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Fallen WW I aviator gets distinguished flying cross

Posted July 7, 2017 by by C. TODD LOPEZ

WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918. Army Capt. James Miller On the 242nd birthday of the…

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NASA selects Army surgeon for astronaut training

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Army Staff Sgt. JORDEN WEIR

FORT CARSON, Colo. ­— How many lifetimes does it take to become a soldier, pilot, doctor — and an astronaut? For Army Maj. (Dr.) Francisco Rubio, the battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, it only takes one. Soldier, astronaut Rubio recently took his place as one of only 12 Americans selected…

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Pentagon displays art from wounded warriors

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Military Health System Communications Office

For retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Greg Miller, the hell of his time in Iraq still burns in his mind nearly 10 years later. Thanks to an alternative therapy tapping into his artistic side, he’s on the road to recovery. In 2008, he was in Kirkuk as part of the Air Force civil engineers’ Prime…

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Exchange Gives Shoppers Chance to Win Kawasaki KX™250F Motorcycle

Posted May 5, 2017 by

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving away $16,750 worth of motocross gear this spring during the Monster Kawasaki Motorcycle Sweepstakes. Through May 31, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki KX™250F motorcycles, each valued at $7,500, or one of five Monster Motorcycle helmets,…

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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

Posted May 5, 2017 by

DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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Soldier’s MILITARY STAR bill paid in full at D-M Exchange

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

For Staff Sgt. Joshua Graser, Army Recruiting Battalion Phoenix, having one less bill to worry about is giving him extra peace of mind. As a grand-prize winner in the worldwide Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes, Graser had his MILITARY STAR account paid in full March 24. During a presentation at the Davis-Monthan Air…

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ADC recognizes Glendale, southeast Arizona for support to military members, families

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The Association of Defense Communities recently designated eight communities as “Great American Defense Communities,” a recognition of the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. The association launched the Great American Defense Communities initiative in conjunction with the House…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Jim Yang-Hellewell, LCSW

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted February 3, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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