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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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Salutes & Awards

412th MXG collects four MAJCOM awards

Posted  February 6, 2015

Four team members from the 412th Maintenance Group received the Air Force Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award. Marquez was a retired deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering for the Air Force. The eponymous award is intended to recognize officials in the Air Force who excel in technological maintenance. The award recognizes…

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Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

Posted  February 6, 2015

Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date ñ or SCOD ñ for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Also effective Feb. 2, change of…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted  February 6, 2015

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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Health & Safety

Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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Project84: Keep those cost saving ideas coming for 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

As Team Edwards begins 2015, the 412th Test Wing is leading a new drive for Project84 ideas. The wing had outstanding Project 84 participation from the base populace in 2014. Every submitted idea was reviewed and given careful consideration by base leadership. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, first introduced Project84 after determining that if…

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I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialist and was…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  February 6, 2015

Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said today. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an…

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Events

Base chapel hosts Move the Food event

Posted  February 6, 2015

From the Edwards Chapel's food pantry, 87 bags of groceries were donated to the base community during a Move the Food event Jan. 28.

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Preparing for a post-AF career with certifications, licenses

Posted  February 6, 2015

Active duty service members have a shelf-life when it comes to their careers. The shelf-life time is different for every individual; it could be the length of a single four-year enlistment or a distinguished 30-year career. That is why looking at life after the military when it comes to your career is so important. The…

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