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Joint Base Charleston


Vol. 3, No. 28

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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Single Airman Initiative Program

Skeet and Trap Shoot

U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class George Goslin

Lt. Col. David Schlevensky, 628th Medical Support Squadron commander, fires his shotgun during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012. Airmen participated in a skeet and trap shoot sponsored by the Single Airman Initiative Program, which aims to build camaraderie among Airmen and leadership while increasing communication and understanding. See more photos on Page 4.


Grand Opening: 437th APS PPM speeds-up travel voucher process


By Senior Airman Dennis Sloan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

16th AS returns from deployment See page 3

DCC CEREMONY 437th AMXS crew chiefs honored See page 5


Col. McComb discusses leadership See page 2

Weekend Weather Update

The 437th Aerial Port Squadron Personal Property Movement team held the grand opening of their new self-help room July 9 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. The self-help room provides customers with visual management instructional boards and computer access to travel information as well as bank account information to retrieve routing numbers, so users can quickly and properly fillout their travel voucher. "The room can be used to assist customers with primary changes in station, temporary duty assignments, do-it yourself moves or even local move vouchers," said Senior Airman Erika Williams, 437th APS PPM counselor. The room also has an instructional video playing, so customers can conduct last minute checks on their travel vouchers before presenting them to a 437th APS PPM representative. "The reason for creating the room is due to suggestions from customers on how to speed up the travel voucher process," said Williams. "Ultimately the customer will receive their travel reimbursement quicker and can pay their Government Travel Card off within the 30-day limit." The Personal Property Movement team used

an eight-step problem solving process called OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act, to uncover and fix the issues. A random sample of 17 travel voucher packages were reviewed for processing times and the average time for a travel voucher at Joint Base Charleston to be completed took 11 to 13 days. The team looked at the issue and set improvement targets. "Our goal is to reduce the processing timeline by 50 percent," said James Lombardo, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron AFSO 21 green belt facilitator. The team then determined five root causes for the lengthy process and solutions for them. "Everything in the self-help room to include visual aids, copying machine and computers, will help save time," said Williams. "We created this room not only to help our office with processing the travel voucher packages, but to help Airmen complete the packages correctly and save them as much time as possible." A 90-day evaluation of the self-help room began April 2. Since then, 224 travel vouchers have been processed with nine reworks, translating to an overall 4.1 percent average error rate. The prior process rework rate had been around 10 percent. "We did 10 more random vouchers during the

90-day evaluation and the check showed a 2.6 day processing time per voucher," said Williams. Williams, being a key team member, explained the entire process from start to finish including how this will positively impact Airmen to Col. Albert Miller, 437th Airlift Wing deputy commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hayden, 437th Maintenance Group deputy commander, and the 437 AW command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, during the grand opening ceremony. "On behalf of Col. (Erik) Hansen (437th AW commander), thank you all for making this process easier on our Airman," said Miller. "We love to instill processes that will save our busy Airmen time, and on a personal note, I look forward to using this new room when I submit my travel voucher as well." Chief Williams followed with a few remarks of his own. "This one room provides the personnel here at Joint Base Charleston with a great set of tools," said Williams. "This doesn't just affect Airmen. Sailors are welcome to use this room as well and that is why this is a true joint base project." Members of the 437th APS PPM team are in the process of setting up a similar room at JB Charleston - Weapons Station.

JB Charleston first joint base to reach communication light speed


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By Senior Airman Dennis Sloan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston is the first joint base to connect more than one service to the same communication system. Overcoming the challenges associated with forming a joint base environment, the 628th Communications Squadron installed a high speed optical network December 4, 2011, known as SONET. This system allows both Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station and Air Base, to communicate on one system. Although Weapons Station personnel had access to the Air Force network, the new SONET system now provides a redundant loop, ensuring connectivity and increased bandwidth, which allows joint base personnel on the Weapons Station to utilize Air Force resources such as internet, EIM sites and the Air Force network known as Area 52. "The JB Charleston - WS and AB are geographically separated, so there is a need for the redundant loop and increased speed," said Staff Sgt. Michael Brifnek, 628th CS assistant noncommis-

