Photo by Airman 1 st Class Lauren Main

Refresher course

A u.s. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist demonstrates the proper way to apply camouflage face paint during SERE refresh training for pilots and aircrew at the Naval Weapons Station's Marrington Plantation April 22, 2010. This refresher course is a full days worth of instruction which begins in the classroom and ends with boots in the dirt. The aircrew and pilots were given a scenario in which they had to evade capture, navigate their way through the woods to specific rally points and eventually to a simulated rescue point. A SERE specialist said, "We will kick in doors and do what we have to do to make sure you come home; whatever it takes." Due to the nature of SERE training, anonymity is important, therefore, the names of the SERE instructors have been withheld. The SERE specialist pictured is with the 437th Operations Support Squadron. See the story, Page 5.




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"Spanning six decades of Air Force history - particularly over the last nineteen years -Airmen have proven themselves as global first responders in times of crisis. To that end, we must have the appropriate skills to meet the global challenges of today and tomorrow in Joint operations in Air, Space and Cyberspace and we must sustain deployed and home station quality of service."

These words from the April 2010 Air Force Key Talking Points publication truly describe today's Airmen, both those who deploy overseas and those who deploy to a different base within the U.S. Whether we're supporting the relief efforts in Haiti, participating in the current surge or undertaking any other mission we're asked to accomplish, our Airmen have the right skills and the right leadership to take care of business.

Of course, making sure Airmen can fulfill our legacy as global first responders

comes with certain costs. Providing the relevant training, the proper equipment, and medical care are but a few of the costs necessary for us to remain the world's most powerful Air Force and to keep our nation safe. For most of us, we don't have to worry about these things; the Air Force or provides just about everything we need to do our job. What really makes the difference between success or failure is how we take care of our Airmen and their families. It is a bill every leader must pay.

At the 2010 Caring for People Forum, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley stated, "Concern for people is certainly positive but concern only becomes meaningful when action is taken." For us, taking action begins with recognizing that Airmen are being asked to make personal sacrifices, that they have many demands competing for their time and that their families sometimes suffer. It becomes meaningful when we do our best to lessen any negative effects caused by the costs we ask our Airmen to pay. Action is even more meaningful when we accentuate the positive and reward our Airmen for their hard work.

Admittedly, there's only so much we can do to reward our Airmen. We can't offer many financial rewards, but we can sometimes buy lunch for our work center. We can't always give a lot of time off, but we can occasionally cover a shift and let someone go home early. When we ask someone to work late or call a young mother in on her day off, we can at least take the time to thank the Airman and her family. We can also sacrifice some of our personal time writing awards packages for those who truly deserve the extra recognition. Find a way that works for your Airmen; it's really a small price to pay.

Speaking for all Air Force leaders, General Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, said it best: "Secretary Donley and I are proud of the tremendous contributions Airmen make every day to secure our nation. We recognize and appreciate the sacrifices that are asked of you and your family."

Volunteerism: the spirit of our military

By Maj. Jerry Fletcher

628th Medical Support Squadron commander

For as long as I have worked as an Air Force pharmacist, I have enjoyed the pleasure of working with retired military volunteers and their spouses.

The places I've worked where morale was always the highest also had the highest numbers of volunteer staff. The fact is most military treatment facility pharmacies in the continental U.S. have become more or less dependent on their volunteers to maintain the services the pharmacy provides.

Throughout the years, many of our honored military retirees and their spouses have given selflessly of their time to continue to serve as volunteers. Their continued service has enabled every section where they work to provide more robust support to our troops. Our often uncounted volunteer staff is truly a treasured force multiplier.

Our volunteers not only enrich us with the work they do but also with their experience and the experiences they share with us. Many of the volunteers have worked in their sections as volunteers for many years. I have worked with retirees who have volunteered in the pharmacy for more than 20 years - longer than some people's active-duty careers. They have seen the active-duty staff come and go over the years, as well as the changes that have been made, ideas that have worked and ideas that

have not worked. It always pays to listen to what our seasoned volunteers have to say.

Some of the things which have stuck with me the most over the years are some of the experiences retired volunteers have shared with us. At my first and second assignments, I had the honor of working with a couple ofB-17 pilots who served in World War II. They had bailed out of their bombers over Nazi Germany after their planes were shot down and were taken as prisoners of war.

I remember the retired Navy chief petty officer who related the horrors he experienced as a medic in Vietnam, and I'll never forget the time a retired World War II Navy corpsman brought in some old film he had found in a trunk in his attic which had been forgotten about.

He had just stopped to pick up the developed photos on his way in to work his shift in the pharmacy. We gathered around as he opened the seal on the photo package. No one, not even the Navy corpsman, knew what the photos were going to be of.

We were all surprised to see good quality photos of the Japanese signing the treaty ending World War II on the USS Missouri battleship. The corpsman was happy to see the photos and to tell us about the event. Other than a slightly brownish appearance, the glossy photos were in very good condition. While I had seen film and photos of the treaty signing before, I had never seen photos from the vantage point we were then looking at. It was like being there when some lost treasure was found.

Another little piece of history shared by the spouse of a World War II pilot and volunteer was a "Short Snorter" signed, among others, by Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle - of the Doolittle Raiders. These are just a few of the many examples of the heroes and volunteers I have been fortunate enough to have met and who shared their expenences.

I've sadly noticed throughout the years the number of retired military volunteers seems to have gotten smaller. I'm not sure why. Maybe the volunteer spirit was greater in past generations, or maybe we do a poor job of letting people know of the volunteer opportunities which exist, or maybe as the size of the military gets ever smaller, it produces fewer retirees and therefore fewer retiree volunteers. Whatever the reason, we are slowly losing more than just members of a volunteer force. We are losing an enriching part of our identity and character as a military.

Volunteering is an active way to continue to support our troops while meeting other retirees in the local community. There are many volunteer opportunities at Joint Base Charleston for anyone interested. Opportunities exist to volunteer for as little as two to four hours per week. Anyone interested in being a volunteer can contact the Retiree Activities Office at 963-2228 or the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 963-4406.

For those of you who do not know what a "Short Snorter" is, just ask the next World War II, Korean, or Vietnam-era pilot or aircrew member you see.

