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Vol. 4, No. 4

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

Friday, February 1, 2013

628th SFS Airmen conduct CQB training Practicing swift takeover of a buliding occupied by an opposing force See photos, Page 8 U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Dennis Sloan

Staff Sgt. Vincent Bustillo, 628th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, looks through the scope mounted on his M4 carbine before performing close quarters battle training Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The unit requires all of its members to perform the CQB training twice a year. See the story on Page 8.

Airman uses SABC training, saves young boy


Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs


Youth learn leadership

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Airman excels as Chief’s exec assistant See page 6

SNCO HONORED Airman named AF Superintendent of the Year See page 11

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As a 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, Senior Airman Joy Clayton has spent time on the frontlines of combat, serving on aeromedical evacuations of wounded warriors to air dropping supplies to warfighters on the battlefield. However, Clayton never expected her Air Force training would be utilized in a lifesaving emergency during her personal time. It all began with a friendly visit to her neighbor's house. Clayton was downstairs visiting her neighbor, Tammy Driggers, when they both noticed an unfamiliar sound coming from the second floor. It was a continuous tapping noise. At first, Clayton and Driggers, dismissed the noise. Moments later, Tyler, Tammy's 16-year old son, came rushing downstairs. He was visibly upset and out of breath. "I thought my cat was jumping on the door," said Driggers. "We had no idea what it was, until Senior Airman Joy Clayton, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, never thought her Self Aid Buddy I saw the look on Tyler's face." Care training would be put to the test during her off-duty time. But, during a recent visit to her "You're in the Air Force, you have to help!" neighbors, she was put into a situation where she applied her training. The result saved a young boy’s life. SABC is basic life support and limb-saving techniques applied to wounded and injured cried Tyler. Clayton was caught off-guard. She thought he individuals, stabilizing until medical help is available. was joking, but the concern in his voice made her think otherwise. instincts to maintaining her composure and saving the boy's life. "I never thought about how the public views the military uniform," said "I was able to apply pressure to the wound and, with Tyler's help, we Clayton. "But Tyler came to me because he needed my help. To him, the ensured he was safe until help arrived," said Clayton. military's job is to save and protect." Clayton continued Self Aid Buddy Care, basic life support and limbUpstairs, Tyler's friend had been showering. Tyler heard a crashing noise saving techniques that are applied to wounded and injured individuals, so come from the bathroom and attempted to knock on the door. But, there was they're able to survive during a medical emergency until medical help is no reply. After opening the door, he found his friend lying on the floor. available. She was able to dress the wound and control the bleeding while He was unresponsive and convulsing on the bathroom tile. The boy had waiting for help to arrive. a history of epileptic seizures. He had fallen out of the shower and hit his Moments later, the paramedics arrived and transported the young man head off the sink. By the time Clayton and Driggers arrived to help him, to Medical University of South Carolina where Electrocardiogram, blood was already pooling on the floor around him. Magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic testing were completed. Tyler and Tammy were both hysterical and didn't know what to do. The test results showed it wasn't an epileptic seizure and doctors sugHowever, for Clayton, what to do came natural. gested the boy may have fainted as a result of low blood sugar. "I was trying to keep them calm while gauging the situation," said "I would have never guessed that I'd be placed into a lifesaving situaClayton. "I've been around blood before, and I've been trained thoroughly tion off duty hours," said Clayton. "But, when the moment did come, I on what to do in an emergency. My training just started kicking in." was luckily able to fall back on my Air Force training and it made all the Clayton credits her instincts as an Airman, as well as her maternal difference."

AF leaders deliver budget guidance to force

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By Capt. Frank Hartnett Joint Base Charleston Chief of Public Affairs

Following guidance from Air Force leadership on the uncertain budget environment ahead, commanders at the installation level are currently developing plans in order to execute these steps in the most efficient and appropriate manner. Impacts to the Air Force include curtailing non-readiness or non-mission-essential flying and travel; curtailing or stopping minor purchases such as furniture and information technology refresh; deferring non-emergency facility sustainment, restoration and modernization; and implementing a civilian hiring freeze as well as release of non-mission critical temporary employees.

“We are still working through many questions and how to best implement our near term actions. However, there are areas that, at this time, we can clearly assess. These areas include the local impacts of the hiring freeze and how budgetary controls may affect our term and temporary employees,” said Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander. These actions are part of the efforts Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta requested of each service to help mitigate budget risks. "I've asked the military services and the other components to immediately begin implementing prudent measures that will help mitigate our budget risk," said Panetta. "For now, I've made clear that these actions must be reversible to the extent feasible and must minimize harmful effects on readiness.

But we really have no choice but to prepare for the worst." Locally, as part of the budget measures being taken, a hiring freeze was implemented for permanent, temporary and term vacancies. JB Charleston has 23 term employees. Of these, only one is scheduled to expire in the near term. The base also currently has one temporary employee and 83 vacant positions where requests for personnel action (RPA) have been submitted for hiring. In cases where hiring is being done for a mission critical position, the base has the option to submit an exemption to the policy for consideration. Positions that have been submitted for classification will continue to be processed; however, See AF Budget, Page 6

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Commentary by Col. James Fontanella 315th Airlift Wing commander

Most of you are aware that the Joint Base Charleston team is preparing for an upcoming Consolidated Unit Inspection, or CUI. The road to success began months ago, and our preparation efforts will continue until we are visited by the evaluation team in December 2013. Why is there another inspection after all three wings successfully completed our recent Operational Readiness Inspection last year? I was not yet assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing when Team Charleston conducted its last ORI, but I am quite aware of all the hard work each of you contributed in that success. Air Force leadership also knows how professional the men and women who make up JB Charleston are. The updated inspection cycle enables a major inspection every two years, alternating between the operational look and the compliance aspect. The CUI is the other tool our major commands use to ensure we remain among the best at what we do, and we should expect one every four years. There is much to do to ensure success again. Being prepared means we all have taken responsibility for and understand our programs and processes, and have all our program documentation ready to present. Here are a few things we should focus on to ensure our success: - Be proactive. Each and every one of you is vital to our team's success. Everyone's preparation will be different depending on your job or responsibility, but everyone has a role. - Understand the grading criteria. Getting an "outstanding" is process oriented and not based on "zero findings." Know the standard and work toward it with intention. - Use the checklists. The Management Internal Control Toolset provides checklists that can set you on the right path for the CUI. The MICT is a tool to track self-inspections but is not a substitute

