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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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A day on the greens supports Edwards Emergency Relief Fund

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s Muroc Lake Golf Course was the site of the 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament March 14. The 4th Annual First Sergeants Council Golf Tournament took place March 14 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. The competition, organized by Master Sgt. William Russell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, and…

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 21, 2014

Jensen and Project Manager Dave Jordan of Ames lead the ATTREX mission. It includes investigators from Ames and three other NASA facilities: Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Court martial announcement

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. vs. Bowen, a General Court-Martial, was held March 5-7 at the Edwards AFB court-house. Airman 1st Class Ellwood Bowen III, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, was charged with three specifications of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of communicating a threat. A panel of members found Bowen…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Posted  March 21, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 21, 2014

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said…

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DHS Girls Basketball ends season 24-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

After a dominating run by the Desert Junior-Senior High School Girls Basketball team, their season finally came to an end last weekend in San Diego. The Scorpions made it to the California State Quarterfinals, the state’s version of the Sweet 16. The team lost to San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day High School 55-28, March…

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Team Edwards celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 21, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,952,841 children were born in the United States in 2012. That’s nearly four million, American two-year-olds who are potential leaders and thinkers who can change the world, hopefully for the better. Women’s History Month honors girls who grew up to be just that, world-changers. Celebrating Women’s…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,”…

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