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MAY UTA SCHEDULE

Saturday, 21 May 2016

0640 - 0700 - Morning Prayer, B706, Seiler Room

0700 - Promotion Ceremony for A1C Leyte, A1C Chavez and SSgt Moore, 140 FSS, Dining Facility 

0830 - Promotion Ceremony for Capt Michael Holton, 233 SG, Greeley ANGS

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, Bldg 801, Testing Classroom

1300 - 140 LRS Enlisted Call, Bldg 700, WG Auditorium

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for TSgt Susan Brinklow, 140 LRS, LRS Classroom

1500 - Promotion Ceremony for Maj Jamie Pieper, 140 MXG, Hangar 801

1530 - Promotion Ceremony for 1Lt Aimee Zick, 140 MXG, Hangar 801

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MDG

1610 - 140th Wing Running Club, Fitness Center
 
Sunday, 22 May 2016

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

0800 - Promotion Ceremony for A1C Marie Siebers, 140 LRS, LRS Classroom

0900 - 1000 - Chapel Service, Bldg 801, MSG Conference Room

0900 - 1000 - Rising 6 Meeting, Bldg 700, Wing Auditorium

1000 - 1100 - Top 3 Meeting, Wing Auditorium

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, Bldg 706, Dining Facility

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for MSgt David Oenes, 233 SG, Greeley ANGS

1600 - Retreat Ceremony - 140 MDG

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Eagle and American Flag

EANGUS Area VI T-Shirt Design Contest
Compete for $500 for the best T-Shirt Design. See flyer for details.

EANGUS Area VI Membership Competition
This competition is designed to encourage and motivate EANGUS members to help increase membership in the organization during 2016.

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

Wingman Toolkit
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

IG Quarterly Newsletter

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.

Disney's 2016 Military Salute Promotion
Check out the great discounts that Disney world is offering military members and veterans this year! 

Defending the Blue Line
Check out this new organization that helps with sports-related costs for military kids.

I'm good...
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.
 
Maximize your Air Force e-Learning Experience
Tons of resources are available... check it out!

The Inspector General - Complaints and Fraud Waste and Abuse Program
If you have a problem, maybe the IG can help... check the link for more info.

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

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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Letter to the Men and Women Who Serve

Happy Holidays from the Commander

Happy Thanksgiving!

tabAirman and Family Readiness Updates 
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
tabTuition Assistance for National Guard Members 
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.
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Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
 

WarBird Auto Show & Swap Meet
What: Come check out vintage cars and airplanes and enjoy the free food and festivities!
When: Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Front Range Airport
Register here

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.r.jordan16.mil@mail.mil

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

Fort Carson Military Living-History Weekend
What: Come experience this hands-on, live action military history event. Fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Fort Carson, Colo.

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

Health & Wellness Stadium Challenge
What: Music 5K run, obstacle course and music festival!
When: June 11
Where: Sports Authority Field

51st Annual Western States ANG Golf Tournament
When: July 14-16
Where: Las Vegas Nevada, Angel Park Golf Club
POC: Jay Thompson, 360-281-7447, Geoff Gehrke, 360-624-0964

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 klinghouse@comcast.net by May 1

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tabCommunity Service Opportunities 
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, trevor.hermosillo@us.af.mil

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

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 
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, 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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Buckley AFB SARC Resources

140th Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Maj. Elizabeth Pszanka
Office: 720-847-9950
Cell: 720-219-8890

Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247

To file a report: 720-847-SARC (7272)

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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

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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