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Joint Base Charleston


Vol. 3, No. 34

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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Practice makes perfect U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Dennis Sloan

Senior Airman Erik Myles, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, puts his fire jacket on during a drill Aug. 20, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Each member of the team has six pieces of equipment to put on in less than two minutes when responding to an emergency call. See additional photos on Page 9.



Joint effort patrols local waterways

See page 10


Historic aircraft restored See page 6


Air base Retreat moves to 5 p.m. See page 7

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Forest City begins demolition on Air Base's north side

By Steve Campbell Capital Asset Management Element chief

Forest City Military Communities began demolition on the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base north side, Aug. 13, 2012, by erecting a fence to separate the demolition area from current housing. While demolition is ongoing, vehicle traffic will be limited to construction vehicles on North East Jackson Dr., Batson Ave., Richardson Ave., Arnold Circle and the south side of Hodge Ave. Construction in this area will start as soon as demolition is complete and new housing units will be phased on line as they become available for occupancy. As new housing becomes available, existing housing on the north side will be phased out and the demolition fences will be moved to support further demolition and construction. During demolition, the traffic patterns in the north side housing area will change. Residents and those driving through the area are advised to pay attention to the route change signs. Hodge Ave. will be closed on the south side of the street and traffic will only flow going east. Construction haul routes will exit out of East Jackson onto Hill Blvd. to Arthur when leaving the base. Their alternate route is Gross Ave. to Arthur. During construction, joggers and runners on McComb's way are advised to proceed with caution when crossing Gross Ave. The demolition and construction areas will be fenced and access will be limited.

Students walking or riding bikes to Lambs Elementary from Gross Ave. or Cobb St., are encouraged to go to Tohuey Ave. to exit main base north housing. The walking path near Tohuey Ave. and Batson will take walkers and bike riders to Hill Blvd. and West Jackson Dr. A crossing guard will be at this crossing. Approximately 100 yards from West Jackson Dr. is another walking path that follows the power lines all the way to the bike racks at Lambs Elementary. Military members living in the new units off of O'Neal Ave. will follow O'Neal straight to Lambs Elementary. Other housing units on the south side are currently under construction. Once these houses are completed they will be phased for occupancy which should start in the next several weeks. Children walking or riding bikes to school from these units may use the walking path at the end of South Jackson Dr. that runs to Lambs Elementary. New construction on the Air Base north side will include 22 junior noncommissioned officer units, two E-9 units, 25 company-grade officer and 21 field-grade officer units for a total of 70 new units. After final construction is complete there will be 40 senior noncommissioned officer units, 247 junior noncommissioned officer units, 25 company grade officer units, 21 field grade officer units, two E-9 Prestige units and the current 10 senior officer quarters for a total of 345 units on the Air Base. Construction is expected to be completed by Aug. 2013. For additional information, contact Forest City at 552-0600 or the Joint Base Charleston Base Housing Office at 963-8169.

Women in Defense, Military Woman of the Year U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Stephanie Green, Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston Parole and Release department leading chief petty officer, was named the Palmetto Chapter of Women in Defense, Military Woman of the Year at the Charleston RiverDogs game Aug. 11, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. Green was one of 15 local military women nominated for the award. U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway

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Commentary by Lt. Col. Robert Burton 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Toward the end of the third grade, my family moved to a small town in Utah. Given the small number of kids my age, it was easy to meet most of them within a very short period after arriving. But it was also somewhat of a problem as there were only a few kids my age to meet. I was having a hard time finding good friends. Once summer arrived and baseball season began, I thought I had found a way to increase in overall coolness and find those friendships that had thus far eluded me. When I signed up for baseball that year there were no coaches for the team. My dad volunteered for the job. He had played baseball through high school and, according to him, was quite adept at the game. He had tutored me for the six years I had been playing to that point, with admittedly mediocre results, but my thought was that he was a pretty hip guy, the kids on the team would like him as their coach, and I would be more popular as a result. He even said that he had "something special" planned for the first practice. Awesome. The first practice arrived and I was having a hard time suppressing my excitement. The other 10 kids were about to be wowed. We stepped

