Motorcycle group helps tour supporting servicemembers

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Romero of Cuba, N.M. adjusts his Patriot Guard Riders flag outside of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Monday afternoon. The Patriot Guard Riders helped escort the “Campaign 99” tour through New Mexico during its nine-day trip to Washington, D.C. Kevin Wilson Reaching the other 99 percent is […]

ITT aids travelers

By Cadet Lindsey Byrd: 27th SOW Public Affairs Information, Tickets and Travel, also known as ITT, is a full-service travel agency on base that helps retirees, active duty servicemembers and their families who struggle with planning vacations or day trips. Paul Hopkins, ITT supervisor, said, “this program offers an escape for airmen, from the pressures […]

AAFES leadership visits Cannon

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry D. Helm, senior enlisted leader to the commanding general, Army and Air Force Exchange Services speaks to the members of Airman Leadership School class 11-E on April 26 about improvements planned for AAFES institutions at Cannon. By 27th SOW Public Affairs The senior enlisted […]

SGLI offers servicemembers low-cost coverage

By Maj. Tabitha Stump: Air and Space Expeditionary Force Casualty Matters RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Having insurance is always good and not spending a lot on the coverage is even better. So, getting $100,000 in traumatic injury life insurance coverage for $1 is great. The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program […]

Servicemembers advised to take care with leases

By Cindy Middleton: 17th Training Wing Legal Office GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Many people have problems with their landlord after renting or leasing a house or apartment, but reading and having a clear understanding of the agreement before signing it can help renters and lessees avoid several of these difficulties. Before signing the […]

Political restrictions apply to servicemembers

By Seth Cowell: Electronic Systems Center Legal Office HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — With the 2010 elections coming up, television newscasts and newspaper articles are filled with the latest news about the candidates running for various offices. While exercising a right to vote is the duty of all Americans, military and civilian federal employees […]

Toolkit helps separating servicemembers land jobs

By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines separating from the military can get extra help in finding a job from a new Defense Department resource. The Pentagon’s Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office, part of the Office of Personnel and Readiness, recently developed the Career Decision Toolkit […]

Program helps servicemembers transition to civilian life

By Christen N. McCluney: Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program is working to prepare servicemembers and their families for a successful transition to civilian life. “We are trying to ensure that (servicemembers) transition from active duty back to the civilian community is a smooth and seamless one,” Ron Horne, […]

Servicemembers’ holiday greetings now available online

American Forces Press Service SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Joint Hometown News Service recently posted more than 8,000 holiday greetings from servicemembers and their families stationed around the world on its Web site. To see the holiday greetings, family members, servicemembers and their families can visit at http://www1.dmasa.dma.mil/hometown/webpages/holidaygreetings.htm to see their greetings. The greetings […]

DOD program seeks servicemembers' input

Air Force News Service SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, “That was the best move I’ve had. I hope my next move is that good.” Or conversely, “That move was horrible. I hope no one else has to use […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

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CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]