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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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‘We promise, it will only hurt a little’

Posted  November 1, 2013

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing commander chief, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jessica Poss, 412th Medical Group medical technician Oct. 30. The Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu mist (nasal formulation) or injection to all pediatric patients 17 years of age and younger. Patients 18 years of age and older may…

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2014 civilian benefits open season slated

Posted  November 1, 2013

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make…

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Twenty-two attain next rank

Posted  November 1, 2013

Team Edwards saw 22 enlisted members pin on to the next rank during the November promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To senior airmen Gil E. Martin, 412th Security Forces Squadron Thomas R. Seago, 412th SFS Elvis S. Novoa, 412th SFS Morris J. Gray, 412th SFS Jerome E. Roach II, 412th SFS   To staff…

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Wingman day

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Andrew Revelos Norberto “Norbie” Lara, a wounded warrior who takes his inspiring story around the country as a spokesman for Warriors Speak, will speak Nov. 4 at the Base Theater as part of Team Edwards’ Wingman Day activities. As part of the events to be held on Wingman Day, Nov. 4, Norberto…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 1, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Announcements – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airmanship Class for Contractors: Nov. 4-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory class for private pilot primary training. Includes 35 hours ground school, five hours flight instruction, and ground school kit. $2,500 pre-registration is required. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club…

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Note to breast cancer: ‘I am not your victim’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf Capt. Candice Adams and her fiance Maj. Ryan Ismirle say their goodbyes before Adams is taken to surgery for a bilateral mastectomy on May 5, 2011. I’m sure by now most people don’t need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you…

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AFMC 5-center construct reaches full operational capability

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, announced Oct. 22, 2013,†the full operational capability of the command’s 5-center construct, a major milestone in AFMC history. “The 80,000-plus men and women of AFMC have repeatedly raised their own bar for success. This world-class workforce continues to display the dedication and innovation that are hallmarks…

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted  October 25, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service Board of Directors announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare and recreation efforts. “Historically, roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ morale, welfare and…

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Team Edwards hits ‘grand slam’ with space optimization efforts

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, swings a ceremonial sledge hammer Oct. 22 to officially begin the demolition of Building 2650A, the former home of the Edwards AFB Environmental Management Branch. Of those in attendance, James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineer Division director, Dick Burr of BURR-MZT…

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