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Joint Base Charleston

Patriot Vol. 2, No. 5

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

Friday, February 4, 2011

LCAP inspection begins today: why is it important? By Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Riley 437th QA/Maintenance Operations Squadron superintendent There's a "buzz" among the logisticians here at Charleston. We have prepared ... made sure the T's were crossed and I's dotted and then prepared some more. Prepare for what, you may ask. Three wings, three groups and 13 squadrons have honed their skills and have made themselves ready to display those skills to the inspection team. The Air Mobility Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection team is here, and we welcome them to take a good look at us. This article comes from a senior enlisted leader's perspective, one who has been around for a while and has seen our Air Force go through many changes. What hasn't changed is our ability to accomplish the mission and the mission we've been given is vitally important to us, our fellow Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, our nation and many other nations around the world. We know that our Airmen are the best at what they do, but how can our senior AMC and Air Force leaders know we're performing the mission safely and bythe-book? This is where the LCAP inspection comes into to play. Currently, we have a team of approximately 52 logistics experts from the AMC staff and other bases across the command visiting Joint Base Charleston-Air Base through Feb. 11. Their purpose is to evaluate how we perform our mission. They've come to make sure we're taking care of the nation's business in a safe, standardized, repeatable and technically compliant manner. Now that you know what an LCAP inspection is, why is it important? Not only is the inspection itself important, but it's extremely important that we do well. The inspection is important because our mission is important. Maintaining and loading our C-17s and other transient aircraft, along with supplying the war-fighter is what we do every day, but if we're not careful we can become lackadaisical. No matter what part of this logistics machine we're in, we can't allow our duties to become so routine that we find ourselves on cruise control ... that's when accidents happen. Inspections like this are needed to make sure we're performing within standards and we're not just going through the motions. If you're an Airman in the Maintenance Group or LRS, you may be asking yourself why it is so important to do well on this inspection. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Baczewski, the 628 LRS superintendent, said, "This inspection will validate the fact that we provide the best logistical support to the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing. It proves that no one works harder to help Air Mobility Command meet its mission of global reach. It also validates all the individual and unit awards that we have won during the last two years." Chief Master Sgt. Tim Pratt, 437th Aerial Port Squadron superintendent said, "APS `Port Dawgs' are an extremely proud group of Airmen and civilians. We take pride in being

Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off 2011 campaign The Air Force Assistance Fund drive kicks off Feb. 7 and continues through March 18. The AFAF is an annual fundraising effort to raise money for the Air Force Villages, the Air Force Aid Society, the Air Force Enlisted Village and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. These organizations do not participate in the Combined Federal Campaign so they are totally dependent on the contributions of Air Force personnel. AFAF key workers will be contacting servicemembers with the goal of personally contacting every individual. The easiest way to contribute is through an allotment using the Payroll Deduction Plan however, cash is also accepted.

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Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wilson speaks with Airman 1st Class Antonio Thomas during a personal evaluation inspection here Feb. 1 in preparation for the Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection Feb. 4. The 437th Maintenance Group, the 315th Maintenance Group and the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron will be inspected by a team of 52 LCAP inspectors. Sergeant Wilson is a quality assurance inspector with the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron and Airman Thomas is a communications navigation specialist with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

the hardest working air and surface transportation specialists at home and at deployed locations around the world. Doing well on an LCAP inspection proves to our new Group, Wing, Numbered Air Force and AMC leaders that we know our business and do it extremely well. It proves that it's not a fluke when the United States Transportation Command relies on us to figure out how to move equipment never before airlifted. It proves we can handle aggregate passenger missions with superb customer service and professionalism. It proves our folks will bend over backwards booking airlift to expedite passengers to their final destination or assist families in getting their household goods delivered on time. Knocking this LCAP out of the park will also prove we truly are the best darn aerial port in the land.� All and all, we're ready and we're eager for this chance to prove it.

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wilson inspects Airmen from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a personal evaluation inspection here Feb. 1. Sergeant Wilson is a quality assurance inspector with the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron. The QA office performs more than 300 inspections monthly.


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Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert answers questions during an all-hands call at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command on board Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Feb. 2. Admiral Greenert addressed Sailors about fleet-wide pressing issues concerning the nuclear field and stressed the importance of Sailors utilizing family support programs for themselves and their loved ones.

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I would like to share a few thoughts on this important topic. I have served in many organizations and places, and one theme I find common in my observations: either "Rambo" or STPs in units, bases, councils, etc. If you wonder what I mean by these two terms, you're right...I need to define my terms and acronyms. You remember Rambo, right? Rambo was quite the character in the 1980s with subsequent, multiple movie sequels. Rambo was always sent on very dangerous missions, and he was the key factor in defeating the enemy...the one-man special ops team. The other acronym you read (STP) stands for Same Ten People. These are the ones you recognize around the base. You know? The ones you see leading committees, volunteering in the community, and those in the workcenter who are always at the forefront. Everyone wants one of those STPs. They are busy-bees, and we depend on them - they get the job done! So you ask, "What's the problem with having Rambo or STPs?" The problem is we grow and develop "Rambo" or STPs when we let one person in the organization do most of the work, knowing foremost we could use everyone's potential. This is like having an 8-cylinder engine in your Mustang but wondering why your high-performance machine is running on only one cylinder. Although we're happy to have one of these amazing people, the "Rambo" and "STP" effect have their consequences: little activity in organizations, fewer people involved, and less than 10 percent productivity when we know our units could achieve 100 percent. And again, what would happen in your organization the moment Rambo or your STP moves to another unit? Certainly, we cannot depend on one person to get the job done.

We need a culture change. There is a need right now for a paradigm shift and a move from a Rambo approach to a Together-EveryoneAccomplishes-More (TEAM) approach. We need to create the kind of culture where everyone contributes to high performance and success becomes success×. (Success in this case is to the exponential power of "X," and X is the number of people in the team or unit.) Let's move from the solo approach to the TEAM approach. Where can we start? As a leader and mentor, there are several things you must do to create a TEAM culture. Here is a beginner's list: 1. Identify and multiply your Rambo and STPs. The peculiar thing about these "movers and shakers" is that they themselves have a network of people who are also remarkable (Yes! It's the law of association). Sometimes this network of people is reluctant to take leadership roles and operate in the background being creative and doing amazing things. Bring these people to the forefront. As you can see, your team of STPs just got larger! 2. Involve your people and promote contributions from all. No involvement leads to little commitment, and ultimately, low performance. Therefore, get every member of your unit involved in process improvement efforts, councils, and the community, even if the tasks are small. Assign responsibility. Mold the members into a TEAM, and pass what you have learned to others. 3. Capitalize on your organization's heritage. This point refers to the actions we take to pass the best customs and traditions throughout our service to others. Consequently, select two or three people today and mentor them. Teach them to use their imagination to get the best TEAM results. Teach your mentees about your service, your unit's history, and remind them about how great it feels to be part of the greatest Joint Base Team in the world. 4. Celebrate! This last point is very important. Take the time to recognize the TEAM accomplishments and highlight how each of the members contributed to success. Remember, we want to develop every single member's strength, and then mesh those talents to form a high-performance TEAM. No one person is more important than the other...all of us enable success×. As we look around us, we are constantly reminded of the high caliber of people we have. Our greatest strength is our doubt! Can you imagine what we could achieve if we are able to use the full power of all of our talents combined? I know we can do it! The list above is just the beginning. Multiplying the STPs and creating success× TEAMs are the aim of leaders and mentors of all levels. This will be the very fiber that will assure we continue to be the most powerful military force in the world!

550 days in Afghanistan Commentary by Maj. Jason D. Engle 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander First, I want to say thank you to security forces, civil engineers, fellow logisticians, and all other Airmen and civilians who have deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. In this commentary, I want to discuss some of the lessons I learned based on my experiences in Afghanistan. Although the title of my commentary says 550 days in Afghanistan, I spent 85 days at Combat Skills Training preparing for a 365 Joint Expeditionary Tasking and a six month JET deployment. In preparing for my deployment, I left home on my birthday and had to miss my youngest daughter's birth to attend CST at Fort Riley, Kan. For my wife, this was our first deployment, and she made a point of attending my CST graduation which was a blessing as I was leaving for Afghanistan the next day. My wife was under considerable stress as she had just given birth, had to sell our house and move the family to Chicago. She was learning first-hand how deployments may be more difficult on the home front than on the front lines. Fast forward to Camp Eggers, Afghanistan where I spent a few days learning about the Afghan logistics system before going to my Forward Operating Base. While waiting on transportation, I met Master Sgt. Randy Gillespe, from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He had just adopted two daughters but insisted on deploying to set an example for his Airmen. I didn't know at the time that I would never see Sergeant Gillespe again. I ended up at the Forward Support Depot at Gardez and Sergeant Gillespe went his way to Questions and comments can be directed to the editor. The Patriot can be reached at: 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, Office, Building 302, Room 312. Phone: (843) 963-5608, Fax: (843) 963-3464 Mail to: 628 ABW/PA, 102 East Hill Blvd., Charleston AFB, SC 29404-5154. E-mail to: All news releases should be sent to this address.

