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March 15, 2007

TRICARE raises Alaska reimbursement rates

To optimize access to care for its beneficiaries in Alaska, TRICARE Management Activity has launched a three-year demonstration project. As of Feb. 1, civilian physicians and other professional providers in Alaska will receive payment at a higher rate than the TRICARE maximum allowable charge in the lower 48. Access to health care services in

March 14, 2007

3rd MDG strives to provide exceptional care to patients returning from combat zones

The 3rd Medical Group is going above and beyond to get Alaskan Soldiers and Airmen injured in the Global War on Terror back here to receive the outstanding care they deserve. Since July 2006, procedures have been put in place to ensure that Alaskans will be close to their families when undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the area of

March 14, 2007

Chief of staff launches new Web site

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley launched a new Web site March 14 to tell Airmen what is of special interest to him. Known as "The Chief's Scope," it is designed to briefly highlight current topics General Moseley feels are important to America's Airmen. "The issues on my scope are ones that keep me up at night," said General

March 9, 2007

Refund check pays out to those who conserve energy

Like the rest of the United States, utility costs in Alaska have dramatically risen over the past few years. This increase is particularly true when it comes to natural gas, which is the fuel used to heat your homes. Utility rate increases directly impact the utility allowance amount you receive from Aurora Military Housing for your home. Now more

March 9, 2007

Finance changing to meet future demands

The 3rd Comptroller Squadron is beginning to change the way it does business, while still meeting customer demands. The changes within the squadron will align with the Air Force's personnel drawdown over the next five years. "No matter how you look at it, we will all be affected by these changes in some way, shape or form," said Master Sgt. Scott

March 9, 2007

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning

On Aug. 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November. The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress will

March 8, 2007

New survey aims to improve information delivery to Airmen

The Secretary of the Air Force Office of Communication at the Pentagon has launched a study to find out how Airmen want to get information about the Air Force. A randomly selected group of Airmen and Air Force civilian employees will receive an e-mail invitation from Brig Gen Erv Lessel, Air Force Director of Communication, asking them to complete

March 1, 2007

Elmendorf sergeant to receive expeditionary medical award

A sergeant assigned to the 3rd Medical Operations Squadron here was selected to receive the Air Force Association "expeditionary medics" 2007 Team of the Year Award. Master Sgt. Kory Rivera, women's health services flight NCOIC, is one of seven Airmen from the medical career field to receive the award. The sergeant admitted he knew little about the

Feb. 28, 2007

CJCS visits Elmendorf, answers servicemembers' questions

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff candidly answered questions during a town hall-style meeting at the Talkeetna Theater here Feb. 23. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, in his first visit to Elmendorf since becoming the chairman, kept his opening remarks brief - pointing out he only had two words to say - "Thank you." "You've been doing this job

Feb. 27, 2007

General Chandler speaks on Elmendorf's future

Lt. Gen. Carrol H. Chandler, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, visited here Feb. 21-23 to discuss the capability Alaska provides to the Air Force, recapitalization of the force, joint initiatives and the arrival of the C-17 and F-22. Although he is no longer stationed in Alaska, General Chandler is still in a position to

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