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Vol. 6, No. 19

Serving Southern Arizona’s military community, including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

May 24, 2013


Memorial Day: Remember our veterans Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

SOUTHWEST ASIA --  The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more than four-year war; and, as a result, the Grand Army of the Republic established what was then called “Decoration Day” three years later on May 5, 1868. It wasn’t until after World War I the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. More than a century later in 1971, Congress declared the last Monday in May to be Memorial Day. The federal holiday affords Americans an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost protecting the nation’s interests at home and abroad. For servicemembers deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, it’s a way to be thankful for the freedoms Americans enjoy every day. “For me, it’s honoring those who have served before me, both past and present,” said Tech. Sgt. Ginger Bell, a 379th Force Support Squadron food service contracting office representative, whose father and sister have both served in the military. Family tradition is what brought many to join the ranks. For Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Black, he’s continuing that legacy. “My father served in Vietnam,” Black said, who is an aviation electrician with the VAQ-138 Electronic Attack Squadron here. “When your country calls you to do something -- to be a part of something bigger than yourself -you proudly stand up and serve. I joined to be that person others learn to rely on, uphold life at all cost and keep others free.” These freedoms do not come without cost -- a truth all servicemembers know when they raise their right hand and take the oath. “I think of the guys who, through thick and thin, survived the foxholes, the diseases and bullets flying everywhere to save their friends and family from those who stop at nothing to do us harm,” said Senior Airman David Carter, a 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aircrew ground equipment journeyman, who also comes from a long line of military service. “We are where we’re at as a country because of the sacrifices our military has made.” The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found more than 2,400 years ago. The Athenian leader, Pericles, offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.” Over the years, Memorial Day evolved into a day Americans remember all those who died. “The day means remembering all those who have

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passed,” said Senior Airman Caprice Tyler, a 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron patrolman. “It’s showing respect for my loved ones regardless of if they’ve served in the military or not.” In December 2000, Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” which encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. relative local time on Memorial Day for a

minute of silence to remember and honor those who died in service to the nation. “Please keep all our veterans in mind,” said Senior Airman Dustin Elliott, a 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator. “Remember our prisoners of war and those missing in action. This day embodies everything we enlisted for, so take a moment to remember those who have come before you.”



May 24, 2013

Desert Lightning News

D-M houses Oklahoma aircraft during tornado Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and security forces members from the 72nd Security Forces Squadron arrived with the E-3 aircraft. The aircraft departed D-M May 21 back to Tinker AFB. The E-3 is an airborne warning and control systems aircraft, better known as AWACS. Tinker AFB and D-M security forces worked together to maintain security around the clock of the high valued assets. Tinker AFB Airman are helping the community to find survivors and to helping restore the local community.

Six U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry and two U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft arrived here from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. during the weekend of May 17 due to severe weather in Oklahoma. The inclement weather that caused the aircraft to divert included a tornado that touched down, destroying Moore, Okla., a small town located about three miles south of Tinker AFB. The E-6Bs and one E-3 arrived May 17 while the other five E-3s arrived May 20th with less than eight hours notice. The 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron deputy officer made the decision for the aircraft to divert to D-M due to inclement weather, said Airman 1st Class Barbie Kramer, 355th Operations Support Squadron airfield operations coordinator. D-M was chosen over other bases due to its location and 24/7 operations with a ramp space to support the heavy aircraft. “Tinker didn’t have anywhere closer that they could go to quickly,” said Kramer. “With a tornado warning or any other evacuation, they can come to us, and they know we have the space or will coordinate for the space to An E-3 Sentry sits on a ramp here May 21. The aircraft was diverted to D-M from Tinker AFB, Okla. because a tornado destroying a town about three miles south of Tinker. (U.S. Air be made.” Flying crew for all the aircraft along with eight members from the 552nd Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

D-M Airman to be honored as Father of the Year Senior Airman Timothy Moore 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Tech. Sgt. Chad Brady, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron received the distinct honor of being recognized as D-M’s Father of the Year. Brady was greeted by a roomful of his family and squadron teammates at the 355th EMS building here May 10, where it was announced that he had been selected as the award recipeint. “It was a huge surprise,” Brady said. “My leadership had everyone going like we were supposed to have a meeting. When I walked into the room, everyone was clapping. It took me a minute to realize they were there for me. Once I found out the reason why, I was speechless and overcome with emotion.” This opportunity came about when the Father’s Day Council Tucson wished to recognize a military service member at their annual Father of the Year Awards. Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th FW command chief, also attended the announcement. Cnota, who helped organize the panel to review the nomination packages, stated that Brady’s nomination stood out as a “shining example of the complete Airman we want all our folks to be.” Cnota pointed out several things in Brady’s nomination package, which was written by his wife, Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Morlock, also from the 355th EMS, that made it stand out. Those things included Brady making it a priority to maintain a good relationship with his ex-wife, for the sake of his their two sons; setting up visits with Morlock’s son’s biological father; identifying

