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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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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

Posted  November 8, 2013

The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Team Edwards congratulates presidential award recipients

Posted  November 8, 2013

Dirt bikers, motorcyclists and hikers can take comfort that in an emergency, a search and rescue team would come looking for them. But, what they might not know, is that the search and rescue team is made up of volunteers from their community who have given of their personal time and expense to help them….

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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 8, 2013

- Benjamin Franklin stated: “Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.” Responsibility is not a popular word in our culture but it is a fundamental requirement to living well.  Perhaps we are over-emphasizing the pleasure and liberty part of our lives. Through our prayers – an opportunity…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs, Funded Legal Education, Excess Leave

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined by the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly…

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Wounded warrior emphasizes importance of resilience

Posted  November 8, 2013

Within the Wingman Day construct, resilience is just another word that relies on people to show its true significance.

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Announcements – November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Veterans’ Day – Nov. 11 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. * High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day *…

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Corvias Military Living to host Fallapalooza

Posted  November 7, 2013

Family housing residents are invited to fall into fun at Fallapalooza, Corvias Military Livingís first resident event at Edwards Air Force Base. The event will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 16 at Arnold Park (Bldd. 5211, Coliseum Drive). At Corvias we strive to make living better for our residents and providing community events is…

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My educational journey: I signed up

Posted  November 1, 2013

While I did not regard learning as my highest priority early on in my life, the pursuit of education has dominated the greater part of it. My educational journey includes training experiences as well as formal and informal education. My mother was big on higher education and I observed her putting in hard work into…

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Exchange offering $17,000 for best homecoming images

Posted  November 1, 2013

A picture may be worth a thousand words but in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest a picture and 50 words could be worth $10,000. From Nov. 1-Dec. 31, authorized shoppers can enter the “Homeward Bound” contest by submitting a picture or video of a military welcome home experience, along with a…

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AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent diabetes

Posted  November 1, 2013

During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Freeze the Gain Challenge to help prevent type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a national epidemic and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. More than one in four adults has pre-diabetes and one in ten…

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