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Vet Fest 2017Our local 22in22/Stop Soldier Suicide is hosting the DELAWARE VET FEST – an outdoor festival to honor veterans and raise awareness in the civilian community about suicide prevention.

If “suicide prevention awareness” is in your organization mission, please reply to this email to reserve your free exhibit table!

Saturday, October 14
1200-1630 hours (exhibits 1200-1500 hours)
Town of Whitehall
801 Mapleton Ave.
Middletown, DE 19709

We have room for up to 8 tables…and we want to fill them!
If you would like to host a table for your organization, please reply by email (see below).

As ALWAYS, thanks for all you do to support our service members, veterans and families!

CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS
O 302.326.7582
C 302.540.0711
E christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

The Delaware National Guard is sponsoring its 8th Annual Health and Wellness Expo as part of an effort to promote prevention, healthy life-styles and wellness among our employees.

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Joint Force Headquarters
MAJ Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center (Biden NGRC)
One Vavala Way
New Castle, Delaware

Note address change is street address only, location is the same as prior year. We anticipate approximately 150 – 200 people in attendance; the majority will be a combination of both federal civil service military employees and active duty military employees of the Delaware National Guard and Navy Operational Support Center.

We invite you to participate in this very important event. Included is a list of services or screenings that are frequently requested through the National Guard and Navy Operational Support Center community. If you or someone you know is able to provide any of the services listed; please include that information in your response along with contact information.

Our venue at the Biden NGRC, will be held on the “drill floor,” a large open space, set up with rows of tables for exhibitors to provide health and wellness information. There will be limited options for electrical power, please include in your response any questions or requirements you may have for electrical accommodations.

Please respond and advise if you will be able to participate this year. Seating is limited and will be managed on a first come first served policy.

Reservations can be completed by email or phone with Donna Fields: donna.a.fields.nfg@mail.mil  or 302.326.7007. All reservations must be completed on or before October 10, 2017 to allow for event preparations.

We appreciate your help in making a difference in the health of the employees of the Delaware National Guard and Naval Operational Support Center.

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Greetings,

Great seeing so many of you who attended our JULY/AUGUST Community Network meetings. Our guest speakers are on the cc line – please feel free to reach out to any one of them directly on programs/services they offer!

We hope you will participate in some way in an activity, walk, or event during September’s “Suicide Prevention” month – or create one of your own at your organization!

Hope to see some of you at the Veteran Mental Health Summit – Sep 14.

Best to you,

CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS
O  302.326.7582
C  302.540.0711
E  christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

The Delaware National Guard is your Hometown Force of Soldiers and Airmen with a mission to protect the lives and property of Delawareans and support the nation during War.

Vita Healthcare is looking for Volunteers to support our Delaware Vet to Vet volunteer program.

If you are a veteran, a veteran family member, or a patriotic person who enjoys making a difference then we are looking for you.

There are numerous areas of expertise needed to support the quality of care Vitas gives our patients and community.
There is no minimum of hours to commit to and orientation training will be provided at no cost to you.

They were there for you. Will you be there for them?

Please contact Gary Black @ 302-451-4000 or gary.black@vitas.com to join our team.

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We are entering the third session of an exciting program for youth in Delaware to participate in:
The Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy in Laurel, MD.  

As part of this initiative we have a mentor component in which anyone may serve as mentors over the 5-1/2 month Residential Phase and the 12-month Post Residential Phase (17-1/2 months total). All mentors participate in a 4-hour mentor training conducted by the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy staff.

We are currently seeking 15 mentors (possibly more) for the next class which will start in July 2017. The applicants will need mentors to encourage and support them during the residential phase and  upon completion of the Youth ChalleNGe program. They will have the opportunity to pursue a college degree, seek employment or join the military.

We hope that you will consider mentoring a cadet. Click the button below to download the mentor application packet for your reference. All mentors are required to get a DC background check.

POC:

Mrs. Karen M. Hughes
Counselor Liaison
Youth Challenge Program
OFFICE: 302-326-7102
CELL:302-743-2962
EMAIL: Karen.m.hughes18.nfg@mail.mil

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**MESSAGE FORWARDED FROM DELAWARE JOINING FORCES – www.delaware.gov/djf

DELAWARE JOINING FORCES …because no single organization can meet all the needs of our Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF), but a community of partners can provide an array of essential services.   www.delaware.gov/djf

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