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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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Exchange targets veterans, families for employment opportunities

Posted  April 26, 2013

While some advertise efforts to hire veterans, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply does what it has for more than 117 years – extend career opportunities to veterans and their families. In fact, 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce is comprised of veterans with military spouses and family members accounting for another 24…

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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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News Briefs May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event May 8.†Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of…

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Banquet honors local 4.0 seniors

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph Col. Lawrence Hoffman, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School commandant, speaks to local high school seniors at the 11th Annual Excellence in Academics Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the Mojave Transporation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce Apr. 24. The Mojave Transportation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce held their 11th Annual…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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April promotions

Posted  May 3, 2013

Team Edwards held there monthly promotion ceremony April 30.† Congratulations to those for taking the next step in their Air Force careers!† To senior master sergeant Arnold G. Guiao, 412th Medical Support Squadron Gregory C. Baker, 412th Flight Test†Squadron To master Sergeant Matthew R. Inman, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Jeremy L. Marmet, 412th Aircraft…

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New parachute test to provide AC-130 aircrew with the best

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Case Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, 418th Flight Test Squadron NCOIC of the Test Parachuting Program, deploys the Low Profile parachute after exiting a SC.7 Skyvan during a LPP test April 12, 2013 over the Edwards Farm Dropzone. The Low Profile Parachute is intended to replace the BA-22 parachute…

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Hagel to make furlough decision soon, press secretary says

Posted  May 3, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a decision soon on the scope of civilian furloughs in response to sequestration spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said May 2. Hagel is reviewing analysis on the budget “and he’ll reach a decision in the near future,” Little told reporters. Little acknowledged news reports that some services…

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AFMC commander visits Sustainment Center, air logistics complexes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, join Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, in a rally with 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron F-15 ramp shop employees during a visit to Robins Air Force Base,…

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