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Lorenz on leadership, motivation in challenging times

By Gen. Stephen Lorenz

Commander, Air Education and Training Command

In the end, a leader must approach a challenge with an eye toward crafting a solution to meet their organizational needs. They should consciously select a leadership style or customized approach in order to create a certain effect. For most situations, mission accomplishment will be the effect, the end goal. However, before one can achieve such an effect, situational leadership must be used to motivate others toward success. After all, a motivated force can move mountains.

Motivation is an interesting concept. In some situations, motivation is more spontaneous and flows from the heart. In others, motivation is far from intrinsic and needs a little added emphasis from the top. I call it "added emphasis" because sometimes your organization won't be too thrilled with the changes after they're announced. It may feel like you are marching your team uphill and into the wind.

A leader must look at each challenge, develop a plan and push for success. As part of their plan, leaders must develop the motivation necessary to assist their organizations through the challenges. In the end, people don't quit their jobs (despite all the challenges we face each and every day) - they quit their bosses. The art of motivating organizations through challenges is one of the keys to any leaders' success.

Today, more than ever before, we need leaders of intellect who value the power of thought and innovative approaches. After all, having leaders who think, assess challenges objectively, and motivate their teams to succeed is what makes us the formidable fighting force we are today.

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"In the end, a leader must approach a challenge with an eye toward crafting a solution to meet their organizational needs."

Gen. Stephen Lorenz Commander, Air Education and Training Command

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - These are challenging times for our Air Force. We have been engaged in combat operations since 1990 and are balancing limited resources against an aggressive operations tempo. We are once again adjusting to maintain our authorized end strength while juggling priorities within a leveling budget. Many of our aircraft are beyond expected service lives and current operations are aging them even faster. Handling all these demands will be challenging - it will not be fun.

This is where leadership comes into play. Whether at work or at home, everyone has issues. As some issues are resolved, others are always waiting in line to take their places. The "pay me now or pay me later" mindset is exhausting. It is up to each organization's leadership to set the tone, motivate the workplace and create a sustainable culture of success. After all, we want our Airmen to invest themselves in our service and our mission.

So, how can a leader attack such challenges and create sustainable excellence? We all know that it isn't easy to do. It will take dedication and objectivity ... and a lot of patience and perseverance. Along the way, tough decisions will be required and each will call for a tailored approach. In other words, leaders must adapt differently to each situation. Situational leadership is how we keep our organizations motivated and headed in the best direction.

We all have unique leadership styles. Some of us probably smile a little too much while others not quite enough.

We all fit somewhere along a leadership continuum, where the ends are defined by the extremes. Although you may feel most comfortable in one region of that continuum, realize that every leader will have to utilize approaches from the full range of the continuum in response to different challenges. A career brings many leadership challenges and leaders must adapt to meet each one.

After all, some challenges will require leaders to soften their approaches. For example, someone in the organization may be directly affected by our end strength reductions. Maybe the unit will suffer the loss of one of its members. Other situations will require a stem approach. This may be necessary when accountability and disciplinary challenges confront the organization or some of its personnel. Effective leaders must be able to approach difficult decisions or situations with the entire continuum at their disposal.

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SERE refresher course sharpens survival skills

By 2nd Lt. Susan Carlson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

When you think of pilots and the aircrew that fly with them, crawling around in the dirt with camouflage and face paint is not what initially comes to mind. However, that is exactly what a number of Charleston pilots and aircrew members were doing April 22.

This exercise was part of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape refresher course taught here at Joint Base Charleston, which aircrew members must complete every three years. This one day course, including both classroom and outdoor hands-on-training, is designed to keep aircrew members current with the skills necessary to survive in any type of hostile environment. These skills, initially taught during the extensive 19 day S- V-80 SERE course at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash., need to be practiced in order to be maintained.

Thursday's activities included a three hour classroom session where aircrew members were reminded of proper

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fred Fox takes the edge off with a laugh during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape refresher course at the Naval Weapons Station's Marrington Plantation April 22, 2010. This refresher course is mandatory for pilots and aircrew to complete once every three years. The training included proper evasion and recovery techniques as well as a role play scenario. During the scenario, the crews put to practice their pre-existing training and were critiqued on their skills. Sergeant Fox is a load master with the 317th Airlift Squadron.

evasion, recovery and planning techniques. After the quick refresher, they were given a scenario and taken out to the Naval Weapons Station's Marrington Plantation. Once there, SERE specialists briefed them on camouflage and face paint application techniques, land navigation and proper procedures for ground movement. With all their knowledge in hand, aircrew members were set loose to navigate to different rally points with the ultimate goal of arriving at a simulated rescue point. All the while, they were required to evade and use proper radio signals and movement techmques.

While many of the aircrew members were wary of this refresher training, at the end of the

day, the general consensus was simply, fun.

"It was fun trying to remember the techniques they had taught us," said Senior Airman Alfonso Rogers, a loadmaster from the 15th Airlift Squadron, "We don't do this often-it gets your mind thinking."

Not only that, but this refresher course could one day be the thing that saves their lives, said 1 st Lt. Kevin Kubik, a pilot from the 17th Airlift Squadron.

"No one wants to think of that worst case scenario, but if it does happen, at least I have the knowledge and confidence to survive and evade the enemy," he said.

The basis of the training is to teach the aircrew members to think on their feet and to make the wisest decision depending on the different circumstances or situations. This refresher course prevents aircrew members from becoming complacent and falling into a routine. It is a reminder they could one day be in a hostile situation and the training gives them the confidence to do their job and complete their mission to the utmost of their ability.

According to one SERE instructor, "There is a broader picture behind a lot of what we teach. The code of conduct is just that basic foundation ... what we build everything on."

Instructors for this course are very passionate about their job and have gone through extensive training to be in this position. The process of becoming a SERE specialist involves some of the most rigorous training in the military. Once selected, trainees must attend the SERE S-V-80 course, a one month indoctrination course and fmally the SERE

Photos by Airman t si Class Lauren Main A U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist provides pilots and aircrew with critique at the end of a long day of SERE refresh training at the Naval Weapons Station's Marrington Plantation April 22, 2010. The training is only a refresher course from the original 19-day course that pilots and aircrew were required to complete initially. The courses foundation is based on the code of conduct, but SERE training itself is about maintaining life and returning with honor. Due to the nature of SERE training, anonymity is important, therefore, the names of the SERE instructors have been withheld. The SERE specialist pictured is with the 437th Operations Support Squadron.

technical school. This school is a grueling six month program involving survival, evasion, resistance, escape and personal recovery training in every possible climate and terrain, and gives them the qualifications to teach their skills to any Airman.

