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Joint Base Charleston

Vol. 2, No. 16

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

Friday, April 29, 2011

437 AMXS keeps C-17s in the air

U.S. Air Force photo by /Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi

William Rigdon (right) and Senior Airman Charles Barnes, hydraulic technicians from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, ride a high-reach lift, or Condor, to the tail of a C-17 April 25, on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. The technicians were inspecting the Integrated Flight Control module. Airman Barnes is part of the 437 AMXS team Gold and Mr. Rigdon is part of team Blue.

Hundreds take a stand during SAAM at WS Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston public affairs


A thunderous roar broke the silent dawn as hundreds of feet pounded against the paved streets of Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station during a race-for-the-cause event held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 27. In an unspoken stand against sexual assault, more than 100 Sailors and civilians joined forces by participating in the base-wide three-mile run or 1.5-mile walk to increase awareness of sexual assault throughout the local community. "Sexual assault is a serious problem, and this base-wide event is just one of the ways that our Sailors can reach out to our community to help increase the awareness about this malicious and intolerable act," said Naval Support Activity Executive Officer Cmdr. Charles Phillip. "The Navy has no room for these types of acts. This race not only lets victims know there is support out there for them, but increases the awareness of the seriousness of the crime," he continued. "It may only take one person to

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make a change, but together we are stronger, standing united against sexual assault." The event, hosted by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and the WS Athletic Department, provided participants with a teal ribbon to wear upon their shirts, signifying their personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about sexual violence against men, women or children. "This race is a great way to bring together all our service members in one unified fight against sexual assault. My hope is that every individual that participated in the race or walk this morning will be more aware of the severity of this crime and will no longer condone or stay silent when it comes to sexual violence of our men and women," said Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Tiffany Minaudo-Mizzell. "In cooperation with the Navy's zero-tolerance on sexual assault, the Department of Defense in April launched its newest initiative, a DoD Safe Helpline (see Page 7) in order to support victims of sexual assault," she continued. "This is just one of the many ways that the DoD is able to provide immediate assistance to a victim. Here at JB See SAAM Run, Page 3

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Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Tiffany Minaudo-Mizzell places a teal ribbon on Machinist's Mate Fireman Will Rinehart's shirt during a base-wide race-for-the-cause event held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month at JB CHS - W.S., April 27.

Parking lot closing The parking area on South Graves Ave. (McCaw Street to the flight line) will be closed to all parking from May 31 to June 5. All vehicles currently parked there must make arrangements to move their vehicle(s) no later than May 30.


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Joint Base Charleston Air Base & Weapons Station About The Patriot The Joint Base Charleston Patriot is published by Diggle Publishing Co., (843) 412-5861, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with the 628th Air Base Wing. This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their families. Its contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by DOD, Air Force, Navy or Diggle Publishing Company of the products or services advertised. Editorial content is edited, prepared, and provided by the 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office of Joint Base Charleston. All photographs are Air Force or Navy photographs unless otherwise indicated. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The Publisher and Public Affairs offices of both bases reserve the right to refuse any advertisement deemed to be against DOD regulations or which may reflect poorly on the bases or personnel.

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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 email 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. Question: With the increasing traffic from the Boeing plant, turning onto Midland Park from Arthur Drive is increasingly congested. These delays increase fuel cost, add to pollution, impact productivity and generally reduce quality of life for those using the back gate. Extending the "pass-around" to Midland Park would significantly reduce the wait for many drivers. Are there plans to improve the intersection at Arthur Drive and Midland Park? The extension of the "pass-around" could be done with minimal cost, likely less than the cost of re-paving the parking lot across from the Chapel and much less than new gate barriers.

Response: First and foremost, thank you for your call. Let me just go on to say that I empathize and understand what you are experiencing as it pertains to the delays in the afternoon when leaving the base via the Rivers Gate. There are several possible ways to alleviate the congestion. One, and a short resolution to the problem, is to add a bypass lane. The bypass lane could take anywhere from one to two years to fund, design and build. Additionally, this solution may take a few years to complete to our satisfaction and ensure we do not lose direct or unencumbered traffic flow in and out of Rivers Gate. The county's interim plan is to traverse Air Force property in critical areas and we are working with them on a solution to alleviate the traffic problems caused by I-26 congestion and the addition of the new Boeing plant. The county's proposal would eventually solve the Midland Park Road intersection problem as it would no longer exist. In the meantime, we will research the cost to increase the length of the bypass lane, but there are new construction statutory limits we cannot exceed. New pavement is considered new construction and roadways are extremely expensive to build. Unlike the reference to the Chapel parking lot and the new gate barriers, they fell into a repair category. While those projects were still quite expensive, they were within local statutory approval limits for repair work. However, the final solution will be the injection of a Charleston County option in the early stages of discussion for the expansion of South Aviation to four lanes from Ashley Phosphate Road to the new Boeing Plant. Thank you for calling the Action Line. Col. Martha Meeker - Joint Base Charleston Commander

COMMANDER’S COMMENTARY THE GIG LINE Are we having fun yet? Commentary by Maj. Tara White 628th Force Support Squadron commander Day in and day out, do you enjoy what you do? Do you have fun in your job? What’s it worth to you to give a little extra? Do you need a reward, an incentive, a reason? Someone once told me that if you are having fun, it’s not work. I came into the Air Force in 1996 and along the years, people have asked me why I’m still in … and my response hasn’t changed; “Because I’m still having fun!” The New York Times reported in 2007 that on average, adults will spend 30% of their entire life working. So why wouldn’t you choose to do something you absolutely love and enjoy? In the customer-service business (and we all have customers of one variety or another), it is inevitable you will meet some unhappy people. Attitude is contagious … and you are a reflection of your unit, your installation,

your service. Does your attitude tell your customers how much you enjoy your job? Everyone is motivated differently. A pat on the back or simple thank you may be sufficient for one person, whereby another wants or needs something more, something different. How many people in your work center are volunteering before they even know the task at hand? If you’ve taken care of them, they will take care of you, no matter what the task is. How much of your time in the workplace is truly productive? When you arrive for duty, is it clear what’s expected of you for output and deliverables? This week we were presented an opportunity to do some “Spring Cleaning” in and out of the work center. I would challenge each of you to see if there are opportunities to clean out some of the non-productive activities and tasks that interrupt what could be a fun and productive work day. Work hard, but always have fun!

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DIAMOND TIPS Commentary by Machinist's Mate Chief Shawn Sorensen Naval Support Activity command career counselor One of our most important tasks as Sailors is to set the standard for our peers and juniors. Our ability to understand and follow the instructions given to us is of the utmost importance. If a Sailor cannot read and understand how to properly wear a uniform or an article of that uniform, then how can that Sailor be expected and trusted to utilize technical manuals written for important pieces of equipment that are required to be operational at sea? Teaching adherence and understanding is not just about the uniform; it goes beyond that, to a much deeper level of commitment. It's about always doing the right thing and never settling for the mediocre product. Grooming standards are based on several elements, including neatness, cleanliness, safety, military image and appearance. United States Navy personnel must set and maintain high standards of smartness in uniform appearance. The military image reflected by attention to detail while wearing your uniform is a key element in the public image of the Navy. Uniforms shall be kept scrupulously clean, with lace, devices and insignia bright and free from tarnish and corrosion. There should not be any article protruding or visible while wearing a uniform including: pencils, pens, watch chains, key chain fobs, pins, jewelry, combs, large wallets, cigars, cigarettes, pipes or similar items. And even though communication devices are now authorized for use and wear while in uniform, Sailors must continually maintain a degree of professionalism. Ensure you are doing your part to present a professional appearance and set the standard. Your Sailors require it, as you should require it of yourself. Full speed ahead, and have a fine Navy day!

Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. Wendell Simms 628th Contracting Squadron

Sometimes we impede our own progress because we overlook the small things. The first time I heard the term "senior" as the term of address for a senior master sergeant was in 2004. It perplexed me because for the previous seven years, I was in a special duty outside of main stream Air Force culture. I thought to myself, "I sure do have some catching up to do." Interestingly enough, I was attending the Senior NonCommissioned Officer's Academy at the time and was returning from lunch with several classmates and none of them seemed bothered by the term, especially the senior master sergeant who was driving the vehicle. So, I asked, "When did folks start referring to senior master sergeants as senior?" No one in the vehicle seemed to know when it started, but all seemed to infer that it is "just what they do now." I could not believe what I had just heard. "Just what they do now?" I replied. The car became awkwardly quiet. For me though, it created a dissonance that remains with me to this day. Fast forward to 2011 and it seems that everyone from airman basics to senior officers use the term senior to address senior master sergeants. I have encountered resistance when correcting individuals for using senior as the term of address for senior master sergeants. The resistance I have received ranged from being told I was taking this too seriously, to rationalizing that since senior master sergeants and chiefs are the top two enlisted ranks, senior master sergeants should also have a term of address that distinguishes them from master sergeants and below, just like the term chief. News Flash: The term chief is an official term of address as stated in AFI 36-2618. Senior is not. Making excuses for using the term senior and disregarding what AFI 36-2618 states as the official term of address for senior master sergeants is counter to being accountable and following rules - two guiding principles of our first two core values - integrity first and service before self. When we overlook the small things the capacity to lead is diminished. Believe it or not - the small things are important! In an ode to comedian Bill Saluga's character Raymond J. Johnson, Jr, "you can call me sergeant, you can call me senior master sergeant but you doesn't has'ta call me senior."

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Sexual assault awareness clothesline Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jeffry Spiegel (left) and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Edward Knox, of Detaching Transient Personnel, look over the sexual assault awareness clothesline at the Weapons Station galley at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, April 25. The clothesline displays t-shirts designed by survivors of a sexual assault, bringing a creative voice to stand out against sexual violence and to raise awareness throughout the JB CHS-WS community.

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

SAAM Run - from page one CHS-WS, we want our service members to know they are not alone during their time of crisis. Commands, advocates and other essential personnel will work hand-in hand to ensure that our Sailors are taken care of." Taking first place in the men's category with a time of 19:50 was Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Bradley Boyd, attached to Navy Nuclear Power Training Command at JB CHS-WS. "I think this race was outstanding and was held for a great cause that helps spread awareness about sexual assault," he said. "When I think of the term sexual assault I immediately think about all the hurt and emotional roller

coasters those victims may be going through; it is a terrible crime to commit upon a person. Supporting this race was just one way that I can make a stand against sexual violence." Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Mary McGuckin, also attached to NNPTC, took first place in the women’s category with a time of 26:42. "I think that it is easy to let subjects such as sexual assault to go left unnoticed or not talked about very often," she said. "Having events like this race was a great way to get the whole base involved in spreading the word about sexual assault and it sheds a little light onto the severity of the subject."

According to the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, more than 400 sexual assaults were reported in the Navy. And according to national statistics, every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Of those assaulted, approximately two-thirds of the assaults are committed by someone the victim knew and 60 percent go unreported. "Sexual assault is not only an assault upon the victim but against the whole command. It affects the person's capability to fulfill the Navy's mission and it goes against our core values," said Commander Phillip. "Sailors need to take care of each other. If you see someone in a situation where there's potential for a sexual assault, intervene. Remember, our safety and the readiness of the fleet depends on each of our Sailors looking out for their shipmates." Access all our listings from your mobile phone. Text "code newhome" to 95495.

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JB CHS CAIB improving installation By Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston public affairs Even though Joint Base Charleston operates like a well oiled machine, there is always room for improvement. One of the mechanisms in place to make sure Airman, Sailors and their families have the best quality of life possible is through the Community Action Information Board. The CAIB, chaired by the JB CHS installation commander, group commanders, squadron commanders, command chiefs and invited leadership, meets every quarter to discuss the well-being of the installation. The main focus of the CAIB is to promote cross organizational collaboration in addressing individual, family and community concerns. "The CAIB is here to ensure the quality of life of Airmen, Sailors, dependents and civilians," said Maj. Patrick Pohle, 628th Mental Health Flight commander and CAIB executive director. "The CAIB brainstorms ideas on how to solve issues, boost morale and promote fitness. It involves the very people at the installation who can make things happen and is an essential part of making JB CHS a great assignment." A major concept being discussed by the CAIB is the importance of integrating Comprehensive Airmen Fitness into all base agencies. Implemented in July 2010, by the Air Mobility Command, the goal of the CAF culture is to "strengthen and sustain a culture of balanced, healthy, self confident Airmen and their families, whose resilience and total fitness enables them to thrive in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict around the world," according to an AMC paper on CAF by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol. As operations tempo stays high across the Air Force, so

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do divorce rates, suicide rates and other negative trends. This demands more than just another program, but a new culture and way of thinking and Comprehensive Airmen Fitness answers that demand. "Topics for discussion at the CAIB are anything that impacts the physical, mental, social and spiritual well being of our service members and their families," Major Pohle said. "For example, Agencies such as the Airman and Family Readiness Center bring ideas to the CAIB on how to improve contacting deployed family members while the Health and Wellness Center might be working on providing new initiatives on healthier eating." The CAIB provides oversight of quality of life issues on the installation and is helped by the Integrated Delivery System, made up of various agencies across the base.

"The IDS is the working arm of the CAIB," said Ashely Destefano, Health Program manager from the HAWC on the air base. "The IDS meets monthly to discuss issues going on around the installation and reports to the CAIB." "The HAWC uses the CAIB to report on physical fitness reports, tobacco rates and how to improve on physical training tests. We also discuss the use of potential funding. One thing we want to incorporate is a cooking class that will teach healthier cooking options to spouses and military members and healthier food options at the Base Exchange. If the CAIB is looking to improve physical fitness and a healthier lifestyle, the CAIB turns to the HAWC for ideas." Although focus groups, the community assessment and surveys are other ways the CAIB generates ideas and concerns of junior service members, spouses and civilians, Major Pohle supports using the chain of command first. "If you want something done, you need to get it to the CAIB," he said. "If the CAIB doesn't know that there is an issue going on in your shop, there is nothing they can do about it. But if the problem is becoming a trend or an installation-wide issue, the CAIB can brainstorm a solution and resolve the issue. "The CAIB is one of the most important meetings JB CHS holds and the next meeting will be near the end of June. Without the CAIB there would be a lack of communication and a sense of disconnection throughout the installation. There would be problems that simply wouldn't be taken care of," the major continued. "The CAIB is here to make the installation and community a better place. And they have the pull to make it happen." (Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski contributed to this article)

Welcome Home targets Veterans seeking jobs, VA benefits Courtesy of the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration public affairs office The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center will host Welcome Home 2011 for all returning veterans, active duty service members and their families aboard the USS Yorktown, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event features a job fair with more than 85 employers sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce and the Charleston Defense Contractors Association. There will also be a health fair sponsored by the VA and onsite enrollment for VA healthcare and benefits. Other partners include the Vet Center's Mobile Outreach Unit, the 315th Airlift Wing's Mini C-17, the Charleston Rotary Club and the Riverdogs, who will give away tickets to their Military Appreciation Night. "Our Welcome Home is an excellent opportunity for the VA and the community to

thank all of our veterans for serving their country and to welcome home our returning service members," said Carolyn Adams, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC director. Last year more than 600 veterans and their family members attended the event. At Welcome Home they found information and resources to assist them in transitioning back into the community following deployments. The event also included dozens of employers from throughout the Lowcountry, VA healthcare and benefits experts, area college representatives, the Small Business Administration and a VA health fair featuring screenings and information on topics such as post traumatic stress and women's health. Welcome Home 2011 also includes workshops on topics ranging from dressing for success too online college education opportunities. Welcome Home 2011 is free to all veterans, active duty service members and their families who present a Veteran or military ID, or DD-214.

