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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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Domino’s Pizza now open

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Edwards Domino’s Pizza restaurant is now open in Bldg. 7210 offering their full menu and delivery. The hours of operation are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Orders are accepted via the Domino’s App, at their on-line website, or by phone at (661) 258-4907.

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards says goodbye to long-time human resource supervisor

Posted  July 3, 2014

After 34 years, Team Edwards watched Ruby J. Ervin walk into the sunset as she retired June 27. The retirement ceremony was held at Club Muroc. Ervin was chief of staffing and led a seven person team that provided recruitment and placement services and support to the 412th Test Wing, associate and tenant units, and…

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Pride luncheon honors LGBT service members past, present

Posted  July 3, 2014

Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Team Edwards was invited to attend a pride luncheon for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community during LGBT Awareness Month June 26 at Club Muroc. Members of Team Edwards were invited to show a little pride for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community at an awareness month…

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Famous aviator Rutan talks to CAP Squadron 84

Posted  July 3, 2014

Edwards AFB Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 84 Cadets were visited by famous aviator Dick Rutan at their weekly meeting June 24.

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Desert animals visit the Library

Posted  July 3, 2014

Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Children at the Summer Reading Program got a chance to see wildlife first-hand when Environmental Management brought a gopher snake for the children to touch.   The Base Library brought wildlife indoors June 27 as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Paws to Read.” Patti Kumazawa, Environmental Management, marketing…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 3, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The 4th of July is all about celebrating our freedom as a nation. Merriam-Webster tells us that celebrating is “to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday.to say that (someone or something) is great or important.” …

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Quarterly travel advisory

Posted  July 3, 2014

As the warmer months approach, many people generally plan vacations. Both overseas and within the United States travelers should be aware of the local threats that they may encounter while on their vacations. Criminal, terroristic, cyber and intelligence based threats are always important to be aware of. For military and DOD civilians many foreign countries…

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Announcements – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Freedom Fest: July 4, 4:30-10 p.m., Wings and Roberts Fields. Come out to this free event to celebrate Independence Day with food, beverages, waterslides, a live band, shaved ice, free watermelon, laser tag, fireworks and much more! Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin…

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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 2 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez@edwards.af.mil Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You can also self-book online at…

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Huron comes home to test

Posted  June 27, 2014

Photograph by by Jet Fabara Larry Mergili, an L3 Communications site manager attached to the 445th Flight Test Squadron, checks the undercarriage of a C-12C Huron, tail number 31215, after arriving from its aircraft condition inspection from San Angelo, Texas, on June 20. This specific C-12C was out for more than a year due to…

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