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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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Health & Safety

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

Posted  March 7, 2014

What you can do to protect your teen As Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month concludes, it is important that we understand a few startling statistics. According to loveisrespect.org, a website created by Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline partnership: * 33 percent of female teens in dating relationships have feared for their…

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Events

Lockdown! Exercise prepares base for active shooter incident

Posted  March 7, 2014

Early Tuesday morning, 412th Test Wing Headquarters was surprised by an exercise involving an active shooter. The shooter, armed with an ammo-less paintball gun, was facing a lay-off. He first targeted his supervisor then "opened fire" on rooms full of unsuspecting people.

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New storage facility near BX

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The new Lock and Leave storage facility, located outside of the Base Exchange, is now open for business. Anyone with base access and a lock can rent a storage unit. The main office is located in the Enterprise Rental Car office and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m….

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Military Saves encourages financial responsibility

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Edwards community participated in an Air Force-wide effort to encourage financial responsibility the week of Feb. 25-28, known as Military Saves Week.

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Local Cub Scouts make leap into Boy Scouting

Posted  March 7, 2014

On March 1, four Cub Scouts from Edwards AFB Pack 741 crossed over into Boy Scouting. Cub Scouts are a family-oriented program for boys in the first grade through fifth grade. Adult led, the Scouts participate with their parents in all of the activities. The jump to Boy Scouts is a significant one, especially for…

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

Black History Month Open Mic Night rescheduled Due to the weather conditions, the First Four Airmen’s Council was unable to hold the Black History Month Open Mic Night Feb. 28. The event has been rescheduled for 6-9 p.m., March at the Oasis Stripes Lounge. If you still want to perform, contact the event POCs and…

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Health & Safety

Dark colors are so slimming

Posted  March 7, 2014

Basic black is such a slimming color. However, at night, black along with blue and red – are too dark for drivers to see and stop in time. If you are wearing black or dark blue, even a car going only 20 mph would not see you in time to stop. Wear bright colors and…

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NASA honors Astronaut Neil Armstrong with center renaming

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas This aerial photo depicts the original hangars and administrative buildings that were built in 1954 as they appeared in 2001 at what now will be known as the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, redesignated in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong. Two generations of aerospace engineering excellence came together…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  March 7, 2014

Name: Amy Pringle Duty Title: NCOIC, Aircrew Training Organization: 412th Operations Support Squadron Years of service: 13.5 years Hometown: Collettsville, N.C. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I realized that being in or associated with the military often means our primary support systems are located very far away from us. Being a victim…

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Commentary

Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

SOUTHWEST ASIA †-†Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how a mother could leave her 1-year-old baby like I have done, as if I am abandoning my child in some way,…

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