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Joint Base Charleston

Vol. 2, No. 12

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Col. Hansen assumes command of the 437 AW By Eric Sesit Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Col. Erik Hansen took command of the Air Force's largest C-17 wing during a change of command ceremony March 29 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Colonel Hansen officially assumed command of the 437th Airlift Wing from the outgoing wing commander, Col. John Wood, who has commanded the wing since May 2009. Colonel Hansen is assuming command of the 437 AW after a tour as a Chief of Staff Fellow with duties at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Colonel Hansen is a graduate of Brigham Young University and was commissioned in 1990. During his first assignment, Colonel Hansen flew the KC135R before being selected as a C-17A Initial Cadre Pilot with the 17th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base in August 1994. As a command pilot, Colonel Hansen has vast operational experience in all aspects of the global air mobility mission including tanker and aerial refueling operations, airdrop, short-field assault landings, night vision goggle operations and aerial port operations. Colonel Hansen has also commanded the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Abdullah Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Following the change of command, Colonel Wood will assume command of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. In his last time addressing Team Charleston members, Colonel Wood said, "I hate to leave. My family and I have been so lucky that we have such a great team here in Charleston ... the 315th Airlift

Wing, the 628th Air Base Wing and of course the best wing in the Air Force, the 437 AW. "When you leave something you love, you want to leave it in the best hands possible, someone who will make things even better. Colonel Hansen is going to make the 437 AW even better." Lt. Gen. Robert Allardice, 18th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and highlighted the accomplishments of Team Charleston during Colonel Wood's tenure. "Colonel Wood has done an extraordinary job here at Charleston," General Allardice said. "If you turn on the news, you will see Team Charleston is involved in events all around the world. From Haiti, to the recent tsunami in Japan, to the no-fly zone recently enacted over Libya, the 437 AW, under the leadership of Colonel Wood, has achieved every mission they've been assigned." General Allardice presented Colonel Wood with the Legion of Merit for his outstanding leadership. Colonel Wood then relinquished his command as the unit's guidon was passed on to Colonel Hansen. After assuming command and receiving his first salute as the commanding officer of the 437 AW, Colonel Hansen said, "I look forward to meeting all of the men and women of the 437 AW. Your work and support are legendary. As we continue to do the mission, we will continue to take care of our Airmen, both professionally and personally, so they can also continue to successfully accomplish the mission." Colonel Hansen closed his remarks by saying, "I am proud to be an Airman. I am proud to be in the Air Force and I am proud to be in Charleston." See more photos on Page 6

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Col. Erik Hansen accepts the 437th Airlift Wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Robert Allardice at the 437 AW change of command ceremony, March 29 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Colonel Hansen is the 437 AW commander and General Allardice is the 18th Air Force commander.

Green to Blue - Air Force major's career spans two services, two Gulf wars By Trisha Gallaway Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs


The date was February 23, 1991, and Army Private 1st Class Roy Bentley was in Saudi Arabia serving with the Second Armored Calvary Regiment, VII Corps as an armored crewman when the ground war began during Operation Desert Storm. Fast forward 20 years to February, 23, 2011. Air Force Maj. Roy Bentley lands in Kuwait, with the 17th Airlift Squadron en route to his deployment with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, but this time as a C-17 pilot supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. During Operation Desert Storm, Major Bentley was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, I Troop, 2nd Platoon as part of the 2 ACR. "The 2nd Cavalry was the spearhead for the VII Corps movement into Iraq," said Major Bentley. "We were the lead unit for right hook. The cavalry is the eyes and ears of the Corps." Major Bentley remained on active duty with the Army from April 1990 to July 1992 when he then joined the Army National Guard and used his GI Bill benefits to go to college. In 1998 Major Bentley was accepted into the Air Force's Officer Training School and began pilot training in 1999. Today, Major Bentley is a C-17 instructor pilot assigned to the 17th Airlift Squadron here at Joint Base Charleston

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and is currently deployed to Manas Air Base, which is one of three locations where the squadron is based during this deployment rotation. The air mobility mission has played a key role in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and now New Dawn. While deployed, the squadron is providing airlift for troops and passengers, military equipment, cargo and aeromedical airlift. They also operate missions involving the airland or airdrop of troops, equipment and supplies to the warfighter in austere locations. For someone who has been on both sides of the coin, Major Bentley knows how truly vital the air mobility mission is and what it can mean to the warfighter on the ground. "At the end of the ground war in 1991, the supply line was stretched and we were without our normal rations for three weeks," he said. "We did have Chef Boyardee Beefaroni as a meal supplement to our normal meals ready to eat. When the MREs ran out, it was beefaroni for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I haven't eaten it since." While the mission is certainly different this time around for Major Bentley, he has a true appreciation for the service members who are on the ground. "I can relate to the men and women I am dropping off and picking up in theater," he said. "I understand that all the supplies we deliver are sorely needed by the people on the ground. I take great pride in moving the troops around theater; taking the time to talk with them and encouraging them during their deployment."

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Maj. Roy Bentley flies a C-17 Globemaster III during his latest deployment to Southwest Asia in March 2011. Major Bentley is currently deployed with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia.

Looking back on his deployment during the Gulf War, Major Bentley said his time in a tank was much different than time in a C-17. "Life in a tank was better than life on the ground," said Major Bentley. "We had a place to eat, sleep and stay protected. There wasn't too much to worry about in a tank, except another tank. See Green to Blue, Page 11



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Commander’s Comments Commentary by Col. Erik Hansen 437th Airlift Wing commander Have you ever heard anyone answer the question, ‘how’s it goin’?’ with, ‘just livin’ the dream’? Sometimes this response comes with an extra dose of sarcasm with the intent to convey that the person being asked is not really ‘livin’ the dream’, but quite the contrary. Well if someone were to ask me, I could unequivocally state that I really am ‘livin’ the dream’ – minus the sarcasm. Only when you’re living your dream could you wake up one day and be assigned to Charleston for the third time! It just doesn’t happen that often, and to be assigned as commander of the 437th Airlift Wing, well it just doesn’t get any better than that. Needless to say, my family and I are thrilled to be a part of this great team once more and we are grateful for the reception we’ve received since arriving. Speaking of grateful, I completed a new Wing Commander Orientation at Air Mobility Command headquarters at Scott Air Force Base a few weeks ago. During the orientation, I had the chance to meet with many AMC leaders from all of the functional areas and staff agencies. While there, I was struck by one thing which they all had in common. It was unmistakable to me that Team Charleston is held in high regard by everyone at the head-

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quarters and they appreciate the work you do here. Sometimes that message that Team Charleston is held doesn’t filter down, but it was apparin high regard by everyone ent in every discussion I had that the at the headquarters AMC staff is grateful for everything this team does for our nation. and they appreciate Don’t get me wrong, the fact that the work you do here.” you have been doing great things was Col. Erik Hansen no surprise to me, because my two 437th Airlift Wing commander previous assignments here showed me Charleston is a great place and the people who work here routinely make work, and great leadership, one could never great accomplishments look easy. accomplish what this team has accomplished So how do you do it? Well, it all starts with without its exceptional people. Whether milisuperb community support, and I know of no tary, civilian or retired, the people here who community that supports its base better than make up Team Charleston are the key compothose here in the Lowcountry. I look forward nents of this success. Team Charleston just to working with the community to make Team seems to have individuals who are hardworkCharleston even better. In addition to a suping, dedicated, knowledgeable and exemplify portive community, it also takes a great team Air Force Core values. Without them, effort. I look forward to continuing this Charleston would be just another stop in a impressive tradition of mission-focused teamcareer. work here with the local community, the 628th So, as my family and I embark on our third Air Base Wing, the 315th Airlift Wing, and our tour here in Charleston, I would like to start by joint partners. thanking all of you for the great things you do It also takes talented leaders, and I would and for your continued efforts on behalf of this like to thank Col. John Wood and his wife, great nation. I look forward to getting to know Lina, for their tireless efforts in making the all of the excellent folks here, and to working 437th Airlift Wing, the premier Airlift Wing in with you as we to take the 437th Airlift Wing the Air Force and a great place to work. But to even greater heights! even with a supportive community, great team-

