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Dispatch AIRLIFT

Vol. 49, No. 29

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

Friday, July 23, 2010

Photo by Senior Airman Timothy Taylor

Purified petrol power Staff Sgt. Mark Heitkamp dumps fuel samples into the reclaimable waste bowser behind the fuel pump house July 20, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Once the bowser is full, hydrants take the bowser to storage and pump it into the product recovery tank and the fuel is then pumped back into the fuel system for use. Sergeant Heitkamp is the noncommisioned office in charge of the fuels laboratory with the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron. See more photos on Page 12.



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Worldwide departures Cargo moved (tons) (Jan. 1 to July 22, 2010)

11,615 54,445

Active duty deployed Reservists deployed (As of July 23, 2010)

451 179



Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010

Command Chief Master Sgt. Mike Ivey 628th Air Base Wing command chief

It seems like some things here in Charleston never change. The summers are still hot, Airmen are working hard to accomplish the mission, friends leave and new Airmen and their families arrive. Lt. Col. Susan Ferrera, the director of staff for the 628th Air Base Wing, and Lt. Col. Barb Shestko, the Judge Advocate for 628th Air Base Wing, have moved on, but we welcome their replacements, Lt. Col. Mike Smith and Lt. Col. Robert Burton. Also, we welcome Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Burroughs, the 628th Medical Group Superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. Paul Cornell, the first sergeant for the 437th Maintenance Squadron, and we'll soon tell Col. Tammy Livingood farewell as she retires from active duty. I wish each of these leaders the best of luck. Recently, some of the chiefs had a chance to enjoy lunch with members of the Team Charleston Honor Guard, and we all agree that these young men and women are doing a great job representing Team Charleston and the United States Air Force wherever they serve. They provide respect to our departed veterans, they showcase our service in the community and they add even more professionalism to our formal ceremonies. Staff Sgt. Chanice Reid and Senior Airman Derrick Gonzales are doing a fantastic job of leading the team, and I look forward to seeing the newest members in action. Also, please congratulate Senior Airman Arthur Eschenburg from the 437th

Maintenance Squadron on his selection to become a member of the United States Honor Guard team. His hard work certainly paid off. Speaking of hard work, it takes a dedicated, year-round effort to maintain the proper fitness level needed to pass our new physical fitness test. We now have to meet minimum standards in all four areas of the test to pass, and quite honestly, our failure rates are disappointing and unacceptable. While our fellow Airmen, commanders, first sergeants and others within our units can help us, each individual has to make the personal choice to get fit. It may not always be a lot of fun, but exercising regularly and eating healthy is the key. Some of our Airmen are taking fitness to the next level. Master Sgt. Chris Greek, the 628th Medical Group first sergeant, is leading a team of medics preparing for the Air Force marathon. I know several more members of Team Charleston will also participate this year, and I look forward to seeing them on the course. It's great to get out and enjoy all Charleston has to offer, and thanks to our Airmen Against Drunk Driving program, we can get home safely. I welcome and thank our newest AADD executive council members for their leadership and for providing such a valuable service for Team Charleston: President, Staff Sgt. Amy Lotspeich; Vice President, Staff Sgt. Stephen Kohn; Secretary, Staff Sgt. Shawna Badillo; and Treasurer, Staff Sgt. Michael Elsik. Please help make theirs and all of the volunteers' jobs easier by having a plan to get home before you drink. Enjoy your time here at Charleston, but please enjoy it responsibly.

DIAMOND TIPS By Tech. Sgt. Craig Carpenter Additional Duty First Sergeant, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Motor Vehicle Operator Requirements It's been a long day at work and you just want to get to the house. Kick your feet up, grab some chow and "veg" out on the couch. You are driving home, stuck in traffic and there is absolutely nothing on the radio. You grab the ole' iPod, put on your ear phone and start jamming. You probably play the best "steering wheel drum" and "dashboard piano" (I know I do), but did you know that according to Air Force Instruction 31-204 you are prohibited from wearing headphones and earphones while driving a motor vehicle on base? "But what about my cell phone...?" Not to worry I got your back. Charleston Air Force Base Instruction 31-204 prohibits the use of "headphones, earphones and other listening devices; except for hands-free cellular phone devices." Unless you have 3 points to spare on your license, let the on-air DJ spin your tunes.

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Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010


Learning protocol for Joint Base Charleston Courtesy of the 628th Joint Base Charleston Protocol Office Many wonder what protocol is and how it is relevant to us as military members. Protocol can be defined as "the set of rules, customs and regulations, prescribing good manners in official life and in ceremonies involving governments, nations and their representatives." (Sand, 2002) Examples include: when to salute, how to give an introduction and what is appropriate to say. This may seem like common sense, but can easily be forgotten. For most, protocol is the initial and continued impression you give to others you interact with. In 628th Joint Base Charleston Protocol Office we have a saying, "impression is everything" and can be interpreted either good or bad regardless of your intentions. For most members of Team Charleston, you have only known the Air Force Protocol. However, with the emergence of Joint Base Charleston there will be many new ways of conducting protocol. The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force have all developed their own ways of protocol since the founding of their respective service. The term "you're on our base, you follow our rules," will no

longer suffice. It is imperative that we show each military member their due respect, regardless of their service or location. During the weeks to come, protocol will provide tips on what members should know. For this week it is important to know the other service's rank, especially those we will be working with. While the Army and the Air Force share similar rank structures, the Navy is very different from ours. Just as we address e-mails and letters with rank abbreviations, the Navy abbreviations differ significantly from ours. Also, there is an approved form when addressing certain ranks. Just as we may say, "hello, Chief" to a chief master sergeant in the Air Force, there is certain forms of addressing those in the Navy. While the Go-By column provides the generic forms of address, the Navy Go-By's can change significantly by their "rating" -similar to the Air Force's Air Force Specialty Codes. These ratings can be identified on their rank. Identifying these ranks can be difficult, as they vary in shape, color, and design. Altogether, it is necessary to be able to identify and properly communicate with those we are working with or those we will be working with in the future. Next week we will cover the rank structure of the Naval officers.

