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Default Air Force Logo Program offers discount hearing aids for military retirees
The Department of Defense sponsors the Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program designed to help military retirees purchase hearing aids through the audiology clinic at a special government-negotiated cost.The hearing aids available through this program are the same state-of-the art technologies available to active-duty service members, according to
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2016
Anthony Duno retires after 70 years of federal service during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington on July 22, 2016. Duno spent most of his career in Europe, managing real estate issues for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) WWII veteran retires after 70 years of military, civil service
This September, Anthony "Tony" Duno will celebrate his retirement from the Air Force after 70 years of service, making him the longest-serving civilian in Air Force history.Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recognized Duno's accomplishments during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington on July 22."Mr. Duno is just a remarkable,
0 7/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo New regional contracts to administer the TRICARE benefit
The new managed care support contracts were awarded July 21. The East Region contract goes to Humana Government Business, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, and the West Region contract goes to Health Net Federal Services, LLC of Rancho Cordova, California.The new regional contracts are the fourth generation of managed care support contracts since 1994.
0 7/22
2016
(Artwork courtesy of AAFES) Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrates 121 years of service, support
On July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a milestone -- 121 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and military families.On July 25, 1895, General Orders No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served alongside
0 7/19
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Christopher Desrocher) July issue of Airman magazine now available
The July issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a web browser.In the cover story, titled "Arctic Vigil," you'll go behind the scenes with the 176th Air Defense Squadron and the Combat Alert Cell of F-22 Raptors that monitor the sovereign airspace around Alaska and intercept any potential intruders.In the next
0 7/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo VA schedules 2 million appointments using Veterans Choice Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice Program has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for veterans, according to VA officials. More than 2 million appointments have been scheduled through the program. "While 2 million appointments have been scheduled using the Choice Program and we are making progress, we will
0 7/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo Shopping Exchange pays $237 million in dividends
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service announced dividends of $237 million in 2015 paid toward quality-of-life programs.  This is up $13 million -- or nearly 5.5 percent -- from the previous year.In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed more than $2.4 billion in dividends to youth services, family counseling, physical fitness programs
0 7/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo VA conducts nation's largest analysis of veteran suicide
The Department of Veterans Affairs has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the U.S., examining over 55 million veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. This effort extends VA officials' knowledge from the previous report issued in 2010, which examined 3 million veteran records from 20
0 7/11
2016
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing June 16, 2016, in Washington, following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate as the Air Force’s next chief of staff during a confirmation vote June 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senate confirms Goldfein as next AF chief of staff
Gen. David L. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate as the Air Force's next chief of staff during a confirmation vote June 29.Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing June 16, before they voted on his confirmation. When he was nominated in April, Goldfein said, "I pledge to serve our Airmen and their families
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Health literacy key for better health, better care
Just as literacy in reading and writing is critical to processing information in day-to-day life, health care has its own component of literacy. Health literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, process and understand health information and services in order to make informed decisions about their health.Many factors can determine a person's
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2016
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