onto the baseball field and started to warm up with a few throws back and forth to each other. My dad got out of the car and told us to stop. He said we should all line up behind home plate. We did. He walked down to first base and stood to the side of it. He then had us run, one by one, to first base. He told us to do it again, and again, and again. We ran from home plate to first base for the entire hour. I was mortified. That's it? That's the something special he had planned? I knew I was losing friends I didn't have at an even quicker rate. To make a great story short, the next practice we learned to throw, the following to catch, and the fourth practice we finally worked on hitting. We 11, uniform-less kids from that small town won our region that year, and for the next three years. We had been taught the basics of the game and we executed them well. We weren't flashy; we weren't the strongest or fastest. We didn't have any secret signs on when to steal bases or to bunt. We only had one kid that could hit home runs. We didn't even have uniforms. We just won a lot. I'm often reminded of that first year with my dad as my coach. I was reminded of it again as a U.S. Air Force major during a conversation I was having with my boss on an important project I was working on. After I told him my ideas, he responded with "Burton, stop thinking outside the

box. You need to learn what the box is and what's inside the box first. Then you can start thinking outside of it." Back to the basics. With the recent Unit-Self Inspection and accompanying opportunity to go over the responsibilities I have within my office and what each section of the office does with respect to the mission, I felt somewhat the same awkwardness I felt as I watched my would-be friends run repeatedly to first base under my dad's watchful eye. I need to better understand the basics of my job; the basics of the law; the basics of leadership. It may not gain me friends, but I need to ensure the others under my supervision do the same. Thinking outside the box isn't of much use, if we don't have a box to think outside of. Whether it be in sports, at the office or in relationships with family and friends, getting back to the basics has always served me well. I appreciate the reminders I've received along the way to reign myself in and focus on the fundamentals - be it through a parent, spouse, supervisor, ecclesiastical leader, inspector or coach. Occasionally remind yourself and those around you to think along those lines. Practice running to first base. Akin to my fourth grade baseball team, even with a focus on basics, our respective offices, missions and personnel may not be the flashiest, strongest or fastest. We'll just win a lot.

Diamond Tips: Back to School

Commentary by Master Sgt. Jennifer Crerar 16th Airlift Squadron first sergeant

When I woke up my seven-year-old for his first day of school recently, he rolled away and grumbled, "I don't want to go to school." I rubbed his back and tried to encourage him. "It'll be fun! You'll get to see all your friends and its good exercise for your brain." I felt like such a hypocrite because I have been putting off school myself. I recently transferred education benefits to my children which brought a four-year service commitment. That was hard to do ...don't I want to commit a couple of hours a week to improve myself through education? I know I need to go to school. I always have an excuse for why I can't go right now. Air Force Instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, states in several paragraphs that we should complete our Community College of the Air Force degree and continue to develop through on and off-duty education. It's simply a part of being a good Airman, noncommissioned

officer and senior noncommissioned officer. As a leader in my squadron, I need to set the example. More and more young Airmen are earning advanced degrees early in their careers so it's getting harder and harder to maintain my place at the "head of the class." The Air Force has made it so easy for us. We have counselors at the base education center to help us through the process of enrolling in a school and getting into a degree program. Classes are offered on base. We have tuition assistance. Short of taking the classes for me, there isn't much else the Air Force can do to make this any easier for me. At the Virtual Education Center on the Air Force Portal, there is information about the AU-ABC program. It provides those with a CCAF, opportunities to earn their bachelor's degree. Right on the front of the brochure it says, "Earn your bachelor's degree on-line anytime, anywhere." So, I'm going to bite the bullet. I'm going to the education center and signing up for classes. To quote Adam Sandler from "Billy Madison," sing it with me ... "Back to school. Back to school. To prove to Dad I'm not a fool."

My friend Dee - a story of loss Commentary by Staff Sgt. Katie Gieratz Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

I met her at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., in 2008. I thought to myself she is the most beautiful kind of person. She was filled only with good intentions, a pure heart and her tiny stature contained so much personality that she could walk into a room and light it up simply with her presence. She was the person to emulate. She was always a happy, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, protective and driven young woman. Her name was Daigerry Leon, but I knew her as 'Dee' and in September 2011, she was killed by a drunk driver. We did what friends typically do; worked out, went to movies, shopped - everything. I loved having her as my friend. She understood and believed in people in a way I had never seen before. She inspired me to be a better person. Dee worked at Charleston AFB as an emergency management specialist and in 2010 she received orders to Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. We made promises to keep in touch and take time to visit each other, but deployments and temporary duty assignments kept standing in the way. Our plan was to meet back up in Las Vegas, Nevada sometime in October 2011. That never happened, which is one of the hardest things for me to accept. I like to think of myself as a strong person who does not easily breakdown. As strong as I try to be, there are some feelings impossible to ignore. Dee was the person I could count on. One night I had gone out and had too much to drink. I was uncomfortable with the person giving me a ride home so I messaged Dee and told her. She was already in my driveway waiting for me

