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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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Smeeks retires uniform, continues to serve

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Tammy Smeeks, 412th Mission Support Group, is presented with a retirement pin by Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, during a retirement ceremony held in her honor July 31 at Club Muroc. Smeeks will continue her service at Edwards as a civilian supervisor for…

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Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course scheduled

Posted  August 8, 2014

Another Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for Aug. 13. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course; however, military will be given priority when registration approval takes place. You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved. †Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military riders who have…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted  August 8, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas†-†Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 8, 2014

Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School makes this observation about what truly matters in life.  ”If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at personal lives through that lens, you’ll see the same stunning and sobering pattern:…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted  August 8, 2014

WASHINGTON – Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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Piute Ponds continues makeover

Posted  August 8, 2014

Piute Ponds has undergone a series of renovations over the last couple years and is now reaping the benefits of those years of construction.

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Annual Education Fair Aug. 13

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Senior Airman Jacob English, 412th Medical Support Squadron, speaks to a college representative during last year’s education fair at Club Muroc. The Edwards Education Center will be hosting the Edwards 2014 Annual Education Fair Aug. 13. More than†56 college and university representatives will be at the Club Muroc Alliance…

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Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted  August 8, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my…

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Congressional staffers get a taste of test

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Congressional staffers were given the opportunity to visit the boom pod and receive a tutorial from the boom operator, giving them an up-close look at aerial refueling aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker.Ten staffers from the U.S. House of Representatives visited Edwards Aug. 4-5 to familiarize themselves with the Edwards mission….

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School’s back from summer

Posted  August 8, 2014

As summer turns to fall, the Edwards community prepares to go back to school. Registration for Desert Junior-Senior High School and Branch Elementary school has begun and is done by appointment only. Students at DHS will register for their classes through the counselor’s office.†The DHS phone number is 661-258-4411, Ext. 100. For Branch Elementary student…

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