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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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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 9, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at their local…

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Renowned NASA research pilot William H. Dana dies

Posted  May 9, 2014

One of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. Distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

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Get in shape for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Medical Group is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports,†and Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we encourage you to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer,…

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 9, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted  May 9, 2014

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. soars through the sky over the California desert April 29. The F-35 is a 5th generation multi-role fighter capable of dominating combat air-space with radar-evading stealth and supersonic speed.   A U.S. Air Force…

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Sexual Assault awareness doesn’t end in April

Posted  May 9, 2014

As you know, April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. the month is over, our focus on this issue is not. It’s unfortunate we have to place so much attention on such a despicable crime, but sadly sexual assault is a real problem in our military. It’s a cancer forced upon us almost entirely by a…

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Edwards’s employees rock yellow ensembles for Wishbone Day

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bldg. 3000 personnel wore yellow clothes, bracelets, ribbons and passed out flyers to spark conversation about Wishbone Day, which raises awareness for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ìbrittle boneî disease. Personnel in Bldg. 3000 wore yellow clothes, bracelets and ribbons to spark conversation May 6, for Wishbone Day. The…

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412th FSS team finish undefeated, claim intramural title

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Force Support Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2014 Intramural Basketball Championship title May 6 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The 412th FSS defeated the combined team of 412th Communications Squadron/Comptroller Squadron personnel 53-50 and remained undefeated during the playoffs. Congrats!

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Edwards kicks off Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Team Edwards members in traditional Asian and Pacific dress welcomed everyone coming into the Exchange to kickoff Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 1. Traditional dances were performed as cake was served. Attendees also got to show off their vocal skills by singing karaoke songs.   Air…

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Professional Development – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Posted  May 9, 2014

The U.S. Air Force requires much of us these days, and members of our profession of arms are busy meeting these demands. We must ensure we’re not too busy to ignore our responsibility of continually developing each other. Mentoring, feedback sessions and counseling are all forms of professional development, often leading us to the thought…

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