before we pulled up. On September 25, 2011, in Great Falls, Mont., Dee received a phone call from a friend who had been drinking and needed a ride. Being the good friend she was, she agreed. She was patiently standing in the parking lot with a group of friends waiting when a truck veered into the parking lot and struck Dee. Dee did not die immediately. For me, the days before she died were filled with stress, anxiety, hope and fear. I was hoping beyond all hope she would pull through. However, I was at work when I received the message. Gut wrenching. Uncontrollable anxiety. Stress. Heartbreaking. Earth shattering. The feeling as if someone just punched you in the stomach, and you no longer have the ability to breathe. This is the best way I can describe how it felt receiving the message. Dee was dead. The driver's selfish decision not only ended her wonderful life, but ended two other lives, severely injured a few more and changed the lives of her family and friends forever. Today, I'm faced with reminders every day of the person she was; photos, music and working out are just a few. I cannot help but wonder who she would have been today. But, it was all taken away too soon. I have been in the Air Force for almost six years now. I have attended many drinking and driving briefings, heard the heart wrenching stories and seen the photos or physical, emotional and mental aftermath. I was the cliché that thought drinking and driving would never affect me. Now, anytime I am required to attend a drink-

ing and driving presentation or the topic is brought up I fight back tears and try to maintain composure but it will always be a difficult task. Whenever I hear about individuals who do choose to drink and drive, I become angry. Angry at the fact no one will understand until the damage is done and it is too late. The man who killed Dee had relatives and friends saying how wonderful of a person he was. This was just one bad decision he made. I do not care. I do not see that and I never will. If you choose to drink and drive, and your actions kill someone, you will always be a murderer regardless of intent. Dee would not want us to be sad or angry. She most certainly would not want her death to be in vain either. Everyone should understand drinking and driving is the most immature and selfish thing a person can do. Not only do you take the risk of ending your own life and providing massive amounts of heartache to your family and friends, you also take the chance of ending a perfectly innocent person's life and destroying everyone their life has touched permanently. I loved her, and now I am left to miss her forever. If the man that killed Dee had never gotten behind the wheel of his vehicle, I would still have my friend. Dee would still be here. But in a cruel twist of fate ... she isn't. There are numerous programs to get you home safely such as Airmen Against Drunk Driving which can be contacted at 963-AADD on the weekends, or have a designated driver and drink responsibly. Please, swallow your pride and take advantage of resources. I am begging you from the bottom of my heart, do not take someone else's Dee away from them.

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From Uzbekistan with love

The Patriot • August 24, 2012


Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

immigration to the United States. “America is filled with opportunities,” said Ibragimov. “In the United States, people can be who they want to be, as long More than six years ago, Ildar Ibragimov left Uzbekistan, as they put forth an effort. It was such a relief. Even though I one of the former Soviet Union republics, with very little had very little, I still had hope.” The first time Ibragimov got a hint of American culture was money, a Diversity Immigrant Visa and one-way plane ticket to the United States. Unable to speak English and knowing from watching the film, “Star Wars” in theaters as a teenager, very little about American culture, Ibragimov risked it all in more than a decade after its original release. Once Ibragimov arrived in the United States, he moved in hopes of a better life in America. The DIV program is a lottery for receiving a U.S. perma- with distant relatives in Tampa Bay, Fla. Living out of a small nent resident card. It is often referred to as the green card lot- bedroom, he was unable to use his computer software engitery. The program awards 55,000 permanent resident visas neering degree he earned in Uzbekistan to obtain a job. So, he annually to natives of countries deemed to have low rates of took a job as a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant. “I didn’t mind washing dishes,” said Ibragimov. “To me, coming to America was a dream, and if having that dream meant I had to start from the bottom; then that’s what I would do.” Even though the pay wasn’t great and the work wasn’t very challenging, he was happy to have the job. He knew it was his first step up the ladder of living his American dream. So, from that day on, he looked for new challenges in life to overcome and his next goal was to become a military officer. “I went from dishwasher to officer in less than five years,” said Ibragimov. “I couldn’t become an officer immediately though, so, I enlisted into the Air Force in 2006.” During his enlistment as an Airman, Ibragimov didn’t let a language barrier slow him down. He credits the supportive group of Airmen he worked with, along with the TV 2nd Lt. Ildar Ibragimov, 628th Medical Support Squadron medical information systems flight commander, is living the American dream after enlisting in the show, “King of Queens” for his ability to speak Air Force and working to become an officer. Ibragimov immigrated to the English fluently. United States in 2005 and is a native of the former Soviet Union. “Watching ‘King of Queens’ helped me to


