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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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Turkey Fryer Safety: Make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 9, 2012

Each year during the holidays we look forward to that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray. Unfortunately, since most of us do not have the cooking talents of Martha Stewart or Emeril, that dream is not always a reality. That’s why so many people are…

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Are you hurting those you love?

Posted  November 9, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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CFC: An opportunity to be the change you wish to see in the world

Posted  November 9, 2012

As we end the near of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign Nov. 14, it is always an honor and a pleasure to be able to seize the opportunity to congratulate everyone on launching this outstanding fundraising campaign in which many organizations are involved in. Our donations at Edwards alone for fiscal year 2011 amounted to…

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Final push for CFC

Posted  November 9, 2012

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, This week marks the last push for the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. Team Edwards has currently raised over $220,000 for charities, pledging financial support for causes across the globe, and right here at home. As we enter the last week of this campaign, I ask you to…

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A Letter to the Team

Posted  November 9, 2012

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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Cain takes reins at 418th FLTS

Posted  November 9, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner From left: Col. Christopher Azzano hands Lt. Col. Charles Cain the 418th Flight Test Squadron guidon as Lt. Col. Clifton Janney looks on during the squadron’s change of command ceremony Nov. 5. Cain assumed the command, which oversees a test force of more than 300 military, civilian and contractors…

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Inland Pacific Ballet offers military families special savings on Nutcracker tickets

Posted  November 9, 2012

This holiday season, in its ongoing effort to support military families, Inland Pacific Ballet is offering $15 tickets at selected performances of The Nutcracker to active military personnel and their families. These specially priced $15 tickets (normally priced at up to $42) are available for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances of The Nutcracker only…

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Veterans Day honors a truly elite group

Posted  November 9, 2012

Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

Museum closure   The 412th Test Wing Museum will be closed this weekend, Nov. 3, while curator staff research potential new display aircraft and components. The museum will re-open for normal business on Nov. 6. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.   Third quarter awards   The 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Award Ceremony will…

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Classroom renovations keep TPS students on cutting-edge

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Col. Lawrence Hoffman, United States Air Force Test Pilot School commandant cuts the ribbon after completion of the first classroom renovation at the school in 15 years. The renovations better support the curriculum, Air Force trends and give students the necessary resources to better prepare them for their futures…

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