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Patriot

Vol. 4, No. 23

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

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ride Safely

U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Chacarra Neal

Senior Airman Clayton Berry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, leans his motorcycle into a corner during a training exercise June 14, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. The JB Charleston Street Riding Skills Mentorship Program was created as a structured, training session, focusing on sharing information, gaining valuable streetriding knowledge and practicing fundamental riding skills in a safe environment. See more photos on Page 6.

INSIDE

WEAPONS

628th LRS transfers weapons See page 9

BUG-OFF!

C-130 sprays for mosquitoes See page 10

FAR AWAY

Indian AF receives first C-17 See page 12

Weekend Weather Update JB CHS, SC

Friday, June 21

Scattered T-Storms (40% precip)

High 82º Low 73º

Saturday, June 22

Isolated T-Storms (30% precip)

High 82º Low 72º

Sunday, June 23

Isolated T-Storms (30% precip)

High 86º Low 75º

Motorcycle responsibility is the only way to survive riding Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Chacarra Neal Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston Street Riding Skills Mentorship Program recently held a motorcycle training event June 14, 2013, at JB Charleston - Weapons Station, S.C. The program was created as a structured training session focusing on sharing information, gaining valuable street-riding knowledge and practicing fundamental riding skills in a safe environment. "I think it will save a life. If we save one life, it's worth it," said James McMurry, 628th Air Base Wing Motorcycle Safety manager and creator of the program. McMurry has a passion for motorcycles that began when he was 13 years old. "I started this program to teach riders survival skills," said McMurry. It takes about 10 mentors to run the program.

Mentors are trained by the 628th ABW Motorcycle Safety manager to monitor riders' behavior and counsel riders who do not follow specific directions of the program, further reducing the possibility of a mishap. "I think the term motorcycle safety is contradictory to what we teach, "said McMurry. "We actually teach motorcycle responsibility. Being responsible on a motorcycle is the only way you'll ever survive riding." The program is structured to provide beginner, intermediate and advanced motorcycle riders with challenging exercises commensurate with their skill level. This three-level training plan provides emergency and lifesaving exercises to practice at normal street speeds, giving motorcycle riders the experience to perform these maneuvers in normal traffic conditions when necessary. "Normally, exercises are conducted on a training range where the maximum speed is 20 miles per hour or less and does not provide the

riders the experience or familiarization on how their motorcycle will actually react in these situations," said McMurry. Unfortunately, this course cannot eliminate the possibility of a mishap during mentorship sessions. Participants are encouraged to start riding exercises slowly and only increase speed when they are confident in their ability to do so. "The one thing I want motorcyclists to know is that this is a fun program," said McMurry. "It's not like the standard training course the Air Force or the Navy offers. This is getting out and getting experience in real-world situations where you don't have the traffic signs, or curves, or traffic, or any obstacle. You can practice in a safe environment so that when you need the skills they will be there for you." For more information or to sign up for the class, contact your office safety representative. This program does not replace mandated Air Force and/or DOD-approved Motorcycle Rider Educated Training Courses.

Navy Commands encourage 'keep what you've earned'

Courtesy of Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy announced the updated "Keep What You've Earned" guide for planning summer safety splash events is now available, June 18. The updated guide is available at www.nadap.navy.mil. The biggest addition in the update is the "Send Off" event, modeled after Navy Region Mid-Atlantic's send-off of Sailors prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On the Thursday afternoon before Memorial Day, multiple Navy commands took advantage of the upcoming holiday to remind Sailors of the importance of responsible use of alcohol to stay on track with their careers. Chiefs, junior officers and first class petty officers all showed their support by manning the gates with "Keep What You've Earned" signs. This splash event came on the heels of the release of petty officer advancement results, reinforcing the message of keeping what you've earned. To enable commands to host summer splash events at their installations

