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Joint Base Charleston

Vol. 2, No. 11

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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Team Charleston bids farewell to 437 AW commander Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Col. John Wood will be turning over command of the 437th Airlift Wing to Colonel Erik Hansen, March 29. "I arrived in May 2009 to a great wing with great history. I've seen our Airmen and Civilians in action for the last two years, and I know why the 437th Airlift Wing has such a wonderful history: the people at Team Charleston are the best the Air Force has to offer! Thank you for your efforts volunteering to serve our Nation, it has been an honor to serve with you..." Col. John Wood, USAF 437th Airlift Wing commander Join Team Charleston in bidding farewell to Colonel Wood at the following events scheduled for March 28: Golf Tournament - Wrenwoods Golf Course The cost is $28 per person for 18 holes and cart rental. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. RSVP to Wrenwoods Golf Course at 963-1834 or e-mail aaron.sales@ Farewell at the Charleston Club The cost is $13 per person and guests are asked to come dressed in their favorite baseball jersey or shirt. The social and buffet begin at 4 p.m. and presentations begin at 4:45 p.m. RSVP to 963-3201 or e-mail See more photos on Page 2

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Team Charleston, led by Col. John Wood, brought home awards for best C-17 air refueling crew, best C-17 short field landing crew and best maintenance pre-flight team when they returned to Charleston Air Force Base July 25, 2009 after participating in Rodeo 2009 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

JB CHS tests emergency response for upcoming expo By Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs


Team Charleston participated in a mandatory major accident response exercise March 22, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, in preparation for the upcoming Air Expo April 9. The MARE tested the response and capabilities of base emergency personnel during a simulated aircraft mishap when two airplanes clipped wings and collided. "The exercise was a joint effort between JB CHS and local community first responders," said David Hunt, 628th Air Base Wing deputy inspector general and exercise team chief. "Our goal was to practice for the air show to ensure we are prepared to handle any incidents." The morning began with a table top discussion where all of the first responders and commanders from their units talked through different scenarios. "During the table top we discussed even the smallest details, ranging from somebody's vehicle being disabled or a lost child, to responding to a major aircraft incident," Mr. Hunt said. "When you get a 100,000 people together, those things might happen and we need to be prepared." The afternoon brought a hands-on approach as the scenario kicked in. In the exercise, an aircraft crashed on the flight line causing numerous injuries. Inflatable dummies and 36 live role players with various injuries assumed positions on the flightline. Emergency personnel and first

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response units were quickly on scene. "We use the role players because it challenges all of our first responders as well as our commanders to deal with different situations," Mr. Hunt said. "The role players allowed us to make the exercise more realistic and as a consequence a much better test of our response procedures." Lt. Col. Pamela Smith, 628th Aerospace Medical Squadron commander, said the exercise provided training that goes beyond the upcoming air show. "This gets us out from our normal day-to-day routine in the clinic," she said. "When we participate in these drills it hones our disaster preparedness skills. We also do these drills on a monthly basis because this is what we might be doing at deployed locations. We are trained to handle any type of disaster, such as a plane crash or even a pile-up of cars right outside our gate." According to Mr. Hunt, the exercise was a success and showcased the base's ability to handle any given situation. "Our first responders and their civilian counterparts worked well together," he said. "Our command and control functions activated to provide oversight to the incident and we were able to test our communications and response procedures and discovered areas where we can improve. Most importantly we were able to test and adjust our plans for handling incidents that could occur during the upcoming Air Expo." "We hope that the Charleston community has a great day at the Air Expo and we want them to know we are pre-



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Capt. Holly Kingston assists a simulated victim onto a litter during a major accident response exercise at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., March 22. The MARE is a necessary step to prepare all Joint Base Charleston members for the upcoming 2011 Air Expo. The exercise is used to help test and train the supporting agencies who would respond in case of an emergency. Capt. Kingston is assigned to 628th Medical Group.

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Col. John Wood, right, and Col. Benjamin Wham lead the 437th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight members on a ruck march here Oct. 27, 2009. The EOD personnel train with ruck sacks to prepare for embedding with sister services and foreign special forces in a dismounted capacity while deployed. Colonel Wham is the 628th Mission Support Group commander.

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Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene sprays Col. John Wood with a water gun during the opening of the 437th Airlift Wing’s combat dining out at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 17, 2010. The soaking continued throughout the evening as Airmen were pitted against each other. Chief Greene is the 437 AW command chief.

Col. John Wood bows his head for the invocation at the 628th Air Base Wing assumption of command ceremony here Jan. 8, 2010. The ceremony served as a key moment in Charleston AFB's ongoing transition to merge with Naval Weapons Station Charleston as Joint Base Charleston.

Col. John Wood serves Airman 1st Class Joe Pears during the Thanksgiving dinner held at the Robert D. Gaylord Dining Facility here Nov. 26, 2009. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham and all the fixings were served to activeduty military and their families. Airman Pears is a passenger service agent with the 437th Aerial Port Squadron.

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Col. John Wood gives his opening remarks during the 437th Airlift Wing’s combat dining out on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 17, 2010. The 437 AW hosted the event to promote esprit de corps within the ranks with food, drinks, fun, games and entertainment.

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Col. John Wood passes the 437th Maintenance Group guideon to Col. James Clavenna at Nose Dock 2 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during the the 437 MXG change of command ceremony Aug. 12, 2010. Command of the group was relinquished from Col. Tammy Livingood, who took command in June 2007 and retired from active military service. Colonel Clavenna came to Charleston after his previous assignment with the Air Force Fellows Program at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck hands the keys to Col. John Wood after delivering the newest C17A to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston, S.C., Dec. 9, 2010. The arrival of the aircraft brought the total number of C-17s assigned to the wing to 58. General Peck is the Air University commander. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown

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"A Boy Named Sue" - challenges as an Airman By Lt. Col. Aaron Burgstein 1st Combat Camera Squadron commander I was first introduced to Johnny Cash during Officer Training School by a flightmate. Since then, I've listened to him on and off, but several of his songs are on multiple playlists of mine. "A Boy Named Sue" never fails to bring a smile to my face when it begins to play. The other day when it came on, I was thinking about mentorship and the two seemed to combine naturally. A quick synopsis for those unfamiliar with the song; a man leaves his family, but before he does so, he names his son "Sue," which as you might imagine, causes all sorts of issues for the boy as he grows up. Sue swears revenge and searches for his father and when they finally meet a battle ensues, with the end result being they make up. Rather than go through the song line-by-line, I'd like to analyze a few key lyrics. "But the meanest thing that he ever did was before he left he went and named me Sue... I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named Sue." "Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean, my fist got hard and my wits got keen..." These two lines set the stage for the entire song and the reason for me writing this article. What did our Military Training Instructors, flight commanders and other trainers do during our initial entry into the Air Force? They made life difficult for us. They threw challenges at us and made us think, learn and become the Airmen we are today. They knew we were going to go in harm's way, face challenges yet unimagined and need the ability to survive and operate under any and all conditions. What do we do today as leaders? We prepare our Airmen for combat and contingences. We prepare them

to deploy at a moment's notice anywhere in the world and to accomplish the mission when they get there. It's not out of cruelty, but out of responsibility. We train like we fight, if not harder, so that when that fight comes, be it in the air, on a physical fitness test or in a firefight on a convoy, our Airmen react promptly, properly and most importantly, successfully. "Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July, and I just hit town and my throat was dry..." This one's pretty straightforward. It's always important to stay hydrated, especially in austere locations. "Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad, from a worn-out picture that my mother'd had..." It's always important to document. That means from training records to after-action reports and everything in-between. This also means document the great achievements your Airmen accomplish, be it via performance reports or awards and decorations. Take care of your Airmen by documenting their successes. This is just as true with disciplinary cases. Initial documentation is a great way to course-correct an Airmen before misbehavior gets out of line. In the unfortunate event that the misbehavior does go too far, documentation allows you to take the appropriate action. "He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile. I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss, He went for his gun and I pulled mine first..." Never underestimate the importance of combined arms and the joint warfight. It's how we do business. Also, remember, everyone has something to contribute, no matter the rank, specialty, or in this case, species. Most important, always be prepared. "He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile ... and he said: "Son, this world is rough And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough and I knew I wouldn't

CAREER ASSISTANCE TIP By Master Sgt. Donald Leydig, Career Assistance Advisor Joint Base Charleston's Professional Enhancement Center Are you coming up on a promotion or have an Airman who is unsure when they are eligible to promote? The following information will help you determine when you are eligible for promotion. Promotion to Airman - six months Time in Grade. Promotion to Airman 1st Class (four year enlistee) - 10 months TIG. Promotion to Senior Airman - For six year enlistees awarded Airman 1st Class upon completion of technical training, or 20 weeks of technical training, 36 months Time in Service and 20 months TIG; or 28 months TIG, whichever occurs first. If an airman is selected for Below-the-Zone, they will pin on Senior Airman six months prior to their fully qualified date. They also must possess a Three skill level. Promotion to Staff Sgt. – Must be a Five skill level, have six months TIG, and three Total Active Federal Military Service years. Promotion to Tech Sgt. – Must be a Five level as of the Promotion Eligible Cutoff Date, and a Seven skill level prior to their promotion. They must have 23 months TIG and five years TAFMS. Promotion to Master Sgt. - Must be a Seven level, 24 months TIG, and eight years TAFMS. Promotion to Senior Master Sgt. – Must be a Seven level, 20 months TIG, and 11 years TAFMS. Promotion to Chief Master Sgt. – Must be a Nine skill level, 21 months TIG, and 14 years TAFMS. The TIG is computed on the first day of the month before the months promotions are normally made in the cycle and the TAFMS is computed on the first day of the last month of the promotion cycle. I hope you now have a better understanding on when you, or your Airman, are eligible for promotions. Remember, for any promotion, you must get your commander’s recommendation. For more information on this, you should refer to AFPAM 36-2241, para. 15.41, and Table 15.3, or contact the Total Force Contact Center at DSN 665-5000. 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.

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be there to help ya along. So I give ya that name and I said goodbye I knew you'd have to get tough or die and it's the name that helped to make you strong." We're back to the gist of the song and this commentary. Sue's dad wanted to ensure his son's success and ability to survive without his presence. Our initial instructors wanted the same for us, and we as leaders should want the same for our Airmen. You've probably heard the saying that it's your responsibility to train your replacement. Well, it is. You're not always going to be there. Ensure your Airmen, of all ranks, are ready and able to step up when needed because you don't know when that moment will come. "I got all choked up and I threw down my gun and I called him my pa, and he called me his son, And I came away with a different point of view. And I think about him, now and then, every time I try and every time I win, and if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!" Ok, perhaps this part seems a little weird. Sue vows to never name any of his sons "Sue" because he hates that name. This seems like it counters everything I've just written. I see it from a different point of view. Sue has learned from his dad's example, both the good and the bad, just as we can learn from our own and others' experiences. Just because he's not going to name his son "Sue" doesn't mean he won't teach him to be strong, keen and ready. My challenge to you is to do the same. Take both the good and bad you learned from your mentors, trainers and supervisors and apply it to your Airmen. Mentor them. Train them to become Airmen who are ready and can step up when needed, because they're already needed.

DIAMOND TIPS Commentary by Master Sgt. Stephen Wilkerson 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron first sergeant

Be a great rater with better feedback sessions We all have had some good and bad raters; I would hope more good than bad. We all can be better raters if we follow some of the tips in AFPAM 36- 2241, Professional Development Guide. First, raters need to know their people. There needs to be lines of trust developed between the two. Raters need to know their Airmen on a personal and professional level to be better prepared for the feedback session. During the rating session, the rater needs to be specific about items being discussed. As a rater, you should discuss areas that individuals need to change or work on; not just tell them to change but help them come up with solutions and ideas to make changes. A good rater helps guide the individual in the right direction but ultimately, it is up to the individual to make the right choices. During the session, raters should discuss what they have seen in the ratees performance. Raters should base their feedback against Air Force standards, not their personal opinions or biases. Listening is a big issue during feedbacks. Raters need to listen to their ratees and actually hear and understand what their Airmen are saying. By listening, you may pick up ways of helping the individual being rated or find out what is going on with your Airmen. Do not make your feedbacks a one-sided conversion; let your Airmen speak. Feedback sessions are very important and should be taking seriously. As a rater you can develop great Airmen during these sessions or let them fall by the way side. Feedbacks should always end on a positive note. Let the Airman know they are important and worthwhile. Remember communication is the key during feedback sessions.



