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  • Wounded Warrior program delivers cookies

    Wounded American servicemembers aeromedically evacuated out of Ramstein Air Base every Tuesday leave Germany with home-baked goods made by base spouse group volunteers. The program, called Wounded Warrior, is sponsored by spouse groups in the 86th Operations Group and occurs every Tuesday throughout the year as injured Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors,
  • Latest Enlisted Perspective features taking care of wounded Airmen

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force released his latest perspective and it focuses on taking care of wounded Airmen. Chief Master Sgt. Rodney J. McKinley, the Air Force's top enlisted Airman, knows the importance of taking care of Airmen, especially those who have been wounded during the war on terrorism. "It's important that every one of
  • Wounded NCO's will to fly remains undaunted

    An Andrews Air Force Base Airman remains committed to the Air Force and his love of flying even after being shot down over Iraq and nearly losing an eye. Life was good for Tech Sgt. Christian MacKenzie for nearly 10 years as he served in his dream job as a special operations flight engineer aboard an MH-53 Pave Low helicopter. Since his boyhood in
  • Panel recommends services for wounded vets

    There is a new era of cooperation within the federal government to work together to provide services for troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Secretary Nicholson told the House Veterans Affairs Committee May 9. Secretary Nicholson reported on recommendations of the Interagency Task Force on Returning War
  • Air Force has HART for its war wounded

    As Airmen continue to serve on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force continues to serve its wounded warriors and their families, even after their combat duty. This service comes from the Palace HART program, or Helping Airmen Recover Together. "The Air Force will provide the same level of loyalty and commitment in the care of those
  • Secretary Gates: Care for America's returning wounded warriors

    When I was nominated to take this post just over three months ago, I said that the patriots who have volunteered to serve in our armed services have no equal in the world. I made a solemn commitment to the Congress, to the nation, and to you to keep the welfare of men and women in uniform uppermost in my mind at all times. Like most Americans I was
  • Officials explain recoupment policy for wounded troops

    If you are wounded in combat and discharged as a result, you will not have to pay back your enlistment bonus, Defense Department officials said here Nov. 26. "Bonuses are not recouped simply for one's inability to complete an enlistment or re-enlistment agreement through no fault of the military member," a policy statement said. Pentagon officials
  • Military helps wounded troops return to work

    Officials from the Defense Department and military services got together here Aug. 30 for the first "From Deployment to Employment" conference to discuss ways to better serve America's severely injured servicemembers. The day-long conference was a forum to exchange ideas about how to improve the quality of military health care and help coordinate
  • Services program manager nets new A1 award

    He provided around-the-clock assistance to more than 200 families who suffered the loss of an active-duty member, mentored 25 Airmen seriously injured or wounded in action, and was appointed by the secretary of defense to serve on the Independent Review Group at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. These are just some of the accolades that helped John
  • Family Liaison Officer training video shot at Air Force Personnel Center, various locations

    The director yelled "roll 'em!" The clapboard was snapped and the film crew jumped into action -- a common occurrence in Hollywood, but an unusual one at the Air Force Personnel Center here. The excitement was all part of a film shooting for two 15-minute videos that will be used for training Air Force Family Liaison Officers and commanders. The
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