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Delaware Joining Forces is hosting “Volunteer for Vets” day, in collaboration with Cabela’s – Christiana. As part of the event, we are inviting our nonprofits in the DJF network that depend on volunteers to meet their mission to come out and display!

VOLUNTEER FOR VETS DAY
SAT, NOV 11, 2017
10am – 2pm
Cabela’s – Christiana

DJF organizations who rely on a volunteer force to support their mission – are invited to participate with a table display. The goal is to host a table and solicit/sign up VOLUNTEERS for your cause, and spread your mission of helping veterans! Cabela’s on a Saturday sees over 11,000 visitors/customers!

Please note: Absolutely NO fundraising should be done at the tables. This is not that type of event.

To reserve your table, please email:
Eric Williams, Marketing Manager, Cabela’s
Eric.Williams@Cabelas.com

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On behalf of the Nutrition Program of CHEER…
A special VIP invitation to the Annual CHEER Veterans’ Day Celebration

Thursday, November 9, 2017
5 to 9:00 p.m

Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center
20520 Sand Hill Road
Georgetown, DE

Includes presentations of unit flags, a flag ceremony, a full buffet dinner, cash bar, dancing, and entertainment provided by Sky Brady.

Admission for Veterans is FREE. Veterans will be required to provide proof of service. Requested donations for spouses or guests will be $10.00.

We are inviting each veteran organization to bring their American Flag and Unit Flag if possible, and a color guard unit to participate in the opening ceremony. The ceremony will consist of a parade of each veteran’s organization, and end with each unit’s flag being placed along the wall of the ballroom. If your organization would like to participate in this opening ceremony, please let us know by email to Fmason@cheerde.com before November 5, 2017.

Reservations or tickets for the event available at your local CHEER Center or call Robin Greene for reservations at (302) 515-3063. Seats are limited, so please encourage your members to RSVP as soon as possible.

POC
Florence Mason
CHEER Nutrition Program Director
Fmason@cheerde.com

Greetings DJF Community Network  

Our next DJF Community Network SOUTH quarterly meeting is fast-approaching – see attached Agenda! Our focus topic this month is “HOUSING, WINTER/UTILITY ASSISTANCE”.  I have slots still open for speakers. If you would like your organization to speak on this topic, please contact me.

THU, OCT 19 • 0830 HOURS

EASTER SEALS – GEORGETOWN
Tunnell Center, Large Conf. Rm Lower Level
22317 DuPont Blvd
Georgetown, DE 19947

This presentation will be duplicated at the NORTH meeting on Nov 16, 2017.    

Thanks for all you do to support our service members, veterans, and families.

PLEASE RSVP BY REPLY TO christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil if you will attend the SOUTH meeting.

CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS (J9)
O  302.326.7582
C  302.540.0711
E  christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

EMPLOYER    AFSC/Magellan Federal

JOB TITLE      PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH COORDINATOR (PHC)

The position is a contractor position assigned to the Delaware Army National Guard.

The Psychological Health Coordinator provides services that are part of the comprehensive effort to support Service Member readiness and ability to cope with impact of Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress; decrease stigma associated with seeking mental health services; and improve access to qualified mental health providers.

Job duties include:

  • Provide clinical case management services including assessment, intervention plan, referral and monitoring of clinical progress
  • Provide 24/7 access to clinically appropriate intake, assessment, behavioral health screening and referral services. After hour services are generally provided by phone or email.

Requirements:

  • Masters or Doctorate degree in a clinical or administrative mental health field from an accredited college or university
  • Current state license or state certification as a mental health practitioner. License must be from state/territory where the practice takes place. Must be able to practice at the independent level without requiring state mandated clinical supervision.

For more details and to APPLY ONLINE:

Info & Online Application

EMPLOYER: Skyline Ultd Inc.

Contract NGB Vacancy Announcement Position:
Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) for the State of Delaware

Salary starting range: LOW $60K

Place of employment:
Delaware National Guard
First Regiment Road
Wilmington, DE

APPLY BY Tuesday, 10 Oct 1700 Hours EST.  

Attached is job description for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) TAA Position which highlights qualifications needed for this position. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS on the attached Vacancy announcement on how to apply and action needed to be considered!

IMPORTANT: Applicants need to complete 2 documents for 2 different offices to expedite the hiring process.

  1. A Resume – Your Detailed Resume must be submitted by email to:  John D. Labash (on the cc line) – or john.labash@skyline-ultd.com  or fax: 571-577-9905)
  2. A Skyline application – Please go to: http://www.skyline-ultd.com/job-announcements.html

POC for inquiries:  
John D. Labash
Program Manager
NGB Transition Assistance Advisors
Skyline Ultd Inc.
Phone 703-373-1924

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Sixpence Fundraiser for Delaware Veterans Trust FundIn a trip down memory lane, Sixpence is back and the first performance of the newly reconstituted band will be a benefit for the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund at Cowboy Up Saloon, 1036 Lafferty Lane, Dover on Friday, October 13, at 8 p.m.

Sixpence was formed in 1973 with founding members Mike Dunlop, Marie Dunlop, Stan Little, Michael Utley and many others along the way, including Lori Christiansen and Wayne Lopez as lead vocalists. They band began playing small jobs back then, including Dover’s Holiday Inn, The Hub, The Brown Fox, Timberwick, The Sidedoor, China Gardens, and Cadeaux’s. “A couple of us were talking about how much fun we used to have and decided to get back together to play 60s, 70s and 80s hits just for fun. We hope to see a lot of old friends at the fundraiser,” said Mr. Dunlop.

This will be a showcase event for the band. Lead vocalist Lori Christiansen has been involved with veteran related organizations and events for years. She is also the permanent national anthem vocalist for each of the three to four annual events put on by Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America, at the County Veterans Memorial Park. She sings to honor her late father, a WWII veteran. Actually, all of the band members have a military connection in their families.

“Cowboy Up has done a lot of fundraisers and we suspect this will be one of our last,” said Felicia Baker, who recently announced she and her husband Jimmy will be selling to a new owner but the show will go on.

“We are pleased this event will raise money for Delaware veterans in need.” She and Sixpence are working with the Friends of Delaware Veterans, the official fundraising organization of the Trust Fund. The Friends is a 501c3 organization made up of veteran leaders from across the state who volunteer their time and effort. All proceeds will be turned over to the Trust Fund.

Cowboy Up Admission will be $10 and there will a 50/50 and a Chinese Auction. Posters will be displayed in area businesses along with a $1 contribution sheet for those who would like to contribute but cannot attend the event. “We anticipate a large crowd and attendees are encouraged to get there early,” said Ms. Baker. Call 736-8500 for a poster or a pledge sheet.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com or call 302-739-2792 for more information on the Trust Fund and how to make a tax deductible contribution.

Operation: Tohidu® is an experiential and educational retreat designed for a growing population of warfighters living with post-traumatic stress, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury, and other service-related traumas.

“Tohidu” is a Cherokee word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit. At Operation: TohiduR retreats, veterans focus on confidence-building, outdoor activities, and group discussion in a relaxed, positive environment, learning proven techniques for self-management of symptoms, stressors, and responses.

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www.OperationTohidu.org

tohidu@melwood.org | 301-599-4550

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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