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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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Shopping Edwards AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted  June 27, 2014

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards Air Force Base generated a dividend of more than $481,000 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including…

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Announcements – June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 27, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What is love?  Here is one person’s take on love.  “Love affirms the reality of the other person, the other culture, the other way of life; love takes the trouble to get to know the other person or culture, finding…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Open house The Edwards Education and Training Center invites you to an open house 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 26. Military, family members and civilians are welcome to learn about education options and about the colleges located on base. Free hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided. The event will be in Bldg. 2453 in…

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Preparing your home to be fire adapted

Posted  June 20, 2014

Wildfire season is in full effect with many states reporting significant wildfire activity. In California, fires have forced more than 20,000 people to be evacuated this year. In Texas, more than 75 homes were destroyed by wildfire. Fire departments nationwide are encouraging residents with wildfire risk to be actively preparing for the upcoming season with…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-2 over Edwards during an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11. On this test mission, AF-2 reached 1,000 flying hours becoming the first F-35 to do so. AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the…

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The Invisible War

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office will have a special screening of the 2012 documentary film “The Invisible War” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 25. The movie will be shown along with a learning lunch and Q&A session. The presentation will be in the new SAPR Center located in Bldg. 3940, 35 N. Wolfe, in…

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TPS celebrates 70 years with commemorative painting

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School will reach its 70th anniversary this August, but the celebration has already begun.

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Shopping Edwards AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted  June 20, 2014

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards Air Force Base generated a dividend of more than $481,000 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including…

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