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Default Air Force Logo Service vice chiefs discuss DoD Tricare increase plan
During testimony in front of both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees recently, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John D.W. Corley said that sustaining health care for service members, their families and retirees is a priority for the Department of Defense. General Corley, along with the other service vice chiefs and representatives
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 'Patriot Express' reengineering on track
The re-engineering process to significantly scale down Patriot Express is on track, said experts in Air Mobility Command's Air Transportation Division. Patriot Express is an AMC-managed, military-chartered commercial air service for transporting Department of Defense customers to and from overseas locations. Members of the retiree community also
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Officials report no cases of ID theft involving pay system
No cases of computer scamming or identity theft involving the Defense Department's computerized pay services system have been reported, a Defense Finance and Accounting Service spokeswoman said April 4. "There has not been any identity theft and/or 'phishing' scams with the 'myPay' site," DFAS spokeswoman Carol Garcia said in a phone interview with
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2008
Default Air Force Logo VA Center helps hundreds of veteran entrepreneurs
The organization that helps veterans become entrepreneurs by hooking them up with national franchises and contracts with industry and the federal government celebrated its fifth anniversary this month with an open house at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. The Center for Veterans Enterprise has helped hundreds of veteran
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2008
Default Air Force Logo DoD seeks to interest students in science, technology
Defense Department officials are hoping to attract applicants to the department's new SMART scholarship program for students in science and math disciplines. Students can be offered full scholarships to participate in the "Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation" scholarship program, which was established under the National Defense
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 'Phishing' scam targets Thrift Savings Plan participants
Participants, as well as some non-participants, in the Thrift Savings Plan are targets of a "phishing" scam, an official with the board administering the program said today. Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said phishing is an "attempt to get recipients of the unsolicited e-mail to
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Advisory Committee recommends big changes to active-duty pay system
A committee that's spent the past year studying the military compensation system is recommending sweeping changes that, if approved, would bring military compensation more on par with private-sector compensation. The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation released details of its recommendations today and is incorporating them in a
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Group trumpets final honors at vets' funerals
At age 99, Leonard "Rosie" Ross attends his share of funerals. But in most cases, it's not for a friend or loved one. Ross, in his American Legion uniform, trumpets "Taps" for fellow veterans he's never met, representing a nonprofit group called Bugles Across America. Ross is the oldest of thousands of horn players nationwide who believe a recorded
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Customers alerted to rise in use of fraudulent coupons
Be careful how you get your Internet coupons. That's the word from Defense Commissary Agency officials who are alerting customers about a recent rise in the use of fraudulent Internet or home-printed coupons and steps the agency has taken to address the issue. Commissaries gladly accept Internet or home-printed coupons provided they meet these
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Key elected officials oppose Tricare fee increases
Key Congressional members have gone on record as opposing the proposed Department of Defense plans to impose large health fee increases to the under 65 years of age Tricare beneficiaries. According to an announcement by the Military Officer Association of America (MOAA), House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and the
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2008
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