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Default Air Force Logo Retirees, disabled vets still can file for 2008 stimulus payments
Even though April 15 has passed, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding retirees, disabled veterans and others who normally do not file a tax return that there is still time to submit a 2007 form to receive an economic stimulus payment. People who have no tax filing requirement but have at least $3,000 in qualifying income should file a simple
0 5/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo Vice chief honors World War II Airmen, heroes
The Air Force vice chief of staff paid tribute to members of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society during the society's 44th annual reunion April 26 near Savannah, Ga. The society primarily comprises Air Force World War II veterans who were forced down behind enemy lines and avoided or escaped captivity to return to allied territory. It also
0 5/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Assistance Fund campaign ends May 4
The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign ends May 4 so there is still time for the retiree community to make a contribution that supports the Air Force's own. This year's "Commitment to Caring" campaign began Feb. 12. Now in its 35th year, 100-percent of designated AFAF contributions benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people,
0 4/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo DeCA offers online dietitian service
The Defense Commissary Agency has its own dietitian who is available to help the retiree community lose weight, get in shape and maintain good health. Maj. Karen Fauber offers a weekly online column, "The Dietitian's Voice," and a discussion forum, "Ask the DeCA Dietitian" on the agency's Web site at www.commissaries.com/. Just click on the
0 4/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo DFAS begins account review for 'Paid-Up Survivor Benefit Plan'
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is reviewing all military retiree accounts affected by Section 1452(j) of Title 10 U.S. Code, commonly referred to as "Paid-up SBP." Under the law, reductions in retired pay for the Survivor Benefit Plan will be terminated effective Oct. 1 for eligible retirees. The law applies to retired members who are
0 4/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo C-130 unit gets a new bird with an old history
For years, U.S. Air Force, coalition and sister service forces have relied on the steady stream of supplies and equipment brought in by aircrews flying KC-135 Stratotankers, C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster IIIs and other airlift workhorses. One airplane new to Southwest Asia carries something more: a rich history dating back more than 40 years.
0 4/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Chief receives Air Force Cross 40 years after mission
A retired chief master sergeant was recently awarded the Air Force Cross 40 years after the mission which earned him the Air Force's second-highest honor. Nearly 300 members of Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Richardson's former unit attended the award ceremony for the former flight engineer who served with the 106th Rescue Wing for 30 years. Chief
0 4/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Helicopter retires after service in Vietnam, Iraq
MH-53 Pave Low helicopter tail number 68-10357 flew its final mission and last flight supporting special operations forces March 28 in Iraq after 38 years of service. The helicopter was the lead command and control helicopter for a mission to rescue approximately 50 American prisoners of war from the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam in 1970,
0 4/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo VA announces VGLI premium reductions
Veterans with life insurance policies managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will see a reduction in their premiums beginning July 1. The premium cut affects veterans covered by the Veterans' Group Life Insurance. "Lower VGLI premiums will allow more veterans to provide this low-cost financial security to their families," said Secretary of
0 4/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Enlisted Village plans Bob Hope golf classic
The 5th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for May 9 and 10 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Course. The two-day event features world-class play with more than $50,000 in prizes available. Special guests include residents of the Air Force Enlisted Village and local military and community leaders. Golfers are asked to sign up
0 4/09
2008
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