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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 eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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Community Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Software upgrade

Posted  November 2, 2012

On Nov. 6, if all goes as planned, the weather stations Joint Environmental Toolkit is getting a software upgrade. Once the change takes place, customers/users of JET will need to go to https://owsjet2.dm.af.mil/portal/ then click “OK” then go to “Portals” “System” and “Guest Edwards AFB” in order to get weather station information for Edwards. The…

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Rules, regs regarding Private Organizations

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is home to many private organizations. These POs can greatly contribute to the quality of life on base. However, there are rules governing POs that any group wishing to become a PO, as well as any PO that wishes to remain a PO, should be aware of. POs are governed by…

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Reality TV star tours Edwards, discusses ‘push’-ing through adversity

Posted  November 2, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base is no stranger to names throughout its history who have met adversity and overcome it...

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It’s time to ‘fall back’

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force graphic by Kenji ThuloweitIt’s that time of year again. Time to set your clocks back one hour Nov. 4. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime,…

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Third quarter military justice actions

Posted  November 2, 2012

The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards during the third quarter of 2012. Nonjudicial punishment (Article 15) is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction.   An airman first…

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Veteran’s Day holiday hours

Posted  November 2, 2012

All 412th FSS facilities will be closed Nov. 12 except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course and Pro Shop: 7 a.m.-sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  

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Did you know?

Posted  November 2, 2012

I believe it’s time to talk about driving and riding safely. Let me start by telling you a true story that happened to me recently. I was driving to work one morning coming from base housing heading towards main base on Fitzgerald Boulevard. The sun was rising in the horizon directly shining into my eyes….

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412th CPTS hosts Halloween festivities

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Members from the 412th Comptroller Squadron worked together to design an Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan-themed environment for children from the Team Edwards community Oct. 31, 2012. As part of the 412th CPTS Halloween festivities, candy was given out to trick-or-treaters throughout the day.

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