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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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Thank you, for now

Posted  June 6, 2014

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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Health & Safety

Team Edwards conducts SAPR stand-down day

Posted  June 6, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, facilitates training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates at the new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response center May 14. The new center can be used by any unit for on-base SAPR training. In an effort to eliminate sexual assault and take…

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Eat right and save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Edwards AFB Exchange restaurants

Posted  June 6, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Airmen and their†families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Edwards†AFB Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s†Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to promote health and wellness. “Saving…

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It’s About the Fairness of the Process

Posted  June 6, 2014

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany†-†Occasionally, folks around the base will ask me after a court-martial, “What do you think about the result?” The question comes up more often when the accused member is acquitted or when the punishment appears to be somewhat lenient. This occasionally causes me to scratch my head a bit. The apparent implication…

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Permissive TDY allowed for voluntary force management separation

Posted  June 6, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive TDY. Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under force management program and may be eligible for (permissive)…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 6, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What is it about patience that we love in others but hate for ourselves? Maybe because we know it is a discipline that is greatly admired but rarely practiced. Whether it is at the checkout line at the store or…

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NASA, Virgin Galactic announce payloads for SpaceShipTwo flight

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA has selected 12 technology experiments to fly on the first commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

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Announcements – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Museum closure The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum will be closed May 31. It will reopen June 3. For more information, call George Welsh at (661) 277-8050. American Red Cross Blood Drive June 4 The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m,, June 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex….

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Operating Location AF Plant 42 welcomed into 412th Test Wing family

Posted  May 30, 2014

Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 has begun its transition from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to the 412th Test Wing.

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