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  • TRICARE open enrollment gives plan choices to beneficiaries

    Beneficiaries of TRICARE who want to make changes to their health care coverage are now able to do so during the TRICARE enrollment period that starts Nov. 12. TRICARE Open Season gives enrollees in the TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plans the opportunity to review their health care options and make changes in coverage based on their needs.
  • The Bloody Hundredth, Liberators among support for Exercise Trident Juncture 18

    Airmen and KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to Rovaniemi, Finland, in support of NATO-led exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 25 - Nov. 7, 2018. Trident Juncture was the largest NATO exercise since 2002, and included 31 countries and more than 50,000 military members.
  • Cyberfit Family: Making cybersecurity understandable for all ages

    From protecting systems and data to regular training updates, cybersecurity is a top priority in the workplace – and it should be at home, too. By making cyber fitness a part of daily routines, families can protect their online information and personal well-being.Servio Medina, Cyber Security Division Policy Branch lead at the Defense Health
  • DoD, FDA working together to benefit warfighters

    In a move to better serve the unique needs of the nation’s warfighters, leaders from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding to foster and prioritize the development of critical medical products.The signing of the memorandum formalizes the
  • Data shows 1 in 8 women face depression in their lifetime

    Imagine having feelings of worthlessness or helplessness. Imagine being unable to sleep, feeling restless and irritable much of the time, or even hiding under the covers afraid to face the day. Many who suffer from depression may not be able to concentrate at work or perhaps even get to work. Those experiencing high- and low-functioning depression
  • Summer may be gone, but West Nile Virus remains a threat

    Summer has come to an end, but mosquito-borne illnesses are still a risk. Whether you’re enjoying the outdoors at home or traveling abroad, knowing where West Nile Virus can be found and taking steps to prevent mosquito bites can help reduce your risk.“We want to keep our service members and their families safe from infection,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr.
  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated, “bringing the future faster requires both expanding our culture of innovation and balancing prudent risk acceptance with agile reaction.” That is the goal of the Defense Innovation Unit where members of the military partner with companies that specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence and information technology, to find new solutions to complex problems.
  • Fisher assumes command of 459 OSS

    Colonel Douglas E. Gullion, 459th Air Refueling Wing commander (left), hands the 459th Operations Support Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Brian J. Fisher (right) in a hangar on the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, flight line Oct. 13, 2018. Fisher previously served as the 459th OSS director of operations and assumes command from Lt. Col. Daniel Menashi.
  • 'No Heat, No Cool' period starting soon at 459 ARW

    Winter is coming! And that brings cold temperatures. So to keep us warm during the frosty months, the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron here will initiate an installation-wide "No Heat/No Cool" period from Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, 2018, weather permitting, to assist in switching heating, ventilation and air conditioning units from cooling to heating
  • Air Force Reserve accepting Mandatory Separation Date and High Year of Tenure extension requests

    Air Force Reserve announced a temporary initiative for Reserve Citizen Airmen to request to serve beyond their Mandatory Separation or High Year of Tenure Date.“The extension requests are part of Human Capital Management initiatives being instituted by the command to address anticipated growth, recruiting challenges and to meet Air Force Reserve