better understand the English language and apply this knowledge to day-to-day situations,” said Ibragimov. “I know it sounds silly, but it’s the little things about American culture, such as watching that show, that has really helped me transition into being a part of the culture.” Ibragimov enlisted as a healthcare management apprentice and although his enlistment was short, it was packed full of accomplishments. He met former President George W. Bush during the former president’s visit to San Antonio, Texas, after participating in the patient airlift mission during Hurricane Gustav. Ibragimov also received his American citizenship and continued his education, earning his master’s degree. He used his degree to transition to the officer community. “Becoming a commissioned officer was one of the two greatest moments of my life,” said Ibragimov. “The other moment was being selected for a Diversity Immigrant Visa. However, being an officer in the Air Force is an honor.” Today, 2nd Lt. Ildar Ibragimov, 628th Medical Support Squadron medical information systems flight commander, is committed to the mission. And although Ibragimov has worked hard for his success … from the economic hardships of the former Soviet Union, to washing dishes part time, to finding career progression among the ranks of the U.S. Air Force … life wasn’t easy. But it has been an adventure. “Life is an adventure and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Ibragimov. “I’m constantly trying to challenge myself more and more, both personally and professionally. In life, I ask myself ‘can I do this?’ and even when I doubt myself, I still try. For anyone wanting to become an officer, I challenge you to perform the best you can, so you can set yourself apart from everyone. Have determination and always stay on course. Remember, that’s the beauty of America. You have the opportunity to be the person you want to be. I am an example of that and all of the Airmen I work with are too.”


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Opening ceremonies kick off Air Force Week activities

By Desiree Palacios Air Force News Service

NEW YORK – The Air Force kicked off one of its biggest outreach programs in America's largest city Aug. 19 with a combination of opening day remarks, flyovers, interactive displays and performances by Air Force bands. The opening ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Pier 86 marked the start of Air Force Week here, three days of events aimed at showcasing the Air Force, and its men and women, in front an audience of more than 8 million New Yorkers. "Air Force Week shines a big spotlight on our Airmen's essential contributions to America's national security, and America's Airmen in the fight," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during his remarks. He told the audience that no matter how advanced the Air Force becomes technologically, its success will always depend on its people. "We give our men and women responsibility beyond their years, and we expect them to perform their missions, and innovate and improvise, to get the job done," Donley said. "We can never take them for granted. Our Airmen make us exceedingly proud...and we couldn't ask for finer role models for examples of selfless service." The ceremony included other top Air Force and local civic leaders, as well as a flyover by the Air Force's Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team. An open water rescue demonstration with an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and rescue team from the 106th Rescue Wing, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., followed. There were also interactive displays featuring the Air Force Recruiting Service exhibit "Command Center Alpha," a 3-D tour that includes computer graphics, videos and a Thunderbird display. "This week, Airmen will interact throughout the five boroughs of New York, sharing their stories, educating citizens

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RED HORSE deployment briefing focuses on "family" By 2nd Lt. Jeff Kelly 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from Joint Base Charleston's 560th and 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers are leaving their loved ones behind and heading to Southwest Asia this month for a six-month deployment. Saturday, the deploying RED HORSE members were honored during a family deployment briefing at the Charleston Club, prior to their leaving to provide construction and engineering support in theater. During the briefing, leaders explained that the engineering squadron is a "tight-knit" unit that often acts like an extended family for many of its members. "We are a family," said Col. Russell Fingar, 315th Airlift Wing commander. "If you need anything while you are deployed, and all else fails, you can come directly to me. We will take care of you and your families because we are proud of you and what you are doing." This sentiment was echoed by many of the senior leaders that were on hand to talk with the deployers and their family members. "We know that for some of you this is a new adventure," said Chief Master Sergeant Gigi Manning, 315th AW command chief. "But if any of you have any issues whatsoever, please don't hesitate to ask me for anything. I'm on call 24/7 and I'm here for you." "Family" was a word that was heard throughout the deploy-

