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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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There at the beginning: Celebrating 15 years of F-22 flight

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering an important milestone in USAF history.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘shuttles’ increased selection to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 14, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military families living and working near Fort Irwin, Calif., and Edwards Air Force Base enjoy the same selection as those at Travis AFB, Calif., merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything…

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Space Shuttle Endeavour to make final ferry flight over Edwards, AV

Posted  September 14, 2012

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs Sept. 17, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted  September 14, 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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Why we wear reflective belts

Posted  September 14, 2012

Approximately 4000 pedestrians are killed in the United States every year and half of those are during the hours of darkness. Also, almost 50 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show a motorist driving 55 mph…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted  September 14, 2012

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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Prevent terrorism

Posted  September 7, 2012

As we approach another anniversary of the terror attacks on 9/11, we are reminded of the importance of situational awareness and the need to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement offices and our base security forces. Much has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, to increase our nation’s security but the threat of a terrorist…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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