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Upcoming General User Training Dates:
• Friday, August 17th at 7:00 AM EDT
• Tuesday, August 28th at 5:00 PM EDT
Upcoming Supervisor User Training Dates:
Thursday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM EDT
It's almost time to go back to school. With people like Santana Maldonado working in education, you know your kids are in good hands. Earlier this year, Maldonado, an AFSC/Magellan Federal employee and Adolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS) counselor, saw a need in the community to better recognize and celebrate our military children.
He created a one-of-a-kind and massively successful event he titled the MATCh (Military Appreciates Their Children) Buddy Event. Students at Vicenza Middle and Elementary created over 1,000 MATCh Buddies that were displayed throughout the US military community in Vicenza, Italy. They decorated their MATCh Buddies and gave them each a back story that emulated their own travels, challenges, and triumphs as military children. Pictured above is Maldonado with participants of the MATCh program and their buddies.
Throughout the month, the students participated various activities highlighting their MATCh buddies and were given the opportunity to tell their stories. The events were a success, and we commend Santana for his initiative in helping to strengthen the community in and around Vicenza AFSC/Magellan Federal is proud to call him a part of our family. Thank you for all you do!
American Red Cross on Long Island supporters came together on June 15, 2018, at The Carltun in East Meadow, N.Y. to celebrate the Red Cross mission and to recognize local community heroes and philanthropic organizations at their “Heroes Among Us” Gala. Ebonnie Goodfield, a retired United States Navy Petty Officer, was among those honored.
Ebonnie is an AFSC/Magellan Federal contractor for the New York Air National Guard and the 106th Rescue Wing Yellow Ribbon Support Specialist in Westhampton Beach. In this role she promotes the wellbeing of deploying Service members and their families by connecting them to critical resources and information. Ebonnie’s support also extends as a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) member and a National Military Family Association volunteer. Her commitment to supporting these heroes stems from her own personal experience facing the unique challenges of deployment transition and reintegration. You can learn more about her service in the video above.
The annual Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Advocate of the Year ceremony was held on 13 June 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The ceremony celebrated employees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their duties. Top honors were awarded to Abigail Vega, AW2 Program Advocate of the Year, for her outstanding efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The event also included a Q&A discussion with Geoff Deutsch, former President and CEO of AFSC/Magellan Federal.
Photos from the event can be viewed above and you can read more here.
Upper Left: Director of the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) program, COL Terrence Johnson (left) with AW2 Regional Advocates of the Year George Butry (South Region), Abigail Vega-Andino (East Region), and Michael Dow (West Region) and AW2 Sergeant Major Thomas Abbott during annual training in Tampa Florida on June 13, 2018. Not pictured: Jamie Fink (North Region), who participated remotely.
Upper Right: Contract Program Manager Gary Kayser (left) congratulates Abigail Vega-Andino on her selection as the AW2 Program’s Contract Advocate of the Year as her family looks on. Abigail was awarded a $500 gift card and presented with an AFSC Magellan Federal Challenge Coin.
Middle Left: COL Terrence Johnson with George Butry, Abigail Vega-Andino, and Michael Dow after the AW2 Advocate of the Year ceremony.
Middle Right: Geoff Deutsch presenting an impact award to AW2 contract advocate Lisette Wadya (Fort Bliss, TX) for exceptional non-clinical case management and ranking first in conducting outreach activities that result in bringing eligible Soldiers into the AW2 program.
Bottom Left: Geoff Deutsch presenting an impact award to AW2 contract advocate Emmett Jackson (Fort Bragg, NC) for exceptional non-clinical case management and conducting effective outreach activities throughout the Fayetteville, NC community.
Bottom Right: AW2 West Region Contract Supervisor Brett Mers congratulating contract advocate Laurie MacLaren (Joint Base Lewis McChord) on receiving an impact award for exceptional non-clinical case management.
Recently, the South Dakota Army National Guard was presented with the Top Small State Medical Readiness Award by the Army National Guard. This is an outstanding achievement and additionally, our very own AFSC Care Coordinators, Leedel and Kristin, were also recognized individually for their efforts.
Col. Michael Pelzner, Army National Guard chief surgeon, presented the award to the SDARNG for having the highest percentage of Soldiers medically ready and deployable – achieving 92.5 percent in its highest categories.
Read more about their success in the full press release.
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