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JB CHS welcomes new inspector general By Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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Joint Base Charleston welcomed a new inspector general to the 628th Air Base Wing, Feb. 18. Lt. Col. Alexandria Watson, former chief of communication and opinion research for the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs at the Pentagon, replaced Lt. Col. Nelson Novo who is now retired. Colonel Watson was born in Columbia, S.C., and grew up in different corners of the world as the daughter of an Air Force navigator. She attended North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. where she joined the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. Colonel Watson received her commission when she graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's in industrial engineering. In May 1999, Colonel Watson had an opportunity to become an Air Force ROTC instructor at the University of South Carolina, and decided to give it a try, she said. "Being able to mold and shape the future leaders of the Air Force was an incredible experience," Colonel Watson said. "I had a blast being the teacher and not the student." As the new inspector general, her initial plan is to familiarize herself with the laws of joint basing, she said. "Since this is a joint base, the setup is different from what you would expect at a typical Air Force base," Colonel Watson said. "There are complexities, so I will make sure I'm able to provide the services needed for JB CHS. The inspector general office is here to make sure the Air Force is doing the right thing. Whether that is following processes and procedures or how we take care of our people, we are the

authority, inappropriate conduct and to ensure resources are used effectively, she said. "We want people to use their chain of command first, but if that's not working or you don't feel comfortable with the issue, we are here to help," Colonel Watson said. What is an interesting fact about yourself? Growing up as a military child I was surrounded by military aircraft because my father flew on many different planes. Yet, when I went through ROTC I could not identify any of the planes. What is your favorite movie? Crimson Tide. I like the battle between the two lead characters. One has experience, the other, book knowledge. You have to use both to be an effective leader in the military. To me, that movie cased that perfectly. What is your favorite television show? Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). I like the geeky science aspect of them solving the crime and how they use that evidence to find the criminal. What is a major pet peeve of yours? Sitting in traffic on a beautiful day. You can never get that time back. What is your favorite quote? Philippians 4:13 "I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me." Why did you join the Air Force? Initially, I joined the Air Force ROTC because my dad made me. By the time I was commissioned I learned to appreciate what the Air Force does and I embraced the values. Who is your role model? My parents. My father taught me to always do my best and my mother taught me to be faithful in my spiritual walk. How would you describe your leadership style? I tend to use a team leadership approach. I want to make sure I'm using everyone's talent.









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JB CHS tests emergency response for upcoming expo Capt. Melissa EllisYarian examines a training card on a simulated victim describing the individual’s symptoms during a major accident response exercise March 22 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Captain Ellis-Yarian is a flight surgeon with the 628th Medical Group.

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Above: Tech. Sgt. Chun Fong evaluates a simulated victim during a major accident response exercise March 22 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The MARE is a necessary step to prepare all Joint Base Charleston members for the upcoming 2011 Air Expo. Sergeant Fong is an Independent Duty Medical Technician with the 628th Medical Group. Tech. Sgt. Cristy Preslar and Senior Airman Imelda Corvetto discuss patient care during a major accident response exercise March 22 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Sergeant Preslar and Airman Corvetto are both assigned to the 628th Medical Group.

Emergency responders from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron roll a simulated victim onto a litter during a major accident response exercise March 22 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The exercise is used to help test and train the supporting agencies who would respond in case of an emergency.

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The Senior Master Sgt. selectee promotion party took place March 11 at the Charleston Club. In attendance were (left to right) Master Sergeant Jeffrey Tynan, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Master Sergeant Charles Washington, 628th Air Base Wing, Master Sergeant Michelle McMeekin, 628th Force Support Squadron, Master Sergeant William Lesage, 14th Airlift Squadron, Master Sergeant Mark Harrison, 15th Airlift Squadron and Master Sergeant Donald Sturm, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Managing your move Courtesy of the U.S. Transportation Command's website, MOVE.MIL As the peak Permanent Change of Station moving season approaches, service members now have the ability to utilize the Defense Personal Property System. DPS is a full-service tool that provides an improved-move-process for all eligible members of the Department of Defense. Using DPS, service members can create and submit applications for their move and receive on-line personal property counseling, monitor the progress of their shipments, file a claim for losses and complete a customer satisfaction survey. Before utilizing DPS, service members must first register for a DPS account. The DPS system can be accessed from any computer with internet access. Although service members do not have to have PCS orders in hand to establish an account, they are required in order to complete the counseling portion and secure a pickup date for the actual move. After logging into the DPS portal website, take a few minutes and watch the introductory video as it provides an excellent overview of the entire moving process. There are also several how-to guides on completing a household goods shipment. The website also allows users to: - self-counsel and submit an application online instead of visiting a transportation office; however certain DoD customers should not self-counsel in DPS at this time. These customers should visit their local

transportation office to coordinate their move. A list of those who should not selfcounsel is on the site. - track shipments through DPS or the interactive voice response at anytime. - update contact information at any time. Keeping contact information current is vital to expediting a service request and meeting customer move expectations. - file a claim online and settle directly with the Transportation Service Provider - make sure only quality, reputable companies handle and ship future servicemembers' personal belongings by completing the customer satisfaction survey seven days following delivery. All eligible customers must establish a DPS user account whether they plan on completing an on-line application or visiting a personal property office for a one-onone counseling session. Establishing an account prior to visiting a personal property processing office will help avoid delays in preparing a shipment application. If selfcounseling, it's important to remember that once an application has been submitted, it still needs to be forwarded along with a set of orders and signed application to the appropriate transportation office. This is required before any applications can be processed. Once a shipment has been created by the counselor at the transportation office, it can be tracked in DPS, contact information can be updated, and delivery dates can be established. For more information, contact your local transportation office at: 843-9632253/56/61.


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Keeping Sailors fed is a full-time job Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Kevin Simpson (left), Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Henry Polanco and Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Maurice Monroe help unload more than 20 pallets of frozen foods, bread and baked goods during a stores on-load at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Galley, March 17. The galley feeds more than 2000 Sailors a day. SH3 Simpson, SH2 Palonco and SH2 Monroe are attached to Naval Support Activity.

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class David Haeffner stacks boxes of diced pork onto its proper storage shelf March 17 at the Naval Weapons Station Galley.

Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Merritt verifies a delivery as Sailors unload boxes from a delivery truck during a stores on-load at the Joint Base CharlestonWeapons Station Galley, March 17. CS3 Merritt is attached to Naval Support Activity.

Surrounded by hundreds of frozen boxes in a 20-degree walk-in freezer, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class David Haeffner stacks frozen foods during a store’s onload at the Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Galley, March 17.

