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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 Maj. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs,
kinder.l.blacke.mil@mail.mil.

Upcoming Drill Schedule

SEPTEMBER UTA SCHEDULE:

Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 

0800 - 1030 - Ancillary Training, LDC

0930 - WG Staff Sync, B706, WGCR

1030 - Wing CIMB, B706, WGCR

1030 - Retirement Ceremony for MSgt Randall Waibel, 140 MXG, Engine Shop

 

1030 - Promotion Ceremony for Capt Kevin Edling, 140 SFS/CC, B700 Classroom

 

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, Dining Facility

1300 - CDC Testing, H801, Testing Classroom

1300 - 1530 - Ancillary Training, LDC

1500 - 1600 - MXS and AMXS Changes of Command, Hangar 801

1600 - Promotion Ceremony for SrA Jess Myerscough and Maj Bill Peace, 140 MDG, DFAC

1600 - Retreat - 140 WG Element

1615 - 140th Wing Running Club, B706 Parking Lot
 

Sunday, 9 Sep 2018

0715 - 1315 - Newcomers Briefing, B700, WGA

0800 - Wing Officer Candidate Mentoring Group, B701, Ops Auditorium

0800 - 1200 - Expeditionary Skills Rodeo, LDC

0800 - CDC Testing, H801, Testing Classroom

0900 - 1030 - Unit Leadership Triad Scavenger Hunt, B700, Training Room

0900 - Rising 6, B841, LRS Classroom

1000 - Top 3, B841, LRS Classroom

1030 - Promotion Ceremony for MSgt Eunice Huff, 140 WG,  B700, WGA

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, DFAC

1200 - Promotion Ceremony for Lt Col Chris Southard, 140 OG/CC, B701, Cougar Den

1230 - 1630 - Expeditionary Skills Rodeo, LDC

1300 - 1430 - Speed Mentoring, H801, FSS Classroom

1500 - Retirement Ceremony for MSgt Johnson, 140 MXS, Weapons Shop

1500 - Wing Innovation Team, B706, WGCR

1600 - Retreat - 140 WG Element 

2018-2019 UTA Schedule

General Announcements

Only 1 CONG Video - Show your friends and family!

2017 Year in Review Video

Mile High Honor Guard Job Announcement

Yoga Classes on Buckley - Tuesdays, 1730-1845, Fridays, 0600, $2

Changes to GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits Program

Wing Climate Survey - Look out for you email invitation to participate. Let your voice be heard! For questions, contact the EO team at 720-847-6765

Latest changes to AF Dress and Personal Appearance guidelines

EDI Shirts - Still available for $20 in B701, Rm 212. POC: Capt Toliuszis, 720-847-6289

INFO: Voluntary Deployment VS Mobilization - Know your Entitlements for RCP and AEF!

New GTC's are inbound - Verify your address ASAP!

NEW Enlisted Force Structure - AFI36-2618

Air Force Library Program - there is a brand new resource available... Hoopla is a digital media service that allows users to borrow movies, books, music, comics, TV shows and more! - Register here! For questions, contact AFSVA.SVPL.aflibraries@us.af.mil

Women Veterans Invited! - See if you qualify to take this survey and earn a $25 gift card!

New Uniforms are around the corner! - FAQ's - Diagram

Planning to leave the COANG? Read this!
Retention News - Make sure you know what your options are.

Be aware of Cyber Sextortion!  Get Educated now!

Better Body. Better Life.

PHAQ Help Guides - Completing your PHA - IMR Readiness

Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) 101 - If you're not sure what AFIS is, check out this quick reference guide!
AFIS Cheat Sheet - Quick reference

Colorado Rockies Baseball Tickets - The USO is helping military members get free tickets - Sign up today!

Bandimere Speedway Tickets - The USO is helping military members get free tickets - Sign up today!

Colorado Avalanche Discounted Tickets

Military Kids Summer Programs - Time to start planning for summer break!

Bullet Writing 101

Professional Development Classes at Buckley

CO Education Foundation Scholarships - available to spouses and children too!

