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Default Air Force Logo Air Force discontinues use of base decals
Air Force officials are working with the other services to allow its people to enter military installations without requiring them to display a base decal on their vehicles. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley recently ended use of the sticker, officially called a DD Form 2220, on Air Force installations because of cost, a lack of
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Events set for retirees in Florida
Military retirees in Florida can take advantage of a couple of upcoming events. The annual Air Force Enlisted Village Charity Bowl-A-Thon is set for Aug. 29 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Eglin AFB Bowling Center. Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Binnicker, the village's president and CEO, is the event's host. Participants will include
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Retired Airmen are teaching JROTC cadets
More than 1,900 Junior ROTC instructors, who teach at 869 school units worldwide, recently finished their initial instructor training here. Jo Alice Talley, chief of JROTC instructor management at Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, said the newly hired instructors learned about unit management and teaching skills and procedures. Greg
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force honors women's contributions
In conjunction with the Air Force's 60th anniversary celebration this year, the country's youngest military service is paying tribute to women's contributions to its rich history and heritage. "Heritage to Horizons: Earning Our Wings and Reaching the Stars" is the theme of the 2007 Air Force Heritage to Horizons Women's Training Symposium taking
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Top enlisted leader visits Armed Forces Retirement Home
The U.S. military's most senior enlisted member locked up his office recently in pursuit of other seniors -- senior citizens living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home here. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his travel crew of two soldiers, a sailor, an airman and a
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare Prime travel reimbursement assists beneficiaries
Tricare Prime beneficiaries referred by their primary care manager for specialty services at a location more than 100 miles from their provider's location may be eligible to have their reasonable travel expenses reimbursed by Tricare. Beneficiaries must have a valid referral and travel orders before traveling, and file a travel claim upon their
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2008
Default Air Force Logo E-mail phishing aimed at banking customers
Customers of the DOD Community Bank and other institutions providing financial services to Department of Defense military and civilian personnel were recently targeted with e-mail phishing campaigns which attempted to gather personal and account information. The e-mail presented itself as originating from the "Military Bank of America" and asked
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Former secretary of the Air Force dies
Former Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson died Aug. 2 at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. Mr. Stetson was the 12th secretary of the Air Force, serving June 1978 to May 1979. He was born in Chicago in 1920. He received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943, and in the late
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Some retirees will no longer pay SBP premiums in 2008
Participants in the Uniformed Services Survivor Benefit Plan for retired military members now have a new milestone to mark on their calendars. Effective October 1, 2008, SBP participants who reach 70 years of age and have made 360 payments (30 years), will no longer have to pay premiums for continued SBP coverage and will be placed in "Paid-up SBP"
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted village facility earns perfect score during inspection
The staff at Hawthorn House, the Air Force Enlisted Village's assisted-living residence, recently earned a perfect score during an inspection by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. As one of the four official charities of the Air Force, the Air Force Enlisted Village provides a home for the surviving spouses of enlisted military
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2008
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