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Dispatch AIRLIFT

Vol. 49, No. 27

628th Air Base Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Photo by Staff Sgt. DeNoris Mickle

Salute from the Shore Airmen with the 14th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., fly a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III above the shoreline from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to to Hilton Head Island, S.C., during the Salute from the Shore Flyover July 4, 2010. The C-17 flew 2,000 feet off the shoreline at low levels ranging from 500 to 1,000 feet. See the story on Page 8.

HONOR FLIGHT

COUNTDOWN

Program provides free trip for veterans

12 weeks until JB CHS full operational capability

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Worldwide departures Cargo moved (tons) (Jan. 1 to July 8, 2010)

10,688 50,837

Active duty deployed Reservists deployed (As of July 1, 2010)

452 174


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Airlift Dispatch • July 9, 2010

COMMENTARY

Col. Martha Meeker 628th Air Base Wing commander

Joint Base Charleston is the leading economic engine in the low country - employing 21,790 military, civilian and contractor personnel, encompassing 23,777 acres covering 37 square miles, including 16 miles of shoreline, 38 miles of rail and three miles of runway. With 54 aircraft, JB CHS is the largest concentration of C-17 airlifters in the world. Joint Base Charleston is unique to the military in the capability it provides for today's fight. To give you an idea, let me talk about a few of the 53 organizations that call our joint base home. First, if you didn't know it, we have the premier Nuclear Propulsion training site in the world, as every Navy sailor destined to work with nuclear powered engines, either surface or subsurface, begins their career here in the Low Country. Between the Training Center and the Submarine Prototype Training Unit, over 4,000 students call Charleston home. Keeping on the theme of high tech, we also have the Space and Naval Warfare System Center Atlantic. These folks are phenomenal as they provide the Department of Defense with command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services across the world including everything from installing more than 1,000 internet cafes so our servicemen can stay in touch with families left behind, to providing mobile air traffic capabilities in the ruggeds of Afghanistan to outfitting more than 16,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with electronics. Every MRAP, or their sportier cousin - the MATV, first arrives at SPAWAR before going into theater. Joint Base Charleston is also a leader in logistics and transportation. The Army's Strategic Logistical Activity Charleston, or ASLAC, is responsible for loading equipment and supplies aboard DoD pre-positioning ships operating across the world. In addition, the Army is reviewing the possibility of ASLAC becoming the long term storage location for several thousand MRAPs and MATVs returning from theater next year as they are already the single point of entry of all returning MRAPs.

As for material going into the Middle East, this is where Charleston really shines as we have both the primary shipping and aerial hub for military cargo headed to Afghanistan. The 841st Transportation Battalion is the busiest military terminal battalion in the Army, having shipped 35 percent of all the material sent to either Iraq or Afghanistan since Courtesy Photo 2001 and is now the lead Staff Sgt. Johns Kingsley provides security for Afghan shipping port for all miliProvisional Reconstruction Team engineers while coordinattary supplies supporting ing communications with adjacent units on objectives. The the Operation Enduring PRT currently has 54 projects worth a total of $75 million and Freedom surge. Of course, has completed more projects than any other PRT supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sergeant Kingsley is an if it you need it there NCOIC with the 628th Communications Squadron based out overnight, we also just happen to have the leading of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. U.S. airlift operation supporting the surge. Since April of 2009 alone, we've airlifted more than 279,000 passengers and more than 300 million pounds of cargo which is nearly 40 percent of all the personnel and material moved by air throughout the last year within the military's Air Mobility Command. There's no question, Charleston is a leader in today's fight and we're getting even better as we take the best practices from the Air Force and the Navy to become a Joint Base. Fortunately, taking on new challenges is nothing new to our Airmen, Sailors and civilians. For instance, Staff Sgt. John Kingsley, who generally spends his time at Charleston as a noncommissioned officer in charge in our 628th Communications Squadron, is currently helping to provide security to a Provisional Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. Not to be outdone, Master Sgt. Steve Wisecarver, another 628 CS NCOIC is also busy providing security as well as setting up communication platforms to help track up to 75 percent of border attacks between Afghanistan and Pakistan. These two Airmen represent the spirit and determination that has made our military the finest the world has ever known and they, along with our entire team of active duty and civilians, will ensure we keep Joint Base Charleston a leader within the DoD for many years to come.

DIAMOND TIPS By Master Sgt. Jeff Tynan 437th Operations Support Squadron first sergeant

AFI 36-2618 The Key To Success In order to have a successful career, all one needs to do is to follow the guidelines in Air Force Instruction 362618. We all have a copy in our pockets or binders and expect our Airmen to carry one, but when was the last time a topic was discussed at role call or guardmount? I encourage each of us to actively discuss the topic pertaining

to duty positions, ask our subordinates to explain in their own words what it means to them and then explain how that topic will affect the outcome of the Air Force mission. It is almost clichĂŠ to tell people to refer to the "The Little Brown Book," but carrying it around and actually understanding the content are two completely different things. The key to success is all in the pages of AFI 362618, all you have to do is read, comprehend and implement the items discussed to ensure a successful career.


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Did you ever ask yourself who buys your supplies? By Lt. Col. Randy Culbreth 628th Contracting Squadron commander Who is responsible for providing you with the supplies and services you need to carry out your day-to-day operations? Who makes sure you have these things when you need them? And who performs these tasks in complete anonymity? The answer is your organization's Government Purchase Card personnel. Yes, these individuals make a large impact on every organization on this base. All of Joint Base Charleston uses the supplies and services they provide but few of you know about the effort they put forward each and every day to make it happen. The next time you go to work, look around you and think about some of the items that are there for you. Where do the office supplies, furniture, electronic equipment and industrial supplies come from? Who do you think purchases the uniform and associated equipment items for deploying personnel? Who do you think manages services such as cell phones, cable and equipment repairs? Well, normally it is the GPC cardholders and approving officials that work behind the scenes to have them there when you need them. The majority of GPC personnel do this as an additional duty; they carry out their full-time job and then make time to ensure you have the support items you need when you need them.

