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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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Soldier, retirees win big with Exchange’s ‘Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ contest

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made dreams come true for three grand-prize winners of the MILITARY STAR® “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes—and for one young Soldier from Fort Bliss, winning has changed her life. As a grand-prize winner, Sgt. Kakala Loketi had her MILITARY STAR® account paid in full. During a…

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted  February 27, 2015

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

Posted  February 27, 2015

As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We were married later that…

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.

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Bowling for Black History Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

Joe Hendrix, 412th Maintenance Squadron, shows off his bowling skills during the “Beat the Board” 9-Pin, No-Tap Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the 412th Test Wing, Electronic Warfare Booster Club Feb. 23. The three-day tournament was held in honor of Black History Month. Each team paid an entry fee of $30 with proceeds going to off-set…

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Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

Posted  February 27, 2015

Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that an employee can contribute annually to…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

Family Advocacy joined teens and parents at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School Feb. 18 to talk about the elephant in the room - teen dating violence.

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DARPA nomination packages due March 16

Posted  February 27, 2015

Commander-endorsed nomination packages for officers interested in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fiscal year 2016 Service Chiefs Fellows Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center March 16, officials announced. Nominees must be active duty major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels who have a minimum secret security clearance and who are considered…

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A fun and unique volunteer opportunity awaits you!

Posted  February 27, 2015

Are you interested in providing children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and camaraderie through physical fitness? Our Special Olympics team is supporting Special Olympics Southern California, Boeing and the local community to host the 2015 Antelope Valley Area Special Olympics…

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