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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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Traffic notice: Branch Elementary opens back up Aug. 19

Posted  August 16, 2013

  Branch Elementary reopens up for the fall semester Aug. 19. In order to increase student safety, parents will notice barricades positioned in the gravel parking lot to prevent the cross-flow of cars and people, and two designated lanes of traffic upon entering the parking lot off of Forbes Ave. There will only be one designated entry…

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Historic airpower database now online

Posted  August 16, 2013

More than eight years in the making, a new database containing information from U.S. military and coalition aerial bombing campaigns over the last century is now publicly available online.

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Teens in Blue of Edwards AFB

Posted  August 16, 2013

Paul La Bella, 412th Force Support Squadron, Teen coordinator, had a vision to emulate the world class entertainment group Tops in Blue, when he created the vocal show group Teens in Blue.

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Announcements – August 16, 2013

Posted  August 16, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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News Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Change in MilTA approval date Pending final DOD approval and release of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2914 Military Tuition Assistance program, Airmen will not be able to apply for fiscal 2014 courses until further notice. Once approved, Airmen may submit MilTA requests for fiscal 2014 using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. The Air…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

Students enrolled in Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who havenít completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive credit for the coursework in…

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Corvias Military Living to host lease signing events

Posted  August 9, 2013

Residents must sign lease in order to remain in family housing after privatization   Corvias Military Living is set to assume responsibility of Edwards AFB’s family housing operations beginning Sept. 1. As part of the transition process, all service members living in family housing are required to complete and sign the military-friendly lease referred to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 9, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Smith magazine developed a series of competitions that challenged people to write six word memoirs.  One theme was love and marriage.  Here are two examples: “Found true love, married someone else” and “Not always perfect, but so worthwhile”.  What about…

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Congressional staffers tour Edwards

Posted  August 9, 2013

Nine congressional staffers got an up close and professional look at some of the test programs Edwards AFB is working on Aug. 5. The staffers each serve congressmen and congresswomen in nine different districts and states. They work for U.S. Congressmen who serve on various committees including the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent…

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Gearing up for privatization: Power of Attorney needed for deployed Airmen

Posted  August 9, 2013

Privatization of Edwards AFB’s family housing is rapidly approaching and Airmen, spouses and family members should start preparing for the initial stages of the transition. Beginning Sept.1, Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for family housing on Edwards. As part of the transition process, all service members living in family housing are required to complete…

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