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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

412th CS, CE win AFMC awards

Posted  November 7, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron and 412th Civil Engineering Group received Air Force Materiel Command awards. The winners will compete at the Air Force level now in their perspective categories. Winners Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland Award – 412th Communications Squadron. The award is an annual Air Force Communications and Information Award that recognizes a communications…

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Local area Airman named 2014 Dickies American Hero Of The Year

Posted  November 7, 2014

Global workwear maker Dickies and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced the 2014 Dickies American Hero of the Year, Air Force Senior Airman Veronica Lemus. A mother of seven children, Lemus’ 12-year career spans humanitarianism, volunteerism and an unmatched work-life balance. On Saturday, November 8, Lemus will be honored and named the winner…

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Events

Edwards welcomes, celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 7, 2014

Every November, the Department of Defense celebrates National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in order to recognize native cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art, traditions and the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Veterans

Joshua Tree to honor Veterans Day with Fee Free Day

Posted  November 7, 2014

Enjoy Joshua Tree National Park and many other public lands at no charge on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. To honor all Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, there will be free entrance to the park for all visitors for that day. Many National Park Service employees served in the military. Joshua…

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Wingman Day invites Airmen to gain new perception on resilience

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Guest speaker, retired judge Dana LaMon, spoke to more than 413 Airmen who were in attendance during the Wingman Day event held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 3. The event was used as a day to refocus on resiliency, building a culture of caring throughout the…

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Local

Bent Prop brings home MIAs

Posted  November 7, 2014

The United States Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office lists 83,165 service members missing in action, and of those, 73,520 are from World War II alone.

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Commentary

Do you ‘really’ know who you are talking to?

Posted  November 7, 2014

When you’re young, you don’t think much about online safety. At 19, I didn’t have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever. In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended….

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Air Force seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year nominees

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant self-improvement and base…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our communit

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Economist magazine wrote an article about how to achieve (or not achieve) success.  They recognized that the “biggest threat to their success may lie within. They [the CEOs] need to cultivate the art of seeing themselves as others see them.”  One executive, Kevin Sharer, the former boss of Amgen, a biotech company, kept a…

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Events

Announcements – November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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