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Military saves month kick-off event & proclamation signing

Buckley AFB

February kicks-off Military Saves Month, a campaign to educate and give military members the tools to make better financial decisions Feb. 2, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Airman and Family Readiness Center on Buckley AFB will offer courses throughout the month that aim to equip military members and their families with the knowledge to reduce debt, save money, and increase wealth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

Buckley AFB

Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, signs a proclamation to kick-off Military Saves Month, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Thompson addressed the importance of military members and their families gaining financial knowledge in order to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

Buckley AFB

Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt Col. Meghan Szwarc, 460th Mission Support Group deputy commander, present the Military Saves Month proclamation Feb. 2, 2018, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Military members and civilians from around base gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center to kick-off Military Saves Month with the proclamation signing and refreshments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The Airman and Family Readiness Center kicked off Military Saves Month with a proclamation signing by Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Military Saves Month is a campaign by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America which looks to educate military members and their families on how to reduce debt, save money, and increase their wealth.

“The program aims to get military members to save and invest so that they can be financially secure heading into retirement or separation,” said Patricia Pope, 460th Airman and Family Readiness Center flight chief. “Through compound interest, even the smallest amount of money can grow to a substantial amount.”  

Several events and classes are offered over the month that provide military members and their families with the resources and tools to help with financial decision making. In order to attend a course, please register by calling the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 720-847-6681

Schedule of events offered by the 460th Airman and Family Readiness Center:

Ditching the Dorms – Feb. 2, from 11a.m. to noon at Bldg. 606 auditorium

ENT Car Buying – Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium

“What does it take to be a smart consumer? Sharpen your knowledge and protect yourself”   – Feb. 14, from 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium

Info Fair – Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium

Saving/Investing/Fraud Prevention – Feb. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium

A&FRC Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium

Command Your Cash – Feb. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 606 auditorium