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CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. -- Here is all the latest and greatest information from th 146th Airlift Wing! For more stories and photos be sure to check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/146thAirliftWing

Farewell to our recent retirements and separations!
Master Sergeant Henry Shelby
Senior Master Sergeant Tyrone Leekins

Congratulations to our recent graduates from Formal Schools!
Master Sergeant Susan J. Kanim-Heath Services Management Apprentice Course
Staff Sergeant Kristina Robertson- Air National Guard Weather Operations Course and Weather Forecaster Apprentice
Senior Airman Nazareth Ceja- Air National Guard Recruiter Course
Master Sergeant Martina E. Bruck- Material Management Apprentice Course

Dining Facility Menu:
Saturday
Broccoli cheese soup
Beef tenderloins w/glace de veau
Sage buttered roasted turkey
Hickory smoked ham w/ mandarin orange pecan glaze
Rice pilaf
Garlic roasted red mashed potato w/cream gravy
Green beans
Mediterranean vegetable blend
Corn bread
Cocktail shrimp

Sunday
Buttermilk pancakes w/choice toppings blueberry, macadamia, plantains, walnuts, whipped cream
Cinnamon French toast swirls
Roasted breakfast potato medley
Bacon
Sausage patties
Scrambled eggs
Spinach, mozzarella, tomato egg frittata
Bagels and cream cheese
English muffins
Fresh fruits: cantaloupes, pineapple, watermelon, melons

**NOTE: The dining facility hours for Sunday will be 0800-1030**

Religious Services:
Catholic Mass: 1100
Protestant Service: 1230
Both services are held in the Commanders Conference Room, Bldg 119

Members of the 146th return home from AEF rotation
Several members of the 146th Airlift Wing returned home from their 90 day AEF rotation in Afghanistan on November 23, just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family and friend. For the full story on these great Airmen, check out our public page at http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123281883
Or for more pictures of our members and their families check out our official Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/146thAirliftWing

FREE TOYS THIS DRILL!!!
Operation Homefront and the Dollar Tree Stores have partnered again to bring toys for military children. They will be given away in front of the DFAC this UTA. Come on out and grab them!

Extreme Makeover' Seeks Military Families for Holiday Episode
Here is a clip of a story posted on our public site regarding the cast of Extreme Makeover Home Edition looking for military families to feature on an upcoming episode. For the full story check out our public webpage at http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123282021

"The cast of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" would like to brighten the holidays for a deserving military family this year. The reality show is seeking nominations for military families in desperate need of a home makeover. The selected family will be featured in an upcoming holiday episode. "We want to do a holiday-themed episode that's even bigger and more extreme than ever," David Shumsky, the show's casting director, said in an ABC news release. "In order to pull off such a huge venture, we need the support of the entire community. We know that the military communities will come out to help one of their own."

Sisters-in-arms
Check out the 146th AW public page for a great story of two military sisters, one from the 146th and their pact to be there for each other, regardless of distance. Here is just a piece, for the full story click http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123282016

"To what extent would a trooper go to support a brother- or sister-in-arms? Two sisters were separated by hundreds of miles of land and sea, but a promise brought an Army staff sergeant to Guantanamo Bay to pin on her sister's new rank during her promotion ceremony.
The Abbott sisters joined the military within a year of each other, Rebecca joining the Army and Kelly joining the Air Force. Although they were not close in their youth, through their shared experiences of the military the two became best friends."I heard she was joining, and it's pretty ironic because I did my basic and AIT (advanced individual training) in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and she actually attended her tech school down at Fort Leonard Wood also," said Army Staff Sgt. Rebecca. "So we just missed each other."'

