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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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Team shows how managing emergencies, preparedness is year-around job

Posted  September 27, 2013

While National Preparedness Month usually serves as a once-a-year reminder to prepare any and all for emergency situations, the Edwards Emergency Management team is here to provide additional preparation for all base personnel in case of a crisis year around.

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Bjorkman says Farewell to Edwards

Posted  September 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Dr. Eileen Bjorkman is presented a going away present by Dr. Davy Belk, Air Force Test Center executive director, during a farewell ceremony at Club Muroc Sept. 24. Bjorkman is retiring from her position as AFTC technical adviser after more than 30 years with the government and military. A…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System ñ better known as ARMS ñ on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower, cut costs and…

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed…

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TPS students test injection-jamming software on F-16

Posted  September 27, 2013

What happens when GPS becomes denied, degraded, or unavailable? It's an important question, and increasingly relevant as dependence on GPS grows.

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News Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards promotion ceremony is at 3 p.m., Sept. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotees and commanders will be in service dress.†Uniform of the day for all other attendees. Military gas station closure All Edwards AFB “military” gas stations will be closed 9 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 30 from in order to accomplish end…

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TPS says goodbye to T-38As

Posted  September 27, 2013

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here has used the T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in its curriculum for decades.

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Announcements – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Columbus Day – Oct. 14 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course:…

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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted  October 4, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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