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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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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Women’s History Month luncheon This year’s Women’s History Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 24 at Club Muroc. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Richards, 412th Medical Group superintendent. Tickets are $11.70 for club members, $13.70 for non-members. For more information, call Capt. Regina Dyer at (661) 275-2940 or email regina.dyer@us.af.mil. Retirement Edward…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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Farewell luncheon

Posted  March 21, 2014

  Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Davy Belk 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 23 at Club Muroc. Belk has served as Executive Director, Air Force Test Center since April 2012 (formerly Air Force Flight Test Center). The executive director is…

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A day on the greens supports Edwards Emergency Relief Fund

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s Muroc Lake Golf Course was the site of the 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament March 14. The 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament took place March 14 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. The competition, organized by Master Sgt. William Russell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, and…

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 21, 2014

Jensen and Project Manager Dave Jordan of Ames lead the ATTREX mission. It includes investigators from Ames and three other NASA facilities: Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Court martial announcement

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. vs. Bowen, a General Court-Martial, was held March 5-7 at the Edwards AFB court-house. Airman 1st Class Ellwood Bowen III, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, was charged with three specifications of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of communicating a threat. A panel of members found Bowen…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Posted  March 21, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 21, 2014

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said…

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DHS Girls Basketball ends season 24-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

After a dominating run by the Desert Junior-Senior High School Girls Basketball team, their season finally came to an end last weekend in San Diego. The Scorpions made it to the California State Quarterfinals, the state’s version of the Sweet 16. The team lost to San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day High School 55-28, March…

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