They have to make this happen following a myriad of Financial and Procurement rules that are normally not remotely related to their functional area. Plus they spend countless hours researching your requirements and working through the process to get them for you. The GPC program is a system very similar to your personal credit cards. Would you let someone else make a purchase with your own personal credit card? The only person authorized to make a purchase with a GPC is the person the card was issued to. The GPC personnel are personally held accountable for all purchases made no matter who needs it or why. The rules the GPC personnel must follow during and after making a purchase severely restrict their ability to selectively buy anything you might want them to buy. When you pull out your personal credit card you don't have to fill out a request form, submit it for approval, make the purchase, build an order in the bank's electronic system, print out copies of the paperwork and file all of the documentation in a folder for review. At the end of each monthly billing cycle the GPC cardholder must reconcile their account with the issuing bank utilizing a web based system. The cardholders and their approving officials are under pressure to complete all of this reconciliation within days of the cycle closing. If they fail to meet the deadlines, their cards are suspend-

ed and they are unable to make any purchases until approval is given to reinstate their cards. Joint Base Charleston had an extremely successful fiscal year 2009 by utilizing the GPC as a procurement force multiplier tool. Last year there were over 25,402 GPC purchases worth a total value of $18 million made by Charleston Air Force Base. This feat was accomplished by 407 GPC cardholders. Next year the GPC program will grow with the inclusion of our Joint Base partners. As the newly merged organizations stand up, they will identify additional approving officials and cardholders to make purchases in support of the joint missions. This identification of personnel and training will take place this summer. Once training is complete and new accounts established, the old Navy accounts will be closed out by the end of September. More information will be published on this transition in the coming weeks and months. The GPC program is one of the few programs that can return money back to this base, when proscribed procedures are followed correctly. Because of the tireless efforts of your GPC personnel in each of your units, Charleston AFB received approximately $154,154 in rebates from the bank last year. The next time you see any of your GPC personnel, tell them thank you for a job well done. They certainly deserve it.

The 1.0 rule: telling you that everyone has a full measure of value By Brig. Gen. Darryl Burke 82nd Training Wing SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Alexander the Great is one of the best-known figures in history. His conquests shaped the modern world, and his military genius is legendary. Cleitus, on the other hand, is not so well known – but Alexander would not have become "the Great" without him. It is 334 B.C., and the 22-year-old Macedonian king and his small force of cavalry are surrounded by Persian forces at the Battle of the Granicus River. The Persian noble Spithridates smashes his battle-axe into Alexander's helmet, momentar-

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ily stunning the young king. As Spithridates readies a killing blow, the world as we know it hangs in the balance. If Alexander dies, Greek civilization never spreads across the known world to influence the Roman Empire; the seeds of the European Enlightenment are never sown; and our country, with its Greek-rooted ideals of freedom and democracy, is never born. But before Spithridates can swing his axe, he is speared to death by the soldier, Cleitus, and Alexander survives his brush with death. The story of Cleitus illustrates something I call "The 1.0 rule." The 1.0 rule says that every member of the organization has a full measure of value: 1.0. There are no "1.1 Airmen" and no ".99 The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by DOD, Air Force or Diggle Publishing, Company, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared, and provided by the 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated.

Airmen"– no one is a little more important or a little less important. We're all 1.0 Airmen. We have different roles and responsibilities, but we are each equally valuable in our sphere. None of us – regardless of rank, position, duty title or rating – can succeed without every other member of the team. No matter how smart or how talented, no one person can get the mission done alone. The 1.0 rule applies to groups, too. However special or elite we may think we are, the fact remains that no clique, special interest group or informal "insider" network can accomplish the training mission on its own. Commanders depend on chiefs, first sergeants and civilian leaders, who depend on

instructors, first-line supervisors and military training leaders. They, in turn, depend on security forces, personnelists, civil engineers and medics. Our interdependence holds true in any direction, up the chain or down -- we rely on each other. And we all depend on the Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines we train, because without their willingness to learn and determination to succeed, we all fail. The 1.0 rule is a reminder that none of us is worth more than any other. Colonel or Airman, officer or enlisted, T-rated instructor or first-day student, we each carry a full measure of value and we are each vital to the mission. There is no place for elitism, favoritism or snobbery in our Air Force.

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Accountability system proves vital during natural disasters, crises By Erin Tindell Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – With hurricane season under way, the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System continues to help leaders take care of Airmen and their families affected by any natural disaster or crisis. Implemented in April 2009, AFPAAS aligns Air Force reporting with Department of Defense requirements for total force personnel accountability, including active-duty Airmen and their families, Air Force reserve, guardsmen, civilians and contractors overseas. To use the system, members log into https://afpaas.af.mil or call 800-435-9941 to report individual and family member status if affected by a disaster or crisis. Since its implementation, the Web-based system has delivered rapid, real-time accountability data directly to commanders and readiness managers. "AFPAAS helps leaders focus on where the biggest impact is after a natural disaster or other crises so they can strategically allocate resources to effectively help affected personnel and make decisions that facilitate a return to stability as quickly as possible," said Brian Angell, the Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Readiness Cell Operations chief.

