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June 21, 2013


Air Force sets plan to integrate women in combat jobs by 2016

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Staff Sgt. David Salanitri Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18. The implementation plan was recently submitted to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for review. More than 99 percent of Air Force positions are currently already open to female Airmen. In fact, 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Department of Defense allowing women to serve as combat pilots. The Air Force plans to open the remaining seven career fields -- all tied to special operations -- by Jan. 1, 2016.

“The Air Force has been actively integrating women into nontraditional skills since 1972,” said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy and deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. “Today, less than one percent of all positions - Active, Guard, and Reserve - are closed to women. This equates to approximately 4,700 positions in a total force of 506,000 people.” The current Air Force specialty codes that do not allow females to enter due to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule include: combat rescue officer; special tactics officer; special operations weather officer; enlisted combat controller; enlisted tactical air command and control party; enlisted pararescue and enlisted special operations

weather. According to the Air Force’s plan, the service will validate occupational fitness standards for every career field. Once the standards are validated for the seven skills currently closed to women, the Air Force will notify Congress of its intent to open these skills to women and begin recruiting into these skills. Grosso expects recruiting will begin Oct. 2015. This implementation plan came as a result of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat exclusion rule for women in January 2013. This rule restricted women from assignments in special operations and long range reconnaissance units.



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Airmen develop leadership through reading Senior Airman Timothy Moore 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Members of the Desert Lightning Team are getting the opportunity to develop themselves professionally and personally through the Leaders Are Readers book club here. Leaders Are Readers is a program designed to allow members of the D-M community to come together, read and discuss the readings. “The purpose of the book club is two-fold,” said Tech. Sgt. Lorenzo Livingston, Airman Leadership School instructor and co-founder of LAR here. “It’s to get our Total Force reading, whether it is about leadership or not. It is also meant to give members a chance to meet for mentorship and to share lessons learned.” The book club is open to anyone, whether they are civilian personnel, guard, reserve or active duty. Officers and enlisted service members are also encouraged to invite retired service members and dependants. “Everyone has a different perspective on what they think and feel leadership is,” said. Tech. Sgt. Steve McIntyre, 355th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Element noncommissioned officer in charge and co-founder of LAR here. “Anybody can come in. Of course, we still have rank structure

and expect everyone to be courteous; but everybody can interact and get different perspectives on leadership, motivation, mentorship and other things.” Livingston and McIntyre only established the book club in April, but it has already gained support from base leadership. In fact, Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th FW command chief master sergeant, suggested the first book LAR read. “We read books that emphasize leadership and management skills to help you develop,” said Staff Sgt. Vanessa Reyna, 355th FW command chief master sergeant executive. “The first book was a suggestion from Chief Cnota. We are on the second book now, which was from Sgt. Livingston’s collection. It’s not just books from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List. They send out an email listing several books, and we vote on them.” Meetings are currently held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The 12 p.m. meeting is held in the ALS second floor auditorium, and the 4:45 p.m. meeting is held in the Mental Health conference room. Each meeting lasts an hour. “We encourage people to come,” McIntyre said. “You get to talk to people that you probably don’t normally get to talk to. I don’t know how often you would get to talk to Chief Cnota on a normal basis, but she is there.” The readings and interactions have already given some insight to some of LAR’s regular attendees.

“One of my favorite ones was ‘Stay in your lane,’” Reyna said. “A lot of Airmen put a lot of pressure on themselves. They stay late, and they do all these things. They feel like they are taking on so much, like they are taking on the whole Air Force’s needs. You need to understand stay in your lane. You’re an Airman: develop, train, figure out what you are doing, don’t put all this added pressure on yourself, and if you need help don’t be afraid to ask.” Livingston says there are plans to expand the program here by hosting meetings with the maintainers. He also plans to move the readings into other than leadership, such as finance and education. Also, several Airmen at or en route to other bases are already planning to develop their own LAR programs. “The 355th FW leadership really jumped on board with this, as well as the first sergeants and group chiefs,” Livingston said. “They really care about reading, especially with the base library closing down. That’s not an excuse to not read and professionally develop yourself.” For more information about the Leaders Are Readers book club, contact Tech. Sgt. Steve McIntyre at 228-4926 or Tech. Sgt. Lorenzo Livingston at 228-4208. Information can also be found on the book club’s Facebook page, Desert Lightning Team “Leaders Are Readers” Book Club.