SERE specialists dedicate their lives to preparing Airmen for the worst possible situation so they may "Return with Honor."

"Personnel recovery is so important to the Air Force and the United States ... we teach students to maintain life, maintain honor and return; if you do those three things, you've accomplished a survivor's mission," says Joint Base Charleston's SERE instructor.

SERE makes up one of five Air Force Special Operations career fields, but is the only Special Operations career field that allows women to participate. In addition, they make up part of the elite group known as the Guardian Angel Weapons system, which also includes pararescuemen and combat rescue officers. This three tiered group specializes in the preparation, protection and recovery of the men and women serving in today's Air Force.

SERE can be summed up by one instructor's quote, "If we save one life through this training, then all of it is worth it."

Because of the nature of SERE training, anonymity is important and names of the SERE instructors in this article have been withheld. For additional information on SERE specialists or their training, visit or contact the Joint Base Charleston SERE office at 843-963-7824.

6 Airlift Dispatch· April 30, 2010

AMC officials stress importance of cyber security

By Mark Diamond

Air Mobility Command Public Affairs

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IlL - This month, as the Air Force opens its network to Internet-based capabilities, including social networking services, Air Mobility Command leaders say it's important Airmen always keep operations security, network protection, and professionalism at the forefront.

On March 30, the Air Force opened the network to Internet-based social networking sites at five Pacific Air Force bases and will begin opening sites Air Force-wide later this month. The Air Force's implementation plan will allow access while still ensuring a tight and secure network to defend against malicious activity.

In today's age of Internet media, Airmen have access to new Internet-based capabilities which allow them to easily and quickly share information with people throughout the world. However, AMC officials said that with these great new capabilities comes an even greater responsibility.

AMC officials listed several areas Airmen, on or off duty, need to pay particular attention to when communicating via the Internet:

1. Operations security and information security - Do not post classified or sensitive information. If unsure, do not post the information until you speak with your supervisor, your unit Security or OPSEC manager or your local Public Affairs office. In brief, do not discuss specific names, dates, times or locations in relation to Air Force operations.

2. Do not reveal information suggesting troop movement, system information, weapons information, military organization, or other valuable intelligence to a potential adversary. Although some information is not classified, sensitive information may provide small pieces to a larger puzzle which would be useful to our adversaries. In other words, seemingly innocent information, when combined, may reveal valuable intelligence to our enemies.

3. Do not post defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, abusive, profane, threatening, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or illegal information or material.

4. In addition to protecting information, you must do your part to protect the Air Force Network from malicious attacks, including viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware, which can significantly disrupt operations. For instance, when visiting social networking sites or commercial websites, beware of unfamiliar links, downloads, attachments, applications or

plugins which could contain malicious code intended to jeopardize the security of your computer. Additionally, do not permit anything to run on your computer you did not install or that you don't understand - it may be malicious code.

5. When posting photos of military personnel in uniform, ensure all safety, uniform dress and appearance policies and guidelines are adhered to (i.e., personal protective gear is worn, restricted area badges removed, uniform is worn correctly, etc.).

6. Avoid posting photos of military personnel in social situations highlighting or promoting the use of alcoholic beverages or other situations that may bring discredit to AMC or the Air Force.

7. Airmen discussing issues related to their career field or a personal experience is acceptable, but they should be careful not to imply they have expertise in areas for which they have no first-hand, direct background or knowledge.

8. Do not use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, certificate mark or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners.

9. Do not post any information infringing upon the propriety, privacy or personal rights of others.

10. Avoid revealing too much personal information about oneself in social spaces. Be aware of any personal information you release, such as family names, addresses, birth dates and travel plans.

11. If posting something that is questionable and may reflect negatively on the Air Force, review this and other relevant guidance thoroughly. If still unsure, and the post is about the Air Force, discuss the proposed post with your supervisor or your local Public Affairs office. Ultimately, Airmen are individually accountable for what they post.

12. Department of Defense computer systems are provided only for authorized U.S. Government use and limited personal use. In describing "limited personal use," officials said it must be of reasonable duration and frequency that has been approved by supervisors and does not adversely affect performance of official duties, overburden systems or reflect adversely on the Air Force. For a complete description of "appropriate use," see Air Force Instruction 33-129, Paragraph 2.

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Charleston exceeds Red Cross expectations

2nd Lieutenant Susan Carlson prepares to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Fitness and Sports Center April 21, 2010. The local Red Cross goes as far north as Myrtle Beach, S.C., and as far south as Walterboro, S.C., to collect donations. Lieutenant Carlson is a Public Affairs officer with the 628th Air Base Wing.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Cox prepares to donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Fitness and Sports Center on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 21, 2010. This is the third blood drive the Red Cross has held at Joint Base Charleston this year. The

Red Cross estimated to have more than 100 donators by the end of the day. Sergeant Cox is a military

training leader with the 373rd Training Squadron.

Photos by Airman 1st Class Lauren Main

Members of Joint Team Charleston wait in line at the Fitness and Sports Center to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 21, 2010. The Red Cross hoped to receive at least 91 donations to distribute to hospitals around South Carolina. The average shelf life of blood is 41 days. Due to the major surgeries conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina, the blood is always used and never thrown away. Often times there is a shortage and blood must be imported from other states.

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Engine swap, ready to rock: propulsion training with a lift

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Bowles Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

installation of the jet engine presents the greatest learning curve - despite a total of only eight bolts holding it in.

"Removing the engine is the hardest part of the course," said Sergeant Blackwell. "Part of the reason is because of the maintenance stand we use to remove it. The preparation is tedious."

The l l-ton engine change trailer used to remove the engine is control by remote and uses a hydraulic system to extend upward underneath an engine. It is equipped with fold out maintenance platforms for workers to complete their work towering above the ground below. Providing a uniquely uplifting experience, engine change training with the 373 TRS is not for those with a fear of heights.

