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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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ALS graduates 22 senior Airman

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 12-G. Twenty-two Airmen have come closer to becoming NCOs with the graduation of Class 12-G from the Airman Leadership School. Congratulations! Senior Airman Jasmine Ward, 445th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Stephanie Huddleston, 411th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Bailey, 31st Test and…

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AFOSI Tip Line provides new ways to report suspicious activity

Posted  October 19, 2012

In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes “tip line” into the virtual world. The new program will allow individuals to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity through…

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412th TW CC signs Energy Action Month Proclamation

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs this year’s Energy Action Month Proclamation Oct. 12. The proclamation and energy conservation actions that Edwards will implement this fall and winter were written and planned by Jack Frazier, 412th Civil Engineering Division, Resource Efficiency manager (middle)…

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DOD’s CAP videophones brings deaf employees closer to Team Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Earlier this year deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards got new, free tools to enable their workplace communication

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Italian honorary commanders visit Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base hosted members of the Honorary Squadron Commanders Association from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 12. While visiting the Air Force Test Pilot School, the delegation posed for a group photo in front of the NF-104. The Italians met up with base leadership and members of the Edwards AFB Civlian Military Support…

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Standards? What standards?

Posted  October 19, 2012

Recently, I was asked the difference between a good NCO and a great NCO. Well, I answered the question as best I could, but failed to mention “standards.” You see, a good NCO sets his sights on just meeting standards, while a great NCO is continually trying to exceed standards and motivates his Airmen to…

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Team Edwards gathers with ‘Eagles’ to inspire future generations

Posted  October 19, 2012

Photograph by Bill Simone, Flight Test Historical Foundation 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer and Col. Amy V. Arwood, 412th TW director of staff attend the Flight Test Historical Foundation’s annual Gathering of Eagles Saturday, Oct. 13 to raise funds and awareness for the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s anticipated move to…

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F-35A completes first in-flight weapons release

Posted  October 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16. The flight was conducted by Maj. Eric “Doc” Schultz, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned…

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Edwards NCOIC awarded AFMC Paralegal of the Year

Posted  October 19, 2012

Every year paralegals across Air Force Materiel Command are nominated in order to hold the honor of being called the outstanding paralegal of the year. This year, that honor was bestowed upon one of Edwards' own.

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Traffic changes at Branch Elementary Oct. 22

Posted  October 19, 2012

In response to traffic flow challenges brought up at the recent town hall meeting, beginning Monday, Oct. 22, there will be a new process in place at the Branch Elementary gravel parking lot in order to increase student safety. Parents will notice barricades positioned in this parking lot to prevent the cross-flow of cars and…

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