Defense

New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted July 29, 2016 by

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

Full Story »

Defense

Carter opens second DOD innovation hub in Boston

Posted July 27, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Ash Carter July 26 rolled out the department’s second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, Calif.

Full Story »

Defense

Department of the Army announces upcoming deployment

Posted July 27, 2016 by

The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, with about 800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I could not be more proud of…

Full Story »

Defense

AF commanders aim to ensure smooth take-off for F-35A

Posted July 27, 2016 by

Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Va., July 20-21, 2016, to discuss integration of the two aircraft. The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of…

Full Story »

Defense

Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 27, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

Full Story »

Defense

Unique C-5 completes Major ISO inspection

Posted July 27, 2016 by SrA. Zachary Cacicia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Zachary Cacicia A C-5M Space Cargo Modified (SCM) Super Galaxy, sits on the flight line July 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This C-5 has just completed a Major Isochronal Inspection and is ready to return to its home station, Travis AFB, Calif. Dover Air Force Base, Del.,…

Full Story »

Defense

Navy conducts first LCS Harpoon missile test at RIMPAC

Posted July 25, 2016 by

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

Full Story »

Defense

U-2 returns to Red Flag

Posted July 25, 2016 by TSgt. Mike Slater

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

Full Story »

Defense

USS Eisenhower conducts first OIR missions from Arabian Gulf

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Bobby Baldock An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are deployed in support of…

Full Story »

Defense

Future USS Detroit completes acceptance trial

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media after the christening ceremony of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15, 2016, after completing a series…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.