for compliance itself. Inspectors will evaluate unit programs for compliance, not how program managers completed checklists in MICT. - Conduct regular preparation meetings. Unit leadership, executive steering groups and working groups should meet frequently with their teams to carry out the Compliance Preparation Plan and set suspense dates for corrective actions. When deadlines and suspense are set, stick to them and hold individuals accountable if they don't meet the set requirements. Integrating and synchronizing unit compliance activities will ultimately give our three wings more time to focus on keeping our Airmen mission-ready. Understand the Wing Inspection Program definitions: • Critical finding: Prevents the mission from happening. • Non-critical finding: Doesn't prevent the mission from happening, but has an effect on it. • Information finding: No impact to mission. • Limiting factor: A factor or condition that, either temporarily or permanently, impedes mission success. • Special interest item: A tool to focus management attention, gather data and assess the status of specific programs and conditions in the field. • Common core compliance area: Key processes, procedures or requirements based on bylaw requirements, executive orders, DOD directives, Air Force or major command instructions. - Monitor self-inspections closely. An outstanding rating can be achieved only when the unit complies with nearly every inspectable item. Double check each item before completing it on the self-inspection checklist. There can be no repeat write-ups on items within our control from previous inspections. - Conduct mock interviews to help everyone prepare. When we verbalize answers and talk about our programs, it gives us increased confidence as we approach the inspection. Speak confidently with a positive attitude, and with a full

understanding of the topic. Don't ramble, but ensure to answer evaluators' questions thoroughly. - Know your strong programs as Col. James Fontanella 315th Airlift Wing commander well as weak ones. Talk up programs you are proud of. If a program is weak, demonstrate what you are doing to bring it up to speed. Be able to describe your part in a program or process and know something about all other parts of it. - Success is not necessarily fixing every discrepancy, but having a working process to identify and track findings. - Always use customs and courtesies. Looking and being professional goes a long way toward success, and a positive attitude is essential. - If an inspector finds something you don't agree with, explain your opinion, without appearing argumentative, with your reference or source document at the ready. Be confident in what you relay to them and inform your supervisor immediately afterward. - Have all documentation ready. The inspectors will look for documentation to verify checklist items are complied with. Standardizing binders with tabbed content represents a unit's pride and professionalism. - If an inspector asks a question to which you don't know the answer - do not guess. Tell them you don't know the exact answer, but you know where to find it and you will get back to them. If they ask a question, they most likely already know the answer. Each one of you is key to Team Charleston's success. The inspectors are interested in talking to you, and each person holds some piece of the puzzle that will ensure 100 percent compliance. By working together, and preparing thoroughly and progressively, we can continue the long line of brilliant performance on JB Charleston's CUI in December!

Resiliency starts with a talk

Commentary by Capt. Frank Hartnett Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

I was driving a beat-up Toyota 4Runner covered in dust, with an interior worn-out by hard use and a steering wheel that wobbled badly along the perimeter at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Beyond the fence line, the terrain was arid and bare except for a few dwellings and basic agricultural fields. I was taking a National Geographic TV cameraman from the Expeditionary Rescue Squadron to the air terminal where he'd meet up with his other teammates for their trip home. They'd had just wrapped up an eight-week media embed chronicling the life saving efforts of the helicopter aircrew and pararescue Airmen deployed to Kandahar. This team had experienced long days, harsh weather, rocket attacks, and isolation from their loved ones - just like the thousands of other Airmen who deploy in support of our numerous missions overseas. However, this crew of cameramen and producers carried an additional burden that I witnessed with them first-hand. It had happened at the beginning of their stay; the crew met the deputy commander of the NATO ROLE 3 Medical facility located on base. The deputy commander was a U.S. Navy captain and a senior surgeon. The captain listened to the proposed plan for the documentary and gave his

support and granted access to the medical facility. As the meeting wrapped, an alert sounded – two U.S. service members were 10 minutes from arriving to the trauma bay after stepping on an IED while on patrol. With the deputy commander's permission, we entered the trauma bay, kept our distance and observed as the medical professionals awaited their patients. The crew and I saw skilled doctors, nurses and technicians act quickly and stabilize life-threatening wounds. But, we also saw the full scope of violence and destruction caused by combat. We left the medical facility a bit shaken and with a sense of both grief and respect for our wounded heroes and those who work tirelessly to save them. As we continued to make our way to the air terminal, I asked the cameraman about his thoughts on that first day at the medical facility. We both agreed that it was stressful and seeing battlefield injuries had troubled us. He paused and added that when the camera crew returned home, they would have a counselor available if they wanted to speak about what they had experienced. I was glad to hear that and reminded myself I may want to do the same if I was bothered by what I saw. I learned a helpful lesson on that short ride; I don't think anyone expects any one of us to be invincible or immune to stress, if you are overwhelmed or on edge find someone you trust and talk about it. There's no need to carry your problems around with you, unload them and move forward.

Opening combat positions for women essential to diversity, future AF

Commentary by Don Branum U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's Jan. 24 announcement he would lift restrictions on women in combat positions has stirred up quite a bit of discussion. Anyone who wants a stronger U.S. military should welcome the lifting of combat restrictions and what that change means for readiness and diversity within the armed forces. It's important to note a couple of key facts: First, women have been involved in combat since well before the Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida attacks. Second, Panetta has made clear he does not expect the services to change the physical requirements for demanding jobs such as Air Force pararescue, Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets or other special operations programs. One name comes immediately to my mind when I think of women who have seen combat: 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, a 2006 Air Force Academy graduate who was killed in action while deployed to Afghanistan in May 2009. Less recent names of note take a bit more digging, but they're not hard to find: – Retired Col. Martha McSally, a 1988 Academy graduate who flew in support of Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom; – Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski, a 1996 graduate who flew in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; – Lt. Col. Kim Campbell, a 1997 graduate who took part in air operations over Baghdad, Iraq, in April 2003. While the physical requirements for pilots differ from those for many special operations career fields, flying in combat carries the significant risk of being shot down and either killed or captured. More importantly, the strategy of asymmetrical warfare popular with the Taliban and al-Qaida

doesn't recognize "combat roles" or front lines. People are going to worry about unit cohesion Army Spc. Lori Piestewa, Army Spc. Shoshana anytime something happens to change a unit's Johnson and Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch were composition. It was true for racial desegregation assigned to the Army Quartermaster Corps, but in 1948; it was true when Don't Ask, Don't Tell that didn't stop Iraqi army forces from ambushing was repealed in 2011, and it's true now. People their convoy in March 2003. Johnson and Lynch even get nervous about new unit commanders or were taken prisoner and later rescued, while permanent changes of station. It's easier to make Piestewa was killed. up reasons for change-related anxiety than it is to Still, Panetta's decision isn't without controveradmit you don't know what might happen. But if sy. On the Air Force's official website, "Brandon" past experience is any indication, the armed forces from Miami writes, in part, "Men are naturally will be just fine. hardwired to protect women even if it is with our lives." Notwithstanding the fact that service members are trained to protect any of their fellow brothers or sisters in uniform, I've yet to see any scientific evidence to corroborate Brandon's assumption. The decision could also help solve a long-term problem: the lack of diversity within the Pentagon's top ranks. According to a 2009 Defense Manpower Data Center statistics, fewer than 10 percent of general officers across the services are women, even though women made up 16 percent of the active-duty officer corps. It took nearly 65 years from the day Esther Blake joined the Air Force until Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger (a 1980 Academy graduate) became the Air Force's first fourstar general. A big stumbling block has traditionally been a lack of combat experience, but you can't get combat experience if you're not allowed to serve – and lead – in combat roles. That wasn't fair to women, so Panetta fixed it. As James Hill of Columbia, Tenn., wrote on the Air Force website, "As a 32year veteran, all I have to say is, go for it. U.S. Air Force photo In my 79 years of life, I have learned that Lt. Col. Martha McSally stands with her A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. McSally, a 1988 Air Force Academy graduate, is the women can be tough as nails. I saw my first female pilot in the Air Force to fly in combat and to serve son ... make a pararescueman, and I know as a squadron commander of a combat aviation squadron. his daughter is as tough as he is."

