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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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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…

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Team Edwards, Red Cross come together for Battle of the Badges

Posted  February 13, 2015

Senior Airman Tyler Thompson, 412th Medical Group medical lab technician, grinned from ear to ear as he made his donation at the Battle of the Badges. The annual Red Cross blood drive was held Feb. 4 in Chapel 1 and is the largest one of the year at Edwards.

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Parents, community, encouraged to get involved in improving DHS, Branch Elementary

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph Irving. L. Branch Elementary School, Edwards AFB, Calif. The Muroc Joint Unified School District is inviting parents, employees and community members to attend Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meetings to see how the LCAP works and discover the importance of completing the LCAP survey. The LCAP is an important way for parents…

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Honorary commanders visit Edwards one last time

Posted  February 13, 2015

The 2014 Edwards Honorary Commanders and their guests gathered Feb. 6 for the last event of their one-year term. The theme for the tour was "Flight Test at Edwards" and the 412th Operations Group was given the privilege of conveying that story.

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted  February 13, 2015

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners announced

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, tosses a bean bag while Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, looks on during the 412th TW’s fourth quarter award ceremony Feb. 6 in the base theater. The 412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners were…

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Military shoppers have chance at $10,000 grand prize

Posted  February 13, 2015

A $10,000 grand prize is up for grabs in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest “Because of You” contest. And, for authorized shoppers, entering is as easy as visiting www.shopmyexchange.com. With the Spend Free Spree contest, military shoppers have a chance to win a $10,000 Exchange gift card, or a $2,000 gift card…

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Edwards says ‘good bye’ to WWII pilot

Posted  February 13, 2015

Friends and family said 'good bye' to Women's Air Force Service Pilot, Flora Belle Smith Reece at her memorial service Feb. 7.

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