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Brady, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, poses for a photo with his family in the 355th EMS conference room May 10. Brady is to be honored as the D-M Father of the Year in June 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore)

and overcoming personal crises, then using his experience to help others; and going to school and volunteering in the community despite having to act as a single father to three boys while his wife was deployed. Cnota was not the only person to praise Brady. “I selected Tech. Sgt. Brady, because despite the long hours at work, separation from his wife due to deployment and his personal adversities, he managed to create a warm, loving and safe environment for his three sons,” said Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Ross, 355th EMS first sergeant. “He became a role model. He took the negatives in his life and turned them into something positive.” The praise and respect did not only come from the 355th FW, but also from D-M’s tenant units. “I saw the same thing the other chiefs did,” said Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, 55th Electronic Combat Squadron command chief. “What a great story of resiliency and selflessness. To remain behind with three children while mom is deployed

was practically enough by itself, in my mind.” Brady does not take the praise all for himself and shares the spotlight with his wife. “It really shows a lot about her and what we go through as family,” Brady said. “She just returned from a long deployment, and one of the first things she does when she gets back is try to get me recognized for things I have done.” Lee Shaw, Father’s Day Council Tucson chair, Steve Rosenberg, founding chair, and Dave Sitton, executive board member, were also in attendance to congratulate Brady. The Father’s Day Council Tucson will honor Brady along with four other fathers from the Tucson community at the 19th annual Father of the Year Awards in June 2013. “It is a great feeling,” Brady said. “There are many hard working and deserving parents out there, but to be the one that was chosen is an indescribable feeling. I was awestruck when they told me. This is without a doubt the highest honor I have received while serving in the Air Force.”

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Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attaché duty could find themselves on an international affairs team in Argentina, Taiwan, Russia and other countries, but those interested must submit their applications by June 16 to be considered, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. The Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs is accepting applications for enlisted Defense Attaché Specialists at 19 locations, with tour lengths ranging from 12 to 36 months, said Senior Master Sgt. Scott Geren, AFPC mission support, special duty and joint department assignments superintendent. These enlisted attaché support positions are open to staff through senior master sergeants, and include operations coordinator and operations NCO. Duties include man-

aging logistics and administrative support, executing budget requirements, working various clearances, supervising foreign national staff, and direct support for distinguished guest visits, Geren said. “Attaché support personnel must be selfstarters who are flexible, persuasive and persistent,” Geren said . “This duty is open to Airmen in all Air Force specialty codes, capitalizing on the wide range of professional expertise in the enlisted corps.” Applicants and all immediate family members must be U.S. citizens. In addition, members’ and all accompanying family members’ health, educational, and special needs must be medically cleared. “Selection for enlisted attaché duty is very competitive,” he said. “In this role, OPSCOs and OPSNCOs are charged with developing and maintaining harmonious and cooperative relationships between the USAF and the host nation defense department, so only exceptional NCOs will be considered.”

For a list of possible duty locations and other related information, visit the Air Force Portal and enter “attaché duty” in the search window. To locate and download the application, enter “attaché application” in the Portal search window and select the October 2012 version. Once complete, email the application to SAF/ via secure Department of Defense website https:// In addition to submitting the application, NCOs must also volunteer for 8P100 duty in Equal Plus. AFPC will notify Airmen selected for further screening, and applications from those who are not selected this cycle will be retained through the end of the cycle in the event a primary selectee is unable to fulfill the requirement. For more information about enlisted attaché duty and other developmental opportunities, visit the myPers website at https://

