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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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Cervical Cancer: Four risks you don’t know

Posted  January 11, 2013

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted  January 11, 2013

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,…

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Committed to safety, mishap prevention

Posted  January 11, 2013

Before returning to flight operations, Team Edwards welcomed the new year with the annual Back in the Saddle briefing Jan. 7, focusing on safety, teamwork and mishap prevention.

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Legal Assistance Tip: Stop fraud

Posted  January 11, 2013

Your base legal office welcomes everyone back from the holidays. While the holidays are hopefully a happy time for you and your loved ones, they are also a time when many people fall victim to financial fraud. Financial fraud takes many forms including mortgage scams, security frauds, Ponzi schemes, predatory lending, credit card scams and…

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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted  January 11, 2013

How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports? Leaning forward enables the player to be in a position that allows him or her…

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News Briefs January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

Edwards varsity softball tryouts   Tryouts for the 2013 Edwards Varsity Softball season will be noon-3 p.m., Jan. 19 and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the softball field by the Rosburg Fitness Center. All personnel associated with Edwards, including active duty military, civilians, contractors, retirees and dependents, are welcome. To sign-up contact Staff Sgt. Twyla…

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Announcements – January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

Holiday Hours: All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Junior’s Birthday holiday with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-sunset. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted  January 18, 2013

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services…

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Weekly Bible study, lunch

Posted  January 18, 2013

You’re invited to a weekly lunchtime Bible study and free lunch! Bring a friend too! Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon at the Edwards Chapel 1 Annex (corner of North Muroc Drive and East Popson Avenue. What could be better than food and fellowship?   RSVP to Jason.Massman@edwards.af.mil by Tuesday if you are coming so we can make…

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‘Gliding’ to space: A novel means of launching space satellites

Posted  January 18, 2013

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending satellites into orbit.

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