Hooyah Navy Chiefs - we celebrate 118 years Commentary by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West WASHINGTON – "My fellow chief petty officers, On April 1st, our entire Chief's Mess will pause to celebrate 118 years of the United States Navy chief petty officer, and we're not just celebrating another year of chiefs serving the Navy, we're celebrating everything it means to wear the fouled anchors we all cherish. Those anchors are the symbol of a

culture and a way of life, representing character, loyalty, a strong commitment to leadership, our core values, and Navy ethos. Our anchors carry with them a responsibility to live up to the tradition of selfless service, while remembering our proud heritage that we've spent 118 years building as we look toward our future. Thank you Chiefs! Through your leadership of our Sailors, you continue to keep our heritage alive and our Navy strong - and as you know our

Commander’s Action Line The Commander's Action Line is your direct link to me as the commander of Joint Base Charleston. I would ask that you first give the appropriate base agency a chance to solve the problem, but if you don't get a satisfactory answer, call me at 963-5581, or send an e-mail to This forum is your opportunity to make Joint Base Charleston a better place to live, work and play. This is also your venue to tell me how our Airmen, Sailors, Air Force and Navy Civilians and Contractors are supporting you as a customer. To ensure you receive a response to your concerns, please leave your name and the information needed to contact you.

Navy is the best it has ever been. Continue to make a positive impact on your command, your Sailors, yourself and our Mess. Remember those who have gone before us and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great nation. Happy birthday Shipmates! I truly appreciate your leadership and the hard work you do every day. Anchor Up and Hooyah Navy Chiefs!"

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West

Comment: I would like to comment about a safety hazard at the Rivers Avenue gate. The safety barriers on the right are difficult to see after dark and present a possible safety hazard. Response: Thank you for your concern for our service members and civilian motorists on Joint Base Charleston. Our safety offices, along with the installation's Civil Engineer Squadron, have completed a survey of the Rivers Avenue gate. The barriers are in place to prevent vehicles from accessing the base without authorization. The barrier you identified is definitely a safety hazard after dark and will be fixed by placing reflective material on the barrier as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your feedback. Col. Martha Meeker - Joint Base Charleston Commander

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A good wingman is always 'with' Commentary by Maj. Jason Whittle 65th Contracting Squadron LAJES FIELD, Azores – I have small kids and I still haven't been issued a parenting manual. I've changed a lot of diapers and still struggle. You'll frequently see my children in mismatched clothes. That's because it was daddy's turn to dress them. When I cook dinner, it looks more like a college kid's menu – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a banana, a cheese stick and some gummy bears. When I'm tasked to clean the peanut butter and jelly from my kids' hands, face, ears and hair, you can bet I'll miss most of it (incidentally, PB&J makes great hair gel). Momma spends a lot of time fixing what I've goofed up. But all I have to do is lay on the floor and the kids come swarming, excited to jump on daddy. Fortunately, their love isn't based on my

skill – whew! They just love to be with me. We're social creatures, hard-wired to spend time with one another, help each other, talk, listen and enjoy the company of our friends and family. Social networking sites help us stay in touch with friends, no matter the distance between us. Our cities and towns are full of people and we spend our days surrounded by others. Yet many people still feel alone, unconnected and dissatisfied. We send emails to our family members, who may be in the same house. Even phone calls have been replaced by easier and less personal communication methods. Instead of visiting our friends, we text them. We exchange conversation and company for a few typed words sent from phone to phone. There are countless books on leadership, parenthood and even friendship. We're taught to be good wingmen.

I'm going to save you some time. There is a foundational truth that runs through all of these books and classes: "with." A good leader is "with" his people, talking, listening, observing, and simply being there – management by walking around. Good parents are "with" their children, playing, running, wrestling, and simply being there. During dark times in my life, through the pain of loss or rejection, my friends have comforted me by being "with" me. I don't remember anything they said, but I remember their presence when I needed them. And your wingmen, they're by your side; they've got your back no matter the situation. Put down the laptop, turn off the TV, and go be with people. Talk, listen and care. "Half the battle is showing up." Sometimes it's the whole battle.


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George Washington and leadership Commentary by 1st Lt. Kipp Williams 373rd Training Squadron/Detachment 5 commander This nation has been blessed with many great leaders who had to make tough decisions ... decisions that shaped our country into the greatest nation on earth. On March 11, 1783, during the final year of the Revolutionary War, Congress was struggling to amend the Articles of Confederation enabling Congress to levy taxes, resulting in Congress' inability to pay the nation's debt and subsequently, debts to the military. The officers and enlisted men who were risking their lives to defend the new nation were not being compensated. The men's discontent was further fueled by a pamphlet that was widely distributed and designed to encourage the troops to de-mobilize, de-militarize and march on Congress. If the nation's military were to lay down their arms and abandon their posts, the nation would be defenseless. Gen. George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army heard about the discontent in the ranks and issued a memorandum condemning such "disorderly proceedings." He then gathered his officers at his headquarters to address the issue. General Washington knew the fragile state the country was in from war. If his officers and enlisted men marched on Congress, leaving the nation defenseless, the country's ideologies of freedom of speech, the freedom

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“Old policies that have outlived their usefulness are phased out and new policies take their place. This is nothing new. It's called growth.” 1st Lt. Kipp Williams 373rd Training Squadron/Detachment 5 commander

to self govern, even the concepts in the Declaration of Independence could crumble and the Revolutionary War would have been fought for nothing. When the officers were all assembled, General Washington dramatically entered the room and initially scolded them for being "subversive of all order and discipline", being especially hard on the author of the pamphlet. However, being the great leader that he was, General Washington empathized with the men and told them how he took pride in their patriotism, honor, and dignity. He acknowledged their grievances telling them he "placed a full confidence in the purity of the intentions of Congress" to pay them full for their "faithful and meritorious services."

CAREER ASSISTANCE TIP By Master Sgt. Donald Leydig, career assistance advisor Joint Base Charleston's Professional Enhancement Center

General Washington delivered his speech so eloquently that many of his officers wept in admiration and respect for their commander in chief and swore to remain unified for their ultimate cause: independence. When reading the history of General Washington's speech, there is a very unique juxtaposition to the current events of today. Our military is constantly being tried, tested and seemingly stretched beyond its limits. Old policies that have outlived their usefulness are phased out and new policies take their place. This is nothing new. It's called growth. As technology changes, warfare changes and so do the policies that accompany those changes. But there is always one thing that remains a constant in the U.S. military; we carry out the orders of a civilian commander in chief and a civilian Congress. General Washington's speech is just as relevant today as it was 229 years ago. His speech entrusted our civilian leaders to make the right decisions for the men and women risking their lives in other nations, fighting for principles on which our freedom stands. Due to the unprecedented leadership General, and later President Washington exhibited, the military and nation we live in has held steadfast to the ideals of patriotism and hope. I encourage all of you to read his speech given to the officers at Newburgh, which can be found on the Public Broadcasting Service website at

DIAMOND TIPS Commentary by Master Sgt. Jadirra Walls 15th Airlift Squadron first sergeant

Have a Plan

Feedback is a two-way street

Are you getting ready to separate or retire or transfer back into the civilian world? One day we will all have to leave the military and unless you have a great financial portfolio, you will probably have to find another job. Before making the decision to leave the military, ensure you have a plan in place to help you cope with the transition. I have seen many Airmen get close to retirement or separation with no plans on what they are going to do when that day arrives. Before leaving, develop a financial plan. This is the biggest challenge you must overcome. Be brutally honest and answer some of these tough questions: Are you planning on attending school? Do you know all the rules and which GI Bill you have? Do you know how to write a resumé? Do you know where to look for a job? Have you thought about life insurance? If you are separating, have you thought about health care? Do you know your VA benefits? If you are living in the dorms or housing, do you have a place to live when you leave? These are just the basics you need to know prior to leaving the military. Many of these are forgotten because they are automatically taken care of while you are serving. Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center or your Career Assistance Advisor to help you make a smoother transition into the civilian world. It can be a stressful time, but if you have a good plan in place the process will go much easier for you and your family. Visit the JB CHS Professional Enhancement Center's Center of Performance, or call your CAA at 963-2768 for more information.