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Matthew Coburn, Nicholas Pravecek, Christopher Smith, Sean Smith, John Spiekermeier Fifty-three DLT Airmen here were notified May 23 that they have 355th Fighter Wing been selected for promotion to the rank of master sergeant. Adrianne Smith, Ross Weatherford Air Force-wide there were 20,528 Airmen eligible for promotion 355th Force Support Squadron to the senior noncommissioned officer tier. The selection rate was David Bushnell, Lorenzo Livingston, Clayton Woodall 18.71 percent resulting in 3,841 eligible technical sergeants being 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron promoted. Craig Ezell, Tammy Kerr, Daniel Little, Steven Nichols, The promotes are: Joseph Sayles, Jason Taylor, Joseph Valdez 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 355th Maintenance Operations Squadron Jack Behar, Daniel Connolly, Jodi King, Jason Larsen, Jesse Beasley, Verdelle Holloway, Daniele Ossi , James Thompson, Michael Mahaffey, Jonathan McGuire, Michael Nelson, 355th Operations Support Squadron Adam Schlingman, Joshua Weneck, John Williams Tommy Tam, Christina Ward 355th Civil Engineer Squadron 355th Security Forces Squadron Adam Boubede, Charles Curnutte, Matthew Deel, Travis Keale, James Parker Chad Louis, Lillian Smith Projected incoming DLT members 355th Communications Squadron Wesley Going, from 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan Air Jarrod Blanchard Base, Republic of Korea; Talisha Green, 31st Logistics Readiness 355th Component Maintenance Squadron Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy; Edward Gutierrez, United States Walter Alamo, William Carlton, Joshua Fetrow, Jared Hann Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany; Brian Reynolds, Air 355th Contracting Squadron Force Office of Special Investigations Field Investigations, Osan Ian Lutjens AB, Republic of Korea; Rosa Ismael, 344th Training Squadron, Port 355th Dental Squadron Hueneme Naval Air Station, Calif; Stephen Washington, Air Force Element, Dover AFB, N.J.; Ryan Zacher Pacific Air Forces, JointAvegail Cariaga Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs


May 24, 2013

Desert Lightning News

Memorial Day — More than just a day off from work Commentary by Kevin Rieders 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --  Memorial Day is a young holiday, peculiarly observed. If you have not served on a detail, volunteered for Honor Guard, or flown a missing man formation over a military ceremony on Memorial Day, you may primarily associate this holiday with the running the Indianapolis 500, the beginning of our 101 Critical Days of Summer, or just a glorious three-day weekend at the end of May. The official function of Memorial Day is to honor the men and women of the United States who have died in while serving our nation’s military service. It is an American holiday, with obscure origins even though it is less than 150 years old, and claimed by many as their own patriotic invention. Officially proclaimed in 1868, Memorial Day became widespread by 1902, and was named a federal holiday in 1971. Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday began as the organized honoring of the fallen from the American Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers, candles and prayer. After the First World War, the separate Union and Confederate Decoration Days combined as Memorial Day and recognized those who have died in military service during any war. During the years, traditional observances of Memorial Day diminished. Many Americans forgot the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day, and at many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are untended. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. Some people think the day is for honoring all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country. Memorial Day used to be a solemn day of


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The graves are well cared for by the U.S. government. Many of the cemeteries in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have local nationals who have adopted American graves as individuals, groups and families. It is common for them to honor our dead on our Memorial Day by decorating the graves as an expression of appreciation for their freedom and the sacrifices made by Americans on their behalf. In 1923 Congress established the American Battle Monuments Commission. This was done largely to “commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces where they have served overseas since 1917,” according to php. There are seven ABMC cemeteries located in Eastern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg relatively close to Spangdahlem AB by car. They are the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in Eastern France, the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery in France, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the Netherlands and the St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial in France. There are an additional 13 ABMC cemeteries in Belgium, France,and Italy. So, this Memorial Day you might consider a short drive to one of our nearby ABMC Cemetery and Memorial locations to decorate a grave and meet some appreciative locals, or drive by our own Spangdahlem Airmen’s Memorial, perhaps take a moment of silence to reflect on the sacrifices made by our fellow Americans or even just share this article.

