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Alison Malachowski tends to the grave of her son, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Malachowski, in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Staff Sgt. Malachowski was killed by an IED during his fourth combat deployment on March 20, 2011, while his unit was raising the Afghanistan national flag over a small compound near Patrol Base Dakota in Marjah Province. (Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

Gold Star Mother’s Day: Who They Are, What It’s All About

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September 23, 2017
When an active-duty service member dies, his or her mother automatically becomes a Gold Star Mother. It’s a distinction that no mother wants, but it’s one they wear proudly.
Maj. Gen. Lawrence Martin, assistant deputy under Secretary of the Air Force for Internal Affairs, listens as Capt. Michael Byrnes, Chief of Staff doctoral scholar, briefs attendees about pilot retention at the annual Air Crew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

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September 23, 2017
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its...

USS Fitzgerald Receives Commanding Officer

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September 23, 2017
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a change of command ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug...

Navy completes Vietnam War book series

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September 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy published the final entry, End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia, in its nine-book series titled The U.S. Navy and...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

Ashland arrives in Okinawa, Bids Farewell to Marines

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September 22, 2017
OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Ashland (LSD 48), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to disembark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)...
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.

Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

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September 21, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- 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...