Communication is valuable for personal and professional development. We often find ourselves and others lacking in this critical area especially when it comes to providing performance feedbacks on the Air Force Form 931 and Form 932. How many of you can say you received a feedback in the required time frame specified in Air Force Instruction 36-2406, the Officer and Enlisted Evaluation System? Moreover, how many of you are aware that it is just as much the ratee's responsibility to know when a feedback is due and if needed, request one? As a ratee, think of the impact this type of communication has on your military career. Knowing the standards and expectations will allow you to improve performance and excel professionally. Air Force Instruction AFI 33-227, Tongue and Quill defines communication as "the process of sharing ideas, information and messages with others." Take the time to communicate effectively with supervisors and subordinates. The end result will be a win-win situation, and you will know what is expected of you as an Airman and be able to positively contribute to the mission. 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 mentoring challenge - adapting to a changing environment Commentary by Col. Greg Urtso Directorate of Force Development Diversity Operations WASHINGTON – Our U.S. Air Force has changed dramatically over time. Consider that 30 years ago the Air Force had more than 565,000 officer and enlisted members. By the end of fiscal year 2010, we had fewer than 330,000. Couple this nearly 42% reduction in manpower with military budget cuts and the need to prepare for more complex, varied operations in the future and you have an environment we are all very used to: change. Imagine what our Airmen entering the Air Force today will see over the next 20 to 30 years. To be effective, formal mentoring programs should adapt to this ever-changing environment. In times of stability, traditional coaching, counseling and facilitating skills are sufficient, but the dynamic environment we live in today requires mentors to become more than experts; they also need to be co-learners.

Senior mentors should take the opportunity to learn about the younger more diverse generation instead of following the more conventional role as the authority and the protégé as the learner. Adapting to the changing environment, Air Force officials have implemented fresh changes. Improvements to My Development Plan – MyDP – on the Air Force Portal are a great start but meaningful mentoring comes from the interaction between individuals. Mentors ought to be willing to listen, ask questions and be candid about what they don't know. Successful mentoring of our Airmen is a strategic imperative. Ensuring the Air Force remains adept at solving the increasingly complicated problems in a complex world, we must continue efforts to be leading competitors in the search for talent. Once these talented individuals join our all-volunteer force, developing them becomes a top priority. Mentors provide the tools to allow individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals. After all, it takes 10 years to replace an

Airman who separates after serving for 10 years. The challenge: your rank determines the number of mentoring relationships you have. For example, a Master Sergeant, E-7, should mentor seven Airmen. A major, O4, should mentor four Airmen. General Schedule civilians should follow the officer structure. Understanding that the Air Force model is to have supervisors as primary mentors, I encourage Airmen to seek other mentorship opportunities outside the chain of command. Additionally, mentors should expand their opportunities as co-learners by seeking out those who are different than themselves. The second part of the challenge is to have supervisors ask subordinates to name those they are mentoring and share their experiences during feedback sessions. This will facilitate discussion, enhance mentoring at all levels, and ensure accountability. Of course, this challenge is voluntary and not Air Force policy, but if done correctly, will ensure the U.S. Air Force remains the number one air force in the world.

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Training for repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell ongoing for Airmen By Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Air Force officials began training Airmen March 1 in anticipation of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell with a goal of having all Airmen trained on or about June 30. Commanders throughout the Air Force will schedule commander's calls or other such events to ensure face-toface training is available to as many Airmen as possible. But, in some cases, Airmen unavailable to attend the commander-sponsored training events will be able to complete make-up training online. "This training will bring our Airmen up-to-speed on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, its effects on DOD policies and how those policies will affect our Airmen, their organizations and the military community at large," said Ladonna McGrew, Air Force education and training representative for the DOD Repeal Implementation Team. The training was developed to help Airmen understand what is expected of them and to address upcoming changes to DOD policy and the culture within the Air Force. Officials from all of the services worked together in coordination with the DOD Repeal Implementation Team to assess how best to implement this training with enough flexibility to allow commanders to tailor it to their needs while keeping the base-line training standard throughout DOD . The training was designed to enable leaders to teach Airmen how DOD policy changes will affect them and to reduce the stigmas associated with the changes. Respect of others is nothing new for Airmen and the training was designed to make sure they continue to treat each other with the dignity and respect that is intrinsic to the military as a whole, McGrew said. That is why the main message throughout the training is "Leadership, professionalism, discipline and respect." "The key theme was to convey to our Airmen an expectation in which an individual's sexual orientation remains a person's personal and private matter," she said. The training was designed not to force people to change, but instead to reinforce Airmen's acceptance of each other, regardless of personal, private, or cultural differences.

According to the online version of the training, "The DOD maintains its zero-tolerance policy of harassment, violence or discrimination of any service member." Addressing the concerns of some Airmen, while reinforcing current military rules, the training states that, in appropriate circumstances and within the limitations of law and policy, Airmen may still express their moral or religious beliefs regarding sexual orientation, but it can't be to the detriment of good order and discipline. "In today's U.S. military, people of very different moral values and religious convictions already coexist, work, live and fight together on a daily basis," the training states. In the same context, the training also tells Airmen that they do not have the right to refuse duty based on moral objections to another's sexual orientation. That statement was based on the manual for courts-

martial regarding a service member's obligation to obey orders. It states, "The dictates of a person's conscience, religion or personal philosophy cannot justify or excuse the disobedience of an otherwise lawful order." Chaplains are not expected to take actions inconsistent with their religious beliefs, but that's not a new concept, according to the training. Chaplains already serve Airmen of many different cultures and moral backgrounds and do so with the utmost respect and professionalism. Leadership and supervisor, Tier II, training for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will be held today from 10:3011:30 a.m. in the Joint Base Charleston-Air Base 315th Airlift Wing auditorium, Bldg. 60. Next week’s training will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the JB CHS - Air Base 628th Air Base Wing courtroom, Bldg. 1600.

Air Expo Family Day: Friday, April 8, 2011 The Air Expo Family Day is an opportunity for military members who may be working at the air show to spend time with their families, view aerial demonstrations, visit static displays and enjoying the air show atmosphere without the huge crowds.

- Parking - Please follow signs. DO NOT park in office parking lots. Some service members will still be working - Food and drinks will be available on the flightline • 8 a.m. Entry Control Points are open to displays and static aircraft • 10 a.m. Opening ceremony • 10:10 a.m. Aerial demonstration practice shows begin (acts to be determined) • 2:30 p.m. Thunderbirds practice show begins (Aviation and Ward avenues are closed until 3:30 p.m.) • 5 to 8 p.m. Nosedock 2 - Hangar party for Team Charleston: - Meet the Thunderbirds - Eat free food - Listen and dance to “East Coast Party Band” T: 11.5 in

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Air Expo line-up for April 9 at JB CHS Geico Skytypers The world famous Geico Skytypers Airshow team is a flight squadron of six vintage WWII airplanes performing precision flight maneuvers at airshows across the U.S. The diverse team members align perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance. They are the only civilian squadron currently appearing at airshows and flying WWII aircraft, and perform low-level precision formation flying.

Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The following events are scheduled for this year's Air Expo, April 9. U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds The Thunderbirds, separated only by inches, have flown in front of more than 427 million people in aerial demonstrations throughout the U.S. and around the world since their first demonstration in May 1953 when they were designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit and activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. U.S. Army Special Operations Black Daggers Jump Team The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Comprised of volunteers from throughout Army Special Operations, the Black Daggers have diverse backgrounds and are skilled in various military specialties including Special Forces, Rangers, civil affairs, psychological operations and signal support. The team represents the professionalism and dedication of special operations forces.

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Tora! Tora! Tora! "Tora, Tora, Tora" is the Commemorative Air Force's re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, "Tora, Tora, Tora" is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their countries. The motto of the Commemorative Air Force and the "Tora" act is "Lest We Forget." "Tora, Tora, Tora," as other Commemorative Air Force flying history re-creations, is not intended to promote nationalism or glorify war. The intent of the Tora group is to help generations of individuals throughout the world born after World War II understand that war does not discriminate in the pain it causes and that courageous individuals on both sides lose their lives. In furtherance of this mission, the Tora group has participated in the making of numerous documentaries produced by Japanese filmmakers and Japanese historians. Photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

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Col. Hansen assumes command of the 437 AW See the story on Page 1

Miss Elizabeth Hansen receives a bouquet of flowers welcoming her to Charleston during the 437th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony March 29, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Miss Hansen is the daughter of Col. Erik Hansen, the 437th Airlift Wing commander.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katie Gieratz)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katie Gieratz)

Members of the Operations Group salute during the 437th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Mar. 29.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Taylor)

Col. Erik Hansen speaks before military and community members for the first time as commander of the 437th Airlift Wing March 29 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Colonel Hansen closed his speech by saying, "I am proud to be an Airman. I am proud to be in the Air Force and I am proud to be in Charleston." Lt. Gen. Robert Allardice highlights the accomplishments of Team Charleston during Col. John Wood's tenure at the 437th Airlift Wing change of command March 29 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. General Allardice was the presiding officer for the change of command and is the commander of the 18th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katie Gieratz)

Master Sgt. Randall Fontenot salutes with the guidon during the 437th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony March 29 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Master Sergeant Fontenot is the 437th Operations Support Squadron first sergeant.

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AROUND TRICARE extends Webbased counseling program FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The TRICARE Assistance Program has been extended through March 20, 2012. This demonstration program lets active-duty service members and their families' beneficiaries use the Internet and a webcam to speak face-to-face with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from any location in the U.S. The extension allows more time to measure the effectiveness of TRIAP, improving beneficiary access to behavioral health care by incorporating Web-based technology. TRIAP, which launched Aug. 1, 2009, is a Web-based videoconferencing program that provides short-term, solution-focused, non-medical counseling for situations resulting from commonly occurring life circumstances such as deployment stress, relationships, personal loss and parentchild communications. All TRIAP services are provided on a one-to-one basis, in the context of a confidential relationship, with a licensed professional. TRIAP services are available in the U.S. to active-duty service members, active-duty family members (children must be age 18 or older), beneficiaries using TRICARE Reserve Select and beneficiaries covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program. A referral or prior authorization to use TRIAP services is not needed. If a beneficiary requests TRIAP services, he or she will receive an initial assessment with a licensed professional. If video services are not possible or Web-based counseling is not an appropriate level of care, the licensed professional will refer the beneficiary to the correct organization to receive services. For more information about TRIAP or to link to the regional health care contractors' TRIAP sites, beneficiaries should go to TRIAP does not include medication management or financial counseling. It is not a crisis or suicide hotline. The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs national suicide hotline is 800-273-8255. In an emergency, beneficiaries should call 911. They may also find other behavioral health services at

DoD launches online career transition training for service members WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced March 29, the launch of an online Career Decision Toolkit that will allow service members to self assess transition needs and thoroughly explore an array of transition related subjects such as: career exploration, financial planning for transition, job search success, effective resumes and cover letters, interviewing excellence, and negotiating your ideal compensation. “The toolkit is customized to a service member’s own transition needs and assists them in cataloguing their military skills and experience in a way that helps them effectively communicate their skills to prospective employers,” said John Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of

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Realignments add to busy summer moving season WASHINGTON– With a busier-thanusual military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are asking service members to book their moving dates early and to keep flexibility in mind when doing so. The military moved more than 230,000 shipments last summer alone, and this year officials are expecting even more due to the base realignment and closure process, said John Johnson, chief of the personal property branch for the Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. The command is the lead agent for the Defense Department’s Personal Property Program. Mr. Johnson said he’s expecting an additional 10,000 moves this summer due to base realignments and closures. Though that’s just a 3 percent increase to the projected number of summertime moves, it’s an extra 3 percent at an already challenging time of year, he noted. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is commonly known to military-savvy people as “PCS season,” which refers to permanent-change-of-station moves. With school out for the summer, or



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about to be, many parents view that stretch of time as the least disruptive for a family move, Mr. Johnson explained, and set their sights on moving over Memorial Day or Fourth of July weekends to take advantage of the extra days off. But this moving cluster can create a backlog for officials, Mr. Johnson said. On average, the military moves about 600,000 shipments a year, and more than a third of those moves take place over the summer. “The biggest challenge is expectation management,” he added. “Moving in the summer season is already difficult, and most people are set on moving on holiday weekends. It’s always a challenge when volume exceeds capacity. We need to ensure we have enough trucks and crews to move people.” Keeping the busy upcoming season in mind, officials began a review of the moving process in August, Mr. Johnson said. They focused much of their effort on working the kinks out of the Defense Personal Property System, a computerized moving management system for military members and Defense Department civilians. Last summer marked the first time the majority of household shipments were moved through that system, he added. While the new system proved successful, users ran into a few stumbling blocks along the way, Mr. Johnson said, citing the electronic claims process as an example. Previously, the “submit” button for the electronic claims form was located only at the top of the page. People would fill out the form, and then fail to realize they had to scroll back up to submit the claim, he said. And by the time they realized their oversight, they had missed the 75-day filing deadline. “Some folks got upset -– rightfully so,” Mr. Johnson said. “We’re making a big effort to fix this and some other issues.” Mr. Johnson said a system redesign is in the works, but in the meantime, he recommends that people watch the video posted on, which explains in detail how to navigate the online claim system. Officials also have directed training efforts at moving experts, Johnson said, including the introduction of a webinar series that covers the storage and transit process for personal property shipment offices and carriers. Among efforts to increase capacity, officials now allow carriers to use portable movement storage containers similar to those used for commercial shipments, Mr. Johnson said. In the past, he explained, the military required household goods to be moved in “loose loaded” or in wooden crates with specific dimensions. However, in the commercial sector, carriers use multiple types of containers.


“We’re now allowing carriers to use what containers they normally use to move military members,” he said. By doing so, he added, officials hope to increase the capacity of carriers qualified to conduct military moves. These improvements will help, Mr. Johnson said, but the sheer number of people moving over the summer calls for some extra preplanning measures. People need to book moves early, particularly if they want to lock down a holiday weekend. And, above all, he said, they should remain flexible on dates. When people are notified of a move, Mr. Johnson said, the first stop should be their local personal property shipment office, and then the Move.Mil website. Military OneSource also offers families a host of online moving resources, including “Plan My Move,” which features a moving calendar and travel and arrival checklists, and “Military Installations,” which links families to information about their new base and the local community.

