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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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Community Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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Community Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Software upgrade

Posted  November 2, 2012

On Nov. 6, if all goes as planned, the weather stations Joint Environmental Toolkit is getting a software upgrade. Once the change takes place, customers/users of JET will need to go to https://owsjet2.dm.af.mil/portal/ then click “OK” then go to “Portals” “System” and “Guest Edwards AFB” in order to get weather station information for Edwards. The…

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Rules, regs regarding Private Organizations

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is home to many private organizations. These POs can greatly contribute to the quality of life on base. However, there are rules governing POs that any group wishing to become a PO, as well as any PO that wishes to remain a PO, should be aware of. POs are governed by…

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Reality TV star tours Edwards, discusses ‘push’-ing through adversity

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is no stranger to names throughout its history who have met adversity and overcome it...

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It’s time to ‘fall back’

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force graphic by Kenji ThuloweitIt’s that time of year again. Time to set your clocks back one hour Nov. 4. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime,…

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Third quarter military justice actions

Posted  November 2, 2012

The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards during the third quarter of 2012. Nonjudicial punishment (Article 15) is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction.   An airman first…

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Veteran’s Day holiday hours

Posted  November 2, 2012

All 412th FSS facilities will be closed Nov. 12 except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course and Pro Shop: 7 a.m.-sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  

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Did you know?

Posted  November 2, 2012

I believe it’s time to talk about driving and riding safely. Let me start by telling you a true story that happened to me recently. I was driving to work one morning coming from base housing heading towards main base on Fitzgerald Boulevard. The sun was rising in the horizon directly shining into my eyes….

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