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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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ZAF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted  August 31, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel: “As our nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen for your dedicated…

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Announcements August 30, 2012

Posted  August 31, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&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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Commander’s Message: 101 Critical Days of Summer

Posted  August 31, 2012

To the men, women, and families of the 412th Test Wing, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how proud I am of the great work you are doing here at Edwards Air Force Base. Every day we provide more combat capability to the nation, giving the edge to our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors…

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Escape planning

Posted  August 31, 2012

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.....

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Neil Armstrong: ‘Dedicated enough to dare greatly’

Posted  August 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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NASA selects two technologies for commercial suborbital tests

Posted  August 31, 2012

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles.....

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Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted  August 31, 2012

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than 35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Well-baby doctor visits: Why they’re SO important

Posted  August 31, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Your son or daughter should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of…

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Edwards ‘angel’ donates time, aircraft, fuel to help others

Posted  August 31, 2012

If you ask Bruce Wilder about his job as a flight test engineer on the Air Force's premier fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, he will tell you it is one of the coolest jobs in the world....

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Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Posted  August 31, 2012

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were "treated" to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton....

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