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Budgeting could be friend in disguise

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

Money — many people use it every day, and it may seem to go as quickly as it comes. To ensure money is being saved or set aside toward a goal that is beneficial to the earner, creating and following a budget just might be the answer. “A budget is essentially a spending plan,” said…

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Benefits of TSP outweigh savings sacrifice

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Planning for retirement can be an intimidating task as there are many variables to consider. Luckily, both military and civilian government employees have the benefit of starting a Thrift Savings Plan. “The TSP is a federal retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401k plan found in the private sector,” said Cory Carmichael, 56th…

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Exchange backs its ‘Buddies’ with exclusive offers, savings

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service strives to make it easy for shoppers to exercise their benefit. That’s why the Exchange brings exclusive offers directly to shoppers’ inboxes every week when they sign up for the Exchange Buddy List. Shoppers who sign up will be among the first to find out about…

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PEOPLE FIRST March 4, 2016

Posted March 3, 2016 by adriennek

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF talks…

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman’s captivity or death. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the crew responded…

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Notice to landlords covered under SCRA

Posted February 25, 2016 by by Capt. JHEREMY PERKINS

It is important for military members to understand the appropriate process to provide notice to a landlord under the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act. The process is explained below; however, the legal office is here to assist as well. Some landlords do not understand the definition of permanent change of station as contained in the SCRA….

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Airpower key to ISIL fight; strikes to continue

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — The head of Operation Inherent Resolve’s air campaign said Feb. 18 the “most precise air campaign in history” has severely hurt terrorist plans across Iraq and Syria, with more airstrikes to come. “There is no doubt coalition airpower has and continues to dramatically degrade Daesh’s ability to fight and…

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PEOPLE FIRST February 19, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. SecAF, CSAF…

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F-35 program moving forward, addressing challenges

Posted February 18, 2016 by adriennek

WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program’s executive officer recently said. “In the big picture, I would tell you that the program right now is accelerating, growing and changing,” Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said at a media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia. He detailed…

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Retiree witnesses historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Posted February 18, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

It was Aug. 23, 1963, in D.C. and it was hot. He was a child standing in a sea of people when he heard a man he didn’t know begin to speak. While he vaguely remembers the beginning of the speech, he clearly recalls the words, “I have a dream …” Although he was 10…

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