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Joint Base Charleston

Patriot Vol. 2, No. 38

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

Friday, September 30, 2011

USS Vicksburg makes port in downtown Charleston The GuidedMissile Cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) sits pier-side, downtown Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23. The Vicksburg moored at the Columbus street terminal in the port of Charleston from Sept. 23 until Sept. 26. See the story on Page 3.

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle


Joint Base Charleston celebrates 1st birthday By Eric Sesit Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Special thanks to 628th Air Base Wing historian Jason Axberg for his excellent historical narrative of the Joint Base process on which this article is based.

Weapons training See page 11

MILITARY BALL Camaraderie and ceremony See page 7

RIVER SWEEP Annual river cleanup See page 8

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It's been one year since the Naval Weapons Station and the Charleston Air Force base merged to form the entity now known as Joint Base Charleston. So, what have the benefits been to the base and its population during the past year? In order to do that, we must first take a look back at how the Navy and Air Force worked together to build a single joint team and one of the largest employers in the state of South Carolina. The Joint Basing process began as a result of the congressionally mandated 2005 Base Realignment and Closure report. The idea was to merge 26 individual military bases into 12 joint bases, bases that would be U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle run by one Department of Defense agency which Master Chief Petty Officer Billy Cady and Chief Master Sgt. Jose Lugo-Santiago discuss ship would provide infrastructure support to all the supportmooring procedures while the Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) is guided pier-side, ed and tenant units. By combining the infrastructure of downtown Charleston, S.C, Sept. 23. The Vicksburg moored at the Columbus street terminal in the the bases under one command, the DoD aimed to cut port of Charleston from Sept. 23 until Sept. 26. Cady is the Naval Support Activity command masback on redundant efforts and save money. ter chief and Lugo-Santiago is the Joint Base Charleston command chief. Planning for the creation of JB CHS began in 2006 as data was collected from all the different commands and agencies on focuses on locating compatible tenant and supported command missions both the Weapons Station and the Air Base. Once the data collection was within separate clearly delineated districts based on their current footprint, complete, a Joint Base Partnership Council was developed and using the function, security requirements and future growth and mission. The plan collected data, set out to keep all the participating agencies on track in provides clear demarcation between environmentally sensitive areas and meeting the requirements set forth by the Office of the Secretary of future development of the Weapons Station and addresses current and future parking requirements and management. The plan also dictates a uniDefense. "Common Output Level Standards or COLS were provided by OSD form signage style across both bases, emphasizing the joint base unity of which spelled out requirements and responsibilities for the new joint the Weapons Station and Air Base. All the units on the Air Base have felt the impact of Joint Basing, some base," said Carter Hayes, Business Office division chief. "There are 274 COLS that must be reported on quarterly to the Joint Base commander. much more so than others. The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron was The COLS ensure that each organization within JB CHS is meeting the already responsible for 291 facilities and 476 military and family housing units on 3,500 acres of the Air Base. As FOC became reality, the 628 CES standards set by OSD." As Oct. 1, 2010 approached, bringing with it Joint Base Charleston's took on the added responsibility of an additional 15,000 acres with 1,063 Full Operational Capacity date, units worked on transferring funding, additional facilities at the Weapons Station, greatly increasing the unit's deciphering communication issues, writing Memorandums of workload. The 628th Communication's Squadron had the responsibility of impleUnderstanding and working on personnel issues. And although the cultural differences between the Air Force and the Navy were enormous, they menting a joint system that would add 47 locations to their network, conremained just that: cultural issues. The professionalism of the people necting an additional 400 users. Additionally, a Giant Voice system, staninvolved kept the cultural issues at bay as Sailors and Airmen and civilians dard on most Air Force installations, had to be installed on the Weapons worked within the constructs provided by OSD to seamlessly merge the Station. The 628 CS needed to install 22 Giant Voice announcement towers covering 23,000 acres on the Weapons Station. two bases. The 628th Force Support Squadron saw its mission greatly expanded. "The goal for everyone involved in making this transition was to move to a Joint Base environment as seamlessly as possible," said Hayes. "To do Joint Basing increased the 628 FSS customer base from 28,000 to more this, the Joint Base Partnership council continues to meet quarterly. At than 78,000. There are now two golf courses, two bowling centers and two these meetings, all the major commands are present to discuss various child care centers in addition to the dozens of classes and workshops held issues that arise and present those issues along with recommendations for every month. Combining services on the two installations resulted in an resolving them to the Joint Base commander. As these issues are resolved, increase in squadron personnel from 420 to 700 employees. Another unit that has undergone huge changes due to Joint Basing is the they continue to improve the statistical success of the COLS, bringing JB 628th Security Forces Squadron. Joint Basing not only brought changes to CHS up to the standards set by OSD." A far-reaching impact that has arisen from the joint base process has the squadron's mission, it also changed the 628 SFS Air Force mission been the development of a JB CHS - Weapons Station Master Plan that itself. As the 437th Security Forces Squadron, the unit provided physical will provide a tool to guide the installation commanders and other decision security, law enforcement and force protection for roughly 28,000 people makers in the long-range development of the installation. According to on the Air Base. After FOC, and now designated as the 628 SFS, that See JB CHS Birthday, Page 4 Bill Werrell, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron planner, the districting plan

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Charting a new course for NHCC Joint Base Charleston Air Base & Weapons Station About The Patriot The Joint Base Charleston Patriot is published by Diggle Publishing Co., (843) 412-5861, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with the 628th Air Base Wing. This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their families. Its contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by DoD, Air Force, Navy or Diggle Publishing Company of the products or services advertised. Editorial content is edited, prepared, and provided by the 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office of Joint Base Charleston. All photographs are Air Force or Navy photographs unless otherwise indicated. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The Publisher and Public Affairs offices of both bases reserve the right to refuse any advertisement deemed to be against DoD regulations or which may reflect poorly on the bases or personnel.

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Commentary by Steve Brasington NHCC Executive Officer For three days in late September, the leadership of Naval Health Clinic Charleston conducted annual strategic planning at the Charleston Club at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base. Facilitators from Navy Medicine East and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery applied continuous process improvement tools with Lean Six Sigma concepts to develop goals and assign specific projects to teams required to deliver products addressing support of the command’s mission and vision. The mission statement of NHCC was revised to state, “We provide quality patient and family health services for those entrusted to our care.” The Commanding Officer’s guiding vision is, “Leading the way in delivering the best healthcare services.” Vigorous deliberations defined four strategic goals, People, Fleet Support, Family Centered Care and Communication. The aim of the participants was to ensure that

care delivery systems are accessed with ease by our customers while collecting data that allows the clinic to stay on track for future success. Active duty officers and government service employees collaborated with the assistance of regional Lean Six Sigma Black Belts. NHCC has two internal Black Belts and six Green Belts on the team. Captain Mary Kim Kenney-Gutshall, NHCC commanding officer, explained that the quality model of Lean Six Sigma was important to utilize as the foundation of decision making when raising issues to the highest levels of strategic military leadership in support of national security assets calling Charleston home. Our strategic process at NHCC is to have sound business practices embracing our line colleague’s needs as well as continuing our strong partnership with the Veterans Administration and our community healthcare partners – never forgetting that our patient’s needs remain the center of everything we do.

