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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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Health & Safety

It’s time to expose an invisible killer

Posted  March 20, 2012

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon…

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Peak PCS season is here again

Posted  March 20, 2012

Summer Permanent Change of Station moves within the continental United States are in full swing. Much like last season, the entire Defense Department is experiencing difficulty obtaining Transportation Service Providers to pack and pick up personal property shipments. DOD attributes this to several factors to include limited carrier capacity, an increase in private sector moves,…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards recognizes newest chiefs

Posted  March 20, 2012

Aviation milestones aren’t the only accomplishments that are recognized at Edwards. On March 9, Team Edwards and its leaders gathered together to recognize its newest chief master sergeants during a chief recognition ceremony at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center.

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Colonel Dunlop takes final flight as Test Wing commander

Posted  March 20, 2012

Col. Dawn Dunlop, 412th Test Wing commander, talks to a crew chief as she prepares for her final flight as Test Wing commander in an F-22 Raptor, March 13. The 412th TW will hold a change of command ceremony 2 p.m. March 19 in Hangar 1600.

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AFFTC Museum preserves history, boosts recycling participation

Posted  March 23, 2012

Taking advantage of an opportunity to preserve Edwards history and tidy up their museum storage facility, the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum staff teamed up with the 95th Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Division, is substantially contributing to the base’s Quality Recycling Program.

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President nominates new AFMC vice commander

Posted  March 23, 2012

Air Force officials announced March 20, 2012, the president’s nomination of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with a new assignment.
Pending Senate confirmation, Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will become…

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95th ABW opens up new community bulletin board

Posted  March 23, 2012

Col. Gregory Schwab (far left), 95th Air Base Wing commander; poses with Hearts Apart representative Brigette Schuyler and her children; and Kristen Minor, President of the Enlisted Spouses Club along with (right side) Michelle Perry, 95th ABW housing community planner; Daniel Moreno, 95th ABW…

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95th CS wins AFMC level Information Dominance Awards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Four Information Technology professionals from the 95th Communications Squadron were recently notified by Paul Parker, Air Force Materiel Command, Installations and Mission Support director of communications, that they won their respective Information Dominance Awards categories for 2011. Information Dominance is an umbrella term for all of the varied technical skills required to ensure that the…

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AFFTC commander addresses Team Edwards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander, takes time during his commander’s call March 20 to address Team Edwards about a safety issue he recently encountered. In addition to this, Nolan talked about obeying the speed limit on base and watching out for your wingmen.

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31st TES ramps up for F-35 initial operational testing at Edwards

Posted  March 23, 2012

Flight test at Edwards normally consists of squadrons taking an aircraft from the developmental test phase and preparing it for its operational test phase at another base.
For members with the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit assigned here under the Air Combat Command…

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