Jan 16

January 16, 2018

Student Loan Interest Exemption during Qualifying Service

Service members are exempt from paying interest for up to 60 months on certain student loans while serving in an area that qualifies them for special pay. Service members and veterans may receive a refund if they overpaid interest during previous periods of qualifying service. The Department of Defense, Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs are working to inform eligible military borrowers of this benefit and how to take advantage. Check out the facts and learn how to…

Posted in Education, Finances, Military Appreciation

Jan 10

January 10, 2018

Military OneSource Free Tax Filing – Opens 17Jan18

Military OneSource offers free online tax filing services for Service Members and Families. The MilTax site launches January 17, 2018. Tax consultants are available to assist through the process: 800-342-9647.

Posted in Finances, Military OneSource

Jan 9

January 9, 2018

Creative Forces Community Summit – 15-16Feb2018

A free Creative Forces Community Summit will showcase local efforts at Fort Carson and throughout our community to leverage the power of the arts to help heal and support our military service members, veterans, and their families. The summit is hosted locally by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Creative Industries, and is part of Creative Forces: NEA Healing Arts Network. Summit information, a draft agenda, and online registration are available at www.CulturalOffice.org/programs/creative-forces/. This two-day event is…

Posted in Community Event

Jan 5

January 5, 2018

Pass it On!

Take a look at what’s happening at Fort Carson.

Posted in Community Event

Jan 4

January 4, 2018

Volunteers Needed for the 2nd Judicial Vet Treatment Court

Are you a Veteran interested in being a Mentor to other Vets going to Veteran Treatment Court (VTC) in the 2nd Judicial District for drug & alcohol charges? Peer Mentors must be a US Vet themselves with no current criminal justice involvement so as to help their fellow Vets through crisis, especially by navigating the Judicial System and being their solid support system for a minimum of one year, or until the Mentee graduates from the VTC program (which is…

Posted in Community Resource, Legal

Jan 3

January 3, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Training

VFW Post 4171 has partnered with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health to offer free training to assist someone during a crisis. Service Members, loved ones, and community members wanting to know how to help during a crisis are invited to attend. Thursday, January 25, 8am-4pm Visit the Facebook event link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1293239240777574/. Register online at https://www.jcmh.org/mhfa/.

Posted in Community Resource, Education, Health

Jan 2

January 2, 2018

RSP Newsletter – January 2018

Check out what’s happening in the Recruit Sustainment Program! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the RSP Family Assistance Specialist, Henry Hernandez: Email: henry.hernandez108.ctr@mail.mil Office: 720-250-2773 Cell: 303-905-0009 RSP Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/CONGfamilyassistanceRSP

Posted in Family Assistance

Jan 2

January 2, 2018

Cyber Soldier Scholarship

EARN A SCHOLARSHIP WHILE PROTECTING AMERICA “United States Reserve Forces and National Guard Cyber Soldier Development – Cyber Private Public Partnership (Cyber P3)” Offers full scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who pursue concentrated studies in cyber security BENEFITS • Full cost of tuition and fees • Book Award • Laptop • Travel funding for one cybersecurity conference per academic year – continental US-held conferences only • Work with the best in cyber security ELGIBILITY • Must be a US…

Posted in Scholarships

Dec 22

December 22, 2017

JAG Newsletter – The Advocate, December 2017

Take a look at this month’s JAG newsletter, The Advocate, for relevant information concerning legal topics such as ethical failures, domestic violence, and administrative separations.  You’ll also find a contact list for the COARNG Legal Team. (Air Guard members, please contact your Airman & Family Readiness Center at 720-847-9116 for contact information for your legal team.)

Posted in Legal

Dec 21

December 21, 2017

December Command Message

As 2017 draws to a close we would be remiss if we did not express our collective gratitude to you – the Colorado National Guard Soldier.  You are what is best about our state and nation and we consider it a privilege to serve on your team. Thank you for who you are and what you do. We recently welcomed home Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces and Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion 157th Field Artillery from deployment to Afghanistan. …

Posted in Public Announcements