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  • Tricare Reserve Select termination explained

    For Airmen enrolled in Tricare Reserve Select, there has been a change over the last 60 days on Tricare coverage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to request reinstatement if needed due to miscommunication of policy guidelines.The June 16 policy change stated Tricare “will delay

  • Summer safety with a splash of awareness

    School’s out, the sun is shining, and bags are being packed as families head out on vacation. Summer has officially arrived and AFW2 is providing some safety tips to ensure you, and your family, are prepared for some fun in the sun.

  • History in the making: Defeating COVID-19 with care

    On Aug. 1, 1948, the 301st Station Medical Group was activated at Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Kan., beginning a long history of Air Force service. The unit has been an important part of Air Force lineage in Texas since it was assigned to the 301st Tactical Fighter Wing on July 1, 1976 at what was

  • Information overload – protect yourself

    During the COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s vital to keep the public informed and to help prepare people, thereby lessening the chance for mass panic. Unfortunately, information being passed through the internet and social media can do the exact opposite and lead to more panic. Whether it be the

  • Space Force: Air Force Reservists to continue to support space operations

    The Space Force will initially be comprised of active-component members and civilian personnel who are conducting and supporting space operations today as part of Air Force Space Command. The secretary of defense, with advice from key Defense Department stakeholders, will work with Congress if

  • Air Force Reservist assists in Life-Saving Care Aboard a Commercial Flight

    On December 2, an Air Force Reserve technical sergeant was in the right place at the right time when a fellow passenger on a civilian flight suffered an in-flight emergency.Tech. Sgt. Donny, a Pararescue specialist, with 304th Rescue Squadron in Portland, was traveling from Portland to Phoenix when

  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force

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