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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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Team Edwards celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 21, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,952,841 children were born in the United States in 2012. That’s nearly four million, American two-year-olds who are potential leaders and thinkers who can change the world, hopefully for the better. Women’s History Month honors girls who grew up to be just that, world-changers. Celebrating Women’s…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON - 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,”…

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Odyssey teams win at regionals, headed to state

Posted  March 21, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base schools flexed their academic muscles by winning a regional academic competition and are now on their way to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  March 21, 2014

- Have you ever heard of the fruit of the Spirit?  It is found in the New Testament and states, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Are these virtues automatic or easy?  The answer is found in the last item of the fruit: self-control.  If the…

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412th TENG battles AFRL Det. 7 to win volleyball championship

Posted  March 21, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Walker Jadrien Wiser (left), Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 middle hitter, and Justin Petrilli, 412th Test Engineering Group middle hitter, joust for the point during the second match to determine the 2014 Base Intramural Volleyball champion March 13 at the Rosburg Fitness Center.   After winning the 2013 Base Intramural…

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Announcements – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Force Support Squadron Air Force wide events. The 2014 Air Force Hoops program has begun. You can pick up your games pieces by visiting the Strike Zone at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Muroc Lake Gold Course, Oasis Community Center, Arts and Crafts, and Outdoor Recreation. You can also enter the contest by visiting…

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Tax tips for military personnel

Posted  March 21, 2014

The tax season is well underway and, so far the Edwards Tax Center has processed more than 200 returns and gotten our Edwards members more than $450,000 in refunds. If you have not yet filed your taxes, and would like to use our free tax filing services, please call the Edwards Legal Office at (661)…

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted  March 21, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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SECAF James checks out F-35

Posted  March 14, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matt Short Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Lt. Col. Mark Massaro, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, after arriving at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force March 7. She visited Edwards AFB for an F-35 Orientation visit where she was briefed on the…

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