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NNPTC graduation ceremony held April 22

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Left, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Richard Hinkle, Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Eric Lucas, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Nickle and Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Joseph, the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command Color Guard, present Colors during the NNPTC graduation ceremony at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, April 22. The ceremony honored more than 400 Sailors graduating from NNPTC.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ashley Gray receives the enlisted honor man plaque, awarded to the highest grade-pointaverage for the enlisted class, from Col. Martha Meeker during the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command graduation ceremony for class 1101 at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, April 22. ET3 Gray earned an overall GPA of 3.90. Colonel Meeker is the JB CHS commander.

Lt. Gregory Dietzen receives the Vice Adm. Behrens award plaque, awarded to the graduating officer with the highest grade-pointaverage, from keynote speaker Col. Martha Meeker during the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command graduation ceremony for class 1101 at Joint Base CharlestonWeapons Station, April 22. Lieutenant Dietzen earned an overall GPA of 3.91, the highest in the school’s history.

DOD authorize Armed Forces Service Medal for Haiti relief efforts Courtesy of special Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower public affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Department of Defense officials approved the Armed Forces Service Medal for personnel assigned to Operation Unified Response who participated in humanitarian relief assistance to the people of Haiti following a 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12, 2010. Members who supported Operation Unified Response between Jan. 14 and June 1 must have been assigned to the immediate

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Joint Base Charleston has a new school liaison officer By Eric Sesit Joint Base Charleston public affairs Chris Gerry, a retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer and a veteran 14-year Lowcountry school teacher, will now use his experience to help ensure Joint Base Charleston Air - Base families get the most out of the area's available education opportunities. Mr. Gerry joins Cicely McCray, school liaison officer for JB CHS - Weapons Station, in serving as a liaison between the installation commander, military agencies and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education. They ensure all Navy and Air Force families have access to quality educational opportunities. "Our primary job is to be a resource for military families, to serve as an advocate for them and help them receive the best education possible while they are stationed at JB CHS," said Mr. Gerry. The school liaison officers promote and institutionalize systems that improve transitional support for military families by establishing partnerships between the base and local schools. They advocate for the educational needs of military children assigned to JB CHS and develop initiatives that increase awareness of the unique needs of military children and their families. One recent accomplishment is the new partnership between JB CHS and the

Charleston County School system, which extends the application deadlines for military children for specific magnet schools within Charleston County. The Cohort allows children of families who are notified of a permanent change of station after the normal school application deadlines expire, to still apply and attend magnet schools. "We'll continue to work with the other school districts to ensure our families have access to the education they want for their children," said Mr. Gerry. The school liaison officers offer a wide range of services including: - Supporting families with inbound/outbound transfers - Providing information on local schools and boundaries - Assisting with school choice - Helping families understand the special education process - Providing information about graduation requirements - Making military and community agency referrals - Supporting families with the homeschooling process - Assisting with post-secondary preparation The School Liaison office is located at the Airman and Family Readiness, Bldg. 500, and can be reached at 963-4438. The School Liaison Office on JB CHS - WS is located in the Youth Center Annex Bldg. 788B, and can be reached at 764-7869.

Military Cohort provides opportunity for military children By 2nd Lt. Susan Carlson Joint Base Charleston public affairs Incoming Joint Base Charleston families will be excited to learn The Military Cohort, a partnership between JB CHS and Charleston County Schools, was approved by the Charleston County School District board April 11. The cohort extends the application deadlines for military children for specific magnet schools within Charleston County, allowing children of families who are notified of a permanent change of station after the normal school application deadlines expire, to still apply and attend magnet schools. "The intent behind the cohort was to create an opportunity for children to apply, get in and complete their military tour with some stability in their education," said JB CHS school liaison officer Chris Gerry. The normal application deadlines for magnet school programs end before the major transfer cycles for military personnel. In addition, a Charleston County address must be provided in order to apply for the magnet schools. "The application timelines for these magnet schools are December for application submission, January screening and notification in March," said Mr. Gerry.

"Because of the demand for these schools, the opportunity to attend is knocked out for any family that comes in after December." The limited access to arts infused programs and the limited school choices for military families arriving at the base drove the need for a system change. "So the question asked a few months ago was, 'How do we provide access to these educational programs these children are locked out of through no fault of their own," Mr. Gerry said. "The Military Cohort became our answer." The cohort currently extends the deadlines for two magnet schools in Charleston County: Academic Magnet High School and the Charleston County School of the Arts. The School of the Arts deadline is now the last working Friday of May and the deadline for AMHS is July 1. The requirements for applications and admission have not changed. Both magnet schools boast rigorous high school curriculums coupled with high standards of excellence that are consistently maintained. For more information on The Military Cohort or applying to magnet schools please contact the JB CHS School Liaison Office at (843) 963-4438.

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Space Command official stresses cybertraining, security

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – An update to the Navy Performance Evaluation System instruction BUPERSINST 1610.10C was released April 21 by Navy Personnel Command. The update cancels BUPERSINST 1610.10B and incorporates several NAVADMINs affecting performance evaluations and fitness reports. "The changes cover new E-5 promotion recommendation rules, Physical Fitness Assessment documentation requirements, a new billet sub-category for performance reports, details on Reserve component unit reporting responsibilities, elimination of references to the enlisted field service record and several other items," said James Price, director, Navy NPC Performance Evaluation Division. One update incorporates new distribution rules for E-5 promotion recommendations announced in NAVADMIN 286/10, requiring the number of 'Early Promote' and 'Must Promote' recommendations not to exceed 60 percent of the E-5 group. In addition, the 'Must Promote' recommendation may be increased by one for each 'Early Promote' quota not used. The 'Early Promote' recommendation limit of 20 percent has not changed in the new instruction. NAVFIT98A Version 29 was rolled out to the fleet incorporating the new rules. Workstations on the unclassified Navy/Marine Corps Intranet automatically received this new version. For non-NMCI users, the upgrade is available for download from the Navy Personnel Command website. Service members should verify they are using Version 29 by checking 'About NAVFIT98A' under the help tab in NAVFIT98A, which will display 'Version' Another update in BUPERSINST 1610.10C details new requirements announced in NAVADMIN 193/10 for documenting PFA results in performance evaluations. For performance reports with an end date of Aug. 1, 2010, or later, commands must now enter a one-letter PFA code in block 20 for each cycle completed during the reporting period. Per NAVADMIN 215/10, a new billet subcategory was added. The code 'INDIV AUG' in block 21 of the performance report is now available for Individual Augmentee Manpower Management, Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment and Overseas Contingency Operation Support Assignment participants. For Reserve Sailors, the fourth chapter of the new instruction enables authorized mobilization unit commanding officers to write concurrent reports for Cross Assigned In personnel, while the training unit commanding retains regular reporting responsibilities.

OXON HILL, Md. – The vice commander of Air Force Space Command has noted the shift in focus from tangible hardware to the expansion of cyberspace. Lt. Gen. Michael Basla describes cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum as the military's growing common link connecting all domains: land, air, sea and space. "Not long ago when we spoke of the cyberspace domain, the focus was on the terrestrial networks and the backbone hardware," General Basla said. "We talked about servers, routers, cable, fiber; things we can see and touch. But today the backbone has increasingly expanded ... and cyberspace has expanded with it." General Basla urged a cultural change on how the Air Force develops its cyber force. "Aircraft and satellites may change, but that's incremental change, and the platforms continue to obey the physical domain laws," General Basla said. "What do cyber operators need for a domain where the platform isn't stable and (is) constantly changing?" The general explained that despite its successes, cyberspace qualification training today doesn't necessarily guarantee the force is qualified tomorrow. "Cyber professionals need to continually train on network ranges, and continually reeducate themselves," the general said. "To be ahead in this game is to be at the cutting edge of everyone else, from teenager to terrorist." Aside from robust training, General Basla said, a single Air Force network is a major focus and critical to the service keeping an advantage in the cyberdomain. "Multiple information domains significantly complicate our processes in defending the network," he said. "A myriad of architectures and configurations complicates the commander's ability to control the information flow, including how to prioritize and deliver the best information to the joint fight." The military uses operational reports to help ensure commanders have global situational awareness of the network. "Today, I receive OPREPs from around the globe on the health and welfare of our nets," the general said. "We're still working on the rules: on when something gets reported and who submits a report ... but I can tell you that this is the best posture we've been in, in my 32-year career; yet we're not nearly good enough." Cyberspace changes constantly, so keeping up the latest technology is not the answer to defense, although it is important, General Basla said. "The key to our defensive strategy is stability, through processes and skilled people, as we operationalize and normalize cyberspace," he said. "The one guarantee in today's cyberspace domain is that it will be different in the future."