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Sea Cadets learn leadership, teamwork through hands-on training Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

They dress in uniforms, stand in formation, drill, conduct physical training tests and learn the military life style, yet they aren't even old enough to vote. More than 40 Sea Cadets from South Carolina and Georgia, ages 10 to 17, are part of the Hunley-Yorktown Sea Cadet Division located in South Carolina's Lowcountry. The unit, which is more than 50 years old, is the third oldest Sea Cadet Division in the country. According to, the NSCC works with the Department of the Navy to encourage and aid young men and women in developing seagoing skills, patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an organization committed to providing a drug and alcohol-free environment. The NSCC mission is to foster cadets' leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training, and guide them to becoming mature young adults. The Hunley-Yorktown Sea Cadet Division meets the second Saturday of every month onboard the USS Yorktown or at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, where cadets participate in classes, physical training, games, camping trips and military training exercises. "We have the brightest and most motivated young men and women I have ever met," said Lt. j.g. Dennis Doerr, HunleyYorktown Sea Cadet Division executive officer. "Our cadets learn what it's like to be in the military and learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives, whether they join the service our not. We teach the cadets about all the branches of the military and the different careers they have to offer." After completing a two-week boot camp, cadets are allowed to attend training courses throughout the country to learn about careers in the military such as: air traffic control, culinary arts, medical training, firefighting training, photo journalism, ceremonial guard, marksmanship training, scuba school, submarine seminars, construction battalion training, mine warfare operations training, SEAL training, explosive ordinance disposal training, petty officer leadership academy, amphibious training, master-at-arms training, judge advocate general training, sailing school, seamanship training and shipboard training. "These training courses provide the cadets a perspective of what it's like to be part of America's finest," Doerr said. "The courses are all two weeks long and provide hands-on training to the cadets through job shadowing. It's one thing to talk about what the Navy SEALs do, but it's another thing to let the cadets do a scaled version of what the SEALs do, with the SEALs conducting the training." Cadets complete training courses and virtual classes to make rank. They also participate in local events and community volunteering. "We try to teach the cadets the importance of being involved around the community," Doerr said. "They perform flag details

Lt. j.g. Dennis Doerr, Hunley-Yorktown Sea Cadet Division executive officer, teaches a new cadet how to properly wear his cover, Jan 26, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station. More than 42 Sea Cadets from South Carolina and Georgia, ages 10 to 17, are a part of the Hunley-Yorktown Sea Cadet Division located in the Lowcountry.

for Navy and Coast Guard reunions and parades, and volunteer their time at the Veterans Home in Walterboro, S.C." Being physically fit is part of a military lifestyle and that holds true in the Sea Cadet Program. Cadets are encouraged to stay physically active and on the days they meet, perform PT for an hour. "We have our own version of the PT test, which incorporates sit-ups, push-ups and a one-mile run," Doerr said. "We try to keep the cadets active and healthy. We want them to enjoy being outdoors." Doerr has been a Sea Cadet instructor for eight years and is retired from the U.S. Navy. He was once a cadet in the program. "Being a cadet helped me face the challenges of being in the military," Doerr said. "I was motivated physically and mentally because of the training I went through as a cadet. When I graduated boot camp, I was promoted to E-3 because of my time spent in the Sea Cadet Program. Most of our cadets end up joining the military and some are even accepted to military academies." Emma Overman, a Petty Officer 1st Class in the Sea Cadet program, has been a cadet for five years and is 17-years-old. She will be promoting to chief petty officer in July and will be the unit's first female chief. Travelling to new places and teamwork are what she loves most about being a cadet. "I never thought I was strong enough to accomplish sever-

al of the tasks I faced during survival school in Rhode Island," said Overman. "It was a two-week course and we were dropped 75 yards off the coast of a small island. We swam to shore with all of our gear. During the school, we learned about battle tactics, hand-to-hand combat, (Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape) techniques, hydration, food sources and teamwork. We had many obstacles thrown at us, but as long as we worked together, we were able to overcome them." Overman's father, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class John Overman, a maritime enforcement specialist stationed at USCG Sector Charleston, has been a Sea Cadet instructor for five years and is happy to volunteer his time. All 15 of the staff involved with the program are volunteers. "I started volunteering at the Sea Cadet program to teach the cadets about leadership," Overman said. "I always tell them, 'to be a leader, you have to serve others.' Being a great leader will help the cadets grow into mature adults in the service or wherever life takes them." The youngest member of the Overman family, 11-year-old Sam, is a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the program and wants to follow in his father's footsteps. "I want to join the military, just like my dad," Sam said. For more information or to join the Sea Cadets, contact Lt. j.g. Dennis Doerr at (843) 276-9107 or

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“Being educated on the misuses of prescription medicines is another way to become a strong total force,” said Stephens. “The misuse of prescription medicines may affect every pillar of a comprehensively fit Airman. When it comes to prescription drug use, the goal is for all service members, family members and Air Force civilian employees on JB Charleston to protect their future and make responsible choices! Stephens is also the primary organizer for the Drug Take Back Event for Joint Base Charleston. The nation-wide drug take back initiative is scheduled by the DEA in conjunction with local, state and tribal law enforcement partners and has collected more than 2 million tons of prescription drugs. Last September, more than 138 pounds of prescription drugs were disposed of on JB Charleston – Air Base and Weapons Station in observance of the event. “The next Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 27, 2013,” said Stephens. “Every event at JB Charleston has been more successful than the last. I am very hopeful we’ll surpass our previous amount this coming April.”