the FSD at Herat. Our mission was to mentor the Afghan National Army on their supply, vehicles, fuel and ammunition distribution. On July 9, 2007, Sergeant Gillespe died of his wounds after a fire-fight with insurgents who were wearing Afghan National Army uniforms. The reality of where I was came crashing home. Sergeant Gillespe was an American hero and I will always remember him. You can read more about Randy at Gillespe.asp. Mortar attacks at night were routine and terrifying. If there was a full moon and little wind, it was almost a certainty that a mortar(s) would be "incoming" that night. Fortunately, no one at my FOB was injured from a mortar attack during the entire year I was there. As a mentor for Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, living on Task Force Phoenix FOB was a unique experience. I had to wear numerous hats as I reported to the Air Force for administrative matters, CSTC-A for operational orders and TF Phoenix for tactical control if there was a firefight. Reporting to three separate commands required my full attention and the days were long. Not only was I in a war zone in a foreign country, I had to ensure that I upheld the values of the Air Force and perform 110 percent, 100 percent of the time. There was no room for error and the old adage `attention to detail' never meant more than it did in Afghanistan. I learned quickly that lack of attention to detail kills. I finished up my 550 days at U.S. Forces Afghanistan Headquarters in the operations staff. As a logistician, I found myself managing the entire request for forces for all services in Afghanistan. It was a learning curve and I found

myself briefing the two-star general and reviewing final force requests prior to the Secretary of Defense's signature. The hours we worked were longer than long; Afghan business during the day and Central Command (Tampa, Fla,) business in the evening, resulting in 14-hour, sevenday work weeks. It took everything I had, both physically and mentally to meet the challenge. Deployments are not easy. They are difficult on the families left behind and they are difficult for the servicemembers that go into harm's way. What I've described in this commentary probably sounds familiar to all of you who have answered our country's call. If I can offer any advice that I learned during my time away from home is that there are ways to dial down the stress level, for you and your family. When deployed, learn to balance the day to day activities, long meetings and routine stress by finding outlets to immerse yourself in, even if it's only a few minutes a day. Movie nights, volleyball, exercise and other sporting activities can help break the monotony. Keeping in contact with loved ones by email or telephone made all the difference for my wife and me. Care packages with little toys or snacks were welcomed surprises, too. A group of company grade officers would take daily walks around the compound, but the sniper alert signs discouraged me from participating in those walks. Find what motivates you, whether it is service to your country, setting the example for your Airmen, or improving the rights and freedoms for local civilians. Leadership, trusting and supporting your wingman, knowing your weapons, tactics, techniques and procedures and having a plan to deal with stress will allow you to succeed.

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Blue to Green Commentary by Master Sgt. Donald Leydig, career assistance advisor Joint Base Charleston's Professional Enhancement Center Are you happy with your current job? Have you ever thought about joining the Army? The military has a program that might be able to help you out. It's called the Blue to Green program and allows you to finish your Air Force or Navy enlistment and then transfer into the Army. The following are some of the guidelines for this program: For E-4 and below: You keep your current rank, leave amount, time in service, time in grade and your GI Bill. You need to submit your application within 180 days of your Date of Separation, unless released early by your command. You will be retrained into an Army Military Occupation Specialty that you qualify for, depending on the needs of the Army. You will discuss this with a recruiter and a guidance counselor at the Military Entrance Processing Station. You will not have to attend basic training again, but will be required to attend a four-week Warrior Transition Course at Ft. Sill, Okla. For E-5s Your requirements are the same as E-4 and below, with the biggest difference being if you don't like the job the Army has offered you, you can turn it down and re-enlist in the Air Force if you are able to. The DD Form 368 that is completed by you and your commander is only a conditional release. You are not in the Army until you sign the paperwork accepting the MOS offered to you. For E-6s The same rules apply as for E-1 through E-5, but since you are an E-6, there might be a chance the Army cannot get you into a MOS that will allow you to keep your rank. Just as with the E-5s, you do not have to join if you do not want the MOS offered to you. For more information on the program, and to register (which is required), go to You can also contact a local Army recruiter who will help you through this transition.

Chaplain's thought for the day Commentary by Chaplain (Maj.) John M. Painter 315th Airlift Wing Chaplain's Office What resolutions have you made for the New Year? To lose weight? To get fit? To get out of debt? Some may have resolved to be a more compassionate friend, loving spouse or patient parent. If you could use a some help with your approach to relating to others, take a few moments to think about the implications of the simple but meaningful Zulu greeting "Sawubona" and the traditional response "Ngikhona." I don't speak Zulu, but I researched the meaning of this greeting on several language websites after hearing the term at the church I attend and then reading a blog by a missionary from South Africa. The greeting means "I see you" and the response means "I am here." Inherent in this exchange is the idea that, until we really see another person, it is as if they did not exist. How many times have you been in an unfamiliar place and tried to make contact with another person to ask directions or simply receive the reassurance of a smile? How did it feel when you knew those around you were intentionally avoiding eye contact, or were so caught up in their attention to an electronic device that they did not realize that you were present. On the other hand, didn't it feel wonderful to have a person speak to you kindly, to ask about your day and sincerely want to help? A conversation probably started and you likely considered this person a friend. In the same article referenced earlier, the missionary mentions a Zulu folk song that includes the line "A person is a person because of other people." He compares the song to the opening line in the theme from the long running TV program "Cheers": "You want to be where everybody knows your name." The most important thing we can do each day is to make time to have genuine conversation with family, friends, and co-workers; to find out what they have experienced, to offer wisdom, advice, assistance. So, I encourage you to look around as you go about your day, whether you are taking care of the mission, at your civilian workplace or your home – really "look" at those who are around you. Let them know that you are aware of their presence and their significance in your life. You will be a better wingman, friend and family member as a result.

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Career Development Boards help Sailors Commentary by Electronics Technician 1st Class Brad Tracy, Navy career counselor Naval Support Activity Did you know that only about 20 percent of enlisted Sailors say they have been given adequate counseling and guidance on career development by their immediate supervisor? Twenty percent is a pretty staggering number, so to combat this, as part of the "Brilliant on the Basics" program; the Navy is now putting a greater emphasis on career development boards. When should you receive a CDB? Boards should be given within 30 days of checking into a new command, at the six-month point and then every year thereafter. You will also need a CDB when applying for a commission or other special programs and 24 months prior to high-year tenure as well as for Perform-to-Serve. What topics should be covered? At a minimum, you should discuss your expectations as well as the command's expectations of you. For example, discussion topics should cover advancement requirements, voluntary education opportunities, advancement information and personal and professional goals and intentions. When the CDB is complete, a career counselor will develop an individual career development plan to help track a Sailor's progress and to use that information at the next scheduled CDB. This is to ensure the command is staying on track in helping that Sailor and the Sailor is also making progress in the goals they have set for themselves. For more information, contact ET1 Brad Tracy at 764-2115.

DIAMOND TIPS Commentary by Master Sgt. Christopher Greek 628th Medical Group first sergeant Physical Training Uniform As we embrace the new physical fitness culture, I have noticed a lot of our Airmen not following the rules and guidelines in regards to wearing the physical training uniform. Below I have highlighted a few violations that I have noticed during the past few months. I challenge each and every one of you to not only ensure that we are complying with these standards, but also help enforce them. Footwear: Conservative athletic shoes will be worn. They must be plain with no bright or loud colors or excessive ornamentation allowed. Spandex: Both short and full length solid black or dark blue spandex may be worn and visible under both the PTU or IPTU and optional running shorts. This does not allow you to wear knee-length spandex. Knit watch cap: The cap will be plain, solid black, dark blue or sage green without logos. Gloves: Will be plain, solid black or dark blue without logos. Scarf and earmuffs: Will be solid black or dark blue. Earmuffs may wrap around either the top or rear of the head. All personal grooming standards apply while participating in physical fitness activities (refer to AFI 36-2903 Table 1.5) with one exception. Long female hair will be secured but may have loose ends; body art (tattoos) and jewelry standards apply (refer to 36-2903 Table 2.5) Proper military customs and courtesies honoring the flag during Reveille and Retreat apply. This means coming to full attention and rendering the proper military salute when outdoors. Saluting due to rank recognition is not required when wearing the PTU or IPTU. If you have any questions about these rules, contact your first sergeant or go to the Air Force Dress and Appearance website at This is a great tool to help you with your questions.

