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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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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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SARC briefing sheds light on police process

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a briefing on a local sexual assault case April 30 at Club Muroc.

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A half century of federal service

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Russell Koche (right), poses for a photo with James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering director, following Koche’s retirement ceremony May 1 at Chapel 1. Koche received his retirement certificate for more than 50 years of federal service, all at Edwards AFB. Russell Kochie, an engineer technician for the 412th Civil…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. Fun run/walk The Health and Wellness Center is celebrating May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a fun run/walk May…

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Announcements – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Memorial Day hours: May 26, all 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., brunch; 4:30-7 p.m., dinner; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight meal * High Desert Inn: Open…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 16, 2014

- Questions have a way of revealing our motives, and motives are what drive our lives.  Try asking yourself these questions from a professor in Pennsylvania.  ”What are you seeking? What are you loving? What are you fearing? What are you trusting? What voices are you listening to? Where are you setting your hopes?” Change…

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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted  May 16, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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NASA celebrates new name for Flight Research Center

Posted  May 16, 2014

NASA celebrated the lives and legacies of Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center was dedicated May 13.

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Edwards Exchange offers variety of protection for bikers

Posted  May 16, 2014

According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles. The Department of Defense states motorcycle deaths among military members are expected to rise 20 percent in 2014. As a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing a wide selection of…

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Edwards AFB’s fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted  May 16, 2014

A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning, it’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and spend the time to protect our families and our properties. Start by taking a few minutes to plan…

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