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Default Air Force Logo Online Exchange shopping opening for honorably discharged veterans in 2017
After four years of coordination with the Departments of Defense, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans Nov. 11.
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Default Air Force Logo Veterans Crisis Line improves service with new call center in Atlanta
The Department of Veteran Affairs cut the ribbon Dec. 20 for its new Veteran Crisis Line satellite office in Atlanta allowing the life-saving hotline to expand capacity by nearly 600 veterans each day, essentially doubling VA’s ability to help veterans in need.
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2016
Maj. Troy Gilbert is carried by caisson during his final interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 19, 2016. Gilbert was killed Nov. 27, 2006, while flying a mission in direct support of coalition ground combat operations when his F-16C Fighting Falcon crashed approximately 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. This was the third interment for the Airman at Arlington since 2006, and reunited remains recovered this year with partial remains originally recovered in 2006 and 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae) The long journey home
Long rows of white marble headstones line the landscape of Arlington National Cemetery, each memorializing a fallen U.S. military member with a unique story of service to the nation. Nestled within Section 60 of the sprawling cemetery lies a marker for Air Force Maj. Troy Gilbert, an American Airman whose story and long journey home to his final resting place is an unusual one – and one which for nearly a decade lacked an ending since most of Gilbert’s remains had been missing and unrecovered somewhere in Iraq until this October.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need eligibility determinations
The Department of Veterans Affairs now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery before an individual’s death.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez (center) and two of his children, Kianni (left) and Kimo (right) pose for a photo after an extensive rehabilitation session at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio- Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 7, 2016. During the Brussels Airport bombing March 22, 2016, that tragically killed his wife and injured him and his children, Kato and his children have faced a long road to recovery with determination and resiliency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chip Pons) Life after loss: One Air Force family’s journey to recovery
In March 2016, Lt. Col. Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez, a career tactical communications officer, was welcomed home from another combat deployment, a constant in the Martinez family. His wife, Gail, along with their four children, had planned a family retreat to their second home, the one place that, no matter what was going on within their family, would center them – Disney World.
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2016
Rachel Harley from Birmingham, Ala., crosses the finish line to become the winner of the 20th U.S. Air Force Marathon women's full marathon division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with a time of 2:58:34 (U.S. Air Force photo / Wesley Farnsworth) AF Marathon registration to open Jan. 2
Registration for the 2017 Air Force Marathon will begin Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. EST. Registration will open with special New Year’s resolution discounts, and participants who register Jan. 2 will receive $10 off the full or half-marathon and $5 off the 10K or 5K.The change from the traditional Jan. 1 date is driven by customer service, said Rob Aguiar,
0 12/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Families must enroll in DEERS for health care tax reporting
TRICARE officials warn retirees and annuitants that all family members must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, to ensure an accurate report for healthcare coverage is provided to the Internal Revenue Service.  Starting last year, the Department of Defense reported health care coverage of its service
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2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Leroi Smith became a Tuskegee Airman at the age of 16 in 1943. Smith said getting to know the Tuskegee aircrew was one of his best memories. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff. Sgt. Regina Edwards) Tuskegee Airman reflects on time in service
Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, a maintainer with the 332nd Fighter Group also known as Tuskegee Airmen, shares his story.
0 12/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Band kicks off holiday season with 4th annual flash mob
Visitors at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum were delightfully surprised when their tour of the displays was suddenly interrupted by members of the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard as they kicked off the holiday season with their fourth annual holiday flash mob Nov. 29.
0 11/30
2016
(Air Force graphic) AF unveils latest ‘Veterans in Blue’ exhibit
The seventh volume of “Veterans in Blue” is now available online. The exhibit captures 28 stories of heroism and service by Air Force veterans. Each veteran’s portrait is also displayed at the Pentagon.
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2016
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