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Vol. 62 No. 19

BREAKING THROUGH ABUSE:

Airman overcomes past trials By Audrey Jensen 21st Space Wing Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stephanie’s roommates looked up to see she had come back downstairs and was now standing across from them, saying ‘goodnight,’ for the second time that evening. This time, Stephanie asked if one of her roommates, her best friend Rachel, would check on her before going to bed. She told her roommates she loved them and walked back upstairs. “Rachel knew something was off,” Lt. Col. Stephanie Forsythe, 21st Medical Support Squadron diagnostic and therapeutic flight commander, told the audience at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Storyteller’s Conference, March 30, 2018. “I had already said goodnight.” After getting up the stairs and laying down in her bed, Forsythe, who was 23 at the time, knew her life depended on that last interaction. The next time she opened her eyes, Forsythe said she remembered feeling a plastic tube in her throat. In the process of becoming fully conscious, Rachel had to repeat several times what happened before Forsythe re-

alized she was lying in an emergency room hospital bed. Before she walked downstairs to say what could have been her last farewell to her roommates the previous night, Forsythe was in her bathroom, staring at the bottle of Ambien she had been prescribed a month before to help her sleep. “I remember for a split second having a thought cross my mind — I could just take this whole bottle of pills and that will change something,” Forsythe said. “Something needs to change, so I grabbed it and that’s what I did. I took the whole bottle.” An hour after Forsythe asked Rachel to check on her, “She came up to my room to physically check on me. She turned on the light and tried to wake me up and couldn’t,” Forsythe said. “She woke up our other roommates and called 911.” It was only after Forsythe took the bottle of Ambien she realized the seriousness of the situation, so she tried to help the best way she knew how in the moment. “Before I got back into my bed, I left the empty bottle on my night stand and had written a note about what and See Trials page 8

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SOUTH KOREA — Lt. Col. Stephanie Forsythe, 21st Medical Support Squadron diagnostic and therapeutic flight commander (right), is pictured in 2006 with her wingman and best friend Rachel (left), who saved her when she attempted suicide at 23 years old. After working through intensive therapy, Forsythe was able to work through abuse she went through in high school and worked her way up to where she is now.

Peterson Airmen form LEAP club By Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney 21st Space Wing Public Affairs

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BUSAN, South Korea — Capt. Sean Sindler, 21st Medical Support Squadron, takes a photo during a four-week Language Intensive Training Experience in Busan, South Korea in 2016. Sindler went on the LITE as a member of the Language Enabled Airmen Program. LEAP is a career-spanning program that identifies, selects, educates and trains Airmen who can speak, read and understand foreign languages to accomplish specific Air Force and Department of Defense missions.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Airmen in the Language Enabled Airmen Program held their first club meeting April 11, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. LEAP is a career-spanning program that identifies, selects, educates and trains Airmen who can speak, read and understand foreign languages, to accomplish specific Air Force and Department of Defense missions. “The intent is that the Air Force identifies Airmen who speak foreign languages so they can be utilized to do Air Force or Department of Defense missions with their language expertise, experience and knowledge,” said Capt. Sindler, 21st Medical Support Squadron. “There are also a lot of language-capable Airmen who are not considered language-enabled. This program helps those Airmen through online and in-person [Temporary Duty] training to increase their level of language proficiency to meet mission needs.” See LEAP club page 7

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COMMANDER’S CORNER

Suicide prevention and awareness

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “Each year, 44,965 Americans die by suicide;” despite expert beliefs that this figure is underestimated due to the negative stigma surrounding suicide and poor data collection systems in-place (afsp.org). Even closer to home, “suicide is the leading cause of death of Active Duty Airmen,” with 151 reported from August 2016 through August 2017 (af.mil). Data proves that the boundaries of “rank, gender, ethnicity, or geographically” do not exist with suicide, rather all Airmen are susceptible (af.mil). Further, age is not a discriminating factor, as suicide impacts nearly all age groups, being most prevalent with middle aged adults, “45-54 years of age” (afsp.org). To the author’s surprise, this makes retiring members highly susceptible to the risk of suicide, as beyond the age correlation, many retiring Airman may experience significant lifestyle changes, monetary stressors associated with employment change, and even relationship changes, as an Airman and spouse may have differing priorities with an Air Force career coming to an end. It is estimated that 7,400 veterans commit suicide annually; “22 a day” (militarytimes.com). Bottom line, any understanding that suicide is a new pandemic associated with a misunderstood generation of youth, is simply false. Despite the Green Dot training evolution, the act of actually committing suicide remains a bit of a mystery to Airmen. Not to suggest that Airmen do not understand how one commits the act of death, but rather why an individual chooses a complete absence of existence, versus seeking some form of help. The challenge moving forward will fall on all Airmen; active and retired. How do we as an Air Force family get better at identifying the signs of distress? How do we find a better

