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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 

Thursday, 15 October 2015


1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

Friday, 16 October 2015


1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

Saturday, 17 October 2015

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MXS

1610 - 140th Wing Running Club, Bldg 706 parking lot
Sunday, 18 October 2015 

0645 - Chiefs' Council, Bldg 706, Wing Conference Room

0900 - Chapel Service, Bldg 801, FSS Classroom

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - Promotion Ceremony for Maj Freimann and Capt Jensen, Bldg 700, WG Auditorium
1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MXS

2014-2015 UTA Schedule

2015-2016 UTA Schedule
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Other Side of the Mountain Gang Newsletter - Aug/Sep

Buckley's Employee Assistance Program
This website is a resource available to you and your family to build resilience and get answers to dome of life's toughest questions. You may even confidentially request no-cost EAP services through the website. Topics include: Emotional Wellbeing, Relationships, Parenting, Health and Wellness, Financial Education, Legal Matters, Professional Growth, and more!
Visit the EAP Website and sign in using password "BAFB"

Buckley has a Registered Dietitian
Receive customized meal planning and healthy eating tips from the registered dietitian to reach your health goal! She is also here to help you decipher the newest diet/nutrition trends and provide guidance on special diets such as gluten-free, low carb, vegetarian/vegan, paleo, heart healthy, low sodium, etc.  Please call 720-847-6865 to schedule an appointment.

Discounted Denver Nuggets Tickets
Click here to get discounted tickets that include free food and drink vouchers!
POC: Aaron Maldonado, amaldonado@pepsicenter.com, 303-405-1334

Other Side of the Mountain Gang Newsletter - June/July 2015

Join Team Buckley's Soccer Team
You are cordially invited to help support Buckley Air Force base by being a part of the Rocky Mountain Soccer Championship.  This tournament is being hosted by the Air Force Academy and will be on October 3rd, 2015.  Currently the BAFB soccer team consists of 20 members but we are looking for more.  This event is open to all individuals who work for and support BAFB to include: any service, any duty status, as well as civilians.  Please contact Lt Michael (bradley.d.michael2.mil@mail.mil) if you would like more details and if you are interested in joining the team for this event.  The BAFB soccer team currently holds a practice every Thursday from 1530-1700 at the base field/track. 

 WARNING! Hemp products may contain THC!
Be aware of the food you eat and the products you use. If they contain certain hemp products they might earn you a dishonorable discharge...

No Barriers Warriors 2015 programs
Mission:  We empower veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities, and survivors of the fallen, to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. Our experiences serve as both an opportunity for growth and catalyst for change as these brave men and women stretch boundaries, build teams, innovate through adversity and step up to lead and serve others. Complementing the reintegration process, this program provides quality transformative experiences that inspire warriors to grow and continue to contribute their absolute best to the world.

Our journey-based expeditions range from one day to three weeks in length, and have taken us to Nepal, Ecuador, Peru, the South Pole and locations around the US.

Buckley Toastmasters
Build confidence, grow as a leader, improve your communication and public speaking skills with the Buckley Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the Buckley Chapel. POC: MSgt Mike Neu, 720-847-6933

Free Fitness Classes at the Aurora Strong Resiliency Center
Qigong - Wednesdays from 11:45 am -12:45 pm
Nia - Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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
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tabAirman and Family Readiness Updates 
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If you'd like to help a Guardsman in need this holiday season, click here

Free Upcoming Classes

Love and Logic:
Six session parenting classes held on 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct and 2, 9, Nov 2015 at 1300-1500 at Health and Wellness Center (HAWC).

Dads 101: First time fathers class offered on 8, 9 Oct from 0800-1100 at the HAWC.

Communicating in Relationships Lunch and Learn: The seminar is
scheduled on 14 Oct at the HAWC from 1200 to 1300.

All classes are available to all personnel associated with Buckley AFB; Guard and civilians are included.  To register, please call our Community Outreach Program at 720-847-6453.