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. To apply for Stop Loss pay or for more information, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to

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Air Force and Navy News Navy stops non-essential civilian deployments to Japan WASHINGTON – The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) directed the immediate stop of movement for all Department of the Navy non-emergency essential civilian personnel to the island of Honshu, Japan March 26. Due to the damages as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan, it has been determined that the movement of non-emergency essential civilian personnel to commands and activities on the island of Honshu will be stopped effective immediately. Emergency essential positions are designated as such in the civilian position description. Employees are typically notified of this determination in the "DoD Civilian Employee Overseas Emergency-Essential Position Agreement." Non-emergency essential employees with permanent change of station or temporary duty authorizations to the island of Honshu, Japan, who have not yet commenced travel, are directed to stay with their current activity. Personnel who are already in transit, should contact their gaining activity's Human Resources Office for guidance. Department of the Navy civilian employees affected by this stop movement may be eligible for entitlements such as temporary quarters subsistence and other allowances. For questions regarding these entitlements, employees should contact their nearest HRO. Personnel who have additional questions or circumstances should contact their servicing HRO or the Department of the Navy Human Resources frequently asked questions box at for further guidance and assistance.

Power consumption drops at Japan Naval Base YOKOSUKA, JAPAN – The U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka reduced its daily consumption of electrical energy by 74 percent since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan March 11. The energy manager on base explained that the base, one of Tokyo Electric Power Company's major customers, took measures to reduce consumption in order to free electricity for other needs.

"The U.S. Navy wants to help our neighbors who are making sacrifices for the good of Japan during this critical time," said Thomas Bawden, Fleet Activities Yokosuka energy manager. "Just as we see users in the local community turning off lights and curtailing their power use, we are joining the effort to do the same," he said. Average daily consumption of electrical energy for the base in March 2010 was 280,000 kilowatt-hours. Since the earthquake on March 11, power consumption has steadily declined. On March 23 power consumption was 72,500 kilowatt-hours, a 74 percent decrease from the March 2010 average. "From the very beginning of these devastating events Fleet Activities Yokosuka wanted to help contribute in any way we could to support the community we are very much a part of," said Capt. David Owen, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. "Vigilance in securing lights and other electrical sources we do not absolutely need, along with suspending activities such as night time sports to conserve electricity vital to impacted areas for recovery, are vital to the relief cause," he said.

Navy moms website earns top award for social media MILLINGTON – Navy Recruiting Command's "Navy For Moms" website was awarded the Optimas Service Award for 2010, at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill., March 24. The service award is given to the organization whose workforce management leaders have created an initiative to help another constituency within the organization meet its business goals. The U.S. Navy won for an outreach program to mothers to help recruiters meet their enlistment goals. Since March 2008, when it was established, the website has attracted a network of 36,000 mothers who talk about subjects ranging from fear and loss to birthday gifts. was created for the mothers (and loved ones) of those who are currently serving or considering serving in the U.S. Navy. Since its establishment in March 2008, more than 36,000 members have used the website to discuss issues with others who share common concerns.

This week in Navy history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs March 27, 1794 - Congress authorized the construction of six frigates, including USS Constitution. March 28, 1800 - USS Essex became the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope. March 29, 1973 The Naval Advisory Group and Naval Forces, Vietnam were disestablished and the last U.S. prisoners of war left Vietnam.

March 30, 1944 - The first torpedo squadrons to use aerial mines and launch from aircraft carriers dropped the mines on Palau Harbor. March 31, 1992 - USS Missouri, the last active American battleship, was decommissioned. April 1, 1893 - Navy General Order 409, dated Feb. 25, 1893, established the Chief Petty Officer rate. April 2, 1951 - The first Navy jet aircraft used as bombers were launched from an aircraft carrier, USS Princeton.

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Altus C-17s take training to Fort Sill FORT SILL, Okla. – Airmen are transforming the fort into a busy airfield with frequent evening arrivals and departures as C17 Globemaster III aircrews from Altus Air Force Base, Okla., are training here. Maj. Michele Lobianco, the 97th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, said the runway at Altus AFB is undergoing construction and will be unavailable for training. Altus AFB pilots are honing their skills in assault landing zone procedures that require them to land in a 500-foot area on the runway and stop in less than 3,500 feet. "We are very appreciative of Fort Sill's leaders working with our leaders to allow us to come over and continue training," she said. "It's very realistic, because when we're out doing real-world support, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or other areas throughout the world, the Army is our user; we go out to support them. To fly in and out of an Army field is very realistic to what we're doing these days." Moving the training here required some adjustments; the first of which arrived March 11 when a C-17 delivered an airport crash truck. Clint Langford, the Fort Sill assistant fire chief, said the 3,000-gallon crash truck triples the water-carrying capacity of the post's largest firetruck. This truck, manned by three Airmen from Altus AFB and an additional crash truck from the fire department here, will provide fire support services in the event of an in-flight emergency. Langford is also working to get some training time on the C-17s practicing egress procedures, shutting the aircraft down and removing the pilots. As for the pilots flying into Fort Sill, Lobianco said they range from seasoned instructor pilots to those student pilots in training for instructor or commander pilot positions with at least 800 to 1,000 hours flight time. Pilots will bring the big cargo jets to a stop in 2,000 to 3,000 feet. On average, this is about one-quarter the braking

distance required for a C-5 Galaxy. "Anything we practice or train with on the C-17, such as going into an austere field or landing on short runways, is perfect training for responding to natural disasters," she said. "If a city had only half a runway available and couldn't get other cargo aircraft in, the tactics we are practicing at Fort Sill would allow C-17s to land and deliver pallets of water, relief aid or other high-need items."

Air Force offers additional undergraduate flying training board opportunity WASHINGTON – Air Force leaders expanded an opportunity for active duty junior and mid-grade officers to cross-flow into one of many rated AFSCs with the announcement of an additional undergraduate flying training board. The board is scheduled to be held in July at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Greater opportunities exist for active duty Air Force officers to be selected for undergraduate flying training, said Maj. Eric Weber, the chief of rated force policy mobility forces. "Although the Air Force currently has more officers serving than it is authorized, shortages exist in certain critical skills to include some rated specialties," Major Weber said. "For that reason, the Air Force will conduct two undergraduate flying training boards this fiscal year. A second board will allow the Air Force to select additional personnel to cross-flow into rated specialties, using the undergraduate flying training board process, which is critical to helping the Air Force balance requirements between Air Force specialties." According to Major Weber, opportunities will be available in several rated specialties, but requirements in the remotely piloted aircraft career field in particular are increasing because of growing operational demands. Application requirements include flyingclass physicals and aptitude testing similar to previous years' boards, but Air Force officials noted that medical requirements have changed due to new RPA pilot eligibility criteria and applicants should not be discouraged to apply if they require an exception to policy for age and/or service dates, officials said. Prior to Air Force Personnel Center officials releasing the board announcement message, officials urge officers to begin building application packages early to avoid delays in testing and medical examinations.

This week in Air Force history Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs March 27, 1916 - 1st Aero Squadron aircraft started carrying mail and dispatches for the Mexican Punitive Expedition. March 28, 1973 - The last Pacific Air Force aircraft left South Vietnam.

March 31, 1968 - President Lyndon Johnson halted bombing missions north of the 20th parallel in North Vietnam and proposed peace talks. April 1, 1954 President Eisenhower signed into law a bill creating the U.S. Air Force Academy.

March 29, 1923 - Lt. Russell Maughan set a world speed record of 236.587 mph in a Curtiss R-6. March 30, 1963 - Strategic Air Command accepted its first Titan II

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ALS announces award winners

Senior Airman Derek Fisher is awarded the John Levitow award by Col. Martha Meeker and Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago at the Airman Leadership School graduation March 24 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Levitow award is the highest award presented to the Airman that displays the best overall performance evaluation, peer to staff rating and academic ranking. ALS is a six-week course designed to develop Airmen into effective leaders and supervisors. Airman Fisher is with the 437th Operational Support Squadron. Colonel Meeker is the 628th Air Base Wing commander and Chief LugoSantiago is the 628th Air Base Wing command chief.

