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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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Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Posted  September 13, 2013

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers. “The…

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship game. Participants could win tickets…

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News Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Correction In the Sept. 6 issue of the Desert Wings there was an error in the “Edwards celebrates women’s equality” article, Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker is assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and serves as deputy for logistics for the F-35 Integrated Test Force. Air Force birthday Team Edwards will celebrate the…

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Corvias Military Living launches enhanced website for residents

Posted  September 13, 2013

Corvias Military Living has launched an enhanced version of its website to coincide with the transition to privatized housing at Edwards AFB.

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POW/MIA Day commorative fun run/walk Sept. 20

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Edwards AFB’s chapter of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association is sponsoring a POW/MIA Day 5K fun run/walk. The event will be held Sept. 20 with the start and finish point being at the running trail across from the BX. Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. with the run beginning at 8 a.m….

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Changes in sick call hours

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Attention to all active duty members on FLY status: Effective Sept. 1, the 412th Medical Group Flight Medicine Clinic no longer has sick call hours. Instead, the clinic has created same day appointments for those active duty members on FLY status that require acute care or return to fly/controller status. The 412th MDG says…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 13, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Yom Kippur, or literally Day of Covering, falls on Sept. 14 this year.  It is a Jewish holiday also known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith spend the day fasting and praying, seeking forgiveness.  It should…

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Timing is everything: Ammo specialists unearth time capsule

Posted  September 13, 2013

Nearly 20 years later, on Sept. 9, a couple of military specialists, now civilians, with the attendance of 412th Maintenance Squadron munitions personnel, were on hand to unearth a time capsule...

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Twenty-five future NCOs graduate from ALS

Posted  September 13, 2013

The 412th Test Wing's Airmen Leadership School graduated 25 senior airman Aug. 5 in a ceremony at Club Muroc.

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Announcements – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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