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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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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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Announcements – February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe and Power Plant Classes: Pre-registration is required for classes during February and March. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Military and Civilians are welcome to attend. Training is on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft. For more information, dates and availability, call (661) 275-AERO….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Fear can cripple us and cause us to miss out on important events in life. But fear (or a sense of awe) can also be beneficial.  One author stated it this way, “When we go to places like Glacier Point…

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AFLCMC commander outlines new focus areas

Posted  February 28, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio†-†Last fall the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center leadership team from across the country assembled at a strategic offsite with the purpose of assessing progress in delivering on what we call “the revolution in acquisition and product support.” Building on our tremendous progress since the organization’s inception in 2012, we…

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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  February 28, 2014

According to Statistic Brain, more than 35 percent of Americans have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for troops, and their families, to maintain their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. The Exchange School Meal Program,…

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Team Edwards members honored at 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet

Posted  February 28, 2014

Fourteen individual categories and one team category were up for grabs at the 412th Test Wing’s Annual Awards banquet, which was held at Club Muroc Feb. 21. The theme for this year’s banquet was “No Mission’s Impossible.” Congratulations to all the annual award winners for representing the very best of Team Edwards! Air Force photographs by…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted  February 28, 2014

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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Chief Chaplain lists upcoming religious holidays

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Howard D. Stendahl recently released a list of upcoming religious holidays, festivals, feasts and observances. The purpose of the list is to make commanders and supervisors aware of the religious needs of their Airmen. I encourage you to approve religious accommodation requests while continuing to nurture…

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Road, West Gate closures March 1

Posted  February 28, 2014

Various road closures will occur in order to support the movement of an aircraft trailer from South Base through the West Gate March 1. The locations where traffic is stopped will reopen once the convoy has passed. †Note the locations and times (times are approximate) and plan accordingly for delays and closures. 10 a.m. –…

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Father, son’s love for aviation inspires one ‘talon-ted’ creation

Posted  February 28, 2014

What started as a father-and-son hobby between Rodger and Brent Hecht with the Muroc Model Masters (MMM) Radio-Controlled Club nearly 20 years ago not only paved a way for a lifetime hobby and a career in the aviation industry, but an interest to take model building to a whole new scale.

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