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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 Capt. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs, kinder.blacke@ang.af.mil.
tabUpcoming Drill Schedule 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

0900 - 1600 - Medical Group open for Customer Service, Building 60 (Closed 1200-1300)

1030 - 1300 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1430 - Promotion Ceremony for SMSgt Sebastien Garcia, 140 FSS, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1600 - Retreat Ceremony

1600 - Running Club Event, Bldg 706 parking lot

Sunday, 4 May 2014

0615 - Chief's Council, Bldg 706, Wing Conference Room

0830 - Speed Mentoring, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1030 - 1300 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - Top 3 Meeting, Bldg 801, FSS Classroom

1430 - 1530 - Junior Enlisted Council Meeting, Bldg 706, Dining Facility (north side) Classroom

1600 - Retreat Ceremony

2013-2014 UTA Schedule
tabGeneral Announcements 
This is a month of events scheduled to bring the CONG guard together as a team and enhance the awareness of the issue of sexual assault in the Colorado National Guard and the Military as a whole. Throughout the month you will be hearing from Senior Leaders on their efforts to eliminate sexual assault within our organizations. Your participation underscores the commands "Zero Tolerance" and enhances the fight against this crime. 

April is the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention
Check out these events offered by the 460th Space Wing.
2014 Military Youth Essay Contest
Local military kids will have a chance to win an Xbox One and statewide recognition for submitting their stories sharing what it's like to be part of a military family. Submissions due by May 2. See link above for details!

140th Wing Climate Survey
Teamwork and collaboration go hand-in-hand. With that said, the 140th Wing Command Climate Survey (Our Survey!) is underway. As the collective 140th Wing Team, Col Dunstan is soliciting your participation in the Wing Survey to hear your feedback.
Aspen Retreat for Veterans and Service Members
Join us for 5 days in Aspen, Colorado for a Power Breath Workshop with Project Welcome Home Troops and an outdoor camp with C.A.M.O. (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities).
POC: Treone Cooley, 208-401-8443, Treone.Cooley@pwht.org

Child Care on Drill Weekends
The Home Community Care program was established to provide in-home child care for military families...to include DRILL WEEKENDS!  Contact Ms. Lorrie Heller, Family Child Care Coordinator, (720) 847-9225/7215 to see if you qualify and what the space availability is.
Camp Corral - FREE for Military Kids
Registration is now OPEN for Camp Corral 2014.
These *free* camps are designed specifically for military children ages 8-15. Priority is given to children of fallen, wounded and disabled veterans, but the camps are open to ALL military children. Please register and sign up! There are two local camps being held at Camp Shady Brook, Sedalia, CO in June and July.

2014 Military Adventure Camps
Would your kids like to spend time whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, winter camping, backpacking, mountain biking, exploring the environment, running ropes courses, or practicing wilderness skills?
Military teens (14-18 years old) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps scheduled May 2014 through April 2015 at little to no cost. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States.

Want to run the Lincoln Marathon?
The Lincoln Marathon is on Sunday, May 4th, and is the National Guard Marathon Team Qualifier. Typically, about four runners are funded by the Guard to run the Lincoln Marathon. Being funded means that you would be on orders from Friday to Monday and have your travel funded. Those interested need to contact Army First Sergeant Dave Baker at debaker@comcast.net, and start training now!

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Webinar Series 2014
More info

4th Saturday at the Colorado Freedom Memorial
What: Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about the sacrifice of Colorado's fallen heroes.
When: The fourth Saturday of every month from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St, Aurora, CO
More info

Military Parenting Resource
FREE online courses feature key tools to support parenting. They include:
·Parenting information and strategies for Service Member and Veteran parents.
·Guidance to help reconnect with children after a deployment and beyond.
·Videos of real families' stories, helpful exercises and practical parenting tip sheets.

Military and Veterans Employment Expo
Looking for a job? Take advantage of these classes and hiring events this May... for details or to register, check out the website!

Check out this site to see the latest discounts offered to Military members!
tabCommander's Commentaries RSS feed 
140th Wing Climate Survey

140th Wing Commander's Holiday Message

Happy Thanksgiving!

tabAirman and Family Readiness Updates 
Are you interested in receiving information regarding free event tickets.  For more information and to register, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/TicketRegistration

Open every Saturday from 0830 - 1030 at the Smokey Hill Vineyard Church.  Service members have front of the line privileges.  Contact (303) 690-2520 with questions.

Interested in taking FREE classes?
Check out Universal Class! With a growing catalog of over 540 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. The courses are free and a registration code can be obtained by contacting the Education and Training Section at (720) 847-6675 or by email education@buckley.af.mil.

Click here to visit the A&FRP website
tabLocal Weather 
tabSnow Delays 
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We follow the 460th Space Wing Commander's guidance. Call the Buckley Snow Call Line for updates:
(720) 847-SNOW (7669)
tabUpcoming Events 
Women's Empowerment Strength and Self Defense Workshops
When: 2 Sessions
Wednesday, April 9 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 16 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: Buckley Fitness Center
Register: Sign up NLT April 11 with CTT3 Amanda Alsted, 720-847-9858, amanda.alsted@us.af.mil

"Prevention and Social Norms" Presentation - Dr. Berkowitz
April 15, 9:30 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Where: Leadership Development Center, 600 Aspen St Bldg 1032

Empowerment Boxing Workshop
When: April 18 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Where: 2239 Champa St, Denver, CO 80205
POC: SFC Michael Martich, 303-503-6717, michael.l.martich.mil@mail.mil

Spring Into Positive Parenting
: Come talk to various organizations about parenting issues in light of April being the Month of the Military Child.
When: Tues, April 22 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Where: Bldg 706, Dining Facility
POC: Family Advocacy, 720-847-6453.

