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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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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold times

Posted  March 1, 2013

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Single source for Sequestration Qs

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command military members and civilian employees can now turn to a single source for information about the federal budget sequestration and civilian furlough process. The Headquarters AFMC Office of Public Affairs has activated a public Web page designed to keep the AFMC workforce informed about sequestration issues, including answers to frequently asked…

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Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted  March 1, 2013

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

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Airmen encouraged once more to review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photograph Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March of 2013. Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their…

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Leadership highlights Edwards at AV Business Outlook Conference

Posted  March 1, 2013

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, talks with David McBride, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center director, at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference Feb. 22 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif.

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Salutes & Awards

412th Medical Group wins 2012 USAF-level award

Posted  March 1, 2013

Every year the Air Force selects individuals and teams from medical facilities all across the Air Force competing in the Air Force Medical Service Annual Award competition. This year the 412th Medical Group took a very distinct honor in that competition. The AFMS announced in February that the 412th MDG team was awarded for being…

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Twenty-four Airmen promoted

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Team Edwards community gathered at the Base Theater to recognize and congratulate the latest enlisted promotees Feb. 28. Congratulations to all 24 Airman for taking the next step in their Air Force careers! To master sergeant Justin M. Dancer, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Henry Gonzalez, 31th Test and Evaluation Squadron Erik R. Robbins,…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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News Briefs March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback passes Retired Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback, who worked at the 31st Test & Evaluation Squadron, died suddenly at the Los Angeles VA Hospital Feb. 22. His viewing and services will be conducted at the Community Church of California City, 21001 Conklin Ave. (crossroads Cal City Blvd. and Conklin Ave.) at…

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Announcements – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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