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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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Boom! JROTC visits EOD

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A Junior ROTC student from Lancaster High School volunteered to try on a bomb suit to experience the weight of the protective outerwear. The Junior ROTC cadets were being given a tour of Edwards AFB with one of the tour stops being the EOD compound. Lancaster High School Air…

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SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted  December 13, 2013

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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Exchange’s Online Mall, specialty stores expand to offer greater selection for military shoppers

Posted  December 13, 2013

The addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Hat Club, World of Powersports and Candy Crush candy boxes have all recently joined more than 40 third party sites offering exclusive discounts and promotions to military families…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted  December 13, 2013

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 13, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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New storage facility near BX

Posted  December 13, 2013

The new Lock and Leave storage facility, located outside of the Base Exchange, is now open for business. Anyone with base access and a lock can rent a storage unit. The main office is located in the Enterprise Rental Car office and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday†to Friday. The storage units come in four…

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AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force leadership announced force management programs today designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration. Fiscal year 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget…

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New TRICARE.mil I want to feature offers easy access to popular customer service options

Posted  December 13, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries now have an easy way to access customer service features. The TRICARE.mil home page has a new I want to section offering beneficiaries a gateway to links that help them manage their health care from prescriptions to enrollments and much more. The I want to section of TRICARE.mil launched Dec. 1, 2013. The…

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B.B. Wolf sues Curly Pig: Mock trial shows scouts inner workings of courthouse

Posted  December 13, 2013

Big Bad Wolf, portrayed by Capt. Nicholas Reyes (left) 412th Test Wing, Judge Advocate, and his attorney Capt. Thomas Colby, 412th TW, JA, listen as Curly Pig is questioned by his attorney during a mock trial held Dec. 9 at the Base Courthouse. The mock trial was to show local Cub Scout Wolf Den Pack…

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I just want to celebrate

Posted  December 13, 2013

It’s party time! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the holiday celebrations are happening everywhere. We all think of this time as one of the most joyful seasons, but it’s also the time to pay greater attention to safety. During the past two holiday campaign seasons, 75 percent of the fatalities were private motor vehicle related….

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