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June 21, 2013


NASA selects Airman for 2013 astronaut candidate class School, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has ever received. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers around the globe to prepare for missions to lowEarth orbit, an asteroid and Mars. “These new space explorers asked to join NASA because they know we’re doing big, bold things here -- developing missions to go farther into

space than ever before,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “They’re excited about the science we’re doing on the International Space Station and our plan to launch from U.S. soil to there on spacecraft built by American companies. And they’re ready to help lead the first human mission to an asteroid and then on to Mars.” The new astronaut candidates will begin training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in August. “This year we have selected eight highly-qualified individ-

uals who have demonstrated impressive strengths academically, operationally, and physically” said Janet Kavandi, the director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center. “They have diverse backgrounds and skill sets that will contribute greatly to the existing astronaut corps. Based on their incredible experiences to date, I have every confidence that they will apply their combined expertise and talents to achieve great things for NASA and this country in the pursuit of human exploration.”

New Professional Development Guide available JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The new Professional Development Guide, or PDG, AFPAM 36-2241, is now available at Printed guides will be distributed to all promotion-eligible active duty Airmen in the grades of E-4 through E-8 and airmen first class with at least two years in service. Base and unit Weighted

Airman Promotion System monitors will assist with the distribution of printed guides slated for early fall. Effective date of the new guide is Oct. 1, 2013. Master sergeants testing this December will be the first examinees to use the guide to prepare for promotion testing. To assist Airmen studying for promotion, PDG study tools including audio

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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service

ARLINGTON, Va. --  In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum  in Arlington, Va., June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the next five years, officials will attempt a methodical assessment of the Defense Department’s resources and objectives to avoid

broad-stroke cuts, said Mike McCord, the Pentagon’s principal deputy comptroller. “We want to approach problems as holistically as we can and make decisions that make the best of this bad situation,” McCord said. “Most people feel that there’s a smarter way to do it than across-the-board cuts.” McCord noted that modernization, readiness and force structure value prioritization remain central to the budget decision process. “We looked at the kind of trade-offs that people would expect us to look at,” McCord said, “[such as] the impacts

of preserving modernization as more of a primary goal to preserving readiness at the expense of modernization and force structure ... at the expense of those other two.” Officials also considered retaining some residual capacity that might be slower to localize or strengthening the force enough to ensure that what remains is ready to deploy and prevail. But if sequestration cuts now in effect for fiscal 2013 continue, he added, the Defense Department won’t be able to do everything the president wants it to do. “We need to review which of the many objectives we have


HOUSTON (AFNS) -- NASA officials selected an Airman as one of the eight military and civilian candidates to become an astronaut trainee. After a 1 ½ year search, officials chose Lt. Col. Tyler N. Hague, the Department of Defense deputy chief of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, out of more than 6,100 applicants. Hague is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot

are the most important to us and separate those that really drive resource decisions from some of those that don’t so much,” McCord said. “We can’t do all the things that the commander in chief wants us to do if we have a permanent sequester level.” But capability can increase, at least relatively, with greater lead-time, stability in planning and flexibility on how to execute those plans, McCord said. “We should not wait until the middle of the fiscal year to get those answers as we did this year to find out if the sequester is going to happen or not,” he added.


