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  • Pension advance loans

    Last March, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a bulletin warning to veterans and retirees against buying loans from financial managers and pension loan companies that offer pension advances. A pension advance is a loan offered in exchange for all or part of a retiree’s pay. Federal law prohibits veterans from automatically turning
  • Aim High

    The 17th Force Support Squadron’s Information, Transportation and Travel Office is an outstanding organization serving the Goodfellow Air Force Base community of permanent party, students, retirees and family members alike.This past weekend, my 15 year old son and I had a blast, a blast of more than 100 mph winds. A specially designed, glass, wind
  • September is National Preparedness Month: Week 4

    The hazard-focused theme for week four of National Preparedness Month is power outages. Although power outages can happen anytime, they are often associated with severe weather. Power outages can last for several hours or several days, it is important to plan for them. The Ready Campaign offers the following tips to prepare.Before a power
  • September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3

    The theme for Week 3 of National Preparedness Month is hurricanes. Hurricane season is currently peaking, this would be a great time to take action and prepare for these powerful storms. Each year, parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods and coastal storms surging from hurricanes and tropical storms making hurricanes
  • Rescuing a drowning victim

    No one knows when they might be put in a situation of rescuing a drowning victim. A victim can drown in a matter of minutes, which means being prepared is the key. Unlike the movies, drowning victims don’t always thrash in the water, usually victims are quiet, which makes the situation more dangerous. Here are some steps which outline how to rescue