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JB Charleston Airman excels as chief exec

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Rasheen Douglas Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

"Typically, my day starts at 5 a.m. at the gym," said Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman. "If I don't get my workout in the morning, it's a great possibility that it won't happen." Housman is the chief executive for Chief Master Sgt. Al Hannon, 628th Air Base Wing command chief. She's originally from the 628th Comptroller Squadron. Housman has been stationed at Joint Base Charleston since November 2008. When she was approached by the 628th CS leadership about applying for the chief executive position, she saw it as a great opportunity to do something new and challenging. Housman submitted a package consisting of her single unit retrievable format (an electronic personnel record of her career), her last five enlisted performance reports, and physical training scores. In addition, she was personally interviewed by the command chief for the job. Out of four members interviewed by Hannon for the job, Housman was nominated as the new chief executive June 4, 2012. "When I first started this job, it was intimidating," said Housman. "Thoughts of not belonging can easily pass through a staff sergeant's mind sitting next to all the high-ranking individuals.” "I have to remember that these high-ranking individuals are people as well," said Housman. "My role as chief executive is to make sure their jobs are a little easier." Housman is responsible for making sure the command chief makes all his appointments and meetings. Any paperwork that needs to be seen, she makes sure it crosses his desk in a timely matter. "There's little to no time for personal matters throughout my day," said Housman. "In this job, you have to stay motivated, organized and flexible." As the chief executive, Housman plays a vital role in many events at Joint Base Charleston. During 628th ABW ceremonies, Housman can be found behind the scenes, ensuring awardees, recipients and promotees are present. But despite the stress, there are times when the job of being a chief executive is rewarding according to Housman. The job has allowed her to meet new people and the opportunity to receive great mentorship. And unlike most Airmen, Housman gets to see how squadrons directly contribute to the

Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman, 628th Air Base Wing command chief executive, lifts a dumbell Jan. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Housman prefers to perform her physical training in the morning before taking on her duties of the day.

Joint Base Charleston mission. "At this level, you're able to see that every Airman's job does make a difference," said Housman. "Working for Chief Hannon has been terrific, said Housman. "He's great at communicating what he wants and is the voice of the enlisted force. Any issues or concerns enlisted [Airmen] have, the chief addresses with them and the wing commander. "I can honestly say if it wasn't for Chief Hannon and his mentorship, I might not have reenlisted in the Air Force," said Housman.

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Housman talks about the day’s schedule with Chief Master Sgt. Al Hannon, 628th Air Base Wing command chief, Jan. 25, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. As the chief executive Housman coordinates all of the command chief’s appointments and meetings.

recruitment for any vacant positions is subject to the rules governing the hiring freeze which limits any hiring to internal Air Force employees. “As part of the budget measures being taken, a hiring freeze on external candidates was implemented. This measure is only the near term action that the Joint Base may experience in the coming months. It will be imperative for us as an installation to take a hard look now at our processes and our current spending, and to focus our expenditures and efforts on items that are mission essential in nature,” said McComb. Unit leadership and representatives from the Civilian Personnel Office will be contacting units directly who may be impacted by the hiring freeze or who have term or temporary employees. For ques-

tions or concerns regarding these measures, please contact the Civilian Personnel office at 963-4500. “In the coming months, we will continue to have more clarity on what actions will need to be taken at the local level. We will continue to keep you informed of the decisions that are made and how they impact you directly. We value the daily personal sacrifices and dedication you have made not only to this country but to the installation. We appreciate your patience and trust as we work through the challenges in the coming months ahead,” said McComb. (This article has been localized with Joint Base Charleston specific information. The original Air Force News article can be found at h t t p : / / w w w. a f . m i l / n e w s / s t o r y.

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Adrian Johnson, 628th Comptroller Squadron, passes the ball during a game against the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Jan. 29, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 628th LRS beat the 628th CPTS 52 to 46. Games are scheduled to be played on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Fitness Center at the JB Charleston - Air Base.

Xavier Miles, 628th Comptroller Squadron, looks for an open man during an intramural basketball game against the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Jan. 29, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

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A 628th Comptroller Squadron player shoots from underneath the hoop while members of the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron try and block the shot Jan. 29, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

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628th SFS Airmen conduct CQB training By Senior Airman George Goslin Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Typically, the enemy or opposing force is armed, so the operators need to be proficient in using their weapons at extremely close ranges or even switch to hand-to-hand combat if needed.

The 628th Security Forces Squadron conducted a simulated raid on a house in Joint Base Charleston - Air Base's housing using Close Quarter Battle tactics Jan. 28, 2013. According to Tech. Sgt. Rudolph Stuart, 628th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of training, CQB tactics are used when small units or teams of operators engage an enemy at close range. Typically, the enemy or opposing force is armed, so the operators need to be proficient in using their weapons at extremely close ranges or even switch to hand-to-hand combat if needed. "CQB is a lot more prevalent today in a lot of things that Security Forces, as well as local law enforcement, is doing", said Stuart. In these situations, security forces personnel would perform a swift takeover of a building occupied by an opposing force. They hone their skills to ensure they are ready for a scenario that could have grave implications for law enforcement officers or hostages if they are not. The security forces team even went through weapons transition drills in the event their primary weapon malfunctioned during a raid. They practiced the drills in the house while simultaneU.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Dennis Sloan ously clearing it so that they will be comfortable Staff Sgt. Vincent Bustillo, 628th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, looks through the scope mounted on his M4 carbine while performing close in case a similar situation might arise. Transition quarters battle training Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. CQB tactics are used when small units or teams of operators engage drills are the action of swapping from your pri- an enemy at close range. mary to your secondary weapon. "Every time you breach a building, your M4 is not going to do what you want it to do," said Stuart. "What are tics to get to the adversary, clear the scene, and to ensure peo- where they learn tactics from us and we learn tactics from them in a trade of information which helps us build a relationship you going to do in that instance? Transition to your M9 and ple stay safe." Airmen assigned to the 628th SFS receive this two-week with the local populace and local law enforcement." engage your adversary. A lot of times, people get into a situation twice every year. training Even one mistake during a building raid could potentially like that and don't have a backup plan. By doing these drills, it "We go through this training to make sure everyone stays on mean the loss of a team member or a hostage, making this gives you that backup plan and allows you to have an out." not to mention the numerous temporary duty assignments extremely valuable to the base's security forces. task, training "On any given day, we can be called to go to a building facwe will attend to ensure we're abreast of the 'latest and greatest' "I not only feel more comfortable performing close quaring a CQB scenario," Stuart said. "It's every building on base: of today's tactics and training," said Stuart. "The Charleston ters battle in deployed locations, but here at the base as well, the commissary, the Exchange, the headquarters building, the County Police Department also comes out with us from time to if needed," said Staff Sgt. Anthony Servick, 628th SFS Child Development Center or the Youth Center. Every buildto train with us. This is a great give and take relationship, time patrolman. ing we would have to enter, we would have to use these tac-

Bustillo practices drawing his M9 pistol before performing CQB training Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The unit requires all of its members to perform the training twice a year.

A simunition round fired from an M9 pistol into a wall by a 628th Security Forces Squadron Airmen leaves an indent and paint residue during a CQB exercise Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Simunition rounds are simulated rounds that leave a mark on the target.

