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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

NOVEMBER UTA SCHEDULE:

Saturday, 3 Nov 2018 

0930 - WG Staff Sync, B706, WGCR

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, Dining Facility

 

1300 - CDC Testing, H801, Testing Classroom

1400 - CCAF Graduation, LDC

1600 - Retreat - 140 OG

Sunday, 4 Nov 2018

0900 - Christian Chapel Service, FSS Classroom, H801

1030 - 1230 - Lunch, B706, DFAC

1600 - Retreat - 140 OG

2018-2019 UTA Schedule

General Announcements

Only 1 CONG Video - Show your friends and family!

Vietnam Call Up Video - It was hard to hear at the ceremony, so here's the link in case you'd like to watch it again!

Changes to GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits Program

Wing Climate Survey - We've extended the deadline through 14 Oct. Let your voice be heard! For questions, contact the EO team at 720-847-6765

Latest changes to AF Dress and Personal Appearance guidelines

New Clothing Issue Procedures - Make sure you know how to get new uniforms from supply!

Afterburners Baseball Association - Play competitive baseball AND help the community!

Need Holiday Assistance? Sign up by Nov 12 for Thanksgiving dinners. Adopt a Family is also open for both sponsors and adoptees until Nov 16. POC: Michelle Abarca, 720-847-9116

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 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

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

Colorado Mammoth - Discounted Family Packs

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

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!

Monthly Warrior Network Broadcasts - Watch them here!

Upcoming Events


COANG Reunion 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 COANG Retiree Day! Sign up with SMSgt Buckner ASAP - timothy.k.buckner.mil@mail.mil  - Parking Map

FREE Marriage Retreat for Military Couples - Oct 19-21 and Nov 9-11, Hilton Denver Inverness, childcare available!

NGACO Social Event - Free food and drink! Oct 20, 5:30-8:30 pm, Northern Colorado Readiness Center, CO Springs, CO 80920

Reducing Tantrums Workshop - Oct 22, 11 am - 12 pm, B606 Auditorium, BYO Lunch

FREE Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat - Oct 26-28

Aurora Veterans Salute - Save the Date! - Nov 7

Annual Key Volunteer, Commanders and First Sergeant Family Programs Training - Nov 17, RSVP NLT Oct 26

Colorado Elks & CONG night at the Avalanche Game - Jan 23, 7pm, Pepsi Center, Ticket Packages available now!

Sign up for Buckley Event Notifications on your phone!

Buckley AFB Events Calendar

Community Service

Help with the Aurora Veterans Salute - Volunteers are needed to help serve meals at this year's Veterans Salute at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum on Nov 7. If you're interested, pleas contact Mr. Chad Angell, 303-739-7889

Judge for the 6th Annual Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Cardboard Challenge - Wed, Oct 10 at Smoky Hill High School, 4-7 pm. Email Jill Henden, jhenden@cherrycreekschools.org to sign up!

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

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

Second Quarter Award Winners for 2018:

Airman of the Quarter: 
SrA Camille Dysart, 140 MDG/Det 1

NCO of the Quarter: 
TSgt Andrew Barton, 137 SWS

SNCO of the Quarter: 
MSgt Albery Bridenbaker, 140 MDG/Det 1

CGO of the Quarter: 
Lt Skyler Conklin, 140 OSS

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.