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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
A class scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. July 22 at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Military & 
Family Readiness Center will help potential car or truck buyers surmount obstacles to negotiate a successful deal. 
Auto liability insurance required on Goodfellow AFB
According to Vernon’s Texas Code Annotated Transportation Code 601.051, Texas state law requires drivers and vehicle owners to be financially responsible for accidents they cause. There are mandatory auto insurance laws in Texas that require vehicle owners to carry the minimum amount of auto liability insurance on every vehicle they own. As
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Child custody considerations for military members
Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with children whose other parent is not the service member’s current spouse. A parent's military service can present a number of issues related to child custody. Deployments and frequent relocations may require service members to give up custody temporarily. Upon their return, service
0 6/08
2016
Thanksgiving is the time of year when families come together to enjoy a tremendous feast, usually consisting of potatoes, corn, stuffing, gravy, biscuits, and lots of turkey. With that in mind, it’s important to keep safety a priority. Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Adarius Petty/Released) June Cooking Safety
Cooking can bring family and friends together, provide an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of household fires and injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.Cook with caution:- Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, do not use the
0 6/06
2016
U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Tillery. (courtesy photo) Recollections of service
On April 23, 1975, President Gerald Ford announced the end of the Vietnam era. Little did I imagine that 44 years later I would be the last active duty, Vietnam-era veteran in the United States Air Force.I dropped out of school at the end of junior high and worked odd jobs until January 11, 1972, when I joined the Army at the age of 17. At that
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2016
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Defense Commissary Agency. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Commissary gift cards offer unique value for patrons
Gift cards are a great idea. They solve the problem of trying to figure out what to give someone with a simple answer: give them a choice. But then you’re faced with a different question – which card to give? Sure, you could give them one for an online retailer, but then much of the card’s value would probably go toward paying shipping costs and
0 4/29
2016
Legal - Legal Assistance JA, ADC, SVC - What does it all mean?
“Go see legal,” that’s the direction Airmen often receive when facing difficult questions, such as how to respond to an administrative counseling. While good advice, it raises the question – which legal? The base legal office, the Area Defense Counsel and the Special Victims’ Counsel, are the three military legal offices an Airman may consult. This
0 4/14
2016
A storm containing 60 plus mph winds and golf ball sized hail hit Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2016. With the storm came damaged facilities, housing units and personal property, to include hundreds of dented cars and homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) 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
0 4/14
2016
(Courtesy graphic) African American History Month Facts
The Equal Opportunity office on base is recognizing African American history and heritage this month through various educational activities and facts of the day Feb. 17. Some interesting facts about African American History are: 1. Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Why PT Matters
“Standards and physical fitness, why does it matter? The consequences seem academic or very far away, at our next base or not until next year. In order to better answer the question, I reached out to someone I knew who learned the answer. Tech. Sgt. (Ret) Keri Pauly gave me a very honest, difficult answer that I would like to share. This is why it
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2016
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