During instruction, safety is paramount, technical compliancy is strictly adhered to and Sergeant Blackwell instructs his students with a firm yet approachable persona. Every detail is fully explained, and his years of experience are shelled out in the form of pointed questions to challenge students' situational awareness and keep them on their toes - a quality which lends an advantage when removing one of the C-17 s largest and heaviest components.

The engines are massive behemoths of turbofan glory, and their maintainers are keepers of the beasts. They learn their inner workings, inches away from their fan blades. They crack the code of technical drawings, pinpointing problems to return them to fully mission capable status.

With the right tools and know-how, l l-ton machinery is no problem for the maintainers, and after eight days of successful training, the students are one step closer to joining the ranks of Joint Base Charleston's propulsion maintenance team.

Out of the approximately 40 courses instructed at the 373rd Training Squadron's Detachment 5 here, one has the distinction of teaching students a set of technical skills which mean the difference between engine start and engine stall.

The course is taught to Airmen in the aerospace propulsion career field and is specifically for those who are transitioning from various airframes in the Air Force inventory to the C-17 to perform expert maintenance on its four F -117 engines. The course lasts roughly 14 training days.

At the training detachment, Staff Sgt. Matthew Blackwell steps in. With his propensity for propulsion and technical manuals in hand, as one of the unit's finest instructors, he won 2009 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the 373 TRS. Accoladeso-plenty, his students are able to glean from a true professional.

For the most part, Sergeant Blackwell said the F -117 is extremely reliable, but like anything in an aircraft, it eventually needs more extensive maintenance, thus requiring an engine change.

"Here in training it takes us eight days to completely remove and install the engine. On the flightline, a good engine change can be done in 16 to 18 hours," he said.

The lag, which causes eight full days for training, is because each student must demonstrate proficiency and be evaluated on the various tasks involved.

For most students, Sergeant Blackwell said the removal and

Air Force Blackwell, right, gives instruction to Staff Sgt. Donald Coughenour, center, during an engine change class at the 373rd Training Squadron's, Detachment 5 here April 1, 2010. Sergeant Blackwell is an instructor with the 373 TRS and Sergeant Coughenour is a student.

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Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard provides funeral service to former commander

Honorary pallbearers salute U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Mikolajcik as members from Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard march down the steps of the church for the funeral April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, S.C. General Mikolajcik passed away April 17, 2010 at the age of 63 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

U.S. Air Force Brig.

Gen. Thomas R.

Mikolajcik's family watch as members from Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard fold the American flag to be given to the family in remembrance April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

U.S. Air Force General Duncan McNabb hands the American flag to Carmen Mikolajcik as three generations of Mikolajciks observe the rendering of honors after the funeral ceremony April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. General McNabb is the U.S. Transportation Commander at Scott Air Force Base, III. and Mrs.

Mikolajcik is the widow of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen.

Thomas R. Mikolajcik. Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Taylor

Staff Sgt. Akeem Parks retires U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Mikolajcik's flag during the funeral ceremony April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, S.C. Sergeant Parks is an honor guard member from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Members of the Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard fold U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Mikolajcik's American flag during the funeral ceremony April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The honor guard, composed of volunteers who are highly motivated, maintain exceptionally high standards of dress and appearance and show aptitude for ceremonial duty.

Staff Sgt. Akeem Parks helps Carmen Mikolajcik retire the American flag as three generations of Mikolajciks observe the rendering of honors after the funeral ceremony April 24, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Sergeant Parks is an honor guard member from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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Airman distributes computers, supplies to front line

Airman 1 st Class

Cassandra LaVoie fills out a temporary issue receipt for a computer at

the Automatic Data Processing Equipment warehouse April 20, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston,

S.C. The ADPE office is responsible for distributing new or refurbished computers and col-

lecting out of date computers for all the Air Force Personnel. Airman LaVoie is an Information Technology Asset Manager for the 628th Communications Squadron.

Airman 1 st Class Cassandra LaVoie shows a customer the information required on a Form 1297 to issue equipment out at the Automatic Data Processing Equipment warehouse April 20, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A Form 1297 is a hand receipt used to track the equipment issued to each office in the ADPE Asset Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Taylor Inventory Management system.

Airman 1st Class Cassandra LaVoie stands at the ink cartridge rack after sorting and categorizing numerous types of cartridges at the Automatic Data Processing Equipment warehouse April 20,2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Air Force has a wide variety of printers, fax machines and photocopiers which require refills of toner and ink from time to time, which are supplied from the ADPE office.

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14 Airmen graduate from NCO Academy

By Trisha Gallaway

Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Fourteen Charleston Airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy located at Tyndall AFB, Fla., April 8.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Stone, Detachment 5, 373rd Training Squadron was recognized as

a distinguished graduate.

Graduates of the six-week course included the following technical sergeants: 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron: Jeremy Britten

437th Aerial Port Squadron: Reece Carter and Robert Sparks

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Jimmy Kent, Kelton Moore and Thomas Nealy 437th Airlift Wing: Susan Edmonds

437th Maintenance Group: Clifford Thebodeau

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It pays to be 'green' at Joint Base Charleston

Courtesy of Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston Base Exchange is rewarding military shoppers who are doing their part for the environment through its new "Use a Bag, Save the Planet" initiative.

Instead of using traditional plastic bags, retail facilities on base are encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags. Beyond helping the environment, shoppers that "Use a Bag, Save the Planet" will get five cents back for every reusable bag used.

"The Army and Air Force Exchange Service desires to be an environmentally responsible retailer and a 'green' place to shop," said BX Assistant Store Manager Lajima Marshall. "By rewarding the use of environmentally-friendly bags, we hope to begin changing behaviors today to put us on a path for a cleaner tomorrow."

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The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is a joint command and is directed by a board of directors, which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.

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If your tastes range from country to pop, or Latin to oldies, the Charleston Club has a night for you to sing it or swing it.

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Learn to scuba dive, dodge paintbal/s, kayak down a river, surf, save a life or use a zip line this month at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

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Everyone welcome to free base picnic set for next month

There's not a more sure sign that summer has (un)officiall y started than the announcement of the dates for the annual JB Charleston free family picnic.

