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Joint Base Charleston

Patriot Vol. 2, No. 4

Team Charleston – One Family, One Mission, One Fight!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Marie Brown


Meet the new boss See page 5

ADVANCEMENTS Airmen receive promotions See page 6

The 437th Maintenance Squadron, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, 315th Maintenance Squadron and 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron prepare for the Logisitics Compliance Assessment Program inspection.

LCAP Inspection scheduled Feb. 4-11

By Maj. Jason Engle 437th Maintenance Operation Squadron commander

More than 2,500 personnel from 315th Maintenance Group, 437th Maintenance Group and 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron are ready for the upcoming Air Mobility Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection. The LCAP team, with 52 inspectors, arrives Feb. 2 and will be inspecting the groups and squadron on their logistics processes. The LCAP inspection period, Feb. 4 to 11, evaluates a unit's ability to perform key logistics processes in a safe, standardized, repeatable and technically compliant manner. The previous Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program inspection, which occurred in May 2009, resulted in an "Outstanding" rating for all the units. The Joint Base Charleston-Air Base logistics system and ultimately the Air Force logistics system depends on its valued Airmen. Too many times when there is a mishap, the details involve an Airman rushing to complete a task. Personal injury is unacceptable and 'bending metal' must be eliminated so the logistics pipeline operates efficiently. The LCAP inspection


Outdoor Recreation Center breaks ground on family campground

Comprehensive Airmen Fitness See page 13

team is visiting to ensure JB CHS-AB meets its logistics standards during this challenging time in the nation's history. Team Charleston's Airmen, who are responsible for the largest C-17 fleet in the Air Force, are prepared to meet that standard. Before any inspection, it is important to understand the directions. Air Force Instruction 20-111 spells out the LCAP grading criteria and can easily be found on e-pubs. The LCAP focus areas include: compliance with nuclear surety, a qualified and proficient workforce, compliance with technical orders, instructions, manuals, directives, facility and equipment condition and asset accountability. The inspectors will look at Team Charleston's logistics tasks, quality assurance proficiency and instructor and trainer ability. The final score is calculated by dividing the total number of passed events by the total of all events. Events are defined as evaluations and inspections. Deductions are assessed a one-half percent penalty for each previous 'major' LCAP finding and safety violation, tech data violations and unsatisfactory condition reports. If every Airman performs the tasks they have been trained on with a positive attitude, JB CHS-AB will excel. As always, safety is Team Charleston's top priority and the key to success.

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(left to right) U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, Mr. Robert Hood, Mr. Todd Martin, U. S. Navy Capt. Ralph Ward, Mr. Rob Farcloth and Maj. Tara White dig in during the ground breaking ceremony for the Outdoor Recreation Center family campground Jan 26, 2011 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base. This ground breaking is an upgrade to a community facility that will be able to accommodate 45 recreational vehicles and campers as opposed to the current campground that can only accommodate 17 RV's and campers. Chief LugoSantiago is the 628th Air Base Wing command chief, Mr. Hood is the 628th Contracting Squadron chief of construction flight, Mr. Martin is assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, Captain Ward is the Joint Base Charleston deputy commander, Mr. Farcloth is a contractor with Lake Moultrie Construction and Major White is the 628th Force Support Squadron commander.

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Capt. Ralph Ward Deputy Commander, Joint Base Charleston

I often get the chance to meet our newest Sailors and Airmen, and most have entered the service within the past year. Most will tell me they decided to serve our great nation to gain direction in their lives, get an advanced education, travel and be part of a highly respected organization. But none have yet told me they joined to be seriously injured in a preventable accident at work or on liberty. As the years rapidly accrue in my own career, I've unfortunately seen too many cases where we've failed in our basic obligation to keep our people safe. Much of the work and many of the missions performed every day around the Joint Base are inherently dangerous - from flight line operations to waterfront operations, from high voltage electrical work to simple office repairs on a stepladder. A strong safety culture is the critical element for preventing problems during our important work. Everyone on our team, including those youngest members, must feel complete ownership for keeping the entire unit safe. The Wingman or Shipmate concept is equally important during off-duty liberty hours. This culture can only come from each of us: the Base Safety Office cannot magically

create it in our workplaces or in our off duty time. I'm willing to bet your unit could improve its safety culture - please bear with me and consider these questions and examples: • Do your youngest members routinely ask questions and feel capable of objecting to an unsafe plan? Have you ever seen one of your junior people do this? • There are checklists and procedures for nearly everything we do does your unit always use them carefully? Can you remember any time where your leaders stopped to make sure these tools were on hand? • There are four or five things your unit routinely does that are most likely to cause accidents and injury - do your youngest people understand the risks and the specific steps in place to prevent problems? • If your group experiences a "near miss," does your group treat it as if the accident had occurred and take valuable time out to plan how to prevent it from becoming a serious incident the next time around? • How frequently do your leaders take the time to teach their people about the mishaps and near-misses encountered by other organizations who face the same challenges that you do? • How often does your group talk about how to stay safe during liberty hours, recognizing that you rarely will get feedback when these efforts save lives? • How strong is your group's Wingman or Shipmate concept - can you think of times when a fellow Airman or Sailor stepped forward to prevent a problem out in town, perhaps risking personal embarrassment or worse? We have a very busy year ahead at Joint Base Charleston - the base and its many tenant commands have dozens of challenging events scheduled, including next week's Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation, the Air Expo in April and an Operational Readiness Inspection in November. We have countless programs in place that work to keep our people safe, but none are a substitute for each of us taking personal responsibility for safety, around the clock, both on duty and out in town.

LCAP inspection starts Wednesday Commentary by Col. Tony Clavenna 437th Maintenance Group commander Team Charleston Is Ready! It is indeed our honor to welcome Col. Robert Straw and the Air Mobility Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection team to Joint Base Charleston as they embark on ensuring our logistics personnel and activities are 100 percent compliant. The LCAP team will thoroughly inspect the 437th Aerial Port Squadron, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron, 437th Maintenance Squadron and 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Feb. 2 through Feb. 11. We are excited, motivated and glad to host this inspection team and show them our professionalism, dedication and compliance. Team Charleston has a stellar reputation with numerous outstanding accomplishments. The 628 LRS was recently identified as AMC's Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Readiness Daedalian Award winner for 2010. Additionally, the 437th and 315th Maintenance Groups have attained remarkable success as back-to-back winners of the 2008 and 2009 AMC Daedalian Weapon System Maintenance trophy as well as the best maintenance group in the Air Force for 2008. Most recently, the 437th Airlift Wing was recognized with the Meritorious Unit Award and Team Charleston recently claimed two of AMC's Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award winners for 2010 - Maj. Jeffrey Darden, Field Grade Officer winner, and John Brautigam, Munitions Maintenance Civilian Technician winner. Though all are certainly remarkable achievements, no professional rests on such laurels, rather, all must resolve to continue to pursue even higher excellence – especially in the realm of compliance. Compliance is neither a buzzword, nor a program, rather it is a mind-

set, a manifestation of personal integrity required to be exhibited by all Airmen each and every day. Our Air Force's core values guide us to be complaint in all things – both big and small. As we prepare for our LCAP inspection, and the rest of our challenges that will follow in 2011 – to include an Operational Readiness Inspection – it is readily apparent that we must continuously focus our efforts on safe operations, technical order compliance and self discipline. As I think about our LCAP inspection and its importance, I'm reminded of Benjamin Franklin's statement, "A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost." This statement highlights the importance of each and every task, no matter how small one might think they are. It is clear that all of us must achieve greatness in all things. Many teams have worked very hard to prepare for our LCAP inspection and many are truly thankful. It is clear that leaders at all levels throughout the 315th, 437th, and 628th Wings are engaged, ready and committed to achieving excellence each and every day. All are glad to host the LCAP inspection team and prove our logistics excellence. Many decades ago, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower stated that, "You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics." Team Charleston's logisticians are extremely proud of their logistics accomplishments that have made the world a safer place and protected the lives of deployed service members. This record of success is significant, well-earned and one that must continue. The logistics team at JB CHS is poised and teamed to continue its phenomenal record of excellence.

Chairman's Corner: Military professionalism and ethics By Navy Adm. Mike Mullen Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON – I had the privilege to speak last week at the National Defense University's Conference on Military Professionalism - a forum I called for in order to discuss what the military is, what it has become, and what it should be. I view this not as merely a one-day event, but the beginning of an ongoing dialogue. The time for these conversations is now, I believe, because as I reflect on my years of service particularly those during the Vietnam era - it occurs to me that the military tends to focus on these fundamental questions only after we are pierced by events that hurt us, both as an institution and as a nation.

