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Feb. 15, 2008

FM transfers customer service to AFFSC

The Air Force is transforming its Financial Management operations in the largest change in FM's 60-year history. The changes will help to provide more effective and efficient finance operations within base-level comptroller squadrons by consolidating and standardizing the backshop processing operations currently provided by 93 separate base finance

Feb. 15, 2008

2008 CSAF reading list

Fellow Airmen, Developing Airmen remains one of my key priorities; to that end I've carefully selected each book on my 2008 reading list. Victory -- whether on the front lines of today's Long War or in the air, space and cyberspace surrounding tomorrow's foes -- will be determined in large part by the expertise of our Airmen. Lifelong education is

Feb. 15, 2008

AAFES implementing significant 'green' initiatives

The Department of Defense's oldest and largest retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, is embarking on a variety of energy-saving initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment and strengthen the exchange benefit military families have come to depend on. From vending machines to gas station canopies, AAFES officials are implementing

Feb. 15, 2008

Virtual MPF adds new self-service program for assignments

A new self-service assignments application launching Feb. 19 will eliminate a visit to the military personnel flight/element, saving Airmen both time and effort as part of the continuing initiatives of the Air Force's Personnel Services Delivery Transformation. Using the Expanded Permissive Assignment program, active-duty Airmen in the grades

Feb. 15, 2008

Postal Service offers first-time military discount

Planning to send a care package to a military service member serving abroad? Send it after March 3 to take advantage of a new flat-rate box from the Postal Service that is 50 percent larger and delivered for $10.95 to an APO/FPO address -- $2 less than for domestic destinations. "This is the first time the Postal Service has offered a special price

Feb. 15, 2008

Heavenly Flight

Feb. 13, 2008

Airborne drop

Feb. 12, 2008

Elmendorf honors Dena’ina heritage

Elmendorf officials honored the Dena'ina Alaska Native people when it unveiled "Dena'ina Road" during a road dedication ceremony held here in October 2007. "We understand the sacrifices the Dena'ina people have made to support this nation to include providing the land that is today known as Elmendorf Air Force Base," said Brig. Gen. Tom Tinsley,

Feb. 12, 2008

Elmendorf Hospital named Best in the Air Force.

It only took 100 words to convince the Air Force Surgeon General of what Elmendorf officials already knew about the 3rd Medical Group: that the Elmendorf Hospital is the best in the Air Force. At the Department of Defense Military Health Systems annual conference last month, the Air Force announced its choice after reviewing award package

Jan. 31, 2008

Wing sets game plan for ORI success

As the year progresses, 3rd Wing Airmen can expect to participate in more exercises as the wing prepares for the Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection set to begin Oct. 31. The wing has Polar Force Operational Readiness Exercises scheduled for March 24-29; May 27-June 2; Aug. 4-9; and Sept. 22-27. How the wing does during these

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