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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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Edwards begins F-35 operational testing

Posted  March 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Edwards entered a new phase of testing on the F-35 Lightning II program March 6 with the arrival of the first two operational test aircraft. The aircraft were flown by Lt. Col. Steven J. Tittel, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander and Maj. Matthew L. Bell, 31st TES Operations…

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Edwards announces new web page for base helping agencies

Posted  March 15, 2013

Graphic of the new web page for the Integrated Delivery System, which is a committee of all of the base’s helping agencies which works to reach out to the Edwards workforce and community in order to remind everyone of all the available services they may turn to for assistance with any personal issues. In an…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted  March 15, 2013

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department’s…

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From the palm of your hand, find out what’s going on at Edwards

Posted  March 15, 2013

Members of the Edwards community have a new tool to let them know what’s going on around base. The My Military Communities is a mobile application that centralizes all of Edwards’ community events, organizations and services right in your pocket for smartphones. MyMC2 lists activities happening on base as well as a directory to all…

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Apple App store offering TSP App not sanctioned by TSP

Posted  March 15, 2013

A free iPhone App, TSP Funds, currently being offered through the Apple App Store asks Thrift Savings Plan participants for their account login information. This app is not being offered through the TSP and the TSP does not recommend using this application to access your TSP account. Providing this information could result in a security…

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First AF female general paves way for military women

Posted  March 15, 2013

Jeanne M. Holm was the first woman in the armed forces to be promoted to the rank of major general in 1973, and is credited as single driving force in achieving parity for military women and making them a viable part of the mainstream military. Holm was born in 1921, in Portland, Ore., and enlisted…

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F-35B arrives at Edwards for missions systems testing

Posted  March 15, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds BF-17 arrival at Edwards Air Force Base March 5. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Lightning II and is operated by the Marine Corps. It’s the first mission systems B-variant to arrive at Edwards. The F-35 Integrated Test Force expanded their…

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AF cuts aviation support at public events

Posted  March 15, 2013

As the U.S. Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs.

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Furloughs can begin April 26, DOD comptroller says

Posted  March 15, 2013

Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government…

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First Air Force woman four-star comes full circle

Posted  March 15, 2013

Young Janet Libby was definitely someone going places at Beavercreek High School near Dayton, Ohio. She was in the National Honor Society, on both the German and Ski clubs and a soccer athlete as well. But even those friends and well-wishers who would have signed her senior yearbook with words like “you’ll go far,” and…

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