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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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Exchange among the ‘Best of the Best,’ according to U.S. Veterans Magazine

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine for its part in putting those who have helped protect American freedoms back to work. The Exchange is among the organizations named to the publication’s 2013 Best of the Best list, making the cut in the “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies,” “Top Supplier…

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Mercury Boulevard closed

Posted  August 23, 2013

Due to the recent heavy rains a portion of Mercury Blvd., between Rich Road and 140th Street East, is closed until further notice. †Edwards Civil Engineers are evaluating the damage and preparing the plan for repairs. Further details will be announced as they become available.

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News Briefs: August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Channel Six Due to budget constraints the Commander’s Access Channel, Channel 6, ceased operation Aug. 16. Announcements normally viewed on Channel 6 will be available in the Desert Wings or on the Edwards Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase and www.twitter.com/EdwardsAFB. Pinning ceremony Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, cordially invites you…

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Retired NASA astronaut, research test pilot Gordon Fullerton dies

Posted  August 23, 2013

C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76.

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FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 23, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be:   Family Day, Aug. 30 These FSS facilities will be CLOSED: * 412th FSS front office * Airman & Family Readiness Center * Civilian Personnel * Education Office * Family Child Care * Military Personnel Section * NAF…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 23, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community   – Have you ever learned another language only to forget it after a few years of neglect?  Speaking another language fluently takes constant practice. The language of “character” is similar.  Neglect it and your life will be dominated by confusion…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Vacancy for school board trustee

Posted  August 23, 2013

Governing Board member Susan Platz has resigned from her seat on the Board (Office B), effective August 12, creating a vacancy on the Muroc Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees. At their Regular Board Meeting Aug. 14, the Board decided to fill this vacancy by making a provisional appointment. Applications are now being accepted…

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Base Library wraps up summer reading program

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Base Library's summer reading program came to a close Aug. 16. The excitement is continuing as they start planning for next year's summer program themed "Paws to Read."

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AFFT Museum moves X-48C

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum placed an X-48C on display Aug. 20.

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