Water Qualify Report Released

Have you ever wondered where your tap water comes from or questioned its quality? Well, you can look no further than the Charleston Water Systems Quality Report which was recently released for all your answers. The Charleston Water System is a publicly owned water utility that provides clean drinking water to more than 400,000 people in the greater Charleston area including all of Joint Base Charleston and our housing areas. In the last year, Charleston Water System has met or exceeded all local, state and federal standards for water purity and quality. For a more in-depth analysis, you can view the entire report by visiting www.charlestonwater.com/2012report /index.htm. Should you have any questions or desire a hard copy of this report you can contact the CWS Customer Service Department at (843) 727-6800 or email your request to customerservice@charlestoncpw.com.

and incorporate "Keep What You've Earned" messaging into their existing summer safety fairs and safety stand downs, the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) office created an "Event-in-a-Box" implementation guide. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for holding an event and accessing resources. There are a variety of event options, depending on the time and resources available. Details on how to host a "Send Off" event or any of our other responsible drinking, summer safety events are available in the online implementation guide. The "Play to Live Pledge", also promoted during the events, has received more than 100 commitments from Sailors pledging to drink responsibly this summer. To take the pledge, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/drinkresponsibly . NADAP encourages all commands to download the "Keep What You've Earned" "Event-in-a-Box" guide and host a responsible drinking event this summer. For more information, you can access materials and resources from NADAP's "Keep What You've Earned" campaign, available at www.nadap.navy.mil.

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The Patriot • June 21, 2013

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COMMENTARY

Looking back while looking ahead

Commentary by Capt. Mark Glover SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic commanding officer

these teammates has allowed our Vehicle Integration Solutions team to continue to be actively engaged as the sole C4ISR integrator for Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected and MRAP AllTerrain Vehicles. SSC Atlantic has integrated more than 36,000 This July, I will be saying goodbye to Space and Naval vehicles in the MRAP family with life-saving C4ISR systems, Warfare Systems Center Atlantic as I report to my next with military collaborators including the U.S. Transportation assignment as Major Program Manager for the Command; 437th and 315th Airlift Wings; the 841st Communications and Global Positioning System Navigation Transportation Battalion; Army Strategic Logistics Activity Program Office, PMW/A 170, at Program Executive Office: Charleston and Coast Guard Sector Charleston. Command, Control, Communications, Computer and • SSC Atlantic's Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill Long-Term Intelligence in San Diego, Calif. Solution team delivered an automated IT capability to the It seems like just yesterday that I assumed command of SSC Department of Veterans Affairs that has assisted more than Atlantic and said how truly excited I was about the opportuniCapt. Mark Glover veterans and warfighters in realizing their educational 900,000 ties ahead. I can hardly believe these past two years passed so SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic goals and receiving more than $25 billion in education benefits. quickly! It has been such an honor to serve as the commanding commanding officer • I'm especially proud of all we are doing to inspire and attract officer of the talented, dedicated professionals of SSC Atlantic local school children to pursue the Science, Technology, Engineering and who are making a difference every day for the warfighter. I am immensely Math careers that will be needed to answer our nation's future challenges. proud of all we have achieved together to enable information dominance. Each year our STEM outreach grows in reach and influence, and it is truly As a South Carolina native who began this great Navy journey from my inspiring to see the students so excited about science and engineering. SSC hometown of Walterboro some 30 years ago, it has been especially rewardAtlantic also participates in shadow days, lunch buddy programs, and summer ing for me to return to the Lowcountry and lead our amazing and dedicated employment programs for youth, tours, lab visits and career day visits to SSC Atlantic team of more than 13,000 great Americans who comprise our schools. civil service workforce, military personnel and industry partners. • Our great team is also leading the way in providing cyber security and While the accomplishments of our great team in the last two years are far too numerous to mention, I would be remiss if I did not note a few examples cyber defense to warfighters. In addition to the work we do to keep networks and infrastructures safe from cyber attacks, we are also reaching out to high of our efforts and the direct support we provide the warfighter: schools and colleges through cyber defense competitions, which give com• SSC Atlantic gives the fleet information dominance, installing IT systems on hundreds of ships and shore stations worldwide, while Fleet Support peting teams a chance to show their skills in defending systems and networks. SSC Atlantic's involvement also helps us recruit future cyber warpersonnel completed more than 300 requests for worldwide shipboard techriors, which is helping SSC Atlantic develop its engineering expertise for our nical assistance, supporting more than 50 product lines. newest warfare domain. • SSC Atlantic is playing a key role in consolidating Navy data centers to These are but a few of the examples of the significant projects we have increase effectiveness and efficiency and reduce costs while still meeting the underway in support of the warfighter. But at the end of the day, the true Navy's security and operational requirements. We opened a new data center strength of our organization comes from our talented and dedicated workin Charleston in October 2011 which greatly enhances the Navy's hosting capability. In cooperation and combination with data centers in New Orleans force. I'm incredibly proud of all we've achieved together. I would also be remiss if I did not express how grateful I am for having had the opportunity and San Diego, the Navy's Enterprise Data Centers provide cost savings and to serve as part of the JB Charleston team. For a uniformed service member, additional warfighter capability. • As one of more than 50 Joint Base Charleston tenants, our synergy with See Looking Back, Page 4

