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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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Hierarchy tool critical in aligning supervisors, employees

Posted  October 25, 2013

Civilian employees who are not accurately aligned under their supervisors in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System might have delays in processing important personnel actions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The position hierarchy maintenance tool, accessible via DCPDS, allows supervisors to accurately align themselves with their employees in DCPDS. If the position hierarchy is…

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‘Fall Back’ Nov. 3

Posted  October 25, 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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 25, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Snacks are not meals.  Snacks may see you through a hungry afternoon but it will not sustain you for days on end.  It should be obvious that humans need regular meals to stay healthy.  The same is true for reading…

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School Liaison Message – Red Ribbon Week

Posted  October 25, 2013

Schools across the nation are campaigning against drugs during Red Ribbon Week.

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Original T-34 visits Edwards 60 years after service

Posted  October 25, 2013

An original production Beechcraft T-34 "Mentor" returned to Edwards Oct. 17 for a one-day visit 60 years after it was delivered to Edwards AFB for the T-34 flight test program. The G-11 model was one of three T-34s that came to Edwards in October 1953 for acceptance testing.

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Team Edwards gains 17 new ceremonial guardsmen

Posted  October 25, 2013

Seventeen Airmen became new ceremonial guardsmen during a graduation ceremony at the Airmen Leadership School Oct. 16.

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Announcements – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 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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412th MDG promotes ‘Small Steps, Big Rewards’ at annual health fair

Posted  October 24, 2013

The 412th Medical Group's Main Clinic opened up its doors to host a health fair Oct. 17.

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Thin line

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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Support troops with Exchange gift cards

Posted  October 18, 2013

It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts. This year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering any American the opportunity to get them both right by purchasing an Exchange gift card for any servicemember with just a few clicks. “Gift cards give Soldiers and Airmen the choice to buy the things…

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