Denim Day - In Support of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
April 23

Colorado Military Ball
When: Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 pm
Where: Marriot Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St, Denver, CO
Attire: Black Tie/Mess Dress highly encouraged (Semi-Formal is acceptable)

Sexual Assault Awareness 5K "Fun" Run/Walk
When: Wednesday, April 30
9:00-10:00 am - Registration
10:00-11:30 am - Run/Walk
11:30-1:00 pm - BBQ
Where: 460th Space Wing HQ, Bldg 1030
POC: SFC Marcus Tyler, 303-677-1576, Marcus.tyler@us.af.mil

Healthy Marriage Workshop Part 1
What: A free marriage workshop to help cultivate your relationship.
When: Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: PCCU Training Center, 4000 Quebec St, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80216
Register: www.marry-well.org, or call 720-488-8888

Speed Mentoring
What: AB - TSgt -- Come meet the Top 3 of the 140th Wing, ask questions, and find a Senior NCO you can relate to. Join in for honest answers and open conversation with many potential mentors.
When: May 4 from 8:30-10:30 am
Where: Dining Facility
POC: MSgt Jenny Romero, 720-847-9009

Girls on the Run 5K - Colorado
*See community service section for ways you can help with this*
What: A 5K run to help encourage young girls to be fit and healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally.
When: Saturday, May 10
Where: City Park, Denver
Registration: $30 fee, includes a t-shirt. More info to follow...
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Buckley AFB Combat Dining Out
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Camp Rattlesnake (On base over by FAMCAMP area)
Attire: ABU/BDU or uniform equivalent
More details to come...

"Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor" Film Premier
Students from Front Range Community College reached out to Colorado veterans to interview as part of a Library of Congress Veterans History Project film documenting the evolving role of women in war. The film follows the stories of 10 women veterans from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, the Iraq War and Afghanistan War and compares their experiences and how they supported combat operations.
When: Friday, May 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Where: Front Range Community College, Rocky Mountain Room, 3646 W. 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031 (Map)

8th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast and Civilian Success Fair
What: Free hot breakfast, key note speaker Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, and more!
When: Saturday, May 24 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Museum
To register, click here!

Volunteer Jam featuring the Charlie Daniels Band
What: The Volunteer Jam featuring The Charlie Daniels Band with The Outlaws, BlackHawk and Craig Campbell is a concert to honor members of the military, Red Cross and first responders for the support provided to our communities during the fires and flooding of 2013.
When: Saturday, May 24 at 5:30 pm
Where: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
For info on free tickets, contact Capt. Kinder Blacke, kinder.blacke@ang.af.mil

Run for the Warriors 5K
What: A 5K run/walk benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The registration fee is $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the WWP.
When: June 28, 2014 at 9:00 am
Where: Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton Colorado 80123
**Registration will be the day of the event**
POC: Harmony Bland, Harmony.Bland@gmail.com, 419-467-9052
Donation Form
WWF Fact Sheet

49th Annual Western States Invitational Golf Tournament
What:This tournament is an individual stroke play tournament and open to all levels of golfers with or without golf handicaps.
When: July 25-27
Where: Angel Park and Legacy Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev

Buckley Community Events Calendar
tab140th Wing In the News 
tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
Girls on the Run - More Info
What: There are many ways you can volunteer your time or finances towards this wonderful program for young girls. You can attend practice runs, provide healthy snacks, sponser a registration fee, donate running shoes, and more.
POC: Contact MSgt Melissa Deal if you're interested, melissa.deal@ang.af.mil, 720-847-6161

Volunteer Opportunities for Spring 2014

Volunteer for the City of Aurora - Contact Information

Community Volunteer Guide 2014

POC: Ms. Susan Everitt (severett@auroragov.org), Volunteer Program Director at the Aurora Volunteer Center
tabTuition Assistance for National Guard Members 
Scholarship information from the Buckley Education and Training Office
More info: 720-847-6675

VFW Scholarships for E-5 and below
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded for spring 2014 semester beginning January 2014 and for fall 2014 semester beginning July 2014.

Spouse Scholarships
The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force Spouses worldwide to pursue an associate/bachelor or graduate/postgraduate degree.

Grantham University Scholarship
The AFA/Grantham University Online Degree Scholarship is designed to encourage active duty dependents to continue their education.

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tab140th Wing Staff Agencies
tabMonthly Safety Briefing
Sports Safety Brochures
   Sports Nutrition
   Overuse Injuries

Human Performance Resource Center:
This is a great source of information regarding healthy and unhealthy(banned) nutritional/dietary substances for military members.

Safety Video starring 140th Wing Members

140th Wing Safety Office Directory
tabSocial 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.

Social Media Tips

NEW! Air Force Social Media Guide

9 Critical Steps to Protecting Yourself on Facebook
This is straightforward guidance on how to keep yourself safe while still enjoying Facebook. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time...

Facebook Smart Card

Twitter Smart Card

Air Force Social Media Handbook - Navigating the Social Network

Junior Enlisted Council Facebook Page

Buckley AFB Facebook Page

Buckley Community Center Facebook Page

Colorado National Guard Facebook Page

Blue Star Families Facebook Page
tabHometown News Release Program
Want to share news of a recent accomplishment, deployment, or other noteworthy event with friends and family in your hometown? Submit a DD Form 2266 and photo (if you'd like) to the 140th Wing Public Affairs Office to have an article submitted to your hometown news agencies.

DD Form 2266 - Fill this out to the best of your ability and send it to 140WG.PA@ang.af.mil, or drop it by our office in Bldg 801. For more information, call us at (720) 847-6164/9435.

For more information about the Hometown News Release Program, Click Here.

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