By Maj. Christian Price Air Force Space Command way to get those Airmen on the brink to open up, so that we can all become part of the solution of finally putting an end to suicide? The following personal experience narrative is written by an Airman, about an Airman, for all Airmen:

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Author: Anonymous Airman The last time we crossed paths, was the day of your retirement ceremony. I was very nervous, as it was the first retirement ceremony that I ever officiated. I not only considered you a co-worker, but a friend. I did not want to let you down; I knew how great of an impact you had on my life and those around you. Once I saw the excitement in the faces of you and your family, it was clear that everything was going to be just fine. You were with the ones you loved. Those that meant so very much in your life. I can recall us talking several months prior; how you would miss the military, but why it was time to pass the torch. Time to focus on the family that had shaped the great person you had become.

I remember seeing periodic posts about your new life, how things were really moving in a new, meaningful direction. But then something dramatically changed. A post that you and your wife had reached the point of no return. After a long journey, you would each be going your own way. What had changed, I thought. I wondered how the kids would handle the separation. I felt powerless; offering to lend a hand. Letting you know that I was there if you needed it. Maybe hit the trails like we did before. Beside a thank you and a like, we both went along with our lives. Sometimes that is just how life is. We are all moving different directions, hoping to avoid the next bump in the road; not wanting to be a burden to those around us. So then I hear from you again, but this time it is not you. I am asked if I heard what happened. You did decide to hit the trails, but this time it was a solo ride, and you had decided that you were not coming back. I am left with so many questions why. You were such a warm soul. A father to great kids that hopefully can find understanding as to why daddy is gone; never to come back. You were a friend that would do anything for anyone; the type of person we only dream comes into our life to share a story, hit a trail. I will miss you my friend. I will never completely understand why you chose a path of no return. Why you could not simply ask for help. If only we had one more chance to get out there and hit the trail … maybe it could have been different. If you are struggling or know someone who is, please use the resources available at http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SuicidePrevention/ You can also call the Veteran’s Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 or text 838255. #BeThere

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Purple Heart recipient speaks at Peterson AFB prayer luncheon By Audrey Jensen 21st Space Wing Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson Air Force Base celebrated its own National Prayer Day with a luncheon, hosted by Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing Commander, and a special guest speaker. The National Prayer Luncheon, paid for by the 2018 Military Spouse of the Year, Kristen Christy, featured Dave Roever, a Navy, Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient as its guest speaker at the Peterson AFB Club, May 3, 2018. After the U.S. and Canadian anthem was performed by Senior Airman Jamie Teachenor, a scripture reading and prayer petitions were recited as well. Once everyone finished their lunch, Roever took to the stage. “I consider it the highest honor to serve my God and my country,” said Roever. “I put the two together because in this great country we still have faith in God. There are many diverse understandings of who God is. I can tell you it takes as much faith to be an atheist as it does to be an evangelist. The fact is, you believe in something — we call that our core values. Whatever that core value is, don’t be afraid to lean on it.” Roever, who travels the world sharing his life story at national conventions, military bases and public schools, moved the audience of civilians, veterans and servicemembers to tears and laughter with his stories of serving in the Navy, being married to his wife, Brenda, and getting to where he is today. A wounded warrior, Roever is also the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, among many others. Before closing words, Col. Moore presented Roever with a 21st Space Wing coin.

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, presents the 21 SW coin to keynote speaker of the National Prayer Luncheon, Dave Roever, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 3, 2018. Roever is a Vietnam veteran and a Purple Heart recipient who travels around the world to speak at national conventions, public schools and military bases to share his life story serving in the Navy.

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Come and gain techniques on how to make your marriage work throughout normal challenges and those of the military lifestyle, learn about the three “C’s” of communication, base resources and more. Open to all couples with a military member. Mastering the Military Lifestyle will be held May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Please register via email or phone nona.daugherty@ us.af.mil or 719-556-9264.