Untold stories of the 816th Expeditionary Squadron

Commentary by Lt. Col. Stewart Newton 16th Airlift Squadron commander

As the 16th Airlift Squadron nears the end of its deployment and tenure as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, I've taken a little time to reflect and think about all the marvelous achievements these Airmen have accomplished. Many of the accomplishments these men and women have performed are headline-grabbing and worthy of awards, while most of these feats are never even mentioned in the archives of our mission histories. The feats I describe below may seem rather innocuous, but all of them contributed to successful mission accomplishment. To date, the efforts of the Airmen of the 816th have resulted in more than 600 sorties, delivering more than 22 million pounds of cargo and airdropping more than 880,000 pounds of supplies to Forward Operating Bases. Most of these folks in the 816th don't realize just how much they have contributed to our nation's efforts and how heroic they have been. Together, these pilots, loadmasters, aviation resource managers, unit deployment managers, combat crew communications specialists, intelligence specialists and aircrew flight equipment specialists melded together into one team to deliver C-17 combat capability. The examples below are just a few of the outstanding demonstrations of dedication, problem-solving and unmatched resolve of the men and women of the 816th. I am extraordinarily proud to be a part of their squadron and part of their team. Airman 1st Class Meghan Wendel is serving on her first deployment as an aircrew flight equipment specialist. She maintains our C-17 aircrew's helmets, night-vision devices and other survivaltype equipment. On May 6, 2013, she expended the extra effort to make sure the mission was accomplished. Since some of our forces are geographically separated, and, oftentimes, the threat of insurgents is just too great for resupply via the road network or sometimes a road doesn't even exist. To ensure top-notch mission execution and to mitigate risk to the aircrew as well as Gen . William Fraser, United States Transportation Command commander, who was also on the flight to observe how a C-17 executes an aerial delivery to Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan,

Wendel volunteered to fly with the crew, meeting the senior officer at an en routea forward location. Wendel guaranteed mission success by ensuring the crew and the general were outfitted properly for the night's aerial delivery mission. Twenty-six Container Delivery System bundles totaling more than 84,000 pounds of sustainment were airdropped from altitude onto a drop zone that evening. It went unnoticed to the rest of the world, and they'll never know her name, but Wendel's quiet efforts didn't go unnoticed by our Soldiers and Marines at the Forward Operating Base who received those much needed supplies. Another story of the quiet professionals of the 816th is Capt. Patrick Ng and his aircrew. On one of his first sorties as a brand new aircraft commander, Ng had just taken an aircraft airborne when hazardous fumes began entering the flight deck from the aircraft's environmental system. His crew skillfully recovered a $200 million asset while wearing oxygen masks and smoke goggles, which is something even the most seasoned aviator would have difficulty doing. On another more recent sortie, he flew with one of the world's worst C-17 copilots, who happens to be me, and had another environmental system malfunction, resulting in recovering the aircraft to a divert airfield. Ng is an extraordinary young man and a leader you can count on under pressure. I know he will continue to set the example for generations of future military aviators to come. To facilitate uploads and downloads at downrange locations, we often fly with two loadmasters. One is typically more senior, while the other has just begun learning the loadmaster trade. One of our youngest loadmasters, Senior Airman Pablo Aguilar, stepped into the role of the much more seasoned loadmaster when his instructor loadmaster became sick just prior to a scheduled mission. Not only did Aguilar fly multiple legs as a single loadmaster, but he delivered 33 pallets, two C-130 engines, and 1,450 pounds of lifesaving blood. Impressive - yes. But Aguilar was only getting started. On the final leg of the day, as a single loadmaster, Aguilar shined as a truly professional Airman. Unscheduled, Aguilar's mission performed a Dignified Transfer, the most honorable and humbling mission an aircrew performs as we are returning home our nation's finest - those fall-

