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Default Air Force Logo MDG officials offer tips to get referrals faster
Patients can get referral authorization letters in two or three business days by utilizing the TriWest portal at The portal allows patients to track, view and print authorization letters. It also allows patients to book specialty appointments seven to 10 days faster than waiting for the authorization letter to arrive through the
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Default Air Force Logo MDG officials provide update on animal plague in Denver
Fourteen dead tree squirrels and one dead rabbit in the Denver metropolitan area have tested positive for plague since April 26. The majority of these animals have been found around the City Park area of Denver, although plague positive animals have been found in other metro counties. Public health agencies in Denver and the surrounding
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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Mike Morris, a loadmaster with the 16th Airlift Squadron from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., secures a cable to the transportation container holding NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander here May 7. The lander, which was built at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company's Waterton Canyon facilities in Littleton, Colo., was loaded on a C-17 for transportation to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final test and launch preparations. The Phoenix lander is slated for liftoff aboard a Delta II launch vehicle in early August. 

Phoenix is the first mission of NASA's Mars Scout Program. The spacecraft will land on the icy northern latitudes of Mars. During its approximately 90-day mission, Phoenix will dig trenches with its robotic arm into the frozen layers of water below the surface. The spacecraft will use various on-board instruments to analyze the contents of the ice and soil; all in the hopes of finding organic compounds that are necessary for life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alex Gochnour)
AF helps Lockheed Martin ship Mars lander

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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Dac, a military working with the 460th Security Forces Squadron, poses for a photo to be used on military working dog trading cards. Members of the 460th SFS held a memorial for Dac April 27 at the Base Chapel. Dac was put to sleep Feb. 24 at the Fort Carson Veterinary Clinic due to a deteriorating medical condition. About 75 people attended the ceremony, including memebers of the Aurora and Denver police departments, Department of Homeland Security, Peterson Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson. Dac, a German Shephard, was accepted into the K-9 program June 13, 2000, and served here from April 2001 until his passing. (Courtesy photo)          Security forces honor fallen member

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Default Air Force Logo Buckley honored with local environmental award
Buckley Air Force Base was one 14 local organizations awarded a Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Gold Award for 2006 during ceremonies April 12. The award, the second the base has earned, is given each year by the Metro District. The award honors those facilities that have demonstrated 100 percent compliance with the Metro District's
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DENVER – More than 45 Air Force members from Buckley Air Force Base stand in formation during the Colorado Rockies’ opening-day ceremonies at Coors Field on April 2. The Rockies were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks 8 - 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Gochnour) Team Buckley celebrates opening day with Rockies

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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Local Girl Scouts from troop 679 donated close to 300 boxes of a variety of the popular cookies to the residents of Panther and Patriot Hall here March 21. The girls were recognizing their Hometown Heroes, which are the people and organizations that help make communities better places to live. Heroes include fire fighters, police, food banks, shelters and armed forces personnel stationed in United States and overseas. In 2006, the Girl Scouts in the Mile Hi Council donated more than 20,000 boxes of cookies to men and women serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen) Local Girl Scouts adopt dorm residents as Hometown Heros

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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Kevin Hutcherson, 460th Medical Group, moves a new bed from the new medical warehouse to be transported to the Buckley Clinic March 21. The newly designed warehouse cost about $725,000 and is a temperature-controlled storage facility that houses the 460th MDG homeland defense assemblages and war reserve materiel programs worth about $626,000. The medical logistics team mans the warehouse and is responsible for receiving, storing, inspecting and distributing medical supplies and equipment ranging from pharmaceutical drugs to non-medical equipment in order to enhance patient care. Medical supplies were stored in a variety of locations, including leased space, prior to the warehouse construction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Logan Tuttle) Medical warehouse open for business

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Default Air Force Logo Six Buckley officers selected for promotion
The 2006C Line of the Air Force, LAF-Judge Advocate and Chaplain central selection board selected Buckley officers for promotion to colonel and lieutenant colonel.Lt. Col. Jeffrey Palmer, 460th Space Wing was selected for promotion to colonel and Majs. Christopher, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Richard Fulton, Defense Finance and Accounting Service,
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Default Air Force Logo Buckley Clinic moves to new location
The Buckley Clinic moves to fourth floor of the Aurora North medical building at 830 Potomac Circle March 19. With the lease at the current clinic terminating at the end of March, 460th Medical Group officials said the move from the Anshutz Outpatient Pavilion has been "in the works" for months to ensure Team Buckley a seamless transition. "Active
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