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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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New leader for Global Vigilance CTF

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Matthew Domsalla (center) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Christopher Azzano (left), 412th Operations Group commander during a change of leadership ceremony May 31 in Hangar 1414. Domsalla assumed†the directorship†from Lt. Col. Landon Henderson (right) who moves on to the 412th Test Wing’s…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -†Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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NASA Dryden awards aircraft operations support contract

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. †The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It…

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Infrared image of California Powerhouse Fire from NASA ER-2

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA Ames/UC-Santa Cruz image courtesy of Jeffrey Myers The MASTER instrument on NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude science aircraft captured this infrared image of the Powerhouse wildfire in the Angeles Forest near Lake Hughes, Calif., during a nighttime flight May 31-June 1. The MASTER composite image shows the intensity of the fire’s heat in different colors, with…

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Traynor steps up to command F-22 squadron

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Col. Christopher Azzano, 412th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, pose for a photo after Traynor assumed command of the 411th Flight Test Squadron in a change of command ceremony May 23 in Bldg. 1870. Traynor previously served as the director of operations for the 411th…

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Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Lt. Col. Benjamin Bishop completes preflight checks before his first sortie in an F-35A Lightning II, March 6, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Bishop is among the first pilots to begin the official training that began in January. The Air Force announced May 31, 2013, it…

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Passing of William (Bill) Herzke

Posted  June 7, 2013

June 4, William (ìBillî) Otto Herzke went home to be with the Lord. †Bill served with the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963 and then had a brief break in service from 1963 to 1964. †He re-enlisted in 1964 and retired in 1984 as a senior master chief. †Bill served at Edwards Air Force Base…

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From concept to combat Test pilots share evolution of flying wing

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara Artistís rendition of a version of the YB-49 transforming into the B-2 Spirit. Sixty-five years ago, the flight test community suffered a tremendous loss June 5, 1948, when the Northrop YB-49 broke apart mid-air in the skies over the Mojave Desert. The jet-powered flying wing, crashed just five miles…

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News Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Airman passing The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Fernando R. Flores, assigned to 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif. Flores passed away May 23, 2013.†To settle the estate of the deceased, 1st Lt. Kathryn Stewart, assigned to Edwards, has been appointed as Summary Courts Officer.†Any persons having a claim for…

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