en in battle. Aguilar performed exceptionally well and his professionalism was exemplary. Capt. Mary Ashley Stanton was alerted on her second mission in command as an aircraft commander to fly a standard cargo mission to Bagram Air Base. As her crew was en route to Bagram, their mission changed to an aeromedical mission where they would be carrying a critical-care patient with eight aeromedical personnel from Bagram to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The crew was able to turn the aircraft into a flying intensive care unit and successfully execute this difficult mission. Once again, these are the quiet professionals operating and supporting C-17 combat airlift operations. There are literally hundreds of stories of our stellar aircrews or support personnel executing their mission quietly and flawlessly, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention our fellow deployed mission hackers. These C-17s would not even get to leave the chocks if not for the superb work of the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron (the Mighty Ocho). These folks are the fantastic maintainers and aerial port personnel, many deployed from JB Charleston, that quite simply get the job done. When our aircrews get to the jet, the Ocho has the jet fueled, loaded with cargo and ready to push engine start buttons so the C-17 can get moving. It's not very easy work turning wrenches on aircraft or pushing 9,000 pound pallets around in 110 degree heat for hours on end; however, the men and women of the Ocho make it look easy every day. The 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's mission is pushing the grey metal that is the C-17 to downrange locations, thereby delivering warwinning supplies. These folks do it seeking no reward other than the feeling of extraordinary teamwork and the thrill of mission accomplishment. Despite their youth, the 816th is performing like a well-oiled machine. One day when I leave the C-17 community, I will know it is in fantastic hands. It has been one of the proudest moments in my career to see these young men and women execute their trade. We can all learn a lesson from the quiet professionalism they exhibit. Whatever your unit is, take pride in it and take pride in executing your mission. Even the stories that will never be told contribute immensely to the teamwork that is required for mission success.

Shine like a diamond: How daily pressures can produce shining products

Commentary by Master Sgt. Tiffany Robinson 17th Airlift Squadron first sergeant

ingly unappealing to the naked eye. The process of refining a diamond to become a thing of beauty requires a series of processes that ends with a brilliant, polished Diamonds are formed deep within the Earth about 100 and valuable product. miles or so below the surface in the upper mantle. This enviMuch like a diamond, you are polished through the ronment is extremely hot, with immense pressure bearing perfect storm of environmental influences. These infludown from the overlying layers of rock. The combination of ences sometimes consist of people (i.e. trusted mentors extremely high temperatures and pressure is what's necessary or leaders), career development opportunities or even to form crystals. The substance of these crystal formations is utilizing available helping agencies. Unlike the diamond bound together by pressure to form very strong covalent deep beneath the surface, you are in control of your bonds that eventually become diamonds. Diamonds are treasrefinement. Start by surrounding yourself with positive ured stones known for their absolute strength and are people. Perhaps, a great supervisor or your First Master Sgt. Tiffany Robinson irrefutably one the hardest materials found in nature. Sergeant; the choice is yours to make. 17th Airlift Squadron first sergeant Like forming crystals, day to day, each of us faces various In closing, I challenge each of you to not allow the forms of pressure. Whether your pressure (stressor) is derived from perpressures or stressors of daily life break you. Your trials and tribulations sonal or professional circumstances, it is not designed to negatively affect should facilitate an ongoing process of building resilience and personal your composition, but to enrich it so that you become a stronger and more strength instead. Seek out willing mentors or helping agencies that will resilient member of society and this great nation. It is imperative to note help polish and refine your substance. I challenge each of you to... shine that the initial form of a diamond is extremely rough, jagged and seembright like a diamond.