(U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Timothy Taylor

Senior Airman Robert Strecker receives the Distinguished Graduate Award from Senior Master Sgt. Linda Sturgeon at the Airman Leadership School graduation March 24 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Sergeant Strecker also received the Leadership award. ALS is a six-week course designed to develop Airmen into effective leaders and supervisors. Sergeant Strecker is an instructor loadmaster attached to the 14th Airlift Squadron and Senior Master Sergeant Strurgeon is assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing education and training office.

Senior Airman Devon Brown 437th Maintenance Squadron Hometown: Chardon, Ohio Job title: aerospace ground equipment mechanic Time in the Air Force: Three Years Time in Honor Guard: Trained for a year and active for three months What inspired you to join honor guard? It was a chance to experience another side of the Air Force. What is your favorite aspect of the Honor Guard? It was a nice change of pace from performing maintenance all the time. I like performing ceremonies with honor.

What are your future career goals? I want to make my time in the Air Force into a career and I hope to become at least a senior master sergeant before I retire. Who is your role model and why? I respect anybody who is willing to go out of their way to help somebody else. What is your single most memorable moment in Honor Guard? My most memorable moment in the Honor Guard was the first time I presented the American flag to the next of kin at a funeral. Courtesy photo

Mini C-17 showcased at Stingrays game

U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Wayne Capps

Stingrays fans pose in front of the 315th Airlift Wing mini C-17 at the last home game of the regular season for the South Carolina Stingrays ECHL hockey team March 27.

315th Airlift Wing mini C-17 demo team members Master Sgt. Michele Summers, Tech. Sgt. Nelson Irizarry and Tech. Sgt. Glenn Walker, all of the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, display the mini C-17 at the last home game of the regular season for the South Carolina Stingrays ECHL hockey team March 27. Since the dedication ceremony November 2004, the mini C-17 has proudly been featured at ball parks, air shows, parades, and even displayed in the courtyard of the Pentagon. The replica has received nation wide press attention. It was featured by the Air Force Times, the Associated Press as well as numerous local and regional television spots. The mini C-17 project was made possible solely by volunteer craftsmen and donated material. The "Spirit of Hope, Liberty & Freedom" is available to support parades, static display, air shows, career days and other community events.



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Family Events is dedicated to family activities. To submit an activity, send an e-mail to patriot@ Make the subject line "Family Events." Submissions must be received no later than close of business the Friday prior to publication.

Upcoming ❏ 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! April 5 ❏ 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. April 13 ❏ 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. April 19 ❏ 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. April 29 ❏ 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.

Joint Base Charleston - Air Base ❏ 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 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. ❏ The Next Three Days: April 1, 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13 ❏ Tangled: April 2, 5 p.m., Rated PG ❏ Morning Glory: April 2, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Tangled: April 3, 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. ❏ Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: April 1, 7:30 p.m., Rated G ❏ Gnomeo & Juliet: April 2, 7:30 p.m., Rated G

Joint Base Charleston school mentor and volunteer opportunities Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The following is a list of upcoming volunteer and mentor opportunities available in our local schools around the Lowcountry. April 9 ❏ College Park Elementary Spring Fling Carnival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help out by being a game operator or providing crowd control. Contact Kim Dalbec at

April 14 ❏ Ft. Johnson Middle School Career Day: Volunteers are needed to talk with the students about their jobs. If interested, contact Erica Ciucci at 762-5541. April 27 ❏ James Island Elementary School Career Day: Volunteers are needed from 9 to 11 a.m. to talk with the students about their jobs. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Robert Alvarado at 963-2896. The following dates are for Palmetto Assessment of State

Standards testing monitors. Please review each school's requirements and respond to their point of contact for more information. May 9 ❏ Gregg Middle School: 8:15 a.m. to noon. Contact Jennifer Mehaffey at 821-3910. ❏ Fort Dorchester Elementary: 7:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Michelle Rogers at 832-5550. May 11-13 ❏ Rolling Middle School of Art: 7:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Sandra Edwards at 873-3610.

C-17 Globemaster III pilot flies humanitarian missions for Operation Tomodachi By Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol Air Mobility Command Public Affairs SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – The C-17 Globemaster III is the Air Force's newest and biggest heavy airlifter and is among those in highest demand for operations around the globe. It's no different for Operation Tomodachi in Japan and Capt. Allen "Charles" Morris, a C-17 pilot, is right in middle of that airlift effort. Captain Morris deployed to Japan with fellow C-17 aircrew and support Airmen from the 517th Airlift Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, shortly after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck areas Japan on March 11. Since their deployment, Captain Morris and the 517th Airmen have been busy supporting the 24hour-a-day operations in delivering relief supplies to stricken areas of Japan. Captain Morris was also part of some of the first C-17 missions to land at Sendai Airport, Japan, on March 20 following the disaster, according to a 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs news report from Yokota Air Base, Japan. Those missions, the report showed, delivered an all-terrain forklift which in turn helped download supplies that included four pallets of water and six pallets of blankets and food for the Japanese people. Captain Morris said in the same news report, "Opening Sendai to C-17s is a must for Japan and to demonstrate our resolve and commitment to the Japanese people." In supporting Operation Tomodachi, which is U.S. Pacific

Command's name for the operation derived from a Japanese word for friendship, Captain Morris is doing exactly what he is trained to do, according to his official Air Force job description for an Air Force airlifter pilot. The job description shows an airlift pilot like Captain Morris is required to "pilot airlift aircraft and command crews to accomplish airlift, training and other missions." To fulfill his work as an airlift pilot, Captain Morris reviews mission tasking, intelligence and weather information, the job description states. He supervises mission planning, preparation, filing a flight plan and crew briefings and he ensures the aircraft is pre-flighted, inspected, loaded, equipped and manned for each mission. Airmen like Captain Morris also pilot aircraft and command crews. They are trained to operate aircraft controls and equipment and perform, supervise, or direct navigation, inflight refueling, and cargo and passenger delivery. They also ensure the operational readiness of the crew by conducting or supervising mission specific training and they develop plans and policies, monitor operations and assist commanders with functions related to airlift operations, the job descript shows. Pilots like Captain Morris also have to maintain mandatory job knowledge in the theory of flight, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures and mission tactics. At his home station with the 517th AS at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the squadron is part of the 3rd Wing. According to a fact sheet about the 517th AS, the mission of the squadron is to provide tactical airlift operating C-17 and

C-12F aircraft. "The squadron's primary missions are to support worldwide airlift, airdrop and air-land requirements while providing airlift for theater deployed forces and resupply of remote Alaskan long-range radar sites" in support of U.S. Pacific Command, North American Defense Command and U.S. Transportation Command, the fact sheet states.