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`Don’t Ask’ repeal plan progressing quickly By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – The plan to end the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military is progressing quickly, senior Defense Department officials said Jan. 28 in Washington, D.C. Clifford L. Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to Pentagon reporters in the first of a series of briefings that will chart the department's progress in implementing the repeal of the law known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." "My sense is [we have a] really good working relationship with the services as we do this ... not only the service chiefs, but the senior enlisted," Mr. Stanley said. "You get good vibes about where we are in terms of cooperation [and] information coming forth." President Barack Obama signed the repeal into law Dec. 22, 2010, with provisions ensuring the repeal will not take place until 60 days after he, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, certify the military services are ready. As part of the Jan. 28 briefing, officials distributed copies of two memos containing the department's guidance on repeal implementation. The first, signed by Mr. Gates, sets a planning deadline of Feb. 4. The second, which Mr. Stanley signed, outlines policy changes. "Strong, engaged and informed leadership will be required at every level to implement the repeal ... properly, effectively and in a deliberate and careful manner," Mr. Gates' memo read in part. "This is not, however, a change that should be done incrementally. The steps leading to certification and the actual repeal must be accomplished across the entire department at the same time." Secretary Gates' guiding principles for implementation stress respect for individuals and common across-theservices standards, while prohibiting harassment, unlawful discrimination and policies based solely on sexual orientation. Mr. Gates directed that a repeal implementation team


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lead the process to develop plans, update policies and train the force. "What you're going to see as we move forward, we have actually three tiers as we get to the training part," Mr. Stanley said. The three levels of training begin with policy makers, chaplains, lawyers and counselors; continue with leaders including commanding officers, senior noncommissioned officers and senior civilians; and culminate with troops across the services. General Cartwright said the tiers don't have to be sequential, and the services can conduct the levels of training as they see fit. Present at the Jan. 28 briefing were Virginia "Vee" Penrod, deputy assistant secretary for military personnel policy and chairwoman of the repeal implementation team, and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Steven Hummer, the team's chief of staff. Ms. Penrod said the team has worked for several weeks with service representatives to develop training guidance, modules and plans. "We expect to have those accomplished next week," said Ms. Penrod. "It's been a joint effort, with not only the military departments but [also] the Joint Staff, to develop consistent training." 7555 Northside Drive North Charleston, South Carolina 29420

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General Hummer said the team is developing a "standardized commander's toolkit" for the training effort. The services can tailor the toolkit to ensure the training meets their specific needs. The training packets will include videos featuring the service commanders, presentations outlining policy considerations and a series of vignettes trainers can use to spur audience discussions. The team also is charged with preparing progress reports and updating Mr. Gates every two weeks on policy development and training progress. "We know, when you're dealing with 2.5 million people and a new policy, that we're probably going to have some discovery as we go," said General Cartwright. The two-week updates provide a feedback mechanism that will allow defense and service leaders to track what they've learned, react and then move forward. "That will all be considered in the so-called calculus of when we go to the secretary and the chairman to certify," said General Cartwright. Mr. Stanley's memo detailed military policy changes that will happen when repeal takes place. Defense officials emphasized that any changes will not take effect until repeal is implemented, and that all current policies remain in force in the meantime. Most policies will not change, including those covering standards of conduct, equal opportunity, personal privacy, military benefits, medical treatment and duty assignments. But recruiting, re-accesssions and separation policies will change. Sexual orientation will no longer serve as a bar to enlistment or a return to the military, or as a reason for dismissal. Mr. Stanley said that while the department doesn't see the need for many policy changes, there is a definite need for policy clarification. "We are fundamentally focused right now on our leadership, professionalism, discipline and respect," said Mr. Stanley. "I have to underscore that every person who serves and who wears a uniform - and to include our civilians, who are working within the Department of Defense - they take an oath. And that oath breaks into that foundation of leadership, professionalism, discipline and respect."

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Mail Order Pharmacy saves time and money Courtesy 628th Medial Support Group The TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy or Express Scripts is the mail order pharmacy service used by the Department of Defense. It is less costly for patients and the DoD than retail pharmacies. It also offers the convenience of home delivery of medications and is available to TRICARE beneficiaries. By using the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy, a 90-day supply of medicine can be purchased for the same co-payment as a 30-day supply in network retail pharmacies: copayments for a 90-day supply delivered to your home are $3 for generic, $9 for formulary brand, and $22 for non-formulary medications. Refills can easily be re-ordered by mail, phone, online or by signing up for auto refills that will be sent to your mail box automatically. Prescriptions are delivered directly to your home-with free standard shipping. Using the TMOP can save the time and effort of making trips to the pharmacy. Home delivery represents significant savings to the DoD compared to retail. The average cost to the DoD for a 90-day supply of a brand medication is $294 at retail but only $169 through TMOP home delivery, 43% less. Every week more than 200,000 prescriptions are home-delivered through the U.S. mail. The Military Health System goal is to increase this to 500,000 per week. This represents a potential savings of more than $238 million per year. In order to use the TMOP: • Patients can register by mail, phone (1877-363-1303) or online: (click on the pill bottle on the left hand side of the screen). • Download the mail order form at: /web_standard_dodmailorderform.pdf, fill it out and send the form with prescriptions and a check, money order or credit card number for co-pay payment directly to: Express Scripts, Inc., PO Box 52150, Phoenix, AZ 85072. • Refills can be ordered easily by mail, phone, or online. Prescriptions can be transferred from a retail pharmacy or MTF’s by calling the Member Choice Center. The MCC will contact the physician directly to authorize a new prescription. • Patients can contact the MCC by phone at 877-363-1433 to get started or online using the “Change to Home Delivery” feature at • Physicians can fax new prescriptions for registered patients directly to Express Scripts (1-877-895-1900). In order to refill a prescription via TMOP: • Use the toll-free number on your TMOP prescription bottle. • Order refills quickly and easily using your online account. • When a prescription is received via Express Scripts, a refill form is included with the first shipment. Use the envelope provided to mail the refill form to Express Scripts. Mail the refill form about three weeks before your current supply will run out. If mailing the form before then, the order may be delayed. Also, make sure the prescription has not expired. Prescriptions usually arrive at a U.S. postal address within 14 days. To make sure refills are received before the current supply runs out, re-order at least two weeks before the refill is needed. Allow a few extra days for APO/FPO delivery. With the automated refill service, refills arrive on time automatically.

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437th Airlift Wing holds annual awards banquet Col. John Wood, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene right, present Staff Sgt. Robert Pennington the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award for 2010 during the annual 437th AirLift Wing awards banquet, held at the Charleston Club Feb. 2, 2011. Colonel Wood is the 437 AW commander, Chief Greene is the 437 AW command chief and Sergeant Pennington is from the 437th Maintenance Group.

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Navy announces new uniform components and rules Courtesy of Chief of Naval Personnel public affairs WASHINGTON – The chief of naval operations approved Navy Uniform Board recommendations Jan. 25. The recommendations include a new cutlass for chiefs, an overblouse for female officers and chiefs, updated rules for portable communication devices and clarification on the manner of wear for flight suits. "Whether addressing new proposals or updating old regulations to the current operating environment, the Uniform Board has taken input from the fleet and provided the best recommendations and proposed solutions for CNO's approval," said Capt. William Park, head, Officer Personnel Plans and Policy, who also oversees the Uniform Matters Office. "The result is a set of adaptive uniform regulations that maintains the professional appearance of our Sailors." Designed to be worn by members of an official party during ceremonies requiring officers to wear swords, the chief petty officer cutlass may be the most visible of the announced uniform changes. With a twenty-six inch stainless steel blade and four laser engraved CPO anchors (CPO, SCPO, MCPO and MCPON) on the base, the new cutlass is expected to be available for purchase in August. As an optional uniform item, the uniform board sought to ensure uniformity in appearance by directing the cutlass to be worn only when all members of an official party are wearing swords. The next change was the approval of an overblouse option for female officers and chiefs when wearing the poly/wool service khaki uniform. Since the roll-out of the service uniform for junior enlisted, the Office of Women's Policy had received regular feedback from the fleet, requesting a similar overblouse option for female officers and CPOs to wear with their service khaki uniform. When

this change takes effect in 60 days, female officers and CPOs will be able to wear the overblouse with slacks or skirts. Portable electronic devices were another topic of concern for Sailors, which prompted the uniform board to make several noteworthy changes. Effective 60 days from the announcement, Sailors will be authorized to use these devices while in their service or working uniform, to include when walking. Although authorized, the device must be conservative in color and design, cannot distract from the appearance of the uniform, U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Burg must be worn on the belt CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Capt. Paul Pearigen, left, the commanding officer of Naval aft of the elbow and cannot Hospital Camp Pendleton, passes the cutlass to Command Master Chief Kevin Burg after interfere with the rendering receiving it from Master Chief Petty Officer Jill Eastin, right, during a change of office cereof military courtesies and mony on the Captain's Patio at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. honors. The final set of changes announced in the update of Naval Operations is allowing flight suits to be worn at regarded the manner of wear for the aircrew flight suit. designated events in calendar year 2011. A list of these While in the continental United States, the green flight approved Centennial of Naval Aviation events will be suit will be worn with a black undershirt. released quarterly by Commander, Naval Air Forces. While overseas, aircrew may wear tan flight suits with To learn more about these uniform changes, read brown undershirts as determined by the Navy component NAVADMIN 025/11, at commander. r d o n l y r e s / 7 1 3 FA 6 2 2 - A 1 A 1 - 4 6 F E - 9 C B 5 To support the Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Chief 3DAF854ECAD5/0/NAV11025.txt

