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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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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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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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