sioned officer in charge of network infrastructure. The project cost approximately $1 million, but will save the Department of Defense $1.3 million annually. "We used 20 miles of fiber optics to complete the ring and connect the five SONET nodes," said Brifnek. "We had to run the fiber underground and through the air, but when all was said and done, the network speed for the Navy was about 200 times faster." The coordination and planning for the project started in 2010 and was finalized earlier this year. "The point of the project was to make communication easier and seamless between the joint base personnel on either side of the base, as well as provide redundancy to ensure connectivity," said Brifnek. "The project is just another example of how joint basing saves the Department of Defense money." Navy personnel who fall under units such as the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit and Navy Munitions Command do not use SONET, and will remain with the Navy Marine Corps Internet system. Army personnel on the Weapons Station, such as the Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston are in the process

of linking into the SONET network now. "It benefits not only the joint base individuals on the Weapons Station, but the Army personnel as well," said Marie Roberson, 628th CS telecommunication specialist at JB Charleston - WS. Because the system is brand new and more efficient it requires less maintenance. If there is an issue, technicians from the 628th CS will be responsible for repairs. Each technician has received several hours of training on how to install the new communication system, and how to maintain and operate it as well. "Once you understand the possibilities, it is incredibly easy to be excited about the addition of the SONET network to Joint Base Charleston's communications arsenal," said Master Sgt. Scott Levesque, 628th CS flight chief. "It isn't easy to describe in simple words the amount of effort that a handful of individuals devoted as a team to take this project from concept to reality. This capability has already proven to have an immensely positive impact on how we take care of our customers. Additionally, the cost savings and benefits are expected to continue increasing substantially for years to come."

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The Patriot • July 13, 2012

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Commentary by Col. Richard McComb Joint Base Charleston commander

As those of you who wear Air Force blue know, the Airman's Creed charges every Airman to be a leader. In the last paragraph of the creed, it states, "I am an American Airman, Wingman, Leader, Warrior..." But just how do we operationalize this concept? That is, give our Airmen or Sailors for that matter, regardless of grade, officer or enlisted, the basic tools to achieve this worthy objective? Rather than lay out the old tried and true list of leadership characteristics that many of us have become very familiar with over the years, let me offer three basic tools or guidelines to follow that every Airman or Sailor should know, which will help them meet and exceed this charge. First, to be a leader, one must set the example with regard to appearance, conduct, customs and courtesies, and the desire for excellence. Setting the example is indeed an acknowledgement that your actions or inactions speak much louder than your words. Setting the example not only applies to influencing your subordinates, but also your peers and your superiors alike. One of my former senior enlisted wingmen often quoted one of his former mentors stating, "Airmen go where their sergeants [and officers] lead them." Setting the example by doing and demonstrating rather than by saying can be a powerful motivator. When you set the bar high and consistently demonstrate those high standards, others will naturally want to join your winning

better than when they started. Finally, as Gen. Raymond Johns, Air Mobility Command commander, the parent “Setting the example by doing and command of this installation, is fond to demonstrating rather than by saying can remark, leaders need to "Dare to Care." be a powerful motivator. When you set “Dare to Care” recognizes the reality that the bar high and consistently demonin our super-connected, 24/7 world of smart strate those high standards, others will phones, social media and the like that perhaps we now need to focus more effort on naturally want to join your winning team face-to-face contact with our Airmen and and will follow your lead. Sailors in order to re-connect on a personal Col. Richard McComb basis with those we work with daily. Joint Base Charleston commander In some cases, this interaction may be uncomfortable and may require you as a team and will follow your lead. supervisor or peer to ask the hard questions. Second, set out to make a difference in your That's what our Wingman and Comprehensive unit's operations. In today's environment of conAirman Fitness, as well as Shipmate cultures are strained manpower and what will invariably be a all about – connecting on a personal level, comshrinking defense budget, we can ill-afford to municating face-to-face rather than by texting or operate as business as usual. We must look for e-mail, caring even if it gets uncomfortable, and innovative ways to accomplish our missions more celebrating the successes that we can share only effectively and efficiently, knowing that in most in a truly connected workplace. cases Big Air Force or Big Navy will not tell us Next week, during Wingman Day, our Airmen how to do this or to stop doing a particular task if will talk more about CAF and how it can help them it is not contributing to our mission accomplishre-connect to become better leaders and followers. ment. Determining this will be a "grass roots" I know it all sounds so very simple. Just three effort at the unit level, and if validated could in basic tools to make you the leader we need in fact impact operations across the major command today's dynamic and challenging military. Give and our respective Services. them a try. I guarantee you that you'll be surThis task is not solely the charge of the seaprised how these seemingly small actions can soned Air Force or Navy veterans; it's an operahave a big impact on the overall effectiveness and tional imperative that every Airman and Sailor health of your work section and ultimately, you actively seeks ways to leave their duty section entire organization.

