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Vol. 3, No. 38

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Airman or Ironman?

Lt. Col. Douglas Soho, 17th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, 437th Airlift Wing, competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships Sept. 9 in Las Vegas. Soho placed 654th out of more than 1,800 of the world’s best tri-athletes and finished 80th out of more than 200 qualifiers in his age group, 40 to 44, one of the largest age groups in the race.

17th Airlift Squadron Ironman


Story and photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs


JB Charleston CFC kicks off See page 3


100th Commander’s Challenge Run See page 2

NEVER FORGET WWII POW’s tell their stories

See pages 7, 8 & 9

The sun slowly rises over the Las Vegas desert as thousands of the world's fittest men and women position themselves at the starting line. The competitors have trained all year, weathering the elements, treating injuries and dealing with the constraints of day-to-day life preparing for this event, and it's no ordinary race. Imagine swimming a mile and a half, running from the water and immediately jumping on a bike to pedal your way over 56 miles of hilly terrain. When you've exhausted yourself by swimming and biking nearly 60miles, you begin running ... 13 grueling miles. No rest, no stopping, no turning back. Now, imagine the outside temperature has climbed to more than 100 degrees before your feet even start to smack the ground, chipping away at each mile of the half marathon finish. Lt. Col. Douglas Soho, 17th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, 437th Airlift Wing, competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships Sept. 9, in Las Vegas. Soho placed 654th out of the more than 1,800 world's best tri-athletes. Soho finished 80th out of 200-plus qualifiers in his age group, 40 to 44, one of the largest age groups in the race. "This was my first time competing in the World Championships," said Soho. He swam, biked and ran the 70.3 mile course in 5:25:00. "My time was slow for a normal Half Ironman, but the heat and terrain of the course definitely made the race a little slower for everyone," said Soho. "It was unusual to see the professional tri-athletes reduced to walking." Instead of wearing just any uniform for the race, Soho had the honor of wearing an Air Force issued tri-athlete singlet. "I qualified for the world championships in March when I placed fifth

in my age group in a Half Ironman in San Juan, Puerto Rico," said Soho. "Fortunately the Air Force decided to sponsor me and issued me a singlet with the Air Force symbol on it." Soho was approved for a permissive TDY to Las Vegas to compete in the race. "I was only one of two competitors in the race wearing an Air Force uniform," said Soho. "I was honored they supported me in my effort." Soho was cheered on by his wife Sara and his six year old son Heath. "I just remember coming out of the water feeling great, but once I got on the bike and started to tackle the hilly course and the temperature started to rise, I realized this race was going to be much harder than any of my previous ones." Soho lettered in both track and swimming in high school and went on to hold the position of team captain for the Air Force Academy Triathlon Club during the 90-91 school year. "I've competed in full Ironman courses before, but this race was more challenging than any of those," said Soho. Soho recently returned from a deployment to Southeast Asia, Aug. 28. He traveled to Las Vegas Sept. 5. "I have learned to train on the road," said Soho. "If it means swimming in a pool in Germany or biking through the hills of Europe on a collapsible bike, I make sure I get my training mileage in each week." Training on each discipline three or more times a week; swimming, biking and running, is something Soho never fails to do. "At the peak of my training I perform 15 to 18 hours of training a week," said Soho. "Balancing my responsibilities as an Airman, a father and a husband with all of my training is not an easy task, but I love pushing myself." During the Vegas Ironman competition, Soho not only had to worry about his pace, but his hydration and carbohydrate intake as well. See Ironman, Page 5

4th Annual Joint Base Charleston Run the Runway 5K

Weekend Weather Update

Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs


Friday, September 21 Mostly Sunny

(20% precip)

High 86º Low 65º

Saturday, September 22 Mostly Sunny

(0% precip)

High 87º Low 67º

Sunday, September 23 Mostly Sunny

(10% precip)

High 87º Low 61º

The 4th Annual Joint Base Charleston Run the Runway 5K will once again be hosted by the 437th Airlift Wing. The race is open to military and civilians, to include those interested in attending from the local community. The race is in honor of retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Mikolajcik. Tee shirts will be available for purchase at the event. All runners and walkers must be able to maintain a 20-minute mile pace. Date Gates Open: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at 6 a.m. Race Begins: Approximately at 7:45 a.m. Location 103 Lawson Dr. (Commissary) Joint Base Charleston - Air Base

Registration Closing Date Register at no later than Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Additional Information Each race participant is allowed two non-par-

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ticipating guests (who must register as non-participants). Any and all property is subject to search at any time entering or exiting JB Charleston - Air Base property. All race participants and guests are subject to a background check. If you do not clear the background check you will not be allowed on base. Your registration fee will not be refunded. Absolutely, no pets, weapons, knives, explosives, paint, skateboards, bikes, roller blades, glass bottles, alcohol, recreational or commercial

vehicles allowed on JB Charleston - Air Base. Early "Race Packets" pick-up for civilians will be at the Holiday Inn Express, 7670 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, S.C., from 9 a.m., October 25 through 9 p.m., October 26. DoD cardholders (civilians, military members and family and retirees) can pick up Race Packets at the Air Base Fitness Center during normal duty hours starting Oct 25. Civilians are required to enter the base via the Commissary/Exchange access gate located approximately one mile west from the main gate on Dorchester Rd. Gates will open at 6 a.m. Civilians will be shuttled to the start line from the Commissary/Exchange parking lot, then shuttled from the finish line back to the Commissary/Exchange parking lot, no exceptions. The last shuttle will leave the Commissary/Exchange parking lot at 7:20 a.m. sharp. DoD cardholders (civilians, military members and family, and retirees) do not enter via the Commissary/Exchange Access Gate. Your parking will be separate and identified prior to race day. There is no registration on race day. Race start time is subject to delay based upon weather and civilian airline traffic.

