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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 wants this Halloween to be fun, safe

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by R.J. Oriez Halloween enjoys a spirited tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. Children on base will be Trick-or-treating Oct. 31 during the designated hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. under the watchful care of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and the…

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419th FLTS crowned kings of court

Posted  October 26, 2012

The 419th Flight Test Squadron celebrates after winning the 2012 Edwards Intramural Volleyball Championship game Oct. 18. The 419th FLTS volleyball team defeated the 412th Operations Group after playing three sets with a score of 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11 in order to win the championship. The intramural volleyball season will move back to its normal…

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Live fire training keeps Edwards department proficient

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Firefighters prepare to enter a mobile live fire trainer provided by North Tree Fire International when the Edwards Fire Department gathered together Oct.18 for structural fire training, which is required every six months. The Edwards Fire Department gathered for live fire training Oct. 18 with the help of North…

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JSF completes first in-flight release of AIM-120

Posted  October 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of an instrumented AIM-120 from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 19. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Phillips, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an AIM-120 over…

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TPS technical director honored for outstanding flight test contributions

Posted  October 26, 2012

The Society of Flight Test Engineers honored United States Air Force Test Pilot School technical director, David L. Vanhoy, with the 2012 Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in flight test engineering. It is a single, annual award that recognizes an individual for their substantial contributions to flight test and the society. The…

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Edwards leadership addresses topics from last month’s town hall meeting

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses a base resident’s question about budget reallocations occuring at the Base Fitness Center during the town hall meeting held Sep. 20, 2012 at the Conference Center. On Sept. 20th, the 412 Test Wing hosted the first community town hall. This…

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Command language program, language professional of year submission call

Posted  October 26, 2012

This is a general call to those units with registered Command Language Programs. CPL managers can assist in collecting data to support unit nominations for the Command Language Program of the Year and for the Individual Language Professional of the Year. The CLP is designed to increase the proficiency of language professionals in performance of…

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Posted  October 26, 2012

On Oct. 3, Muroc Joint Unified School District sent home the 2012-2013 Federal Impact Aid Survey Form for federally connected students, and those surveys are officially due back to the schools immediately. Impact Aid is a federal program administered through the Department of Education and is for both military and DOD civilian families with children…

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Troops’ investment in the Exchange pays off for entire military community

Posted  October 26, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is paying dividends in more ways than one as Troops and their families exercising their benefit by dining at and shopping at Exchange facilities last year generated a dividend of $203.3 million. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare…

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Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Posted  October 26, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that amount is…

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