Are you Deployed or Deploying soon? Sign up at Any Soldier/Airman to get care packages from home!

The Free Market - Struggling to make ends meet? Check out this resource for free food.

Love Every Day - Rekindle the love in your relationship!

Monthly Warrior Network Broadcasts - Watch them here!

Upcoming Events

Colorado's 5-Year Flood Anniversary - Sep 10, 10-11:30am

Rocky Mountain Aviation Golf Tournament - Sep 10, Coyote Creek Golf Course, proceeds go to Angel Flight West

Marine Corps Memorial 5/10K - Sep 15, 8am

Cherry Creek Military Appreciation Game - Sep 15, free lunch and activities at 11am, game at 1pm

Table in the Wilderness - Sep 14-16, Ages 9-17

Operation Future Forces - Mock Deployment for Kids - Sep 22, 9am,-2:30pm, B350, ages 7-14
Register NLT Sep 18 at 720-847-6681

Aviation Day 2018 - Sep 28, 10am-2pm, United Airlines Tech Ops Facility

Family Strong Bonds Retreat - Sep 28-30, Silver Cliff Ranch

CONG Foundation Golf Tournament - Oct 5, 7:30 am at Black Bear Golf Club, Parker, CO

COANG Family and Retiree Day - Oct 14, honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 68th Call Up and the deactivation of the 200th Airlift Squadron.

Shine and Show Car/Toy Show - Oct 14, in conjunction with Family and Retiree Day! Sign up with SMSgt Buckner ASAP - timothy.k.buckner.mil@mail.mil

 

Aurora Veterans Salute - Save the Date! - Nov 7

 

Sign up for Buckley Event Notifications on your phone!

Buckley AFB Events Calendar

Community Service

Volunteer for Airmen Against Drunk Driving - 720-847-RIDE (7433)
Buckley Airmen Against Drunk Driving is a program that helps Servicemembers  get home safely on the weekends or after special events. If you'd like to help cover a shift (either driving or dispatching) to prevent your fellow Airmen from driving drunk, please sign up!! Help is needed ASAP! Friday through Sunday nights, 10pm-3am
POC: A1C Munguia, 720-847-4118

Volunteer with the USO! - The USO has done so much for military and veterans. If you'd like to help give back, check out this link!

Volunteer for the City of Aurora - Contact Information

Employment Assistance

Hiring our Heroes Job Fair - Sep 20, Leadership Development Center
RSVP: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/buckley-air-force-base-transition-summit

DHS is hiring!

Career Transition and Credential Mobility - Check out the new program specifically created to help military members and their families with professional licensure credentialing.

Interested in cross-training into a new career field...? Check out these videos!

Military-Connected Employment Resources

Force Reduction Resource Guidebook - Resources for the Unemployed

Sources of Support

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)

Director of Psychological Health
Ms. Virginia Howard
Office: 720-847-9438

Airman and Family Readiness Program
Ms. Michelle Abarca
Office: 720-847-9116
Cell: 303-827-9629

VA 24/7 Call Center
877-927-8387
Brochure

OUTSTANDING AIRMEN

140th Wing Airmen of the Year Winners for 2017:

Airman of the Year:
SrA Darryn Highland, 233 SFS

NCO of the Year:
TSgt Jessica MacDonald, 140 WG

SNCO of the Year:
SMSgt Maryha Kelley, 140 WG

First Sergeant of the Year:
MSgt Mark Iannacito, 233 SCS

First Quarter Award Winners for 2018:

Airman of the Quarter: 
SrA Brandon Broughman, 140 SFS

NCO of the Quarter: 
SSgt Mark Barrick, 233 SFS

SNCO of the Quarter: 
MSgt Joshua Thornton, 140 SFS

CGO of the Quarter: 
Capt Christopher Shults, 137 SWS

Best Warrior 2018 Competition Results:
And PHOTOS!

Best Overall Top-Performing Junior Enlisted:
SrA Brandon Broughman, 140 SFS

Best Overall Top-Performing NCO:
TSgt Daniel Guy, 140 SFS

Social Media

Social 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.

Hometown News

Hometown 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.