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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 6, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Baseball coaches want their players to “anticipate” which way the ball is going to fly once it’s been hit.  The anticipation is not a guess, it is a calculated estimate based on practice and experience.  The same type of thinking…

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Team Edwards puts “grass roots” effort into robotics team

Posted  September 6, 2013

Youth in the Edwards community are now receiving additional opportunities when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, also known as STEM, through the use of robotics.

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Army photo by David Vergun Tuition assistance is immediately available to service members. Possible delays at the DOD level could impact fiscal year 2014 assistance, beginning in October.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due…

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Airmen can showcase their talent during upcoming competition

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – If you have talent and want to show it off, Air Force Personnel Center Services has an opportunity for you. The Air Force “U Got Talent” program features base-level competitions held around the world in September and October. Competitions are open to all active duty members, their spouses and…

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Announcements – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 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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News Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

Commissary closure The Commissary will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. EO training Due to the Labor Day holiday Sept. 2, the Equal Opportunity Newcomer’s Training will be conducted 10-10:30 a.m., Sept. 9. Training is conducted at the Equal Opportunity Bldg. 3760, 220 N. Rosamond Blvd. For more information, call (661) 277-7985….

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AFMC command chief talks fiscal challenges, Airmen issues

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, discussed fiscal challenges facing the Air Force as well as the Defense Department. He also talked about issues affecting today’s Airmen, which included possible changes in promotions and assignments. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, Air Force Materiel Command…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards facilities

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Edwards AFB Aug. 21 to 23. Wolfenbarger flew in to receive briefings on ongoing test programs here and to officiate Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.’s promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Before that she toured…

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Awards August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

The 412th Test Wing Held their second quarter awards ceremony Aug. 28 in the Base Theater. Congratulations to all the winners and those recognized for their outstanding performance and duty. 30 Years of Government Service: Felipe Ramirez, Pongsri Hargrove Annette Weisenseel Supervision and Management: Shane OíMalley, 412th Test Management Group Scientific and Engineering: John Grigaliunas,…

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