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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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New home for old favorites

Posted  October 10, 2014

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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Salutes & Awards

412th MSG CC pins on colonel

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, has his colonel shoulder boards applied to his uniform by daughter Sophia and son, Benjamin, during his promotion ceremony Oct. 1 in Hangar 1600. Leshinsky joined Team Edwards in July after an assignment at the Pentagon. The 412th Mission Support Group provides…

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Cub scouts visit military working dogs

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photograph 412th Security Forces Squadron working dog handlers Senior Airman Adrian Mac (left) and Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris pose with GGreta, Xero and McGruff the Crime Dog after their demonstration for local cub scouts. Local Cub scouts got an introduction to military law enforcement during a base tour Sept. 27†with a†stop at the Military…

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Health & Safety

The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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Hispanics a future of success

Posted  October 10, 2014

Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Every year’s celebration has a theme and this year’s is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month in full swing at Edwards

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee invited wounded warriors and students out to Piute Ponds for a morning of birding. Covering up to 600 acres on the base’s southwest corner, the freshwater marsh is comprised of channels, dikes and evaporation ponds with water supplied from a Los…

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Events

Learn sign language on Deaf Day

Posted  October 10, 2014

Disability Employment Awareness Month is hosting Deaf Day events Oct. 14 and 15. The events start with a brown bag luncheon for senior leaders, supervisors, hiring managers, co-workers and deaf or hard of hearing employees. At the luncheon, participants will learn how current and future deaf employees can work as well as hearing employees when…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely distinguishable. In March, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Columbus Day is more than an American holiday. In fact, numerous countries celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas because it honors the need for unity.  It is amazing that in the late 1400s, a crew brought…

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