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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – New research has found that the skills to succeed in life have less to do with how smart you are than with more ordinary personality traits, like an ability to stay focused and control impulses.  Character does matter.  (Paul Tough,…

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Final self defense class May 31

Posted  May 24, 2013

In the Self Defense Class, participants are taught several techniques to repel any physical attack, to include choking repulsion, grab defenses, pressure points and wristlocks just to name a few.

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Lancaster Rotarians honor Edwards active duty annual awardees

Posted  May 24, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Rotary Club of Lancaster West wanted to recognize the 412th Test Wing’s active duty annual award winners. The awardees along with their supervisors and family were invited to the Hellenic Center in Lancaster, Calif., for a complimentary lunch and award presentation. From left: First Sergeant William Russell, 412th…

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News Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

Freeway closures Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.†Closures are as follows and subject to change: May 20-24 Northbound SR-14 * 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale…

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Edwards master resilience trainers ready to train new volunteers

Posted  May 24, 2013

To complement the new approach of taking care of oneself and others via the Comprehensive Airman Fitness methodology, certified and trained master resilience trainers at Edwards are increasing efforts week-by-week to prepare volunteer resilience trainer assistants within each unit. “MRTs will provide awareness education and skill development techniques for Airmen and their families in order…

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Desert Junior Senior High dazzles, takes guests back in time

Posted  May 24, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert Junior Senior High School was the site of a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of DJSHS May 20, 2013. The event was an end-of-year, school-wide project where students transformed the halls of the high school, along with the school cafeteria, into static…

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Edwards Critical Days of Summer campaign launches this weekend

Posted  May 24, 2013

Team, We are approaching the Memorial Day weekend and this year’s Critical Days of Summer campaign. We’ve worked hard this year and you all deserve some relaxation with your friends and families. I just ask you to keep safety in mind when you enjoy recreational activities or as you travel to†and from your destinations. When…

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Health & Safety

UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE expediting referrals

Posted  May 24, 2013

UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West Region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems relating to an increase in the volume and delays in processing referral and care authorizations. UnitedHealthcare apologizes for any delay in services that TRICARE beneficiaries and providers are experiencing as a result…

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Team Edwards recognized during American Red Cross awards ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2013

The Team Edwards community is known for its willingness to help others, especially during American Red Cross blood drives hosted on base. May 16, that willingness to help others was recognized during the Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges Awards ceremony at the Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. “The Battle of the Badges is an…

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Law Day 2013: The Case of the Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig

Posted  May 24, 2013

May 1, Law Day was recognized across the country. It is meant to encourage citizens to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. For Law Day 2013, the Edwards†legal team†went to Branch Elementary School on base to put on a mock trial with…

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