worth repeating

Character and competence

Commentary by Lt. Col. Aaron D. Altwies 628th Civil Engineer Squadron commander

Not everyone has the privilege of serving in the United States Air Force. There is something that drives us and makes us different than an ordinary citizen. We are expected to live in a way that exemplifies our core values. We owe it to our fellow citizens to perform with excellence, service and integrity. This burning inside to do what's right, and to do it right for the right reasons is described in one word: character. At the same time, we work hard to ensure our Airmen are prepared to do their jobs. We walk them from basic trainee, to apprentice, to journeyman and some on to craftsmen. We place a huge emphasis on training for the purpose of increasing another important attribute: competence. But possessing only one of the two qualities is not enough. Both are required to be an Airman. Competence is easier to gain. The Air Force is very interested in making sure we have the most trained Airmen in the world and we are successful. The proof is in how we are superior in all domains in which we operate. In my functional area, I have skill sets that are very similar to what's found in the local community. I have master electricians, certified emergency managers, accredited incident managers, draftsmen, engineers and many other "common" trades. So it's not these jobs that make an Airman who he or she

is. Competence simply makes a person able to do the job we've asked them to do. We ask our Airmen to do their jobs under an umbrella of core values, instructions and perhaps most importantly, an oath. Setting the stage this way, we ask our Airmen to do their jobs and live their lives with character. I expect our Airmen to be professional, respectful and to do their duties as ordered. These expectations are not fully required on the "outside." Character is the quality demanding us to remain physically fit, drug-free and living fully within the limits of the law. It requires us to treat each other with dignity and respect. Character drives us to excel and to do better. It's what helps us answer the late-night "no air conditioning" call and respond as we do. Character tells us to put our service in front of our self; to do all things with integrity; to have excellence at the center of how we do things. As a commander, I expect my Airmen to possess both competence and character. But I place a higher importance on character, because it's something the individual possesses solely. I can send a person to training to gain competence. I can create training plans to make sure my Airmen are getting upgraded, but character comes from within. My experience shows that troubles are often accompanied by or associated with a lack of character. Building character by example of senior and peer leaders, and improving competence can yield outstanding Airmen – those who know what to do, how to do it and to do it with character.

Practice makes perfect in sports, armed forces Commentary by Maj. Gregory Sevening 60th Contracting Squadron Commander

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Our Airmen are asked every day to perform extraordinary duties in the defense of our great nation with the expectation that the result of their actions is nothing less than spectacular. Failure is never an option in our line of work, so each and every Airman must continuously strive for perfection, and that requires practice. In the words of Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboy quarterback, "Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation." We must never forget the importance of the level of effort necessary during times of unspectacular preparation. There are countless examples of professional athletes and teams - Larry Bird, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods and the San Antonio Spurs - who have been able to compete at the highest levels of competition with continuous success. Each example shares a common story. They practiced hard

and practiced often. Larry Bird is well known for having spent two to three hours after every practice shooting, which equated to points and buzzer beaters when it really counted. He said, "I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody, somewhere was practicing more than me." Peyton Manning spends hours upon hours with his receivers to perfect the timing of his throws, which equates to receptions and touchdowns when it really counts. Tiger Woods spends hours on the driving range or putting green before and after playing a round of golf, which has equated to 73 PGA tour wins and 14 Major Championships. Last but not least, the San Antonio Spurs throughout the last decade and a half have been inspired by coach Gregg Popovich's use of the following Jacob Riis quote, "When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hun-