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how, determination, and commitment of a diverse group of men and women who embody WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Air Force Michael our Core Values – Integrity Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III and First, Service Before Self, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the folExcellence In All We Do – lowing message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: while pursuing adaptive and As we celebrate the United States Air Force's 65th innovative solutions for our birthday, we salute all of the dedicated Airmen who serve nation's security. or have served in our Nation's youngest and most innovaEvery day, our Airmen have tive service. an opportunity to add a bright Throughout our proud history, the Air Force has new chapter to the Air Force embraced the technology that continues to revolutionize our story by serving our nation in capabilities in air, space and cyberspace. We owe an enorthe world's finest air force. mous debt to the ground-breaking visionaries and engineerU.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III The challenges confronting our ing pioneers who brought the technology of flight to life, Doris Hernandez models a Khaki Shade 1 Women in the Air country are great; but our and to the professional strategists and tacticians who imagactive duty, Guard, Reserve, ined the military possibilities of these new technologies and Force transition uniform worn between 1947 and 1950. and civilian Airmen have propelled the science, theory and application forward. never failed to answer our nation's call. Working together in common purWhile our service enjoys an unbreakable connection to state-of-the-art technology, we must never forget that everything we do depends on our peo- pose as one Air Force, we will keep America secure today and for all the years to come. ple, the living engine of our Air Force. Today, more than ever, the Air Force Happy birthday, Air Force! Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win! can take pride that our service culture promotes and benefits from the know-

Are you medically ready to deploy? Commentary by Col. Judi Hughes and Capt. Stephanie White 628th Medical Group

It's late on a Friday night and you get a call from your Unit Deployment Manager stating your Unit Type Code has been tasked to deploy on short notice. Are you ready? Luckily for your unit, you are one of those hard-charging Airmen and you have kept everything up to date and are ready to go! However, that is not the case across all units as 21-percent of our Joint Base Charleston Airmen are not medically ready to step on a plane today. Every Airman is responsible to maintain their Individual Medical Readiness. It is a key component of force health protection and war fighting readiness. The purpose of the IMR program is to provide commanders, military department leaders and Primary Care Managers the ability to monitor the medical readiness status of their personnel, ensuring a healthy and fit fighting force is medically ready to deploy in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction 6025 dated Jan. 19, 2006. How do you know if you are ready to deploy? You can view your IMR two different ways: 1. The AF Portal: to AF Portal Featured Links, to Deployment & Readiness, to Medical Readiness-Deployment Health. This takes you directly into your MyIMR page in the

Aeromedical Services Information Management System web application; or 2. Directly from the web at There are six key elements that encompass a person's medical readiness status. 1) Periodic Health Assessment 2) No Deployment Limiting Conditions 3) Dental Readiness 4) Immunization Status 5) Medical Readiness Laboratory Tests 6) Individual Medical Equipment Each item above is assigned a color based on the status of the requirement. Any item which is current appears in green. Items that are due appear in yellow but once completed will revert to green. Overdue items are those that have exceeded their due date and are now showing red. Deployment limiting medical profiles will also make an Airman's IMR show red. Airmen with overdue IMR items, and those who have deployment limiting profiles count against the JB Charleston Medical Readiness Rate and are reflected in the 21-percent mentioned earlier who are not green. JB Charleston currently ranks eleventh out of 12 Air Mobility Command bases in IMR rates – I know we can do better! The responsibility to ensure the highest IMR rate falls to commanders, Unit Deployment Managers and ultimately Airmen themselves. Unit

leadership has the hands-on ability to identify and monitor the IMR status of their Airmen. Commanders and UDMs have 24/7 access to IMR reports via the Aeromedical Services Info Management System web application. UDMs are responsible for ensuring Airmen are aware of their IMR requirements and for scheduling their annual Preventive Health Assessment appointment through the 628 MDG Preventive Health Clinic Community of Practice, on the AF Knowledge Now website. Finally, Airmen are responsible for knowing their medical readiness status, reporting for all scheduled appointments at the medical clinic and completing all required items in the six elements of their IMR. This is a simple overview, but it is important that all Airmen understand the importance of the IMR program. Failure to maintain a IMR status places a burden on fellow Airmen who may have to fill someone else's deployment tasking and also adds unnecessary administrative workload for command resources and medical personnel, detracting from the Department of Defense's ability to meet mission goals and requirements. A healthy or green status helps ensure we accomplish our Air Force Fly, Fight and Win mission. For additional information regarding IMR requirements or any questions about UDM or commander responsibilities, contact the Public Health Flight at 963-6962.

Diamond Tips: Problems with fire ants

Commentary by Master Sgt. Eric Brown 628th Medical Group first sergeant

Being a native of Florida, I've become accustomed to fire ants and the painful bites these small creatures can cause. Moving to South Carolina, I've found they are here as well. One morning as I headed to work, I saw a small ant hill forming in my front yard. I was running behind and since it was just a small ant hill, I didn't worry about it. When I came home from work that evening, I noticed the ant hill was a little larger now ... but again, I had other

things I had to do. As the days progressed, the ant hill grew larger and was now spreading around the yard as more ant hills were created. I finally contacted an exterminator to rid my yard of the ants, which in turn killed all the grass. I had to pay a landscaper to lay new sod in my front yard, but I was finally rid of the fire ants. Looking back, I thought if I'd only taken care of that ant hill when I first saw it, I wouldn't have had to call so many people and replace the entire yard. The moral of this story is that problems, no matter how small they may seem, need attention as soon as you discover them. Single problems

are easy to work with, but if you try to forget about your problems, other problems can grow from them. Sometimes, issues may seem too complex for you to solve yourself, but there is always help. Problems may need the assistance from a variety of our great resources on base, but they can be fixed. The teams at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Fleet & Family Support, Mental Health, Base Chapels and Military One Source are ready to provide assistance. It takes you to identify these problems. Don't wait until you need to replace the grass. Contact your unit first sergeant for more information.

Combined Federal Campaign kicks off

Commentary by Capt. Jane Callender 628th Force Support Squadron

The Combined Federal Campaign for Joint Base Charleston kicked off Sept. 14 at the Monthly Commander's Challenge Run and will continue through Oct. 31. The mission of the CFC is to support and promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employeefocused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. CFC is the only authorized charitable fund-raising campaign among federal employees. It is conducted in the fall of each year in communities which have a significant number of federal civilian, military and postal employees. Combined Federal Campaign is our campaign and it's not surprising that as public servants, the men and women who keep this nation strong each day through hard work, ingenuity and dedication, are also the most generous ... raising more than 7 billion dollars for approximately 25,000 charities since CFC's inception. Thank you to all, and congratulations on making CFC the world's largest and most successful annual workplace campaign. This year our CFC theme is "Together, We Can Make a Difference." Collectively, our contributions deliver emergency services, medical care, education, training, resources and hope for the future to many people who would otherwise have no hope. By emphasizing that even a small donation makes a huge difference, we can have a profound impact for good when we join together as a federal community. There are more than 80 local charities this year that could also benefit from our contributions, and knowing we are making an impact in our own community is something to be proud of. Find out who your CFC representative is and consider giving up a candy bar or soda each week for a good cause ... together we can make a difference!

