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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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National Suicide Prevention Month: Ask, care, escort

Posted  September 20, 2013

  “Always remember that our most valuable resource is each other. When one of us faces a challenge, we all must stand together. By fighting as one team, we can – and we will – help prevent suicide.” – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel   The month of September has been designated as National Suicide…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 20, 2013

- Last week our country remembered the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and the death of four young girls. At their funeral, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered a thought provoking perspective when he stated: “God still has a way of wringing good out of evil”…

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Iron Man stars in 15th Free Exchange-Exclusive Marvel Comic Book

Posted  September 20, 2013

Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available only at Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations worldwide. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while illegally drilling…

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Acting SecAF highlights innovation in ‘State of the Force’ address

Posted  September 20, 2013

In his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning touted innovation as the fabric of the service’s past and future.

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Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted  September 20, 2013

Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 30 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to compete,” said Sophia Barnard, AFPC Air…

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Complete yard and landscape maintenance offered to Edwards residents

Posted  September 20, 2013

Air Force photograph Corvias Military Living has teamed with Mainscape Inc. to provide residents with high-quality commercial lawn care service, giving on-base families more time to spend doing what they enjoy. The service includes mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, and flowerbed maintenance. Mainscape, Inc. will continue adhering to the following previously released schedule, which is also…

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Commissary gift cards help spread holiday ‘cheer’

Posted  September 20, 2013

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the Commissary Gift Card is a quick and easy way to help give the gift of groceries to military service members and their families around the world. “The Commissary Gift Card is a great way for non-authorized shoppers to help spread a little extra holiday cheer,”…

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AFFT Museum moves helicopter to Texas

Posted  September 20, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum parted with a Sikorsky VH-34 helicopter Sept. 13. The aircraft, which has been in the boneyard for nearly 20 years, is being moved to the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin, Texas.

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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted  September 20, 2013

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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Hot dog!

Posted  September 20, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled up to the Edwards commissary,†Sept. 13†and made a stand – a hot dog stand – in front of the store. Wienermobile staff, known as Hotdoggers, spent the day “chillin’ and grillin’” as they handed out free hot dogs and stickers.† There are six Wienermobiles…

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