Bustillo loads simunition rounds into an M4 carbine magazine during a CQB exercise Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Bustillo draws his M9 pistol before performing CQB training Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

Staff Sgt. Brayden Dockendorf, 628th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, aims his M9 pistol down a hallway while performing CQB training Jan. 28, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

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628th ABW recognizes 2012 Annual Award winners

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Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Manalastas, 628th Comptroller Squadron superintendent, will be presented the Air Force level Financial Management Chief Master Sgt. Larry P. Gonzales Superintendent of the Year award by the Secretary of the Air Force. "I was in disbelief," said Manalastas. "There are a lot of great superintendents out there and to be selected amongst all of them was truly an honor." "It just doesn't get any better than FM Superintendent of the Air Force," said Maj. Laurie Lanpher, 628th Comptroller Squadron commander. "Senior Master Sgt. Manalastas is the best of the best and we are so incredibly lucky to have him in our squadron. Well earned, well deserved!" Manalastas' specific accomplishments toward the award included directing squadron operations, which oversees nearly 50 personnel . The 628th CPTS serviced more than 19,000 members and managed a budget in excess of $764 million, enabling 17,000 sorties. Additionally, Manalastas managed a $2.2 million Overseas Contingency Operations fund, and transitioned more than

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accepted into the special-duty position 1,000 troops to the their deployed locations. of a military training instructor. Soon Manalastas also developed a local Air Force after, he earned the coveted Master Reserve delayed enlistment program, recruiting 22 Military Training Instructor distinction active-duty volunteers and training more than 70 known as "Blue Rope." enlistees to head to Air Force Basic Military Training. "Being an MTI was the best job in the This is Manalastas’ first time as a superintendent. military ," said Manalastas. "It is a great He has been a superintendent at JB Charleston for the opportunity to train our civilians into last two and a half years. brand new Airmen. I've been fortunate "My job as a superintendent is to mentor the junior to put more than 500 Airmen in the Air officers, Airmen, and noncommissioned officers to Force, Air Force Reserve and Air become effective leaders" said Manalastas. "I also National Guard." give the commander discipline and awards recomManalastas will receive his award in mendations." May at the Professional Development Along with being the 628th CPTS superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. Institute Conference, a finance-focused he is also the 628th Wing Staff Agencies superintendBenjamin Manalastas conference, where the Secretary of the ent, where he manages all of the administrative con628th Comptroller Squadron Air Force will be awarding the accomtrols, such as training and readiness to deploy 24 superintendent plishment. career specialties. "The squadron helped tremendously," said Manalastas. "If Manalastas was originally born in Manila, Philippines, but quickly immigrated to the United States and was raised in it wasn't for CPTS I wouldn't have won the award. Honestly, Norfolk, Va. He started off as a young Airman in transporta- I'm thankful to work with great professionals in this squadron, and all their hard work and efforts last year that allowed me to tion then changed careers into financial analysis. After cross training into financial analysis, Manalastas was have the winning package. It was really their efforts, not necessarily me." "If I had any advice for young Airmen it would be to do your job and do it well," said Manalastas. "When you get to your new unit you should think what can I do to make it better, cheaper, faster?"

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Plan for a safe return, officials stressed as Sailors and families around the fleet make plans to enjoy the Super Bowl, Feb. 3. "Super Bowl Sunday is like an unofficial holiday in America where people gather together to watch the game," said Navy Personnel Command Force Master Chief Jon Port. And like other celebrations, food and alcohol are often key ingredients at many Super Bowl parties. In the past three years, the Navy has seen a steady rise in reports of Sailors driving under the influence over the Super Bowl Weekend, therefore, Navy leaders are stressing the importance to plan ahead to avoid DUI. "If you're planning to attend a Super Bowl party or watch the game at a sports bar or restaurant and you intend to drink alcohol, think about how you will get home when making your plans," said Dorice Favorite, program director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention. "It's good to think out the scenarios in your head beforehand so you are prepared." Sailors can start by programming the phone number of a local taxi company into their cell phone. "Even if you don't have to call a taxi for yourself, you'll have the number handy in case you need to call one for a shipmate," said Favorite. Before heading out, decide who will be the sober designated driver and what that entails. The designated driver should be limited to non-alcoholic beverages. According to the

Insurance Information Institute, more drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year except St. Patrick's Day. Sailors should know their limits and if it's exceeded, call a taxi, get a ride with a sober friend, or get permission from the party host to stay overnight, but don't drink and drive. If you are staying in and hosting friends at your home, Favorite suggests hosts ensure all guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers. "You should serve plenty of food and nonalcoholic beverages at the party," said Favorite. "Host your party just like they do at the stadium; stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game. Hosting a party comes with responsibilities. "Depending on the laws of your state, if you host a party and serve alcohol, you could potentially be legally liable if an intoxicated party guest drives away and gets in an accident," Favorite added.

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CMSAF transition: Airmen say goodbye to Roy, welcome Cody

By Staff Sgt. David Salanitri Air Force Public Affairs Agency

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – The Air Force appointed its 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force during a transition and retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 24. In his last official act before retiring, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy relinquished the duties and responsibilities of the Air Force's highest enlisted leader to Chief Master Sgt. James Cody. Looking across the airplane hangar, Cody addressed some of his main goals in his new position. "We have to invest before we can reap rewards," said Cody, who was previously assigned as the command chief master sergeant of Air Education and Training Command. "We will continue to invest in the development of our Airmen in the most deliberate way possible, and we will ensure our force is ready to handle the challenges it will face in the future." Cody said as the service's senior enlisted leader, his focus will be on helping Airmen be successful. "We need to protect them by making sure they know how to deal with the stress that comes with military life," said Cody. "We will focus on strengthening relationships, taking care of one another, and holding each other more accountable for measuring up to the high standards we demand of every Airman." Themes of innovation and critical thinking were reinforced throughout the ceremony with Cody calling upon Airmen to continue being efficient tacticians. "As resources tighten, our nation will require more from each one of us. Airmen will meet that challenge through innovation as they always have," he said. * Though today's ceremony was a time to celebrate the retirement of Roy and the appointment Cody, leaders * reminded the crowd that there's work to be done. The Air Force's highest ranking uniformed Airman said he is ready to roll up his sleeves, alongside Chief and Mrs. Cody. "Take a look around the hangar here," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. "This is your Air Force. And all of us are now your Airmen. Lead us well." During the ceremony, the Air Force debuted a new item for enlisted Airmen to be proud of – the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force positional colors. Today's ceremony contained great moments – the transition of the service's 17th CMSAF and the unveiling of the positional colors. However, there was also a bittersweet moment as the Air Force said farewell to a great Airman. Speaking to his character, one theme throughout Roy's farewell speech was the importance of relationships. "Over the past few weeks I've spent a lot of time reflecting on my career," said *Some restrictions may apply. Roy. "I've been thinking – not about what we got accomplished, or what we

didn't get accomplished – but about relationships. "Our 30 years in the Air Force allowed Ms. Paula and I to develop a lot of valuable relationships," he said. "We are thankful for each of these, and will continue to build on them as we move into the next chapter of our lives." Roy's three and a half years as chief master sergeant of the Air Force was marked by building relationships with Airmen. A staunch advocate of face-to-face communication, Roy traveled about nine months out of each year to meet and interact with Airmen of all ranks. Cody said he will continue that legacy. "To ensure continued success, leaders at all levels must focus on our Airmen and their families," said Cody. "We look forward to getting out to the bases and meeting our Airmen, listening to their stories, understanding their challenges. And we're committing to you we will bring those back and work those issues hard here on the staff." After closely working together for the past six months, Roy and Welsh have bonded over a common denominator – caring for Airmen.

