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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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Salutes & Awards

Honorary commanders tour base

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph Ethan Wagner Members of Edwards AFB’s Honorary Commanders Program pose in front of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School’s Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). The honorary commanders were given a tour of base facilities Nov. 8.†The Honorary Commanders Program pairs community leaders with Air Force commanders at Edwards…

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Exchange offering a harvest of savings before, during, after Black Friday

Posted  November 15, 2013

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Dooney and Bourke crossbody handbags for $99 and a 14K 1 ct. TDW diamond ring marked down $1,051 to $799. In-store, shoppers will find even…

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent National Security Personnel…

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School Age Program builds 3-D art project

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards School Age Program art project displayed in Bldg. 3000 depicts a medieval scene complete with a knight, princess, castle, moat and dragon. The project took four months to create. For the rest of November, Bldg. 3000 will be a little brighter. A display of 3-D art, “Recycling…

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The leader’s greatest harvest

Posted  November 15, 2013

“Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.” – Marcus Aurelius Seeds are curious things – small, innocuous . . . overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth. A growth for greatness. So, too, is your capability for seeding leadership potential! I learned from a…

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Announcements – November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

412th FSS Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 28 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: – Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed – Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. – High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 22, 2013

We invite you to think and pray with us each Friday as we seek to grow in our faith. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Everyone tells you to be thankful this time of year but sometimes there are things that happen in your life that…

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Health & Safety

Turkey fryer safety – make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Each year during the holidays we anticipate that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray.

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‘If these walls could talk’

Posted  November 22, 2013

Aside from archived photos, videos and historical accounts of pilots taken during the golden age of flight test at Edwards, some stories of Edwards' past remain hidden, waiting to be restored and told.

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DHS girls volleyball team ends season 18-5

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert High School varsity volleyball players, Devyn Cross, #24, and Elizabeth Shelton, #16, jump up for the block during a California Interscholastic Federation playoff game Nov. 14 against a North City Christian School hitter in order to advance to the CIF quarter finals. The team finished their season with…

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