Capt. Steve Brasington Naval Health Clinic Charleston executive officer

Impact Aid: A different type of school fundraiser By Cicely McCray Joint Base Charleston School Liaison officer Every parent of a school-age child knows that sooner or later their child is going to come home with information about the most dreaded word in education - fundraising. You start targeting your neighbors, hoping to be the first one in the community to ask them to make a purchase. You call relatives and friends and invite them to browse through the fundraiser catalog. The ritual begins another season of selling cookie dough, holiday ornaments and magazine subscriptions. However, there is a way you can make a financial contribution to your school district without competing with other families for customers. Just fill out and return the Parent-Pupil Survey that your child's school sends home each year, usually during September or October. Survey results are used to assess the number of federally connected students enrolled in the district. This number is reported to the U.S. Department of Education in the form of an appli-

cation requesting Impact Aid. Impact Aid was passed into law by Congress in 1950 as a means of providing for the education of federally connected children - children of military service members and Department of Defense employees, among others. Ordinarily, school districts receive funding from property taxes paid by individuals and local businesses. However, military installations are exempt from property taxes and often military service members claim their home state for purposes of taxation, not the state where they are temporarily stationed. Though beneficial for the service member, this contributes to a significant loss of revenue for local school districts. To off-set this loss, the DoE provides a supplement that is paid directly to school districts. According to the official Impact Aid website, "The Impact Aid payment for these students is intended to match the taxes lost as a result of the federal ownership of property, exclusive jurisdiction and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act. The funds go directly into the school district's general fund for operations such as purchase of textbooks,

computers, utilities, and payment of staff salaries." To be eligible to receive Impact Aid, a school district must have at least 400 federally connected students in their Average Daily Attendance or federally connected students must account for at least 3 percent of the district's ADA. This is why your response to the Parent-Pupil Survey is so critical. Underreporting excludes districts from receiving funds and places a financial burden on districts to provide educational services to students. Whether you live on base or work for the DoD in some other capacity, take the time to complete and return the survey to your child's school and contribute to this often overlooked fundraiser. To learn more about Impact Aid and the formulas used to determine appropriations, visit the following sites: or http://www.edlgov/offices/OESE/ImpactAid/ or Contact Cicely McCray at the Weapons Station at 764-7869 or Christopher Gerry at the Air Base at 963-4438 for more information.

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2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month Commentary by Tech Sgt. Kenneethia Kennard 628th Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity office Certain aspects of a service member's daily life remain consistent from one day to another. Many of us begin every day or work shift answering a call to serve. Our job is vital because our daily service ensures America is protected from the daunting forces of terrorism. Despite the consistent vitality of our duties, the strongest asset to our mission accomplishment is found in our diversity. At Joint Base Charleston, we execute a unified mission with Air Force and Navy services. The mission is upheld by active duty, Reserve components, civilians, retirees and family members alike. Therefore it should be with great pride each JB CHS member takes a moment to honor and

highlight Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. The 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is, "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit." This theme reflects that despite a consistent understanding of diverse backgrounds and stories which create a rich Hispanic Heritage legacy, the unique attribute of our nation is our one American spirit. September has become a national celebration of our one American spirit because of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The events that day changed American and military lives forever. Yet our consistent diversity and unity enabled the nation to embrace the one thing terrorism will not destroy: one American spirit. In his 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Presidential Proclamation, President Barack

Obama wrote, "As an American family more than 300 million strong, we constitute one people, sharing sacrifice and prosperity because we know we rise and fall together. America is a richer and more vibrant country because of the contributions of Hispanics and during National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the immeasurable impact they have made on our nation." As you accomplish your duties to uphold the Air Force's mission this month, take a moment to learn, reflect and embrace the Hispanic Heritage legacy. Learn more about the culture, its heroes and accomplishments, or embrace a moment with your co-workers, neighbors and friends of Hispanic background. By doing so you uphold our nations fight against terrorism using America's indestructible weapon: One American Spirit.

Vector check: Why do you serve? Commentary by Lt. Col. Edward Liberman 17th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – In recent weeks, there's been a lot of chatter at the water coolers about the future of the Air Force. Folks are concerned, and it's evident from their comments: Is my contract going to get cut? What about retirement benefits? Forget doing more with less, soon we'll be doing everything with nothing! Their concerns are understandable; our country and the armed services are headed into challenging times. News headlines talk of personnel and budget cuts, and the million-dollar question is how bad will it be? The challenges that loom on the horizon aren't unprecedented. Our nation has gone through them before. But, they are unique and personal to many of us. At times like this, when people question what the future holds and whether they should continue serving in the armed forces, it's time to do a vector check. Why do we continue to serve? We each joined the service for different reasons. For some, it was an adventure, a chance to see the world, to do something new and exciting. For others it was a means to an end – education, a paycheck, or a new beginning. For many, it was a proud heritage passed down to us by past generations – to be patriots of our nation.

Regardless of the reason we joined, time passes and many of us have reached the point where service commitment is fulfilled or term of enlistment is near complete, yet we choose to continue to serve. To our civilian comrades, you may not wear combat uniforms, but you serve our country with equal fervor. Why do you continue to serve? Don't some say the grass is greener in the private sector or is there some other reason you stay? What is that inner drive that keeps us serving? It's healthy for us each to reflect on the reasons we serve. If your motive is the paycheck or tangible benefits, then it's conceivable we all could be rudely awakened if cuts are necessary. Challenging times sometimes call for drastic measures. If budget cuts result in the end of pension retirement or a halt to annual pay raises, will you still serve? Or what if the job loses its luster and high operations tempos press even harder. Will you still serve? It's time to dig down deep inside, in those character places, and decide if you will stay the course when challenges come to pass. Our nation was born of extraordinary circumstances and has weathered many challenging times. During those times our flag has been carried not by super heroes, but by ordinary men and women like you and me. What distinguishes them though was the personal sacrifice they withstood and yet continued to serve. Sure, there were those who left the service along the way.

But those who stayed the course carried our flag through the tough times. So, I ask you, what's your motive for serving? Are you prepared to stay the course through these challenging times? It's time for a personal vector check.

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USS Vicksburg makes port in downtown Charleston By Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Leadership from Joint Base Charleston, including more than 30 Airmen, Sailors and civilians, welcomed the crew from the Guided-Missile Cruiser, USS Vicksburg, Sept. 23, pier side downtown Charleston. Vicksburg moored at the port of Charleston for a three day port visit. More than 20 Sailors and Airmen from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron provided the logistics necessary for the ship's arrival. "The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron was responsible for all coordination with the ship prior to its arrival," said Maj. Jason Bowden, 628 LRS operations officer. "Since the ship was berthed downtown, we were the main point of contact between the ship, the base and downtown agencies to include security and morale and welfare agencies." In addition to arranging transportation for Sailors around downtown, the 628 LRS also ensured the necessary equipment was on-hand for operations. "We needed to transport a brow (gangway used to board and disembark the ship) from the Weapons Station to the wharf downtown," Bowden said. "Additionally, we transported and helped install two floating bumpers between the ship and wharf ensuring there was no damage to either the ship or wharf." The visit was not the first time the 628 LRS has coordinated a ship visit, Bowden said. The squadron provides logistics for warships and transport ships on a monthly basis. "Having a Navy chief warrant officer in the squadron with more than 20 years of ship movement experience helps ensure we have a Navy perspective on all of these ship visits and certainly helps us get it right," Bowden said. "This is a pure joint environment for us and we love helping out sister services. The 628 LRS doesn't see this as a Navy reception, but as a Department of Defense reception to Joint Base Charleston. It's just as important as if we were receiving a large Army move into the aerial port." The crew from the Vicksburg were excited about the reception they received from JB CHS, Bowden said. "One member aboard commented that this was like a return

