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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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Shoplifting at Edwards Exchange down in 2013

Posted  September 12, 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 CE leads way in water conservation

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

Posted  September 12, 2014

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travel safely, sign up for STEP

Posted  September 12, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Antiterrorism Office highly concurs with the State Department that all personnel traveling abroad should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. The STEP makes it possible to contact a traveler if necessary, whether because of a family emergency in the United States or because of a crisis in the place the…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

Posted  September 12, 2014

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.

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Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month beginning Oct. 3

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber The 2014 Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee.   Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off Oct. 3 with a bird watching tour at the newly renovated and refreshed Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB’s own bird sanctuary. Come see wild birds touch and go through our ponds, as they…

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It’s High Desert monsoon, thunderstorm season

Posted  September 12, 2014

The threat of monsoon thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight in the summer months. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. This flow brings tropical moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean, near…

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‘Be Food Safe,’ Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted  September 12, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.  For the Defense Commissary Agency, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. However, during September, National Food Safety Education Month, DeCA is reminding its…

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Announcements – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 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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Exercise Desert Wind examines response

Posted  September 5, 2014

A desolate area in the Mojave Desert popular with campers and off roaders was the site of an F-16 crash Aug. 27. Two crewmembers from Edwards Air Force Base lost their lives.

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