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Default Air Force Logo Bills of interest to Air Force retired members
Several bills that may be of interest to members of the military retiree community have been introduced this year and are currently being considered. Following is a recap of the bills: H.R. 4949 - Reps. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.) -- would remove the Secretary of Defense's current authority to increase Tricare Prime enrollment
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 'Doolittle goblets' find new home
Eighty silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in the "Doolittle Raid" over Japan were added to the collection of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here Wednesday. "We are honored in the trust you place in us. We will honor and respect that trust." retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, director of the museum, told the eight
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Doolittle Tokyo Raiders celebrate 64th anniversary
Eight of the surviving 16 "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" gathered at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here Wednesday for their 64th annual reunion and to remember those who have gone before them. "We're gathered to remember a historic event that changed the hearts of the American people," Lloyd Bryant, a Dayton, Ohio, radio announcer and former
0 3/31
2008
Default Air Force Logo Gas price variations affect on base pumps
While the Army & Air Force Exchange Service gas pricing policy may appear mysterious, it does have definitive explanations and policies. That's according to AAFES officials, who routinely have to respond to customers asking why on-base gas prices often mirror those off base. In the Continental United States, AAFES gas stations conduct surveys of
0 3/31
2008
Default Air Force Logo DOD attacks rising pharmacy costs
In the first year since the Department of Defense began using the uniform formulary process to review and classify prescription drugs, $500 million has been saved. In addition, the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service, or PDTS, has avoided more than 171,000 potentially life-threatening drug interactions since 2001, said Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr.,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force implements BRAC decisions
This Base Realignment and Closure Commission affects the Air Force like no other, given the war on terrorism, the Quadrennial Defense Review, Air Force transformation and force structure changes, said William C. Anderson. The assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics explained the Air Force BRAC
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Legislation aimed to block Tricare increases gains support
The Military Retirees' Healthcare Protection Action, a bill introduced by Reps. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.), has gained support in the last few weeks. According to an April 7 announcement by The Retired Enlisted Association, HR 4949, aimed at blocking the Pentagon's plan for a large increase of Tricare fees paid by military
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2008
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
0 3/31
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
0 3/31
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
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