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Nov 28

November 28, 2017

Changes to the Military Discount Procedure at Lowe’s

As of January 5, 2018, Service Members must enroll online to utilize Lowe’s 10% Military Discount. **This is not an endorsement of any organization but is an item of general interest to the members of the CONG.**

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Nov 16

November 16, 2017

Consumer Holiday Guide 2017

Each year, the Attorney General publishes a Consumer Holiday Guide as we approach the holidays. Be aware and be informed this holiday season.

Posted in Community Resource, Finances

Nov 14

November 14, 2017

Red Cross Hero Care Mobile App

The Red Cross has launched a new mobile app, specifically for Military Service Members and Families. Take a look at their website for more information: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps (available in both the Apple Store and Google Play).

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Nov 9

November 9, 2017

Pass it On!

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

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Nov 1

November 1, 2017

Adoption Workshop & Fair

Friday, November 17, 9am-12pm Southeast & Armed Services YMCA For more information and to register, please call 719-333-3444 or email jesus.gaytan.3@us.af.mil or christopher.alfano@us.af.mil.

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Oct 19

October 19, 2017

Veteran’s Day Specials

On Veteran’s Day, many organizations would like to thank you for your service. Below are six links for websites to check out some of these available offerings. Among them are a free day of skiing/snowboarding at Copper Mountain*, free oil change; free hair cut; free CPR training; 5%-25% off retailers like Bed, Bath, & Beyond; and many restaurant deals for free breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks! https://www.thebalance.com/veterans-day-free-meals-1357348 https://www.offers.com/veterans-day/ http://www.military.com/veterans-day/veterans-day-military-discounts.html http://www.operationwearehere.com/VeteransDayPromotions.html https://iveteransday.org/veterans-day-deals https://www.discountsoldier.com/2017-veterans-day-military-discounts/ * To take advantage of the Copper Mountain…

Posted in Community Resource, Military Appreciation

Oct 18

October 18, 2017

Free Market at Elevation

Grand Opening of the Free Market at Elevation October 21st 9:00AM – 1:00PM The Free Market will be open on the first and third Saturdays of the month for people that need food. People can also come and serve in the market when it is open. Make sure that you click here https://www.facebook.com/ElevationFreeMarket/ so that you can be on the Free Market Facebook page where they will be posting job opportunities as well as other information.

Posted in Community Resource, Food

Oct 11

October 11, 2017

National Guard Volunteer Awards FY17

You still have time to nominate a deserving volunteer for this year’s FY2017 National Guard Family Programs Volunteer Awards. Nominations close at 11:59pm, 15 October 2017. An overview of the awards and award process is provided in the FY2017 National Guard Volunteer Awards Booklet: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/L/89G709. There are a total of seven (7) award categories. There are five (5) award categories for individual volunteers; one award category for each an Army and an Air Guard family; and one (1) award category for public/community organizations. Each award category has…

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Aug 31

August 31, 2017

August 31 – Pass it on!

  END OF FISCAL YEAR TA GUIDANCE Friday, Sept. 15 (until 11:59 P.M. EST) is the last day for Soldiers to request tuition assistance (TA) funding for classes that begin on/before Sept. 30 due to the Army’s fiscal year close-out. There will be no exceptions. Soldiers will be able to enroll in fiscal 2017 classes after Sept. 15 using the self-pay functionality to pay for enrollments out-of-pocket. Army Continuing Education System headquarters will not flip any self-funded classes to TA…

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Aug 30

August 30, 2017

Boots to Business Training – First class begins 9/5/17

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to…

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