Joint Base Charleston – Air Base

Unit Joint Base Charleston 437th Airlift Wing 437th Airlift Wing Staff 437th Operations Group 437th Operations Support 14th Airlift Squadron 15th Airlift Squadron 16th Airlift Squadron 17th Airlift Squadron 437th Maintenance Group 437th Maintenance Group Staff 437th Aerial Maintenance 437th Maintenance Squadron 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron 437th Aerial Port Squadron

CFC Point of Contact Capt. Jane Callender Capt. Roy Jefferson Staff Sgt. Ryan Yeager Staff Sgt. Rosalyn Reeder Master Sgt. Gerald McPherson Master Sgt. James Kasch 1st Lt. Brett Finneran Capt. Jeff West Capt. Patrick Griffin Master Sgt. Tim Crowe Master Sgt. Shawn Brugh Master Sgt. Mark Montrose Staff Sgt. Phillip Garland Tech Sgt. David Warner Senior Airman Michael Collins

Unit Space and Naval Warfare Systems Nuclear Operations Support Center Navy Munitions Command Navy Facilities Charleston Naval Nuclear Power Training Command Naval Health Clinic Charleston Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston Naval Support Activities

CFC Point of Contact Jessica Malcolm TNSN Ryan Edwards MN2 Noah Kalemkiewicz Ensign Ted Packowski ET1 Jeremy Patin Lieut. j.g. Brittany Griffith YNC Rachell Lindsey CS1 Jerry Winebarger

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Good order and discipline at Joint Base Charleston

Courtesy of 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Courts-martial There was one court-martial of an Airman at Joint Base Charleston completed between July and August, 2012.

437th Aerial Port Squadron A senior airman was found guilty by a military judge alone of the following offenses: violation of Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, failure to obey an order, in that the member provided alcohol to an individual under the age of 21; abusive sexual contact with a child 12 to 16 years old, aggravated sexual assault of a child 12 to 16 years old, and indecent acts with a minor, all in violation of Article 120 of the UCMJ; and possession of child pornography in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. Punishment imposed consisted of a bad conduct discharge, three years confinement, reduction to E-1 and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Non-Judicial Punishment Members of JB Charleston received the following nonjudicial punishments under Article 15 of the UCMJ during July and August, 2012. The maximum punishment under Article 15 depends on the rank of the member being offered the Article 15 and the rank of the officer imposing punishment. If the commander finds that a military member committed the charged offense, the commander then determines the member's punishment based on the severity of the offense, the

circumstances surrounding the offense, previous misconduct and any matters in mitigation or extenuation presented by the member.

628th Logistics Readiness Squadron An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for stealing a ring set valued at $7.99 from the AAFES Exchange. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months, suspended restriction to the limits of JB Charleston for 30 days, 30 days extra duty with 17 days suspended and a reprimand. A staff sergeant received non-judicial punishment for being drunk and disorderly. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of senior airman, suspended forfeiture of $1,181 pay per month for two months, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

628th Security Forces Squadron A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for the wrongful use of steroids. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class and a reprimand. An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for making a false official statement regarding the location of the member's husband who was absent without leave from another base. Punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman, 10 days extra duty and a reprimand.

437th Aerial Port Squadron A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for stealing hair products valued at $19.26. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class, suspended forfeiture of $990 pay per month for two months, 15 days restriction to the limits of JB Charleston, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for operating a vehicle while drunk. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months, restriction to the limits of JB Charleston for 45 days with 15 days suspended, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand.

437th Operations Support Squadron A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for being derelict in the performance of assigned duties by taking leave, but not putting leave into leave web. Punishment included a suspended reduction to airman first class, 39 days extra duty with 24 days suspended and a reprimand.

14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for being absent from his assigned unit without authority. Punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman and a reprimand.

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Know the rules on social media and political speech Courtesy of 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office

The use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter has increased exponentially since the last presidential election. But as we move closer to election day, it is important for military members to be mindful of general limitations on political speech and the military's policies regarding social media as they participate in the election process. It's no secret that as military members, we must uphold orders and follow directives and regulations issued by our elected civilian leadership. To avoid an appearance of attempting to influence civilian elections, the military has had a policy since the Civil War limiting the political speech of service members. Most members are familiar with the broad Pentagon directives that say military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any television or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. When it comes to participating in political activities, the Joint Ethics Regulation, Department of Defense 5500.7-R, goes into detail about exactly what military personnel and Department of Defense civilians are and are not allowed to do. Additional guidance can be found in the Hatch Act Amendments (governing the political activities of DoD civilian employees), and DoD Directive 1344.10 "Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty." Although these rules appear widely known, they are still

violated. Many members may remember this past January when Corp. Jesse Thorsen, an Army reservist, appeared in uniform on stage with Ron Paul at a televised campaign rally. Thorsen received a letter of reprimand for this highly publicized infraction. In an effort to avoid similar situations, this past summer, DoD published a set of guidelines titled "Civilian and Military Personnel Participation in Political Activities." In addition to covering common infractions, these guidelines also specifically touch on one topic about which preceding directives and regulations only gave vague guidance; the use of social media in politics. The four-page memo references the "2012 DoD Public Affairs Guidance for Political Campaigns and Elections," as governing social media use. Section 9.4 of the Public Affairs guidance gives a very clear description of what is and is not accepted. The guidance broadly applies to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, MySpace and any other social media sites. Generally, an active-duty service member may, via social media platforms, express her own personal views on political issues or candidates in a manner similar to a letter to the editor. If the post (or member's profile) identifies the member as on active duty, then the member must clearly state that "the views expressed are those of the individual only and not those of the DoD (or Department of Homeland Security for members of the Coast Guard)." Even with a disclosure, an activeduty member may not engage in partisan political activity. Additionally, an active-duty member may not employ

direct hyperlinks to a political party, partisan political candidate, campaign, or the like. Doing so is considered the equivalent of distributing literature on behalf of those entities, a clearly prohibited activity. Also, an active-duty member may not post or comment on the Facebook pages or "tweet" at the Twitter accounts of such entities. Active-duty members may express their attachment to an individual or cause by "friending," "liking" or "following" it. However, members may not encourage others to do so as this could be perceived as soliciting support. Members not on active duty are not subject to these social media restrictions as long as the member does not create the perception or appearance of official support by the DoD. It is worth mentioning, in this context, that military members should also remember to be professional and follow other DoD regulations when using social media. Military members are on duty 24/7, and using social media to complain about a member's job or coworkers, issue threats or make derogatory comments to others, or engage in other unprofessional behavior, could land a service member in trouble. To be very clear: improper use of social media, for political purposes or otherwise, could result in a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Service members should therefore be cautious as to how they use social networking sites, and make sure not to violate any applicable rules. However, members should also remember that they can make their voice heard in the election season in perhaps the most meaningful way - by voting.

