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Joint Base Charleston, S.C.


Vol. 4, No. 20

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

Thursday, May 31, 2013

Being prepared at Joint Base Charleston

Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hurricane Hugo zeroes in on the Charleston coast the night of September 21, 1989. The devastation caused by Hugo taught local residents many things – most importantly, the need to be prepared and informed, as well as the importance of heeding officials’ warnings to evacuate when the order is given. In addition to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and local forecasters, Joint Base Charleston personnel keep watch on conditions that affect JB Charleston. (Inset) Staff Sgt. Marlyn Daust, 437th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight weather forecaster, points to an area on a radar screen July 30, 2012, at JB Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The radar gives a more accurate look at the weather through the atmosphere and enables the Weather Flight to predict the timing of storms approaching JB Charleston. For more information on hurricane preparedness, see Pages 7-10.


HEATING UP 101 Critical Days of Summer See page 3

BE PREPARED Hurricane checklist

See page 8-9


Airmen honored at CCAF ceremony See page 11

Weekend Weather Update JB CHS, SC

Friday, May 31

Partly Cloudy

(20% precip)

High 85º Low 70º

Saturday, June 1

Partly Cloudy

(20% precip)

High 86º Low 71º

Sunday, June 2

Partly Cloudy

(20% precip)

High 85º Low 73º

Losing money, bad decisions through DUIs

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Our country is a land of many rights and freedoms for our fellow citizens. Rights also come with great responsibility to ensure that we can continue to enjoy them. One of the freedoms is being able to responsibly enjoy a drink once a person turns 21-years-old, but being irresponsible with alcohol can be a costly and deadly decision. “Unfortunately some military members disregard all the warnings and lessons regarding drinking and driving and end up suffering the consequences of receiving a DUI,” said Capt. Adam Tan, 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office chief of adverse actions. “Drinking and driving never ends up with a positive outcome. Ultimately you can kill yourself and or someone else. It is an unnecessary risk with many regrets.” Getting pulled over on base for A wrecked vehicle reminds drivers of the consequences of drinking and driving June 28, 2013, at Joint Base driving under the influence is no Charleston –Air Base. laughing matter. After performing a field sobriety test, a person pulled over for a DUI will have to take a breathalyzer. base DUI is $5,000 to $20,000 (in legal fees and and speech. If we ask to see their ID and they penalties. hand us a debit card, it’s usually a good indicaFailing is the least of a person’s worries. “Getting a DUI on base can be costly as tion to perform a field sobriety test. “The first thing we do when we receive news “During the sobriety test we ask the driver of a military member charged with a DUI on well,” said Tan. “You can lose half of your pay base is to contact that persons’ first sergeant,” for two months. Imagine paying your bills with to step out of their vehicle, perform a walk said Tan. “Then, we contact the military mem- half of the money you normally receive. And, and turn and one-legged stand. If they are ber’s commander. All punishment for military you lose the money you would have gotten if deemed impaired, we handcuff them and take members rest within the discretion of the com- you weren’t demoted. E-4 and below can be them to the squadron where we conduct a breathalyzer. People’s biggest mistake is mander. Commanders like to keep the punish- demoted to E-1.” Money isn’t the only thing to worry about thinking they are going to get away with ments for DUI’s consistent and most military members receive an Article 15 or non-judicial after getting a DUI. Due to the current budget drinking and driving.” Whether a person is drinking to celebrate a punishment, forfeiture of pay, restriction to base, constraints and the military looking for ways to extra duty, reduction of rank, reprimand and loss cut back, military members who get a DUI are holiday or just hanging out with some friends, on the top of the list when it comes to roll backs, remember to always have a plan. Never get of driving privileges.” behind the wheel after drinking, Tan said. If a military member receives a DUI off base said Tan. “It costs the Air Force manpower and money Military members are on duty 24-hours a day. and he or she is arrested by the local police “Being a military member means you are held department, the base legal office contacts the to handle DUI cases,” Tan said. “It makes it easy counties’ solicitor and asks if the legal office can for the Air Force to involuntarily separate to a higher standard,” he said. “Your decision Airmen who receive DUIs when they are look- will not only affect you in the moment, but will handle the case. “The solicitor decides if they want to press ing for people to cut. DUIs are career killers and also affect your career. Calling AADD is a good charges or if they want to hand over the case to depending on the type of discharge the Airman idea and free. Getting a DUI is not.” If your primary plan fails and you are drinkthe base,” Tan said. “If they hand over the case receives, he can lose his benefits as well.” Tech. Sgt. Clifford Hartley, 628th Security ing, please call 963-AADD for a ‘no questions to us, the military receives the same punishments as getting a DUI on base. If the solicitor Forces Squadron Alpha Flight chief, said asked’ ride. denies, they will keep the DUI case and the mil- Security Forces members are trained to detect if someone is driving a vehicle under the influence itary member will have to go to court. “If a military member is sent to court, the of alcohol. “We take courses, do on-the-job training and punishment is left up to the judge and or jury. Punishments for off base DUIs usually are a have annual requirements to learn how to detect fine, loss of driver’s license, court cost and high- if a driver is under the influence,” said Hartley. Please note the 628th Medical Group “If we pull over a vehicle that is swaying or hiter insurance rates.” will be CLOSED June 5, 2013, from According to Tan, the average cost of an off ting a curb, we monitor the drivers look, smell noon until 4:30 p.m.


