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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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Exchange helping Wounded Warriors back on their feet

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program. Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action. More…

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide are returning to normal operating schedules effective Oct. 7, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. “This is certainly good news for our patrons and our employees,” said Joseph H. Jeu. “All our stateside stores are now returning to their regular schedules as of Oct. 7.” The DeCA announcement…

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Soaring Academy supports wounded service members

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Southern California Soaring Academy, located at Crystal Airport in the Antelope Valley, is open to the public four days a week, Friday through Monday.

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Enlisted promotions, military testing – Government shutdown/furlough limiting factors

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military Personnel Sections across the Air Force want to notify personnel of the following limiting factors for Enlisted Promotions during the government shutdown/furlough. * Chief Master Sergeant (13E9) Evaluation Board will be delayed and has been tentatively rescheduled to convene Oct.15 to 25 instead of Oct. 7 to 18. The original file freeze date of…

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AAFES supports service members during shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Although many services on military installations have closed or curtailed operations, as a result of the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains open to support service members, retirees and their family members. “Some of our military installations are located in rural areas, with a few located…

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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Civilian Pay Call Center In order to better answer questions about pay and personnel issues related to the recent furlough, the 412th Test Wing has established a call center staffed by civilian personnel, entitlement and financial management specialists. The center is manned 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the number for the call center is (661) 277-3756….

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Commissaries collect nearly 740,000 pounds

Posted  October 11, 2013

Commissary customers and employees came together to donate nearly 740,000 pounds of needed items to local food banks and other charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign. The accomplishment, a 10 percent increase over last year’s effort, was done as commissaries again served as collection points on their installations. “Commissary customers and employees…

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AFMC officials share civilian pay update after shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management officials outlined Oct. 8 the pay and entitlement discrepancies civilian employees should anticipate on upcoming paychecks due to the recent government shutdown. The following listing distinguishes civilian categories and what employees within each should expect for the pay dates of Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, 2013: Exempt Exempt…

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Health Fair

Posted  October 11, 2013

The 412th Medical Group “Desert Medic” Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 in the Main Clinic, Bldg. 5525. The Desert Medic Health Fair will offer free health information on a variety of health topics including high cholesterol, back pain relief, weight loss, high blood pressure and screening tools for skin,…

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Civilian Health Promotion Services

Posted  October 11, 2013

Welcome to the AFMC Civilian Wellness Program The Civilian Health Promotion Services program is provided through a partnership between Air Force Material Command and Federal Occupational Health. The CHPS program is open to all DOD AFMC Civilian employees and offers a wide range of health promotion services and educational material to help†employees on†their journey to…

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