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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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News Briefs August 2, 2103

Posted  August 2, 2013

E-5 promotion celebration Join us at Club Muroc in the Alliance Ballroom to celebrate our newest staff sergeant selects 4 p.m., Aug. 2. †Uniform of the day is ABUs. †There will be refreshments provided. For more information, call (661) 275-2670 or e-mail sedric.whitaker@us.af.mil. A&FRC NCO needed The Airman and Family Readiness Center is accepting applications…

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Salutes & Awards

Fifteen promoted in July

Posted  August 2, 2013

Team Edwards celebrated the promotions for 15 of its Airmen July 31 in the Base Auditorium. The Airmen represent the promotees for the month of July. Congratulations to all those who took ascended to the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman 1st class Patrick J. Booth, 412th Maintenance Squadron Breanna L. A….

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted  August 2, 2013

  Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for…

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Mission control center upgrades increase capability

Posted  August 2, 2013

Performing major renovations to the gold and blue rooms may sound like it's leading to the grand re-opening of a popular night club, but at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, it means an increased capability in flight operations and testing.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 2, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is reported that South African golfer Gary Player responded to a critic describing him as “lucky” by saying, “yes, and I’ve noticed that the harder I practice, the luckier I get.”  Our character is formed in the same way….

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After ‘nightmare,’ dream comes true for 412th CS, Desert Junior Senior High School

Posted  August 2, 2013

Desert Junior Senior High School received 17 computers July 31 through the Computers for Learning program, which lets no longer used computers and technical equipment to be handed over to schools and nonprofit organizations.

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X-56A technology demonstrator achieves first flight

Posted  August 2, 2013

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, recently undertook the first flight on July 26 of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed flight demonstrator, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

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Announcements – August 2, 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Instrument Flight Rules Refresher Course: Aug .10, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar with Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105 and pre-registration preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft….

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Leap to your limits

Posted  July 26, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -†One of the lessons I carry around with me every day is something I learned from the jumping events in high school track and field. I was intimidated by the high jump. Unlike the long jump, where every leap into the sand pit could be measured and faults were not…

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Learning to swim best water safety measure

Posted  July 26, 2013

Whether you are working or enjoying recreational activities near water, the best water hazard insurance you can have is learning to swim and teaching your family to swim. You do not have to be a champion swimmer in order to save yourself in a water emergency. A simple stroke such as a dog paddle can…

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