Follow-through: a necessity for communication By Lt. Col. Robert Pavelko 21st Space Operations Squadron SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Recent sporting events reminded me of the importance of follow-through to guarantee results. Whether it was a golf swing at the British Open, a tennis swing at Wimbledon or an at-bat in a baseball game, good form and follow-through are needed to achieve results. Each athlete practices countless hours to perfect his or her swing to include the follow-through. Golf has many shots: driving off the tee, laying up in front of a water hazard or sinking a short putt. Each particular shot requires a specific approach, but all require a good follow-through. Similar circumstances are present in tennis and baseball, and specific situations require different approaches. None are executed properly without correct follow-through. Follow-through has an equally important place in our mission execution every day. Whether it is satellite operations, personnel actions, finance transactions or response to a security incident, each requires proper and consistent follow-through to guarantee results. What would happen if actions taken during shift were not documented and briefed to the relief crew? Would a promotion raise take effect if proper information was not

entered into the Defense Finance and Accounting System? Any of these examples, and many more, would fail to be executed properly if the actions were not completed with correct follow-through. Communication is the critical bedrock in any endeavor, relying on the basic premise that individuals both receive and understand a message. Without an acknowledgement of receiving the communication and feedback, does the sender know the receiver perceived the instructions correctly? In our day-to-day operations, communication is essential to guarantee mission success. Communication and management in daily activities has focused on the ever-insular e-mail to transmit information. An e-mail sent does not equate to the message being received, much less read, understood or acted upon. Far too many times, technical issues cause information not to be received. Once received, does the recipient understand the message and intent? Follow-through is needed to verify the message has been received. Communication can be an impersonal exchange, such as reading this article. There is no instant feedback from the reader. Communication in person provides ample opportunity to ensure messages have been received. Phone calls assist with real-time exchange, but are not always feasible. E-mail and instant messaging have accelerated the pace of exchange, but not necessarily our

understanding of the communication. So how do we ensure everyone understands the message? Each of us must practice proper follow-through and not presume "fire and forget" applies to communication. Action is required by both parties. Feedback completes the communication loop, ensuring parties understand the intent. Proper follow-through by both the sender and receiver increases good communication. Communication goes both up and down the chain of command, conveying critical information and providing direction. A commander issuing an order does not know if the intent is understood unless we relay acknowledgment and our comprehension of the message. Each message, no matter how small, is an opportunity to provide accurate follow-through to assist successful communication and ultimately affect action. Every message, no matter how trivial or innocuous, is critical to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency. Similar to those household names on the professional golf tour and in major league baseball, practicing followthrough is critical. Communication is the responsibility of both sender and receiver. Both must practice good follow-through. Refrain from going "comm out;" acknowledge every message and convey feedback each time. Strive to be a good communicator with outstanding follow-through, and it will ultimately ensure mission accomplishment.



Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' inbox continues to solicit feedback WASHINGTON – In his State of the Union Address this year, President Barack Obama called on Congress to repeal the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. A comprehensive review of issues associated with the possible repeal led Defense Secretary Robert Gates to create an intra-Department, inter-Service working group. The working group is in place to systematically engage the force and their families to assess the implications of repeal, should it occur. To solicit feedback, an online inbox was also created as one method the group will use to gather opinions. Since its debut in early May, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" online inbox continues to help assess the implications of a possible repeal. Noting the importance of getting the opinions of those who would be affected most by a repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, Secretary Gates urged servicemembers to provide their input. "I think it is very important for us to under-

family members in August. stand from our men and The survey is confidential, women in uniform the challenges that they see," the secretary pointed out. Secretary Gates said, noting "I strongly encourage that the department needs gays and lesbians who are their views on the subject and in the military to fill out the challenges they see to these forms," Secretary implementing a possible Gates said. "We've organized this in a way to protect change to the law. their privacy and the confiUsing the inbox, servicemembers and their families A new online inbox that enables dentiality of their responsmay comment anonymously service members and their fami- es through a third party, lies to comment anonymously and it's important that we to offer their thoughts about about the impact of a possible how a repeal of the law might repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't hear from them as well as everybody else. But I think affect military readiness, mili- Tell" law has gone live. we're satisfied that this is tary effectiveness and unit an important element of cohesion, recruiting and retention, and family readiness. A non-Defense this effort, and that it's being done in a very proDepartment contractor will monitor comments fessional way." For common access card holders who did not made through the inbox and eliminate any identifiable information inadvertently submitted to receive a survey, the DOD continues to encourage use of the online inbox at http://www. ensure anonymity. In addition to the online inbox, the Defense Department also released 400,000 e-mail surveys July 8. Another survey will go to 150,000 (Courtesy of American Forces Press Service)

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437th Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

By Airman 1st Class Ian Hoachlander Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The 437th Maintenance Squadron welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 22, 2010 here. Maj. Jeffrey Darden, former operations officer for the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., replaced Maj. Sara Huiss who now works at the Pentagon. Major Darden was born at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio and grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio. He attended Beavercreek High School and upon graduating high school he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Major Darden received his commission when he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History. Major Darden's first assignment was at McChord AFB, Wash., followed by Tinker AFB, Okla., Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Little Rock AFB. He has served in the Air Mobility Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Pacific Air Forces and worked with C-141B, C-17, B-52 and C130 aircraft. He has held assignments on the flightline, back shops, Air Logistics Center and Program Integration Office levels. He was also the maintenance officer for the C-17 bed down team, responsible for logistics and the integration of the first Active-Associate Total Force unit. As the new commander of the 437 MXS, he said he is excited to come back to the C-17 mission and command for the first time. "My push is to encourage the squadron to use their amazing creativity to develop better and smarter ways to do things," stated Major Darden. What is your most memorable moment in the Air Force? Lots of great memories and great moments, but recently, watching aircraft 62-1817, C-130E - nicknamed "Patches" after it got shot up at Khe Sahn, taxi out of Little Rock for the last time on its way to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. What do you expect from your Airmen? Integrity, effort and teamwork.

