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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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