Before the system was created, information was gathered manually through phone calls and spreadsheet data that was then forwarded by personnel readiness managers from the lowest levels up the chain of command. The process was slow and extended the time it took to assess entitlements for affected personnel. Now, the system leverages technology to deliver realtime data to leaders every 15 minutes, ultimately speeding up the process of allowing commanders and Airman and Family Readiness Center case managers to account, assess, manage and monitor the recovery and reconstitution process for personnel and their families affected or separated by a wide-spread catastrophic event, Mr. Angell said. "The system has two parts that work together; personnel readiness managers track the data for accountability, while Airman and Family Readiness Center case managers track and assess members and their families requesting assistance through the system," said Yvonne Duker, the AFPC Airman and Family Operations Team chief. AFPAAS proved instrumental after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti and Air Force officials needed to account for any personnel affected by the disaster. "AFPAAS allowed leaders to account for a total of 1.39 million members and 1.1 million of them were accounted for in only 15 hours after the event," Mr. Angell said.

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A key difference between AFPAAS and the previous method of accountability is family members can also log into the system to report any immediate needs they have. This is beneficial should a military member and their family become separated during a natural disaster or crisis. There are 19 areas of assistance members can request using AFPAAS including medical, financial, temporary housing and childcare. Members also assign a level of assistance ranging from "no needs or not affected" to "immediate needs." The information reported in the system is protected to ensure privacy, Ms. Duker said. "Leadership uses the system to see the big picture of impact after a catastrophic event," she said. "However, privacy information is still safeguarded, so they can't view personal information and details of specific cases." Personnel readiness officials are working with Airman and Family Readiness Centers officials to ensure families are educated on how AFPAAS can benefit them and how to update their information in the system. Web-based training sessions are available for leaders, commanding officer representatives and readiness personnel, as required, and can be scheduled through major command personnel directorates. For more information about AFPAAS, visit https://afpaas.af.mil or call 800-435-9941. (AFNS)

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5 NEWS Honoring soldiers who served in the war that changed the world Airlift Dispatch • July 9, 2010

By Nick Holba 437th Operations Group commander's son As the Fourth of July holiday weekend comes and goes, and we recover from the sensory overload of greasy grilled food, fireworks and too much Dave Matthews Band, we are left with what can be described as the afterglow of patriotism. Growing up in an Air Force household, the word patriotism in my mind has invariably become associated with serving in the military. Either that or it might just be genetics. My dad, Col. Robert S. Holba, serves as the 437th Operations Group commander at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., my grandfather Tom Holba Sr., served in the Army during the run-up to the Vietnam War, my other grandfather Col. (Ret.) Edward Hauer, Air Force, who turned 80 recently, served in Korea during the Korean War and my great-grandfather, Robert R. Holba, who will be turning 90 this month, served in the Army during World War II. For my great-grandpa's birthday, my family, along with most of the Holba family will converge on the South Side of Chicago, Ill., where my great-grandpa was born and raised, to celebrate. His life has spanned almost a third of my American History textbook, born the same year women were first allowed to vote. My great-grandpa is special; he is among a rapidly shrinking cadre of World War II veterans. He served his tour of duty primarily in the Pacific theatre where he bounced around from various locations as part of a transportation company and eventually found himself assigned to an American pris-

oner of war camp, in Manila, Philippines with his pet monkey, Mike, in charge of more than 250 prisoners where he finished out the remainder of the war. His most famous quote on his experience with the Japanese prisoners, "I was always fair." Both of my great-grandpa's brothers, John and Joseph Holba, served in the Army as well. The latter served as part of Gen. George S. Patton's famous drive against the Nazis. Joseph Holba was seriously injured during the campaign and the majority of his squad never returned home. According to 2008 statistics from the Department of Veteran Affairs, we are losing World War II veterans at a rate of 1,000 per day. If you've ever been stopped at the commissary or Base Exchange and had a conversation with a veteran who shared his experiences, you know how interesting and unique each veteran's story is. My great-grandpa recently had the opportunity to participate in the Honor Flight Network Program, a non-profit organization designed to transport veterans from their hometown to Washington D.C., and back, all in a day. This trip costs the veterans nothing but their time and is designed with the philosophy since "America felt it was important to build a memorial to honor her veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it's equally important that they actually get to visit and experience their memorial." The Honor Flight members receive individual attention from a personal attendant the entire journey and are greeted by honor guards and great fanfare at the airports. On my great-grandpa's flight, he along with the other veterans were

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Rob R. Holba visited Washington D.C. with the Honor Flight Network Program, which is designed to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the World War II memorial free of charge. Mr. Holba served in the Army during World War II and primarily served in the Pacific theater, where he bounced around from various locations as part of a transportation company, until he found himself assigned to an American prisoner of war camp.

delayed for two hours on their return flight back into Chicago's O'Hare airport because of bad weather, but an honor guard and mass of people still greeted them upon their late return after much of the airport had gone home. If you know of any World War II veterans who are unaware of this great program, make an effort to share with them this information at www.honorflight.org.

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Get off the debt wagon By Economic Readiness Team Airman and Family Readiness Center Debt. It's a four letter word. It's an American way of life. You hear about "keeping up with the Jones" and "I want it all and I want it now." Gone are the days when you actually had to "save" (according to some, another four letter word) to get something you want ... or are they? As the saying goes "everything old is new again" and this seems to apply to the financial school of thought of our depression era grandparents, or in some cases, great grandparents. As times are changing and credit is sometimes harder to obtain, the national motto may be changing from "charge it" to "save for it" In a surprising statistic from the Wall Street Journal, consumer debt has dropped to $853 billion in the first quarter of 2010 from $935 billion in the first quarter of 2009. Consumers are getting more concerned with getting the best value for their dollar and stretching it as far as they can. If you are looking at making a jump from the credit ship, here are a few tips to keep in mind: 1) Make a budget and stick to it. Think

of a budget as a tool to manage your money, prioritize your bills and stop spending money wastefully. 2) Pay down your high interest, unsecured debt first. A good resource is powerpay.org. After you enter your information, this site gives you're a detailed plan to pay off your debt. 3) Set up an emergency savings account. A savings account is a great alternative to charging emergency expenses on a credit card and incurring interest. 4) If you find you are having financial difficulties, seek assistance. The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers everything from oneon-one financial counseling to classes that teach budgeting, home buying and everything in between. 5) When you are in a good place financially, look at investing. Ira's, Roth and traditional, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, etc., can outperform inflation and give you a nest egg to rely on in your golden years. As for the next generation, keep in mind that children learn from watching their parents.

