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  • Updated hours for Visitor Control Center, Bismarck Gate, Patriot Gate for holiday

    The Visitor Control Center and the Patriot Gate, also known as the School Gate, will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
  • Air Force, Native American community learn together

    For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build bridges between the native and non-native communities of Rapid City.“We welcome [Airmen] to Rapid City and we want [them] to come in and enjoy what we have to offer here,” said Karen Mortimer, director
  • AFGSC announces Global Strike Challenge scores

    Air Force Global Strike Command announced the winners of the sixth Global Strike Challenge during a score posting event here Nov. 15.The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won the Fairchild Trophy for the Best Bomb Wing, while the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, won the Blanchard Trophy for the best ICBM Wing. Other
  • First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care

    Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Finalists to compete for Air Force Entertainer of the Year

    Voting ends Nov. 30 in the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year. Meet the three finalists as well as the category winners and learn how to cast your vote.
  • Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions

    When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
  • Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results

    With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
  • USAF competition highlights premier ICMB, bomber, helo, security forces

    Air Force Global Strike Command holds its biennial Global Strike Challenge trophy return and score posting events at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base, Nov. 13-15.
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