ARPC hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon at LDC on Oct. 24
By Maj Scott Thomason, Air Reserve Personnel Center
/ Published October 14, 2011
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- October is a special month, and not just because it brings with it distinctive autumn weather, Columbus Day, or the tradition of trick or treating. Every year in October, the employment of those with disabilities is recognized by National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year, the theme is "Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities." The Air Reserve Personnel Center at Buckley AFB, Colo. is proud to host this year's luncheon to recognize NDEAM.
There will be a catered barbeque luncheon, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Buckley's Leadership Development Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and the cost is $12. We are honored to have former U.S. Army Captain Tommy Clack as our guest speaker. Not only is he seasoned in the policies of federal employment of those with disabilities, he is also a heroic Vietnam combat veteran that lost three limbs on the Cambodian border in 1969. Clack suffered other injuries as well, and was awarded multiple medals and decorations for his valor and selfless service. He has endured 65 surgeries since his injuries in 1969. Clack has been working veteran issues for more than 41 years, to include working with Congress. Although he is currently living and working in Georgia as a field manager and veteran's service officer, he travels to all 50 states and across the globe spreading his motivational words more than 150 times per year.
If you would like to attend please contact one of the ticket sales representatives: 460 SW, MSgt Brian Hickey, 720-847-4673; 460 SFS, SMSgt Rachel Acosta, 720-847-9801; 460 OG, SMSgt Stephen Santos or MSgt Christopher Porter, 720-847-5502; 460 MSG, MSgt Brandy Sharp, 720-847-6056; 460 SCS, MSgt Lance Dreiling, 720- 847-6682; 460 MDG, MSgt Brad Moses, 720-847-6458; 566 IS, SSgt Mike Garcia, 720-847-6840; Det 45, MSgt Steve Clark, 720-847-5532; Det 3, TSgt Darron Withycombe, 303-677-6369; HQ ARPC, SSgt. Ashley Kidder, 720-847-3581 or SrA Iris Morales, 720-847-3529.