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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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Edwards Fire Department wins 2013 AFMC-level award

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Fire Department was awarded the 2013 AFMC Fire and Emergency Services Award as the best Large Fire Department in Air Force Materiel Command. The announcement was made in February and the base will go on to compete at the Department of Defense level for consideration to win…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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412th TW donates iPads to grade schoolers

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber iPads were supplied to Branch Elementary School students on Edwards AFB through an Education Partnership Agreement between the Joint Unified MUROC School District and the 412th Test Wing. Branch Elementary School sixth grade teacher, Kim Cantrell, has been teaching for many years. While many of the educational materials she…

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

Black History Month Luncheon The Black History Month Luncheon is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 27 in the Alliance Ballroom at Club Muroc. The guest speakers will be retired Command Chief Master Sergeant Juan Lewis and Chief Master Sergeant William Green Jr. The menu consists of baked or grilled chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, greens, macaroni…

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Fourth quarter winners for ’13 announced

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Rodney Todaro (far left), 412th Operations Group commander, poses with the 4th Quarter 2013 Team of the Quarter – the F-22 Modernization Team, 411th Flight Test Squadron. Team Edwards honored its 2013 4th Quarter Award winners Feb. 12 with a ceremony in the base theater. Congratulations to all!…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center.  Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay is…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest now open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

DOD graphic The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target tobacco as being an enemy of the military as it degrades health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until March 14. WASHINGTON – The Air Force community…

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

Posted  February 21, 2014

- How do you face a crisis of conscience?  Do you have a rule (or a set of rules) that will meet every requirement?  Is there a secret formula that will guarantee a clean conscience at the end of the day?  My guess is that one rule or a secret formula does not exist that…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  February 21, 2014

Name: Katelin Sprague Duty Title: Management assistant Organization: AFTC XP Years of Service: Civil Service employee for five years Hometown: Air Force Brat. I’ve previously been stationed with my family at Nellis AFB, Nev., San Vito Air Station, Italy, Hill AFB, Utah, Kadena AB, Japan, and, finally, Edwards AFB where my father retired. Why did…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service before self…

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