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Zero Harm More than just a slogan, Balfour Beatty puts safety at the forefront of every move we make. If you notice any unsafe practices or are concerned about the safety in your home or community, please contact the Balfour Beatty Communities office at 797-5631.

BAL-4 & B-T While parents and neighbors within our communities protect and serve our country, BAL-4 and his sidekick B-T educate and empower children within our communities to protect themselves and their family and to live safe and strong lives. For safety and environmental games and activities, and to learn more about BAL-4 and B-T, visit the Kids Corner section of your property website! In celebration of National Safety Month, Balfour Beatty called on our all-star employees to share safety tips with our residents. See below for safety snippets - for the full-length articles, visit our Better Living Blog at http://betterliving.balfourbeattycommunities.com. Taken from "Distracted Behind the Wheel" by Jessica Ennis, LifeWorks Coordinator, Naval Station Mayport Homes, "Text messaging behind the wheel has become the most concerning type of distracted driving because it involves visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, text

messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving without distractions. Also, sending or receiving texts while driving takes the driver's eyes off the road for approximately 4.6 seconds. This action is equivalent to driving the length of a football field, blind-folded at 55 mph. "Luckily, distracted driving is something that is easily prevented just by being aware of your behavior. The Governor's Highway Safety Association suggests turning off your phone or silencing it before getting into your vehicle. Another tip is to set up a special message that you can send callers to let them know that you are driving. If there is an emergency, pull over to a safe area to respond. Finally, make sure you are familiar with local laws as many states prohibit the use of hand- held devices while driving."

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the Charleston area is a truly unique and wonderful place. The teaming and partnerships that exist between the JB Charleston units are unparalleled. The support from this community enables us to accomplish our mission of providing our forward deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen with the very best systems and capabilities. Navy Capt. Amy Burin will assume duties as the ninth commanding officer of SSC Atlantic in a change of command ceremony Aug. 8, 2013. She comes to Charleston from Washington, D.C., where she has been serving at OPNAV N2/N6 as resource sponsor for Navy Space Systems. She has an extensive background in space systems, communications, network and IT systems. I am confident you will make her feel at home as you have so graciously done for me. As I look over these last two years, I am proud of all we have achieved as part of the JB Charleston team, and I know that as the time goes ahead you will achieve even more. Before I leave my current position I want to take a moment to say "thank you." It has been a great honor and privilege to serve with you. I wish you all fair winds and following seas.

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Safely enjoying ‘hot fun in the summertime’ Courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Safety Office

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Senior Airman Clayton Berry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, negotiates a corner during a training exercise June 14, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. The Joint Base Charleston Street Riding Skills Mentorship Program was created as a structured, training session focusing on sharing information, gaining valuable street-riding knowledge and practicing fundamental riding skills in a safe environment.

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Motorcyclists ride on the training course during the JB Charleston Street Riding Skills Mentorship Program motorcycle training event June 14, 2013, at JB Charleston - Weapons Station, S.C. The program is structured to provide beginner, intermediate and advanced motorcycle riders challenging riding exercises commensurate with their skill level. This three-level training plan provides emergency and lifesaving exercises to practice at normal street speeds, giving motorcycle riders the experience to perform these maneuvers in normal traffic conditions when necessary.

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437th AW leadership perform C-17 wheel maintenance

(Right) Col. Darren Hartford, 437th Airlift Wing commander, and  (left) Col. Dennis Dabney, 437th Maintenance Group commander, visited the 437th Maintenance Squadron Wheel and Tire shop, June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Hartford and Dabney pitched in to help perform maintenance on C-17 wheel assemblies.

