September's Post its, promotions and news picks Published Sept. 8, 2012 By Senior Airman Ashley Ramirez 146th Airlift Wing CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. -- Here is the latest news and information you need to know from the 146th Airlift Wing. Don't forget you can also like us on Facebook or even watch videos from YouTube and follow us on Twitter! Welcome our newest Airmen of the 146th! Senior Airman Jordan Michael Albers- 146th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman 1st class Derek Rashaun Davis- 146th Maintenance Squadron Major Jared R. Miller- 115th Airlift Squadron Airman Basic- Bryan Nicholas Palmer- 146th Services Flight Lieutenant Colonel Steve E. Weinstein- 146th Medical Group Major Craig John Barronton- 115th Airlift Squadron Senior Airman Christopher Michael Clark- 146th Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Elizabeth Ellen Clark- 146th Medical Group Airman 1st Class Adrianna Yvonne Castaneda- 146th Mission Support Flight Staff Sergeant Matthew Aaron Baca- 146th Maintenance Squadron Farewell to all of our retirees and separations! Master Sergeant Mark Evidon- Finance Congratulations to recent graduates from formal schools! Technical Sergeant Jeremy Blunt-Air National Guard NCO Academy Technical Sergeant Cesar George- Air National Guard NCO Academy Technical Sergeant Arnold Rabacal-Air National Guard NCO Academy Staff Sergeant Herbert Seaman- Security Forces Craftsman Course Airman 1st Class Jaime Gomez-Basic Military Training Airman 1st Class Evan Zalesak- Aviation Resource Management Apprentice Dining Facility Menu Saturday Chicken noodle soup Lemon thyme salmon Roast turkey Roasted red garlic mashed potato w/cream gravy Wild rice Francais vegetable blend Broccoli spears Sunday Chicken noodle soup Fettuccini alfredo Cajun spice shrimp Beef and 3 cheese lasagna Baby carrots Asparagus tips Mozzarella bread Religious Services: Catholic Mass: 1100 Protestant Service: 1230 Both services are held in the Commanders Conference Room, Bldg 119 Commander's View Our Wing commander, Col. Hargrove has given us another installment of Commander's View. Posted on the 146th's public website, Col. Hargrove addresses changes in wing leadership, current MAFFS missions and the upcoming ORI. For the entire story please visit our public web page at http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123317228 September deemed National Suicide Awareness Month Suicide rates among military members are still, sadly, on the rise. September is National Suicide Awareness Month and it is our job as Airmen to look out for ourselves and our Wingmen to make sure if someone needs help, they know where they can get it. In case you don't know where to start here are some important contact numbers for our Airmen and their loved ones: Kim Evans, 146th DPH Office: 805.986.7549 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255 Vet 2 Vet: 877.838.2838 National Suicide Hopeline: 800.748.2433 Military One Source: 800.342.9647 There is also an app called "Operation Reach Out" that is available for both iPhone and Android versions. It is available through the iTunes store or www.militaryfamily.com Free Personal Finance App for Military Families The McGraw-Hill Companies and Better Business Bureau (BBB) launched a free mobile app designed to help America's military families make better personal decisions to ensure their financial independence. The Military & Money App is the first financial educational app that provides service members and their spouse's easy-to-use and practical money management tips, including tools to reduce debt and maximize savings. The National Military Family Association hears our military service members and their families are often the targets of consumer fraud and high-interest predatory loans. According to a 2010 survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, 27 percent of military respondents had $10,000 or more in credit card debt compared with 16 percent of civilians. The survey also found "as many as one in three of enlisted personnel and junior NCOs reported using at least one method of non-bank borrowing [such as a predatory loan] in the past five years, compared with 24 percent of civilians." Our Association has been actively raising this issue, making sure families are included in the solution. Key features of the app include training videos on budgeting and managing debt, calculators to track cash flow and build savings and debt reduction plans, and a prompt that sends monthly savings reminders. The Military & Money App is available free on iTunes.