FREE GI Bill Workshop for local veterans and active duty
Please join Dr Terry Goldstein next Tuesday evening, December 6th, for a FREE workshop on "GI Bill Basics, Updates, and Changes." The event is at the Veterans Home of California, Ventura (10900 Telephone Road) from 6:30-8:30 pm. The event is open to all: veterans, active duty, guard, reserve, families and 'vet friends.' There is limited space, so RSVP if you plan to join us. Unable to attend? Contact Dr Terri Goldstein to be notified of future Vet Ed Success events.
Dr. Terri Goldstein, Ed.D.
Veteran Education Success
818-645-2277
VeteranEducationSuccess.org

CNG Educational Assistance Award Program mow accepting applications for new school year
Applications are being accepted for the California National Guard Educational Assistance Award Program (CNGEAAP). The State of California wants to award this four-year benefit to all eligible California ANG members that apply. Awarded amounts can be up to $12,192 per year for attendance at a UC, for up to four full-time academic years!!

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I GET EACH YEAR FOR SCHOOL?
You can receive up to the following amounts for the 2011-2012 academic year:
$1,551 at Community College (per Cal Grant B) $12,192 at the University of California (per Cal Grant A) $12,192 at a nonpublic institution (per Cal Grant A) $5,472 at California State University (per Cal Grant A) Graduate studies: up to the maximum amount of Cal Grant A + $500 for books and supplies.

Officers and enlisted are eligible. The award will pay up to four years for full time enrollment. A student is required to take at least three academic units per semester or equivalent at a qualifying institution to receive this award. The CNG EAAP award can be used at a community college, CSUs, UCs, and private educational institutions. Interested students should check to ensure the institutions they are attending or would like to attend is on the eligible list. This award program can be used to obtain a certificate, or it can be used towards Associates, Bachelors, Masters or even a Doctorial degree.

TO APPLY: Submit the following two forms either online or via fax. Applications will continue to be accepted until all awards are exhausted.

CA.GOV CNGEAAP Program-
http://www.calguard.ca.gov/education/Pages/default.aspx
CNG EAAP Application online -
https://nationalguard.csac.ca.gov/Default.aspx
Complete Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online-
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Submit Statement of Understanding signed by your commander - http://www.calguard.ca.gov/education/Pages/default.aspx



December's Post It's, Promotions and News Picks

CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. -- Here is all the latest and greatest information from th 146th Airlift Wing! For more stories and photos be sure to check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/146thAirliftWing

Farewell to our recent retirements and separations!
Master Sergeant Henry Shelby
Senior Master Sergeant Tyrone Leekins

Congratulations to our recent graduates from Formal Schools!
Master Sergeant Susan J. Kanim-Heath Services Management Apprentice Course
Staff Sergeant Kristina Robertson- Air National Guard Weather Operations Course and Weather Forecaster Apprentice
Senior Airman Nazareth Ceja- Air National Guard Recruiter Course
Master Sergeant Martina E. Bruck- Material Management Apprentice Course

Dining Facility Menu:
Saturday
Broccoli cheese soup
Beef tenderloins w/glace de veau
Sage buttered roasted turkey
Hickory smoked ham w/ mandarin orange pecan glaze
Rice pilaf
Garlic roasted red mashed potato w/cream gravy
Green beans
Mediterranean vegetable blend
Corn bread
Cocktail shrimp

Sunday
Buttermilk pancakes w/choice toppings blueberry, macadamia, plantains, walnuts, whipped cream
Cinnamon French toast swirls
Roasted breakfast potato medley
Bacon
Sausage patties
Scrambled eggs
Spinach, mozzarella, tomato egg frittata
Bagels and cream cheese
English muffins
Fresh fruits: cantaloupes, pineapple, watermelon, melons

**NOTE: The dining facility hours for Sunday will be 0800-1030**

Religious Services:
Catholic Mass: 1100
Protestant Service: 1230
Both services are held in the Commanders Conference Room, Bldg 119

Members of the 146th return home from AEF rotation
Several members of the 146th Airlift Wing returned home from their 90 day AEF rotation in Afghanistan on November 23, just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family and friend. For the full story on these great Airmen, check out our public page at http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123281883
Or for more pictures of our members and their families check out our official Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/146thAirliftWing

FREE TOYS THIS DRILL!!!
Operation Homefront and the Dollar Tree Stores have partnered again to bring toys for military children. They will be given away in front of the DFAC this UTA. Come on out and grab them!

