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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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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting official reports*

Posted  August 15, 2014

The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates ñ or SCOD ñ for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. The SCOD also drives adjusted active duty promotion eligibility cutoff dates for promotion…

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

Posted  August 15, 2014

Who are you living for, or in other words who is writing your life’s story?  Do you call the shots in life or is there someone bigger?  The famed writer Wendell Berry says, “the significance – and ultimate quality – of the work we do is determined by our understanding of the story in which…

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Announcements – August 15, 2014

Posted  August 15, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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412th LRS director retires after 45 years

Posted  August 8, 2014

After 45 years in civil service, Sandra Sergent, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, retired Aug. 1, with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

EOO closed The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be closed for official training Aug. 11. Regular duty hours will resume Aug. 12.†In case of an emergency, contact Al Wilson at 661-209-4471. Chapel closed The Base Chapel will be closed for an official function noon-3 p.m., Aug. 13. For emergencies, contact the Command Post…

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Edwards defender helps teach self-defense down range

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock Right: Staff Sgt. Cameron Cochran (dark shirt), 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, demonstrates one way to push away an attacker during a self-defense class July 26 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The class was designed to better prepare Airmen if they are…

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Team Edwards July enlisted promotions

Posted  August 8, 2014

Team Edwards saw 36 enlisted members pin on the next rank during Edwards AFB’s monthly promotion ceremony held July 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!   To airman 1st class Rachel J. Williams, 412th SFS   To senior airman Briano R. Molinaro, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Kyle L. Decker, 412th AMXS Samuel…

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MHS Leadership July Message – Access to Care

Posted  August 8, 2014

Military Health System Team, Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward. If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment…

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Team works to solve POV shipment issues

Posted  August 8, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed…

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The voice within

Posted  August 8, 2014

LANGLEY AFB, Va.†-†”Can your significant other sexually assault you?” The answer was a resounding silence. No one knew how to answer the “Sex Signals” speaker. I knew. I knew the answer. Rather, the sudden urge to vomit and then excuse myself from the auditorium gave me my answer. “Yes. Oh, my God. Yes,” said a…

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