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

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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Being prepared in earthquake country

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber For National Preparedness Month, this September, the Edwards AFB Office of Emergency Management is focusing on Califorina’s most prominent natural disaster – earthquakes. Throughout the month, Emergency Management will provide resources teaching how to be prepared for an earthquake, before, during and after the shaking begins. Edwards AFB Emergency…

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ODR wants to get Team Edwards out and about

In the coming months Edwards personnel can expect to see representatives form Outdoor Recreation in the Exchange to assist in signing up for email notifications.

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NASA, Edwards say goodbye to historic landmark

A structure synonymous with NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished as a part of the final chapter in the U.S. space shuttle program.

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Civil Air Patrol recruiting new members

Today, Civil Air Patrol is more than 72 years old and growing stronger each and every day.


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Edwards Airfield Management wins 2012 USAF-level award

Posted  July 5, 2013

Across the Air Force, all bases recognize the support airfield management teams perform in keeping flying operations running and runways free of debris.

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Pilots, CSOs may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the 2013 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said today. The purpose of the program is to retain highly-qualified aircrew members at a fraction of the cost incurred to train new rated officers, said Lt. Col. Stuart…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force by moving second-term…

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Announcements – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO AERO CAMP: The first step in training our future pilots; July 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m Cost is $1,500 and is open to ages 14-19. Private Pilot Ground School kit included, pre-registration required. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO. Learn to Fly: The sky is the…

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EDWARDS AFB VICTIM ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT

Posted  July 5, 2013

NAME: Gilberto Rodriguez DUTY TITLE: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief ORGANIZATION: 412th Flight Test Squadron HOME TOWN: 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 help foster a better environment. Most of all, to…

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News Briefs June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All hours remain the same.   Airman passing  The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt….

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A July 4th message from 412th CC

Posted  June 28, 2013

This coming Thursday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence.

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Wills the way you want them

Posted  June 28, 2013

The Edwards Legal Office offers a quick and efficient way to accomplish a very important task – executing a Last Will and Testament. Eligible legal assistance clients may have their wills drafted during Legal Assistance walk-in hours throughout the week by a qualified attorney-paralegal team. Eligibility: Clients who are eligible for legal assistance include active…

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Vote for Senior Airman Kamerschak!

Posted  June 28, 2013

Senior Airman Cory Kamerschak, 412th Medical Group, is one of three finalists to go to the Major League Baseball All Star Game in New York City this year.

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - ”She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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