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Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations, administers the oath of office via teleconference to his daughter, Army 2nd Lt. Brittany Peters, during a commissioning ceremony at the University of North Carolina, May 12, 2017. Peters is a deployed member of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Sharman) 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day
Now a newly minted second lieutenant, Brittany Peters was set to graduate the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina, and commission into the North Carolina Army National Guard. While deployed to Southwest Asia, Bret Peters made sure he had the technology to swear-in his daughter, via video teleconference, live streaming at the class graduation and swearing in ceremony.
0 5/18
2017
Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander, promotes his sister, Lt. Col. Theresa Goodman, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Goodman is a medical inspector at the Air Force Inspection Agency headquarters at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., 5,296 miles away from Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Birds of a feather: brother promotes sister via VTC
The video stream stuttered, lagged and occasionally froze, but it ended with Col. Theresa Goodman looking into a webcam and rendering a perfectly clear salute to her brother stationed 5,296 miles away from her location, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here, promoted his sister, who he refers to as Tess, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017. As soon as her new rank took effect, Goodman made sure to jokingly let her older brother know it would be the last salute she would have to give him for a while.
0 5/16
2017
Brittany Boccher is flanked by her husband Master Sgt. Adam Boccher, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent with Detachment 327, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the Air Force vice chief of staff, after she received the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award May 12, 2017, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. (Gordon C. James Public Relations Photo/Suzanne Trevino) AFOSI spouse earns Military Spouse of the Year
Brittany Boccher, the spouse of Master Sgt. Adam Boccher, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, from Detachment 327 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, had a memorable year in 2016. Boccher was selected as the 2016 Little Rock AFB Military Spouse of the Year and the AFOSI Deborah Law Spouse of the Year. That was only the beginning.
0 5/15
2017
Pictured are the Harchaoui triplets (from left): Myriam, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Rabah, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Warda, 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif. All three were born in Algeria before immigrating to the United States, and are Airmen serving in today’s Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future
Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets — Myriam, Rabah and Warda — would join the U.S. Air Force. Scott Air Force Base is now home to Myriam, who recently reflected on her unique journey.
0 5/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage
Starting June 28, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy.
0 5/05
2017
Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star family members, immediate relatives of deceased Airmen, unescorted access to Air Force installations to visit buried loved ones, attend base events, and stop by Airmen and Family Readiness Centers for support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) Base access introduced for Gold Star families
For the first time, Gold Star Base Access ID cards were issued to three family members of fallen Airmen at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017.
0 5/04
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes, the Air Combat Command’s first sergeant, poses for a photo with his wife, Stephanie, and their adopted children at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 27, 2017. Along with adopting two children, the family has also fostered 13 children. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Airman provides family, haven for orphans
As an Air Force first sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes’ job is to take care of others, and whether or not they are in his chain of command, he provides support to those in need. As a first sergeant for Air Combat Command and an ordained minister, Henry Hayes not only shapes the lives of Airmen, but the lives of the children he and his wife, Stephanie, have fostered or adopted.
0 5/03
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Terry Hamrick, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, and Toni Hansen, 17th Force Support Squadron Director, award Staff Sgt. Stephen Yelbert, , 17th Comptroller Squadron financial services technician and Non-Commissioned Officer in charge for reports and analysis, the Air Force 2016 Club Scholarship for 4,000 dollars at the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 28, 2016. Yelbert received 2nd place in the scholarship competition throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) $36,000 in scholarships available to AF club members, families
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Air Force Club Scholarship Program is May 12. During the past 19 years, the program has provided college tuition assistance to more than 440 Air Force Club members and their eligible family members.
0 4/24
2017
Children participate in the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14, 2017. The trike-a-thon was one of several activities held in April to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) DoD celebrates Month of the Military Child
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity. This awareness month was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community.
0 4/21
2017
Family events, like Daddy Daughter Dances, are often held at Air Force clubs around the globe. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy photo) Air Force Clubs transition from credit card system to virtual portal, app
The Air Force is revolutionizing its club membership program in the coming months, to include a transition away from a club credit card to the Air Force Club Member Portal.
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2017
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