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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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NASA Dryden awards aircraft operations support contract

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. †The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -†Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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New leader for Global Vigilance CTF

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Matthew Domsalla (center) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Christopher Azzano (left), 412th Operations Group commander during a change of leadership ceremony May 31 in Hangar 1414. Domsalla assumed†the directorship†from Lt. Col. Landon Henderson (right) who moves on to the 412th Test Wing’s…

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HAWC monthly Run/Walk event

Posted  June 7, 2013

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting their monthly Run/Walk event June 12. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Centerparking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels so make it your squadron PT and…

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Edwards Drug Take Back Day June 14

Posted  June 7, 2013

The 412th Medical Group will team up the 412th Security Forces Squadron to give the public an opportunity to turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 14 in the Exchange lobby. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety…

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What is distracted driving?

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. Without giving it a lot of thought, we all can admit to having been distracted while driving. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. An additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes…

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Avoiding burn out on the job

Posted  June 7, 2013

Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We’ll think, “What good will happen even if I try”. Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the…

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Announcements – June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

NAF Property Sale: June 14, Club Muroc upper parking lot, Bldg. 5600. Open to E1-E4 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., open to everyone 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Take advantage of some great deals! All sales are final – property is sold “as is.” You buy it, you haul it – no deliveries or storage available. Visit www.edwardsfss.com for…

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A penny saved is a penny earned on Father’s Day Exchange restaurants

Posted  June 14, 2013

Father’s Day is the perfect time of year to express to dad how much he and his advice is appreciated. Children of all ages can demonstrate that dad’s advice to watch the bottom line was taken to heart by visiting an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant on Father’s Day, where using a MILITARY…

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