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Check Six: TF-102 Deuce – 45 years ago

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The 199th Fighter Squadron flew F-102 Delta Daggars from 1960 through 1976. The 1973 photograph above shows a TF-102, the two seat trainer on the Hawaii Air National Guard ramp. The then-154th Fighter Interceptor Group had two trainer aircraft over the F-102 era.

How to Search for Forgotten 401(k) Money

From the Huffington Post website

If you think you may have lost track of a 401(k) retirement account, you aren’t alone. As Americans jump from job to job, many leave scraps of their company sponsored 401(k) plans behind, believing they’ll deal with it later, but never do.

To help you look for an old 401(k), here are some suggestions along with some free resources that can help you search.

Americans Could Lose Passports if ‘Seriously Delinquent’ on Taxes

From the Military.com website

Americans who are behind on their taxes could be denied a passport, or even have theirs revoked, unless they enter into a payment agreement — a radical step that forms part of a crackdown on delinquent tax debt legislated by Congress.

The IRS announced last month that it is beginning implementation of procedures aimed at cracking down on those with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”

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Check Six: 1977 ATC Training – 41 years ago

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In the Spring of 1977, the air traffic control elements of the 201st Combat Communications Group had a joint ATC training. Information with this photograph indicate it was held at Barking Sands. The airman in the photograph in unidentified – can anyone help with the ID?

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

From the U.S. News & World Report website

For cyber thieves, your personally identifiable information is as good as gold. Your name, email address, phone number, Social Security number, passwords and other information can allow criminals to wreak havoc on your financial accounts, medical records, credit health and even your job prospects.

Here’s how to protect yourself against cyber criminals and reduce the fallout from identity theft.

State and federal officials accuse veterans nonprofit of misleading donors

From the Center for Public Integrity website

Virginia’s attorney general has launched an investigation into a veterans charity that allegedly misled donors by spending millions of dollars on telemarketing and salaries rather than on veterans.

The Falls Church, Virginia-based Center for American Homeless Veterans received a “civil investigative demand” for documents from Attorney General Mark Herring’s office in late December, according to documents reviewed this week by the Center for Public Integrity.

The attorney general’s actions came just two weeks after publication of a Center for Public Integrity investigation into the Center for American Homeless Veterans and its founder, Brian Arthur Hampton.

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Check Six: February 21, 2008 – 10 years ago

Ten years ago when the Hawaii Army National Guard deployed to Afghanistan….

U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts was fairly nonchalant about the U.S. military helicopter he was in having to make an emergency landing in a snowstorm in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Two Black Hawks were forced down by bad weather on February 21. Kerry and two other senators, fellow Democrat Joseph Biden of Delaware and Republican Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, had been visiting some forward operating bases.

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Here’s what you should really do before you die: Plan your own funeral

From the CNBC website

You’ve heard about writing your own obituary, but what about planning your own funeral?

Because of limited price transparency in the funeral industry, that may be the best way to save money, according to experts.

Here’s how to plan a funeral without breaking the bank.

3 Things You Need to Know About The 4% Rule

From the Real Deal Retirement website

I have questions about the “maximum safe withdrawal rate,” or the 4% rule. If you’re withdrawing the money from an IRA, do you factor in your marginal tax rate to arrive at the 4% withdrawal? And how do you adjust withdrawals in reaction to strong or weak investment results?

The 4% rule is probably the best-known strategy for turning money in IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts into income you can count on for life. Despite all that’s been written about it over the years, however, many people still aren’t completely clear about how this rule works.

So I’m going to try to answer your question and explain the ins and outs of this withdrawal strategy by boiling it down to three essential points:

Check Six: Hickam AFB Front Gate 1962 – 56 years ago

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The front gate at Hickam Air Force Base, now Hickam Field on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, has evolved from it’s beginning in 1935. The constant has been the Art Deco design front gates.

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Check Six: Hickam Field 1935 – 82 years ago
Namesakes: Hickam Field, Hawaii

Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

From the PC World website

In the age of fake news, collusion, coercion, and bots, the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies all agree on one thing: don’t buy Huawei phones.

CBS News is reporting that FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats each gave testimony on Capitol Hill this week to address the cybersecurity threats facing the nation and all admitted that they would never willingly use a Huawei handset.

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Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

From the Health Day website

Two cancer drugs can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, a pair of new trials shows.

Both a newly developed drug called apalutamide and an already approved drug called , kept prostate cancer from spreading for two years in men whose disease had not yet traveled to other parts of their bodies.

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154 SFS participates in Patriot South Exercises

From the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

Disaster relief. Check!

Search and rescue. Check!

Become a honorary Mississippi State Deputy? Check!

Patriot South 18 is underway in the Gulfport Miss., area and our 154th Security Forces Squadron Defenders are in the middle of the action! They’ve been backing up Mississippi law enforcement in every training scenario we could imagine.

Flip through the album to see for yourself!

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