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  • Tyndall teenager selected as Air Force Military Child of the Year

    Tyndall teenager Nicole Goetz, 17, recently selected as the Air Force Military Child of the Year, was awarded a flight in air show performer Greg Poe's aerobatic airplane March 23.This year's 2011 Gulf Coast Salute Open House and Air Show, hosted by Tyndall officials March 26 and 27, featured various military and civilian aerial demonstrations and
  • VA officials begin process to create open source electronic health record

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials released a draft Request for Proposal April 1 aimed at forming an open source community around its ground-breaking Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture, or VistA, electronic health record, or EHR, system. When award is made under a planned RFP for a custodial agent, VA officials will commit to
  • Disabled veterans inspire all Americans, Biden says

    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance last night at the opening ceremonies of the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, thanking the participants for their service and sacrifices and for the inspiration they give their fellow Americans."You are a remarkable group of people, ... the most tested of all Americans," the
  • Air Force community assessment ends soon

    There is still time to participate in the 2011 Air Force Community Assessment.Officials are extending the opportunity to participate in the 2011 Air Force Community Assessment through April 3, and are encouraging members who were selected to take the anonymous survey to complete it prior to the end date.The survey covers topics including personal
  • 2010 Military Spouse of the Year lauded for website creation

    Lori Bell, the 2010 Military Spouse of the Year, recently spoke about earning the award and the National Association of Military Moms and Spouses website she created to help spouses connect and support each other while surviving the challenges of military family life. She said the idea came to her during her family's first deployment."One very
  • Military children need nation's support

    Military children need the support not just of the Defense Department, but the "whole of nation" to ensure they're ready for the future, a DOD official said here March 23."Military children are resilient, but they need a lot of help," said Robert L. Gordon III, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy.
  • The value of $1

    Having insurance is always good and not spending a lot on the coverage is even better. So, getting $100,000 in traumatic injury life insurance coverage for $1 is great.The Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program rider provides for payment to service members who are severely injured, on or off duty, and suffer a loss
  • New crisis centers assist with relocations

    Department of Defense Education Activity officials have established crisis centers to assist parents of its students and employees who are affected by the voluntary relocations from Japan and Bahrain.The centers -- one each in Virginia, Japan and Germany -- are accessible by phone or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, officials said.Assistance is
  • 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


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The 55th Communications Squadron at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, was redesignated as the 55th Cyber Squadron recently. The… https://t.co/8DqPyZc8a6
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Lt. Col. John “Karl” Marks, an @USAFReserve pilot, made history as the only pilot to reach 7,000 hours in the A-10C… https://t.co/qY7eKfs6ks
RT @UnderSecAF: Enjoyed meeting with @MDNG Airmen of the 175th Wing. We talked about getting the mission done and getting #vaccinated. We c…
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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
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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)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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