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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…

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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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Announcements – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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My educational journey You can never have too much education

Posted  September 6, 2013

My educational journey began before I joined the military. As a teen mother, I was determined to finish college; I wanted to be a role model for my son. I managed to complete a year and a half of college before being a full time student, working full time and being a mother began to…

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Exchange shoppers can rest easy thanks to the Sleep 2013 Catalog

Posted  September 6, 2013

Exchange shoppers can get a good night’s savings on a full line of quality mattresses, pillows and sleeping accessories in the new Sleep 2013 catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/aafespa/9666943268/sizes/l/in/photostream/. The 36-page catalog includes top brands such as Serta, Sealy, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic. “This is one catalog Exchange shoppers are definitely going to want to curl up with,” said…

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Edwards celebrates women’s equality

Posted  September 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron deputy for logistics, gives a speech during Edwards AFB’s 2013 Women’s Equality Breakfast held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27. Men and women gathered at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27 to celebrate…

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Submitting maintenance requests for on base housing

Posted  September 6, 2013

Beginning†Sept. 1, Corvias Military Living will begin providing maintenance services to Edwards on-base housing residents. Corvias offers residents several convenient ways to submit maintenance service requests. “Our goal is to make submitting a service request a simple process for Edwards residents,” said JC Calder, program manager at Corvias Military Living. “We have a number of…

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Edwards reminds everyone to ‘Be Ready’ for September, all year

Posted  September 6, 2013

With September known as National Preparedness Month, the Edwards Emergency Management team is helping raise awareness on emergency preparedness. “Since 2004, the nation has observed September as National Preparedness Month. Every year, during this month, Americans focus on how best to prepare themselves, their homes, businesses, schools and communities for local disasters,” said Michael Feyerle,…

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Corvias Military Living to provide new services

Posted  September 6, 2013

The to-do lists for Edwards on-base residents will soon be shorter. Corvias Military Living will provide new services aimed at making life easier for families beginning in September. Residents will no longer need to mow their grass beginning Sept. 1. Instead, Corvias’s contractor, Mainscape, Inc. will complete the chore. Lawns will be mowed more frequently…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members…

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Health & Safety

Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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News Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

DFAC Table Bussing Effective Oct. 1, Joshua Tree Dining Facility customers will be required to take their trays and dishes to the dish collection area.All Air Force food service contracts were amended to reflect this change. For more information, call Paul Martin at (661) 275-3662. HAWC Patriot Day Fun Run/Walk Event The Health and Wellness…

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