This week in Navy history

Enlisted early transition program extended MILLINGTON, Tenn. – With the release of NAVADMIN 142/11, April 22, the Navy has extended the Enlisted Early Transition Program to Sept. 30, 2013. Due to the Navy's unprecedented retention and successful recruitment, Sailors are being offered a voluntary early separation option. "Our end strength and our over-manning in certain ratings was a consideration for the extension of this program," said Mike Dawson, head enlisted community manager, Navy Personnel Command. "Our community managers have also received a lot of feedback from Sailors and the Fleet that they would apply for an early-out if they were eligible." EETP differs from the Early Career Transition Program which allows Sailors to transition into the Selective Reserve prior to their End of Active Obligated Service by submitting a request three to 15 months in advance. EETP allows Sailors to request early separation up to 24 months prior to their scheduled EAOS or extended EAOS. "The ECTP is a program that regardless of the time a Sailor has left on his EAOS, he or she can transition to SELRES," said Mr. Dawson. "Technically, a Sailor could have just signed a six year contract and decide today that they want to complete the remainder of their commitment in SELRES. EETP, on the other hand, is an early-out." Qualified Sailors may submit their request for early separation to Commander, Navy Personnel Command via their commanding officer. Commanding officers have final disapproval authority under this program and should not forward a request they cannot support. COMNAVPERSCOM has final approval authority for requests with positive CO endorsement. MILPERSMAN 1910-102 requirement for "separation by reason" does not apply to this program. Sailors are not required to state a reason for making the request since this is a voluntary program. Approval for Sailors with critical Navy Enlisted Classifications will be based on individual community requirements. Early separation requests will not be approved for Sailors: * In nuclear ratings; * In receipt of permanent change of station orders; * Identified to fill or currently serving on a Global War on Terrorism/Overseas Contingency Operation, or Individual Augmentee assignment whose rotation date would be affected; * In the National Call to Service Program; * In any sea warfare combat program; * Sailors serving in a rating and/or holding an NEC listed in any enlistment bonus, Selective Re-enlistment Bonus, or similar special and incentive pay program in effect at anytime within the fiscal year of the request or separation; * Assigned to a Department of Defense area tour and have not completed the tour

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requirement, including overseas tour extension incentive program for which a benefit has been received; or * Who are retirement eligible.

AETC official announce new professional development guide RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Air Education and Training Command officials have announced the release of the new AFPAM36-2241, Professional Development Guide. The effective date of the new PDG is Oct. 1 and will be available at beginning May 2. Master sergeants testing this December will be the first to use this study guide to prepare for promotion testing. A printed version of the PDG will be distributed later this year. To supplement the PDG and assist Airmen to study for promotion testing, Mp3 audio files and interactive exercises for each of the 19 chapters will be available at by May 2. The interactive exercises include a PDG Jeopardy, Word Jumble, Fill-in-the-Blank and Trivia. For additional information, please read Frequently Asked Questions at

Air Force Marathon seeks 2,000 volunteers WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 2,000 volunteers are needed to help host the 15th annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17 in Dayton, Ohio, according to event officials. Volunteer registration opens May 1. "We're very excited about the changes we've made to the volunteer website this year," said Jeanette Monaghan, the volunteer coordinator. "We think it is going to make the registration process easier for the volunteers. We've added more details to the job descriptions, as well as given the volunteers the ability to go back in and double check their assignment at any time." Also, the website groups volunteer positions by day, making it easier to find an opening that fits a volunteer's schedule. There are several pre-race opportunities available, but Ms. Monaghan said the majority of the openings are Sept. 15-17. Event coordinators have volunteer positions available at the sports and fitness expo Sept. 15 through 16 at Wright State University's Nutter Center, as well as race-day positions Sept. 17 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "If you want to be involved in the Air Force Marathon, there is a job for you," Ms. Monaghan said. "Don't think that you need to have base access to volunteer. We need a tremendous amount of volunteers just at the expo, where we'll see 25,000 to 30,000 visitors over the course of two days." Organizers expect more than 13,000 registered runners for this year's Air Force Marathon events. Volunteers can sign up by clicking here or going to

This week in Air Force history

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the Confederacy to Virginia and North Carolina ports.

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tons of blankets for Kurdish refugees in the first airlift mission into Iran since 1979.

April 24, 1778 - The Continental Navy sloop Ranger captured HMS Drake

April 28, 1993 - A Secretary of Defense memo ordered the Armed Forces to train and assign women on combat aircraft and most combat ships, but not to ground combat positions.

April 24, 1943 - The first class of women pilots graduated from U.S. Army Air Force flight training.

April 28, 1963 - The first successful Titan II launch from an underground silo occurred at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

April 25, 1862 - Union naval forces occupied New Orleans, La. April 26, 1952 USS Hobson sank after it collided with USS Wasp; 176 lives were lost. April 27, 1861 - President Lincoln extended the blockade of

April 29, 1975 Operation Frequent Wind evacuation from Vietnam began. April 30, 1798 Congress established the Department of the Navy.

April 25, 1956 - The X2 completed its first supersonic flight. April 26, 1971 Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. received its 16th C-5A aircraft to complete the first operational C5A squadron. April 27, 1991 - A C-141 delivered 15

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April 29, 1918 - Lt. Edward Rickenbacker downed his first enemy aircraft. April 30, 1967 - The Air-Launched, AirRecoverable rocket completed its first operational test. It was designed to detect and identify nuclear tests in the atmosphere.


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Patrolling JB CHS - WS Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Sherman Whidbee, a patrolman for the 628th Security Forces Squadron, conducts a routine patrol of Marrington Plantation during his shift at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, April 20.

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Prior to beginning his patrol, Master-atArms 2nd Class Sherman Whidbee replaces batteries in a two-way radio at Joint Base CharlestonWeapons Station, April 20. Maintaining communications is essential for the daily operation of security forces.

Patrolman Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Sherman Whidbee, 628th Security Forces Squadron, informs a motorcycle rider about the required personal protective equipment for riding a motorcycle on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, April 20.

AFOSI opens new facility Brig. Gen. Kevin Jacobsen (second from left), Col. Martha Meeker (third from left) and invited guests cut the ribbon at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations grand opening ceremony, April 25, 2011 on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Construction on the new AFOSI building began in August 2009 and was completed in October 2010. The new building boasts state-of-the-art technology and additional space, allowing special agents a much improved work environment. General Jacobson is the commander of the AFOSI and Colonel Meeker is the JB CHS commander.

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AROUND Conference to spotlight military family issues WASHINGTON – Nearly 2,000 helping professionals from around the world are gathered in Chicago this week to share the latest family-related information and research and to hear from some of the nation's most renowned military family experts. The 2011 Family Resilience Conference, which kicked off April 27, will offer participants access to more than 200 workshops, computer labs and roundtables on everything from psychological health and well-being to education and spouse employment. The Defense and Agriculture departments are hosting this family-focused conference together for the first time. Officials hope the joint effort will build on a working relationship that spans 25 years and encompasses numerous partnerships, said Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon's office of family policy, children and youth. This joint effort "really synergizes our efforts for all families and helps our nonDoD partners understand the issues facing military families," Ms. Thompson said. The goal, she said, is to take the big-picture partnership between the DoD and USDA and "filter it down to the front lines of family support services." "It's so important for DoD family support personnel to reach out to their communities and know what their communities offer and know how to tap into the wealth of resources," she said. About half of the attendees are from the Agriculture Department, and the other half are members of the military helping professional community, Ms. Thompson said. The conference brings together experts from the Agriculture Department's Children, Youth and Families at Risk program, the Cooperative Extension Service and DoD's community and family support program. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president for outreach and educational practices at Sesame Workshop, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. Also at the opening, officials will sign a proclamation formalizing the partnership between the Defense and Agriculture departments to better families' lives, Ms. Thompson said. Other conference highlights include town hall meetings with senior enlisted advisors and their wives and with the serv-

ice chaplains, she added. Several initiatives also will be unveiled over the course of the week, Ms. Thompson said, citing the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness as an example. The clearinghouse, she explained, will serve as a repository of information, research and studies, as well as an avenue to assess the effectiveness of programs. While the week will be packed with sessions, Ms. Thompson said, she hopes the caregivers attending will benefit from the brief respite from their daily tasks. "This is a way for them to re-energize, find new resources to make their jobs easier and new colleagues they can draw on," she said. "We hope they come back renewed and re-energized to continue their best."

