Vol. 6, No. 18
Serving Southern Arizona’s military community, including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
May 17, 2013
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D-M deployment manager helps maintain mission readiness in theater
Master Sgts. Martin Brown and Renee Hess are unit deployment managers for the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, helping to move maintenance specialists into and out of the U.S. Central Command theater of operations. Hess, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and Brown, from DavisMonthan AFB, Ariz., have helped deploy into and out of theater hundreds of maintenance troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christian Michael)
Master Sgt. Christian Michael 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- When thousands of maintenance troops are called to serve in Southwest Asia, it takes the work of skilled Airmen to get them trained, processed and ready to fight. Getting them into the theater of operations and back home, however, is a task for the specialized few; enter the deployed maintenance unit deployment manager. UDMs deployed here are responsible for coordinating travel, processing in- and outbound deployers and keeping commanders informed on available manpower to get the mission done. Master Sgt. Renee Hess and Martin Brown both experienced managers - keep the maintenance flowing as UDMs for the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group in three simple ways. “First, we tell leadership when a member is arriving, when a member is leaving, and how,” said Hess, who employs three primary methods to ferry Airmen into the area of responsibility: the rotator freedom bird, commercial contracted aircraft, and organic gray tail travel. “Second, we schedule commercial travel when member arrives back to the US, and finally we keep track of how many people are in the MXG and give
manpower numbers to the group and subordinate commanders.” Many stateside UDMs operate under an additional duty status, performing processing work for deployers in addition to regular duties. Those assigned here must have a minimum of six months experience as a primary UDM, not only because their expertise is needed to get the job done, but also because of the high volume. Hess and Brown have already processed hundreds of maintainers in and out of the group since arriving within the past four months. “Numbers range from 50s to 500s per month, depending on the month,” said Hess, a UDM deployed from the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C. “In April we had more than 500 personnel rotate in, and more than 500 rotate out.” Brown said the work here is not only higher volume but has a broader reach than stateside UDM work. “First, we don’t deploy from stateside the amount (of people) as we do here,” said Brown, who has been the UDM at the 355th Emergency Medical Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., for the past three years. “We move at least 80 percent more than at home, monthly. The process works the same, but as a home station UDM we don’t see the whole process as we do here. To say we have 10 steps to redeploy
someone, but at home we would only work three of the 10 steps.” Those steps require a strong attention to detail, something both Hess and Brown credit as essential to UDM work. “We are doing the work of our logies and installation personnel readiness troops,” Brown said. “This is a very unique slot because of all the detail that is put in to ensure personnel redeploy.” Hess elaborated. “We must have a keen eye and meticulous attention to detail,” Hess said. “Know the people and always be one step ahead. Know the processes and have good networking at the deployed location as well as with home stations.” That focus and attention to detail, is one reason Hess loves the job. “It keeps me busy, and I’m very customer service oriented,” Hess said. “It’s challenging, and there is something new to learn every day.” Brown said he loved the impact. “First, I like knowing that I have a key role in redeploying the member back to their loved ones,” he said. “Second, receiving a ‘thank you’ or a smile from the member after an itinerary is given out - that’s when you know you’ve done your job.”
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CAF week starts Monday Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The Air Combat Command-mandated, quarterly Comprehensive Airman Fitness week begins May 20, here. CAF is comprised of four pillars: physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness. Leadership has decided that for this quarter’s CAF week, the focus will be on social fitness. “CAF is an Air Force concept that is significant to mission accomplishment and personal development,” said Vincent Howard, 355th Fighter Wing community support coordinator. “Our CAF week is meant to enable all Airmen, all civilians, all ranks to embrace the philosophy of whole-person fitness on the physical, social, mental, and spiritual level.” The social fitness pillar focuses on developing and maintaining trusted, valued relationships, personal and professional, that are personally fulfilling and foster good communication, including the exchange of ideas, views and experiences. The mental fitness pillar’s focus is about approaching life’s challenges in a positive way. The physical fitness pillar focuses on performing and excelling in physical activities. The spiritual fitness pillar focuses on strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values.
