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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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Team Edward’s marches for King’s legacy

Posted  January 17, 2014

Members of the Edwards community marched from 412th Test Wing Headquarters to Chapel One Jan. 15 to honor the life and faith of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Those leading the group carried a sign which read, "Remember! Celebrate! Act! 'A day on, not a day off!'"

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Base Library opens science discovery center

Posted  January 17, 2014

Families gathered at the Base Library Jan. 10, to see the grand opening of the STEM Science Discovery Center. The discovery center is sponsored by the Edwards AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program and offers a variety of activities to encourage children to learn about science.

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Announcements – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Navigating the LA Basin and Catalina: Jan. 18, 8-10 a.m. Cost is $80. Learn more about class B airspace, flight corridors and communicating with Air Traffic Controlloers.  It’s easier than you think!! Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has…

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Rush to save a life

Posted  January 10, 2014

Zach Rush, a general service worker for the California City Police Department and alum of Desert Junior Senior High School, was dining at the Moo Creamery in Bakersfield, Calif., when a woman two tables down started to choke.

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Stepping Forward

Posted  January 10, 2014

Recently I came across an interesting quote from Admiral Togo Heihachiro, Commander of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905: “If your sword is too short, take one step forward.” Given the environment of reduced budgets, fiscal challenges and potential manpower shortages facing the Air Force, this quote struck me as relevant…

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News Briefs January 10, 2014

Posted  January 10, 2014

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony The Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April that celebrates all the volunteers at Edwards Air Force Base and their service between Jan. 1 and Dec., 31 2013. We’re asking all agencies, organizations and units who use volunteers and those who have employees…

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AF seeks enlisted commissioning applicants

Posted  January 10, 2014

Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a nursing commission have until Feb. 28 to submit their intent to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 7. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers eligible members with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an Air Force commission, said Sandra Bruce, of…

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Project84 continues into New Year

Posted  January 10, 2014

Towards the end of 2013, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, announced his cost-savings initiative for Edwards AFB - Project84. According to Brewer, if everyone on base saved $84 each month, it would ultimately save an excess of $11 million annually.

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Eligible officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted  January 10, 2014

Staff through senior master sergeants and captains through lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force Specialty Codes may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA will be implemented to help achieve manpower…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  January 10, 2014

Name: Julie Brater Duty Title: Secretary to the Air Force Test Center Chief of Safety Organization: Air Force Test Center Number of years of service: Nine Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Why did you become a Volunteer Victim Advocate? During my years managing the front office for the Wing Chaplain, I had the opportunity to be…

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