Africom's first commander retires after 40-year career FORT MYER, Va. – Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward reviewed and saluted the troops for the last time April 26 on Summerall Field parade ground here as he retired from a career that spanned four decades and culminated in his service as the first commander of U.S. Africa Command. "This has been an experience for Kip Ward," the general said. "I would not trade it for anything. I leave this position proudly, honorably, humbly." Africom stood up its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, in October 2007. Army Secretary John McHugh reflected on Ward's career. "From Somalia to Cairo to Israel and Stuttgart, and back home again, Kip Ward has distinguished himself in each and every assignment," Mr. McHugh said. "On behalf of the U.S. Army Kip, 'Job well done.'" Mr. McHugh noted General Ward is a Baltimore native and the son of a World War II combat engineer who served at a time when the Army was segregated. "I imagine it would have been easy, and indeed it would have been understandable, if Kip Ward turned away, rather than turned toward and embraced the Army, both as an institution and as a career," Mr. McHugh said. By following in his father's footsteps, Mr. McHugh said, General Ward's career is an inspiration. "That a son of a sergeant in a segregated Army would rise through the ranks to



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become one of only a handful of AfricanAmericans in our nation's history to attain the rank of four-star general is a testament to the integrity, tenacity, character and the ability of General Kip Ward," the Army secretary said. General Ward said he was 22 years old when Air Force fighter pilot Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. -– who later would become the first African-American fourstar general -- commissioned him as an infantry officer in 1971. Initially, General Ward said, he thought he'd spend four years in the Army and then go to law school. "But as the years went on," General Ward said, "it became clearer that serving my country and taking care of my teammates was a pretty fulfilling undertaking ... in a way I saw my dad do it." Wearing a star, General Ward told the crowd of well-wishers, doesn't mean it belongs to the one who wears it. "[It belongs] to all the aspects of one's life that created the opportunities, and to the causes that led to that star," he said. "I have proudly worn the cloth of our nation. ... I never left a fallen comrade. I remain proud to serve. I am a soldier." As a commander, General Ward said, he shared his commitment to his troops with an equal commitment to their families. One of his privileges during his career, he said, was meeting America's sons and daughters, and caring for their families. "There is no greater honor," he said.

NATO sees momentum gain in protecting Libyans WASHINGTON – NATO has gained momentum in the last few days in Libya, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said at the Pentagon today. At a news conference, Mr. Fox thanked the United States for adding Predator drones to the skies over Libya. "We've seen some progress on the ground in Misrata, and it seems clear that the regime is on the back foot," he said. "The sooner Col. [Moammar] Gadhafi recognizes the game is up, either today or shortly, the better." Mr. Fox spoke after he and Gen. Sir David Jackson of the British army met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for more than three hours. "Our talks included military operations


over Libya, where the U.S. continues to be in a supporting role in the NATO-led campaign, along with our Arab allies," Mr. Gates said. "We talked about the way ahead in Afghanistan, where more than 9,000 British troops are in the thick of the fight." They also discussed the historic changes under way across the Middle East, with both Mr. Gates and Mr. Fox making it a point to condemn the use of violent tactics against peaceful protests. The defense leaders also shared thoughts on the challenges facing the U.S. and British militaries in the face of fiscal constraints. "For seven decades, the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom and the special bond forged in blood between our militaries has been a force for good in this world," Mr. Gates said. "I'm pleased that our dialogue today sustained and advanced that relationship at such a challenging time." Afghanistan is the main theater of operations for U.S. and British efforts, Mr. Fox said. About 100,000 American servicemembers and 9,000 British troops are in Afghanistan. "We discussed how the process of transition was moving forward, and increasingly, while we have control of the military space in Afghanistan, the situation in the political space becomes of ever greater importance," Mr. Fox said. U.S. and British forces also confront piracy in the Persian Gulf and off the coast of Somalia. Values and principles apply to all countries, Mr. Gates said, "in terms of peaceful protests, in terms of the need to address political and economic grievances of populations." "That said," he added, "our response in each country will have to be tailored to that country and the circumstances peculiar to that country." In Libya, the Arab League actually started the diplomatic effort against Gadhafi. The Gulf Cooperation Council also weighed in, followed by the United Nations. "There was a degree of international support for this humanitarian mission ... that was unprecedented," Mr. Gates said. Mr. Gates defended bombing of Gadhafi's compound, maintaining that as a command and control node to the Libyan military, which continues to attack its own people, the compound is a legitimate target.

Egg hunt held during Month of the Military Child Festival

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Above, children ages three to four run and grab Easter Eggs during the Month of the Military Child Festival April 23, on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. Nearly 300 children enjoyed free games, food, prizes and a visit from the Easter bunny. Left, four-year-old Emma Strealy, daughter of Alan Strealy, a Marine staff sergeant, puts an Easter Egg into her pink basket during an Easter Egg Hunt as part of the Month of the Military Child Festival April 23, on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. After the Easter Egg Hunt, children enjoyed free games, food and prizes.



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With the ORI coming, the 315th is on the clock By 1st Lt. Joe Simms 315th AirLift Wing public affairs Members of the 315th Airlift Wing received hands-on instruction during the combined April Unit Training Assembly, in preparation for the November Operational Readiness Inspection. The hands on training included weapons familiarization, self-aid and buddy care and how to survive and operate in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear. "A cross section of instructors throughout the wing evaluated 328 individuals on their ability to perform SABC under pressure," said Capt. Wayne Leneau. "Under a looming 10 minute time limit, many students found the exercise to be a great refresher course and an opportunity to apply their knowledge." ORI primaries and alternates were required to diagnose and treat a number of injuries on medical dummies under the time limit, with only their Airman's manual to guide them.

"It was a great exercise. It forced us to act quickly and assess the situation under the eyes of an instructor the whole time

knowing the clock is winding down," said Tech. Sgt. Scott Mathews, a 315 AW airmen who participated in the training. "Evaluators recommended participants tab their manuals and practice using scenarios frequently within their units," Capt. Leneau continued. "Following these suggestions should lead to faster and more accurate responses." Self-aid and buddy care is only one item that will be evaluated during the ORI. Classes were also held Saturday morning to familiarize Airmen on how to safely handle and operate an M-16 rifle and M-9 hand gun, and U.S. Air Force photos/2nd Lt. Jeff Kelly how to properly wear the Lt. Col. Kevin Riley performs self-aid and buddy care on a training MOPP gear. Those indidummy during the April Unit Training Assembly on Joint Base viduals that didn't particiCharleston. With the clock winding down, Reservists from the 315th pate this UTA will comAirlift Wing had to diagnose and treat injuries under the watchful plete the training next eyes of evaluators. Colonel Riley is assigned to the 315th Mission Support Group. month.


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Two-year-old Hayden Robinson, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Sean Robinson from the 437th Maintenance Squadron, gets her face painted by volunteer Kathy Perry, April 23, during a children's deployment line at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. The deployment line, code named 'Treasures of Monaco,' included a walk-through of the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, a C-17 tour and a visit from McGruff, the crime fighting dog.

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Col. Martha Meeker speaks to a room full of children and their parents April 23 about their important mission, code-named 'Treasures of Monaco,' during a children's deployment line at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. The children's mission was to send a wedding present, a royal Easter egg, to the soon-to-be newlyweds Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton. Colonel Meeker is the Joint Base Charleston commander.

