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Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Announces Emergency Prescription Refills for Beneficiaries in Puerto Rico Impacted by Hurricane Irma
The Defense Health Agency today announced TRICARE beneficiaries in Puerto Rico may receive emergency prescription refills. The governor of Puerto Rico has declared a State of Emergency for all counties due to Hurricane Irma.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol links 300 stranded people to needed help
A Civil Air Patrol aircraft taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, received a radio call for help and observed a group of people gathered at Holy Families Catholic Church. Three hundred people sought shelter from the floodwaters that cut-off access to the town of 8,800 people, located about 60 miles southwest of Houston, and they were running low on food and water.
0 9/06
2017
Col. Dave Edwards (right) and Col. Harry Hughes, reservists assigned as Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, work on the flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin Auxiliary Airfield Sept. 5, 2017.  Helping local response agencies coordinate with one another is a primary responsibility for EPLOs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dan Hawkins) EPLOs provide critical coordination to FEMA disaster relief efforts
As three CH-47 Chinooks flew into Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin Auxiliary Airfield from the west, , Col. Harry Hughes, an emergency preparedness liaison officer, quickly worked through how to alleviate a back-up of overflow truck traffic onto the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Incident Support Base.
0 9/06
2017
Capt. Kaci Dixon and a group of combat controllers low crawl through sand while moving a 90-pound kettlebell at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. They were participating in a 125th Special Tactics Squadron training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Total Force Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 5
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force, Airmen conduct a show of force with allies, rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey and train with the Romania military. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Samantha Ducker.For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.Related Links:- Show of force- Hurricane Harvey relief efforts-
0 9/06
2017
Click here AF dentist, Army veterinarian team up for K-9 root canal
In a deployed environment, adequate medical care is crucial to ensuring that people can execute the mission. Airmen need to be physically and mentally healthy or the mission could suffer. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group boasts a medical clinic, physical therapist, mental health team and dental clinic as just some of the available services paramount to keeping Airmen mission ready and in the fight.
0 9/05
2017
A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, watches as he raises an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. AFNORTH wraps up Hurricane Harvey ops, looks East to Irma
As Hurricane Harvey slammed into coastal Texas the last week of August, Houston and the surrounding area were pounded with unprecedented amounts of rain – experiencing 50 inches of rain in a matter of days. That is more than the annual average for the region.
0 9/05
2017
A Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R Powering partnership: Singapore tankers boost coalition forces
This year alone, coalition air refuelers have already flown more than 5,000 separate in-flight refueling sorties, supplying more than 28,000 aircraft with fuel while providing air support to Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 9/05
2017
Kentucky Air Guard deploys aircraft, airmen for evacuation missions in Texas following Hurricane Harvey Kentucky ANG deploys more aircraft, Airmen for Hurricane Harvey relief operations
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft and 14 more Airmen deployed from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Sept. 1, 2017, to fly humanitarian aid and airlift evacuation missions in Texas following unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
0 9/05
2017
A photo depiction of a master sergeant writing poems with pen and paper. Master Sgt. Zhyronn Carter, 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group/Alaska Mission Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, recently published her book in November 2016. According to Carter, her book consists of poems about domestic abuse and sexual trauma from different points of views. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Writer, Airman finds beauty through adversity in flowers
“Beauty comes in different forms. When we see beauty, we assume that it had a great life; but there is more than meets the eye. Even the most beautiful soul comes from a place of hardship and sorrow. There are many tragedies that happen to us all; whether it is domestic abuse or sexual trauma, we will triumph and continue to bloom like flowers.”
0 9/04
2017
Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chef inspects the right wheel well on aircraft 1004 Wednesday, August 30th, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Feist has been the dedicated crew chief for aircraft 1004 for 21 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) Time Tested: Airman serves 21 years on same aircraft
Since entering active military service in 1956, the C-130 Hercules has earned its place in the storied history of air power, time and time again. From Vietnam all the way up through Operation Inherent Resolve, the C-130 has always made a name for itself by providing critical airlift. For Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, a 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130H crew chief, one C-130 in particular has a special place in his personal Air Force storybook.
0 9/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Keesler AFB PERSCO team preps to support Harvey relief effort
A six-person Personnel Support for Contingency Operations team made up of 81st Force Support Squadron members is set to deploy from here this weekend to Texas to support Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
0 9/03
2017
. 64th ARGS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces
The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces as well as joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.
0 9/03
2017
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts BA instructors set up JBSA-Seguin ATC for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
As Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue, battlefield Airmen instructors have joined in to assist airfield management operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin, Texas.
0 9/03
2017
A loadmaster with the 6th Airlift Squadron directs 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron personnel toward a C-17 Globemaster III, which will transport cargo and 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron personnel to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. to provide medical relief after Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic floods in the states of Texas and Louisiana, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 30, 2017.  The 375th LRS loaded 6.5 tons of medical supplies onto a C-17 Globemaster III for the nine-person medical team. The 375th AES crew, prepared to provide relief for 30 days, will be staged at Little Rock Air Force Base, where they will pick up high-priority patients from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and transport them to one of seven hospital locations across the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez) Aeromedical team at Scott AFB joins response to Hurricane Harvey
Scott Air Force Base joined humanitarian relief efforts by mobilizing the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Aug. 30, 2017, in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, which has caused historical and life-threatening flooding in the states of Texas and Louisiana.
0 9/03
2017
Pararescuemen from the 58th Rescue Squadron speak with a victim of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 30, 2017, in Orange, Texas. Guardian Angel boat teams rescue Hurricane Harvey victims
Pararescuemen from the 58th Rescue Squadron rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 30, 2017, Orange, Texas. The 347th and 563d Rescue Groups from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Nellis AFB, Nevada, and Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, sent rescue boat teams to Orange County, and the surrounding areas in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts.
0 9/02
2017
U.S. Air Force C-130J pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron, (right and center), along with one Romanian Air Force pilot, walk back to their units after conducting a training flight at Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 29, 2017. US, Romanian militaries contiune partnerships
U.S. and Romanian military members concluded a two-week bilateral training exercise on Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 31, 2017.
0 9/02
2017
3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Three student pilots continue journey on talent show
Three members of the 14th Student Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base are now in the semifinals of America’s Got Talent, a nationally televised talent competition.
0 9/02
2017
A U.S. Air Force combat rescue officer trainee observes his fellow students during a training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 15, 2017. The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla., trains more than 1,200 students each year. Airmen attend dive school
Airmen attending the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center go through dive training with the goal of enabling the safe, timely and effective training of qualified candidates for combined operations in support of national military strategy and national security.
0 9/02
2017
Kentucky Air Guard establishes aeromedical evacuation hub for hurricane relief Kentucky, Mississippi ANG establish air hub for hurricane response
Airmen from the Kentucky and Mississippi Air National Guard established an aeromedical evacuation and air cargo hub Aug. 30, 2017, attaining mission-capable status within hours of their arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
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2017
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