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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas--Senior Airmen Angelo Mykael Cabuang, 17th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, discusses the details of an acquisition package with a customer Apr. 1. He ensures all documentation in the contract is correct with the customer before it proceeds to the contracting officer. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Joseph Mather) Achieving the dream
Being born in the United States grants special privileges, privileges many Americans take for granted each and every day. These privileges give the freedom to go achieve dreams no matter what they are, and give rights that grant protection under the U.S. Constitution.America has a long history of welcoming people from around the world. In fiscal
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2015
Knowing the difference between a “watch” and a “warning” can made a big difference during tornado season in Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy of NOAA Photo Library) Tornado safety and preparedness
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, they can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.Now that summer is here, that also means tornado season has begun. Here are some precautions for the upcoming season:Preparing for a tornado· Build an emergency kit including food, water, medications,
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2015
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Master Sgt. Amy C. Dotson, 316th Training Squadron instructor, teaches her last Air Force intelligence class at the 316th Training Squadron March 9.  After 14 years as an Arabic linguist, Dotson is medically retiring from the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Austin Knox) Air Force supports one of it's own
Fourteen and a half years ago, Amy C. Holman enlisted in the Air Force with the goal of finishing school and possibly incorporating a foreign language while in her Air Force career.Her choice of making the Air Force a lasting career was cut short though, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.She is now Master Sgt. Dotson, 316th Training
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2015
Knowing the difference between a “watch” and a “warning” can made a big difference during tornado season in Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy of NOAA Photo Library) Tornado safety and preparedness
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, they can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.Now that summer is here, that also means tornado season has begun. Here are some precautions for the upcoming season:Preparing for a tornado· Build an emergency kit including food, water, medications,
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2015
Knowing the difference between a “watch” and a “warning” can made a big difference during tornado season in Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy of NOAA Photo Library) Vehicle Hail Damage and the Claims Process
According to the local National Weather Service, hailstorms are a common occurrence and are more likely to occur in and around the Concho Valley during the months of March through early June than any other time of year.  Thousands of vehicles are damaged in West Texas each year by hailstorms. We can't predict when hailstorms will occur, however, we
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2015
STERLING CITY, Texas -- Ernie Andrus, Navy World War II veteran, runs through Sterling City with locals March 26. Andrus is running coast to coast in hopes to raise enough money to return the USS LST-325, a tank landing ship, to Normandy for the 2019 D-Day memorial service. (U.S. Air force photo/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Ernie’s journey: Coast-to-coast
Ernie Andrus, 91-year-old Navy World War II veteran, ran 7.11 miles through Sterling City March 26, as part of his cross-country journey from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.Andrus was one of the crew that brought the USS LST-325, a tank landing ship, back from the Isle of Crete, Greece to the United States from 2000 to 2001, to display the
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2015
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – An Airman checks her phone while driving May 5, 2014. When talking on a cell phone, drivers can miss seeing up to half of what is around them, such as traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrians. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Michael Smith) April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Do you think using a hands-free device, whether it is an earpiece or a dashboard infotainment system, is the safe way to drive and talk on the phone? If so, you are not alone.A recent National Safety Council poll shows that 80 percent of U.S. drivers believe hands-free cell phones are safer than using handheld. However, this is not true.According
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- According to the credit reporting agency, TransUnion, the number of identity theft incidents has reached 9.9 million a year. Safeguarding personal information is one of the many ways to prevent identity theft from occurring. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Senior Airman Michael Smith) Protect yourself from tax-related identity theft
It's tax season, where most people pay what is due or get back what they rightfully earned. However, this filing season, there has been a surge in tax-related identity theft.  Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses stolen social security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.  Below are four tips to help protect you
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2015
Capt. Terry J. Hamrick Jr., 315th Training Squadron flight commander, takes a break while deployed in Iraq, with the Army V Corps, April 2003. Hamrick was one of the first Air Force Intelligence specialists to deploy with an Army unit inside Iraq and is now the 17th Training Wing Vice Commander at Goodfellow Air Force Base. (Courtesy Photo) Col. TJ Hamrick's excellent adventure
Looking back at past accomplishments can almost seem like stepping into a phone booth time machine giving you a nostalgic feeling.Twelve years ago, Justin Timberlake's debut album was all over the radio, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had recently won the Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders and President George W. Bush just announced U.S. and
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Brooke D. Hunt, 177th Fighter Wing New Jersey Air National Guard firefighter apprentice, wears fire protection gear at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy Feb. 3. Hunt is a student of the Fire Protection Apprentice Course at the fire academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Just one of the guys
Even though she's the only female in her fire protection apprentice class, Airman 1st Class Brooke D. Hunt is treated like one of the guys.Hunt is originally from Medford, New Jersey and joined the Air Force in 2013. She is with the 177th Fighter Wing New Jersey Air National Guard in Atlantic City, but is currently training at the Louis F. Garland
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