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2. How do you sign up for the service? A. Check in with the base library for a password B. Go to C. Call the education center D. Call the attending school E. Both A and B 3. What hours are tutors available? A. Weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. B. Only during normal school hours C. Only after normal school hours D. 24 hours a day, seven days a week 4. What days are tutors available? A. Monday, Wednesday, Friday B. Saturday, Sunday C. All federal work days D. Every day, except New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas 5. What tutoring services are provided? A. Mathematics and English B. Resumes and job search C. Science and Social Studies D. Essay writing, test taking, proofreading and homework Photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Daniel Bowles E. All of the above The Department of Defense is currently funding an online tutoring program for military chil6. What grade levels are served? A. Elementary school B. Middle school C. High school D. Introductory college level E. All of the above

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Naval consolidated brig prisoners receive education upgrade Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Naval Weapons Station Charleston Public Affairs Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first National Testing Center for military prisoners aboard Naval Weapons Station Charleston, July 14. The new and improved testing facility will allow military prisoners to complete accredited computer-based college level courses vice the normal paper based testing, offering 33 different testing areas versus the previous limit of 17. Established under the sponsorship of Thomas Edison State College and NWS Charleston, this NTC designation enables a vast improvement in testing capability for prisoners and staff in College Level Examination Program, ComputerBased DANTES Subject Standardized Test Internet BasedTest, Excelsior College Examination, and Pearson Vue Testing Services. NAVCONBRIG Charleston test control officer, Sylvia Gilliard, the driving force who first proposed the idea, spent more than two years coordinating the many administrative requirements and approvals required for the NTC. As a direct result, staff personnel and prisoners will be able to take more tests more quickly with faster feedback, enhancing their educational opportunities. According to Mrs. Gilliard, this is the first NTC nationwide that is located within the confines of a correctional facil-

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NWS exchange tops charts in quality, service, sales By Eric Sesit Naval Weapons Station Charleston Public Affairs Naval Weapons Station Charleston's Navy Exchange management and employees were presented the prestigious Bingham Award at the NWS Charleston NEX July 15, highlighting the exchange as one of the Navy's best. Each year, the Bingham Award recognizes NEXs which have demonstrated excellence in customer service, operations and management. The NWS exchange placed first in the $20 to $40 million category with more than $24 million in sales for 2009. "This award demonstrates that you are one of the best Navy exchanges in the world; only nine other stores out of 103 can claim this award," said Rear Adm. Steven Romano, commander of NEX Service Command, to the crowd of NEX employees. "This is like winning an Olympic gold medal." Admiral Romano, who served as guest speaker at the event, added that as he

walked through the facility, he noticed four qualities that led to the Charleston NEX's success. "You do the basics right, you make a mature facility look great; you are managed by extraordinary leadership and you have great training," said Admiral Romano. NWS Charleston NEX General Manager Beth Munoz gave credit to the employees who operate the store on a daily basis. "This team has always had the necessary skill and teamwork in them to win this award, and they show it every day," said Ms. Munoz. The team includes long-time employees Willie Ellis and Bernice Mac. Ms. Mac has been working at the NEX for 20 years, while Mr. Ellis has been with the company for 37. Looking to retire in the near future, he was thrilled to see all the hard work has paid off. "It's a very prestigious award for us," said Mr. Ellis, and Ms. Mac echoed the sentiment. "This took a lot of team effort, but in the

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson

Naval Weapons Station Charleston's Navy Exchange management and employees join with distinguished guests following a ceremony awarding the Navy Exchange the Bingham Award July 15, 2010. Each year, the Bingham Award recognizes NEXs which have demonstrated excellence in customer service, operations and management. The NWS exchange placed first in the $20 to $40 million category with more than $24 million in sales for 2009.

end, it was worth it. This award is just great for morale and makes us want to keep working hard," said Ms. Mac. The Bingham Award is named after the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, who was the

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Life Writing Workshop Everybody has a story to tell. Learn to write short stories about your life, including family, growing up, best friends, events and more at this Tuesday, July 27 workshop. Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren. This workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Center on Stewart Avenue. The cost per person is $20. Participants receive a journal, writing guides and instruction. This session is an “adults only” class. Prior registration requested.

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Staff Sgt. Mark Heitkamp prepares a fuel sample form to annotate the days tests on July 20, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Information noted from the days tests will then be transferred to their database for storing and reference. The fuel being tested is JP8, a colorless sustance composed of a large number of chemicals that smells of kerosene. Sergeant Heitkamp is the noncommisioned office in charge of the fuels laboratory with the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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Staff Sgt. Mark Heitkamp runs an Aeronautical Engine Laboratory test on fuel samples July 20, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. After running 300 milliliters of fuel through the AEL pad is then tested for water contents which will show up as neon green dots.

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Taylor

Staff Sgt. Mark Heitkamp performs a sign weight test on fuel samples July 20, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The laboratory technician runs 1 gallon of fuel through the in-line sampler, sucks the fuel out and fill it back with either to remove any remaining fuel. The lab tech finishes the test by comparing the color to Aviation Turbine Fuel Contamination Standards book.

Staff Sgt. Mark Heitkamp uses the Aviation Turbine Fuel Contamination Standards book to verify the color of the fuel sample July 20, 2010 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The maximum allowed by the ATFCSB is A-4. Samples are drawn to ensure uncontaminated, clean, dry fuel is issued to the aircraft.

