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  • Top enlisted leader visits Armed Forces Retirement Home

    The U.S. military's most senior enlisted member locked up his office recently in pursuit of other seniors -- senior citizens living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home here. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his travel crew of two soldiers, a sailor, an airman and a
  • Tricare Prime travel reimbursement assists beneficiaries

    Tricare Prime beneficiaries referred by their primary care manager for specialty services at a location more than 100 miles from their provider's location may be eligible to have their reasonable travel expenses reimbursed by Tricare. Beneficiaries must have a valid referral and travel orders before traveling, and file a travel claim upon their
  • E-mail phishing aimed at banking customers

    Customers of the DOD Community Bank and other institutions providing financial services to Department of Defense military and civilian personnel were recently targeted with e-mail phishing campaigns which attempted to gather personal and account information. The e-mail presented itself as originating from the "Military Bank of America" and asked
  • Former secretary of the Air Force dies

    Former Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson died Aug. 2 at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. Mr. Stetson was the 12th secretary of the Air Force, serving June 1978 to May 1979. He was born in Chicago in 1920. He received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943, and in the late
  • Some retirees will no longer pay SBP premiums in 2008

    Participants in the Uniformed Services Survivor Benefit Plan for retired military members now have a new milestone to mark on their calendars. Effective October 1, 2008, SBP participants who reach 70 years of age and have made 360 payments (30 years), will no longer have to pay premiums for continued SBP coverage and will be placed in "Paid-up SBP"
  • Enlisted village facility earns perfect score during inspection

    The staff at Hawthorn House, the Air Force Enlisted Village's assisted-living residence, recently earned a perfect score during an inspection by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. As one of the four official charities of the Air Force, the Air Force Enlisted Village provides a home for the surviving spouses of enlisted military
  • Airmen recognize impact of enlisted heritage

    More than 650 Airmen celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Air Force and 40th anniversary of the Office of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force during the Senior Enlisted Leader Summit Heritage Dinner here July 26. Hosted by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley, the dinner featured a classic film highlighting the Air Force's
  • Selfridge ANGB site of Retiree Appreciation Day in September

    The Lower Michigan Area Council of the Fort McCoy Retiree Affairs Office is having its Retiree Appreciation Day at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., on Sept. 29. Pre-registration is required and will be closed once there is a maximum of 650 participants. Register by downloading the registration form at www.selfridgemwr.com/community/rso.htm
  • Air Force Enlisted Village plans Grandparent's Day Open House

    The Air Force Enlisted Village's Grandparent's Day Open House is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bob Hope Village, Teresa Village and Hawthorn House. The event features entertainment, informational booths, apartment tours and many more activities. "It's a great opportunity for the community to see what we're all about," said retired Chief
  • Retired bowling tournament set for January 2008 in Vegas

    The 4th annual Retired Military Bowling Championships take place January 20 to 25 at the Gold Coast Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 750 bowlers competed in the 2007 event and the 2008 event is expected to set a new entry record in what is described as the largest retired military bowling event in the world, said


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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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