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Salute from the Shore provides unique connection to troops By 2nd Lt. Susan Carlson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Photo by Staff Sgt. DeNoris Mickle

Me and my shadow: Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron participated in the first Salute from the Shore event held July 4, 2010, which involved a flyover of all South Carolina's beaches. This was the first Fourth of July Joint Base Charleston, S.C., has participated in where they flew over all South Carolina's major beaches ranging from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Hilton Head Island, S.C., to honor military members and our nation's independence.

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Thousands of South Carolinians dressed in red, white and blue gathered along the coast stretching from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head Island July 4 to "salute" Joint Base Charleston Airmen as they flew by. This year marked the first of what coordinators hope to be many Fourth of July Air Force flights down the eastern coast, honoring military members and our nation's independence. The idea for the flight was initially proposed by two perfectly normal families from Columbia, South Carolina, the Smiths and the Folsoms, proving that all it takes is a good idea and a lot of determination to accomplish great things in the land of the free. Salute from the Shore was born from their initiative. The organization is a non-profit, nonpartisan grassroots group of patriotic individuals according to their press release. Their mission is to demonstrate South Carolina's public support to the troops for

their sacrifice and ongoing mission protecting our nation's freedom. Airmen from Joint Base Charleston's 14th Airlift Squadron took off from the air base and headed toward Myrtle Beach. Within 45 minutes, the aircraft flew over seven coastal cities including Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Pawleys Island, Sullivans Island, Edisto Beach, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Onlookers from all over the state gathered at the different beaches to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces who sacrifice daily to preserve and protect their freedom. The C-17 flew just 2,000 feet off the shoreline at low levels between 500 and 1,000 feet. Salute from the Shore participants were encouraged to send their footage of the event to salute@salutefromtheshore.org in order to be posted for troops everywhere, at home and abroad, to see. The event provided the opportunity for participants to connect in a unique and exciting way with the men and women serving our great nation.

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Generation 2 Wireless – Connecting JB CHS to the Global Mobility Mission By 2nd Lt. Lyndon Bartlett 628th Communications Squadron With today's technology increasing almost faster than we can keep pace, it is easy to dismiss the next update or improvement as routine or unremarkable. The constant flow of ad hoc solutions combined with a generous serving of overhyped disappointments are enough to glaze the eyes of even the most staunch supporter of progress. Once in a while, however, advances are made that do deserve a second or third glance of appreciation. This particular instance has been in the works around the base for some time, but behind the scenes for most. This project, called 2nd Generation Wireless, may not be as flashy as a new hangar or airplane, but it is certainly a combat enabler that will have a huge impact on Joint Base Charleston's mission. In essence, this new system is just like a wireless hotspot, or rather a secure, Common Access Card-enabled wireless hotspot that is just as fast as a normal internet connection and covers a large part of this base. 2nd Gen is already heavily leveraged by maintenance crews on the flightline to access technical orders while working on C-17's. It's also used by the aerial port squadron and medical group to connect their wireless handhelds and laptops. This makes inventory track-

ing and similar tasks more efficient, taking Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century to a whole new level. According to Bruce Bohon, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron, "The mechanics can check the status of ordered parts, pull up [technical orders] and initiate paperwork. They can do lots of things with this system." This equipment has the capability to roam to any connection on base. In layman's terms, one could log on at one end of the flightline and walk all the way to the other, and still keep your work and your connection. Wayne Lemon, one of the main engineers on the project, spoke on his work stating, "One of the best things about this project is the temporary duty location capability. It allows users from other bases on TDY to connect to the network directly while still using their CAC card from their home base." To expound on this, consider the procedure whenever personnel arrive at a new base outside of the Major Command.

They must establish a new account with the communications squadron at that base, which takes time and resources. However, with this new system, that process is eliminated. Anyone with clearance to use 2nd Gen Wireless can access their email or the network. Your 628th Communications Squadron planners and network folks as well as engineers from General Dynamics have been working long hours to get this technology going. It seems their hard work is certainly reaping rewards. So, to all you high-speed maintainers, medical techs and port dawgs, as well as everyone who may connect to the new secure wireless network, please enjoy. Also, to all the units that have contributed to this project, aerial port squadron and aircraft maintenance squadron for their escorts, medical group for their input as well as their patience, and especially to the stellar Airmen at the 628 CS Network Infrastructure shop and the General Dynamics team, thank you for all your hard work and diligence in making this project a success.

