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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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It’s About the Fairness of the Process

Posted  June 6, 2014

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany†-†Occasionally, folks around the base will ask me after a court-martial, “What do you think about the result?” The question comes up more often when the accused member is acquitted or when the punishment appears to be somewhat lenient. This occasionally causes me to scratch my head a bit. The apparent implication…

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Eat right and save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Edwards AFB Exchange restaurants

Posted  June 6, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Airmen and their†families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Edwards†AFB Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s†Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to promote health and wellness. “Saving…

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Health & Safety

Team Edwards conducts SAPR stand-down day

Posted  June 6, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, facilitates training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates at the new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response center May 14. The new center can be used by any unit for on-base SAPR training. In an effort to eliminate sexual assault and take…

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Thank you, for now

Posted  June 6, 2014

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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First quarter award winners are a ‘hit’

Posted  June 6, 2014

Airmen and Air Force civilians alike were honored June 4 at the base theater for the 412th Test Wing 1st Quarter Award Ceremony.

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Former DHS student dazzles president during White House Science Fair

Posted  June 6, 2014

President Barack Obama looks at the Concussion cushion football helmet project from former Desert High School student Maria Hanes during the 2014 White House Science Fair May 27 in Washington, D.C. Hanes currently attends U.C. Santa Cruz. Hanes, 19, dreams of becoming the first female collegiate football coach and she’s already built up some impressive…

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State of 412th TW addressed at commanders call

Posted  June 6, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29. The briefings addressed current issues Edwards AFB is enduring, including cutbacks to aircraft and positions. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29 in the Base Theater to…

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Off into the wild blue yonder…

Posted  June 6, 2014

Keeping with tradition, Col. Daniel D. Daetz is sprayed down with water and champagne by (center-left) his wife Esme, Douglas Daetz, his father,†and Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The celebration followed Daetz’s final qualification flight aboard an F-16 May 29. A retirement ceremony was held for him at Club Muroc May 30….

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Military Working Dog sniffs out three awards

Posted  June 6, 2014

Staff Sgt. Kathryn Goldman and her working dog Rolf from the 412th Security Forces Squadron took home three first place trophies from the Western State Police Canine Association Trial.

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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

Posted  June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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