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Default Air Force Logo New San Diego commissary illustrates transformation
A new commissary being built in southern California heralds the future for the Defense Commissary Agency, the organization's top official has announced. San Diego's new 118,000-square-foot commissary should open in April, said Patrick B. Nixon, DeCA's director and chief executive officer. The new San Diego commissary, he said, will be the largest
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2008
Default Air Force Logo VA, DOD joint venture future of medical care
The new North Central Federal Clinic, the first Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense venture using joint leadership and staffing, is scheduled to open Dec. 4 on the north side of San Antonio. "The congressionally approved facility was chosen after a federal competition, and is a jewel in the crown for both federal agencies and a
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare announces updated reimbursement rates
An updated list of the Tricare reimbursement rates is now available to beneficiaries. The changes for fiscal year 2007 include updated rates for inpatient mental health, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization, hospice, and inpatient cost-shares for civilian hospitals. "We take very seriously the president's initiative toward
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare information now housed under one Internet roof
Tricare beneficiaries will get a surprise the next time they visit Tricare Online. The Web, http://www.tricare.mil/, site has a new name, a new look and a new home. It's now part of Tricare.mil, the official Web site for all Tricare information. "We reorganized the Web site with our beneficiaries in mind," said Army Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Most retirees to get 3.3 percent benefit increase for 2007
Social Security payment recipients and most military retired members will receive a 3.3 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment starting in January. The same COLA will also be seen by Survivor Benefit Plan annuitants and those getting Veterans Disability Compensation and Dependency Indemnity Compensation. Increases are based on Bureau of Labor
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo VA urges veterans to wear medals on Veterans Day
The Honorable R. James Nicholson, secretary of Veterans Affairs, and leaders of major veterans organizations have issued the call to America's veterans to help kindle a new spark of patriotism on Veterans Day by wearing the medals they earned during military service. Veterans Day is Nov. 11. "We are announcing a Veterans Pride Initiative to remind
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo President, military leaders dedicate Air Force Memorial
On behalf of a grateful nation, the president of the United States accepted the Air Force Memorial in a dedication ceremony Saturday attended by military leaders of the past and present, political and business representatives and thousands of ordinary citizens and Airmen alike. "A soldier can walk the battlefields where he once fought," said
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force prepares to dedicate memorial
Fifteen years after conception of the Air Force Memorial, construction is nearing completion this week in preparation for its dedication ceremony by officials Oct. 14 in Arlington, Va. The memorial, located on a promontory overlooking Arlington Cemetery, features stainless steel spires that punctuate the skyline 270 feet high and illustrate the
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Medical records nearer to going electronic
Medical troops throughout the Air Force will soon be using the Department of Defense's global electronic health record system to keep track of patient records. Known as AHLTA, it is the largest system of its kind, defense officials said. The system will go online at the military's 800 clinics and 70 hospitals by the end of December, officials said.
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Web site honors Air Force heroes
A nonprofit organization's Web site is letting people pay tribute to Air Force heroes. A section in the Air Force Memorial Foundation's Web site, titled Air Force Heroes, allows people to honor an Airman with a paragraph about what makes them extraordinary. With the Air Force memorial scheduled to open in the mid-October, the Web site is a great
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2008
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