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What do you radiate? Commentary by Col. Daniel Smith 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- I am a believer in the power of positive influence. I buy into such phrases as “your attitude determines your altitude.” I have been the benefactor of being led by those who radiate positive vibes. Not in a heads in the clouds Pollyanna kind of way, but a glass half full ... turn lemons into lemonade kind of way. I am driven by leaders that exhibit drive and motivation. Nothing seems to get them down. They find the silver lining and turn the dark clouds into success stories. Not every time, but some of the time -- if not much of the time. I have also had the opportunity to be led by leaders who were less than positive, somewhat cranky, and emanated a rather drab and derogatory air of influence. You can instantly tell the difference between the two. With one who emanates positive influence and energy, your interactions are usually productive, fulfilling and motivating. You typically walk away from such interactions uplifted, confident and eager to go to work and get the job done. When you stumble or are down, these interactions are instructive and corrective at times, but you feel the support and confidence of this type of leader. You will do your best to accomplish the mission, not only for the sake of the mission, but because you don’t ever want to let this leader down.

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By the same token, you could have done a spectacular job, accomplished the mission ahead of the rest, and won several awards, and yet, when you walk away from a boss with negative energy, you can feel depleted, deflated, depressed, angry or as if the very life has been sucked out of you. We have all had interactions with people who can burst a bubble or drain the life out of you in a heartbeat. (See “Dementors” in Harry Potter novels/movies). During a squadron commander seminar, commanders were told, “You can never have a bad day.” The tone you set as a commander or leader will radiate through your entire domain of stewardship. Not ever having a bad day is a fairly tall order. I understand the concept, not showing you are having a bad day is probably the concept they were getting to. But perhaps it’s something more. Every individual emanates or radiates an influence on those around him. It is one of the beautiful things of being human. I found a quote by a revered leader name David O. McKay which delineates this idea; “There is one responsibility which no man can evade; that responsibility is his personal influence. Man’s unconscious influence is the silent, subtle radiation of personality - the effect of his words and actions on others. This radiation is tremendous. Every moment of life man is changing, to a degree, the life of the whole world. Every man has an atmosphere which is affecting every other man.


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He cannot escape for one moment from this radiation of his character, this constant weakening or strengthening of others. Man cannot evade the responsibility by merely saying it is an unconscious influence. Man can select the qualities he would permit to be radiated. He can cultivate sweetness, calmness, trust, generosity, truth, justice, loyalty, nobility and make them vitally active in his character. And by these qualities he will constantly affect the world. This radiation, to which I refer, comes from what a person really is, not from what he pretends to be. Every man by his mere living is radiating either sympathy, sorrow, morbidity, cynicism, or happiness and hope, or any one of a hundred other qualities. Life is a state of radiation and absorption. To exist is to radiate; to exist is to be the recipient of radiation.” Positive radiation, influence, energy, or qi (chee) if you desire, is a contagious, and powerful force in strengthening, and fostering successful relationships. It is only one element or attribute of a leader in the overall picture of leadership talent, techniques and attributes, but the force multiplying effect of positive radiation has a powerful impact for good on the entire family, organization or unit. So positive radiation comes from two sources; from the central core of whom and what a person really is, and their mental attitude of how they are going to reflect that core in any given situation at any time. I remember during my tenure as an

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Alcohol increases chances of injury during critical days Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --  Summertime is almost here. The smell of barbecue is in the air. Children are out of school, and it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway. Summer is all about having fun, and throwing back a few cold ones is a common way to beat the heat. The Critical Days of Summer Campaign, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, has been around for more than 20 years. One of the campaign’s goals is to raise awareness of the hazards of alcohol. “The Air Force has created this campaign to bring emphasis on these critical days and also to prepare Airmen at all levels to handle the hazards and challenges we find throughout the summer,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager. U.S. Air Force statistics show that summer injuries increase with the use of alcohol. “We find in a lot of our other ac-

