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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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K-9 training

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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DMV introduces Troops to Trucks program

Posted  November 15, 2013

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced the availability of a new program – Troops to Trucks – aimed at streamlining the commercial driver license application process by eliminating the road skills driving test requirement. A†commercial driver license†is required in California to operate large trucks and buses. To obtain a CDL, the applicant must…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Commissary Holiday Hours The Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The day following, the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For Christmas week, the Commissary will be open Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. Black History…

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AF activates accountability system in response to Philippine crisis

Posted  November 15, 2013

The Air Force has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents who may be affected by the category 5 typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 13. The activation is a local event for…

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OSHA changes: Material Safety Data Sheets going away

Posted  November 15, 2013

Safety data sheets are coming! Coming to replace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and improve unit understanding of the hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace. If you currently work in a workplace that uses hazardous chemicals governed by a Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program, there are changes to the standard you need to be aware of. In March…

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Auto Hobby Shop is a ‘DIY’ facility

Posted  November 15, 2013

The Auto Hobby Shop and Arts and Crafts center in Bldg. 2440 was built in 1996. Today, the center contains the Auto Hobby Shop, Custom Framing and Engraving.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  November 15, 2013

- Liberty is an essential element of our nation’s heritage and future but it must be handled with a sense of responsibility.  James Madison stated long ago, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”  Both are evidence of selfishness and are remedied by remembering we are…

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Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin spread holiday cheer

Posted  November 15, 2013

Operation Homefront partnered with Lockheed Martin and the Edwards AFB First Sergeants Council to bring Thanksgiving gifts to Airmen in need Nov. 7.

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Edwards-own blues musicians rock Red Nation Film Festival

Posted  November 15, 2013

For two Edwards employees who are known for their musical ability on and off the flightline, father and son duo, Robin and Caleb Hairston, along with their Blue Mountain Tribe band members, were recently selected to perform at the 10th Annual Red Nation Film Festival

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Announcements – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your Instrument Flight Rules Skills: Nov. 23, cost is $105 and pre-registration is preferred. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI…

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