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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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Blue Star Mothers send love overseas

Posted  November 27, 2013

The Antelope Valley Blue Star Mothers Chapter 14 visited Edwards AFB Nov. 21 to deliver care packages for deployed Airmen.

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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First sergeants promote giving with this year’s Angel Tree

Posted  November 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s First Sergeants Association is kicking-off the holiday spirit with the annual Angel Tree project in the Exchange. The tree was set up Nov. 18, full of paper angels, each with the age and wish list of a child from an active-duty family in need of a little help…

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NASA Dryden celebrates 60th anniversary of first Mach 2 flight

Posted  November 27, 2013

Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Safe winter driving

Posted  November 27, 2013

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in the northern regions where some of you may be driving over the holiday period.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 27, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Have you ever tried to write with your opposite hand?  It’s not easy and feels uncomfortable.  You wouldn’t think of switching unless you broke your dominant hand and then had no choice but to switch. The switch of course would…

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Announcements – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

412th FSS Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 28 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: – Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed – Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. – High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours…

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Edwards Exchange keeping’Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted  November 22, 2013

With a quarter of its workforce comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping will have to wait until Friday. Customers will not have to wait long to start their…

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‘Tis the season to be impulsive

Posted  November 22, 2013

The Winter Holidays are a time of festivities, food, friends, and family. They are also a time when we allow ourselves to be excessive with the quick rationalization of “It’s the holidays!” Or, “It’s only once a year!” Or, “I’ll worry about it later!” The problem with that logic is that this excessive, impulsive behavior…

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DHS football CIF Playoff Game 2, Nov. 22 at 7

Posted  November 22, 2013

The Desert Junior Senior High School varsity football team is playing Saddleback Valley Christian High School in a second round CIF playoff game Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The DHS Scorpions (9-2/4-1) are the Desert Mountain League Co-Champions and SV (9-2/4-0) are the San Joaquin League Champions. This will be the last home game this…

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