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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 Typhoon Relief Effort

Posted  December 13, 2013

Edwards AFB will be collecting donations for the Philippines Typhoon relief effort until Monday night Dec. 16. The main collection point will be at the Higher Grounds in Bldg. 2511 between the times of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Donation boxes will also be staged around base. Examples of items needed:…

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AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Posted  December 13, 2013

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012. “If you’re traveling to spend time with family…

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Christmas Chapel

Posted  December 13, 2013

Catholic Dec. 15, Las Posadas: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 15, Penance Service: 6 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Childrenís Mass: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Midnight Mass: Midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25, Christmas Mass: 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant- Gospel Service: Sundays, 8 a.m., Chapel 1 Dec. 18, Advent Evening Prayer: Wednesdays 6:15-6:45…

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Edwards community lights Christmas tree

Posted  December 13, 2013

The Edwards’ community may not have a white Christmas, but that didn’t stop children from playing in the snow. Families gathered for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6, and after lighting the tree, children rushed to play in the fake snow surrounding the tree. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer introduced family members of deployed…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character

Posted  December 13, 2013

An opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – A Christmas reflection: “I realized that songs, good feelings, beautiful liturgies, nice presents, big dinners, and many sweet words do not make Christmas. Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to something beyond all emotions and feelings.  Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s…

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Announcements – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 12, 2013

412th FSS Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve: Dec.r 24 These 412th FSS facilities will be open with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Military Personnel Section (CAC Issuance): 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7…

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Salutes & Awards

412th Test Wing quarterly award winners

Posted  December 6, 2013

The 412th Test Wing held its annual quarterly awards ceremony at the Base Theater Dec. 5. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander, handed out the awards that included 30-year government service pins to several civilian federal workers along with the quarterly awards recognizing members for outstanding achievement. Congratulations to all those who were…

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News Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Technical Research Library Open House Checkout the latest changes and offerings at the Technical Research Library during their Open House 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 12. Drop by and browse you never know what you might discover. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. The library is in Bldg. 1400. Parking is in the rear of…

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AF Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

Posted  December 6, 2013

The Air Force continues to strive at being a good steward of the environment. Clean air is an important natural asset to preserve for future generations. Beginning Feb. 11, 2014, Edwards AFB federal employees, both military and civilian, will be receiving emails from “no-reply@apims.af.mil titled ‘Action Required: vehicle emission testing self-certification is due within 30…

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