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  • Retirees should 'kick butts' during annual smokeout

    Tricare and the military health system encourage retired beneficiaries and their families to visit www.ucanquit2.org, in celebration of the annual Great American Smokeout set for Nov. 15. Ucanquit2.org is the official Web site of the "Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud" educational campaign sponsored by the Department of Defense. The mission of the
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks 25th anniversary

    With wounds and memories of a long and bitterly protested war still open and raw, and veterans being treated as villains instead of heroes, Army veteran Jan Scruggs conceived building a memorial honoring those who served in Vietnam. Facing more opposition than support, those who believed in the vision saw it through to the end. Nov. 13 marks the
  • 'Veterans Pride Initiative' shows support for servicemembers

    For veterans to show their support of the U.S. military, especially for the men and women serving overseas in the war on terrorism, acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon H. Mansfield called on the nation's 24 million veterans to wear their military decorations on Veterans Day. "By wearing our decorations, we show the world the unity of our
  • New legislation affects Tricare supplements

    Many Tricare beneficiaries are getting letters from their employer stating they will no longer offer Tricare supplements as an employer-sponsored medical option effective Jan 1. Beneficiaries should look closely at their health-care options, according to Tricare officials. A provision of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal
  • New legislation affects Tricare supplements

    Many Tricare beneficiaries are getting letters from their employer stating they will no longer offer Tricare supplements as an employer-sponsored medical option effective Jan 1. Beneficiaries should look closely at their health-care options, according to Tricare officials. A provision of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal
  • VA plans new national cemetery in Florida

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has named the future national cemetery to be constructed near Sarasota, Fla., as the "Sarasota VA National Cemetery." Located on a 295-acre site in Sarasota County along State Route 72, the new cemetery becomes operational in late 2008. It provides burial space for nearly 400,000 veterans and their families who
  • Fall is best time to get flu shots

    Fall is the best time to get the flu vaccination in the United States, according to health officials. This gives the body a chance to build up immunity before the winter flu season. "Tricare beneficiaries should check with their local military treatment facility or primary care manager to find out when and where they are offering the flu vaccine,"
  • Air Force changing details for retiree funerals

    Manpower cuts and a high operations tempo, plus more retiree funerals than ever in Air Force history, mean base honor guards Air Force-wide will change the way they perform retiree funerals starting Nov. 1. The formal 10-person funeral will no longer be authorized for retiree funerals. The funeral detail will now consist of seven people who will
  • Tricare adds coverage for breast cancer MRI screenings

    Recognizing the importance of early detection, the Tricare Management Activity recently changed its policy, adding coverage for Magnetic Resonance Imaging screening for women at high risk of developing breast cancer. The American Cancer Society has clear guidelines defining "high risk" which doctors can use to determine who qualifies for the
  • Holiday deadlines rapidly approaching for troop support

    While the holidays may still seem far away, Americans hoping to show their support to deployed troops must be aware of some rapidly approaching deadlines. According to the Military Postal Service Agency, mail going parcel post must be sent by Nov. 14, while first-class mail must be sent by Dec. 10 to arrive by Dec. 25. Besides deadlines, several
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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 @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…
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