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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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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 Presidents Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Savings blossom for Exchange shoppers with Spring 2014 Catalog

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for shoppers to chase away the winter blues with a fresh selection of name brand merchandise in the Spring 2014 catalog. The 36-page catalog is blooming with fashion-forward apparel and accessories from Calvin Klein, Lucky Brand, Levi’s, Michael Kors and Coach. Shoppers can find…

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Think before you act: It only takes a second for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Edwards celebrates Black History Month with luncheon

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Force Support Squadron and Team Edwards celebrated Black History Month Feb. 27 with a luncheon in the Alliance Room at Club Muroc Feb. 27. The 412th Force Support Squadron put on Team Edwards’ Black History Month Luncheon Feb. 27†at Club Muroc. The meal included baked or grilled…

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Announcements – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron Air Force wide events. The 2014 Air Force Hoops program has begun. You can pick up your games pieces by visiting the Strike Zone at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Muroc Lake Gold Course, Oasis Community Center, Arts and Crafts, and Outdoor Recreation. You can also enter the contest by visiting…

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Scorpion Robotics ‘Scoops’ up another win, advances into super regionals

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop, after the scooping mechanism attached to the top of the robot, which helps the team achieve one of the game objectives to move small square pieces from the playing field to a series of baskets attached to a pendulum….

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted  March 14, 2014

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  March 14, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Edwards AFB shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the internet. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events…

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Edwards Global Hawk gets second chance at life

Posted  March 14, 2014

During a flight in May 2009, an Edwards RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 20 remotely piloted aircraft (tail number 2016) encountered a complete spoiler communication loss and had to execute an emergency landing on the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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