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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 chief of staff visits

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, meets with Airmen at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Jan. 29. Welsh, along with his wife, Betty, is visiting Edwards AFB to meet with Team Edwards Airmen and their families, as well as receive updates on test programs. Welsh will visit the Joint Strike Fighter…

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Announcements – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 30, 2014

Non-Appropriated Fund Sale The Force Support Squadron will be conducting a NAF Sale in the parking lot of Bldg. 5605 (Lodging) 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 31. Only E-1 thru E-4 can buy items from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. All other customers, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Items to be sold include furniture and equipment from Lodging,…

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Edwards Fire and Emergency Services protects base daily

Posted  January 24, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber This Edwards AFB Fire Department P-15 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle is the last operational vehicle of its kind in the Air Force. It carries 6,000 gallons of water and foam. More than 13,000 people are connected to Edwards AFB, both military and civilian. With five stations, the…

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Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted  January 24, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However,…

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How to make scheduling an appointment easier

Posted  January 24, 2014

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo Dr. William A. LaPlante is the principal deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Ive spent over 28…

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Spiritual Fitness: Finding your ‘happy place’

Posted  January 24, 2014

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska†-†Spiritual fitness is a component of CAF that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily. Social fitness is all about developing healthy relationships with others….

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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody holds his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat Jan. 9 at Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md. Cody received questions via video, social media outlets and from members of a studio audience, about changes to enlisted performance reports and…

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Life is a journey

Posted  January 24, 2014

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea-Air Combat Command defines the spiritual pillar as strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose. The Air Force initially fueled my sense of purpose and gave me a foundation. For many years the simple act of wearing the uniform and…

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DOD releases new religious accommodation instruction

Posted  January 24, 2014

The Defense Department released a new instruction Jan. 22 that details its updated policy on making religious accommodations requested by service members, Pentagon spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen said. A DOD instruction implements a policy or prescribes the manner or plan of action used to carry out a policy, operate a program or…

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