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June UTA News & Notes

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- This is a compilation of news bits Airmen and families can use to prepare for the upcoming UTA weekend.

Welcome New 129th Members!
Tech. Sgt. Winston Cobb, 129th MXS
Tech Sgt. Gerald Messier, 129th RQS
Staff Sgt. Gary Seymour, 129th MXS
Senior Airman Vivian Gooden, 129th MOF
Senior Airman Joel Spencer, 234th ISS
Airman 1st Class John Duffy, 131st RQS
Airman 1st Class Shawn Ecklund, 129th MXS
Airman 1st Class Robert Hauke, 129th MXS
Airman 1st Class Ross Roxas, 129th MSF
Airman 1st Class Andrew Sheehan, 129th MXS
Airman 1st Class Justin Takaoka, 129th MXS

Congratulations! The Following Members Were Recently Promoted To Their Current Rank.
Staff Sgt. Jamie Enea

We Wish the Following Retired, Separated and Transferred Members Well and Thank Them for Their Service at the 129th.
Master Sgt. Kenneth Said
Tech. Sgt. Jessica Vasconcellos

2010 UTA Schedule
June 5-6
July 10-11
August 7-8
September 11-12
October 2-3
November 6-7
December 4-5

Religious Services Schedule
Services take place every Sunday morning of UTA drill weekend in Building 650
- Catholic Mass: 10:15-10:45
- Non-denominational services: 11:00 - 11:30

Air Force Fitness Program Revisions Begin July 1
Airmen will test against the new fitness assessment standards beginning July 1, 2010 when Air Force Instruction 36-2905 becomes effective. The program promotes aerobic and muscular fitness, flexibility and optimal body composition for Air Force members. Airmen will receive an overall composite fitness score based on four components: a 1.5-mile timed run for aerobic fitness, body composition and the muscular fitness components of pushups and sit-ups. Additionally, Airmen must meet minimum requirements as defined by the new instruction for each of the four components. Components are weighted as follows: 60 points for aerobic, 20 points for body composition, 10 points for pushups, and 10 points for sit-ups, for a total of 100 possible points. These standards were deemed necessary by senior Air Force leaders to ensure a fitter and healthier fighting force. To learn more about the new fitness program, visit www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/affitnessprogram.

Summer Military Discounts
Visit http://www.military.com/DC/DealCategories.jsp?cat_id=1001 for a list of military discount opportunities ranging from airline tickets, rental cars and hotels to cruises, theme parks and entertainment events.

AF Officials Launch Language Program for Airmen
Officials at the Air Force Culture and Language Center recently launched a program designed to identify Airmen with foreign language abilities and foster those skills throughout their careers. The Language Enabled Airmen Program, or LEAP, is the first career-long program designed to offer language-sustainment training for Airmen in diverse career fields. The idea behind LEAP is to find Airmen who speak a foreign language and ensure they maintain their abilities through individual customized sustainment plans. For more information visit the Air Force Culture, Region and Language Program website at http://www.culture.af.edu.

Santa Clara County Parks Passes
Annual Vehicle Entry Passes for Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department are available to active, reserve and California National Guard members in pay grades E-4 or below and their families. Eligibility for the program requires a Department of Defense Military Identification card a Dependant Identification Card and proof of residency within Santa Clara County. Annual Passes are valid every day of the year from 8:00 a.m. to sunset at all County Parks. There is a one-time administrative fee of $4.00 for the Annual Pass. For more information about Santa Clara County parks go to http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/parks/ . To fill out the annual venture pass for military personnel and families form please visit http://www.sccgov.org/ SCC/docs%2FParks%20and%20Recreation%2C%20Department%20of%20%28DEP%29%2FVenture%20%20Pass%20for%20Military%20Form%208.072.pdf 

2010 Festival In The Park
Visit Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Avenue in San Jose Sat. June 26 from 11 am to 4 pm to over 100 health, wellness, safety and recreation exhibitors at the 2010 Festival in the Park. Exhibits include a Pre-Heart Walk Event Kick-off, Teddy Bear Clinic by Kaiser Permanente San Jose, 30' Climbing Wall by Mobile Climb USA, a petting zoo with local 4-H Clubs, free kayaking thanks to the Los Gatos Saratoga Recreational Department, Free Fitness Demonstrations, Free Raffle Prizes, a Food Court and Free Water & Juice Bars. For more information call (408) 355-2240 or email parkinfo@prk.sccgov.org. To volunteer, call (408) 355-2254. To view the flyer, go to http://www.sccgov.org/SCC/docs/Parks%20and%20Recreation,%20Department%20of%20(DEP)/attachments/FitP_FLYER2_10.pdf

Veterans Business Outreach Center Training
VBOC mission is to advance the growth and commercial competitiveness of veteran owned small business enterprises through education and services focusing on business development, technology deployment and e-commerce. The following courses are offered to start, cultivate and expand veterans, reservists and guard member's business initiatives.

This training is designed for individuals interested in starting a business or currently in business for two or less years. Course includes: business evaluation, market research, licensing and permit requirements, start-up costs, financing sources, insurance, cash flow analysis, legal structure, self employment analysis, cash management, customer profile, protecting your business idea, and reality of operating a business. Fee: $25.00, pre-registration required. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wed. July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 11.

BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP: This training is designed for individuals interested in writing a viable business plan. The workshop discusses key components and topic matter, including: purpose of plan, organizational and market objectives, competitive comparison, financial management, business environment, customer profile, legal structure, marketing strategy and analysis, business forecasting, traditional financing, personnel, and much more. Fee: $80.00, pre-registration required. 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Fri. June 11, July 16, Sept. 9, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.

This marketing class will help you develop the processes of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives. Fee: $30. 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Thurs. June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING: This free class will cover Federal Contracting certifications and set-asides for small businesses, how to get registered for federal contracting, how to locate Recovery funded projects, and which federal agencies are facilitating recovery projects. This class also includes a question and answer portion. 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Tues. July 2, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 4, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

The classes listed above are held in the conference room in 7270 E. Southgate Drive, Sacramento, Ca 95823. For more information please call 916-393-1690 or visit www.vboc-ca.org. To view the registration form, go to http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100525-088.pdf.