We never want our actions to move us away from the American people, because our underpinning, our authorities - everything we are and everything we do - comes from them. We're an institution that the American people hold in great trust and confidence - a neutral instrument of the state - but we simply can't survive without their support. As we begin our tenth year at war, our allvolunteer force hails from less than one percent of the population, and we are based in fewer places across our country than in previous generations. I worry that we could wake up one day and that the American people will no longer know us, and we won't know them. An ongoing and open relationship with the American public has never been more important - not just in the communities where we are

based, but across the country. This is one way we stay connected to the American citizens we protect and represent. But what I really think it comes down to is accountability. Within the military, we need to be constantly asking ourselves, "Am I holding myself and those I am responsible for to the highest standards?" Ultimately, our quality of work and our personal conduct will say far more about who we are and what we stand for than any other thing we do. Simply put, we owe the American people nothing less than our very best every single day. The state of our profession is strong, but let's continue to look at - and to dig deeper into who we are and what we need to do to keep it that way.

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THE GIG-LINE: NWU – PART II Are you a mentor? By Master Sgt. Donald Leydig, Career Assistance Advisor Joint Base Charleston's Professional Enhancement Center

By Machinist's Mate Chief Shawn M. Sorensen Navy Career Counselor Last week I discussed the proper wearing of the Navy's new Navy Working Uniform. This week, I would like to talk about specifics on where Sailors are authorized to wear the NWUs. The NWU is designed to be worn in environments at sea and ashore that do not require special clothing (e.g. flight, flight deck, engine room, etc.). Unless otherwise prescribed by the regional commander, the NWU is authorized to be worn at all facilities on base, while commuting to and from work and home via a privately owned vehicle or public transportation, and on government and military contracted flights to or from OCONUS locations. Routine stops while commuting are not authorized. Genuine emergencies, such as medical and vehicle breakdowns, are the only authorized stops. These instructions have been slightly modified by NAVADMIN 188/09, which added increased flexibility to the requirements on where we can go in the NWU. NAVADMIN 188/09 states: - Routine short-term stops while transiting between work and place of residence via POV or public transportation in the NWU are authorized. Examples of shortterm stops include drop off and pick up for child care, dry cleaners, gas stations, banks and convenience stores. This is authorized only during prescribed working hours. Off-base dining during these hours in the NWU's is also authorized. - Shopping at non-military installation retail store outlets or malls or attending off base entertainment venues are considered extended stops and are therefore not authorized in the NWU. Wearing the NWU is generally not authorized at formal offbase official Navy or government functions. Commanders may authorize wear of the NWU for off-base working parties, including community relations projects. The NWU is not authorized for off-base personal appointments. When in the District of Columbia and certain counties in Maryland and Virginia, NWU wear requirements are different. Consult NAVADMIN 188/09 for the specifics before traveling to these areas. Wear the NWU with pride, and have a fine Navy day!

Do you have someone in your life that you consider a mentor? What is a mentor? Who can be a mentor? describes a mentor as "a wise and trusted counselor or teacher." The Professional Development Guide explains a mentor as "a person with greater experience and wisdom that guides another person to develop both personally and professionally." So who can be a mentor? A mentor can be anyone who you turn to for advice. It can be a supervisor, co-worker, family member or a friend. There is not a set criteria; a mentor just needs to be someone you trust and will provide good advice. Throughout my career, I have had many supervisors and friends that I would call mentors. They have helped me focus on what I need to do to succeed. It is important for you to find a good mentor and ask them questions. The only way you can grow, both personally and professionally, is to find someone you believe is doing it right and follow their lead. A good mentor will be willing to go out of their way to help you as long as they believe in you. Find a co-worker, supervisor, senior non-commissioned officer, first sergeant, chief, officer, civilian or family member and ask them to provide you with direction. Many of these people are willing to help if you just ask them. It doesn't matter what rank you are, there is always someone who can help you continue to grow. And in turn, don't just ask for a mentor, become a mentor. One way the Air Force can help you become a great mentor is through the Enlisted Development Plan. This website, located off the portal, is a great tool for you and your mentor to use to stay in contact and also provides many professional development avenues. I highly recommend visiting this site and becoming familiar with how it can help you. For anymore career advice, contact your CAA at 963-2768

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High tech, low level, close call By Lt. Col. Anthony Carr 14th Airlift Squadron commander There I was...flying a mighty C-17 at 400 miles per hour, 500 feet above a canyon floor in the Colorado backcountry. It doesn't get any more awesome than that. Mountains rose up on both sides of our flight path as we hid our aircraft from a simulated adversary among the high terrain. My crew was highly experienced and we were executing well. About halfway through our lowlevel route, we caught sight of a canyon perfectly suited for terrain masking. It wasn't on our planned route of flight, but after a brief discussion, we decided to deviate from our plan and seize on this valuable training opportunity. While we hadn't studied the area in-depth, we knew the advanced terrain awareness system of our C-17 would keep us safe. We knew it, but we were wrong. The terrain mapped on our cockpit displays did not match the reality we were seeing with our eyes as it flew by at seven miles per minute. The displays were inaccurate. Instead of an escape alley at the end of the canyon, we found ourselves staring at a sheer cliff wall. We were too low, too fast, and rapidly running out of time. Training was over. We were suddenly in a fight for survival. Luckily, we executed a recovery maneuver and cleared the cliff wall by a few hundred feet, but we had clearly placed our aircraft and ourselves in a bad position. Safety had been compromised. What had led a high-performing crew to

the brink of catastrophe? In this case, an inappropriate reliance on technology. We did something we hadn't planned to do, believing that technology made that planning unnecessary. This was a near-fatal miscalculation. Modern life is a daily exhibition of amazing technology, especially here at Joint Base Charleston. We operate an aircraft that showcases cutting-edge capabilities, and we use advanced digital tools and processes to maintain and support our weapon system. This is both a blessing and a curse; with advanced technology comes increased capability, but safe mission execution still relies on a grasp of the timeless requirement to plan and prepare carefully. These actions are most important when the operating environment is most dynamic. The hazards of technology over-reliance are not limited to the flying mission. They happen in everyday life. Consider, for instance, the use of Global Positioning Satellite navigation systems. These time-saving devices allow us to hop in our cars and go just about anywhere with little or no forethought. All we need is an address, and away we go. This grants us unprecedented flexibility in how we carry out our lives – we can re-orient instantly to a new activity without having to stop and re-plan. But such flexibility can introduce unique dangers, especially when driving in areas where we lack familiarity and don't understand the traffic patterns. Problems are compounded when something takes us off the primary route we intended to drive. Maybe the road is under construction or an accident blocks traffic; maybe the address is

inaccurate or the GPS maps outdated; maybe weather or terrain disrupt GPS reception. Each of these seemingly far-fetched possibilities can happen without warning, and without any planning to fall back upon, can quickly compromise safety. Driving in an unfamiliar area, disoriented, and feeling the stress of being lost and running late can create rushed or otherwise bad decisions. A few bad decisions in sequence can lead to a catastrophic auto accident or an unplanned detour into an unsafe area. Carrying a traditional road atlas and spending 10 minutes prior to departure getting familiar with the destination area are ways to mitigate this type of hazard. In other words, planning and preparation are the keys to safe execution, whether traveling at 40 mph or 400. I began this war story with "there I was"...but a more appropriate tagline would be "there I almost wasn't." Technology enhances our capability, but it can also be seductive. It can lead us to believe that the basics can be set aside; they can't. From this incident, I adopted a new rule of thumb: 'plan as you intend to fly, and then fly your plan. If you didn't plan it, don't do it.' This rule helps me strike the right balance between flexible execution using technology and the need for genuine preparation and pre-mission study. In simple terms, the more we're willing to sweat in planning, the less likely we are to bleed in execution. Thanks for all you do every day to safely execute our demanding mission--please continue to study hard, plan well, and Fly Safe!