This year's two-day, Year of the Air Force Family event is June 11 & 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Both days will feature a great, free picnic lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled-pork, side dishes and beverages, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's Kids Zone includes the giant inflatables "Jurassic Adventure," "Dragonfly Swings," and the wet and wild "Surf and Slide."

Also during both days, the Reserve mini C-17 will be on display as well as two MRAP vehicles from Force Protection.

On Friday, June 11, there will be live music by the notoriously great Blue Dogs, one of Lowcountry's favorite party bands. The Dogs have nine CDs to their credit, and at 20 years, they are one of the most enduring bands around.

Most recently, they were the featured band at the Family Circle Cup soiree on Daniel Island.

Also on Friday, there will be a Travel Fair with several agencies on-hand to help you plan your next excursion or family vacation.

The following day on Saturday, June 12, the fun will start a little earlier with two exciting activities.

A huge yard sale inside the tennis and basketball courts next to the Picnic Grounds will start at 9 a.m. If your family is interested in selling items, spots are available through the Outdoor Recreation Center and must be reserved by June 8. Call the ORC at 963-1732 for more details on the yard sale.

For car enthusiasts of all tastes and ages, the second event on Saturday is a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an open, free event and trophies will be awarded for several categories and types of vehicles. Registration for car show

Annual Club Scholarship program begins accepting entries for this year's 25 awards

Starting in May, Charleston Club the AF Clubs website (photocopies Members and their families will have the

opportunity to submit an entry to vie for one of the 25 Air Force Club scholarship awards being offer this year.

Current Air Force Club Members and their family members (e.g. spouse, son, daughter, stepson and stepdaughter) who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited college or university for entry during the fall of 2010 term as a part-time or full-time student are eligible to submit an application.

To enter, applicants are asked to write and submit a 500 words or less essay on the following topic: "What does it mean to be a part of the Air Force Family. "

Essay package must include: a CD containing the essay with participants name, date and word count; an entry form available from the Charleston Club or downloaded from

accepted); current college/university acceptance letter or official transcripts.

Final scholarship awards for school year 2010-11 will be announced by Sept. 17,2010. All nominees will be advised of scholarship selection or non-selection. Only one essay per eligible person.

Applicant must provide a copy of their college or university acceptance letter. Studentenrolhnent status may involve either undergraduate or graduate curriculum.

All submissions must arrive at the 628th Force Support Squadron Marketing Office in Bldg. 322 on the first floor by close-ofbusiness on Thursday, July 1.

For more information on the Air Force Clubs Scholarship Awards, visit the Clubs website at www.afclubs.netorcall the Force Support Squadron Marketing Office at 963- .3&:9.

entries is now being accepted at the base Auto Hobby Shop on Stewart Avenue. You can call the Hobby Shop at 963-4942 for additional information or visit

Entries for the car show must be complete and submitted no later than May 28.

Both days of fun are open to all active duty military, reservists, civilian base employees including contractors, retirees and all family members.

Local sponsors for the picnic and car show include:

Boeing, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Force Protection, USAA, Santee Copper, Jones Ford, Rick Hendrick Honda & Chevy, Navy Federal Credit Union and First Command. (No federal endorsement implied or intended.)

Visit for more picnic details or call 963-3816.

Greg Arceneaux attended the Charleston Club's free breakfast buffet for members April 12 and was drawn as the proud winner of a 32" flat screen TV. The Club will be giving away another TV at the next members' breakfast on Monday, May 17. Greg is a long standing member and club supporter so we were happy to see his name drawn too!

The Scene is produced by the 628th Force Support Squadron Marketing Office as a supplement to the Airlift Dispatch. All prices for events and services advertised are subject to change without notice. For questions about the The Scene, call the Marketing Office at (843) 963-3809. Mention of any sponsor or sponsorship in this publication is not federal endorsement for the product or service. For more information on Force Support facilities, visit our website at

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Office: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Recreational/children's hours: Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Saturday -12-6 p.m.

JBC takes part in worldwide Kids Run May 15; 25th anniversary of military youth fitness event

JB Charleston will take part in a global athletic event on Saturday, May 15 where the major stars will be more than 20,000 children.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, America's Kids Run will involve children ages 5 to 13 years old whose parents work on Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force bases worldwide. The event is being held in conjunction with May Fitness Month activities.

Each age group will run a predetermined distance for the event. The 5 and 6 year olds run one-half mile, the 7 and

8 year olds run one mile and the 9 to 13 year olds run two miles. At the finish line every participant will be rewarded with an "America's Kids Run" t -shirt and the cheers of their proud parents.

For those parents who would also like to run at the event, there's a special5k event just for them.

All Charleston Kids Run events will be held at the track behind the Fitness & Sports Center. Registration will be taken starting at 8 a.m. on May 15. All events are scheduled to be completed by 10 a.m.

Call 963-5684 for more information.


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Call 963-5684 for more information or stop by the Youth Center across from the ax Service Station.

Summer Camp registrati <r-:

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Part-day camp for ages 10- 14 6:30 a.m. to noon Fee - $60 a week Must be a yP Member

Both camp dates are June 1 Registrations accepted Tuesday - Fridav, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Call 963-5684 for additional details.

Revenue source, free training offered to spouses

The Family Child Care Program is looking for individuals (on and off base) to become licensed providers.

Being a licensed provider will allow you to start a business in your home, on- or off-base. The FCC program has an extensive Resource Center that supplies you with everything you need to offer high-quality care at a reasonable cost, including toys, car seats, outside play equipment, infant furniture, and much more. You may borrow these items at no cost.

Family vacation checklist

1. Call the Outdoor Recreation Center at 963- 1732 for help with making vacation plans.

2. Call the Auto Hobby Shop at 963-4942 for an appointment to get your car, van or truck a through checkup or tuneup.

3. Pack!

Mention this ad for $10 off an oil change, tire rotation and allignment at the Auto Hobby Shop.

Training is also provided to help you plan activities for the children. You can set your own hours and rate of pay. The possibilities of making $125-160 per child per week can be very satisfying.

You may choose to provide part-time, weekend, evening, before/after school or any combination of these options. Anyone providing child care in their home on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week on base must be licensed by the Mission Support Group Commander.