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Master Chief Petty Officer Betty Watson and Seaman Austin Serna cut a birthday cake celebrating the 115th birthday of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman rate June 14, 2013, in the atrium at Naval Health Clinic Charleston at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. Watson and Serna are the oldest and youngest hospital corpsman at NHCC. The oldest and youngest traditionally cut the cake, a practice that represents the experience of veteran Sailors and the youth and energy of the future.

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Saving energy pays off for JB Charleston!

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628th LRS Airmen transfer weapons for inspection

Staff Sgt. Theresa Davis, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment technician, unlocks the LRS vault to transfer M-16 rifles to Airmen at the 628th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance for an inspection June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Davis is armed with an M-9 pistol since she will be escorting the weapons to the CATAM building.

Senior Airman Robert Reynolds, 628th LRS Individual Protective Equipment technician, moves four cases of M16 rifles from the LRS vault to a truck to be transported to Airmen at the 628th SFS CATAM for an inspection June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

Reynolds moves more cases of M-16 rifles from the 628th LRS vault toward the loading dock, where the cases will be loaded onto a truck to be transported to Airmen at the 628th SFS for an inspection June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The CATAM instructors are required to inspect all of the M-16s held in the vault once every year.

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C-130 sprays away mosquitos An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, performs aerial spraying of mosquitos June 15, 2013, over Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C.

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An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, prepares for aerial spraying of mosquitos June 15, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Spraying for mosquitos was conducted over the JB Charleston – Weapons Station. The spray crew is the only one of its kind in the Air Force, assisting multiple bases year-round with their specific area of expertise.

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JB CHS NEWS

Optometry: Keeping your vision clear

A human eye is pictured through a phoropter June 17, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The optometry clinic provides eye care to active-duty service members and reservists on special orders. The most common services provided are eye examinations, visual acuity checks, repairing glasses, color vision tests and comprehensive exams.

Maj. Syreeta Lawrence, 628th Medical Group optometrist, dilates a patient's eyes June 17, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman George Goslin

An older model phoropter is pictured at the optometry clinic June 18, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. A phoropter is an instrument used to test individual lenses on each eye during an exam. The older models usually serve as a backup to newer, more advanced models. Lawrence performs an eye exam on a patient June 17, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

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Maj. William McDougall, 17th Airlift Squadron pilot, undergoes a depth-perception test June 18, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

Indian air force receives first C-17 Indian air force Air Commodore Sanjay Nimesh examines paperwork with Wing Commander Praveen, June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

U.S. Air Force photos / Senior Airman George Goslin

Praveen waits for the aircraft commander to arrive June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

(Left) Praveen, (middle) Warrant Officer Ap Tripathi, and (right) Junior Warrant Officer Prakish Chand, stand in the cargo bay of the first IAF C-17 Globemaster III June 13, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The Indian air force received its first of 10 C-17 Globemaster IIIs from Boeing, with the remainder being delivered through 2014.

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BASE BRIEFS

Events

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.

Notice

/ Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Briefers are available to assist all service members, veterans, and family members who may have questions about VA benefits and services they are eligible to receive. Appointments are available in one hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base office is located in building 503, room 106, and the number is 963-8224. The JB Charleston Weapons Station office is located in building 302, room 108, and the number is 794-4304.

June 26 / A "Fine Tune Your Resume (Part II)" class will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Choose which time best fits your schedule to receive professional feedback as you work on your draft resume; walk away with a completed product! / A "Smooth Move" workshop will be held from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Learn from experts how to prepare and PCS smoothly. / A "Surviving the Furlough" class will be held from 8 to 10a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Choose which session best fits your schedule to receive this training being offered to all civilians who will be impacted by the upcoming furlough. Learn how your pay will be affected, how to calculate your own pay changes, tips on cutting the financial fat, and setting up a budget to get you through the next few months. / A Hurricane Preparedness Briefing will be held from noon to 1p.m. Special guest presenter, Live 5 Chief meteorologist, Lt. Col. Bill Walsh, 315th Airlift Wing public affairs commander, presents hurricane information and answers questions about the current hurricane season. Light refreshments will be provided.