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Events Monday ❏ 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. Tuesday ❏ 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. ❏ Emotional and Mindless Eating: Eat lunch and learn, April 5 April from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the HAWC classroom. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). Wednesday ❏ 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. ❏ Gardening Lowcountry style: Team Charleston Spouses Club is hosting a social, April 6 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Amy Dabbs, Clemson University horticulture extension agent. The social is open to all military spouses interested in connecting with other military spouses. RSVP to ❏ 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. Thursday ❏ 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. April 12 ❏ Blended parenting: Learn to understand blended family issues, common complaints from adults and kids, stages of adjustment, characteristics of a successfully blended family, household rules and discipline and establishing new traditions, April 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the AFRC Bldg. 500. Couples only and no children, please. A light snack will be provided. Call 963-4406 to register. ❏ Educational opportunities counseling: Get information and assistance on educational opportunities, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule your half-hour appointment by calling 963-4406. April 13 ❏ Credit repair solutions: Learn what it takes to improve your credit score without paying a service to do it for you, April 12 from 10 to 11 a.m., at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to reserve your seat. ❏ Spouse employment/education orientation: Learn about free avaiilable resources and services regarding employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and other job search issues at the AFRC, April 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up. April 14 ❏ Resume II: Get professional feedback as you work on your draft resume and walk away with a completed product. The class is held at the AFRC, April 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 to noon. Call 963-4406 to register. ❏ Making a good marriage better: Learn how temperment impacts a healthy marriage, how to define a healthy marriage and maintain it by developing communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Couples only and no children please. Light snack provided. Class is held at the AFRC, Bldg. 500, April 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call 963-4406 to sign up. ❏ Exceptional Family Member program:

NEWS BRIEFS Civilians and military members who are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member program and their dependents are invited to participate in this support group to discuss concerns, share ideas and gain support, April 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to register. April 26 ❏ Heart Link: Are you a military spouse? Join us and learn about the AIr Force mission, culture, traditions, military language, benefits and services while making new friends, April 26 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Childcare issues will be addressed at time of registration. Call 963-4406.

Special Announcements ❏ Joint Base Charleston Air Force hockey team: If you are interested in playing organized ice hockey at the Carolina Ice Palace adult B league contact Airman 1st Class James Richardson at 832-4951 or james.richardson., or Master Sgt. Jeff Cliff at 822-0165 or ❏ 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. ❏ Stress coping workshops: Learn how to cope with life's stresses without pulling your hair out. Workshops meet the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center classroom and are open to everyone. Call 963-4007. ❏ 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 ❏ 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 Closure ❏ 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 Wednesday ❏ 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 bit 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.

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 7647900. ❏ 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.

❏ 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 afterhours 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 forretirees 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 764-7802.

Education and Training ❏ Judo & Jujitsu classes: Free to active duty military.Get in shape, build self confidence and learn self defense with Judo and Jujitsu classes. Classes are held in the group exercise room Bldg. 725 and are free to active duty military and $2 per class for all others. Judo classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jujitsu classes are offered on the first Friday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067. ❏ Free MWR Fitness Classes: Did you know that MWR offers group exercise classes free of charge to active-duty military and only $2 per class for all other patrons? A variety of classes such as yoga, spinning, step and sculpt and more are available in the Group Exercise Room, located in Bldg. 725 next to the Post Office. Call Sam's Fitness Center at 764-4173 for more information.

Recreation ❏ BINGO: If you like to play BINGO, Marrington Bowling Center has two great ways for you to play! Enjoy Quick-Play (electronic) BINGO in our game room or stop by the front desk to purchase Bonanza Bingo cards where the numbers change daily.

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Leather, Leather,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


2010 Nissan Versa 08 Jeep Patriot 08Jeep Auto, onlyPatriot 6k miles

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

13,995 11,995 11,995


08 08Kia KiaSorento Sorento 2008 $$ Ford Escape XLT V6, Auto, moonroof, extra clean $ Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

13,995 13,995 16,995

10 10Toyota ToyotaCorolla CorollaLE LE

13,995 13,995

2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Leather, full power $

15,995 15,995

2008 Ford Explorer XLT 3rd seat, 1 owner $

18,995 10 DodgeJourney Journey 10Dodge

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,SAVE SAVEBIG BIG


16,995 16,995


18,995 18,995

2010 Ford Flex SEL Leather, loaded, xtra clean $10 10Honda HondaAccord Accord

24,995 21,995 21,995

Only Only3k3kmiles, miles,auto, auto,like likenew new


10 Ford 2010 Ford Mustang GT 10 FordFlex FlexSEL SEL Leather, loaded, Leather, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Auto, leather, convertible $$ $

24,995 24,995 28,995

02 02Mazda MazdaMillennia Millennia

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

Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,only only50k 50kmiles miles

7,995 7,995

7,995 7,995

6,995 6,995

08 08Suzuki SuzukiReno Reno

Low Lowmiles, miles,one oneowner owner





7,995 7,995

12,995 Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof $$ 10,995 10,995

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner


V6, V6, auto,like likenew new $auto,

2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2007 Ford F-150 XL 2002 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson 2006 Ford F-150 Extended Cab 04 3.2TL 05 Dodge 05 05 04Acura Acura 3.2TL 05owner DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLTAuto, V6, 05Lincoln Lincoln TownCar CarSignature SignatureLtd Ltd 05Toyota ToyotaSienna SiennaLE LE 04 Chevy Silverado 04 Chevy Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LSSuper Crew, Auto, 27k miles Loaded Lariat, V8, Town Leather, Loaded air, power pkg, one Moonroof, Loaded, Moonroof,lthr, lthr,like likenew, new,garage garagekept kept Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,11owner owner Auto, xtra clean Auto, Auto, xtra clean Auto,xtra xtraclean, clean,one oneowner owner $ $ $ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$

Leather, xtra Leather,power powerpackage, package, xtraclean clean $

13,995 11,995 11,995


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

14,995 12,995 14,995 11,995 12,995 11,995 12,995 12,99514,995 12,995 12,995 12,995 12,995 15,995


08 07 06 10 FordEscape Escape 08Ford 07 06 07Pontiac PontiacTorrent Torrent 06Nissan NissanAltima Altima2.5S 2.5S 10Nissan NissanVersa Versa MINICooper Cooper 07MINI 06VW VWPassat Passat Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,like likenew new Leather, Auto, Auto, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,low lowmiles miles Auto,only only6k6kmiles miles Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,xtra xtraclean clean Only Only28k 28kmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean 2010 Dodge Journey$$ 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2010 Ford F-150 XLT 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT $$ $$ 2006 Pontiac Solstice $$ $$ $$ LT Only 21k miles, loaded, 1 owner Loaded, xtra clean, SAVE BIG 16V Auto, CD/MP3 V8, Auto, Extra clean Captain seats, dual power doors $ $ $ $ $

13,995 13,995 16,995

13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 13,995 16,995 16,995 17,995 17,995

06 06Mercedes MercedesC230 C230

10 10Nissan NissanCube Cube

Moonroof, Moonroof,loaded loaded


08 08Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara Vitara

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

14,995 14,995


2010 Ford F-150 XLT Auto, V8, like new $

09 MercuryMilan Milan 09Mercury

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner

14,995 14,995


08 08Chrysler ChryslerSebring SebringConv. Conv.Ltd Ltd

15,995 15,995

15,995 15,995

2007 Ford F150 Crew Cab XLT pkg, V8, auto $


16,995 16,995

2007 Ford Edge SE V6, Loaded $


10 ToyotaCamry CamryLELE 10Toyota

10 10Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS Leather, Leather,full fullpower power

08 08GMC GMCCanyon CanyonSLT SLT

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

Crew CrewCab CabZ85 Z85


17,995 17,995


17,995 17,995 2010 Honda Accord Only 3k miles, auto, like new $



17,995 17,995

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Loaded, 21k miles $



07 07Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab

10 10Ford FordEscape EscapeXLT XLT

XLT XLTpkg, pkg,V8, V8,auto auto

V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded loaded



19,995 19,995

19,995 19,995


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


07 07Nissan NissanQuest Quest

19,995 19,995

07 07Ford FordEdge EdgeSE SE

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

18,995 18,995


10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible


20,995 20,995

19,995 19,995

06 06Pontiac PontiacSolstice Solstice Only Only21k 21kmiles, miles,loaded, loaded,11owner owner

16,995 16,995


16,995 16,995

2008 Nissan Pathfinder Auto, 3rd seat, xtra clean $


10 10Dodge DodgeGrand GrandCaravan CaravanSXT SXT Captain Captainseats, seats,dual dualpower powerdoors, doors,loaded loaded


24,995 21,995 21,995

2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4, Auto, hardtop, must see $

09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

20,995 20,995

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


2008 Ford F-150 08 Pilot EX-L 08Honda Honda Pilot EX-LSuperCrew

Loaded, lthr, xtra clean Loaded,moonroof, moonroof, lthr,11owner, owner, xtra clean Ltd edition, 4x4, moonroof


$ 24,995 24,995 31,995

OP OPEN EN24 24/7/7 36 3655DA DAYS YS!!