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Our biggest threat ... our role

Commentary by Lt. Col. Matthew Leard 437th Airlift Wing Operations Support Squadron commander

For decades, the biggest threat to our nation has either been another country, terrorist organization, or cyber-attack on our vital systems. Today the danger is much different and internal to our nation. “The single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt,” said retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This was an incredibly powerful statement made by the highest-ranking military officer at the time, and principle military advisor to the President. He went on to say, “I also believe we have every responsibility to help eliminate that threat … We must, and will, do our part.” What exactly is our part? From our level, budget talks can seem like nothing more than the daily D.C. banter we read or hear about in the news. But, as sequestration becomes increasingly entrenched and the looming furloughs come nearer, make no mistake about it

– you are pivotal to our greater success. I offer that performing our part starts with three primary ideas. Recognition: We need to recognize that future operating budgets will likely continue to decrease. Simply put, this means that next year we will not be able to do everything we did last year … subsequent years potentially even less. Recognizing this reality properly postures us for the tough choices required in order to address this challenge. Too often, we discuss the challenges of the current budget and refer to next year’s budget as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. This can lead to carrying over projects or processes that are no longer sustainable within the current budget reality. If we are simply deferring requirements until next year in the hopes that this was all just some sort of bad dream, we are fundamentally deferring the hard choices required of us today, while letting them grow until tomorrow. Prioritization: We must prioritize. This requires us to identify our high-priority tasks or processes that are core to the mission. These are the tasks that could potentially lead to mission

failure if we were to stop doing them. For those processes that are deemed to be low-priority tasks, we should either reduce them significantly or terminate them altogether. Only through prioritization will we be able to resist the temptation to simply do everything … just a bit less. Ownership: Every one of us must take ownership of our role in addressing this challenge. No one understands or knows your processes better than you. You execute them daily, to near perfection. The truly innovative ideas that make your processes more efficient cannot come from a headquarters or consultant. If true efficiencies are to be realized, they must come from you. A challenge this size cannot simply be addressed by someone else, we all must do our part. As Airmen, we are a service born from innovation. Those that came before us recognized the daunting challenges of their day, and each time rose to defeat those challenges confronting them. If defeating this threat, our biggest threat, is truly the challenge of this day, I call on you to recognize, prioritize and own the fact that we must, and will, do our part in conquering it.

Lessons from a youth soccer team

Commentary by Lt. Col. Andy Dawson 841st Transportation Battalion commander

In April, my family and I traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to watch my son’s team play in a youth soccer tournament. The team played well and earned a spot in the championship game on Sunday afternoon. Just before the game, the parents between the two teams engaged in casual conversation. A father from the other team made an interesting statement to me. He said, “We talked to the coach of the team you all beat this morning and got your scouting report.” The father continued, “The coach said your boys are relentless and play with passion, they never give up and they are very skilled.” I chuckled as I thought of his comments, thinking to myself, “Does he realize he is talking about 9-year-old boys, and not professionals?” As the weeks have passed since the tournament, I have thought about those statements often. Specifically, how impressive it was for an opposing coach to identify the passion of a team of 9-year-old boys, and as a leader, can I inspire those qualities in the members of my command as we conduct our mission? I’m not really sure how the boys on my son’s team developed such passion for soccer at a young age, but I will admit they sure were fun to watch on the field. As you look at your organization, do customers, or those not in the organization, see the passion of your employees? Do others marvel at the things your organization can do? What steps as a commander, leader, or employee can you take to promote that climate in your organization? We all desire to be the best, but have we done our own individual part?

The current United States Army Soldier’s Creed has two important lines: “I will never accept defeat. I will never quit.” These lines can have many meanings, but simply put, they both express a commitment to a task. Is commitment a hallmark of your organization, or are simple things falling through the cracks? As leaders, do you wonder why what may seem like simple tasks are not accomplished? How did a bunch of 9-year-olds learn to “never give up” and play to the final whistle? Are you committed to doing the same to accomplish your organization’s mission? Finally, we all take pride in our technical proficiency and skills and ability to do our job. As we transition from a military at war to a military focused on training and preparing for the next mission, we will return to basics. For those in military uniform, that means a return to individual training, mission rehearsal exercises and command readiness inspections. For my son, it just means more time on the practice field. Regardless of the situation, the more you practice, the better you become. My son’s team went on to win the game 6-2, and won their age bracket at the tournament. I was left wondering if the father I talked with before the game thought the scouting report was accurate. At work, I wonder what this team of little boys could teach our organizations. This will be my last commentary at Joint Base Charleston as I depart this summer during the annual, change of command season. I would like to thank Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander, and the 628th Air Base Wing staff, fellow commanders and the JB Charleston community for the tremendous support displayed to the 841st Transportation Battalion during my command tour. The cooperation and support here in Charleston has enabled the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command to provide world-class logistics support to our warfighters. Army Strong!

Diamond Tip: Who is your first sergeant?

