Armed Forces News Service
January 20, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense announced Jan. 13 its introduction of the premium-based TriCare Young Adult Program which extends medical coverage to eligible military family members to age 26.Expected to be in place later this spring, TYAP implements the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal 2011. Premium costs for TYAP are not yet finalized, but the NDAA specifies rates must... Read more
STAFF SGT. ERICA PICARIELLO, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A young man lifts weights in a crowded gym. All of a sudden, a lion appears in the doorway, locks eyes with the young man and bursts into full pursuit.That surge of adrenaline and panic is what one Airman here felt while performing normal everyday tasks."I'm going through this feeling of a lion chasing me, so much adrenaline is rushing through my body, but it's... Read more
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2011 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year and the 2011 Verne Orr awards to the Air Force Personnel Center is March 1.The Air Force Association sponsors both awards annually.The Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award honors the significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members from any... Read more
Mike Joseph, 502nd Air Base Wing
January 20, 2011
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Leaders implementing the federal government's new consumer protection agency met with Joint Base San Antonio service members Jan. 18 to discuss the unique financial issues facing military families.Elizabeth Warren, the assistant to the president and special adviser to the secretary of the treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Holly Petraeus,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
January 13, 2011
The big show is back. After a successful show in summer 2009, Hill Air Force Base officials announced on Jan. 6 that the biennial air show at Hill will be back again in 2011.The two-day show will take place Sept. 24-25 and will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights. Various aircraft also will perform throughout the day.The Hill open house and air show has been... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
January 13, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials have found $154 billion in budget efficiencies over the next five years and will be able to invest $70 billion of that saved money in more-deserving accounts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Jan. 6.The secretary announced the savings and reinvesting of the efficiencies during a Pentagon news conference.Gates said that the nation is at war and... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 13, 2011
After three years of rubbing elbows with the leadership of the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs and its wing leadership, it's my pleasure to report that some of the finest people I've had the opportunity to work with are here serving you and yours at Hill Air Force Base.Things are a bit different in the Air Force world, mentorship a bit more focused and the pace a little different. I'm used to... Read more
Ron Fry, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
January 13, 2011
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force is at the forefront of many Department of Defense energy initiatives.Most are either happening, or are managed, at Wright-Patterson AFB. The Air Force Materiel Command oversees the development and testing of alternative fuels for Air Force aircraft.The command is seeking more "green" ways to power our fighters, bombers, transports and... Read more
January 13, 2011
Question: I have been going to the base pool for over 20 years. They now have cut the hours so bad that most people will not be able to use it. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone wanting to use the wonderful three hours we are privileged to use it during the week will not be able to because of work schedules.I am upset because the military families will not be able to use the pool... Read more
January 13, 2011
Where are you from? Arizona.What are your hobbies? Playing music and online video gaming, excluding WoW.What is your favorite movie quote? "Don't act like you're not impressed." -- "Anchorman -- The Legend of Ron Burgundy"If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Rocky Point, Mexico, because they have the best margaritas and shrimp.What is your favorite part about being... Read more

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