TRICARE: Beneficiaries must sign up for automatic payment by May 31 WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer from a linked bank account. To avoid confusion, beneficiaries should verify that their bank sends EFT payments electronically. The Defense Manpower Data Center notified current TRR and TRS beneficiaries directly by email, and new beneficiaries were informed in their welcome package information when enrolling. Electronic payments streamline account management and ensure continuous coverage for beneficiaries. Failure to pay premiums by the due date results in termination of coverage. Beneficiaries can contact their regional contractor to set up automatic payments and get more information. “There are still a considerable number of Air Force reservists in the west region who have yet to establish their automated payment option with TRICARE for their monthly TRS/TRR premiums,” said James F. Walsh, the Air Force Reserve chief of Benefits and Entitlements Policy. “Those members who do not have this requirement established by the deadline will have their coverage suspended and possibly terminated for 12 months come June 1.” Contact information for each region is available online at www.TRICARE.mil/contacts.
“Comprehensive fitness enhances and supports resiliency, which is absolutely essential to both Airmen and family well being,” Howard said. “CAF week helps us to highlight resiliency principles, so that we can teach and speak to it throughout the year.” The following events will be available for the Desert Lightning Team during CAF week: May 20 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. D-M run at Benko Fitness Center 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Double pool tournament May 21 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bowling tournament at bowling center May 22 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Double racquetball tournament at racquetball courts May 23 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Zombie run at Sunglow track 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Build-a-boat competition at base pool 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Motorcycle mentorship ride at Bama Park 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Alcohol demonstration at Bama Park 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Resiliency skills training at Fighter Wing conference room 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Newlywed game at base theater 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Safety/resilience videos at base theater 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Wingman game at base theater
Torch lighting kicks off 2013 Warrior Games Shannon Collins Defense Media Activity
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) -- The 2013 Warrior Games began May 11, when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here. From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy, as well as a team representing U.S. Special Operations Command and an international team representing the United Kingdom, will compete for the gold in track and field, shooting, swimming, cycling, archery, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy here. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman’s Cup.Snyder said he was honored to light the cauldron. “I am humbled by the opportunity to still be a part of something very near and dear to my heart,” he said. “The Warrior Games have already had an impact on so many lives, and I am truly honored to represent the U.S. Navy in broadening the event.” While serving in Afghanistan in 2011, Snyder lost his vision when an improvised explosive device detonated. He competed in the 2012 Warrior Games. Later that year, he went on to qualify in swimming for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he won two gold medals and one silver medal. Snyder won the men’s 400-meter freestyle on the exact one-year anniversary of his injury.
Third-time Warrior Games attendee Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. spoke during the event’s opening ceremonies. “Our nation’s wounded, ill and injured are very special people to me and my wife, Mary, and they will continue to be special to us. This is the highlight of our year, every year,” he said. The admiral told the athletes they are the best of the best. “You warriors are here because of your willingness to overcome great challenges, the challenges of illness and injury, both seen and unseen, coupled with the challenges that any superior athlete must overcome in achieving greatness,” he said. “Your heroism and determination are an inspiration. Whenever I’m having a bad day or I’m facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge, I just think of you, and my day becomes a very nice day.” Winnefeld also recognized the athletes’ family members who serve as caregivers. “Mary and I extend our heartfelt thanks to the family members and friends of our athletes here today, especially those who unselfishly dropped everything else in their lives to become dedicated caregivers,” he said. “It’s very hard work, and it’s often overlooked. They are very special people.” The admiral also extended congratulations to athletes like Snyder who now compete on the Paralympic team and win gold medals for the U.S. team. The Warrior Games were created in 2010 as an introduction to adaptive sports and reconditioning activities for service members and veterans.