AROUND Joint medical team prepares local officials during disaster training PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – A joint team of medical instructors is working with local medical, government and emergency officials here July 19, to help them practice and coordinate their response efforts in the event of a disaster or mass casualty incident. The Defense Institute for Medical Operations team, composed of Air Force and Navy service members, is teaching a week-


long, Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty Response hybrid course. The first half of the course, developed by members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is designed to help Trinidadian officials develop an interagency, coordinated disaster preparedness and response plan. During the second half, the participants will apply their plans to a mass casualty incident. During the course, more than 40 local officials from various agencies, and with varying specialties and experience, will work together so that all agency officials know exactly what

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Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!!! U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Pugh performs a search of a mock suspect during an exercise at the Dorchester Road gate July 20, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The mock suspect was apprehended for transporting a firearm onto base and refusing to report to the base armory for storage. Failure to obey security forces instructions is a serious infraction and can result in arrest. Airman Pugh is an entry controller with the 628th Security Forces Squadron.


is required in response to a disaster. The local officials will participate in scenarios at the end of each day, and will put their classroom training to practice during an exercise at the end of the week. DIMO, a training institute assigned to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, is designed to strengthen global medical capabilities in disaster response and health care management through education and training.

Air Combat Command promotes CCAF degree LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Although having a Community College of the Air Force degree is important for all Airmen, Air Combat Command is encouraging its technical sergeants to achieve this educational goal. Currently, the command is seven points below the Air Force average of 42 percent, but the goal is to have 50 percent of its technical sergeants degreed before being eligible for promotion to the senior noncommissioned ranks. "For NCOs and career progression, a CCAF degree is a requirement for senior rater endorsement, and that is a key factor and a weighted factor on the senior master sergeant promotion board," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Cormier, ACC Public Affairs functional manager. According to the chief, today's Airmen are better educated, and to be leaders who lead by example, Airmen should have a CCAF degree. Enrolling is automatic upon completion of basic training, fulfilling the four-semesterhour requirement of physical education. Additionally, members can earn up to 24 semester hours through their technical school. More credits are awarded when earning fiveand seven-skill levels. Professional military education, comprised of airman leadership school, NCO academy and Air Force Senior NCO Academy provide another six semester hours, fulfilling the leadership and management training requirements. To accelerate the degree acquisition process, Airmen can go to their education center to earn up to 30 semester hours through CLEP and Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support exams. Airmen can log onto au/ccaf/index.asp to see the checklist for their career field and visit with a counselor at the education office to develop a plan to complete their CCAF. "It's important for an Airman to get their CCAF degree because education develops critical thinking skills, and in the Air Force we need Airmen who can see problems and find creative ways to fix them," Chief Cormier said.

Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010


Guard members respond to brush fires in California ARLINGTON, Va. – Two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems 2 aircraft from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Island ANG Station, Calif., responded to a fire July 15 in Riverside County, Calif. Guard officials said the unit was requested by the U.S. Forest Service through the National Interagency Fire Center after lightning caused a brush fire near Temecula. The two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flew one sortie for almost two hours and dropped 3,000 gallons of fire retardant on what the Riverside County Fire Department dubbed the "Skinner fire." More than a dozen fires broke out in the county, as powerful thunderstorms rolled across the region, National Weather Service officials said. The fire had burned about 711 acres and was about 15 percent contained by late July 15, according to local news reports. Full containment was estimated for July 16. Assistance by the military is normally requested when national civilian resources are committed to fires and more resources are needed, guard officials said. The 146th AW was called to respond to this fire, because it needs 13 drops on actual fires for certification on the new MAFFS 2 system. The unit was the first to transition to the MAFFS 2 system in 2008, and it remains the only unit flying the new system on the C-130J Super Hercules. MAFFS 2 systems incorporate new design features and technology that provide a number of advantages over the legacy MAFFS systems, including improvements in fire retardant coverage level, improved safety features, reduction of corrosion of the aircraft and an on-board compressor. MAFFS is a portable fire retardant delivery system that is rolled into the back of the C130J Super Hercules cargo compartment. The system is capable of dropping up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant or water on wildfires. They can discharge their entire load in under five seconds. Along with the 146th AW, there are three other MAFFS units, including the Wyoming ANG's 153rd AW, the North Carolina ANG's 145th AW, and the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd AW, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since 1974, National Guard and Air Force Reserve pilots have flown 6,500 firefighting missions, dropping 167 million pounds of fire retardant around the western U.S., officials said.



Airlift Dispatch â&#x20AC;˘ July 23, 2010

AF scientists envision robotic aerial port at JB CHS By 2nd Lt. Susan Carlson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Team Charleston's 437th Aerial Port Squadron might see the addition of robotics to their team of "Port Dawgs" in the not so distant future, according to Air Force scientists. Premier researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, accompanied by Air Mobility Command's chief scientist, visited Joint Base Charleston July 16 to explore the notion, and analyze the operations of the 437 APS. The visit marked the initial stages for this project. Researchers needed to see the actual operations, from start to finish in order to cater to the needs of the 437 APS, and that is exactly what the eight scientists, engineers and contractors accomplished. The group, from the Airbase Technologies Division (RXQ), AFRL, followed the cargo from the door where it is initially processed to the actual aircraft where it is loaded for departure. "I'm here to get smart, to learn about Charleston's mission and gather information ... our hope is people will tell us what they need," said Brian Skibba, a research civil engineer of the Robotics Research Group. The research engineers and scientists at the AFRL, which is based at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl., are constantly brainstorming new and innovative ideas on saving energy, cutting down the cost of manpower, and making operations all around more efficient. Here at Joint Base Charleston, they are investigating the possibility of using robotics to make the entire process of loading and unloading cargo more efficient. The idea is to create a "robo-palet" that is self-aware and can drive itself to and from the loading dock and the aircraft. In addition, in order to protect our assets, the robot would

