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  • Wilford Hall Medical Center chosen for national study

    The vascular surgery service at Wilford Hall Medical Center has been chosen to participate in a national trial looking at the effectiveness of stent graft treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms versus standard open repair. The trial has been named PIVOTAL, which stands for the Positive Impact of Endo Vascular Options for Treating Aneurysms Early.
  • Online chart shows proposed Tricare premium increases

    The Department of Defense recently announced a proposed rate increase for beneficiaries under the age of 65. A Tricare chart available online at http://www.tricare.osd.mil/STB/proposed-cost-table.cfm shows the proposed increases that will be considered by Congress. There would be no change for active-duty military or their families, or military
  • Thunderbirds announce 2006 schedule

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2006 air show schedule. The team, based here, is scheduled to perform more than 65 public shows in 29 states. Since schedules are subject to change, the web site may be checked for possible changes. Go to http://www.nellis.af.mil/thunderbirds/06schedule.htm. March
  • First piece of Air Force Memorial placed

    Construction crews, on Feb. 10, raised the first piece of the Air Force Memorial here on top of a hill overlooking Arlington National Cemetery. The 40-foot long piece of stainless steel, which weighs more than 28 tons, is the first of 15 pieces to be placed. When completed, the memorial will be 270 feet tall. "The design is a take-off on the Air
  • DoD proposes Tricare hikes for younger military retirees

    The Defense Department is proposing that working-age military retirees and their families pay higher premiums to help address rising health care costs that have doubled over the past few years, senior DoD officials said in Washington recently. The proposed changes would apply only to eligible military retirees younger than 65 and their families,
  • AAFES restricts purchase of medicines containing dextromethorphan

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has voluntarily started limiting sales of products with Dextromethorphan, or DXM, to customers older than 18. DXM is a common cough-suppressing ingredient contained in more than 140 over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. AAFES officials pointed out that when taken as directed and used properly, DXM is
  • Adjustments essential to maintaining Tricare, official says

    Adjustments to the Tricare program are necessary to ensure military health benefits are maintained at a superior level for many years, a Defense Department official said here yesterday. The much-anticipated changes, which will be introduced next week with the release of the Quadrennial Defense Review and the president's budget request, will not
  • Air Force staff restructures to improve joint ops, communication

    The Air Force will begin retagging its staff directorates throughout the service this week to bring them more on line with those of the other military services and joint commands so it can operate more effectively with them to support warfighters. The so-called "A-staff" structure will be introduced in Headquarters Air Force on Feb. 1, and all
  • Official outlines voting guidelines for overseas citizens

    U.S. service members and federal employees stationed overseas need to act quickly to request absentee ballots for this year's primary and general elections, a Defense Department official said here Jan. 25. This year, U.S. citizens will elect 34 senators, the entire House of Representatives, 37 state governors, and hundreds of state and local
  • IBM awarded commissaries' point-of-sale contract

    The Defense Commissary Agency point-of-sale technology contract has been awarded to IBM. The Defense Information Systems Agency made the announcement of the five-year contract with five option years. IBM will provide information technology support for the agency's new Commissary Advanced Resale Transaction System, known as CARTS. This new front-end
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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!
We're going #LIVE as #CMSAF Wright speaks at #ASC18. Watch on our Facebook page at 10:45 a.m. EDT:… https://t.co/LIc3O6CdiW
Our own @AstroHague will launch into #Space in less than a month! https://t.co/RaQsXp14NP
In order to support the NDS, the Air Force We Need will require a restructure of our expeditionary force structure.… https://t.co/O63bDWHAbC
RT @AF_Academy: The #CaptainMarvel trailer is finally here. Now, we're not saying we make superheroes but she's not wearing a @WestPoint_US
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: To ensure our 386 Operational Squadrons are trained, equipped and ready to fight, we will depend on the entire Air For…
RT @AFSpace: Honored to have @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial visit the #AFSPC booth today on the #AFBday! They met some of our amazing AFSPC Air…
RT @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Preparing for the future with the Air Force We Need. #ViciousHarmony #ASC18 https://t.co/detSNKBxaj
RT @AETCommand: HAPPENING NOW: A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6 Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall at approximately 4 p.m. today. The…
Mrs. Wright on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: The secret is, communicate & manage expectations… https://t.co/3yXFKn4EQg
#CMSAF on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Communication is the key. Maybe reading the 5 Love Lan… https://t.co/4roQsFIPIv
.@CSAF21Spouse: I love the unique culture we have a as a #military, how the spouses take care of each other, & how… https://t.co/EP5MC6Koid
.@SecAFOfficial on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Humor is underrated in relationships. Being a… https://t.co/QscPEobbAQ
.@GenDaveGoldfein on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Be present when you’re off work and spendin… https://t.co/DZyG9l8nw9
.@GenDaveGoldfein on improving access to quality education for #milkids:Consider partnering w/them to allow student… https://t.co/nrwyzyl73Y
.@GenDaveGoldfein on improving access to quality education for #milkids: Commanders, think about your relationships… https://t.co/geZBKBfUeI
.@SecAFOfficial: One of the first things we did was this joint letter to Governors. There are two things we let the… https://t.co/taquHRqgGB