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Take command with TRICARE changes 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 fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
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2017
AFRL Heritage Logo AFOSR Awards Grants to 45 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program
ARLINGTON, Virginia -- The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $19.9 million in grants to 45 scientists and engineers from 38 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). The YIP is open to
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio - Miguel Maldonado, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch chief, performs on the timbales as part of the band Rondalla de Puerto Rico during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Parade in Dayton, Ohio Sept. 16, 2017. AFRL recruited Maldonado from Puerto Rico after college and he’s spent the last 30 years bringing Latin culture to the local area.(Courtesy photo/Miguel Maldonado) Puerto Rican engineer embraces opportunity, mentorship
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Miguel Maldonado is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Fuels and Energy branch chief here. Born in New York City, he moved from Harlem back to his family’s native Puerto Rico when he was 10. He said his family had initially moved to the United States’ mainland seeking better opportunities and returned to
0 10/10
2017
Lt. Col. Dara D. Regn, Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine branch chief, discusses a waiver recommendation case with a flight surgeon in the Residency in Aerospace Medicine program at Wright-Patterson October 5. Regn’s branch is currently reformatting their database of more than 1.2 million cardiology studies in order to enable more efficient data mining in what is believed to be the world’s largest database of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the second part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part three will delve into how the ACS' Neuropsychiatry Branch keeps aviators in the fight. Part one was an overview of the ACS.  A link to that story is below.WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The Aeromedical
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2017
Milissa Griesenbrock, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch co-lead for High Impact Technology 1 - Fuel Science and research chemist, gives a tour of a fuel system simulator. The FSS simulates time and temperature heat loads along the flow pathway of jet fuel in order to investigate impacts of different fuel chemistries on real and simulated hardware. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. And, with modern engines and normal driving conditions, that’s probably OK for the mass majority. But, what about a supersonic F-35 Lightning, a fully loaded-down C-17 Globemaster III flying
0 10/10
2017
AFRL LEGACY camp students participate in group activity AFRL volunteers growing a LEGACY in materials science
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With paperclips, school glue, and a few metal scraps, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate volunteers are helping to secure a brighter future for materials science research, one student at a time.Scientists and engineers from throughout the directorate took time out of their work schedules this
0 10/10
2017
Adrienne Clark, recovery care coordinator for the AFW2, talks with Program North Central Recovery Care program manager Ronald Johnson. Recovery care coordinators act as advocates for wounded warriors and have the ability to network with both DoD and outside agencies to obtain whatever assistance and guidance is needed. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program provides an array of services for wounded warriors
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, here at the 88th Medical Group ensures wounded, ill or injured post 9/11 service members (combat /non-combat related) and their caregivers receive assistance as they transition into civilian life.Adrienne Clark, recovery care coordinator for the AFW2 Program, is an
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2017
The October Focus Week at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be focused on career development and knowledge enhancement. (Skywrighter file photo) Focus Week registration open for courses being offered Oct. 23-27
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The fourth and final Focus Week of 2017, scheduled for Oct. 23-27 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is approaching. Registration is open and continues until the day before each course is held.  The October Focus Week is focused on career development and knowledge enhancement.
0 10/06
2017
Individuals who attend an inaugural expo being held in recognition of National Disability Employment Month at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have the opportunity to learn how technology is advancing to help individuals with disabilities. The expo is to be held Oct. 23 at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Metro News Service photo) Inaugural expo will highlight products, services
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Individuals who are able bodied and those with disabilities will benefit from the information presented at an inaugural expo at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, to be held Oct. 23 at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.The expo is being held in observance
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2017
Medal of Honor recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams along with Gold Star family members participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Gold Star Family Memorial ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 28. During the ceremony, the crowd heard from several people including Williams and Gold Star parents Jim and Leslie Groves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) Gold Star families break ground for own memorial
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For their sacrifice and what they’ve endured in the loss of their loved one, Gold Star families deserve a monument in every state, says the last surviving Marine who was awarded a Medal of Honor during World War II.Hershel “Woody” Williams, Gold Star families and others gathered the afternoon of Sept. 28 for
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2017
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