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  • Spouse education career opportunities

    What is the Spouse Education Career Opportunities Program, or SECO? The Department of Defense established the SECO Program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections
  • AFSA – An organization for everyone

    Anyone who knows me knows that I can be very outspoken and passionate. Sometimes that can be good and sometimes not so much. One of the great discoveries in my Air Force career was an organization that allows me to exploit those traits in a positive way. That organization is the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, or AFSA. AFSA is a beautiful,
  • Summer grilling, campfire safety

    The summer season is upon us, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Following the fire safety tips below can help the fire service reduce the potential of fires throughout this summer.Grilling safety• Keep grills at least 10 feet from any structure. Grilling mishaps cause more than 8,300 fires and send 3,000 people to the emergency
  • Best beginner’s tips for enjoying Montana’s nature

    Great Falls, Montana, nothing to do. Really? Well then, just get out. Montana and many of the northwest regional states, and Alaska, are some of the last truly wild frontiers we have in the United States. While Great Falls is not a mecca for its cultural scene and restaurants, the state of Montana is sometimes referred to as the North American
  • Activities available through Exceptional Family Member program

    “Enhancing the quality of life of special needs family members by establishing, implementing and maintaining the family support component in conjunction with community support and coordinating with the (Exceptional Family Member Program) medical and assignments units,” is the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Family Support mission statement.
  • Learning ICBM roots through airpower history

    A few years ago while attending a military education course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, one of my classes was being led by a civilian instructor who was a previous attorney.   He was teaching us about the history of airpower and did so by guiding the class through a case-like explanation of airpower and how it shaped strategic bombing
  • Spring fire safety tips for home, office

    Information has been provided by the National Fire Prevention Protection Association  Spring is just around the corner in Montana, and with a new season comes new fire risks and safety concerns to keep in mind for both homes and businesses. Spring cleaning starts and outdoor activities like grilling begin. In Montana, the windy conditions create an
  • Obtaining command sponsorship before an overseas tour

    One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world - the chance to create a nest in a new place. Moving overseas is an adventure that others only dream about, but it does require some planning and organization. Tap into all the resources available through Military OneSource to master
  • Adjusting to a foreign culture

    The Air Force has a specific cycle timeline for assignment notifications to overseas locations. But we all know that you can receive an assignment notification on any given day. If you spend any length of time in the military you will eventually change stations. If you’re lucky, at least one of these moves will be to another country. Living abroad
  • Teeth, a life-long care approach

    The early years of a child’s life are the most influential part of their development, from learning how to walk, eat and talk, to forming life-long behaviors such as taking good care of their teeth. The impact caregivers have in molding these norms affect how children ultimately maintain healthy teeth. According to the American Dental Association,
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