to home port due to the amount of people we had at the wharf to greet the ship," he said. "The reception was a success and we set the standard for all future ship arrivals for Joint Base Charleston by the outpouring of support from both the Air Force and Navy." Chief Petty Officer Justin Sweat, an information systems technician from the 628th Communications Squadron, said seeing the ship reminded him of being underway. "It makes me remember what the Navy is really like," Sweat said. "You get to live for months at sea with 300 of your closest friends and 24 square feet of living space. Even U.S. Air Force photos / Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle though working in an office and Sailors prepare to put the brow into place after the Guided-Missile Cruiser USS getting to go home every day is Vicksburg (CG 69) arrived pier-side, downtown Charleston, S.C, Sept. 23. The USS great, I miss the grease, the diesel, Vicksburg moored at the Columbus street terminal in the port of Charleston from Sept. 23 until Sept. 26. Over the weekend students from The Citadel toured the USS the smell and the salt." Leadership from JB CHS met Vicksburg. Also, the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation LIBERTY program took Sailors to with the leadership from the visit different local attractions in Charleston including the Aquarium. Vicksburg to brief the Sailors on safety and fun sites to visit while on liberty. During the brief, Joint Base Commander Col. Richard McComb, welcomed the crew to Charleston. "We are here to support your efforts with open arms and Joint Base Charleston is happy to have the USS Vicksburg here," he said. Over the weekend, students from the Citadel were given a tour of the ship to see what living at sea is really like. The Vicksburg is homeported in Mayport, Fla. and its armament consists of two vertical launching systems, Tomahawk missiles, anti-submarine rockets, torpedoes, harpoon missile launchers, two 5'' 54 caliber guns and two U.S. Navy Captain Logan Jones (center) greets Navy Cmdr. 20mm rapid-fire Phalanx close-in weapon systems. "The Air Force has fighter jets and the Navy has its guid- Charles Phillip aboard the Guided-Missile Cruiser USS ed-missile cruisers," Bowden said. "Seeing this ship and all Vicksburg (CG 69) after arriving pier-side, downtown Charleston, S.C, Sept. 23. Jones is the commanding officer of its capabilities is a testament to our joint ability to bring the the USS Vicksburg and Phillip is the Joint Base Charleston fight to the enemy." 628th Mission Support Group deputy commander.

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JB CHS birthday celebrated - continued from Page one number tripled as did their area of coverage, which now includes the waterways in and around the Weapons Station. The 628 SFS now also provides security services for new tenant units including the Army's Surface Deployment Command, Nuclear Power Training Unit and Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, already responsible for providing supplies, equipment, vehicles and the deployment of personnel, saw an increase in its mission from supporting the numerous new tenants on the Weapons Station. The squadron gained 1,000 additional vehicles and all the maintenance requirements that goes along with maintaining the fleet. The workload was further increased by the addition of port operations, boat maintenance and rail yard operations. Along with an increased workload for many units, there has also been benefits that have arisen from joint basing, includ-

ing sharing Morale, Welfare and Recreation service programs which allows Airmen and Sailors to take part in recreational, educational and entertainment events at both bases. Also, the JB CHS - AB has adopted the Navy's Liberty program, a Navy-wide program that offers travel and recreational opportunities to single Sailors and now JB CHS Airmen. Every unit on both the Weapons Station and the Air Base has been changed to one extent or the other, but the underlying premise of Joint Basing is an overall improvement in services while streamlining costs. As the Joint Base process moves forward, new methods and ways of doing business are being developed. It is no longer possible to say, "That's how we've always done business." "The only way to survive in today's political and economic environment, and in our case, a joint environment, is to become more efficient at what we do everyday," said George

McDowell, 628th Air Base Wing program management and analyst. "Joint Base Charleston has a program called Joint Base Charleston LEAN," said McDowell. "LEAN is taken from the Air Force Smart Ops for the 21st Century and the Navy's Lean Six Sigma. Both AFSO21 and LSS emphasize LEAN, which seeks out the best way to do things within your work place. Lean uses tools to look at the entire process and identify wasted effort and time and ways to eliminate that waste. Many of the base organizations are already using LEAN just by the fact that they have had to make changes necessitated by joint basing. And during the next few years, there will be many opportunities for all members of the joint base community to seek out new ways of doing business and making JB CHS an even better and more efficient place to conduct the nation's business.

Great American Smokeout scheduled for Oct. 6 Courtesy of Naval Health Clinic Charleston Wellness Department Most folks recognize cigarette smoking is the largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Specifically, smoking contributes to roughly 450,000 deaths each year. Explicit warnings on tobacco products include death as a possible risk. Smoking is regarded as an individual choice, but tobacco poses a risk to

the families of smokers, not just the smokers themselves. Over recent years, awareness of second hand smoke hazards has increased. Medical research shows children living with a smoker suffer greater respiratory complications like asthma and respiratory infection. The offspring of mothers who smoke during pregnancy have a higher percentage of children with lower birth weights and behavioral prob-

lems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The good news is that the majority of current smokers want to quit. October 6 is the Great American Smokeout. Here is a terrific opportunity to support a smoker who wants to stop. Use this date to learn more about the free resources to assist with smoking cessation. If you do, chances are you and the ones you love will breathe more easily - because you cared

enough to take action. Staff from the Naval Health Clinic Charleston will be available for questions Oct. 6 in the NHCC atrium. Call 794-6910 if you have any questions in advance or would like to speak with a wellness representative. You can also look for information about the Great American Smokeout on our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/navalhealthclinic charleston2010.

Emergency Preparedness Month: Tornadoes Courtesy of website and the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. They can appear suddenly without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter is a matter of survival. Be prepared to act quickly. Keep in mind that while tornadoes are more common in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, they can occur in any state and at any time of the year, making advance preparation vitally important. Step 1: Get a Kit Get an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. Store it in your shelter location. Step 2: Make a Plan Make a Family Emergency Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency. • Plan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood. • It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a bet-

ter position to communicate among separated family members • You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. • Determine in advance where you will take shelter in case of a tornado warning: Storm cellars or basements provide the best protection. • If underground shelter is not available, go into an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible. • In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible. • Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. Go to the center of the room. Stay away from corners because they attract debris. • A vehicle, trailer or mobile home does not provide good protection. Plan to go quickly to a building with a strong foundation, if possible.

• If shelter is not available, lie flat in a ditch or other low-lying area. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location. • Plan to stay in the shelter location until the danger has passed. • Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency by visiting Step 3: Be Informed • Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a tornado hazard. • A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in your area. • A tornado warning is when a tornado is actually occurring, take shelter immediately. • Listen to local officials • Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials. For further information on how to plan and prepare for tornadoes as well as what to do during and after a tornado, visit: Federal Emergency Management Agency, NOAA Watch or American Red Cross.

Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station begins recycling By Alan Moyer 628th Air Base Wing, Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste manager Recycling is coming to your workplace. Beginning this October, recycling will start at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. The materials which can be recycled include glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and aerosols, plastics (except plastic bags, plastic wrap and Styrofoam) and all paper (including shredded), paperboard and cardboard. The program will operate very similarly to the existing recycling program at JB CHS-Air Base. Each workstation will be issued a desk side container and each facility or building will


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Boot camp for educators held at JB CHS By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs More than 50 educators from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester II County school districts gathered together for a one-day workshop to learn about the unique life of military members during the Educator Boot Camp course held at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Sept. 23. Participants were given an inside look at what military families experience during military deployments, relocation, parenting and communication as well as learning how they as educators can support students who have deployed family members. "This workshop allows educators who may not have had a personal experience of having a deployed family member gain some perspective on what it feels like to be in one of these positions and to remind them of who we are supporting," said Cicely McCray, Educator Boot Camp coordinator. The workshop took a thorough look at children and violence, cycles of deployments and provided tips on fostering resiliency within children coping with the stress of a deployed family member. The workshop also provided additional resource materials, educational web sites and covered topics such as the Exceptional Military Family Program. "Many educators have spent their lives in an academic environment and usually have little experience dealing with military families. We want to educate the educators on what they can do to for a military child in their school district," said McCray. According to Meg Barrineau, Timberland High School guidance counselor and one of the participants at the workshop, the resources offered will not only help teachers assist military children in adapting to a new school environment, but non-military children as well. "When a child relocates to a new school, it is a big change and a lot of times their previous school may be teaching something differently than we are," Barrineau said. "Some of the resources we are learning about will allow teachers to help a child catch up with academics which will help a child have an easier time adjusting to their new school environment."

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Joint Base Charleston holds Military Ball

Joint Base Charleston Commander Col. Richard McComb presents a JB CHS coin and framed picture to guest speaker Coach Darrin Horn during the Joint Base Charleston Military Ball Sept. 24. Horn is the University of South Carolina head basketball coach, and volunteered his time to be the guest speaker for the military ball. His speech related the diligence and sacrifice in the sports world with the sacrifice paid by every member wearing a uniform and by the spouses and families who support them. More than 800 service members from across the joint base, encompassing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps attended the military ball.

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Members of the Joint Service Honor Guard stand at parade rest before Posting the Colors for the Joint Base Charleston Military Ball Sept. 24. The Honor Guard, consisting of members from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, presented the colors while the Reasoner Family performed a traditional rendition of the National Anthem.The joint ball was made a success by the hard work of a committee made up of more than 30 members from Joint Base Charleston.

Capt. Steve Brasington and his wife dance the night away during the Joint Base Charleston Military Ball Sept. 24. The evening consisted of the Posting of the Colors by an honor guard made up of all services, dinner, dancing and a presentation from guest speaker Darrin Horn, University of South Carolina head men's basketball coach. More than 800 service members from across the joint base, encompassing Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, attended the military ball. Captain Brasington is the executive officer of Naval Health Clinic Charleston.


Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago shares a few words with guest speaker Darrin Horn and his wife Carla, during the Joint Base Charleston Military Ball Sept. 24. Horn is entering his fourth season as the University of South Carolina head men's basketball coach and LugoSantiago is the 628th Air Base Wing command chief.

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River Sweep 2011: a dirty job, but someone has to do it Story and photos by Terrence Larimer Joint Base Charleston Natural and Cultural Resources manager River Sweep, the annual statewide litter clean-up campaign, swept through Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Sept. 16. Twenty-two Naval Nuclear Power Training Command personnel contributed to the effort, "pitching in" to remove an estimated 500 pounds of trash and debris from 2.4 miles of JB CHS-Weapons Station waterways. Much of the trash consisted of beer and soda cans, plastic bottles, paper cups, bits of plastic, blocks of Styrofoam, fishing debris (worm buckets, chicken containers, fishing line, etc.) and food wrappers. When it was all over, two large trash dumpsters were heaping full of this trash as well as glass windows, metal pipes, plastic conduit pipe, discarded coolers, wooden pallets, dock bumpers, construction debris and rope and dock floats. "That is one big pile of trash," said, Keith Thompson, JB CHS Conservation program manager. "I never knew how much junk was out there along the river." The 2011 Sweep marks the 14th time base personnel have participated in the annual South Carolina Beach/River Sweep event. Organized by JB CHS Natural Resources staff, volunteers from NNPTC divided into three teams and spent nearly three hours collecting and recording the type and amount of trash littering JB CHAS-WS's waterways. JB CHS's River Sweep was conducted in conjunction with hundreds of other sweeps around the state cleaning up trash and debris littering beaches, creeks and rivers. Here, the efforts focused on the Cooper River from the mouth of Goose Creek to the Back River, Goose Creek at the Southside Security Docks, Hooker Lake, the Bushy Park boat landings and the ponds and creeks of Marrington Plantation. The Beach/River Sweep is much more than just a one-day cleanup. It is a first step toward finding the "solution to pollution." While the cleanup itself serves an important function, of additional importance is recording what is found. This information is compiled and analyzed into an annual report by the Center for Marine Conservation. Knowing how much and what sort of litter is out there can help authorities determine where it comes from and how to prevent it. By participating in the Beach/River Sweep, JB CHS personnel not only contributed to the actual cleanup, they also saw firsthand the problem of aquatic debris ... the effects on the beautiful creeks and river banks as well as the threat it poses to wildlife. But most importantly, JB CHS's reports, together with those from all across the state, may help pinpoint the sources of the litter problem and help work toward a solution to this chronic problem.

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Restructuring moves the 315th under 4th Air Force By Capt. Wayne Capps 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

N.J. combining strategic airlift and tanker capabilities under one numbered air force. Each numbered air force will focus on The 315th Airlift Wing will change its higher headquarters different kinds of missions. Fourth AF is responsible for "strategic from 22nd Air Force to 4th Air Force by Oct. 1. The change is part of an Air Force Reserve wide restruc- reach forces," which includes aerial refuelture, moving four flying wings, one flying group and seven ing and long-range, strategic airlift missions. Tenth AF is responsible for "power/vigismaller units to different chains of command. According to an Air Force Reserve Command news lance with intelligence, surveillance, reconrelease, these actions advance the command's efforts to pro- naissance, network operations, space, and vide operational capabilities and strategic depth across the full special operations forces." These forces spectrum of military operations. They affect units assigned to include fighters, bombers, remotely piloted all three of the command's numbered air forces. The NAFs are aircraft, cyber, space operations, and special 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; 10th AF, Naval operations flying and training. Twenty-Second AF is responsible for Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and 22nd "tactical airlift, combat support, training and AF, Dobbins ARB, Ga. "The move to 4th Air Force will be transparent to the major- institutional forces." The primary mission of each NAF headity of 315th personnel," said Col. Steven Chapman, 315th U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Dukes Airlift Wing commanding officer. "This move better aligns the quarters is the readiness of its assigned A Charleston C-17 Globemaster III sits on the flight line at Joint Base forces. The headquarters staffs provide over- Charleston. different aircraft to the appropriate numbered Air Force." Urgent Care Center PALMETTO PRIMARY CARE These realignments are administrative only and do not sight and advocacy to ensure subordinate The demand for reservists on the frontlines has grown as involve any changes to the units' geographic location, said units are trained, ready to deploy and support operational miswell. Col. Greg Vitalis, Headquarters AFRC program manager at sions when tasked. In 1999, about 2,300 reservists filled deployment taskings, "The number of mission areas supported by Air Force reservists Robins Air Force Base, Ga. according to Col. Vitalis. On any given day since 9/11, about Also moving from 22nd AF to 4th AF are the 439th AW, has doubled over the past 10 years. This increase is the result of 5,000 Air Force reservists serve in the United States, Westover ARB, Mass.; 512th AW, Dover AFB, Del.; and new requirements in leading-edge missions in space, intelligence, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere overseas. 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, cyberspace, and new weapons systems," said Col. Vitalis.

