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DOD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando DoD

DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Diane Carter remembers what it was like to go hungry.

Air Force photograph by Carolyn Herrick Defense

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

Courtesy photograph Salutes & Awards

Highway to the drop zone

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Mozer O. Da Cunha Air Force

Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.


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Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted  June 19, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the…

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OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

Posted  June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII). Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result,…

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Air Force

Total force current, selected master sergeant evaluations close out Sept. 30

Posted  June 19, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman…

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TRICARE’s breast pump policy updates effective July 1

Posted  June 19, 2015

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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Air Force

Service star authorized on GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted  June 19, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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