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  • Former CMSAF earns award for leading community

    A former chief master sergeant of the Air Force was recently named "Executive of the Year" by the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Chief James C. Binnicker is the president and CEO of the Air Force Enlisted Village, a non-profit charity that provides a home for the surviving spouses of retired enlisted servicemembers. He has
  • Medical, temporary retirees now eligible for CRSC payments

    Former Airmen receiving military retired pay who served less than 20 years may now be eligible to receive Air Force Combat-Related Special Compensation. CRSC is part of a legislative initiative designed to restore a veteran's military retirement pay that has been reduced by Veterans' Affairs compensation of at least 10 percent when the veteran's
  • Panel recommends changes to military retirement

    A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system. The recommendations are part of the second volume put out by members of the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. The first volume, released in March, looked at cash compensation. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Jan D. "Denny" Eakle
  • Compensation panel recommends Tricare changes

    The Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation has recommended fee changes to Tricare, the military's health care system. The recommendations would mostly affect retirees and will not affect active-duty servicemembers or their dependents, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Jan D. "Denny" Eakle, the director of the study, said in a Pentagon briefing Aug.
  • Airmen among athletes competing in Olympic Games

    As more than a dozen military athletes head to Beijing for the Summer Olympics, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lauded their accomplishments and sent his best wishes. "Wherever I travel around the world, whether it's Iraq, Afghanistan or even the Far East, I see so many spectacular young people who are members of the military," Navy Adm.
  • Veterans History Project allows people to share experiences

    The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. These collections of first-hand accounts are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come. The program is designed
  • VA offers new online resource service

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new online service, My HealtheVet, which is a gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to: trusted health information; links to federal and VA benefits and resources; the Personal Health Journal; and online VA prescription refill service. In the future, MHV registrants will
  • USAF Marathon registration fees increase Aug. 1

    Retirees looking to participate in this year's U.S. Air Force Marathon on Sept. 20 are running out of time to register for one of the event's five races before prices increase Aug. 1. "The USAF Marathon offers runners of all levels a chance to participate," said Molly Louden, marathon director. "In addition to the full-marathon, which is for
  • Officials release facts about new GI Bill

    Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs officials are working out the details of a new education benefit recently approved by Congress that goes into effect Aug. 1, 2009. "The absolute most important part of the new G.I Bill is that none of it takes effect until next year," said Rita Hughson, the chief of education and training at Bolling Air
  • Acting secretary pledges to restore Air Force's reputation

    The acting secretary of the Air Force told Capitol Hill legislators during a confirmation hearing here July 22 that he will work to restore the Air Force's reputation for excellence. Michael B. Donley told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he will work to re-establish national confidence in the Air Force in the wake of missteps in the
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DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
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The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
SOUND ON! Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom! Happy Independence Day!
Now this is what #resilience looks like! With the support of #TotalForce #Airmen around the #AirForce,… https://t.co/oiLqSFcH0W
RT @HQUSAFEPA: We are aware of a Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter aircraft that crashed in the Khmelnytskyi region during Clear Sky 2018 today inv…
Phase two of @TeamTyndall recovery efforts has begun. #Airmen & dependents will have limited access to the base to… https://t.co/AVQQZf4RQP
This is the @USAF_ACC Crisis Action Team in action! Hundreds of #Airmen are working 24/7 to get @TeamTyndall the fo… https://t.co/NR2NBOWMAA
RT @TeamTyndall: Crews are working throughout Tyndall to clear roads, safe down powered lines and inspect buildings so Team Tyndall may ret…
Recovery efforts are currently underway at @TeamTyndall. This map will provide real-time information as facility as… https://t.co/E0ohjEOtJE
Visitors from the sky! For the first time in 51 years, @RamsteinAirBase #parajumpers dropped in on Chièvres Air Bas… https://t.co/LCptd76A0a
RT @Oriana0214: TONIGHT FROM MATTIS: "Right now the initial review yesterday by @SecAFOfficial, coming on 48 hours due by Air Combat Comman…
RT @USAF_ACC: F-22 #Raptors stationed at @TeamTyndall that were evacuated to @WrightPattAFB ahead of #HurricaneMichael arrived at @JBLEnews
After #HurricaneMichael, Airmen from @Travis60AMW's 821st Contingency Response Group received the call and headed o… https://t.co/s9dOR5Mpz3
RT @TeamEglin: cont. President @realDonaldTrump drops in @TeamEglin on his way to see #HurricaneMichael damage. The President met w/ #Flori
RT @TeamEglin: President @realDonaldTrump drops in @TeamEglin on his way to see #HurricaneMichael damage. The President met w/ #Florida lea…
Relief efforts are underway & morale is high @TeamTyndall. They’re determined to recover w/ the support of their ne… https://t.co/AweN969NKP
Relief efforts are well underway @TeamTyndall after #HurricaneMicheal. Total Force #Airmen are working hard with ou… https://t.co/n4rsJ724RT
RT @AETCommand: NCOs interested in becoming Enlisted RPA pilots have until Oct. 31 to submit applications to fill training slots for FY'19…
A message from @SecAFOfficial, @GenDaveGoldfein & CMSAF Wright following their visit @TeamTyndall.… https://t.co/mkpcvSbkWE