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Flying through history: Static planes at JB Charleston - Air Base get restored

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Two of the four static display aircraft at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base were recently given a routine "face lift," which consisted of being cleaned and painted for the upcoming decade. According to AFI 84-103, in an agreement with the Air Force Museum at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., the display planes are restored once every eight years. The C-47 Skytrain and the C-124 Globemaster II at JB Charleston - Air Base are both sporting gleaming new finishes. It was a team effort by the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing to ensure the planes were repainted to perfection. The 628th ABW budget provided the funds for the restoration and the 437th AW organized the efforts. "The display planes are meant to give Airmen a sense of their heritage," said Jason Axberg, 628th ABW historian. "The more they know about their history, the more pride they'll have in it." According to Axberg, it is vital for Airmen to understand Air Force history. "When Airmen see the display aircraft, they're looking at more than history. They're looking at their history," said Axberg. "They're looking at their heritage and a timeless legacy built by the men and women before them; the Airmen of the past that wore the same military uniform, laced the same boots and bravely sacrificed everything in the name of duty, honor and country." Duty ... Honor ... Country. These words are etched into a stone marker at the JB Charleston - Air Base Air Park, along the Rivers Avenue entrance to JB Charleston - Air Base. The park is home to a C-141B "Starlifter," a C-124C "Globemaster II" and a C-121 "Constellation." A C-47, often called a "Gooney Bird," stands sentinel near the base flagpole across from Bldg. 16000. The aircraft was dedicated to Charleston Air Force Base in Aug. 1982. The C-47's were first ordered prior to World War II, in 1940. However, by the end of the war, the Army Air Force had more than 9,000. Its multipurpose mission was to airlift cargo and troops in combat, as well as airdrop paratroopers into enemy territory. Assigned to the 437th Troop Carrier Group, a direct lineage that runs to the 437th Operations Group, the group was essential during America's finest hour, Operation OVERLORD. On June 6, 1944, one of the group's four flying squadrons, the 85th Troop Carrier Squadron, was the first C-47 squadron launched into the D-Day combat environment. Throughout the duration of the war, the C-47, along with the 437th TCG, continued airlift, airdrop, resupply and air evacuation missions. Joint Base Charleston's C-47 was restored and painted to replicate the "Chattanooga Choo Choo," an original C-47 assigned to the 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron, another 437th TCG flying squadron. However, the original Chattanooga Choo Choo was listed as missing in Burma on Oct. 22, 1944. The C-121 first arrived at Charleston Air Force Base in Sept. 1955, with the 1608th Air Transportation Wing. While This photo of the C-47 Skytrain was taken at Charleston Air Force Base sometime in the mid-1980’s. The C-47 was one of the most successful aircraft ever developed. Approximately 13,000 C-47 variants were produced including more than 2,000 built.

The C-121C sits on display at the Joint Base Charleston Air Park August 21, 2012 at JB Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The aircraft is often called the “Constellation” and could reach a maximum speed of 330 miles per hour, with a cruising speed of 255 mph.

The C-124C “Globermaster II” sits on display at the Joint Base Charleston Air Park Aug. 21, 2012 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The aircraft was assigned to JB Charleston from November 1957 until May 1969.

assigned to Charleston AFB, the C-121 flew many missions, such as providing airlift to Hungarian refugees to the United States, as well as providing airlift for U.S. troops to the Suez Canal, the Congo and Lebanon. In 1982, 15 years after its active service retirement, a C121 was acquired and restored from the "bone yard" at DavisMontham Air Force Base, Ariz. by a team of active duty, reservists and retirees from various bases. The team restored the plane to a flyable condition in 13 days. On June 10, 1985, the C-121 arrived at Charleston AFB for display, nearly 30 years after its initial arrival here. Another aircraft on display at the Air Base is the C124C. The predecessor to

