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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 celebrates 118 years of service with deals at Burger King, Express

Posted  July 19, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrates a past, present and future of savings and service July 25, the organization’s 118th anniversary. In recognition of this historic milestone, the Exchange is offering two fantastic dining deals for authorized patrons to enjoy. First, Express locations worldwide will be offering any size fountain drink or Gold…

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Announcements – July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO AERO CAMP: The first step in training our future pilots; July 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m Cost is $1,500 and is open to ages 14-19. Private Pilot Ground School kit included, pre-registration required. For more information, call (661) 275-AERO. Learn to Fly: The sky is the…

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Edwards F.C. visits Nellis AFB for friendly match

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Julie Clark Edwards Football Club team members, Senior Airmen Nazar SantillanMondaca (left) and Airman 1st Class Evan Montgomery, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, head to the sideline for a break during a friendly soccer match between Edwards Football Club and the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Football Club June 29. The Edwards Football…

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Leading change

Posted  July 12, 2013

How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long when it seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later?…

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Car wash gets upgrade

Posted  July 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Automated Car Wash, located on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. near Lancaster Blvd., has been upgraded with new equipment. The anticipated reopening is July 10.†For more information, call†the 412th†Force†Support Squadron†at (661) 277-4240.

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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Freedom Fest dazzles Edwards community, patriots

Posted  July 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2013 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4. Undaunted by the summer heat, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Hosted by the 412th Force Support…

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AFMC to focus on Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted  July 12, 2013

As part of its commitment to take care of Airmen and their families, Air Force Materiel Command is embracing the Comprehensive Airman Fitness philosophy established by Headquarters Air Force. CAF provides a framework through which the Air Force can deliver relevant programs and services more effectively across the four pillars of fitness — physical, social,…

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New 412th Test Wing technical director

Posted  July 12, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has announced that the 412th Test Wing’s new technical director is Doyle Janzen. Janzen assumes one of the highest positions on base and comes with a wealth of experience at Edwards, including F-15/F-16 flight dynamics tests, general aviation evaluations, and was chief engineer at the F-22…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: What you need to know

Posted  July 12, 2013

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects persons serving on active duty from adverse consequences to their legal rights that may result from their service. Some SCRA protections apply to reservists and guardsmen called to serve on active duty. Other protections apply to members who have always been on active duty, and some protections also apply…

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