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Default Air Force Logo Area Defense Counsel at your service
Most Air Force members have the sense to go a doctor when they have a fever or the dentist when they have a toothache. They know to go to the finance office if their pay is incorrect and to the family support center for help with setting up a budget. But very few Air Force members have ever heard of the area defense counsel.The ADC is a lawyer on
0 11/18
2016
Courtesy photo. Thank you for your service
This Veteran’s Day our country feels divided. Our friends, our neighbors, and even our families are seeing painful division in the aftermath of a contentious and intense election. We have a desperate need to find a path of healing. It is in these moments, I believe we need stories that remind us to cherish one another and to prevail with love,
0 11/10
2016
This photo illustration of a light switch being turned off is a small step to saving energy as part of the Kadena Air Base energy awareness efforts. In 2012, President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring October as National Energy Action Month. In the proclamation, Obama called upon Americans to work together “to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children.” (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel) Energy Conservation 2016
Next week, you may see some guy dressed up as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones walking around the base. You may also see some other people walking around in light up outfits. Well, the guy dressed up as Jon Snow is me, and the people dressed up in the light up outfits are my friends.I’m the base energy manager here at Goodfellow, and my friends and I
0 10/14
2016
According to Defense Department statistics, 266 active duty service members and 209 reserves and National Guardsmen committed suicide in 2015. Identifying the warning signs of suicidal behavior is the first step towards severing suicidal thoughts. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) The Long Fight, Suicide Awareness
Let’s talk about suicide.For a majority of my life I’ve thought about killing myself. I never really talked to anybody about it or expressed it. It just dominated my thoughts. I was obsessed with death and dying. Basically, I thought the world sucked and I wanted to escape and killing myself seemed the best option.I wrote my first suicide note when
0 9/15
2016
If you have a student loan, federal or private, that you took out before you came on active duty and are now on active duty, you are eligible to have your interest rate lowered to six percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven R. Doty, 47th Flying Training Wing.)(Released) Tackling Student Loan Debt
If you have a student loan, federal or private, that you took out before you came on active duty and are now on active duty, you are eligible to have your interest rate lowered to six percent. You must submit your request to your loan provider asking to lower your interest rate under the Service Members Civil Relief Act while on active duty or
0 9/08
2016
(Courtesy Photo) Candle Safety
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of homefires and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.‘Candle with care’• Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall
0 9/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Seatbelt Safety Awareness Month
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command Commander, declared September as Seatbelt Awareness Month. Throughout this month, one may see leadership making visual checks to ensure service members are properly wearing seatbelts. Squadrons are highly encouraged to conduct their own checks. Individuals could post in their squadron
0 9/06
2016
The base legal office offers free tax preparation and filing assistance for eligible service members, dependents, and retirees. (Courtesy photo) Tax tips for military personnel
If you are in the U. S. Armed Forces, there are special tax breaks for you. For example, some types of pay are not taxable. Certain rules apply to deductions or credits that you may be able to claim that can lower your tax. In some cases, you may get more time to file your tax return, or even get more time to pay your income tax. Here are some
0 8/10
2016
(courtesy photo) Car fire safety
Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.What to do if your car is on fire- Pull over as quickly as it is safe to do so.- Be sure to use your signal as
0 8/09
2016
A participant runs as another warms up during a running clinic at the Carswell Field House on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 27, 2016. The participant’s running technique was filmed to show him what he was doing right or what could be improved. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) Running the right way
2,016 miles in 2016, no big deal, right? That’s the challenge I took with my brother and sister. The three us of would run or walk 2,016 miles. On my own, I took a challenge to complete 1,000 miles.As the year winds down, and I’m far from done, I realized that my running could use some improvement. I’d like to pick up my pace, but how do I do that,
0 8/05
2016
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