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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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News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

Commissary holiday hours The commissary hours for the holidays are as follows: Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The day after Thanksgiving the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. DANTES testing available…

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412th FSS holiday hours

Posted  November 22, 2013

These are the 412th Force Support Squadron hours of operation during the upcoming holidays: 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:…

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Wanted: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Preparers!

Posted  November 22, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer wants you!

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  November 22, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded  – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a card-stock…

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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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