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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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Health & Safety

Laboratory developed tests covered under TRICARE demonstration may help guide cancer treatment decisions

Posted  August 10, 2012

Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. On May 22, 2012, two laboratory developed tests were approved for coverage by TRICARE under a demonstration…

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Events

Announcements August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 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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Health & Safety

Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 10, 2012

If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path in life. Air Force youth programs help combat potentially negative influences in our kids’…

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Sports

Air Force values guide U.S. Olympian

Posted  August 3, 2012

Photograph courtesy of JanayDeLoach.com Janay DeLoach, daughter of retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William DeLoach and his wife Dede, practices her long jump, which earned her a place in the London 2012...

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Events

Briefs August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Free movie advanced screening There will be a free advanced studio appreciation screening of the comedy “Hit & Run” (rated R) at the Edwards Theater 6 p.m., Aug. 4. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please arrive early.   Edwards education fair The Edwards Education and Training Center will host the Annual…

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418th FLTS takes testing new C-130 airdrop system to whole new level

Posted  August 3, 2012

What was initially known as the most commonly used airdrop method for the aerial insertion of supplies for military and contingency operations...

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F-15 marks 40 years of flight

Posted  August 3, 2012

uly 27, marked the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the F-15 Eagle. The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 here at Edwards Air Force Base, and the first flight of the two-seat F-15B (formerly TF-15A)...

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards congratulates newest promotees

Posted  August 3, 2012

Twenty-eight Team Edwards Airmen made the grade and ascended in their Air Force careers. The promotees were honored at a ceremony at Club Muroc July 31. Congratulations to all 28 Airman: To Airman...

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted  August 3, 2012

All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be…

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Health & Safety

The consequences of speeding on base

Posted  August 3, 2012

Edwards, with its limitless sky, long straight roads and expansive landscape, seems to lend itself to speeding down the open road. However appealing it may be to drive just a little bit faster to get to your destination, the consequences are surely not worth the…

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