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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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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted  December 7, 2012

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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31st TES captures flag football championship

Posted  December 7, 2012

With the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Desert Pirates ending the regular flag football season ranked fifth and the 412th Medical Group Desert Medics ranked third, the two underdogs provided a thriller of a game for fans in attendance set to watch the 2012 Edwards flag football intramural championship at Wings Field Nov. 29. In…

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Access to Edwards for students during non-school hours

Posted  December 7, 2012

Edwards has allowed, and continues to allow, non-military dependent students access to the installation for the sole purpose of traveling directly to and from school. Non-military dependent students are not authorized to deviate from the most direct route to and from their school. Non-military dependent children may travel to specific areas on Edwards AFB to…

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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted  December 7, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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Edwards basketball tournament

Posted  December 7, 2012

Basketball tourney Edwards is hosting the next installation basketball tournament Dec. 15 and 16 at the Fitness Center. This will include both women’s and men’s base teams. Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s games: Dec. 15 Time — Teams 8:30 a.m. — Edwards/Nellis 10 a.m. — Miramar/Camp Pendleton 11:30 a.m. — Edwards/Camp Pendleton (W) 1…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold time

Posted  December 7, 2012

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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F-35 ITF preps maintainers for operational test

Posted  December 7, 2012

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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Exchange shoppers can ‘Go Nuts’ with $10,000 in giveaways

Posted  December 7, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Planters/Kraft are teaming up to give away ten $1,000 gift cards in the “Go Nuts with Planters” sweepstakes. “With the holiday season upon us, an extra $1,000 could really come in handy,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Authorized shoppers need only…

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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted  December 7, 2012

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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‘Tis the season for parades

Posted  December 7, 2012

Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander and Col. Amy Arwood, 412th TW director of staff, represented Edwards Air Force Base during two parades Dec. 1. Daetz rode in the annual Lancaster Christmas/Holiday Parade and Arwood rode in the Rosamond Parade of Lights in the evening. Cheif Master Sgts Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing…

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