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DoD: Among Services, Army Had Highest Suicide Rate in 2014

Military suicide

The military saw a slight increase in active-duty suicides in 2014, while the suicide rate among National Guard and reserve members saw a significant decrease from the previous year, according to the latest annual report on military suicides from the Pentagon. In 2014, 269 active-duty troops and 169 reserve and National Guard members were found... more

Woman Finds Artwork by Father Killed in Vietnam

Erika Colligan poses with a painting made by her father Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in San Diego. After three decades searching for her father’s artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who him

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father's artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war. The 50-year-old San Diego software consultant was only 1 when her father died in a plane crash in his native country in 1966. At age 10, her fami... more

Biking Brings Hope to Wounded, Recovering Veterans

U.S. veterans participating in a Ride 2 Recovery program enjoy a laugh before starting a mountain bike ride Feb. 2, 2016, at Blue Diamond, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen)

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members from Creech Air Force Base volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nevada. The challenge provided wounded veterans the opportunity to come together with others battling some f... more

Tyndall AFB No Longer Considered for Housing Immigrant Children

An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., sits on the flightline while a Raptor launches from the Tyndall runway Dec. 10, 2015, during Checkered Flag 16-1. (Photo: Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa)

PANAMA CITY -- The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has decided not to house any undocumented immigrants or refugees at Tyndall Air Force Base. Tyndall was one of several air force bases considered as potential shelters for unaccompanied children apprehended at the southern U.S. border. Sever... more

Air Force Warns Airmen Against Talking Politics on Social Media

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- In a year that will undoubtedly be headlined by politics both national and local, the Air Force is warning airmen to watch what they say and how they say it. With the 2016 presidential election just nine months away, the Air Force released an informational video last week, reminding airmen of Department of Defense regulat... more

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