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AROUND Officials extend deadline for ‘Stop Loss’ pay WASHINGTON – The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for special retroactive pay as compensation for involuntary extensions of their military service contracts has been extended to April 8, Defense Department officials announced today. The deadline extension is included in the continuing resolution President Barack Obama signed March 18 that provided funding for government operations through April 8. The Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay was established to compensate for the hardships military members encountered when their service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss authority between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009. Eligible members or their beneficiaries may submit a claim to their respective military services to receive the benefit of $500 for each full or partial month served in a Stop Loss status. When the special pay program began on Oct. 21, 2009, the services estimated 145,000 service members, veterans and beneficiaries were eligible for this benefit. Because the majority of those eligible had separated from the military, the services have engaged in extensive and persistent outreach efforts to reach them and remind them to apply, officials said. Outreach efforts -- such as using direct mail, social networks and media outlets and engaging military and veteran service organizations -- will continue through April 8, officials added. To apply for Stop Loss pay or for more information, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to

Task Force commander provides Libya update WASHINGTON – The two-man crew of a U.S. fighter jet that crashed in Libya is safe, while the coalition has established a no-fly zone and grounded Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, the commander of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn said Tuesday. Two airmen ejected from their F-15E Strike Eagle late Monday after the plane suffered an equipment malfunction and crashed in eastern Libya, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III said. Coalition forces recovered one crew member, and Libyans found the other, he added, noting that both men are now safe and with U.S. forces. Admiral Locklear, commander of U.S. Naval forces in Europe and Africa, spoke with Pentagon reporters by phone today from the USS Mount Whitney in the Mediterranean Sea. Operation Odyssey Dawn was established to enforce U.N. Security Council

Resolution 1973, which calls for the protection of Libyan civilians from Gadhafi’s forces and authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya. “On March 18, the coalition began a graduated, sequenced campaign against the government of Libya … to protect innocent civilians,” the admiral said. “Cruise missile attacks accompanied by significant coalition airstrikes rendered Gadhafi’s longrange air defenses and his air force largely ineffective.” The coalition includes 13 nations’ forces and multiple ships and submarines, Admiral Locklear said, including French and Italian aircraft carriers and a U.S. amphibious assault ship, the USS Kearsarge. Task force land- and sea-based aircraft include reconnaissance, early warning, attack, fighter and support assets in the air daily to enforce the no-fly zone, Admiral Locklear said. The admiral said Gadhafi’s air force before coalition operations was “not in good repair,” and that his tactical capability consisted of several dozen helicopters. Against those aircraft, he said, “our airstrikes have been very effective.” While the coalition continues to expand effectiveness of the no-fly zone, the admiral said, forces loyal to Gadhafi still pose a threat to the Libyan people. “Despite our successes to date … Gadhafi and his forces are not yet in compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution,” Admiral Locklear said, “due to the continued aggressive actions his forces are taking against the civilian population of Libya.”

DOD Announces recruiting and retention numbers WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through February. Active Component • Recruiting - Year to Date. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-



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to-date 2011, through February. - Army - 28,112 accessions, with a goal of 27,500; 102 percent - Navy - 12,795 accessions, with a goal of 12,795; 100 percent - Marine Corps - 9,681 accessions, with a goal of 9,656; 100 percent - Air Force - 11,728 accessions, with a goal of 11,728; 100 percent • Retention. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are meeting or exceeding their fiscal year-to-date 2011 retention goals. Reserve Component. • Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through February. - Army National Guard - 22,694 accessions, with a goal of 21,777; 104 percent - Army Reserve - 12,708 accessions, with a goal of 11,427; 111 percent - Navy Reserve - 3,297 accessions, with a goal of 3,297; 100 percent - Marine Corps Reserve - 4,310 accessions, with a goal of 3,820; 113 percent - Air National Guard - 2,770 accessions, with a goal of 2,779; 99 percent - Air Force Reserve - 3,762 accessions, with a goal of 3,748; 100 percent All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals. Detailed information on specific recruiting data can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at 502-626-0164 for Army, 210-565-4678 for Air Force, 703-784-9454 for Marine Corps, and 901-874-9049 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau 703-607-2586; Army Reserve 404464-8490; Air Force Reserve 703-6971761; Navy Reserve 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.

Continuing resolutions hinder efficiency, official says WASHINGTON – Funding the government through a series of continuing resolutions rather than approving a budget is “miserably inefficient,” the Pentagon’s acquisition executive said yesterday.


Congress has approved a series of shortterm continuing resolutions since Sept. 29 that prohibit new contracts and limit spending to previous authorized levels. The most recent three-week extension took effect March 18 and funds the government through April 8. Ashton B. Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told attendees at a missile defense conference here that the resolutions have the worst effect on the department’s bestmanaged programs. “They were already on a razor’s edge – that’s where you want them,” he said. “You knew exactly what you were doing, exactly when you were going to do it and exactly how you were going to do it.” Defense programs planned for maximum efficiency under the proposed 2011 budget have instead been subject to delays and slowdowns, Mr. Carter said. “It wastes money,” he said. “Billions of dollars will be the cost of having to slow down something now, only to accelerate it later because the funding wasn’t available.” Carter also discussed the nation’s growing emphasis on missile defense technology and how that program meets DoD’s strict spending guidelines. Missile defense - for decades a research and development program at the margins of the nation’s defense effort - now is central to the nation’s military strategy, he said. As missile defense components reach the deployment stage, he added, demand now exceeds supply. Combatant commanders in all geographic theaters are asking for ballistic missile defense capabilities, he said, adding they “want more of it than we have.” Meanwhile, as the nation’s military balances the costs of equipping troops at war against funding emerging priorities such as missile defense, the department must ensure the best value for every dollar, Mr. Carter said. “The country is looking to us to give them what they expect, what we have on the books, what we say they need [for defense] … and not less, for a not-everincreasing amount of money,” he said. “It’s not an unreasonable request.”

Combined Federal Campaign recognizes JB CHS

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Col. Martha Meeker is recognized by Lisa Jones, the Coastal Carolina Combined Federal Campaign staff director, for leadership and outstanding support as the chair of the 2010 CCCFC for Joint Base Charleston, March 17. Colonel Meeker is the JB CHS commander. Also recognized at the ceremony were Joe Ward, and Missy Heyward, activity coordinators for the CCCFC, and Larry Brewer, CCCFC staff director. The CFC is a fundraising effort for federal employees to donate to charitable organizations of their choice. The 2010 campaign raised more than $1.5 million for charitable organizations with the help of JB Charleston.



