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  • 'Real Warriors' campaign works to save lives

    Members of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury "Real Warriors" campaign are working to deliver the message that resources and tools are available for veterans seeking treatment for invisible wounds of war."My mission through the Real Warriors campaign is to let our noncommissioned officers, enlisted
  • New video outreach message encourages veterans to use benefits

    Television viewers across the country will be able to see a new video advertisement promoting the "care package" of services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans. The 30-second ad makes its national debut Nov. 10 during the broadcast of the Country Music Awards."VA offers a comprehensive array of services to veterans," said
  • Glue used in partial cornea transplant

    An ophthalmologist here recently performed a unique procedure to restore a patient's vision. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Charles Reilly completed a partial cornea transplant using a type of glue to correct a thinning cornea."The patient had a full corneal transplant in the 1980's due to Keratoconus disease," said Dr. Reilly, the director of the Joint Warfighter
  • Kadena Special Olympics creates bond for new Airman

    The excitement at Kadena Air Base's Risner Fitness Complex peaked Nov. 6 as the 837 athletes participating in the Kadena Special Olympics took the field. There weren't many more excited than one Airman from the 18th Munitions Squadron.Airman 1st Class Matthew Renfro, originally from Spokane, Wash., is new to the island of Okinawa. He showed up to
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters visits 3rd Operations Group

    As he dangled from parachute risers, 12-year old Keegan Hall looked down at a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier sailing in the Pacific. Deftly controlling his parachute's toggles, Keegan successfully maneuvered into a stand-up landing on the ship's pitching deck.Peering through virtual reality glasses, Keegan experienced what it would be like to
  • CCAF represented at White House community colleges summit

    Lt. Col. Tim Albrecht, commandant of the Community College of the Air Force, served as the Department of Defense representative at a White House community college summit recently.A broad spectrum of people attended the summit, including administrators, educators, philanthropists and representatives from businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • President proclaims November as Military Family Month

    President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating November as Military Family Month.Here is the text of the president's proclamation:We owe each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our armed forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their
  • Tips for a safe, happy Halloween

    There are many ways to keep children safe at Halloween, and common sense can do a lot to prevent a tragedy. One way parents can help is to pick out or make a safe costume. Make sure that the costume is fireproof. Dress children in bright costumes so others can see them. If their costumes are dark, have children wear a reflective belt or carry a
  • VA officials taking life-saving campaign to streets

    Nearly 1,200 life-saving advertisements are going up on city buses, bus shelters, rail and subway stations across the nation displaying a message of hope for those who have served their country and may be facing an emotional crisis. Department of Veterans Affairs officials are advertising the VA suicide prevention hotline through Jan. 9, 2011."I
  • Flu shot options are many for TRICARE For Life beneficiaries

    TRICARE For Life beneficiaries have a wealth of options when it comes to staying protected during the fall and winter flu season. Influenza vaccines are covered by Medicare at no cost to TFL beneficiaries as long as they are administered by a Medicare provider who agrees to accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment.Flu shots also are
  • Don't 'bank' on COLA

    A cost-of-living allowance is designed to help offset expenses incurred from living in a local economy. However, officials stress that Airmen should not view COLA as a reliable source of income, and they encourage them to save it where possible for times of spikes in the exchange rate or for emergency needs. "My advice is to plan everything on your
  • First Lady urges 'National Day of Service'

    First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement Sept. 10 urging Americans to participate in a "National Day of Service" on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.Here is the first lady's statement:Nine years ago, nearly three thousand Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Like many Americans, I
  • New Tricare Overseas Program contract begins

    Beginning Sept. 1, the new Tricare Overseas Program contract goes into effect, giving beneficiaries easier and greater access to health care outside the United States. International SOS Assistance, Tricare's overseas contractor, is partnering with military treatment facilities to give Department of Defense beneficiaries comprehensive health care
  • Tricare Retired Reserve health coverage launches

