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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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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Legal Perspective

Posted  April 25, 2014

Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji All sexual assault allegations are taken very seriously by members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including those of us at Edwards Air Force Base. In recent weeks, you have read articles from other base organizations that investigate and provide assistance to victims of sexual assaults. While…

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Retiree Appreciation Day right around the corner

Posted  April 25, 2014

Edwards AFB will hold its 2014 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 3. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave., Edwards AFB, Calif., 93524. Retiree Appreciation Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon. All military retirees and their spouses, along with surviving spouses, are…

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Blackbird Airpark open house set for April 26

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration 10 a.m.,-4 p.m., April 26 at Blackbird Airpark located at Air Force Plant 42. The Airpark is at 2509 East Ave. P in Palmdale. The main feature of this event will be a “meet-and-greet” with Robert Gilliland, a Lockheed…

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Corvias Military Living upgrading homes at Edwards

Posted  April 25, 2014

Through its partnership with the Air Force, Corvias Military Living will soon begin renovating homes on Edwards Air Force Base.

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Every Airman has a role in preventing sexual assault

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every April we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, using it as an opportunity to renew our commitment to treating each other with dignity and respect.

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted  April 25, 2014

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators.

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Chief nurse statements of intent due April 25

Posted  April 25, 2014

Statements of intent for Nurse Corps officers interested in chief nurse positions are due by April 25, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The nurse corps development team will convene May 5-9 to select candidates for projected calendar year 2015 openings. “There are 86 chief nurses – one in each facility as well as…

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Domino’s Pizza is here

Posted  April 25, 2014

On April 21 at 11:30 a.m. the Army and Air Force Exchange Service opened up a new Domino's Pizza mobile location located in the parking lot of Bldg. 7210 on Kincheloe Ave.

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Feeding wildlife attracts dangerous predators

Posted  April 25, 2014

Someone feeding the wildlife near the Rosburg Fitness Center may have inadvertently caused a woman to get bitten by a coyote late February.

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Medical questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

Posted  April 25, 2014

Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Starting May 2 TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii can…

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