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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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Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted  January 24, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However,…

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How to make scheduling an appointment easier

Posted  January 24, 2014

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo Dr. William A. LaPlante is the principal deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Ive spent over 28…

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Spiritual Fitness: Finding your ‘happy place’

Posted  January 24, 2014

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska†-†Spiritual fitness is a component of CAF that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily. Social fitness is all about developing healthy relationships with others….

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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody holds his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat Jan. 9 at Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md. Cody received questions via video, social media outlets and from members of a studio audience, about changes to enlisted performance reports and…

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Life is a journey

Posted  January 24, 2014

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea-Air Combat Command defines the spiritual pillar as strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose. The Air Force initially fueled my sense of purpose and gave me a foundation. For many years the simple act of wearing the uniform and…

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DOD releases new religious accommodation instruction

Posted  January 24, 2014

The Defense Department released a new instruction Jan. 22 that details its updated policy on making religious accommodations requested by service members, Pentagon spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen said. A DOD instruction implements a policy or prescribes the manner or plan of action used to carry out a policy, operate a program or…

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Tax Center opens Feb. 3

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Nellis Tax Center will open Jan. 30 at the Desert Oasis Lounge at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Free tax advice and assistance will be provided to active-duty service members, retirees and families possessing a valid military identification card. The tax center will…

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News Briefs January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. †Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle Lareza at kyle.lareza@us.af.mil or register online at the American Red Cross website at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation†using sponsor code badgesocal. For…

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Nominations sought for 2014 FAPAC award

Posted  January 24, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Nominations packages are due no later than Jan. 31, 2014 for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The award honors military members who have fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian Pacific American civilian community and Department…

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