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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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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

Posted  March 28, 2014

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health…

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News Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

In memoriam It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David A. Peek, a retired longtime employee of the 412th Test Wing.†Peek was an Electrical Engineer in the 6510th Test Wing, 6520th Test Group and 412th Test Wing for many years, going back to the 1970s.†Peek was responsible for design and test…

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Announcements – April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 March Madness has begun and the 2014 Air Force Hoops is underway! This year prizes include a $5,000 grand prize and a drawing in which you could win one of four VIP Tournament packages that include Championship and Semifinals Tickets, Airfare and Hotel. The scratch-off game…

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Exchange shoppers can pay with their MILITARY STAR Card to win ultimate outdoors sweepstakes

Posted  April 4, 2014

As summer draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for shoppers to reel in a wide selection of prizes with the MILITARY STAR Ultimate Outdoor Sweepstakes. Between April 1 and May 1, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use their MILITARY STAR card at…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘Blurred Lines': Is it all hype?

Posted  April 4, 2014

“Everybody get up, everybody get up, hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey” and the lyrics go on. Many of you can hear the catchy tune and are singing the song in your head right now. Yes, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in his chart-topping song. The chorus goes on…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 4, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere?  George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s…

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Exchange pricing parity ensures consistency worldwide

Posted  April 4, 2014

Whether stationed here at Edwards Air Force Base or abroad, service members can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally. “While there may be some slight price differentiations that occur with items…

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Dining facility takes home 58th annual Hennessy Award

Posted  April 4, 2014

Just over two years since their re-opening, the Joshua Tree Dining Facility claimed the title of "Best Food Service Program" in the U.S. Air Force when they were awarded the 58th annual John L. Hennessy trophy.

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Dorm 2423 getting a make-over to improve quality of life for Airmen

Posted  April 4, 2014

Courtesy graphic The proposed layout of Dorms-4-Airmen features a three bedroom suite with individual baths and shared social area including a kitchenette. Dormitory 2423 is getting ready for a new look and will be undergoing renovations until spring of 2015. According to Tech. Sgt. Chad Perkins, 412th Civil Engineering, Airman Dorm leader, the plans are…

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Military retirees, come on down May 3

Posted  April 4, 2014

Edwards AFB will hold its 2014 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 3. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave., Edwards AFB, Calif., 93524.

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