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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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OSHA changes: Material Safety Data Sheets going away

Posted  November 15, 2013

Safety data sheets are coming! Coming to replace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and improve unit understanding of the hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace. If you currently work in a workplace that uses hazardous chemicals governed by a Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program, there are changes to the standard you need to be aware of. In March…

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Auto Hobby Shop is a ‘DIY’ facility

Posted  November 15, 2013

The Auto Hobby Shop and Arts and Crafts center in Bldg. 2440 was built in 1996. Today, the center contains the Auto Hobby Shop, Custom Framing and Engraving.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  November 15, 2013

- Liberty is an essential element of our nation’s heritage and future but it must be handled with a sense of responsibility.  James Madison stated long ago, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”  Both are evidence of selfishness and are remedied by remembering we are…

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Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin spread holiday cheer

Posted  November 15, 2013

Operation Homefront partnered with Lockheed Martin and the Edwards AFB First Sergeants Council to bring Thanksgiving gifts to Airmen in need Nov. 7.

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Edwards-own blues musicians rock Red Nation Film Festival

Posted  November 15, 2013

For two Edwards employees who are known for their musical ability on and off the flightline, father and son duo, Robin and Caleb Hairston, along with their Blue Mountain Tribe band members, were recently selected to perform at the 10th Annual Red Nation Film Festival

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Announcements – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your Instrument Flight Rules Skills: Nov. 23, cost is $105 and pre-registration is preferred. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI…

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Veterans Day is a day to say ‘thank you’

Posted  November 8, 2013

The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be. While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over…

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Exchange keeping ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted  November 8, 2013

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping will have to wait until Friday. Customers will not have to wait long to start…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 8, 2013

Air Force graphic The Air Force Portal is undergoing a redesign that allows access on mobile devices, geared for easier navigation and operates in low bandwidth environments. The Global Combat Support System, a Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-owned program, is responsible for the portal update, allowing more than 750,000 active users to stay connected….

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Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted  November 8, 2013

Team, It’s that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Nov. 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day…

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