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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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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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