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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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Announcements – January 25, 2013

Posted  January 25, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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News Briefs January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

Commissary closed The Edwards Commissary will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.   Edwards varsity softball tryouts Tryouts for the 2013 Edwards Varsity Softball season will be noon-3 p.m., Jan. 19 and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the softball field by the Rosburg Fitness Center. All personnel associated with Edwards,…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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Exercises demonstrate base’s emergency response capabilities to AFMC inspectors

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photograph Kenji Thuloweit A vehicle accident scene was set up for a hazardous materials exercise Jan. 15, 2013. The HAZMAT exercise simulated the spill of 300 gallons of the toxic chemical mixture Trichlorobenzenes following the traffic accident. First responders including 412th Security Forces Squadron, 412th Medical Group and the Edwards Air Force Base…

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‘Moonlighters’ welcome new re-designation, new aircraft, new commander

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Scott Craig (center) relinquishes command of the newly re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 to Lt. Col. David Weinstein (left) Jan. 12, 2013, in Hangar 1210. From here, the squadron will re-locate to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. Air Force…

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Legal Assistance Tip #13: Fair debt collection

Posted  January 18, 2013

Millions of Americans carry some amount of debt, and people that fail to manage their debt appropriately face collection actions.

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted  January 18, 2013

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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State of Air Force is ‘strong’

Posted  January 18, 2013

The Air Force's top leaders said Jan. 11 the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year.

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‘Gliding’ to space: A novel means of launching space satellites

Posted  January 18, 2013

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending satellites into orbit.

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