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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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Indian test pilot students land at Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

The senior class from India’s Test Pilot School pose for a photo in front of the YF-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum. The YF-22 was the prototype built that would later lead to the development of the F-22 Raptor. Some test pilot students traveled more than 8,000 miles to come visit the capital…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Amid a spate of allegations…

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AtHoc info needs to be updated to stay alert, alive

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic The AtHoc icon should be located in the bottom right of your workstation desktop. If it’s not there, and needs to be installed, call the 412th Communications Squadron at (661) 277-3444. Team Edwards members are urged to ensure that their AtHoc personal information is updated on their workstations. AtHoc is a…

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Be aware of motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. While the weather in Southern California remains fairly nice year-round for riding, mid-to-late spring brings sunny days, warmer temperatures outside and more riders preparing their bikes for the open road. The campaign is to remind car and truck drivers to be alert for motorcyclists and share the road. According…

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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

Posted  May 17, 2013

After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During a town…

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Lei Fun Run kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy photograph Participants of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Lei Fun Run pose for a photo in the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot May 8. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicked off May 8 with a Lei Fun Run early in the morning. Runners were issued Hawaiin leis to run with.Participants had the choice of†running†a…

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TEAM EWG claims base dodgeball title

Posted  May 17, 2013

The 412th Electronic Warfare Group team poses for a photo after claiming the 2013 dodgeball tournament championship held at the Rosburg Fitness Center May 10, 2013. During the double-elimination tournament, there were a total of six teams that signed up and played for a chance at the base dodgeball title. The final game was between…

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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser testing begins at NASA Dryden, Langley

Posted  May 17, 2013

EDWARDS, Calif. — Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 15 to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is facilitating U.S.-led companies’ development of spacecraft…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted  May 17, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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Pray that we would remain humble and thankful with our successes and blessings.

Posted  May 17, 2013

It has been noticed that success destroys more lives than failure. Perhaps it is because success often blinds us to what is truly important, and failure is a tool that shapes us into something greater.

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