U.S. Air Force photo / Scott Ash

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, left, and Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., the commander of Air Education and Training Command, congratulate the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody during a transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Jan. 24, 2013.


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A search and rescue team aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman launches a rigid hull inflatable boat during a man-overboard drill in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 29, 2013. The Truman is conducting a composite training unit exercise to prepare for its upcoming deployment.

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As seen through a night-vision device, Col. Kerry Gentry conducts a pre-flight inspection on an F16C Viper aircraft during training operations at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., Jan. 23, 2013. Gentry commands the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard.

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U.S. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dina Chicas inspects an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 26, 2013. The Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Williams directs an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 30, 2013. The Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The Hawkeye is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112.

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Magazine GIVEAWAY Thursday, Feb. 7

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Air Base Library will be discarding back issues of magazines acquired during the past year. All magazines are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are too many popular titles to name, so stop by from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check them out.

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/ The 2013 Joint Base Charleston National Prayer Breakfast will be held Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the JB Charleston - Weapons Station Red Bank Club. Tickets are $5 and include a breakfast buffet.


All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 963-4406.

February 4 / An "Ace that Interview!" workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn interviewing techniques by practicing with expert coaching. / An "Explore Employment and Scholarship Services for Spouses" workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about free available resources and services such as employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and more.

February 5 / A "My New Space" class will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success. / Educational Opportunities Counseling halfhour appointments will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Individuals will get to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help you reach your educational goals.

February 6 / A Workforce (Job referral) Specialist will be available for half-hour appointments from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a specialist that will provide job referrals, resume


/ The 2013 Joint Base Charleston National Prayer Breakfast will be held Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the JB Charleston - Weapons Station Red Bank Club. Tickets are $5 and include a breakfast buffet.


All classes or workshops will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Building 755, at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 764-7480.

February 4-8 / A Transition Assistance Program workshop will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to transition from military to civilian life with ease. Classes include: Skills assessment, resume writing, networking, job search strategies, interviewing techniques, veterans' benefits, entitlements and more. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. To register, call the Fleet and Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston- Weapons Station, Building 755, at 843-764-7480.

February 8 / A Command Financial Specialist Training refresher will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open to command appointed E-6 and above personnel only. To assist in preventing financial problems, starting a profitable savings program, and providing members assistance in car/insurance buying or investments. To register, please call the Fleet and Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Building 755, at 843764-7480.

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February 7 / A free "Explore Charleston/Newcomer's Tour" will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of Charleston's Historic district including the Citadel Military College, the market (downtown) and Patriots Point. Lunch is on your own. Tour bus departs from and returns to the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

February 8 / A "Troops to Teachers" class will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses' transition into a new teaching career. / A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon the VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. "VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance" will be provided from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Members (who do not have a copy of their medical records) must sign an authorization letter (authorizing the VA representative to obtain your medical records) at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's Family Practice section. This letter is already prepared, but must be signed no later than the Monday prior to that week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance with Disability Claims that you plan to attend.

February 7, 14, 21, 28 / A mandatory tap "Pre-separation Briefings" are provided every Thursday (separatees from 8 to 11 a.m. and retirees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Per Public Law 107-103, in the case of anticipated retirement, retiring service members can receive pre-separation counseling up to 24 months prior to DOS. A separating service member can receive pre-separation counseling up to 12 months prior to DOS. This is the first step in the process to making you "career ready" to leave the service; and this briefing/counseling is required prior to attending the TAP GPS Workshop.

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“For 40 Years, I was tortured with unbearable indigestion”

Confessions of an acid reflux victim “And How I BEAT the indigestion Nightmare that Almost Killed Me!” By Ralph Burns; “Former” acid reflux sufferer Here’s My Story: I've Suffered With Acid Reflux for Almost 40 Years Now. Unless you experience it; you can’t imagine how horrible it is. Every time I ate spicy foods I would get what I called "ROT GUT". Like something was rotting in my stomach. But now I can eat anything... No matter how spicy. Even if I never could before. Let me explain… For the better part of my life; I purposely avoided a lot of foods. Especially ones with even a tiny bit of seasoning. Because if I didn't, I’d experience a burning sensation through my esophagus— like somebody poured hot lead or battery acid down my throat. Add to that, those disgusting "mini-throw ups" and I was in "indigestion hell".

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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 $

2002 Chevy Trailblazer LT Loaded, extra clean $

$$ 5,995


2005 Chevy Impala LS Loaded, chrome wheels, extra clean $



38 38 MPG MPG


2006 Cevy Cobalt LT coupe Auto, moonroof, extra clean $

Starting Startingat at

2005 Ford F-150 TX Auto, V8, extra clean $



Auto, Auto,air, air,AM/FM/CD/MP3, AM/FM/CD/MP3,power power package, package,tire tirepressure pressuremonitor monitor &&much muchmore. more.

MSRP MSRP$17,365. $17,365.Includes Includes$3500 $3500Rebate, Rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade

2004 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, auto, loaded, 50k mi $

2004 Honda Odyssey EX Leather, moonroof, DVD $

2009 Chevy HHR LT Extra clean, loaded $

Starting Startingat at


$ 10,995$



MSRP MSRP$16,865. $16,865.Includes Includes$500 $500rebate, rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade


2005 Chevy Suburban Z-71 Loaded, extra clean, must see $

at Starting at Ford Excape XLT 2008 Scion TC Coupe Starting 2008 Moonroof, loaded, extra clean Auto, loaded, price to sell $ $



V6, V6,Auto, Auto,Power PowerPkg, Pkg,Tilt, Tilt, Cruise, Cruise,AM/FM/CD/MP3, AM/FM/CD/MP3,&& much muchmore. more.Pre-Owned, Pre-Owned, Low Lowmiles. miles.