another display plane, the C-141 "Starlifter," the C-124 is often referred to as "Old Shaky" because of its constant inflight vibrations. The C-124 was assigned to Charleston AFB from November 1957 until May 1969. While assigned here, the C-124 flew relief missions into Chile, returned space capsules to Cape Canaveral and flew supplies into Antarctica. For more than 25 years, the C-124 served as the Air Force's premiere airlift/airdrop aircraft, and it called Charleston home. After the C-124's impressive run in airlift history, came the next generation of airlift aircraft; the C-141B "Starlifter." The C-141B on display at JB Charleston - Air Base, revolutionized aircraft with its in-flight refueling and its ability to airlift troops over long distances, supply troops with equipment by land or air, and transport wounded troops - no matter how hostile the area - with advanced medical facilities onboard. The C-141 aircraft flew more than 40 years and nine million flying hours, in large part due to its ability to transfer 23,592 gallons during refueling in about 26 minutes. C-141s were assigned to Charleston AFB from August 14, 1965 until the last one departed on June 15, 2000. The fuselage on display today was retired in Sept. 1993, with a formal ceremony after its final flight by Brig. Gen. Thomas Mikolajcik, who was the 437th Airlift Wing commander at the time. The C-141B on display was the first to reach more than 40,000 flying hours. "People often ask me, 'why does the Air Force hold onto these old planes?'" said Axberg. "The answer is simple. Why do people hold onto family mementos, such as picture albums and keepsakes? It's because those relics are more than reminders, they are what bridges us to our past. Restoring those planes every eight years lets us look back on our impact toward mobility airlift, honor the heroes of yesterday and hold our heads high to be part of that culture."

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JB Charleston - Air Base to change time for Retreat Ceremony

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Beginning Sept. 1, Joint Base Charleston - Air Base will change the time Retreat is observed. Retreat is a bugle call followed by the playing of the national anthem as the United States flag is lowered. Retreat is currently played at 4 p.m. at JB Charleston - Air Base, but starting Sept. 1, Retreat will be played at 5 p.m. "Per AFMAN 36-2203, the Retreat Ceremony serves a twofold purpose," said Chief Master Sgt. Earl Hannon, 628th Air Base Wing command chief. "It signals the end of the official duty day and serves as a ceremony to pay respect to the flag." While the end of an individual Airman's duty day varies widely based on work shifts and mission requirements, many JB Charleston - Air Base warriors are on duty far beyond the current 4 p.m. Retreat time. "Playing Retreat at 4 p.m. diminishes the impact and importance of this long-standing tradition," said Hannon. "Retreat is traditionally observed at many military installations no earlier than 4:30 p.m., but more commonly at 5 p.m." These changes only affect the Air Base. The Weapons Station will continue to hold Colors at their traditional time of 8 a.m. and at sunset.

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What if I'm wearing my physical training uniform? Proper military customs and courtesies apply while wearing the PTU during reveille and retreat (attention and saluting).

What do I do if I'm driving at the time of Retreat? At the first note of Reveille, Retreat and the National Anthem, you should bring your moving vehicle safely to a complete stop as you would if an emergency vehicle were approaching and put the car in park. Base guidance is that personnel turn off any music playing in the vehicle. Everyone inside the vehicle, including the driver, should remain seated at attention.

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Everyone claims to be cheaper. Apples to Apples, cars cost all dealers relatively the same. We all buy them at cost at auctions, Fleet Lease and Repos. The true difference is overhead. (cost to run business).

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Senior Airman Tara Serrano, 628th Medical Group dental assistant, performs a routine dental exam on Staff Sgt. Sarah Strasen, 437th Operations Support Squadron airfield management training manager, during her dental appointment Aug. 17, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Dental assistants aid dentists in generalized tasks, including chair-side aid, clerical work, reception and some radiography and dental laboratory work. Senior Airman Tara Serrano, 628th Medical Group dental assistant, performs a routine dental exam on Staff Sgt. Sarah Strasen, 437th Operations Support Squadron airfield management training manager, during her dental appointment Aug. 17, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Dental assistants attend a two-month technical training school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

Senior Airman Tara Serrano, 628th Medical Group dental assistant, performs a routine dental exam on Staff Sgt. Sarah Strasen, 437th Operations Support Squadron airfield management training manager, during her dental appointment Aug. 17, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

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August 30 / An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.


All classes or events will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 963-4406.

August 24 / A Workshop for VA Disability Claims class will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. Members must sign-up at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic medical records section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop. / The Satisfaction Survey Kickoff Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Picnic Grounds adjacent to the Outdoor Recreation Center. Fill out a survey upon arrival and enjoy live music by The Average Savage and food.

August 25 / A Heart Link will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Military spouses learn about the Air Force mission, culture, traditions, military languages, and benefits and services while making new friends. Childcare issues will be addressed at time of registration.

