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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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Acting SecAF answers Airmen’s concerns

Posted  September 6, 2013

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning came to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 22 as part of his recent tour of bases to speak with Airmen about their concerns and to answer questions about the future of the Air Force.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 6, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Baseball coaches want their players to “anticipate” which way the ball is going to fly once it’s been hit.  The anticipation is not a guess, it is a calculated estimate based on practice and experience.  The same type of thinking…

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Team Edwards puts “grass roots” effort into robotics team

Posted  September 6, 2013

Youth in the Edwards community are now receiving additional opportunities when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, also known as STEM, through the use of robotics.

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Army photo by David Vergun Tuition assistance is immediately available to service members. Possible delays at the DOD level could impact fiscal year 2014 assistance, beginning in October.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due…

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Airmen can showcase their talent during upcoming competition

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – If you have talent and want to show it off, Air Force Personnel Center Services has an opportunity for you. The Air Force “U Got Talent” program features base-level competitions held around the world in September and October. Competitions are open to all active duty members, their spouses and…

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Announcements – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 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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News Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

Commissary closure The Commissary will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. EO training Due to the Labor Day holiday Sept. 2, the Equal Opportunity Newcomer’s Training will be conducted 10-10:30 a.m., Sept. 9. Training is conducted at the Equal Opportunity Bldg. 3760, 220 N. Rosamond Blvd. For more information, call (661) 277-7985….

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AFMC command chief talks fiscal challenges, Airmen issues

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, discussed fiscal challenges facing the Air Force as well as the Defense Department. He also talked about issues affecting today’s Airmen, which included possible changes in promotions and assignments. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards facilities

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Edwards AFB Aug. 21 to 23. Wolfenbarger flew in to receive briefings on ongoing test programs here and to officiate Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.’s promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Before that she toured…

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