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NEX inventory to shorten store hours Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Due to a scheduled annual inventory, the Navy Exchange main store and other NEX locations will have abbreviated hours of operation Jan. 28 and 29. Jan. 28 Autoport Store: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (pay at the pump will be available 24 hours) Uniform Shop: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 Main Barber Shop: 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Store: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Uniform Shop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mini Mart: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Autoport Store: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (pay at the pump available 24 hours)


Build wealth, not debt Now is the time to give yourself a raise. February is the month of Personal Finance. To create awareness, the Fleet and Family Support Center on Joint Base Charleston-Weaspons Station will sponsor the annual Military Saves Campaign. During the week of Feb. 21, FFSC will be holding many events to encourage and support military families in saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth over time. As part of the week long campaign, savings and investment activities will be

held around JB CHS-WS beginning with a kick-off Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at the base Galley. There will also be a spectacular “Learn and Earn Carnival” for the kids at Menriv soccer field, Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. But you don’t have to wait to start saving. Sign up now by going to and make a pledge to take care of yourself first. See your Command Financial Specialist or contact a personal financial manager at the FFSC. Call 764-7480 for more information or to volunteer for any of the events.

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Members to be chosen for Community Assessment Survey Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The Integrated Delivery System Working Group is sponsoring the 2011 Air Force Community Assessment Survey of service members, spouses, reservists, spouses of reservists and civilians. The survey started Jan. 25 and will continue until March 25. Air Force community members at Air Force bases worldwide were randomly selected to participate in the study. A notification letter that includes a link to the web-based survey was sent out to the work email address of each active-duty member selected to participate. Spouses have been sent a letter in the mail with the internet address written on it. “The 2011 Community Assessment Survey is a top priority,” stated Lisa Sweatt, Joint Base Charleston’s 2011 Air Force Community Assessment point of contact. “It is the best way for us to listen to Air Force community members and then provide services to them to help meet

their needs and the needs of their families. It allows them to express their opinions anonymously so participants can respond openly and honestly to issues that affect them every day.” Results from previous Air Force Community Assessments have impacted the policies and programs that support families at every level of the Air Force, to include: • Expanded financial counseling programs were offered to members and their families. • A user-friendly support network was developed for Air Force single parents. • Marriage-support seminars were set up for junior enlisted members and their spouses. Mrs. Sweat said the 2011 Community Assessment Survey provides community members a wonderful opportunity to improve the Air Force community. “We hope those selected will do everything they can to respond to the survey as quickly as possible,” she said. As a part of an initiative sponsored by the Department of Defense, this year’s community assessment will be used to direct additional resources to help service members and families base wide. Base agencies will be working with researchers to ensure this year’s survey results are used to the maximum benefit.

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437th Maintenance Operations Squadron welcomes new commander By Airman 1st Class Ian Hoachlander Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, Jan. 13. Maj. Jason Engle, former operations officer for the 437th Aerial Port Squadron, replaced Maj. Patrick Lowe, who is separating from the Air Force and joining the Reserves. Major Engle was born and raised in Belleville, Ill. After graduating from high school, Major Engle attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1996. He also earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps while at Southern Illinois. Major Engle's first assignment was at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., where he was the chief of the logistics, plans and programs team for the 305th Air Mobility Wing. From 1998 through 2008, Major Engle saw tours of duty at Scott AFB, Ill., Kadena Air Base, Japan, Michigan Technological University, Mich., the Combat Skills Course, Ft. Riley, Kan., and Afghanistan. After guiding 74 soldiers and managing $100 million of Afghanistan National Army supply, fuel and ammunition for the ANA 203rd Corps and 16 downrange forward operating bases, Major Engle arrived at Charleston AFB and assumed the role of operations officer for the 437 APS. Now, as the new commander of the 437 MOS, Major Engle said, "I'm focused on the Air Mobility Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection. We have 52 inspectors arriving Feb. 2.


Col. James Clavenna (left) passes the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron guideon to Maj. Jason Engle during the 437 MOS change of command ceremony Jan. 13, 2010. Command of the squadron was relinquished from Maj. Patrick Lowe, who is joining the Air Force Reserves. Major Engle is the prior operations officer for the 437th Aerial Port Squadron. Colonel Clavenna is the 437th Maintenance Group commander.

"The 437 MOS has great Airmen and I look forward to working with them. Our Airmen are experts at performing the mission. I want them to be safe, on and off duty, and know they can trust their commander to make the right decisions." How do you feel about coming to Charleston? Charleston has a great mission and outstanding Airmen. Prior to Charleston, I was an Afghan supply mentor and before that, an AFROTC commandant of cadets, so I've

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DFAS customers affected by 2011 tax changes Courtesy of Defense Finance and Accounting Service INDIANAPOLIS – Defense Finance and Accounting Service customers may be affected by recent changes to the tax law, tax tables and other legislation. Some of the changes include: • Reduction in Social Security tax withholding from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for 2011 • Expiration of the Making Work Pay credit, which may increase the amount of wages subject to income tax withholding • 1.4 percent pay increase for military service members The amount of the changes in net pay will depend on several factors including: • Income level • W-4 elections Military Reservists and National Guard members will be the first to see potential changes in their pay as a result of the law. Any changes should have been reflected in their Jan. 5 paycheck. Active duty military personnel should have seen their pay changes in their Jan. 14 paycheck and

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Sixty-seven Airmen will receive February promotions Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs To Airman: 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Ekaterina Morrissette 1st Combat Camera Squadron: Nicholas Byers To Airman 1st Class: 437th Maintenance Squadron: Brian Mixsell, Charles Reece 437th Operations Support Squadron: Vanessa Smith 628th Comptroller Squadron: James Hauck 628th Air Base Wing: Jared Trimarchi 628th Communications Squadron: Kaneisha Armstrong To Senior Airman: 437th Aerial Port Squadron: Garrett Hampton, David May, John Smith 437 MXS: David Carlson, Craig Dost, Clarissa Granger, Broc Jennings, Randall Montgomery, Andrew Quirion, Kenneth Smith 437 AMXS: Michael Cross, Shon Gilliland, Paul Gonzales, Lawrence Helms, Kira Hillyard, Justin Mosier, Benjamin Oehlke, Quentel Riley, Charles Vallas, Brian Waldbillig 437 OSS: Reginald Butler, Ashley Jefferson, Timothy Wochnick 16th Airlift Squadron: Peter McDade 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron: Keosha Haughton, Breann Hill, Codie Kriehn, Tawana McCrea, Martis Robinson 628th Security Forces Squadron: Mary Boyd 628th Civil Engineer Squadron: Craig Mix, Nolan Renfro 1st CTCS: Kaitlyn Johnson 628th Medical Support Squadron: Laura Yang To Staff Sergeant 437 APS: Brandon Delorme 437 MXS: Corey Moats 437 OSS: Tyrone Stroman 628 MOS: Ryan Babel 628 FSS: Jamaal Avington, Ashton Barnett 628 LRS: Carissa Antonacci, Robert Corbett, Brandon Lee 628 ABW: Larry Best 628 SFS: Anthony Tewell To Technical Sergeant 14th Weather Squadron: James Crocker 628 SFS: John Foster 628 CES: Darren Howe 437 Operations Group: Zachary Chappell, Jamie Glowacki To Master Sergeant 437 APS: Joseph Allen 437 MXS: Kerry Scott 437 AMXS: Matthew Allen, Robert Greenwood 373rd Training Squadron 5: Jerry Sherman 628 CES: Matthew Habrat

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Joint Base Charleston recognizes the best in 2010

Col. Martha Meeker, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, right, present Airman 1st Class Deaven Gathers with the Airman of the Year award for 2010 during the annual awards banquet held at the Charleston Club Jan 20, 2010. Airmen, Sailors and civilians were presented with awards for their outstanding accomplishments from one of the 15 different categories recognized. Colonel Meeker is the Joint Base Charleston commander, Airman Gathers is from the 628 MSG and Chief Master Sgt. LugoSantiago is the 628th Air Base Wing command chief.

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Col. Martha Meeker, left, Master Chief Billy Cady, center, and Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago, right, presents Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Petty Officer Nicholas Green with the Jr. Sailor of the Year award for 2010 during the annual awards banquet held at the Charleston Club Jan 20, 2010. Master Chief Cady is the Naval Support Activity command master chief.

First deployment brief provides essential information By Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brannon Deugan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The Fleet and Family Support Center on Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station offered its first Individual Augmentee and Global War on Terrorism Support Assignments pre-deployment briefing to Sailors and their families, Jan. 21. The course provided pertinent information that is essential for deployment readiness giving the tools needed to help prepare Sailors and their loved ones for any issues they may encounter during a deployment. "This brief was set up in order to help prepare families as a whole for a service member's deployment," explained Tanya Bradfield, individual deployment support specialist at FFSC. "We want them to know what resources are available to them. We want to make sure that everyone involved understands the process and provide them with a checklist of items that needs to be done prior to a service member leaving." One of the most important topics discussed during the course was enrolling and updating information on the

Palmetto Chapter of Women in Defense Luncheon Colonel Ines White will be speaking on her assignments, commands and other experiences in Kuwait, CENTCOM and Croatia at the Women in Defense monthly luncheon, Jan. 28 at Carrabba’s at 11:30 a.m. Contact Jennifer Coombs at 377-8588. Col. Ines White Women in Defense, a National Security organization and an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. Part of a non-profit organization, WID was established in 1985 to provide women a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development.

Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. "NFAAS is used to track members that are going on IA," said Mrs. Bradfield. "It's a means of communication between the service member, their family, their command and me as the IA coordinator." According to Mrs. Bradfield, one of the most important features of the NFAAS is that it can be utilized during a natural disaster which allows a family to keep in touch with their deployed service member. U.S. Navy photo/Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brannon Deugan If the family has to leave Navy Reservist Lt. j.g. Richard Hodgkiss listens to Kama Bentley, Fleet and Family Support the area, they can log onto Center's exceptional family member program specialist, as she presents essential informathe site and post where they tion to members during an Individual Augmentee pre-deployment briefing at Joint Base have gone. This allows the Charleston - Weapons Station, Jan. 21. Lieutenant Hodgkiss and his wife attended the service member to be able course in preparation for his upcoming deployment. The briefings are held to educate memto view updates on their bers and their families about the preparation process for an IA deployment. family to help ease their like to take care of things during my deployment has made concerns. "I can log onto NFAAS to see what families need. I us both feel more comfortable," Lieutenant Hodgkiss said. can then call the family to find out what issues they may "She has told me what she would prefer to handle on a be having and see if I am able to help them in any way," case by case basis and what she would prefer to be hansaid Mrs. Bradfield. "NFAAS is important because it dled prior to my deployment." Communication between the member and spouse is serves a series of vital roles, for myself, the deployed important to allow both parties the opportunity to feel at member and their family." The FFSC is available to help assist families on all ease about how business on the home front will continue issues; however, careful planning can help eliminate during a deployment. "I cannot stress enough that communication is imporunwanted stress. Specific items addressed during the briefing included: emergency phone numbers, contact informa- tant so that there are no worries down the road. Miscommunication can lead to all kinds of emotional and tion for home and auto repairs, ID cards and vehicle tags. "The family needs to sit down and make an emergency psychological issues about the unknown," explained Mrs. contact list, including basic information such as where to Bradfield. "When couples talk to each other they can take a car for repairs. That information can be very help- express their worries and concerns, and by doing this, it ful for the spouse left behind and they will be bettered pre- relieves the member and the family member of unwarrantpared should the unexpected occur," Mrs. Bradfield ed stress, making the deployment as smooth as possible." "The best advice I can give any family dealing with a explained. Navy Reservist Lt. j.g. Richard Hodgkiss, an intelli- deployed service member is to make the deployment as gence analyst from Columbia, S.C., and his wife attended enjoyable as possible," she said. "Resources are available to help a service member or a last week's briefing and have already begun preparing for his upcoming IA deployment. They have discussed the family member through deployment; we don't ever want best ways for normal business to continue in their family someone to feel as though they are alone in this process because they are not." Mrs. Bradfield concluded. while Lieutenant Hodgkiss is deployed. For more information contact the FFSC at 764-7480. "Communicating with my wife about how she would

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Lynn assesses NATO's cybersecurity progress BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO is moving ahead with plans to protect the alliance's cyberspace domain, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here last week. In an interview at the European Defense Agency, Lynn said NATO leaders are taking concrete steps to defend cyberspace. Mr. Lynn called his visit "a bookend trip." He had visited the alliance headquarters two months before NATO's November summit in Lisbon, Portugal, to propose and coordinate U.S. ideas for defending cyberspace. His meeting was part of the High Level Meeting of National Policy Advisors on NATO Cyber Defense. Coming two months after the summit, it was a chance for Mr. Lynn to assess progress. "The first step for NATO is to protect its own networks," the deputy secretary said. "We need concrete steps. We need to move to full operational capability of the NATO Cyber Incident Response Center, and make good on the promise of Lisbon to pull it forward from 2015 to 2012." Strong support exists in the alliance for this step, Mr. Lynn said, and while finances always are a concern, he said he sees that happening. Mr. Lynn said the alliance also is putting centralized governance mechanisms in place to protect its networks. "You have to have configuration control. You have to have a single management structure," he said. "One of the outputs of the agency reform effort that NATO is undertaking will be to get that centralized governance structure." Mr. Lynn also participated in a publicand private-sector cybersecurity roundtable sponsored by Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe. The roundtable included representatives from private companies, colleges and think tanks. "It reflects the mutual interdependence of economic and security factors," Mr. Lynn said. "It reflects the fact that [cybersecurity] is not a problem like air defense, where you would look to the government alone to provide the solution." Cybersecurity has to include private and nongovernmental entities, Mr. Lynn said, and the private-sector representatives did not really argue. "The overall thrust [during the roundtable] is that companies believe this needs to be a partnership," he said. Mr. Lynn emphasized the word "partnership," saying he believes the issue needs government resources and support, but not necessarily government orders. "I got the same message here as I did in the States," he said. The private sector has enormous technologies to share, and governments have resources to invest in those technologies. Still, Mr. Lynn said, it is a learning experience for both sides. In the United States, the Defense Department works closely with firms making up the defense industrial base to protect networks and data on those nets. At first, the firms were worried about sharing proprietary information, but now they see the value, Mr. Lynn said. "Many of their fears have fallen away, and we have a very good two-way street with them," Mr. Lynn said. The fears are not completely gone, he acknowledged, but they have relaxed to the point that they see their data is being protected. And they "are gaining a much better understanding of what the threat is, where it is coming from and how other people are dealing with it," he added. "Essentially, the rising tide is lifting all boats in its ability to protect." The Defense Department has learned important lessons in protecting U.S. mili-


tary networks, Mr. Lynn said, and he reached out to the European Union and the European Defense Agency to share those lessons.

Petraeus cites 'impressive' progress in letter to troops WASHINGTON – Continued hard work will lead to sustained progress in Afghanistan this year, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force there told his troops in a letter dated Jan. 25. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus addressed his comments to ISAF's soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians. They and their Afghan counterparts "did tremendous work in 2010," General Petraeus wrote, terming their progress "impressive." ISAF's core objective in Afghanistan is to ensure that country never again becomes a sanctuary for al-Qaida or other transnational extremists, General Petraeus wrote. Achieving that objective requires "a comprehensive civil-military campaign" aimed at helping Afghanistan develop the ability to secure and govern itself, he added. Additional ISAF forces, the growth of the Afghan army and police, an increase in the number of civilian partners, and the associated funding to enable it all contributed to 2010's gains, General Petraeus wrote. The effort received a boost, the general noted, when NATO leaders at the alliance's November summit in Lisbon, Portugal, endorsed Afghan President Hamid Karzai's goal of Afghan forces taking the security lead throughout his nation by the end of 2014. Afghan and coalition forces increased security in Kabul, Helmand and Kandahar provinces over 2010, General Petraeus wrote, and advanced security conditions in the east, west and north. "The beginning of Afghan-led reintegration of reconcilable insurgents, and the relentless pace of targeted operations by ISAF and Afghan special operations forces" also aided security growth, General Petraeus wrote. "Now, in fact, the insurgents increasingly are responding to our operations, rather than vice-versa, and there are numerous reports of unprecedented discord among the Quetta Shura, the Taliban senior leadership body," the general noted.



Progress in Afghanistan during 2010 was not easy, General Petraeus acknowledged. "To the contrary, our successes entailed hard fighting, tough losses, and periodic setbacks. ... You had to transition from intense combat to complex stability operations –- and back again –- on innumerable occasions, sometimes on the same day," he wrote. "Your versatility, skill, determination and courage have truly been the stuff of history." Work ahead in 2011 will remain challenging, General Petraeus told his troops. Afghanistan and ISAF forces must extend the security "bubbles" around Kabul and in the east and west of the country, while halting and reversing insurgent advances in the north and northeast, the general wrote. ISAF must also support increased Afghan self-governance and anti-corruption efforts, he added. "We will need to pursue initiatives to ensure that our contracting and procurement activities are part of the solution rather than a continuing part of the problem," he wrote. Given the "skill and will" that coalition and Afghan troops have demonstrated over the past year, General Petraeus wrote, he is confident they "will prove equal to the difficult tasks that lie ahead."

