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Capt. Jophiel Philips, 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate, reacts to Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Commander Air Force Special Operations Command, as he gives opening comments during a Bronze Star presentation ceremony Jan. 12, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Philips was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism during an insurgent attack at Camp Integrity, Afghanistan in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Capt. Jophiel Philips: A Bronze Star recipient shares story
Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Commander Air Force Special Operations Command, presented a Bronze Star Medal to a 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate here Jan. 12.Capt. Jophiel Philips, 27th SOW/JA, deployed to the Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan legal office at Camp Integrity, Afghanistan April 19 to Aug. 20 last year. Near the
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(Courtesy photo) 25 years after Operation Desert Storm
This is a victory for every country in the coalition, for the United Nations… It is a victory for the rule of the law and for what is right. – George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States In August 1990, the first major foreign crisis for the United States since the end of the Cold War presented itself when Saddam Hussein, former dictator
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1
Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1. Most copays for prescription drugs in the home delivery program and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires
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Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, U.S. Special Operations Command senior enlisted advisor, speaks with the Cannon enlisted force Jan. 7, 2016, during an all-call at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) USSOCOM CSM visits Cannon
Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Special Operations Command, visited with Cannon’s Air Commandos Jan. 6-8.During the visit, Thetford met with Airmen in various work centers to ensure they understood their critical role in the USSOCOM mission, held an enlisted all-call to share the future challenges for the command
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) A day of service
This year, Jan. 18 marks the federal holiday designated to honor an extraordinary man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was not only the first African-American to receive an official holiday dedicated in his honor, but the first non-U.S. President. Each year the theme remains the same: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day on… Not a day off!”
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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) Cannon bands together in blizzard aftermath
A recent winter storm, professed to be the most vicious in Cannon’s recorded history, presented members of the 27th Special Operations Wing family with an unexpected opportunity to rally together and embrace the one team, one fight mentality famous within Air Force Special Operations Command.Leadership at the 27th SOW was made aware of the
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Temple, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, gazes off into the distance while sitting in a field Dec. 18, 2015, in Clovis, N.M. Temple is a freelance photographer who enjoys taking classic portraits, capturing landscape and dabbles in astrophotography. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) A1C Ty Temple: Seeing life through another lens
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of spotlight interviews featuring various Cannon Commandos. After just five short months here, Airman 1st Class Ty Temple, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, is a great example of an airman who knows how to make the best out of situations that are not the most ideal, and bouncing back
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) IRS Form 1095 available on myPay
All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015.“This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting and Finance
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Have you met your VA Benefits Advisors?
As 2015 comes to a close, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reflecting on the impact that VA Benefits Advisors have made in the lives of transitioning service members, veterans and their family members.  As part of the Transition Assistance Program, more than 300 VA Benefits Advisors are stationed at more than 280 military installations
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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Special and ethnic observances: Creating new traditions
The Department of the Air Force supports the Department of Defense’s efforts to celebrate special and ethnic observations annually. These observances are mandated through Joint Congressional Resolutions, Publics Laws, Title 36 USC and Presidential Proclamations to enhance cross-cultural competence, while promoting harmony, teamwork, respect and
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