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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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New bulk fuel storage construction underway

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The site for the new bulk fuel storage facility near the flightline is undergoing construction and slated to be fully operational early 2016. Construction for the new bulk fuel storage facility is underway and slated to be fully operational early 2016. The new facility will replace the existing facility…

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Cool it! Your Edwards AFB pools are now open

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Sonic Splash Pool is now open for the summer. It is officially Summer here in the High Desert and your Edwards AFB pools are open for business. Summer swimming pool passes are now available at Outdoor Recreation. Single passes are $20. For a family of four the…

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Teen Paintball Camp registration

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Teen Center is offering a Teen Paintball Camp! Open to teens ages 13-18, the camp will run 8-11 a.m., June 23-27 at Outdoor Recreation’s “Scorpion’s Nest” located at Rod & Gun. Campers are provided with guns, ammo, protective helmets and masks for the whole week. The camp also provides instruction and strategies from expert paintball instructors. Cost is…

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Tops in Blue dazzles Edwards crowd

Posted  June 13, 2014

For two hours, Edwards AFB's base theater was transformed into a rockin' arena as Tops in Blue performed for hundreds of music fans June 8.

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Edwards Airman jumps at chance to play AF volleyball

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Lance Spott 1st Lt. Jonathan Fullenkamp, #9, jump serves for the 2014 All-Air Force Men’s Volleyball team during the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., May 27. The Air Force Menís Volleyball team finished 3-3 in their pool against the Navy, Army and three other open teams and they…

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LGBT Pride Month: Turning back discrimination, prejudice everywhere

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Michael Smith President Barack H. Obama issued a proclamation declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Month. This June marks the sixth year recognizing Pride month. In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Many people mistakenly assume Pride…

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Youth, volunteers from Edwards, ‘Adopt-a-Block’ for a day

Posted  June 13, 2014

Youth from the Base Chapel's Protestant parish joined the Antelope Valley Dream Center June 7 to bring "hope" to the Lancaster community. The Dream Center partners with local churches to provide a monthly day of fun at Neighborhood Impact Houses in Lancaster, California.

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy…

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Exchange Smart Car giveaway to put two winners in the driver’s seat

Posted  June 13, 2014

Summer is about to get sweeter as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service teams up with Welch’s/Sour Jacks to offer two military shoppers a chance to drive home a brand-new Smart car. Through July 31, shoppers can enter the Promotion in Motion Smart Car Giveaway at Exchange locations worldwide for the chance to win…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 13, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We all have our “idols”.  Although most of us don’t possess tiny figurines, we do track the whereabouts of famous people and read every piece of juicy gossip about their lives. We also think and dream about owning the latest…

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