know the exact weight and type of cargo it carried as well as if it had been tampered with at any point in the transportation process. The community of researchers strives to create mature technology which comes directly from the hands of the users. Many of their ideas, although at times may seem farfetched, are actually anticipated to hit the market within the next few years. "Engineers and scientists do wonderful things, and it's greatly increased when we can come out and view the process, understand the difficulties and work towards fixing those problems," said Brian Nola, a contractor for Applied Research Associates. Taking the information that they gathered today, the AFRL researchers will return to Tyndall and begin developing plans for the future. Their focus is to eliminate the nonvalue added tasks - those that simply take up time, have to be done, but really don't require a body to do. Already the Airbase Technologies Division has developed robots for a variety of Air Force platforms and is developing an automated ground refueling system, according to Dr. Albert Rhodes, the acting chief of RXQ. The RXQ boasts extensive expertise in robotic systems and with the help of Dr. Donald Erbschloe, Air Mobility Command's Chief Scientist, they are now developing concepts for robotic cargo handling systems, Dr. Rhodes stated. "Without boots on the ground experience, it's harder; this refines the Photos by Airman 1st Class Lauren Main things we do," said Dr. Rhodes, Senior Airman Jessica Stanley,left, and Bobby Robinson, right, give a "The visit gave us the knowl- tour of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron to scientists and engineers from edge of how [Air Mobility the Air Force Research Laboratory July 16, 2010. The researchers Command] does its mission." came from Tyndall Air Force Base to tour the facility and see what The overall sentiment from changes could be made to improve efficiency and decrease work the scientists after their day at loads. Airman Stanley is a cargo journeyman and Mr. Robinson is an 437 APS was the absolute pro- air freight supervisor, both with the 437 APS. fessionalism, knowledge and expertise shown by the Port Dawgs. "The most valuable aspect of today was the dialogues, we need to do more of this, get technologists out of the lab to see what the operators do and encourage more interaction between the two," said Dr. Erbschloe. "Great ideas don't just exist in the labs; there are great ideas out here too."

Mr. Bobby Robinson guides a group of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory through the 437th Aerial Port Squadron July 16, 2010. The researchers mission is to use advanced technologies to improve deployed air base capabilities. Many of the developing ideas are new aged and unique, but surprisingly not far from being implemented. Mr. Robinson is an air freight supervisor with the 437 APS.

Bobby Robinson guides a group of researchers through Joint Base Charleston's APS July 16, 2010, to look for potential improvements that could be made to increase efficiency via robotics.


Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010


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Staff Sgt. Matt Pardini is presented the Bronze Star Medal by Col. Martha Meeker for his exceptionally meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom July 16, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Colonel Meeker is the commander of Joint Base Charleston. Sergeant Pardini is a videographer with the 1st Combat Camera Squadron.


Staff Sgt. David Bertles is presented the Joint Accommodation Medal by Col. Martha Meeker July 16, 2010, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Sergeant Bertles is a videographer with the 1st Combat Camera Squadron.

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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 Memorial Day 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 Click a state on the map to see a list of museums.


into by attending Heart Link at the Airman and Family Readiness Center July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register call 963-4406. Extreme summer heat bowling: Every Saturday night from 9 to 11 p.m., it's OK to get extreme at Starlifting Lanes Bowling Center. During July, we'll give you two hours of bowling, shoe rental, hot music and cool lights for just $5. There will be drawings for great prizes each night. No RSVP required. Call 963-3315 for more information. Sunday Kayak adventure trip: Join the Outdoor Recreation Center July 25 as they explore some of the most picturesque waterways in the South. This one-day trip is open to all experience levels of kayakers and makes great family outing. The $35 per person cost includes transportation, kayak equipment, safety gear, life jackets, parking fees and trip guides. Departure time from the Outdoor Recreation Center is 9 a.m. and the return time is around 4 p.m. Space is limited on this trip, so sign up early. Call 963-1732 for more information. Tuesday Resume II: A one-on-one class will be offered July 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information call 963-4406. Life writing workshop: Everyone has a story to tell. Learn to write short stories about your life, including family, growing up, best friends, events and more during a workshop July 27. Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren. This workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Center on Stewart Avenue. The cost per person is $20. Participants receive a journal, writing guides and instruction. This session is an "adults only" class. Prior registration requested. Call 963-4936 for more details. 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 28. 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. Credit repair solutions: Learn about credit scores, building credit and how to protect your credit on your own in a class July 28 from 8 to 9 a.m. Separate fact from fiction and how to avoid scams that offer empty promises. Class will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Pinch your pennies until they squeal: Learn how to have a good quality of life on a budget July 28 from noon to 1 p.m. Call 9634406 to reserve your seat. Career status bonus/redux briefing: If you are close to your 14.5 year mark in the military and have the word "choice" listed on your current leave and earnings statement, then you have a choice between two retirement plans. The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a career status/redux briefing July 28 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. For additional information or to register call 963-4406. July 30 Key Spouse training: Would you like to make a difference in

Friday 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 for the local competition, log on to and click on the "icon" logo. Latin Night at the Club: Looking for an evening out with great music and a dance style that actually encourages you to hold on to your dance partner? Come to Latin Night at the Charleston club July 23 at 9 p.m. and have fun dancing to a rhythmic Latin beat. If you don't know how to salsa or Cha Cha Cha, we'll have dance lessons at the beginning of the evening to give you and your partner some pointers. Music will be provided by the area's top Latin DJ, Luigi Bravo of Latin Groove. There is a Last incident: June 27 $7 per person cover for the night. The kitchen will 2010 Total: 12 2009 Total: 16 stay open until 10 p.m., and there's drink service until 2 a.m. No reservations needed. 2008 Total: 14 2007 Total: 8 Saturday To volunteer, e-mail Heart Link: Make new friends and create a Members receiving a Driving Under the Influence support system in a fun-filled environment by must report to the wing commander the following learning what benefits you are entitled to as a milduty day in full service dress accompanied by their itary spouse. Break the code on the military lansupervisor, first sergeant and squadron commander. guage and learn exactly what you got yourself

someone's life who is new to your organization or the Air Force? Become a key spouse and get involved with sharing valuable information and setting up points of contact for questions the spouse may have during the members' temporary duty assignment or deployment. Key spouse training will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center July 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. call 963-4406 for more information or to register. July 31 Southern Savers extreme couponing sessions: Learn how to dramatically increase your buying power by using "extreme couponing." Two sessions will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Children will not be permitted in the classroom. Some childcare for 15-montholds and up is available. Call 963-4404 for registration and to sign up for child care. Aug. 13 Special Needs Information and Activities Fair: The Air Force Aid Society in conjunction with Charleston Air Force Base Integrated Delivery System is sponsoring an Information and Activities Fair at the base picnic grounds Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. This event is designed to highlight the different resources available and bring families with Special Needs together. Events planned include pony rides, face painting and lunch with hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and snow cones. If planning to attend, call 963-4406 no later than Aug. 6.

