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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 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Women’s Heritage Month activities Activities scheduled as part of the Womenís Heritage Month observance include: March 19: Working Women Linked In Lunch: Brown bag networking lunch at Oasis Community Center. POC is Capt. Tiffany Smith (tiffany.smith.2@us.af.mil). March 24: Women’s Heritage Month Luncheon at Club Murocc. Tickets will be available for purchase in March. POCs are…

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4.. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five…

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Team Edwards welcomes new honorary commanders

Posted  March 14, 2014

Base leadership and civic leaders from around the Antelope Valley gathered at Club Muroc March 5 to formally induct new representatives into the Edwards Honorary Commanders Program.

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Deployed father flies around the world to say I love you to son

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bella, 33rd Rescue Squadron, was reunited with his son Jordan Bella, a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School March 7. Jordan stayed behind when his parents were re-assigned to Japan so that he could finish his senior year of high school at Edwards. Bella recently…

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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Local notice

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron will assist the Muroc School District to upgrade their microwave antenna/network using the existing 100-foot self-support communications tower at Bldg. 2600. The purpose of the upgrade is to enhance the Muroc School District’s local network on Edwards Air Force Base. The site location is 15 located at E. Yeager Blvd, Edwards…

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Edwards Global Hawk gets second chance at life

Posted  March 14, 2014

During a flight in May 2009, an Edwards RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 20 remotely piloted aircraft (tail number 2016) encountered a complete spoiler communication loss and had to execute an emergency landing on the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  March 14, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Edwards AFB shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the internet. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events…

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Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted  March 14, 2014

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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