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February is Black History Month, an annual observance for remembrance of important people and events in history of the African diaspora. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) Coexistence
When I was young, racism was all around me. From the playgrounds at my elementary school to the stoop of the house I grew up in, I was plagued by it.My step-father, at the time, never hesitated at slinging racial slurs around like a rich talk show host throwing free gifts to a crowd. Any time I told my parents I had a girlfriend, he would always
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Randall Moose, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, adjusts the uniform of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Corey Whigham, 344th military intelligence battalion, before taking an official photo in the public affairs building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, January 12, 2016. The Public Affairs office takes official photos for all services on Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Tisha Wilkerson/Released) We All Have a Role, How PA Supports the AF Mission
Every career field in the Air Force in some way contributes to the success of the mission. In some career fields, such as pilots, medics or security forces, it is easier to connect the dots than others. There are some career fields that people may not have even known existed in the military let alone the Air Force, however, that does not diminish
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Team Goodfellow members participate in The March on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Jan. 16. The march celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Scott Jackson) MLK Day: A day to remember
Every year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day comes around and many people take the day off and think nothing more of it.Kings “I Have a Dream” speech may be taught in school, but how many of us can recall any of his other speeches?The day before he was assassinated King said this in his “I’ve been to the Mountain Top” speech: “Something is happening in
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U.S. Army and Air Force veteran Master Sgt. Tom Davis receives a folded American flag from a young local resident during the opening ceremony for Military Appreciation Night as part of the 84th annual San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo at Foster Communications Coliseum in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 17, 2016. The rodeo honored military members from all generations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) An Eventful Year
Welcome to 2017, Team Goodfellow! I hope everyone had a relaxing and memorable holiday season. I also hope you're recharged and ready to get to work. The Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and civilians at Goodfellow have impressed me every single day with your professionalism and dedication to the mission. I am confident we'll be
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The holiday season brings lots of cheer, spirit and, of course, the holiday celebrations and food. Because of this, it can be easy to get off track with your healthy eating habits. Remember your commissary to save on holiday meals
Somewhere between the holiday decorations, the ripping of wrapping paper, the college bowl games and the hopeful New Year’s resolutions, there are a few holiday meals in the mix.If you’re a commissary patron, you’ll have plenty to cheer about over the holidays as you count your savings while shopping for your festive menus, said Tracie L. Russ
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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Personal finance budgeting should play an important part in your long-term plans to gain financial stability and into having a clear idea of what you want in future. Part of securing your financial stability is ensuring you look into your credit report at least once a year. Credit reports are important pieces of information about you and can affect everything from getting a loan to getting a house or even renting an apartment. (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
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