Education and Training Funding change to testing: Effective Nov. 20, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support will only fund a military member's initial examination fee for each subject College Level Examination Program, DSST (previously known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) and Excelsior College Examinations 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, retesting 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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After school care: Registration is now underway for the 2010 through 2011 After School Program at the Youth Center. This program is accredited and a leader in the community. Transportation for the after school care will be provided from Hunley Park, Riverbends, Lambs, For Dorchester, Eagles Nest and Oakbrook elementary schools. The program is open to children ages 5 (and in kindergarten) to 12. Registration is accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shot records with current H1N1 vaccination and LES/pay statements must be available at time of registration. Call 963-5684 for additional details. 275 Girl Scouting on Joint Base Charleston: Girls in grades saved four to six, or six to seven are eligible for membership in the 963-2233 this year Girl Scout troop on JBC. Meetings are held at Building 245 on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for fun, earning badges and getting to Joint Base Charlestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airmen meet other girls. Please contact Carolyn Kolva at 743-5020 Against Drunk Driving offers for more information. free, confidential rides home.

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Airman 1st Class Ronda Verback 628th Force Support Squadron Airman 1st Class Ronda Verback is a member of the 628th Force Support Squadron and has been stationed at Joint Base Charleston for nearly two years. Upon her arrival at Joint Base Charleston, Airman Verback had to wait three months for her husband to join her. "I had a great sponsor who made sure in processing was a complete success and continues to help me whenever I need," said Airman Verback. "As for my husband, he is the greatest, supports me 100 percent and always knows how to make me laugh." Airman Verback is currently on her first deployment to the Middle East with the 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron. According to Airman Verback, being deployed is different from being in the United States because she has the opportu-

nity to meet people from different countries and cultures. In her deployed unit, Airman Verback works as a food services contracting technical representative. She is responsible for ensuring all Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and contractors deployed to her base receive nutritious meals enabling them to accomplish their mission. "I accurately track the Dining Facility head count daily and enforce strict food safety and sanitation standards," she explained. "Additionally, I perform weekly [security checks] helping to secure customers and co-workers for real work threat response." While at home station, Airman Verback's official duty title is a food service journeyman. While at Joint Base Charleston, she performed the role as an apprentice, learning her duties and responsibilities.

"As a five level, I have been given the opportunity to teach these skills to new Airmen," she said. "I have also developed leadership skills, allowing me to be an occasional shift leader. I could not have done this without my amazing group of supervisors. Whether I am deployed or at home, my overall mission is to ensure all branches of service are offered the opportunity to receive a hot quality meal." This "warrior of the week" hails from Evergreen Park, Ill., and enlisted in the Air Force two years ago. Her current goal for the future is to complete her Bachelor's degree. As a cook, Airman Verback contributes to Team Charleston's mobility mission by adhering to strict sanitation standards and making sure every military personnel has the opportunity to get a hot, nutritious meal in order to complete their missions. During her free time from work at home station, Airman Verback volunteers for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. While deployed, she has volunteered at the hospital, Red Cross and the United Service Organization. She does not only volunteer during her free time, she also spends quality time with her husband, goes running with her dog and hangs out with friends.

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JB CHS Airman named Volunteer of the Quarter Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Airman 1st Class Michael Thorndike works for the 628th Communications Squadron on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. While working for the 628 CS his primary duty is to provide communications security support for all of Joint Base Charleston. He also manages and administrates a number of base programs including secure telephone networks and the cryptographic access program throughout his nearly 10 hour workday. "Airman Thorndike is a highly motivated and dedicated Airman," said Staff Sgt. Jeff Idol, noncommissioned officer in charge of wing information assurance. "His outstanding drive to see the mission succeed inspires others to give it their all. The Air Force could definitely use more troops like him." According to Airman Thorndike, he thinks that it is important for Airmen to get out and volunteer on base and in the community. "Volunteers as a whole have a massive

impact on the quality and growth of the community," he explained. "Many of the events we all enjoy here on Joint Base Charleston would never have happened if it weren't for the hard work and dedication of volunteers. In addition, most of the aid, support and community improvement projects and services that happened in the Low Country are mostly, if not entirely, support by volunteers. These programs and services help and support local community members, who otherwise would struggle to meet even the basic needs." Many Airmen around the base have issues locating volunteer opportunities or think they do not have the time. Not only does Airman Thorndike volunteer during his lunch hour, occasionally he takes time out of his weekend to help out around the community. "If any member of Joint Base Charleston wants to get out and volunteer, they need to look no further than the internet," said Airman Thorndike. "There are a number of local organizations that do nothing but find and organize volunteers for literally hun-

dreds of organizations in the local area who need help." The internet is not the only place where Airmen around base can find volunteer opportunities. They also have professional organizations here on base who offer volunteer opportunities every month for anyone to get involved with. Airman Thorndike knows this first-hand and for this reason he created the First 6 Volunteer Opportunities section for the base newspaper. "The main reason for creating the article in the base paper was to get some unique and diverse volunteer opportunities to every Airman on base," Airman Thorndike explained. "This was for people who want to get out and make a difference, but might not know where to look. With this section in the paper Airmen can just open it up and see a number of the great programs and organizations to get out there and get involved with." Volunteer of the Quarter was set up to recognize the First 6 members who have gone above and beyond the line of duty. It is dedi-

