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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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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted  July 17, 2015

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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Project84 migrating to API

Posted  July 17, 2015

Wing participation in the Project84 program has brought many cost saving ideas to the attention of leadership here at Edwards AFB. Many of the ideas submitted were aimed at reducing consumption of materials, water and electricity. Some cost savings require time before being realized, but others such as Xeriscaping and printer right-sizing have had an…

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Concepts into capability squadron gets new commander

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovado Lt. Col. Jose R. Gutierrez del Arroyo assumed command of the 771st Test Squadron during a formal ceremony July 14 at Club Muroc. Gutierrez previously served as the director of Curriculum Standards at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  July 17, 2015

July 20-24 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef taco salad Tuesday Spaghetti with meat balls Side salad and garlic bread Wednesday Meatloaf Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included; medium beverage, $1.99; large $2.09…

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Can you see me now? Lakebeds ‘restriped’

Posted  July 17, 2015

Edwards Air Force Base is a prime location for flight test, but not just because of the high caliber of test pilots, engineers and maintenance professionals who train and work here. In fact, it's the natural resources like the 64.55 square miles of dry lakebeds that make the area so ideal.

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Sign up now for Desert High School Robotics camps

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Do you have a student interested in learning about robotics? The Desert High Robotics Team is sponsoring two camps this summer for rising 7-12th graders. The camps will be held at the Center of Excellence next to DHS. Summer Camps: July 18 — Hardware Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn…

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Welcome to the jungle: Moms, Pops and Tots try out new location

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato The Moms, Pops and Tots playgroup moved into their new location for the foreseeable future. Children and their parents gathered for playtime at the Jungle Zone in the Desert Mall. Their program was held there for the first time; they were previously located in the Youth Center Gym. Children…

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NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

Posted  July 17, 2015

With approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, more than 80 commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash in flight and at airports in the past 15 years, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted  July 17, 2015

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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TPS grad returns as new 412th OG commander

Posted  July 17, 2015

From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo with the 412th OG guidon as Col. Rodney Todaro looks on. Cain assumed command of the group July 2 from Todaro in a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600. A U.S. Air…

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