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Air Force and Navy News AF officials continue to consolidate personnel processes, actions RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Air Force personnel officials here will be assuming some personnel actions from Air Education and Training Command bases over the next four months to help reduce workloads on base military personnel sections. Master Sgt. Joseph Smith, the Air Force Personnel Center's sustainment superintendent, said AFPC has started processing limited duty status, change-of-reporting-official updates and decorations requests for three AETC bases that were originally managed by base military personnel sections. "Lackland, Randolph and Keesler (Air Force bases) were the first to use the new process, which resulted in reduced personnel processing times from the Air Force average of seven days to less than a day," Sergeant Smith said. To help standardize these processes, Staff Sgt. Marvetta Graham Harper, and other personnel technicians from the Total Force Service Center, revamped training aides to be used by their office and other personnelists to manage how these personnel actions flow from AETC bases to AFPC. "We revised a training aide for the unit commander or their designated representative and our technicians here to ensure training is standardized," Sergeant Harper said. Capt. Michael Meek, the TFSC's sustainment lifecycle chief, said AFPC officials have been conducting base-level service delivery module transactions at Lackland, Randolph and Keesler AFBs to evaluate what benefits the Air Force would gain from transferring this work from the military personnel sections and standardizing training. "Each base does it a little bit differently, and we have our personnel technicians teaching Airmen how to do it one way," Captain Meek said. "Standardizing our processes helps us gain more efficiencies in how we do business." The TFSC represents a fundamental shift in the way the Air Force delivers personnel services to Airmen and commanders, said Lt. Col. Steven Zubowicz, the center's operations chief. AFPC officials anticipate these personnel actions will be transferred from the remaining AETC bases by the end of June.

Navy family members arrive at Travis Air Force Base TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Hundreds of military family members were welcomed to Travis Air Force Base following an 11 hour flight from Yokota Air Base, Japan, as part of an authorized voluntary departure of DoD dependents and Navy civilians, March 22. "We take care of our Sailors. Our job is to make this transition as smooth and efficient as

possible for families during this arduous time," said Naval Air Station Lemoore Command Master Chief Matt Laing, who spearheaded the Navy's relief effort at Travis AFB. "These families have been under a lot of stress since the tsunami and we want to make sure they get to where they need to be as quickly as possible." When the flight arrived at the terminal, weary family members were helped down the aircraft's stairs and assisted through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection process. Orders were written, needs assessed and final destinations determined. The importance of enrollment in the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System was also stressed. "This is an unusual circumstance for these family members, so it's important they have all the information they need to make a successful transition," said Garland Whetzler, an exceptional family member liaison from NAS Lemoore's Fleet and Family Support Center. "NFAAS is a vital tool for staying connected and informed, especially now." The Navy will continue to support relief efforts at Travis AFB.

AF officials launch accountability system for personnel in Japan RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Air Force officials have activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System, or AFPAAS, to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents residing on the island of Honshu, Japan. Officials are asking commanders and their commander representatives, or CORs, to report individual and family member status of those assigned or transiting to the affected area by logging into AFPAAS at This requirement applies to active-duty Airmen, selected Reserve members, Department of the Air Force and non-appropriated-fund civilian employees, Air Force contractors, and family members affected by the events in Japan. While most of the accountability requirements affect only those currently in Japan or those family members who have already relocated, officials said it is imperative that commanders around the Air Force know if family members may be in the affected area. "All Airmen have a responsibility to let their commanders know if they have dependents in Japan," said Kevin White, the chief of the readiness operations branch at the air expeditionary force and personnel operations directorate. "It is important for members in Japan to let us know where their dependents are. If they departed the Island of Honshu, Japan, we need that information updated in AFPAAS." In addition to the accountability portion in AFPAAS, those affected members should

This week in Navy history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs March 20, 2003 - The U.S. began Operation Iraqi Freedom by launching cruise missiles from Navy ships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. March 21, 1917 Loretta Walsh became the first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as chief yeoman. March 22, 1820 Commodore Stephen Decatur died after a duel with Capt. James Barron. March 23, 1965 - Lt. Cmdr. John Young piloted Gemini 3 and completed three orbits

in four hours, 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 kilometers. The capsule was recovered by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11). March 24, 1903 - George Dewey was commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the rank retroactive to March 2, 1899. He was the only person to hold this rank. March 25, 1898 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt proposed the Navy investigate military applications of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation. March 26, 1966 - Operation Jackstay, the Navy's first amphibious assault in Vietnam's inland waters, began.

complete a short needs-assessment survey. This assessment informs officials if the member requires any assistance. If assigned personnel do not have access to a computer, the member will need to contact his unit control center or COR and they will account for them, and if requested, complete the needs-assessment survey in AFPAAS. Those members not having access to a computer or are unable to contact their UCC or COR need to contact the Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Readiness Cell at 800-435-9941. AFPAAS can also be accessed from the Air Force Portal, and the Air Force Personnel Center website ( or by calling the AFPC Personnel Readiness Cell. AFPAAS allows commanders and units to account, assess, manage and monitor the recovery and reconstitution process for personnel and their families affected and/or scattered by a wide-spread catastrophic event, every step of the way. AFPAAS provides valuable accountability at all levels of the Air Force chain of command, enhancing the commanders' ability to make strategic decisions. For all other personnel issues please contact the Total Force Service Center at 800525-0102 or DSN 665-5000, or go to the AFPC Personnel Services website at

NPC Customer Service Center expands detailer assistance MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy Personnel Command's Customer Service Center expanded a detailing pilot program March 22, aimed to help Sailors get answers to their detailing questions while reducing detailers call volume. The program began in early 2010 and screened all aviation ordnanceman and surface electronics technician detailer calls through the CSC to evaluate how many questions could be resolved without direct detailer contact. It is adding the gas turbine systems technician (electrical) and gas turbine systems technician (mechanical) ratings next. "First and foremost we strive to answer the caller's questions here at the CSC. If we cannot answer the caller's question, we then transfer them to their respective detailer," said Todd Winfield, task manager, Knowledge Management, NPC CSC. "We have the ability to answer the majority of those questions but there are still some questions that the Sailor will need to discuss with their respective detailer." The AO and ET ratings were the first ratings tested, resulting in a 12-15 percent reduction of direct calls to the detailers. This equals

about 280-350 calls per month for general questions, freeing the detailer to work in other areas such as order writing, administrative tasks or taking more complex calls the CSC could not answer. The focus, according to Mr. Winfield, is to provide callers a fast resource for some of the more typical questions asked of the ratings' detailers.