MSRP MSRP$21,295. $21,295.Includes Includes$2000 $2000rebate, rebate, $500 $500Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade

2005 Honda CRV Startingat at 4x4, moonroof, like Starting new $



11,995$ $


Auto, loaded, one owner $


Stk# Stk#F5141 F5141

NEW FORD CAB NEW 2010 2010 FORD F-150 F-150 CREW CREW CAB XLT XLT 2006 Toyota Highlander 2009 Honda Civic

2005 Toyota 4Runner Sports Edition, loaded, extra clean $



One owner, like new $


97 97Cadillac CadillacDeVille DeVille

3,995 3,995



02 02Ford FordFocus Focus

V8, V8,auto, auto,power powerseats, seats,power power locks, locks,AM/FM/CD, AM/FM/CD,driver’s driver’spackage, package, SYNC, SYNC,&&trailer trailertow, tow,&&much muchmore. more.

3,995 3,995


6,995 6,995


4,995 4,995

2007 Toyota RAV4 4x4 Auto, extra clean, one owner $

2011 Chysler 200 Auto, loaded, 1 owner, only 15k mi $

V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner

Auto, Auto,very verylow lowmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean


2007 Toyota Camry XLE Sunroof, extra clean, auto, leather $

04 04Dodge DodgeDurango DurangoSLT SLT 05 03 Limited 05Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee CherokeeLtd Ltd 14,995 03Ford FordExcursion Excursion14,995 Limited 14,995 Lthr,Lthr, Loaded, Leather, loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,just justserviced serviced

05 05Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS Leather, Leather,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


9,995 9,995

08 08Jeep JeepPatriot Patriot


11,995 11,995


13,995 13,995

11,995 11,995

13,995 13,995

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Loaded, factory warrant, extra clean $


06 06Mercedes MercedesC230 C230

10 10Toyota ToyotaCorolla CorollaLE LE


12,995 12,995

10 10Nissan NissanVersa Versa

Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,low lowmiles miles


13,995 13,995

14,995 14,995

13,995 13,995


Auto, Auto,like likenew, new,save savebig! big!


Auto, Auto,only only6k6kmiles miles


2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Auto, loaded, low miles $

10 10Nissan NissanCube Cube

Moonroof, Moonroof,loaded loaded

Auto, Auto,air, air,power powerpkg, pkg,one oneowner owner

04 04Acura Acura3.2TL 3.2TL

06 06Nissan NissanAltima Altima2.5S 2.5S

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner



13,995 13,995


07 07Pontiac PontiacTorrent Torrent

Loaded, see xtraclean, clean,must must see Loaded,xtra Honda Accord LX $$ Auto, loaded, extra clean $

06 06Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS

$$ Auto, extra clean

11,995 11,995 $

2012 Ford Mustang Conv. Leater, auto $


V6, like V6,auto, auto, likenew newToyota Camry Leather, power package,xtra xtraclean clean Leather,power 2010 LEpackage, 2010

06 06Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara VitaraSport Sport

08 08Kia KiaSorento Sorento Auto, powerpkg, pkg,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Auto,power

9,995 9,995

9,995 9,995

9,995 9,995

Loaded, clean, xtraVolkswagen clean,must mustsee see Loaded,xtra 2009 GTI $$ $$ Loaded, only 29k miles, one owner $





14,995 14,995

08 08Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara Vitara

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner


14,995 14,995

2011 Nissan Maxima 2013 Scion TC 2012 Nissan Quest Loaded, only 8k miles Only 4k mi, extra clean, glass roof Loaded, like new 06 09 08 06Nissan NissanMurano Murano 09Mercury Mercury Milan 08 08Mazda MazdaCX-7 CX-7 ChryslerSebring SebringConv. Conv.Ltd Ltd 08Chrysler $ $ $Milan


Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,like likenew new


15,995 15,995

10 10Dodge DodgeJourney Journey


16,995 16,995

10 10Ford FordE350 E350Van Van

12-passenger, 12-passenger,XLT XLTpkg, pkg,loaded loaded


18,995 18,995

10 10Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS

07 07Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab XLT XLTpkg, pkg,V8, V8,auto auto

19,995 19,995

10 10Honda HondaAccord Accord Only Only3k3kmiles, miles,auto, auto,like likenew new

21,995 21,995

17,995 17,995

V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded loaded

19,995 19,995

2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Loaded, sunroof, 1 owner, low mi $


08 08Nissan NissanPathfinder Pathfinder Auto, Auto,3rd 3rdseat, seat,xtra xtraclean clean


21,995 21,995


07 07VW VWTouareg Touareg

Loaded, mustsee, see,priced pricedtotosell sell Loaded,must


19,995 19,995

2011 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 6 speed, loaded, low miles $

10 10Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee Cherokee


10 10Chevy ChevyCamaro CamaroLTLT

4x4, 4x4,loaded, loaded,priced pricedtotogo! go!


21,995 21,995

Auto, Auto,xtra xtraclean clean


22,995 22,995

2009 Mercedes ML 350 2010 Buick Enclave 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4matic, Loaded,08 like new Leather, moonroof, 10 Flex 10 10Ford Ford FlexSEL SEL Nav., Hemi 08 10Lincoln LincolnMKZ MKZ EX-L Rover 08Honda HondaPilot Pilot EX-L like new, loaded 08Land Land RoverLR3 LR3 Loaded, New Loaded,moonroof, moonroof,lthr, lthr,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Newtires, tires,loaded, loaded,priced pricedtotosteal! steal! Leather, Loaded, Leather, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty,like likenew new $ $ $ loaded,

28,995 24,995 24,995


29,995 $$ $$ 25,995 24,995 25,995 25,995 29,995 24,995 25,995


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02 02Mazda MazdaMillennia Millennia Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,only only50k 50kmiles miles

7,995 7,995

6,995 6,995

2008 Chevy Silverado LTZ Crewcab, 4x4, extra clean $


02 02Acura AcuraMDX MDX


7,995 7,995

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Auto, leather, loaded $

06 06Honda HondaAccord AccordEX-L EX-L 15,995 05 05Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab 15,995 Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof V8, V8,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

10,995 10,995

10,995 10,995

Auto, xtra Auto,2011 xtraclean cleanDodge

04 ChevySilverado Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LS 04Chevy

12,995 12,995

05 05Toyota ToyotaSienna SiennaLE LE

12,995 12,995

08 08Ford FordEscape Escape

06 06VW VWPassat Passat

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,like likenew new

13,995 13,995

2011 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, only 12k miles $

06 06Cadillac CadillacCTS CTS

10 10Toyota ToyotaTacoma Tacoma Auto, Auto,air, air,only only10k 10kmiles, miles,like likenew new


14,995 14,995

14,995 14,995

2011 GMC Sierra Crewcab V8, auto, one owner 05 05 FordMustang MustangRoush Roush $Ford Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean 23,995

07 07Nissan NissanQuest Quest

07 07Ford FordEdge EdgeSE SE



4x4, 4x4,only only34k 34kmiles, miles,like likenew new


20,995 20,995

19,995 19,995

2012 Toyota Avalon Leather, moonroof, loaded $ 10 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5

XLT, XLT,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean


22,995 22,995

07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe 6spd, 6spd,loaded, loaded,one oneowner owner


