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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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Base, local helping agencies team up to build ‘Community of Caring’

Posted  September 19, 2014

Since the Edwards Air Force Base Integrated Delivery System was established, the committee of all of the base's helping agencies has reached out to the Edwards workforce and community in order to remind everyone of all the available services they may turn to for assistance with any personal issues.

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Airmen must revalidate dependents by Dec. 31

Posted  September 19, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted  September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words So help me God from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Big Shaker about to hit Edwards

Posted  September 19, 2014

Sept. 23, Edwards Emergency Management will present the “Big Shaker,” an earthquake simulator, in the Base Exchange parking lot from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The exhibit is part of National Preparedness Month efforts for September. Emergency Management is focused on earthquake preparedness before, during and after an earthquake. The Office of Emergency Management is available year-round…

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Salutes & Awards

2014 second quarter award winners unveiled

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, poses with the Team of the Quarter, the 412th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section. The 412th Test Wing honored second quarter award winners during a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all! Airman of the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 19, 2014

– Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself-to make a difference in this world?  Will you be ready when the time comes?  Winston Churchill put it this way: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance…

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Hispanics – a future of success

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber After lunch, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st TES Bomber weapons load crew member and Carolina Catares, military spouse, demonstrated a salsa dance influenced by merengue dance which is native to the Caribbean and Central American regions. Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage…

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NASA’s shuttle carrier aircraft settles down in Palmdale

Posted  September 19, 2014

Retired NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911, one of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA's space shuttles for decades, moved to its new home at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Sept.12.

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South Base landmark torn-down, replaced

Posted  September 19, 2014

The South Base water tower that once stood as a 160-foot red and white landmark found itself torn down and dried out in the desert Sept. 16.

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted  September 19, 2014

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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