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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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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Second Annual Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31

Posted  August 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Family Fishing Derby at Branch Memorial Pond. The event will be held on Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Little Miss Edwards wins Little Miss A.V.

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 10, Little Miss Edwards 2013, Floriani Escobar, daughter of Santos (412th Special Instrumentation) and Griselda Escobar, won the title of Little Miss Antelope Valley 2013. This is an honor and a title not had here at Edwards since 1999. Floriani so wisely exclaimed that it has been 14 years and…

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Enlisted Airmen may be eligible for medical prep school

Posted  August 16, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active-duty enlisted Airmen who qualify can now apply for a new pilot program designed to prepare them for medical school, but “intent to apply” emails must be submitted no later than Sept. 6, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Aug. 12. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program offers…

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Base housing privatization begins with lease signings

Posted  August 16, 2013

  From left:  J.C. Calder, Corvias Military Living program manager, watches as Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th TW vice commander; and Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th command chief; sign the new Resident Occupancy Agreement.  The ROA is a 12-month housing lease. Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for all family…

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours Aug.19

Posted  August 16, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announcement comes in the wake of the Department of Defense’s Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. The Edwards Commissary will…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON ñ Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of…

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Back to school tips

Posted  August 16, 2013

School is back in session at Edwards Air Force Base beginning Aug. 19 and we want this to be an exciting year for your family! Here are some helpful tips to consider as your child makes the transition from summer to school. * Get back into a school year routine – Re-establishing bedtimes and mealtimes…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic Screengrab of the “Moving Forward” website, designed to help service members find ways to overcome challenges, stress and depression. WASHINGTON, D.C. -†As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop…

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AFFT Museum moves three aircraft out of storage

Posted  August 16, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Traffic is stopped as the F-16XL is transported west down Rosamond Blvd. towards its new home at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Aug. 9, 2013. The F-16XL, an experimental fighter, is a derivative of the F-16 that was used to explore the advanced cranked-arrow delta wing. The plane…

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