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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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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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Thanksgiving Turkeys-to-Go

Posted  November 22, 2013

Ready for the holiday season but less thrilled about doing all the cooking yourself? Your 412th Force Support Squadron takes the worries away by offering Turkeys-to-Go this Thanksgiving! Each holiday meal includes a 14-16 pound slow-cooked roasted turkey, whipped potatoes with giblet gravy, golden sweet corn on the cob and your choice of delicious fresh…

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NASA tests SLS autopilot technology on F/A-18 Jet

Posted  November 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Jim Ross An F/A-18 research jet simulated various flight conditions that NASA’s Space Launch System may experience as it makes its way from the launch pad to space, to evaluate the rocket’s flight control system. The tests are helping engineers design a system that can autonomously adjust to unexpected conditions during flight….

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News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

Commissary holiday hours The commissary hours for the holidays are as follows: Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The day after Thanksgiving the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. DANTES testing available…

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412th FSS holiday hours

Posted  November 22, 2013

These are the 412th Force Support Squadron hours of operation during the upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn:…

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Wanted: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Preparers!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer wants you!

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  November 22, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014¬†- when the AF354 will be rescinded¬† – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a card-stock…

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DHS girls volleyball team ends season 18-5

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert High School varsity volleyball players, Devyn Cross, #24, and Elizabeth Shelton, #16, jump up for the block during a California Interscholastic Federation playoff game Nov. 14 against a North City Christian School hitter in order to advance to the CIF quarter finals. The team finished their season with…

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‘If these walls could talk’

Posted  November 22, 2013

Aside from archived photos, videos and historical accounts of pilots taken during the golden age of flight test at Edwards, some stories of Edwards' past remain hidden, waiting to be restored and told.

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Turkey fryer safety – make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Each year during the holidays we anticipate that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray.

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