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USS Constitution public lottery opened again CHARLESTOWN, Mass. – USS Constitution officially opened its lottery program to the public for the first time in three years in Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 1. The lottery, which selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4 turnaround cruise, closed in 2008 due to the ship undergoing a restoration period that wrapped up in November, 2010. "Our partners at the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston have completed a major restoration of the ship, further restoring her to her 1812 configuration," said Cmdr. Timothy M. Cooper, Constitution's 71st commanding officer. "As part of that work, the caprail has been lowered almost two feet and a section of the waist in the vicinity of the main hatch has been removed. In addition to her more accurate look, the ultimate benefit to our guests is that they will now have a better view of Boston as the ship moves through the harbor." Each winner will be allowed to bring one guest, and all winners and guests must be of or between the ages of eight and 70. Entries must be made by completing the entry form and returning it by e-mail or mail. The lottery will close April 29 and the drawing held May 2. "This lottery gives the ordinary citizen the opportunity to be a part of history on this great ship," said Lt. Albert Sharlow, Constitution's operations officer. "It costs nothing more than two minutes of your time to enter. We appreciate the public's patience waiting while the ship's restoration was in progress; this is

This week in Navy history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Jan. 30, 1862 - The first turreted warship, USS Monitor, was launched. Jan. 31, 1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ended when the last enlisted pilot retired. Feb. 1, 1942 - USS Enterprise and USS Yorktown made the first WWII air strike against the Japanese in the Marshall Islands. Feb. 2, 1800 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, defeated la Vengeance.

Feb. 3, 1801 - The Senate approved a peace treaty with France ending the undeclared naval war that began 1798. Feb. 4, 1959 - The keel of USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, was laid in Newport News, Va. Feb. 5, 1971 - Navy Capt. Alan Shepherd, commander of Apollo 14 and Cmdr. Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot walked on the moon during a nine-day mission. Ninety-four pounds of lunar material was collected and Captain Shepherd became the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon.

The Patriot • February 4, 2011 our way of saying thank you." The July 4 turnaround cruise celebrates the nation's birthday by firing from Constitution's saluting batteries a 21-gun salute exchange with Fort Independence located on Castle Island. The voyage is about 4.5 miles total, typically lasting three hours. "I lived here for 10 years and have dreamed of sailing on USS Constitution," said John Upton, Charlestown resident. "It is a blessing to even have the chance." Constitution is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard of Boston Harbor. She is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year. To enter the lottery or for more information on the lottery program, visit

Navy League seeks safety role models WASHINGTON – The Navy League of the United States will be accepting nominations for the Adm. Vern Clark and Gen. James L. Jones Safety Awards until March 1. The safety awards were created to recognize individuals or groups whose actions and examples have significantly improved the safety culture within the Navy or the Marine Corps. "The Navy League sponsors these safety awards to advance and highlight safety culture and safety awareness within the Department of the Navy," said Navy League President Dan Branch. In addition to a Navy League commemorative scroll, recipients will receive a cash award from proceeds of an endowment established by former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England and his wife, as well as multiple corporate sponsors. The amount of the award is determined by the Navy League Awards Selection Board. The awards will be presented at the Secretary of the Navy Luncheon during the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, April 11-13 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Md. For criteria and submission guidelines, visit the Navy League of the United States website,<BR< a>> . For more information on the SeaAir-Space Exposition visit Military members can register free of charge and are encouraged to attend.


Question of the Month The question of the month is an opportunity for Joint Base Charleston members to have their opinions heard in a public forum.

What do your service's core values mean to you?

“Our core values aren’t only to guide us through basic or technical training,” said Airman 1st Class Tyler Wehrung, a 628th Squadron Communications Radio Frequency Transmission Systems technician. “They are meant for us to follow our whole lives. ‘Integrity First’ is all about building character and doing the right thing when you are told to. If you mess something up, be honest and admit it. ‘Service Before Self’ is thinking about others before thinking about you. It means going beyond your job. For example, instead of thinking about your Evaluation Progress Report score, do something because it really matters to the community. ‘Excellence In All We Do’ is about doing the right thing to the best of your ability, the first time. I do my best and give 100 percent every time I am tasked to do something. If you don’t have time to do a task the right way, when are you going to have time to fix it? Hold your core values close. It won’t only make you a better Airman, but a better person as well.”

“The Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment, is what the Navy is all about,” said Yeoman 1st Class Yarkee Farrow. “For me, the core values have set me up for success throughout my career: honor stands for being honest, courage is making sacrifice, and commitment is giving total dedication no matter what throughout your service.”

This week in Air Force history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Jan. 30, 1948 - Orville Wright died in Dayton, Ohio, at 76. Jan. 31, 1956 - The 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., received the first RB-66C aircraft. Feb. 1, 1965 - The first Minutemen II squadron, the 447th Strategic Missile Squadron, was activated at Grand Forks, N.D. Feb. 2, 1962 - The first Air Force aircraft loss in South Vietnam occurred when a C-

123 crashed while spraying defoliant on a Viet Cong ambush site. The crew of three died. Feb. 3 1995 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen M. Collins becomes the first woman space shuttle pilot. Feb. 4, 1966 - An F111A made a high-speed, low-level test flight of 1,844 miles from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Eglin AFB, Fla. Feb. 5, 1974 - Lt. Col. James Rider, lightweight fighter program test director, became the first U.S. Air Force pilot to fly the F-16.


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Communication in relationships By Airman Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs When a baby is first born, the only way he or she can communicate is through tears and cries. As the child becomes older, words such as 'no' and 'mama' become the child's first. Through the years the child grows into adulthood and learns how to fully communicate in a language, whether it is English, French, Spanish or some other. Although an educated adult knows how to communicate with words, how does he know his message is being heard? Individuals communicate both verbally and non-verbally, but as important as it is to speak intelligently it is equally important to listen. "Communication is the very basis of all relationships," said Mrs. Linda Lankosz, community readiness consultant from the 628th Force Support Squadron. Communicating is one of the five actions in Comprehensive Airman Fitness, and here at Joint Base Charleston it's not just for Airmen, but for the whole JB CHS team. Although communication is learned at a young age, some forget the true meaning, Mrs. Lankosz said. "Communication means listening, acknowledging and

considering what people have to say," she said. "It means asking questions and responding to people's wants." Relationships are never easy, but always depend on good communication, Mrs. Lankosz said. "People crave to be heard," she said. "A couple should take time telling each other what makes them feel loved. It identifies what's important and it communicates your want and needs, which ultimately strengthens your relationship." People need to nurture relationships and emotional deposits are an easy way to remember how a relationship is doing, Mrs. Lankosz explained. "Emotional deposits are like making deposits in the bank," she said. "If you make more withdrawals than you make deposits you're going to have a deficit. If you say five positive comments for one negative comment, your relationship will never be overdrawn. Even though I don't encourage people to count each positive or negative comment, it's still important to be aware of our interactions with each other, whether it's a relationship at work or home." If people in a relationship have trouble communicating, it could lead to bigger problems, Mrs. Lankosz said. "People need to know how to communicate effectively," she said. "Poor communication will break down any relationship. This could lead to an increase in stress." Maj. Patrick Pohle, Mental Health Flight commander

from the 628th Medical Group, and Community Action Information Board executive director said communication is an important part of a military lifestyle. "Everyone could use a little help communicating," he said. "But as service members it is important that we listen to those above, below and parallel to us. Are we listening to what our commanders, subordinates and peers are trying to say to us? We need to be good communicators because we all play a role in today's mission." If a service member has a healthy relationship at home, he will be resilient, Major Pohle said. "Active-duty members need to communicate information to their families about base activities and deployments," he said. "This keeps the whole family informed, better prepared and it increases their resiliency." All relationships have their hiccups, but even through the hard times there are classes that can help. Making a Good Marriage Better is a class Mrs. Lankosz recommends whether your relationship is up or down. "Through a fun, fast-paced class we help you identify the values, joys and strengths in your relationship," she said. "We want to help you become better verbal and non-verbal listeners, and we want to make sure your team is communicating." Making a Good Marriage Better is held quarterly at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center. The next class is April 14, 2011. Call 963-4406 for more information. (This is the eighth story on a nine-part series on Comprehensive Airman Fitness.)

