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November UTA News and Notes

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

Welcome new 129th members!
Lt. Col. Roin Nance
Tech. Sgt. Jilianne Allen
Tech. Sgt. Michael DiSanto
Staff Sgt. Brian Bachman
Staff Sgt. Ian Lord
Staff Sgt. Juan Luna
Staff Sgt. Marco Rivera
Senior Airman David Bautista
Senior Airman Grecia Benitez
Senior Airman Scott Hallgren
Senior Airman Jeramiah Loser
Senior Airman Ralph Villamor
Airman 1st Class Baiju Achenkunju
Airman 1st Class Karlene Allen
Airman 1st Class Mcanthony Awayan
Airman 1st Class Joseph Brown
Airman 1st Class Ernesto Del Rio
Airman 1st Class Ronald Fogleman
Airman 1st Class Skyler Hulme
Airman 1st Class Takamasa Kagiyama
Airman 1st Class Angelina Levashvili
Airman 1st Class Ca Quoc Nguyen
Airman 1st Class Kurt Ponce
Airman 1st Class Marshal Rawlinson
Airman 1st Class Jose Munoz Robles
Airman 1st Class Christopher Wencel 

The following members were recently promoted to their current rank. Congratulations!
Master Sgt. Duncan Collier
Staff Sgt. Shane Peralta 

Congratulations, Community CCAF graduates!
Senior Master Sgt. Michael Lavigne
Tech. Sgt. Jessica Jackson
Staff Sgt. Philip Cordle
Staff Sgt. Michelle Grundy
Staff Sgt. Stephen Lebb
Staff Sgt. Robert Sandbothe 

The following members have retired, separated, or transferred to another unit. We wish them well and thank them for their service.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Lawson
Tech. Sgt. Richard Pruneda
Staff Sgt. Alejandro Alvarado
Tech. Sgt. Catherine Degagne
Tech. Sgt. Donald Bishop
Senior Airman Ruben Wegner
Master Sgt. Larry Gomes
Staff Sgt. Michael Nee
Master Sgt. Thomas Bilinski
Master Sgt. Ricardo Epps
Master Sgt. Vanessa Kight
Tech. Sgt. Annette McClain
Master Sgt. Tedford Niday
Master Sgt. Steven Viera

Religious Services Schedule 
Services are cancelled for the November and December UTAs. Services will resume their regular schedule in January in Building 650.
Schedule of services
Catholic: 10:15-10:45
Non-denominational: 11-11:30

Event Calendar
Nov. 8: Mass Training, Santa Clara Convention Center, 500 Great America Pkwy
Dec. 6: Wing awards ceremony in service dress
Jan. 16: OAY Banquet

Call for 129th AHA scholarship applications
The 129th Alumni and Heritage Association provides educational scholarships to unit members each year. Applicants need to be currently enrolled in an educational program.
A current transcript, a statement of work in progress from the educational facility or other evidence of program participation is required for all applicants.

Wing Members applying for a scholarship are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their squadron commander with the application. This letter should describe the endorsement reason and brief description of the individual's future potential.

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is the close of business on Sunday of the December UTA. Applications can be obtained online at http://www.129aha.org/ScholarAppl.htm.

Completed applications be submitted to the 129th AHA Scholarship Chair, Lt. Col. Cynthia Kepple at cindy_kepple@yahoo.com or by mail at 2221 Walnut Grove Ave., San Jose, CA 95128-1241. Applications can also be submitted to Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Keck in Building 680. For more information, please e-mail Lt. Col. Kepple or call 408-221-0060.

Air Force officials release fleece wear policy
The 98th Air Force Virtual Uniform Board released a policy message here Oct. 9 for wearing the new Air Force sage green fleece as an outer garment for the airman battle uniform. 

According to the message, the sage green fleece may only be worn over the ABU top, and is not authorized to be worn solely over a T-shirt, thermal underwear and similar undergarments, when worn as an outer garment. 

The authorized wear of the sage green fleece requires the following:
-- a Velcro ABU print last name tape with dark blue block lettering, centered between the zipper and sleeve seam on the wearer's right chest,
-- a Velcro ABU print U.S. Air Force tape with dark blue block lettering, adjacent to the name tape and centered between the zipper and sleeve seem on the wearers left chest,
-- a Velcro subdued cloth rank with a solid sage green background, flushed and centered above the last name tape on the wearer's right chest,
-- the fleece must remain zipped no lower than halfway between the name tape and the collar,
-- the collar must be folded over and resting on the shoulder, chest and back when zipper isn't completely zipped,
-- the bottom length of the fleece must be as close to length of ABU top as possible,
-- the sleeves must be worn down at all times, and 

The new fleece will be first available for deployed Airmen.

Cal Guardsmen receive priority placement at CSU schools
Are you applying to a California State University for Academic Year 2010?
If you're an Airman who wants to be a Cal-State student, you can apply to have priority placement in academic year 2010. If selected, you will be guaranteed admission to a CSU campus. 

The California National Guard quota is limited, but covers the majority of the 23 CSU campuses. Interested parties will need to apply by Nov. 13, 2009. 

For more information, go to www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123126960

The 129th is on the Web!
YouTube: www.youtube.com/129thRescueWing  
Twitter: www.twitter.com/129RQW  
Delicious: www.delicious.com/129RQWPA

Extension of ABU Cold Weather Outergarment Policy
BDU cold weather outer garments are authorized with the ABU. The "mix and match" policy was originally authorized until May 2009 but has been extended to May 1, 2010. 

Approval of 50/50 pullover sweater wear
The Air Force recently approved the wear of the 50% acrylic/50% wool pullover, v-neck sweater (50/50 pullover sweater). The 50/50 pullover sweater is lighter weight with a flat knit and more relaxed fit than the 100% wool version. The 50/50 pullover sweater is currently available in Army and Air Force Exchange Military Clothing Sales Stores. 

The initial distribution of the 50/50 pullover sweater included a Velcro aircrew style name patch. The name patch has been removed. Airmen who purchased the 50/50 pullover sweater with the name patch can take it to any AAFES MCSS Alterations to have it removed at no charge. 

Nametags will not be worn on the 50/50 pullover sweater. Effective immediately, nametags will no longer be on the 100% wool pullover sweater. All other wear guidance for the pullover sweater remains consistent with AFI 36-2903. 

The phase-out date for the 100% wool pullover sweater is Oct. 1, 2010.

Perks: Eat for free at Applebee's Nov. 11
All veterans and active military personnel are invited to eat free at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Restaurants this Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. 

All U.S. veterans and military with proof of current or former military service will eat free at all Applebee's nationwide on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform. 

For additional details, visit: www.applebees.com/vetsday.