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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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Celebrate Earth Day April 22: Tips on conservation

Posted  April 19, 2013

Tips for Work Water conservation is something few people think about at work. Since we don’t get the water bill for the office, we’re not aware of the cost and quantity of our consumption. Our offices consume huge quantities of water, so saving on the job should be everyone’s business. When you have ice left…

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No room for kaboom

Posted  April 19, 2013

Recently, hazardous and explosive materials were found at the Base Recycling Center. Our alert base refuse collection and recycling contractor employees averted a potential disaster when they discovered an unopened 16-ounce can of explosive black powder that made its way to the sorting floor of the recycling center. They immediately notified Force Protection and Fire…

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News Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

West Gate canopy construction Construction of the West Gate Canopy for the in-bound lanes has begun. Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution when approaching the gate. EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for…

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Free Self Defense classes offered next month

Posted  April 19, 2013

Sexual assault is a major issue not just outside the gates of a military installation but on installations as well.

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Sexual assault prevention, response training

Posted  April 19, 2013

During the Sundance Film festival in Utah, February 2012, a documentary was shown that dealt with military victims of sexual assault and was released to the public later in June 2012. The Academy Award nominated film “The Invisible War” got the attention of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welch III…

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Edwards Airmen vital to Raptor’s return

Posted  April 19, 2013

It was a proud moment for the Edwards community when Air Combat Command announced the F-22 Raptor had resumed normal flight operations.

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Spring season equals Spring clean-up at Edwards

Posted  April 19, 2013

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived officially as of March 20. Not unlike the same things we do at home every year such as clearing the winter weather debris blown into our yards; removing dead plants and weeds; here at Edwards we have an official event known as the annual Spring Clean-Up Week….

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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted  April 19, 2013

In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded positions (termed “surplus…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards honors those who went above and beyond

Posted  April 19, 2013

For more than 400 volunteers at Edwards, the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 16 at Club Muroc was just one way to honor those who continuously give of their time.

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Announcements – April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children to aviation! Have fun while learning aerodynamics using math and science skills. Cost is $165 for one hour introduction flight for up to two…

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