179-Day Rule for Bonus Entitlements
Recruiting and retention received updated guidance that allows Air National Guard members to keep their bonuses when they pursue temp technician and/or temporary AGR. The guidance states, " Members may serve unlimited TEMPORARY Technician or TEMPORARY AGR tours without incentive implications. Incentives will NO LONGER BE TERMINATED for members serving on TEMPORARY Technician or TEMPORARY AGR tours." Please contact the Recruiting and Retention office if you need further information or have questions. POC: MSgt Walter Christopherson, 720-847-9606
The Air National Guard is transitioning to the Wingman Toolkit website and mobile app for their resiliency and readiness resources. Check it out! Mobile App
Buckley's Triathlon, Multisport and Endurance Club
Our purpose is to support members of the Buckley Air Force Base Community in pursuing their goals in triathlon or other endurance events. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, cyclist or triathlete, this group is designed to help members improve skill, endurance and enjoyment of endurance sports...whether new to the challenge or for athletes seeking help to reach their next personal record.
Free Dental Care for Vets
For anyone who struggles to afford dental care, please see this flyer for nearly free dental services.
Check out this impactful video on suicide prevention.
Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential, 24-hour counseling with more than 600 trained volunteer counselors around the world. Although the service has received little publicity, counselors have already exchanged more than 15 million messages with individuals in distress for a variety of issues to include sexual assault, suicide, eating disorders, stress, etc.
1. Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment
Military Teen Adventure Camps
Military teens (14-18 years old of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Retired personnel) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps scheduled May 2016 through February 2017 at little to no cost. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States from Washington to New York and the states in between. This is the perfect chance for you to experience the outdoors as you never have before!
Each camp offers a unique outdoor experience that will allow you to build your leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while engaging with the outdoors. Camps have funding available to assist with transportation costs.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship information from the Buckley Education and Training Office
More info: 720-847-6675
Grand Canyon University American Hero's Scholarship
In appreciation for all of our current and past military personnel and their families, Grand Canyon University is proud to offer the EANGUS/Auxiliary American Hero's Scholarship. GCU will provide a scholarship (tuition, books, LMS fee) for the person whose application and short essay best demonstrate a desire and need for educational and financial support toward finding your purpose. See flyer for details.
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.
2016 WAMMO LODEO What: Come cheer for your fellow Guardsmen as they compete in bomb building, weapons loading, and jammer driving competitions, with a $5 Burger Burn to follow. When: Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 - 10:30 am Where: West side of 801 POC: 2Lt Stephen Jordan, Stephen.email@example.com
Ice Cream Social at the Veterans Home What: Come enjoy free ice cream and root beer floats with local veterans! When: Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 pm Where: 1919 Quentin St., Aurora, CO POC: SMSgt Kathy McNail, 720-847-9446
Centennial Summer Kickoff Concert What: Free concert featuring the USAF Falconaires, in addition to bouncy castles, food trucks, and a K9 demonstration by Arapahoe county Sheriff's office. When: Saturday, June 4 from 6:00-9:00 pm Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 Peakview Ave
Aurora Veteran's Expo What: This expo brings together all the local resources available to veterans including healthcare, employment, finance, education and more! When: June 10 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Colorado Community Church, The Upper Room, 15445 E. Illif Ave B, Aurora, CO 80013
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training What: These are great opportunities for parents, teachers or anyone who has contact with youth on a regular basis to learn how to effectively intervene when youth are having a mental health crisis. When: June 10, 21 and July 14 Where: Aurora Strong Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria St, Aurora, CO
and Kucera Auditorium, 791 Chamber, Aurora, CO POC: Monica Pressley, 303-739-1580 Register here
ESGR Annual Employer Awards Banquet What: ESGR invites you to join supportive Colorado employers and our ESGR volunteers to celebrate the significant contributions our employers have made. When: Friday, July 15 POC: Mr. Brent Hamilton, 720-250-1176
Baby Shower for Expecting Military Moms What: The Denver #17 Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary is pleased to host a Baby Shower in your honor. Space is available for the first 25 ladies that sign-up! When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: The Denver #17 Elks Lodge
2475 W. 26th Ave., Denver, CO 80211 RSVP: Ms. Sharon Kling at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1
Volunteer for Airmen Against Drunk Driving
If you'd like to help cover for a shift to prevent your fellow Airmen from driving drunk, please sign up!! POC: A1C Trevor Hermosillo, 720-847-0999, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-847-9738
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
Buckley Job Fair When: May 26, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Leadership Development Center
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org More Info
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.
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.