CONDOR CREST BASEWIDE EXERCISE

Peterson Air Force Base members will conduct an emergency response exercise May 14 through May 18 as part of the 21st Space Wing’s continued commitment to ensure base readiness. The exercise could affect gate traffic, base travel as different force protection levels are exercised, security measures may be increased, the “Giant Voice” may be activated and AtHoc notifications will be tested. Movement on the installation may be limited potentially affecting lunch times, activities and service at different buildings. These exercises are vital training tools that ensure our emergency response forces are able to effectively react to unplanned crisis events. As always, if you see something unusual, say something by calling 719-556-4000.

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Peterson & Schriever AFB will be conducting School and Sports Physicals during the months of June, July, and August for ages 4-17. Be sure to bring your completed physical form located here: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-theaap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Councilon-sports-medicine-and-fitness/Documents/ PPE-Physical-Exam-form-single-page.pdf Because of limited time, no other health concerns will be addressed during the appointment. Your child may see a provider other than your usual PCM. Call 719-524-2273 to make your appointment today!

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Firing up that grill for a Memorial Day cookout? Remember, if you invite other Airmen to maintain the appropriate boundaries so no one believes there is an unprofessional relationship present.

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The Cheyenne Mountain Fire Department will be hosting a charity golf tournament at the Silver Spruce golf course on June 29. It will be a scramble format with a 8 a.m. shotgun start and $65 includes golf, cart and lunch. Please contact Justin Ochsendorf at 719-238-4810 or justin.ochsendorf@us.af.mil today for more information and to sign up.

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The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows will meet Wednesday May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at The Club. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

NORAD 60TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITIES

North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and we welcome you to join us! Events include a formal ball on the evening of May 11 being held at The Broadmoor as well as an anniversary ceremony and NORAD mission display on Peterson AFB on May 12. The NORAD mission display in particular will provide you and your families with the chance to see NORAD mission aircraft as well as the Canadian Forces 2018 Demo CF-18 Fighter jet painted in NORAD 60 colors, and The Canadian Forces Snowbirds demonstration team. The activities May 12 are open to anyone with base access. To view your invitation and to RSVP please find more information at the following link; https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim. cfm?i=376614&k=0166440F7A53

Air Force photo contest begins, theme is “Freedom” Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The 2018 Air Force photo contest, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, officially began May 1, 2018. This year’s theme is “Freedom” with the contest running through May 31. “Freedom is the power or right to act, speak or think and holds a different meaning and feeling to all of us,” said Darlene Johnson, AFSVA Community Programs Branch chief. “During this contest, participants can express how they view Freedom through their camera lens and capture that moment in time forever.” The photo contest is part of the Air Force’s arts and crafts program which develops the skills and creative abilities of Airmen and their families by getting them involved and connected through photography, said Jon Grammer, AFSVA director of programs.

“The program directly supports three (of the four) pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness by providing mental, social and spiritual development for a more resilient Air Force,” Grammer said. Participants can submit photos at http://www.myairforcelife.com/ arts/photo-contest.aspx. The contest is open to authorized patrons of Air Force morale, welfare and recreation programs, and is divided into adult and youth categories. The adult category has novice and accomplished divisions. The youth category is separated by three age divisions: children (6-8), pre-teens (9-12) and teens (13-17). Participants can submit up to two original images in a JPEG or JPG format; only online entries are eligible. The file size must be between 3 and 8 MB. Winners will be announced in July, Johnson said. Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top three winners in each division, with first place winning $400; second place $300; and third $200. For more information, visit http://www.myairforcelife.com.

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From humble beginnings By Cameron Hunt 21st Space Wing Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Tonya Bonner, 21st Force Support Squadron military personnel flight chief, serves over 2,900 Department of Defense civilian and military retirees with a staff of 20 employees. Though her life didn’t start out at the top, Bonner didn’t let that stop her from moving up in life. Bonner was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio by a single mother with the help of her aunts and neighbors. Her mother later explained to her that her family grew up poor. Up until that point, she said she didn’t understand the concept of what poor was, Bonner said. “We were poor but my brother and I never realized it then, even after it was explained to us, we didn’t understand just what that was, until we got older. We were raised in church, which gave us a foundation for prayer and belonging.” Bonner said. “I’ve always known that I was destined for great things, that I was blessed.” Beginning her career in civil service as a newly divorced, single mom, Bonner rose through the civilian ranks to eventually lead a civilian personnel office after joining the Army. “I went straight into college after high school but needed money to support my family; I knew a friend who had joined the Army and had convinced me to join.” Bonner said. “I didn’t break the news to my family for six months after I had joined secretly.” Her family’s initial response was disappointment, since they had groomed her for college early on. Only her uncle, a veteran, supported her decision. Bonner’s first years in the Army came with challenges; her first assignment in 1983 was at Fort Carson, Colorado. She served in the