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training is completed at a minimum every 24 months but ORI participants will receive significantly more training than that. SABC training consists of an online computer based training course and hands-on skill verification through SABC instruction in accordance with AFI-36-2238, and AFI 36-2218VI respectively. Chief Master Sgt. Gigi Manning puts on her Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear as she gets ready for Operational Readiness Inspection preparations. Manning is the 315th Airlift Wing command chief.

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Airmen participate in CATM course

Senior Airman Josh Lien instructs a student firing the M-249 automatic machine gun Aug. 31 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course. CATM courses consist of small arms training for the M-9 Beretta side arm, M-4 carbine rifle and heavy machine guns, such as the M-240 and M-249 automatic rifles. All Airmen are required to complete qualification courses annually or before deployments. Lien is a combat arms instructor from the 628th Security Forces Squadron, Combat Arms Section. An Airman cleans the firing pin on an M-4 Carbine Sept. 7 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course.

Airmen from the 628th Security Forces Squadron prepare ammunition Aug. 31 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course.

Airmen clean M-4 carbines Sept. 7 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course.

A Combat Arms instructor from the 628th Security Forces Squadron checks the sights on a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M-4 carbine Sept. 7 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course.

Staff Sgt. Robert Macpeek (left), and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lile have their targets scored Sept. 7 at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base, during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance qualifying course. Macpeek is assigned to the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Lile is assigned to the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

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The Patriot • September 30, 2011

Greenert becomes Chief of Naval Operations, Roughead steps down By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle P. Malloy Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert became the 30th chief of naval operations during a change of command ceremony Sept. 23 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Greenert accepted the Navy’s highest military post from Adm. Gary Roughead, who will retire Sept. 30 from the post he has held since September 2007. Both officers are Naval Academy graduates; Roughead, in 1973, and Greenert, in 1975. Greenert, who previously served as vice chief of naval operations, will now become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he will serve as principal naval adviser to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and President Barack Obama. Mabus said the Navy will go through a transparent transition with Greenert now serving as its top officer. “Admiral Roughead's contributions may be hard if not impossible to surpass, but I am confident that if anyone can match them it is Jon Greenert,” Mabus said. Greenert praised Roughead’s example and said he would strive to follow it. "My priorities, our course, are one, we've got to remain ready to meet the current challenges today, we've got to build a relevant and capable future fleet, and we have got to continue to care for our Sailors, our civilians and their families, and recruit and nurture a motivated, relevant and diverse force," he said. Greenert said he will focus on three tenets while in office: warfighting first, operate forward and be ready. "We will approach our challenges and we will implement our changes that will have to be done in the future with three tenets in mind," he said. "They will be effective [and] efficient. Our solutions will be joint and the Marine Corps will remain our primary partner." Mabus, who served as keynote speaker for the ceremony,

highlighted Roughead's accomplishments during his naval career while thanking him for his leadership. "I don't think anyone can ever fully express how much we're going to miss Gary Roughead's counsel and absolutely unwavering commitment to the Navy [and] the United States," said Mabus. "Admiral Roughead has had the genius and the skill to turn so many of the challenges he's faced into opportunities," he said. reviewed Mabus Roughead's career milestones, including being one of only two Navy admirals to U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Runge command both the Pacific Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead passes command to Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Atlantic fleets. during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Sept. 23. Greenert became the 30th chief of "As chief of naval opera- naval operations. tions, his leadership has helped to reshape the Navy their continued support and guidance during his tenure. He into the 21st century, operationally and strategically," said spoke about his unique experiences in the armed service, Mabus. "Gary Roughead's leadership skills follow great offi- especially in the relationships built. cers and a willingness to innovate while respecting the deep "There has been a lot of change, but throughout, there has traditions of the sea service." been the decisive, constant and the aspect of the Navy that Mabus spoke about Roughead's commitment to his sailors, will be my enduring memory - our sailors," he said. and how he always made them his first priority. "He never lost In an emotional conclusion, Roughead summarized his sight of the primary responsibility of leadership – taking care naval career. of the people entrusted to you and to the office you hold," he "To echo what another Navy man said nearly five decades said. ago at this academy, when asked what I did to make my life As Roughead took the podium, he thanked his counter- worthwhile, I will respond with a great deal of pride and satparts, both foreign and domestic, friends and his family for isfaction, ‘I served in the United States Navy,’” he said.

This week in Air Force history

This week in Navy history

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Base, N.M, eight white mice survived a balloon flight to 97,000 feet.

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Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) began from Charleston, S.C.

Sept. 25, 1947 - General Carl Spaatz was appointed the first U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff.

Sept. 29. 1976 - The first of two groups of 10 women-pilot candidates entered undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz., the first time since World War II that women could train to become pilots of military aircraft.

Sept. 25, 1957 - In project Stratoscope, the Office of Naval Research obtained sharp photographs of the sun's corona from the first balloon-borne telescope camera.

Sept. 29. 1959 - USS Kearsarge (CVS33) with Helicopter Squadron 6 and other 7th Fleet units began six days of disaster relief to Nagoya, Japan, after Typhoon Vera.

Sept. 26, 1991 - The U.S. Air Force and Military Airlift Command accepted the first C-27A Spartan, a militarized version of the Italian Alenia G222. The C-27AS supported the U.S. Southern Command mission. Sept. 27, 1993 - General James Doolittle, who led the first air raid on Tokyo and commanded the Eighth Air Force during World War II, died at the age of 96. Sept. 28, 1950 - At Holloman Air Force

Sept. 30, 1977 - The first C-141 transatlantic mission without a navigator abroad traveled from Charleston AFB, S.C. to Naval Air Station Rota, Spain. The aircraft used an inertial navigation system. Oct. 1, 2002 - Chief of Staff for the Air Force Gen. John Jumper ordered the deactivation of the Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile system.

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Sept. 26, 1931 - The keel was layed at Newport News, Va. of USS Ranger (CV-4), the first ship designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier.

Sept. 30, 1946 - The United States government announced that U.S. Navy units would be permanently stationed in the Mediterranean to carry out American policy and diplomacy.

Sept. 27, 1950 - The First Marine Division captured Seoul, South Korea. Sept. 28, 1964 - The first deployment of

Oct. 1, 1955 - The USS Forrestal (CVA59), first of the World War II postwar supercarriers, was commissioned.

