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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…

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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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Announcements – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airmanship Class for Contractors: Nov. 4-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory class for private pilot primary training. Includes 35 hours ground school, five hours flight instruction, and ground school kit. $2,500 pre-registration is required. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club…

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Note to breast cancer: ‘I am not your victim’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf Capt. Candice Adams and her fiance Maj. Ryan Ismirle say their goodbyes before Adams is taken to surgery for a bilateral mastectomy on May 5, 2011. I’m sure by now most people don’t need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you…

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AFMC 5-center construct reaches full operational capability

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, announced Oct. 22, 2013,†the full operational capability of the command’s 5-center construct, a major milestone in AFMC history. “The 80,000-plus men and women of AFMC have repeatedly raised their own bar for success. This world-class workforce continues to display the dedication and innovation that are hallmarks…

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted  October 25, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service Board of Directors announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare and recreation efforts. “Historically, roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ morale, welfare and…

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Team Edwards hits ‘grand slam’ with space optimization efforts

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, swings a ceremonial sledge hammer Oct. 22 to officially begin the demolition of Building 2650A, the former home of the Edwards AFB Environmental Management Branch. Of those in attendance, James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineer Division director, Dick Burr of BURR-MZT…

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New rank band structure for Edwards on-base neighborhoods

Posted  October 25, 2013

A new rank band structure is in operation for the Edwards AFB on-base housing community, which aligns the base with the U.S. Air Force directed Housing Requirements and Marketing Analysis. U.S. Air Force officials oversaw the Edwards HRMA in 2009 and determined the appropriate number of homes for each rank band to best support the…

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NASA Dryden awards facilities maintenance contract to Helix Management Services

Posted  October 25, 2013

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., has awarded a contract to Helix Management Services, of Lanham, Md., to provide facility operations and maintenance services at the center’s campuses at Edwards Air Force Base and Palmdale, Calif. The firm fixed-price contract could be worth as much as $29.4 million over the five-year life of the…

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A safe, spooktacular Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. Just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts, and ghouls are not all you should be aware of on this fright filled night….

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Relief coming to Rosamond, Mercury Blvds

Posted  October 25, 2013

Edwards Air Force Base motorists will benefit from improvements coming soon on Rosamond and Mercury Boulevards beginning Oct. 28. Two significant projects will be executed to repair heavily damaged sections of these much-used vehicular arteries. The projects are expected to last 60 days. On Rosamond Blvd., two heavily damaged roadway sections on the inbound two…

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Robert Hoover visits Edwards

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School’s Class 13A present their class patch to Robert “Bob” Hoover Oct. 18 during the filming of a documentary based on his life as a former USAF test pilot at Edwards. Hoover is a former World War II fighter pilot and prisoner of war, air show…

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