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Leveraging credit cards to strengthen your credit score

Posted May 10, 2013 by Randy Hopper

A strong credit score can be an integral part of staying financially secure, whatever the economic climate. But for many U.S. servicemembers, determining exactly what has an impact on their score can be a daunting task. One thing is for sure: credit cards can and do impact your credit score – positively or negatively –…

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New truancy law this coming school year

Posted August 9, 2013 by

An absence must be verified within 24 hours of a student’s return to school or it will be entered in the student’s attendance file as a truancy and reported to the attendance supervisor, school administration and county truant officer. A student is also considered truant with a tardy exceeding 30 minutes. If a student has…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted November 15, 2013 by

- Liberty is an essential element of our nation’s heritage and future but it must be handled with a sense of responsibility.  James Madison stated long ago, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”  Both are evidence of selfishness and are remedied by remembering we are…

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Always an Airman

Posted February 20, 2014 by 1st Lt. David Liapis

Senior Airman Chase Hedrick, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, observes his reflection Feb. 3, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base Turkey. Airmen are Airmen whether in uniform or not, and should ensure their conduct always meets and exceeds the standards of the Air Force they represent. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey-I am an Airman, but…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted May 9, 2014 by

When fear grips our very soul, we are most susceptible to taking things into our own hands (manipulation, control, demanding attitude, etc).  Why is that?  Perhaps we believe that when we control others and/or things, we have gained some sense of control over the uncontrollable.  But the best solution to fear is trust, and it…

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Team AFMC

Posted June 15, 2012 by Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger

I’m truly honored and excited to have been appointed as the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command. This week’s Change of Command ceremony was tremendous and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, here at Wright Patterson AFB, was the perfect venue for it. I want to add, again, my thanks to Gen….

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Team Edwards hosts National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Daniel Daetz (left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, presents Ronald Govin with a plaque on behalf of the Air Force Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for his contributions to National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the annual luncheon at Club Muroc on Oct. 25, 2012….

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Pay yourself first

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maj. Austin Hood

My grandparents used to say to me, “Pay yourself first.” Being only 10 years old at the time, I’d shrug my shoulders, give them my best thanks-for-the-advice look and say “OK.” But deep down inside, I didn’t really know what they meant. After all, I was just a kid with no money. Thirty short years…

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Why enforce the standards

Posted June 14, 2013 by Master Sgt. Vincent Brass

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -†In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force instructions or technical orders.†They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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Does it really matter if I wear my uniform properly, with pride?

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Perry

I have been asked countless times throughout my career and may have even asked the question myself as a young Airman sitting inside a storage area at McConnell Air Force Base. Why does it really matter if Airmen wear their uniform properly and why do the senior NCOs talk about Air Force Instruction 35-10 all…

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