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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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Holocaust survivor ‘owes life’ to America

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland later on. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron hosted a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day at the Base Theater Aug. 20. CAF day…

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FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be: Family Day, Aug. 30 These FSS facilities will be CLOSED: 412th FSS front office Airman & Family Readiness Center Civilian Personnel Education Office Family Child Care Military Personnel Section NAF HRO These 412th FSS facilities will be OPEN…

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Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted  August 30, 2013

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 30, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Character is more than rule-keeping because we quickly realize we cannot and do not keep every rule. (Have you ever “broken” the speed-limit?) Instead character must be seen as an issue of the heart: our motives and intentions. †Therefore asking “why”…

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‘Arm the chute’

Posted  August 30, 2013

The following is fictional … but, not far-fetched “Departure, Recover … Controls Release.” The test conductor stared at the telemetry stream while listening for other cues from the pilot through the headset. “30,000 feet,” called the chase pilot, flying in a descending orbit around the test aircraft as it gyrated erratically toward the ground. “Go…

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412th AMDS takes measure to keep West Nile Virus out

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Dawann Johnson, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, hangs a Solid-State Army Miniature (SSAM) trap at Branch Pond. The traps are designed to hang from a rope tied to a tree branch or similar surface and attract mosquitoes and other bugs to be tested. Johnson runs the Food Sanitation…

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Announcements August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 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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What do you mean, ‘Back to basics?

Posted  August 30, 2013

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Last September, in his first speech as the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III advocated a back-to-basics approach for the Air Force. He noted that the missions of the Air Force have not changed over time, but rather, the terms by which we identify the missions…

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.†-†”It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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Benefits of SCRA, Military Star Card don’t always intersect

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, introduced in 1940 as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, was established to protect active duty service members from what might happen to their financial or legal obligations after they start military service. Decades later, the Military Star Card was established in response to military leadership’s concerns regarding a…

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