Commentary by Master Sgt. James Kasch 14th Airlift Squadron first sergeant

per week, 365-days a year, solely for the purpose to assist you in a time of crisis: the first sergeant. We are your focal point when interacting with base supporting agencies. We are here when you transfer TDY, have pay issues, attend PME, need a new CAC after misplacing yours, have questions regarding leave, a sounding board for personal issues, and the list goes on. I think back to a time when a situation arose that involved the first sergeant. How professional did he or she take care of it? We pride ourselves on our demeanor and professionalism. We take on each challenge with a renewed vigor. We only ask that each and every one of you strive to do the same. There is an Airman reading this now that will someday take on the challenge and become a first sergeant. I want to leave you with our creed…

How many Airmen out there know their first sergeant? How many know what he or she can do for you? As I look back over the last 20 years, I’ve asked myself those very questions on numerous occasions. First, you must know that your first sergeant is a person and not a machine. We have sons, daughters, husbands and wives and yes, even feelings … just like you. We do not wake up each day with the thought of ruining or ending someone’s career. And, we are not the uniform police as many like to assume. A direct quote from Air Force Instruction 36-2618 para 6.1.7. states: “First sergeants proMaster Sgt. James Kasch vide a dedicated focal point for all readiness, health, 14th Airlift Squadron first sergeant morale, welfare and quality of life issues within their organizations.” The AFI also adds we “derive authority from the unit commander and advise commanders, command chiefs and other enlisted I am a First Sergeant Airman on morale, discipline, mentoring, well-being, recognition and the My job is people – Every One is My Business. professional development of enlisted Airman.” I dedicate my time and energy to their needs; Notice how the first items listed are readiness and morale, not discitheir health, morale, discipline, and welfare. pline. Each first sergeant looks forward to ensuring their Airmen are I grow in strength by strengthening my people. ready to deploy and maintain the highest morale possible under the curMy job is done in faith; my people build faith. rent conditions. My job is people – Second, as your first sergeant, each and every one of us has taken a EVERY ONE IS MY BUSINESS. step away from our primary career field to do one thing, take care of Airmen. Our motto states “My job is people … everyone is my business!” May it provide you comfort to know we are here for you; ready, We take that seriously. Who else is on call 24-hours a day, seven- days willing … your FIRST SERGEANT!

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Critical Days of Summer: common sense and planning ahead By Dwayne Powell Joint Base Charleston Ground Safety manager

Labor Day holidays are the "high threat" portion of the year. Many mishaps are the result of poor risk management and faulty judgment. A classic example is trying to cram too much activity into too little time, coupled with long-distance driving on the three-day weekend. Ultimately, your goal is to come back to work rested and refreshed; not worn out and tired by an overly ambitious, three-day weekend itinerary that included too much driving. During the summer, take advantage of the activities in and around our local area and enjoy your off-duty time with family and friends, but mitigate risk by employing sound risk management skills as you plan your activities. Ask yourself; I have the right training, ... the right equipment, ... and most importantly, should I be conducting this activity after having consumed alcohol? Your commitment to safety and your pledge of accountability to each other will ensure JB Charleston makes it through the summer without incident. Enjoy your summer, but please make each day safe for you and your family and remember the theme, Safe-n-Sound, All Year Round.

Each year, the Department of Defense conducts the "Critical Days of Summer" safety campaign. The Memorial Day Weekend we just celebrated, marked the official start of this year's campaign with the theme: "Safen-Sound, All Year Round." Although the Critical Days of Summer only runs until September 3, this year's theme shows you are valued every day of the year. The campaign is all about preservation of our most valuable asset - our people. Each member of Joint Base Charleston is part of our extended family and each has a critical role to play in their unit's mission. Each person is invaluable to the DOD's continuing success. Our message today is directed towards our off-duty activities, which directly impact our mission if you are injured, disabled or killed. Historically, our nation's highways and waterways pose an equal or greater threat to us than any enemy we face. Consequently, the days between the Memorial Day and

Getting ‘on the road again’ means planning for safety

Courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Safety Office

Private motor vehicle mishaps continue to be the number one cause of fatalities in all branches of the military during the summer. The percentage of PMV-related fatalities during the previous three Critical Days of Summer campaigns (2010, 2011, 2012) has ranged from a low of 71 percent to a high of 94 percent for the Navy; a low of 64 percent to a high of 77 percent for the Marines; and a low to high range of approximately 82 percent to 94 percent for the Army. Although the percentage of Air Force PMV-related fatalities during the previous three CDS campaigns has decreased slightly (75 percent, 72 percent, and 69 percent, respectively), it remains, by far, the major cause of fatalities throughout the summer. Many of us wait for summer to take leave to enjoy the clear and dry road conditions for travel.


GREEN # of Days Since Last JB Charleston DUI - 62 (March 29, 2013)


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Total # of DUIs for JB Charleston 2013 - 5

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The warm and sunny weather is just calling us to get "On the Road Again." However, as noted, private motor vehicle mishaps are the number one cause of fatalities for both the Air Force and Navy. So when you take your well-earned leave, keep in mind that your family, friends and co-workers want you to return rested and refreshed. To help you get back “Safe ’n Sound,” remember you have the responsibility to plan for and mitigate hazards. While the data on fatalities is published regularly, the data on reported Class Cs mishaps is not. Class C data should not be ignored because, as all safety professionals are aware, a Class C has the potential of becoming a Class A at any given moment. Sometimes the only difference is luck! Don’t let your luck run out this summer. Listed below are websites that can help you plan your travels:

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34 JB Charleston Airmen selected for master sergeant

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. The list of selectees was released May 23, at 8 a.m.

