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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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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

Posted  March 28, 2014

NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses companies for suborbital flights to encourage and facilitate the growth of this important aerospace market while also providing a means to advance a wide range of new launch vehicle and space…

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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The traits of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the New Testament (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) are seen positively by our culture. You can find multiple examples for these traits in our movies, songs,…

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Edwards volunteers help behind scenes as planes dazzle crowds at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 28, 2014

Just down the 14 Freeway from Edwards AFB at Lancaster's General William J. Fox Airfield, L.A. County held its Inaugural County Air Show March 21 and 22.

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Time to donate: AFAF season kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, officially kicks off this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign by signing the AFAF memorandum for Edwards AFB. To his right is 1st Lt. Nathan Lovette, 412th Force Support Squadron, this year’s AFAF primary program coordinator. Brig. Gen. Michael…

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ITEA celebrates 2014 grant recipients

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Odyssey of the Mind teams and sponsors listen as the Scorpion Robotics Team presents the technology in their robot Scoop Da Whoop. The Antelope Valley Chapter†of the International Test and Evaluation Association celebrated their 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant recipients March 19. The group enjoyed Subway…

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Announcements – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 March Madness has begun and the 2014 Air Force Hoops is underway! This year prizes include a $5,000 grand prize and a drawing in which you could win one of four VIP Tournament packages that include Championship and Semifinals Tickets, Airfare and Hotel. The scratch-off game…

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Women’s History Month luncheon This year’s Women’s History Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 24 at Club Muroc. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Richards, 412th Medical Group superintendent. Tickets are $11.70 for club members, $13.70 for non-members. For more information, call Capt. Regina Dyer at (661) 275-2940 or email regina.dyer@us.af.mil. Retirement Edward…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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Farewell luncheon

Posted  March 21, 2014

  Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Davy Belk 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 23 at Club Muroc. Belk has served as Executive Director, Air Force Test Center since April 2012 (formerly Air Force Flight Test Center). The executive director is…

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