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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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Freedom Fest goes off with a blast

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Despite the windy conditions, the fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2014 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4.   Undeterred by the triple-digit temperature, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out once again for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts…

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The power of the Military Consumer

Posted  July 11, 2014

Due to the recent trends and the financial challenges of military life, the Department of Defense has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, who has partnered with other organizations to form the Military Consumer, a campaign to empower you the consumer to be informed and promote financial readiness. It officially starts July 16 and…

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Announcements – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All…

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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course An additional motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for July 9. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course however military will be given priority when registration approval takes place.†You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved.†Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military…

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Taking inspiration from our founding fathers

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty.

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Education, Training Center hosts open house, announces next Ed Fair

Posted  July 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Members of the Edwards community visited the Education Office’s Open House June 27 to learn about all the different education options available to Airmen and civilians. The Edwards AFB Education and Training Center hosted their quarterly open house June 26. The open house gave Airmen and their families as…

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New boss for OSS

Posted  July 3, 2014

  Outgoing 412th Operations Support Squadron commander Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos (right) congratulates new commander Lt. Col. Jeff Geraghty following the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 27. Geraghty will oversee the 412th OSS, which controls air traffic, manages the airfield complex and provides weather support as well as flight scheduling.  

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June Promotions

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team Edwards held†its June enlisted promotion ceremony in the Base Theater June 30. Congratulations to all the Airman for achieving the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman first class Jacob Ray, 412th Force Support Squadron Trevor Dobbs, 412th SFS To senior airman Samuel Lorah, 412th Security Forces Squadron Teandre Pacheco, 412th SFS…

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Health & Safety

STOP, LISTEN, LOOK! Don’t Let it Happen to YOU!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Hazardous Air Traffic Reports (HATR) and Controlled Movement Area (CMA) violations are a growing problem on the Edwards AFB flightline.

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Independence Day message from 412th CC

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team, This Friday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Thomas Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy…

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