Congratulations to Team Charleston's newest master sergeant selects! 628th Air Base Wing Lynn Scholl

437th Maintenance Squadron Michael Balarillo Roy Foster Sam Gordon Nick Rykal Damien Thomas Jason Whitehead

437th Maintenance Operations Squadron Shawn Conway 14th Airlift Squadron Christopher Cobb 16th Airlift Squadron Joshua Denny

628th Medical Group Joshuwa Steel Heath Travis

628th Civil Engineer Squadron Brooks McDonald Remone Richardson

628th Communications Squadron Kevin Boles 628th Force Support Squadron Crystal Cunningham Melissa Jackson

628th Security Forces Squadron Daniel Prosymchak 437th Maintenance Group Jason Smith

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17th Airlift Squadron William Hyde

1st Combat Camera Squadron Matthew Lichtenberg Tonia Morgan

373rd Training Squadron Det. 5 Aaron Abercrombie Matthew Ancell Ryan Isensee Beth McDonald

The average score for those selected was 350.21. Selectees' average time in grade is 4.38 years and time in service is 15.27. The average enlisted performance report score is 133.85, and 11.02 is the average decorations score. Selectee

average promotion fitness examination score is 82.76 and the average specialty knowledge test score is 68.43. Those selected for master sergeant will be promoted according to their promotion sequence number beginning in August. Selections are tentative until the data verification process is complete, which is no later than 10 days after the promotion release date. Personnel officials will notify Airmen, via military personnel sections, if their selection is in question. To see the promotion list Thursday, go to the myPers website at, select "Search All Components" from the drop down menu and enter "enlisted promotions" in the search window. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices on the virtual MPF, accessible via the secure applications page and the Air Force Portal. For more information about promotion opportunities and other personnel issues, visit myPers.

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Kimberly King, 2013 South Carolina military-affiliated Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year recipient, displays her state plaque in recognition of her achievement from earlier this May. She will compete for the Southeast regional Youth of the Year during the week of June 17.

One of JB Charleston’s own selected as State Military Youth of the Year

Story and photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Hallford Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Youth Center candidate garnered the 2013 South Carolina military-affiliated Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year. Kimberly King, a Goose Creek High School sophomore, competed against 11 other military youth April 26, at the state contest in Columbia, S.C. Kimberly is the daughter of retired Chief Petty Officer Stanley King and Frenchie King. Her selection, was based upon two factors: a written package, including her scholastic achievements, school-sponsored group membership and community involvement; and performance during interviews at the competition. The Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year program develops their members into articulate, polished and knowledgeable citizens, with a well-defined moral character and sense of responsibility to community and beyond. "It's been exciting seeing her grow and mature into a nice young lady," said Brooke Matthews, Weapons Station youth programs director. "One aspect that helped set her apart from her peers is her extensive involvement within her school and community." For her accomplishment, Kimberly

received a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship with additional scholarship possibilities. She will compete during the week of June 17 for the Southeast regional title held in Atlanta, with the winner of the regional competition advancing to compete in Washington, D.C. at the national level. "We are very proud of Kimberly's achievements and performance,” said Matthews. “We are excited for what future endeavors await her.” "I was nervous, yet confident at the competition," said King, "I showcased myself as genuinely and thoroughly as I could. I was pleasantly surprised to hear I had won, and I am eager for the upcoming regional competition." According to King, after she completes high school, she plans to attend college and double major in biology and physical therapy. Her dreams include pursuing the necessary credentials to become a midwife, helping mothers during childbirth. She is also exploring the possibilities of becoming a physical therapist. The club, state, regional and national-level Youth of the Year selectees serve as teen ambassadors for The Boys and Girls Club and work with club staff members in their increased roles, representing the club at conferences, special events, speaking engagements and donation drives.


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May brings Navy advancement notices: Bravo Zulu! Courtesy of the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Office

The following Sailors were frocked or advanced to their new pay grade after the results of the March 2013 Navy-wide advancement exams were released last week. Frocking allows Sailors to assume the title and increased responsibilities of their new rank, but in many cases, they aren't actually paid for their promotion until they are actually advanced at various increments during the fiscal year. Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) First Class Alonzo Abney Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) First Class Timothy Burch Fire Controlman First Class Waylon Gray Naval Health Clinic Charleston Hospital Corpsman First Class Piotor Juchniewicz HM1 Christopher Paul HM2 Jesse Miller HM2 Jessica Rahe HM2 John Taber HM3 Joshua Darisse HM3 Michael Haynes Electrician’s Mate Third Class Michael Moore

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Hurricanes Defined Being prepared at Joint Base Charleston