System takes shape for military disaster relief in Americas A system is in the works that will strengthen the ability of military services to contribute to civilian-led disaster response in the Western Hemisphere, a Defense Department official said Jan. 24. Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas security affairs, spoke at the Inter-American Dialogue, a policy forum on Western Hemisphere affairs. Mr. Stockton was joined by Frank O. Mora, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Western Hemisphere. The United States is working with partners in the region, Mr. Stockton said, to plan for and better coordinate the international influx of help that follows deadly disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. "When the earthquake struck, there were plenty of partner nations who stepped up to the plate, eager to provide assistance," he said. "The problem was ... we didn't have a database of the capabilities specific countries could bring to the fight. And we had no

way to match up Haiti's most important requirements with the kinds of assistance that nations were able to provide." The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in January 2010 killed an estimated 230,000 people and displaced one-third of Haiti's population, U.S. Southern Command officials said. Southcom established Joint Task Force Haiti to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development. It was the largest disaster response mission in modern U.S. military history. "Civilians will always be in charge of disaster response," Mr. Stockton said. "Defense will only be in support of those civilian leaders. But in a catastrophe, let's face it, sometimes defense establishments are where the capability is. We need to be able to harness those defense capabilities to serve the requirements established by civilian authorities in the country that's been struck by the disaster in a way that's much more effective than we had in Haiti." A mechanism to improve the integration of defense capability and civilian authority in response to natural disasters was introduced during a November conference Western hemisphere defense ministers in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. There, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates strongly endorsed a proposal based on consultations among partners as well as on September workshops in Washington and in Lima, Peru, and lessons learned from relief operations in Haiti. The proposal, co-sponsored by 14 countries, called for: -- Standardizing a system for military collaboration during disaster relief operations through a Military Assistance Collaboration Cell; -- Adopting a common platform for information sharing; and -- Establishing working groups to develop the framework for military support for civilian-led disaster relief operations. "We are now in the process of organizing a workshop to be held in South America where the details of all this will be ironed out, institutionalized and, hopefully, implemented," Mr. Mora said. Stockton said such a system would help a country struck by a natural disaster detail its most urgent priorities and allow those providing assistance to match those needs with international contributions.

Navy-wide Chief Petty Officer advancement exam

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First Class Petty Officers participated in the Navy-wide Chief Petty Officer advancement examination at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, Jan. 20. Results of the exam are expected to be released in April. Sailors who perform well enough on the exam become selection board eligible and after an extensive board review, those selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer will then be allowed to wear the fouled anchors.


Air Force and Navy News Deadline approaching for Spirit of Hope Award nominations RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2011 Spirit of Hope Award to the Air Force Personnel Center is March 15. The award recognizes a military member, a civilian or an organization that epitomizes the values of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Each major command, field operating agency and direct reporting unit may submit one nomination. Organization officials and base-level personnel must contact their MAJCOM, FOA or DRU representatives for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. For more information, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website or call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.

F-15E flies with new radar capability EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Officials took a step forward in the F15E Strike Eagle's continuous technological evolution as the Air Force's most versatile combat aircraft Jan. 18. Officials from the 46th Test Wing launched the fourth generation fighter for the first time with a new and improved radar system, the APG-82(V)1. The APG-82 uses active electronically scanned array radar technology composed of numerous small solid-state transmit and receive modules. The standard radar, APG70, is a mechanically scanned array housed in the nose of the aircraft. Although the current F-15E radar has undergone numerous updates and upgrades, it is still the same system the aircraft had on its maiden flight more than 24 years ago. "We've been able to get more out of it, but at this point it's pretty much maxed out," said 1st Lt. Nathaniel Meier, a radar modernization project manager with the Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force. The new radar lacks the motors and hydraulics of the old system and includes a new avionics and cooling system. Aircraft radar continuously sends out and receives energy to identify objects or targets around it. Due to its unique capabilities, the F-15E radar operates as air-to-air and air-to-ground radar, officials said. "One AESA-equipped F-15E can detect and track multiple targets simultaneously and gain the same battle picture and prosecute the same number of attacks that currently require several mechanically scanned radar assets," said Brad Jones, the Boeing director for U.S. Air Force development programs. "Adding AESA multiplies the effectiveness of the F15E."

The advantage AESA radar has over an MSA is its near-instantaneous ability to redirect its focus from air-to-air to air-to-ground mode, officials said. By no longer having to wait for the array to physically move to a new area of interest, the aircrew receives better situational awareness in less time, Lieutenant Meier said. The four-year-old project borrowed from existing technology to create the new system. The array system was taken from F-15C Eagle models and the avionics were borrowed from FA-18 Hornets. The reason for the change was to improve the entire aircraft's reliability, availability and maintainability, Lieutenant Meier said. The new radar works as a plug-in-play system with newer, easily replaceable parts, the lieutenant said. It's expected to have approximately a 20fold improvement in aircraft reliability, he said. The aircraft also stays mission-ready. An average failure for the radar component was previously measured in tens of hours and can now be measured in hundreds of hours, Lieutenant Meier said. The APG-82 has fewer moving parts and the new equipment lasts longer, which cuts down on the time needed for repairs, he said.

Mandatory ORM training available on Navy e-Learning VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Revised Operational Risk Management training modules became available on the Navy eLearning website Dec. 21, 2010. An All-Hands Safety Message 071/10, released Dec. 21, delineates ORM training requirements for all Navy active duty and civilian personnel. "These updated courses are intended to give Sailors and commands a better understanding of ORM, and how they can successfully integrate it in their work centers and daily lives," said Capt. Chuck Hollingsworth, CPPD commanding officer. "Our goal is to make sure we don't just intellectually know the five steps, but practically use risk management in every situation possible, from high-risk shipboard and squadron evolutions, to everyday off duty activities," said Captain Hollingsworth. The fiscal year 2011 ORM courses are broken down into four types of training for the following audiences: individuals, supervisors, ORM assistants, and managers. The revised courses emphasize the role of Sailors in each of these audiences, and also provide the tools and resources necessary to assist personnel in managing risk. "This, and more, is all part of a training continuum that ensures Sailors and civilians build upon the risk management skills they have previously learned," said Rear Adm. Arthur J. Johnson, commander, Naval Safety Center and model manager for the Navy's

This week in Navy history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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Jan. 23, 1960 - The bathyscaph Trieste descended to the deepest part of the ocean, the Marianas Trench.

Jan. 27, 1967 - A fire broke out in the Apollo I command module at Cape Kennedy during a simulated countdown, killing Lunar Module Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee and Air Force Lt. Cols. Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward White.

Jan. 24, 1991 Helicopters from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recaptured the first Kuwaiti territory from the Iraqis. Jan. 25, 1963 - The 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrived in Vietnam. Jan. 26, 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the

Jan. 28, 1986 - The space shuttle Challenger exploded killing Navy Cmdr. Michael Smith and six other astronauts. Jan. 29, 1943 - The two-day battle of Rennell Island began, after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal.

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ORM program. “Risk management should be an integral part of everything we do - both on and off-duty.” The first training module, "Managing Your Risk" is the only course that is required by all personnel per ALSAFE Message 071/10. The ORM training tailored for more senior personnel includes "Managing Your Team's Risk," and is targeted at the supervisor level. This training is required each time Sailors receive an increased level of responsibility within their organization, such as moving from a team leader to a work center supervisor, or when they transfer to a new command with new responsibilities per OPNAVINST 3500.39C.

Office of Naval Research achieves milestone ARLINGTON, Va. – Scientists at Los Alamos National Lab in Los Alamos, N.M., have achieved a remarkable breakthrough with the Office of Naval Research's Free Electron Laser program, setting the stage for a preliminary design review scheduled Jan. 20-21 in Virginia. Researchers demonstrated an injector capable of producing the electrons needed to generate megawatt-class laser beams for the Navy's next-generation weapon system Dec. 20, 2010, months ahead of schedule. "The injector performed as we predicted all along," said Dr. Dinh Nguyen, senior project leader for the FEL program at the lab. "But until now, we didn't have the evidence to support our models. We're currently working to measure the properties of the continuous electron beams, and hope to set a world record for the average current of electrons." The research is a necessary step for the Department of the Navy to one day deploy the megawatt-class FEL weapon system, revolutionizing ship defense. The laser works by passing a beam of high-energy electrons generated by an injector, through a series of strong magnetic fields, causing an intense emission of laser light. ONR hopes to test the FEL in a maritime environment as early as 2018.

