Wednesday morning briefing: A talented crew, a kid needs help and West Point

Good morning. It’s our version of must reading…the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

And they can cook, too?

The Single Airmen group at Cannon Air Force Base is volunteering to be the Habit for Humanity construction crew Saturday in Portales.

Habit says not only are the Single Airmen handy around the house, but they’re furnishing their own lunch.

Question of the day

Did you complete a Census survey?

Let us know if you got counted by joining the conversation in our comment section below.

Help a kid

A California fifth-grader has written to Freedom New Mexico asking for help researching the state of New Mexico.

Napa Valley Language Academy student Ingrid O., who didn’t sign her full last name, would like readers to submit magazines, brochures, postcards and/or souvenirs to help with her written and oral report.

The school’s address is 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, CA 94558

Today in history

On this day in 1802, The United States Military Academy — the first military school in the

U.S. — is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science.

Located at West Point, N.Y., the academy is often simply known as West Point.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-military-academy-established

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the west 10 to 15 mph after midnight.