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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

Posted July 24, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Sports

Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

Posted July 24, 2015 by Patric Lovato

Outdoor Recreation provides tools and excursions for every season of the year, from camping, snowboarding and surfing, to parasailing, indoor skydiving and much more.  As a resource to the base, ODR provides coolers, tents, chairs, fishing poles and other camping equipment.

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Health & Safety

Driving distracted rivals alcohol, speeding in crashes

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Shanna Vaughan

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. One area that remains a large safety concern is unsafe and distracted driving. What is distracted driving? According to www.Distraction.gov, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, other…

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Shoppers can score a share of $5,000 with Exchange back-to-school sweepstakes

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Military shoppers can get a head start on their back-to-school shopping list with $5,000 in prizes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Hershey and Mars. From July 17 to Aug. 20, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of 10 $500 Exchange gift cards. “Back to school shopping can…

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Airmen’s Little Angels, FCC Provider of the Year

Posted July 24, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Christina Huff, owner of Airmen's Little Angels Family Child Care Home, was named the 2015 Edwards AFB Family Child Care Provider of the Year.

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 24, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Last week it was mentioned that New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a good life.  Another one of them is “lightness, the ability to be at ease with the…

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Announcements – July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 MPS operating hours In order to stay aligned to new and existing personnel program processes, the Military Personnel Section will be changing its customer service hours beginning 1 May, 2015. The new hours will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays, and closed the first…

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412th AMDS gets new top doc

Posted July 17, 2015 by Patric Lovato

Col. Karen Cox-Dean (left), 412th Medical Group commander, and new 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, Maj. Angela Albrecht, pose for a photo with the 412th AMDS guidon July 9 at Club Muroc. Albrecht assumed command of the squadron from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Patricia MacSparran. As commander, Albrecht is responsible for advancing the 412th Test…

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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Can you see me now? Lakebeds ‘restriped’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Edwards Air Force Base is a prime location for flight test, but not just because of the high caliber of test pilots, engineers and maintenance professionals who train and work here. In fact, it's the natural resources like the 64.55 square miles of dry lakebeds that make the area so ideal.

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