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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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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards Sept. promotions

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team Edwards saw 25 enlisted members pin on to the next rank during September’s promotion ceremony held Sept. 30 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all promotees.   To airmen first class Joshua S. Klinger, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron   To senior airmen Jonathan E. Bobik, 412th Security Forces Squadron Carlos M. Colon, 412th Operations…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. †-†On Oct. 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS,…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. Our Air…

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Health & Safety

Fire Prevention Week 2013 Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted  October 4, 2013

This year’s Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 6 and runs through the Oct. 12, with events planned base-wide to remind the residents of Edwards AFB to remain fire safe. Fire Prevention Week is a time-honored tradition established to reflect upon fire safety. The week is designed to reflect upon and remember the events of the…

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Navy Test Pilots visit Edwards TPS

Posted  October 4, 2013

The senior class of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School joined the USAF Test Pilot School for a week-long field trip Sept. 28 and will return home Oct. 5.

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific this week for high-level meetings here and in Japan, sat down with reporters traveling with…

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Events

412th AMXS Booster Club to host dinner theater

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery company, is coming to Edwards Oct. 25 to present a murder mystery dinner show. The event, sponsored by the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club, will be held at Club Muroc and is a “one night only” show. The cost to attend is $55, a portion of which…

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Exchange scares up chance at $3,000 in winnings in Halloween

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is forgoing the tricks and going right for the treats in its latest contest as it gives away four $500 and ten $100 Exchange gift cards. The “Halloween Mystery of the Shadows Sweepstakes will send Exchange patrons on a frightfully fun scavenger hunt throughout the store. Using a…

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Commentary

Leadership lesson: My biggest mistake as an NCO

Posted  October 4, 2013

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – What was the most important leadership lesson you learned during your career? This question has been asked of me quite a few times as I get the awesome opportunity to speak with our Airmen around base. I have been asked this question from such groups as the First-Term…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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