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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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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Northrop Grumman unveiled the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system June 4 at its Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is…

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Turning challenges into opportunities hallmark of Wolfenbarger’s tenure as AFMC commander

Posted  June 5, 2015

Air Force photograph Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger will relinquish command of Air Force Materiel Command and retire following a ceremony June 8, 2015. Wolfenbarger’s 35-year career has included several notable “firsts,” including being a part of the first class of female cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976 and becoming the first female four-star…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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In memoriam

Posted  June 5, 2015

James ‘Jim’ Thomas Doss passed away in a car accident May 19. Doss worked for the 412th Engineering Group, 412th Range Squadron, Engineering Flight, and was also retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first class. He served as a communications supervisor in the Army during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns, where…

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Family Advocacy hosts June classes

Posted  June 5, 2015

P.R.E.P. (Couple’s Relationship Enhancement Workshop) This six-week workshop is intended to address issues such as negotiating and resolving conflict, power struggles, communication challenges, and trust issues. Whether your relationship is need of some “fine tuning” or a major overhaul, this workshop is sure to enhance your understanding of your partner and the way you relate…

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Are you MAD or SAD?

Posted  June 5, 2015

There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference (MAD) and those who are selfish and distracting (SAD). Each of us was equipped to be MAD once we graduated initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the basic skills in our respective career…

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Massaro introduced as new 412th OSS CC

Posted  June 5, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Mark Massaro speaks to his new squadron after taking command. The 412th Operations Support Squadron welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 1 at the Developmental Airdrop rigging shop. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Geraghty passed the 412th OSS guidon to incoming commander Lt. Col….

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Community networking spotlight – Part 3

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  June 5, 2015

June 8-12 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Pork shank Baked potato Coleslaw Tuesday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes and gravy With vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice & egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni & cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials: $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage, $1.99,…

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

Home buyers seminar The Housing Management Office is holding a Home Buyers Seminar 1-4 p.m., June 17 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, this seminar will offer beneficial information. A VA loan specialist and representative from the AV Board…

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