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April UTA SCHEDULE

Saturday, 11 April 2015

0640 - 0700 - Morning Prayer, Bldg 706, Seiler Room

0900 - COANG Command Chief Change of Authority, Hangar 801

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1430 -  Junior Enlisted Council Meeting, Bldg 700, Wing Auditorium   *Brig Gen Limoge will attend to talk with JEC

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for LtCol Wade Bennett, 140 MDG, Bldg 706, DFAC

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MDG

1600 - Running Club, Bldg 706 parking lot

Sunday, 12 April 2015 

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

0900 - Chapel Service, Bldg 801, FSS Classroom

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1330 - Sunday Social for families of deployed members, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MDG

2014-2015 UTA Schedule
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Leadership and Diversity Newsletter January 2015

Other Side of the Mountain Gang Newsletter - Feb/Mar

April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month
We would like to invite everyone to participate in as many events as possible as we strive to promote awareness and prevention of sexual assaults in the military.  As an organization, the Colorado National Guard and Buckley Air Force Base continue to combine our efforts in raising awareness and promoting a climate of respect throughout the units within Colorado.  
Calendar of Events
More Detailed Outline of Events

Free Summer Camp for Military Kids
Teton Science Schools in Jackson, Wyoming is offering a free summer camp from July 13-17, 2015 for military kids who are between the ages of 11 and 17 and who have parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed.  The camp is co-sponsored by Operation Purple - a program of the National Military Family Association.   
POC: Patrick.Leary@tetonscience.org, 307-734-3723

Homes on the Homefront
Through our Homes on the Homefront program, we have mortgage-free homes available for veteran and military families all over the United States. We have one right now in Gillette, WY for you to consider, for yourself, or maybe you know a military family who would like to hear about it. Check out the website or contact: Amanda Shaunessy, Housing Team Leader, Amanda.Shaunessy@operationhomefront.net, (210)549-4615.

Wanted: Half and Full Marathon Runners for ANG Team
Each year the Air National Guard is invited to participate in the MAJCOM Challenge at USAF Marathon.  Normally, the ANGRC puts together a team of area (DC area) ANG runners to represent the ANG.  This year, we would like to put together a team that represents the best Marathon and Half Marathon runners the ANG has to offer.   The race will be held on 19 Sep 15 this year at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
POC: CMSgt Walden at edward.walden@ang.af.mil or DSN 612-8177

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

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.

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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Congratulations to the 140th CES

140th Wing Holiday Message 2014

tabAirman and Family Readiness Updates 
The following classes are available for COANG members and family.

LOVE AND LOGIC:  Do you have questions when it comes to raising children?  This workshop addresses those parenting issues using Love and Logic techniques.  We can assist you in making early childhood parenting fun, creating a happy family and raising responsible kids.  The class focuses on allowing your child(ren) to make behavioral choices while teaching them to be responsible and respectful.  Real world examples by parents lead to lively discussions.  Parents who have children below 9 years of age will benefit immensely.  This five session seminar is scheduled on 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr and 4, 11 May 2015 at 1300-1500 at the HAWC.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION:  Need fresh ideas for healthy snacks for your kids?  A cooking demonstration and food tasting at the HAWC will be held on 15 April 2015.  Cooking will be provided onsite by a chef from Whole Foods.

MANAGING BEHAVIORS:  A seminar will be presented by an expert speaker from the Kempe Center, a nationally recognized agency who has treated children who have been abused.  Topic will be "Managing Behaviors".  Seminar will be held at LDC on 22 April 15 at 1300-1430.

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 
The 1968 Exhibit - Free day for Vets
What: In conjunction with the 1968 exhibit, which opened on Feb 7, History Colorado would like to honor all veterans and their families. Admission is free and there will be a dinner program in the evening.
When: Exhibit is open Feb 7 - May 10, Military Appreciation Day is March 19
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO
More info: 303-866-3670, deborah.radman@state.co.us

Free Fellowship Lunch
What: 
This month's meal will feature baked ham, candied yams, green beans, rolls and butter, green salad and a selection of cakes for dessert.  The vegetarian option will be black bean patties.    A chaplain will present a brief devotional thought during the luncheon. There are two seatings at either 1100 or 1200. 
When: Wednesday, April 1, 11:00 am or 12:00 pm
Where: Buckley Chapel

