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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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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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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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