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  • Deployers, families learn communication, deployment skills at Yellow Ribbon event

    More than 80 Air Force Reserve members and their families, from 15 bases nationwide, attended the western regional Yellow Ribbon Program event here April 15-17.The event focused on tackling communication strategies and myriad deployment issues, including preparing for the day-to-day challenges experienced throughout the cycle of the deployment
  • TRICARE supports DEA's National Medication Take Back Day

    National Medication Take Back Day is being observed April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at many police departments, universities, hospitals and military installations across America. This one-day event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a venue for people to safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription
  • Photo essay: Family members and friends welcome Airmen returning from deployment

    Family members and friends greet Airmen as they arrive here April 15, from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.View the slideshow.
  • Show seeks military families for home makeover

    The producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are seeking people involved in the military whose home deserves an extreme makeover. The producers are looking for people with "amazing strength of character and who put their own needs aside to help others," a press release said. "Whether it's a Soldier, a mom, a teacher or a fireman, we
  • Deployed Airmen replace money stolen from little girls in Georgia

    Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron here collected $160 April 14 to replace money stolen from three girls in Warner Robins, Ga. Capt. Charles Marquez, the 455th EAPS Air Terminal Operation Center officer in charge, read an article about how the girls setup a lemonade stand to raise money for one of the girl's ill cousin. The
  • Organization honors service members' children

    Officials with Our Military Kids honored four children and a military family here yesterday in an award ceremony at the Navy Memorial here.During the organization's "Our Military Kids of the Year" event, retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, the 16th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an Our Military Kids advisory board member, spoke on the
  • First lady, Dr. Biden kick off Sesame, USO tour

    Calling out over thousands of screaming fans, Elmo introduced a few new friends to Sesame Street here April 14.First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.Mrs. Obama
  • CMSAF discusses quality-of-life, personnel issues on Capitol Hill

    The Air Force's top enlisted leader testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee here April 13 about personnel and quality-of-life issues impacting the enlisted force.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy, alongside his sister-service counterparts, highlighted the importance of mental health, transition assistance and educational
  • CDC staff members continue to care for Yokota children

    Child development centers here are pulling together in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami to keep their operations as normal as possible.Combined, the Yume and Kibo CDCs here have lost 24 staff members and 75 children to the voluntary departure flights from Japan that began March 19."The loss of staff members and children has not affected
  • Chairman thanks USO for service to military

    For 70 years, the USO and its thousands of volunteers have stood as a compass for the nation and adapted to the needs of every war Americans have fought, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said April 12 at the organization's 29th annual awards dinner."To the thousands and thousands of volunteers who still make a difference, to those who
  • Policy permitting media access for dignified transfers two years old

    Two years ago, on April 6, 2009, the dignified transfer of a fallen service member with media in attendance took place under new policy directed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The policy, issued on March 25, 2009, sponsors family members wishing to attend and empowers the primary next of kin to allow or disallow the presence of media for the
  • High school senior assignment deferment program automated

    In an effort to better serve military families, Air Force personnel officials have automated the High School Senior Assignment Deferment program application.  The program increases stability for military family members entering their senior year of high school. Active-duty officers lieutenant colonel and below, and enlisted members senior master
  • Allergy tests covered for TRICARE beneficiaries

    Every year millions of Americans suffer from allergies, with symptoms ranging from irritating to life-threatening. TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible to receive care for the testing and treatment of conditions relating to allergies.According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, allergy symptoms are the result of
  • Military family support a 'national priority,' Obama says

    President Barack Obama today made caring for military families a national priority, calling to action his entire administration and communities across the U.S. on their behalf."The strength and the readiness of America's military depend on the strength and readiness of our military families," the president said. "This is a matter of national
  • First lady, Dr. Biden urge support of military families

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched an "unprecedented" national initiative April 12 that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor service members and their families. Flanked by their husbands, the first and second ladies announced the "Joining Forces"
  • 'Bystander' intervention key to stopping assault

    "Every single day for over a year, he'd come home and beat me. I came to work with black eyes, fat lips, and bruises on the sides of my neck. Nobody did anything. Nobody called the cops, nobody sent me to family advocacy; no one wanted to say anything."This was the testimony of a now 29-year-old female staff sergeant, 10 years after her brutal
  • Fisher House helps service members' children

    Military children of service members who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.Foundation chairman Kenneth Fisher says the Heroes' Legacy scholarships can be used by students to attend school in the fall. The application process is under way and open to
  • First lady, Dr. Biden to launch family-support initiative

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will launch a national initiative tomorrow that will call on all sectors of society to support and honor America's service members and their families.The initiative is intended to educate, challenge and spark action among citizens, communities, businesses,
  • Webinar set for new TRICARE Young Adult program

    TRICARE and Military OneSource officials have teamed up to host an interactive webinar Monday, April 11,  from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT about the new TRICARE Young Adult program. Military parents and dependent children under age 26 are encouraged to participate. The webinar will cover who qualifies for TYA, when and where to enroll and what type
  • Defense Commissary Agency named 'Role Model' in promoting fruits, vegetables

    Promoting the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables to its customers has placed the Defense Commissary Agency in select company. DeCA was one of seven retailers to earn top recognition as a "Role Model" by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.DeCA joined Ahold USA Inc., Food Lion Stores Inc., The Kroger Company, Safeway Inc., Schnuck


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RT @SecAFOfficial: A senior leader message prior to the @USAirForce's 74th birthday: "Our Airmen serve around the globe, always ready to de…
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RT @AETCommand: The 2021 #ENJJPT Steering Committee is happening at @SheppardAFB this week! Excited to continue our partnership to deliver…
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.@UnderSecAF Gina Ortiz Jones met with @USAFReserve Airmen to discuss the @DeptofDefense COVID-19 vaccination direc… https://t.co/9y28hmcMir
Join Department of the Air Force senior leaders for a live, virtual town hall discussing the Racial Disparity Revie… https://t.co/6Z7N6QIuLP
The U.S. Special Operations School, in collaboration with @HQUSAFEAFAF hosted the bi-annual European Partnership Fl… https://t.co/egAlljufL3
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The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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