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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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Museum closure

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on April 24 and will reopen with its regular hours April 25. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.

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Traffic delays

Posted  April 19, 2013

Base motorists may encounter minor delays on Rickenbacker Drive April 23 due to a reduction of traffic from two-lane to one-lane for a short distance to accommodate construction activities. The work, to improve drainage in the Housing Area, will take place between the Conference Center and FitzGerald Blvd. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic…

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Edwards competes in Inaugural Nellis Cup

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Maj. Peter Gbelia Edwards AFB battles Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., during the Inaugural Nellis Cup April 13 to 14. The Edwards Football Club finished in 3rd Place during the tournament. Varsity soccer teams from various Air Force bases converged at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for the “Inaugural Nellis Cup” April 13…

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Events

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Run/Walk event

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event, that will be held May 8. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and…

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A chance encounter

Posted  April 19, 2013

As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360-degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a…

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AFNET migration update

Posted  April 19, 2013

Edwards will soon become the next base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network. Over a six-week period beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating base workstations, network users, and e-mail into the AFNET. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif….

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Gaining Altitude Growth opportunities for the week

Posted  April 19, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray for peace and healing for the families and friends of those struggling with the recent attack in Boston. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “The world is full of suffering, it is…

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Salutes & Awards

CCAF graduation May 9

Posted  April 19, 2013

This year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation and Higher Degree Recognition Ceremony at Edwards is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 9 at Club Muroc. The event will honor the October 2012 and April 2013 classes and will additionally recognize enlisted airmen who have completed their higher level degree from a civilian college. One of the…

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Housing Privatization meeting set for April 24

Posted  April 19, 2013

Housing Privatization meetings will be held April 24 at the Base Theater. There will be two meetings, the first being 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Base Housing residents of Edwards are highly encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Base leadership wants all of the…

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