628th LRS vehicle maintenance keeps fleet on the move Senior Airman Tammy Walbolt, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, prepares to swap out a starter on a vehicle Sept. 6, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Vehicle maintenance technicians maintain JB Charleston's entire vehicle fleet, keeping cars, trucks and buses operating smoothly.

Senior Airman Benjamin Kingston, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, adjusts the parking brake on a vehicle during routine vehicle maintenance Sept. 6, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

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"I usually drink 44 ounces of water an hour during a race, but it was so hot I was drinking 60 ounces just to keep fluids in my body," said Soho. Soho also consumes gels, energy drinks and bars throughout races to keep his carbohydrate intake up. "You lose so much water, electrolytes and salt from your body during the race, you have to replenish them as you go," said Soho. When Soho crossed the finish line he was met by his wife and son. "I used everything I had to make it to the finish line," said Soho. "I was honored to have competed in the world champi-

Airman or Ironman?

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onships and even more honored to have been wearing an Air Force uniform. "The Air Force teaches us self-discipline, which I live by. It is a way of life and should be for all Airmen." Soho is already training for his next race, wherever it may be. He hopes to qualify for the Full Ironman event in Hawaii. "I would like to thank the Wing and base leadership for allowing me time to train and take time away from the squadron to compete in the race," said Soho. "They have supported me the whole way and I would not have been in the race without that support."


Lt. Col. Douglas Soho, 17th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, 437th Airlift Wing, competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships Sept. 9 in Las Vegas. Soho placed 654th out of more than 1,800 of the world’s best tri-athletes and finished 80th out of more than 200 qualifiers in his age group, 40 to 44, one of the largest age groups in the race.

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Airman Basic Steven Gray, 373rd Training Squadron Det. 5, was the fastest male runner with a time of 14:23 during the 2.37mile 100th Commander's Challenge Run at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, Sept. 14, 2012.

1st Lt. Anne Marie Kemp, 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, finishes as the fastest female runner with a time of 17:27 during the 2.37mile 100th Commander's Challenge Run at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, Sept. 14, 2012.

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NNPTC honors top graduates at Weapons Station Ensign Donna Purviance receives the Vice Adm. Behrens award for Officer Class 1203 from Capt. Jon Fahs, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command commanding officer, during the NNPTC graduation ceremony Sept 14, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, S.C. The Behrens award is given to the officer with the highest grade point average. Purviance's grade point average was 3.79.

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Never forget: World War II Airman, POW, shares story of resiliency

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

The weeks following his abduction, Gatch was sent to a POW camp near Belgard, Germany, and subjected to Two flags wave in the breeze of his front yard. The first is hours of non-stop interrogation by the U.S. flag, the symbol of his country. The second is the German officers. Gatch remained Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag, the symbol of his resilient in the face of his enemy captors. sacrifice. "I told them my name, rank and serial His living room is decorated in combat medals, including number," said Gatch. "Other than that, I the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medal. They are relics didn't say anything. They roughed me of his military service, sacrifice and dedication. up by knocking the side of my head Today, Charleston, S.C. native Jim Gatch, an 89-year-old with the stocks of their rifles." Army Air Corps veteran and POW survivor of World War II, Although Gatch never mentioned his sits in his home safe and sound, but it hasn't always been hometown of Charleston, one of his this way. interrogators had visited the U.S and In November of 1942, Gatch enlisted into the Army Air was familiar with southern accents. Corps, the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force. After training, "The German officer just looked at he was assigned to the 379th Bomb Group and deployed to me and said, 'I know you're from around Europe as a waist-gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft. the Charleston, S.C. area,'" said Gatch. During a bombing mission on May 5, 1944, the group "He said my accent gave it away, but I was bombing a German ball-bearing plant when they started still denied it." taking heavy fire from German fighter jets. Gatch survived as a prisoner of war for Jim Gatch, 89-year-old Army Air Corps veteran and World War II Prisoner-of-War, The Germans eventually shot his plane down, but Gatch the next 12 months. His diet consisted stands beside his military medals and a small-scaled replica of a B-17 Flying Fortress was able to safely parachute to the ground. According to mainly of dehydrated cabbage and potaSept. 10, 2012, at his home in Summerville, S.C. On May 12, 1944, while assigned to Gatch, all of the aircrew, with the exception of two, survived toes. Each morning, he was given a cup the 379th Bomb Group, Gatch was a waist gunner on a B-17 aircraft that was shot the crash. of hot water to make coffee. According to down by the Germans. He was captured by the enemy and remained a POW for 358 "It was the first and last time I've jumped out of an airGatch, it tasted awful and was nothing days. On September 21, Gatch plans to be in attendance with other surviving plane," said Gatch. "I had a feeling I could be captured, but like any coffee he had before. Lowcountry POWs in observance of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. it was all happening so fast that I didn't even have a chance "I knew I would make it out of the to process the variables." camp eventually," said Gatch. "Some of the others prisoners to insure they didn't leave anyone behind. Other times, POWs Gatch was captured by German forces after parachuting begun losing hope, so I would encourage them to stay strong." would share their warm clothing with less fortunate POWs. deep into a French forest near the town of Dunkirk. The rest Gatch's hope was pushed to its breaking point during the "I didn't mind doing my part," said Gatch. "I don't think any of of the surviving aircrew were captured as well and sent to winter of 1944. Due to the Soviet forces pushing the German us did. The strong helped the weak. We knew it was our duty." other prison camps. soldiers east, Gatch, along with more than 6,000 Allied POWs, In the midst of darkness and the chaos of the march, the "I was on my own," said Gatch, thinking back to the were forced to march for nearly three months through Germany compassion shown by the prisoners to each other was unimoment he was captured. during one of Europe's most severe winters. versal. It bonded them. It reminded the POWs of what they "The conditions during the march were disturbwere fighting for and it motivated them to not only keep ing," said Gatch. "The lack of sanitary facilities, fighting, but to believe in a brighter tomorrow. along with an inadequate diet (about 700 calories a The march came to an end after more than 600 miles travday), left many of us near starvation. Diseases such eled by foot in the dead of winter. But the war wasn't over as typhus fever were spread by body lice. Other for Gatch. He would remain a POW until he was liberated sicknesses, such as dysentery, pneumonia and pelby British forces on May 5, 1945. lagra were felt by everyone to a certain degree." He was a POW for 358 days. His body weight went from But it was the sub-zero weather that was the more than 160 to 112 pounds during his time in captivity. major problem for the POWs. Frost bite was comAlthough nearly 70 years have passed since Gatch was a mon for the Allied soldiers forced to march, and POW, he remembers it like it was yesterday. in many cases, it resulted in the amputation of He can remember the frostbitten extremities during the fingers, toes, feet and hands. march, the men who died at the hands of enemy captors and "During those frigid nights, we slept on the even the bugs crawling through the tents he spent so many frozen ground," said Gatch. "If we were lucky, nights in. we'd rest in old barns or any other shelter that He sacrificed a year of his life, was subjected to torture, was available." disease and starvation. He didn't know if he'd ever make it According to Gatch, it was random acts of hero- home to the United States, but he remained, and still Jim Gatch, 89-year-old Army Air Corps veteran and World War II ism that motivated the men to continue marching. remains, proud of his sacrifice and his dedication to the Prisoner-of-War, reflects on his POW experience by looking at his miliplace he calls home. tary decorations, including the Purple Heart, for a photograph Sept. 10, Wagons were sometimes provided to the POWs "America is worth every bit of the sacrifices I made to 2012, at his home in Summerville, S.C. The Purple Heart is a United unable to walk, and when horses weren't available preserve its freedom," said Gatch. 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The Patriot • September 21, 2012


