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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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Victim Advocate of the month

Posted  August 15, 2014

Name: Staff Sgt. Eli Rodriguez Duty title: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief Organization: 412th Flight Test Squadron Years in the Air Force: Seven Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? I volunteered to be a victim advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and helps foster a…

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Education Center hosts 2014 annual education fair

Posted  August 15, 2014

Representatives from 59 colleges and universities gathered at Club Muroc in the Alliance Ballroom Aug. 13, for the base's annual Education Fair. The fair is open to all military, dependents, retirees and DOD civilians interested in furthering their education.

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New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Posted  August 15, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection Teams, planning inspections, scheduling and uploading and tracking reports. The Air Force has a new inspection system and the 412th Test Wing Inspector…

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TRICARE Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

Posted  August 15, 2014

TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice. The service, launched in April 2014, offers professional help by phone at a moment’s notice, officials said. “Our mission at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is to provide patient-friendly access to…

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CHPS offers InBody Test

Posted  August 15, 2014

Are you on a diet, looking to get in shape, or trying to maximize performance? Or maybe concerned about your weight? Edwards Civilian Health Promotion Services invites DOD civilians to experience the InBody Test. The InBody is a convenient and accurate way to measure and monitor your body composition. The InBody measures and reports the…

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The art of aircraft restoration requires collaboration

Posted  August 15, 2014

In the Air Force, aircraft boneyards are synonymous with places where decommissioned aircraft go to rest. At Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Museum's boneyard is becoming a place where aircraft wait to be restored and history retold thanks to a team of volunteers.

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Price matching saves Edwards Air Force Base Exchange shoppers millions

Posted  August 15, 2014

Whether shopping in stores or online, Airman, retirees and their families get the lowest price at the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange. In fact, Edwards Air Force Base shoppers who price matched in 2013 at the Exchange saved $46,156. At brick-and-mortar locations, price differences of $10 or less are matched on the spotóno ad required….

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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New commanders’ visit to CE a blast

Posted  August 15, 2014

As PCS season winds down, there are a lot of new faces to see and meet on Edwards, and there's a lot for those new people to see.

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2015 AFA Aerospace Award nominees sought*

Posted  August 15, 2014

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards for outstanding contributions to national defense in a variety of fields. Available awards include the following: Theodore Von Karman Award *- for contributions in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity by an Air Force military member, Air…

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