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

Diane Carter remembers what it was like to go hungry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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)
Air Force

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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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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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