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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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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted  April 19, 2013

In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded positions (termed “surplus…

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Team Edwards honors those who went above and beyond

Posted  April 19, 2013

For more than 400 volunteers at Edwards, the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 16 at Club Muroc was just one way to honor those who continuously give of their time.

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Announcements – April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children to aviation! Have fun while learning aerodynamics using math and science skills. Cost is $165 for one hour introduction flight for up to two…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted  April 12, 2013

“Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had an eye for; it was…

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Healthy decisions make for healthy conditions

Posted  April 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Michelle Lafarga, APET fundraising lead, informs a student from the Child Development Center about the various ways to keep their household and their pet healthy during a National Public Health Week event held at the Edwards Community Park April 3, 2013. The event was hosted by the 412th Medical…

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Security Awareness Week

Posted  April 12, 2013

Courtesy photographs Security Awareness Week, which lasted April 1 to 5, was hosted by the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” Courtesy photographs Each day, the group spotlighted a specific security discipline to highlight by providing a briefing, demonstration or an instructional class for 412th EWG personnel. Courtesy photographs…

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New Edwards community queens announced

Posted  April 12, 2013

Courtesy photograph Congratulations to our newly crowned Edwards AFB Community Queens: From left, Junior Miss Edwards – Hilary Byrd; Miss Edwards – Michaela Palladino; Little Miss Edwards – Floriani Escobar. The Edwards pageant committee would like to thank everyone for their amazing support!

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Summer employment opportunities!

Posted  April 12, 2013

Vacancy announcements will be posted at www.usajobs.gov from April 9 to April 15. Available positions are lifeguards and lead lifeguards. All General Schedule positions will be recruited for and filled not to exceed 89 days. Applicants should carefully read each announcement to determine if they qualify and apply. Resumes for the summer hire program must…

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Housing privatization comes out of hibernation

Posted  April 12, 2013

Some of you may remember the excitement and anticipation a couple of years ago when housing privatization was announced here at Edwards. The installation commander held a couple of town hall meetings and we talked about changes coming. Residents were eager to sign leases to live in our homes on the base. Then, suddenly, the…

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TRICARE change for Edwards AFB area

Posted  April 12, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region, including those in the Edwards AFB area, now have TRICARE coverage from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. This change affects members using TRICARE Prime and Standard. TRICARE For Life beneficiaries (generally those over age 65) are not affected by the change. Members with a current specialty care authorization issued by…

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