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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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Announcements – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Columbus Day Holiday Hours, Oct. 13 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following:  Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed  Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m,; Midnight Meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.  High Desert Inn: open seven days…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Varicella vaccine available The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic now has the Varicella vaccine available for children 12 months and older who are TRICARE beneficiaries. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. For questions or concerns, call the clinic at 661-277-3427. Wag ëní Run Health Promotion…

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AFMC promotes Strengthening Relationships campaign

Posted  October 3, 2014

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign. Healthy and caring relationships with family, friends, and significant others can give our lives immeasurable joy and meaning. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, qualities of a healthy relationship include: Strong two-way communication Commitment Trust…

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Canadians, Tutors swing by TPS

Posted  October 3, 2014

  Two Tutor CT-114s sit on Ramp 2 Sept. 23 right after landing.  The Tutor is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force for primary flight training initially and then later for fighter lead-in training. They are also used for the Canadian aerial demonstration team, known as the “Snowbirds.” The planes are at Edwards AFB to support the…

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Pearblossom Highway (SR-138) pavement rehabilitation, pedestrian upgrade project

Posted  October 3, 2014

The California Department of Transportation will repave SR-138 daily Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 165th Street East and Avenue S. Work will take place at (Llano) 165th Street East to Longview Road, (Sun Village) 116th Street East to 96th Street East and (Littlerock) 77th Street East to Avenue S. Local…

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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted  October 3, 2014

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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Mentorship a ‘fundamental responsibility’ for senior leaders

Posted  October 3, 2014

Selina Carr-McEwen, 412th Test Wing Financial Management budget analyst, was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, as a military spouse when she began to feel that her career was on hold. It was only two years since she graduated with a masters degree in 2008, but she was beginning to feel lost.

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Shoplifting at Edwards Exchange, resulting costs to military community, down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses. This fact is not lost on retailers such as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the Edwards Air…

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412th TW ‘answers the call’ to support video phones for Edwards deaf, hard of hearing employees

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photo illustration 412th Test Wing deaf and hard of hearing employees are connected with a communication assistant (video interpreter) through the video relay service “chat” capability that is seen here on the video screen display in the left photo. The video interpreter engages with Mike Botte, pictured on the left, using sign language…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and her husband retired U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Wolfenbarger arrived at Edwards AFB for a three-day visit Sept. 23.

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