Nuclear weapons center attains full operational capability KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The commander of the Air Force Materiel Command declared full operational capability for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center during the change of command ceremony Jan. 20. Gen. Donald Hoffman, the AFMC commander, spoke about the center's growth and said the center was the "single bellybutton for the Air Force in sustainment and assurance that our nuclear weapons are safe, secure and effective." The criteria to reach full operational capability, established in Air Force Program Action Directive PAD 08-06, is to be able to provide focused nuclear-sustainment oversight and standardization in support of the warfighter.


"I know this designation was based on the hard work of the past two years under Brig. Gen. Thomas to grow expertise, document processes and conduct training." said Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the AFNWC commander. The AFNWC staff members accomplished several major milestones prior to being declared FOC, including increasing and stabilizing weapon storage area production; completing several rounds of nuclear surety inspections; creating roadmaps and developing strong partnerships with nuclear stakeholders; and integrating the staff and unit into one focused team, fully embracing a culture of continuous improvement.

Get to know a Airman Angie Maldonado

Home Town: Queens, N.Y. Rank: Air Force Senior Airman Unit/Job: 437th Aerial Port Squadron / Traffic Management Operations journeyman Age: 22 Married: No Children: Two: Lilah and Jeremiah Favorite Activity: "Spending time with my children and dancing." Favorite Quote: "A woman is but the product of her thoughts. What she thinks is what she becomes." - Tech Sgt. Nonglaks Dyer (Airman Maldonado's mentor) Favorite place to eat in town: A.W. Shuck's What is one thing that you would like to accomplish while at Joint Base Charleston? "I would like to finish my degree and become a great supervisor." What has been your favorite assignment in the military? "This is my first base and I have been able to meet a great mentor, and make great friends." Favorite task within your specialty/rate: "Knowing that I work in a customer service area. My favorite task is to make sure my customers leave with a smile and are satisfied with their move." If you were the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for one day, what would you do? "I would like to increase activities for Airmen to volunteer throughout the community." “Get to know a Airman” provides a way for our readers to gain insight on their fellow co-workers.

This week in Air Force history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Jan. 23, 1918 - The Allied Expeditionary Force made the first American military balloon ascension. Jan. 24, 1973 - The Spirit of '76, the VC-137 in which Lyndon Johnson became president in 1963, flew his body from Texas to Wash., D.C. in a final tribute. Jan. 25, 2000 - Air Combat Command Commander Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart dedicated the first Block D upgraded B-1s at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

Jan. 26, 1946 - Col. William Council, flying a P-80, set a new cross-country record of four hours, 13 minutes and 26 seconds. Jan. 27, 1973 - After an 11day, B-52 bombing campaign against Hanoi and Haiphong, North Vietnam signed a peace accord. Jan. 28, 1984 - The first F-16 Fighting Falcon is accepted by the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Jan. 29, 1959 - Tactical Air Command received the first ski-modified C-130A.


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Military spouses connect at JB CHS By Airman Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs It's the middle of the afternoon, the kids are in school, the house is spotless and dad is busy at work. For most moms, this sounds like another mundane day at home, but for moms involved in the Joint Base Charleston Military Moms Club, it's an opportunity to go out with another military mom, chat, and drink coffee. Military spouses lead a much different life than their civilian counterparts. There are rules and regulations in the military that are difficult to understand for many spouses new to the military lifestyle. "It's easy to feel alone and disconnected, especially when your husband has to leave home and deploy," said Brandi Varnes, JB CHS Military Moms president. JB CHS offers many opportunities for spouses to feel connected even through the toughest times. Connecting is one of the five actions in Comprehensive Airman Fitness and here at JB CHS it's not just for Airmen, but for the whole team. Military Moms is designed to bring any mom married to a service member together with other moms in the same situation, Mrs. Varnes said. "The group was created to bring military mothers closer to one another and to keep them involved and interactive," she said. "We want our group to be a home away from home. When a husband or wife is deployed,

we do anything we can to help the children and spouse cope with their loved ones absence." The club has approximately 154 members with children ranging from newborns to teens, and their numbers continue to grow, Mrs. Varnes said. "Any military mom is welcome," she said. "It doesn't matter if your spouse is Air Force, Navy, active duty, or Reserve. We also accept military dads." Military Moms is involved in daily events such as moms night-out and moms night in, Mrs. Varnes said. "We celebrate events like baby showers and birthdays for children," she said. "Most military children don't get to spend their birthdays back home with their grandparents, but they get to spend it with their military mom's family." If a military spouse wants to connect with other spouses, but doesn't have children, Team Charleston Spouse Club is available to those who aren't parents. "TCSC was created to bring military spouses together for charitable, educational and social purposes and is open to all pay grades," said Roze Sharp, TCSC president. "We want to make sure our family members on the home front are involved around base and aware of what's going on. "If you are married to someone in the military, you have something in common with the other spouses. We have 11 mini-clubs that get together weekly for activities ranging from sewing classes to movie night outs." Sixty spouses from the Air Base and Weapons Station make up TCSC, but there is room for growth. Every

month TCSC holds a social event where new spouses are welcomed to attend, Mrs. Sharp said. Both groups can help any spouse get information or socialize, but there is another program that was created to help - the Key Spouse program. "The Key Spouse program is a support system that encourages peer-to-peer support by meeting the vital needs of spouses and providing them with an information network," said Master Sgt. Ricky Smith, 628th Force Support Squadron Readiness noncommissioned officer in charge. Every unit has at least one key spouse, who are specially trained volunteers that promote individual, family and unit readiness. "The Key Spouse program was designed for deployment support, but it also connects spouses and brings them closer together," Sergeant Smith said. "A spouse is more likely to reach out to a fellow spouse. They provided other spouses with information about resources both on and off base. These programs mean nothing without spouse involvement. Go out there and get connected." If you are military spouse looking to connect, check out: • Joint Base Charleston Military Moms Club: • Team Charleston Spouse Club: Email Roze Sharp for more info at • Key Spouse program: Contact your squadron's first sergeant for more information (This is the seventh story on a nine-part series on Comprehensive Airman Fitness)

What does it mean to be healthy? By Madalyn Turner, personal trainer Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station What does it mean to live a healthy fitness lifestyle? Normally, living a healthy fitness lifestyle means eating healthy, participating consistently in a moderate exercise program, not smoking or using smokeless tobacco products, limiting alcohol consumption, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining normal weight, cholesterol and blood pressure numbers. This sounds so simple, but for most of us, trying to balance a healthy fitness lifestyle with work and family commitments can be a challenge. The good news is that there are several key factors that can help us improve our lives. During my education at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I was educated on the concept of primary and secondary foods. Primary foods feed our lives, and are comprised of areas such as spirituality, relationships, career and physical activity. Secondary foods are the actual food components: grains, vegetables, fruits, proteins, minimal healthful oils and water. Balancing the primary foods prevents uncontrollable cravings for less healthy foods. Remember when you were a child outside playing with your friends before dinner? You may have felt free and alive and weren't constantly thinking about when and what to eat or the

career, physical activity and spirituality number of calories to consume. and the food will fall into place. According to IIN, it was during Second, be adventurous and try a new this play time that your soul was fresh fruit or vegetable every week. being fed with primary foods so Give cooking a try. Many people are secondary foods were not a battle. intimidated by cooking but it's actually What secondary foods are approfun and easy. priate to eat? The answer is simple: Third, try several different types of eat real food. This means eating exercise (indoors, outdoors, classes, available non-processed food. Nonwith a partner, etc.) and find out what processed foods are those which are you like best to keep yourself active. as close to nature as possible. For Everyone has the same opportunity example, you wouldn't take a road to choose to be healthy. In today's socitrip through the Midwest and see ety we have come to believe that a diet corn dog farms along side the road Courtesy photo pill or a magical solution is the only you are traveling. Madalyn Turner, personal trainer The second key component in way to attain a healthy fitness lifestyle. Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station The reality is that a permanent solution figuring out what foods are best requires making a promise to yourself for you is keeping a food diary today that you are going to be the healthiest person you with detailed notes. The diary will allow you to become can be. Remember, stick to the basics. aware of the food you are putting into your body and how the food item makes you feel. Many of us are susceptible to trying to fit into an Madalyn Turner received her Bachelor of Science in unrealistic image which advertisers continue to promote Exercise Physiology from Lynchburg College and is an in order to sell magazines or merchandise. Instead of try- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM Health and ing to be something that we're not, why not get back to Fitness Specialist, Spinning instructor, and AADP Health basics? First, feed your soul with your relationships, Counselor.