cated to individuals who help further the goals of the First 6 or represent the First 6 here on base or out in the community. Volunteers are tracked by the First 6 council members and nominees can be forwarded at any time. Once a quarter all nominated members are looked at by the First 6 members who make up a panel to judge the respective packages. "Airman Thorndike is one of the First 6 membership officers," said Staff Sgt. Laci Brokaw. "Since taking position he has briefed more than 60 new Airman at the First Term Airman Center. He is also a mentor for a young child and meets with him once a week while also supporting the local International Center for Birds of Prey. Airman Thorndike has also recently participated in Habitat for Humanity and "Stamp out Hunger," where they helped collect 100,000 pounds of food for the Low Country Food Bank. Always ready to help, Airman Thorndike is much deserving of being the 'First 6 Spotlight' winner."

Seven WWII Airmen buried at Arlington National Cemetery By Michael Tolzmann Defense Media Activity ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The remains of seven Airmen missing in action from World War II were buried July 15 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Airmen are Capt. Joseph Olbinski, Chicago; 1st Lt. Joseph Auld, Floral Park, N.Y.; 1st Lt. Robert Anderson, Millen, Ga.; Tech. Sgt. Clarence Frantz, Tyrone, Pa.; Pfc. Richard Dawson, Haynesville, Va.; Pvt. Robert Crane, Sacramento, Calif.; and Pvt. Fred Fagan, Piedmont, Ala.; all

Army Chaplain (Capt.) John Gabriel salutes a folded American flag that was presented to Virginia Doolittle (seated), a surviving family member of 1st Lt. Joseph J. Auld, one of the seven Airmen who were interned July 15, 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

U.S. Army Air Forces. According to information provided by the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Airmen were aboard a C-47A Skytrain which departed Dinjan, India, May 23, 1944, on an airdrop mission to resupply Allied forces near Myitkyina, Burma. When the crew failed to return, air and ground searches found no evidence of the aircraft along the intended flight path. Fifty-eight years later, a missionary provided U.S. officials a data plate from a C47 crash site, located approximately 31 miles northwest of Myitkyina. And in DOD photos by Michael Tolzmann 2003, a Burmese citizen turned over A casket containing the remains of six Airmen, who perished in 1944 in a Chuman remains and identification tags for 47 aircraft crash in Burma, is removed from a horse-drawn caisson July 15, three of the crewmembers. 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The downed aircraft had a crew of A Joint POW-MIA Accounting seven - all of whom where interned here in two caskets following repatriation. Command team excavated the crash site in 2003 and 2004, recovering remains and equipment. Among Anderson along with co-mingled group remains that could other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evi- not be individually identified. A marker with the names of all dence, scientists from the Joint POW-MIA Accounting crewmembers will be placed at the gravesite. Family members from six of the seven Airmen were presCommand and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA, which matched ent for internment that took place in Section 60, an active some of the crew members' families, as well as dental com- burial section of Arlington National Cemetery. The section is approximately two-thirds full, with burials taking place there parisons in the identification of the remains. Two caskets were used. Lieutenant Auld's remains were almost daily. Veterans from many different eras, including individually identified and buried separately in a gravesite World War II, Korea and Vietnam, are buried in this section, adjacent to a group burial site for all of the others. Another alongside the service members killed in the recent wars in casket contained remains that were positively identified to be Afghanistan and Iraq.

BASE INFORMATION Chapel Schedule 107 Arthur Dr. Office: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 963-2536. After duty hours, call the command post at 963-8400, emergencies only. Catholic Services: Daily Mass is now offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturday - 4:15 p.m. Reconciliation; Mass; 5 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church. Protestant Services: Sunday - 8 a.m. Inspirational Gospel Worship Service; 11 a.m. Traditional Worship Service with

Children’s Church. Thursday - 7 p.m. Truth Seekers Bible Study, Chapel Annex. For information on other faith groups, call the Base Chapel at 963-2536.

Movie Schedule Ticket office normally opens at 7 p.m. Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Admission: Adults - $4 (12 years and older) / Children $2 (6-11 years old). / “G” Rated Movies: Children - $2 (3-11 years old). Schedule subject to change without notice. For information, call 963-3333. For further information on movie

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date and times visit charleston.htm. Friday, July 23, 7:30 p.m. – SPLICE – Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley – Genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing strangely beautiful creature that exhibits uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. And though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerate rate and threatens to become their worst nightmare. Rated R. Saturday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. – THE KARATE KID – Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan – 12-year old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China, Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying and the feeling is mutual but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng, in the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung-fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Rated PG. Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. – JONAH HEX – Josh Brolin, John Malkovich – Jonah Hex is a bounty hunter of last resort, a battle-hardened gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” A man fated to wander alone, his sole human connection is with Lilah, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for freedom from the warrants on his head, me must track down and stop the sinister terrorist Quentin Turnbull, the man who killed Hex’s family and mutilated his face with a branding iron. Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Rated PG-13. Saturday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. – TOY STORY 3 – Tom Hanks, Tim Allen – Woody, Buzz, and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape gets underway. A few new faces some plastic and some plush join the adventure. Rated G. For more movie schedules, visit: ems/conus/charleston.htm

IMPORTANT BASE NUMBERS Commander's Action Line 963-5581 Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline 963-5550 Inspector General’s Office 963-3553 / 963-3552