Never Forget: D-Day survivor, POW, tells story

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

When they got to Belgium, the group was placed with other POWs and crammed so tightly into an old rail boxcar that no one could During the summer of 1943, Reggie Salisbury was just even sit comfortably. The car’s floor was covanother country boy from Ridgeville, S.C., spending his ered with horse manure from a previous shipchildhood on his father’s chicken farm; hunting, fishing and ment, and a small hole covered with barbed just being a good ol’ country boy. He was thousands of wire let some air into the putrid rail car. The miles away from the front lines of World War II and the men were given a bucket of oats to eat. Germans who would eventually take him prisoner. They spent seven days on that train before Salisbury knew it was only a matter of time before he was finally stopping. The POWs landed in a world drafted into the military, so, with a sense of patriotism, he of terror and interrogation. Salisbury was took it upon himself to enlist. At the age of 18, Salisbury left threatened by a Japanese officer for informathe southern comfort of his father’s farm to serve in the U.S. tion. However, no matter how hard they tried Army. to extract information, Salisbury endured and “I was always the show off,” said Salisbury in regards to never said anything other than what he was his attitude during combat training. “I volunteered for everytrained to say. thing: raiders, paratroopers and just about anything to get “I gave them my name, rank and serial numout there. I was turned down for those, but I was selected to ber,” said Salisbury. “Other than that, I stayed be a Native American Code Talker scout.” quiet.” The Comanche and other Native American tribes spoke Salisbury was now forced to work, so he languages unlike anything the Germans had heard before; volunteered for the groups working outside the languages, if used as codes, were unbreakable. The prison camp. This gave him an opportunity to Americans used these Native American dialects to relay meet locals and trade items for food. However, messages on the battlefield. It was Salisbury’s job to carry one incident gave him something he still carthe radio and protect the Native American code talkers, ries with him today; a scar on the top of his much the same as Nicholas Cage’s character depicted in the forehead. movie “Windtalkers.” “I was bringing boxes into a drug store And on that infamous day, June 6, 1944, among the allied when I noticed the girl working there spoke troops that bravely stormed the beaches of Normandy, Polish,” said Salisbury. “I don’t speak Polish France, were Comanche Code Talkers and their scouts, so I asked a guy nearby how to say, ‘where Reggie Salisbury, 87-year-old Army veteran and member of the American Exincluding Salisbury and Code Talker Charlie Wall. can I place the boxes?’” Unfortunately, whatPrisoners of War – Lowcountry Chapter, displays medals he received during A British sailor approached Salisbury and Wall on the World War II, including the Prisoner of War and World War II Victory Medals. ever he told me to say wasn’t the question I deck of an old, decrepit shrimp boat chugging towards Salisbury was a scout for a Native American Comanche Code Talker named intended.” Omaha Beach on the morning of the invasion. The Sailor The cashier giggled at Salisbury and Charlie Wall, and is a veteran of the Invasion of Normandy and Ex-POW. spit tobacco juice between them into the English Channel moments later, a German soldier with the and said, “This is going to be your last ride, blokes.” Schutzstaffel insignia, the mark of the dreaded SS, rushed into the store. The SS guard had Salisbury could hear the sounds of machine guns firing and explosions coming from the shore- overheard the conversation and was furious with what Salisbury said, although Salisbury had line. The British sailor’s ‘death sentence’ still sends chills down Salisbury’s spine even today. no idea what it was or why it was in bad taste. The SS soldier responded by smashing Carrying radio equipment and armed with only a pistol, Salisbury and Wall hit Omaha Salisbury’s skull with the stock of his rifle and leaving Salisbury in a pool of his own blood Beach and were immediately met with heavy fire by the Germans. Salisbury saw death all on the floor of the drug store. around him, yet, he kept his wits about him despite being bogged down in the muddy and “I still have no idea what I said that was so bad,” jokes Salisbury. bloody sand. The tide had turned crimson from the blood and fallen servicemembers were Like other POWs, Salisbury ate very little food during his imprisonment. Because he being washed ashore. As the chaos of war raged loudly along the French waterfront, worked outside, he continued trading his few rations with locals for items like potatoes, barSalisbury, the other scouts and the Code Talkers successfully transmitted messages back to ley and wheat. But toward the end of his imprisonment, food became even scarcer. By the commanders. time he was liberated, his body weight had dropped from 160 to 92 pounds. Salisbury picked up an assault rifle from a fallen solider and began returning fire. His mind Salisbury and his Native American brother-in-arms were eventually freed from German drifted back to his South Carolina home, where he learned how to use guns for hunting. imprisonment as the war began to wind down. They were taken from the prison camp and “This wasn’t like hunting in South Carolina; I didn’t know if I was going to make it out cleaned up, fed like royalty and given some free time in Europe. As good as it all was, there alive that day,” said Salisbury. “But really, I didn’t have time to think about it. I just stayed was only one place Salisbury wanted to be. low and knew not to look up in the same place twice.” “I just wanted to go home,” said Salisbury. “After being a prisoner, the rest of my life fell Salisbury survived the D-Day invasion after he and another solider, also a South Carolina together like most lives do; I got married, got a career and retired.” native, had the idea of putting bulldozer blades onto the tanks so the tanks could dig up the Although he’s lived his life in peace since the war, the images of combat and his experihedgerows and clear paths off the beach and out of the killing zone. From there, he and Wall ences as a prisoner were always kept close inside him. For more than 30 years, he never were able to head inland towards the French countryside. shared his POW story with anyone, including his wife. Yet, he unburied his past on a snowy But surviving D-Day was just the beginning for Salisbury – the prelude to months of hornight in 1973 when the television aired images of POWs from Vietnam coming home to ror and pain. America. Salisbury was overcome with emotion. He opened up to his wife and told her his Across a valley, where the 30th Division had set up operations was a no-man’s land, life as a POW. where Salisbury and Wall watched two German soldiers out in the open. According to “Since I told my wife that night, I have been active about sharing my story with others,” Salisbury, it felt like a trap. Yet, a young officer ordered Salisbury and another scout to lead said Salisbury. “It’s important to remember the sacrifices made by all of our military veterans.” a patrol to attack the Germans. The patrol followed the two soldiers and eventually came across a group of German soldiers eating inside a small house in the middle of a wheat field. Even though Salisbury expressed his concerns, the officer in charge ignored him and ordered the men to attack the Germans. The Americans opened fire and killed the Germans, but the success of the mission was short-lived. More Germans surrounded the troops and after a brief firefight, the patrol ran out of ammunition. They disassembled their weapons and kneeled into the wheat field to conceal their location. “The Germans were so close, I just knew they could hear my heart beating,” said Salisbury. “I hid in that wheat field with the other Americans, but it wasn’t long before we were detected. Charlie also spoke German and he was translating the Germans’ orders … they were yelling, ‘Come out with your hands up.’ Without ammunition and staring down the barrels of enemy rifles, Salisbury accepted the fact he would die on that French field in 1944. He didn’t even have time to pray. 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Never forget: American POW tells story, unyielding in the face of death Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Growing up on his family’s cattle farm in Holly Hill, S.C., 87-year-old Rut Murray dreamed of traveling the world. So, when he was 18, he enlisted into the U.S. Army. He had no idea his dreams would become nightmares. In February 1944, Murray completed recruit training and became a 57-millimeter tank gunner. By the time he was 19, he was deployed and fighting for his life in World War II. “We used to say, the enemy can’t kill ya until you’re 19,” said Murray, thinking back to his early military experience. “I was part of the 103rd Infantry Division when I turned 19. It was in the flat, hot state of Texas that I completed additional combat training. I crawled underneath barbed wire while machine guns were going off above my head, polished up my shooting skills and got ready for war. They made sure we were up to snuff.” Murray, along with the rest of the 103rd Infantry Division, embarked for Europe, already devastated by World War II. Murray received the Bronze Star for his role in a dangerous mission shortly after his arrival. His objective was to place landmines along a railroad track used by the Germans. During the mission, a Soldier lost his balance while carrying multiple explosive mines. The ensuing explosion claimed the lives of nine men. Only Murray and another man were left standing. They searched through the carnage of the blast, gathered all the supplies and explosives they could salvage and finished the mission. It was Murray’s first real brush with death, but far from his last. His journey as an American Prisoner of War began on a snowy morning in the north of France. Murray, and a group of American troops had established a headquarters division in an abandoned tobacco farmhouse. It was Murray’s job to protect the HQ from invaders. When the Germans attacked, Murray realized he was heavily outnumbered. “Germans were everywhere,” said Murray. “We knew we only had two options: run and hide or stay and fight it out. Well, we didn’t give up without a fight.” In the morning, as dawn broke over the frozen European landscape, Murray, along with his fellow soldiers, rushed to cover all the windows and entrances of their HQ as the Germans, who were snow-skiing down the mountains began their assault. The sound of German MP-40 sub-machine guns echoed through the woods as bullets struck the outer walls of the house … glass and bits of wood scattered onto the floors as some of the bullets buzzed through the rooms. Murray returned fire from the kitchen window. A Nazi



