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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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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  November 22, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014¬†- when the AF354 will be rescinded¬† – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a card-stock…

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Wanted: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Preparers!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer wants you!

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412th FSS holiday hours

Posted  November 22, 2013

These are the 412th Force Support Squadron hours of operation during the upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 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:…

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News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

Commissary holiday hours The commissary hours for the holidays are as follows: Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The day after Thanksgiving the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. DANTES testing available…

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NASA tests SLS autopilot technology on F/A-18 Jet

Posted  November 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Jim Ross An F/A-18 research jet simulated various flight conditions that NASA’s Space Launch System may experience as it makes its way from the launch pad to space, to evaluate the rocket’s flight control system. The tests are helping engineers design a system that can autonomously adjust to unexpected conditions during flight….

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Thanksgiving Turkeys-to-Go

Posted  November 22, 2013

Ready for the holiday season but less thrilled about doing all the cooking yourself? Your 412th Force Support Squadron takes the worries away by offering Turkeys-to-Go this Thanksgiving! Each holiday meal includes a 14-16 pound slow-cooked roasted turkey, whipped potatoes with giblet gravy, golden sweet corn on the cob and your choice of delicious fresh…

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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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Come join the Edwards Key Spouses team!

Posted  November 22, 2013

The Key Spouse Program is a formal unit program that offers informal peer-to-peer/wingman support to families. The Key Spouse Program is a commander’s program. The commander establishes and maintains the program within the unit. The team is comprised of the commander, the Key Spouse Mentor, the first sergeant, the Key Spouse, and the Airman and…

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Congrats to Edwards AFB’s new chiefs!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Todd Murphy (left), 411th Flight Test Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Carling (right), 412th Maintenance Group, celebrated their promotions to chief master sergeants Nov. 15 at Club Muroc.

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Health & Safety

Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

Posted  November 22, 2013

While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them…

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