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Members of the 140th Wing,

This is your one-stop resource for upcoming events, drill information, important reminders, resources and more. We encourage you and your family to check this page frequently to stay updated and take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

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For questions or if you have anything to include, please contact Maj. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs,
kinder.l.blacke.mil@mail.mil.

Upcoming Drill Schedule

JULY UTA SCHEDULE:

Saturday, 28 July 2018 

0930 - MXG Promotions, Hangar 801

0930 - WG Staff Sync, B706, WGCR

1030 - Wing CIMB, B706, WGCR

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, H801, Testing Classroom

1300 - 140th Additional Duty First Sergeant Briefing, B700, WGA

1300 - Retirement Ceremony for SMSgt Mark Rolfe, VM, B 340

1500 - Promotion Ceremony for Lt Col Thomas Nefe, 140 CES, B700, WGA

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for MSgt Jenkins, B706, DFAC

1600 - Promotion Ceremonies for Maj Mark Monsrud and Lt Col Bruce Cowan, 140 MDG, B706, DFAC

1600 - Retreat - 140 MXG/MOF

1615 - 140th Wing Running Club, B706 Parking Lot

Sunday, 29 July 2018

0800 - CDC Testing, H801, Testing Classroom

0900 - Unit Leadership Triad Brief, B706, DFAC

0900 - Interfaith Chapel Service, H801, FSS Classroom

0900 - Rising 6, B830, 140 CE Classroom

1000 - Top 3, B830, 140 CE Classroom

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, DFAC

1230 - Mentorship Training for E-1 - E-6, H801, FSS Classroom

1330 - Mentorship Training for all Chiefs, B706, WGCR

1345 - Mentorship Training for E-7 - E-8, H801, FSS Classroom

1500 - Wing Innovation Team, B706, WGCR

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for TSgt Duke Cole, 140 CES, B830, CE Classroom

1600 - Retreat - 140 MXG/MOF

2017-2018 UTA Schedule

General Announcements

Only 1 CONG Video - Show your friends and family!

2017 Year in Review Video

Changes to GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits Program

Wing Climate Survey - Look out for you email invitation to participate. Let your voice be heard! For questions, contact the EO team at 720-847-6765

Latest changes to AF Dress and Personal Appearance guidelines

EDI Shirts - Still available for $20 in B701, Rm 212. POC: Capt Toliuszis, 720-847-6289

INFO: Voluntary Deployment VS Mobilization - Know your Entitlements for RCP and AEF!

New GTC's are inbound - Verify your address ASAP!

NEW Enlisted Force Structure - AFI36-2618

Air Force Library Program - there is a brand new resource available... Hoopla is a digital media service that allows users to borrow movies, books, music, comics, TV shows and more! - Register here! For questions, contact AFSVA.SVPL.aflibraries@us.af.mil

Women Veterans Invited! - See if you qualify to take this survey and earn a $25 gift card!

New Uniforms are around the corner! - FAQ's - Diagram

Planning to leave the COANG? Read this!
Retention News - Make sure you know what your options are.

Be aware of Cyber Sextortion!  Get Educated now!

Better Body. Better Life.

PHAQ Help Guides - Completing your PHA - IMR Readiness

Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) 101 - If you're not sure what AFIS is, check out this quick reference guide!
AFIS Cheat Sheet - Quick reference

Colorado Rockies Baseball Tickets - The USO is helping military members get free tickets - Sign up today!

Bandimere Speedway Tickets - The USO is helping military members get free tickets - Sign up today!

Get your Epic Pass for $99 - Amazing deal for those of you who enjoy skiing or snowboarding. Check it out!

Military Kids Summer Programs - Time to start planning for summer break!

Bullet Writing 101

Professional Development Classes at Buckley

CO Education Foundation Scholarships - available to spouses and children too!

Are you Deployed or Deploying soon? Sign up at Any Soldier/Airman to get care packages from home!

The Free Market - Struggling to make ends meet? Check out this resource for free food.

Love Every Day - Rekindle the love in your relationship!

Monthly Warrior Network Broadcasts - Watch them here!

Employment Assistance

Jaguar Land Rover Registered Apprenticeship Program
Jobs available now!

DHS is hiring!

