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  • 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
  • Program helps disabled vets get defense business contracts

    Thousands of disabled military veterans have enrolled in a governmentwide program that is designed to help them succeed in new careers as business owners, a Defense Department official said here July 18. The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Office was established at the Pentagon by an October 2004 presidential executive order and
  • Nicholson leaving VA, returning to private sector

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson announced July 17 he has tendered his resignation to President George W. Bush, effective no later than October 1. In his letter of resignation, Mr. Nicholson praised and thanked the president for the honor of serving him and the nation's veterans in a key post at such a "critical time in our nation's


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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…