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On Sept. 17, 2016, Maj. Dean Klenda’s remains will finally be laid to rest, 51 years to the day from when his aircraft was shot down in North Vietnam, thanks in part to the team of the Missing Persons Branch at the Air Force Personnel Center. The branch serves as the liaison between government agencies and Air Force POW/MIA family members. (Courtesy photo) Missing pilot’s remains bring sister closure after 51 years
Maj. Dean Klenda, an F-105 Thunderchief pilot, went to Vietnam in 1965. He never returned. His sister, Deanna, has been searching for answers ever since. Last year, she got them, and his remains are finally home.
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B-21 Raider The B-21 has a name: Raider
The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider.
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Default Air Force Logo VA provides service dog benefits to veterans with mental health disorders
WASHINGTON (AFRNS) – Veterans Affairs reports it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders.  “We take our responsibility for the care and safety of veterans very seriously,” said
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Appointment ‘no-shows’ waste time, money
People call and set up an appointment with their doctor, but life happens and the appointment get forgotten until about an hour after they were supposed to check-in.  These people are now officially known as “no-shows,” said TRICARE officials.  A no-show occurs when a patient misses an appointment without making any attempt to cancel or reschedule
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 20
On this look around the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Traci Keller takes us to the Air Force Association’s Air, Cyber and Space Conference where the name of the Air Force’s latest stealth bomber, the B-21, was announced.
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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speak during their State of the Air Force press conference in the Pentagon, Aug. 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.In her first update with Goldfein, the 21st CSAF, James praised his work so far, and said she looks forward to working with him in leading Airmen and the Air Force. The
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Retiree’s daughter earns AAFES award for good grades
As a high school senior, Ashley Weston had one last chance at turning good grades into big rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's You Made the Grade program. In her final semester of eligibility, her persistence finally paid off.The 18-year-old took home the top prize in the Exchange's semiannual sweepstakes, part of a program to
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Million Veteran Program is now largest genomic database in the world
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Million Veteran Program has reached an important milestone when an Army Veteran from Montgomery, Alabama, became the 500,000th to voluntarily enroll in the research database program - making MVP the largest genomic database in the world.Launched in 2011, and part of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative,
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Default Air Force Logo VA releases report on nation's largest analysis of veteran suicide
Veterans Affairs has released its findings from a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the United States that examined more than 55 million veterans' records. Veteran's records from every state covered 1979 to 2014.A previous report was issued in 2012 that was primarily limited to information on veterans who used VA health services or
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2016
Retired Maj. Gen. Eldon Joersz, a former pilot, and retired Lt. Col. George Morgan, a former reconnaissance systems officer, sit inside the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird they flew when setting the world absolute speed record for jet-powered aircraft July 28, 1976. The two were at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, for the 40th anniversary of the historic flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton) SR-71 pilots, crew relive absolute speed record
In 1976, it was a different time. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and Americans were waiting in line to buy gas.That year was also the country's bicentennial birthday. To celebrate, officials decided to attempt to break some records with an aircraft known as the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.On July 28, 1976, retired Maj. Gen. Eldon
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