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Jul 27

July 27, 2018

DoD Changes Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer Requirements

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: – Must Be Eligible to Serve Four Years. Service members must be eligible to be retained for four years from the date of their election to transfer benefits and not be precluded from serving for four more years prior to approval of their election by policy or statute. – Force Shaping Definition Expanded.  The definition of “force shaping” is expanded to expressly include officers involuntarily separated as a result of being twice passed over for promotion, and enlisted…

Posted in Education

Jul 10

July 10, 2018

SECO Events in July for Military Spouses

Visit for more information 1.   Ask the Expert Chat: Thinking about Graduate School? Explore Your Options. Military spouses are invited to connect with SECO Career Coaches during the ‘Thinking about Graduate School? Explore Your Options’ presentations commencing on Wednesday, July 11th and continuing through Friday, July 13th, 2018. Career Coaches will answer all your education questions and give feedback directly related to you and your graduate school search. Learn tips from the experts to help you succeed and network with other military spouses….

Posted in Education, Employment, Scholarships, Training

Jul 6

July 6, 2018

MFLN Offers Webinars in July

July 10 – Family Finances Series: Separation & Single Parenting in the Military July 17 – Military Consumer Protection July 18 – Opportunities & Possibilities: Postraumatic Growth in Research and Practice (Part 1) For more information on these July webinars, other upcoming webinars & archived webinars, visit Post Traumatic Growth  The July 18 webinar on Post Traumatic Growth may be of special interest as Dr.  Tedeschi will discuss the theoretical model and research basis of posttraumatic growth, the process by…

Posted in Education, Health, Relationships, Resilience

Jul 3

July 3, 2018

Back to School Bash! 28Jul18

Guard Families with children ages 5-10 are invited to join us for a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 28 at 10am at the Denver Armory. FREE school supplies, FREE backpacks, FUN activities, and EDUCATIONAL discussions are available. Join the discussion and find resources to meet your family’s needs at this fun event. Register by Monday, July 16 to reserve your spot: **Please note that this event is intended for those living north of Castle Rock. If you…

Posted in Child and Youth, Education, Family Assistance, Fun!, Military Appreciation, Parenting

Jun 27

June 27, 2018

Building a Successful Civilian Career Webinar – 28Jun18

Want to learn more about what it’s like to transition from the military to the civilian workforce? Need help translating your military skills into a civilian resume? Curious to find out how your interests can be matched to a fulfilling career? Join JPMorgan Chase & Co. for an interactive webinar: Thursday, June 28 3pm-4pm Register at   **This is not an endorsement of any organization but an item of general interest to members of the CONG.**

Posted in Education, Employment

Jun 27

June 27, 2018

Basic Rider Course Required for All Soldiers Riding Motorcycles

Effective May 20, 2018, the Department of Defense Traffic Safety Training Program and AR 385-10 require all Soldiers who ride motorcycles to have completed a Motorcycle Safety Foundation approved Basic Rider Course (BRC). An Advanced Riders Course (ARC) may also be required within twelve months of completing the BRC, depending on the type of motorcycle driven. Sustainment training is also required within five years of completing an Advanced Riders Course (ARC). Click on the document below to read the memo…

Posted in Education, Government Resource, Public Announcements, Training

Jun 27

June 27, 2018

Military OneSource Offers Free Products to Support Military Families

Looking for books and videos that encourage children during deployments? Need fliers or brochures to share with Service Members and their Families? Need stress reduction products to keep your troops mission ready? Download and Order Free Products: Military OneSource provides eligible Service Members, their Families, and service providers access to download and order free products such as  Books Resource Guides DVDs Brochures Educational Items CDs Products cover a wide range of topics: Relationships Health and Wellness Deployment Education Non-medical Counseling…

Posted in Education, Government Resource, Health, Military OneSource

Jun 26

June 26, 2018

Federal Tuition Assistance Changes for Army Branches

On 6 June 2018, The Secretary of the Army signed Army Directive 2018-09 (Army Tuition Assistance Policy) with an effective implementation date of 5 August 2018. This directive eliminates the one-year or ten-year wait to use Federal Tuition Assistance and applies to all Soldiers, regardless of component. Starting 5 August 2018, Soldiers will be eligible for two tiers of TA depending on their current level of civilian education. Tier 1: Soldiers who have a) not attained a bachelor’s degree and…

Posted in Education, Finances

Jun 22

June 22, 2018

2018 Minuteman Scholarship

Interested in receiving a college degree and graduating as an Officer? If so, the Minuteman Scholarship may be a good fit for you.  The Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Minuteman Scholarship was introduced in 2015 to enhance the Army National Guard’s ability to recruit highly qualified cadets. All qualified applicants for ROTC scholarships may apply for consideration for the Minuteman Scholarship. The Minuteman Scholarship covers full tuition and fees (uncapped) at any college or university served by an Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program, OR can…

Posted in Education, Scholarships

Jun 22

June 22, 2018

Summer Reading Programs

Are your little ones spending too much time on the Nofriendo, the Generation X Box, or the Playinsidestation? Denver has a number of local library Summer Reading programs that you can take advantage of.  The following link will bring you to a brochure, detailing some of the Summer Reading programs with directions, phone numbers, and websites. 2018 Summer Reading Brochure Don’t live in the Denver-metro area? Your local library may have a summer reading program, too. Stop in soon…

Posted in Child and Youth, Community Event, Education, Fun!