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May 24, 2013

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Where’s the money coming from? Master Sgt. Russell Martin 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

When sequestration hit, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command and the Desert Lightning Team here felt its repercussions. Whilst flying squadrons stand down, civilian furloughs take place, and other belt-tightening measures are being taken degrading readiness throughout the Air Force, Airmen around the installation may have a few questions as to where the money is coming from to fund different endeavors. The answer is different pots of money. Sequestration took effect March 1 following failed attempts by Congress to agree upon a budget framework to reduce the U.S. deficit by $4 trillion within the next 12 years. Since Congress was unable to accomplish their goal, sequestration took place man-

dating immediate $1 trillion automat- approximately one-third of Air Force ic and across-the-board budget cuts. fighter squadrons standing down. The These cuts affected flying opera- 354th Fighter Squadron here stood

A contractor fills a hole around a plant in the construction area of the walking plaza to be built here. Though the walking plaza is being built now, it was paid for with money from the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore) tions Air Force-wide as the flying hour down as a result of the cost-saving program was reduced for fiscal year measure. 2013 by up to 18 percent, resulting in Those familiar with the base may

be scratching their heads after seeing the 354th stand down, while also seeing construction nearing completion at D-M’s gate 29B. Some may wonder why D-M and Air Force leaders would choose to bring up to standards a once-dilapidated guard shack, since both the Swan Road and Craycroft Road gates have traditionally been the only gates open for several years. The answer: That’s what the DLT voted for when D-M was named the 2012 Commander-in-Chief ’s Installation Excellence Award winner in March 2012. The award came with a $1 million cash prize. DLT Airmen voted for a series of initiatives to put that money toward and re-opening 29B was one of them. The money was allocated at that time for construction and other quality of life initiatives. “We talk to Airmen around the base all the time who ask us about the conSee money, page 20


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Unit deployment manager now special duty position themselves, which left the unit without a UDM. Commanders had to start the selection and training process again from scratch.” As in past, the UDM will still come from unit resources, and members will rotate from their functional flight/section to the UDM position. Once a UDM tour is complete, the Airman will be replaced by another member from the squadron. “The noteworthy part is that a commander gets a dedicated UDM for two full years,” said Holmquist. “A commander gets great return on investment by retaining the Airman they invested time and money training, instead of potentially losing that Airman to a deployment six months into their tour.” In addition, the USAF Expeditionary Center is finishing work on an web-based training module that will be supplemented with some live instructor interaction, so UDMs will have

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --  Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment (identifier 8U000); a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty, the position counted against the number of people a unit could have in that rank and career field. “The result was a frequently unstable situation,” said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Holmquist, the Air Force UDM and Logistics Plans career field manager. “UDMs could be -- and often were -- tasked for deployment





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DLT members help kids reach new heights Senior Airman Camilla Griffin 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Wright Flight took its last participant of the year up for their graduation flight May 18, at Tucson International Airport. Wright Flight is a non-profit corporation dedicated to “helping kids reach new heights.” The purpose of the program is to educate and motivate grade school students to pursue a future in aviation. Robin Stoddard started the Wright Flight program in Tucson in 1986. At the time, Robin was a captain in the Air Force stationed at D-M where he was a pilot with the 354th Fighter Squadron. The program takes place during the school year, starting in September and ending in May annually. Schools that offer the program require their teachers to integrate the Wright Flight material into their curriculum. Any student can join the program as long as the school they attend provides it and the class is offered for their grade level. “The main goal of this program is to

raise a student’s grade point average,” said Capt. Adam Harris, 88th Test and

tion history as well as basic aviation navigation techniques, then they have

John Brauneis, a flight instructor, shows Wright Flight student how to board a Beech Bonanza A36 at Tucson International Airport, May 18. Brauneis is a volunteer pilot for Wright Flight. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin) Evaluation Squadron Operations Flight commander. “They learn the basic avia-





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The National Wright Flight program had more than 430 participants this year, in Tucson alone. There is evidence that children who participate in the program go on to pursue a higher education and many pursue an aviation career field, Harris said. Harris is a volunteer with the Wright Flight Corporation. This is his first season volunteering and he said it has been an amazing experience. “The program is awesome, it brings big smiles and sparks motivation for these kids to pursue an aviation career or good grades at the least,” Harris said. Not only to the children benefit from this program, the volunteers do too. “It is awesome to be out there among these kids who have a passion for aviation like I do. They don’t know what I do for a living, so I talk to them and I tell them about my job and their eyes light up. We give them an outside source of motivation. Of course their parents and teachers motivate them, but sometimes that outside boost is what they need.” For more information about Wright Flight or to volunteer, visit: http://www.

