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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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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members…

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Corvias Military Living to provide new services

Posted  September 6, 2013

The to-do lists for Edwards on-base residents will soon be shorter. Corvias Military Living will provide new services aimed at making life easier for families beginning in September. Residents will no longer need to mow their grass beginning Sept. 1. Instead, Corvias’s contractor, Mainscape, Inc. will complete the chore. Lawns will be mowed more frequently…

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Edwards reminds everyone to ‘Be Ready’ for September, all year

Posted  September 6, 2013

With September known as National Preparedness Month, the Edwards Emergency Management team is helping raise awareness on emergency preparedness. “Since 2004, the nation has observed September as National Preparedness Month. Every year, during this month, Americans focus on how best to prepare themselves, their homes, businesses, schools and communities for local disasters,” said Michael Feyerle,…

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Submitting maintenance requests for on base housing

Posted  September 6, 2013

Beginning†Sept. 1, Corvias Military Living will begin providing maintenance services to Edwards on-base housing residents. Corvias offers residents several convenient ways to submit maintenance service requests. “Our goal is to make submitting a service request a simple process for Edwards residents,” said JC Calder, program manager at Corvias Military Living. “We have a number of…

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Edwards celebrates women’s equality

Posted  September 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron deputy for logistics, gives a speech during Edwards AFB’s 2013 Women’s Equality Breakfast held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27. Men and women gathered at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center Aug. 27 to celebrate…

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Exchange shoppers can rest easy thanks to the Sleep 2013 Catalog

Posted  September 6, 2013

Exchange shoppers can get a good night’s savings on a full line of quality mattresses, pillows and sleeping accessories in the new Sleep 2013 catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/aafespa/9666943268/sizes/l/in/photostream/. The 36-page catalog includes top brands such as Serta, Sealy, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic. “This is one catalog Exchange shoppers are definitely going to want to curl up with,” said…

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My educational journey You can never have too much education

Posted  September 6, 2013

My educational journey began before I joined the military. As a teen mother, I was determined to finish college; I wanted to be a role model for my son. I managed to complete a year and a half of college before being a full time student, working full time and being a mother began to…

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Announcements – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 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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Salutes & Awards

Twenty-five future NCOs graduate from ALS

Posted  September 13, 2013

The 412th Test Wing's Airmen Leadership School graduated 25 senior airman Aug. 5 in a ceremony at Club Muroc.

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Timing is everything: Ammo specialists unearth time capsule

Posted  September 13, 2013

Nearly 20 years later, on Sept. 9, a couple of military specialists, now civilians, with the attendance of 412th Maintenance Squadron munitions personnel, were on hand to unearth a time capsule...

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