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soldier began to throw a grenade toward Murray. Murray shot him multiple times and although the German soldier died before he hit the ground, he still managed to release the grenade and it landed at Murray’s feet in the kitchen. “Because of my combat training, I knew the grenade would go off like an upside down umbrella,” said Murray. “So, I dropped to the ground and covered my face with my arms.” Murray hit the floor just as the grenade exploded. After the blast, Murray looked around the room to see the wall paneling had peeled back and fire engulfing the room. But because of his quick thinking, Murray was able to walk away from the explosion, suffering only minor cuts and scrapes on his arms. “Four Americans were in the upstairs of the Rut Murray, 87-year-old World War II veteran and ex-Prisoner of War, explains farmhouse,” said Murray. “I heard a loud the meaning behind the various patches and buttons on his Ex-American explosion above me that rattled the ceiling. Prisoner of War – Lowcountry Chapter jacket at his home in Saint George, S.C. The upstairs had been bombed, fire shot every- Murray was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medals where and two of the men tumbled downstairs among many others during his military career. Murray spent 97 days as an American POW during World War II. He weighed only 97 pounds when he was lifelessly toward me. Death came quick for all liberated toward the end of the war. four of them.” The Americans needed additional ammunithey would unleash their German Shepherd dogs to attack tion and grenades, but the ammo was outside in their trucks. An American Soldier, hoping to re-arm his unit, ran from the the frail prisoners. Then came the interrogations. Murray was tied by his feet kitchen door toward the vehicles to get more ammunition. As he ran back with grenades, he was shot multiple times by upside down until his nose and ears bled. He was viciously assaulted but the Germans were unable to extract any inforthe Germans. In a final, heroic gesture before dying, the mation from him. His interrogation was more violent than Soldier tried to roll the grenades to Murray but none of the the other POWs because the Germans mistakenly assumed men inside the HQ were able to reach them. “I can’t help but wonder what was going through his mind he was more important then he actually was since he was captured at an Allied HQ. when he knew he was about to die,” said Murray. “Lying on As a POW, Murray was never in one place for more than the frozen ground over a bed of snow, bleeding and looking a few days, which wasn’t typical during World War II. The toward me, just moments before death … I can close my POWs would sleep where they could find shelter from the eyes and picture it like it was yesterday … and I still wonpiercing winter winds. At night, the distant sound of combat der: what was going through his mind?” was comforting to Murray. With every reverberating gunshot As the firefight waned, only a few of the nine Americans or explosion, he knew the Americans were close and he were still alive. never gave up on his belief that they wouldn’t give up on The surviving men were captured and lined up in the him. snowy woods in Schillersdorf, France, along the FranceOne day, while staying in an abandoned barn with the Germany border, just outside of the abandoned tobacco other POWs, the men were approached by German nationals. farmhouse they had so bravely fought in. The acrid smell of One lady wanted to trade her bread to Murray, but he didn’t gun powder still lingered in the air. After being lined up, Murray remembers hearing the distinctive “cha chink” sound have anything to trade. He searched through his wool pants and found the one thing he had successfully hidden from his of a round being chambered behind him. Then, everything captures … his high school ring. went silent ... dead silent. “I hid my ring from the Germans for months,” said The gun shot Murray was expecting never came. Before Murray. “But, I thought I was going to starve to death in that the Schutzstassel soldiers could execute the Americans, one dirty barn. So, gave it to her for a loaf of bread.” of their officers ordered his men to take the Americans as With a heavy heart, Murray watched the woman through prisoners. However, the records of their imprisonment didn’t the cracks of the barn as she walked away with his cherished exist because the Germans set the records on fire moments ring. But before she left, she turned around. She didn’t speak after the paperwork had been filled out. a word and with tears in her eyes, she motioned for Murray “Once they burned any records of taking us as prisoner, we figured they’d eventually kill us all,” said Murray. “They to come back toward her. She handed the ring back to Murray. Although they were from different countries, spoke could do whatever they wanted with us. From there, they different languages and were on the opposites sides of a war, marched us to be interrogated. Along the way we met up one basic human element connected them: compassion. with other Allied prisoners, 48 men, and some of them were At the time, Murray didn’t understand. He didn’t ask, and sick and wounded.” even if he could, she wouldn’t understand. So, he took back According to Murray, the POWs unable to march were his ring, placed it back into his wool pants and kept the loaf taken away from the group by the Germans. The group was of bread. told the sick and injured were being taken for medical treatShortly after that incident, he was liberated by American ment. But Murray will always remember the moments after forces. His nightmare was over but as Murray was boarding the injured troops were taken from the group, hearing the a train with other ex-prisoners enroute to going home, he echoing blast of a gun that shook the snow from the trees witnessed a moment of American history. and sent nearby birds flying to safer ground. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was getting off a different train “They never said they killed the ones they deemed at the same station Murray was at. As the train slowly pulled ‘unable’ to march,” said Murray. “But, they didn’t have to. We knew what would happen if we slowed down. They were out of the station, Eisenhower looked back at the ex-prisoners to acknowledge them. Later that day, May 7, 1945, the taking us a few miles into the woods toward the German general entered a small red schoolhouse in France where the division headquarters for interrogation.” Germans unconditionally surrendered to the western Allies This particular German headquarters was frequently and Russia, ending World War II. shelled by American forces, so once the group arrived, the “Sometimes I wonder if I should try forgetting about what Germans forced Murray and the other POWs to stand still happened to me all those years ago,” said Murray. “As long and exposed in the open road as explosions rained down as it’s been, I’ll always remember my experience as a POW. from the sky all around them. From the firefight at the abandoned house, to the grin on “The Germans thought it was funny to watch us stand those German Shepherd dogs’ faces before they attacked there as our own forces were hitting the area with heavy and, everything else … it becomes a part of who you are.” artillery,” said Murray. “All around me was fire and explo“I had too many close calls,” Murray continued, thinking sions and if I moved, they would have shot me. So I stood and waited. One bomb landed a few feet from me. I watched back to his multiple brushes with death. “I saw men die. I it hit the ground but it was a dud. It bounced off the road and was demoralized as a prisoner, stripped of my dignity and landed hundreds of feet away. If it would have gone off, like left feeling like anything I cherished meant nothing. Yet, when I came home on a ship and saw the Statue of Liberty, they usually did, I definitely wouldn’t be here today.” she never looked so good. Lady Liberty sure did remind me It wasn’t the only time the Germans showed a twisted that my experience wasn’t for nothing. It was a sacrifice sense of humor. Other times, often for no reason at all, or made for freedom and a sacrifice worth remembering.” when the Germans felt the POWs were moving too slowly,