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Tonya Bonner, 21st Force Support Squadron military personnel flight chief serves over 2,900 Department of Defense civilian and military retirees with a staff of 20 employees at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 16, 2018. Tonya plans on retiring in 2019 and taking up some home projects and doing community service. 4th Infantry Division Artillery as a communications technician. “Females weren’t widely welcomed in the Army back then, the males within the unit rebelled against my presence. To appease the male majority there, I was sent off to staff duty as an administration specialist. That’s how I got my start in administration and remained in that career field ever since,” Bonner said. “Then my mom passed away, within my first year of being in service. I was 20 years old and didn’t know how I would survive. But somehow, with God’s help, I withstood the adversity and was able

to thrive. I hope that in my life, I’ve made my mom proud.” Bonner served in the Army for four years and nine months, but later continued to work within the Army as a civilian military spouse. Her husband was deployed to Wurzburg, Germany, where she got her start working on base as a personnel clerk under the NonAppropriated Fund section. Soon after, she migrated over to the Appropriated Fund side as a staffing clerk in the Civilian Personnel Office. When her husband’s tour was complete in Germany, they returned to Colorado Springs,

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where she got hired at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “It’s just amazing how things just happen almost coincidentally and it’s been like that ever since. I promise you, God is good,” said Bonner, who credits her education as a pivotal role in advancing her career throughout the years. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational management from Colorado Christian University in 1995. Soon after, she participated in a career developmental program. However, shortly after entering the program she and her first husband divorced in 1998. “I remember that I was a mess during that time. Mounting bills, fears of raising a child alone, feeling like a failure, and on top of all that, having issues at work for coming in late due to lack of sleep,” Bonner said. “But thank God I had a great church family to help me through those tough times.” She eventually remarried to a retired Air Force chief master sergeant named Michael Bonner. As a way to develop their personal interviewing skills, she and a colleague decided to apply for jobs as a form of practice. This resulted in an actual job offer at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in the Employee Management Relations section. Bonner then became the lead of Employee Management Relations section in 2005. Upon the downsizing of positions within the Civilian Personnel Office in 2007, she took another position back at the Air Force Academy as the Equal Employment Opportunity officer. Six months later she was offered a position to return to Peterson AFB as a Civilian Personnel officer but turned it down to continue supporting the 10th Air Base Wing commander. Three months later, Polly Case, the Civilian See Beginnings page 12


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HHH Join us to celebrate NORAD’s 60th Anniversary! HHH

Saturday 12 May

NORAD 60th Anniversary Ceremony LOCATION: Peterson Air Force Base Museum Air Park (Hanger 140 if bad weather) START TIME: 10 a.m. WHO IS WELCOME: All common access card (CAC) holders

Aerial Demonstrations/Static Displays/Cake Cutting LOCATION: Peterson Air Force Base Hanger 140 START TIME: 11 a.m. AIRCRAFT EXPECTED: H Canadian Forces Snowbirds H Canadian CF-18 Demo Jet (NORAD 60th Colours) plus 2 x Grey CF-18s H USN E-2D (Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Aircraft) H USCG HH-65 (Eurocopter Dolphin SAR Helicopter) H USAF E-3 AWACS H USAF F-15 Eagle Fighter H USAF F-16 Falcon Fighter H USAF F-22 Raptor Fighter WHO IS WELCOME: All common access card (CAC) holders. (Courtesy photos)