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Green Knights MMC hosts ride for safety Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club chapter at D-M is hosting a guided motorcycle tour to Bisbee, Ariz. May 23. The tour is part of the Green Knights’ annual safety day ride. There have been many accidents already this year, and the ride is being held to help reduce those accidents. Any U.S. military member, current or retired, or Department of Defense employee, is welcome to ride, including non-members of the Green Knights. “The ride is held to help get riders back into the swing of things, since most haven’t ridden for a few months,” said Gary Kane, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron emissions inspector. If someone decides to become a member of the Green Knights at registration, they will receive $10 off their dues and two additional raffle tickets. Registration will start at 8 a.m. Registration

is free and will include information about the Green Knights, packets with coupons for dis-

counts on gear at select locations in Tucson and a raffle ticket for a raffle in Bisbee. “The big prize for the raffle is a $275 gift certificate for Klim riding gear,” Kane said. “We also have several other items to give out to include

a Joe Rocket Air Force riding jacket, valued at $225.” Following registration, there will be a blessing of the bikes. The ride will start at 10 a.m., when the first bike departs. The ride will end at Bisbee, Ariz., a small town approximately 108 miles away from D-M. Instead of taking the interstate, the riders will take back roads to Bisbee, as it is a safer route. Upon arriving in Bisbee, a debrief will take place along with the raffle drawing. The riders will then be released to explore Bisbee and return back to Tucson at their leisure. “The ride gives riders a chance to connect and go into the season as safely as we can,” Kane said. “My goal is go the 101 Critical Days of Summer without any more accidents.” 101 Critical Days of Summer is an annual Air Force safety campaign that runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. The campaign is to help make Airman more aware of risks, as accidents tend to be higher during that time period.







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Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Matthew Ruoss / 355 CMS First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Hector Herrera Duty Title: Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) Apprentice When joined the Air Force: Dec. 27, 2011 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Hobbies: Foosball, Working Out, Football, Watching Movies Selection reasons: Airman 1st Class Ruoss has been a valuable asset as a Test, Measure-

Math, and English. SrA Gevry is a squadron PTL and leads the majority of the PT sessions for his flight. He has personally devoted over 20 hours to train 3 fellow Airmen who had failed their PT test. His devotion resulted in a 100% pass rate for those previously failing Airmen. Gevry is also involved in the community volunteering at a local food bank, adopt a street, Airmen’s Attic, and countless Squadron fundraisers. He has been lauded by leadership for the events he has lead at the squadron such as several squadron Olympic events and a flight pot-luck luncheon. Gevry does an excellent job both in and outside of work while never asking for recognition.

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avis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Pilot for a Day program invites children in the local community who have catastrophic illnesses to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of Davis-Monthans flying squadrons for an entire day. On May 16, the 79th Rescue Squadron hosted Abrium Reyes, a 10-year-old Tucsonan recovering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, as an honorary pilot. 1






1 Abrium operates a camera in the navigation seat of a HC-130J Combat King II during his tour of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base May 16 as part of the Pilot for a Day program. Each honorary pilot receives souvenirs, memories and a flight suit, complete with patches, to help sustain them in the face of their personal challenges. 2 1st Lt. Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, teaches Abrium how to fly an A-10 in a simulator. Abrium and his family spent the day touring the 79th Rescue Squadron, visiting two static aircraft and an A-10 simulator. 3 Lt. Col. Michael Guischard, 79th Rescue Squadron commander, gives Abrium souvenirs during the Pilot for a Day program. The goal of the program is to give each child a special day and a break from whatever physical and mental challenges they may face. 4 Tech. Sgt. Corie Hudson, 355th Maintenance Operations Squadron weapons standardization lead crew, gives Abrium and his family a certificate making them an honorary load crew. Abrium visited an aircraft hangar and learned about weapons used on an A-10 Thunderbolt II. 5 Abrium operates a camera in the navigation seat of a HC-130J Combat King II during his tour of Davis-Monthan. Each honorary pilot receives souvenirs, memories and a flight suit, complete with patches, to help sustain them in the face of their personal challenges. 6 Lt. Col. Michael Guischard, 79th Rescue Squadron commander, swears in 10-year-old Abrium Reyes as part of the Pilot for a Day program May 16. Abrium is recovering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells.


