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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career…

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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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TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards)
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Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

Posted  October 13, 2015

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE (AFNS) — Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance…

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Making military members smile

Posted  October 13, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — A local dentist provided complimentary dental services to three members of the 162nd Wing on August 22, 2015. Dr. Jeffrey Roberts from Tucson Spectrum Dentistry belongs to a group of dental offices that offer free services one day a year.  This year Roberts elected to give this opportunity to service members at the 162nd….

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A prisoner’s war

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — It began as a civil war, but would soon become an international affair when the United Nations decided to join and support South Korea against North Korea and its ally, the People’s Republic of China. One man found himself caught in the middle of it all. Ray “Doc” Frazier, was a…

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The struggle of an imprisoned warrior

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Sweat and water mingled in dripping beads, caressing the cheeks of muddied Soldiers in a land rotting with war. It was early in the morning; the world was still black with a sleeping sun. In anticipation, U.S. Army Pvt. Tony Gargano, in Fox Company, waited to launch a secret attack…

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USDA Veteran Initiatives now part of DoD’s Transition Assistance Program

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Agriculture and farm business opportunities became the newest career training choice for transitioning service members this week when the Agriculture Department announced it would ensure service members attending the Defense Department’s Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, would receive information on veteran training and counseling programs in agriculture. DoD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office…

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