tivities, whether barbecuing or offduty recreation, a lot of injuries hinge around the use of alcohol,” Bruce said. “We have a big chunk of our young Airmen moving through the system who are that age and engaged in highrisk activities. You put alcohol in the mix you’ve got a dangerous situation.” Statistics show that junior Airmen and officers are more often involved in alcohol-related incidents. “Between ages 18 and 26, most of us are 10-feet tall and bulletproof,” Bruce said. “The challenge is balancing that natural aggression and desire to push the limits by learning boundaries and using alcohol responsibly.” Airmen and family members can better prepare themselves this summer by having a plan and knowing their limits before they begin any activity. “We recommend the zero, zero, one, three plan,” Bruce said. “Zero underage drinking, zero DUIs, one drink an hour, three drinks maximum. That goes for the standard beer, shot of whiskey or a glass of wine.

“It’s a good tool to use,” he said. “It prevents you from being irresponsible and certainly from binge drinking, which is a serious concern. You want to stay well below that .08 limit, and the best way to do that is the zero, zero, one three plan. Anything other than that and you’re rolling the dice.” The critical days of summer campaign is about promoting a culture of responsibility while enjoying summertime activities. “Everybody needs to take responsibility for themselves,” said Capt. Julie Beyer, 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate military justice chief. “As a culture we should be looking out for each other. If you’re going to be drinking, know that there is assistance through Airmen Against Drunk Driving, taxis, having a designated driver or calling a friend to come get you. Just make the choice and have a plan in place.” Another goal during the critical days of summer is to promote responsibility through the ranks to curb incidents in-

volving alcohol. “The most important people are the immediate supervisors of the Airmen,” Bruce said. “They are the most influential. It starts with the front-line supervisor. When they get involved good things happen.” DUIs increase during the summer, however those numbers have been declining the last three years with the help of frontline supervisors, Bruce said. “There were 19 DUIs last year and five so far this year; however, if we don’t curb them, we are on track to repeat those numbers,” he said. Though the goal of the critical days of summer campaign is to keep Airmen and their families safe during the summer, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. “We are not prohibitionist in the safety business,” Bruce said. “We don’t want to make you stop using alcohol. We just want you to use it responsibly. That will eliminate a lot of things like underage drinking, DUIs and binge drinking.”


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Drowning: You probably have no idea what it looks like Benjamin Newell Air Combat Command

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va., --  In two recent examples of vigilance, Air Combat Command Airmen have discovered that drowning isn’t always accompanied with shouts and thrashing. Victims sometimes slip silently beneath the water, or struggle to the point of exhaustion without raising an alarm. In one recent incident, an Office of Special Investigations agent, trained by the Air Force to see what others don’t, saved a drowning child who was motionless underwater. An Airman at the beach near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., saved a man who was suspected of mixing alcohol with water sports. “I got up and started walking towards the edge of the pool,” said Special Agent Christopher Martin, assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB, who was at a pool in Marana, Ariz. “I walked probably 3540 meters when I realized that it was a child, a brother of one of my son’s friends. I thought to myself, ‘This kid is just holding his breath, playing with his friends,’ because there were a couple of kids about 10-15 feet from him.” He’d been under water for approximately four

minutes before anyone noticed what had happened. Experts in the field of drowning, recently published in the U.S. Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, say that victims can rarely call for help. Their instinctive response is to use the arms to stay afloat, rather than signal. They remain vertical in the water, and struggle to get their mouths above the water’s surface. Males and children are most at risk of drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Alcohol use is also cited as a significant factor, as was discovered by a Tyndall Airman recently. “I noticed a guy floating out to sea caught in a rip current, while his family members yelled for help from the beach,” said Technical Sgt. Timothy Martin, 325th Training Support Squadron quality assessment evaluator. “I saw he was struggling Children and males are frequent drowning victims, according to stay af loat so I ran over to another family that to the Centers for Disease control. Victims frequently disappear had a circle ring that I knew would keep me and beneath the water without drawing attention to themselves. him up, and I asked to take it to help the man and took off...When I got to him, I grabbed his hand require hospitalization. Brain damage and other and wrapped it around the tube. He was very fa- long-term impacts are common. tigued, and he almost immediately shut down.” The CDC has further tips on natural and manBoth victims are reportedly fully recovered, made water recreation area risks. Each present but the CDC says that more than 50 percent of drowning victims treated in emergency rooms unique threats.