First 6 volunteer opportunities can make the most of your career By Airman 1st Class Michael Thorndike Membership Officer for the First 6 The Joint Base Charleston First 6 is a professional organization which focuses on providing junior enlisted service members a forum for making the most of their military careers. The organization extends the invitation to all service members in pay grades from E-1 through E-6 to join. First 6 meetings, which include free food, are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. on the second floor of Bldg. 246 in the First Term Airmen Center classroom on Joint Base Charleston-Air Base. The volunteer opportunities listed below are just a few of many the First 6 supports and are available to all members of Joint Team Charleston. Points of contact are listed for each event, as well as websites to make an informed decision on which to volunteer for. In an effort to highlight base members actively volunteering, the First 6 will track hours worked by volunteers. Contact the First 6 at 963-8278 or e-mail michael.thorndike Elections: The First 6 officer elections are coming up in February. If you are interested in running for a position, or need more information, contact Airman 1st Class Michael Thorndike at Babysitting: The First 6 will provide babysitting Feb. 11 at the Valentine Banquet and March 11 for Team Charleston Spouses Club. Mentors Needed: St. Andrews Middle School needs mentors to work with students. We ask our mentors to try to come to our school once or twice-a-week to spend about an hour with their student, either a 6th, 7th or 8th grader. Perhaps you will have lunch together, shoot some hoops or just spend time talking in the library. Having someone to care about and to take an interest in one of our young people can do them tremendous good. If you are interested in becoming a mentor contact Jim Brooks at 402-7815 or Magdalene House of Charleston: Magdalene House

is a non-profit transitional and recovery aftercare facility for homeless, disadvantaged women that are recovering from substance abuse, and recently released from prison or a treatment center. We offer the critical undergirding to these women as they seek jobs and logistical support that ultimately mainstream them into acceptable, social and legal norms. We offer safe, secure transitional housing with daily counseling in spiritual and life skills, self-esteem, jobs skills and maximum independence. Magdalene House of Charleston seeks female drivers to drive residents to various appointments and errands. If interested in volunteering, contact Freda Lewis at 724-9292 or Increasing H.O.P.E.: Increasing H.O.P.E. has impacted the lives of many other people in the community through partnerships with local churches, prisons, women's centers, local businesses, other nonprofit organizations and individuals in transitional programs, as well as through holding classes open to the public. There is an ongoing need for volunteers to facilitate classes, support community events and act as volunteer coordinators. The entire organization is 100 percent volunteer driven, so volunteers are always needed. To volunteer, contact Dorothea Bernique at 225-4343 or by e-mail at Trident United Way: The Benefit Bank is an innovative network system for delivering benefits and enhancing anti-poverty efforts. The goal is to create a sustained, multiyear antipoverty campaign which brings together faith-based, community-based and other organizations to serve people forced to live in poverty. Hundreds of volunteers are needed. Scheduling is very flexible at many sites across the area. To volunteer, contact Cathy Easley at 740-9000, ext. 243 or by e-mail at My Sisters House seeking Spanish-speaking interpreters: Family violence reaches across all cultures, ages and socioeconomic levels. Volunteers who can speak Spanish are needed to help victims of domestic violence. The organization's need is an ongoing opportunity. To volunteer, please contact Sarah Baird at 747-4069 or by e-mail at Fields to Families: The gleaning season has begun

full force and volunteers are needed to help - sometimes on very short notice. To help an organization committed to ending hunger, visit the website at and choose "Volunteer" to check out upcoming opportunities. For more information, contact Christina Lor at 388-2487 or by e-mail at Good Neighbor Center: "Breaking the cycle of homelessness" provides transitional housing for homeless veterans. Volunteers will be preparing meals, landscaping or assisting in the office. To volunteer, contact Faye Parker at 566-9344 or visit Lowcountry Orphan Relief: The Lowcountry Orphan Relief is looking for volunteers to help at their office in North Charleston. The LOR is a non-profit organization which provides support and services to local children and their families. Volunteers would be asked to assist at their facility with sorting, organizing and preparing clothing and school supplies to be given to local children. To volunteer, contact Cathy Keagy at 747-4099 or e-mail her at You can also check out the website at Susan G. Komen for the Cure: The Lowcountry Susan G. Komen for the Cure division is always in need of volunteers. They need help with administrative work and various events throughout the year. To find out what you can do to help with the fight against breast cancer, contact Taffy Tamblyn at 556-8011 or e-mail her at To find out more details on the opportunities, visit their website at International Center for Birds of Prey: The International Center for Birds of Prey in Charleston is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with the care of a large number of raptors from around the world. Volunteers will be working intimately with these majestic birds on a regular basis. Volunteers must attend a quarterly volunteer orientation. To sign up for the next briefing, contact Joe Kowalis at 971-7474 or e-mail him at hikerjoe@homesc. com. For more information visit the International Center for Birds of Prey website at www.thecenterforbirdsofprey. com. To see more opportunities, visit

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AROUND Chairman highlights families, budget in Podcast WASHINGTON – The “Strengthening Our Military Families” commitment President Barack Obama announced last week is a “tremendous initiative,” the nation’s top military officer said yesterday. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed that initiative, defense budget concerns and the situation in Egypt during his regular podcast to troops worldwide. The president’s initiative, Mullen said, focuses especially on education, child care, spouse employment and benefits for veterans as they transition back to communities throughout the country. The admiral noted that all of the Cabinet secretaries had signed the report. “As the president said during the roll-out,” the chairman said, “he’s focused on those Cabinet leaders, and he has expectations that they will support our military families.” Admiral Mullen said supporting military families and veterans has been a priority for him and his wife, Deborah, for “many, many years.” “So to have the president focused on this and particularly in these key areas … I’m excited about it,” he said. “I know the president well enough to know that he is focused on delivering,” Admiral Mullen added. “This isn’t just something he wants out there. He wants to produce results.” Admiral Mullen said the initiative will “make a big difference for a group without whom we would not be anywhere close to as successful as we’ve been in these wars.” Military families, the chairman said, have been through a lot. “They need this kind of support,” he said. “The country, from the president on down, is very focused on making their lives better.” The admiral then turned to budget concerns, saying Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ recent announcement of eventual reductions in Army and Marine Corps troop strength isn’t an issue for immediate concern. “It’s certainly something that we think is about right, based on what we understand the future to be,” the chairman said. “[But] the future can be very uncertain. I’m much more concerned with what happens in the next couple of years.” Admiral Mullen said the continuing resolution under which the Defense Department is now operating holds spending at last year’s level. A continuation of that resolution, which expires March 4, would be “a disaster for us in terms of executing the budget,” Admiral Mullen said. While the military can continue to operate under the resolution’s constraints, “the inefficiencies that are associated with it - the programs that we can’t start, the impact that a one-year continuing resolution will have on us - will really, really force us into extreme measures,” he said. With respect to the force reductions, “those really don’t happen until [2015 and 2016]. So we’re several years away from that,” the chairman noted. Admiral Mullen has endorsed the current defense budget plan as necessary to help the country weather a tough economic climate, but he cautions against long-term flattening in defense spending. Because Gates’ plan calls, essentially, for halting growth to the defense budget in 2014 through 2016, Mullen said, beginning in 2017 “we’re going to have to start to grow the budget again in order to carry out our national security responsibilities as the president has given them to us.” The chairman also addressed the crisis in Egypt and that country’s military response, noting that he has spoken with his Egyptian counterpart, Army Lt. Gen. Sami Enan, by phone and received an update on the situation. “He assures me that they’re very focused

on this, and they will continue to be a stabilizing influence within their country,” Admiral Mullen said. While the situation is very volatile, the chairman added, “so far, the Egyptian military have handled themselves exceptionally well.”

National Guard responds to winter storm WASHINGTON – In response to blizzard conditions and strong winter storms across a third of the country, six governors declared states of emergency and about 1,100 National Guard members from 11 states were activated or are were on standby, National Guard Bureau officials said. As of 6 p.m. EST Tuesday, the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin had declared states of emergency, and the Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin National Guard had activated. Meanwhile, Guard members in Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania were on standby, officials said. A day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency, the Missouri National Guard called up more than 600 Soldiers and Airmen to conduct emergency missions throughout the state. The Missouri Guard members were spread over three task forces, Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general, said. “Our force is seasoned by dozens of overseas deployments and 18 state emergency missions since 2005,” General Danner said. “Our citizen-soldiers and airmen are ready to protect their fellow Missourians in their time of need, whether they are conducting doorto-door safety visits or clearing critical paths for emergency vehicles so first responders can do their jobs.” Soldiers and Airmen with Task Force East, based in St. Louis; Task Force Northwest, based in Kansas City; and Task Force Southwest, based in Springfield, were making door-to-door safety visits, providing critical infrastructure power generation, helping stranded motorists, conducting presence patrols and clearing emergency routes to support first responders. The Missouri Guard also has sent liaison officers to emergency operation centers. Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn had activated more than 500 Illinois National Guard members to help stranded motorists. They were stationed at rest areas along



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Interstate 70 and other highways and coordinated with the Illinois State Police ensuring the safety of travelers stranded along the roads. "We must do everything we can to keep motorists safe during this massive winter storm,” Governor Quinn said. “Illinois Department of Transportation crews worked nonstop to clear roadways, and the Illinois State Police closely monitored our highways. The troops from the Illinois National Guard helped ensure public safety along the roadways." Guard members stationed along the highways provided water, snack bars and roadside safety tips to stranded motorists and relayed information regarding road conditions, vehicle accidents and stranded motorists to state police officers. "I'm proud that the Illinois National Guard was able to play our part in responding to this winter storm," said Army Maj. Gen. William L. Enyart, Illinois adjutant general. "Our Soldiers and Airmen respond to the governor's call to help in state emergencies, just as we answer the president's call to serve overseas. It takes selfless citizens to serve in today's National Guard –- whether in Illinois or across the world."

