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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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Team Edwards conducts exercise for disease containment

Posted  December 6, 2013

Members of Team Edwards ran an emergency scenario exercise that started prior to Thanksgiving and ended the following Monday, Dec. 2.

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Lancaster Rotary Club donates goods to Airman’s Attic

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tis’ the season of giving and the Edwards Airman’s Attic received a sizeable gift Dec. 2. from the Lancaster Rotary Club. The club donated†more than a thousand dollars†worth of new kitchenware, holiday decorations, bath towels, food containers and sports equipment to the attic. “Last year we received $1,000 to buy items for the Airmen here…

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I’m not alone

Posted  December 6, 2013

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.†-†Toughen up, develop a thick skin, don’t let people see that you’re hurting; I’ve heard these phrases my entire life, from parents, coaches, family members, friends, and supervisors. The result, I hurt; but I don’t show it. I know that I’m not alone either, now I’m going to show my hurt….

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Announcements – December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or…

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Fueled by innovation? We’ve got some thinking to do

Posted  November 27, 2013

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Think about it. In January 2013, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III released a new vision for the Air Force: The World’s Greatest Air Force … Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. Placing…

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Christmas Lights

Posted  November 27, 2013

Are you ready to decorate for the holidays? No matter what or how you celebrate this time of year, decorations are a family tradition for many. It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, and while you’re busy decorating your home or office; safety may be one of the last things on your mind….

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Brewer prepares for, encourages change

Posted  November 27, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, along with several guest speakers, addressed changes coming during a commander's call Nov. 26 at the Base Theater.

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DHS Football advances to CIF playoff semis

Posted  November 27, 2013

On Nov. 22, in a relentless torrent of rain without any water wings, the Desert High School Varsity football team (Desert Mountain League Co-Champions), defeated Saddleback Valley Christian High School

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Ring in the ‘howlidays’ with Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest

Posted  November 27, 2013

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Nov. 22 through Dec. 12 a picture of your pet dressed in its finest holiday attire could be worth up to $1,000 during the 2013 Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest. To enter, visit the Exchange at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX and fill out the entry form or send…

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Woolf receives Kelly Johnson Award

Posted  November 27, 2013

Reagan Woolf, 773rd Test Squadron, has worked at Edwards as an Aircraft Performance technical expert for the 412th Test Wing for nearly 14 years.

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