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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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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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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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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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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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Ring in the holidays with toys kids want at Exchange savings

Posted  November 15, 2013

Ring in holiday cheer by shopping for the season’s hottest toys at cool Army & Air Force Exchange Service savings with this year’s in-store and online toy selections. The “Special Delivery: Exchange Toys” shopping guide is available for pick up at nearby Exchanges featuring assorted coupons to stretch holiday giving, reducing costs $10-$15 off already…

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Major demolition of building 2650A begins

Posted  November 15, 2013

Major demolition of Bldg. 2650A, formerly home to Edwards†Environmental Management, started Nov. 12 and is expected to continue over the next few weeks. The first stages of the project included processing debris and separating materials to be recycled. Environmental Management is now located in†Bldg. 4231.

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DJSH sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in D.C.

Posted  November 15, 2013

Aric Springer, a Sophmore at Desert Junior Senior High School of Edwards has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on February 14-16, 2014. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this…

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K-9 training

Posted  November 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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DMV introduces Troops to Trucks program

Posted  November 15, 2013

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced the availability of a new program – Troops to Trucks – aimed at streamlining the commercial driver license application process by eliminating the road skills driving test requirement. A†commercial driver license†is required in California to operate large trucks and buses. To obtain a CDL, the applicant must…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Commissary Holiday Hours The Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The day following, the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For Christmas week, the Commissary will be open Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. Black History…

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