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  • Spirit of 25th Air Force Safety Campaign Kicks Off

    For most, the holidays are a time of excitement, travel, parties and reflection. For a few, it might be a time of loneliness, despair or excess. Paul Weseloh, director, Safety, 25th Air Force, recommends all Airmen take time to enjoy the holiday season while also taking the time to plan ahead, get plenty of rest and recognize when someone might need encouragement.
  • Operation Family Feast: A tradition of giving

    At the Air Force Basic Training site in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, trainees are given the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with local families. But what about the Airmen who’ve graduated and are sitting in the technical school dorms with nowhere to go for the holidays?
  • AFTAC civilian returns to duty after Hurricane Maria relief efforts

    “They have no power, no running water, limited transportation, little food, and the damage is unimaginable.”Those are the words of Claudette Wells, an acquisition program manager for the Air Force Technical Applications Center here, speaking about the citizens of St. Croix, a U.S. territory. Wells recently returned from the island nation after
  • Take command: Improvements in preventive care coverage with TRICARE Select

    On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Select will replace TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. As a result, beneficiaries will notice improved coverage for preventive services with TRICARE Select. Preventive care helps you take command of your health and manage potential issues before you experience symptoms. This type of health care allows you to address health problems before they become life threatening. Examples of TRICARE-covered preventive services include cancer screenings and vaccines, in addition to well-woman and well-child exams.
  • Airman brings Reaper, ISR capabilities closer together

    Among the exceptional Airmen of the 25th Air Force are many inspirational leaders, motivators and innovators. Staff Sgt. Nick, noncommissioned officer in charge of Distributed Mission Site Flight Operations, 526th Intelligence Squadron, is one of those unique Airmen.
  • Take Command with TRICARE Changes: Enrollments Shifting from Fiscal to Calendar Year Starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. “Changing from a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans,” said Capt Nicholas Edvarchuk 86th Medical Group Tricare Operation and Patient Administration Flight Commander. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year. This includes retirees and their family members in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Reserve Select and those in TRICARE Young Adult plans. This change is one of several changes that TRICARE is adopting in 2018.
  • Future of ISR is Airmen

    Brig. Gen. James Cluff, vice commander, 25th Air Force, along with Brig. Gen. Peter Lambert, director of intelligence, Air Combat Command, discussed the future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance during a panel discussion Nov. 15 at the annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Alamo Ace conference in San Antonio.
  • 693rd ISRG commander assumes command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Brown, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Tracy Ward, 693rd ISR Group commander, during the Assumption of Command ceremony Nov. 15, 2017, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The mission of the 693rd ISRG is to provide decision advantage to the warfighters by developing
  • Civilian recognized as exceptional leader, visionary

    Among the 3,102 outstanding civilian employees here at 25th Air Force is a visionary leader and recipient of the 2018 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award for Air Combat Command. This exemplary Airman, Pierre Terry, is the director of staff at 25th Air Force’s Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection Directorate (A4).
  • AFTAC names lab after ‘giant’ of nuclear forensics

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center dedicated its research laboratory in Colorado after a pioneer of gas analysis techniques at a ceremony held Oct. 24, 2017.Formerly known as Operating Location GT, the Harkins Laboratory Complex was officially named after Michael Harkins, a nuclear engineer who served as the senior scientist of AFTAC’s
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