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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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News Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Military tuition assistance Effective immediately, all Military Tuition Assistance applications for courses starting on or after Oct. 17 may be submitted in AFAEMS. All previously approved MilTA requests for courses which began on or after Oct. 17 are reinstated and an e-mail is being sent to those students stating such. For more information, contact the…

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Hierarchy tool critical in aligning supervisors, employees

Posted  October 25, 2013

Civilian employees who are not accurately aligned under their supervisors in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System might have delays in processing important personnel actions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The position hierarchy maintenance tool, accessible via DCPDS, allows supervisors to accurately align themselves with their employees in DCPDS. If the position hierarchy is…

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‘Fall Back’ Nov. 3

Posted  October 25, 2013

It’s that time of year to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday Nov. 3. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time or credit hour…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 25, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Snacks are not meals.  Snacks may see you through a hungry afternoon but it will not sustain you for days on end.  It should be obvious that humans need regular meals to stay healthy.  The same is true for reading…

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School Liaison Message – Red Ribbon Week

Posted  October 25, 2013

Schools across the nation are campaigning against drugs during Red Ribbon Week.

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Original T-34 visits Edwards 60 years after service

Posted  October 25, 2013

An original production Beechcraft T-34 "Mentor" returned to Edwards Oct. 17 for a one-day visit 60 years after it was delivered to Edwards AFB for the T-34 flight test program. The G-11 model was one of three T-34s that came to Edwards in October 1953 for acceptance testing.

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Team Edwards gains 17 new ceremonial guardsmen

Posted  October 25, 2013

Seventeen Airmen became new ceremonial guardsmen during a graduation ceremony at the Airmen Leadership School Oct. 16.

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Announcements – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 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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412th MDG promotes ‘Small Steps, Big Rewards’ at annual health fair

Posted  October 24, 2013

The 412th Medical Group's Main Clinic opened up its doors to host a health fair Oct. 17.

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Thin line

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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