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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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Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted February 15, 2013 by Tammy L. Reed

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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Setting a financial ‘tone from the top’

Posted February 8, 2013 by Maj. Frank T. Skrypak

It has been said that no one can accurately predict where the U.S. military will need to respond next: the workload and requirements are uncertain. Nearly as unpredictable is the future of the nation’s finances. With much talk of the fiscal cliff in the news recently, how quickly can the U.S. economy recover, and what…

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AF chief of staff releases 2013 reading list

Posted February 8, 2013 by

The Air Force chief of staff published his professional reading list Feb. 1. In a message on the website, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said, “We are the world’s greatest air force because of our Airmen … and we must continue to strengthen that team.” He asks Airmen to take a look at the list…

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Complacency – The Silent Killer

Posted February 1, 2013 by Larry Wilson

Driving home from the rec center last week, I saw a familiar scene starting to build on the side road next to the highway. It was the usual suspects: an ambulance, more than one police car, a fire truck, another on the way – sirens blaring, the street being closed off. In a few blocks,…

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Thanks and situation report

Posted January 25, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

First let me take a moment to tell each and every one of you how proud I am of the efforts you made in ensuring we passed our IG inspection.

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Thank you and best wishes

Posted January 25, 2013 by James A. Roy

Fellow Airmen, This week I will retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do one more time. Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you get done every day are a testament to the…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Legal Assistance Tip #13: Fair debt collection

Posted January 18, 2013 by Capt. Thomas Colby

Millions of Americans carry some amount of debt, and people that fail to manage their debt appropriately face collection actions.

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted January 18, 2013 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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