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Help The Veterans is sponsoring the Power Breath Meditation workshop in Delaware.

December 8th – 12th
Wilmington VA Hospital

It is free of charge for veterans and military members and is conducted by a national non-profit organization, Project Welcome Home Troops.

Check it out on Facebook

If you or anyone you know may benefit from this workshop, please sign up by contacting:

Leslye Moore
leslye.moore@pwht.org or
call (208) 409 7806

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Useful Links:
Recent Chicago Tribune article about the Project Welcome Home Troops
About the workshop

POC
Meera and Raghav Garg
Help The Veterans
Charter School of Wilmington

Help The Veterans: helptheveterans.org is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible fund under Delaware Community Foundation
delcf.org

REGISTER TODAY!
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop
aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST provides practical
training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with
vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.

Wednesday Nov 29-30, 2017
All workshops are 0830-1630 hrs.

Biden National Guard Reserve Center
1 Vavala Way (GPS use: 250 Airport Road)
New Castle, DE 19720

PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
302-326-7098
ronald.d.andrews2.ctr@mail.mil

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DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents…

“Blended Retirement System” Workshop

Need information on the new Blended Retirement System (BRS)? Come attend one of our Lunch & Learn workshop sessions!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Anyone who is eligible to opt into the new Blended Retirement System in 2018 and has questions on the overall program should attend this Workshop!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

  • Who is eligible for the Blended Retirement System?
  • When will eligible members need to make a decision?
  • How is the new system different from the current retirement system?
  • How does the Thrift Savings Plan integrate into the new BRS system?
  • How can I compare the benefits of the new system to the current system?
  • Where can I find more information on the BRS program?

LUNCH & LEARN

NORTH: WED, OCT 11 • 11:30-12:30

Biden National Guard/Reserve Center, Room 2077
One Vavala Way
NEW CASTLE, DE  19720

SOUTH: WED, OCT 25 • 11:30-12:30

Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 520. Room 205
Dover AFB, DE

** In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.


No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.  

Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

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DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents

COMMAND YOUR CASH Workshop

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  NO WALK INS; YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

LUNCH & LEARN


SOUTH: WED, SEP 27 • 11:30-12:30
Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 202
Room 213

* In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.

No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.  


The USAA Educational Foundation offers the military and local community the opportunity to be better informed and prepared to make the best financial choices through every stage of life.  Attend this workshop and learn a basic overview of how we all can improve our overall financial readiness.  To lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness for the military and local community, the USAA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Presented by:   Mr. Ronney Wright, USAA

To REGISTER, please email:   Christine.F.Kubik.nfg@mail.mil

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Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

FREE CISCO Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Training at Delaware Tech

Are you a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) living in Delaware? You may be eligible to participate in a FREE CCNP certification program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Promise Job-Driven Grant Program!

This program is designed for CCNAs who are looking to advance their career by becoming a Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP). This 16-week, hands-on course builds on the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching courses. Students will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of more complex network solutions and to perform advanced network troubleshooting based on systematic and industry-recognized approaches. Students will gain significant hands-on experience with networking equipment to prepare them for the CCNP certification exams, the cost of which will be also be free to participants.

To be considered for this program, you must attend an information session and meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Currently possess a CCNA certification
  • Demonstrate a minimum 12th grade reading and math ability (free testing available at information session)
  • Possess a Social Security card (copies not allowed) and valid driver’s license (or State-issued ID)

Information Sessions
Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30-8:00pm
OR
Thursday, September 21 | 6:30-8:00pm

Delaware Technical Community College
George Campus Conference Room C
300 North Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Classes start October 3, 2017

For more information, please call the Workforce Development and Community Education office at 302-454-3956.

Need to know your foreclosure prevention options? Worried about missing a mortgage payment? Facing or suspecting a foreclosure scam? Learn more at two upcoming events where you can meet with loan servicers and learn about these topics:

Monday, November 13

  • Loan servicers available 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Educational sessions at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Modern Maturity Center
1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover

Tuesday, November 14

  • Loan servicers available 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Educational session at 5 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wilmington
4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803

No appointments necessary.

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For more information, visit www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com, www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, email consumer.protection@state.de.us, or call the Delaware Homeowner Relief Hotline at 800-220-5424 or the Attorney General’s Foreclosure Prevention Office at 302-577-8393.


What happens if I miss my mortgage payments?  

ANSWER: Foreclosure may occur, but it doesn’t have to. You can take action to save your home. To learn more about the foreclosure process in Delaware, click here: http://www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com/foreclosureinfo.php

DJF Wednesday Workshop Series presents

COMMAND YOUR CASH Workshop

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  NO WALK INS; YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

LUNCH & LEARN


NORTH: WED, SEP 13 • 11:30-12:30
Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
250 AIRPORT ROAD, NEW CASTLE, DE  19720

SOUTH: WED, SEP 27 • 1:30-12:30
Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 202
Room 213

* In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.