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First of its kind: Enlisted mission planning course graduates weapons school Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --  The first-ever course taught at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for enlisted intelligence professionals, the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, graduated six enlisted students for class 13-1 here May 17. When these Airmen return to their home units, they will work closely with their intelligence weapons officers and chiefs of training to help their units not only retain readiness, but work to improve standing training programs as well. “They all worked extremely hard,” said Capt. James Blick, 19th Weapons Squadron Mission Planning Course flight commander, and AEMPC chief. “They were thrown into an incredibly challenging situation. Even when they were sitting there tired and groggy, they were thinking about going back home and teach others and making them better.” AEMPC is a five-week class that teaches advanced mission planning concepts for supporting major combat operations. The course consists of more than 120 hours of academic instruction taught by multiple Weapons School officer and NCO instructors and numerous practical exercises. The AEMPC culminates

with students participating in two weeks of Weapons School Integration Phase missions. The course is designed for 5-level and 7-level NCOs who are expected to work with their intelligence weapons officer to lead intelligence Airmen both at home and in combat. “When the Air Force goes to war, we don’t go to war as an F-16 Fighting Falcon unit or as an F-22 Raptor unit we bring our full force to bear,” Blick said. We bring Raptors, bombers, non-kinetic effects, space, cyber, all that into one mission planning cell to accomplish our missions.” The Mission Integration Phase of Weapons School is one of the capstone phases for the school, Blick said. It is a 5 1/2 month course, and the fifth month is mission integration. The weapons students have had four months of preparation. The enlisted students have had three weeks. They get three weeks of academics and it is a very intense academic schedule. Then they are thrown into the fray. It is pretty incredible that they can swim in the deep end when they are thrown in. “Mission integration is where we plan missions to solve a tactical problem,” said Staff Sgt. Stephen Brown, intelligence analyst at the 547th Intelligence Squadron. “We have to go strike these simulated targets up on the range, all the while navigating through a missile defense system that’s up there and fighting against

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Klomp Award highlights Dutch, 162nd alliance during demo training Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

When the Netherlands Detachment Tucson Arizona (NTDA) here at the 162nd Fighter Wing require a high level of professionalism in supporting their training mission, they count on the Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) in collaboration with the 148th Fighter Squadron to successfully negotiate the challenges of preparing pilots for battle. Once a year, however, members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) also work with Tucson Airmen to accomplish a different type of training that involves showcasing aviation power to the public: air demonstration. From March 4 - 13 at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, two pilots from the RNLAF F-16 Demo Team, along with maintenance, crew and avionics support from the AMU, trained for the upcoming Air Force Days, or Luchtmachtdagen, at Volkel Air Base, The Netherlands and other sites in Europe. While most aviation enthusiasts and general spectators often associate air demos that display complex formations lasting around an hour, Lt. Col. Maurits Schonk, NDTA commander, said the Dutch demo team showcases one jet during a 10 minute show, focusing on quality - not quantity - during that brief time span. “The whole aim of the Dutch demo team is to show the capabilities of the aircraft - flying at really low altitudes, climbing and descending really fast and

making a short landing with our drag chutes,” he said. Because of operational priorities and adverse weather conditions in his home country, Schonk wanted to facilitate demo training in Arizona, extending the RNLAF’s motto of “One Team, One Task” to his American counterparts. The Dutch were counting on 8-10 sorties during the training, but were able to complete 15. “Sometimes there are maintenance cancellations or unforeseen circumstances involved and we can’t get what was scheduled; but in this case, we went above and beyond and reproduced more sorties than what they asked for,” said 2nd Lt. R. Abby Scott, AMU officer-incharge. In recognition of the AMU’s efforts, the Dutch singled out Staff Sgt. Elaine Broacha with the Klomp Award. Named after the trademark shoe of Dutch farmers and now souvenir most often associated with The Netherlands, the Klomp Award is presented to the “top performer in the 148th Fighter Squadron in recognition of outstanding performance and dedication to duty” while making “invaluable contributions to the mission of the RNLAF.” “Seeing her out on the flight line showed us that she’s really an Airman that takes pride in what she does,” said Adjutant Warrant Officer Danny Van Der Molen, NDTA maintenance liaison officer. “(But) the team together showed camaraderie, bonding well with the Dutch program.”





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Commissaries Support Military Spouses FORT LEE – With more than 4,000 spouses employed in commissaries worldwide, May 10, Military Spouse Day, has special meaning to the Defense Commissary Agency. Military spouses make up 28 percent of the commissaries’ worldwide workforce, a notable statistic considering the demands of military life. “Military life is very mobile, and it can be hard for military spouses to find employment when they move from location to location,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and chief executive officer. “However, with the commissaries, military spouses can fairly easily find continued employment from store to store.” Although DeCA is currently under a hiring freeze for outside-the-agency hiring actions, a permanent employee facing relocation can move from one store to another at any post at any time as long as there are positions at the same grade available in the new location. This flexibility allows commissaries to retain workers and also gives our military spouses comfort in a very stressful time, said Cynthia Craft, DeCA’s acting director of human resources. Other exceptions to the hiring freeze are the following: 1) hiring commitments made before Feb. 4, 2) placements based on DOD’s Priority Placement Program, and 3) the filling of critical positions approved by DOD.