15,995 15,995

15,995 15,995

16,995 16,995

22,995 22,995

16,995 16,995


10 10Dodge DodgeGrand GrandCaravan CaravanSXT SXT

08 08Ford FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT

2008 Ford$$ Expedition EL Ltd edition, moonroof, DVD, like new $

Captain Captainseats, seats,dual dualpower powerdoors, doors,loaded loaded

18,995 18,995

3rd 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner


18,995 18,995

09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX

Auto, Auto,V8, V8,only only12K 12Kmiles miles

Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner



20,995 20,995


09 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab

Moonroof, Moonroof,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean


07 07Toyota ToyotaCamry Camry

2010 Lexus IS250 Loaded, only 30k miles $



2010 Honda CRV EX Leather, moonroof, one owner $

Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,28k 28kmiles miles


06 06Dodge DodgeRam Ram2500 2500Crew CrewCab Cab

Auto, Auto,Extra ExtraClean, Clean,11Owner Owner


13,995 13,995


$$ 2012 Chevy Silverado LT V8, only 6k miles, extended cab $

18,995 18,995 18,995 18,995 Loaded, only 23k miles, one owner

10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible


Auto, air,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean 23,995 Auto,air, 23,995 Only Only21k 21kmiles, miles,loaded, loaded,11owner owner $$ $

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,low lowmiles miles


Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

13,995 13,995

Auto, Auto,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean

16,995 16,995

Power Powerside sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded

06 06VW VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible

2011 Ford F-150 XLT 2012 Ford Flex Auto, loaded Leather, loaded 08 08Honda Honda CRV 07 $CRV JeepWrangler WranglerXX $ 07Jeep 06 06Pontiac PontiacSolstice Solstice


16,995 16,995

12,995 12,995

Only Only28k 28kmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean


Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see




2008 Ford Mustang GT California pkg, loaded, 1 owner $


05 LincolnTown TownCar CarSignature SignatureLtd Ltd 05Lincoln

07 07MINI MINICooper Cooper

Auto, powerpkg, pkg,xtra xtraclean clean Auto,power


13,995 13,995

10,995 10,995

10,995 10,995


12,995 12,995




Moonroof, lthr, like xtra lthr,Edge likenew, new,garage garagekept kept Moonroof, Loaded, xtraclean, clean,11owner owner 2008 Ford NitroLoaded, Heat $$package, like new $$ Loaded, power Loaded, only 29k miles $ $

Auto, owner xtraclean, clean,one one owner Auto,xtra 2008 Chevy Silverado LT $$ $$ V8, loaded, 1 owner, extended cab $


7,995 7,995

2008 GMC Envoy SLT Leather, loaded $


05 05Dodge DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLT

08 08Suzuki SuzukiReno Reno

Low Lowmiles, miles,one oneowner owner


05 05Chrysler ChryslerCrossfire CrossfireLtd Ltd

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean



07 07Chrysler ChryslerPT PTCruiser Cruiser $$

$$2009 BMW 328i

17,995 17,995


2010 Ford Mustang Conv., premium pkg, leather, auto $

Touring, Touring,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


08 08GMC GMCCanyon CanyonSLT SLT

10 10Ford FordEscape EscapeXLT XLT $$

05 05Suzuki SuzukiVerona Verona Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,low lowmiles miles


Crew CrewCab CabZ85 Z85

2007 Ford F-150 Crewcab XLT Stepsides moonroof, extra clean $


16,995 16,995

$$ 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mountain pkg, hard top, loaded $

Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,priced pricedtotosell sell




10 10Toyota ToyotaCamry CamryLELE

$$ SEL 2013 Ford Edge Loaded, Factory Warrant $

Leather, Leather,full fullpower power

17,995 17,995

2011 BMW 320 8i Loaded, auto, low mles, like new $


15,995 15,995

15,995 15,995

$$ 2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L $$ Leather, moonroof, one owner $ Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,SAVE SAVEBIG BIG

V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,better betterthan thannew new 22,995 Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean 21,995 $$ $$

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,sunroof, sunroof,xtra xtraclean clean


MSRP MSRP$34,000. $34,000.Includes Includes$4500 $4500Rebate Rebate$1,000 $1,000FMC FMCdealer, dealer, $500 $1,000trade tradeasst. asst. $500military militaryrebate, rebate,$2000 $2000cash/trade, cash/trade,$1,000

2007 Ford Sports Trac Ltd Leather, moonroof $

00 00Ford FordF150 F150Ext ExtCab Cab

00 SaturnSL1 SL1 00Saturn

Auto, Auto,air, air,xtra xtraclean clean

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see


2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE Leather, one owner, low miles $



MSRP MSRP$22,995. $22,995.Incldues Incldues$2000 $2000rebate, rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade

2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Leather, moonroof, lots of extras $



Auto, at Starting Starting at only 25k miles, one owner

Auto, Auto,cruise/tilt, cruise/tilt,air, air,power powerpackage, package, AM/FM/CD, AM/FM/CD,Mykey Mykey&&much muchmore. more. 2009 Ford Fusion SEL Moonroof, one owner, leather $




Auto, Auto,air, air,power powerpackage, package, tilt, tilt,Mykey Mykey&&much muchmore. more.

2007 Ford F-150 1 owner, extra clean, only 40k mi $



Air Conditioning,tilt tiltsteering steeringwheel, wheel,power power AirConditioning, doorlocks/remote doorlocks/remotekeyless, keyless,ABS ABSbrakes brakes


2005 Mini Cooper Dbl. sunroof, extra clean, must see $


20,995 20,995

2012 Ford Explorer XLT Loaded, like new $


08 08Wrangler WranglerUnlimited UnlimitedSahara Sahara

08 08GMC GMCSierra Sierra1500 1500Crew CrewCab Cab

4x4, 4x4,Auto, Auto,hardtop, hardtop,must mustsee see

4X4, 4X4,Loaded, Loaded,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean


24,995 24,995


24,995 24,995

2011 Toyota Highlander Ltd 2012 Dodge Charger R/T 2011 Nissan Armada Extra clean, 10 11K miles Leather, loaded, Nav.,LTextra clean 1111Chevy Leather, monroof, DVD,0707 extra clean 07 Avalanche LTLT Dodge Ram MKS 07Chevy Chevy Avalanche LT ChevyCamaro Camaro Dodge Ram2500 2500Laramie Laramie 10Lincoln Lincoln MKS Sunroof, Mega Dual Leather,only only14k 14kmiles miles Sunroof,only only 400miles miles MegaCab, Cab,only only19k 19kmi, mi,11owner owner Dualmoonroof, moonroof,loaded, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi $ $Leather, $400 $$ $$ 30,995 26,995 27,995 29,995 26,995 27,995 33,995 29,995

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