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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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Time to change our EPR culture

Posted  April 27, 2012

The second I pinned on staff sergeant I knew I could do it. I could be the NCO the Air Force wanted me to be. I could write fair enlisted performance reports and prove the naysayers in airman leadership school wrong. Sure, what we learned might “not be the way it’s done in the real…

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Announcements April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Medication safety at home

Posted  April 27, 2012

Whether it’s making sure we are accessing correct medical records when treating patients, or making sure clinical areas are safe and free of potential dangers, patient safety is always a priority for the Edwards Clinic staff. However, this article focuses not on the clinic’s safety program, but safety in the home. – specifically medication safety….

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Six ways to manage your healthcare ‘on the go’

Posted  April 27, 2012

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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Edwards welcomes new community queens

Posted  April 27, 2012

Congratulations to our newly crowned Edwards Air Force Base Community Queens. Front row from left to right, Priscilla Werre (our first ever Tiny Miss), Cecilia Werre (Little Miss), Marcella Werre (Junior Miss), and (back) Alexis Baiza (Miss). The pageant was held March 31 at the Oasis Community…

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Team Edwards recognizes volunteer contributions

Posted  April 27, 2012

Team Edwards recognized the substantial contributions of base volunteers throughout 2011 at a ceremony April 18 at Club Muroc, in honor of the nationally observed Volunteer Appreciation Day. The theme of this year’s event was “Celebrating People in Action,” and in addition to…

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Legal Assistance Tip of the Week

Posted  April 27, 2012

May 1 is Law Day. This annual event was originally conceived in 1957 as a testament to our nation’s commitment to the rule of law. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the inaugural Law Day the following year, and Congress followed suit in 1961, with a joint resolution designating Law Day as an annual celebration. With…

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AFMC to promote Employee Physical Fitness Month in May

Posted  April 27, 2012

May is National Employee Physical Fitness Month, a time for all us to focus on developing and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce. Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its Be Active: Physical Fitness and Activity Initiative throughout the month. According to the Centers of Disease Control regular physical activity can help: control body…

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412th TW first quarter awards

Posted  April 27, 2012

Team Edwards would like to congratulate all the winners of the 412th Test Wing First Quarter Awards.  The winners are:   Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Capt. Jeffrey Dallas, 412th Flight Test Squadron   Airman of the Quarter Senior Airman Brooke Parsetich, 412th Operations Support Squadron   NCO of the Quarter Tech. Sgt. Jeremy…

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USAF TPS graduates first ever Enlisted Flight Test Course

Posted  April 27, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School, known for transforming the best Air Force pilots, navigators, and engineers into elite test professionals, has finally opened its doors to enlisted personnel. April 18, 12 enlisted Airmen earned the distinction of being the first class to graduate from the…

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