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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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Proud to be an American Airman

Posted  August 3, 2012

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior uniformed leader. “When former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke at my Chief of Staff…

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AF Life Cycle Management Center Det 1 changes leadership

Posted  August 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Gene F. Cummins (right) assumed leadership responsibilities of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 1 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., July 31. The ceremony was presided over by Col. William W. Gideon…

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Annual Civ-Mil Barbecue raises funds for Edwards projects

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards Air Force Base Civlian-Military Support Group held their annual barbecue July 26 at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif.

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USO brings ‘Sesame Street’ to Edwards Aug. 10

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military ID holders and their guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families” Aug. 10. Two shows will be held in the Oasis Community Center’s Stripes Lounge at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show is free to all military ID…

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Why your referral matters

Posted  August 3, 2012

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Troops’ investment in Edwards Exchange pays off for entire community

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $48,5204.66. These funds are critical to Air Force Service’s ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Oasis Community Center, High Desert Lanes Bowling Center,…

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Announcements August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 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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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp…

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AFTC Commander’s Welcome

Posted  July 27, 2012

Team, On the 18th of July we celebrated the beginning of an exciting journey as a unified team in the newly designated Air Force Test Center. The realignment of the 96th Test Wing to the Air Force Test Center...

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F-35B model testing at Edwards

Posted  July 27, 2012

BF-2 takes off for an orientation flight July 25 after arriving at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 23, 2012, in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col...

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