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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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Avoid the flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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CFC: Find your reason to donate

Posted  October 19, 2012

For the last six years, people have approached me during this time of year to ask if I would donate through the Combined Federal Campaign. These people caught my ear in different manners – some sat me down for a lengthy explanation of the CFC, some informed me of the CFC drive during commander’s calls,…

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Community Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

<strong>The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012.</strong> If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&amp;FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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It’s no trick the Exchange is treating shoppers with cash for Halloween

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites shoppers to see what lurks on the shelves in its latest contest as it gives away two $500 Exchange shopping sprees, ten $100 gift cards for the runners-up and 20 $50 gift cards for third place. The “Halloween Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes” will send Exchange patrons on a…

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AF officials releasing enlisted quarterly assignment listing on Oct. 22

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are accelerating the release of the EQUAL list to…

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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted  October 19, 2012

Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.

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Did you know?

Posted  October 12, 2012

As the new 412th Test Wing command chief I have been taking time to get to know and talk with you while visiting your units and attending base events. I hope I get a chance to talk with all of you. During my visits I am asked several questions. Some of these questions I can…

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My educational journey: Without education, we can’t compete

Posted  October 12, 2012

I began my federal service career in 1989 when I was only 19 years old, which was quite an honor as far as I was concerned. I was thrilled to get a position as a GS-5 secretary in what used to be called the Industrial Base Initiative Group. I had great skills from attending business…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Exchange

Posted  October 12, 2012

Exchange shoppers won’t have to wait for December to start the holiday season as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Facebook page is hosting “12 Weeks of Gifting” contest. From Sept. 28 to Dec. 20, shoppers can count down the last 12 weeks until Christmas by entering to win different prizes each week. As…

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Edwards firefighters set fire prevention week off to great start

Posted  October 12, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A Branch Elementary School student gives Sparky the Fire Dog a high five after completing his fire safety training Oct. 9 on the school grounds. The school was just one of many locations that will be visited by the Edwards Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week which runs from…

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