TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards)
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Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

Posted October 13, 2015 by Air Force News Service

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE (AFNS) — Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance…

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NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maureen Geraets-Head

It’s almost as if weather elements, mainly the heat and wind, absorbed all life that once enabled these aircraft to fly. Like mummies, patched with white coating, they are parked in orderly rows on sandy terrain, in a blasting sun. Most liquids have been drained, valuable parts have been removed. Some aircraft are waiting for…

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AF ROTC detachment command opportunities available

Posted May 15, 2015 by Shelly Petruska

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects interested in summer 2016 Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment command opportunities have until May 27 to request consideration for these positions. Command opportunities are expected to open at more than 50 educational institutions, said Sundy Muniz,…

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SNCOs: Contact AFPC to see if Course 14 completion is noted in records

Posted April 17, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Senior NCOs recently notified by the Air University Barnes Center for Enlisted Education that their Senior NCO Academy Distance Learning Course 14 Version 6 “failed” exam scores have been corrected may want to review their records to ensure updates are complete. In late 2013, Air Education and Training…

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Why Air Force Smart Operations – or AFSO?

Posted February 27, 2015 by 1st Lt. Jose R. Davis

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS — Confucius once said that in order for a man to move a mountain he must first begin by carrying away its small stones. Now, if one is to imagine the Air Force as that giant mountain, how does an Airman begin trying to move it? That is,…

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354th Bulldogs improve in-fligh sight

Posted January 23, 2015 by Photos and story by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots of the 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs began flying with a new helmet mounted integrated targeting system. The Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System provides pilots with the ability to rapidly cue sensors or weapons and to designate targets with a high degree of accuracy by simply “looking at” the target or point…

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Airman helps search for Vietnam War remains

Posted January 26, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Geneva Croxton

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) When Tech. Sgt. Robin Bailon enlisted in Air Force in 2000, she didn’t expect her career to place her in Vietnam, serving as a life science investigator….

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United States Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Mission The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. The squadron exhibits the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. Objectives of the squadron are: – To…

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T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone Achieves More

Posted March 24, 2016 by Master Sgt. Steve Kim

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Team” is one small word that can make a big difference. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you cannot do great things without a great…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker)
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Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman

Posted May 11, 2016 by Senior Airman Michael J. Hunsaker

Beale Air Force Base Calif. — The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you,…

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