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Admiral Greenert releases sailing directions Courtesy of Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Newly appointed Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert released his Sailing Directions to the Navy following the CNO change of command ceremony, Sept. 23. The CNO's Sailing Directions lay out a course for the Navy and can be looked upon as a user's guide that describes the Navy's mission and the CNO's vision, tenets and guiding principles. This new document clearly defines the Navy's core responsibilities with a mission statement followed with a vision for where the Navy desires to be in the next 10-15 years. The Sailing Directions states the strength of a diverse fleet which is proficient in the weapons and systems used to execute operations while maintaining a two-century tradition of warfighting excellence, adaptation and resilience. It further outlines the importance of embracing economic change by operating effectively and efficiently while staying committed to inno-

vating technologies and warfighting capabilities. CNO addressed the next part, his tenets, in his change of command speech, "We will approach our challenges and we'll implement our changes that will have to be done in the future with three tenets in mind," said Greenert. The tenets, 'warfighting first', 'operate forward' and 'be ready' will serve as a lens to address future challenges. And lastly, the Sailing Directions include 'guiding principles' that should be used as a starting point for developing and executing Navy plans. A few of these guiding principles touch on the Navy's primary mission of warfighting, the value of Sailors, Navy civilians and families, the strength of the Navy's partnership with the Marine Corps, the importance of effective and disciplined training and the high standard of character and behavior bestowed on Sailors. To view the CNO's Sailing Directions, visit

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Eve Renfroe

Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy where he relieved Adm. Gary Roughead as the 30th Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy orders personal contact information verification Courtesy of Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy is currently conducting a semi-annual Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System verification requiring all Navy personnel to verify and update their personal contact information in NFAAS, officials said Sept. 27. "We cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining the most accurate and up-to-date contact information in NFAAS," said Fred Chambers, director, Customer Relations Management at Navy Personnel Command. "It is not only beneficial to those of us running NFAAS, but extremely beneficial to personnel because it can help determine how quickly they will receive assistance during a disaster." NFAAS is used to account, manage, and monitor the recovery process for Navy personnel and their families affected by

wide-spread catastrophic events. It was most recently used to account for more than 300,000 Navy personnel and families affected by Hurricane Irene and 40,000 Navy personnel and families affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Outdated contact information can delay Navy's ability to account for and assist affected personnel. NAVADMIN 275/11 requires all active-duty and Reserve Sailors and Department of the Navy civilian employees to log in to to verify and update contact information for themselves and their dependents. Navy contractors outside the continental United States are also required to complete the assessment. All verifications must be completed by Oct. 31. Commanding officers are responsible to ensure compliance with this verification. NFAAS officials will submit the names of commands not in compliance to the office of the chief of

naval operations for review. The message also directs commands to incorporate NFAAS updates into the command check-in and check-out process during permanent change of station move. Ensuring NFAAS accuracy can assist commanding officers in carrying out their mission after a wide-spread catastrophic event according to Chambers. "It allows commanding officers or regional commanders to quickly assess the command's ability to perform their mission." For more information read NAVADMIN 275/11 and contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or visit the NPC website at For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit

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NAVSUP announces 2011 Holiday Season mailing dates Courtesy of Naval Supply Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) Postal Policy Division mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 delivery of holiday cards, letters, and packages were announced Sept. 27. The dates are as follows: Shore APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093); AA zips 340; AP zips 962-966 • Express Mail: Dec. 17 • First-Class Mail (letters/cards and priority mail): Dec. 10 • Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 3 • Space Available Mail: Nov 26 • Parcel Post: Nov. 12 Shore APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 • Express mail Military Service: N/A • First-Class Letters/Cards/Priority Mail: Dec. 3 • Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 1 • Space Available Mail: Nov. 26 • Parcel Post: Nov. 12 For mail addressed from all shore FPOs (except 093): • Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 17 • First-Class Mail (Letters/cards, priority mail): Dec. 10 • Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 3 • Space Available Mail: Nov. 26

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Express Mail Military Service (EMMS) is available from selected military post offices. If mailing to an APO/FPO address, check with your local post office to determine if this service is available. Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service. Space Available Mail (SAM) refers to parcels mailed to APO/FPO addresses at parcel post rates that are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. From overseas locations, items mailed at Parcel Post rates are sent to CONUS by air on a space available basis. The maximum weight and size limit are 70 pounds and 130 inches in length and girth combined. It is also recommended that customers check with their local civilian or military post office for information on size restrictions and possible need for customs declaration forms.

Additionally, customers are advised that certain mail restrictions apply and some items can not be mailed. Examples are: switchblade knives, pornography, controlled substances, and explosive or incendiary devices. If in doubt as to what can or cannot be sent through the mail, contact your local civilian or military post office. As a final note, customers are cautioned that packages must not be mailed in boxes that have markings related to any type of hazardous material, such as bleach, alcohol, or cleaning fluids. Parcels found by the U.S. Postal Service with such markings or labels on the outside of the box will not be processed. NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with Courtesy photo quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods. For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit


Events Oct. 2 ❏ Ecumenical Picnic: The chapel is in need of volunteers for their 2011 Picnic scheduled Oct. 2. Volunteers will help with set-up and tear down. The picnic is open to all Joint Base Charleston families and is free. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tech Sgt. Veronica Dudley at 9636675. Oct. 3 ❏ Investing Demystified: This workshop, from 10 to 11 a.m., is ideal for the first time investor and explains the most common types of investments and simplifies terminology for a better understanding of investing. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to sign up. Oct. 4 ❏ First Time Homebuyer Workshop: This workshop will take you through the entire home buying process; everything from choosing the location of your home to financing, Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 for reservations. ❏ Heartlink-Charleston Spouse Orientation to the Air Force: Are you a military spouse? Join us Oct. 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and learn about the Air Force mission, culture, traditions, military language, benefits and services while making new friends. Childcare issues will be addressed at time of registration. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. Oct. 5 ❏ The Thrift Savings Plan simplified: Civilians and military can learn about the pros of enrolling in the TSP, what it can do to help supplement your retirement income and how to invest based on the lifecycle financial planning concept, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to sign up. ❏ Resume I and Cover Letter: Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. Oct. 6 ❏ 15th Airlift Squadron's Eagel Feather Golf Tournament: Joint us Oct. 6 at the Wrenwoods Golf Course. Entry fee includes greens fees, golf cart, raffle ticket and a BBQ luncheon. To sign up, Capt. Joshua Hughes at email or call 963-4225. ❏ Newcomer's Tour: Join other Joint Base Charleston newcomers Oct. 6 from 8:15 to 3:30 for this fun and free bus tour of downtown Charleston and the surrounding area. The bus departs from the AFRC, Bldg. 500, JB CHS - Air Base. Call 963-

4406 to reserve your seat. Oct. 11 ❏ Credit Repair Solutions: Learn what it takes to improve your credit score without paying a service to do it for you, Oct. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to reserve your seat. Oct. 12 ❏ Spouse Employment/Scholarship Orientation: Learn about free available resources and employment services, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and other job search issues, Oct. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call the AFRC at 9634406 to sign up. Oct. 13 ❏ Resume II: Receive professional feedback as you work on your draft resume and walk away with a completed product, Oct. 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. ❏ Making a Good Marriage Better: Do you already have a good marriage? Have fun learning how to improve it, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. ❏ Ready, Set, Parent: Join us for this interactive workshop and discover the hardest job you will ever love: parenting, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Topics include: WIC, baby budgeting, TRICARE, bonding basics, baby playtime, baby massage and more. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register.

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❏ Developing your spending plan: Let a financial education specialist at the FFSC on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station provide you the tools and resources needed to develop a financial plan of your dreams. The purpose of a financial plan is for you to determine where you are now, where you want to go and how you plan to get there by starting today. Contact the FFSC 764-7480 for more information.

