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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 
FEBRUARY UTA SCHEDULE

Saturday, 7 February 2015

0800 - 0930 - Officer and Enlisted Calls at Greeley ANGS

0845 - 1630 - Medical Group open, Bldg 600

0900 - Mandatory KOM Training, Bldg 850, Heritage Room

1000 - 233d Space Communication Squadron Change of Command, Greeley ANGS

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 SFS

1600 - Running Club, Bldg 706 parking lot

Sunday, 8 February 2015 

0615 - Chiefs' Council, Bldg 706, Wing Conference Room

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 SFS

2014-2015 UTA Schedule
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Eagle and American Flag

Leadership and Diversity Newsletter January 2015

Other Side of the Mountain Gang Newsletter - Oct/Nov

Discounted tickets for the Colorado Mammoth Indoor Lacrosse
Indoor lacrosse is fast-paced and easy to follow. The whole family will love these games and now you can get discounted tickets all season long!

FREE Tax Filing Service through Military One Source and H&R Block
Military families can file their taxes for free using H&R Block's user-friendly, step-by-step program.

VA Home Loans Centers
VA Home Loan Centers is a Department of Veterans Affairs sponsored organization working with active duty service members and veterans in an effort to assist our nation's heroes in securing affordable housing. VAHLC specializes in home loans, short sale assistance, and real estate representation between buyers and sellers.  We provide first-time home buyers with free agent representation, as well as $0 down and no closing costs. Military members facing a foreclosure or short sale in need of assistance are provided our services at no charge. VAHLC encourages financial literacy; our representatives are here to assist military members.  Contact us at 888-573-4496 with questions about VA loan eligibility, VA Home Loan Limits and any other questions about the VA loan program. 

Finance Deployment Survey
The objective of this survey is to gather information from all of our past deployers and see how finance can make things better for you for future deployments! The more feedback the better! Follow the link above and click the link on the left hand side under 'Surveys'.
   
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.

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

DISCOUNTS!
Check out this site to see the latest discounts offered to Military members!
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140th Wing Holiday Message 2014

140th Wing Thanksgiving Message

140th Wing Outstanding Unit Award

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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 
Franchise and Business Licensing Agreement Seminar
What: Join franchise advisory coaches, Mr. Dick Humphry and Dan Polylisen, in navigating a myriad of franchise possibilities!  Through more than 500 franchises and 170 industry categories, YOU will explore possibilities with your family to help select and industry model that may be right for you. In fact, the Colorado National Guardsmen are eligible for discounted franchise fees, great funding sources and waived application fees.
When: Tuesday, Jan 27 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Leadership Development Center
RSVP: Kathleen Dorram, kathleen.r.dorram.ctr@mail.mil, (720) 250-1431

Vets on Ice
What: Free day of ice fishing for military and their families. Lunch provided. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com
When: Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 am
Where: Evergreen Lake, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO
More info: Shawn Buckendahl, 720-300-1647 or DJ Williams, 303-907-0501

Military Day at the 2015 FOS Alpine World Ski Championships
What: Ladies Super G Competition, free to military! This is only the 4th time the event has been held in the US and the last time was 1999, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many.  Military members will recieve special recognition and reserved seating.
When: Tuesday, Feb 3 at 11:00 am
Where: Vail/Beaver Creek Ski Resort
More info: Maggie Jackson, mjackson@vvf.org

Hoops for Troops - Denver Nuggets
What: Discounted tickets and special military appreciation activities at the Denver Nuggets game against the Utah Jazz.
When: Friday, March 27 at 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Center
POC: Alexa Carpenter, 303-405-1196, acarpenter@pepsicenter.com

9th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast
What: Awesome guest speakers and free hot breakfast for the first 900 vets to register!
When: Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 am
Where: Wings Over the Rockies

Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon 2015
When: May 8 at 11:30 am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207

Buckley Community Events Calendar
tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
Metro Regional Science & Engineering Fair
JUDGES NEEDED

Judging will be Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00 pm at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  Lunch will be provided. 
To learn more about the fair and to register as a judge, please visit our website at denversciencefair.com.  Registering online puts you in our confirmed judge database and we will be expecting you at the fair, so please let us know if you register and later learn you cannot attend.  Specifics about 2015 judging guidelines will be emailed to you about a week before the fair.  For more information on judging contact Meredith at meredith.tennis@ucdenver.edu.

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
tabEmployment Assistance 
Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair
Attention all veterans and military in the Denver area!
Hiring Our Heroes will be hosting a career fair for all active duty and veteran military personnel on January 23, 2015. The fair will feature networking opportunities and workshops tailored to military job seekers. The first 200 pre-registered attendees are eligible to receive tickets to that night's Denver Nuggets game, so if you're interested be sure to sign up now!

Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed
tab140th Wing In the News 
Broncos player Ben Garland is already back at work with the Air Force

Capt Ken De Feo wins second place in AF High Flyin' BBQ Challenge

Ben Garland named Broncos' 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year

F-16s to fly over Broncos Game, 1st time since 2011 season

Ben Garland, Air Force Veteran, Makes First Appearance For Denver Broncos

Opportunity arises at perfect time for Garland

Veterans Day Doubly Sweet for Denver Broncos' Ben Garland

Best of Both Worlds

Buckley AFB Holds a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Runway

Jordanian Prince: US has ally against extremists

Offensive Guard, Capt Ben Garland Makes the Cut

Air Force graduate Ben Garland now blocks for the Denver Broncos

About Wingmen, Wild Ideas, and Working Out

Buckley hosts 7-year-old Airman for a Day
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An Integral Role Played by the Colorado National Guard

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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.

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

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
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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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