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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders WASHINGTON -- Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Hagel was informed May 14 about allegations of criminal behavior against an Army sergeant first class who was a sexual assault prevention and response coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas. “I cannot convey strongly enough his frustration, anger and disappointment over these troubling allegations and the breakdown in discipline and standards they imply,” Little said. Hagel met with Army Secretary John M. McHugh and directed him to fully investigate the matter rapidly, to discover the extent of the allegations and to ensure that all of those who might be involved are dealt with appropriately, the press secretary added. Little said Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of these allegations and other recent events. “Sexual assault is a crime, and will be treated as such,” the press secretary said. “The safety, integrity and well-being of every Service member and the success
of our mission hang in the balance. Secretary Hagel is looking urgently at every course of action to stamp out this deplorable conduct and ensure that those individuals up and down the chain of command who tolerate or engage in this behavior are appropriately held accountable.” Army officials announced yesterday that the Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the Fort Hood soldier for pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates. In a statement, Defense Department officials said the soldier had been assigned as an equal opportunity advisor and sexual harassment and sexual assault response and prevention program coordinator with a 3rd Corps battalion at Fort Hood when the allegations surfaced. The soldier was immediately suspended from all duties by the chain of command once the allegations were brought to the command’s attention, officials said, adding that charges had so far not been filed or preferred. During testimony last week before the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, McHugh expressed anger over sexual assaults and sex abuse crimes in the military. “This is so contrary to everything upon which the Army was built,” he said. “To see this kind of activity happening in our ranks is really heart wrenching and sickening.” McHugh told members of Congress that Army leaders are focused on efforts to prevent sexual assaults. “As I said to our new brigadier general corps when I spoke to them about two weeks ago, ‘You can do everything from this point forward in your military career perfectly, but if you fail on this, you have failed the Army,’” he said.
DEERS locks down access to some information updates Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an identification card and associated benefits such as medical and dental care, federal installation access and access to installation facilities such as the commissary or exchange. DEERS updates are required for major life events that change an Airman’s status, including marriage, divorce, birth or death of a dependent, promotion, reenlistment, extension, retirement, separation or unit transfer to another branch of service or agency. Personnel specialists use the Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System to update DEERS. In past, RAPIDS customer service representatives could manually update or correct members’ DEERS information. Now, access to member citizenship, date of birth, gender, social security number, name, service dates, civilian or contractor employment dates, Air National Guard or Reserve activation periods and member separation transition benefit information is locked down. The lockdown does not affect dependent family member record information that needs to be updated. “Members’ DEERS records are established and updated by an authoritative data feed directly from a personnel source like AFPC or the Air Reserve Personnel Center. If information about a member that feeds into DEERS is wrong, the ID card issu-
ing office can’t fix that. Only the office of primary responsibility for that information can correct it,” said Ed Yoder, the AFPC DEERS/RAPIDS operations branch assistant chief. For example, if a member’s reenlistment date is wrong, the reenlistments office must correct it. If the social security number in DEERS is wrong or a member becomes an American citizen after the DEERS record is established, he or she will need help from the Total Force Service Center to verify information in the personnel data system. “If you have incorrect or outdated information in your DEERS record and it is locked down, your first step is to contact the origin of the information and work with them to correct it. Once it’s corrected in the personnel data system, it will flow to DEERS and be updated,” Yoder said. Typical OPRs include military reenlistment, separation and retirement offices, or the civilian human resource office, or the contractor trusted agent. Airmen who don’t know the appropriate OPR for specific information should go to the myPers website, Yoder said. “Once your record is updated, you can check the corrections or updates online at the eMilConnect website,” Yoder said. “Depending on the nature of the correction, Airmen may need to get a new ID card, so keep an eye on your records.” Retired military members who need a DEERS update or correction can submit a request to AFPC, Yoder said. Once AFPC completes the correction action, an Air Force Form 281, Notification of Change in Service Member’s Official Records, is filed in the retired member’s military record and the member’s documents are returned. For more information on DEERS updates and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil and enter “21534” or “DEERS Record Correction” in the search window.
