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Free items, information, opportunities at the 2013 Community Information Fair

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Free canned goods and toiletries, as well as an abundance of information, will be available at the 2013 Community Information Fair scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12 at Bldg. 606.

The Buckley Integrated Delivery System is sponsoring the information fair.

"The mission of the IDS is to integrate base helping agencies into one seamless team that provides the right help at the right time to active-duty military members and their families, retirees, and Department of Defense civilians," stated Pamela Wamhoff, Airman and Family Readiness Center family advocacy officer.

The information fair is a first of its kind at Buckley.

"The most important part is this is the first time we've really done an information fair inviting on- and off-base partners," said Christina Stump, 460th Space Wing community support coordinator. "It's for everybody that wants to know basically the programs out there that support our military and our civilians."

The fair is a four-fold event recognizing Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Month of the Military Child, Sexual Assault Prevention Month and Alcohol Awareness Month, according to Wamhoff.

People who attend will receive information from the nearly 20 agencies expected to be there. There will be several giveaways at the fair, to include informational tools and resources, food, Crocs shoes, personal care items, and more.

There are a lot of resources people are unfamiliar with, according to Stump. Some of those might include Operation Military Kids, which offers free summer camps to military children. Another organization is Heroes to Hired Jobs, which helps active-duty members, retirees, spouses and other affiliated with the military find jobs with military-friendly companies.

A United Healthcare representative will also be present to answer questions and provide information with the recent transition from TRIWEST.

"There's a little bit of something for everybody that comes," Stump said. As the military endures some hardships, this is a great time for folks to find out what's going on in the community and spread awareness of what services are available.

The following is a list of agencies expected to be at the information fair:

· Family Advocacy Program
· Airman and Family Readiness Center
· Mental Health
· School Liaison Office
· Health and Wellness Center
· Base Chapel
· Drug Demand Reduction Program
· Military Family Life Consultant
· Exceptional Family Member Program
· Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
· Project Sanctuary
· Heroes to Hired Jobs
· Military One Source
· Military Housing Assistance Fund
· The Health Marriage Project
· Operation One Nation
· Family Voices
· Bright Beginnings
· Children's Health
· Advocacy Institute

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