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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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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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Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted  October 24, 2014

Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the Defense Travel…

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Fallapalooza 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Corvias Military Living photograph by Mark Nettles Military families guess the amount of candy in jars for big prizes at the second annual Fallapalooza at Edwards AFB. More than 400 people turned out to enjoy free food, fun and prizes. The event was sponsored by Corvias Military Living at the Community Park on Saturday, October…

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted  October 24, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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Enlisted Combat Dining Out spreads esprit de’ corps

Posted  October 24, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon An Airmen low crawls in Hangar 1600 during Edwards AFB’s Enlisted Dining Out Oct. 10. Obstacle courses were part of the activities along with water gun fights and dinner.   Edwards Airmen came out to celebrate Air Force tradition with an Enlisted Combat Dining out Oct. 10. Along with a…

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