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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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Stop, Talk and Walk, 412th SFS shares anti-bullying message

Posted  February 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber McGruff, The Crime Dog, portrayed by Staff Sgt. Dwayne Keiser, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Electronic Security Services, makes his grand entrance into the Branch Elementary school auditorium for an anti-bullying presentation Jan. 30. The 412th Security Forces Squadron partnered with Branch Elementary School to bring an anti-bullying message to…

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Leaving a better Air Force

Posted  February 7, 2014

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Recently, I volunteered to write an article on mentoring, thinking I was pretty good at putting words on paper. If only it were that easy. The honest fact is I’m not really sure how to explain mentoring. After 19 years in the Air Force, I just know it…

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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted  February 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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Have your say in sexual assault prevention

Posted  February 7, 2014

How many times have you sat through mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention training classes and said “I thought we were going to talk about this or “I wish we had the chance to discuss that.” Since 2005, when the Air Force stood up the SAPR program, we were given guidance and a curriculum. In the early…

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Edwards AFB Pageant signup, meeting

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Edwards AFB Pageant Committee is seeking young ladies interested in becoming the next Edwards Ambassadors/Queens. The categories are: Miss (16-19); Junior Miss (11-13); Little Miss (6-8); Tiny Miss (4-5); Young Miss (9-10); Teen Miss (14-15). This year’s pageant will be held on March 29. According to the number of girls that sign up, two…

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ECARS emails coming Feb. 11

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System is scheduled to be activated Feb. 11. Shortly after system activation, all Air Force employees, both civilian (contractors are exempt) and military, can expect to receive an email from the following sender: no-reply@apims.af.mil. The email subject line will read, “Action Required: personal vehicle emissions testing self-certification is due within…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Tax Center now open The Edwards Tax Center is now open and will be until April 9. The center is located at 1100 Kincheloe Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call (661) 275-ETAX or the Legal Office at (661) 277-4310. When you make an appointment you…

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Local improvement projects for jet fuel pipelines culminates in opening of new fuel metering station on Edwards

Posted  February 7, 2014

While T-38s took to the Edwards skies, down on the ground a group of contractors, base civil engineers and members of the Defense Logistics Agency officially opened up the new Kinder Morgan Metering Station Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 22.

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Team Edwards January promotions

Posted  February 7, 2014

Team Edwards saw 17 enlisted members pin on the next rank during the January promotion ceremony held Jan. 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!

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Family care plans offer the next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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