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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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Tax Center to close April 11

Posted  March 29, 2013

Since income tax season is rapidly coming to a close, the Tax Center will be closing on April 11. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns…

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AFAF kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry 1st Lt. Carlos Rojas, the Air Force Assistance Fund installation project officer from the 772nd Test Squadron and 2nd Lt. Ryan Bush, the assistant IPO, from the 411th Flight Test Squadron met with Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander…

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412th MDG Public Health Flight to host National Public Health Week

Posted  March 29, 2013

The 412th Medical Group Public Health (PH) Flight will be celebrating National Public Health Week starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s national theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” The acronym ROI is a common business term which stands for Return-On-Investment. America can ensure a healthier nation, build a stronger…

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey to be released

Posted  March 29, 2013

The Air Force Community Assessment Survey for 2013 will be released in March. The theme for this year’s survey is “A Strong Community Depends On You.” The Community Assessment is the only Air Force-wide survey that gathers information tailored for each and every Air Force installation. Results from the Community Assessment Survey will inform installation…

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412th EWG to host Security Awareness Week

Posted  March 29, 2013

Col. Kevin Muckerheide, 412th Electronic Warfare Group commander, Lt. Col. Chris Snyder, 771st Test Squadron commander, and David Krohman, 772nd Test Squadron director, are encouraging base personnel to attend Security Awareness Week, which will be hosted by the 412th EWG, starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” All…

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Edwards crew chief leaves historic mark at squadron

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This oil painting, which is currently in the care of the 419th Flight Test Squadron, depicts a variety of Bomber Combined Test Force personnel preparing for a B-1 mission with Tech. Sgt. Chad McBunchís image in the center of the painting handing a helmet bag to a B-1 pilot….

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

Edwards commissary The commissary will be open regular hours Easter Sunday, March 31. Commander’s Call for all Edwardsí staff sergeants To accommodate multiple work shifts, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, will be hosting two Staff Sergeants Calls for all Edwards Air Force Base staff sergeants on April 1 at 2 p.m. and…

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Highest, longest flight to date for Masten’s Xombie with Genie payload

Posted  April 5, 2013

NASA photographs by Tom Tshida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration rocket soars aloft, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system designed to land space vehicles on other bodies in the solar system. MOJAVE, Calif. A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at…

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TPS students ready Auto ACAS for initial testing

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Six students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School recently helped the Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin refine the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System, which is scheduled for initial testing with the 416th Flight Test Squadron next January. Members of the United States Air Force…

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Glimpse of present careers gives students glimpse of possible future

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Jack Earl, 412th Test Wing instrumentation design engineer with the 412th Test Engineering Group, was just one of the many organizations that provided an information booth who attended the 2013 Career Fair at Desert High School March 29, 2013. The 412th TENG provided an interactive F-22 simulator display that…

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