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  • TRICARE follows beneficiaries departing Japan

    TRICARE Management Activity officials assure TRICARE beneficiaries affected by the situation in Japan that their health care benefits will be maintained and support will continue during this difficult time. Even if relocated, beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Overseas Program Prime, or TOP Prime, may still access their Prime benefit. Retirees and
  • 'Today's Air Force' features a look around the service

    In this edition of "Today's Air Force," Airmen respond to the massive earthquake and tsunami that have left much of the east coast of Japan in ruins. Plus, a new Air Force satellite program designed to aid in missile warning and defense takes one step closer to completion. And, in honor of Women's History Month, one woman's contribution to Air
  • Jobs website continues to ease application process for employees

    Since its implementation in May 2010, more than 180,000 applications have been posted through www.NAFjobs.org.The Air Force-wide online job board makes it easier for job seekers to find and apply for nonappropriated fund, or NAF, federal job vacancies at Air Force clubs, golf courses, child development centers, youth centers, bowling centers,
  • Schools encouraged to join VA's Yellow Ribbon Program

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki is encouraging interested colleges and universities to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. "Through shared responsibility, VA and our nation's colleges and universities are working together to ensure that
  • Stay TRICARE eligible: Keep DEERS up-to-date

    Beneficiaries who have recently experienced a life changing event, such as the birth or adoption of a child, or recent divorce or marriage should immediately record these changes in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS. If they wait, their TRICARE benefit coverage could be affected."Life comes at you fast and beneficiaries
  • Program cuts sustain health care, maintain quality

    Defense Department officials have recommended a number of ways to cut costs in the military health system, while still providing high-quality care and protecting the wallets of active duty service members and their families, a senior defense official said Feb. 28."We're trying to create a balanced program over the next five years, understanding
  • VA's caregiver support program expanding

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer's disease.A pilot program of the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health in VA program, or REACH VA, showed great success in reducing stress on caregivers while improving care outcomes for the veterans. "The REACH VA model
  • First lady, Dr. Biden to launch military family awareness campaign

    Dr. Jill Biden and first lady Michelle Obama will campaign to raise awareness of military families, the vice president's wife told spouses of National Guard adjutants general Feb. 28."In the coming weeks, we are going to be launching a formal campaign," said Dr. Biden, who hosted the spouses for breakfast at the vice president's residence
  • TRICARE officials promote colorectal cancer screening

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. Of cancers affecting both men and women, it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The beginning stages of colorectal cancer often have no symptoms. Because
  • DOD leaders outline health care, family services improvements

    The Defense Department has taken a number of recent steps to improve health care and family support services for military members and their families, the department's two top leaders told a Senate panel Feb. 17.Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told members of the Senate Armed
  • TRICARE autism demonstration proving positive

    During the recent 2011 Military Health System Conference, Michael O'Bar, deputy director for TRICARE policy and operations, reported on the Department of Defense Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration. "We have begun the process to determine how best to make the board-certified behavior analyst-tutor model a permanent benefit of the
  • TRICARE beneficiaries encouraged to review new dietary guidelines

    New dietary guidelines released by officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture urge Americans to increase physical activity, reduce sodium intake, choose foods that provide more potassium and opt for water instead of soft drinks. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are issued every five
  • Air Force Medical Service officials launch new Facebook page

    Air Force Medical Service officials announced the launch of a new Facebook page Feb. 2.  This communication tool will provide a venue for service members and their families, retirees and their families, and interested organizations and individuals to receive health-related information and resources and news stories about the AFMS on a recurring
  • Mullen highlights families, budget in podcast

    The "Strengthening Our Military Families" commitment President Barack Obama announced last week is a "tremendous initiative," the nation's top military officer said Jan. 31.Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed that initiative, defense budget concerns and the situation in Egypt during his regular podcast to
  • STOMP brings together parents, educators of special needs children

    When Tech. Sgt. Emily Smith and Staff Sgt. Todge Smith were blessed with a baby girl nearly six months ago, they immediately recognized signs of Down syndrome and epilepsy in her. With early intervention and physical therapy, their daughter Renee is now meeting all developmental milestones.Sergeant Smith was able to share her experience during a
  • Commissaries expand focus on health in 2011

    Customers who want to improve their health will have plenty of help at their local commissary as the new year rolls out a variety of special discounts, coupon booklets and giveaways."Our industry partners have joined together to offer our customers the most nutritious and delicious products for your mind, body and wallet," said Chris Burns, sales
  • VA officials publish final regulation to aid veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

    Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs final regulation that will expand the dates when illnesses caused by herbicide exposure can be presumed to be related to Agent Orange."VA's primary mission is
  • 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.
  • VA officials developing innovative patient-centered model of care for veterans

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are creating a new office to develop personal, patient-centered models of care for veterans who receive health care services at VA's more than 1,000 points of care across the nation."VA has become one of the nation's leaders in quality health care and is increasingly cited as the standard to emulate," said
  • 2010 Year in Photos

    2010's Year in Photos highlights the top moments from Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This yearly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force. View the slideshow.


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RT @GenCQBrownJr: Great dialogue as well today with @IAFsite commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. Israel’s strategic importance in the Middle…
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RT @HQ_AFMC: Deadline extended! 🗓️ @usairforce housing residents now have until Feb. 5 to provide feedback. Don't miss your chance to be…
RT @MDNG: .@175thWing members are supporting #COVID19 vaccination efforts at Maryland State Fairgrounds! The @MDNG has been activated to m…
Fighting cyber crimes. #ICYMI: @SecAFOfficial declared @DC3Forensics a Field Operating Agency. Learn more at… https://t.co/jmFr4aCTva
RT @SecDef: Our Armed Forces are at their best when they represent the talents of our entire population, regardless of gender identity. I f…
Out w/the old, in w/the new “This allows Robins to efficiently perform the depot maintenance, getting the airplane… https://t.co/92QwJVAfBr
B-1 + B-2 + B-52 = Super Bowl 55 Flyover! The @Chiefs and @Buccaneers punched in their tickets to #SuperBowlLV l… https://t.co/9BbZ8rdN7f
RT @washingtonpost: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. joins The Post to discuss what it means to be the first Black chief…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary Roth’s message to #Airmen and #Guardians: “Our commitment to our duty remains steadfast: to support and…
RT @NORADCommand: As competitors seek to bolster their presence and mil ops in the Arctic, NORAD support services such as @RCAF_ARC, @USAir
Reunited “We haven’t been in the same room, car or space with each other for longer than one to three days in the… https://t.co/dyqzATb033
Preserving the training pipeline! Aircrews from the 314th Airlift Wing flew approximately 20 Survival, Evasion, Re… https://t.co/dUV0YtfErk
Delivering the vaccine The @UTNationalGuard expanded its support against #COVID19 to provide vaccinations & monocl… https://t.co/CeeGFKC9xK
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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