PACOM commander addresses concerns during Yokosuka townhall meeting YOKOSUKA, JAPAN – The U.S. military's top Pacific leader spent several hours at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 22 to answer questions and address concerns regarding events in the wake of the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan March 11. Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Robert Willard, along with his wife Donna Willard, addressed the community on the current situation with the Fukushima nuclearpower plants, voluntary departure of dependents, and thanked families for their support to their Sailors who are fully engaged in Operation Tomodachi. "The purpose of my visit to Japan was multi-faceted," said Admiral Willard. "I needed to talk to my forces out here that are conducting the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation, in northern Honshu, to help the Japanese. So, I'm working the disaster side of this, but while we're here Donna and I both wanted the opportunity to visit the sites, interact with the families, and perhaps share some information that would be helpful under these circumstances," he added. Admiral Willard began the meeting reassuring the community that leadership at all levels has the safety of service members and their families at their top priority. He also put the conditions of northeastern Japan into perspective. "Just imagine 440,000 people that are in an area where infrastructure is pretty much destroyed, and more than one thousand roads are gone. There's no power, no water and people are relying on relief efforts that we are assisting in," Admiral Willard told the crowd of approximately 700 people. He also addressed the Japanese members of the audience and expressed his concern for the people of Japan and praised the courage they have displayed throughout catastrophic circumstances. "From all of us in America, and from all of us in the United States military, and in the Pacific Command, I would like to express our profound condolences for what your country is enduring."

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This week in Air Force history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs March 20, 1959 - A site in Cheyenne Mountain, Colo., was approved as the location for NORAD. March 21, 1997 - Lt. Col. Marcelyn Atwood became the first woman to command a flying training squadron and the first U.S. Air Force officer to command a Navy squadron at Pensacola, Fla. Her unit trained Air Force and Navy pilots. March 22, 1950 - The only jet-powered U.S. Air Force flying wing, the YB-49, crashed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

March 23 1978 - Capt. Sandra Scott, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, became the first woman tanker commander to perform alert duty for Strategic Air Command. March 24, 1992 - The last U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft to be stationed in Spain departed, ending a 26-year span of service in that country. March 25, 1986 - For the first time, an allwoman crew, assigned to the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo., stood Minuteman missile alert. March 26, 1999 - An F-15 shot down two MiG-29s in aerial combat over Yugoslavia on the third day of Operation Allied Force.


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Staff Sgt. Brady Frazier receives a commander's coin from Col. Martha Meeker during the Wing Stand-up March 20 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Sergeant Frazier was recognized for preventing a potential suicide when he noticed signs that an Airman was having difficulties in his personal life. Sergeant Frazier is from the 628th Security Forces Squadron and Colonel Meeker is the Joint Base Charleston commander. Mr. Michael Petersen receives a commander’s coin from Col. Martha Meeker during the Wing Stand-up on March 21, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Mr. Petersen was recognized for his excellent work as the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office.

Joint Base Charleston honored the new members of the JB CHS Advisory Council at their Induction Ceremony, March 18 in the Charleston Club. The Advisory Council is composed of former Honorary Commanders who served honorably in their posts and have been invited to continue their service at Joint Base Charleston. The Advisory Council’s mission is to advise current Honorary Commanders as well as support the U.S. military, Joint Base Charleston, the base’s mission and its people.


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NSA Sailors implement NOFFS program at NWS Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Sailors at Joint Base Charleston's Naval Support Activity are implementing the Navy's fitness program, Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series, introduced last year. The program, developed and designed using the collaborative forces of leading fitness, health and nutrition leaders, provides Sailors with guidelines for proper exercise, nutrition and injury prevention as well as a

new approach to operational readiness. "NOFFS uses sports science methodologies combining both human performance and injury prevention strategies resulting in safer training and higher performance outcomes," said Nancy Haynsworth, JB CHS Weapons Station fitness and aquatics coordinator. "It focuses on the needs of each Sailor, giving them levels of fitness to work towards and allowing them to become not only more educated about the proper way to exercise, but on proper nutrition and how to prevent injuries while exercising."

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TCSC holds annual scholarship auction Team Charleston Spouses Club hosted their 2011 Annual Scholarship Auction March 18 at the Charleston Club on Joint Base Charleston – Air Base. More than 70 “silent” auction items and 17 “live” auction desserts were donated to TCSC for the event. The yearly event is held to raise money for military dependents seeking higher education. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May. Some of the participants in this year’s auction were: Maureen Robinson, Mary Beth Clavenna, Ellen Wham, Rosey Gay, Joan Tifts, Lina Wood, Roze Sharp, Djordon Porter, Cornelius Lee, Ryan Faucher, Debbie Greene, Jane Holba, Teresa Givens and Michael Shore. TCSC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring spouses together for social, charitable and educational purposes. Membership is open to spouses of all ranks of active duty, Reserves and retired service members, spouses of deceased or missing service members and any civil service member associated with JB CHS.

At JB CHS - WS, the Command Fitness Leader, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jacob Moore, and his assistant CFLs, are responsible for providing the proper tools and guidance for Sailors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. "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 the CFLs and ACFLs try to do for the Sailors at NSA," said MA1 Moore. According to MA1 Moore, one way to ensure the command's physical fitness program succeeds, is by implementing the NOFFS program into weekly PT sessions. "Maintaining physical health is ultimately the responsibility of each individual Sailor," said MA1 Moore. "We've implemented a physical trainer in our program to establish a level of fitness that improves our overall physical health here at NSA. "Using the NOFFS program along with our regular exercises makes our PT program much easier to administer because it is all written out for us," he continued. "There is no guessing on what type of exercises we should be doing." NOFFS addresses the two most common problems many Sailors face while exercising during long deployments and in group settings; space and equipment limitations. The answer - more than 90 exercises specifically designed for the Navy environment in which Sailors work. These exercises eliminate the guesswork in developing workout routines. Laura Allard, personal trainer at JB CHS - WS, said, "Rather than just focusing on how many push-ups and sit-ups a Sailor can do for the Navy's physical fitness assessment, NOFFS creates a more overall totalbody fitness level, utilizing aerobic and anaerobic conditioning as well as body movement skills during group PT."

The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series has more than 90 exercises specifically designed to challenge Sailors and improve their fitness levels in the areas they use in their work environment. Properly lifting a medicine ball translates to moving and lifting boxes and equipment.

