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Default Air Force Logo WWII infantryman inducted into Wall of Heroes
Perhaps one of the hallmarks of an infantryman who has seen battle, is his easy willingness to admit the fear he experienced. “I was scared to death,” James Brazell readily admits. “If anybody ever tells you they were not scared, [that is not true]” And despite being wounded and afraid, he did what he was trained to do as a Soldier – continue the
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Default Air Force Logo The battle for your buck -- Programs guide Airmen to financial daylight
Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series about Airmen and their money.“We have an investment in the Airman. We owe it to them and to the American taxpayer to take care of that investment,” said Linda Sapp, Cannon’s Personal Financial Management program manager and an accredited financial counselor. “[Airmen] can do awesome things
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Default Air Force Logo The battle for your buck -- Vulnerabilities often result from financial storms
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about Airmen and their money.While the phrase, “It’s only money” is commonly used, Airmen and other military members may face a special vulnerability when it comes to dealing with their finances. Benefits such as medical and dental care, leave and tuition assistance are helpful to military
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Default Air Force Logo The battle for your buck -- Easy money often lures Airmen down road to financial nightmares
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series about Airmen and their money) Signing on the dotted line can take on a new significance when “Sign here” is at the end of a payday cash loan application. Charles Brown, a former Airman, who recently separated from the Air Force, likened doing business with payday loan stores to driving down a
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Forget lions or bears or tigers, watch for bugs, oh my
Summer fun is finally here, but along with swimming, camping and playing outdoor sports, safety must be the first line of concern in any fun activity. Those at Cannon and surrounding areas need to be particularly aware of black widows, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and fleas, said Master Sgt. Michael Elliot, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape
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CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --  Senior Airman William Nobel, 27th Security Forces,Squadron gets ready to clock a vehicle’s speed leaving the main gate at Cannon May 5. Drivers will notice an increased presence at the gates because of speeding vehicles, said Tech. Sgt. Rich Jones, 27th SFS. Vehicles speeding out the gate faster than the posted 5 mph causes damage to the pop-up barriers. Speeding tickets will cost active duty personnel at least three points. Non active duty individuals will be fined $15 for speeding one to 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. Sergeant Jones said plans are under way to install speed bumps to further deter speeding drivers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Allen) Slowing 'em down
Senior Airman William Nobel, 27th Security Forces,Squadron gets ready to clock a vehicle’s speed leaving the main gate at Cannon May 5. Drivers will notice an increased presence at the gates because of speeding vehicles, said Tech. Sgt. Rich Jones, 27th SFS. Vehicles speeding out the gate faster than the posted 5 mph causes damage to the pop-up
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Easy moves require planning on part of Airmen, DoD
Airmen expecting to transfer to a new assignment this summer should know it is the peak season for Department of Defense personal property moves. According to Lt. Col. David Holt, Colorado Springs Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO) director, their focus is on getting members’ requested move dates early to reduce stress throughout their
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Career certificates will walk the talk for you
The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential that is easily and universally understood and valued by employers, educators and recipients in that it facilitates job placement, retention and advancement in today’s mobile society. This credential describes exactly what the holder can do and supplements a high school diploma,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo OSI agents focus on force protection issues
Cannon’s Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 224, wants to remind Airmen of the duty to watch out for their fellow Airmen, report illegal drug activity and protect the resources of the United States. From April 2005 to April 2006, Det. 224 conducted 12 drug investigations; up from nine cases the previous year. Currently, 50
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2006
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Master Sgt. Ken Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Flight  Safety, stands next to an F-16 compressor case with a check for $5,663.25 he received May 4, Through the Air Force Innovative Development through Employee Awareness (IDEA) program. Sergeant Oswald improved the procedure for removing the compressor’s blade lock, which saves the Air Force $120,000 and earned him $7,551 before taxes. During his 24-year career he has made about 2,000 suggestions and has earned $150,000 for the nearly 1,000 that were accepted and implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Allen) Good idea nets NCO big bucks
“Good ideas are common. What’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about,” noted Ashleigh Brilliant, an author and syndicated cartoonist. One of those uncommon people is Master Sgt. Ken Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Flight Safety, who received a check in the mail from the Air Force for $5,663, after taxes, May 4 for having a good
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