437 AMXS Airmen replace C-17 life rafts Airman 1st Class Eric Duncan removes a coiled rope ladder to reach the attached 46person life raft from the inside of a C-17 April 25, on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. The ladder is triggered by a Flotation Equipment Deployment System in case of an emergency. Airman Duncan is a crew chief from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Senior Airman David Torres (left), Airman 1st Class Eric Duncan (middle) and Staff Sgt. Jessy Martin use a Genie lift to lower a 46person life raft from the inside of a C-17 April 25, on Joint Base Charleston Air Base. Each C-17 carries three life rafts that must be replaced every three years. Airman Torres, Airman Duncan and Sergeant Martin are crew chiefs from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photos /Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi

Airman 1st Class Eric Duncan (left) and Senior Airman David Torres lift a 46-person life raft that they removed from a C-17 April 25, on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. Every three years the life rafts on the C-17 must be replaced. The life rafts are used in case of an emergency water landing and are made to last for many days. Airman Duncan and Airman Torres are crew chiefs from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

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Events Monday ❏ Investing Demystified: This course is ideal for the first-time investor and explains the most common types of investments and simplifies terminology for a better understanding of investing. The briefing is May 2 at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Wednesday ❏ Thrift Savings Plan simplified: For civilian and military. 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, May 4 from 8 to 9 a.m. at AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up. Thursday ❏ Military Spouse Appreciation Day - Spring Tea: You don't want to miss this one! Army Wives actor, Terry Serpico (Frank Sherwood) will be our guest. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy special tea recipes, finger foods, crafts, have your hair, nails or make-up done and receive surprises while being with other military spouses. Event is May 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to register. May 6 Chief Master Sgt. Tingelhoff retirement: Chief Tinglehoff, 437th Operations Group Superintendent, will hold his retirement ceremony, May 6 at 10 a.m. at Nose Dock 2, Bldg. 578 on JB CHS - AB. May 11 ❏ Credit Repair Solutions: Learn what it takes to improve your credit score without paying a service to do it for you. Briefing is at the AFRC, Bldg. 500, May 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 9634406 to reserve your seat. ❏ Spouse Employment / Education Orientation: Learn about free available resources and services regarding employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships & other job search issues, May 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Briefing is at the AFRC. Call 963-4406 to sign up. ❏ Stress-free Extended National Spouse Appreciation Day: Enjoy free manicures, up-does and makeovers in a relaxing environment, May 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to register.

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❏ Spouse Orientation to Joint Base Charleston - Air Base: Along with attending Quick Start with their Sponsor, spouses are invited to this orientation specifically geared for them. Briefing will be held at the AFRC, Bldg. 500. Call 963-4406 to register. ❏ 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? Register 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 information, contact Family Advocacy at 963-6972.

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Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Saturday ❏ Summer swim lessons: Summer swim lessons registration is now ongoing 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. ❏ Summer Camp Registration: Registration for Summer Camp continues 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 5 p.m. Summer Camp runs from May 30 to August 19. Contact Youth Programs at 963-5684 for more details. ❏ 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. ❏ 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

informative workshop on colleges, scholarships/grants available for military spouses, and how to complete your Financial Aid application for college. Get the scoop on May 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 755 from college representative experts. For more information, call FFSC at 7647480.

Special Announcement Events Tuesday ❏ Career Connection: Transitioning from the military? Is your spouse seeking employment or are you looking to change your career? Check out the Career Connection workshops offered at FFSC, Bldg. 755. Job Search Strategies is May 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 764-7480 to register. Wednesday ❏ Security Clearance Workshop: A service member's prudent management of personal finances is an essential component of unit readiness and directly affects the Navy's mission accomplishment. Learn how your finances can affect your security clearance and your career in the military May 4 at the FFSC, Bldg. 755 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 764-7480 to register. May 10 ❏ Educational & Scholarship Opportunities: Frustrated filling out the college financial applications? Come to the FFSC, Bldg. 755, for an informative workshop on colleges, scholarships and grants available for military spouses and how to complete your financial aid application for college. Briefing is May 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 764-7480 to register. May 11 ❏ Job Interviewing Workshop: Join us at FFSC, Bldg. 755 May 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. for interviewing tips to improve your interviewing skills. Mock interviews, interview questions and dress for success are just a few of the topics covered. Call 764-7480 to register or for more information. May 18 ❏ Couponing 101: Come learn how a penny pinching purchaser can save hundreds of dollars each month on groceries. Coupon 101 is May 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the FFSC. For more information call 764-7480. May 25 ❏ Couponing 102: If you have attended Couponing 101, you will not want to miss this class. If you have not attended Couponing 101, come and try this out. Couponing 102 is May 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the FFSC. For more information, call 764-7480. ❏ Educational & Scholarship Opportunities: Frustrated filling out the college financial applications? Searching for scholarships? Come for an

❏ 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 764-7480 for more information.

Updates and Notices ❏ Volunteer needed for pre-schooler's program: Do you have a couple of hours per week to spend volunteering at the library for our preschool program? This program is designed for pre-schoolers with story time, crafts and a lot in interaction. Parent or guardian must attend. The program meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 764-7900.

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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 King's Speech: April 30, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Country Strong: April 30, 5 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ 127 Hours: April 30, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Country Strong: May 1, 2 p.m., Rated PG-13

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. ❏ Paul: April 29, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Battle: Los Angeles, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13

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While at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Airman Payne was also able to put in extra hours to help others, but this time it was for the Iraqi military. "When I was at Al Asad AB, I helped lay the groundwork for an Iraqi military dining facility," the St. Louis native said. "It was going to be their first one. It was nice knowing I was helping an allied foreign military in a big way." Airman Payne now focuses his efforts ensuring the transition of Iraqi bases back into the hands of the Iraqis goes smoothly. Airman Payne and his team have to accurately produce maps showing that what the U.S military says it is returning is actually there. "Construction management and ground work is a big portion of the job, but site surveying and drafting and printing maps is a large percentage of the job," said Airman Payne. "When we go out to do a site survey and use our equipment, we have to be very detailed oriented and precise. If we don't do our jobs correctly and our maps Courtesy photo are inaccurate, we lose our credibility." Most young men and women are only familiar with the U.S military's involvement in the Middle East from the internet or television. Airman Payne is seeing it in person. He is making his mark on history by contributing to the future success of Iraq. "The job I have here has given me the opportunity to travel and see Iraq," Airman Payne said. "Knowing that I am participating in something historical and helping the people of Iraq is a rewarding experience."

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Traumatic Stress Response team provides training By Master Sgt. Stephen Boice 628th Medical Group A plane goes down, a tsunami makes landfall, an earthquake shakes a nation or a car crashes leaving people severely injured. These events can happen without warning and often stretch our ability to cope with the stressors around us. Events of this nature are beyond the scope of everyday occurrences and often leave us feeling unprepared. How do individuals affected by these events cope? Joint Base Charleston's Traumatic Stress Response team has the answers. According to Air Force Capt. Jonathan Frank, a psychologist assigned to the 628th Medical Operations Squadron and the TSR team chief, the use of the TSR team helps reduce the number of personnel diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other long term problems. This is done by allowing individuals to process

their emotions and experiences early in the event and learn how to deal with the reactions they may be experiencing. The affected individuals are trained to recognize their reactions as a normal response to an abnormal situation and to recognize when they or a friend are in need of more intensive help. "The TSR team is a multi-disciplinary team that works with individuals involved in traumatic incidents to help them understand their reactions to those events," said Captain Frank. "Most importantly, TSR seeks to prevent long term psychological problems associated with traumatic events." The team offers pre-exposure preparation training, grief counseling and incident counseling. Pre-exposure preparation training is available for units considered to be high risk including: firefighters, security forces, medical personnel, search and recovery and Explosive Ordinance Disposal.

