The Delaware Veterans Coalition’s goal is to keep our website current as a source of information on benefits, opportunities, and events for our readers. Check back often. Please note you can sign up for a free update on veteran-related legislation by clicking on the newsletter registration link on the right. You can also submit an application for membership on the left. Membership is open to all honorably-discharged veterans residing in Delaware at only $20 per year. We meet every other month on the 4th Monday of the month, beginning in January of each year.
We also support the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park which tributes Gold Star Mother and Families, those lost in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. The park also contains a POW/MIA Chair of Honor, a War Dog memorial and a UH-1 “Huey” Dustoff helicopter perched on an 18-foot stand. The park is financed through the sale of memorial bricks. If you wish to honor a family member or loved one who served, buy a brick to support the memorials, visit the Support the Memorials page.
Sam Cannon had a dream to teach veterans his watchmaking skills to help give them purpose after serving. The Veteran Watchmaker Initiative held its first class this past Tuesday teaching veterans the knowledge of repairing time.
Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal
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JOB TITLE: Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (DE NG)
The contractor position will serve the DeNG. The Prevention Coordinator will serve as the Substance Abuse Trainer and Case Manager within their assigned State Army National Guard.
Job duties are on the attached for review.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Associates Degree in Social Science or related field, or 3-5 years of practical experience in the substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention or resiliency field.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong and professional instruction and briefing skills which demonstrate flexibility with the various audiences. Ability to work a variable schedule as duties require, including some of the weekends that state units are conducting training.
If interested, send resume to Mr. Abbott Bray on the cc line herein at AbbottB@dystech.com
Abbott “Tre” Bray
Program Manager, Contractor
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)
Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30-8:00pm
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.
Summer is over, kids are back to school, the house is quiet at noon, and now you’re wondering “where did the summer go?”. Now it’s time to focus on you and your network of support from the Air Force and friends in the Warrior family. We are still working with the USO to try and secure a bus trip in the coming months, but until then, we would still like to provide an opportunity for the families and caregivers to meet for a night of fun, fellowship, and networking. Please see attached flyer, print it and put it on your fridge, let’s get together on 21 Sep for another night of bowling at
Eagle Lanes. I hope to see you all out there, if you can, please RSVP so we know how many lanes to reserve for the night.
DON TRESLER, Contr
Recovery Care Coordinator Dover AFB, DE
Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)
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.Download Flyer
For more information, visit www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com, www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, email email@example.com, 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
* 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.firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload 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.
Carrier to Classroom: transferring military skills into a career in education
He served as the top enlisted man on a 5,500 sailor nuclear powered aircraft carrier, serving as the key enlisted leader and manager for the ship’s captain. He would later build and lead his own charter school.
It wasn’t long after his 1968 high school graduation that Charles “Chuck” Baldwin walked into the Navy recruiter’s office.
Beginning with basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago, the Navy taught him that initiative and willingness to learn translates to rank and greater responsibility. It’s a lesson held close to his heart during 25 years of service.
His journey up the chain of command to chief petty officer, master chief, command master chief of CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and one of the finalist candidates for Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, is a testament to his leadership and management skills.
Fewer than two percent reach the Navy’s top enlisted rank. Only a small percentage of those reach leadership at the command level, and fewer still are considered for the highest enlisted role in the entire Navy. The Navy’s reliance on its chiefs was summed up in the September 2005 exhortation by Admiral Mike Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations, in the Navy Times, “Chiefs, Run the Navy.”
Still in his early 40s after a successful career, Baldwin looked forward to creating a second career on land. After leaving the Navy in 1993, his decision to continue teaching led to his hiring as an ROTC instructor, later serving as a public school principal.
Within 10 years he decided to build and lead his own school and served as commandant of Delaware’s first military affiliated public charter school, the Delaware Military Academy. Not in an existing building — but in a new, dedicated school, which required raising $12 million, establishing a curriculum and hiring instructors, many of whom were military veterans. Today the school is thriving with a long waiting list of applicants.
Baldwin later served as president of the Charter School of Wilmington, one of the first independently operated public schools in the United States, established in 1996 with a focus on mathematics and science until his retirement in 2013. He was most recently instrumental in the 2015 creation of the First State Military Academy in Clayton, Del., which is affiliated with the U.S. Marine Corps.
His book, based on his Navy and educational experience and a master’s degree in school leadership and instruction, is geared to the veteran wanting to become a classroom teacher, whether in the private or public sector. Its 10 Deckplate Leadership (DPL) lessons not only apply to schools but to the corporate world as well.
He also serves as a member of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and is a board member of the Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc., the official fundraising organization of the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was created to assist honorably-discharged veterans of all generations in financial emergency. It provides a one-time, hand up for veterans residing in Delaware.
In a remarkable continuation of his career-long leadership, Baldwin is donating the proceeds of “Carrier to Classroom,” to the Veterans Trust Fund.
Our 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