DARPA seeks bold, imaginative, innovative officers Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs eight motivated officers for the fiscal 2013 Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Application packages for the three-month program, which begins in September, are due to the AFPC officer developmental education branch by May 31, said Master Sgt. Teresa Dixon, the branch’s superintendent. “This program is for highly motivated, active-duty officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities in operational positions and who have clear potential to move into senior operational leadership positions,” she said. According to Dixon, the program exposes rising military officers to a unique organization with the mission of rapidly developing imaginative, innovative, and often high-risk research ideas. “The significant technological impact these officers will have goes well beyond the normal evolutionary approach,” she said. DARPA Service Chiefs’ Fellow Program members provide valuable input into technology development efforts during the program, and continue to serve as liaisons between DARPA and the services after completion, Dixon said. DARPA funds all temporary duty travel, lodging, and per diem during the program. Applicants must be active-duty Air Force officers who are major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels. In addition they must be considered highly competitive for promotion to the next grade and have a secret-level security clearance. Although participants do not incur an additional active-duty service commitment, volunteers should be willing to continue their active-duty career for at least three years after program completion.
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Wearing leadership Commentary by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- “Sixthirty-third Air Base Wing Public Affairs, Senior Airman - I mean, Staff Sgt. Denton speaking.” It happened again and again without fail. I had to correct myself every time I answered my office phone. It was more than a little frustrating. However, as unnerving as it was, my mistake also made me wonder if I was walking around as a senior Airman, wearing staff sergeant stripes. Once the promotion testing and Airman Leadership School curriculum are a memory, it is very easy to become complacent - to sit back and think that I have somehow “arrived.” I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to take what I’ve learned from my brief time in the Air Force and translate it into a comprehensive and functional leadership strategy. So I thought about some of the most important lessons I had gleaned during my first enlistment. Slow dancing with Airmen My very first command chief master sergeant had a saying: “You can’t slow dance with an Airman on Sunday and supervise them on Monday.” This always struck a chord we me, seeing friendships ruined by promotions and careers destroyed through poor choices. As an Airman I would ask myself, “How could something like that happen, couldn’t people follow the rules?” What I learned was that the line wasn’t black and white; it was gray and submerged in murky water. During ALS our first sergeant mentor raised the question, “Is it alright for a supervisor to invite
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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application Col. Gwen Johnson Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Clinical and Business Analysis Division
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIOLACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare. MiCare allows beneficiaries to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime. The secure tool is now available to more than 70 percent of Air Force bases, with the expectation it will be fully implemented AF-wide by the end of the year. Registering a child in MiCare is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Pediatric patients are registered via a request to the clinic by the parent or guardian after they have first registered themselves in MiCare. The medical home accepts the pediatric patient after the parent
or guardian has enrolled the child to their MiCare account. To enroll children, follow these three steps: Step 1: Go to the MiCare website provided by your medical team and access the “Add a Family Member” link. Navigate to the “HOME” tab and select “Add a Family Member” to your account in the “Reminders” section. Step 2: Fill out and complete the required information and click save. Please note you do not need to complete the “Health Insurance and Guarantor Information.” After clicking “Save” you can add additional children to your MiCare account. Once you have entered all of your children, click “I’m Finished Adding Patients.”
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parents log-in to their MiCare account, they will see a message with confirmation that their child has been affiliated with the parent’s PCM and medical home. The parent is now able to contact their child’s healthcare team with messages related to non-urgent pediatric issues, appointment requests and requests for a copy of a child’s immunizations record or lab and medical test results. For those parents or guardians who are not eligible for care at a military medical facility, but are the custodial parent of children who are eligible to participate in MiCare, contact 1-866-Relayme (735-2963) for information on how to enroll children into MiCare. For more information on how to register in MiCare, visit www.afms. af.mil/MiCare, contact 1-866-Relayme (735-2963) or visit your local clinic.