No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.  


The USAA Educational Foundation offers the military and local community the opportunity to be better informed and prepared to make the best financial choices through every stage of life.  Attend this workshop and learn a basic overview of how we all can improve our overall financial readiness.  To lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness for the military and local community, the USAA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Presented by:   Mr. Ronney Wright, USAA

To REGISTER, please email:   Christine.F.Kubik.nfg@mail.mil

Download Flyer

Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

 Outstanding AmeriCorps opportunity for Military Members, Veterans or immediate military family members.

The next program begins on October 2, 2017 and we seeking out 15 members for this award winning program.

Working as a part of a team, you will perform a variety of conservation activities including: Trail Maintenance, Invasive Species identification and eradication, and park based service projects.

You will gain education, certifications, and hands on training in the natural resources field.

FBI fingerprint background investigation is required, provided by the program at no cost to participants. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Program term October 2, 2017 – August 31, 2018.

Positions available on teams located statewide.

Benefits include:

  • Stipend of $522.80 every two weeks
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Child care assistance available
  • National Service Trust Education Award upon successful completion = $5,800
  • Outstanding Training and job skills experience
  • Uniforms
  • Admission to all Delaware State Parks

For more information or to register please visit our website www.destateparks.com/veteranscorps, like our page on Facebook, or email me at Karen.minner@state.de.us

POC FOR QUESTIONS:
Karen Minner CIG, CPSI
Veterans Conservation Corps – AmeriCorps Program Director
Delaware State Parks
P: 302-739-9208
Karen.minner@state.de.us

DJF Wednesday Workshop Series

Come meet members of the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection and Investor Protection Units as they talk about the work they do to protect Delaware’s consumers and investors, including service members and veterans.

Many referrals to the DE DOJ have realized positive results in helping our service members out of a challenging situation! They are a valued resource.

Learn about the most common consumer frauds and investment scams, and how to avoid them.

The Consumer Protection Unit will teach you about state laws that protect consumers, as well as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which provides specific protections for service members. The Investor Protection Unit will show you how to check up on your financial adviser before handing over your hard-earned money.

LUNCH & LEARN

NORTH: WED, AUG 9 • 11:30-12:30
Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720

SOUTH: WED, AUG 23 • 11:30-12:30
Dover Air Force Base
Dover AFB, Building 202 Room 213 Dover AFB, DE

*In order to attend workshop, you MUST have Dept. of Defense/DOD ID for Dover AFB base access.


No Walk-Ins – You must PRE-REGISTER.
Bring your own Lunch.

To REGISTER, please email: Christine.F.Kubik.nfg@mail.mil


Command/Supervisor chain approval is required for Full-Time Employees to attend and attendance must be documented in the proper leave status.

DISCLAIMER: The Delaware National Guard and Air Force Reserve does not endorse individual companies or agencies. The information provided herein is distributed to our soldiers and airmen in the event they may wish to take advantage of the stated offer or event. This message is not an endorsement for the company/organization or its affiliates named within the content of the message.

Rick Hoffman, Sam Cannan, Rick Aubin, Gale Newton and Lois Heesters. Not pictured, Dave Skocik.

ODESSA – Rick Aubin, a watchmaker from New York has retired to Delaware to be with family and to train veterans in his highly specialized skill at the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative in Odessa.

Training of the first six students from Delaware and several other states will begin after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 13, at 10 a.m., according to school founder Sam Cannan, a master watchmaker who trained in Switzerland.

Mr. Cannan, a former Baltimore police officer, moved to Kitts Hummock nine years ago. Since then he has spent a great deal of time working to establish a facility to train disabled military veterans, whose unemployment rate is a dismal 82 percent.

Mr. Aubin, a veteran of the Vermont Air National Guard, trained at the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in 1971 in Queens, NY, which eventually closed as a result of the advent of quartz watch technology in the 1970s and 80s.

Since then, however, mechanical watches have been enjoying a world-wide resurgence and new professionals are urgently needed. The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative, unique in the nation, will help fill that need by training disabled veterans.

Mr. Aubin’s more than 4 decades as a watchmaker includes work for an uncle’s jewelry store until the uncle retired and independent work for numerous stores throughout New England until his wife’s career led him to New York and additional training at Rolex, Omega, and Cartier.

“My retirement to Delaware allows us to be closer to our daughters and their families and to contribute to the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative as a volunteer instructor. It is my privilege to give back to those who have served our country.”

The Odessa location is the forerunner of a planned school in Middletown, Del., that will accommodate as many as 25 students. “Disabled veterans will be housed, fed and trained at no cost to them. That’s the least we can do for those who gave so much,” said Mr. Cannan.

Contributions are tax deductible. Visit www.veteranswatchmakerinitiative.org or call 302-465-2421 for more information.

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