Be prepared: Disaster prevention "Preventing the loss of life and minimizing the damage to property from hurricanes are responsibilities that are shared by all." • Disaster prevention should include: • Developing a Family Plan • Creating a Disaster Supply Kit • Securing your home • Having a pet plan If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. However, evacuations will not be ordered for all storms. That means it is important for you and your family to have a plan that makes you as safe as possible in your home as well as one to evacuate. Develop a family plan - Your family's plan should be based on your vulnerability to the hurricane hazards. You should keep a written Family Emergency Plan and Child’s Emergency Contacts card and share your plan with other friends or family. Also develop a communications plan. It is important to include your entire family in the planning

process. Studies have shown that children who were involved in and understood their family’s emergency plan before Hurricane Katrina had far less emotional distress and required less counseling in its aftermath. Create A Disaster Supply Kit - The disaster supply kit is a useful tool whether you evacuate or to help make you as safe as possible in your home. Be sure to include a list of items and their locations at the last minute (medications, deeds, insurance paperwork, etc.) Secure Your Home - There are actions you can take to make your home more secure and able to withstand stronger storms. Have A Pet Plan - Do not leave your pets behind when you evacuate; be sure to plan carefully for them. The only local shelter that accepts pets is the North Charleston coliseum; only one family member may go there with the pet. Be sure to have an evacuation plan that includes family and friends or a hotel that accepts your pet(s).

Tropical Storm: Once winds within a tropical system reach 39 miles per hour and the distinct low pressure area is well defined by a rotating circulation, the system is considered a tropical storm and is given a name. Hurricane: Sustained winds exceeding 74 miles per hour or greater, dangerously high water and rough seas. Hurricane Watch: Issued when hurricane conditions are a real possibility for an area within 48 hours. Hurricane Warning: Issued when a hurricane is expected within 36 hours. Begin precautionary action at once.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Charleston area hurricane evacuation routes

Edisto Island, Adams Run... Evacuees will take SC 174 to US 17. They will then take US 17 south to SC 64. This will take them to Walterboro, and then to Aiken and I-20.

Yonges Island, Meggett, Hollywood, Ravenel... Use SC 165 to US 17, then US 17 south to SC 64 where they will go to Walterboro, then to Aiken and I-20.

Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook... Evacuees will use SC 700 to Road S-20 (Bohicket Road) to US 17. Evacuees will take US 17 south to SC 64 where they will go to Walterboro, then to Aiken and I-20.

James Island and Folly Beach... Use SC 171 to US 17. Evacuees should then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.

City of Charleston... The west side of the city (West Ashley) will use SC 61 to US 78, US 321, SC 389 to I-20. Downtown will use normal lanes of I26.

North Charleston... Evacuees will take US 52 (Rivers Avenue) to US 78 to US 178 to Orangeburg then to I-20 or continue on US 52 to US 176 or continue north on US 52. The right lanes of US 52 at Goose Creek will continue on to Moncks Corner. In Moncks Corner, evacuees

will be directed onto SC 6, where SC 6 will take them toward Columbia. The left lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will go onto US 176 to Columbia. Evacuees using SC 642 will travel west toward Summerville and take road S-22 (Old Orangeburg Road) to US 78 west.

East Cooper... Evacuees leaving Mount Pleasant will take I-526 or US 17 south to I-26. Those leaving Sullivan's Island will use SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526, then I-26. Evacuees from the Isle of Palms will use the Isle of Palms connector (SC 517) to go to US 17, where the right lane will turn north on US 17, then proceed to SC 41, to SC 402, then to US 52 to SC 375, then to US 521, to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia. Evacuees using the left lanes of the Isle of Palms connector will turn left to go to I-526 and then on to I-26. Evacuees on I-526 approaching I-26 from East Cooper will be directed to the normal lanes of I-26 if in the right lane of I-526. Those in the left lane of I-526 will be directed into the reversed lanes of I-26.

Awendaw and McClellanville... Evacuees will take SC 45 to US 52 where they will be directed right onto US 52 to SC 375 to US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

Daniel Island…. Evacuees will use I-526 or Clements Ferry Road as conditions warrant.

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Hurricane safety information courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Emerge

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Hurricane Hazards - Storm Surge and Flooding Hu

"The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge."

Storm surge is water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. It can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles of coastline and is by far the greatest threat to life and property along the immediate coast. Storm tide is the water level rise due to storm surge combining with "normal" high tide. For example, if there is a normal high tide of 3 feet and a storm surge of 15 feet, the storm tide would be 18 feet. Wind driven waves are then superimposed on the storm tide. This combination of high winds and storm tide topped off with battering waves can cause severe flooding in coastal areas, making the danger tremendous. Hurricane Hugo's storm tide was the highest ever recorded on the East Coast at an estimated 20 feet just north of Charleston!

STORM SURGE SAFETY ACTIONS Select the nearest possible evacuation destination, preferably in your local area, and map out your route. Don't get on the road without a planned route, or place to go. • Choose the home of the closest friend/relative not in a designated evacuation zone and discuss your plan with them before hurricane season. • You may also choose a hotel/motel outside of the vulnerable area. • If neither of these options is available, as a last resort, consider the closest possible public shelter. Remember, with the exception of the Coliseum in North Charleston, public shelters do not accept pets. • Use the SC evacuation routes & reversal plans designated by authorities and become familiar with your route by driving it before an evacuation order is issued. • Register or get information regarding anyone in your household whom may require special assistance in order to evacuate. - Medical Needs - SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) at (843) 953-2450 - Mobility & Other Special Needs - - Disabilities Resource Center at (843) 225-5080 • Prepare your home prior to leaving by boarding up doors and windows, securing or moving indoors all yard objects, and turn-

