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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  November 8, 2013

- Benjamin Franklin stated: “Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.” Responsibility is not a popular word in our culture but it is a fundamental requirement to living well.  Perhaps we are over-emphasizing the pleasure and liberty part of our lives. Through our prayers – an opportunity…

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Team Edwards congratulates presidential award recipients

Posted  November 8, 2013

Dirt bikers, motorcyclists and hikers can take comfort that in an emergency, a search and rescue team would come looking for them. But, what they might not know, is that the search and rescue team is made up of volunteers from their community who have given of their personal time and expense to help them….

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

Posted  November 8, 2013

The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. New Air Force Technical Adviser selected An appointment ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, new Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluations, Air Force Test Center, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Club Muroc. Please…

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Twilight Golf

Posted  November 8, 2013

Daily, 2:30 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work?† Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf!†Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4 – $4.50 green fees E5 and Above – $6.50 green fees Contractors and guests –…

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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted  November 8, 2013

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Edwards Teen Center places third in video contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Kadena Air Base Youth Programs’ Teen Council in Japan earned $5,000 with an original video focused on helping military dependents transition during permanent changes of station, announced Air Force Personnel Center officials. The grant will go toward quality improvements for the base teen program. Second place went to the Minot Air Force Base,†N.D.,†teen center,…

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‘You Got Talent’ returns to Edwards AFB

Posted  November 8, 2013

The You Got Talent Air Force Family & Teen Talent Show is back at Edwards AFB after a three-year hiatus. “UGT” shows that Edwards AFB does have talent. Fifteen different acts performed Oct. 23 in front of a nice size crowd at “The Hangar” inside the Oasis Community Club. Some of the standout performers were…

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