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Oct. 11 ❏ Career Connection: If you are transitioning from the military or your spouse is seeking employment check out the Career Connection workshops offered at the FFSC, Bldg. 755. Find the Right Career is Oct. 11 from 10 to11 a.m. Call 764-7480 to register. Oct. 13 ❏ Financial Bright Holiday: Learn how to develop a holiday spending plan with a gift list and an overall survival plan that will assist you in enjoying a less stressful holiday season. Join us at the FFSC, Bldg. 755, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 764-7480 to register. Nov. 14 ❏ Transition Assistance Program: Learn how to Special Announcements transition from the military to civilian life with ❏ Over Pricing (ZOP) Program: Per Air ease at this workshop Nov.14-17, from 8 a.m. to 4 Mobility Command, everyone that orders parts p.m. at the FFSC, Bldg. 755. Call 764-7480 to prethrough the Department of Defense stock system is register today. requested to file a report when large discrepancies in prices exist for parts received. An example Special Announcements would be a $5 part that costs $500. All personnel ❏ Work & Family Life Specialists: Work & should contact the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Customer Service office to file a com- Family Life specialists are available by appointplaint. For questions, concerns or further instruc- ment. Get help with job referrals, resume and intertion on ZOP, contact Staff Sgt. Charles Brown at view assistance, first move and information about educational opportunities for active duty, retirees, 963-4831. ❏ Workforce Specialist: A workforce specialist family members and Department of Defense civilis now available by appointment on Tuesdays from ians. Call the FFSC at 764-7480 for an appoint1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The ment. ❏ Personal Financial Management: Let an specialist can help with job referrals, resume and FFSC certified financial specialists assist you in interview assistance and provide information about educational opportunities for active duty, retirees, accessing and explaining your credit report. They dependents, and Department of Defense civilians. can provide the tools and information to improve your score and make the right decisions about colCall 963-4406 to schedule an appointment. ❏ Coupon exchange: The AFRC has a coupon lections and debt. Call FFSC at 764-7480 for more exchange that is open to all ranks. Bring in your information. ❏ Wise Credit Choices: Did you know that your unused coupons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., credit score is a huge deciding factor for interest Monday through Friday and help yourself to coupons for you and your family. For more infor- rates, mortgages, insurance costs, employability, loans, deposits, etc.? Call a personal financial manmation on the coupon exchange, call 963-4408. ❏ Spouse Orientation to JB CHS: Spouses are ager at the FFSC for an appointment at 764-7480. ❏ Women's personal training offered: The invited to this orientation the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 Weapons Station fitness program is offering women's small group personal training free of a.m. Call 963-4406 to register. charge at Sam's Gym. The service is offered Monday-Friday from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 See more briefs at p.m., and focuses on muscular strength, endurance To submit a news brief, send an e-mail to patri- and increased functionality of gross body Make the subject line "NEWS ments. This program is offered to all fitness levels. BRIEFS." Submissions must be received no later than Call 764-4173 for more information.

❏ Stepping Stones Pre-School storytime: 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 JB CHS - Weapons Station Branch Library. Children must be pre-school age and accompanied by a parent or guardian. This free program is Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. To register, call 764-7900. ❏ MWR's Recycling Department calling for all metal: Containers for empty aluminum cans are located throughout the Naval Support Activity. Aluminum cans are the mainstay of the recycling program; however, all types of metal are accepted. If you have heavy metal products that need to be picked up, call the Recycling Department at 7430510. All recycling proceeds go towards enhancing your Morale, Welfare, Recreation facilities and programs. ❏ Resale vehicle lot: Selling a car, truck, camper, boat or motorcycle? MWR's "Hot Deals on Wheels" used vehicle lot offers the only authorized place to display vehicles for sale on Naval Support Activity. The lot is located near Red Bank Road in the New Wave Pool parking lot. The cost is $8 per week for military and immediate family and $10 per week for retirees and DoD civilians. Reservations and payment are accepted at the Information, Tickets and Tours Office. Call 7642120 for more information. ❏ Parents, need a night out? The Child Development Homes program has certified providers available for Friday night child care. Call the CDH office for a list of available providers at 764-7347. ❏ "Early Bird" drop-off service: The Auto Skills Center, located on Fletcher Street, offers "Early Bird" drop-off service for your convenience. Vehicles in need of service can be dropped off prior to our normal operating hours using the key drop-box, located outside the facility. Patrons can simply fill out the provided envelope with an explanation of the mechanic services needed, place the vehicle keys in the envelope, and drop them in the box. Call the Auto Skills Center during their normal operating hours to receive an estimate or to provide any additional information concerning the work needed.

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Movie Schedule: Weapons Station Movie Theater: Call 764-7516 for show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. ❏ Fast Five: Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ HOP: Oct. 1, 5 p.m., Rated PG ❏ Fast Five: Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Priest: Oct. 2, 2 p.m., Rated PG-13

Movie Schedule: Air Base Movie Theater: Call 963-3333 for show times. Admission is $4.50 for adults 12 years and older, and $2.25 for children 6-11 years old. Movies rated "G" are $2.25 for children 3-11 years old. Visit for full movie schedules. ❏ 30 Minutes or Less: Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Spy Kids: All the time in the World: Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG

Events ❏ Oct. 2 - Ecumenical Picnic: The chapel is in need of volunteers for their 2011 Picnic scheduled Oct. 2. Volunteers will help with set-up and tear down. The picnic is open to all Joint Base Charleston families and is free. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tech Sgt. Veronica Dudley at 9636675. ❏ Oct. 15 - Mutt Strutt: Joint us for a free dog-friendly walk and run, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m at the Quad outside of Sam's Fitness Center at JB CHS - Weapons Station. The event is open to all JB CHS patrons and no registration is required. Dress your dog in a costume for a chance to win a prize. Walkers and runners without pets are also welcome. Call Edie Foley at 866-0472 for more information.

Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station ❏ 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

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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. ❏ Make your next party a movie party at Cinema One: Looking for a unique idea for your next group party? Why not make it a movie party? Cinema One offers private showings of your favorite feature films. Cinema One movie parties are perfect for birthday celebrations, command socials, class trips, youth groups and lots more. Movie parties are free to groups of 40 or more (with concessions purchase) and are $25 to groups of less than 40 people. Call theater manager, Teresa Stuckey, at 764-4107 for reservation 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.

Joint Base Charleston - Air Base ❏ Girl Scouting: Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 895 at the Chapel Annex on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Patti Donahue at 618-363-5230 or for more information. ❏ Story Hours at the Library: The Base Library has two fun story hours every week. Mondays at 10 a.m., is the home day care story hour. Please call ahead each week to sign-up your group for this day. Tuesdays is the toddler open story and craft hour starting at 10 a.m. Reservations are not required for this session. Both sessions are free. Call 963-3320 to sign up. ❏ Tennis Lessons: Lessons are held at the Outdoor Recreation tennis courts. Children six through 17 and adults can enroll for one-hour sessions, twice a week for $80 per month. Lessons are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.


