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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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Coming soon: Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center has sent out an Academic Year 2014 Civilian Developmental Education Call “heads up” that the program information is expected to be released sometime in March. Once AFPC releases the CDE call, the Education and Training Office will send out guidance to all base civilians ensuring that our customers are well advised…

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AFMC launches surplus supply site

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command has launched a “Unit-Purchased Supplies Efficiency” site to help the command manage surplus supplies and equipment. All AFMC employees have access to the site – an Enterprise Information Management / SharePoint site – and they can post a listing of any excess supplies they have in their units. Similarly, employees can…

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Airfield Management emphasizes importance of runway safety

Posted  March 8, 2013

Hazardous Air Traffic Report and Controlled Movement Area violations are a growing problem for both the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Flight testers work towards compatible growth with commercial spectrum demands

Posted  March 8, 2013

Graphic courtesy of 412th Test Engineering Group In 1963, Don Thomson, an early instrumentation engineer at Edwards was quoted saying, “a good performance and flying qualities engineer isn’t worth his salt if he needs more than 50 parameters for a single engine aircraft.” Fast forward 50 years and flight test for the single-engine F-35 Lightning…

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413th FLTG commander tours Edwards

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Jerry Byars (left), 413th Flight Test Group commander, and Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, prepare to step to their aircraft. Colonel Byars was here to give General Bunch his T-38 check ride March 5, 2013. Byars was also here to visit with reservists…

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Test Pilot School modernizes Systems curriculum

Posted  March 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Randy Kelly, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Systems master instructor, demonstrates a lesson to members of the school’s 12B class. Throughout the remaining calendar year, the school will modernize its curriculum to keep the students and the Air Force on the leading edge of technology. For TPS,…

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AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts

Posted  March 8, 2013

As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution. Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week…

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AFIT School of Systems and Logistics

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 208 at Edwards Air Force Base. Course Overview This live course explains the Air Force LCRM process to help effectively manage risk and exploit opportunities throughout a program’s life cycle within regulations and guidance…

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Exchange offers 60″ TVs in ‘March Madness Sweepstakes’

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming with Unilever/NCAA to offer Exchange shoppers a jump on the big tournament with a new 60″ LG TV in the “March Madness Sweepstakes.” Exchange shoppers worldwide have the opportunity to enter the drawing between March 8 and April 8, 2013. No purchase is necessary for each…

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NASA begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel

Posted  March 8, 2013

NASA photograph by Eddie Winstead Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 30 feet behind the DC-8. Instruments on the Falcon were measuring the chemical contents of the exhaust contrails at varying distances from the DC-8, which…

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