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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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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted  April 12, 2013

“Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had an eye for; it was…

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Healthy decisions make for healthy conditions

Posted  April 12, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Michelle Lafarga, APET fundraising lead, informs a student from the Child Development Center about the various ways to keep their household and their pet healthy during a National Public Health Week event held at the Edwards Community Park April 3, 2013. The event was hosted by the 412th Medical…

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Security Awareness Week

Posted  April 12, 2013

Courtesy photographs Security Awareness Week, which lasted April 1 to 5, was hosted by the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” Courtesy photographs Each day, the group spotlighted a specific security discipline to highlight by providing a briefing, demonstration or an instructional class for 412th EWG personnel. Courtesy photographs…

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New Edwards community queens announced

Posted  April 12, 2013

Courtesy photograph Congratulations to our newly crowned Edwards AFB Community Queens: From left, Junior Miss Edwards – Hilary Byrd; Miss Edwards – Michaela Palladino; Little Miss Edwards – Floriani Escobar. The Edwards pageant committee would like to thank everyone for their amazing support!

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Summer employment opportunities!

Posted  April 12, 2013

Vacancy announcements will be posted at www.usajobs.gov from April 9 to April 15. Available positions are lifeguards and lead lifeguards. All General Schedule positions will be recruited for and filled not to exceed 89 days. Applicants should carefully read each announcement to determine if they qualify and apply. Resumes for the summer hire program must…

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Housing privatization comes out of hibernation

Posted  April 12, 2013

Some of you may remember the excitement and anticipation a couple of years ago when housing privatization was announced here at Edwards. The installation commander held a couple of town hall meetings and we talked about changes coming. Residents were eager to sign leases to live in our homes on the base. Then, suddenly, the…

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TRICARE change for Edwards AFB area

Posted  April 12, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region, including those in the Edwards AFB area, now have TRICARE coverage from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. This change affects members using TRICARE Prime and Standard. TRICARE For Life beneficiaries (generally those over age 65) are not affected by the change. Members with a current specialty care authorization issued by…

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Coming to Edwards soon: AFNet migrations

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and all supported tenants will soon migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network (AFNet). This means Edwards Local Area Network users. Over a period of 45 days beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating Edwards workstations, network users and e-mail into the AFNet. To the majority of Edwards…

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Elementary to hold pre-registration for Kindergarten

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Irving L. Branch Elementary will be having pre-registration for Kindergarten May 1 and 2, from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., for the 2013-2014 school year. Civilian employees as well as active duty are eligible to enroll students at base schools. Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2013. State law…

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Bunch adds second star

Posted  April 12, 2013

As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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