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Sixty-eight JB CHS Airmen to receive July promotions Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Joint Team Charleston would like to congratulate the following 68 Airmen on their July promotions: To Airman: 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron: Hayden Flemming 628th Civil Engineer Squadron: Paul Tuiono 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron: Erika Gadsden 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Logan Johnston and Matthew Snyder To Airman 1st Class: 628th Communications Squadron: Zhar Mendoza 628 LRS: Jeffrey Gaudet 628th Security Forces Squadron: Sam Leone and Bryan Litton 437th Aerial Port Squadron: Wesley Jacobs 437 AMXS: Edward Batchelor and Justin Knott 437th Maintenance Squadron: Leslie Rigsby and Austin Wild To Senior Airman: 628 AMDS: Donald Jenkins

628 CES: Brennen Miller 628 LRS: Antonio Hill, Jerry Hullette and Amber Jones 628 SFS: Nathan Lowman, Nathan Lush, Claudia Melendrez-Limon, Brett Myers and Zackary Sapp 437 APS: James Harrison Jr. and Derik Winston 437 AMXS: Michael Daniels, Jeremy Medina, Vincent Ozzi and Mandi Shrader 437 MXS: Jacob Bouchard, Jayson Cleary, Andrew Giles, Elizabeth Ryan and Jeremy Young 437th Operations Support Squadron: Madison Bryant 15th Airlift Squadron: Nicholas Meints 17th Airlift Squadron: Scot Kirkpatrick To Staff Sergeant: 628 CES: Brandon Barnes 628th Force Support Squadron: Lacy Kelley 628 LRS: Richard Barie and Joseph Caprio III 628th Medical Support Squadron: Amanda Gonzalez 628 SFS: Ross Campbell and Stephen Kohn II 437 APS: Ryan Amos and Sean Macheski-Brashear 437 AMXS: Yale Akers, Tyrell Haney and Wilbur Torres

15 AS: Manuel Chacon, Brandon Dahlstrom and Alissa Kantnik 16th Airlift Squadron: Daquon Bibbs To Technical Sergeant: 628 FSS: Oniqua White-Muldrow 628 SFS: Jason Dietrick 437th Operations Group: James Snyder III and Toby Tomlin 437 OSS: Krystal Rankin 15 AS: Lindy Snodgrass 16 AS: Joshua Denny 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 5: Matthew Blackwell and Joseph Proctor To Master Sergeant: 628 SFS: Jay Mruk 437 AMXS: Daniel Perry Jr. 373 TRS, Det. 5: John Lipsey and Michael Stone To Senior Master Sergeant: 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron: Eugene Herrera

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Airmen with the 628th Medical Group decontaminate a victim during a mass casualty exercise held on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 25, 2010. The exercise simulated the explosion of a “dirty bomb” at a base softball field which caused 100 simulated casualties. A dirty bomb is a chemical-type weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. The weapon contaminates the area around the explosion with radioactive material.

A race against time to save lives during mass casualty exercise

Airmen from the 628th Medical Group transport a casualty to an ambulance to receive further medical attention during a mass casualty exercise on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 25, 2010. Responders to the simulated incident included the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron to eliminate fires caused by the explosion and to dispose of any additional explosive material. The 628th Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon, secured the area, and the 628th Medical Group provided emergency medical attention to victims.

An Airman from Joint Base Charleston plays the role of a pregnant casualty during a mass casualty exercise on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 25, 2010. The Airman simulated giving premature birth to a 7-month-old baby following the explosion of a bomb

Jeff Feltner hoses down members of Joint Team Charleston during a mass decontamination following a simulated bomb explosion on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 25, 2010. Explosive Ordnance Disposal assisted with the simulated explosion by setting off a block of C-4 at the explosives range. Security forces, the fire department and medical personnel responded immediately to gain control of the situation. Mr. Feltner is a fire captain with the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron.

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AROUND Fifth Airman lost from Afghanistan helicopter incident NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Department of Defense officials have announced the loss of a fifth Airman from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter which crashed in southeastern Afghanistan June 9. Capt. David Wisniewski, 31, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron passed away at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., July 2 from injuries received during the incident. Four other Airmen were killed and two were wounded. The Airmen were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and responsible for casualty evacuation. Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and raised in Moville, Iowa, Captain Wisniewski attended Woodbury Central High School before attending the U.S. Air Force Academy where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. During his eight-year career, Captain Wisniewski had logged more than 1,500 flight hours, flown 289 combat hours and is credited with saving numerous lives, including several during his most recent deployment to Afghanistan. "In one day, Dave was key in saving 40 people during the largest single mass casualty mission in Regional Command South," said Lt. Col. Thomas Dorl, commander of the 66 RQS. "This was no small feat as he braved enemy action and flew into a hot landing zone three times to save people." Captain Wisniewski's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster. A memorial service will be held at Nellis AFB, Nev., in honor of Captain Wisniewski at a date yet to be determined and he will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The two injured Airmen from the helicopter mission, both from Nellis AFB, are Capt. Anthony Simone, a helicopter pilot and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an aerial gunner, both are assigned to the 66 RQS and are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AFNS)

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Wilford Hall conducts study to reduce premature births LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A research program is under way at Wilford Hall Medical Center to test the effectiveness of an investigational drug to reduce preterm delivery in women. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrea Shields, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the 59th Maternal and Child Care Squadron, along with investigators from eight other Department of Defense sites, are part of the national research project. "The study will allow us to measure the ability of an investigational drug to reduce preterm delivery in women whose previous pregnancies have resulted in premature births, and to assess the drug's effect on improving the health of the newborn," Doctor Shields said. The National Institute of Child Health and Human

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Development reports that women who have had previous preterm births are more likely to have subsequent preterm births. Babies born prior to 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature and are prone to health problems, such as lung and brain damage and vision impairment. Babies born after 37 weeks of gestation are considered full term and are more likely to be healthy. One mother out of every eight gives premature birth in the U.S. Every year, more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely nationwide. This project is part of a worldwide study enrolling approximately 1,700 women from the U.S., Canada and other countries. Participation may last up to 20 weeks, depending on when the individual is enrolled. "Participation could contribute to reducing the number of preterm births and prematurity complications in the U.S. and worldwide," Doctor Shields said. To learn more about participating in the study, contact Doctor Shields at 210-292-6100 or her research coordinator, Kathy Carey, at 210-292-4273. (AFNS)

