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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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NASA Dryden entrance road to close for repairs, repaving

Posted  May 18, 2012

The main entrance road to NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center off Rosamond Boulevard on base will close May 21 for a major repair and repaving project. Lilly Ave. is expected to remain closed throughout...

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Vietnam veteran from 95th CS hears call of duty again, heads to Afghanistan

Posted  May 18, 2012

During a commander’s call last year, Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander, asked Airmen who have been deployed to stand and be recognized for their service.

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Fourth quarter award winners

Posted  May 18, 2012

Team Edwards announced its fourth quarter award winners May 15 at the Base Theater. Congratulations for an outstanding job.   Airman Category Airman 1st Class Kristen Boaz, 95th Air Base Wing   NCO Category Master Sgt. Jeremy Clements, 412th Test Wing   Senior NCO Category Master Sgt. Hilario Torres, 412th TW   Company Grade Officer…

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Guidelines outline political activities for military, DOD civilian personnel

Posted  May 18, 2012

With the start of the U.S. presidential election season upon the nation, the Air Force usually takes this time to remind its Airmen about what political activities are permissible for military members and federal civilian employees alike. While there may be guidelines that outline what constitutes a prohibited political activity, Air Force leaders along with…

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Vehicle registration options while assigned to Edwards

Posted  May 18, 2012

California Law ordinarily requires that a person register their vehicle in California within 20 days, “after gainful employment is accepted in this state or residency is established in this state.” C.V.C. ß 6700. However, C.V.C. ß 6701, provides a specific exception for active-duty military members, when the following conditions are met: The out-of-state license plates…

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Branch Science Carnival inspires future scientists, engineers

Posted  May 18, 2012

To members of the United States Marine Corps, polymers save lives, and to the 95th Civil Engineering Division, polymers are recyclables. To students at Branch Elementary School, polymers inspire future...

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Edwards Dance Factory dancers dazzle at Disneyland

Posted  May 18, 2012

Dancers from Edwards Dance Factory made an appearance at the “Happiest Place on Earth” last month. April 14 and 15, 10 young ladies represented Edwards AFB by dancing at Disneyland’s Diamond...

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New NASA book details human factors in aerospace accidents

Posted  May 18, 2012

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, “Breaking the Mishap Chain,” debuted at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13-7, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors – Peter…

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