    For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called "gray area" retirees, can purchase Tricare health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1 launch of Tricare Retired Reserve. "This new program offers a health coverage opportunity for "gray area" guardsmen and reservists who
  • Toolkit helps separating servicemembers land jobs

    Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines separating from the military can get extra help in finding a job from a new Defense Department resource.Specialists in the Pentagon's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office, part of the Office of Personnel and Readiness, recently developed the Career Decision Toolkit to help the 400,000-plus
  • VA secretary calls for "forbearance" by mortgage companies

    Veterans in the Gulf States impacted by the recent oil spill may qualify for delayed mortgage payments if their mortgages already are guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. "We are strongly urging mortgage companies to extend every possible forbearance to veterans whose livelihoods have been affected by the oil spill crisis," said
  • Volunteer mentors support families of fallen

    The day Scott Warner saw Marines standing at his front door, his world came to a crashing halt.The servicemembers told Mr. Warner that his son, Marine Pvt. Heath Warner, had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq's Anbar province.Mr. Warner and his family, including his two younger sons, tried to come to terms with the tremendous loss while also
  • Year of the Air Force Family wraps up

    During the "Year of the Air Force Family," senior leaders examined existing support services and sought out ways to evolve and expand them to meet the changing needs and expectations of Airmen, their families and the larger Air Force family as well. As the Year of the Air Force Family initiative closed, many programs developed and improved this
  • Modernization ahead for Defense Department schools

    A program to improve Defense Department schools and ensure 21st century learning environments for military children is set to begin in October, department officials said Aug. 12.Officials from the Department of Defense Education Activity will address some $3.7 billion in construction and renovation needs worldwide over the next five years."We're
  • McKinley tells Guard enlisted force to prepare for prolonged overseas role

    The National Guard likely will continue to play a significant role in overseas contingency operations for the foreseeable future, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said here Aug. 8."Just like we have in Kosovo for 14 years and the Sinai (and) the Horn of Africa, I think the National Guard will be asked to stay longer ... and give (our)


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379th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen conduct first-ever refueling mission with Qatari Emiri Air Force This event bu… https://t.co/Pd7kzFXZqc
With more than 69,000 sorties flown by 30 different types of aircraft, Operation Desert Storm marked the most rapid… https://t.co/2WXlQcSipC
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Aggressive acceleration. An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 57th Wing takes off @NellisAFB. The wing’s missio… https://t.co/HG9t6c8pza
RT @PANationalGuard: A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing sits on the flight line during the first snowfall of th…
Falcons get thirsty too A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender conducts aerial refueling with an F-16 Fighting Falcon in… https://t.co/QUsB3DDSrh
RT @cmsaf_official: I’d say it’s long overdue... https://t.co/26nLAeVSjS Not all women have the same type of hair, and these standards nee…
#AirForce women will now be allowed longer braids, ponytails and bangs while in uniform. These new changes will be… https://t.co/AFp18NftZJ
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: Ever wonder what it’s like to be a weapons #Airman? @AvianoAB’s 31st Maintenance Group invited Airmen from other career fi…
RT @SecAFOfficial: "I’m eager to continue the momentum Secretary Barrett and these two great military leaders put into motion as we work to…
RT @SecAFOfficial: "I look forward to working side-by-side with General Brown and General Raymond to ensure our #Airmen and #Guardians have…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Statement by Acting SecAF John Roth: "It is a privilege to serve #Airmen & #Guardians as the Acting Secretary of the Air…
RT @SecAFOfficial: #Airmen & #Guardians: Serving by your side as the 25th SecAF has been the highest privilege of my career. Your vigilance…
RT @USAFReserve: CBRNE defense course keeps Airmen prepared (Story by the @910AW) #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient https://t.co/U94z9LjpYA
RT @WILLROP3R: Last month @usairforce put #AI in charge of a U-2 radar. This month we're training for electronic warfare. In algorithmic wa…
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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