Jujitsu sensei earns 4th degree black belt By Nancy Haynsworth, fitness and aquatics coordinator Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station MWR Bruce Spears, an instructor with the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Judo and Jujitsu Club, recently received his 4th degree black belt in Jujitsu at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. Dr. Ronald Charles, the program's senior instructor and 8th degree Judo and 6th degree Jujitsu black belt, presented Sensei Spears with his certificate from the United States Judo Association. In addition, Sensei Spears also received his Jujitsu Rank

Examiner certificate, licensing him to examine and promote Jujitsu practitioners. Mr. Spears, who has significant military and law enforcement instructional experience, has been teaching the art of self-defense and Jujitsu for many years and specializes in street survival instruction, self-defense based scenarios and reality-based situational awareness options. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Kolbe, Navy family member Brandon Lewis and SSC Atlantic employee Bob Cole were also tested and promoted to orange belt Jujitsu rank. The JB CHS - WS club is the largest Judo and Jujitsu club in the United States Judo Association. Highly expe-

rienced black belt instructors welcome new students to this continual enrollment program. Classes in Judo and Jujitsu are offered up to four times weekly at no charge to active duty personnel. Other adult military I.D. card holders are eligible to attend classes for a nominal fee, and sponsored guests are welcome to watch. USJA membership and uniform are required and processed at the first class. For more information, contact Fitness Coordinator Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067, Dr. Charles at 5536702, or visit the club website at for details.

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Events Friday ❏ Retirement ceremony: A retirement ceremony for Master Sgt. Richard Edmonson will be held Jan. 28 at the Joint Base Charleston Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday ❏ Sponsor training: Learn the keys to being a good sponsor and brush up on all the latest relocation information for JB Charleston, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Training will be held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to sign up today. Feb. 4 ❏ Key spouse initial training: Indoctrination training for newly appointed key spouses, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Training will be held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to register. Feb. 5 ❏ Newcomer’s tour: Join other JB Charleston newcomers, Feb. 5 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for this fun, free bus tour of downtown Charleston and the surrounding area. The bus departs from the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 500, JB CHS - Air Base. Call 963-4406 to reserve your seat. ❏ 2011 Chiefs recognition ceremony: The Charleston Chiefs Group is hosting a Recognition Ceremony Feb. 5, at the Charleston Club. This event will honor Joint Base Charleston – Air Base’s newest chief master sergeants. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dinner attire for military members is semi-formal or mess dress and business or evening wear for civilians. The cost for club members is $26 and $28 for non-members. For tickets and to RSVP, contact Staff Sgt. Patricia Jones at 963-5497 or mil by Jan. 24. Feb. 6 ❏ Super Bowl party: The Joint Base Charleston Chapel is hosting a Super Bowl party at the JB CHS – AB Chapel Annex. Join us for


food, fun and fellowship Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Feb. 8 ❏ Educational opportunities counseling: Receive information and assistance on educational opportunities, at the AFRC, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 963-4406 to schedule an appointment. ❏ Managing the challenges of family separation: Learn to proactively identify and manage issues that families face during deployment at this workshop at the AFRC, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Feb. 9 ❏ Spouse employment and scholarship orientation: Learn about free available resources and services in regards to employment, resumes, local job market, scholarships and other job search issues. Briefing held Feb. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Feb. 11 ❏ Joint Base Charleston-Air Base Valentine Banquet: Join us Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Charleston Club for Valentine’s Day. Registration fee is $20.00 per couple and there is free childcare available. Information is available at the Air Base Chapel between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Feb. 15. ❏ Goal setting for life: This workshop teaches participants the importance of goal setting, how to examine life’s priorities and develop a life plan. Learn how to identify and set realistic attainable life goals. Class meets Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in the HAWC classroom. Call 963-4007 to register.

Special Announcements ❏ Coupon exchange: Save money in the new year. The Airman and Family Readiness Center has a coupon exchange that is open to all ranks. Bring in your unused coupons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and help yourself to coupons for you and your family. For more information on the coupon exchange, call 963-4408. ❏ Stress coping workshops: Learn how to cope with life’s stresses without pulling your hair out. Workshops meet the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center classroom and are open to everyone. Call 963-4007. To submit a news brief, send an e-mail to Make the subject line "NEWS BRIEFS." Submissions must be received no later than close of business the Friday prior to publication.

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Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station ❏ Go to the extreme with Xtreme bowling: Xtreme bowling at Marrington Lanes is held every Friday and Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The features include a fabulous light show with glow-in-thedark bowling balls and pins, fog machines, music and dancing. The cost is $10 per person. Family Night Xtreme Bowling is held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Family Night features country music, oldies and rock 'n' roll (you can even bring your own favorite CD's if you want). ❏ Stroller Rollers offers "Fitness for Mom, fun for baby!" Attention new mothers, now there is a way to get fit while spending quality time with your baby. With the Stroller Rollers program, you'll shape up with a power walk and body sculpting while strolling with your baby. It's a great chance to interact with other new moms. Classes meet at the Naval Support Activity gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free. Materials are provided. For more information, call MWR Fitness Director Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067. ❏ Make Your Next Party a Movie Party at Cinema One: Looking for a unique idea for your next group party? Why not make it a movie party? Cinema One offers private showings of your favorite feature films! Cinema One movie parties are perfect for birthday celebrations, command socials, class trips, youth groups and lots more. Movie parties are free to groups of 40 or more (with concessions purchase) and are $25 to groups of less than 40 people. Simply call for show time availability, choose a movie from our huge library, and get ready to enjoy a unique party experience at a price that can't be beat. Call theater manager, Teresa Stuckey at 764-4107 for reservation information. ❏ Birthday bowling Parties: Looking for something different to do for your next birthday party? Marrington Bowling Center has birthday bowling parties that are great for kids of any age. Call the bowling center for party options and availability.

Joint Base Charleston - Air Base ❏ You Got Talent: Celebrating the Year of the Air Force Family, You Got Talent, a family and teen talent contest is Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Base Theatre. Register at Youth Programs. ❏ Super Bowl Party: The Joint Base Charleston Chapel is hosting a Super Bowl party at the Air Force Base Chapel Annex. Enjoy food, fun, fellowship and the big game, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. ❏ Free afternoon of child care: Because most parents could use a break from the stress of parenthood, the Child Development Center and Youth Programs are coming to the rescue with a much deserved break and down time, Feb. 12. Both Centers will be open for the Give Parents a Break program from 1 to 6 p.m. offering free child care. This is a referral program and it is open to active duty families. Families must pick up and obtain a referral from one of the following

mation necessary for Ombudsmen to properly execute their duties required by OPNAVINST 1750.1F. Basic training is required of all Ombudsmen and must be documented. Please fax a Commanding Officer’s request for ombudsman training to 764-7492 or call Becky Bowers, Ombudsman Coordinator at 764-7443 for more information.

Special Announcements Events Wednesday ❏ Job Fair Etiquette Workshop: Join us at FFSC, Bldg. 755, Feb. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. for tips and techniques to help make the most professional, desirable and memorable impression at a job fair. Registration is required. Call 764-7480 for more information. Thursday ❏ Volunteer Orientation: Join us at FFSC, Bldg. 755, Feb. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. for beneficial information on the volunteer program on base and in the community. It is a great way to meet new people, network and offer help with skills you already use. You can also use volunteering on your resume to help in that job search. Call 7647480 to register or for more information. Feb 8 ❏ Career Connection: Transitioning from the military? Is your spouse seeking employment or are you just looking to change your career? Check out the Career Connection workshops offered at Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg. 755. Find the Right Career is Feb. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 764-7480 to register. Feb. 11 ❏ Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Valentines Banquet: Join us Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. for Valentine’s Day at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 3234 West Montague Avenue, near Tanger Outlet. Registration is $10 per couple for active duty members. Sponsored by IDS, Airman and Family Readiness and the Chapel and Family Advocacy, registration information is available at the NSA Chapel, 764-7222. Feb. 14 and 15 ❏ Ombudsman Basic Training: FFSC is conducting Basic Ombudsman Training, Feb. 14 and 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Bldg. 755. Training is an important factor of a successful Ombudsman program. Trained Ombudsmen are better able to enhance the readiness of Navy families. This course provides the foundational infor-

❏ Wise Credit Choices: Did you know that your credit score is a huge deciding factor for interest rates, mortgages, insurance costs, employability, loans, deposits, etc.? Many people are unaware of the impact debt can have on not just your financial life, but your whole life. Make some new year resolutions to enhance your wellbeing. Call our Personal Financial Manager at the Fleet & Family Support Center for an appointment at 764-7480. ❏ Breakfast buffet at Joint Base CharlestonWeapons Station: Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast buffet at the Redbank Club on the Weapons Station. We are now serving up “allyou-can-eat” scrambled eggs, ham, grits, sausage, bacon, hash browns, fresh fruit and lots more. The buffet is available from 6 to 8 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, for only $6 per person (includes drink). Call 764-7797 for more information. ❏ Women’s personal training offered: The Weapons Station fitness program is offering women’s small group personal training free of charge at Sam’s Gym. The service is offered Monday-Friday from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. It focuses on muscular strength, endurance and increased functionality of gross body movements. This program is offered to all fitness levels, so bring some water and a positive attitude and be ready to work. Call 764-4173 for more information. ❏ Developing Your Spending Plan: Would you like to increase your cash surplus? Do you have any extra money at the end of the month? Let a financial education specialist at the Military and Family Readiness Center on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station give you the tools and resources you need to develop the financial plan of your dreams. The purpose of a financial plan is for you to determine where you are now, where you want to go and how you plan to get there by starting today. Contact the Military and Family Readiness Center at 764-7480 for more information.

