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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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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted  August 24, 2012

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms...

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  August 24, 2012

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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My educational journey: How could I say no?

Posted  August 24, 2012

I joined the military when the Iron Curtain was still up. My plan was to serve my country abroad and get an education. My first duty station was Templehof Central Airport, Berlin, Germany. I initially focused on getting through my first standardization evaluation and completing my Career Development Courses. Once those were completed, the thought…

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Edwards will sample base housing units for radon

Posted  August 24, 2012

Edwards needs to test base housing units for the presence of radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is present in almost all soils. About half the homes on base have already been tested and results show the levels of radon are below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Over the coming weeks bioenvironmental…

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Announcements August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 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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Edwards Education Fair opens doors to learning opportunities

Posted  August 24, 2012

Club Muroc’s Alliance Ballroom was the site for 40 universities and colleges to show base personnel what opportunities are out there to serve their education needs and wants. The Edwards Air Force Base Education Office sponsored the Aug. 15 event where Airmen, civilians and high school students were invited to talk to college representatives and…

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AFMC vice commander visits Edwards

Posted  August 24, 2012

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, paid a command visit to Edwards for briefings....

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Briefs August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Club Muroc closure Club Muroc will be closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations.   Congressman hosts academy information night Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of…

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TPS welcomes new commandant

Posted  August 10, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School welcomed its 41st commandant Aug. 3. Col. Paul Meyer, the first-ever Air Force Reservist and first non-TPS graduate to serve as commandant since Buzz Aldrin...

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Briefs August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

New student orientation Branch Elementary will be having a New Student Orientation for grades 1 to 6 at 10 a.m., Aug. 15, in the Multi-purpose room. Kindergarten orientation will be 1 p.m., Aug. 16, in the individual classes. Back to School night will be 4-6 p.m., Aug. 28.   New School Liasion Officer Christy McCoy…

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