dred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." This has reminded and pushed his players to give 100 percent in practice work. It has equated to 15 straight playoff appearances and four world championships. Our Airmen may not be professional athletes, but they are professional warfighters. It is only with hard work and practice that they will be able to perform and execute to perfection for those who count on them. Whether it is a training event, Operational Readiness Exercise or the performance of our everyday jobs, it is our duty to practice hard every time and practice often, so we can execute when it really counts. I encourage each and every leader and follower to ask this question, "Am I working as hard as I can during these times of unspectacular preparation, so when my nation calls my performance will be spectacular?"

Diamond Tips: Where do I stand?

Commentary by Master Sgt. John Ward 628th Force Support Squadron first sergeant

Throughout my years as a supervisor, one question my subordinates often ask and deservedly so is, "What do I need to do to get a "5" on my EPR?" Throughout my career, I've attempted to ensure my EPR rating accurately reflected my efforts. I would initiate discussions with my supervisors to know exactly where I stood at all times. The only thing I've ever expected from them is honesty and I've been fortunate to have that. We should always ask this simple question, "If you had to rate me today, what would I receive?" This requires the supervisor to be upfront and straightforward, and it forces them to give meaningful feedback. For any rating less than a "5," develop a plan for improvement with your supervisor. With proper feedback, no Airman should ever be surprised at the rating they are given. Simply put, are you talking to your supervisors? Feedback should never be limited to an initial and midterm only. You need to do it at least every 60

to 90 days, even if you believe yourself to be a stellar performer. Supervisors and subordinates must always maintain open communication. If this is not taking place then you may find yourself with a rating that is well below your expectation. If you are doing what is expected of you while merely coming to work every day then you might have just defined yourself as a "3," an "average" Airman. Everyone starts as "average," but it's up to you to prove otherwise with your performance. As long as your rater is doing their job, which is reporting a fair evaluation of your performance, you will receive the rating that reflects your attitude and effort. Yet at the same time, supervisors must not inflate the system by giving someone a rating they do not deserve. In doing so, they have provided a disservice to those going above and beyond. At the end of the day, the ultimate responsibility for a member's career depends on each individual Airman. Take control of your future instead of leaving it up to fate or someone else. You and you alone must take the initiative to fix whatever shortfalls may exist. Always remember to ask yourself, "Where do I need to improve?"

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Airmen return home in time to celebrate Independence Day By 2nd Lt. Leah Davis Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

At approximately 11:30 p.m., July 2, a commercial airliner returning from overseas touched down at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base with more than 130 Airmen on board from the 16th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing. The 16th AS was deployed throughout South West Asia, supporting overseas combat operations as a part of the U.S. Central Command. They were recently relieved by the 17th AS which will continue the ongoing airlift support mission. Families and friends waited along the flight line holding American flags, signs and balloons eagerly awaiting the touchdown of the plane. Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, girlfriends and children were full of anticipation, looking towards the sky trying to see a glimpse of their Airman coming home. Capt. Janelle West, 628th Comptroller Squadron and wife of Capt. Jeffrey West, was excited to have her husband home before July 4th. "I could not wait to see my husband! Being dual military, every second we can be together is a big deal," said West. "I can't wait to celebrate Independence Day with him and hang out with our friends and family." West and the rest of the 16th AS were deployed as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. Flying the C-17 Globemaster III, they completed 2,500 sorties, logged nearly 6,500 combat flying hours and airlifted more than 127 million pounds of combat material. The squadron also transported more than 17,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and distinguished visitors throughout the area of responsibility. In addition, they airlifted 72 patients during aeromedical-evacuation missions and delivered more than 4,600 bundles directly to forward operating bases throughout the area of responsibility. The 816th EAS is one of two C-17 Expeditionary Airlift Squadrons established to fulfill the two-EAS concept. The two-EAS concept, implemented in 2006, provides two intra-theater airlift hubs at separate geographical locations to speed the movement of passengers by the hundreds of thousands and pounds of equipment by the millions in and out of the fight, supporting multiple areas of regions. Maj. Michael Peeler, 16th AS director of staff, was also happy to be home and proud of his squadron. "This was a phenomenal opportunity for all involved. It was a chance to participate in something bigger than the 437th Airlift Wing and bigger than the Air Force," said Peeler. "This was a chance for us to focus on and contribute directly to the defense of our nation by delivering critical cargo to the front line forces in order to sustain the war effort." Peeler also emphasized that every Airman played their part in a successful mission and that they would be celebrating a well-deserved holiday.


