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Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Every summer at Edwards, Muroc Lake Golf Course attempts to solve the proverbial question of what kids can do during their summer break by giving children ages five to 17 the opportunity to either learn or improve their golf game during their annual summer golf camp.

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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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Solar eclipse

Posted  October 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Philip Harvey, 412th Operations Support Squadron flight chief and staff meteorologist, adjusts a precision spectral pyranometer in order to plot data he collects from the beginning to the end of the partial solar eclipse that occurred Oct. 23 near the Base Operations building. The data recorded is used to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 31, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is estimated that Halloween will bring in approximately $10 billion this year to the U.S. economy.  It has officially become a major holiday for Americans.  Of course everyone knows of the costumes and candy but many of us forget…

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Announcements – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 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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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon…

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Edwards community holds town hall meeting

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Edwards community gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Oct. 15 for a town hall meeting.

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted  October 24, 2014

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation presented the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Oct. 18 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The annual fundraiser included dinner, a silent auction and panel discussion with this year's honorees.

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Giving ‘gift of groceries’? Think Commissary gift cards

Posted  October 24, 2014

No matter the occasion, Commissary gift cards are always available to help family members, friends and organizations give the gift of groceries. “Our gift cards are versatile,” said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They can help a young family in need, offer wholesome eating options to a young service member or make…

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AFMC command chief visits with Edwards Airmen

Posted  October 24, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, stopped by Edwards AFB to talk to enlisted Airmen in two sessions at Club Muroc Oct. 15.

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Exchange’s extended holiday return policy gives shoppers peace of mind

Posted  October 24, 2014

  To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2014. The Edwards Air Force Base Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange…

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