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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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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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Spitfire lands at Edwards to commemorate Battle of Britain

Posted  September 21, 2012

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron here at Edwards hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Sept. 14.

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Community Briefs – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Upcoming Holiday Hours:   Columbus Day – Oct. 8   All 412 FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course & Pro Shop: 7 a.m.–sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.   The PLAYpass deadline has…

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AFMC to declare 5-Center IOC Oct. 1, track results of reorg

Posted  September 28, 2012

After some 18 months of planning and careful transition, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to declare initial operational capability of AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization Oct. 1 and continue the process of improving its support to the warfighter. In early July, the command began activating its new centers and consolidating others as it transitioned from…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted  September 28, 2012

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 a.m….

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AFMC to promote Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in October

Posted  September 28, 2012

During October, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness. This is an excellent time to educate individuals about breast and prostate cancer and promote screening. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1…

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Team Edwards celebrates ’65 years of transformation’

Posted  September 28, 2012

Team Edwards members gathered together at Club Muroc Sept. 21 to celebrate “65 Years of Transformation” with their very own Air Force Ball. Guests were treated to drinks, food and dancing in celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s birthday. Videos and graphical illustrations made by 412th Public Affairs showed the history of flight test here…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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412th TW signs ROD for Site 3 Landfill

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Rebecca Hobbs, Edwards AFB Environmental Management, presents Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer with the Site 3 Main Base Inactive Landfill Record of Decision for his signature Sept. 14. The Site 3 ROD is a set of remedies and agreements to clean up the unused landfill located in the northwest…

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