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Air Force Brothers: piloting their careers since birth

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon)ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The year was 2013; the President of the United States was flying to Israel for Passover and three C-17 Globemaster III’s and one C-5 Galaxy would be accompanying him. Two of the pilots had more than the mission in common; they…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with…

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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…


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AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going…

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TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1. Most copays for prescription drugs in the home delivery program and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to change…

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D-M Chaplain Corps

Posted  January 8, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — You see them everywhere, at retirement ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, and even squadron holiday parties. They come visit you at work just to see how you’re doing. They might even bring cookies with them. They provide an ear for when you need to vent, and can give advice….

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted  January 8, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of…

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Commentary: Tommy got a toy drone for Christmas, what’s next?

Posted  January 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah  — The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper placed in the recycling bin. Tommy is anxious to get outside and fly the new “Invader 700” drone, complete with a 10 times zoom digital camera that sends immediate videos to your new iPad. Wow, you can’t wait to get…

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