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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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Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

95th Air Base Wing change of command Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend the 95th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony June 29. The ceremony will be held in Bldg. 3510, 115 N. Rosamond Blvd at 8:30 a.m. Col. Gregory E. Schwab will…

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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

Posted  June 22, 2012

With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB…

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Nolan set to retire

Posted  June 22, 2012

Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, speaks at his retirement luncheon June 12 at Club Muroc. Nolan addressed a packed Alliance Ballroom. Nolan will leave the Air Force after a 33-year career. The general was presented...

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JSF executive officer drops by 461st FLTS

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. George Schwartz, 461st Flight Test Squadron commander (left), presents Vice Adm. David J. Venlet with a commemorative flag and photo on behalf of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force...

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Twenty Edwards majors make lieutenant colonel

Posted  June 22, 2012

Congratulations to 20 Team Edwards members who have made the next step in their Air Force careers: Maj. Keith Francis, 31st Test And Evaluation Squadron Maj. Matthew Briggs, Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga., ALC Detachment 2 Maj…

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445th FLTS gets new commander

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. Christopher Spinelli speaks to members of the 445th Flight Test Squadron after receiving command during a ceremony June 15. Spinelli replaces Lt. Col. Jason Schott who heads to the Air War College...

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New leader for 912th AMXS

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, hands the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon to Thomas Klawiter at a change of leadership ceremony June 7, in Hangar 1600.

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Sgt. Maj. Dillree ends 30-year military career

Posted  June 22, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Charles L. Dillree (center), receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Lt. Col. Darrell Platz, Marine Aircraft Group 41 Detachment A commander, during a retirement ceremony in Hangar 1210 June 12. One of the main faces of the Marine…

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TPS commandant bids farewell to Edwards, retires after 25 years of service

Posted  June 22, 2012

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Noel Zamot retired from the United States Air Force June 15 after 25 years of distinguished service. Serving as a weapons systems…

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AFMC’s new command chief eager to move enlisted force foward

Posted  June 22, 2012

During his 25 years as an Airman, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner has followed two basic principles: take advantage of every opportunity, and bloom where you’re planted. As the new command chief master sergeant of Air Force Materiel…

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