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Dollars and Sense

Posted January 17, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Tax season is upon us. Tax statements are available via myPay (https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) according to the 2013 myPay Tax Statement Schedule: Available now Annuitant 1099-R Retiree 1099-R Civilian W-2 (Defense Department and non DOD) Reserve Component Air Force, Army and Navy W-2 Army Student Loan Repayment Program W-2 Army Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Civilian W-2 Active/Reserve Component…

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Leaders push others to discover strengths

Posted February 21, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. MARQUIA GILES

Picture, for a moment, being in the midst of a challenge. How will you deal with that challenge? Will you shy away? Will you hide in the shadows of another’s motivation and know-how? Or, will you move into the forefront and say I’m ready to lead? Leadership is not something found in a book, Air…

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Personal improvement, goal setting all part of leadership

Posted April 11, 2014 by Capt. JULIE WHITEKUS

In preparation for the changes in regard to officer and enlisted performance reports, and force management issues, it is important to reflect on personal improvement and goal setting. This topic is close to my heart and revolves around leadership. As officers, leaders and mentors, we can all benefit from refreshing our vigilance and attention to…

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Dollars and Sense

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Beginning July 1, Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance will increase. The SGLI premium rate will increase from the current level of 6.5 cents per month per $1,000 of coverage to 7 cents per month per $1,000 of coverage. This will increase the premium for Airmen with the maximum coverage of $400,000, for example, from $26 to…

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This Week in History

Posted July 18, 2014 by Rick Griset

July 20, 1969: Apollo XI On a hot July evening, my dad hauled our 12-inch portable black and white TV out onto the patio, where he grilled dinner. From that vantage point, my family watched the first manned landing on the moon and the first steps on the moon. Apollo XI launched Monday, 45 years…

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Fly Over: ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Posted September 5, 2014 by Marcy Copeland and James Hensley

‘Kingdom Hearts’ “Kingdom Hearts” was released in 2002 for the Play Station 2 gaming console. The game introduces the main character, Sora, who travels from various worlds to unlock the keyholes of each and to stop the Heartless from leading the universe into darkness. Sora, along with his friends Riku and Kairi, dream of leaving…

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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

Posted October 17, 2014 by Lt. Col. JOHN FORINO

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted December 12, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

What’s your net worth? That’s a very American question, a very western question. It conveys the idea that one’s value is determined by the bottom line. We play a silly game in our culture that goes like this. We ask the question, “What would we be worth if we cashed it all out, sold the…

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Don’t get ‘Promotion Remorse’

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. LEROY RIDGEL

The day I closed on my first house, my realtor and I did a final walk through to ensure there were no last-minute issues that needed addressing. Since I was a first-time home buyer, I didn’t know what to look for, so I finished my walk-through in 20 minutes. My realtor insisted on staying to…

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Make time to mentor your Airmen

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW WERNER

The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines. I was taught as a young Airman…

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