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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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News Briefs March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

South Gate traffic redirected Beginning this past week, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., traffic at the South Gate will be redirected to allow for construction of a canopy over the inbound lane check points at the guard house. During this time period, inbound traffic will be redirected through the outbound lanes…

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Announcements – March 22, 2013

Posted  March 22, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’…

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Acquisition course coming to Edwards in April

Posted  March 22, 2013

A two-and-a-half-day course providing a snapshot overview of the acquisition lifecycle will be offered through the Air Force Institute of Technology at Edwards Air Force Base April 9 to11. The course, SYS 281 Air Force Acquisition and Sustainment, provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition policy, processes, management tools and acquisition reform initiatives….

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Local high school campus named for AFMC commander

Posted  March 22, 2013

Beavercreek City Schools [Ohio] dedicated its high school campus to Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, a 1976 Beavercreek graduate, in a ceremony held March 15.

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Legal assistance tip: Victim, witness assistance program

Posted  March 22, 2013

The criminal justice system is a taxing process with many detrimental effects in addition to those already suffered by victims of crimes and those who have witnessed them. President Ronald Reagan was galvanized by the historically poor treatment of victims to create a Task Force on Victims of Crimes. In December 1982, the President’s Task…

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412th Test Wing inducts honorary commanders

Posted  March 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, welcomed civic leaders from surrounding communities during the Honorary Commanders Program induction ceremony recently held at Club Muroc’s Alliance Ballroom. The event introduced honorary commanders to their respective group and squadron commanders. Team Edwards recently welcomed civic leaders from surrounding…

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Team Edwards celebrates women’s history

Posted  March 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Lt. Col. Kathryn G. Hughes, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, addresses attendees at the 2013 Women’s History Month Luncheon. This yearís luncheon focused on women inspiring innovation through imagination in science, technology, math and engineering. Team Edwards and the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center gathered March 19 for the 2013…

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Jetsons Redux: Developing future aircraft control systems

Posted  March 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida The quad-rotor model helicopter is flying to validate research on elements of a futuristic control system that has immediate applications for unmanned aircraft systems and potentially to a future personal air vehicle. When George Jetson was ready to head off to the office he hopped into his bubble-shaped aerocar and…

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Team Edwards prepares for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  March 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Mitsch helps design a message regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness on a T-shirt during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event held March 20 at the Oasis Community Center. Sergeant Mitsch is a Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Two powerline mechanic and…

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Edwards leadership reiterates protections provided for employees who seek mental health care

Posted  March 22, 2013

In 2012, the Department of Defense released guidance for employees who had concerns regarding how their mental health history could adversely affect their security clearance. This guidance emphasized that the U.S. Government recognizes the vital importance of mental health and advocates the proactive management of mental health conditions to support wellness and recovery. This guidance…

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