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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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Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted  November 8, 2013

Team, It’s that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Nov. 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day…

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412th Comptrollers Squadron observes Halloween with costume contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The 412th Comptroller Squadron and Edwards AFB Contracting celebrated Halloween, Oct. 31 with their annual costume contest in Building 2800. Some of the costumes included Wednesday Addams, Tina Turner, John Travolta and Clark Kent. First place in the men’s costumes went to a pirate and for the women, first place went to the Aflac duck….

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Attention all Airmen: Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, sexual assault convictions are now online

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you will soon see many cases are very similar –…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for FMLA benefits

Posted  November 8, 2013

Federal employees with same-sex spouses are now provided the same Family and Medical Leave Act coverage as those with opposite-sex spouses, according to an Oct. 21 Office of Personnel Management memorandum. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, OPM officials implemented a review of guidance…

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‘You Got Talent’ returns to Edwards AFB

Posted  November 8, 2013

The You Got Talent Air Force Family & Teen Talent Show is back at Edwards AFB after a three-year hiatus. “UGT” shows that Edwards AFB does have talent. Fifteen different acts performed Oct. 23 in front of a nice size crowd at “The Hangar” inside the Oasis Community Club. Some of the standout performers were…

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Edwards Teen Center places third in video contest

Posted  November 8, 2013

The Kadena Air Base Youth Programs’ Teen Council in Japan earned $5,000 with an original video focused on helping military dependents transition during permanent changes of station, announced Air Force Personnel Center officials. The grant will go toward quality improvements for the base teen program. Second place went to the Minot Air Force Base,†N.D.,†teen center,…

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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted  November 8, 2013

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Twilight Golf

Posted  November 8, 2013

Daily, 2:30 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work?† Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf!†Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4 – $4.50 green fees E5 and Above – $6.50 green fees Contractors and guests –…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. New Air Force Technical Adviser selected An appointment ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, new Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluations, Air Force Test Center, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Club Muroc. Please…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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