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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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Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted  July 10, 2015

For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as multivitamins,…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted  July 10, 2015

What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels. The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer is easy. I am…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 10, 2015

Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command websites….

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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted  July 10, 2015

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women's Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden.

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Civilian Health Promotion Services seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

Posted  July 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Air Force Materiel Command’s Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a wide range of health and fitness tools from health screenings to fitness classes. Edwards CHPS is located next to the base gym. A program created with the Air Force Materiel Command DOD civilian in mind, Civilian Health Promotion Services…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  July 10, 2015

July 13-16 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef stroganoff over egg boodles Garlic bread Tuesday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage, $1.99; large, $2.09 Subject to change

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Let’s Talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a great communicator. Everyone who knows me knows…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 10, 2015

Through our character — an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community You may remember the 1972 song with the lyrics, “You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.”  It seems Facebook and Twitter have not helped us move past this obsession with ourselves.  Author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung writes about…

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Announcements – July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000   MPS operating hours In order to stay aligned to new and existing personnel program processes, the Military Personnel Section will be changing its customer service hours beginning 1 May, 2015. The new hours will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays, and closed the…

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News Briefs July 2, 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

Freedom Fest Freedom Fest is 4:30-9:30 p.m., July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Event highlights include fireworks, Euro Bungee, 25-foot tidal wave water slide, eight pony carousel, balloon artists, 25′ gondola ferris wheel, Rockin’ Tubs Ride, double swing chair ride, Timberland Wrecking Ball, inflatable Slip & Slide and laser tag. All rides and entertainment…

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