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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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Salutes & Awards

June promotions

Posted  June 28, 2013

Team Edwards celebrates its June promotees June 28 in the Base Theater at 3 p.m. Congratulations!   Promoted to the rank of senior airman Socorro M. Alegria Spencer T. Schwab Michael D. Hodge Jonathan M. Corcoran   Promoted to the rank of staff sergeant Chankrisna J. Chim Dustin C. Allsbrook Frank A. Gauss III Robert…

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Duty to country

Posted  June 28, 2013

"On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country"

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 28, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The cardinal virtues of prudence (calm under fire), justice, temperance (self-control) and courage are important for a strong nation and strong military.  But qualities such as love, kindness and even humility guarantee the cardinal virtues are built upon a proper…

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FREEDOM FEST, THURSDAY 4 JULY 2013 ACTIVITY TIMELINE

Posted  June 28, 2013

Wings and Roberts Fields 4:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Wings Field: Private Organization Food and Beverage Booths Shaved Ice Free Watermelon Beer Garden/AADD Information/First Aid Booth Balloon Artists Sponsors Live Entertainment on Stage   4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Roberts Field: 25’ Tidal Wave Water Slide Bouncy Castles Giant Slip N’ Slide Adrenaline Ruse Extreme…

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Health & Safety

Celebrate July 4th safely!

Posted  June 28, 2013

As the Fourth of July approaches the Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Office would like to pass on some tips during the holiday.

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Edwards Airman shares path to citizenship

Posted  June 28, 2013

For most of the nation, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate, observe and reflect on the freedoms granted by our independence.

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Museum tour makes exhibits come to life

Posted  June 28, 2013

Air Force Flight Test Museum personnel recently toured historic sites across Edwards AFB with base leadership in an effort to make museum exhibits come to life

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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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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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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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