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Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel, veteran of four shuttle flights, dies at 67

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.

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ALS graduates 12 Airmen

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Air Force graphic by Mark Wyatt The Edwards Education Center hosted the latest graduating class from Airman Leadership School Aug. 22. Class 14-F saw 12 Airmen take the next step towards more responsibility. Senior Airman Stephen M. Levy, 412th AMXS, received the John Levitow Award; Staff Sgt. Robert E. Torres, 412th Maintenance Group, received the…

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Range safety engineer named CAFA Civilian of the Year

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The California Air Force Association held their annual awards banquet Aug. 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Victim Advocate of the month

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Name: Staff Sgt. Eli Rodriguez Duty title: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief Organization: 412th Flight Test Squadron Years in the Air Force: Seven Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? I volunteered to be a victim advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and helps foster a…

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2015 AFA Aerospace Award nominees sought*

Posted August 15, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards for outstanding contributions to national defense in a variety of fields. Available awards include the following: Theodore Von Karman Award *- for contributions in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity by an Air Force military member, Air…

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412th LRS director retires after 45 years

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

After 45 years in civil service, Sandra Sergent, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, retired Aug. 1, with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.

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Team Edwards July enlisted promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Team Edwards saw 36 enlisted members pin on the next rank during Edwards AFB’s monthly promotion ceremony held July 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!   To airman 1st class Rachel J. Williams, 412th SFS   To senior airman Briano R. Molinaro, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Kyle L. Decker, 412th AMXS Samuel…

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Smeeks retires uniform, continues to serve

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Tammy Smeeks, 412th Mission Support Group, is presented with a retirement pin by Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, during a retirement ceremony held in her honor July 31 at Club Muroc. Smeeks will continue her service at Edwards as a civilian supervisor for…

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

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NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Katherine Lott, the recipient of the 2014 NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship, is congratulated by NASA Armstrong center director David McBride. Flanking the pair are Katherine’s parents, Darryl and Boon Lott. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial…

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Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24. In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United…

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