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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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Retired NASA astronaut, research test pilot Gordon Fullerton dies

Posted  August 23, 2013

C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76.

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News Briefs: August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Channel Six Due to budget constraints the Commander’s Access Channel, Channel 6, ceased operation Aug. 16. Announcements normally viewed on Channel 6 will be available in the Desert Wings or on the Edwards Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase and www.twitter.com/EdwardsAFB. Pinning ceremony Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, cordially invites you…

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Mercury Boulevard closed

Posted  August 23, 2013

Due to the recent heavy rains a portion of Mercury Blvd., between Rich Road and 140th Street East, is closed until further notice. †Edwards Civil Engineers are evaluating the damage and preparing the plan for repairs. Further details will be announced as they become available.

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Exchange among the ‘Best of the Best,’ according to U.S. Veterans Magazine

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine for its part in putting those who have helped protect American freedoms back to work. The Exchange is among the organizations named to the publication’s 2013 Best of the Best list, making the cut in the “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies,” “Top Supplier…

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Check what’s in your food, supplements

Posted  August 23, 2013

While in Florida, a military member recently purchased a yogurt cup that included hemp seeds as one of its ingredients. Luckily she looked at all the ingredients before ingesting the snack. Air Force Instruction 44-121 states: “3.2.2. Studies have shown that products made with hemp seed and hemp seed oil may contain varying levels of…

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Honorary commander says tour of BAF ‘like a movie’

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Elbert Chan, 412th Electronic Warfare Group, project lead engineer, shows his group of commanders and honorary commanders photographs that demonstrate how the Benefield Anechoic Facility operates. Members of the Honorary Commanders Program were given a tour of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group facilities, which included trips to the…

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Annual Fair opens doors for education opportunities

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Samuel Davis (right), 412th Maintenance Squadron, speaks to an Antelope Valley College program coordinator and representative during the annual education fair held at the Club Muroc Alliance Ballroom Aug. 14. The educations fair was sponsored by the Edwards Education Office. More than 48 colleges and universities were…

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Edwards, 412th TW show appreciation to its civilian workforce

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Alexander Kovras (left), 412th Force Support Squadron civilian leader, poses with Eddy the Coyote, the Edwards Air Force Base mascot, at the announcement of the ìEdwards Gives Backî initiative, which will kick off Aug. 23. The initiative will consist of providing all Edwards and Air Force Plant 42 federal…

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Benefits of SCRA, Military Star Card don’t always intersect

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, introduced in 1940 as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, was established to protect active duty service members from what might happen to their financial or legal obligations after they start military service. Decades later, the Military Star Card was established in response to military leadership’s concerns regarding a…

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.†-†”It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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