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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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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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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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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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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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News Briefs December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

EOOC closure The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be close at noon Dec. 18 for an official office function. Regular Office hours will resume Dec. 19. In the event of an emergency, call Al Wilson at (661) 209-4471. Retirement Michael E. Frye: The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you…

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Line officer accessions impacted by personnel policy changes

Posted  December 19, 2013

Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced today they are implementing changes that impact line officer accessions, as part of Air Force’s recent release about posturing for future force management initiatives. Impacts of this change affect selected candidates and new applicants. Currently, a number of selected candidates with previously assigned Basic Officer Training class dates were…

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Announcements – December 20, 2013

Posted  December 20, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your IFR Skills: Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-noon Cost is $125 and pre-registration is required. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Flying Companion Seminar: Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. A class for non-pilots – be an informed passenger! Learn about…

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 20, 2013

One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dec. 12.

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Salutes & Awards

Two Edwards NCOs finish off 2013 on top

Posted  December 20, 2013

Team Edwards offers their congratulations to Master Sgt. Jeremy Page, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Ground Safety NCO, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Physical Security NCOIC, on their recent STEP promotions. The Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion program offers commanders a limited opportunity to immediately promote enlisted members to staff sergeant, technical sergeant or…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  December 20, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you know what took place every year from 1910 to 1950 at the department store Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia this time of year?  More than 14,000 would walk through huge double doors and take their seats as an organist led…

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