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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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Coming soon this summer

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Arby’s coming soon the Edwards Exchange food court. Get a napkin ready, because your taste buds might go crazy and your mouth may start to salivate. Arby’s, the fast food chain known for their roast beef sandwiches, is coming to the Edwards AFB Exchange. The chain began back in…

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Two revamped stores now open to serve Edwards

Posted  May 10, 2013

Recently, Edwards Air Force Base saw the return of the Edwards Furniture Store to the housing area mini mall.

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C-5M undergoes ‘super’ upgrade at Edwards

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The silhouette of an aircrew member from the 9th Airlift Squadron can be seen as they prepare to remove a power cart from a C-5M Super Galaxy for a test sortie April 26, 2013, in support of C-5M Super Galaxy Block 3.5.2 software upgrade testing. The C-5M Block 3.5.2…

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AFMC announces senior leader changes

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command officials announced May 2, 2013, that its executive director, Dr. Steve Butler, will retire effective June 30 after 35 years of service.

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Edwards flight testers essential to X-51A Waverider success

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka The X-51A Waverider flew its fourth and final mission May 1 over the Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, during which the test team achieved a record- setting 210 seconds of air-breathing hypersonic flight. Flight testers from Edwards played a vital role in the program’s success. When…

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Exchange caters for less on Mother’s Day

Posted  May 10, 2013

Diners can spend a little more on Mom by dining and saving at an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant this Mother’s Day as food orders made with a MILITARY STARĀ® Card on May 12 will be discounted 20 percent. “According to retail estimates, the average shopper will spend more than $150 on Mother’s…

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE take steps to expedite authorizations

Posted  May 10, 2013

TRICARE Management Activity is temporarily waiving the requirement for authorization of care in order to expedite service in its West Region, served by UnitedHealthcare. The waiver applies to any referrals obtained, or care received, from April 1 to May 18, 2013. Referrals are typically entered electronically, generating an authorization from the managed care support contractor….

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Attention Desert Junior Senior High School students

Posted  May 10, 2013

The deadline to apply for the The Clay Lacy Scholarship Program and the Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., Scholarship Program is May 25. The scholarships are $5,000 and $2,000 respectively, and will be presented to the most qualified applicants. The award may be used for payment of tuition, books, fees, pilot ground and flight training, and…

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Leveraging credit cards to strengthen your credit score

Posted  May 10, 2013

A strong credit score can be an integral part of staying financially secure, whatever the economic climate. But for many U.S. servicemembers, determining exactly what has an impact on their score can be a daunting task. One thing is for sure: credit cards can and do impact your credit score – positively or negatively –…

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412th TW honors first quarter award winners

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Airman 1st Class Stephanie L. Grebe, 412th Security Forces Squadron (center), receives the 412th Test Wing’s Airman of the Quarter Award from Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander; as 412th TW Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph looks on. The 412th Test Wing announced its 2013 1st…

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