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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

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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Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

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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New AFMC mission, vision statements emphasize agility

New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. The command’s new mission statement is succinct but declarative: “deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities.”†The mission statement encompasses the entire spectrum of AFMC’s…

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Exchange doubles gas savings July 24-26

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. In honor of its 120th anniversary, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR cardholders. From July 24 to July 26, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR card at Army…

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New commander online with 412th Communications Squadron

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt. Col. J. Scott Fuller pose for a photo as Lt. Col. Christopher Budde looks on. Budde relinquished command of the 412th Communications Squadron to Fuller during a change of command ceremony at Club Muroc July 10. Fuller…


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Library encourages exercise for minds and body

Posted  June 18, 2015

The Edwards AFB Library Summer Reading Program encourages children to exercise their minds during the summer months when school is not in session.

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

Dorm Dinner The Edwards First Sergeants Council and Edwards Top III Association invites you to attend a free Dorm Dinner in appreciation of your daily contributions to the 412th Test Wing June 16. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the Higher Grounds Dorm Complex. To R.S.V.P., call 661-277-9797. Home buyers seminar The Housing Management…

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 12, 2015

Northrop Grumman's family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO.

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EOD, NASA take blast at the past

Posted  June 12, 2015

How do you dispose of more than 30 years of expired explosive aircraft equipment in less than one minute? While some may say "very carefully," the real answer at Edwards is with the help of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.

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Raptor change of command

Posted  June 12, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Left to right: Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, along with Lt. Col. Randel Gordon, pose for a photo after he accepted the 411th Flight Test Squadron guidon, signifying the assumption of command June 5, 2015. Gordon takes over from Lt. Col. Devin Traynor. The 411th FLTS oversees…

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Salutes & Awards

DHS student awarded DAR bronze medal

Posted  June 12, 2015

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has presented awards to ROTC members since 1967.

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AF focuses 3rd round of VERA/VSIP for civilians

Posted  June 12, 2015

In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, Air Force officials announced a third round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning June 15. The measures are necessary to meet the Air Forceís headquarters organization and staffing reductions, which were designed to eliminate redundant activities, improve efficiencies and satisfy previous secretary of…

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Cyber breach

Posted  June 12, 2015

The ongoing cyber breach is an OPM (www.opm.gov) matter and any queries should be referred to OPM. OSD has set up a web page (www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=128981) to give federal employees all the information currently available. Through June 19, OPM will be sending emails to personnel they believe may have been affected by the recent OPM hack….

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Thank you and farewell

Posted  June 12, 2015

Team, Thank You!!! When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center Commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the test mission would be executed. I…

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Cadets get taste of life at Edwards

Posted  June 12, 2015

Operation Air Force gives Air Force ROTC and Air Force Academy cadets an opportunity to experience the life ahead of them.

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