09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner


20,995 20,995

2010 BMW 328i Loaded, xtra clean $ 08 08GMC GMCSierra Sierra1500 1500Crew CrewCab Cab

28,995 $$ 24,995 24,995

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

10 MKZ 07 LTLT Chevy Camaro 11 Camaro 07 Ram 10 2010 SS 2008 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 2006 Ford F-250 Harley Davidson Tahoe LT Laramie Limited 10Lincoln Lincoln MKZ 07Chevy ChevyAvalanche Avalanche 11Chevy Chevy CamaroLTLT 2010 Chevy 07Dodge Dodge Ram2500 2500 Laramie2010 Ford Expedition 10Lincoln LincolnMKS MKS 08 Rover LR3 08Land Land Rover LR3 Mega Cab, Dual moonroof, loaded, Mega Cab,only only19k 19kmi, mi,11owner owner DualNav, moonroof, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi Leather, Extra Clean Auto, moonroof, DVD $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

New totosteal! Newtires, tires,loaded, loaded,priced priced steal! Diesel 4x4 Loaded, like Leather, Sunroof, Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty, likenew new Leather,only only14k 14kmiles milesOnly 9k miles, loaded Sunroof,only only400 400miles miles Harley Davidson, moonroof, Nav Powerstoke



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


27,995 25,995 Auto, 25,995 28,995 Moonroof, XLT, Moonroof,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean XLT,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean 4x4, Auto,xtra xtraclean clean 4x4,Auto, Auto,hardtop, hardtop,must mustsee see $$ $$ $$ $$ 21,995 22,995 24,995 22,995 22,995 21,995 22,995 24,995 22,995 22,995

Auto, Auto,3rd 3rdseat, seat,xtra xtraclean clean

3rd 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner

18,995 18,995

2008 Toyota Highlander Ltd. 2010 Ford Edge Limited 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 2008 Buick Enclave CX 2010 Ford Expedition XLT DVD, Nav., Moonroof One owner, loaded V6, Leather, CD/MP3 14k Miles, Like new Lth, Loaded, 100k miles warranty $ $ $ Cherokee $ LTLT 10 10 10Jeep JeepGrand Grand Cherokee 10Chevy ChevyCamaro Camaro 08Wrangler WranglerUnlimited UnlimitedSahara Sahara 08 Pathfinder 10 09 08Nissan Nissan Pathfinder 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab $ 08 $$

08 08Ford FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT $$

18,995 18,995


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

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



2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab, V8 $

06 06Dodge DodgeRam Ram2500 2500Crew CrewCab Cab


2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty Van 15 Passenger, Loaded! $



2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4X4, Loaded, 1 owner, xtra clean $

6spd, 6spd,loaded, loaded,one oneowner owner

15,995 15,995

2010 Ford Escape XLT V6, auto, loaded $


18,995 18,995

2011 Ford E-150 Commercial Van V8, Auto, Priced to sell $

07 07VW VWTouareg Touareg

2010 Ford Fusion SEL V6, leather, sunroof $

Power Powerside sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded

07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe $$

07 07Jeep JeepWrangler WranglerXX

16,995 16,995


13,995 13,995 17,995

Auto, Auto,air, air,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean

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


16,995 16,995

2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Extra clean $


08 08Honda HondaCRV CRV

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


15,995 15,995



06 06VW VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean 2008 Honda Accord 2.4 EX $$ Auto, loaded $

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


2010 Ford F-150 XL Auto, only 2k miles, extra clean $

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Loaded, 19k miles, extra clean $

16,995 12,995 12,995

07 ToyotaCamry Camry 07Toyota

14,995 14,995

05 05Ford FordMustang MustangRoush Roush

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean



14,995 14,995


08 08Mazda MazdaCX-7 CX-7

V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,better betterthan thannew new

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

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

V6, Convertible, extra clean $



06 CadillacCTS CTS 06Cadillac Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see


14,995 14,995 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring

2007 Ford Edge SE Loaded, xtra clean, low miles $



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

05 05Suzuki SuzukiVerona Verona


07 07Chrysler ChryslerPT PTCruiser Cruiser

2004 Cadillac SRX 2010 Nissan Cube 06 Marquis 06Mercury MercuryGrand Grand Marquis LS 06 Grand 06Suzuki SuzukiLoaded, GrandVitara Vitara Sport extraSport clean Auto, powerLS package

2008 GMC Sierra SLE Ext. Cab, V8, auto, loaded $

10 10Ford FordE350 E350Van Van



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

1999 Ford F-250 Larami Ext. cab, 7.3 V8, like new $

2007 Kia Sedona Auto, all power, extra clean $

12,995 12,995 12,995 11,995 Loaded, Leather, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean V8, V8,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean $$ $$ $ $$ $ 9,995 9,995 9,995 10,995 9,995 10,995 10,995 10,995 10,995 10,995

11,995 9,995 9,995


06 NissanMurano Murano 06Nissan Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,like likenew new

6,995 6,995

4,995 4,995

Lthr, Lthr,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,just justserviced serviced



V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner



2002 Acura MDX Leather, moonroof, xtra clean $

2008 Toyota Corolla LE 2008 Ford Focus S 2004 GMC Yukon SLT 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Ltd 2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Loaded Low miles, loaded, new tires Moonroof, lthr, like new, gar. kept Auto, one owner, gas saver! 4x4, moonroof, DVD Moonroof, 4x4, extra clean $ $ $ $ $ $ 04 DodgeDurango DurangoSLT SLT 04Dodge 06 05 06Honda HondaAccord AccordEX-L EX-L 03 02 05Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee CherokeeLtd Ltd 03Ford FordExcursion ExcursionLimited Limited 02Acura AcuraMDX MDX 05 05 05Chrysler ChryslerCrossfire CrossfireLtd Ltd 05Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab

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


00 00Saturn SaturnSL1 SL1

3,995 3,995


00 00Ford FordF150 F150Ext ExtCab Cab

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


2004 Honda Civic EX Moonroof, Auto, gas saver $


02 02Ford FordFocus Focus

Auto, Auto,air, air,xtra xtraclean clean

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


2003 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. cab, V8, hard bed cover $

2002 Volvo C70 Leather, sunroof, loaded, AWD $

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

25,995 26,995 27,995 25,995 26,99535,000 26,995 35,995 27,995 25,995 32,995 25,995 35,99526,995


FORD • MERCURY FORD•MERCURY FORD•MERCURY FORD•MERCURY Your Lowcountry Headquarters Your Truck Your Lowcountry Lowcountry Truck Truck Headquarters Headquarters

$ $ 843-873-3550 843-873-3550 843-873-3550 9700 9700 DORCHESTER RD. NEXT TO WALMART 9700 DORCHESTER DORCHESTER RD. RD. ••• NEXT NEXT TO TO WALMART WALMART Sales: M-F 8:30AM 8PM Sat 8:30AM 7PM Sales: Sales: M-F M-F 8:30AM 8:30AM --- 8PM 8PM ••• Sat Sat 8:30AM 8:30AM --- 7PM 7PM Service: M-F 7AM 6PM Sat 8AM 3PM Service: Service: M-F M-F 7AM 7AM --- 6PM 6PM ••• Sat Sat 8AM 8AM --- 3PM 3PM

29,995 29,995 38,995





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