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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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AFTC CC formally promoted to major general

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, has his wife Caroline and his father Arnie Sr. pin on his major general rank of two stars during his promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Bunch was formally promoted to major general after being frocked to the rank in April. The…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in November

Posted  August 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Nov. 29 to be considered by the UFT selection board, which convenes here Jan. 14, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The board will review candidates for fiscal year 2014/2015 training requirements in the pilot, remotely piloted…

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Forty-three celebrate promotions in September

Posted  August 30, 2013

Team Edwards celebrated the promotions for 43 of its Airmen recently in the Base Auditorium. The Airmen represent the promotees for the month of July.†Congratulations to all those who took ascended to the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman first class Patrick J. Booth, 412th Maintenance Group Jacob N. Ray, 412th Force…

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2013 Second Quarter Article 15s

Posted  August 30, 2013

Nonjudicial Punishment is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavioral changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards AFB during the†second quarter of 2013: A technical sergeant signed false official…

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AF leaders cite Airmen as bedrock in new core mission document

Posted  August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Air Force released a new document explaining how the service provides airpower for America titled ìGlobal Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America. The paper follows the January release of the Air Force’s Vision, World’s Greatest Air Force Powered by Airmen, Fueled By Innovation, which focuses on Airmen. Building upon the…

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New boss for 771st TS

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Matthew Bradford (right), assumed command of the 771st Test Squadron, 412th Electronic Warfare Group, during a formal ceremony Aug. 26 at Club Muroc. Bradford previously served as the program element monitor for Counter Space Programs and Operationally Responsive Space in the Directorate of Space Programs at the…

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AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the…

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Fall savings highlight commissaries return to regular hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the Commissary Feb. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FORT LEE, Va. As commissaries resume pre-furlough operations, patrons will see plenty of savings with sales events throughout the store promoting Labor Day promotions,…

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Hold self to a higher standard in uniform

Posted  August 30, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The other day as I was driving home from base, I noticed an individual driving erratically, speeding and running red lights – just an ordinary California driver, right? Sadly, I could clearly see that this individual was wearing an Air Force uniform. This incident made me contemplate a few…

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Holocaust survivor ‘owes life’ to America

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland later on. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron hosted a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day at the Base Theater Aug. 20. CAF day…

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