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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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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn in

Posted  June 6, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning is sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31 at the Pentagon. In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve as the senior Air Force energy official. Additionally,…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Roadway drainage construction project Beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 1, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond and Muroc Avenue. During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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Team Edwards wraps up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with feast

Posted  May 31, 2013

Many things define a culture, but probably the most interesting and fun thing to experience is a culture’s food. One of the more popular events the past few years has been the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cultural Day, which took place May 23 at the Conference Center. Team Edwards members turned out in droves…

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NASA, Northrop Grumman continue partnership for science

Posted  May 31, 2013

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and…

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Exchange greeting card services continue as assortment transitions

Posted  May 31, 2013

From PSCing to retirements to promotions, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service understands the importance of celebrating life’s milestones to the military community. With this is mind, the Exchange is working to provide seamless access to greeting card services as it transitions to a line of offerings exclusively from American Greetings. “With more than…

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Edwards Airmen take another step in their educational journey

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Team Edwards gathered at Club Muroc May 9 to celebrate 130 Airmen who earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees and 29 Airmen who recently graduated with bachelors and masters degrees. The CCAF†is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force.†The…

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Edwards DOD employees begin receiving furlough notices

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Michelle Lovato, Edwards AFB Civilian Personnel officer, answer questions from supervisors during the last of three meetings announcing the furlough notices to be handed out beginning May 28. Edwards AFB leadership began handing out furlough letters to the base’s…

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Barbecue, grilling safety during summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

Summer is quickly approaching. Outdoor activities are already starting to happen due to the warmer weather. It’s time once again to start thinking and practicing grilling safety. The Edwards Fire Department would like to actively involve our base-wide family with tips and tools that will ensure safe practices when grilling. Charcoal Grills There are several…

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17 Edwards Airmen promoted in May

Posted  May 31, 2013

Edwards’ monthly enlisted promotion ceremony will be held March 31 in the Base Theater. Seventeen Team Edwards members will†take the next step in their Air Force careers. Congratulations to May’s promotees! To master sergeant Brian K. Freeland, 412th Test Wing Laura A. Magas, 412th Security Forces Squadron To technical sergeant Lonnie T. Moon III, 445th…

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