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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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Colombian military members drop by Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Members of the Republic of Colombia’s military pose in front of the NF-104 on display in front of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School here at Edwards Air Force Base Aug 30. During their visit, the Colombian’s got a chance to meet with Test Pilot School staff and take a tour of the base….

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Solid rocket boosters arrive at Dryden for storage

Posted  September 7, 2012

NASA photograph Mounted on special lowboy trailer dollies, one of the two space shuttle solid rocket boosters is hauled up the ramp from Rogers Dry Lake after arrival at NASA Dryden. Two space shuttle solid rocket booster casings arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 29 after a transcontinental trip from the Kennedy Space…

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted  September 7, 2012

“I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my…

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Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 7, 2012

Tired of clipping coupons? Your commissary has a great new option for you: the Commissary Rewards Card. Get your card today! Coupons have been pre-loaded for a limited time, and you can load more by going to www.commissaries.com The Commissary Rewards Card saves you time and money! Your Commissary … It’s Worth the Trip!

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F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Posted  September 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Jackson Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flies BF-2 during air start testing over Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 8. Air starts test the ability of the F-35′s propulsion system to restart during flight. Verifying the restart capability of the propulsion system is part of the initial flight test program…

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Edwards breaks ground for new service station

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Alexis Baiza, Miss Edwards; Mike Wiles, Edwards Exchange general manager; and Albert Giacomazzi, AMG and Associates Inc. president; conduct the official ceremonial groundbreaking of the new service station on Fitzgerald Blvd. The station is scheduled to open July…

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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted  September 14, 2012

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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