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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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Have your say in sexual assault prevention

Posted  February 7, 2014

How many times have you sat through mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention training classes and said “I thought we were going to talk about this or “I wish we had the chance to discuss that.” Since 2005, when the Air Force stood up the SAPR program, we were given guidance and a curriculum. In the early…

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Edwards AFB Pageant signup, meeting

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Edwards AFB Pageant Committee is seeking young ladies interested in becoming the next Edwards Ambassadors/Queens. The categories are: Miss (16-19); Junior Miss (11-13); Little Miss (6-8); Tiny Miss (4-5); Young Miss (9-10); Teen Miss (14-15). This year’s pageant will be held on March 29. According to the number of girls that sign up, two…

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ECARS emails coming Feb. 11

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System is scheduled to be activated Feb. 11. Shortly after system activation, all Air Force employees, both civilian (contractors are exempt) and military, can expect to receive an email from the following sender: no-reply@apims.af.mil. The email subject line will read, “Action Required: personal vehicle emissions testing self-certification is due within…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Tax Center now open The Edwards Tax Center is now open and will be until April 9. The center is located at 1100 Kincheloe Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call (661) 275-ETAX or the Legal Office at (661) 277-4310. When you make an appointment you…

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Local improvement projects for jet fuel pipelines culminates in opening of new fuel metering station on Edwards

Posted  February 7, 2014

While T-38s took to the Edwards skies, down on the ground a group of contractors, base civil engineers and members of the Defense Logistics Agency officially opened up the new Kinder Morgan Metering Station Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 22.

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Team Edwards January promotions

Posted  February 7, 2014

Team Edwards saw 17 enlisted members pin on the next rank during the January promotion ceremony held Jan. 31 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees!

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Family care plans offer the next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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Weapons load competition ‘like Super Bowl’ for load crews

Posted  February 7, 2014

It was Shadow versus Joint Strike Fighter when two crews competed Feb. 3, in the 2013 Weapons Load Competition of the Year at Edwards.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 7, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What do you think about on a regular basis? What thoughts keep running over and over in your mind? One psychologist said it this way, “It is the things we revisit that stick with us.  What you think about over…

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College-bound DHS students challenged by science fair

Posted  February 7, 2014

A sea of cardboard, tri-fold presentations filled the Desert High Scorpitorium Jan. 31, for the Annual Science Fair.

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