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On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members. To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts. To learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to home delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy. (courtesy photo) Increases to TRICARE pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.
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2018
Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, special missions aviations specialist, gets sight on a fellow pararescuemen below as they prepare to hoist two stranded victims of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 from Beaumont, Texas. Citizen Airman Reservist Aviator named Space Coast Firefighter of the Year
Citizen Airman Reservist Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, a special mission aviator with the 920th Rescue Wing's 301st Rescue Squadron, was named 2017 Space Coast Fire Chief's Association Firefighter of the Year.Brinkmann has served with the Rockledge Fire Station as a paramedic and firefighter for the last decade demonstrating an exemplary level of
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2018
Maxwell AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage
Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
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2018
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, ahead of the 178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session at NATO Headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium’s capital city, Jan. 15, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department
In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said continuing budget resolutions must end so the DoD can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability it requires.
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2018
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) New year, new EPR policy
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Employee Assistance Program available to all civilians
For civilian employees of Air Force Reserve Command who need a little helping hand in dealing with any of life’s myriad challenges, assistance is just a phone call or a mouse click away.As of Oct. 1, the Air Force started offering Federal Occupational Health's Employee Assistance Program and Worklife4You services to all of its civilian employees,
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
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2018
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of fulltime employment. For more information about Project Emeritus, click here. (Not all volunteers are pictured) (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel) Project Emeritus volunteers recognized for 44,000 hours of service
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of
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2018
Adjusted gate hours for Columbus Day weekend Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holidays
As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with previous federal holidays. These hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who can spend time with family and friends as they enjoy the festivities of the season.   -Close PAFB East Gate at 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017, and re-open
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Citizen Airmen assist in successful rocket launch
Citizen Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 15, 2017 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Test Range and ensure the coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea craft
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2017
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