Face of Defense: Brothers earn combat decorations BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two brothers in the 101st Airborne Division were decorated for separate combat actions during their deployment to Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Jason Busch and his brother, Army Cpl. Josh Busch, were decorated for combat in Afghanistan. The soldiers, who are from Seymour, Wis., both serve with the 101st Airborne Division. One received a Silver Star Medal in December for actions during a five-day firefight in Kunar province, and the other received a Purple Heart in January after a firefight at Forward Operating Base Andar. Corporal Busch of Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was on a mission in November when insurgents attacked his platoon. "We got hit pretty hard," said Corporal Busch, the younger brother. "By the end of the first night, I was the highest-ranking soldier in the platoon as a corporal, so I took charge as the platoon sergeant." By the end of the fight, his platoon of 22 was down to nine uninjured Soldiers. He was


decorated Dec. 7 for his heroic actions during that battle. Sergeant Busch of Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, recalled the battle that took place about a month later in which he earned his Purple Heart. "The enemy was hiding in a basement. Two Afghan national policemen were going to go in, and I was to follow," he said. "They kicked down the door, and as soon as they started to enter, they both got shot and fell down. I looked in and saw the enemy about 10 feet away. We both started firing at each other at the same time. I got hit as I was getting down into a prone position." Sergeant Busch kept firing even after he was shot. "Right away, I started coughing up blood and could barely breathe," he said. "I shouted for a medic, but they couldn't help me, since the insurgent was in the room in front of me. When I realized they couldn't get to me, I somehow stood up, stumbled over to the medic and collapsed. Doc slowing my breathing saved my life. I was medically evacuated about 10 to 15 minutes later." The soldiers are proud of each other and what they had to go through. "When my brother got decorated, I felt a lot of pride for him, but I also felt a lot of sadness for what he had to go through to get that medal," Sergeant Busch said. "I wish that I could have been there instead." Though both had planned to get out of the Army, they decided to stay with their platoon for this deployment. Josh extended his enlistment, and Jason re-enlisted for two more years. "I actually re-enlisted for four more years less than a week before I got shot," Sergeant Busch said. "I'm going to stay in and possibly pursue a career as a flight warrant officer." Corporal Busch said he and his brother always have been close. "My brother joined when I was in high school," he said. "I think he joined because he knew I was going to and didn't want me to go through it alone." When Josh got to basic training, the drill sergeants asked if anyone had siblings in the Army. Josh said yes and was given the chance to be stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., with his brother, though they are in different brigades. Corporal Busch will finish his deployment soon, while Sergeant Busch is recovering in the United States.

NEX opens Grab-n-Go at NHCC

U.S. Navy photo/Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brannon Deugan

At the grand opening, (left to right) Beth Munoz, general manager Navy Exchange Charleston, Capt. Paula McClure, commanding officer Naval Health Clinic Charleston, Doug Yaxis, area vending manager for the NEX and NHCC Command Master Chief Terence Anthony cut the ribbon for the Grab-n-Go coffee kiosk at NHCC on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Jan. 31. The Grab-n-Go, the first of its kind offered by the NEX, provides coffee and snacks to patrons and staff members at NHCC.



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First Class Band Pop Contemporary Soul s

s Tonight 8 p.m. No cover or minimum Kitchen stays open until 10 p.m.

• Transportation to Myrtle Beach • 90 minutes of indoor, interactive live role playing at MagiQuest • Dinner and show at Medieval Times Dinner Theatre • Cost: $91 per adult, $68 non-playing adult $79 per child, 3-12 years old • Advance registration required.

Outdoor Recreation Center 963-1732

Saturday Night Double Feature Feb. 5 at Starlifter Lanes Nine-pin, No-Tap Tournament 7 p.m.

For your Valentine

Hand-dipped Chocolate Strawberries ♦ Extra large gourmet strawberries ♦ Hand-dipped & made fresh on the premise ♦ Each order packaged in a gift box ♦ Order now through Feb. 10. Orders can be charged to your Club Card ♦ Pick-up orders after 9 a.m. on Feb. 14 ♦ Call 963-3914 for more details

SUPER BOWL XLV Sunday, Feb. 6

Entry: $20. Prize payouts determined by number of bowlers

10:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:30 a.m. - Early Birds start 1:30 p.m. - Regular games begin

xXtreme bowling

Approx. $6,000 in winnings Four $500 jackpots One coverall for $1,199 Plus regular game payouts Club Members - Free admission All others - $5 Tasty menu selections available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9-11 p.m. Just $3 per bowler. Includes bowling, shoes, hot music, cool lights Call 963-3315 for more details.

Wednesday Feb. 9 5:30 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Center 963-4936

Rec Review

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Super Bowl Party

Sunday, Feb 6

Doors open at 3 p.m. $6 all-you-care-to-eat pizza & wings buffet, 5 - 7 p.m. Prize drawings! Great drink specials! No cover or admission Everyone is welcome!

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By Airman Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Current standings 1. 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron: 5 - 1 2. 437th Maintenance Squadron: 4 - 1 3. 628th Security Forces Squadron: 4 - 2 4. 628th Medical Group: 4 - 2 5. 628th Communications Squadron: 3 - 2 6. 315th Airlift Wing: 3 - 2 7. 628th Civil Engineer Squadron: 3 - 2 8. 437th Aerial Port Squadron: 3 - 3 9. 628th Force Support Squadron: 2 - 3 10. 628th Comptroller Squadron: 1 - 4 Schedule Feb. 8 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 - 7:30 p.m. Scores Jan. 25 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 - 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 - 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 - 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 - 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 - 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 - 7:30 p.m.

Home Away 315 AW vs. 437 MXS 628 CS vs. 628 LRS 628 CES vs. 628 SFS 437 MXS vs. 628 MDG 628 CS vs. 628 LRS 315 AW vs. 628 LRS 628 SFS vs. 437 MXS 628 CPTS vs. 437 APS 628 CES vs. 628 CS

628 FSS vs. 628 SFS: 48 - 45 628 LRS vs. 628 MDG: 41 - 35 315 AW vs. 437 APS: 37 - 35 437 MXS vs. 628 FSS: 44 - 42 628 SFS vs. 628 CPTS: 65 - 40 628 CES vs. 628 LRS: 39 - 33 628 MDG vs. 315 AW: 54 - 49 437 MXS vs. 437 APS: 59 - 41 628 LRS vs. 628 SFS: 61 - 53


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Events Saturday ❏ Newcomer's tour: Join other JB CHS 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. Sunday ❏ 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. Tuesday ❏ 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. Wednesday ❏ 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. Friday ❏ 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 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. 14 ❏ Investing demystified: This class explains the most common types of investments and simplifies terminology for a better understanding of investing. Briefing is Feb. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963.4406 to sign up. Feb. 15 ❏ Transition Assistance workshop (TAP): Workshop is from Feb. 15 through 18. Learn how to transition from the military to civilian life with ease. The first three days are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the fourth day is from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up today; seats fill up quickly. ❏ 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 9634007 to register. Feb. 16 ❏ Thrift Savings plan simplified: Learn about the pros of enrolling in the TSP, what it can do to help supplement your retirement income and how to invest based on the lifecycle financial planning concept. Briefing is Feb. 16, 8 to 9 a.m. at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up today. ❏ Credit repair solutions: Learn what it takes to improve your credit score without paying a service to do it for you. Briefing is Feb. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the AFRC, Bldg 500. Call 963.4406 to reserve your seat.

❏ 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 HAWC classroom and are open to everyone. Call 963-4007. ❏ Sleep habits: On average we spend one third of our lives asleep. Shouldn't you know more about it? Learn effective sleep habits and how to get your best Zzzzz's. Workshop meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the HAWC classroom and is open to everyone. Call 963-4007.

Education and Training ❏ Funding change to testing: Effective Nov. 20, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support will only fund a military member's initial examination fee for each subject College Level Examination Program, DSST, previously known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, and Excelsior College Examinations exams. Due to the change, all military members taking CLEP, DSST or ECE examination on or after May 20 will be informed they will not be allowed to retest with DANTES funding, on that specific exam, if they do not obtain their desired passing score. However, retesting will continue to be available on a personally-funded basis. Individuals who took a test prior to May 20 must retest prior to Dec. 11. For additional background and details, call 9634579. ❏ Records management training: Records management training is scheduled the last Tuesday of every month in the conference room of the 2nd floor in Bldg. 302 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Members can sign up on the Enterprise Information Management website. For any questions or concerns, contact Airman 1st Class Francisco Bastian or Airman 1st Class Miguel Batista at 963-8270.

