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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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Same-sex spouses eligible for FMLA benefits

Posted  November 8, 2013

Federal employees with same-sex spouses are now provided the same Family and Medical Leave Act coverage as those with opposite-sex spouses, according to an Oct. 21 Office of Personnel Management memorandum. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, OPM officials implemented a review of guidance…

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Attention all Airmen: Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, sexual assault convictions are now online

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you will soon see many cases are very similar –…

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412th Comptrollers Squadron observes Halloween with costume contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The 412th Comptroller Squadron and Edwards AFB Contracting celebrated Halloween, Oct. 31 with their annual costume contest in Building 2800. Some of the costumes included Wednesday Addams, Tina Turner, John Travolta and Clark Kent. First place in the men’s costumes went to a pirate and for the women, first place went to the Aflac duck….

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Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted  November 8, 2013

Team, It’s that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Nov. 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 8, 2013

Air Force graphic The Air Force Portal is undergoing a redesign that allows access on mobile devices, geared for easier navigation and operates in low bandwidth environments. The Global Combat Support System, a Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-owned program, is responsible for the portal update, allowing more than 750,000 active users to stay connected….

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Exchange keeping ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted  November 8, 2013

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping will have to wait until Friday. Customers will not have to wait long to start…

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Veterans Day is a day to say ‘thank you’

Posted  November 8, 2013

The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be. While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over…

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Announcements – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your Instrument Flight Rules Skills: Nov. 23, cost is $105 and pre-registration is preferred. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI…

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Edwards-own blues musicians rock Red Nation Film Festival

Posted  November 15, 2013

For two Edwards employees who are known for their musical ability on and off the flightline, father and son duo, Robin and Caleb Hairston, along with their Blue Mountain Tribe band members, were recently selected to perform at the 10th Annual Red Nation Film Festival

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Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin spread holiday cheer

Posted  November 15, 2013

Operation Homefront partnered with Lockheed Martin and the Edwards AFB First Sergeants Council to bring Thanksgiving gifts to Airmen in need Nov. 7.

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