Applicants off-base must be registered with the State of South Carolina to provide child care in their home in order to become affiliated with Charleston's FCC program. If you are interested in becoming a provider, the next licensing class will be May 18-19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program especially needs those individuals who are willing to provide care for children under 2 years old and children with special needs.

If you are interested in this program offered by Family Child Care and would like the opportunity to stay home and earn money, please contact Sherian Vickers at 963-2546 for more details .

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Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monthly Family Craft Nights Held on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

May 11 Free

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Pottery 101 Classes Held on Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Each class has two sessions)

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No cover Open to everyone

If you are a Charleston Club Member celebrating your birthday in May, remember to pick up a coupon at the cashier's window during the month that's worth $10 and can be used at the Club, Starlifter Lanes, Wrenwoods, the Aero Club, Outdoor Recreation or the Arts & Crafts Skills Complex. (Some restrictions apply.)


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• A free lunch once a month

• A free Starbucks coffee every month

• Opportunity to win a $50 fuel card every week

• 10% discount at AAFES on the first Tuesday of the month

• Free kids' meals at First Thursday Family Nights

• Free bowling at Starlifter Lanes every Sunday, 4-7 p.m.

• A birthday coupon redeemable at Wrenwoods, ORC, Aero Club, Arts & Crafts Center or Starlifter Lanes

Want more information on the many benefits of being a Charleston Club Member?

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All moms receive two free games of bowling and free shoe rental.

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Kids bowl for just $1a game every Thursday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Be sure to check out the specials at the Snack Bar.

Armed Forces Day Special We're saluting those who are serving and those who have served on May 15 from 1 to 8 p.m. with two free games and free shoe rental. Please have your DoD ID card read','.

• Starts at 7 p.m.

• Cost: $20 per bowler.

• Prize money based on number of entries.

• Non-league members always welcome.

• Sign up the day ofthe tournament.

• Call Starlifter Lanes Bowling Center for more information.

Airmen bowl free

All E1 - E4 Airmen bowl for free with a $2.50 shoe rental Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays.

Year of the AF Family Event Family Night - Every Monday in May from 3:30 to 7 p.m., get one lane for one hour for only $5. Also, choose from any of five items on our Snack Bar Value Menu for just $4.50 each.

Sensational Snack Bar Meal Deals

Breakfast Specials - Served 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. All specials served with small drink or coffee Monday _ Granola yogurt, $2.25

Tuesday _ Veggie omelet,_ $4.25

Wednesday _ Chicken biscuit, $3.50

Thursday _ Pancakes & choice of meat, $4.25 Friday - Steak and eggs platter, $6.25

Lunch Specials - Served after 10:30 a.m.

Monday - BBQ chicken combo, with fries or slaw, $5.95 Tuesday - Chicken tenders with fried rice, $6.25 Wednesday - Asian Meal (changes every week), $6.25 Thursday - Ribeye steak sandwich, $6.95

Friday - Fish basket, $5.95 or shrimp basket,$5.75

National Hamburger Month Special

Plain hamburger, $1.25

Door Buster Weekday Special

Available 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Buy one special of the day and get the second one at half price. (Call-in orders must be picked up by 11 a.m.)

Thursday After School Specials Available 3:30 - 6 p.m.

• Fries, jumbo pretzel or hot dog, $1 each

Milk Shake Flavor of the Month Mochachino, $3.50

Weekday Social Hour 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of margarita, $10

Pitcher of soda, $3.75

Smirnoff vodka, $1.50

Basket of potato chips, $1.95

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Signups for summer league action are now underway at Starlifter Lanes. Have a great league idea? Let us know today!

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Receive free games of bowling with a same-day purchase of any combo meal. Offer vaild Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 963-1732 or 963-1672

Please note: All programs and events advertisted on this page are limited in group size and require advanced registration. Call the ORC for additional details.

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By Tech. Sgt. Jessica Moore

Military Justice noncommissioned officer in charge

geant received a suspended reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $1,291.00 pay and a reprimand.

A senior airman received an Article 15 for making racial slurs to another Airman and for daring the Airman to engage in a physical confrontation in front of dependents. The Airman received a reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended restriction to the limits of the base for 30 days, 30 days of extra duty and a reprimand.

A senior airman received an Article 15 for failing to properly follow technical orders The following 10 members of Joint Base Charleston received the following non-judi- while performing required duties and for leaving an aircraft unattended. The Airman cial punishments under Article 15 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice from received a suspended reduction in grade to airman first class, suspended forfeiture of

September 2009 through February 2010. $929 pay per month for two months, 30 days of extra duty and a reprimand.

A master sergeant received an Article 15 for creating a hostile A senior airman received an Article 15 for unauthorized use of a govern-

and offensive work environment and for maltreatment of a sub- ment charge card and for default on the card. The Airman's punishment

ordinate Airman by the continuous use of racially discriminating included a suspended reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended

and sexually offensive remarks. The master sergeant received forfeiture of $929 pay per month for two months, suspended 45 days of

a reduction in rank to technical sergeant, 45 days extra duty extra duty and a reprimand. The senior airman was later found to have

and a reprimand. possessed marijuana. The Airman's rank and forfeitures were vacated.

A technical sergeant received an Article 15 for willfully An airman first class received an Article 15 for failure to obey an

and wrongfully using a government travel card for non- order of suspension of installation driving privileges. The Airman's

official purposes totaling $176.28. The sergeant received punishment consisted of reduction in rank to airman and 30 days of

reduction in rank to staff sergeant and a reprimand. .,._.~ extra duty.

A staff sergeant willfully and wrongfully used a government - -=- ~ --: - An airman first class received an Article 15 for being absent without

travel card for non-official purposes totaling $5,793.19. The leave for three days or less. The punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to

sergeant's punishment under Article 15 included forfeiture of $1,249.00 and a repri- airman basic with reduction in rank below airman suspended and 30 days extra duty.

mand. These punishments imposed under Article 15 depend on the rank of the member being

A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for neglectfully missing a movement and for offered the Article 15 and the rank of the officer imposing punishment. If the commandwillfully and wrongfully assaulting a civilian female. The sergeant's punishment includ- er finds a military member committed the charged offense, the commander then detered a suspended reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $204.00 pay per month mines the member's punishment based on the severity of the offense, the circumstances for two months and a reprimand. surrounding the offense, previous misconduct and any matters in mitigation or extenua-

A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for sleeping while on an assigned post. The ser- tion presented by the member.

