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  • Weeklong focus encourages saving for the future

    Officials at Airman & Family Readiness Centers around the Air Force are gearing up for the 2010 Military Saves Week and Military Youth Saves Week Feb. 21 through 28.During this week, A&FRC officials will promote financial readiness among Airmen and their families by encouraging them to effectively manage or eliminate their debt and to begin saving
  • Defense Department pauses spouse employment program

    Defense Department officials here have temporarily halted a popular employment assistance program for military spouses while it conducts a "top-to-bottom" review of its services, officials said Feb. 18. The My Spouse Career Advancement Account program, also known as MyCAA, offers military spouses opportunities to pursue portable careers in
  • Thousands of families sign up for FitFamily

    Within the first week of the launch of FitFamily, more than 2,000 families have signed up for the program at http://www.usafFitFamily.com.FitFamily empowers families to take charge of their lifestyles and make healthier choices. The program offers innovative ideas, resources and activities for Air Force families to improve their family's healthy
  • Wright Patterson celebrates National Salute to Veteran Patients Week with Valentines

    On Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Dayton's Veteran's Administration auditorium, the base will participate in its first annual Valentines for Veterans program in honor of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, which is Feb. 8 to 14.Col. Brad Spacy, 88th Air Base Wing commander, will speak to the veterans; the Band of Flight will provide
  • New concept for annual AF Assistance Fund campaign announced

    Air Force officials are introducing a new concept this year for the annual Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign, which provides Airmen the opportunity to contribute to four official Air Force charitable organizations.The campaign, now in its 37th year, will run during a designated six-week period from Feb. 8 to May 7 and will
  • MacDill teen wins T-shirt design competition

    A MacDill Air Force Base teen recently won the MyAirForce.com T-shirt competition.Nick Berglund, the son of retired Army Lt. Col. Rich and Robin Berglund, won the competition out of 61 submissions in the youth category.Col. Lawrence Martin, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, presented the award to Nick at his quarterly town hall meeting in
  • Air Force secretary: Importance of joint mission can't be stressed enough

    The secretary of the Air Force spent time at Bagram Airfield Feb. 1 and 2 as part of a weeklong tour through the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility."One of the primary reasons for the trip was to monitor our efforts in training the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps," Secretary Michael Donley said. "Part of the U.S. mission here is to
  • Freedom Miles encourages Ellsworth families to stay healthy

    Officials from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center and base fitness center are sponsoring a 14-week program called Freedom Miles designed to encourage the spouses of deployed Airmen to stay active during the military members' deployment.Freedom Miles kicked off with a spin-a-thon class taught by Senior Airman Tamiya
  • Deployed Airman wins design contest

    Air Force Services Agency officials here announced the winner of the MyAirForceLife.com T-shirt contest recently here.Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, a radio frequency transmission technician from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., won the contest out of 174 submissions in the adult category. The award was presented to Sergeant Cruz at his undisclosed deployed
  • Air Force officials launch FitFamily

    Air Force officials are launching a new family fitness program that encourages an active lifestyle for kids and adults, and serves as an outlet to promote health and wellness in Air Force families. FitFamily, a companion to the highly successful youth fitness program, Fit Factor, begins Jan. 30, and will encourage families to "get up, get out and
  • Tricare official explains plans for future

    To balance increasingly complex responsibilities at home and overseas, Military Health System officials have adopted the Quadruple Aim model of care, Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, deputy director of the Tricare Management Activity, told a standing-room only crowd of military medical leaders Jan. 27.  The Quadruple Aim, she explained, supports
  • Military families get free access to caregiver network

    Military families now have free access to an online network of caregivers who can assist with everything from babysitting to dog walking. Sittercity is the nation's largest online source for local babysitters, nannies, elder care providers, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors, and contains more than 1 million caregiver profiles, officials said.
  • First lady's priority: Taking care of military families

    First lady Michelle Obama was the featured speaker at the Joint Armed Forces Officers' Wives Club's 32nd annual luncheon Jan. 26 at the Bolling Officers Club here.About 400 spouses from all branches of the military gathered to hear Mrs. Obama share her insights on military families, and announce a record budget request for military family support
  • 'Tricare University' offers benefit education

    If you are new to Tricare and eager to learn about your health care benefits or an old hand who wants to know the latest changes, Tricare University is the place to go.Tricare University offers free online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at www.tricare.mil/tricareu."The courses can be taken anytime and you can learn at
  • Military families gain access to free, online tutoring

    Defense Department officials here launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families. The site -- http://www.tutor.com/military -- offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the program for
  • Call for warrior games coaches

    If you have ever wanted to follow the footsteps of legendary coaches like John Wooden or Ed Owen, staff members in the Air Force Services Agency Fitness Branch are looking for you.The Air Force team for the first Warrior Games needs coaches for shooting, swimming, archery, volleyball, cycling, track and field (discus, shot put) and basketball."If
  • First lady announces family program budget boost

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request calls for a record $8.8 billion for military family support programs, First Lady Michelle Obama told military spouses Jan. 26 at Bolling Air Force Base here. The request represents a 3 percent increase over current funding, and includes more money for counseling and support for both active-duty
  • Barksdale 'dePLAYment' program keeps children active

    Barksdale Air Force Base officials are participating in a program for families of deployed Airmen that allows them to enjoy base activities for free or reduced fees.To do so, the families receive "dePLAYment tags" that are used at Barksdale AFB facilities including the youth center, arts and crafts center, bowling center, golf course, auto hobby
  • Taking care of caregivers

    Deployments are a way of life in today's Air Force. Accordingly, Air Force members plan ahead and anticipate all contingencies while they are deployed.One plan that is required by all Air Force members with families is a family care plan that reasonably covers all situations, short and long term. Civilian and contractor personnel in emergency
  • VA officials reaching out to students and schools to speed benefit payments

    In a coordinated effort to speed up the processing of Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits this spring, Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced Jan. 20 that they have been reaching out to student veterans, servicemembers, university officials and other partners to meet a commitment to an aggressive processing goal by Feb. 1. Feb. 1 is


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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
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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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