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1st Lt. Thomas Cousino, 628th Security Forces Squadron, acts as a bystander during recent Riot Control Training at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. The training focused on non-lethal crowd control and use of force procedures employed during various scenarios.

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Judo Club takes home the gold in Atlanta tournament By Robert Gouthro Samurai Judo Association

Members of the Joint Base Charleston Samurai Judo Association competed in the Ultimate Challenge Judo Championship, Aug. 18, in Atlanta, Ga. The Samurai Judo Association is a Morale Welfare and Recreation-associated judo school which instructs military members and their dependents in self-defense (combat jujitsu) and sport judo. The current tournament team includes a mix of novice and advanced judo athletes. Members of the club have been practicing for months in preparation for the fall competition season. Lieutenant junior grade Lisa Capriotti, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, placed first in the Women's Middleweight division, winning each of her fights in less than a minute. She also won second place in the Women's Heavyweight division. In the Men's Novice Middleweight division, Electrician's Mate Third Class Petty Officer Dahmahnic Mace-Nocera, also of NNPTC, won second place in his first tournament. In the same bracket, Machinist's Mate Third Class Petty Officer Edwin Warner,

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September 27 / An Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. / The Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host their third annual Military Appreciation clinic. The clinic will be 5 to 6 p.m. at Turtle Point Golf Club near Charleston, S.C. To register contact Josh Wagaman, at (843) 266-4655 or email Josh_Wagaman@


/ It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely demise of Airman 1st Class Daniel Bertulani, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Charleston. Capt Dianne Hanley, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, is detailed as the Summary Court Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of A1C Bertulani. Anyone having knowledge of a claim for or against the deceased's estate may contact Capt. Hanley at (843) 437-2551 or by e-mail at


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

September 20 / A Resume II class will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Professional feedback provided as you work on your draft resume ... walk away with a completed product. / A Troops to Teachers class will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Receive counseling and assistance to help eligible veterans and their spouses transition into a new career. September 24 / 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.

September 25 / A Field-Grade Officer Notification Training class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Training for FGOs in the notification process for Casualties. / A Learn How to Adopt/Foster Workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Learn how to navigate the Adoption and Fostering system from the experts! Agencies, resources, and services identified for our military families. September 26 / A Smooth Move class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn from experts on how to PCS smoothly. / A Caring for an Aging Parent - Eldercare Workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Learn to navigate the Eldercare system from the experts! Agencies, resources and services identified in our community for our elderly. / An All You Need to Know about Building, Maintaining and Repairing Credit class will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Whether you want to build,

September 28 / 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. / A Deciphering the Career-Status Bonus class will be held from 9 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.

