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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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Corvias Military Living to implement water conservation measures

Posted  October 3, 2014

Corvias Military Living will begin limiting the days that Edwards AFB family housing residents can water their yards. Beginning Sept. 29, Corvias maintenance team members will begin resetting the sprinkler systems in the family housing areas to run every other day. Reprograming all of the systems to run on odd or even schedules will take…

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

Posted  October 3, 2014

For most people, Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. Just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts, and ghouls are not all you should be aware of on this fright filled night….

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Team Edwards officially kickoffs Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

With the guidance of Darcy Painter, 412th Communications Squadron, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, rolls up the ramp to Bldg. 3000 to attend the weekly Test Wing Staff Meeting Sept. 31. Brewer took on the wheelchair challenge to officially kick off National Disability Employment Awareness Month here at Edwards. The challenge…

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Hispanic Heritage Month questions, answers

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st Test and Evlauation Squadron, reads stories in English and Spanish to pre-schoolers at the Child Development Center Sept. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. In today’s society, Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos are defined as people from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American and…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted  October 3, 2014

Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking certifications. Military…

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Picnic, sports day

Posted  October 3, 2014

  More than 300 personnel from the 412th Mission Support Group and their families enjoyed a picnic and sports day Sept. 26, to enhance morale and unit pride. After lunch, the 412th Communications Squadron and 412th Force Support Squadron took on the 412th Security Forces Squadron and 412th Logistics Readiness Squadrons in an ultimate football…

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Announcements – October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 3, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – In a recent magazine article, an author discussed ancient Rome and the tendency to attribute more and more godlike characteristics to the emperor “until eventually the emperor demanded to be worshipped as God. at the same time that emperor is…

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News Briefs September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 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.  Blood drive The next American…

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When leaders earn their keep

Posted  September 26, 2014

It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough to be at your best when…

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