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Identifying seven signs of terrorism Commentary by Miguel Mendez 355th Fighter Wing Anti-Terrorism Office
Every day we see signs of unsafe acts and bad driving habits by ordinary folks. Some common examples would be people walking or jogging late at night without reflective clothing in the same direction as the traffic flow or people talking on cell phones, eating fast food or reading maps while driving, but can you identify the seven signs of terrorism? There are seven easily identifiable signs of terrorism: surveillance, elicitation, tests of security, acquiring supplies, suspicious persons out of place, dry runs and deploying assets. Surveillance is when someone is recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras, binoculars or other vision enhancing devices, map drawing and note taking. Elicitation is when people or organizations attempt to gain information about military operations, capabilities or people. These attempts can be made in person, by mail or phone.
Tests of security are any attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches or attempts to penetrate physical security barriers or procedures to assess strengths and weaknesses. Acquiring supplies involves purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons and ammunitions. This includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, badges, flight manuals or controlled items. Suspicious persons out of place can indicate people who don’t seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood or business. These areas include remote border crossings where the presence of people outside of the security agents would be suspicious, or ship yards where the possibility of stowaways exist. Dry runs involve putting people into position and moving them around according to the plan, without actually committing the terrorist act. This is especially true when
planning a kidnapping, but it can also pertain to bombings. This can also include mapping out routes, and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow. Deploying assets is when people and supplies are moved into position to commit the act. This is your last chance to alert authorities before the terrorist act occurs. These individual actions may seem insignificant by themselves, but if put in the right hands, they may guide experts to discover the terrorist act before it occurs. The Global War on Terrorism relies on everyone’s input, not just the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Everyone has heard it, “Force protection is everyone’s business,” and “Every Airman is a sensor.” It is imperative that all personnel are aware and participate in the Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Program that help safeguard the
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Angel Thunder: Korean War POW offers perspective the minds of the participants. As one leg of the Guardian Angel Triad, SERE is not an af12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs terthought, and Kinne’s presence at the opening of Angel Thunder demonstrated this. Fusilier Derek Kinne, a prisoner of war durIn response to questions from the audiing the Korean War, helped bring realism to ence, Kinne talked about his motivations, his the start of Angel Thunder 13, with his opencreativity in circumventing the attempts of ing remarks to the 500 participants. his captors to break his spirit and turn him Kinne was awarded the George Cross Med- against his comrades and his country. al for valor he showed in withstanding torture His words were honest and simple to the at the hands of the Chinese Communist forc- question of how does someone survive somees during the Korean War. He discussed his thing like what he endured. initial capture and escape, his further escape “You have it in you, all of you do,” said attempts and his unrelenting ferocity toward Kinne. “ You don’t know your worth until the his captors. chips are all down. Then, you’ll know, and it In a rescue exercise, the aspect of survival, will give you strength.” Kinne was taken prisoner by the commuevasion, resistance, and escape is foremost on Maj. Sarah Schwennesen
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April 2013 Crime and Punishment 355th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate Article 15 Actions: During April 2013, D-M commanders administered 17 Nonjudicial Punishment actions under Article 15 of the UCMJ. The punishments imposed reflect the commander’s determination of an appropriate punishment after considering the circumstances of the offense and the offender’s record. A “suspended” punishment does not take effect unless the offender engages in additional misconduct or fails to satisfy the conditions of the suspension. The suspension period usually lasts for six months unless a lesser amount is specified. Failure to Go and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order or Regulation - An airman received a reduction to the grade of airman basic, 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand. Failure to Obey a Lawful Order or Regulation - A senior airman received a reduction to the grade of airman basic, with reduction below the grade of airman suspended, and 45 days extra duty. Wrongful use of a Controlled Substance - An airman first class received a reduction to the grade of airman basic, suspended forfeitures of $758 pay per month for one month, and 45 days extra duty. Wrongful use of a Controlled Substance - An airman first class received a reduction to the grade of airman basic, suspended forfeitures of $758 pay per month for one month, and 30 days extra duty. Wrongful use and possession of a Controlled Substance - An airman first class received a reduction to the grade of airman basic, suspended forfeitures of $758 pay per month for one month, and 45 days extra duty. Wrongful use of a Controlled Substance - An airman first class received a reduction to the grade of
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ceived a reduction to the grade of airman basic with reduction to the grade of airman suspended, suspended forfeitures of $849 pay per month for one month, and 15 days of extra duty. Failure to Go, Dereliction of Duty, and Drunk on Duty - An airman first class received a reduction to the grade of airman, suspended forfeitures of $849 pay per month for two months, 45 days of extra duty, and a reprimand. Article 15 Metrics: D-M 93% Compliant in April The Air Force metric is to serve 80% of all Article 15s within 30 calendar days of discovery of the crime. NJP Top 3 Offenses Apr 2013 1. Failure to Obey Lawful Order 2. Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance 3. False Official Statement DUIs at D-M 355 MXG 355 MSG 355 FW 355 MDG 355 OG 12 AF TENANTS DMAFB TOTAL
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SOC launches new SOS distance learning curriculum Aaron Henninger Air University Outreach and Engagement Office
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- With the demands of career and family obligations, completing officer professional military education can be a challenge. Today’s technology makes it possible for students around the globe to enroll in and complete the courses they need in the locations and times that work best for them. With this in mind, Squadron Officer College, part of Air University’s Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, has created a new distance learning curriculum for Squadron Officer School. The course is modular and selfcontained in the Blackboard Learning Management System, which is accessible anywhere with an Internet connection. Also, in a major
upgrade from the previous version of the SOS distance learning course, the new program includes four courses of instruction in which the fourth is facilitated directly by SOS faculty and includes significant peer-to-peer interaction. “This facilitation allows students in the distance learning environment to develop relationships with their peers similar to the resident program,” said Maj. Michael Norvell, program manager for SOS non-resident courses. Although the previous SOS online program received routine updates since its launch in 2009, the new program’s content is more closely aligned with the curriculum covered in the new SOS resident program. The program includes three selfstudy courses: communication and international security studies; lead-
ership; and warfare and profession of arms. These courses conclude with exams proctored at designated education offices or other sanctioned test control facilities where students receive immediate feedback on their performance. The fourth course in the program, integration and application, allows students to select a four-week term during which they work with an experienced flight commander and up to 19 other students to discuss their new knowledge of program content and to develop written products based on this content. “These interactive experiences will help company grade officers and civilian equivalents further develop the skills they need to excel in a world of rapidly accelerating technology and limitless access to information while preparing them to adapt to unforeseeable challeng-
es and future risks,” said Dr. Tony Klucking, an assistant professor in SOC’s Department of International Security Studies. The new SOS distance learning course is open to active-duty, Reserve and Guard officers from across the services who have been selected for the grade of 0-3 or above. Federal civilian employees in the grades of GS-9 and above who possess regionally accredited baccalaureate degrees may also enroll. International officers and civilians may refer to Air Force Instruction 36-2301, Developmental Education (paragraph 11.3) for enrollment criteria and procedures. For additional information including registration instructions, visit http://www.au.af. mil/au/soc/index.html and click on “nonresident programs.”
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Participants begin the second part of the hike at Colossal Caves Mountain Park, Ariz., May 11. The individuals are carrying between 25 and 65 pounds of canned goods that were later donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank.
