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Senior leaders discuss US space posture

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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SERE meets SPEAR: Specialists convene for unique combative course

Self-defense is a major component of support provided by Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists to troops who have a high risk of isolation in theater, such as downed-pilots and operators.

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162nd Wing MAGIC

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport held the 7th annual My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 11-12.

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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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Basketball diplomacy slam dunk in Cameroon

GAROUA, Cameroon — American and Cameroonian soldiers come from entirely separate parts of the world with distinct cultural differences. But on April 21 they discovered something in common — the urge to beat their respective countries’ air forces when given the chance. A few days before the game, members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st…


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Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted  May 8, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Around the Air Force: May 5

Posted  May 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, female Airmen have 12 months after childbirth to decide if they will separate from service, Course 15 is replaced by a new NCO distance learning course, and the Air Force sponsors a cyber security hacking contest.

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Health & Safety

TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted  May 8, 2017

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Commentary

Let’s have a cup of coffee

Posted  May 5, 2017

Editor’s note: Maj. Gregory Lewis is an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the Defense Technology Security Administration. Regardless of your profession, many of us have been in positions defining the required leadership and management qualifications as an expectation of our ability to execute our office. Like many things, no two are alike and not one…

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Women and men: different, but equal

Posted  May 5, 2017

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Recently, while reading daily news and scrolling through social media news feeds, I could not avoid the headlines, posts and comments about the very recent developments concerning women’s issues. Major events are being recorded, both positive and negative, which may be read in news articles and school textbooks for years…

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