June 27-28 / A two-day "Veteran Affairs' Career Technical Training Track" will be held from 8 am.to 5 p.m. This training is for all Active Duty, retirees, Reservists, National Guard and their spouses to provide information on civilian occupations, career goals, prerequisites, credentialing and cost/benefit analyses for vocational training. The TAP

Notice

/ Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Briefers are available to assist all service members, veterans, and family members who may have questions about VA benefits and services they are eligible to receive. Appointments are available in one hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome. The Joint Base Charleston - Air Base office is located in building 503, room 106, and the number is 963-8224. The JB Charleston Weapons Station office is located in building 302, room 108, and the number is 794-4304.

Events

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.

GPS and pre-separation briefing are not prerequisites. / Interested in pursuing a technical career after the military? Individuals have the opportunity to attend a "Technical Training Track Pilot" course that is designed to assist in defining technical career goals, identifying required credentials, finding technical opportunities, identifying local veteran resources and utilizing VA benefits. The class will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 500, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

June 28 / The 628th Medical Group will be closed all day. / A Workshop for VA Disability Claims will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. VA One-on-One Disability Claims Assistance will be provided from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. NOTE: 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 is prepared, but must be signed NLT the Monday prior to the week's Friday VA One-on-One Assistance with Disability Claims that you plan to attend.

July 4-5 / Joint Base Charleston – Air Base Commissary will be open Thursday, July 4, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Commissary will be open regular store hours July 5, 2013.

See more briefs at www.charleston.af.mil

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

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.

Air Force sets plan to integrate women in combat jobs by 2016

By Staff Sgt. David Salanitri Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Air Force released details of the service's plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18. The implementation plan was recently submitted to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for review. More than 99 percent of Air Force positions are currently already open to female Airmen. In fact, 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Department of Defense allowing women to serve as combat pilots. The Air Force plans to open the remaining seven career fields – all tied to special operations – by Jan. 1, 2016. "The Air Force has been actively integrating women into nontraditional skills since 1972," said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy and deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. "Today, less than one percent of all positions - Active, Guard, and Reserve - are closed to women. This equates to approximate-

ly 4,700 positions in a total force of 506,000 people." The current Air Force specialty codes that do not allow females to enter due to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule include: combat rescue officer; special tactics officer; special operations weather officer; enlisted combat controller; enlisted tactical air command and control party; enlisted pararescue and enlisted special operations weather. According to the Air Force's plan, the service will validate occupational fitness standards for every career field. Once the standards are validated for the seven skills currently closed to women, the Air Force will notify Congress of its intent to open these skills to women and begin recruiting into these skills. Grosso expects recruiting will begin Oct. 2015. This implementation plan came as a result of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat exclusion rule for women in January 2013. This rule restricted women from assignments in special operations and long range reconnaissance units.

U.S. Air Force graphic / Corey Parrish

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The Patriot • June 21, 2013

MARKETPLACE

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MISC NOTICES

Come Join the Fun at CafeMoms.com.... info, playdates & meet other Moms on the base! group "Moms on the NWS in Charleston SC" Military Mommies Group for JB Charleston. Visit our website for playdates and more http://www.meetup.com/military-moms/

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) For Moms with kids birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Old Fort Baptist Church, 10505 Dorchester RD. Summerville, SC 29485. Contact Heather Hansen 873-2283 for more information.

The Scottish American Military Society meets the second Saturday at 0900 Hrs at the VFW on Bell Wright RD Summerville if you are of Scottish heritage and are prior Military, active duty Reserve, retires and Coast guard are invited , For More info go to S-A-M-S.org

LOST & FOUND

REWARD: LOST GRAY COCKATIEL: Tiki was lost on 11 May 2013 from Highwoods Plantation off of 17-A. If you find her, contact us at 843-327-6686 day or night.

