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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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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted  July 2, 2015

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted  July 2, 2015

Team, This Independence Day weekend, we celebrate the day our great nation declared independence for the original 13 colonies and thus the birth of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty, an ideal we continue to cherish and protect. Here the history of our country…

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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Posted  July 2, 2015

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, emphasized her expectations and the command's priorities in a commander's call at the base theater June 19.

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Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Posted  July 2, 2015

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, the Housing Management Office is here to help. June 17, they brought subject matter experts to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a free Home Buyer's Seminar.

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Summertime fire safety

Posted  July 2, 2015

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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July Family Advocacy classes, workshops

Posted  July 2, 2015

  New Pregnancy Orientation and Daddy Boot Camp–Class 1:  This class is for all expectant parents to navigate their way through pregnancy. Participants will get information on the New Parent Support Program, nutrition, safety exercises, the importance of good dental care, safe pregnancy and how to enroll their baby for benefits. This class is the…

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Airman’s Attic gets computer, printer courtesy of Civ-Mil

Posted  July 2, 2015

  Base volunteers at the Airman’s Attic meet with John Fergione (center), former test pilot and president of the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group. He dropped by June 25 to present a couple donations on behalf of Civ-Mil. The organization donated a laptop computer and a printer to the Airman’s Attic. The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support…

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Man On The Street

Posted  July 2, 2015

Patrick Nance, 412th Medical Group, Paramedic “With the conditions of the severe drought, we have to be aware that every drop counts. Personally, I try to be more aware of my water usage, and for example, not let the water run or, if you’re running water to get to the hot water, save that water…

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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

Posted  July 2, 2015

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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NASA’S American Eatery – Menu

Posted  July 2, 2015

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825) July 6–10 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Lasagna Side salad and garlic bread Tuesday Country fried steak Mashed potato with gravy Vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Kung pao Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Rice pilaf and vegetables All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium…

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