The U.S. Air Force decision to locate the Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is a big win for the city, according to city officials.
“San Antonio was one of eight locations competing for this crucial mission, and the selection of JBSA is a huge vote of confidence for Military City, USA,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a press release.
The city of San Antonio’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs led the effort to advocate San Antonio as the location for the consolidation of Battlefield Airman Training at JBSA – now called Special Warfare Training Wing. Battlefield Airman Training began in 2016.
The new wing headquarters will consist of approximately 135 personnel. Special Warfare Airmen are trained to solve on-ground problems with air power; often embedding with conventional and special operations forces. This special force has grown substantially since 2001, and consists of positions, such as combat rescue officer, special tactics officer, and special operations weather team.
San Antonio’s Congressional delegation and state officials also advocated for the new mission.
“San Antonio is known as Military City, USA for good reason,” said City Manager Sheryl Sculley. “The military is the number one employer in the region and Joint Base San Antonio has a significant impact on the local economy with more than 180,000 military and civilian employees.”
Major General Juan G. Ayala (USMC ret), director of the city’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, said this announcement is yet another example of the city’s importance to our national defense.
The wing will also focus on increasing retention rates and improving training through the Human Performance Support Group. This is a one-of-a-kind unit that integrates specialists from a variety of sports and medical fields into warfare training to improve physical and mental performance, reduce injury and speed rehabilitation.
Black Man produces water out of thin air!
American Tax Geeks is Giving $112 Million to African Americans to Start Thousands of Franchises
Nationwide — American Tax Geeks is known as the franchise company that pays all of the startup costs for it’s franchise owners. But now they’re specifically giving $112 million to African Americans to start an American Tax Geeks franchise. They pay your startup costs, provide employee training, and much much more. Their popular franchise model of paying for the startup costs of their franchise owners has allowed them to become the fastest growing franchise ever, with 10,000 locations for next tax season.
According to Derrick Smith, Director of Operations, “We have received a tremendous amount of applicants that want to become American Tax Geeks franchise owners, but we want to see more diversity with our franchise owners. We have apportioned specific amounts of resources for all minority franchise applicants and specifically we want at least 20 percent of our franchise locations to be owned by African Americans. We have allocated $112 million that will go towards paying for all of the startup costs of thousands of new African American franchise owners across the country. We pay several thousands in startup costs for each franchise owner. I encourage any African American that is an aspiring business owner to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to become an American Tax Geeks franchise owner with absolutely no upfront startup costs.”
Furthermore, in addition to paying all of your startup costs, right now they’re also waiving their $40,000 initial franchise fee. With annual gross income for franchise owners being around $200K, it’s truly one of the best franchises opportunities ever.
And tax preparation is an industry that’s truly always in demand. The latest fiscal year count available from the IRS shows that more than 83 million taxpayers paid someone to prepare their federal tax return. American Tax Geeks franchise owners don’t need any prior tax experience because the actual tax work is performed by their employees and managers.
American Tax Geeks provides their franchise owners with a store location, employee training, marketing support, and everything that they need to get started and succeed without spending one penny. This is truly how more franchise companies need to operate.
To learn more about becoming an American Tax Geeks franchise owner, go to www.AmericanTaxGeeks.com right now, before it’s too late.
New Rosa Parks Barbie
Nationwide — Rosa Parks, known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, is being honored with a Barbie doll that resembles her. Children can now play with a toy that will truly inspire them, but the doll is also expected to be popular with collectors.
Mattel, the makers of Barbie, is recognizing the achievements of many historical women including Rosa Parks who “made the world better for future generations of girls.”
“By celebrating their achievements with dolls made in their likeness, we hope girls will be inspired to pursue their dreams,” a spokesperson for Mattel told CNN.
The Barbie doll will feature Parks’ authentic clothing and accessories as well as educational material about her contributions to society.
The launch of the new dolls comes as part of the brand’s Inspiring Women Series which aims to honor historical role models who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger.
Moreover, Mattel stated that research found that girls from the age of 5 are more likely than boys to experience the “Dream Gap” wherein they could feel like their own gender isn’t smart and competent enough. To address that, showing girls more role models and telling their stories could be beneficial.
Other women who are part of the new collection are Katherine Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Sally Ride.