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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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Vehicle GPS units: What you need to know

Posted  June 15, 2012

We love our cars. More so than probably anywhere else in the country, we love our cars. Here in California, and probably more so at Edwards (due to our remote location), we spend more time in our cars than most other states. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only…

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The Class of 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

No strangers to testing electromagnetic interference on any type of domestic or allied airframe, the 772nd Test Squadron at Edwards specializes in being able determine the electromagnetic compatibility of…

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TRICARE Travel Tips: Keeping you covered

Posted  June 15, 2012

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record is the…

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Announcements June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 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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Team AFMC

Posted  June 15, 2012

I’m truly honored and excited to have been appointed as the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command. This week’s Change of Command ceremony was tremendous and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, here at Wright Patterson AFB, was the perfect venue for it. I want to add, again, my thanks to Gen….

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Phantom Eye takes to sky

Posted  June 8, 2012

Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as...

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Briefs June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Clothing Drive There will be a clothing drive for victims of sexual assault 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 8 and 22 in the BX lobby. Any slightly worn or new items are appreciated. Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They must…

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Edwards completes series of targeted improvements to fitness facility

Posted  June 8, 2012

As part of the base’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for the Edwards community and keep its personnel “Fit to Fight,” the final installment of a series of minor upgrades to the fitness center...

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Team Edwards members earn DOD security certification

Posted  June 8, 2012

A program developed by security professionals, for security professionals, is now giving Edwards employees the chance to further their careers and enhance security at base units. The Defense Security...

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Zhea assumes role as Edwards top cop

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Harry Barry, 95th Mission Support Group commander (left) hands the 95th Security Forces Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Kristian Zhea during an appointment of command ceremony May 30 at Club Muroc. Zhea comes to Edwards from halfway…

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