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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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