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Capt. Jeffrey West, 16th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing pilot, hugs his wife Janelle, after returning from a deployment at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 2, 2012. While deployed, the 16th AS served under the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, supporting combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Ashley Smith, wife of Capt. Ben Smith, 16th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing pilot, poses for a portrait holding an enlarged photo of her husband with Smith’s mother Anne. Family and friends of the 16th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, wait for their loved ones to return from deployment to at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 2, 2012. While deployed, the 16th AS served under the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, supporting combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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Single Airman Initiative Program Skeet and Trap Shoot Lt. Col. David Schlevensky, 628th Medical Support Squadron commander, grabs shells for his shotgun during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012. The Airmen participated in a skeet and trap shoot sponsored by the Single Airman Initiative Program, which aims to build camaraderie among Airmen and leadership while increasing communication and understanding.

Airman 1st Class Chris Curry, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service journeyman, grabs shells to reload his shotgun during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Montoya, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, watches an Airman fire at clay pigeons during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012. Senior Airman William George, 628th Communications Squadron knowledge operations management journeyman, reloads his shotgun during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012.

Safety gear, including safety glasses and hearing protection, rest on a bench near the shooting range during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012.

Senior Airman William George, 628th Communications Squadron knowledge operations management journeyman, fires at a clay target during a skeet and trap shoot at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 11, 2012. The Airmen participated in a skeet and trap shoot sponsored by the Single Airman Initiative Program.

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More than 50 Airmen were honored during a Dedicated Crew Chief ceremony July 10 at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base. Dedicated Crew Chiefs are responsible for all of the maintenance on the aircraft to which he or she is assigned.

437th AMXS crew chiefs honored during ceremony

By Senior Airman Anthony Hyatt Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

“The tradition of being a dedicated crew chief comes from a long line of enlisted master technicians who have passed on their heritage of unwavering devotion, loyalty and pride concerning their craft. By accepting this, you are hereby bound to live by and conform to the following charges,” states the Crew Chief Charge. 437th Airlift Wing leadership honored more than 50 Airmen during a Dedicated Crew Chief ceremony July 10 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. “A dedicated crew chief is responsible for all the maintenance on the aircraft to which he or she is assigned,” said Master Sgt. Aaron Moutray, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron section chief. This ceremony formally assigned the hardworking, the most deserving, qualified people to a permanent aircraft. During the ceremony, the crew chiefs were presented their

aircraft assignments and were awarded a certificate by Col. James Clavenna, 437th Maintenance Group commander. Chief Master Sgt. Steven Windorf, 437th MXG superintendent, also presented each Airman with their own personalized DCC coveralls, which includes their name, tail number and squadron. “These Airmen will now be the experts on their appointed aircrafts," said Master Sgt. Kyle Skidmore, 437th AMXS Airplane General Element chief. “They will be expected to be aware of what is going on with their particular aircraft. They are also expected to make sure that the work is being accomplished in a timely manner and to coordinate with outside agencies to ensure timely maintenance.” “To generate airlift is why we exist,” said Clavenna. “One of the keys is having dedicated folks. Leadership has selected these few Airmen and have entrusted them to be a DCC for that aircraft. This ceremony is just a compliment to their skills.” While most wings display their DCC names on plaques

inside the aircraft, the 437th AW displays them differently. “On the C-17 Globemaster III here, the DCC's names can be viewed on the outside of the aircraft,” said Moutray. “We felt it was important to get their names on the outside of our aircraft to help instill that pride of ownership in maintaining their aircraft.” “Being appointed as a DCC gives me an opportunity to put my maintenance skills up against the best aircraft maintainers at Joint Base Charleston,” said Staff Sgt. Channon Barton, 437th AMXS dedicated crew chief. At the end of the ceremony, these Airmen were bound to live by and conform to the following charges: “maintaining your aircraft in accordance with strict adherence to technical data to the best of your abilities; training, mentoring, leading and setting the standard for your assistant crew chief; never letting your integrity be compromised; providing the safest jet possible, one that you yourself would not hesitate to fly in; striving to produce the best aircraft possible without regard for personal gain or comfort.”