Meetings and Registrations ❏ Healthy Thinking Workshop registration: Do you find yourself feeling angry or stressed more often than you would like, or regret how you act when you are upset? Do you wish you could express yourself more clearly and be more assertive? Consider registering for the Healthy Thinking Workshop. The workshop is divided into four, 90 minute sessions held on consecutive Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with a new group beginning the first Wednesday of every month. To sign up or for more information, contact Family Advocacy at 963-6972. ❏ Palace Chase, Palace Front briefings: The in-service recruiter, Master Sgt. Robert Denehy, will be conducting Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings at 9 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month in Bldg. 503, Room 201. Air Force Instruction 36-3205 mandates eligible Airmen who are separating to be informed about the benefits and opportunities available to them within the Reserve, such as cross training, continued service, retirement, education, medical insurance and promotion. For more information, contact Sergeant Denehy at 963-4499.

Updates and Closures ❏ New website debut: The MAFRC has a new site on the web at family/afrc. Whether single or married or an immediate family member and regardless of branch of service, the MAFRC serves all active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retirees and civilian employees. ❏ NAF Human Resources Office relocated: The Non-appropriated Fund Human Resources Office has moved from Bldg. 503 on Hill Boulevard to the Naval Weapons Station at 2316 Redbank Road, Suite 100, Bldg. 725. This building is in front of the theater and the pool. The new number for the NAF Human Resources Office is 754-6569.

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Events Tuesday ❏ 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. ❏ Budget making day: Learn the basic skills and techniques for managing your money and budgeting, gain an awareness of credit cards and loans and learn how to plan savings goals. The most important financial class you will ever have. This workshop is Feb. 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the FFSC. Call 764-7480. Friday ❏ 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 information 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. Feb. 17 ❏ Mini job fair: Join us Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reagan Center, Bldg. 777 for a Mini Job Fair. This small-setting job fair boasts various employers, jobs and industry. Employers will accept resumes and applications to fill vacant positions, both locally and out of the area. Mark your calendar now to attend. Call 843-764-7480.

Special Announcements ❏ 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 well-being. Call our Personal Financial Manager at the Fleet & Family Support Center for an appointment at 764-7480. ❏ 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 7647480 for more information.

Updates and Notices ❏ Volunteer needed for pre-schooler's program: Do you have a couple of hours per week

to spend volunteering at the library for our preschool program? This program is designed for pre-schoolers with story time, crafts and a lot in interaction. Parent or guardian must attend. The program meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 764-7900. ❏ NSA Library is a computer "Hotspot:" The Naval Support Activity Library is a computer "hotspot" for wireless-ready laptop work and surfing the web from a patron's personal computer. Some service providers charge for this convenience; it's free at the Library. Just show up with your wireless-ready laptop, equipped with a network card, find yourself a seat anywhere in the building, and go to work. ❏ MWR's Recycling Department calling for all metal: Containers for empty aluminum cans are located throughout the Naval Support Activity. Aluminum cans are the mainstay of the recycling program; however, all types of metal are accepted. If you have heavy metal products that need to be picked up, call the Recycling Department at 743-0510. Remember, all recycling proceeds go towards enhancing your Morale, Welfare, Recreation facilities and programs. ❏ DVDs wanted: Do you have DVDs you have viewed that are just setting around gathering dust? Why not donate them to the library so others can enjoy them. Drop them by the library or use the after- hours book drop box. ❏ Become a Family Child Care Provider: Do you like children? Need extra cash? The Family Child Care program offers you a chance to provide childcare in your home. The options available to Family Child Care providers are numerous and include: • Before/after school care • Part-time/drop-in care • Full-time care for infants, toddlers or preschool ages • Evening and weekend care As an FCC provider, you determine your fees and hours. Although the Navy determines the maximum childcare ratios, you can choose and interview families that have children fitting the hours and ages you are looking for. If interested or for more information, please call 764-7347. ❏ Parents ... need a night out? The Child Development Homes program has certified providers available for Friday night child care. Call the CDH office for a list of available providers at 764-7347. ❏ Resale vehicle lot: Selling a car, truck, camper, boat or motorcycle? MWR's "Hot Deals on Wheels" used vehicle lot offers the only authorized place to display vehicles for sale on Naval Support Activity. The lot is located near Red Bank Road in the New Wave Pool parking lot. The cost is $8 per week for military and immediate family and $10 per week for retirees and DoD civilians. Reservations and payment are accepted at the Information, Tickets and Tours Office. Call 764-2120. ❏ "Early Bird" drop-off service: The Auto Skills Center, located on Fletcher Street, offers "Early Bird" drop-off service for your convenience. Vehicles in need of service can be dropped off prior to our normal operating hours using the key drop-box, located outside the facility. Patrons can simply fill out the provided envelope with an explanation of the mechanic services needed, place the vehicle keys in the envelope, and drop them in the box. Then all you have to do is call the Auto Skills Center during their normal operating hours to receive an estimate or to provide any additional information concerning the work needed. At the end of your busy workday, stop by and pick up your serviced vehicle and "off you go!"

Meetings and Registrations ❏ Join the Redbank Plantation Golf Association: The Redbank Plantation Golf Association invites you to become a member at a cost of only $20 per year. Benefits of the Golf Association membership include: USGA Handicap, participation in monthly tournaments, participation in Association Club Championship and participation in the Association Blitz. Membership is open to all military and civilian golf patrons. Membership applications are available in the golf course club house. Applications and payment may be placed in the silver locked box near the Pro Shop. For more information contact Tournament Chairman Tina Bohannon at or call the Pro Shop at 7647802.

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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. ❏ 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 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

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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.

Community ❏ Become an MUSC research hero: The Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Study is recruiting overweight children, teens and young adults, age 4 to 21, to assess risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Participants will receive a free state-of-the-art assessment including a nutrition analysis, labwork, body composition, metabolic rate and heart ultrasound. Parking is free and compensation is available. Contact Janet Carter, 792-4717 or e-mail

Movie Schedule: Weapons Station Movie Theater: Call 764-7516 for individual show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. ❏ The Social Network - Feb. 4 , 7:30 p.m. - Rated PG-13 ❏ Alpha & Omega - Feb. 5, 5 p.m. - Rated PG ❏ The Social Network - Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. - Rated PG-13 ❏ Alpha & Omega - Feb. 6, 2 p.m. - Rated PG ❏ Case 39 - Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. - Rated R

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NSA Sailors gear up for upcoming Spring PFA Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Sailors at Naval Support Activity are pushing for excellence as they train vigorously for the upcoming Physical Fitness Assessment by improving their cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and stamina at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station. Maintaining physical health is ultimately the responsibility of each individual Sailor. However, here at NSA, the duty of ensuring the command maintains physical standards as a whole rests solely in the hands of one individual ... the Command Fitness Leader, Master-atArms 1st Class Jacob Moore. "Good PFA scores are critical now for Sailors more than ever," said MA1 Moore. "The Navy is looking at PFA scores for advancement, perform-to-serve and in evaluations. "There are new rules on body fat standards and Sailors who have three failures in four consecutive years will not only be administratively discharged but will no longer be offered severance pay," he continued. "With these stricter rules in place, the test is not something to be taken lightly." Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising on a regular basis can help a Sailor pass the bi-annual event with flying colors. "The physical readiness test is designed as an assessment tool for the Navy," said MA1 Moore. "The assessment keeps Sailors at a high-state level of readiness to be able to complete the Navy's mission. The Navy requires all Sailors to be physically fit and here at NSA, we strive for the very best out of all of our Sailors." For one Sailor, motivation to get in shape on his own was a struggle. However, with group physical training three times a week, Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Charles Thompson quickly found that his cardio and upper and lower body strength had significantly improved. These improvements led him to passing the fall 2010 PFA and have him geared up and ready for the upcoming Spring challenge. "I knew I had an issue about my weight but I lacked the motivation to PT on my own and get into shape. I really needed someone to push me and inspire me to go that extra step," he said. "Group PT really helped me because the group continually pushed me to the limit. I never stopped though even when it was really hard," SH3 Thompson explained. "Although I was very tired after every session, I felt very proud and accomplished. I couldn't have passed the PFA on my own if it wasn't for the CFL and the assistant CFL constantly motivating me." According to MA1 Moore, the idea behind having group PT with a physical trainer is to establish a different level of fitness that improves the overall physical health of Sailors at NSA. These efforts go hand-in-hand with the Navy-wide effort in promoting physical conditioning and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. "Physical training is one of the most difficult events that we do as a group, but it is motivating for many of the Sailors and it pushes them to better themselves," said MA1 Moore. "I

Sailors at Naval Support Activity improve their overall physical health by going through circuit training provided by physical trainer Riley Phelps, during a morning group PT session at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Jan. 28. Circuit training allows personnel to focus on a specific muscle group through various workouts which will help build endurance over time.

have a lot of respect for the Sailors that don't give up and push even harder when it gets tough." "I think that group PT builds teamwork and camaraderie," he continued. "For us here at NSA, it is critical that we do events as a group because of how far apart we all work from each other. "We train three times a week and in cycles to help build upper and lower body strength over a period of time. We also train to improve Sailors' cardio," he explained. "We train for PFA's in a progressive state, meaning that over a period of six months the PT sessions become more and more strenuous to ensure that Sailor can pass the test when the time comes." "The PFA program is aimed at producing a healthier and more fit Sailor," said NSA Command Master Chief Billy Cady. "A healthy Sailor is sick less often, doesn't require numerous trips to medical and tends to work longer hours safely. In the long run, this program saves money and in these times of reduced budgets, every little bit helps." "It is leadership's responsibility to promote a healthier lifestyle within a Sailor's life, both on and off duty and that is exactly what I try to do for the Sailors at NSA," said MA1 Moore.

