a 1976 Beavercreek graduate, in a ceremony held March 15.

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Legal assistance tip: Victim, witness assistance program

Posted  March 22, 2013

The criminal justice system is a taxing process with many detrimental effects in addition to those already suffered by victims of crimes and those who have witnessed them. President Ronald Reagan was galvanized by the historically poor treatment of victims to create a Task Force on Victims of Crimes. In December 1982, the President’s Task…

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412th Test Wing inducts honorary commanders

Posted  March 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, welcomed civic leaders from surrounding communities during the Honorary Commanders Program induction ceremony recently held at Club Muroc’s Alliance Ballroom. The event introduced honorary commanders to their respective group and squadron commanders. Team Edwards recently welcomed civic leaders from surrounding…

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Team Edwards celebrates women’s history

Posted  March 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Lt. Col. Kathryn G. Hughes, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, addresses attendees at the 2013 Women’s History Month Luncheon. This yearís luncheon focused on women inspiring innovation through imagination in science, technology, math and engineering. Team Edwards and the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center gathered March 19 for the 2013…

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Jetsons Redux: Developing future aircraft control systems

Posted  March 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida The quad-rotor model helicopter is flying to validate research on elements of a futuristic control system that has immediate applications for unmanned aircraft systems and potentially to a future personal air vehicle. When George Jetson was ready to head off to the office he hopped into his bubble-shaped aerocar and…

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Team Edwards prepares for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  March 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Mitsch helps design a message regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness on a T-shirt during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event held March 20 at the Oasis Community Center. Sergeant Mitsch is a Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Two powerline mechanic and…

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Edwards leadership reiterates protections provided for employees who seek mental health care

Posted  March 22, 2013

In 2012, the Department of Defense released guidance for employees who had concerns regarding how their mental health history could adversely affect their security clearance. This guidance emphasized that the U.S. Government recognizes the vital importance of mental health and advocates the proactive management of mental health conditions to support wellness and recovery. This guidance…

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