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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 
OCTOBER UTA SCHEDULE

Saturday, 18 October 2014

0845 - 1630 - Medical Group open, Bldg 600

0900 - Mandatory KOM Training, Bldg 850, Heritage Room

1030 - 1300 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1400 - Retirement Ceremony for MSgt Theresa Covington, 140 WG/FM

1500 - 140 OG and 140 OSS Changes of Command, Hangar 909

1500 - 140 LRS Combat Dining Out, Bldg 841

1600 - Retreat Ceremony

1600 - Running Club Event, Bldg 706 parking lot

Sunday, 19 October 2014 

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

1030 - 1300 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

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

1600 - Retreat Ceremony

2014-2015 UTA Schedule
tabGeneral Announcements 
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Free Horseback Riding for the Whole Family
Come to the Guided Hope Ranch with your family to help do a little work, learn about ranching, and ride horses together. This opportunity is available to military members Saturdays from June through September from 1:30-4:30 pm. 

Best Kept Secrets... Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities
If you and your family are looking for adventure in the great outdoors -camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, boating, swimming, hiking or just lounging on a beach - these "best kept secrets" might just offer you exactly what you need for your next vacation. 
 
Military Friendly CrossFit in Parker
- 20 Mile CrossFit
Discounted rate for Military members is $70/month.
Morning Classes: 5:30-6:30-7:30-8:30 and noon
Evening Classes: 5:30-6:30-7:30
Everybody that comes in get a free week and there are no contracts!
  
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.

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.

DISCOUNTS!
Check out this site to see the latest discounts offered to Military members!
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140th Wing Outstanding Unit Award

Memorial Day Message

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

tabAirman and Family Readiness Updates 
Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed

Marriage Retreats
Couples Retreat (childcare available): Sept 20 & 21 at the Double Tree Hotel
Call 720-847-4631to sign up

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

FOOD BANK
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
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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)
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tabUpcoming Events 
US Marine Core Memorial 5K
When: September 20
Where: Aurora Reservoir

Hiring our Heroes
What: Job fair sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
When: September 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Boulder University Memorial Center
1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80309
Employers Attending

Lean Start-up Business Course
What: The Veterans Incubator of Colorado is taking applications for an 8-week boot camp designed for active duty and veterans entrepreneurs who want to launch their own business. The class uses the Lean Launchpad model for starting new companies. There is a small $50 fee for final candidates to cover the cost of registration and course materials.
When: Sep 22 - Nov 15
Where: Fitzsimons Credit Union Building
2201 N. Fitzsimons Pky, Aurora, CO 80045 
Register Now!

Community Resource Expo
What
: Over 30 participating military supporting organizations will provide information on services/programs available to the community.
When: Sep 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Leadership Development Center

WarFit Mud Run 5K Challenge
What:
Mud run hosted by 460 CE... participants will get dirty! Wear old clothes and have fun!
When: September 25 at 3:00 pm
Where: Start at Base Track

STOMP Workshop
What: Specialized training for parents and professionals who work with special needs children.
When: September 25-26
To Register: 720-847-6681, 460fss.fsfr@buckley.af.mil

Buckley Air Force Ball
When: Friday, Sep 26 at 5:30 pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel
1750 Welton St.
Denver, CO
More Info

Tribute to a Fighter Pilot
What: Enjoy a fun night honoring General Ronald Fogleman. Tickets include 2 drinks, food and entertainment.
When: Friday, October 10 at 6:00 pm
Where: Wings Over the Rockies
More Info

CFC Kick-Off Fair
When: Weds, Oct 15 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Leadership Development Center

Enlisted Career Options
Who: Open to everyone
When: Thursday, October 16 from 1200-1300
Where: Bldg 30/FTAC Classroom
Why: Are you interested in retraining? PCSing? Understanding the DSD program? This discussion focuses on the different career options and programs available to enlisted members.

Bullet Writing for Airmen
Who: Open to E-1 through E-4
When: Friday, 17 October from 1200-1300
Where: Bldg 30/FTAC Classroom
Why: Do you have no idea where to begin with gathering information for your bullets?  Want to learn how to get the details that will make your EPR and 1206 much easier to complete?  This class will teach you how assist your supervisor on creating the best EPR and awards package for you.

140 LRS Combat Dining OUT
What: Join the fun at the Combat Dining In! BBQ Brisket and pulled pork with all the trimmings, dress for the occasion...  This was just changed to a "Dining Out" instead of a "Dining In"  which just means that now you may bring spouses/guests who are at least 21 years old.When: October 18 at 4:00 pm
Where: Bldg 341, VM
RSVP: TSgt Joel Hanson, joel.hanson@ang.af.mil by Oct 9

How to Meet an AF Board
Who: Open to everyone
When: Thursday, 30 October from 1200-1300
Where: Bldg 30/FTAC Classroom
Why: The focus of this course is on the preparation to meet the board and covering the do's and don'ts. The facilitator will also explain the entire "meeting the board" process from knocking on the door and entering all the way to closing the door on your way out of the room.

Aurora Veterans Salute
What: This annual luncheon is not to be missed! This year's program will focus on military families and the sacrifices they make to serve our country too.
When: Wednesday, Nov 5, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Where: Wings Over the Rockies

Bear Creek Veterans Appreciation Run
What: 5K Fun Run to support veterans.
When: Saturday, November 8 at 8:30 am
Where: Bear Creek High School, Lakewood, CO

Buckley Community Events Calendar
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tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
9News Veteran and Veteran Families Health Fair
Excellent volunteer opportunity! The first ever 9News Veteran and Veteran Families Health Fair will be Sunday, 12 Oct at East High School. VFW Post 1 is looking for 120 volunteers to support this event.

Volunteers needed for Veteran Salute
Approximately 15-20 people are needed for set up on Tuesday, November 4 from 8:00-12:00. There are a number of other volunteer assignments in addition to set up including working with the JR AFROTC cadets to serve the meal at the event. Follow the same link above to see all of the volunteer opportunities.

Fall Volunteer Guide for Aurora

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

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September Safety Brief

Motorcycle Safety Brief

Motorcycle Safety Quick Tips

Tornado and Lightening Safety

UXO Safety Poster

Sports Safety Brochures
   Sports Nutrition
   Running
   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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