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TRICARE’s breast pump policy updates effective July 1

Posted June 19, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — TRICARE’s breast pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies, and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies and services will be retroactively covered as of Dec. 19. To get full details about this important benefit change, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, TRICARE will host a Facebook…

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Nobel Prize winner’s line began in Spain, Cuba

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911, the second child and oldest son of Walter Alvarez, a physician, and his wife Harriet née Smyth. His grandfather, Luis F. Álvarez, was a physician…

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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON – Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced today additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Certified to save lives

Posted August 7, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Twenty-one U.S. Air Force Airmen graduated from a paramedic training course at the Pima Community College Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute July 31. The course is a four-month accelerated paramedic certification that is usually 10 months to complete and consists of classroom and field experience training created specifically for Airmen. This was the third…

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Deployed A-10s take to the skies

Posted July 24, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron inspects the oil levels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 13. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed at…

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Black Friday sales set for stateside commissaries

Posted November 24, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Vendors in stateside commissaries will offer expanded discounts on 120 name-brand products during DeCA’s first ever Black Friday sales Nov. 27-29. Commissaries in Alaska and Hawaii are also participating but with fewer items. These sales will be in addition to savings on current sales packages, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s…

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Legal Corner: Avoiding ‘bird-dogging’

Posted September 3, 2015 by Commentary by 2nd Lt. Cynthia McGrath

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Scams aimed at taking advantage of U.S. military members are nothing new; however, one such scam, “bird-dogging,” has re-emerged as a threat to Service members’ financial security. Bird-dogging refers to the act of soliciting sales for a third party and is illegal both on and off base. One example occurs when a…

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A year in Photos — April 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Hass, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, uses a hook and line procedure to remotely remove a suspicious package from a vehicle during the Comprehensive Airman Fitness Month Fire Department Fitness Challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March…

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Centcom acknowledges social media sites ‘compromised’

Posted January 16, 2015 by

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command officials today released a statement detailing what they called “cybervandalism” affecting two of the command’s social media sites. The full statement reads: Earlier today, U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube sites were compromised for approximately 30 minutes. These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have…

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Relationship building by means of the F-16

Posted July 31, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

America’s stars and stripes and Arizona’s lone copper star always wave proudly at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing. But it’s the adjacent flags of coalition-partners – from the pacific island-nations of Far East Asia, to the NATO countries of the old Europe and new ones in the Middle-East – that remind Guard Airmen…

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