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  • Air Force transitions all US military treatment facilities to DHA

    Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
  • New financial readiness training coming in November

    Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Citizen Airmen at defined touchpoints throughout their military career.
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • AF reclaims USPA National (Arena) Commander-in-Chief Cup

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The Air Force reclaimed the U.S. Polo Association National (Arena) Commander-in-Chief Cup, overcoming the Army's valiant efforts during the arena polo tournament held in Poteet and Lockhart, Texas, Oct. 26 and 27.Air Force player Cody Goetz, an Air Force Reserve major and instructor pilot assigned to the
  • Reservist plays part on US basketball team in contention for bronze

    As the U.S. Armed Forces women’s basketball players began warmups in their matchup against host China Monday, a raucous crowd filed into Wuhan’s Hankou Culture and Sports Center. About 60 uniformed Chinese military sat on one end while China’s towering front line slowly made their way onto the court.One of those teammates warming up was Senior
  • U.S. Transportation Command coordinates theater patient movement, the most critical part of the aeromedical evacuation process

    Moving America’s wounded warriors safely and securely begins at the in-theater point of injury, which, in the combat environment, remains most critical in the initial hour or so following the incident, when prompt medical care increases an individual’s survivability.
  • Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service

    The change will eliminate the need for Airmen who have 12 or more years of service to continue to reenlist by aligning their separation dates with their high year of tenure dates.
  • Airmen train to transport infectious patients

    The TIS is a device used to transport Ebola patients, either by C-17 Globemaster III or C-130 Hercules aircraft, while preventing the spread of disease to medical personnel and aircrews en route to a U.S. hospital equipped to treat them.
  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • Goldfein, Wright take part in wide-ranging ‘Ask Me Anything’ Reddit session

    That’s why Goldfein and Wright were side by side in a Pentagon conference room Oct. 24, hunched over computers like millennials at a coffee shop to take part in a free-flowing, hour-long and very public “Ask Me Anything’’ session on Reddit.
  • X-37B breaks record, lands after 780 days in orbit

    The spaceplane conducted on-orbit experiments for 780 days during its mission, recently breaking its own record by being in orbit for more than two years. As of today, the total number of days spent on-orbit for the entire test vehicle program is 2,865 days.
  • US Air Force exchange officer soars with partners down under

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Thomas Larner is serving with the Royal Australian Air Force No. 1 Squadron, based at RAAF Base Amberley, Australia, as part of the U.S. Air Force military personnel exchange program. The program allows service members the opportunity to integrate into military units of foreign allies through a one-for-one exchange of personnel.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • JBLM Airmen recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and there have been some important changes impacting survivors of domestic violence in the Air Force. On average, 24 people are victims of domestic violence every minute in the United States. This number includes physical violence, sexual assault, and stalking by an intimate partner. This
  • 109th to support science missions in Antarctica

    The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing launches its 32nd year of support of U.S. Antarctic Program research Oct. 28, 20019, when the first of five LC-130 "Skibird" aircraft depart on the weeklong trip to the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station.
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