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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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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have been perceived as a nerd. But, his brilliant mind and leadership skills now have historians re-embracing Madison’s…

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Military pets can fetch $300 in ‘Just Say Treat’ Contest

Posted  May 3, 2013

It may be a dog eat dog world, but the latest Exchange contest is focusing on the cuddlier side of these furry, feathered and sometimes finicky companions. With the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Patriot Family “Just Say Treat” contest, a pet picture and 50 words could be worth $300. The Patriot Pet “Just…

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Across the AF, registered nurses, medical technicians saluted

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph National Nurse/Technician Week runs from May 6 to 12. On May 6 the 412th Medical Group is celebrating National Nurses Week, which is held May 6 to 12 every year. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role…

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Volunteers needed for Branch Elementary Science Carnival

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Thomas Allen, 412th Civil Engineering Division, educates Branch Elementary School students about where plastic comes from and the importance of recycling, during the fourth annual science carnival last year. Allen’s presentation was one of five that students had the opportunity to learn from. Volunteers are needed for this year’s…

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AFMC commander visits Sustainment Center, air logistics complexes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, join Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, in a rally with 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron F-15 ramp shop employees during a visit to Robins Air Force Base,…

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Hagel to make furlough decision soon, press secretary says

Posted  May 3, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a decision soon on the scope of civilian furloughs in response to sequestration spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said May 2. Hagel is reviewing analysis on the budget “and he’ll reach a decision in the near future,” Little told reporters. Little acknowledged news reports that some services…

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New parachute test to provide AC-130 aircrew with the best

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Case Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, 418th Flight Test Squadron NCOIC of the Test Parachuting Program, deploys the Low Profile parachute after exiting a SC.7 Skyvan during a LPP test April 12, 2013 over the Edwards Farm Dropzone. The Low Profile Parachute is intended to replace the BA-22 parachute…

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April promotions

Posted  May 3, 2013

Team Edwards held there monthly promotion ceremony April 30.† Congratulations to those for taking the next step in their Air Force careers!† To senior master sergeant Arnold G. Guiao, 412th Medical Support Squadron Gregory C. Baker, 412th Flight Test†Squadron To master Sergeant Matthew R. Inman, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Jeremy L. Marmet, 412th Aircraft…

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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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