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Diamond Sharp Award winners honored

Col. Al Miller, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander, presents the Diamond Sharp award to Airman 1st Class Ryan Swapp, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft flight instruments and navigation systems apprentice, along with Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, 437th AW command chief, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 10, 2012. Diamond Sharp awards recognize individuals in a unit who stand out to their first sergeant.

Col. Al Miller, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander, presents the Diamond Sharp award to Airman 1st Class Dawne-Kortnye Knox, 437th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, along with Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, 437th AW command chief, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 10, 2012.

Col. Al Miller, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander, presents the Diamond Sharp award to Airman 1st Class Michael Graves, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, along with Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, 437th AW command chief, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 10, 2012.

Col. Al Miller, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, 437th AW command chief, pose for a photo with the Diamond Sharp award winners at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 10, 2012.

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Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., prepares to take the squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Aaron Burgstein, 1st Combat Camera Squadron outgoing commander, during the 1st CTCS Change of Command ceremony at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C., July 10.

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Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions seeks nominations for top chapters By Lt. Michael Fallon Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – The nomination period for the Fiscal Year 2012 Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions Chapter of the Year Awards is open, as announced in NAVADMIN 207/12, released July 7. CSAAD is a peer mentoring program for active and reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps candidates, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets aimed at promoting good decision-making and leadership development at the most junior levels. The annual awards, which recognize top CSADD chapters at both sea- and shore-based commands, are a testament to the progress of the CSADD program throughout the fleet, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Fleet Master Chief Scott Benning. "Making good decisions - and Sailors encouraging their shipmates to make the right choice - is critical to Sailor and fleet readiness," said Benning. "The support that our CSADD Sailors provide to their fellow Sailors, and to their Navy, is incredible -these awards seek to recognize their efforts." Though originally envisioned as a response to frequent DUI cases in the mid-Atlantic region, the CSADD program quickly expanded to encompass a variety of issues and has spread across the fleet worldwide. Today, it is a peer-mentoring program for all aspects of life in which Sailors face pressures or temptations to make unwise decisions.

Monthly training is conducted at the nearly 300 chapters of CSADD fleet-wide; topics vary each month and provide a forum for Sailors to discuss important issues and create new methods for helping their fellow Sailors. In addition to promoting healthy life choices, the program also develops members' leadership skills. Recent initiatives by CSADD members have included the use of posters, videos, and social media to reach out to others. Additionally this year, for the first time, CSADD held two rallies in both San Diego and Norfolk with the theme of "Navigating Success," to provoke thought and inspire young leaders to discuss a variety of issues affecting the fleet, such as sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, responsible alcohol use, off-duty safety and Sailor family readiness. Through programs like CSADD, Sailors are proving that helping their peers to achieve success individually is vital to achieving success as a team. "CSADD is all about I.C.E. - Inspirational Leadership, Challenging our young Sailors to engage, and Empowering them to lead," said Benning. "Our Sailors have strong opinions - and solutions - for many of the challenges facing our Navy." CSADD Sailors are taking on leadership challenges both on and off-duty, reinforcing both the core principles of CSADD and the Navy's 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and exist-

ing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. Information about applying for the CSADD award, registering a chapter for CSADD, and requirements and processes related to the award can be found in NAVADMIN 207/12. Nominations must be submitted by the unit commander of registered CSADD chapters to their regional commanders by Oct. 1.

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Chief of Naval Personnel and Navy Total Force Fleet Master Chief Scott Benning, left, presents the 2011 Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions award to the CSADD chapter members from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a CSADD rally at Naval Station Norfolk.

