New Ways to Volunteer in Your Community and Beyond

(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.” Go Viral You’ve probably heard […]

Seven financial tips for military families

Joe Morrin Frugal living is coming back into style, and military families are leading this trend. In fact, the latest findings from the First Command Financial Behaviors Index reveal military families with household incomes of at least $50,000 are putting more dollars toward savings and reducing debt compared to other middle-class consumers. During the […]

USAF Academy Events Calendar

Resume Writing Workshop Thursday, 9 October (0900 — 1200) Tuesday, 9 December (0900 — 1200) Learn to write an effective resume that will open the door to your next career opportunity. Learn different resume formats, how to best highlight your qualifications/experience, targeting your resume to specific jobs, and more. Federal Resume Writing Class Thursday, 30 […]

Peterson AFB Events Calendar

TRANSITION Pre-Separation (Every Tuesday) 0800 – 1200 (mandatory for all retiring & separating military members & pre-requisite for “All Things TAP”) 5 day TAP GPS 6-10 Oct, 3-7 Nov, 8-12 Dec AFSPC Executive TAP 27-31 Oct Entrepreneur Track (Boots to Business) 0730-1630, 4-5 Dec Career Technical Track 0730 – 1630, 20-21 Nov Capstone (Thursdays) 0900 […]

Schriever AFB Events Calendar

Every Tuesday (except during Transition GPS week) Pre-separation Counseling Briefing 8:00 am – 10:00 am (9, 23 Sept., 7 Oct.) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (all others) Starting the third Monday each month Transition GPS Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Third Thursday each month Right Start – Base Auditorium 8:00 am – […]

The beginning gardener’s quick guide to success

By Larry Stebbins Gardening in the Rockies can be daunting for beginners. Here are some tips to get started: Choose a very sunny location, eight hours or more of direct sun each day. Plant in good soil. Visit your garden daily to check on water needs and to check on bugs. Harvest when your crop […]

Local gardeners anxious for spring

By Andrea Sutherland CSMNG writer Hundreds stood in line outside Horace Mann Middle School March 10 for a seat at the March Veggie Garden Class hosted by Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. “They’re going to need a bigger place next time,” said Karen Brand, first-time community gardener. Brand said this was the second workshop she attended […]

Home Front Cares: Helping veterans return from war

By April Speake Executive Director, The Home Front Cares I remember in the days following 9/11, the power of America pulling together with fierce patriotism. We were ready to “be all we could be” and to “aim high” to defend our soil and defeat terrorism around the world. There was an outpouring of public support […]

Summer veggies start with spring prep

By Scott Prater CSMNG Writer When asked for her recommendation on how many servings of vegetables a person should consume on any given day, Staff Sgt. Vanessa Arthur doesn’t hesitate to respond. “When considering nutrition, we like to combine fruits and vegetables into one group,” said Arthur, Schriever’s Health and Wellness Center diet therapist. “People […]

Local decorator helps military families make a house a home

By Nel Lampe CSMNG writer Military families arrive at a new base or post, find post quarters or an apartment in a nearby complex, and then begin the wait for household goods to arrive. Everyone is anxious to get into the new quarters or apartment and make it a cozy home. Sometimes, that’s a big […]