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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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A dream cut short

Posted  December 7, 2012

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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2012 Wingman Day to focus on resiliency and caring for others

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards will take a break from the mission Dec. 10 and participate in Wingman Day, which will focus on resiliency and creating a culture of caring throughout the community.

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News Briefs – November 30th, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

Promotion ceremony The Edwards Air Force Base Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Nov. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotee’s and their commanders will be in service dress uniform. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive It’s that time of the year again for our annual Dorm Dweller’s Cookie…

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Team Edwards November promotes

Posted  November 30, 2012

Team Edwards saw 36 of its enlisted force make the next grade in their Air Force careers in November. The promotees will officially pinned on the next rank during a ceremony in the Base Theater Nov. 30. Congratulations to those Airmen who made another big step in their professional lives. To senior master sergeant Eric…

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New Parent Support Program A free service for your growing family!

Posted  November 30, 2012

The New Parent Support Program provides education and support for active duty and retired military families who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of three. This program is for all parents, not just new parents, as pregnancies, babies and circumstances can be very different from one family to…

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Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted  November 30, 2012

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

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‘I once caught a fish THIS big!’

Posted  November 30, 2012

About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School Booster Club, Enlisted Spouses Club, Environmental Management, First Sergeants Group, Fregoso Outdoor…

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Special deals for holiday cheers at your commissary

Posted  November 30, 2012

The winter holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions and coupons make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “We’ve got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Chris Burns, DeCA sales director. “Customers will be…

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2012 CFC a success at Edwards

Posted  November 30, 2012

Edwards AFB’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign officially ended Nov. 14. The 412th Test Wing and tenant units that make up Team Edwards raised $401,500 for local, national and international charities. This total was incredibly close to our overall goal of $403,000 and represents an amazing achievement for all Edwards AFB personnel. This $400,000 will make…

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2013 Scholarships for Military Children opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 30, 2012

In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be available starting Dec. 3…

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