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Members of the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. utilize their medical skills on Sherry Perkins, a clinical manager Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C., during a 315 AES Squadron training flight to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., June 21, 2012. The flight introduced Perkins and other Guard and Reserve employers to the U.S. Air Force Reserve and allowed them to see what their employees do when they report for training and participate in real-world missions.

Employer gets flight of a lifetime Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Shane Ellis 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The cargo compartment was configured, the engines steadily hummed and the sixmember aeromedical evacuation team worked skillfully to treat a patient who suffered from chest pain, labored breathing and decreased oxygen levels in her body. Looking back, the patient never thought she would be strapped to a litter on a military aircraft while a medical team worked to save her life 37,000 feet above the earth. The patient on the flight was Sherry Perkins, a clinical manager at one of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare emergency departments in Charleston, S.C. Perkins was not a real patient during flight; she was participating in a medical training exercise as part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's annual Bosslift to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. June 21-22. The ESGR Bosslift was supported by the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron which conducted training exercises to and from Keesler. While en route to Keesler, Perkins was selected to be a patient for one of the training scenarios conducted by the 315th AES team. As a registered nurse, Perkins works with several people who serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. One of those nurses is Maj. Roseann Teckman. Teckman is a traditional reservist who began her service as a flight nurse with the 315th AES in 2003. In her civilian job she is an automated external defibrillator coordinator at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C. Teckman invited Perkins to participate in the Bosslift in an effort to show her what AES members do when they report for training and participate in real-world missions. During the 315th AES training flight, Teckman asked Perkins if she would play the role of patient for one of the training scenarios. While acting as a patient, Perkins wore a headset and was able to listen to everything being said by the team members treating her. When the training scenario ended, Perkins said she was impressed with the level of skill Maj. Roseann Teckman, 315th AES flight nurse, and Tech. Sgt. Gregory Gaines, 315th AES aeromedical evacuation technician, complete a training scenario with Sherry Perkins, a clinical manager at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, who played the role of a patient onboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a training flight to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., June 21, 2012.

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July 16 / 628th Contracting Squadron Change of Command: Lt. Col. Tyr Brenner will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Dale Skinner, July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Charleston Club. Reception to follow. Call 963-5155 to RSVP.


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FOR SALE: Indigo Palms Neighborhood North Charleston Beautiful "like new home" on 1/2 acre wooded lot built in 2010. 4 bed, 3 bath with 2,450 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, carpet, and crown molding throughout home. Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, & 42" cabinets. Many more upgrades. 20x20 custom built shop with attic, electricity, & lighting built to match home. Very Nice. Neighborhood amenities available. A MUST SEE! Priced $266,900. Call 843-367-4171 2br townhome on the marsh. Minutes away from the base. Trade work for equity. Call Curt 843-2785454 for more details.

FSBO 3BR/2BA + Bonus. Ibis Glade Tanner Plantation. Approx 1700 sq.ft. Nice floor plan and lot. One owner. Must see. (843) 412-2423.

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

King size oak bedroom set $650. Includes 2 nightstands, chest, dresser with mirror, head and foot board.843-486-9155

12” Thick Pillowtop mattress Set. Never opened, still in plastic. Must sell ASAP. Was $600, Sell $245. Call Keith, 843-375-5908. KITCHEN CABINETS Beautiful. Never Installed. Cost $4800, Sell $1650. Call 843-856-4680. $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

TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD 843-412-5861 • fax 843-628-3454 Diggle Publishing, PO Box 2016, Mt. Pleasant SC 29465 Diggle Publishing accepts free three-line personal* classified ads from active duty, reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents. Each line is roughly approximately 45-55 letters and spaces. The amount depends upon the number of capitals, punctuation, etc. Three lines is roughly 150-160 total letters and spaces. 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 We do not take ads by phone. Please do not call us to confirm receipt of your free ad.

* Ads from non-military or business-related ads (even home businesses) cost $4 per line (45-55 letters and spaces per line). Additional lines (over the 3 free) for personal ads may be purchased for $4 per line as well.

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Deadline to submit an ad is 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ads printed on a first come-first serve, space available basis.

