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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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New TRICARE.mil I want to feature offers easy access to popular customer service options

Posted  December 13, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries now have an easy way to access customer service features. The TRICARE.mil home page has a new I want to section offering beneficiaries a gateway to links that help them manage their health care from prescriptions to enrollments and much more. The I want to section of TRICARE.mil launched Dec. 1, 2013. The…

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B.B. Wolf sues Curly Pig: Mock trial shows scouts inner workings of courthouse

Posted  December 13, 2013

Big Bad Wolf, portrayed by Capt. Nicholas Reyes (left) 412th Test Wing, Judge Advocate, and his attorney Capt. Thomas Colby, 412th TW, JA, listen as Curly Pig is questioned by his attorney during a mock trial held Dec. 9 at the Base Courthouse. The mock trial was to show local Cub Scout Wolf Den Pack…

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I just want to celebrate

Posted  December 13, 2013

It’s party time! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the holiday celebrations are happening everywhere. We all think of this time as one of the most joyful seasons, but it’s also the time to pay greater attention to safety. During the past two holiday campaign seasons, 75 percent of the fatalities were private motor vehicle related….

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  December 13, 2013

Name: Eric Cullen Duty Title: Cyber Systems Supervisor Organization: 412th CS/SCOO Years in Service: 18 Hometown: Monterey, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I volunteered because I think that it is an important additional duty. This is one of the biggest problems facing the DOD right now, and being a victim advocate…

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Edwards AFB Typhoon Relief Effort

Posted  December 13, 2013

Edwards AFB will be collecting donations for the Philippines Typhoon relief effort until Monday night Dec. 16. The main collection point will be at the Higher Grounds in Bldg. 2511 between the times of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Donation boxes will also be staged around base. Examples of items needed:…

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AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Posted  December 13, 2013

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012. “If you’re traveling to spend time with family…

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Christmas Chapel

Posted  December 13, 2013

Catholic Dec. 15, Las Posadas: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 15, Penance Service: 6 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Children√≠s Mass: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Midnight Mass: Midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25, Christmas Mass: 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant- Gospel Service: Sundays, 8 a.m., Chapel 1 Dec. 18, Advent Evening Prayer: Wednesdays 6:15-6:45…

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Edwards community lights Christmas tree

Posted  December 13, 2013

The Edwards’ community may not have a white Christmas, but that didn’t stop children from playing in the snow. Families gathered for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6, and after lighting the tree, children rushed to play in the fake snow surrounding the tree. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer introduced family members of deployed…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character

Posted  December 13, 2013

An opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – A Christmas reflection: “I realized that songs, good feelings, beautiful liturgies, nice presents, big dinners, and many sweet words do not make Christmas. Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to something beyond all emotions and feelings.¬† Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s…

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