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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

W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Posted  December 19, 2014

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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Local

Don’t let a lack of tortoise training slow you down

Posted  December 19, 2014

Edwards has three large desert areas designated for recreational use on base, two of them for off-road motorized vehicles. People who use those areas are required to carry proof of desert tortoise training to avoid a citation.

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Health & Safety

Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line Can Help

Posted  December 19, 2014

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist but a Registered Nurse…

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Commentary

Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

Posted  December 19, 2014

Despite the increased activity the holiday season often brings, this time of year also presents an opportunity for reflection. I would like to thank all AFMC personnel for your exceptional dedication and professionalism in meeting our mission of equipping our Air Force for world dominant airpower. I also thank your families and loved ones for…

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Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26

Posted  December 19, 2014

President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing federal employees from duty on Dec. 26. For civilian personnel: This order falls within the scope of laws regulating the observance of holidays. Dec. 26 will be considered a holiday for purposes of pay and leave documentation. Timecards should be marked by using the code “LH.” For appropriated…

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Exchange shoppers can save 10 percent with coupon

Posted  December 19, 2014

Military shoppers can find a winter wonderland of savings at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply by shopping Dec. 21 and 22. When shoppers make a purchase those two days, they will receive a coupon to save 10 percent off from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, with a maximum discount of $200. The…

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Commentary

Holiday message from 412th CC

Posted  December 19, 2014

Team, The holidays are here and Debbie and I would like to express our sincere thanks to each and every one of you who continue to make the 412th Test Wing the premier Air Force enterprise to work for and Edwards the best base to be stationed. We continue to be amazed at all your…

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Federal employees must adhere to federal laws prohibiting marijuana use

Posted  December 19, 2014

Recently, several states have decriminalized the use of marijuana, allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes or for limited recreational use. These changes to state law resulted in inquiries from a number of individuals about the impact to adjudications of persons proposed for eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a…

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Events

Announcements – December 19, 2014

Posted  December 19, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Commissary hours The Commissary will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Regular hours will resume Dec. 27. The Commissary will be open regular hours Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1, 2015. For more information, call 661-277-9175. MPF closure The Military Personnel Section in Bldg. 3000 will be closed for an official function Dec. 15 from…

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