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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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Coming soon this summer

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Arby’s coming soon the Edwards Exchange food court. Get a napkin ready, because your taste buds might go crazy and your mouth may start to salivate. Arby’s, the fast food chain known for their roast beef sandwiches, is coming to the Edwards AFB Exchange. The chain began back in…

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Two revamped stores now open to serve Edwards

Posted  May 10, 2013

Recently, Edwards Air Force Base saw the return of the Edwards Furniture Store to the housing area mini mall.

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C-5M undergoes ‘super’ upgrade at Edwards

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The silhouette of an aircrew member from the 9th Airlift Squadron can be seen as they prepare to remove a power cart from a C-5M Super Galaxy for a test sortie April 26, 2013, in support of C-5M Super Galaxy Block 3.5.2 software upgrade testing. The C-5M Block 3.5.2…

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AFMC announces senior leader changes

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command officials announced May 2, 2013, that its executive director, Dr. Steve Butler, will retire effective June 30 after 35 years of service.

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Edwards flight testers essential to X-51A Waverider success

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka The X-51A Waverider flew its fourth and final mission May 1 over the Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, during which the test team achieved a record- setting 210 seconds of air-breathing hypersonic flight. Flight testers from Edwards played a vital role in the program’s success. When…

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Exchange caters for less on Mother’s Day

Posted  May 10, 2013

Diners can spend a little more on Mom by dining and saving at an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant this Mother’s Day as food orders made with a MILITARY STAR® Card on May 12 will be discounted 20 percent. “According to retail estimates, the average shopper will spend more than $150 on Mother’s…

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE take steps to expedite authorizations

Posted  May 10, 2013

TRICARE Management Activity is temporarily waiving the requirement for authorization of care in order to expedite service in its West Region, served by UnitedHealthcare. The waiver applies to any referrals obtained, or care received, from April 1 to May 18, 2013. Referrals are typically entered electronically, generating an authorization from the managed care support contractor….

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Attention Desert Junior Senior High School students

Posted  May 10, 2013

The deadline to apply for the The Clay Lacy Scholarship Program and the Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., Scholarship Program is May 25. The scholarships are $5,000 and $2,000 respectively, and will be presented to the most qualified applicants. The award may be used for payment of tuition, books, fees, pilot ground and flight training, and…

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Leveraging credit cards to strengthen your credit score

Posted  May 10, 2013

A strong credit score can be an integral part of staying financially secure, whatever the economic climate. But for many U.S. servicemembers, determining exactly what has an impact on their score can be a daunting task. One thing is for sure: credit cards can and do impact your credit score – positively or negatively –…

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412th TW honors first quarter award winners

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Airman 1st Class Stephanie L. Grebe, 412th Security Forces Squadron (center), receives the 412th Test Wing’s Airman of the Quarter Award from Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander; as 412th TW Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph looks on. The 412th Test Wing announced its 2013 1st…

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