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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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13 future NCOs graduate last ALS class of 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Congratulations to all those who took their next step in their Air Force careers.

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‘Triumph’-ing over disability

Posted  December 14, 2012

The term disability is a word often misinterpreted as something that causes an inability to carry on with one’s activities in life. Volunteers, ambassadors and disabled athletes recently demonstrated that disability does not necessarily mean inability during an adapted sports clinic and demonstration for the Edwards community at the Youth Center Gym Dec. 6. This…

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Announcements – December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – Dec. 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m….

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AF Band of the Golden West tunes Edwards into holiday spirit

Posted  December 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Mobility group dropped by base Dec. 10 to get Team Edwards into the holiday swing. The band visited Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 in the morning, before heading to Air Force Test Center Headquarters, the Base Exchange, Bldg. 3000, 412th Medical Group and the Benefield…

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News Briefs: December 7, 2012

Posted  December 7, 2012

Wingman World War II POW and former Olympian Louis Zamperini will visit Edwards Dec. 10. Zamperini is the subject of the #1 New York Times Best Seller book “Unbroken.” Supervisors will hand out tickets to people in their unit to attend his presentation at the Base Theater. If you would like to submit a question…

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AFMC promotes wellness screening campaign

Posted  December 7, 2012

Throughout December and January, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting the “Do You Know Your Numbers” wellness campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your numbers to help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. “To better understand their health status, it is helpful for individuals…

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TPS graduates 24 new test pilots, engineers

Posted  December 7, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here graduated 24 new test pilots and engineers Dec. 7. The fundamental key to success in aerospace flight test and evaluation is the individual member of the flight test team: the flight test pilot, of course, but nowadays the trained flight test engineer and navigator as well….

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Exchange spreads holiday cheer with industry-leading return policy

Posted  December 7, 2012

Nearly 20 percent of Americans will return at least one holiday gift item this holiday season, according to Lavi Industries, a provider of public guidance. To take the stress and confusion out of the return process, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has extended the terms of its hassle-free return policy for the holidays….

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Maintain SA during the holidays

Posted  December 7, 2012

During the holidays it is important to maintain one’s situational awareness. This is the time of year when the malls are jammed packed with holiday shoppers trying to scoop up on the best deals they can find. As you go shopping, or as you travel, it is important to remember that active shooter situations can…

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‘Tis the season for parades

Posted  December 7, 2012

Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander and Col. Amy Arwood, 412th TW director of staff, represented Edwards Air Force Base during two parades Dec. 1. Daetz rode in the annual Lancaster Christmas/Holiday Parade and Arwood rode in the Rosamond Parade of Lights in the evening. Cheif Master Sgts Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing…

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