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LEAP club From page 1

Sindler and Master Sgt. Manuel Jimenez organized the LEAP club at Peterson AFB to get participants together to share stories and experiences. Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the base chapel. “Capt. Sindler stopped by my office one day because he started researching people in LEAP,” said Jimenez, 21st Medical Group contracting officer representative. “We started sharing experiences and the importance of it and how there was no common club, so we decided to start the club here at Peterson.” Sindler and Jimenez said they want to get the word out about LEAP and its global importance. “The LEAP program opens the door to endless possibilities,” said Jimenez. “That’s one thing we want to highlight for the new LEAP applicants. This isn’t just about learning the language, this is about a real purpose: utilizing that language in the Department of Defense and its interactions with different country’s services.” Sindler agreed. “It’s really crucial to building and strengthening our relationships and partnerships with countries worldwide,” said Sindler. Each year, a board meets to review applicant’s packages. In 2017, more than 50 percent of applicants were accepted into LEAP. There are currently more than 2,700 Airmen in LEAP, speaking 90 different strategic languages. However, Sindler said, there are many Airmen who speak foreign languages but aren’t involved or don’t know about the program. “There are about 29 people on base who are in LEAP,” said Sindler. “However, there’s probably five to 10 times this many people on base who speak a foreign language but don’t show up on our list because they’re not in LEAP. We’re trying to get the word out so those people can apply to LEAP.” Jimenez said LEAP has been crucial to his career development. “LEAP is not only about learning the language,” said Jimenez. “I believe it has helped me progress in my career.

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BUSAN, South Korea — Capt. Sean Sindler, 21st Medical Support Squadron and Language Enabled Airmen Program member, takes a photo during a four-week Language Intensive Training Experience in Busan, South Korea in 2016. There are currently more than 2,700 Airmen in LEAP, speaking 90 different strategic languages. These Airmen are provided unique opportunities in which they can travel to foreign countries to utilize their language skills while performing their Air Force and Department of Defense missions. It makes you stand out in promotion boards. Everyone goes to school and volunteers, but this is unique and really helps broaden your career.” During LEAP meetings, participants hone their language skills, share stories and talk about how LEAP has affected their careers and lives. Sindler and Jimenez encourage anyone to attend the meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the base chapel.

“Anyone who is interested can come to our meetings,” said Jimenez. “Even if they don’t speak another language, but they’re interested in learning, that’s a great start. It’s open for everyone.” For more information on LEAP and how to apply go to www.culture.af.mil/leap. The application window for Active Duty members is now until 16 June. For more information on the LEAP Club at Peterson, call 719-556-1357.

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The next best step was going to see a counselor, but “even with the regular visits to mental health, it wasn’t really addressing what needed to be addressed,” Forsythe said. “We were talking about stuff, but not the way I needed. That’s not a slight on them, they were helping, I just felt like I probably needed more intensive therapy that I wasn’t getting, but I didn’t really recognize that until I got that kind of therapy.” After her roommate found her and called 911 that evening, Forsythe was admitted to an outpatient hospital where she had to participate in intensive therapy every day for several weeks. She learned not to be ashamed of herself for the abuse she underwent. “I really needed someone to guide and coach me through this,” Forsythe said. ”How do I guide and process this so I can really move on from it? How do I learn about myself from it and improve?” Because the Ambien she took was a prescribed medication, Forsythe was not in violation of the law, so she gave herself a new goal. “I was also trying to get my job in the pharmacy back,” Forsythe said. “I was like alright, what do I have to do here? Let’s do this. That motivated me a lot, because I had a goal again.” Forsythe eventually started working again and has been in the pharmacy for 15 years since she tried to take her own life. “Attitude is a little thing that can make a big difference,” she said. “I learned you have a choice on how you approach life. You can choose to be negative or positive. You can choose to fight or overcome things that happen in your life, or you can choose to hide. “I learned to deal with things that happened to me and had to overcome it rather than bury it.” Forsythe is also grateful her friend and fellow wingman, Rachel, was there for her the day she tried to commit suicide. “I’m thankful I said something to my roommate, but I’m more thankful that she actually took action and did something,” Forsythe said. “She probably saved my life that day and without that I wouldn’t be here sharing my story. “I know you hear it all the time, but it’s true — actually being or having a good wingman can save a life.“ To reach Peterson AFB Mental Health Services, call at 719-556-8943 or go to building 725.

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HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Airman 1st Class Matthew Cable, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace maintenance apprentice, reviews a technical order before starting preventative maintenance at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 26, 2018. Maintainers with the 4th AMU work day and night to keep Hurlburt Field’s aircraft ready for global operations.