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technologies in the forum's exhibition space, she said.

Discussion topics will range from aviation operations, alternative fuels and installation energy to energy culture change, incentivizing energy conservation and critical mission energy security.

"The forum will emphasize Air Force leadership's commitment to energy initiatives and major command efforts to achieve Air Force energy plan goals," Ms. Conaton said. "Energy management demands the continuous infusion of new information, developments and cutting edge technology."

For more information visit the Air Force Energy Web site at www.usafenergyforum. comlinformation.htmL (AFNS)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., that they're part of a rapidly changing world.

Admiral Mullen also spoke of the pace of changes in medical treatments and technology, and the demands that have been placed on military families.

Admiral Mullen said he is especially grateful for the high rate of recruitment and retention since 9/11 from servicemembers who understand the demands ahead of them. Many are driven by the loss of Americans on 9/11, he said, adding that he is as welL

The chairman said it's not enough that recruitment and retention are at record highs. The military still needs the right people with the right skills and the right leaders, he told the Airmen.

Admiral Mullen challenged the Airmen to live up to their own leadership potential while also growing new leaders. The need for leadership at such a time of change presents great opportunities, he said.

Diversity will continue to be important in the military, Admiral Mullen said.

Admiral Mullen thanked the Airmen for their service, noting that the Guard and Reserve have been critical to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today's military, he said, is the best ever.

He also noted the greatly extended length of deployments and decreased time at home that servicemembers have experienced since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. And, he said, the Guard and Reserve were "nowhere near where they are today" in capabilities 10 years ago.

During a question-and-answer session with the Airmen, Admiral Mullen was asked about the trend toward using more unmanned aircraft. Air Force leaders, he responded, should take note of how Navy leaders moved toward modernizing the fleet. Although newer manned aircraft are much more capable and fewer are needed compared to older models, they are very expensive, he said.

"The hard facts are, the only possible way to (recapitalize) your Air Force is to decommission airplanes," Admiral Mullen said. "In the end, for the health of the military, it's going take tough decisions on the part of the leaders."

Air Force officials should know in the next 12 to 24 months what the future balance of manned and unmanned aircraft will look like, the chairman said.

Admiral Mullen also spoke of tough decisions regarding future military budgets, noting rising U.S. budget deficits. (AFNS)

Official urges Gulf War vets to seek VA care

WASHINGTON - Gulf War veterans with medical symptoms should seek treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of a recent study stating Gulf War service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder, a senior military health system official said April 25.

If Gulf War veterans seek care through VA, rather than private doctors, researchers can continue to track their data and search for causes of their symptoms, said Dr. Michael Kilpatrick, director of strategic communications for the Military Health System.

Congress has ordered that Gulf War veterans still qualify for high-priority care through the VA, and Doctor Kilpatrick urged them to use it.

National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine officials found in their most recent study on the health effects of the Gulf War released April 9 that military service in the war is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans and also is associated with multiple other medical symptoms.

The VA-funded study said researchers found sufficient evidence that service in the Gulf caused PTSD. Researchers did not find a cause-and-effect relationship between a host of other illnesses found in the veterans, but acknowledged sufficient evidence of an association between their service and other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and substance abuse and gastrointestinal problems.

The military continues to learn from the health experiences of Gulf War veterans and then apply that knowledge to today's troops, Doctor Kilpatrick said. (AFNS)

Pace of cbanges clouds future, Mullen says

WASHINGTON - The pace of changes in the military and in the world has made looking ahead a difficult proposition, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said April 26.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing during a town hall-style meeting at


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Fire fight by night u.s. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephanie Pyles drives a P-23 fire truck while conducting a fire suppression oscillation operation on a simulated aircraft at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 21, 2010.

The simulation is part of a 24-hour, live-fire training session each base firefighter is required to complete annually.

The P-23 has two tanks; one holds 3,300 gallons of water, and the other tank holds 500 gallons of fire-retardant foam. Sergeant Pyles is a crew chief with the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Emergency Services Flight. See more photos

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Registration open for 2010 Air Force Energy Forum III

WASHINGTON - The Air Force Energy III Forum, focusing on the service's most pressing energy issues, is slated to take place May 27 through 28.

Highlighting the event's theme "A New Culture: Energy as an Operations Enabler," Air Force, government and industry energy representatives will discuss the service's energy strategies; identify opportunities and challenges and share best practices.

"Attendees will hear from Air Force senior leaders and government, international and industry energy experts through engaging speeches and breakout sessions," said Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton.

Participants will also be able to experience and interact with next-generation energy

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News Briefs Highlight: An installation commander's call will be held Friday, April 30, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Base Theater, featuring Comedian Bernie McGrenahan performing his "Happy Hour" comedy show. This tour has military members rolling in the aisles with laughter. To fmd out more information, go to Note: Mandatory for military but highly encouraged for spouses and Department of Defense civilians.

offered April 27 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon to learn how to fmalize a resume and cover letter.

Retirement ceremony: The 628th Medical Group will host a retirement luncheon and ceremony April 27 for Rich Wiedenhoeft from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Come out and wish Mr. Wiedenhoeft well after more than 40 years of combined Air Force and Federal Civil Service. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Carolyn Kolva at 963-6673.


Credit repair solutions: Learn about credit scores, building credit and how to protect your credit on your own in a class April 28 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Separate fact from fiction and how to avoid scams that offer empty promises. Class will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to sign up.

Smooth move: Meet with experts who will give you the tricks of the trade of making your next move a smooth one April 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The briefmg will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to sign-up.

s.c. employment service: Meet with a S.c. job services rep who will help you in your job search and provide limited resume assistance April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Individuals seeking service must register online and identify job leads before arriving at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. This is a firstcome, first-serve service. Walk-ins begin at 10 a.m. Call 963-4406 to register for service.

Pinch your pennies until they squeal: Learn how you can have a good quality life on a budget in a class April 28 from noon to 1 p.m. The class will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 963-4406.