Exercises are designed to replicate the activities Sailors conduct in their daily and operational duties such as lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying. The program is divided into four specialized series tailored for use on submarines, surface ships, large deck ships and in a group environment. "The exercises taught to Sailors Navywide and here at JB CHS - WS can be used throughout their daily activities and are designed for any platform around the world," said Mrs. Haynsworth. "Whether a Sailor is on land, on top of or under the water, these physical activities go hand-inhand with the needs of the Navy to keep our Sailors in top physical shape while maintaining full operational capability." "Physical training helps maintain Sailors at a high-state level of readiness to be able to complete the Navy's mission," said MA1 Moore. "The Navy requires all Sailors to be physically fit and here at NSA, we're finding that the NOFFS program is really working."

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Events Friday ❏ Joint Base Charleston Annual Motorcycle Safety Day: The annual Motorcycle Safety Day Rodeo is March 25. The briefing is mandatory for all Joint Base Charleston military motorcycle riders. Civilians, dependants and all other riders are encouraged to attend. The briefing starts at 8:30 a.m. the Air Base theater with multiple events thru out the day. Ride your motorcycle to the briefing and be entered in the bike show. Some of the planned events include a bike show, slow races, guided rides, and much more. Contact Master Sgt. Rob Carman at 963-5594 for more information. Tuesday ❏ Career Development Seminar: Learn how to stand out from the crowd from a corporate recruiter's point of view, March 29 from 11 a.m. to noon. Kevin Owens, Verizon Wirless talent connector, will be sharing resume and interview tips at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to register. Wednesday ❏ Smooth Move Workshop: Learn how to ease through a PCS move and receive valuable take-aways, March 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the AFRC, Bldg 500. Call 963-4406 to register. Thursday ❏ Free Performance: Seacoast Church would like to invite all military personnel and their families to the first performance/full dress rehearsal of The Thorn, a dramatic portrayal of the Passion of Christ, on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. This performance will be held at the Citadel's McAlister Field house at no cost as a thank you to our service members (active duty, Reserve, National Guard, retirees). Military IDs are required for admittance and please remember that The Thorn may not be appropriate for young children. For more information, visit ❏ Junior Smooth Move Workshop: This program is for children ages five through 16 who will be PCS'ing with their parents, March 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the JB CHS - AB Youth Center. Call

963-4406 to sign up. ❏ Little Heroes: This is a special ceremony, March 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. specifically designed for children four to 12 years old, who have experienced a parent's deployment. Call 963-4406 to sign up. April 4 ❏ Investing Demystified (for beginners): This class is ideal for the first time investor and explains the most common types of investments and simplifies terminology for a better understanding of investing. Briefing will be held at AFRC, April 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to sign up. April 5 ❏ First Time Homebuyer workshop: This workshop will take you through the entire home buying process, from choosing the location of your home to financing. Workshop will be held at AFRC, April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 for reservations. April 6 ❏ Thrift Savings Plan Simplified: For civilians and military, April 6 from 8 to 9 a.m. 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 held at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up today. ❏ Resume and Cover Letters: Learn the basics of writing a resume & cover letter. Briefing held at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to register. ❏ Spouse Orientation to Joint Base Charleston: Along with attending Quick Start with Sponsors, spouses are invited to this orientation, specifically geared for them, April 6 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call 963-4406. April 7 ❏ Newcomer's Tour: Join other JB CHS newcomers in this fun, free bus tour of downtown Charleston and the surrounding area, April 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The bus departs from AFRC, Bldg. 500, JB CHS - AB. Call 963-4406 to reserve your seat on the bus.

Special Announcements ❏ Coupon exchange: The AFRC 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.

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Joint Base Charleston - Air Base ❏ Destination ImagiNation Camp: Destination ImagiNation Camp will be held at the Youth Center April 18 to 22. Fourth through 12th graders should contact the Youth Center at 963-5684 for more information on this exciting camp. There will also be a family night event during the week so the whole family can participate in the fun. Deadline to register is 31 March. Destination ImagiNation Camp is a camp that takes your brain to a whole new level, and did we mention that it's FUN! ❏ Summer Camp Registration: Registration for Summer Camp is April 5 through May 20, 2011. All Active duty, DoD civilians and activated Reservist dependent's are welcome. Children ages five years old and attending kindergarten and children up to 12 years old are eligible. Only complete packages will be accepted and must be turned in one week prior to the session start date. Packages will be accepted Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Summer Camp runs from May 30 to August 19. Contact Youth Programs at 963-5684 for more details. ❏ Summer swim lessons: Summer swim lessons registration begins April 13 at 9 at the Outdoor Recreation Center, Bldg. 647. All classes will be at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base pool. The cost is $35 per participant. Summer 2011 Learn-to-Swim class schedule is as follows: · Session I June 7 - 17 · Session II June 28 - July 8 · Session III July 19 - 29 · The 45 minute lessons will be held during each session from 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. · The Parent & Infant (Mom & Tots) class will be from 6 to -6:30 p.m. during Session III, July 19 to 29. ❏ Easter Egg Hunt: Join the Base Library, April 19 at 10 a.m. for an Easter story hour and Easter Egg Hunt. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 963-3320. ❏ Teen Night: The library will open its doors April 29 for teens only. Teens are invited for a night of food, games, and fun! Join us at the JB CHS - Air Base Library-from 6-10p.m. For more information or to register call 963-3320. ❏ Tennis Lessons: Lessons are held at the Outdoor Recreation tennis courts. Children six through 17 and adults can enroll for one-hour sessions, twice a week for $80 per month. Lessons are held on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6:00 p.m. ❏ Homeschooler's fitness time: Meet and enjoy recreation time with other home-schoolers every Mon., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Center Bldg. 1993. ❏ 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 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

Events Friday ❏ Joint Base Charleston Annual Motorcycle Safety Day: The annual Motorcycle Safety Day Rodeo is March 25. The briefing is mandatory for all Joint Base Charleston military motorcycle riders. Civilians, dependants and all other riders are encouraged to attend. The briefing starts at 8:30 a.m. the Air Base theater with multiple events throughout the day. Ride your motorcycle to the briefing and be entered in the bike show. Some of the planned events include a bike show, slow races, guided rides, and much more. Contact Master Sgt. Rob Carman at 963-5594 for more information. Wednesday ❏ Volunteer Orientation: Join us March 30 at the FFSC, Bldg. 755 from 10 to 11 a.m. for beneficial information on the volunteer program on base and in the community. It is a great way to meet new people, network and offer help with skills you already use. You can also use volunteering on your resume to help in that job search. Call 764-7480 to register or for more information. Thursday ❏ Free Performance: Seacoast Church would like to invite all military personnel and their families to the first performance/full dress rehearsal of The Thorn, a dramatic portrayal of the Passion of Christ, on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. This performance will be held at the Citadel's McAlister Field house at no cost as a thank you to our service members (active duty, Reserve, National Guard, retirees). Military IDs are required for admittance and please remember that The Thorn may not be appropriate for young children. For more information, visit April 6 ❏ Job Fair Etiquette Workshop: Join us April 6 at FFSC, Bldg. 755 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for tips and techniques to help you make the most professional, desirable, and memorable impression at a job fair. Registration is required. Call us

at 764-7480. April 12 ❏ Joint Base Charleston (Navy & Air Force) Job Fair: Joint Base Charleston is holding a Job Fair April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic Conference Center, Bldg. 3112, Tank Road, Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. This largesetting job fair will boast a variety of employers, jobs and industries. The employers will be accepting resumes and applications to fill their vacant positions, both locally and nationally. Mark your calendar now to attend. Additional information may be obtained by calling FFSC at 764-7480.

