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  • Air Force fosters "warrior ethos" in all Airmen

    Whether it's the recent changes to basic military training, continual preparation for deployments, engaging in combat or new and better uniforms, Air Force leaders are instilling a warrior mindset in Airmen. That warrior ethos -- the foundation of what it means to be an Airman -- traces its roots to the era when the Air Force first became an
  • Support organization for families of deceased military members returns to Alaska

    Born out of tragedy right here in Alaska in 1992, a national service organization that has aided thousands of veterans' families will return to the state where it all began this June. As more military families are forced to cope with the death of a loved one as a result of the Global War on Terrorism, it couldn't come at a better time. Bonnie
  • Anthrax vaccination mandatory for high-threat-area deployers

    The Department of Defense issued a new policy memo Oct. 12 requiring the individual services to begin mandatory anthrax vaccinations for individuals in selected high-threat areas or special-mission units. The DOD determined that these forward areas pose the highest threat for military forces so they must meet the mandatory anthrax vaccine measures.
  • Eielson named Tree City USA 2006

    Eielson has been named a Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the fourteenth year Eielson has received this national recognition. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and
  • TRICARE covers HPV vaccine

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a concern for girls and young women because it can lead to cervical cancer. TRICARE wants its beneficiaries to know a preventive vaccine is available, and that the vaccine is a TRICARE covered benefit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2006, approximately 9,700 cases of
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