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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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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted  May 9, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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Announcements – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Navigating the LA Basin and Catalina: May 10, 8-10 a.m. Cost is $80. Learn more about Class B airspace, flight corridors and communicating with Air Traffic Controllers. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the…

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Education Center Office closure The Education and Training offices will be closed 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 7. Webster University and Embry-Riddle University will remain open with normal business hours. Call (661) 277-2713 for more info. New Hours for bowling center The High Desert Lanes Bowling Center will now be open seven days a week! Starting…

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McCollor, first AFTC command chief, bids farewell

Posted  May 2, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McCollor (right), Air Force Test Center command chief, receives his retirement pin from his wife, Nancy, April 25. McCollor retires after more than 30 years of service. His final assignment was here at Edwards as the first command chief of the newly created AFTC. Chief…

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Flight Test Historical Foundation celebrates 50 years of Cold War spy planes

Posted  May 2, 2014

On April 26 the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration at Blackbird Airpark located at U.S. Air Force Plant 42.

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AFTC’s first executive director to retire

Posted  May 2, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, congratulates Dr. Davy Belk, outgoing AFTC executive director, at Davy’s retirement luncheon at Club Muroc April 23. Team Edwards†says goodbye to†Dr. Davy Belk as he retires after more than 36 years of service to the Air Force. Members…

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Edwards Exchange gives back through community events

Posted  May 2, 2014

AAFES photograph Sisters Stephanie and Scarlett Powell pose with the Easter Bunny during an Edwards AFB’s Exchange Spring event. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service serves the best customers in the world and by doing so that means understanding the local community and its needs. The Exchange leadership realizes that being at stationed at…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  When others take a long look at you, what do they see?  The “mirror” can lie and people are often judgmental, so we rarely have the ability to…

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Aero Camp takes off for second consecutive year

Posted  May 2, 2014

With the success of last year's Aero Camp, the Edwards Aero Club hosted its second annual Aero Camp from April 21 to 25, to prepare and introduce students to the world of aviation.

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

The Servicemembersí Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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