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Gen. David L. Goldfein. (U.S. Air Force photo) Goldfein nominated as 21st AF chief of staff
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012."I'm extremely humbled by the nomination to serve as the Air Force's 21st chief of staff.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment coverage
TRICARE officials believe some people in distress may hesitate to reach out for help because of perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers to mental health
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2016
Default Air Force Logo New urgent care program for TRICARE Prime retirees
To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin May 23, is for retirees and their
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2016
Default Air Force Logo 2 AF retirees have their Military Star accounts paid in full
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service made wishes come true for three grand-prize winners of the worldwide "Military Star - Your Holiday Bill is on Us" sweepstakes, and for one retiree, the prize was a way of saying "thank  you" for sacrifices made decades ago.Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Jones, retired Air Force Master Sgt.
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2016
Purple Up! logo. (Courtesy illustration) Get your purple on to recognize military children
Time to get your purple on, America.April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event April 20 because of spring recess."It's to build awareness for the needs of military families," said Barbara A. Thompson, the director of DOD's
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2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Christopher Desrocher) April issue of Airman magazine now available
The April issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.Featured on the cover, "The perfect storm" gives a birds-eye view of the F-35 Lightning II as it goes through rigorous testing and evaluation in order to be declared initial operational capability within the projected deadline later this year.Next,
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2016
The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, is scheduled to make changes to the personal health record process March 28. Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued; however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online. (Courtesy graphic) MiCare updates process for personal health record
The Air Force's secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is making changes to the personal health record process March 28.Automatic updates to MiCare personal health records will be discontinued; however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICAREOnline, or TOL. Beneficiaries
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2016
Lt. Reba Z. Whittle was an Air Force flight nurse who served during World War II. She became the only female U.S. military member held prisoner of war in the European Theater. (U.S. Air Force photo) Women's history: Honoring WWII Air Force flight nurse
During World War II, an American flight nurse was captured, becoming the only female U.S. military member held prisoner of war in the European Theater. Her name was Lt. Reba Z. Whittle.In 1943, Whittle joined the Army Air Forces School of Air Evacuation, where she trained as a flight nurse. It would be just over a year later when Whittle would find
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2016
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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