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
tabTuition Assistance for National Guard Members 
Scholarship information from the Buckley Education and Training Office
More info: 720-847-6675

Allied Van Lines Military Scholarship Program
Annually, 2 recipients will be awarded 1,000 dollars towards their education. Any serviceman, veteran, or military dependent (spouse or child) majoring in logistics, as well as equivalent majors such as business, business operational management, and other like majors can apply for this scholarship.
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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 
Hispanic Heritage Food Tasting Celebration
Taste amazing samples of Hispanic Food while hearing testimony for past and current Hispanic AF members Guest Speaker: CMSgt Ruthe Flores, ARPC/CCC
When: Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 am
Where: Buckley Chapel

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Walk
: Walk from Bldg 606 to the Fitness Center and back to support awareness of domestic violence. There will be an info fair at Bldg 606 following the walk, with food provided by the USO.
When: Friday, Oct 23 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Bldg 606

Aurora Veterans Salute 2015
What: Come for a special luncheon to celebrate our local veterans. This year's focus is on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
When: Wednesday, November 4 - Sponsor Social from 9-11:30 am, luncheon from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

39th Annual Western Regional Bowling Tournament
What: Form your team now for the annual bowling tournament!
When: Feb 12-14, 2016
Where: Brunswick Zone Heather Ridge and DoubleTree by Hilton
POC: Richard Guerrero, 303-690-3720, 6PK2GO@MSN.com
Ken Findlay, 303-263-5283, K3698@Comcast.net
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tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
Education Foundation of the CONG needs a Treasurer
If you have accounting or bookkeeping skills, volunteer to be the treasurer for the CONG's Education Foundation. Call Mr. Bernie Rogoff, 303-909-6369, bernierogoff@comcast.net.  

Volunteer at the Airman's Attic
When: Saturday of drill weekend from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Bldg 210
The Attic is open for all ranks.  They carry household goods, clothing (lots of kids clothes), uniforms/accessories, and furniture. They are open this Saturday to help out our DSG's.  They also take clean, usable donations so when you are cleaning out your attic or garage don't forget the Airman's Attic and help out our own.
Call or email CMSgt Fernandez, james.m.fernandez2.mil@mail.mil, 720-847-9738

Buckley Power Lunch - Mentor Kids
The Power Lunch provides reading assistance and mentorship to a class of elementary school children on a weekly basis. This year's Power Lunch will take place at John Amesse Elementary School from 1200-1245 every Thursday. We are in need of 21 volunteers every Thursday and at least 50 volunteers total. Please keep in mind that volunteering is a commitment throughout the entirety of the school year. You will be partnered with another volunteer and a child, and mentor the same child throughout the year.  Please contact SSgt George Samuels at george.samuels@us.af.mil or DSN: 847-5850 if you would like to partake in this amazing opportunity to touch a few children's lives.

Volunteer for the Aurora Veterans Salute
The 21st annual Aurora Veterans Salute, will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. The luncheon and social will include a special tribute honoring WWII Veterans and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Volunteers are essential to the success of this very special event! We hope you can join us, whether it is helping set up, decorating the day prior to the event, parking or at the social and luncheon. 

Donate old bikes for "Refugees' Bicycles"
Check out this video to see what one of our members, TSgt Dan Bruno, does with his free time to help local refugees. If you have any old bikes, clothes, etc., donate them! Contact TSgt Bruno for more info: 720-847-6097

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
tabEmployment Assistance 
2015 Denver Community Job Fair
When: Tuesday, Oct 27 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Veterans only from 9:00-9:30 am)
Where: 1247 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO

Western Union's Veterans Career Open House
What: Learn about Western Union's corporate culture and the exciting career opportunities available to military members. Refreshments will be served.
When: Friday, Nov 6 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Western Union Headquarters, 12500 E. Belford Ave, Englewood, CO 80112

National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
The Veterans With Disabilities Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen, members of the coast guard, and marines disabled as a result of their service. The intent of the VEP is to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to you, by developing your competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and also by helping you coordinate your efforts with programs and services for veterans.
Wing POC: Lt Col Erin Quijano, erin.a.quijano.mil@mail.mil

Valor Bridge Mentoring Program
What: Valor Bridge provides mentoring to motivated veterans to meet the challenges of their next career as a civilian.  They provide tools and resources to transitioning veterans to support an integration into the private sector, which may include resume building, interviewing skills, communications, networking, negotiations, etc. by nationally known instructors and professionals.
POC: Mr. Link Wilfley, lwilfley@wilfley.com
More Info

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

Military-Connected Employment Resources 2015

Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed
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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.

National Guard Guidelines for Social Media Use

Social Media Tips

Stay Safe on Social Media - Privacy 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

Deployment-Specific Social Media Quick Tips

Junior Enlisted Council Facebook Page

Buckley CGO 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? Check out this website and follow directions to have an article submitted to your hometown news agencies.

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