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Default Air Force Logo Nicholson leaving VA, returning to private sector
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson announced July 17 he has tendered his resignation to President George W. Bush, effective no later than October 1. In his letter of resignation, Mr. Nicholson praised and thanked the president for the honor of serving him and the nation's veterans in a key post at such a "critical time in our nation's
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare offers redesigned beneficiary site
Tricare beneficiaries can seek answers for their TRICARE questions by visiting the redesigned My Benefit portal at www.tricare.mil. It offers the same great information with a more user-friendly layout and an updated look, while providing up-to-date benefit information in seconds, said Tricare officials. A key feature of the redesign is that users
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare beneficiaries can skip co-pay during test
Tricare beneficiaries already experience low co-payments on convenient mail-order prescription drugs, but now there is something even better that is free, announce officials. A two-year test authorized by the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act allows Tricare beneficiaries to substitute over-the-counter versions of certain prescription drugs
0 3/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Chief Pfingston loses fight with cancer
Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gary R. Pfingston died of cancer June 23 in San Antonio. "Today the Air Force mourns the loss of a great enlisted leader," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. "Gary's life was a shining example of service to our nation and we will miss him greatly." Chief Pfingston was the 10th chief
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2008
Default Air Force Logo 'Living legends' discuss Air Force of yesterday, today
In keeping with the Air Force's 60th anniversary theme, "Heritage to Horizons," a panel of four war veterans gathered recently at the Pentagon Conference Center to discuss the challenges and triumphs of air power over the years. The theme of the discussion was, "The Jet Age: Korea, Vietnam, Cold War." The panel included retired Gen. Hal Hornburg,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force seeking families of Americans buried in Libya
Air Force officials recently returned from Libya with the remains of 72 deceased Americans, believed to be family members of Airmen once stationed at Wheelus Air Base located outside of Tripoli, the nation's capital. Mark Blair, the chief of Air Force Mortuary Affairs, was one of the experts called to fly to Tripoli and head the project. "The Air
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Secretary Wynne explains force-shaping reasons
Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne has sent the following letter to all Airmen. The letter explains the reasons behind current and future force-shaping measures: "Probably the most difficult part of my job as your Secretary is releasing patriotic Americans from serving in our Air Force, but it is a step we nevertheless must take. One of
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Retirees can subscribe to 'The Wright Stuff'
Retirees can subscribe to Air University's The Wright Stuff, a new online e-mail publication. The publication quickly disseminates articles, videos and book reviews dealing with air, space and cyberspace to the Air Force audience. By subscribing to The Wright Stuff, retirees can stay connected to the Air Force, be informed on what is going on in
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Retiree logs more than 31,000 volunteer hours at base clinic
Dentists, servicemembers, commanders and VIPs who work at and visit the Randolph Dental Clinic can count on one man to make their day a little bit brighter. That man is 89-year-old Buck Zehringer, who has won over people young and old alike with his smile, friendly demeanor, cups of coffee and stories about his service in Vietnam. For 17 years,
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Tricare officials urge preparation for hurricane season
With meteorologist predicting another active Atlantic hurricane season, Tricare officials are urging beneficiaries to prepare now before a hurricane causes evacuations or limits access to health care. The Atlantic storm season is under way, and hurricanes and typhoons at home and abroad may affect military families. But preparing for a disaster
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2008
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