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Default Air Force Logo AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery
The Air Force announced Feb. 19 the names of two Airmen who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II aircraft that was lost in 1952.Capt. Kenneth Duvall and 2nd Lt. Robert Moon have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.On Nov. 22, 1952, the Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf
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2016
Retired Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog succeeds retired Lt. Gen. Steven Polk as Air Force Retiree Council co-chair. New co-chairman joins Air Force’s retiree council
A new co-chairman will share the head of the table at this year's Air Force Retiree Council annual meeting in May.Retired Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who left active duty in October 2015, succeeds retired Lt. Gen. Steven Polk as council co-chair with retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley.The co-chairs serve as personal advisers to
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $182 billion VA budget
In his fiscal 2017 budget President Obama is proposing $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funding will continue to support the largest transformation in VA history; expand access to timely, high-quality health care and benefits; and advance efforts to end homelessness among veterans."VA has before it one of the greatest
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2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James “Jack” Hadley, Black History Museum curator, reminisces on his childhood, Feb. 8, 2016, in Thomasville, Ga. Hadley grew up at Pebble Hill, a former Thomasville cotton plantation, before enlisting in the Air Force and serving his country for 28 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathleen D. Bryant/Released)
Black history museum is retired chief’s passion
Winter is the busiest time of year at a black history museum here named after its founder -- a city native and retired Airman, who remains the driving force behind the collection of more than 5,000 items, most of them acquired locally."We have so many visitors in February for Black History Month that we can't handle them all," retired Chief Master
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Survivor Benefit Plan annuities now payable to special-needs trusts
The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015 now gives retirees the option of having Survivor Benefit Plan annuity payments go directly into a special-needs trust for a disabled child.  This special-needs trust statute does not apply to disabled spouses."This new option is the result of an amendment to the public law covering SBP and is a
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2016
Donna Flynn poses with her family. From left: daughter, Capt. Christina Flynn; son, Capt. Brian Flynn; and husband, retired Col. Collin Flynn. (Courtesy photo) Military spouse treats Exchange shoppers like family
As the daughter, wife and mother of Airmen, Donna Flynn appreciates the sacrifices service members make. And, for nearly 25 years, Flynn has worked tirelessly to support active-duty and retired Airmen, and their families, through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service."It's gone by fast," Flynn said of her career working as a cosmetics and fragrance
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2016
The official magazine of the United States Air Force. February issue of Airman magazine now available
The February issue of Airman magazine is now available online.In the cover story, "Missing in America," you'll read about a group of former service members who walk the streets of Los Angeles searching for homeless veterans to help.In the next feature, you will read about an original Rosie the Riveter from World War II, who worked on airplanes for
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Exchange essay contest awarding $20,000 in scholarships
Military students who excel at serving their communities can earn cash for college by telling their stories in an essay contest sponsored by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Unilever.Through the worldwide Rewards of Caring scholarship contest, four winners will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. To enter, authorized students in grades
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2016
While deployed to Operation Desert Storm in 1990, retired Master Sgt. Ben Rausa and then 8-year-old Stephen Rausa, (not related) began exchanging letters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Raynor) Please try to write back
Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago.A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author -- now an Air Force major -- at Hurlburt Field on Jan. 25.It started 25 years ago, when students from Fulmar Elementary
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2016
Retired Col. Richard Toliver graduated from Tuskegee Institute University in January 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was one of the first five African American F-4 Phantom II pilots to serve under the famed Tuskegee Airman Gen. Daniel Chappie James. (Courtesy photo) Retired Col. Richard Toliver: Pioneering combat pilot
Retired Col. Richard Toliver graduated from Tuskegee Institute University in January 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.He began his Air Force career in February 1963 as a project engineer and completed pilot training in June 1965. He was one of the first five African American F-4 Phantom II pilots to serve under the
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2016
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