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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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Museum closed

Posted  May 18, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum will be closed May 19 so the staff can prepare for, and attend, the” Excellence in Aviation Awards.” This event raises money for the endowment and relocation of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum to the West Gate of Edwards Air Force Base. This year’s honorees are:…

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Announcements May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 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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Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

Posted  May 18, 2012

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to…

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Reflection, gratitude befit Memorial Day

Posted  May 18, 2012

As I prepare to retire, I once again find myself reflecting on what it means to serve. Foremost in my thoughts are those who have risked their lives to preserve freedom and democracy. Even as we are hosting barbecues this weekend, or just enjoying extra time with our families, brave men and women are demonstrating…

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Posted  May 18, 2012

AFMC Warriors, The 2012 AFMC Air Force Assistance Funds (AFAF) campaign is drawing to a close. This year’s campaign has been a shining example of “Wingmen taking care of Wingmen” throughout the command. The outpouring of generosity to support the four AFAF charities has been nothing short of phenomenal. While the AFAF is run by…

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A-Pet adoptions May 15, 2012

Posted  May 15, 2012

DOGS: Sadie is an 18-month old female terrier mix. She is very sweet and has a wonderful personality. She gets along well with our other dogs, loves to play fetch and go on walks. Piper is a 5-year old male Lhasa Apso. He can be shy at first but once he knows you are his…

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Ardent Sentry prepares Team Edwards for numerous challenges

Posted  May 11, 2012

There were a variety of challenges thrown at Team Edwards during the U.S. Northern Command directed exercise, Ardent Sentry 2012, which began May 2 and wrapped up May 9. Team Edwards was tested on the installation’s ability to handle numerous incidents occurring ...

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News Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Community of Excellence Edwards Air Force Base will hold a “Celebrating our Community of Excellence” event, 1-5 p.m., May 24 at the park across from the Child Development Center. In addition to fun activities such as dancing, music and food, the event will also integrate such topics as resiliency, safety and Edwards’ 101 Critical Days…

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USAF TPS teaches students to fly, fight, win in cyberspace

Posted  May 11, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School has a long, rich history of educating the best of the best in air and space. Apollo 13 astronaut, Fred Haise; X-15 pilot, Joe Engle; and the first man to break the...

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All clean at Edwards following Spring Cleanup Week, Earth Day

Posted  May 11, 2012

Team Edwards wrapped up its week-long Spring Clean-up event May 4. Base residents, employees, squadrons and offices took time to clean up their areas, recycle old electronics, turn in hazardous waste and check...

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