"The most important thing for a first responder is to be able to function during and after an event. This training helps make that possible," said Captain Frank. Grief counseling is offered on a one-on-one basis and is available for anyone involved in an incident or directly affected by the incident. After-incident counseling is offered as close to the scene as possible for those first responders and individuals directly involved in the event. Any individual seen under the TSR umbrella is allowed up to four undocumented sessions with a team member. "The TSR team prepares Airmen with pre-exposure preparation training," said Air Force Maj. Patrick Pohle, Joint Base Charleston Mental Health Flight Commander. "Then, when an incident does happen, we are there to provide support as well." To access the TSR team for training, contact the Mental Health Clinic at 963-6852. During real-world events, the team can be accessed through the Command Post.

TRICARE supports DEA’s National Medication Take Back Day Courtesy of the TRICARE media center FALLS CHURCH, VA – National Medication Take Back Day is April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at many police departments, universities, hospitals and military installations across America. This one-day event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a venue for people to safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. "TRICARE beneficiaries are encouraged to participate," said U.S. Public Health Service Rear Adm. Thomas McGinnis, chief of pharmaceutical operations, TRICARE. "This is a convenient

and environmentally safe way for TRICARE beneficiaries to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated medications." In the LowCountry, people can bring their medications to the North Charleston Police Department, North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, or the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, 3505 Pinehaven Drive. The Charleston Police Department will be collecting medications at their headquarters at 180 Lockwood Blvd. and at the Citadel Mall in front of JC Penny's. Mount Pleasant residents can drop off their medications at the Mount Pleasant Police Department, 100 Ann Edwards Lane.

Many people are not aware that medicines left at home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, according to the DEA. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Another advantage of this program is it discourages people from flushing drugs down their toilets. Drugs improperly disposed of wind up in rivers and lakes where they harm aquatic life and contaminate water supply, according to the

Environmental Protection Agency. Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, i.e., tablets and capsules will be accepted. Intra-venous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this program. The first National Medication Take Back Day was held, Sept. 25, 2010. This effort was a "huge success," with approximately 3,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation participating. According to the DEA, the American public turned in more than 121 tons of pills that day.

First 6 volunteer opportunities can make the most of your career By Airman 1st Class Michael Thorndike Membership Officer for the First 6 The Joint Base Charleston First 6 is a professional organization which focuses on providing junior enlisted service members a forum for making the most of their military careers. The organization extends the invitation to all service members in pay grades from E-1 through E-6 to join. First 6 meetings, which include free food, are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. on the second floor of Bldg. 246 in the First Term Airmen Center classroom on Joint Base Charleston-Air Base. First 6 Sponsored Events: ❏ Mentors for J.R.O.T.C students at R.B. Stall high

school: Every year students get to come on base and see what the Air Force can provide them but they never get a chance to speak with the active duty personnel. Our goal is to give students a tour of the base and show them the facilities the Air Force has to offer. We would like to have a cook out at the base picnic grounds so it will give us more of a chance to interact with the students. If you are interested, contact Airman 1st Class Evelyn Wilhems at ❏ Triathlon at the KOA Campgrounds: Volunteers are needed to help in many areas that are required for this event. If you are interested in helping out, please go to the following website and click under the volunteer folder and fill out the application. You will be provided a T-shirt and food for your help. ❏ March for Babies: March for Babies (formerly known as WalkAmerica) is a health charity whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. March for Babies is held in communities across the nation. These events have raised more than $1.7 billion since 1970. If interested, contact Tech Sgt. Natalie Hunter at or Tech. Sgt. April Arter at or go to the link below and click on "join the team": team/t1520961 Volunteer Update ❏ Feed Kinship Care: The goal of the Kinship Care

Resource and Support Program is to provide a safe, mutually supportive and non-judgmental environment for caregivers of children in the system. Volunteers are needed in two ways: To sponsor or provide and prepare food for caregivers and children attending meetings and to provide childcare for the children who accompany their caregivers to meetings. The opportunity is ongoing on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. To volunteer, contact 843-953-3715 or email at You can find more information at ❏ Pet Peace of Mind: Pet lovers, this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Help hospice patients at the Lutheran Hospice keep their pets until the patient passes away. Volunteers will provide dog walking and pet waste clean-up, pet food and cat litter, transportation to groomers and veterinarian appointments, medications and spay and neutering. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old and the opportunity is ongoing. To volunteer, contact Kathy Barham at 856-4735 or email at ❏ Mentors Needed: St. Andrews Middle School needs mentors to work with students. We ask our mentors to try to come to our school once or twice-a-week to spend about an hour with their student, either a 6th, 7th or 8th grader. Perhaps you will have lunch together, shoot some hoops or just spend time talking in the library. Having someone to care about and to take an interest in one of our young people can do them tremendous good. If you are interested in becoming a mentor contact Jim Brooks at 402-7815 or ❏ Magdalene House of Charleston: Magdalene House is a non-profit transitional and recovery aftercare facility for homeless, disadvantaged women that are recovering from substance abuse, and recently released from prison or a treatment center. We offer the critical undergirding to these women as they seek jobs and logistical support that ultimately mainstream them into acceptable, social and legal norms. We offer safe, secure transitional housing with daily counseling in spiritual and life skills, selfesteem, jobs skills and maximum independence. Magdalene House of Charleston seeks female drivers to drive residents to various appointments and errands. If interested in volunteering, contact Freda Lewis at 7249292 or

❏ Trident United Way: The Benefit Bank is an innovative network system for delivering benefits and enhancing anti-poverty efforts. The goal is to create a sustained, multiyear antipoverty campaign which brings together faithbased, community-based and other organizations to serve people forced to live in poverty. Hundreds of volunteers are needed. Scheduling is very flexible at many sites across the area. To volunteer, contact Cathy Easley at 7409000, ext. 243 or by e-mail at ❏ My Sisters House seeking Spanish-speaking interpreters: Family violence reaches across all cultures, ages and socioeconomic levels. Volunteers who can speak Spanish are needed to help victims of domestic violence. The organization's need is an ongoing opportunity. To volunteer, please contact Sarah Baird at 747-4069 or by email at ❏ Fields to Families: The gleaning season has begun full force and volunteers are needed to help - sometimes on very short notice. To help an organization committed to ending hunger, visit the website at and choose "Volunteer" to check out upcoming opportunities. For more information, contact Christina Lor at 388-2487 or by e-mail at ❏ Good Neighbor Center: "Breaking the cycle of homelessness" provides transitional housing for homeless veterans. Volunteers will be preparing meals, landscaping or assisting in the office. To volunteer, contact Faye Parker at 566-9344 or visit ❏ Lowcountry Orphan Relief: The Lowcountry Orphan Relief is looking for volunteers to help at their office in North Charleston. The LOR is a non-profit organization which provides support and services to local children and their families. Volunteers would be asked to assist at their facility with sorting, organizing and preparing clothing and school supplies to be given to local children. To volunteer, contact Cathy Keagy at 747-4099 or e-mail her at You can also check out the website at ❏ Susan G. Komen for the Cure: The Lowcountry Susan G. Komen for the Cure division is always in need of volunteers. They need help with administrative work and various events throughout the year. To find out what you can do to help with the fight against breast cancer, contact Taffy Tamblyn at 556-8011 or e-mail her at To find out more details on the opportunities, visit their website at


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Top 3 Association provides leadership Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston public affairs The Joint Base Charleston's Top 3 Organization's primary purpose is to provide enlisted leadership. We support projects and programs that directly enhance the professional development, morale, welfare, and status of enlisted personnel assigned to the base and serve as a forum to promote camaraderie and cooperation among our members and to disseminate information of common interest to senior non-commissioned officers. The Top 3 Association meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Low Country Bar in the Base Club at noon. It is open to all E-7s and above and Navy Chiefs are welcome to attend. Recurring Events ❏ Recognition program: Do you have an E-1 thru E-6 you would like to recognize for outstanding work? Here is a program designed just for that. Every month the Top 3 recognizes a member from the 437th Airlift Wing and the 628th Air Base Wing. This program is design to shadow the Diamond Sharp award, which is selected by your first sergeants. If you have someone who you would like to highlight to the Top 3, eat lunch with them, and allow them to mingle with their upper leadership in a relaxed

