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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

Jan. 24, 2008

Elmendorf takes step toward IOC

As children, we are told, "You have to walk before you can run." The 90th Fighter Squadron is doing a similar task by completing steps to declare initial operational capability, with the overall goal of declaring full operational capability. The 90th FS and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit exercised a mock bomb drop over the Alaska training range

Jan. 23, 2008

PACAF receives Air Force maintenance award

The vice chief of staff of the Air Force presented Pacific Air Forces the Gen. Wilbur L. Creech Maintenance Excellence award Jan 16 at the Pentagon. Gen. Duncan J. McNabb presented the award to Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Norcross II and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Soots for the more than 10,000 maintainers across the command. "It's an honor and a

Jan. 23, 2008

Military absentee voting 'primary' concern for officials

For Federal Voting Assistance Program officials, getting deployed troops and their families engaged in the current election season is a primary goal. Ahead of the November general election, officials with the FVAP, which fosters voting participation by uniformed and U.S. citizens abroad, are assisting eligible absentee voters who wish to cast

Jan. 21, 2008

Reserve Airmen train Guardsmen on Raptor

Most would agree that training is the key to success. For the first time in the 477th Fighter Group's history at Elmendorf, Reservists are training members of the Air National Guard as part of Total Force Integration. Members of the 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron trained 13 members of the 176th Kulis Air National Guard on take-off and recover

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