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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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Edwards Airmen take another step in their educational journey

Posted  May 31, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Team Edwards gathered at Club Muroc May 9 to celebrate 130 Airmen who earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees and 29 Airmen who recently graduated with bachelors and masters degrees. The CCAF†is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force.†The…

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Exchange greeting card services continue as assortment transitions

Posted  May 31, 2013

From PSCing to retirements to promotions, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service understands the importance of celebrating life’s milestones to the military community. With this is mind, the Exchange is working to provide seamless access to greeting card services as it transitions to a line of offerings exclusively from American Greetings. “With more than…

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NASA, Northrop Grumman continue partnership for science

Posted  May 31, 2013

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Their bulbous noses almost touching, NASA’s two Global Hawks line up nose-to-nose on the ramp at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the two autonomously operated unmanned aircraft are flown on long-duration environmental science missions. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and…

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Team Edwards wraps up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with feast

Posted  May 31, 2013

Many things define a culture, but probably the most interesting and fun thing to experience is a culture’s food. One of the more popular events the past few years has been the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cultural Day, which took place May 23 at the Conference Center. Team Edwards members turned out in droves…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Roadway drainage construction project Beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 1, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond and Muroc Avenue. During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north…

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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn in

Posted  June 6, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning is sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31 at the Pentagon. In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve as the senior Air Force energy official. Additionally,…

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Announcements – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

NAF Property Sale: June 14, Club Muroc upper parking lot, Bldg. 5600. Open to E1-E4 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., open to everyone 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Take advantage of some great deals! All sales are final – property is sold “as is.” You buy it, you haul it – no deliveries or storage available. Visit www.edwardsfss.com for…

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Edwards NCO flexes way to title

Posted  June 7, 2013

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., commander, , presents Staff Sgt. Joshua Suttle, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, with the first place trophy in the Armed Forces Middle Weight division at the Muscle Beach International Classic and Armed Forces Championship May 27. The annual event is held every…

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Leaders urge care in changing commanders’ UCMJ responsibilities

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commanders must be a part of any solution to the crisis of sexual assault in the military, service leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 4. Commanders are responsible not only for the health and welfare of those in their commands, but also for good order and discipline, they emphasized. Some legislative…

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