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Holly Petraeus talks finances with Idaho Guardsmen

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…See More
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Holly Petraeus talks finances with Idaho Guardsmen

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…See More
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Operation Financial Freedom at Building 440 Auditorium

February 17, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
All military families are invited to a special financial presentation with Holly Petraeus. Learn more about gaining your financial freedom and obtain valuable resources to help you achieve financial well-being.There are three scheduled events associated with Operational Financial Freedom on Feb. 25:8:30-9:30 a.m.--Morning Reception with Ms. Petraeus8 a.m.-1 p.m.--Financial Information Fair10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.--Operational Financial Freedom presented by Ms. PetraeusSee More
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Mayor Bieter's Op-Ed about Gowen

Dave Bieter: Boise's Gowen Field must be part of Air Force's future Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/02/16/3647186/boise-idaho-air-guard-must-be.html#storylink=cpy Since the 1940s, when Jimmy Stewart trained and flew…
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Mayor Bieter's Op-Ed about Gowen

Dave Bieter: Boise's Gowen Field must be part of Air Force's future Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/02/16/3647186/boise-idaho-air-guard-must-be.html#storylink=cpy Since the 1940s, when Jimmy Stewart trained and flew…
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Air Force details proposed aircraft cuts

Read more here: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/02/06/air-force-force-structure-changes-2016/22977577/ Air Force details proposed aircraft cuts state by state By Brian Everstine, Staff writer The Air Force's fiscal 2016…
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Idaho Youth Challenge Academy, MENTOR TRAINING

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 February 10th at 5pm at the Caldwell Armory 1200 S. Kimball Ave. If you are interested please RSVP to either mpile@idyouthchallenge.com or you can visit our website at…See More
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Team Gowen hosts another strong visit...

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 More
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Holly Petraeus talks finances with Idaho Guardsmen

Posted by Sarah Pokorney on February 25, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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Team Gowen hosts another strong visit...

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on February 1, 2015 at 9:02pm 0 Comments

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/

2015 Idaho Youth ChalleNGe cadre selected

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on December 10, 2014 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

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.

Patten first 100 percent graduate of Advanced Weapons course

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on December 10, 2014 at 9:20pm 0 Comments

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…

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Idaho Youth Challenge Academy

Posted by mario pile on December 2, 2014 at 12:22pm 0 Comments


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 tsparrow@idyouthchallenge.com  or mpile@idyouthchallenge.com.

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 Have you heard of Gowen STRONG yet? They are a new community organization of civilians who support you, the Idaho Guardsman, and your mission.  Take a look at their ever-growing web site at gowenstrong.com and their facebook organization page.  In the future you will see them telling the Gowen story as portrayed in the video below.

-Col. Sherrie McCandless, Commander 124FW

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Airman Winter Weekend in McCall: Call or email your interest now! Joe Hall, 208-422-6788, joe.hall.ctr@ang.af.mil
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America’s enemies scour blogs, forums, chat rooms and personal websites to piece together information that can harm the United States and its airmen.
You'll find some great guidance for managing your digital footprint and taking away opportunities from our adversaries at
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Direct your questions on posting or sharing photos, videos, documents, etc. associated with the military, to your local Public Affairs personnel. 

Read more on securing your digital footprint:
http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/2014/10/securing-your-digital-footprint/

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124th Medical Group Nurse Practitioner Opportunity (46Y3)
The 124th Medical Group is looking for a dynamic, motivated member to become part of their Nurse Practitioner Team.  The Nurse Practitioner provides professional nursing care within scope of practice, establish standards of care and federal/state laws. Acts as patient advocate and advances desired health outcomes through patient/family education. This position will also conduct group and individual health teaching for patients, families, and community. They will take part in participating, and contributing, to staff development programs to further the education and implementation of Air Force Nursing protocol.
    In order to apply, you must currently be an officer or enlisted member of the Idaho Air National Guard. You must have a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Masters as a Nurse Practitioner.  Packages should be submitted to SMSgt Bill Ferrell 422-6118, Recruiting, Bldg 405,  open indefinitely until filled. 
Enlisted:  Please submit an AF Form 2030, AF Form 24, Records Review (RIP), Current PT test, unofficial copy of college transcripts and a Resume.  (AFOQT is not required for this position)
Officers:  Please submit a Records Review (RIP), AF Form 422 (Clinic), Current PT test and a Resume.
  
Security Forces Officer (31P)
The 124th Security Forces are looking for a motivated, fit member to become their next Security Forces Officer (SFO).  The SFO Leads, manages, and directs SF personnel, provides Law Enforcement, directs integrated defense functions including control and security of terrain inside and immediately adjacent to military installations, and defense of personnel, equipment and resources, leads and directs individual and team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, convoys, military operations other than war, antiterrorism duties, and other special duties.
In order to apply, you must currently be a junior company grade officer or enlisted member of the Idaho Air National Guard or be eligible to become a member of the Idaho Air National Guard. You must have a bachelor’s degree NLT end of Spring Semester 2015.   For entry into this specialty, undergraduate academic specialization in Sociology, Criminology, Police Administration, Criminal justice, or a related area is desirable but NOT required. For consideration into this career field members cannot have a record of disciplinary action with military.  Eligible members will not have DUI, Reckless Driving or Criminal charges. Packages should be submitted to SMSgt Bill Ferrell 422-6118 no later than 7 March 2015.
Members desiring this position should be physically prepared to ruck up to 5 miles with 30 percent of their body weight on their back in full combat gear plus 2 gallons of water, required weapons and load.
Enlisted:  Please submit an AF Form 2030, AF Form 24, Records Review (RIP), Current PT test, AFOQT scores, unofficial copy of college transcripts and a Resume. 
Officers:  Please submit a Records Review (RIP), Current PT test and a Resume.  
 
 
 

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Boise's Gowen Field must be part of Air Force's future

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