Honor your heart during National Heart Month By Greer Gowen, dietitian HAWC It is February, which usually brings on thoughts of chocolate hearts, flowers, cupids and cards, but this month is also a time to honor our hearts and to educate ourselves about what we can do to lead heart-healthy lives. Heart disease, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stroke, is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Women over the age of 55, men over the age of 45, and anyone with a family history of heart disease are at risk for developing heart disease. Keep heart disease away with these hearthealthy tips: 1. Watch your weight. If your weight has steadily been

creeping up over the years, today is the day to make a pledge to eat a healthy balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. Aim for 30 minutes of daily physical activity to keep your heart pumping strong. The HAWC has nutrition classes for high blood pressure and high cholesterol every 4th Tuesday of the month. 2. Stop smoking and stay away from second hand smoke. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths each year. Contact the HAWC to find out how you can kick the habit and begin breathing fresh air. 3. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Obesity, stress, lack of physical activity, smoking and a diet high in fat and sodium often results in elevated cholesterol and blood pres-

sure. Hypertension and high cholesterol, known as silent killers, are often symptomless. Make an appointment with your physician for a simple blood cholesterol test and blood pressure check. 4. Drink alcohol in moderation. Males should limit their drinks to one to two per day and females should limit their drinks to one per day. 5. Manage stress. Stress can take a toll on your physical health as well as bring you down emotionally. The American Heart Association recommends talking to yourself in a positive way such as "I'll do the best I can" when confronted with any stressors. Find activities that make you happy and fully engage in them. Daily meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises can also help you relax. If you want more information on how to manage stress, attend the Stress Class every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the HAWC. Lastly, give yourself and your heart some love and appreciation this Valentine's Day by savoring a piece of dark chocolate, which is full of antioxidants and has been shown to lower blood pressure. But don't forget it is not calorie free so a small piece will give you and your heart some healthful benefits.


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Hours of Operation 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. Family Practice Medical Clinic: Monday–Friday 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fitness and Sports Center: Monday–Friday: 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. / Saturday–Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outdoor Recreation: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppette: Monday—Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Saturday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Base Veterinarian: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Commissary: Monday: Closed / Tuesday—Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Doors open for disabled patrons 30 minutes early. Health and Wellness Center: Monday—Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Provides nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation,

Base Exchange/Mall: • Main store: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Burger King: Mondays - Saturdays: 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Sundays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Charley’s Grilled Subs: Mondays - Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / Sundays: Closed • Anthony’s Pizza: Mondays - Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / Sundays: Closed • Barber Shop: Mondays - Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sundays: Closed • Beauty Shop: Mondays - Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sundays: Closed • GNC: Mondays - Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sundays: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Laundry/Dry Cleaners: Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sundays: Closed • Stripes – alterations shop: Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays: Closed Chapel: Monday—Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Catholic Services - Weekday Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday & Friday. / Saturday Reconciliation: 4:15 p.m. / Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. / Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m. • Protestant Services - Inspirational Gospel: 8 a.m. Sunday / Traditional Worship (with Children’s Church): 11 a.m. Sunday • Bible Study - Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC): 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Tuesday / Alpha Course: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel Annex. Dinner prior at 6 p.m. / Truth Seekers BS: 7 p.m. Thursday, Home of Dex & Patriece For information on other faith groups, call the Base Chapel.

Commissary: Monday: Closed / Tuesday—Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Saturday—Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The commissary doors open for disabled patrons at 9 a.m. Chapel: Monday—Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Sunday Catholic Mass: 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. • Sunday Protestant Services: 10 a.m. • Catholic Weekday Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday

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Hours of Operation Movie Theater: Call 764-7516 for individual show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Base Exchange: • Main store: Monday –Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Barber Shop: Monday—Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sunday: Closed • Mini Mart: Monday—Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. • Uniform Center: Monday—Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. / Saturday—Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Emergency (On and Off Base): 911 • American Red Cross: 764-2323 • Bachelor Housing: 764-7646 • Chaplain’s Office: 764-7222/7912 • Commissary: 764-2020 • Military and Family Readiness Center: 764-7480 • Morale, Welfare and Recreation: 764-7601 • Navy College: 764-4493 • Navy Exchange: 764-7042 • Navy Marine Corps Relief Society: 764-7662 • Pass & Badge Office (Auto Registration): 764-4231 • Personal Support Detachment: 764-7431/7432 Health Clinic: Information Central Appointments Public Affairs Officer

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Frequently Called Numbers • Emergency (On and Off Base): 911 • Medical Appointment Line: 963-6880 • American Red Cross: 963-3377 • Base Chapel: 963-2536 • Military Family Housing: 963-3859/ 963-3858 • Inns of Charleston: 963-3806 • Golf Course: 963-1833 • Health and Wellness Center: 963-4007 • Unaccompanied Housing: 963-3859 • Commissary: 963-5695 • Military and Family Readiness Center: 963-4406 • Education Office: 963-4575 • Base Exchange: 552-5000 • Visitor’s Center: 963-5729 • Military Personnel - ID Cards, Separations, Awards & Decorations, etc.: 963-0677

Helpful Websites Joint Base Charleston – Air Base • Official Base Web Site: • 628th Force Support Squadron - MWR, Readiness, Fitness, Jobs, Lodging, Dining, Recreation, Education, Veterinary Clinic: Medical Support • Base Clinic: – Search “628th Medical Operations Squadron” for clinic factsheets • TRICARE: • TRICARE Dental Plan: Relocation Information • Military One Source: • Automated Housing Referral Network: • DoD Installations/Relocation Information: • Household Goods Shipment: • Military Spouse Employment:

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Navy advancement exams are approaching By Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brannon Deugan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The Navy-wide March advancement cycle is quickly approaching and will be administered for E-6, E-5, and E-4 Sailors as follows: Mar. 3 E-6 Exam Mar. 10 E-5 Exam Mar. 17 E-4 Exam It's never too early to start studying for the advancement exam. Sailors should start by looking at past profile sheets and collecting bibliography information located on Navy Knowledge Online in the Navy Advancement Center website. For more information contact your Command Career Counselor or call the Education Services Officer at 764-7771 ext. 209.

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Programs aim to support military spouses, families By Jian DeLeon Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON – A new whole-of-government approach will bring the federal government's vast reach to help millions of service members and their families, a senior Defense Department official said yesterday. "This is a very exciting time for those of us who have been working hard to support military families," said Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon's office of family policy and children and youth, said during a "DODLive" bloggers roundtable. Ms. Thompson said the backing of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, behind the effort to garner the support of every federal agency "is really quite amazing." For the past year, numerous federal agencies and the National Security Council have been working on a report, titled: "Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitment." That 23-page report was released Jan. 24 in response to a presidential directive soliciting agencies for a more coordinated, comprehensive approach to improving federal support for military families. Now, Ms. Thompson said, the next step is getting the word out about these new programs to the people they are supposed to support, noting that several teams and committees are in place to ensure an effective strategic communications plan. One of the teams, she noted, has been set up by Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a staunch advocate of social media. "We are working with a variety of entities to make sure that we have a very solid communication plan to get this information down to the military families," Ms. Thompson said. Some of the efforts under way include increasing the availability of child care and expanding spouse-employment programs to all military services. To support those

stationed overseas, the spouse employment program has partnered with overseas companies in South Korea, Japan and Germany, Ms. Thompson said. "We're looking at providing more userfriendly information on how to acquire a federal job with [the Office of Personnel Management]," she said, "and we'll be tracking how many spouses are employed by the federal government to see if all of the federal agencies who have committed to employing of military spouses see an increase in that availability." In addition, the Interior Department will open up national parks to wounded warriors to aid in rehabilitation and recovery and will offer more conservation jobs to military youth. The main focus of the communication plan will be communicating the availability of these new programs and initiatives to the military families they are intended to support, Ms. Thompson said. "We realized how important the strategic communication plan is going to be," she said, "because while we have this wonderful opportunity for the federal government to get behind military families, the military families need to know what is available now to them. So that is going to be the work of the next few months." This, Ms. Thompson said, will save military families from having to go to every federal agency's website to figure out what they're doing to support military families. The concept of having one website has been discussed, she said, but officials realize that people access information differently and have their favorites. While a dedicated website to these new programs is still up in the air, Ms. Thompson said, it's evident that social media and blogs will play a big part in making sure the right people see the information. "Social networking is the way to go, and we know that," she said. "And I think that it's going to be really important for this to be enduring -- that our families have to take advantage of the programs that are going to be available to them."

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