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Air Force removes six career fields from constrained list Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIORANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Six enlisted career fields will be removed from the career job reservation constrained list, while 17 others will see lower quotas, beginning June 15, Air Force Personnel Center officials said June 13. The career job reservation program enables the Air Force to manage the number of first-term Airmen who reenlist in career fields where projected manning levels exceed Air Force needs, said Mike McLaughlin, the AFPC reenlistments chief. “All first term Airmen must have a career job reservation to reenlist,” McLaughlin said. “Removing an AFSC from the constrained list is good news for Airmen on the waiting list.” Career fields slated for removal: 1N2X1C, Signals intelligence analyst-

communication 2G0X1, Logistics plans 2R0X1, Maintenance management analysis 3D0X1, Knowledge operations management 3D1X1, Client systems 4J0X2, Physical medicine Airmen who are on the CJR waiting list when those fields come off the constrained list will receive their CJR. Of the 18 fields still on the constrained list, one remains unchanged and quotas will decrease for each of the other 17. CJR quota decrease list: 2P0X1, Precision measurement equipment laboratory 2S0X1, Material management 2T1X1, Vehicle operations 2T3X2C, Special vehicle maintenancematerial handling equipment 2T3X7, Vehicle management and analysis

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Official explains tuition assistance quality assurance program

Meanwhile, he said, the Defense Department will continue to provide lifelong learning opportunities through off-duty, voluntary education programs, noting that each year a third of service members enroll in post-secondary education courses leading to associate’s, bachelor’s and advanced degrees. In fiscal year 2012, more than 286,000 service members enrolled in nearly 875,000 courses, and more than 50,000 service members earned degrees or certifications, Vollrath reported. “All service members enrolled in the voluntary education programs are nontraditional students, in that they attend school part-time while they are off duty, taking, on average, only three courses per year,” Vollrath said. But military missions, deployments and transfers frequently impinge on the troops’ ability to continue their education, he noted, adding that this often results in breaks of months, or in some cases years between service members taking courses and completing their degrees. With that in mind, colleges and universities are delivering more classroom instruction online as well as on military installations around the world, Vollrath added. “There are no geographical confines,” he said. “Courses are offered aboard ships, submarines and at deployed locations such as Afghanistan -- this is the kind of instruction our service members want.” Vollrath also said more than 76 percent of the courses taken last year were delivered through distance learning. Still, he stressed, the rigors of military service will not relax strict requirements in place for participating service members. “Prior to enrolling in courses using tuition assistance, service members must establish an educational goal and a degree plan,” he said. An educational counselor must review tuition assistance requests outlined in the approved degree plan. Service members who either fail or do not complete the course must reimburse the DOD for tuition assistance received for that course. “Service members failing to maintain a 2.0 undergraduate grade-point avSee tuition, page 15

Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --  To increase stewardship and optimize service members’ educational experiences, Defense Department officials have developed a multifaceted quality assurance program to improve tuition assistance, the assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management said on Capitol Hill June 12. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Frederick E. Vollrath said new policies will mandate that all participating institutions sign a memorandum of understanding requiring them to adhere to specific principles of excellence. “This will help end fraudulent recruitment on our military installations ... address other predatory practices by bad academic actors and provide students with personalized, standardized forms outlining costs, financial aid and outcome measures,” Vollrath said. The memorandum also requires that military students have access to a streamlined tool to compare educational institutions using key measures of affordability and value through the Veterans Affairs Department’s E-benefits portal. Vollrath told the panel that 3,100 institutions and more than 1,050 subcampuses have signed the memorandum of understanding. He also reported that DOD is part of an interagency team that is finalizing the development and implementation of a centralized complaint system to resolve concerns raised by students receiving tuition assistance. The departments of Veterans Affairs, Education, Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will have access to all complaints as they work to resolve issues, he added. “Underpinning this effort is the requirement that all post-secondary education participating in the Tuition Assistance Program must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education,” Vollrath said.