ing off all utilities. • If you live in an evacuation zone and are ordered to evacuate by officials, do so as quickly as possible. Do not wait or delay your departure, to do so will only increase your chances of being stuck in traffic, or even worse, not being able to get out at all. • Expect traffic congestion and delays during evacuations. Plan for significantly longer travel times than normal to reach your intended destination; don't forget to take entertainment for the kids! • Stay tuned to a local radio or television station and listen carefully for any advisories or specific instructions from local officials. Monitor your NOAA Weather Radio. HURRICANE HAZARDS - FLOODING Inland Flooding: "In the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, inland flooding was responsible for more than half of the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the United States." When it comes to hurricanes, wind speeds do not tell the whole story. Hurricanes produce storm surges, tornadoes, and often the most deadly of all - inland flooding. While storm surge is always a potential threat, more people have died due to inland flooding from 1970 2000. Intense rainfall is not directly tied to the wind speed of hurricanes; in fact, some of the greatest rainfall amounts occur from weaker storms that drift slowly or stall over an area. Inland flooding is the major threat from hurricanes for people living inland and can be a major threat to communities hundreds of miles from the coast. Hurricane Floyd (1999) brought intense rains and record flooding to the Eastern U.S. Of the 56 people who perished, 50 drowned due to inland flooding. Tropical Storm Alberto (1994) drifted over the Southeast US and produced torrential rainfall. Over 21 inches of rain fell in Georgia; 33 people drowned and damage exceeded $750 million. WHAT CAN YOU DO? • When you hear hurricane, think inland flooding. • Determine whether you live in a potential flood zone. • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

• Keep abreast of road conditions through the news media. • Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water. • Do not attempt to cross flowing water, before OR after a storm! As little as six inches of water may knock an adult off their feet and cause you to lose control of your vehicle; twenty-four inches will carry away most vehicles, to include pickup trucks and SUVs. - Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown! • Get flood insurance; flood damage is NOT covered by regular homeowners insurance. - There is a 30-day waiting period after applying for flood insurance. - The National Flood Insurance Program provides information, maps and assistance finding an agent.




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2013 Storm Names Andrea Barry Chanta Dorian Erin Fernand Gabrielle Humberto Ingrid Jerry Karen

Lorenzo Melissa Nestor Olga Pablo Rebekah Sebastien Tanya Van Wendy

What if we have more than 21 storms? In that case, the National Hurricane Center will turn to the Greek alphabet and we'll have Hurricanes Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.

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urricane Watch: How to prepare for a possible warning

Hurricane Watch is issued when hurricane conditions are a real possibility for an area within 48 hours. Here are some things you should do to prepare for a possible Hurricane Warning: • Review your family disaster plan and check your Emergency Supplies Kit to include food and water supplies. • Review evacuation plans. Learn safe routes inland and plan your evacuation route. Be ready to drive 20 to 50 miles inland to locate a safe place. • Make sure the gas tank in your car is full. • Make arrangements for pets, and identify pet-friendly hotels if you plan to evacuate • Refill prescription medications. • Anchor or stow small boats. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys and gar-

den tools; anchor objects that cannot be brought inside. • Remove outside antennas. • Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. • Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly. • Store drinking water in jugs, bottles and clean bathtubs. • Trim dead or weak branches from trees. • Stay tuned to local media and your Weather Alert Radio for updates on the storm.

If a Hurricane Warning IS announced, take these additional steps: • Store valuables such as jewelry, silverware, photos and scrapbooks in a safe place, such as a waterproof container on the highest level of your home. • Park your car in a sheltered area or on high ground. • Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions. • Evacuate if the order is given.

• If you must stay at home, stay inside away from windows, skylights and glass doors. • Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries. Avoid using open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light. • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power "surge" when electricity is restored. • If officials order an evacuation: - Leave as soon as possible. Avoid flooded roads and watch for washed-out bridges. - Secure your home by unplugging appliances and turning off electricity and the main water valve. - Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going. - If time permits, and you live in an identified surge zone, elevate furniture to protect it from flooding, or move it to a higher floor. - Bring your pre-assembled Emergency Supplies Kit. - Bring blankets and sleeping bags if you are going to a shelter. - Lock your home and leave.

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Winds: Hurricanes are classified using the mpson Hurricane Wind Scale based on their d wind speed. cal storm-force winds are strong enough to erous to those caught in them. For this reargency managers plan on having their evacomplete and their personnel sheltered before t of tropical storm-force winds, not hurrice winds. cane-force winds can easily destroy buildmobile homes. Debris such as signs, roofing and small items left outside become flying in hurricanes. Extensive damage to trees, water and underground utility lines (from trees), and fallen poles cause considerable n. rise buildings are also vulnerable to hurrice winds, particularly at the higher levels

since wind speed tends to increase with height. Recent research suggests you should stay below the tenth floor, but still above any floors at risk for flooding The strongest winds usually occur in the right side of the eyewall of the hurricane. Wind speed usually decreases significantly within 12 hours after landfall. Nonetheless, winds can stay above hurricane strength well inland. Hurricane Hugo (1989), for example, battered Charlotte, N.C. (which is 175 miles inland) with gusts to nearly 100 mph.