Free youth golf program: Registration is now underway for youth ages 7 through 12 to take part in the First Tee program. This free introduction to the game will be held April 27 - May 19 at the Charleston Youth Center. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and

Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Class size will be limited to the first 12 children who register. First Tee is a national organization with more than 200 chapters in North America. The local chapter is located at Patriots Point Golf Links in Mount Pleasant. Call Youth Programs at 963-5684 for more details.

April 28, 29 & 30

ElM site owner and Air Force Portal training classes: There will be an ElM Site Owners training class taught by AMC/A6XX trainer April 28 through 29. April 30, he will teach an Air Force Portal site owner class. If you would like to sign up for either of the classes, go to default.aspx?Page View=Shared and click on the class signup listing on the left hand side under View All Site Content/Documents. If you have any questions, please contact Staff Sgt. Cornelious Cunningham at 963-0022.

April 30

Special duty briefing: The Air Education Training Command Special Duty Team is hosting a special duty briefing April 30 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 247, 3rd Floor. This briefing will be hosted to Airmen between the ranks of Airman 1 st Class, with at least 24 months time in service, through technical sergeant, with less than 17 years of total active federal military service, who are interested in becoming an Air Force recruiter, military training instructor, military training leader or a professional military education instructor. For further information on the AETC Special Duty Team contact the Wing Career Assistance Advisor, Master Sgt. Douny Leydig at 963-2768.

Retirement ceremony: The 628th Medical Group will host a retirement ceremony April 30 at 4 p.m. for Capt. Anthony Wiggins in the Charleston Club. Capt. Wiggins is retiring after 22 years of combined active-duty service to both the Air Force and Navy, as both an officer and enlisted persounel. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Nina Linnehan at 963-6870.

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Events Friday

s.c. employment services: Meet with a S.c. job services representative who will help you in your job search and provide limited resume assistance April 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals seeking service must register online and identify job leads before arriving at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. This is a firstcome, first-serve service. Walk-ins begin at 10 a.m. Call 963-4406 to register for service.

Latin Night: The Charleston Club will host a Latin night April 23 at 9 p.m. Don't know how to dance the Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue or Bachata? We'll teach you! Music is provided by the area's top Latin DJ, Luigi Bravo of Latin Groove. There is a $7 cover for the night. The kitchen will stay open until 10 p.m. and there will be drink service until 2 a.m. call 963-3914 for additional information,


Fund your retirement: Learn ways and options to fund your retirement years in a class April 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information, call 963-4406.

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Hauprich is a member of the 437th Logistics Readiness Squadron and has been stationed at Joint Base Charleston for three years.

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In his deployed unit, Sergeant Hauprich is the assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of material handling maintenance. His primary duty is for providing safe and serviceable vehicles and equipment to the 532 EOSS.

"My job enables the 532 EOSS to meet their mission, which is to provide unrivaled support to our warriors by maintaining the best airfield, with the best aerial port and best airfield security in the area of responsibility," said Sergeant Hauprich.

While stationed at Joint Base Charleston, Sergeant Hauprich worked as a specialized vehicle maintenance journeyman, which required him to diagnose, service and maintain 146 material handing assets.

"I primarily worked on 60K and 25K aircraft loaders, as well as the 10K all-terrain forklift, but in the deployed environment I often find myself working on anything that

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According to Sergeant Hauprich, what he likes best about his job is having the opportunity to deploy. It allows him to have an up-close view on how his job can affect the war time mission.

"How well I maintain the 60K and 25K loaders, and the 10K all-terrain forklifts is pivotal in my squadrons ability to meet their mission," he said. "It's a good feeling knowing that people on the front lines are receiving the supplies and equipment that are necessary to get their mission accomplished. "

This "warrior of the week" hails from Trenton, Fla., and joined the Air Force nine years ago.

"I chose the Air Force because I knew I could not go wrong based on the job training and educational benefits I would receive," he said. "The military has been the only thing I have known and I'm glad that I made the right choice to enlist."

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Office: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 963-2536. After duty hours, call the command post at 963-8400, emergencies only.

Catholic Services: Daily Mass is now offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturday - 4:15 p.m. Reconciliation; Mass; 5 p.m.; Sunday- 9:30 a.m. Children's Church.

Protestant Services: Sunday - 8 a.m. Inspirational Gospel Worship Service; 11 a.m. Traditional Worship Service with Children's Church. Thursday - 7 p.m. Truth Seekers Bible Study, Chapel Annex.

For information on other faith groups, call the Base Chapel at 963-2536.

Movie Schedule

Ticket office normally opens at 7 p.rn. Showtime at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $4 (12 years and older) / Children - $2 (6-11 years old). / "G" Rated Movies: Children - $2 (3-11 years old). Schedule subject to change without notice. For information, call 963-3333. For further information on movie date and times visit

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is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake to track him down. Remy joins another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. Rated R.

Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m. - ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp - 19-year old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedleedee and Tweediedum, the Dormouse, The Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and of course the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign ofterror. Rated PG.

Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. - THE BOUNTY HUNTER - Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston - Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip, so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simple with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor, and obey was tough staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Rated PG-13.

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Spring Housing Information

While supplies last, spring flowers, mulch, grass seed and weed block will be available for pickup by base housing residents at the Self Help Store. Military identification card and a base housing address are required. The Self Help Store is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.rn. to 4 p.m. The store is located in Building 627. For more information, call 963-4273.

As a reminder, bulk waste pick-ups are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month through the end of September.

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Tech. Sgt. Arrin Baker lobs a softball to a Boeing batter at the softball field April 23, 2010, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The game between the 701st Airlift Squadron and Boeing was one of the first softball games of the season to be held on Joint Base Charleston.

Sergeant Baker is a load master with the 300th Airlift Squadron.

Boeing defeats '01st in tina

Mr. Kurt Hollensteiner rounds second base after a teammate hits a line drive to right field at the softball field April 23, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Boeing defeated the 701 st Airlift Squadron 10-9. Mr.Holiensteiner is a mechanic for Boeing.

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Mr. James Knoll hits a pop fly to left field to end the 4th inning at the softball field April 23, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Mr. Knoll is a technical representative for Pratt & Whitney.

Members from the 701st Airlift Squadron and Boeing team line up to shake hands and high-five one another after a good game at the softball field April 23, 2010.



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