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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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Health & Safety

AFI change simplifies fitness appeal process

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airmen who fail their fitness assessment now may appeal to their wing commanders rather than submit an appeal to the Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The appeal process change is one of several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2905, Air Force Fitness Program, that went into…

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‘Fall Back’ Nov. 3

Posted  November 1, 2013

It’s that time of year to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday Nov. 3. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time or credit hour…

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News Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6 in the Chapel 1 Annex. †Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. †To make an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle…

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Family Advocacy promotes awareness of domestic violence

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of 23 volunteers, both military and civilian, wore moulage bruises and cuts to work Oct. 24.

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‘We promise, it will only hurt a little’

Posted  November 1, 2013

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing commander chief, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jessica Poss, 412th Medical Group medical technician Oct. 30. The Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu mist (nasal formulation) or injection to all pediatric patients 17 years of age and younger. Patients 18 years of age and older may…

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2014 civilian benefits open season slated

Posted  November 1, 2013

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make…

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Twenty-two attain next rank

Posted  November 1, 2013

Team Edwards saw 22 enlisted members pin on to the next rank during the November promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To senior airmen Gil E. Martin, 412th Security Forces Squadron Thomas R. Seago, 412th SFS Elvis S. Novoa, 412th SFS Morris J. Gray, 412th SFS Jerome E. Roach II, 412th SFS   To staff…

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Wingman day

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Andrew Revelos Norberto “Norbie” Lara, a wounded warrior who takes his inspiring story around the country as a spokesman for Warriors Speak, will speak Nov. 4 at the Base Theater as part of Team Edwards’ Wingman Day activities. As part of the events to be held on Wingman Day, Nov. 4, Norberto…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 1, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Announcements – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airmanship Class for Contractors: Nov. 4-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory class for private pilot primary training. Includes 35 hours ground school, five hours flight instruction, and ground school kit. $2,500 pre-registration is required. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club…

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