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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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Back to school tips

Posted  August 16, 2013

School is back in session at Edwards Air Force Base beginning Aug. 19 and we want this to be an exciting year for your family! Here are some helpful tips to consider as your child makes the transition from summer to school. * Get back into a school year routine – Re-establishing bedtimes and mealtimes…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON ñ Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of…

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours Aug.19

Posted  August 16, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announcement comes in the wake of the Department of Defense’s Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. The Edwards Commissary will…

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Base housing privatization begins with lease signings

Posted  August 16, 2013

  From left:  J.C. Calder, Corvias Military Living program manager, watches as Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th TW vice commander; and Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th command chief; sign the new Resident Occupancy Agreement.  The ROA is a 12-month housing lease. Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for all family…

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Enlisted Airmen may be eligible for medical prep school

Posted  August 16, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active-duty enlisted Airmen who qualify can now apply for a new pilot program designed to prepare them for medical school, but “intent to apply” emails must be submitted no later than Sept. 6, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Aug. 12. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program offers…

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Little Miss Edwards wins Little Miss A.V.

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 10, Little Miss Edwards 2013, Floriani Escobar, daughter of Santos (412th Special Instrumentation) and Griselda Escobar, won the title of Little Miss Antelope Valley 2013. This is an honor and a title not had here at Edwards since 1999. Floriani so wisely exclaimed that it has been 14 years and…

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Second Annual Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31

Posted  August 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Family Fishing Derby at Branch Memorial Pond. The event will be held on Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 16, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Valley Forge is known as a dark time for the fledgling Continental Army. The soldiers were battle-weary, without food and clothing, and ready to quit.  Yet after a six-month encampment, the same Army proved itself successful in battle.  A transformation took…

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Service members must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments.

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