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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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Salutes & Awards

Air Force Test Center announces inaugural annual awards winners

Posted  April 5, 2013

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, announced the winners of the first AFTC Annual Awards March 18. The AFTC oversees testing across the Air Force, which primarily includes Edwards, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., “For the first AFTC Annual Awards, the competition was extremely tough,” said…

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Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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‘Core Values Spotlight’: Integrity

Posted  April 5, 2013

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled: Informational Booth at the Exchange – April 10, 17 and 24. Story & Craft time at the Children’s Library April 5 to 19 Youth Center Activity April 10 from…

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Announcements – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Pre-registration requested. Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children…

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AFIT’s SYS 253 Early T&E Influence in Acquisition Course

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 253 at Edwards AFB, June 11 to 13. The course will be held in Bldg. 2453 Rm. 110. This comprehension-level course will prepare Air Force personnel engaged in T&E management or execution to be effective…

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Updates to Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Posted  April 12, 2013

When the sexual assault scandal involving more than a dozen Military Training Instructors made the news last year it sent a shock wave of questions across not only Lackland AFB, Texas, but the Air Force as a whole.

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Resources available for the Team Edwards community

Posted  April 12, 2013

Although each Air Force command and installation has released its fair share of pertinent furlough information, Team Edwards leaders want to keep you as informed about the financial resources available to help minimize the impact of this projected furlough on you and your family as information becomes available. As with any furlough, the uncertainty of…

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Support Resources

Posted  April 12, 2013

Airman & Family Readiness Center Community Readiness Consultants are ready to assist Department of Defense civilian employees with financial counseling. Active duty and retired military, as well as DOD civilian employees who are also retired military are eligible for financial counseling and financial assistance. Airman and Family Readiness also provide information and referrals to community…

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