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Default Air Force Logo DFAS reminds customers to update pay account status
The Defense Accounting and Finance Service reminds all military retirees and annuitants to review their retirement or annuitant pay account status to ensure all information is up-to-date. DFAS relies on current personal information to provide the highest level of customer service. Officials emphasize that it's imperative that retirees notify the
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo New airline security measures apply to AMC travelers
Airline travelers are facing new security measures at the nation's airports today that promise to disrupt flights and cause a domino affect around the world. The Department of Homeland Security increased airport and air travel security measures in response to a foiled plot by extremist to blow up aircraft bound from the United Kingdom to the United
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Electronic coordination of claims enhances Tricare pharmacy benefit
Tricare beneficiaries with other health insurance no longer have to file paper claims for prescriptions filled at most retail pharmacies. Retail pharmacists can immediately submit electronic claims to TRICARE when a beneficiary purchases medications. "It is a great example of how collaboration with our pharmacy contractor significantly enhances our
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo FLTCIP offers insurance alternative
The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program offers individuals eligible for the program, which included military retired members, an option when purchasing long-term care insurance. The insurance policy helps defray the cost of in home, nursing home or assisted-living facility care for people who cannot care for themselves due to chronic-health
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Generic drugs: Are they safe?
All generic drugs in the United States must go through the Food and Drug Administration's rigorous approval process to make sure they are chemically identical to the brand-name drug. The truth is that generics give you the same medicine and the same results as their brand-name counterparts. Same medicine, same results. The FDA requires
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Exchange Select products stretch customers' dollars
With energy prices cutting deeper into the pocket book, consumers are searching for ways to cut costs in other areas. They need to look no further than the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Exchange Select line with 489 different items, according to AAFES officials, noting that customers can save an average of 50 percent over national brand
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo VA adds maps to online gravesite locator
Grave locations of more than 3 million veterans and dependents buried in national cemeteries can be found more easily now because the Department of Veterans Affairs has added maps of burial sections online that can be printed from home computers and at national cemetery kiosks. The latest improvement builds upon a service begun two years ago with a
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Stolen VA laptop, external hard drive recovered
The Veterans Administration OIG, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montgomery County Police Department announced June 29 the recovery of the stolen laptop computer and the external hard drive taken during a burglary May 3. The electronic equipment contained sensitive information concerning more than 26 million veterans and the recovery
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Direct hire authority offers civilian recruitment flexibilities
Direct hire authority provides Air Force managers the capability to hire employees when the Office of Personnel Management determines a severe candidate shortage or critical hiring need exists. Working with civilian personnel flight specialists, the program allows managers to recruit and hire applicants from the general public, whether or not
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo VA to offer free credit monitoring
As part of the continuing efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to protect and assist those potentially affected by the recent data theft that occurred at an employee's Maryland home, Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson announced that VA will provide one year of free credit monitoring to people whose sensitive personal
0 4/04
2008
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