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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

Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 9, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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Get in shape for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Medical Group is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports,†and Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we encourage you to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer,…

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Veterans

Renowned NASA research pilot William H. Dana dies

Posted  May 9, 2014

One of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. Distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 9, 2014

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

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 9, 2014

When fear grips our very soul, we are most susceptible to taking things into our own hands (manipulation, control, demanding attitude, etc).  Why is that?  Perhaps we believe that when we control others and/or things, we have gained some sense of control over the uncontrollable.  But the best solution to fear is trust, and it…

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‘Captain America: Divide and Conquer’ available at Edwards Exchange

Posted  May 9, 2014

Once again, the United States must rely on patriotic super hero Captain America and his allies to save the country from impending doom in the latest military – exclusive comic book from Marvel, available for free at the Edwards AFB Exchange. Written by William Harms with art by Tom Grummett, “Divide and Conquer” is the 17th military-exclusive…

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Team Edwards hosts appreciation day for retirees

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The honorable John Oglesby (right), judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California, speaks with Technician Fifth Grade Army of the United States (ret.) Charles Collings during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day May 3 at the Oasis Community Center. Collings was part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign…

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Memorial service for Lee Travis

Posted  May 9, 2014

It is with many heavy hearts that the 416th Flight Test Squadron has to announce the passing of Lee Travis. Travis was well known and well-loved in the aviation community here at Edwards AFB. Marion “Lee” Travis was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and worked supporting F-16 flight test for more than 25 years….

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Salutes & Awards

April enlisted promotions

Posted  May 9, 2014

Seventeen Airmen pinned on their next ranks during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To airman Cameron Joseph Fuller, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To senior airman Estefania Gonzalez, 412th Comptroller Squadron Justin Lawrence Parenteau, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Christian Joel Arocho Babilonia, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron David Henin Rios Arauz, 412 Operations…

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Above and beyond – 400 plus volunteers donate 55,000 hours

Posted  May 9, 2014

The annual Edwards Air Force Base Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony honored Edwards AFB's volunteers April 29.

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