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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in France. James…

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To Meet the Future:

Posted August 25, 2015 by

The future of warfare is changing, and the US and its allies must maintain their leadership in electromagnetic operations to stay ahead of their adversaries, according to Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. Yuse stressed the need to advance electronic warfare, or EW, during a wide ranging interview with the Journal of…

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Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

Posted August 25, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians who…

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AF releases colonel, lieutenant colonel, major selection board results

Posted August 25, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 34 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 117 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 272 captains for promotion to major during the calendar year 2015B Biomedical Sciences Corps, Medical Service Corps, Nurse Corps and Chaplain central selection boards. To see the promotion lists,…

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Commentary: Changes to the Air Force’s post-partum policies

Posted August 25, 2015 by Staff

UNITED KINGDOM – On July 8, I received an e-mail informing me that I was within 90 days of my deployment window. My first reaction was, “Great, I have to do a ton of CBTs.”[computer-based training]. I quickly realized there was a high probability that in just three months, I would be deploying and miss…

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“I know you don’t want me to, but I miss home”

Posted August 25, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Martin Adamson

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Pixar’s movie “Inside Out” is a movie every military family should see. I say family because it is not just for kids. Although it is an animated film, its themes are not light fare. This is a thinking person’s movie, full of imagination and psychological insight. More importantly, it is a…

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Missile Defense Multi-tasking: LM designing single-launch approach to multiple threats

Posted August 25, 2015 by Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Interceptors equipped with a next-generation system that can defeat multiple complex missile threats with just one launch would make U.S. missile defense capabilities even more effective. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun work in Sunnyvale, California, to define the concept for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle missile defense system for the U.S. Missile Defense…

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US Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Posted August 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

PARIS (AFNS) — U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. “We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley…

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TRICARE Pharmacy Rules Changing for Maintenance, Brand-name Drugs

Posted August 24, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply to active-duty troops,…

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New Horizons Medical Personnel Provide Emergency Assistance in Mass Casualty

Posted August 24, 2015 by Capt. David Murphy

TRUJILLO, Honduras  — U.S. Air Force medical personnel treated mass causality incident victims at the Dr. Salvador Parades Hospital in Trujillo, Honduras, Aug. 10. The incident involved 14 Honduran army soldiers from the 15th Battalion who were injured in an explosion at their base said a Honduran army official. The medical personnel, who were in country to…

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