STAFF SGT. KATHERINE SPESSA, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 12, 2017
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — “Being here, you get treated like a normal person, not like an amputee. Not like an injured guy,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, as he added more 45-pound plates to his barbell.In the crowded 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron “prison gym” at Bagram Airfield, Caswell is outlifting most. He should be – he showed many of them the ropes.After a sports... Read more
Tricare staff
January 12, 2017
Some children and adults have trouble saying certain sounds or words. Not only will speech and language disorders — such as articulation disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders and language disorders — make it difficult to speak clearly, other conditions such as hearing impairments, cleft or lip palate, autism spectrum disorder or breathing and swallowing disorders could also affect one’s... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
Defense leaders hailed the commitment and accomplishments of departing commander in chief President Barack Obama in a formal military ceremony as he closes out his presidency.Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the armed forces full honor review farewell ceremony today at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. Vice... Read more
PATTY WELSH, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
January 12, 2017
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS).Although the office’s primary operating location and senior leadership will be at Hanscom Air Force Base, contributing staff will come from various Air Force organizations and geographic locations. It will focus on integrating activities... Read more
Amaani Lyle, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
Pentagon officials addressed emerging cyber challenges and the game plan to confront them in remarks before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States here today.Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, appeared with Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, to clarify... Read more
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
The Defense Department today announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed, according to a DoD news release.Through enhanced public outreach; engagement with veterans’ service organizations, military service organizations, and other outside groups; as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department... Read more
SGT. AUDREY HAYES, 200th Military Police Command
January 12, 2017
BALTIMORE — Over the last few years, women have been reaching milestones, which a mere decade ago weren’t fathomable within the Army. These great accomplishments, such as serving in combat arms and becoming Rangers, that my sisters-in-arms have been achieving made me think of the popular propaganda figure during World War II, Rosie the Riveter. In many ways, these female soldiers are modern-day... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
WASHINGTON — The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 provides the Department of Defense the authority to implement a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.... Read more


Commentary: An Airman’s evolution

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DEREK SEIFERT, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Swimming has never been a problem for me in the past, but this time was different. As I walked out of the locker room and saw the line of Soldiers and Sailors waiting and watching as fellow participants struggled to complete the swim, a feeling of anxiousness started to overwhelm me.I’ve never had to swim in full uniform. I also had physical training gear on... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A new year can mean new opportunities, new discoveries and maybe a few new goals. While the New Year’s Resolution is a common tradition, many of them get abandoned long before the new year is gone again. Setting goals for a healthier you is something everyone can do, if you do it right.“Probably the most important thing is setting goals you can achieve,” said Col. Thomas Moore... Read more

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