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Default Air Force Logo Thunderbirds release 2007 show schedule
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2007 air show schedule featuring 68 shows in 21 states and nine European countries. The 2007 schedule is as follows: March 24 and 25 -- Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. 31 -- Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County, Calif. April 1 -- Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.
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2008
Default Air Force Logo President seeks landmark budget for VA
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson announced Feb. 5 that President Bush is seeking a landmark budget of nearly $87 billion in fiscal 2008 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, with health care and disability compensation for veterans receiving the majority of the spending. The fiscal 2008 proposal represents an increase of $37.8 billion,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Officials announce Air Force Week locations for 2007
Pentagon officials have announced the Air Force Week locations for 2007. The six locations are: -- Phoenix, March 19 to 25 (Luke Air Force Base Open House, March 24 and 25); -- Sacramento, June 4 to 10 (California Capital Air Show, June 9 and 10); -- St. Louis, July 2 to 8 (Scott AFB Open House, July 7 and 8); -- New England with activities focused
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Sinese supports disabled veterans' memorial
Actor and military advocate Gary Sinise earned praise for his portrayal of a disabled Vietnam veteran in the 1994 movie, "Forrest Gump." He is now helping build a memorial for America's 3 million living disabled military veterans. The spokesman for the Disabled Veterans Life Memorial Foundation, Mr. Sinise, 51, said it is important to recognize
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Leaders, celebrities thank wounded warriors
How does a nation thank someone whose legs were destroyed by an insurgent's homemade bomb? How do Americans pay tribute to someone whose face melted in the fires of war? In marking the opening of a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center near Brooke Army Medical Center, and two new Fisher Houses here Jan. 29, Cabinet secretaries, military
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Many vets may be missing out on special compensation
Just because an Air Force veteran was not injured storming the beaches at Normandy does not mean he or she may not be entitled to receive Combat-Related Special Compensation. Many Air Force veterans may be missing out on hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every month because they have not applied for the compensation, said Ann Lacey of the CRSC
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare now covers 'Lap-Band' surgery
Tricare beneficiaries whose weight poses a serious health risk now have a new surgical alternative available. For those who medically qualify, Tricare now covers laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, also commonly called Lap-Band surgery. Although the Tricare policy change has only recently been made, coverage is retroactive to Feb. 1, 2007. "We
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Retired chief stepping down after 57 years
When retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Ward first raised his hand to enlist in the Air Force, Harry S. Truman was president of the United States. Now, 58 years and 10 presidents later, he will retire Jan. 31. Chief Ward, an assignments adviser at the Air Force Personnel Center here, developed an extensive personnel resume through 24 years of Civil
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Service still seeking special compensation claimants
The approval rate of claims for Combat-Related Special Compensation is currently running 66 percent, but one-third of the eligible retirees still have not applied for the program. Air Force Personnel Center officials expected an increase in claims when the benefit was expanded to include all combat or combat-related disabilities rated as
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Service warns of e-mail, telephone scams using the IRS name
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about several current e-mail and telephone scams using the IRS name as a lure. IRS officials expect such scams will continue through the tax-return filing season and beyond. Officials caution taxpayers to be aware of scams involving proposed advance payment checks. Although the government has not
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2008
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