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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
0 3/20
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
0 3/13
2015
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
0 3/04
2015
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman 1st Class Onnie O. McSpadden, 127th Michigan Air National Guard firefighting apprentice, readies his gas mask in preparation for firefighting training, Feb. 3. The air becomes thick with smoke and heat around the simulated burners, requiring the students to use oxygen tanks to breathe.
(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Scott Jackson)
Student firefighter reflects on training
Students fight fires for the first time in block four training at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy.Block four is a departure from individual training and classroom lessons. They are taught how to work as a team and put their previous training to practical use."Our training is mostly outside objectives, and that is the best
0 2/10
2015
The Misawa Air Base, Japan, Retiree Activities Office will launch a Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 2, 2010, with a cake-cutting at the base AAFES foyer. Drawings and other appreciation activities will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Retiree Activities Office receives new director
Retired Air Force Col. J. Robert Adams volunteered to become the new Retiree Activities Office Director and provides office hours 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday.The RAO can provide various benefits or referrals to local retired service members.According to the RAO's charter, the office's purpose is to, "coordinate, establish and staff an
0 1/20
2015
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Mitch Hebert takes part in the weekly retreat ceremony at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing April 27, 2012. Hebert, the deputy commander of the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, is on the first deployment of his 31-year career as a civil servant. The Biloxi, Miss., native has held a variety of Air Force Services positions at bases all over the world, but deploying with Airmen to Southwest Asia has long been a career goal for him. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski) Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
The US Central Command Civilian Expeditionary Workforce allows current Department of Defense civilian employees to use their initiative, capabilities, experience, skill and knowledge to support the DOD in accomplishing its mission overseas.  Employees interested in applying their expertise in a challenging, austere, and unique environment can
0 1/09
2015
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Nationally, only about 60 percent of ROTC cadets get accepted into field training, a rigorous 21 days of testing the limits of their physical conditioning and leadership skills while also providing training in weapons, hand-to-hand combat and survival. Angelo State University stands above the average, with six candidates sent to the program. (Courtesy photo illustration/ Angelo State University News) Rigors of ROTC field training
For many college, students the summer between their sophomore and junior years is a good time to do a study abroad program or work a part-time job while earning a few more credits in summer school. For Air Force ROTC cadets, it is the summer they participate in the highly competitive program known as field training, sweating in the Alabama and
0 11/05
2014
(Courtesy image) The path to becoming a Judge Advocate General
Judge Advocate Generals have involvement in nearly all facets of the Air Force.  From providing legal assistance to advising commanders, JAGs are entrusted with a high level of responsibility and have the opportunity to have an immediate impact on the mission.If you are currently a commissioned officer with ambitions of becoming a JAG, the Air
0 11/04
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Comprehensive Airman Fitness is a holistic approach to train resilience to military members, civilians and family members, which encourages positive thinking and helps reduce daily stressors. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Comprehensive Airman Fitness: Be resilient
Everyone faces stress on a day-to-day basis, but what they do not realize is that the negative stress effects can cause a heavier burden.Comprehensive Airman Fitness is a holistic approach to train resilience to military members, civilians and family members, which encourages positive thinking and helps reduce daily stressors."Think about how you
0 10/24
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Airman Jesyka Ware, 315th Training Squadron student, runs down the flight line during a morning physical training session Sept. 17. Ware is training at the 315th TRS to become a geospatial intelligence analyst. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) A day in the life of an intel student
Early mornings and long days begin to describe the daily life of Airman Jesyka Ware, a geospatial intelligence analyst student from the 315th Training Squadron.Ware starts her day at 3:30 in the morning. With a fresh physical training uniform, she forms up with the rest of her flight for an hour long PT session on the flight line.After her work
0 10/09
2014
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