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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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Winter fire safety tips

Posted  November 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Holiday Hours

Posted  November 21, 2014

Special holiday hours will be in force for 412th Force Support Squadron facilities. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 27 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., and Midnight Meal…

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Sports

DHS football, girls volleyball end seasons

Posted  November 21, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Vincent Doss Athletes of the Desert High School Girls Volleyball team pose for a group photo following their win at Mammoth High School last month. The Scorpions lost a close game 3-2 against Duarte High School Nov. 18 officially ending their season. The Desert High Girls Volleyball Team’s winning season came to…

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Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Posted  November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Forceís number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

Posted  November 21, 2014

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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AF to implement DOD TDY policy changes

Posted  November 21, 2014

The Defense Department recently implemented two TDY policy changes impacting travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change took effect Oct. 1, and made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and takes effect Nov. 1. Referencing the new policy…

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

Posted  November 21, 2014

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

Posted  November 21, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Posted  November 21, 2014

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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Exchange kicks off shopping season with Thanksgiving deals

Posted  November 21, 2014

According to the First Command Financial Behaviors Index, 82 percent of military families indicated the economy is impacting their Thanksgiving plans. To improve their economic outlook, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is serving up a host of Thanksgiving weekend sales. The feast of savings on “Black Friday” include Sharp 70-inch LED TVs for…

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