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  • Airmen MIA from Vietnam War are identified

    Officials from the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced May 27 that the remains of four U.S. Airmen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Maj. Barclay B. Young, of Hartford, Conn.; and Senior Master Sgt. James K.
  • Medal of Honor recipient receives diploma

    Don't let the education office fool you; there are some people out there who have become commissioned officers without having their bachelor's degrees. Retired Col. Bernard Francis Fisher, a Medal of Honor recipient, received his diploma in fine arts from the University of Utah during a commissioning ceremony of nine second lieutenants from ROTC
  • AAFES has environmental change 'in the bag'

    As part of a continuing effort to be a good steward of the environment, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is introducing reusable bags to military shoppers. Made of non-woven polypropylene mesh, the bags are now arriving in stores in the United States, with worldwide distribution expected by June. "Military shoppers continue to express a
  • E-mails claiming to come from IRS are bogus

    The scammers are already starting to bilk people out of their economic stimulus payments by sending bogus e-mails claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. These e-mails advise people to click on a specific link and fill out the necessary information in order to receive the stimulus payment. IRS officials clearly advise against responding
  • Corporation must pay more than $100 million in Tricare fraud conviction

    A U.S. federal court has ordered a Philippine corporation to liquidate its assets and pay more than $100 million to the U.S. government in restitution, fines and forfeitures. Health Visions Corp., was sentenced recently for mail fraud in U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, following a lengthy investigation involving fraudulent
  • Retirees, disabled vets still can file for 2008 stimulus payments

    Even though April 15 has passed, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding retirees, disabled veterans and others who normally do not file a tax return that there is still time to submit a 2007 form to receive an economic stimulus payment. People who have no tax filing requirement but have at least $3,000 in qualifying income should file a simple
  • Vice chief honors World War II Airmen, heroes

    The Air Force vice chief of staff paid tribute to members of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society during the society's 44th annual reunion April 26 near Savannah, Ga. The society primarily comprises Air Force World War II veterans who were forced down behind enemy lines and avoided or escaped captivity to return to allied territory. It also
  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign ends May 4

    The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign ends May 4 so there is still time for the retiree community to make a contribution that supports the Air Force's own. This year's "Commitment to Caring" campaign began Feb. 12. Now in its 35th year, 100-percent of designated AFAF contributions benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people,
  • DeCA offers online dietitian service

    The Defense Commissary Agency has its own dietitian who is available to help the retiree community lose weight, get in shape and maintain good health. Maj. Karen Fauber offers a weekly online column, "The Dietitian's Voice," and a discussion forum, "Ask the DeCA Dietitian" on the agency's Web site at www.commissaries.com/. Just click on the
  • DFAS begins account review for 'Paid-Up Survivor Benefit Plan'

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is reviewing all military retiree accounts affected by Section 1452(j) of Title 10 U.S. Code, commonly referred to as "Paid-up SBP." Under the law, reductions in retired pay for the Survivor Benefit Plan will be terminated effective Oct. 1 for eligible retirees. The law applies to retired members who are
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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.
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RT @WJHG_TV: On-base personnel have been allowed on base the past four days to return to their homes, evaluate the damage, and get some of…
RT @TeamTyndall: Daily progress is being made by Airmen across #TyndallAFB including communications infrastructure coming back online, help…
Cancer is a life-changing experience. Two military spouses told their stories of surviving breast cancer.… https://t.co/tXcZGrCzxK
The CONUS Evacuation Order for #Airmen assigned to @TeamTyndall has been updated: https://t.co/n74gtQ9KTm https://t.co/w1RqiSznFm
The STS #Airmen mission @Hurlburt_Field enables the #USAF access across the globe. By surveying landing zones & com… https://t.co/AXsdhrVGuJ
Master Sgt. Craig Domko, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group #firstsergeant, first look at #Airmen's dormitories followin… https://t.co/s5QZRNHjev
RT @HollomanAFB: The seamless partnership between the 49th LRS & 635th MMG allowed for over 360 tons of supplies to be sent nearly 2,000 mi…
RT @ACC_Commander: Glad to see these Tyndall Raptors getting cleaned off and ready to fly again as part of Tyndall recovery efforts. #Airme
RT @DepSecDef: Great visit to @388fw & @HAFB alongside @GenDaveGoldfein & @usairforce senior leaders to talk #F35 maintenance & performance…
RT @NPR: Hundreds of military families have been displaced from Tyndall Air Force base as a result of Hurricane Michael. https://t.co/zCGM…
RT @TeamTyndall: It's been more than a week since #HurricaneMichael hit the #Florida panhandle & @TeamTyndall, #Airmen are working around t…
RT @LukeAFB: Team Luke was proud to host @POTUS, as well as @DepSecDef & @SecAFOfficial today to showcase defense capabilities. #POTUSatLuk
#Airmen of @116ACW are feeding hope to those affected by #HurricaneMichael by serving food to the #localcommunity,… https://t.co/fNaR8ip52n
RT @USNationalGuard: The worst of #HurricaneMichael brought out the best of the @FLGuard as they conduct wellness checks on residents and r…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Meeting some of the Airmen here @LukeAFB where we train more than 70% of the world’s #F35 pilots. #AirPower https://t.co…
#HurricaneMichael hit the #FloridaPanhandle Oct. 10, w/ @TeamTyndall directly in its path. Active-duty and… https://t.co/yiMUSrnH4h
RT @USAF_ACC: #Airmen from the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 635th Materiel Maintenance Group, @HollomanAFB, dedicated 7,000+ man h…
RT @DoDOutreach: .@USAirForce Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Steve Wilson is here, at @InvictusSydney, meeting with the amazing #TeamUS🇺🇸 athlete…