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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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What do you mean, ‘Back to basics?

Posted  August 30, 2013

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Last September, in his first speech as the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III advocated a back-to-basics approach for the Air Force. He noted that the missions of the Air Force have not changed over time, but rather, the terms by which we identify the missions…

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Announcements August 30, 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg. 320, (661) 275-AERO Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141…

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412th AMDS takes measure to keep West Nile Virus out

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Dawann Johnson, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, hangs a Solid-State Army Miniature (SSAM) trap at Branch Pond. The traps are designed to hang from a rope tied to a tree branch or similar surface and attract mosquitoes and other bugs to be tested. Johnson runs the Food Sanitation…

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‘Arm the chute’

Posted  August 30, 2013

The following is fictional … but, not far-fetched “Departure, Recover … Controls Release.” The test conductor stared at the telemetry stream while listening for other cues from the pilot through the headset. “30,000 feet,” called the chase pilot, flying in a descending orbit around the test aircraft as it gyrated erratically toward the ground. “Go…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 30, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Character is more than rule-keeping because we quickly realize we cannot and do not keep every rule. (Have you ever “broken” the speed-limit?) Instead character must be seen as an issue of the heart: our motives and intentions. †Therefore asking “why”…

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Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted  August 30, 2013

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

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FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be: Family Day, Aug. 30 These FSS facilities will be CLOSED: 412th FSS front office Airman & Family Readiness Center Civilian Personnel Education Office Family Child Care Military Personnel Section NAF HRO These 412th FSS facilities will be OPEN…

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Holocaust survivor ‘owes life’ to America

Posted  August 30, 2013

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland later on. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron hosted a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day at the Base Theater Aug. 20. CAF day…

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Hold self to a higher standard in uniform

Posted  August 30, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The other day as I was driving home from base, I noticed an individual driving erratically, speeding and running red lights – just an ordinary California driver, right? Sadly, I could clearly see that this individual was wearing an Air Force uniform. This incident made me contemplate a few…

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Fall savings highlight commissaries return to regular hours

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the Commissary Feb. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FORT LEE, Va. As commissaries resume pre-furlough operations, patrons will see plenty of savings with sales events throughout the store promoting Labor Day promotions,…

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