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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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DHS football CIF Playoff Game 2, Nov. 22 at 7

Posted  November 22, 2013

The Desert Junior Senior High School varsity football team is playing Saddleback Valley Christian High School in a second round CIF playoff game Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The DHS Scorpions (9-2/4-1) are the Desert Mountain League Co-Champions and SV (9-2/4-0) are the San Joaquin League Champions. This will be the last home game this…

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412th LRS activated

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, congratulates Sandra Sergent after she accepted the newly-activated 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon. Sergent will serve as director of the squadron, which was activated Oct. 10, 2013. The 412th MSG held the activation ceremony Nov. 15 in Bldg. 3510. The 412th…

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DANTES testing now available at Edwards

Posted  November 22, 2013

DANTES testing is now available through the Edwards National Testing Center. The NTC DANTES funded exams include CLEP, eCBT and internet-based DSST testing. The Edwards NTC is located in the Main Education Center Bldg. 2453 and is managed by Webster University. There are new requirements for CLEP exams. Now, examinees will need to obtain a…

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Officer attache duty applications due Dec. 12

Posted  November 22, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active duty line of the Air Force captains, majors and lieutenant colonels interested in attache duty must submit an application by Dec. 12, Air Force officials said Nov. 19. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior…

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Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

Posted  November 22, 2013

While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them…

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Congrats to Edwards AFB’s new chiefs!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Todd Murphy (left), 411th Flight Test Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Carling (right), 412th Maintenance Group, celebrated their promotions to chief master sergeants Nov. 15 at Club Muroc.

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Come join the Edwards Key Spouses team!

Posted  November 22, 2013

The Key Spouse Program is a formal unit program that offers informal peer-to-peer/wingman support to families. The Key Spouse Program is a commander’s program. The commander establishes and maintains the program within the unit. The team is comprised of the commander, the Key Spouse Mentor, the first sergeant, the Key Spouse, and the Airman and…

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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted  November 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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Thanksgiving Turkeys-to-Go

Posted  November 22, 2013

Ready for the holiday season but less thrilled about doing all the cooking yourself? Your 412th Force Support Squadron takes the worries away by offering Turkeys-to-Go this Thanksgiving! Each holiday meal includes a 14-16 pound slow-cooked roasted turkey, whipped potatoes with giblet gravy, golden sweet corn on the cob and your choice of delicious fresh…

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NASA tests SLS autopilot technology on F/A-18 Jet

Posted  November 22, 2013

NASA photograph by Jim Ross An F/A-18 research jet simulated various flight conditions that NASA’s Space Launch System may experience as it makes its way from the launch pad to space, to evaluate the rocket’s flight control system. The tests are helping engineers design a system that can autonomously adjust to unexpected conditions during flight….

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