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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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Air Force medicine: A vision for future

Posted  February 13, 2015

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the U.S. Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, Space and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 13, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Last year, long longtime partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married.  For years they pointed out that their relationship didn’t need to be solemnized in a ceremony.  Yet once married they made the following statements: “It does feel different. It…

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Announcements – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 President’s Day Holiday Hours All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.; midnight meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven days a week,…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Med Group renovations The 412th Medical Group is working to improve the appearance of the Family Health Clinic’s patient check-in counter. There will be a renovation project spanning over a two-week period from Feb. 17 to 27. During that time, all FHC patients will be asked to check in at the TRICARE Operations and Patient…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Department of Defense recently announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States will…

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Edwards receives ‘Excellent’ on CCR

Posted  February 6, 2015

Cyberspace may not be tangible, but it is a critical warfighting domain as evidenced by its inclusion in the Air Force mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Pre-inspection survey

Posted  February 6, 2015

As you all know by now, Air Force Materiel Command Inspector Generalwill be conducting a Unit Effectiveness Inspection on our wing this March. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the amazing things you do on a daily basis! It is also a way to find out where we can improve as a wing…

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Students invited to predict when Mojave Maxine will make her 2015 debut

Posted  February 6, 2015

The East Coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. Sometime in the coming weeks, Mojave Maxine will awaken from her long winter’s slumber and emerge from her subterranean burrow at…

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Health & Safety

Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays began Feb. 1

Posted  February 6, 2015

New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE went into effect Feb. 1. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries $0. TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of…

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ASMC awards season in progress

Posted  February 6, 2015

The American Society of Military Comptrollers awards season has begun and the deadlines to submit applications are quickly approaching. ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. The national achievement award submissions were due Feb. 2, but there is still time to…

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