Special Announcements ❏ Personal Financial Management: Are you intimidated by looking at your credit report and need help trying to decipher this elusive and lengthy (but extremely important) document. Let your FFSC certified financial specialists assist you in accessing and explaining your credit report to you. We can provide the tools and information to improve your score and make the right decisions about collections and debt. Call FFSC at 764-7480. ❏ 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. Call our personal financial manager at the FFSC 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., and 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: Let a financial education specialist at the FFSC on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station provide you the tools and resources needed to develop a 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 FFSC 7647480 for more information.

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.

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-the-dark 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.

Movie Schedule: Weapons Station Movie Theater: Call 764-7516 for show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. ❏ Hereafter, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ The Tourist, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader, March 26, 5 p.m., Rated PG ❏ Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader, March 27, 2 p.m., Rated PG

Movie Schedule: Air Base Movie Theater: Call 963-3333 for individual show times. Admission is $4.50 for adults, 12 years and older, and $2.25 for children 6-11 years old. “G” rated movies are $2.25 for children 3-11 years old. Visit for full movie schedules. ❏ I Am Number Four, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Just Go With It, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13


Nine-pin, No-tap Tournament Saturday, April 2 7 p.m.

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First Class Band Pop s Contemporary s Soul

Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2

League & non-league bowlers welcome.

• Starts at 8 p.m. both nights • No cover or minimum • Kitchen stays open until 10 p.m.

Prize money based on number of entries. Advance registration taken on day of tournament.

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Family Night Thursday, April 7

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Registration now open for First Tee Program Open to ages 6-12. Next free, four-week program begins March 28 . Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the Youth Center. Call 963-5684 for more details.

$95 per person based on double occupancy. Cost covers transportation, one night’s lodging and park admissions. Advance registration required. Call or stop by for more details.

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April 11-15 5-6:30 p.m. Five lessons with a pro for only $99!


To register, go to and enter the Air Base zip code of 29404.

Golf Course

Rec Review


Rec Review is produced by the 628th Force Support Squadron Marketing Office as a supplement to The Patriot. All prices for events and services advertised are subject to change without notice. For questions about Rec Review, call the Marketing Office at (843) 963-3809. Mention of any sponsor or sponsorship in this publication is not a federal endorsement for the product or service. For more information on Force Support facilities, visit our website at

Got the urge to go flying? We have professionals who will teach you the safest way to earn your wings... without a cape! JB Charleston Aero Club 963-5152


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Ask the Trainer: Nutrition the Navy way By Nancy Haynsworth Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Fitness and Aquatics coordinator

foods. The closer food is to its original form, the better it is. Nutrient density plays a large role in the mentality of eating clean. Nutrient density is the relationship of the amount of nutrients a food has to the amount of calories. It is critical to try to choose nutrient dense foods to ensure we get the nutrients we need. Choose foods that have the highest amount of nutrients for the calories within the foods.

Nutrition certainly gets lots of attention in the media. Almost every magazine contains articles about the latest debate over high-protein - low carbohydrate diets.Turn on the television and celebrities describe how they lost 50 pounds in six weeks without exercising. With so much information and misinformation out there, how do Eat Often you choose a way of eating that's right for you? The Navy, in conjunction with the Athlete's The key to energy and sustainability is how often food Performance Institute, has developed an exciting new is eaten. By eating mini-meals every two to three hours, program called Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling the body is given a steady flow of fuel, maintaining Series. This program provides all of the information and blood glucose in an optimal range. This helps maintain science needed to get and keep in shape on both fitness focus and keep the metabolism roaring all day long. and nutrition fronts. Advance sign-up required. Eating more frequently results in more energy and prevents hunger. Navy nutrition principles Hydrate Food should be seen as nourishment for the body as opposed to caloric units. Consumers need to consider It is vital to stay hydrated. The body is 60-65 percent what food represents in terms of energy and nutrients. water, which performs numerous vital functions, includJust one food or one nutrient is not the answer to more ing: energy, an optimal weight, better health and improved -Providing life and shape to every cell performance. The key to success lies in the collection of -Delivery of fuel to muscles the habits that fuel bodies, activities, minds, performance -Lubrication and cushioning of joints and most importantly, our lives. -Aiding in muscle contraction and tone There are five areas of nutrition focus in the Fueling -Aiding in metabolism and digestion Series: eat clean, eat often, hydrate, recover and mindset. -Brain function -Shock absorption for the spine and brain; and Eat Clean -Regulating temperature. Eating clean means choosing the least processed As little as a 2 percent decrease in weight due to fluid

loss, can impair both physical and mental performance. Recover Nutrition speeds the recovery process. After a workout, the body has emptied its fuel stores and the muscles have been broken down. To gain the most from a workout and perform at high levels, the body needs to repair muscles and replace fuel stores as quickly as possible. Consuming a combination of carbohydrates and proteins within 30 minutes of a training session ensures a quick recovery which minimizes the time needed between sessions and decreases the risk of injury. Mindset The final piece of optimizing nutrition is focusing on mindset and behavior. All of the education in the world does not matter if it doesn't lead to behavioral change. Providing simple lists of the "best" foods to choose, easy guides on portion size and presenting material in a concise and action-based way provides the tools to immediately start making changes. The goal of the Fueling Series is not to provide a diet plan but to focus on habitual intake and the results of nutrition habits. The 80/20 rule promotes balance and the inclusion of all foods. Consume foods that provide the nutrients and sustainable energy needed 80 percent of the time and then other foods the other 20 percent of the time. Everything can fit into a daily "diet," the habitual intake. How and what is consumed is essential to daily performance. Having sustainable energy is a function of the commitment to making smart nutrition decisions and fueling the body optimally.

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