ACA Won't Change Tricare - What You Should Know

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare", should have little to no impact on military members enrolled in Tricare, since Congress passed legislation that both excluded Tricare from the ACA's various requirements of insurance companies and considers Tricare as meeting the ACA's individual mandate.

This has led to a few disparities between the legally required coverage from private and state-run insurers and the benefits offered to Tricare members, however. The biggest differences are currently in the areas of mental health and weight management. Read more »

First Test of Unmanned F-16 a Success

The first test flight of a US Air Force unmanned F-16, known as the QF-16, was a great success, according to the USAF and Boeing personnel involved in the program.

The QF-16 will replace the aging QF-4 as a full-scale fighter primarily used as target practice and weapons testing. Having a more modern plane as a target drone will allow pilots to better prepare for the more maneuverable and capable aircraft they may see in the skies over hostile territory. Read more »

Air Force Considering Cutting Entire Fleets

With the huge budget cuts still in place and the Air Force's desire to maintain existing procurement projects (e.g. the F-35), the Air Force is considering cutting entire fleets of certain aircraft for the coming fiscal year. Read more »

Air Force Vet Takes Taco Truck to Italy

An Air Force veteran has set up an unlikely but profitable business in an unusual location. Here's some more information from the original story, by Stars and Stripes' Kent Harris:

Martin Lopez was familiar with the concept of getting restaurant-quality food from a vehicle while growing up in San Jose, Calif. They’re not hard to find on the West Coast, where many residents refer to the ubiquitous enterprises as taco trucks.
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Can I join the US Air Force?

If you are interested in joining the US Air Force, the following information will hopefully be helpful. But remember, sometimes the information will change with little or no warning, and so your best bet is to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter since their information is always up-to-date! Read more »

Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

Naval Academy nonprofits accused of ethical lapses

In recent years, the U.S. Naval Academy has faced intense scrutiny over the school’s handling of sexual assault cases, its admission process and treatment of an outspoken faculty member. Now, two graduates are taking the academy’s alumni association and chief fundraising arm to task over what they allege are unethical practices.
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Warsaw: unprecedented Russian activity in Baltic

Poland's defense minister says that there has been "unprecedented" activity by Russia's navy and air force in the Baltic Sea region in recent days.
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Terrorism in the classroom: A hard lesson

Student demand got the course on terrorism off the ground this fall, and demand was so great at spring registration that Northern Essex Community College added a second class.Student demand got the course on terrorism off the ground this fall, and demand was so great at spring registration that Northern Essex Community College added a second class.
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Battle for Okinawa hoop supremacy resumes

Invariably, the conversation turns to basketball – Kadena vs. Kubasaki basketball – whenever junior forward Skylor Stevens, his father Jason and uncle Travis get together.
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Palestinians, Israelis clash in West Bank

he Israeli military says paramilitary border policemen have clashed with 60-100 rock-throwing Palestinians in the West bank city of Hebron.
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Philippine congressman wounded, 3 killed in attack

Police say a congressman from the southern Philippines has been wounded in an attack by gunmen that left at least two of his aides and a police officer dead.
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