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/ Team Charleston will honor all former "Prisoners of War" and those "Missing in Action" during a series of events scheduled to begin Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. and concluding, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. on the base. The series of events include: / A 24-hour vigil run: More than 100 service members, Department of Defense employees, family members and local Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will run continuously in 30-minute increments in teams of four, for the entire 24-hour period starting at 3:30 p.m. Sept 20 and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 on the Air Base PT track. / POW/MIA Recognition Luncheon: More than 200 guests will attend a luncheon at the Charleston Club Sept. 21 honoring former POWs. More than 20 former POWs from throughout the state of South Carolina will be attending as honored guests. Guest speaker for the luncheon is Mrs. Ann Mills-Griffiths, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National League of POW/MIA Families. / POW/MIA retreat ceremony: The retreat ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. when the POW/MIA flag is delivered from the vigil run culminating with a special POW/MIA retreat ceremony at base flag pole. The retreat ceremony will be conducted by the Joint Base Charleston honor guard and members for the 628 Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing to include: a wreath laying ceremony by the installation commander and the POW commander for the State of South Carolina; reading of the Code of Conduct, retirement of the colors; playing of TAPS; and a 21-gun salute.

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/ Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 755, Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station 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&FSC at 7647480 to schedule your one-on-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. September 24 / A "Navigating Change" workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to handle employment change. To register, please call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston-NWS, Bldg. 755, at (843) 764-7480. / A saving and investing class workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will gain insight in basic investing - beginners only. To register, please call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston- Weapons Station, Bldg. 755, at (843) 764-7480. September 25 / A workshop to help better understand credit reports will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about the items that show up on your credit report. How is your score calculated? Learn how to correct errors and where to access your free credit report. To register, please call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base CharlestonNWS, Bldg. 755, at (843) 764-7480.

September 26 / An advance resume class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants having already attended the Basic Resume class, bring your resume for review and fine-tuning; and leave with all you need for the finalization of your resume or possibly even.... a finished product! To register, please call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base CharlestonWeapons Station, Bldg. 755, at (843) 764-7480.

September 27 / The Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host their third annual Military Appreciation clinic. The clinic will be 5 to 6 p.m. at Turtle Point Golf Club near Charleston, S.C. To register contact Josh Wagaman, at (843) 266-4655 or email / A "Smooth move" workshop will be held

/ 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. / Stepping Stones Pre-school Story Time: Parents and pre-school children learn together through stories, songs, arts & crafts and play time with the "Stepping Stones" Pre-school Story Time program at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Branch Library. Children must be preschool age and accompanied by a parent or guardian. This free program is every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. To register call 764-7900. / 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.

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/ Join the Redbank Plantation Golf Association: The Redbank Plantation Golf Association invites you to become a member at a cost of only $20 per year. Benefits of the Golf Association membership include: USGA Handicap, participation in monthly tournaments, participation in Association Club Championship and participation in the Association Blitz. Membership is open to all military and civilian golf patrons. For more information, contact Tournament Chairman Tina Bohannon at or call the Pro Shop at 764-7802. / 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. / 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, proofreading 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.

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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.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUND RASIER The American Legion Riders of American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek are sponsoring a SPAGHETTI DINNER for your dinning pleasure on Thursday, September 27th you are invited Dinner will be served from 6 to 8PM. This terrific meal includes, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, toss salad, coffee and tea. Cost is only $7.00 per meal. Take out will be available and all proceeds raised during this event will go in support of the Legacy Fund which provides scholarship monies to the children of Military Men and Women who have fallen since 9-11-01. For more information or directions please call 553-5454 or visit the Post web site at

BLUE STAR MOTHER’S FUNDRAISER The Tricounty Blue Star Mothers and Families will be having their annual fundraising dinner at Post 166 on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m at American Legion Post 166, 116 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 the night of the event. The guest speaker will be CDR Chadwick Bryant, USN, from the Brig, Joint Base Charleston. The lasagna dinner will include salad, bread, drinks, and dessert; take out will be available; and many wonderful items will be up for Chinese auction. For tickets or information contact Pat Schneider, TBSM Secretary, at 843-860-1263.


Home Day Care 6wks-4yrs full/part time/wkends/eves/hol. off Ashley Phos. Rd. call 568-8609 / 364-4140


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

Summerville nice brick 3br 1.5ba home in central Sville Dorch Dist II schools close to CAFB/NWSshopping-dining-I-26, pets ok. Military discount. $825.00/mo+dep. 843-442-5767

4 br/2.5 bath home for rent in Summerville. Dorch II schools. Hardwood down/new carpet upstairs. Stainless appliances. Fenced yard. Contact Karen @ 412-4416. North Charleston, 5BR/3BA: $1,650/mo. Only 3 miles to CHS AFB! In Indigo Fields. Pets ok. Avail. now! Call: 831-915-7368.


Renovated 3BR/2BA home in West Ashley. Garage, fenced in yard, new floors and more! $169,500 call Curt 843-278-5454 7 bdr/4ba home in West Ashley. $194,999, 2 car garage, call Ellen 437-0001.


09 Kawasaki ZX6R - Black, 2180 Miles, No Dents/Scratches, Exhaust, Windscreen, Rear Hugger, Integrated Taillight, Carbon Fiber Accents...$7500 Firm 269-331-0966

03 Suzuki SV650S, Copper, fuel inj, 55+ MPG, new tires, new chain/sproket, daily commuter, runs like new, 27k hwy mi, $3500. Call/text Chad @ 843-729-3173.

Cemetery Package Complete package that includes two lawn crypts, two opening and closings and markers valued at $10,300. Prices double every 5-7 years. FREE plot included in package. In Veterans Section, near Goose Creek. $7,000 OBO. Call 797-7810 or 843475-1466 for more information.

Antique Chippendale Mahogany Secretary desk; serpentine front; ball/claw feet; arch pediment;fitted interior/hidden compartments. $750 843-814-4322

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. 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

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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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The Patriot • September 21, 2012

Our Sales Manager Has Lost His Mind! Look at these prices!

$0 DOWN ON ALL VEHICLES! E1 & Up $0 Down!

E1 & Up $0 Down!

2006 Ford Expedition Ltd - $11,900!

2007 Chevy Silverado Z-71 - $21,900


2006 GMC Envoy Denali - $15,900

2001 Ford Crown Victoria - $229/mo!

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT - $21,900

2004 Honda Accord - $10,900

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS - $229/mo!

2005 Chevy Suburban - $8,990

2005 GMC Yukon - $7,990

2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury - $259/mo!

2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 - $8,900

2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L - $8,990

2002 Toyota Tundra - $7,990

2005 Chevy Colorado Z71 LS - $12,900

2005 Nissan Titan SE 4x4 - $13,900

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS - $6,990

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport - $8,990

1998 Ram 1500 4x4 - $7,990

2008 Mazda 6 - $11,990

2009 Dodge Charger HD - $15,900

2000 BMW Z3 2.3 - $8,900

2009 Dodge Charger SE - $16,900

2004 Jeep Wrangler - $13,900

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $12,900


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