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Shifty supplements: dangers of dietary aids Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --  With summer on the horizon, everyone is looking to get that perfect beach body. For many of us, reaching that goal means hitting the gym, eating better and eventually fitting into the bikini or trunks gathering dust in the closet. While those goals to become more physically fit are admirable, service members should be cautious about adding supplementation to their workout regimen. Certain commercial supplements are not allowed for use by service members due to health concerns. Members should understand what to look out for to avoid the consequences, and more importantly the risks, of taking a banned supplement. “People ask me all the time about what supplements to take or not to take,” said Tony Arroyo, Health and Wellness Center exercise physiologist. “I tell them all the same thing - just try to avoid them.” Arroyo suggested avoiding supplements because the Food and Drug Administration is not the authority determining the risks of these products. Instead of being

FDA-approved, supplement manufacturers alone are responsible for ensuring supplement safety. While they do need approval from the FDA in order to introduce a new ingredient into a supplement, manufacturers do not need clearance to utilize the pre-approved ingredients in any combination they see fit. Unfortunately, it seems a supplement will only be banned after a tragedy occurs as a result of the unknown effects of “new and improved” formulas. In 2011, two Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, died of heart failure during physical training. Doctors later determined that use of dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, was a factor in their deaths. In July 2012, another Soldier died during physical fitness training. His death was also linked to DMAA usage. While people rarely die from supplementation, service members can still face consequences if they test positive for a banned ingredient. Since it is up to the commander’s discretion, members can face a letter of reprimand or even courtsmartial, according to the Langley Air Force Base legal office. Trying to determine each and every banned supplement by their ingredients is risky, so service mem-

bers should be wary of any kind of supplementation and should avoid them outright, said Arroyo. If members do choose to use supplements, Arroyo urged them to follow the instructions for the products. “A lot of people like to believe more is better when it comes to supplementation,” Arroyo said. “If you want to avoid injury, however, it is important to read the labels and follow them to the letter.” Arroyo also cautioned against replacing traditional, proven methods of health improvement with supplementation that promises to help users reach their goals quicker with less work. “With all of the information out there on supplementation, not to mention people’s personal opinions, researching the effects of supplementation can be confusing,” Arroyo said. “Most of the time, service members just throw away their money when it comes to supplementation.” If a member decides to consumer supplements, however, Arroyo stressed the importance of  a good diet while utilizing supplementation in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Anything you find in a supple-

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ready paid for out of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. “The important thing for our folks to remember is that the improvements that they’re seeing now have already been paid for,” said Cnota. “The check has been written and cashed with last year’s budget. They’re just now seeing the results of those allocations.” It’s important to remember, Cnota said, that the budgeting constraints and initiatives of past years that Airmen are just now seeing come to fruition are the result of previous budgets. They have already been paid for and cancelling the initiatives and improvements would do nothing, but lose money that D-M has already spent. “Funding comes from a variety of different pots, different monies,” Cnota said. “We can’t take back money that we already spent last year for one project and reallocate it toward something else, it’s just not coded that way.”

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The PLAYpass Program provides deployed/remote Single Airmen and Air Force families respite from the challenges of deployment. Single Airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts and rewards to help make their deployment easier. PLAYpass offers discount cards that provide members and eligible family members the opportunity to participate in Force Support Squadron programs (e.g., Outdoor Recreation, Youth Programs, Bowling, Golf) for free or at a reduced cost. Each card is valued in excess of $500. PLAYpass cards may be picked up at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg 2441, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for PLAYpass, visit or call the A&FRC at 228-5690.

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Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting For more information, call 228-5690.

Stay and Play - Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.

Chapel Services



Dorm Worship Service

Desert Dove Chapel

Sunday services, Hope Chapel

Daily Mass, Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.

Evangelical Service, 9:50 a.m.

Sunday, Bldg. 3610 in “Loft Activities”

Saturday Mass, 5 p.m.

Gospel Service, 11:30 a.m.

Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.

Children’s Church will be available

(day room on the second floor) Home-cooked dinner, 5:00 p.m. Worship, 7:00 p.m.

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