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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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Small businesses showcase capabilities during Edwards Vendor Fair

Posted  July 27, 2012

As part of the base’s ongoing commitment to enhance the partnership between small businesses and base contracting and acquisition personnel, the Air Force Test Center Small Business Programs...

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Briefs July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Edwards education fair The Edwards Education and Training Center will host the Annual 2012 Education Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 15 in the Alliance Ballroom at Club Muroc. More than 40 colleges and universities from across the United States will be represented. Everyone is welcome to come and speak with college representatives and find the…

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Foreign visitors to Edwards must have pre-approval

Posted  July 27, 2012

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That old saying will come to fit many policies and procedures as Edwards progresses through realignment. One such policy concerns foreign visitors. Charlene Baker of the Foreign Disclosure Office offers the following guidance. “As a reminder all foreign visitors must be approved by the Foreign…

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FHFA announces short sale assistance for military

Posted  July 27, 2012

Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco announced June 21 changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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Second quarter military justice actions

Posted  July 27, 2012

Nonjudicial punishment is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in servicemembers without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. A suspension is the postponement of the application of all or part of the punishment for a specific probationary period. The…

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Environmental Management, 31st TES team to educate about wildlife

Posted  July 27, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Management and the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron visited the Base Exchange July 19 in an effort to educate the...

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Edwards AFB Commissary supports Feds Feed Families

Posted  July 27, 2012

Commissaries are once again playing a key role as government agencies and organizations across the United States support the 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive campaign, which runs through Aug. 31. Military customers and federal employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked bins located at the entries or…

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Hurts one, affects all

Posted  July 27, 2012

Mary Lauterbach tragically lost her daughter in 2007 after a sexual assault at the hands of a fellow Marine. She will be speak at the Base Theater Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office...

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted  July 27, 2012

The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect...

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Edwards AFB Base Exchange committed to offering best possible price on or offline

Posted  July 27, 2012

According to a recent article by PC World, more than half of U.S. adult mobile phone owners used a handset for shopping assistance while in stores during the 2011 holiday season. Additionally, a quarter of these shoppers went online to see if they could find a better price for a product they were considering buying….

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