Career Transition and Credential Mobility - Check out the new program specifically created to help military members and their families with professional licensure credentialing.

Interested in cross-training into a new career field...? Check out these videos!

Military-Connected Employment Resources

Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed

Upcoming Events

Love and Logic Parenting Class - Aug 14, 21, 12-4pm, Buckley Chapel, call 720-847-6453 to sign up

VA Home Loans - The Real Story - Aug 15, 6 pm, Douglas County Library

TAG's State Marksmanship Match 2018 - Aug 16-19, Ft Carson, CO

SNCO Induction Ceremony - Aug 18 - Money will be collected by your CSS.

17th Annual 140th LRS Golf Tournament - Aug 20

CONG Inaugural Poker Run - Aug 25, 8:30am

Teen Resiliency Training Retreat - Sep 7-9, Ages 12-17

Rocky Mountain Aviation Golf Tournament - Sep 10, Coyote Creek Golf Course, proceeds go to Angel Flight West

Marine Corps Memorial 5/10K - Sep 15, 8am

Table in the Wilderness - Sep 14-16, Ages 9-17

Aviation Day 2018 - Sep 28, 10am-2pm, United Airlines Tech Ops Facility

CONG Foundation Golf Tournament - Save the Date! Oct 5, 7:30 am at Black Bear Golf Club, Parker, CO
Sponsor Letter

COANG Family and Retiree Day - Oct 14, honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 68th Call Up and the deactivation of the 200th Airlift Squadron.

Shine and Show Car/Toy Show - Oct 14, in conjunction with Family and Retiree Day! Sign up with SMSgt Buckner ASAP - timothy.k.buckner.mil@mail.mil

Sign up for Buckley Event Notifications on your phone!

Buckley AFB Events Calendar

Community Service

Volunteer to help with upcoming Tough Mudder - Aug 25-26, Volunteers receive free registration to run, along with a free T-shirt and hat, and free parking. POC: Corey Maillette, 857-544-6965, corey.maillette@toughmudder.com

Volunteer for Airmen Against Drunk Driving - 720-847-RIDE
If you'd like to help cover a shift (either driving or dispatching) to prevent your fellow Airmen from driving drunk, please sign up!! Help is needed ASAP!
POC: Amn Kyle Devries, 720-847-6054

Volunteer with the USO! - The USO has done so much for military and veterans. If you'd like to help give back, check out this link!

Volunteer for the City of Aurora - Contact Information

Sources of Support

Buckley AFB SARC Resources

140th Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Maj. Elizabeth Pszanka
Office: 720-847-9950
Cell: 720-219-8890
Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247
To file a report: 720-847-SARC (7272)

Director of Psychological Health
Ms. Virginia Howard
Office: 720-847-9438

Airman and Family Readiness Program
Ms. Michelle Abarca
Office: 720-847-9116
Cell: 303-827-9629

VA 24/7 Call Center
877-927-8387
Brochure

OUTSTANDING AIRMEN

140th Wing Airmen of the Year Winners for 2017:

Airman of the Year:
SrA Darryn Highland, 233 SFS

NCO of the Year:
TSgt Jessica MacDonald, 140 WG

SNCO of the Year:
SMSgt Maryha Kelley, 140 WG

First Sergeant of the Year:
MSgt Mark Iannacito, 233 SCS

First Quarter Award Winners for 2018:

Airman of the Quarter: 
SrA Brandon Broughman, 140 SFS

NCO of the Quarter: 
SSgt Mark Barrick, 233 SFS

SNCO of the Quarter: 
MSgt Joshua Thornton, 140 SFS

CGO of the Quarter: 
Capt Christopher Shults, 137 SWS

Best Warrior 2018 Competition Results:
And PHOTOS!

Best Overall Top-Performing Junior Enlisted:
SrA Brandon Broughman, 140 SFS

Best Overall Top-Performing NCO:
TSgt Daniel Guy, 140 SFS

Social Media

Social Media Guidance

Social media is a great way to stay connected, but beware of the potential dangers it can pose to you and your loved ones. We encourage you to engage in social media smartly. Check out these resources.

Hometown News

Hometown News Release Program

Want to share news of a recent accomplishment, deployment, or other noteworthy event with friends and family in your hometown? Check out this website and follow directions to have an article submitted to your hometown news agencies.