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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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Goldfein talks taking care of Airmen at Treasure our Troops

Posted October 30, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the importance of taking care of Airmen and their families during the 2017 ThanksUSA Treasure our Troops Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017.

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Health & Safety

Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 26

Posted October 30, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing out of Eielson AFB, Alaska started Exercise Arctic Gold 18-1, and additional pilot positions are open to Air National Guard and Reserve Pilots.

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Increased readiness is mission at Green Flag-West joint exercise

Posted October 27, 2017 by Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rana Franklin

The 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing, along with the 122nd Operations and Maintenance Groups took part in a Green Flag-West air-land integration joint combat training exercise Sept. 7-23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a part of their major pre-deployment spin-up.

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Storytellers come to Creech

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Tech. Sgt. Adam, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, asked audience members to close their eyes and allow themselves to experience his story as realistically as possible during a Storytellers event in the Creech auditorium, October 18, 2017. Adam began by describing what he could see,…

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Ellsworth airmen take part in Green Flag 18-1

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Tomas Karol

Approximately 200 Airmen departed Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, S.D., for Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Green Flag 18-1 exercise from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3, 2017.

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Veterans

POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert Retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith, former 50th Flying Training Squadron commander, holds a prisoner of war bracelet Oct. 17, 2017, in his home in West Point, Miss. The bracelet was one of hundreds he had returned to him after he was repatriated. The date Smith was…

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Commentary

It’s what you do next

Posted October 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks

In the Air Force, Airmen are constantly waiting on results. Weighted Airmen Promotion System tests, promotion boards, officer packages, award packages and many other opportunities to advance are in the minds and goals of almost every Airman. The cold reality is only a certain number of people will get the news they want. For those…

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The emotionless leader: Trusted and respected by Airmen

Posted October 27, 2017 by Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown

“I don’t want to hurt her career.” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe.” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether due to an…

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