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Default Air Force Logo Retirement home resident care 'first, foremost' concern
Resident care is the paramount concern at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here, and allegations of poor conditions "are without merit," said Tim Cox, the facility's chief operating officer, in a statement released March 21. The Government Accountability Office requested that the Defense Department investigate allegations against the historic home
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Former CMSAF Murray is joining retiree council
A new face will share the head of the Air Force Retiree Council table at its annual meeting May 14 to 18. Retired CMSAF Gerald R. Murray, who left active duty in October, succeeds CMSAF Frederick J. Finch as council co-chair with Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson. The co-chairs serve as personal advisers to the chief of staff and the secretary of the Air
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2008
Default Air Force Logo VA seeks volunteers to play 'Taps' at national cemeteries
Hundreds of volunteer buglers and trumpeters are being sought to participate in Armed Forces Day observances held at veterans' cemeteries nationwide and overseas, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official said. The event, called "Echo Taps Worldwide," takes place May 19 and is co-sponsored by the VA's National Cemetery Administration and
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Disability evaluation system needs 'top-down' overhaul, officials say
One of the Defense Department's top officials recently said he is not surprised that servicemembers get different disability ratings from each of the services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. They are three different systems governed by their own sets of laws and rate disabilities using scales unique to
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Various locations offering Retiree Appreciation Day activities
During March, retirees can gather at three locations for a day full of special activities. Retirees from all branches of service -- and military members contemplating retirement -- can attend the Retiree Expo and Appreciation Day on March 3 in the new Gordon Conference Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The base is located in El Segundo
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force retiree 'fishes' for new recruits
When Capt. David L. Erwin retired from the Air Force in 2001, he wasn't quite ready to leave the "blue" life behind. Instead, he came up with a plan to combine his love of fishing with his desire to maintain a connection to the Air Force. Today this Air Force ambassador holds the distinction as the only professional fisherman in the country
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Assistance Fund campaign under way
This year's Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign began Feb. 12 and runs through May 4. It will provide Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations. Now in its 34th year, 100 percent of designated AFAF contributions will benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Enlisted Village earns four-star rating
The Air Force Enlisted Village here recently received the highest rating possible from an online service that rates charities on their ability to efficiently manage and grow their finances. The four-star rating indicates the Air Force Enlisted Village outperforms the majority of nonprofit charities in America with respect to fiscal responsibility,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Military blood program Web site has new look
The Armed Services Blood Program Web site has been redesigned, offering updated content as well as a new look, officials said. The new Web site, www.militaryblood.dod.mil, features information on how to join a "Life Force" team of donors, volunteers and supporters with topics including blood facts, donor eligibility criteria, and donor center
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2008
Default Air Force Logo States declare May 1 'Silver Star Day'
Thanks to the efforts of Silver Star Families of America, several states have proclaimed May 1 as "Silver Star Day" to honor the nation's wounded servicemembers. Silver Star Families of America is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program highlighting the ways Americans are supporting the nation's servicemembers. "What we
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2008
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