August 27 / A Making Sense of the TSP, Civilian and Military, class will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Simplified language to help novice investors understand the purpose of the TSP, whether it's a good choice, strategies to use when investing in the TSP and more.

August 28 / A Field-Grade Officer Notification Training class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. This class is training for FGOs in the notification process for casualties.

August 29 / A Smooth Move class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn from experts on how to PCS smoothly.

August 31 / Workshop for VA Disability Claims class will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A VA representative will cover the VA claims and filing process. Members must sign-up at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Clinic medical records section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop. / A Deciphering the Career-Status Bonus class will be held from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Individuals must select between two retirement systems, between their 14 ½ and 15-year mark. This workshop explains the financial impact of both.

Tuesdays in August / The Air Base Library Care Day is a free reading program for children at 9 a.m., followed by Toddler Story Time, held at 10 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling 963-3329.

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Come Join the Fun at 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

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. VISION OF ELVIS - The La Femmes of Cabane 1067 of American Legion Post 166, Goose Creek proudly presents “VISIONS OF ELVIS: with Danny Stirling along with his Vegas Dancers on Saturday, August 25th. Advance tickets for the show are just $15.00 and are now on sale. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 6:00PM and show starts at 7:00PM.Opening for Danny is the one and only Michael Viljac aka Tom Jones. Hors d’ oeuvres will be severed between 6 & 7. For your refreshment, there will be a cash bar. This night of song and fun is open to the public with all proceeds going toward the La Femmes and their many community projects. Only 100 tickets will be sold and are on a first come, first served basis. This show will sell out. For information call the Post at 553-5454.

Center, Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480.

NOTICE: The Fleet and Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, now has two consultants who are available for scheduling individual appointments for member/spouse employment assistance. Whether your needs are resume basics/review, interviewing skills/practice, or job search strategies, please call F and FSC at 843-764-7480 to schedule your oneon-one appointment!


All classes or workshops will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 755, at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 764-7480.

August 24 / An informative workshop about colleges will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Also, learn how to Special Announcements complete your financial aid for college. Jump start / In the mornings, the Lambs Elementary gate your planning for spring semester and your college will be open from 0645 to 0730. In the afternoon education. To register, please call the Fleet and it will be open from 1415 to 1500. Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston / Girl Scouting: Girls in kindergarten through Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480. eighth grade are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 895 August 27 at the Chapel Annex on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Patti Donahue / A navigating change workshop will be held at 618-363-5230 or for more from 10 to 11 a.m. This workshop will provide you information. with the necessary tools to handle employment / Story Hours at the Library: The Base Library change. . To register, please call the Fleet and has two fun story hours every week. Mondays at Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston10 a.m., is the home day care story hour. Please Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480. call ahead each week to sign-up your group for this / A saving and investing workshop will be held day. Tuesdays is the toddler open story and craft from 10 to 11 a.m. Gain insight in basic investing. hour starting at 10 a.m. Reservations are not To register, please call the Fleet and Family required for this session. Both sessions are free. Support Center, Joint Base Charleston- Weapons Call 963-3320 to sign up. Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480. / Tennis Lessons: Lessons are held at the August 27 - 30 Outdoor Recreation tennis courts. Children six through 17 and adults can enroll for one-hour ses/ A career options and navy skills evaluation sions, twice a week for $80 per month. Lessons are program will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 Whether you're retiring, going back to schoolm, to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. looking for new career, success requires planning / Spouse Introduction to Joint Base Charleston: and resources. The focus is to ensure our service Held the first and third Wednesday of each month, this men/women have skills, talents and knowledge is a fun and fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston needed to max their career opportunities available. for all military spouses who have recently moved here. This seminar is a four-day workshop for military Meet other newly-arrived spouses, connect with your members, covering resume writing, interviewing sponsor's unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, skills, salary negotiations, military benefits, and dine and play in the Lowcountry. Get the information other topics. To register, please call the Fleet and you need to make this your family's best assignment Family Support Center, Joint Base Charlestonever. Call the A&FRC at 963-4406 to register. Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480. 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.