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M The following teams and individuals were the first to complete the hike in their weight class. 25 pounds competitive individual: Al Herrera with a time of 1:00:20 25 pounds competitive team: 355th Medical Group with a time of 1:40:01 45 pounds competitive individual: Robert Williams, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, with a time of 1:48:19 45 pounds competitive team: 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle ops with a time of 1:41:02 65 pounds competitive individual: Kyle Hutchens, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron, with a time of 1:31:06 65 pounds competitive team: team Slater with a time of 1:28:16
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embers of the D-M community participated in the annual Rucking for Vets event at the Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail, Arizona, May 11. Rucking for Vets is a grass roots effort led by local D-M Airen. The goal is to raise money in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The event consisted of over 250 Airmen and participants rucking six miles rough rough terrain with a backpack weighing at least 25 pounds. The particints had the option of choosing between a 25, 45, or 65 pound backpack. This is e first year that the weight in the backpacks was a mix of donated canned goods. After the ruck, the food was donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank. ore than 1,140 pounds of food and $2,500 were collected. All the money goes towards wounded veteran’s rehabilitation. The Wounded arrior Project has three main focuses: rehabilitating the body, the mind, and e spirit. “We are honoring those that went before us and showing them we remember ose who have served in the past and present,” said Tech Sgt. Jennifer Hidle, 5th Maintenance Operations Squadron. “We don’t have to wait until Memorial ay or Veteran’s Day. We can come out and enjoy the scenery and build camararie in a great event put together by those who serve now and those who served fore us.” Raytheon, Team Red, White and Blue - Tucson and the Green Knights miliry motorcycle club all worked with D-M Airmen to put this event together. The fferent groups provided refreshments and food for the participants, after they mpleted the hike. “I wanted to participate this year because I’ve had some experience while downnge with people getting hurt, and I wanted to support them,” said Senior Airan Kyle Hutchens, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron engineering assistant.
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Airmen from the 355th Force Support Squadron pose for a photo at Colossal Caves Mountain Park. They are participating in the Rucking for Vets event.
Participants take a break at the halfway point of the hike at Colossal Caves Mountain Park. The Hike consisted of six miles of rough terrain.
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From leadership, page 4 ward that goal. “Leadership demands vision; vision leads to goal setting,” he said. “To get where you want them to go, Airmen need to know where they are headed. They also need points along the way to measure their progress and understand if they’re getting there.” Having a tangible goal can mean the difference between success and failure. The commander knew this and empowered his people to aggressively develop their innovative spirit and self-motivate initiative. He did this while maintaining an approachable demeanor. “If you’re a jerk, you’d better be perfect; and no one is perfect,” he said. “Sometimes it’s important to show anger for emphasis. But it needs to be a conscious choice for the Airman’s benefit - not an emotional choice for yours.” I thought of how frustrated past situations had made me. Would strategic anger have made the situation better or worse? Often those expressions, tied with process improvements, can be extremely daunting - but ultimately necessary. “Sometimes the process is as impor-
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tant as the outcome,” the commander said. “For larger choices, don’t jump to the answer even when you think you know it. Bring people with you through the decision-making process. It will help them better understand the problem and the solution, and dramatically improve execution of the decision. This may also give you the chance to discover your first instincts were wrong.” Looking back, this wisdom made me realize many of my first instincts could have been strengthened through the application of a second set of eyes. Letting people be themselves and not extensions of a supervisor can make all the difference. As I set out to supervise my first Airmen, I hope taking these lessons to heart makes those Airmen comfortable with me as a leader. I want them to they choose me as a leader, rather than feel assigned to me. It also makes me remember the last thing my commander said to me before he left the base and moved on to bigger and better things, “Leadership isn’t worn on your sleeve or collar,” he said. “It’s worn on the hearts, minds and faces of the people you impact on a daily basis.”
