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  • VA officials launch childcare pilot

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the launch of free, drop-in childcare service centers at three VA medical centers to an audience of more than 700 participants attending the Fifth National Summit on Women Veterans' Issues July 15 through 17 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on

  • 'Air Force Spouse of the Year' named by Military Spouse magazine

    The wife of a California Air National Guard pilot and mother of three has been named the Air Force Spouse of the Year by Military Spouse Magazine and Armed Forces Insurance.Megan Glynn, the wife of Maj. Matt Glynn, who is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands ANG Station near Oxnard,

  • Air Force Mortuary Affairs branch unites family of missing Airman

    Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life, causing family members to make major adjustments to compensate for the loss.This can be exceptionally difficult for families with loved ones missing in action who have never returned from war.Members of the Air Force Mortuary

  • Officials hope relief will flood in for Minot families

    With water still above flood levels weeks after the natural disaster began in Minot, N.D., Air Force Global Strike Command officials are asking the public for donations to relief and recovery efforts. More than 1,100 Airmen and family members from nearby Minot Air Force Base were displaced from

  • Construction is steady on Lackland's medical campus

    The first phase of construction for the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center here is steadily progressing. Excavation of the new 1,028-car parking garage is complete and the utility corridor excavation is moving along on schedule, according to Joann Pinto, director of 59th Medical Wing

  • Chief of staff and spouse visit Aviano Air Base

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and his wife Suzie visited the 31st Fighter Wing here July 10 to 12, meeting with Airmen and their families while touring the installation and its facilities.During his visit, Schwartz received briefings on the wing's mission and operations, dined with

  • Airman missing in action 45 years to be buried at Academy

    An Airman who went missing in action over North Vietnam in 1966 will be buried at the Air Force Academy on July 15 with full military honors.Col. Leo S. Boston of Canon City, Colo., was a member of the 14th Air Commando Wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in 1966.  Then a captain, he

  • Senior leaders visit Campus for Families of the Fallen

    Army Brig. Gen. Leodis T. Jennings, special assistant to the deputy chief of staff G-8; Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, listen as Army Sgt. 1st Class James S. Carroll, a casualty assistance officer,

  • Air Force Week in Photos

    This week's photo highlights feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.View the slideshow.

  • Bariatric surgery study looks at survival impact in older veterans

    In the first study to compare survival associated with bariatric surgery in mostly male patients, bariatric surgery was not significantly associated with decreased mortality, according to a research study published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "At VA, we

  • TRICARE Standard gives families more options

    TRICARE Standard is a great option for military families who want more freedom when it comes to selecting their medical providers.TRICARE Standard is a fee-for-service plan available worldwide to all eligible, non-active duty beneficiaries. They include:· Active duty family members· Family members

  • Active shooter! Are you prepared?

    "Active shooter" has become a common term in the Air Force since the Fort Hood tragedy, and unfortunately, a common term used throughout media to define such incidents as the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Texas massacres. Since 2009, Schriever Air Force

  • Security forces members march to remember

    As a memorial to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Air Force security forces members will participate in the Ruck March to Remember from July 12 to Sept. 11.Security forces members from 23 units will march 2,181 miles from the Air Force Security Forces Center in San Antonio to Ground Zero in New York

  • Air Force Band, Honor Guard, Drill Team represent Airmen for Independence Day

    The U.S. Air Force Band and U.S. Air Force Honor Guard celebrated the Independence Day holiday weekend in New York, Pennsylvania and the nation's capital. "Each mission was special in and of itself," said Col. A. Phillip Waite, commander and conductor of The U.S. Air Force Band. "Collectively these

  • TRICARE expectant, new parents survey validates review program

    Patients enrolled in TRICARE's Parent Review program are giving high marks to this outreach. Out of 1,037 completed surveys, the great majority of respondents' comments were positive, expressing appreciation for the email service.More than 2,000 healthy babies are born to military families each

  • President praises troops during Independence Day event

    Military service members attending the White House Independence Day celebration represent the latest in a long line of heroes who have served the U.S. with honor and sacrificed much to protect the freedoms all Americans enjoy, President Barack Obama said here July 4."I cannot think of anybody I

  • College students receive training through AF internship

    College students can intern in Air Force youth and recreation programs - and get paid for it.The Air Force Services Agency Student Intern Program is open to college juniors, or older, to become Air Force nonappropriated fund employees at nearly any Air Force installation world-wide, and earn college

  • Chairman's Corner: Independence Day 2011

    This Independence Day we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday. As we enjoy all the traditions and pleasures this singularly American holiday has to offer, I also ask that we take a moment to remember those who have done so much to secure and safeguard our independence throughout our history.Today,

  • Food transformation test locations begin campus dining concept

    Airmen at the six Air Force Food Transformation Initiative pilot installations will experience more variety for their meal choices when the program expands to a campus-style dining concept this summer.The initiative, known as FTI, is a pilot program launched in October 2010 with a goal to better