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First 6 volunteer opportunities can make the most of your career By Airman 1st Class Michael Thorndike Membership Officer for the First 6 The Joint Base Charleston First 6 is a professional organization which focuses on providing junior enlisted service members a forum for making the most of their military careers. The organization is open to all pay grades from E-1 through E-6. The next First 6 meeting is scheduled for August 26 at 11 a.m. in the First Term Airmen Center classroom. The volunteer opportunities listed below are just a few of many the First 6 supports and are available to all members of Joint Team Charleston. Points of contact are listed for each event, as well as links to websites to make an informed decision on which to volunteer for. In an effort to highlight base members actively volunteering, the First 6 will be tracking hours worked by volunteers. Contact the First 6 at 963-8278 to be counted in the running or e-mail Trident United Way: The Benefit Bank is an innovative network system for delivering benefits and enhancing antipoverty efforts. The goal is to create a sustained, multiyear antipoverty campaign which brings together faith based, community based and other organizations to serve people forced to live in poverty. Hundreds of volunteers are needed. Scheduling is very flexible at many sites across the area. To volunteer, contact Cathy Easley at 740-9000, ext. 243 or by e-mail at My Sisters House seeking Spanish-speaking interpreters: Family violence reaches across all cultures, ages and socio-economic levels. Volunteers who can interpret Spanish are needed to help victims of domestic violence. The organization's need is an ongoing opportunity. To vol-

unteer, please contact Sarah Baird at 747-4069 or by e-mail at Fields to Families: The gleaning season has begun full force and volunteers are needed to help - sometimes on very short notice. To help an organization committed to ending hunger, visit the website at and choose "Volunteer" to check out upcoming opportunities. For more information, contact Christina Lor at 388-2487 or by e-mail at Good Neighbor Center: "Breaking the cycle of homelessness" provides transitional housing for homeless veterans. Volunteers will be preparing meals, landscaping or assisting in the office. To volunteer, contact Faye Parker at 566-9344 or visit Lowcountry Orphan Relief: The Lowcountry Orphan Relief is looking for volunteers to help at their office in North Charleston. The LOR is a non-profit organization which provides support and services to local children and their families. Volunteers would be asked to assist at their facility with sorting, organizing and preparing clothing and school supplies to be given to local children. To volunteer, contact Cathy Keagy at 747-4099 or e-mail her at You can also check out the website at March of Dimes: The local division of March of Dimes is looking for volunteers. The March of Dimes' mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through community service education, advocacy and research. They hold a number of large events annually and are constantly involved in the community. Volunteers could be asked to do anything from administrative work at their office, to helping with auctions at black tie events. To volunteer, contact Meredith Repik at 571-1776 or e-mail her at For more information, visit the March of

Dimes website at Susan G. Komen for the Cure: The Lowcountry Susan G. Komen for the Cure division is always in need of volunteers. They need help with administrative work and various events throughout the year. To find out what you can do to help with the fight against breast cancer, contact Taffy Tamblyn at 556-8011 or e-mail her at To find out more details on the opportunities, visit their website at Beach Day: Volunteer with the Lowcountry Orphan Relief for "Beach Day" August 7 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will enjoy a fun day of playing with children of all ages at the beach and have an opportunity to have lunch with them. To volunteer, contact Cathy Keagy with Orphan Relief at 843-747-4009 or e-mail her at International Center for Birds of Prey: The International Center for Birds of Prey in Charleston is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with the care of a large number of raptors from around the world. Volunteers will be working intimately with these majestic birds on a regular basis. Volunteers must attend a quarterly volunteer orientation. To sign up for the next briefing, contact Joe Kowalis at 971-7474 or e-mail him at For more information visit the International Center for Birds of Prey website at Big Brothers, Big Sisters: As a local program of the Carolina Youth Development Center, the mission of BBBS is "to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth." Volunteers meet with their Little Brother or Sister either in the community or at one of the site-based programs, offering friendships through activities. Training is provided and volunteers must be at least 18. To volunteer, contact Mandy Scherer at 266-5256 or by e-mail at For more information, visit

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Airlift Dispatch • July 23, 2010

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AUTOMOTIVE 178 per mo. 08 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS EP3764 CD/MP3 $

03 Ford Mustang GT SP3861 Loaded!

06 F-150 Super R/T Cab 09 Ford Dodge Challenger P1017 4X4,Sunroof! Tow Pkg P3849A

03 VW Passat GLX Z71 Colorado 0605Hyundai Tiburon Chevrolet ImpalaGT 04 Chevrolet $$

All Wheel Drive, Leather, Sunroof P1019 Crew Cab/4x4

CI3850 P1026

149 per mo. 225


139 per permo. mo. 209

Ask about our Referral 04 Ford Mustang Coupe P3827A 5 spd. stick Rewards $ 136 per mo. Benefits!

05 Jeep Wrangler SP3795 4X4

270 per mo.



P1025 AM/FM/MP3 CD/MP3 SP3860

167per permo. mo. 203

259 Now! per mo. Call

173 per mo.

0704GMC Canyon Pontiac GTOSL $$



Military 843-864-3698 09 Mazda 6 06 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 08 Mitsubish Eclipse Discounts DETAILS! EP3837 P1028 4x4 ASK FOR MARK FOR EP3766

P1027 Leather, CD/MP3 OF $ SUMMERVILLE $ 179 per mo. 169 per mo.

06 Nissan Maxima SE

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PontiacEquinox G6 GT LT 07 09 Chevrolet SP3856AEP3824 AWD, CD/MP3

187 219 per permo. mo.


06 GMC Sierra Z71 SP3851 4x4

299 per mo.


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03 MINI Cooper S SP3828 Hatchback

03 ChevyLancer S-10 GTS 09 Mitsubishi

198 per per mo. mo. 270

03 Ford ChevyExplorer Silverado Z71 05 Limited P3863 4x4 P1009 CD/MP3/DVD

SP3855 P1005

219 213 per permo. mo.

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216 per mo.

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04 Ford Nissan Xterra 07 F-150 XLT $$



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219 per mo.


08 Toyota Tundra SP3803 Double Cab

359 per mo.


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07-23-2010 Airlift Dispatch  

The official base paper for the Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina - June 4, 2010 edition. This 7,500 circulation tabloid newspaper...

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