Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director, Service Member Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spoke to military members about rights, laws and protection regarding personal finances during Operation Financial Freedom at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Feb. 25, 2015. The half-day event that featured Petraeus and 13 community partner exhibitors was hosted by the Idaho Military Financial Alliance. Service members learned about resources and opportunities that will help them plan, save and make more educated financial decisions in the future. Petraeus explained that CFPB is a relatively new organization. It was formed after the economic crash in 2008 and 2009 when predatory and unscrupulous lending practices were rampant. At the time, there were a number of consumer protection laws on the books…Continue
GOWEN FIELD, BOISE, IDAHO--The Idaho Air National Guard hosted President Barack Obama, here on Jan. 21. The president deplaned from Air Force One and met with several members and family of the Idaho Air National Guard on the tarmac before traveling via motorcade to nearby Boise State University. The brief presidential afternoon visit concluded when his motorcade returned him and a group of traveling press and staffers to the presidential aircraft for departure from Boise Air Terminal. For more see https://www.flickr.com/photos/96873892@N04/sets/72157650437155541/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/96873892@N04/sets/72157648227872803/
Col. McCandless would like congratulate the following Idaho Youth ChalleNGe cadre volunteers:
Master Sgt. Bonnie Davis
Master Sgt. Tim Gibson
Staff Sgt. Michael Sheehan
Staff Sgt. Cliff Ewing
Staff Sgt. John Goodsell
Staff Sgt. Eric Hornaday
In mid-January these selectees will serve in Pierce Idaho as part of the initial cadre for the first two weeks of the 2015 Idaho Youth ChalleNGe course.
Tech. Sgt. Josh Patten, an intelligence mission planner for the 124th Operational Support Squadron graduated from the USAF Warfare Center's Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course (AEMPC) with two of three top honors this weekend.
AEMPC is an Advanced Weapons School course intended to produce the Air Force's most highly trained Intelligence NCOs.
Three times a year ACC Combat Air Force (CAF) units submitted their most outstanding performers to attend the USAF Warfare Center's AEMPC course.
And to date, no AEMPC student has ever achieved the grade of 100% in ALL academic, practical, appraisals or Weapon School integration phase evaluations ...until now!
Patten was the top academic graduate with the grade of 100% in all academic, practical, appraisals and Weapon School integration phase…Continue
Want to be a Mentor? Have you ever wanted to get more involved with the young people of Idaho yet just never knew how? The Idaho Youth Challenge Academy is having Mentor Training on December 8th at 5pm at the Caldwell Armory. If you are interested please RSVP to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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