139th News

Coping with Financial Issues of COVID-19 - Part 52

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  • By Randy Gerard, Personal Financial Counselor

Greetings to the 139th Airlift Wing, “Always Ready, Always Willing”! This month I wanted to remind everyone of the incredible amount of information at Military One Source, specialized to help those in the
military. Additionally, I thought it would be helpful to provide some financial information for those with children as it’s never too soon (or late!) to learn about money.

My Open Topic Zoom sessions continue on Tuesdays for a chance to just drop in with your question. These will also be on the Wing SharePoint and the Resiliency Team calendar for your reference. I have included the Touch Point schedule for September below. Remember these are available if you have not met the required attendance through an online application. All AFI Touch Point briefs use the MS Teams application. As always, contact me with any additional questions. 


  • 1st & 2nd - FTP-Pre/Post Deployment
  • 3rd - FTP-Divorce
  • 12th - FTP-Divorce
  • 21st - FTP-Pre/Post Deployment
  • 26th - FTP-FDS-Enlisted

Tuesday Open Topic Drop-ins: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Your Support When MilLife Happens
Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive. Please access the above link for an excellent source of more information.

Resources for Youth
Use this area of MyMoney.gov to find games, fun activities, websites, video games, and information about money for kids and youth. You will find links to information on how to save money, what to think about when shopping and buying, and how to a budget or a plan so you’ll have enough money when you need it. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, text, email or ask for a private Zoom session for you or your family
members. Be financially proactive and STAY SAFE!

Randy Gerard, PFC
C (573) 415-6934
O (816) 236-3659

This month’s thought: “I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sun screen on my back.” ~Jimmy Kimmel