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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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Veterans Day is a day to say ‘thank you’

Posted  November 8, 2013

The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be. While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over…

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Exchange keeping ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted  November 8, 2013

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping will have to wait until Friday. Customers will not have to wait long to start…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 8, 2013

Air Force graphic The Air Force Portal is undergoing a redesign that allows access on mobile devices, geared for easier navigation and operates in low bandwidth environments. The Global Combat Support System, a Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-owned program, is responsible for the portal update, allowing more than 750,000 active users to stay connected….

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Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted  November 8, 2013

Team, It’s that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Nov. 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day…

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412th Comptrollers Squadron observes Halloween with costume contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The 412th Comptroller Squadron and Edwards AFB Contracting celebrated Halloween, Oct. 31 with their annual costume contest in Building 2800. Some of the costumes included Wednesday Addams, Tina Turner, John Travolta and Clark Kent. First place in the men’s costumes went to a pirate and for the women, first place went to the Aflac duck….

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Attention all Airmen: Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, sexual assault convictions are now online

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you will soon see many cases are very similar –…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for FMLA benefits

Posted  November 8, 2013

Federal employees with same-sex spouses are now provided the same Family and Medical Leave Act coverage as those with opposite-sex spouses, according to an Oct. 21 Office of Personnel Management memorandum. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, OPM officials implemented a review of guidance…

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‘You Got Talent’ returns to Edwards AFB

Posted  November 8, 2013

The You Got Talent Air Force Family & Teen Talent Show is back at Edwards AFB after a three-year hiatus. “UGT” shows that Edwards AFB does have talent. Fifteen different acts performed Oct. 23 in front of a nice size crowd at “The Hangar” inside the Oasis Community Club. Some of the standout performers were…

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Edwards Teen Center places third in video contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Kadena Air Base Youth Programs’ Teen Council in Japan earned $5,000 with an original video focused on helping military dependents transition during permanent changes of station, announced Air Force Personnel Center officials. The grant will go toward quality improvements for the base teen program. Second place went to the Minot Air Force Base,†N.D.,†teen center,…

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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted  November 8, 2013

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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