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  • TriWest's $500,000 contribution helps Colorado kids cope with parents' deployment

    When a parent is deployed, children are also called to duty. The absence and fear of losing a parent, and the nagging sense of uncertainty, can put a heavy psychological burden on children. But there is help. Operation Purple Summer Camps, developed by the National Military Family Association and sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance in 21
  • Web site protects military consumers

    Military members, Department of Defense civilian employees, and their families, are targets of specific consumer fraud scams and face many consumer-related problems. In response, on September 24, 2002, in a joint unveiling with the DoD, the Federal Trade Commission launched the Military Sentinel public Web site, an initiative aimed at improving
  • IDEAs can earn $10,000

    The Air Force has rewarded nearly $1.3 million over the last several years through the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, or IDEA, program. The IDEA program, which is open to all Air Force personnel, rewards Airmen with cash if they have an idea that will save the Air Force money.Rewards typically range from $200 to $10,000
  • Military spouse pays it forward

    Mrs. Samantha Mothershead paid it forward July 3. The military housewife earned a grant from the CBS's Pay It 4ward Colorado program, one in which the news station gives $1,000 to five Coloradans who will use the money to change someone else's life. She qualified to donate 20 to 25 children's car seats to Baby Buds, which is a local nonprofit
  • Buckley's water deemed safe, meets all standards

    Buckley's water system continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards.Buckley's water system is consecutive with Aurora's, therefore Buckley is not required to sample as extensively as the city of Aurora. However, Bioenvironmental sampled for microbiological contamination (total coliform), lead and copper, parameters that could
  • 460th MDG gets new commander

    Col. Danny Seanger relinquished command of the 460th Medical Group to Col. Michael Chyrek during a ceremony June 22 at the 460th Space Wing headquarters building here. Colonel Seanger parted the group by commending its accomplishments during his tenure. He addressed its sequence of location changes, its service to the Total Force at Buckley, its