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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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AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts

Posted  March 8, 2013

As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution. Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week…

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Test Pilot School modernizes Systems curriculum

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Randy Kelly, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Systems master instructor, demonstrates a lesson to members of the school’s 12B class. Throughout the remaining calendar year, the school will modernize its curriculum to keep the students and the Air Force on the leading edge of technology. For TPS,…

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413th FLTG commander tours Edwards

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Jerry Byars (left), 413th Flight Test Group commander, and Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, prepare to step to their aircraft. Colonel Byars was here to give General Bunch his T-38 check ride March 5, 2013. Byars was also here to visit with reservists…

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Flight testers work towards compatible growth with commercial spectrum demands

Posted  March 8, 2013

Graphic courtesy of 412th Test Engineering Group In 1963, Don Thomson, an early instrumentation engineer at Edwards was quoted saying, “a good performance and flying qualities engineer isn’t worth his salt if he needs more than 50 parameters for a single engine aircraft.” Fast forward 50 years and flight test for the single-engine F-35 Lightning…

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Airfield Management emphasizes importance of runway safety

Posted  March 8, 2013

Hazardous Air Traffic Report and Controlled Movement Area violations are a growing problem for both the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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AFMC launches surplus supply site

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command has launched a “Unit-Purchased Supplies Efficiency” site to help the command manage surplus supplies and equipment. All AFMC employees have access to the site – an Enterprise Information Management / SharePoint site – and they can post a listing of any excess supplies they have in their units. Similarly, employees can…

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Coming soon: Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center has sent out an Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call “heads up” that the program information is expected to be released sometime in March. Once AFPC releases the CDE call, the Education and Training Office will send out guidance to all base civilians ensuring that our customers are well advised…

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Announcements – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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News Briefs March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback passes Retired Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback, who worked at the 31st Test & Evaluation Squadron, died suddenly at the Los Angeles VA Hospital Feb. 22. His viewing and services will be conducted at the Community Church of California City, 21001 Conklin Ave. (crossroads Cal City Blvd. and Conklin Ave.) at…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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