Two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber and two Royal Moroccan from the U.S. Armed Forces will conduct multilateral and stability operations training with multilateral exercise is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of ea the nation’s militaries.

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior Airman Dan Bentz, 346th Air Expeditionary Group Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer member who is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., hammers a concrete block into place April 27, 2018, at a construction site in Meteti, Panama. Bentz is participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018, which will assist communities throughout Panama by providing medical assistance and building facilities such as schools, a youth community center and a women’s health ward.

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MANSFIELD, Ohio — Staff Sgt. Spencer Magers inspects the intake and exhaust on the engines of a C-130H Hercules that sits on the flightline while awaiting the mission for the day at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, April 26, 2018.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An E-3 Sentry aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., flies an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 21, 2018, during the Thunder Over Louisville air show in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the show, providing essential maintenance and logistical support.

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(Top) MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. — Crestwood High School Junior ROTC cadets pose for a photo during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., April 28, 2018. High School junior ROTC cadets from across the state competed in drill and ceremony events sponsored by the South Carolina Air National Guard. (Left) TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — A C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System drops water over the Tahoe National Forest, Calif., April 26, 2018. The four military airlift wings tasked with supporting the Department of Defense MAFFS mission took part in annual recertification training sponsored by the Forest Service April 22-27. This year’s training wrapped up at McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento with all four wings successfully recertified and prepared for the upcoming fire season. The four airlift wings, three Air National Guard and one Air Force Reserve, making up the MAFFS Air Expeditionary Group are the 146th AW, California ANG, 152nd AW, Nevada ANG, 153rd AW, Wyoming ANG and 302nd AW, Air Force Reserve, Peterson AFB, Colorado.

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protect the retina, but continuous exposure breaks that tissue down over time. The breakdown allows UV-A rays to penetrate deep into the eye, damaging blood vessels and connective tissue. The macula is the area of the retina which ends up taking the hardest hit. This area is responsible for color vision and visual acuity. UV-B causes more immediate issues than UV-A. It is dangerous because it is mostly absorbed by the cornea and lens of the eye, damaging those tissues. The most common issue that results is photokeratitis or corneal sunburn caused by intense exposure to UV-B. This is most commonly seen among people who spend long hours in majorly reflective areas such as the beach, on the water, or ski slopes without sufficient eye protection. This is very damaging for the eyes and can cause temporary loss of vision for 1-2 days.

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warrior. We have a very smart, diverse staff here,” Bonner said. The future for Bonner includes retirement, traveling, volunteering and completing home projects. She gave this advice to young women within government service: “Your circumstances, regardless of how adverse they may seem in the moment, does not dictate how high you can climb in life.” Bonner said. “Having a great support system is a must. This can be family, friends, colleagues, church members and even using professional help as a source. Do whatever it takes to keep your mind and spirit at peace. I’ve learned simply to treat people how you want to be treated and trust God.”


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Total active duty military (as of Sept. 2017)...........1.3 million Army................................................................................ 472,000 Navy.................................................................................. 319,000 Air Force.......................................................................... 319,000 Marine Corps..................................................................184,000 Coast Guard......................................................................41,000 Total reserve forces...........................................800,000

Peterson Air Force Base Economic impact (2017) $1.24 billion

Military...............5,565 Civilian...............2,549 Contractor......... 1,757 Total................. 9,871

The states with the most total active duty and reserve members of the military, as of September 2017: California..........................184,540 Texas................................. 164,234 Virginia.............................. 115,280 North Carolina................... 112,951 Florida.................................92,249 Georgia...............................88,089 Washington....................... 64,066 South Carolina................... 55,369

New York............................ 48,974 Colorado............................. 47,636 34,460 active duty: Army................................... 25,039 Navy...........................................753 Marine Corps...........................218 Air Force............................. 8,404 Coast Guard..............................46

State defense spending................................................ $8.7 billion Percent of state GDP.................................................... 2.8 percent Total state output from DoD expenditures.............$27 billion (numbers from 2015)

