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  • It's Your Money: Life insurance a basic part of good financial plan

    When it comes to financial products, life insurance is certainly one of the most confusing, complicated, improperly sold and under-purchased monsters out there. It is easy to understand why. Let’s face it, when we talk about life insurance, we are dealing with death, not exactly one of the most appealing subjects to discuss. However, regardless of
  • Deployed mom uses technology to keep in touch with son

    By Maj. Ann Peru Knabe When SrA. Katie Pinar deployed to Southwest Asia on her first air expeditionary force rotation, the 440th Airlift Wing Reservist wanted to find a special way to keep in contact with her 2-year-old son, Zach. “I knew I would miss him,” said Airman Pinar, who is deployed as a member of the 379th Expeditionary Mission Support
  • Uncle, niece serve together in Iraq

    When serving halfway around the world, many service members treasure the little tokens they take with them to remind them of friends and family back home. For Senior Master Sgt. Michael Brimmer, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, and his niece, Army Spc. Angela Fekken, 1436th Engineer Company, Logistics Support Area
  • Regulations developed to enforce federal law for Reservists

    New rules issued by the U.S. Labor Department in December put some teeth behind the federal law designed to ensure job security for members of the reserve components returning to civilian life from military duty. Re-employment rights under USERRA The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act protects the job rights of individuals
  • It's Your Money: New year brings big changes to the Thrift Savings Plan

    Having for retirement is a challenge for nearly everyone. As a certified financial planner in my civilian life, I’ve heard lots of reasons for lack of action. There’s the “I don’t know anything about investing” excuse. Another popular one is “I heard you can lose all of your money” And then there’s the “Saving small amounts of money isn’t worth the
  • Decentralization makes medical-dental records easier to get

    The Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver is moving the medical and dental records of some Reservists to the active-duty base where they serve as part of an effort to streamline operations. Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hancock watches as David Fisher packs up individual mobilization augmentee and some participating individual ready reserve medical
  • Reservists practice innovative readiness training

    2005 was a banner year for Air Force Reserve Command’s Innovative Readiness Training program — a civil-military partnership through which Reservists, primarily civil engineers, medical specialists, logisticians and supply technicians, receive valuable training while leaving something of value behind for communities throughout the United States. One
  • Nelson Wins Award

    Every Air Force Reservist makes sacrifices. That’s why Lt. Col. Charlene Nelson felt a little uncomfortable when she found out the Ground Zero Association wanted to honor her for the sacrifices she has made since 9/11. Colonel Nelson is the executive officer for the 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. When she got the call that the
  • EOD specialist receives Bronze Star after tour in Iraq

    During his four-month tour in Iraq, Master Sgt. Jeff Smith knew the “bad guys” were watching and waiting from a distance, ready to press the button to a hidden bomb once he entered the kill zone. But that didn’t happen. Instead the Air Force Reservist was able to disarm bombs and improve the Air Force’s war-fighting capability. For his efforts,
  • Reservist returns POW/MIA bracelet worn in remembrance

    Reservist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, who kept the memory of a fallen Airman alive for almost 20 years has returned the Vietnam warrior’s POW/MIA bracelet to his family after he was finally laid to rest. Master Sgt. Sheila Couzins, an intelligence analyst in the 445th Operations Support Squadron, purchased a red aluminum bracelet in
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