Afghan airmen perform Mi-17 sling load KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan airmen and Combined Air Power Transition Force advisers conducted an operational sling load with an Mi-17 transport helicopter July 1 from Kabul International Airport to Forward Operating Base Orgun-e, Afghanistan in the Paktika province. Flying 12,500 feet above sea-level and carrying a 3,200pound crate, the Mi-17 handled the load with very few problems. This allows the Afghan air force's 377th Helicopter Squadron members another way to move heavy and oversized equipment or to deliver the equipment in a place without a landing zone. "The Afghans could actually sling load a lot of heavier or bigger equipment, something that they couldn't put on a C-27 [Spartan] or an AN-32 [Airlifter] or even load into the Mi-17," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Marsh, a master rigger. "They could sling load this equipment into a location and get the resource and supplies to the people there that need it."

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Motivation starts at the gate Tech. Sgt. Brian Saylors checks an identification card at the back gate on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 7, 2010. Sergeant Saylors is well known around the base for bellowing his trademark phrase "motivated!" whenever anyone asks him how he is. Sergeant Saylors is not your typical Airman, he served five and a half years in the Marine Corps as a reconnaissance Marine during the war in Bosnia before making the transition to the Air Force. As a civilian Sergeant Saylors works as a paramedic at Berkley County Hospital. Despite his hard exterior, Sergeant Saylors said that he enjoyed helping people and saving lives. During his one year tour as a security forces augmentee Sergeant Saylors has refined himself as a noncommissioned officer and stated that he wants to be known for his professionalism and dedication to the military. Sergeant Saylors is a fire protection journeyman with the 315th Civil Engineer Squadron.


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Base Library opens their doors to military children Tech. Sgt. Michael Bradford with sons Dominic, front, and Peyton, back, and neighborhood friend Emma Farris make toy volcanoes during the summer reading program at the base library June 30, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Children learned about volcanoes during the live reading and then proceeded to make their very own miniature volcanoes outside the base library. All programs and activities are planned with elementary children in mind, but all ages are welcome to participate. Emma, age 7, is the daughter of Master Sergeant Jason Farris. Sergeant Bradford is an equipment operator with the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron and Sergeant Farris is the ramp chief for the 437th Aerial Port Squadron.

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Sarah Sherrill reads a volcano book to children during the summer reading program at the base library June 30, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Summer Reading program lasts six weeks, from June to July, offering an interactive program designed to encourage children to read. Miss Sherrill is a library technician in charge of programs and special events at the base library.

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The cost of a no-show medical appointment Courtesy of 628th Medical Group Approximately 3,300 no-show appointments in fiscal 2009 cost the 628th Medical Group here more than

$270,000 in internal operating costs due to lost productivity. However, as a professional medical institution, the financial ramification is not the sole reason for concern.

New Academy cadets learn dining 'traditions' Cadets with the Class of 2014 learn Air Force Academy traditions and the ritual for them to eat during their first day of basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. June 25, 2010. Cadet 2nd Class Jared Goodin ensures proper meal procedures are followed during the first day of basic cadet training. The day also included an introduction to the physical training regimen. Photo by Mike Kaplan

By not honoring appointments, patients may be negatively impacting their health as well. Additionally, most appointments can be rescheduled with prior notice, rather than missed, allowing other patients to be seen in a moretimely manner. To decrease the amount of no-shows, an automated appointment reminder system calls patients two days prior to an appointment. The system sends a message identifying the appointment date, time and the family member by birth month and year. The appointment reminder system uses phone numbers listed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, known as DEERS, so it is critical to update local phone numbers in the system. DEERS updates must be accomplished by the sponsor and can be done in person in the 628th Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Section, or online at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/ address/login/SelectLogin.do. If unable to meet a scheduled appointment, the best option is call the central appointment line at 963-6880 during normal duty hours and cancel at least 24 hours before the appointment. This will provide a sufficient opportunity for other patients to be scheduled for the time slot. For any questions or concerns regarding this information, contact 2nd Lt. William Frechette at william.frechette@charleston.af.mil.


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Specials Blue Star Museums free admission: The National Endowment for the Arts along with the non-profit Blue Star Families has started a new summer program called Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 750 museums across America to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day. Museums in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are taking part in the Blue Star Museums initiative. In addition to 30 children's museums across the country, participating museums represent a broad range of art, history, science and cultural topics. To obtain a list of participating museums in the area, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums and click a state on the map to see a list of museums.

