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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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Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24. In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United…

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First week of camp goes swimmingly

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Swim camp at the Sonic Splash Pool builds on the basics of swimming, teaching water safety, breathing, types of strokes and pool rules. Outdoor Recreation’s Swim Camp at the Sonic Splash Pool is giving children on base a chance to enjoy the summer sun, while staying cool. The two-week…

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‘Sesame Street’ stars visit Edwards

Posted  August 1, 2014

The popular TV children's show, "Sesame Street," with the help of the United Services Organization or USO, brought their star-studded line up to Edwards to show their appreciation for military children and their families July 28 at the Oasis Community Center.

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Analog Leadership in a Digital World

Posted  August 1, 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†In today’s military, every service member is a leader, and we all live in a “digital world.” Look around any gathering of people; most of us are online with some form of computer or electronic device the majority of time we are awake. At home station or deployed, portable electronic devices…

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AFMC recognizes 2nd quarter Edwards graduates

Posted  August 1, 2014

Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team from Edwards AFB†on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2014. Master Sgt. Mark Cardwell Senior Airman Nicholas Cooley Staff Sgt. Kari Dockery Master Sgt. Anne Duarte Senior Airman Jared Forest Master Sgt. James Gerber Staff Sgt. Bryan Haberaecker…

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Sparky gets children fired up about reading

Posted  August 1, 2014

Sparky the Fire Dog rode up to the Base Library in the back of a fire truck July 25, to greet children at the Summer Reading Program. Sparky departed the emergency vehicle, paws waving as children cheered and lined up to hug and high-five the fire safety mascot. Fire fighters assisted the children as they…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 1, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Where do you invest your time?  When you have an extra hour in the day, what is your focus?  If you are like most people, you will put time and energy into things that are more concrete like finishing a…

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Announcements – August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

Focus group Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to…

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Exchange moves to the head of the class with extra back-to-school savings

Posted  July 25, 2014

With the first bell about to ring on a new school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving lessons in savings. The Exchange is helping military shoppers make the grade with competitive prices and tax savings on supplies students need to head back to class as well as special events and savings…

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