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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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Edwards test team extends KC-135 capabilities

Posted  April 26, 2013

Known as "The Mighty War Wagon" of the United States Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force for more than 50 years.

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Is your security clearance current?

Posted  April 26, 2013

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – To support the Air Force’s global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness. So, your immunizations are current, you have a solid family care plan in place and your finances are squared away, but are you really prepared to deploy and support the global mission? Have you…

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News Briefs April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is 3 p.m., April 30 in the Base Theater. Awards ceremony The 412th Test Wing’s quarterly award ceremony is 10 a.m., May 1 in the Base Theater. Come out and show your support for our military, civilian and team award nominees and winners. For additional more information, contact Master…

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CTF celebrates Raptor’s 1,000th sortie

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry The oldest flying F-22 Raptor, tail number 4007, successfully completed its 1,000th sortie April 19. The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated the milestone with a James Bond themed plane-side ceremony, referring to the aircraftís tail number ending in ì007.î The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated an impressive milestone April…

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Honorary commanders

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Cutline: Col. Roderick Cregier, Edwards AFB F-35 program director, talks to Honorary Commanders Apr 20 at the Joint Strike Fighter Combined Test Force. The Honorary Commanders event provided local civic leaders and representatives with a chance to see the JSF take off and a visit the Ridley Mission Control…

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Airmen powered by innovation

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fellow Airmen, As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration. As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently. We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most…

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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of Apr 26th

Posted  April 26, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray that we grow in our ability to show compassion and mercy to others Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Think and then practice the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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Edwards officer balances great accomplishment, sadness following Boston Marathon run

Posted  April 26, 2013

“Bittersweet” is probably the best way to describe Maj. Jose Gutierrez’s experience at the Boston Marathon April 15. For Gutierrez, and most all marathoners, the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of marathons. “Obviously, it’s a big deal. Everybody wants to run Boston. If you’re a marathoner you just want to be able to qualify for…

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