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he 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides war-fighting commanders with combat ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations. Airman 1st Class Matthew Cousens, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, wipes down the struts on an EC-130H. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all on-equipment maintenance actions for 14 EC-130H and one TC-130H aircraft, including launch and recovery, scheduled inspections, servicing and component replacement.

Staff Sgt Carl Schmidt (left) and Airman 1st Class Ryan Hughes (right), 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeymen, perform a pre-flight inspection at DavisMonthan, June 12. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all on-equipment maintenance actions for 14 EC-130H and one TC-130H aircraft, including launch and recovery, scheduled inspections, servicing and component replacement.

Airman from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, guides in an EC-130H. The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides war-fighting commanders with combat ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations.

Staff Sgt. Derek Deboer, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight control systems craftsman, performs a periodic inspection on the tools at Davis-Monthan. The 755th AMXS provides war-fighting commanders with combat ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Cousens, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, refuels an EC130H after a flight. After each flight the planes are refueled as part of an inspection.

Airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron familiarize themselves with the EC-130H. The Airmen are recent technical school graduates, and are receiving on the job training.

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May 2013 Crime and Punishment 355th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate During May 2013, D-M commanders administered six Non-judicial 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 last for six months unless a lesser amount is specified. Failure to Go - A Technical Sergeant received a reduction to the grade of Staff Sergeant. Failure to Obey a Lawful Order or Regulation and False Official Statement - An Airman First Class received a suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, and 30 days of extra duty. Dereliction of Duty - A Staff Sergeant received a reduction to the grade of Senior Airman, and reprimand. Failure to Go and Drunk and Disorderly Conduct - An Airman Basic received restriction to duty for 45 days, 45 days of extra duty, and a reprimand. Dereliction of Duty - A Senior Airman received a suspended reduction to the grade of Airman First Class, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for 2 months, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand. Dereliction of Duty - A Staff Sergeant received a reduction to the grade of Senior Airman, forfeitures of $500 pay per month for 2 months, and 15 days extra duty. Article 15 Metrics:

D-M 80% Compliant in Feb. The Air Force metric is to process 80% of all Article 15s within 30 calendar days. NJP Top 3 Offenses May 2013 1. Dereliction of Duty 2. Failure to Obey a Lawful Order or Regulation 3. Failure to Go DUIs at D-M 355 MXG 355 MSG 355 FW 355 MDG 355 OG 12 AF TENANTS DMAFB TOTAL

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Year to date as of May 2013 Courts-martial: All courts-martial are open to the public. Airman First Class Spencer T. Joseph, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron, was tried by special court-martial May 20, 2013. He was charged with larceny, in violation of the UCMJ Article 121. A1C Joseph plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced by a military judge to 60 days confinement, reduction to the grade of E-1, and forfeiture of $675 pay per month for 2 months. Airman First Class Christen A. Allison, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron, was tried by summary court-martial May 23, 2013. He was charged with being absent without leave, in violation of the UCMJ Article 86. A1C Allison plead guilty to the

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Fighter squadron inactivation signals end of A-10s in Europe Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) --  The Air Force inactivated the 81st Fighter Squadron June 18, here, in support of force-shaping procedures across the service. The squadron employed the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the closure signals the end of A-10 operations in Europe. “For 71 years, the men and women of this fine squadron have ensured America’s security,” said Col. David Lyons, the 52nd Operations Group commander. “The 81st Fighter Squadron piloted many of the most iconic and legendary aircraft the world has ever seen. It leaves me with one thought -- that whatever ... was provided or whatever mission was demanded, the squadron delivered without question and without fail.” Air Force senior leaders continuously evaluate the branch’s units, programs and equipment to determine the readiness and capability of U.S. airpower. The Department of Defense has a responsibility to maintain national security, and protect The Finest Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Food

