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BRYAN RIPPLE, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacements to the America Makes: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio.This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between AFRL and America Makes, which was... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
August 11, 2016
Whoever becomes president of the United States on Jan. 20 needs to have trust and confidence that the military “is completely loyal and completely prepared to do what must be done,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on July 31.“Importantly, as an institution, the American people cannot be looking at us as a special-interest group or a partisan organization,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe... Read more
AIRMAN NATHAN H. BARBOUR, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance with federal and international... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016.An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected 12 Airmen based on... Read more
August 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Joint Commission on Aug. 4 provided the results of its Special Focused Surveys of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health-care facilities to VA leadership. The special focused surveys, prompted by reported allegations of scheduling improprieties, delays in patient care and other quality-of-care concerns, were conducted October 2014 to September  2015 and... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS SEAN CAMPBELL, 92nd Air Refueling Wing
August 11, 2016
On Friday nights at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, 16 lieutenants would meet for fun and games. For one of them, a special night there would change his life.“We would go to the officers’ club and play a lot of crud,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Coleman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron commander. “I just remember one night as I was playing, I saw her over at the scoreboard, keeping score and... Read more
MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE, Defense Health Agency
August 11, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Defense Department announced on July 22 that the next generation of TRICARE-managed care support contracts were awarded. The new contracts, which go into effect nine months after the award, establish two TRICARE regions in the United States: East and West, instead of the current three. The East Region contract will go to Humana Government Business Inc., in Louisville... Read more
August 11, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons is a pole vaulter. His twin brother is a pole vaulter. His sister is, too. All three of them went to the Air Force Academy and currently serve. The one thing separating them is that later this year, Simmons will be competing for a medal in the Summer Olympics.Simmons joined the Air Force World Class Athlete Program so he could continue his career... Read more
August 11, 2016
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2015 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award.The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Airmen who have contributed to the nuclear deterrence operations and the officers who have made the most significant contribution to the nuclear and missile operations career field.“... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year awards through Jan. 6.Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11), Civilian Program... Read more

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