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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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Salutes & Awards

Joan Orr Spouse Award nominations due Jan. 31

Posted  December 20, 2013

Nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 31. The award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The award period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013. The nominee’s spouse must be serving…

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Ground Safety hosts holiday meet n’ greet

Posted  December 20, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, showed his holiday spirit with a festive hat while waving to people leaving base. Weaver joined 412th Test Wing Ground Safety and other commanders in handing out safety pamphlets and candy canes, wishing Team Edwards members a happy and safe holidays. Base…

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted  December 20, 2013

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  December 20, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you know what took place every year from 1910 to 1950 at the department store Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia this time of year?  More than 14,000 would walk through huge double doors and take their seats as an organist led…

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Two Edwards NCOs finish off 2013 on top

Posted  December 20, 2013

Team Edwards offers their congratulations to Master Sgt. Jeremy Page, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Ground Safety NCO, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Physical Security NCOIC, on their recent STEP promotions. The Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion program offers commanders a limited opportunity to immediately promote enlisted members to staff sergeant, technical sergeant or…

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 20, 2013

One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dec. 12.

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Announcements – December 20, 2013

Posted  December 20, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your IFR Skills: Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-noon Cost is $125 and pre-registration is required. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Flying Companion Seminar: Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. A class for non-pilots – be an informed passenger! Learn about…

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Line officer accessions impacted by personnel policy changes

Posted  December 19, 2013

Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced today they are implementing changes that impact line officer accessions, as part of Air Force’s recent release about posturing for future force management initiatives. Impacts of this change affect selected candidates and new applicants. Currently, a number of selected candidates with previously assigned Basic Officer Training class dates were…

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News Briefs December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

EOOC closure The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be close at noon Dec. 18 for an official office function. Regular Office hours will resume Dec. 19. In the event of an emergency, call Al Wilson at (661) 209-4471. Retirement Michael E. Frye: The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you…

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Boom! JROTC visits EOD

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A Junior ROTC student from Lancaster High School volunteered to try on a bomb suit to experience the weight of the protective outerwear. The Junior ROTC cadets were being given a tour of Edwards AFB with one of the tour stops being the EOD compound. Lancaster High School Air…

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