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manner, send your selections to Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Kloeppel at 9634182 by the close of business on the first Wednesday of each month. ❏ Enlisted Grant / Scholarship (Qtr): The purpose of this event is to award a well deserving E-1 thru E-6 who is attending school and displays the Air Force Core Values in their daily life. The winners will be awarded a $100 check to help with school expenses. Contact Master Sgt. Mark Harrison at 963-2180 or Master Sgt. Kevin Riley at 963-4077. Nominations are due by the beginning of the last month of each quarter. ❏ Habitat for Humanity: Are you skilled at home improvements? Do you like to get your hands dirty, or are you just motivated to try something different? The local Habitat for Humanity is a builds houses for families in need. They do this with volunteers like you. Contact

Master Sgt. Mike Tawney at 963-6760 if you are interested. ❏ Adopt-a-Highway: Have you ever driven down the road and noticed the "Adopt a Highway" signs? The Top 3 along has adopted Cross County Road as its street to help keep clean. Once a quarter, volunteers spread out along this stretch of highway and help pick up all the trash. Contact Master Sgt. Tina Friday at 963-6780. ❏ Food Bank: Help feed the homeless and less fortunate families here in the Low Country. We need volunteers to help sort, label and box food for the Low Country Food Bank. Contact Master Sgt. Troy Firzlaff at 963-559. ❏ VA Hospital Visit: Every quarter, our organization goes down to the local VA hospital and visits with our veterans. Here is an opportunity to listen to stories from the men and women who have served before you. The veterans also enjoy sharing time with their fellow Airman and soldiers. If you would like to spend a day with a veteran, contact Master Sgt. Kenneth Bragg at 963-2180.

Local school volunteer opportunities By Staff Sgt. Justin Jeanpierre 628th Family Support Squadro The following is a list of upcoming volunteer and mentor opportunities available in local schools. April 30 R.B. Stall High School painting: Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to paint numbers on the bus parking lot and clean up the creek off of the right hand side of the Ashley Phosphate entrance driveway.

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 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. May 23 Stono Park Elementary: Would like four pilots to speak at their career day, May 23 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Stono Park Elementary is located at 1699 Garden St., Charleston. Contact Cynthia Thomas [cynthia_thomas@] if you would like to volunteer.


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11,995 Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof $$ 10,995 10,995


2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2007 Ford F-150 XL 2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 2006 Ford F-150 Extended Cab 04 3.2TL 05 Dodge 05 05 Sienna Acura 3.2TL DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLTAuto, V6, 04Acura 05owner 05Lincoln Lincoln TownCar CarSignature SignatureLtd Ltd 05Toyota Toyota Sienna LE 04 Chevy Silverado 04 Chevy Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LS Cab, Loaded, Auto, air, power pkg, one V8, Lariat, 27k miles Crew New TiresLE V8, Town Leather, Loaded 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 $ $ $ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$

2010 Nissan Cube 2010 Nissan Versa 06 Marquis MercuryGrand Grand Marquis LS 06Mercury 06 Vitara 06Suzuki SuzukiGrand Grandonly Vitara Sport powerLS package Auto, Auto, 6kSport miles V6, V6,auto, auto,like likenew new

$ 13,995 11,995 11,995


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

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 16,995


16,995 12,995 12,995

06 06VW VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean 2008 $$ Mazda MX5 6 Speed, Leather, Extra Clean $

08 07 06 10 FordEscape Escape 08Ford 07 06 07Pontiac 06Nissan 10Nissan PontiacTorrent Torrent NissanAltima Altima2.5S 2.5S NissanVersa Versa 07MINI MINICooper Cooper 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 2008 Ford Escape 2008 Honda 2010 Honda Civic $$ 2010 Ford F-150 XLT $$ $$ 2010 Dodge Journey $$ $$Accord 2.4 EX $$ XLT V6, Auto, moonroof, extra clean Auto, loaded Auto, Power Pkg, Loaded Loaded, xtra clean, SAVE BIG V8, Auto, Extra clean $ $ $ $ $

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 17,995 16,995 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


2008 Saturn VUE XR V6, Auto, 30K Miles $

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

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Captain seats, dual power doors $



10 ToyotaCamry CamryLELE 10Toyota

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

17,995 17,995

17,995 17,995



07 07Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab


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

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

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


Crew CrewCab CabZ85 Z85


17,995 17,995

2010 Nissan Frontier Auto, King Cab, Loaded, 9K Miles $

08 08GMC GMCCanyon CanyonSLT SLT

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



07 07Nissan NissanQuest Quest

19,995 19,995

07 07Ford FordEdge EdgeSE SE

18,995 18,995


20,995 20,995

19,995 19,995

16,995 16,995

2009 Mini Cooper S Moonroof, Lthr, 1 Owner, 20K Miles $


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


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


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

16,995 16,995


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


10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible


07 07Jeep JeepWrangler WranglerXX


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

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


2010 Ford Escape XLT V6, auto, loaded $


18,995 18,995


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

2010 Ford Fusion SEL V6, leather, sunroof $

Power Powerside sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded

15,995 15,995

15,995 15,995

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

16,995 16,995


2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Loaded, 21k miles $

07 07VW VWTouareg Touareg

08 08Honda HondaCRV CRV Auto, Auto,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean


16,995 16,995

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




Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe

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 $


13,995 13,995 17,995

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



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

2004 Mazda 6 Auto, power package, like new $

2007 Kia Sedona Auto, all power, extra clean $

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner


2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara V6, 4x4, Extra clean $

10 10Ford FordE350 E350Van Van

6,995 6,995

4,995 4,995

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

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

V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner



2001 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4x4, V6, auto $

2005 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 2008 Ford Focus S 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 2003 BMW 745 745i 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 5 speed, loaded, low miles Leather, moonroof V8, auto, price to sell Auto, one owner, gas saver! Loaded, Looks & Drives Great 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



00 00Saturn SaturnSL1 SL1

3,995 3,995


00 00Ford FordF150 F150Ext ExtCab Cab

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


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


2006 Dodge Durango SLT Moonroof, Leather, DVD $


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 $

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.

09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

08 08Ford FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT 3rd 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner


18,995 18,995

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


09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX

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


20,995 20,995

Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner


20,995 20,995

2010 Ford Flex SEL 2008 Toyota Highlander Ltd. 2010 Ford Edge Limited 2009 Nissan Murano 2010 Ford Mustang GT 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Leather, loaded, xtra clean One owner, loaded V6, Leather, CD/MP3 Nav., moonroof, leather Auto, leather, convertible 4x4, Auto, hardtop, must see $ Cherokee $ $ LTLT $ $08GMC 10 10 08 10Jeep JeepGrand Grand Cherokee 10Chevy ChevyCamaro Camaro 08Wrangler WranglerUnlimited UnlimitedSahara Sahara GMCSierra Sierra1500 1500Crew CrewCab Cab 08 Pathfinder 10 09 08Nissan Nissan Pathfinder 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab $ 08

24,995 21,995 21,995

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


24,995 Auto, 24,995 25,995 26,995 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

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


2009 Acura 08 Pilot EX-L 08Honda Honda Pilot EX-L TL

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 Dual moonroof, loaded, DualNav, moonroof, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi Auto, moonroof, DVD $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Loaded, moonroof, 11owner, New totosteal! Loaded, moonroof, lthr, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Newtires, tires,loaded, loaded,priced priced steal! Diesel 4x4 Loaded, like Leather, Sunroof, Mega Cab, 19k mi, Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty, likenew new Leather,only only14k 14kmiles milesOnly 9k miles, loaded Sunroof,only only400 400miles miles Mega Cab,only only 19k mi,11owner owner Auto, Nav.,lthr, Loaded, Only 20K Miles Harley Davidson, moonroof, Nav Powerstoke Leather, Extra Clean, 13K Miles


$ 24,995 24,995 30,995

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


28,995 $$ 24,995 24,995

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

25,995 26,995 27,995 25,995 26,99534,995 26,995 35,995 27,995 25,995 32,995 25,995 34,99526,995


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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The official base paper for Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (Charleston Air Force Base & Naval Weapons Station) This 12,500 circulation newspap...