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attend the family craft night July 13 at the Arts and Crafts Center. Sign up is encouraged to ensure enough materials are on-hand for everyone. This one-hour session starts at 5:30 p.m. and the craft will be mosaics. Call 963-4936 to register or for more information. Wednesday S.C. employment services: Meet with a South Carolina job services representative to help in your job search and provide limited resume assistance July 14. Individuals seeking service must register online and identify job leads before arriving at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 500. This service is first-come, first-serve. Walk-ins begin at 10 a.m. Call 963-4406 to register. Budget your way to financial freedom: Reach financial goals by learning how to budget July 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The briefing is held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Passing the financial torch: Learn how to teach your children how to become savvy consumers. Share ideas with other parents while learning tricks and tips to help your children manager money. Call 963-4406 to reserve your seat. Hurricane Preparedness Briefing: Do you know what to do in the event of a hurricane? Find out July 14 from noon to 1 p.m. if you're prepared for this year's hurricane season. Light snacks will be provided and sack lunches are welcome. Individual Education Program workshop: Parents or other adults who are interested in learning more about IEP's, including the initial evaluation, what happens during IEP meetings, recent changes and the importance of having a current IEP prior to a military relocation, are invited to attend a class July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The briefing will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Thursday Troops to Teachers: A briefing will be held July 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. for counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification and employment leads in an effort to help eligible military members to transition to a new career as public school teachers in targeted schools. July 17 Fit family bike ride: Come join us for an easy ride through base housing July 17 at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome! Individuals attending will need a bike, helmet and water bottle. Everyone attending the bike ride should meet at the Youth Center fifteen minutes prior to the start. Contact the Youth Center for more information at 9635684. July 23 AMC Icon auditions this month: Applications for auditions for this year's local AMC Icon singing talent contest are now being accepted. Application deadline is July 23. Joint Base Charleston competition is Aug. 11 at the Charleston Club. Local top prize is $500. Top active-duty winner will represent JB CHS in command competition Oct. 21 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Command-level first place winner receives $1,000 and the opportunity to audition with Tops In Blue. All contestants must be at least 18 years old. For more information on "AMC Icon" and to download an entry form

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Education and Training Scholarship deadline July 1: Charleston Club Members and their families have the opportunity to submit an entry to vie for one of the 25 Air Force Club scholarship awards being offered this year Current Air Force Club members and their family members who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited college or university for entry during the fall of 2010 term as a part-time or full-time student are eligible to submit an application. To enter, applicants are asked to write and submit a 500 words or less essay on "What does it mean to be a part of the Air Force Family." All submissions must arrive at the 628th Force Support Squadron Marketing Office in Bldg. 322 by close-of-business Thursday, July 1. For complete submission requirements and an online scholarship application, visit the Club's website at www.afclubs.net. Funding change to testing: Effective Nov. 20, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will only fund a military member's initial examination fee for each subject College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST (previously known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) and Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) exams. Due to the change, all military members taking CLEP, DSST or ECE examination on or after May 20 will be informed they will not be allowed to retest with DANTES funding, on that specific exam, if they do not obtain their desired passing score. However, re-testing will continue to be available on a personally-funded basis. Individuals who took a test prior to May 20 must retest prior to Dec. 11. For additional background and details, call 963-4579. Records management training: Records management training is scheduled the last Tuesday of every month in the conference room of the 2nd floor in Building 302 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Members can sign up on the Enterprise Information Management website. For any questions or concerns, contact Airman 1st Class Francisco Bastian or Airman 1st Class Miguel Batista at 963-8270.

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Improved physical fitness uniform coming to a store near you By Brad Jessmer Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – After much planning, anticipation and constructive feedback, the Army Air Force Exchange Service and the Air Force Uniform Office officials have partnered to bring an improved physical training uniform to select military clothing sales stores in July. The IPTU, which consists of a running jacket, pants, trunks and a T-shirt, is an optional uniform authorized for wear. Even though the IPTU is made to be identical to the current PTU, components of the running suits are not to be mixed, according to a policy letter issued Oct 28, 2009, by Headquarters Air Force Manpower and Personnel officials. "The new IPTU was made to look like the original PTU," said Master Sgt. James Lynn, an AFUO subject matter expert. "However, wear policy has been established and published that prohibits wearing the new jacket with the pants from the current version or the current jacket with the new running pants." Material differences between the two running suits make it difficult to mix, Sergeant Lynn said. The IPTU running suit consists of a different material with enough of a color shade difference to be identifiable from the current suit. However, the current PTU and IPTU shorts and shirts may be mixed and also worn with the IPTU running suit. By utilizing the latest advances in textile technology, the IPTU offers significant improvements in both comfort and functionality over the current PTU, said Capt. Nick Ferry, an IPTU program manager. Improvements include

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the elimination of the "swishswish" in-motion noise, better reflectivity, lighter weight and state-of-the-art moisture wicking material with a quick-drying, anti-microbial liner. "Much time and effort from a lot of folks has gone into the research, development and testing of the IPTU," Captain Ferry said. "The end result is a greatly improved uniform that will eliminate many concerns and frustrations our Airmen have had." IPTU availability is based on several factors, such as duty location. Deployed locations will take priority Photo by Sonic Johnson shipments followed by 1st Lts. Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force's improved Pacific and European the- physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility Nov. 3, 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieuaters. Worldwide rollout of the tenants are from the 14th Operations Support Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, IPTU trunks and running suit Miss. Ms. Smith is an American Power Source seamstress. will be available through AAFES in July. The IPTU TFor locations receiving Air Force clothing from Army shirt release date is still to be determined. stores, availability will be limited. According to AAFES, the IPTU will be in short supply However, they will be available through special order starting out. But once all military clothing stores have at the servicing military clothing store. received shipment, the IPTU will be available via Internet From the Gulf to golf and bunker to bunker, it was a purchase worldwide around October. perfect ending to a nearly perfect day. (AFNS)

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AMC unveils concept to strengthen force resilience By 1st Lt. Kathleen Ferrero Air Mobility Command Public Affairs SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – "Each of us has a flame inside of us that, when made stronger, can help us withstand life's storms," said Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr., commander of Air Mobility Command during a June 16 video teleconference with wing commanders. To strengthen force resilience, Air Force civilians and family members, AMC launched Comprehensive Airman Fitness July 1 as a new approach to taking care of oneself and others. "Comprehensive Airman Fitness is not a program, but an approach to better equip you to handle stress," General Johns said. "It's important to survive. But I want you to be able to thrive." As operations tempo stays high across the Air Force, so do divorce rates, suicide rates and other negative trends. This demands more than just another program, but a new culture and way of thinking, AMC officials said. Comprehensive Airman Fitness answers that demand. At the leadership level, changes will be made to the Community Action Information Boards and Integrated Delivery Systems, which are existing committees at every base and major command in which help agencies (such as the chapel and Airman and Family Readiness Center) already meet regularly to find better ways to address

