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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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Edwards AFB Pageant signup, meeting

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Edwards AFB Pageant Committee is seeking young ladies interested in becoming the next Edwards Ambassadors/Queens. The categories are: Miss (16-19); Junior Miss (11-13); Little Miss (6-8); Tiny Miss (4-5); Young Miss (9-10); Teen Miss (14-15). This year’s pageant will be held on March 29. According to the number of girls that sign up, two…

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ECARS emails coming Feb. 11

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System is scheduled to be activated Feb. 11. Shortly after system activation, all Air Force employees, both civilian (contractors are exempt) and military, can expect to receive an email from the following sender: no-reply@apims.af.mil. The email subject line will read, “Action Required: personal vehicle emissions testing self-certification is due within…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Tax Center now open The Edwards Tax Center is now open and will be until April 9. The center is located at 1100 Kincheloe Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call (661) 275-ETAX or the Legal Office at (661) 277-4310. When you make an appointment you…

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Local improvement projects for jet fuel pipelines culminates in opening of new fuel metering station on Edwards

Posted  February 7, 2014

While T-38s took to the Edwards skies, down on the ground a group of contractors, base civil engineers and members of the Defense Logistics Agency officially opened up the new Kinder Morgan Metering Station Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 22.

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Team Edwards January promotions

Posted  February 7, 2014

Team Edwards saw 17 enlisted members pin on the next rank during the January promotion ceremony held Jan. 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!

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Family care plans offer the next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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Weapons load competition ‘like Super Bowl’ for load crews

Posted  February 7, 2014

It was Shadow versus Joint Strike Fighter when two crews competed Feb. 3, in the 2013 Weapons Load Competition of the Year at Edwards.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 7, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What do you think about on a regular basis? What thoughts keep running over and over in your mind? One psychologist said it this way, “It is the things we revisit that stick with us.  What you think about over…

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College-bound DHS students challenged by science fair

Posted  February 7, 2014

A sea of cardboard, tri-fold presentations filled the Desert High Scorpitorium Jan. 31, for the Annual Science Fair.

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Announcements – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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