9-11 FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY American Legion Post 166, Goose Creek will be hosting it’s 11th Annual FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY/ 9-11 MEMORIAL SERVICE on Tuesday, September 11th at 6PM. This is a very dignified ceremony, which disposes torn, soiled and worn out AMERICAN FLAGS. If you have a flag at home or work in this condition, please bring them to the Post for proper disposal. This ceremony is open to the public and we encourage any scout troop, Junior ROTC Unit to attend. American Legion Post 166 is located at 116 Howe Hall Road, right off Redbank Road in Goose Creek. For more information please call the Post at 553-5454 or visit our web site at Trek 2013 Bicycle Demo Event - Free bike test rides - Saturday, September 1, 2012 - Wannamaker North Reservoir Trail, Wannamaker County Park in Goose Creek, SC - POC Nate 843-743-4547 - More info @ Facebook/Lowcountry.Biking


Part time handyman needed for rental houses from time to time. Call 860 639 1270


2BR/2BA 1200 sq foot condo. Fresh paint, new flooring throughout. Water included $725. Call Curt 843-278-5454

PRESTIGIOUS WHITEHALL SUBDIVISION MINUTES TO WORK One Story with Open Living and Dining space, Three Generous Bedrooms, High Ceilings, Large Eat-in Kitchen, Cozy Fireplace, Nice Backyard, Great Amenities (Pool, Tennis Courts, Play Park and Ball Fields). Dorchester District Two School District. RENT $1175. For APT Call 860-639-1270 2 Bdr/2.5 Bath for rent. 1 car garage. Wash/dryer, fridge & pool included. District 2 School, located in Coosaw Commons. Call 494-9999


2009 Yamaha YZFR1. Great bike, well maintained, never dropped. Asking $8200 Contact Christopher at 843-670-6419


1985 Bonita Fishing boat w/trailor & 55 hp Johnson mtr, trolling mtr, fish finder. Many extras $2250. 843860-3499


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

12” Thick Pillowtop mattress Set. Never opened, still in plastic. Must sell ASAP. Was $600, Sell $245. Call Keith, 843-375-5908.

August 28 / An understanding credit reports class will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn about the items that show up on your credit report. Learn how to correct errors and where to access your free credit report. To register, please call the Fleet and Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at 843-764-7480. / A resume writing and cover letter workshop will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will receive different types of resume formats/samples and a resume draft worksheet, action verbs, etc. Also guidance on content, format, and grammar/ punctuation as they develop their first resume. To register, please call the Fleet and Family Support

Like new entertaiment center that holds up to a 36 inch tv with 3 additional drawers for storage. Gently Used sofa and loveseat brown suede priced at 100.00 /both. Contact Stacy @ 754-7375. 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 $150 843-696-5712

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

Low Cost Display Ads To The Local Military Audience! Advertiser your home, car, service, etc and add a photo or logo, starting at just $20!

Email or call 843-412-5861 for more information.

(Or read the information at right regarding display classifieds)

It’s the easiest way to sell your “stuff” to the local military audience!


Special Announcements

/ Coupon Exchange: The FFSC has a coupon exchange station in Bldg. 755 and is open to all military and family members. Bring in unused coupons between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and help yourself to coupons for your family. Call the FFSC at 764-7480 for more information. / Birthday bowling parties: Looking for something different to do for your next birthday party? Marrington Bowling Center has birthday bowling parties that are great for kids of any age. Call the bowling center for party options and availability. / Stroller Rollers offers "Fitness for Mom, fun for baby!" Attention new mothers, now there is a way to get fit while spending quality time with your baby. With the Stroller Rollers program, you'll shape up with a power walk and body sculpting while strolling with your baby. It's a great chance to interact with other new moms. Classes meet at the Naval Support Activity gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free. Materials are provided. For more information, call MWR Fitness Director Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067. / Personal Financial Management: Let an FFSC certified financial specialists assist you in accessing and explaining your credit report. They can provide the tools and information to improve your score and make the right decisions about collections and debt. Call FFSC at 764-7480 for more information. / Free on-line tutoring service: for Military Families is the Defense Department's official, online, on-demand tutoring and homework help service for military members and their families. The site, offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, proof-reading and more. Active-duty military members and National Guard, Reserve personnel and Defense Department civilians on active duty in a deployed status and their family members are eligible to participate.'s network includes more than 2,500 professional tutors who have delivered more than six million, one-on-one tutoring sessions since 2001. Each tutor is certified through the site, and all sessions are recorded for quality control. The program can also be accessed through a free app for the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.

See more briefs at 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.

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.

To pay for an ad or additional lines, please submit your credit card number and expiration date - as well as the name of the cardholder - with your ad via fax, email, or by phone.

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.


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