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Army Reserve aviation unit participates in Angel Thunder Maj. Sarah Schwennesen 12th Air Force (AIR FORCES SOUTHERN) Public Affairs
An unlikely aviation partner in the Air Combat Command-sponsored Exercise Angel Thunder was the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment from the U.S. Army Reserve. Units from California, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Kentucky converged at here to form an Aviation Battalion Task Force with five CH-47D Chinooks, eight UH-60L Black Hawks, three HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawks, nine AH-64D Apaches, as well as several heavy vehicles, organic operations tents and equipment, a containerized mobile field feeding kitchen and the M984A4 Wrecker, a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck. The two weeks of Angel Thunder fulfilled 7-158’s annual training requirements and provided essential joint training for both the Air Force and Army aviation professionals. The level of engagement that Army Aviation had in Angel Thunder served as a reminder that the Army aviation support is critical to the success of any combat or contingency operation, at home or abroad. “Participating in Angel Thunder provided the commander, the task force battle staff, and subordinate company commanders the unique opportunity to
work directly with top tier joint, interagency and coalition forces in a very demanding operational environment within a complex and realistic mission set,” said Lt. Col. James Fitzgerald, 7-158 Commander. “We were able to integrate our task force actions with other units and organizations as part of an operational approach to achieve the exercise’s strategic objectives. End result: we achieved unified action in personnel recovery operations.” In addition to the Battalion’s standing mission, 7-158 has been supporting a real-world stateside Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission since 2011, known as Defense Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosive Response Force. Operation Resolute Angel offered the most realistic DSCA training this battalion has participated in to date. Participating in his first Angel Thunder, Maj. Clinton Williams, 7-158 Battalion operations officer said, “Angel Thunder offered us the opportunity to get battalion-level collective training tasks within an exercise construct. This is the capstone of a four-year training cycle to achieve proficiency in our six collective mission essential tasks: battalion-level mission command, air assaults, air movement, aerial evacuation, sustainment operations and force protection.” Though the Army participated in an Air Force-led exercise, the soldiers kept Army traditions alive by roughing it and living in the Desert Lightning City
here, in full deployment mode. Many soldiers commented about how well the exercise planners captured the feel of Afghanistan, given the landscape and weather environment during Angel Thunder. “Actually this is more like the way a normal deployed environment is, despite it being an exercise. It’s been good training,” said Specialist Shawn Keepers, a UH-60 Black Hawk mechanic with A Company 2-238 from Los Alomitos, Calif. The Army flew missions with international and interagency players, Marines, Army Special Forces, Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets and Air Force exercise participants aboard, seamlessly integrating themselves into all aviation aspects of Angel Thunder 13. “They fully participated in all events and were critical to the success of the operation. We could not have done the exercise as planned without them,” said Brett Hartnett, Angel Thunder exercise director and technical manager. In all, 3,017 joint, total force, coalition and interagency partners were trained and 109 aircraft participated in Angel Thunder 13. Exercise participants logged more than 1,749 flight hours in 30 exercise scenarios in which approximately 295 people were saved. Despite the massive size of the exercise, the planners ensured that the budget was as efficient as possible, staying within $1.75 million, said Hartnett.
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From crime, page 9 1) Senior Airman Shawn J. Parker, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was tried by special court-martial on 12 April 2013. He was charged with being absent without leave, in violation of UCMJ Article 86, and failure to obey a lawful order or regulation, in violation of UCMJ Article 92 by possessing and using Spice as well as misusing his government travel card. The spice charges were withdrawn due to improper rights advisements. SrA Parker plead not guilty to the charges and was sentenced by a panel of officer and enlisted members to reduction to the grade of airman basic, confinement for 42 days, and a bad conduct discharge. Note: Once a military member is suspected of a crime, they cannot be questioned without reading them their Article 31 rights. 2) Airman First Class Robert B. Neuhoff Jr., 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was
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tried by summary court-martial on 23 April 2013. He was charged with drunken operation of a vehicle, in violation of UCMJ Article 111. A1C Neuhoff plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced by the Summary Court Officer to confinement for 30 days, forfeiture of $1000 pay per month for one month, and reduction to the grade of airman basic. Questions and Answers Q: Can a commander remove punishment from an Article 15? A: Yes, this is called a set aside. A set aside voids the entire nonjudicial punishment action and restores any rights, privileges, pay or property affected by the punishment. A commander may not set aside punishment more than four months after the execution of the punishment, unless the commander determines unusual circumstances exist. If you have any questions, please contact the 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office.
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