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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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Announcements – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Instrument Flight Rules Refresher Course: Aug .10, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar with Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105 and pre-registration preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft….

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Exchange launches new and improved website

Posted  August 9, 2013

Online shopping with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is easier than ever thanks to a refresh of the organization’s official website, www.shopmyexchange.com, in preparation for the key holiday selling season. Improvements include a new homepage layout design, complete with an updated visual look and industry-standard navigation; more product categories; easy-to-find links to specialty…

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I am an Air Force first sergeant

Posted  August 9, 2013

“Everyone is My Business” That’s the first sergeant’s creed. That’s what we strive for, each and every single day. There are very few enlisted personnel in our Air Force with more authority, more responsibility and a downright busier day than a first sergeant. My job is people – everyone is my business. I dedicate my…

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Slowest of suicides

Posted  August 2, 2013

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -†I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting – again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before achieving…

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Exchange shoppers can win thousands in laundry money

Posted  August 2, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Proctor and Gamble have teamed up to give five Exchange shoppers the opportunity to “clean up” to the tune of $1,500 in the “Free Tide for a Year” sweepstakes. From July 26-Aug. 29, authorized shoppers can enter at Exchange stores worldwide for the opportunity to win one…

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AF names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  August 2, 2013

Air Force officials announced the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands; direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected 12 Airmen based on superior…

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Defiance vs. distress: Digging deeper to help Airmen

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness which focuses on a member’s resiliency: mental, spiritual, social and physical. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. In my four years as a first sergeant, I’ve seen the good, bad and the ugly; however, I would not be effective if I allowed the bad and…

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HEALTH ADVISORY: Closures posted for local campgrounds due to plague found in ground squirrel

Posted  August 2, 2013

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and U.S. Forestry Service officials have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest after tests confirmed that one ground squirrel trapped July 16, 2013, during routine surveillance activities tested positive on July 23, 2013, for plague….

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MacSparran takes over 412th AMDS

Posted  August 2, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Kathryn Hughes (right)†applauds after Lt. Col. Patricia MacSparran officially assumed command of the 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron during a ceremony July 25 at Club Muroc.† Hughes relinquished command of the squadron to MacSparran. The 412th AMDS is responsible for treating 412th Test Wing pilots and air crewman…

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Cub Scouts explore visit Edwards AFB

Posted  August 2, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Cub Scout Pack 119, from Santa Clarita, Calif., visits the F-16 Shadow Fleet for a close-up of the aircraft and a chance to interact with Airmen that maintain it. Cub Scout Pack 119, from Santa Clarita, Calif., got an up close look at what Edwards AFB is all about†during…

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