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  • U.S. Transportation Command manages the movement of America’s wounded warfighters from overseas to the final medical treatment destination stateside

    As the Department of Defense’s single manager for global patient movement, U.S. Transportation Command conducts this lifesaving mission via the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system, which provides in-transit health care for America’s wounded warriors from the point of injury or illness to medical facilities with the level of care needed to properly treat their medical conditions.
  • Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas

    In preparation for its 75th anniversary, Sept. 18, 2022, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force Airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday.
  • Commissary, BX, MWR access expansion: how to get access, FAQs

    A new Department of Defense policy came in effect January 1, 2020: expansion of access to veterans and caregivers to military facilities.
  • Air University academic accreditation reaffirmed

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed the regional accreditation for Air University during a recent board meeting Dec. 8, 2019.
  • DoD releases 2020 CONUS COLA rates

    The Defense Department released Dec. 20 the 2020 Continental United States Cost of Living Allowance rates, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. In 2020, the total number of service members receiving CONUS COLA will decline by 2,600.
  • Top 4 most common Awards & Decorations errors

    Awards and decorations are one way senior leaders recognize outstanding performance and play an important role in an Airman’s career progression.In order to ensure seamless and expedient processing by HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, members are encouraged to avoid these FOUR common errors. 1. Digital Signatures Do Not Match the Signature BlockThe
  • Leaders from across the Air Force gather to discuss Force Development advancement

    Air Force leaders from the Total Force — active duty, guard, reserve, and civilian — gathered here Dec. 16-17, to discuss initiatives and collaboration for Force Development advancement across the Air Force.
  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission. Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest and to maximize mission execution.
  • Air Force, Navy, Army conduct first ‘real world’ test of Advanced Battle Management System

    In the first field test of a novel approach to warfighting, communicating and decision-making, the Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat to the United States.
  • Space Force: Air Force Reservists to continue to support space operations

    The Space Force will initially be comprised of active-component members and civilian personnel who are conducting and supporting space operations today as part of Air Force Space Command. The secretary of defense, with advice from key Defense Department stakeholders, will work with Congress if legislation is needed to further integrate Air Force Reserve expertise into the Space Force in the future.
  • Nurse enlisted commissioning program application window now open

    The Chief Nurse interview process has also changed, allowing Chief Nurses to interview only eligible candidates.
  • Air Force names newest helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’

    The Grey Wolf is the command's first major acquisition in its 10-year history. The name Grey Wolf is derived from the wild species that roams the northern tier of North America, which also encompasses the intercontinental ballistic missile bases in AFGSC.
  • Changes to VA-guaranteed home loans to take effect soon

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the VA Funding Fee will increase for some Veterans, however, the effective 'cap' on VA no-down payment loans will be eliminated, according to the Veterans Affairs website.
  • Guard and Reserve crucial to CCATT expansion

    CCATTs augment aeromedical evacuation crews that turn the back of an aircraft of opportunity into a flying intensive care unit. Made up of a three-person medical team, CCATTs provide advanced care, transporting severely injured or ill patients to higher levels of care. The Air Force is increasing the number of Critical Care Air Transport Teams to support future readiness requirements.
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