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  • McChord AFSA Chapter marks 50th Anniversary

    The McChord Chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association marked its 50th Anniversary by presenting the chapter’s original charter to the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, October 31.  Cary Hatzinger, former 62nd Airlift Wing command chief and current senior advisor of the Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes AFSA Chapter, gifted the
  • Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines

    Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
  • Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth

    Before reaching for that mid-afternoon soda or in to that bowl of office candy, you might want to think about how well you are keeping your mouth clean. The mouth is an important part of the body and can affect overall health. October is Dental Hygiene Month and, according to Air Force dental experts, most do not realize the impact of optimal oral health care on readiness.
  • Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis

    The pink ribbon that symbolizes National Breast Cancer Awareness might be seen as a somber image, but it also represents hope and the many survivors. As awareness, support, and research funding have increased, more and more women are surviving breast cancer and returning to their careers.
  • Take command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

    As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment.
  • TRICARE payment types for calendar year 2018

    With the Jan. 1, 2018 changes to new stateside regions and contractors, you may need to update your payment option to guarantee continued payment of your TRICARE enrollment fees and monthly premiums.
  • 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.
  • Take command: Register to learn about upcoming changes to TRICARE

    The Military Health System is modernizing TRICARE to better serve you and respond to changes in law and policy. Join us for our next webinar on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT) to learn how TRICARE is changing and how to prepare for these changes.
  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
  • Aid from above: 62nd brings relief in Irma aftermath

    Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in decades, tearing its way across the Caribbean earlier this month as a Category 5 hurricane and decimating much in its path. In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to
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