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AF aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach By Debbie Aragon Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIOLACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe. The aim of category management is to find efficiencies in large goods and services contracts, said Rich Lombardi, Air Force deputy under secretary for management and deputy chief management officer, during a visit to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, April 23, 2018. “With the publishing of the National Defense Strategy, we have a clear understanding of where the department is going and category management clearly is a good fit with the line of effort to reform the department,” Lombardi said. “Which in turn provides the potential to realign resources to increase the lethality and readiness of the joint force.” Category management is being fielded across the federal government and provides a new acquisition standard by analyzing and managing costs in 10 categories. Until recently, the Air Force had a goal of saving $1 billion over five years. Thanks to progress already made in category management, that goal has doubled, explained Brig. Gen. Cameron Holt, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency commander, whose AFIMSC-subordinate organization executes the program. “Category management is all about innovation and affordability, and it’s one means to help achieve the secretary of defense’s vision,” he added. The Air Force’s adoption of the approach began about four years ago. “(Brig. Gen.) Casey Blake, commander of AFICA at the time, directed his staff to take lessons learned from strategic sourcing and improve and expand upon the successes,” Holt said. The staff developed a plan that led to the category management concept, which was expanded after Holt approached Lombardi

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — At center, Rich Lombardi, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for management, and deputy chief management officer, office of the under secretary of the Air Force, chairs a category management council meeting at Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 23, 2018. Lombardi is the Air Force’s category management account official and is tasked with overseeing the effort as it rolls out across the enterprise. the Air Force appointed information technology, professional services, industrial products and services, and transportation and logistics category managers. The category management approach is a cultural change for the Air Force, Lombardi said. “The Air Force is driving a paradigm shift from budget execution to strategic cost management in an effort to obtain maximum value for each precious taxpayer dollar spent,” Holt said. Strategic cost management is based on data — the Air Force’s ability to gather data and analyze it to then identify the appropriate actions to drive down cost while achieving mission performance. The Air Force is bringing people together who understand “what the data is telling us and how best to buy certain types

with the idea of implementing it across the Air Force. “There had been a lot of really great work done, particularly here in (AFIMSC), from the standpoint of facilities, construction and security systems,” said Lombardi, whose office manages business operations across the force. To build on that momentum, Lombardi discussed the idea to the under secretary of the Air Force, and it wasn’t long before she appointed him as the service’s lead for the initiative. To date, category managers have been appointed in six of the 10 category areas, which comprise 94 percent of the Air Force’s operational spending. After appointing category managers for facilities and construction, and security and protection — already in place at AFIMSC —

of commodities,” Lombardi added, citing enterprise office furniture purchasing as a recent example. Experts in the facility and construction area first looked at the furniture requirements and determined what a common office configuration should look like. They then started working with commercial equipment managers and furniture manufacturers to negotiate a price rate. After the Air Force negotiated a lower price with the manufacturers, it required them to pass on that lower price to small businesses that contracted with the Air Force for furniture installation, Lombardi said. Because of the Air Force’s approach, the service was able to get an economy of scale for pricing. This business deal resulted in a 29 percent reduction in price, 100 percent of systems and modular furniture contracts being awarded to small businesses, and a $15.3 million savings for the Air Force. “It was an ingenious way of being able to not only be more efficient and effective in our buy but also ensure we were focusing on our small business partners along the way,” Lombardi said. Although Air Force category management has come a long way since the idea was born in AFICA, there is still much to do, Lombardi said. “(AFICA has) been the backbone of category management from the very beginning,” Lombardi said. “(They) help organizations and category managers understand (the concept) and provide tools and training for them to accomplish the mission. “This is a journey and it’s going to continue to be a journey,” Lombardi said, adding that teams are getting smarter and leaning on some of the more mature category managers at AFIMSC for guidance. “They’ve learned a lot over the last few years. They’ve (done) a lot of great work so now we’re (applying lessons learned) to the other category managers,” he said. Holt said his long-term goal is transforming operational acquisition experts into business leaders with an enterprise perspective who are “always trying to obtain the best deals for the Air Force and ensuring taxpayer dollars are well spent.”

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Free ads in accordance with military regulations must be non-commercial and for personal property offered by local base or unit personnel without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex or religious origin. FREE ADS are limited to one ad per household at 3 lines max. The editor and publisher reserve the right to edit ads, and/or not publish ads. NO DUTY PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE PRINTED. DEADLINE: Noon Tuesday

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. The Mountaineer shall not accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Discover Goodwill is looking for C.N.A.s and RNs. Our home health, Skilled Care Division is looking for part-time help. Schedules are very flexible – you could work one day a week or 2 shifts a month. If you are interested in making some extra income, please call Jessica at 381-9471.

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