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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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Scholarships for Military Children applications available Dec. 15

Posted  November 26, 2014

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org . As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship will help her…

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ODR has everything but snow

Posted  November 26, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outdoor Recreation employees Brian Brazelton (right) and Oscar Parra-Garcia (left) are ready to help with all the equipment needed for a day on the slopes. Outdoor Recreation is ready for all your winter adventures. With ski packages, snowboarding packages and sleds, they have everything but the snow – and…

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News Briefs November 26, 2014

Posted  November 26, 2014

Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day and then resume regular hours Nov. 28. Exchange closure The Edwards Exchange will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), and reopen at 4 a.m., Nov. 28 ñ Black Friday. Service members who are on the installation on Thanksgiving Day will still have access to convenience…

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Ready for the holidays? Commissary cards help spread ‘gift of groceries’

Posted  November 26, 2014

The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Nov. 28 with normal hours. As the calendar flips toward the holidays, the Commissary Gift Card is always a viable option for anyone wishing to support their loved ones in the military community, said the Defense Commissary Agency’s senior enlisted advisor to the director….

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Airman and Family Readiness Center says thank you

Posted  November 26, 2014

In the season for giving thanks, the Airman and Family Readiness Center is thanking the military families on base. November is designated Military Family Appreciation Month and to celebrate there have been three book readings for military children and a party with cake and punch.

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412th Ops Group deputy CC retires

Posted  November 26, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Michael T. Morgan speaks to the audience during his retirement ceremony at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Nov. 21.   Members of the 412th Operations Group gathered at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Nov. 21 to watch Lt. Col. Michael Morgan retire after 20 years…

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Team Edwards remembers Code Talkers during heritage month

Posted  November 26, 2014

In observation of National American Indian Heritage Month, Team Edwards hosted a 5K run/walk Nov. 12 at the Rosburg Fitness Center in honor of World War I and II Code Talkers.

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Annual health fair highlights options, open enrollment season

Posted  November 26, 2014

The annual Edwards AFB Federal Employee Health Fair was held in Bldg. 3000 for Edwards and NASA federal employees.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 25, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This is the season to be thankful.  Most people could easily rattle of the top 10 “thankful” items in their lives.  But isn’t being thankful more than writing down a list of good items?  Thankfulness is a heart issue; it…

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Announcements – November 26, 2014

Posted  November 25, 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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