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The cost of medicine 633rd Medical Operations Squadron LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Service members can save money by filling prescriptions at a local military treatment facility, while also saving the government a significant amount of money. According to, an estimated 3.8 billion prescriptions were filled in the United States in 2011, costing Americans more than $271 billion. The total nears $300 billion when over-the-counter drug remedies are included. “Costs to the Department of Defense to fill these prescriptions vary according to point of service, but the average cost of filling a 30-day prescription is $19.90 at a Military Treatment Facility, $32.89 with mail-order service and $72.11 at a retail pharmacy,” said Capt. Kellie Zentz, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron pharmacist at Langley Air Force Base, Va,. “When Service members fill prescriptions off base, more than $180 million of potential military revenue is lost to retail pharmacies in the Tidewater, Va., area.” Patients using military pharmacies not only save the government money, but even in a 3-month period, personal savings can add up. “When filling at a military pharmacy, patients receive 90-day prescriptions with no co-pay, and when using a mail-

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Father and son duo share deployment together Staff Sgt. Stephanie Wade 455th Air Expeditionary Wing

BAGRAM AIR FIELDS, Afghanistan --  If people were to look at the last names, they wouldn’t be able to tell these two Air Force members were father and son, but for the last 18 years they have been inseparable, even on a deployment. Master Sgt. Gregory McElvaney, assigned to Regional Command East Joint Theater Trauma Center, is the stepfather to Airman 1st Class Tyler Mills, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron here. Mills moved in with McElvaney when he was 3-years-old, after McElvaney married his mother Jackie, during that time, McElvaney was already a member of the Air Force and so was his biological father and mother. “Tyler has always been close to his real dad, who is still a friend of our family but he also has a very close relationship with Greg,” said Jackie McElvaney. “Greg coached his Tyler’s baseball and soccer teams when he was little.” When Mills was 14 years old, he told his parents he wanted to join the Air Force. “Tyler has known the military his whole life and has witnessed the long duty hours and deployments but I never tried to sway his opinion of joining,” said Greg, deployed from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “This is my fift h deployment, so I tried to educate him on the

things he needed to do prior to leaving for his deployment to make it a little easier.” They found out two weeks apart they would be deploying to the same base. However their deployment experiences are different; this will be McElvaney’s last and Mills’ first. McElvaney has been in twenty years now and plans on retiring after this deployment. Mills, who has only been in a year and a half, said being deployed with his father on his first deployment has helped tremendously. “If I have issues with home or work, I can just go across the base to talk to my dad about issues instead of waiting for a signal online to talk to him,” said Mills, deployed from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. My leadership coordinated it, so I get Father’s Day off so I can share it with him.” The two still use Facebook to get a hold of each other to hang out on their time off. However because they work opposites shifts, they only get to share one day a week together. “He is a cop and I am a medic,” said McElvaney. “ In the civilian world the two work hand-in-hand, but here he works nights and I work days. He gets days off, I only get hours. So I try to save my hours for his days off. When we can hang out together we play pool, watch a movie or eat dinner.” Jackie said she was happy when she found out that they would both be assigned here together. “Just knowing that he is near his dad makes me rest a little easier,” she said. “When they met up on


their way there, I was told some of Tyler’s buddies were teasing him and one even said, ‘Dude, did you have to bring your dad on your first deployment?’ It was hilarious. I was thinking, ‘Who gets an opportunity like that?’”

Master Sgt. Gregory McElvaney poses with his stepson Airman 1st Class Tyler Mills after his graduation from Basic Training on March 2, 2012. The two are now deployed together at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. McElvaney is assigned to Regional Command East Joint Theater Trauma Center and Mills is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

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Desert Lightning News - June 21, 2013