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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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Thrift Store hours

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force photograph by Diane Betzler The Edwards AFB Thrift Store has a variety of items for sale and is always in need of donations.†Profits from the sale of donations and consignments are given back to the community via scholarships and donations from the Edwards Officers Spouses Club. A†military I.D. or CAC is NOT required…

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AFMC to eliminate flu shots for some civilians due to budget

Posted  September 13, 2013

As command officials make tough budget decisions with fewer dollars to spend, Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees who are not beneficiaries of the TRICARE health program will no longer receive AFMC-provided flu shots in advance of the upcoming flu season. Civilian health is a top priority in AFMC. However, vaccine purchases had to be…

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Does it really matter if I wear my uniform properly, with pride?

Posted  September 13, 2013

I have been asked countless times throughout my career and may have even asked the question myself as a young Airman sitting inside a storage area at McConnell Air Force Base. Why does it really matter if Airmen wear their uniform properly and why do the senior NCOs talk about Air Force Instruction 35-10 all…

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Exchange offers resources, assistance for PCSing service members

Posted  September 13, 2013

To men and women serving in the United States Military, a permanent change of station can be costly and stressful. On average, service members PCSing spend $1,725 on non-reimbursable expenses. However, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making the transition more affordable for those who protect American freedoms at home and abroad. The…

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Edwards to post new online base helping agencies directory

Posted  September 13, 2013

To compliment the webpage dedicated to all the base helping agencies, Team Edwards has implemented an online directory listing all those agencies for personnel off-base and on-base. For off-base personnel, the directory is located via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the Base Helping Agencies Directory tab. For on-base personnel, the directory appears…

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

Posted  September 13, 2013

Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and door buster sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. Although we arenít offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings in their local commissary,…

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Base housing residents to pay Corvias automatically with BAH – Take home pay for Airmen will not change

Posted  September 13, 2013

Edwards AFB base residents will soon see a change on their Leave and Earnings Statement due to housing privatization. However, each Airman’s monthly take-home pay will remain the same. Prior to privatization, base housing residents forfeited their BAH in exchange for living in government-managed housing. To activate the BAH for privatized housing, base residents must…

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2013 Fishing Derby

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Capt. Robby Gallegos, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron shows off his catch at Branch Pond during the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31. On Aug. 31, the 75 anglers attended the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby organized and hosted by 50 volunteers from the Edwards AFB community. The Fregoso Outdoor…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic personnel folder which contains civilian personnel…

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Edwards employee volunteers to teach children how to breed, raise rabbits

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Young Michael Kasperson handles a rabbit with the guidance of Laura Blank, Air Force Test Center management analyst. Blank volunteers her time to teach children about breeding and raising rabbits. Laura Blank spends her days working for the Air Force Test Center as a management analyst, but her nights are spent on volunteer…

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