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before taking part in the program: Airman and Family Readiness Center, base chaplain, squadron commander, first sergeant or Joint Base Charleston - AB physician. Sign up by Feb. 4. For additional details, call 963-4366. ❏ Family climbing day: Climb the highest indoor wall of Joint Base Charleston. Bring your family & friends for a fun-filled day of wall climbing at JB Charleston - Air Base's Outdoor Recreation Center, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us after church and we will guide you and your family on a fun climbing experience for just $3 per person. Contact ORC for more information at 963-1672. ❏ Free family craft nights: Join your favorite Arts and Crafts staff every month for a free hour of family fun and creativity. Each month we'll feature a new take-home craft everyone can help make or build. Family craft nights are held Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dates for upcoming sessions include Feb. 9, 11 and 16, Mar. 11 and Apr. 6. Call 963-4936 for more details. ❏ Story and Craft Hour: Join us every Tuesday on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base for a free toddler story and craft hour at 10 a.m. Every session features stories, crafts and finger plays. For more details or to register, call 963-3320. ❏ Daycare Story & Craft Hour: Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. on Joint Base Charleston Air Base, where we will be reading the same stories and doing the same crafts as the regular story time on Tuesdays, just on a different day. Due to limited seating re-registration is required by the Monday before day care story hour. Call 963-3320 to sign up. ❏ Girl Scouting: Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 895 at the Chapel Annex on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come join us to have fun, experience new activities and meet new friends. Contact Patti Donahue at 618-363-5230 or for more information.

Movie Schedule: Weapons Station Movie Theater: Call 764-7516 for individual show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. ❏ Let Me In - Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Rated R ❏ You Again - Jan. 29, 5 p.m. - Rated PG ❏ Easy A - Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. - PG-13 ❏ You Again - Jan. 30, 2 p.m. - Rated PG

Movie Schedule: Air Base Movie Theater: Call 963-3333 for individual show times. Admission is $4.50 for adults, 12 years and older, and $2.25 for children 6-11 years old. “G” rated movies are $2.25 for children 3-11 years old. Visit for full movie schedules. ❏ Yogi Bear - Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Rated PG ❏ Little Fockers - Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. - Rated PG-13

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The Patriot • January 28, 2011

Team Charleston Spouses Club New Year's kick-off

photo courtesy of Teresa Givens

Crossword answers to puzzle on page 19

Team Charleston Spouses Club held their New Year's Kick-Off social at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, Jan. 25. Attendees wore their favorite sports team jerseys as they kicked off a new year of services to military families. Many attendees brought slow-cooker dishes to the potluck dinner and shared their favorite recipes to kick off a future TCSC cookbook. Attendees also heard about the 11 active TCSC mini-clubs that will share recreational interests and help develop deeper friendships among spouses. In February, TCSC will host an off-base tea social and their annual Scholarship Auction, scheduled for Mar. 18, will be held at the Charleston Club. All Scholarship Auction proceeds will benefit dependents (children and spouses) who are furthering their education. TCSC is open to spouses of all payrades of active duty, Reserves and retired service members, spouses of deceased or missing service members and any civil service member associated with Joint Base Charleston.

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Intramural basketball schedule By Airman Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Current standings 1. 628th Security Forces Squadron: 3 - 0 2. 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron: 3 - 0 3. 628th Medical Group: 3 - 1 4. 437th Aerial Port Squadron: 3 - 1 5. 628th Communications Squadron: 3 - 2 6. 437th Maintenance Squadron: 2 - 1 7. 315th Airlift Wing: 2 - 1 8. 628th Civil Engineer Squadron: 1 - 2 9. 628th Force Support Squadron: 1 - 2 10. 628th Comptroller Squadron: 1 - 3 Schedule Home Away Jan. 25 - 5:30 p.m. 628 FSS vs. 628 SFS Jan. 25 - 6:30 p.m. 628 MDG vs. 628 LRS Jan. 25 - 7:30 p.m. 315 AW vs. 437 APS Jan. 26 - 5:30 p.m. 437 MXS vs. 628 FSS Jan. 26 - 6:30 p.m. 628 SFS vs. 628 CPTS Jan. 26 - 7:30 p.m. 628 CES vs. 628 LRS Jan. 27 - 5:30 p.m. 628 MDG vs. 315 AW Jan. 27 - 6:30 p.m. 437 MXS vs. 437 APS Jan. 27 - 7:30 p.m. 628 LRS vs. 628 SFS Scores Jan. 18 - 5:30 p.m. 437 APS vs. 628 FSS: 42 - 34 Jan. 18 - 6:30 p.m. 628 CS vs. 628 CES: 39 - 37 Jan. 18 - 7:30 p.m. 628 MDG vs. 628 CPTS: 52 - 42 Jan. 19 - 5:30 p.m. 437 APS vs. 628 CES: 54 - 47 Jan. 19 - 6:30 p.m. 628 SFS vs. 315 AW: 44 - 30 Jan. 19 - 7:30 p.m. 628 CS vs. 628 CPTS: 40 - 36

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For Rent – New 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home 2 Roommates needed $500/mo + utilities 10 Min to Navy Base, 15 Min to AFB New Safe Neighborhood, Shopping Close For Details call 843-814-9253 VERY NEAR BASE: Nice 3 Bedroom Home; Spacious Great Room, Kitchen & Dining Room; Atrium Ceilings; Large Master Bedroom and Bath; Private Back Yard; Military Appreciation Discounted Rent of $1175; call 860 639 1270 Wonderful 3 bed 2.5 bath just 4 years old, Foxbank subdivision, 311 Harriswood Dr., Moncks Corner, Huge storage shed, screened porch. Use of facilities lovely pool over looks 70 acre lake. Rental @ $1195 per month, Military Discount offered.Call (843) 568 2415.



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The Patriot • January 28, 2011

Crossword of the Week

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Obstructed water 7. Brewed beverage 11. Cellulose nitrate 12. Wheel shaft 13. A large and scholarly book 14. Rated horsepower (abbr.) 15. Soviet ballistic missile 16. Book of tickets 18. Off the usual track 20. Puckered fabric finish 21. Jewish state 23. A neutral fat 24. Lesotho currency 25. Indigenous people of India 26. Single Lens Reflex 27. Near (abbr.) 29. Partridge Family’s Susan 30. Point midway between NE and E 31. Pekoe or green 33. Atomic #37 34. CNN’s Turner 35. Thou ____ sinned 37. Midget suckermouths 39. Fitzgerald & Cinder 41. Stirring implements 43. Food consumers 44. Facial planes 46. The far east 47. Harvest 48. A matt of grass and roots 51. One stride 52. Paris airport 53. Foes 55. Mama ____, rock singer 56. Following the first thing

CLUES DOWN 1. 1086 English survey 2. Narrow ridge in rugged mountains 3. Doctor designation 4. Russian commune 5. Ethiopia (abbr.) 6. Leave 7. Count _____, jazz legend 8. Spreadsheet software 9. 12th Jewish month 10. Actor Foxx 11. Take into account 13. Camera support 16. Corporal (abbr.) 17. Settled onto 19. Lacking courage 21. Malady 22. Made painful to the touch 26. Her heart was ___ __ it 28. Real properties 32. Not awake 36. Small lake 38. Thrashes 40. Obsolete jet airplane 41. Cachets 42. Samuel _____, diarist 43. Stain for studying cell structure 44. Crocodile (abbr.) 45. Queen of the gods 49. Being a single unit 50. Last month 54. 24th state

See Solution, Page 16



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