HOMES FOR SALE

Free Military Homeowner Guide Sue Davis, REALTOR®, Veteran & Mil. Spouse Keller Williams Realty – 843.810.0100 Search entire MLS at www.suedavishomes.com

MISC ITEMS FOR SALE

Washer dryer sets $250/$350, stacker wash/dryer $400; kitchen dining sets $50/$200; dressers/chest drawers $50/$250. Call 452-2229

LG-Window Air Cond. Brand New still under Warranty 12,000 BTU; $590.00. SELL $250.00 CASH ONLY= LADSON,SC. (CALL BETTY AT 843-425-3077) ANYTIME. Sofa set for sale. Includes full size sleeper, love seat, coffee table and 2 end tables, $800. Must provide own trans, will send pics if requested. 843-4120924

For Sale. 50 Gal Electric Whirpool Hot Water. Excellent condition. Still on Factory Warranty and my purchased extended warranty. Selling because I bought a larger unit. Price $275 or best offer...Serious inquiries only pls. Call 843-810-9753 after 3:00 p.m. Reasonable offer will not be refused.

KITCHEN CABINETS Beautiful. Never Installed. Cost $4800, Sell $1650. Call 843-856-4680.

Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set w/ warranty. $150! King for $225. Can Deliver! 843-696-5712

6 Pc. Cherry Bedroom Set with Mattress set, Still in the Box! $350! Delivery Available 843-696-5212

$395 Sofa & Love Seat, New in Plastic. Delivery Available, must Sell! 843-696-5712 5 Pc Dinette $148, New in Box. Coffee & End Tables $99, All New! Can Deliver if needed, 843-696-5212

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One ad per military family per issue. Military may re-submit ad each week. Only personal ads qualify to run for free (ie: garage sales, home rentals, pets, autos, furniture, etc.) Business-related ads (even if a home business) do not qualify to run for free and must be paid. (See information below.*) We DO NOT accept “work at home” or “multi-level-marketing” ads. Ads which do not adhere to submission guidelines may be rejected without notice. The Best Way To Submit A Free Classified Ad Is With Our Online Form At www.CharlestonMilitary.com We do not take ads by phone. Please do not call us to confirm receipt of your free ad.

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Crossword of the Week

CLUES ACROSS 1. Part of a deck 5. Georges, French philosopher 1847-1922 10. Winglike structures 14. Swift Malay boat (var. sp.) 15. White poplar 16. Ripped 17. Dog: ____ best friend 18. Grimes 19. Goods carried by a vehicle 20. Freestanding cooking counter 23. Apiary residents 24. Mains 25. Paved outdoor space 28. Colonic irrigations 32. __ Ladd, actor 33. Point that is one point E of SE 34. Fixed boring routine 35. Relative biological effectiveness (abbr.) 36. Burrowing marine mollusk 38. Walk heavily 39. Capital of Zimbabwe 42. Levity 44. Hoover and Aswan 46. Administrative division of a county

47. Klum reality show 52. Doyen 53. One who converts skins into white leather 54. Iridescent silica gem 56. Longest river in Albania 57. Homer’s epic poem 58. White, brown or wild 59. Booby bird genus 60. Pennies 61. Create

CLUES DOWN 1. Cycles per minute 2. Traditional Iraq liquor 3. Wife of a rajah 4. Holds rubbish 5. Ribbon belts 6. Double-reed instruments 7. Strap used to control a horse 8. Schenectady, NY, hospital 9. Leaseholder 10. Books of maps 11. Bird with a laughlike cry 12. Little Vienna on the Mures 13. The termination of a story

21. Executive responsible for operations 22. Local area network 25. Make thirsty 26. Spurious wing 27. Invader of 13th-C Russia 29. Country legend Haggard 30. Superior of an abbey of monks 31. Worn and shabby 37. Louise Ciccone 38. AKA threadworm 40. British rule over India 41. Induces vomiting 42. Hard rind vine fruits 43. Grass bristle 45. Instrument for weighing 46. Source of a special delight 47. South American country 48. Track for rolling vehicles 49. One of two born at the same time 50. Samoan capital 51. Noisy talk 52. Tooth caregiver 55. Side sheltered from the wind

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