Extreme Makeover' Seeks Military Families for Holiday Episode
Here is a clip of a story posted on our public site regarding the cast of Extreme Makeover Home Edition looking for military families to feature on an upcoming episode. For the full story check out our public webpage at http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123282021

"The cast of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" would like to brighten the holidays for a deserving military family this year. The reality show is seeking nominations for military families in desperate need of a home makeover. The selected family will be featured in an upcoming holiday episode. "We want to do a holiday-themed episode that's even bigger and more extreme than ever," David Shumsky, the show's casting director, said in an ABC news release. "In order to pull off such a huge venture, we need the support of the entire community. We know that the military communities will come out to help one of their own."

Sisters-in-arms
Check out the 146th AW public page for a great story of two military sisters, one from the 146th and their pact to be there for each other, regardless of distance. Here is just a piece, for the full story click http://www.146aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123282016

"To what extent would a trooper go to support a brother- or sister-in-arms? Two sisters were separated by hundreds of miles of land and sea, but a promise brought an Army staff sergeant to Guantanamo Bay to pin on her sister's new rank during her promotion ceremony.
The Abbott sisters joined the military within a year of each other, Rebecca joining the Army and Kelly joining the Air Force. Although they were not close in their youth, through their shared experiences of the military the two became best friends."I heard she was joining, and it's pretty ironic because I did my basic and AIT (advanced individual training) in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and she actually attended her tech school down at Fort Leonard Wood also," said Army Staff Sgt. Rebecca. "So we just missed each other."'

FREE GI Bill Workshop for local veterans and active duty
Please join Dr Terry Goldstein next Tuesday evening, December 6th, for a FREE workshop on "GI Bill Basics, Updates, and Changes." The event is at the Veterans Home of California, Ventura (10900 Telephone Road) from 6:30-8:30 pm. The event is open to all: veterans, active duty, guard, reserve, families and 'vet friends.' There is limited space, so RSVP if you plan to join us. Unable to attend? Contact Dr Terri Goldstein to be notified of future Vet Ed Success events.
Dr. Terri Goldstein, Ed.D.
Veteran Education Success
818-645-2277
VeteranEducationSuccess.org

CNG Educational Assistance Award Program mow accepting applications for new school year
Applications are being accepted for the California National Guard Educational Assistance Award Program (CNGEAAP). The State of California wants to award this four-year benefit to all eligible California ANG members that apply. Awarded amounts can be up to $12,192 per year for attendance at a UC, for up to four full-time academic years!!

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I GET EACH YEAR FOR SCHOOL?
You can receive up to the following amounts for the 2011-2012 academic year:
$1,551 at Community College (per Cal Grant B) $12,192 at the University of California (per Cal Grant A) $12,192 at a nonpublic institution (per Cal Grant A) $5,472 at California State University (per Cal Grant A) Graduate studies: up to the maximum amount of Cal Grant A + $500 for books and supplies.

Officers and enlisted are eligible. The award will pay up to four years for full time enrollment. A student is required to take at least three academic units per semester or equivalent at a qualifying institution to receive this award. The CNG EAAP award can be used at a community college, CSUs, UCs, and private educational institutions. Interested students should check to ensure the institutions they are attending or would like to attend is on the eligible list. This award program can be used to obtain a certificate, or it can be used towards Associates, Bachelors, Masters or even a Doctorial degree.

TO APPLY: Submit the following two forms either online or via fax. Applications will continue to be accepted until all awards are exhausted.

CA.GOV CNGEAAP Program-
http://www.calguard.ca.gov/education/Pages/default.aspx
CNG EAAP Application online -
https://nationalguard.csac.ca.gov/Default.aspx
Complete Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online-
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Submit Statement of Understanding signed by your commander - http://www.calguard.ca.gov/education/Pages/default.aspx