DISPLAY CLASSIFIED ADS Ads may be placed with a photo (see this week’s “Homes For Sale” ad) or graphics for $10/column inch. $20 minimum. A typical ad, like the example noted, will be $20-$25. The size (and cost) will depend upon the amount of text and size of photo. You can call 843-412-5861 or email with your ad content for a free cost quote.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Hyrax 4. Considerateness 8. Expressed pleasure 13. 1896 Ethiopian battle 15. Hawaiian dance 16. Khaki colors 17. Southern soldiers 18. Musician Clapton 19. 58703 ND 20. Letterman’s hometown 23. Fr. Riviera resort 24. Wrath 25. Put up with something 27. Divertimento 32. Comportment 33. Toward the mouth 34. Take in marriage 35. Composer of Rule Britania 36. Central parts of fruits 38. Ice hockey goal 39. Lair 40. A citizen of Denmark 41. Algeria’s 2nd largest city 42. Buildings 44. Extensive landed property 46. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! 47. Cereal grass spikelet bristles 48. Gives you instant long locks 55. Umbrian industrial city 56. Cheremis language 57. Wm. the Conqueror’s burial city 58. Beach (French) 59. 7th Hindu month 60. Tightly curled hairstyle 61. Niches 62. Connects the keel & sternpost 63. Take a seat

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Washer dryer sets $250/$350, stacker wash/dryer $400; kitchen dining sets $50/$200; dressers/chest drawers $50/$250. Call 452-2229 Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set w/ warranty. $150! King for $225. Can Deliver $150 843-696-5712

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ON ALL NEW GAS JETTAS! Ask about StOKES Volkswagen’s

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Featured: Previously Pampered Pre-Owned Vehicles 2010 Dodge Challenger

2004 Land Rover Range Rover

2004 Chevy Tahoe

2009 Toyota Matrix

2Dr Cpe SRT8, 6.1L 8 cyl Fuel Injection - Stock 5262A2


4dr Wgn HSE, 4.4L 8 cyl Fuel Injected, Automatic - Stock 5212A


1500 Z71, 4WD, 5.3L 8 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 5269A


Auto, 5Dr. Wgn Auto S FWD, 2.4L 4 cyl Fuel Injection - Stock 5247A

2002 Ford Focus

2000 Dodge Dakota

2009 Ford Flex

2003 Volvo C70

4Dr. Sdn SE, 2.0L 4 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 5263A


2WD, Quad Cab, 5.3 Ft Box, Sport, 5.9L 8 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 21530Q


4Dr. SEL FWD, 3.5L 6 cyl Sequential-Port F.I. - Stock 5309A


2Dr. Conv. 2.4L Turbo - Stock 5097C

2003 Ford Taurus

2008 Nissan Versa

2007 Mercedes-Benz C230

2012 Volkswagen CC

4Dr. SES, 3.0L 6 cyl Sequential-Port F.I. - Stock 5199A


5Dr., HB 14 CVT, 1.8L 4 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 5214A


Sports Sedan, 2.5L 6 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 5246A


4Dr. Sdn DSG Sport, 2.0L 4 cyl Sequential-Port F.I. - Stock 21529P

2002 Toyota Avalon XL

2006 Volkswagen GTI

2011 Honda Civic Sedan LX

2009 Nissan Murano S

4Dr. Sdn, 3.0L 6 cyl Fuel Injected - Stock 5128A


2Dr., 1.8L 4 cyl Fuel Injected Turbo - Stock 5019A


Automatic, 1.8L 4 cyl, Fuel Injected - Stock 5156A


Automatic, AWD, 3.5L 6 cyl, Fuel Injected - Stock 5109A

2012 Ford Focus SE

2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2009 Volkswagen Passat

2011 Nissan Rogue


Manual, 4WD, 3.8L 6 cyl, Fuel Injected - Stock 21473R


Automatic, 2.0L 4 cyl, Turbocharged - Stock 5160A


Automatic, 2.5L 4 cyl, Sequential-Port F.I. - Stock 21485Q

Automatic, 2.0L 4 cyl, Fuel Injected - Stock 21515P






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