Guardsmen, reservists help battle western wildfires

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Air reserve components are providing crews and planes to support civilian firefighting efforts in the West, the commander of the effort said in a DOD News interview.

Military mail changes to save $4 million annually

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Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency said.

Airman tops off 8,000th hour career milestone

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Senior Master Sgt. Floyd W. Atkins, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, recently reached 8,000 refueling hours in his career, a rare feat for a boom operator.

Airmen treat and educate at Tonga dental clinic

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American, Australian, and Tongan dentists and technicians are working together to ensure they treat as many dental patients as possible during Pacific Angel-Tonga’s health care services outreach program July 21-25.

EOD specialists build bilateral relations

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It is just another day on the job for Misawa Air Base's explosive ordnance disposal team members here -- but not an entirely regular morning. At the team's side are fellow Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces, or JMSDF, and U.S. Navy members, partaking in a joint bilateral exercise at the Draughon Bombing Range, July 15.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

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TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.

U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

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Organizations, businesses and military forces from across the globe gathered in Farnborough, England, to celebrate 100 years of aviation at the Farnborough International Air Show July 14 -20.

Three-war veteran recognized, honored nearly 60 years after service

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"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy

AF firefighter feeds burning passion for food

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He can bust down a burning door and save lives from a flaming inferno and if the kitchen survives, he might whip up some elegant blackened salmon too.

Social media requires care, caution with political material

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While U.S. culture promotes opinions and debate, the Airmen should be reminded that, while on active duty -- and even for reservists who may be perceived as active military representatives, participating in politics on social media is exactly the same as it is in person: strictly prohibited.