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Default Air Force Logo Various locations offering special days for retirees
Three bases are planning special activities for retirees during the coming weeks. In Hawaii, Hickam AFB's 2007 Air Force Retiree Appreciation Day event kicks off Sept. 29 and features a C-17 Globemaster III tour and briefing at the C-17 Squadron in Bldg. 2140, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Booths and activities offering free samples, a health and wellness
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force leaders gather at memorial for anniversary
The Air Force's three top leaders laid a wreath at the Air Force Memorial on Sept. 18 to commemorate the service's 60th anniversary. "The memorial gives (us) a home to honor the service and sacrifice of men and women of the Air Force and its predecessors, and so it is right that we lay this wreath here today," said Secretary of the Air Force
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Retirees uphold American tradition through volunteerism
Volunteering is an America tradition. Two volunteers for the retiree activities office here are examples of that tradition. Retired Col. Ray Kleber and retired Senior Master Sgt. Louis Hiedelmeier are among several RAO volunteers here who recently received the Presidential Call to Service Award for their commitment. "Each volunteer gave more than
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2008
Default Air Force Logo AAFES delivers retirement package to those who 'Still Serve'
Retirement has its benefits for former Airmen who shop their exchange during the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's annual "Still Serving" weekend, Sept. 28 to 30. This year, AAFES is inviting more than 1.5 million Army and Air Force retirees to visit base and post exchanges for special savings, prizes and events. Invitations, in the form of a
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Revisiting the country of a forgotten war
Time has changed Seoul. The first time retired Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland saw this city, it was in ruins. "Fifty-four years ago, it looked like Berlin (Germany) after it was bombed. There was nothing left," said the former F-86 Sabre pilot who fought in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. Today, it is a city that thrives, with residents who
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 'Jeopardy!' celebrates Air Force's 60th anniversary
In honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary this year, the Sept. 27 episode of "Jeopardy!" will feature special video clues taped during host Alex Trebek's USO tour to Japan. During the end of the category, viewers will be treated to a fun and unique spotlight about the Air Force. Mr. Trebek and the "Jeopardy!" crew visited Kadena Air Base, Japan,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Airman missing from World War II identified
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 5 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Second Lt. Harold E. Hoskin of the Army Air Forces from Houlton, Maine, will be buried Sept. 7 in Arlington National
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Ceremony honors 54 repatriated Americans
The remains of 52 infants and two adults who were Air Force family members were laid to rest during a recent ceremony at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. The ceremony marked the end of a journey that began at Hammangi Cemetery, an Italian cemetery located in Tripoli, Libya, near the former Wheelus Air Base. Family members of
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Registering for mail-order pharmacy service now easier
Registering for Tricare's mail-order pharmacy service is now easier with the launch of the new Member Choice Center. A phone call or mouse click is all that is needed for retirees to begin receiving their prescriptions by mail, said Tricare officials. By using this new service, not only will the beneficiary receive mail-order enrollment assistance,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Dining facilities open to retirees for special event
In commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary, the director of Services is encouraging all major command and installation commanders to allow retirees to use dining facilities Sept. 18. Allowing retirees to use dining facilities on this day not only gives them a chance to relive their past, but to share that past with today's Airmen. "This
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2008
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