High Wind Safety Actions - as a hurricane approaches Most mobile and manufactured homes are not built to withstand hurricane force winds. Residents of these types of homes should relocate to a nearby safer structure once local officials issue a hurricane

evacuation order for their community. • Once a hurricane watch is issued, install your window shutters or plywood panels. • When a hurricane warning is issued, finish securing or bringing inside all outside objects, to include lawn furniture, which could become a projectile in high winds. • Listen carefully for safety instructions from local officials, and go to your designated “Safe Room” when directed to do so. • Monitor NOAA Weather Radio. Visit for more information. • Do not leave your “Safe Room” until directed to do so by local officials, even if it appears that the winds calmed. Remember that there is little to no wind in the eye of a hurricane.


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June 1 is the start of a six-month-long hurricane season for the Atlantic coastal area. Do you have a plan made for your family in the event Charleston gets hit with a hurricane? Are all the members in your family familiar with this plan? Do you have an emergency kit ready with a battery-powered radio, first aid kit, prescription meds and important family documents? Hint: these are just a few of the items recommended in a basic disaster supply kit. Members of Joint Base Charleston should educate themselves on what items they will need and what resources are available to prepare themselves, their family members and their pets for this hurricane season. Get a kit, make a plan, be prepared. Putting together an emergency supply kit for your home and for your vehicle(s) to use in the event of an evacuation is a must. All family members should know where the kits are located and what the family evacuation plan is. Some factors to consider when making your plan: • Where you and your family will go if you evacuate • Duration you will be sheltering for • What to do if you get separated from other family members • Accessibility for family members with disabilities • Finding an evacuation destination that allows pets • Preparing your home • Communicating your plan with an out-of-

area relative Don’t forget you must have a way to sign in to when you get to your destination to ensure accountability of you and your family. Also, have copies of important documents such as social security cards, proof of residency and insurance policies. Be sure to have your vehicle filled with gas and keep plenty of cash with you as credit card machines and ATM’s may not work. Active duty members who live on the installation will evacuate when the Installation Commander gives the order, and individuals who live off the installation will evacuate when civil authorities give the order. • Navy Family Accountability & Assessment System - • Army Disaster Personnel Accountability & Assessment System: The Readiness and Emergency Management Flight is available to conduct more in depth hurricane briefings at Commanders Calls upon request. We will have informational booths set up outside the Air Base Commissary, BX, NEX and Weapons Station Commissary May 31, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a website dedicated to providing disaster information to the public. Visit for a full list of emergency supplies and how to make a disaster plan or see the Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide at departments/EmergencyMgmt/emergency/ index.htm


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Airmen honored during CCAF graduation ceremony

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Joint Base Charleston held its semi-annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 22, 2013, at the JB Charleston - Air Base Theater. One hundred ten graduates were honored. The graduation was highlighted by retired Chief Master Sgt. James Roy, who was the guest speaker. “In the Air Force, education serves to promote the interrelated goals of self-development, citizenship and career advancement,� said Darrell Nesbitt, Joint Base Charleston Air Force Education and Training Chief. “After 20-plus years, CCAF is still fulfilling the mission of enhancing AF readiness by improving the technological, managerial and leadership skills of the enlisted force,� said Nesbitt. At JB Charleston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Park University, Southern Illinois University and Webster University offer follow-on programs, which are progressively more challenging and rewarding to the students. April 2013 CCAF Graduates Note: Due to TDY, PCS and retirements, all of the graduates were not able to attend the ceremony.

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A/TA National Board of Officers holds Heritage Panel at JB Charleston

(Left to right) Retired Gen. Walter Kross, ret. Lt. Gen. Chris Kelly, and ret. Maj. Gen. Jim Baginski speak about mobility operations during the Mobility Heritage Panel, May 23, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

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(Left to right) Retired Gen. Walter Kross, ret. Lt. Gen. Chris Kelly, and ret. Maj. Gen. Jim Baginski share a laugh during the Mobility Heritage Panel, May 23, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Kross, chairman of the Airlift/ Tanker Association National Board of Officers, and board members, Kelly and Baginski hosted a Mobility Heritage Panel where they discussed the history of mobility and our role in the U.S. Air Force.

Shout out on World No Tobacco Day

By Claudia Dion RN, MS, CTTS, Naval Health Clinic Charleston

May 31, 2013, could be just another day or you could make it the day you choose to stand up and shout out against tobacco! Make your voice heard by joining Quit Tobacco - Make Everyone Proud, and the World Health Organization for World No Tobacco Day, and take on the challenge to be tobacco-free for 24 hours. Make it happen! Those 24 hours without tobacco could turn into 48 or 72 hours and even a tobacco-free life. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. By quitting tobacco, you can lengthen and improve your ability to live life out loud. Deciding to try to quit tobacco is one the most difficult parts of becoming tobacco-free, but QTMEP resources are available at to help you in your battle against nicotine. One of the most important factors in successfully quitting is having a strong support system. With QTMEP and World No Tobacco Day, you will not be alone in your fight May 31. Here are a few tips that will help you break free from the grips of tobacco: Spread the stopping support: Shout it out to the world! Tell your girlfriend, boyfriend, grandmother, dad or someone close to you that you are quitting. The more people you let know that your last day of being addicted to nicotine is May 31, the more people will be rooting for you. Build a support system around yourself and trust them to be there when your cravings start to get the better of you. You can also log onto QTMEP's website

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All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Building 500) unless otherwise specified. For more information, or to register for a class or event, please call 963-4406. May 31 / A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. The VA representative will cover VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Members (who do not have a copy of their medical records) must sign an authorization letter (authorizing the VA representative to obtain your medical records) at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's Family Practice section. This letter must be signed no later than Monday of the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance that you plan to attend.


