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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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Sky’s the limit for local youth

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, 411th Flight Test Squadron, helped local youths pilot the F-22 Raptor simulator at the 21st annual Salute to Youth career day event held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Sept. 13. It was one of Team Edwards many interactive displays to engage and inspire the students….

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Spitfire lands at Edwards to commemorate Battle of Britain

Posted  September 21, 2012

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron here at Edwards hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Sept. 14.

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

Posted  September 21, 2012

For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries. There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine…

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Edwards announces new web page for 412th MDG, medical services

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara In an attempt to connect Team Edwards and their families to the health care services provided here, the base has created a new Web page and central location for those inquiring about the base’s medical services and locations. The new Web page, located at www.edwards.af.mil/units/412thmedicalgroup/index.asp, officially went live Sept….

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 21, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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Exchange online savings club membership has Its privileges

Posted  September 21, 2012

Want to know the best online deals that your Exchange is offering? How about getting your hands on coupons that are offered to a limited few? Or maybe you’d just like to win some great prizes. If any of those options are appealing, then the Exchange Online Savings Club is right for you. The Exchange…

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Personal accountability: The critical link of our core values

Posted  September 21, 2012

We all know and live by our Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. There have been many articles written on our core values and what they mean to us; however, as a junior officer I never gave serious thought to how I felt about them. That…

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Contemporary jazz saxophonist, recording artist visits Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Lt. Col. Steven Tittel (right), 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, gives contemporary jazz saxophonist and recording artist, Michael Lington, an overview of an F-16 cockpit. Lington toured a variety of locations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 13. Lington has produced several jazz albums since 1997 and…

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