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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,
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
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
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 Marine Corps Base Quantico Volunteer Income Tax Assistance center is free for active duty and retired Marines and their immediate families. 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
Robins firefighters Daniel Zytowski and John Whitson extinguish a car fire during a training exercise Jan. 10. The exercise scenario involved a two-car accident involving one vehicle on fire with an injured person outside of the car and two injured passengers in the second car on Beale Drive near Bldg. 10.(U. S. Air Force photo/Sue Sapp) 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
According to a 2010 study at Texas A&M University conducted by Associate Professor Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, both men and women who play violent video games long-term seem to be able to adopt mental skills to handle stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) Blasting through stress
It’s been a long day and all I want to do is relax and forget about it, but how? Video-games are my answer. The day’s stressors melt away as I pick up a controller and start to blast away enemies, play as a medieval knight, create my own worlds or explore a galaxy far far away.I was first introduced to gaming when I received a Gameboy Color for my
0 7/29
2016
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