Airmen and their families' needs. But the real change will take place among junior Airmen and their families - the bulk of the force. As people start thinking in terms of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, it will transform the culture. And cultural change is necessary to make the force more resilient. Through Comprehensive Airman Fitness, the force can become more resilient through awareness of two principles. First, when a person behaves positively in everyday situations, it shapes how they react when tough times hit. Secondly, health is more than physical fitness: it includes mental, social and spiritual fitness. The first Comprehensive Airman Fitness principle is based on the science of positive psychology, which shouldn't be confused with the science of positive thinking, according to Col. John Michel, who helped develop AMC Comprehensive Airman Fitness. Positive psychology is sort of like prepping the battlefield of the mind. When tough times hit, a person's perception of what options there are at that point typically shrinks or expands, based on their outlook. "During stressful times, it's not uncommon to face feel-

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Commander' s Fitness Challenge celebrates Year of the Air Force Family

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jennifer Albarez finishes first for the females during the Commander's Fitness Challenge on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 1, 2010. Airman Albarez finished the two-and-half mile course in 20 minutes 6 seconds.

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Taylor Airmen dash off as the horn sounds at the beginning of the Commander's Fitness Challenge on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 1, 2010. This month's fitness challenge consisted of a two-and-a-half mile run as well as a one-mile family and pet fun run. Following the Commander's Fitness Challenge, representatives from the 628th Force Support Squadron hosted an Information Fair in the ballroom of the Charleston Club to answer questions about their facilities, programs and activities. This month's Commander's Fitness Challenge celebrated Year of the Air Force Family by having a separate onemile track set aside for families and individuals with pets.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Josh Leanoeby finishes first during the two-and-a-half mile Commander's Fitness Challenge on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 1, 2010. This month's Commander's Fitness Challenge celebrated Year of the Air Force Family by offering a one-mile family and pet fun run, as well as an Information Fair in the Charleston Club's ballroom. Captain Leanoeby is with the 17th Airlift Squadron.


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Airlift Dispatch • July 9, 2010

MILITARY DISCOUNT

AUTOMOTIVE

843-864-3698 ASK FOR MARK FOR DETAILS!

SUMMERVILLE

OF

1016 North Main Street Summerville

DRIVEMARATHON.COM

WWW.

09 Chevrolet Impala LT

2010 Pontiac G6

RH3844 CD/MP3

EP3801

$

190 per mo.

$

192 per mo.

AUTOMOTIVE 7,980 99 Ford Ranger XLT CO1006 Ext. cab $ Just

03 Ford Mustang GT SP3861 Loaded!

06 Hyundai Tiburon GT CI3850

209 per mo.

$

169 per mo.

SP3795Sunroof! 4X4 P3849A

03 VW Passat GLX

All Wheel Drive, Leather, Sunroof

149 per mo.

$

P1005

$

$

236 per mo.

213 per mo.

1016 North Main Street Summerville

Military 843-864-3698 09 Mazda 6 Pontiac G6 GTDiscounts 02 Ford Ranger XLT 0809Mitsubish Eclipse DETAILS! EP3837 EP3824 CO1008 Ext. cab ASK FOR MARK FOR EP3766

Chevy Colorado Z71 05 Jeep WranglerR/T 0606Chevy Silverado 1500HD 09 Dodge Challenger 04 Pontiac GTO

270 Now! per mo. Call

173 per mo.

$

07 Ford F-150 XLT

ED1133B

P1004 Bedliner, Tow Pkg

SP3803B CD/MP3 OF S $$ $ UMMERVILLE 187 Just 6,990 169 per permo. mo.

05 Dodge Magnum SXT

$

$

04 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 08 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT

P1011 4x4Cab SP3817 Crew SP3860 AM/FM/MP3 $$

202per permo. mo. 249 203

09 Pontiac G6 GT EP3824

187 per mo.

$

$ CHEVY .COM 179 per mo. 135 perWWW mo. .MARATHON

$

03 MINI Cooper S SP3828 Hatchback

03 ChevyLancer S-10 GTS 09 Mitsubishi

219 per mo.

$

Or We’ll Pay You $500!* 03 Chevy Silverado Z71 P3863 4x4

219 per mo.

$

NEW LOCATION We Have A Huge Marathon Man IN SUMMERVILLE! is Charleston’s 05 Jeep Wrangler 07 Dodge Dakota SLT 04 Ford Mustang Coupe 06 GMC Sierra Z71 Inventory Of Cars & SP3795 4X4 SP3754 Automotive P3827A 5 spd. stick SP3851 4x4 SHUTTLE SERVICE $ $ $ $ 270 per mo. 216 per mo.Superhero! 136 per mo. 299 per mo. Trucks In Stock! AVAILABLE! All payments are after 25% cash or trade. +++ Payments based on 3.99% APR at 75 mos, WAC. *See sales person for details. ** Vehicles prices in ad include military discount.

SP3857 SP3829 Loaded 4x4 Audio/Nav $$

198 per per mo. mo. 270

04 Nissan Xterra SP3855

219 per mo.

$

08 Toyota Tundra SP3803 Double Cab

359 per mo.

$

Or We’ll

Or We’ll You WWW.MARATHONMILITARY.COM Pay $500!*


07-09-2010 Airlift Dispatch  

The official base paper for the Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. This 7,500 circulation tabloid newspaper comes out every Friday...

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