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  • Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

    As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to commemorate fallen Union Soldiers. Following World
  • Vacation OPSEC: Protecting your family's critical information

    Vacation and permanent change of station time is quickly drawling upon us once again. As the weather warms up and kids are getting ready to get out of school, many of us will be leaving the area, some for good. With that being said, it is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security. While most of us associate OPSEC with
  • I should have asked someone first...

    As you look in the mirror at the start of another day, you see someone who looks bulked up and buff. But something very important is missing in that reflection--the uniform you once so proudly wore as a member of the U.S. Air Force. As you straighten your tie and head off to the unemployment office, you ask yourself if it was worth trying out the
  • Inspired

    Many people like to tell me how horrible the world is becoming "these days." From their view of current events, they are convinced society is on a slide into chaos. While there is certainly evil in the world and in the heart of humanity in general, I must admit that I still have faith in the possibility of a great future of our nation and for the
  • Medication safety at home

    Whether it's ensuring we are accessing correct medical records when treating patients, or making sure clinical areas are safe and free of potential dangers, patient safety is always a priority for the Edwards Clinic staff. However, this article focuses not on the clinic's safety program, but safety in the home....specifically, medication
  • Cooking fire safety

    Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don't practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe Cooking BehaviorsIt's a recipe for
  • How much is your time worth?

    Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or "cuts off" someone in the
  • Spring has sprung: Spring cleaning for a fire safe season

    Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first blossoms of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It's the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe
  • Crosswalk safety

    With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact or
  • Exposing an invisible killer

    Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide