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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…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

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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Sexual assault is a ‘cancer,’ Welsh says

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Air Force chief of staff testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service chiefs from the Army, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military June 4.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 7, 2013

- Rules do matter but they can’t change the heart.  You can regulate (or force) someone to be nice but you will never really know why they are being nice and if the niceness will even last.  A changed heart will always fulfill the intent of the rules and endure over time.   Through our…

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AF appoints first female chief scientist

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Air Force appointed the service's first female chief scientist to lead the way in the technology and science fields.

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What is an Air Force paralegal?

Posted  June 7, 2013

If you want a challenging, meaningful job that allows for personal growth, independence in your work, and making a difference, then being an Air Force paralegal may be right for you.

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News Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Airman passing The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Fernando R. Flores, assigned to 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif. Flores passed away May 23, 2013.†To settle the estate of the deceased, 1st Lt. Kathryn Stewart, assigned to Edwards, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer.†Any persons having a claim for…

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From concept to combat Test pilots share evolution of flying wing

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara Artistís rendition of a version of the YB-49 transforming into the B-2 Spirit. Sixty-five years ago, the flight test community suffered a tremendous loss June 5, 1948, when the Northrop YB-49 broke apart mid-air in the skies over the Mojave Desert. The jet-powered flying wing, crashed just five miles…

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Salutes & Awards

Passing of William (Bill) Herzke

Posted  June 7, 2013

June 4, William (ìBillî) Otto Herzke went home to be with the Lord. †Bill served with the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963 and then had a brief break in service from 1963 to 1964. †He re-enlisted in 1964 and retired in 1984 as a senior master chief. †Bill served at Edwards Air Force Base…

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Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Lt. Col. Benjamin Bishop completes preflight checks before his first sortie in an F-35A Lightning II, March 6, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Bishop is among the first pilots to begin the official training that began in January. The Air Force announced May 31, 2013, it…

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Traynor steps up to command F-22 squadron

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Col. Christopher Azzano, 412th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, pose for a photo after Traynor assumed command of the 411th Flight Test Squadron in a change of command ceremony May 23 in Bldg. 1870. Traynor previously served as the director of operations for the 411th…

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Infrared image of California Powerhouse Fire from NASA ER-2

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA Ames/UC-Santa Cruz image courtesy of Jeffrey Myers The MASTER instrument on NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude science aircraft captured this infrared image of the Powerhouse wildfire in the Angeles Forest near Lake Hughes, Calif., during a nighttime flight May 31-June 1. The MASTER composite image shows the intensity of the fire’s heat in different colors, with…

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