/ The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a benefits information office on Joint Base Charleston. The advisors are available to provide assistance to active duty service members, National Guard, reservists, veterans and family members who have questions about VA benefits. Appointments are available in one-hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. The AB office is located in building 503, room 106, and the number is 963-8224. The JB Charleston - WS office is located in building 302, room 108, and the number is 794-4304.

June 4 / A “My New Space” class will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success. / An “Explore Employment & Scholarship Services for Spouses” workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about FREE available resources and services such as employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and more. / Educational Opportunities Counseling half-hour appointments will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with an expert who will help you reach your educational goals.

All classes or events will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station (Building 755) unless otherwise specified. To register for a class or event, please call 764-7480.

June 1 / A women's self-defense seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the MWR Athletics, building 725 at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. The female participants will learn self-defense techniques from experienced black belt instructors. For more information contact Dr. Ronald Allan Charles, 8th Degree black belt, at (843) 553-6702 or email June 6 / A Saving and Investing class is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. This workshop is intended for beginner investors only.

June 8 / An Operations Clip and Save class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how penny-pinching shopper saves hundreds of dollars each month using coupons.

June 7 / A Workshop for Department of Veteran Affairs Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. The VA representative will cover VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Members (who do not have a copy of their medical records) must sign an authorization letter (authorizing the VA representative to obtain your medical records) at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic's Family Practice section. This letter must be signed no later than Monday of the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance that you plan to attend. / A 437th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Spouse and Family Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 437th MXG family members will be able to learn about the day to day mission of their loved one, to include briefs from various 437th MXG squadron representatives.

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June 5 / A “Start Your Resume (Part I)” workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letters.

To submit a news brief, send an e-mail to Make the subject line "NEWS BRIEFS." Submissions must be received no later than close of business the Friday prior to publication.

June 11 / A Renting 101 class is scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This workshop will provide complete and unbiased information so prospective military renters will be confident in their decision about whether to rent and be better able to negotiate the potential financial pitfalls they may encounter during the rental process. / A Navigating Change class is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to accept and overcome the challenges of change.

June 19 / A Pre-Separation Counseling class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. June 19 (for separatees) and 1 to 3 p.m. June 20 (for retirees). Are you within 24 months of retiring or 12 months of separation from the service? If so, it's time to schedule your pre-separation counseling and TAP GPS Class. First, talk to your Command Career Counselor and then request to do your Pre-Sep counseling session. Your Command Career Counselor will either conduct that with you or will refer you to FFSC for your monthly class.

June 12 / A Military Spouse 101 workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop is a new spouse orientation to the military life. Attendees will learn military culture, such as jargon, rates/ranks, chain of command, and core values.


June 6 / Mandatory TAP pre-separation briefings will be provided for separatees from 8 to11 a.m. and for retirees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Per Public Law 107-103, in the case of anticipated retirement, retiring service members can receive pre-separation counseling up to 24 months prior to DOS. And a separating service member can receive pre-separation counseling up to 12 months prior to DOS. This is the first step in the process to making you "career ready" to leave the service; and this briefing/counseling is required prior to attending the TAP GPS Workshop.

June 13 / A Conflict Resolution class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Are you experiencing conflict in the work place or at home?

June 15 / A 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families (Habit 5: "Seek First to Understand") class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Being a member of a military family poses its own set of hurdles. Along with the normal challenges, military families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families workshop provides principles that enable family members to communicate more effectively about their problems and resolve them successfully. June 17 / A Car Buying class is scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m.

June 18 / A Navigating Stress class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. We experience stress every day. Attendees will learn techniques to slow down, take a deep breath, prioritize, and relax. / A Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letter class is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will receive different types of resume formats/samples and a resume draft worksheet, action verbs, etc.

June 20 / A Five Love Languages class is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. What makes you feel loved? People express their love for one another in various ways. It is essential for couples to identify how to communicate their love to one another so they can improve their relationship. Come and discover your love language.

June 24 / A Home Buying 101 class is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn the process of buying a property.

June 25 / An Education/Scholarship Opportunities class is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Get a jump start on planning for your college education. Learn how to apply for MYCAA, financial aid, scholarships and grants available to military spouses.

June 27 / A Smooth Move class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Are you relocating soon? If so, learn from the experts on how to PCS smoothly to your new location.

June 28 / A Cooking on a Budget class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about your personal budgets and how to cook on a budget.

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05-31-2013 The Patriot (Joint Base Charleston)  
05-31-2013 The Patriot (Joint Base Charleston)  

The official base paper for Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (Charleston Air Force Base & Naval Weapons Station) This 12,000 circulation newspap...