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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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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”) by Jan. 1, 2014,…

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Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms. Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards…

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Special Court Martial judgment

Posted  October 18, 2013

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1….

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million people did not…

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November’s ‘Move the Food Event’

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Edwards Air Force Base Chapel is sponsoring a Move the Food Event Nov. 2. The food giveaway will be Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the food is gone. The event will be held in the Chapel 1 Annex. The chapel will hand out†one†bag of food per family of four…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 18, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a…

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News Briefs: October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Project 84 Project 84 is here, submit your cost-saving ideas. With the current economic climate, Project 84 is an initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The current projected budget will not be enough to cover Edwardsí operating costs for fiscal year 2014. Brewer’s intention with Project 84 is that…

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412th MDG launches physical therapy enhancements

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Maj. William Clarkson is the sole physical therapist for the 412th Medical Operations Squadron and the Physical Therapy flight commander. October is National Physical Therapy month! To celebrate and to enhance the quality and access to care for its active duty members, the 412th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic…

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DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system. The third-party mobile apps are not sponsored by the Department of Defense or the U.S. government. The “MyPay DFAS LES” is…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 18, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The ancient philosopher Aristotle developed a list of virtues that would help leaders rightly conduct themselves in the exercise of their offices and help people find happiness (to include courage, temperance, justice, and prudence).  Jesus introduced the concept of self-denial…

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