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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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Memorial set for DHS student

Posted  July 11, 2014

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Christopher Alan Ricker who was one of two young Team Edwards family members killed in an automobile accident June 30. Ricker was a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School on Edwards. The memorial service will be held 3 p.m., July 12 at Halley-Olsen-Murphy…

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Batchelor takes charge of 412th AMXS

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Maj. Michael T. Batchelor receives his first salute from the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after taking command June 27.   Maj. Michael T. Batchelor assumed command of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron June 27 during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600. He replaced outgoing commander Maj. Larry…

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412th MSG welcomes new commander

Posted  July 11, 2014

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Mission Support Group guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Leshinsky, incoming 412th MSG commander, signifying the official change of command for the group during a ceremony at the Airman and Family Readiness Center July 9.

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Edwards, Corvias Military Living, break ground on new community center

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Left to right: Heath Burleson, Corvias Military Living senior vice president and program director; Chief Master Sgt. Brian D. Randolph, 412th Test Wing command chief; Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; James Judkins, base civil engineer; Jeanette White, Housing Management Branch chief; J.C. Calder, Corvias Military…

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New school directory guides parents of special-needs kids

Posted  July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -†A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said July 2. Ed Tyner, acting deputy director of DOD’s special needs program, told DOD News that service members and their families can find…

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Honorary commanders take on ‘SERE-ious’ training

Posted  July 11, 2014

A group of three honorary commanders and their guests were given the opportunity to live out a day in the life of an Edwards aircrew member and undergo some Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape land and water survival training July 2 at the Oasis Aquatic Center.

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Meeting veteran helped me feel connection with grandfather

Posted  July 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner Dale VanBlair, World War II veteran, addresses the crowd that honored him for his 93rd birthday in Belleville, Illinois, June 17. VanBlair thanked everyone for coming to his birthday party and told them that it felt amazing to be appreciated. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.†-†Twenty-five B-24…

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2nd Quarter Fighter Weapons Load Competition final one for 412th MXG commander

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 445th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team loads a GBU-38 to the F-16 Shadowís Station 7 during the second quarter Weapons Load Competition July 7. Each team must load an air intercept missile and a guided bomb onto their aircraft with speed and precision. Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group…

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Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Posted  July 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED. While this is not always the…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  July 11, 2014

– How does a person grow?  We know plants require sun, water and food. People need the same elements on the physical level but what about on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological level?  One person recommended this “balanced diet”: scriptures, stories, examples, community, and healthy practices. It is balanced because it relies on proper intake…

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