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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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31st TES assigns squadron’s first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron recently honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadronís recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation. Since the…

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Edwards Drug Take Back Day gets unwanted/unused drugs out of house

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Staff Sgt. Ryan Ball and Senior Airman Kenneth Gordon, 412th Security Forces Squadron; Deputy Brandon Routh, Kern County Sheriffís Department; Master Sgt. Shawna Wesley and Maj. Vanthy Pham, 412th Medical Group; and Lola Becerra, civilian pharmacy technician. at The 412th Medical Group, 412th Security Forces Squadron and…

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Filling squares

Posted  June 21, 2013

As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through completion of these expectations and…

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Announcements – June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Holiday Hours: Independence Day, July 4: All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.–1 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn – Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6…

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EDWARDS AFB VICTIM ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT

Posted  June 28, 2013

  Name: Michelle “Missy” Rose Duty Title: Management/Program Analyst Organization: AFTC/JT Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga.   Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: “The effects of sexual assault can be debilitating to those affected, and I wanted to become an advocate of the recovery and healing process of these victims.”  

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Edwards Exchange offers Independence Day fuel savings for MILITARY STAR card users

Posted  June 28, 2013

Summer savings are an American tradition, and MILITARY STAR Card users can get the full benefit of our nation’s independence by saving on gas expenses at Edwards Express locations this Fourth of July. Any fuel purchase made with a MILITARY STAR Card at Edwards Express locations from July 1 to July 4 will be reduced…

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TRICARE West Region Blanket Authorization Waiver Letter extended to July 2

Posted  June 28, 2013

United Healthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate delays in patient care, TRICARE Management Activity made an exception to policy and issued a blanket authorization waiver letter allowing TRICARE west region…

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AFMC priorities, budget effects top executive director’s goals

Posted  June 28, 2013

Michael Gill begins his tenure as Air Force Materiel Command's new executive director June 28 with the long-term objective of providing the right mix of support and leadership to benefit the command and the Air Force.

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Strike Zone delivers variety of tastes

Posted  June 28, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Jessie Salcedo, a contractor, looks at two electronic menus for the newly reopened Strike Zone snack bar at the Edwards Bowling Center. The eatery opens this week. The High Desert Lanes Bowling Center is serving up a new place to dine with the reopening of the Strike Zone snack…

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Travel safely, sign up for STEP

Posted  June 28, 2013

The 412th Test Wing Antiterrorism Office highly concurs with the State Department that all personnel traveling abroad should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

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