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Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal on March 30, 2016. (Defense Department illustration) Carter announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced March 30 in Tampa, Florida.Carter announced the new medal during the U.S. Central Command change of command ceremony. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III transferred the
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2016
(Courtesy graphic) Medal of Honor site pays tribute to courageous Airmen
The Air Force has released a new website dedicated to more than 60 Airmen who have received the Medal of Honor for exemplary acts of courage.The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor that can be bestowed upon a service member. The first medal received by an Airman was awarded to Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker for aerial combat in
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2016
Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III is inducted as an Honorary Tuskegee Airman during the Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary commemoration in Montgomery, Alabama, March 22, 2016. (US Air Force photo by Trey Ward) Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member
Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., on March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was among the guests.Only 40 miles from where the U.S. Army Air Corps trained the first African American
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2016
Default Air Force Logo VA announces call center for Choice Program billing issues
Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program billing, said VA officials.A Community Care Call Center has been set up for veterans experiencing adverse credit reporting or debt collection resulting from inappropriately billed Choice
0 3/16
2016
This diagram illustrates the influence of light and darkness on the circadian rhythm and related physiology and behavior through the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain. (Graphic courtesy of Steve Thompson, AFMS Public Affairs) Commentary: Sleep is serious so catch your Zzzs
"Beep. Beep. Beep," the alarm blares. Time to get up. Do you hit snooze?On average, we spend 33 percent of our lives asleep. When assessing your overall health, have you considered your sleep habits?Sleep hygiene, as researchers call it, involves a variety of different behavioral practices which are necessary for quality sleep and full alertness
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2016
Lt. Col. Joel Deboer, right, the 560th Flying Training Squadron commander, and former Capt. Paul Granger, middle, present Freedom Flight patches to Thomas Klomann at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, March 3, 2016. Granger and Klomann were shot down in the same B-52 Stratofortress while on a combat mission near Hanoi in North Vietnam on Dec. 20, 1972, in support of Operation Linebacker II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joel Martinez) Newest 'Freedom Flyer' takes final flight for his B-52 crew
The events of Dec. 20, 1972, were clearly on the mind of former Air Force pilot Paul Granger as he exited a T-38C Talon following a special hourlong flight March 3 that began and ended on the east flightline here.Caught up in the emotional aftermath of his long-overdue "Freedom Flight," Granger paid tribute to his B-52 Stratofortress aircrew who
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2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III give a press conference on the State of the Air Force in the Pentagon March 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senior leaders brief State of the Air Force
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference at the Pentagon on March 7.James acknowledged a lot has happened since the last State of the Air Force address in August 2015."In October, Russia launched its first airstrikes in Syria. In
0 3/09
2016
Laura Perry, a 60-year-old transgender civilian Airman who works as a social worker, retrieves a file inside the mental health clinic on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 22, 2016. Perry decided to physically become a woman after serving 20 years in the Air Force, and now volunteers for a transgender advocacy group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) A new woman: Transgender civilian Airman embraces change
When Laura Perry first entered her office dressed as a woman, it was a colossal step in her yearslong quest for self-identity. It was time to show the world her true self."I came to work a different person," said Perry, a 60-year-old transgender civilian Airman who works as a social worker at Patrick Air Force Base's mental health clinic. "I wasn't
0 3/09
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Maureen Stewart March issue of Airman magazine now available
The March issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.In the cover story, titled "Behind the Blast Doors," we pull back the curtain to Cheyenne Mountain, to bring you an insiders' look at "America's Fortress."In the next feature you'll read about an adaptive sports camp that works to empower wounded
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Veterans with incomplete health care applications receive additional year to enroll
Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced March 7 they will extend the healthcare enrollment application period for one year to approximately 545,000 living veterans who have pending incomplete enrollment applications."Fixing the veterans enrollment system is a top priority for VA. This is an important step forward to regain veterans'
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2016
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