Striking Against Sexual Assault
What: Kickoff for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month... spend your lunch break bowling with coworkers.
When: Thurs, April 2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Celebrity Lanes, 15755 E. Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80016

COANG Night at the Mammoth
What: Colorado Mammoth take on the Calgary Roughnecks in fast-paced, family-fun indoor lacrosse! Get your discounted tickets and dinner vouchers now!
When: Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm
Where: Pepsi Center
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140th Wing Running Club
What:
Come enjoy a no-pressure run with fellow wing members. Go at your own pace and work towards your own fitness goals.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 4:00, after Retreat
Where: Bldg 706 Parking lot
More info: Civilian PT gear, bring a water bottle and a friend! To get on the mailing list, email kinder.blacke@ang.af.mil

Military Father Daughter Ball
When: Saturday, April 11, Doors open at 4:00 pm
Where: Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S Cascade, Colorado Springs, 80903
POC: Drew Aquino, daquino@ppymca.org, 719-622-9622
Register Online

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

Community Outreach and Social Fair
What:
Come and learn what local organizations are here for YOU!
When: Wednesday, April 22 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Leadership Development Center

2015 NGACO Conference
When: April 24-26
Where: Estes Park, CO
POC: Deb Wray, 720-250-1566, ngaco@earthlink.net or Maj Ryan Brock, 303-550-8785, ryan.g.brock2.mil@mail.mil

Troops to Teachers Briefing
What:
Learn how to transition from a military career to being a teacher.
When: Weds, April 29 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Bldg 606 Auditorium
Please contact the Education office to RSVP at 847-6675/6194 OR email joel.boyea.3@us.af.mil
Register Online

Small Business Boot Camp
When: April 30-June 13
Where: Fitzsimmons Credit Union Bldg, 2201 N. Fitzsimmons Pky, Aurora, CO 80045
POC: paul.gregory@tles.biz, 720-220-0404

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

The American Legion Post 1 Military Appreciation Day
What: Free food, music, games, prizes, Broncos Cheerleaders, and More!
When: Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: 5400 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80222
POC: 303-757-1919

Buckley Community Events Calendar
tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
Volunteer to help at the Insane Inflatable 5K race 
What: Volunteers are needed to help with this year's race doing various jobs.
Volunteers will receive: Customized Insane Inflatable 5K Volunteer Crew T-Shirt; Lunch and snacks to keep you energized; Access to the Insane Midway, food, music and more; More fun than anyone should have while working!
When: May 23 from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: The Ranch at the Budweiser Event Center
RSVP: Danielle Hastings, dhastings@larimerhumane.org, 970-530-2962

Volunteer with the Comitis Crisis Center
On April 18th at 08:00, we are in need of 25 volunteers to report to the
Comitis Crisis Center, located at 2178 Victor Street in Aurora. Volunteers will assist us in laying down new flooring on the second and third floors of the shelter. This will be overseen by a general contractor and a high level of technical skill is not required. Old clothing suggested. No kiddos for this project please.
POC: Dave Romero, (303) 898-5507

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 
Military & Veterans Employment Expo
What: Take classes, meet employers, and set yourself up for success! Open to all military members and spouses.
When: March 23-25
Where: Auraria Campus, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO
Register Here

Teen Job and Volunteer Opportunities
When: Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Beck Recreation Center
800 Telluride St, Aurora, CO
POC: Lara Batten, 303-739-1540

Military-Connected Employment Resources 2015

Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed
tab140th Wing In the News 
Denver Broncos' Ben Garland'd explosive offseason

Wing Deployment Coverage
Global Aviation
CBS4
F-16.net
Colorado Springs Gazette
North Forty News

CO Air National Guard honors passed member Jack Wilhite

On The Job: Broncos Ben Garland in the Air Force The Broncos lineman gave 9News a behind-the-scenes look at his offseason job

Colorado aviation enthusiast Jack Wilhite remembered for his passion

Aurora's Buckley Air Force Base watching the skies, and its future

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

Best of Both Worlds

Buckley AFB Holds a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Runway

Jordanian Prince: US has ally against extremists

About Wingmen, Wild Ideas, and Working Out

Buckley hosts 7-year-old Airman for a Day
Channel 4 / Channel 7 / Channel 9

An Integral Role Played by the Colorado National Guard

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