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Air Force Cross recipient: 3 minutes to change the world By Capt. Kristen D. Duncan Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As the only qualified joint terminal attack controller in an operation Oct. 5, 2009, an Air Force Special Operations Command combat controller knew the ground situation would be dire if he died. As an armorpiercing round entered his left shoulder and wreaked havoc throughout his chest, he said his focus wasn't on his young family in North Carolina. It was on his team. "I've seen those types of injuries before and time isn't your friend," said the Air Force Cross recipient Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr. "I thought -- I have three minutes before I'm going to die. I've got to do something big. Based on that time frame, I'm going to change the world in three minutes." The team of 30 U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan National Army commandos was surrounded in a "Talibansympathetic village" in the Herat province of Afghanistan. According to officials' reports, enemy fighters were positioned on rooftops just 10-feet from the team's position inside a neighboring building. Gutierrez was shot during the 4-hour firefight that included sniper and small-arms fire as well as rocket propelled grenades. As the combat controller, Gutierrez was the only qualified radio operator communicating with Airmen overhead to provide close-air support and real-time battlefield surveillance that was critical for the team mission and to be able to evacuate their wounded. "Combat controllers are the air-to-ground interface, bringing the firepower and communications links to the ground force commander," Gutierrez said. "We bring an extraordinary amount of firepower in a small package (that is) able to shoot, move and communicate at the same time." Believing he was about to die, the San Diego native refused to remove his body armor, which held his radio, despite two medics repeatedly ordering him to take it off so his wounds could be treated. Gutierrez only relented momentarily, allowing the medic to insert a needle decompression tube just below his collar bone. A sucking chest wound, which is common in gunshot victims, fills the chest cavity with blood, collapsing the lungs. The medic's procedure released the growing pressure on his collapsed lung, allowing Gutierrez to breathe and speak -- so he got back on the radio. He continued to advise the ground force commander and request close air support of F-16 Fight Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs overhead.

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT1 2009 Chevy Avalanche LTZ 2011 Chevy Camaro SS 6.2L Leather, 3rd row seating, like10new Leather, Auto, Sunroof Lorenzo wheels, ground effects 10 10Ford FordFlex FlexSEL SEL 10Lincoln LincolnMKZ MKZ 08 08 08Honda HondaPilot PilotEX-L EX-L 08Land LandRover RoverLR3 LR3 $ loaded, $ Loaded, New Loaded,moonroof, moonroof,lthr, lthr,1$ 1owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Newtires, tires,loaded, loaded,priced pricedtotosteal! steal! Leather, Loaded, Leather, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty,like likenew new $$


24,995 24,995


33,995 33,995 $$ $$ 25,995 25,995

24,995 24,995

OP OPEN EN24 24/7/7 36 3655DA DAYS YS!!



MSRP MSRP$34,000. $34,000.Includes Includes$4500 $4500Rebate Rebate$1,000 $1,000FMC FMCdealer, dealer, $500 $500military militaryrebate, rebate,$2000 $2000cash/trade, cash/trade,$1,000 $1,000trade tradeasst. asst.

2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Loaded, one owner, extra clean $

2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring V6, Convertible, extra clean $



05 05Suzuki SuzukiVerona Verona Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,low lowmiles miles


07 07Chrysler ChryslerPT PTCruiser Cruiser

02 02Mazda MazdaMillennia Millennia Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,only only50k 50kmiles miles


7,995 7,995

6,995 6,995


02 02Acura AcuraMDX MDX


7,995 7,995

7,995 7,995

16,995 16,995 06 06Honda HondaAccord AccordEX-L EX-L 05 05Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab

05 05Chrysler ChryslerCrossfire CrossfireLtd Ltd

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean

10,995 10,995


10,995 10,995

2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Auto, owner Auto,xtra xtraclean, clean,one one owner $$ V6, Ext.Cab., Loaded $$ $

2010 Auto, clean Auto,xtra xtra clean

12,995 12,995



10,995 10,995

12,995 12,995


13,995 13,995

06 06Cadillac CadillacCTS CTS

10 10Toyota ToyotaTacoma Tacoma

Loaded, xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see Loaded,xtra

Auto, air,only only10k 10kmiles, miles,like likenew new Auto,air,



14,995 14,995

13,995 13,995



14,995 14,995


13,995 13,995


07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe

07 07Toyota ToyotaCamry Camry

6spd, 6spd,loaded, loaded,one oneowner owner

Leather, sunroof,28k 28kmiles miles Leather,sunroof,

15,995 15,995


15,995 15,995

2008 Toyota Highlander One owner, limited edition, loaded $

07 07Jeep JeepWrangler WranglerXX 23,995 06 23,995 06Pontiac PontiacSolstice Solstice Auto, Auto,air, air,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Only 21kmiles, miles,loaded, loaded,11owner owner Only21k

05 05Ford FordMustang MustangRoush Roush

08 08Honda HondaCRV CRV

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


2008 Ford Edge Loaded, power package, like new $


2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, V8, auto, pwr package $

2010 Ford Taurus SEL Lloaded, extra clean $

Loaded, xtraclean clean Loaded,xtra

Only 28kmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean Only28k


2008 Dodge Nitro SLT/RT Lth, Moonroof, 1 owner, low miles $

2009 Nissan Rogue SL Lth., moonroof, 1 owner, 21k mi $

12,995 12,995


06 06VW VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible

07 07MINI MINICooper Cooper

Auto, powerpkg, pkg,xtra xtraclean clean Auto,power


13,995 13,995

10,995 10,995

05 05Lincoln LincolnTown TownCar CarSignature SignatureLtd Ltd

05 05Toyota ToyotaSienna SiennaLE LE

08 08Ford FordEscape Escape

06 06VW VWPassat Passat

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,like likenew new



Nissan Altima Ford Fusion SEL Moonroof, lthr, new, Loaded, xtra Moonroof, lthr,like like new,garage garagekept kept xtraclean, clean,11owner owner 2011 Loaded, $$ Auto, Power$$package, extra clean V6, leather, sunroof $ $

04 04Chevy ChevySilverado Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LS

12,995 12,995

Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof

V8, auto,xtra xtraclean clean V8,auto,

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


08 08Suzuki SuzukiReno Reno

Low Lowmiles, miles,one oneowner owner


2008 Nissan Pathfinder Auto, 3rd seat, xtra clean $

2011 Toyota Camry LE Power package, auto, loaded $

2008 Chevy Silverado Extra Clean, auto, loaded, low miles $

05 05Dodge DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLT

2005 Dodge Ram Rumble Bee Loaded, extra clean, one of kind $

Touring, Touring,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,sunroof, sunroof,xtra xtraclean clean


10 10Honda HondaAccord Accord

14,995 14,995


2011 Nissan Maxima Loaded, moonroof, auto $

Only Only3k3kmiles, miles,auto, auto,like likenew new


2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Dual power sidedoors, auto $

Loaded, xtra SAVE Loaded, xtraclean, clean, SAVEBIG BIG 2010 Ford Edge Limited $$ $$ V6, Leather, CD/MP3 $

10 10Dodge DodgeJourney Journey

Auto, Auto,only only6k6kmiles miles


Auto, Auto,like likenew, new,save savebig! big!

14,995 14,995

06 06Nissan NissanMurano Murano

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,like likenew new

10 10Nissan NissanVersa Versa $$

2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 XE Auto, moonroof, loaded $

10 10Nissan NissanCube Cube

Moonroof, Moonroof,loaded loaded


2011 Ford Mustang Coupe Auto, leather, 29K miles $ $$

13,995 13,995


Auto, Auto,air, air,power powerpkg, pkg,one oneowner owner

12,995 12,995


Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,low lowmiles miles

2010 Ford Escape XLT V6, Auto, Loaded $


04 04Acura Acura3.2TL 3.2TL

06 06Nissan NissanAltima Altima2.5S 2.5S $$

13,995 13,995

2007 Ford Edge SEL Lloaded, one owner, extra clean $

13,995 13,995

11,995 11,995


13,995 13,995

9,995 9,995

06 06Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS


Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner

Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


2010 Ford Mustang VW Beetle Leather, Loaded, xtra Leather,power powerpackage, package,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded, xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see $$ owner $ Auto, racing$stripes, one owner Convertible, leather, one $ $

2008 V6, new V6,auto, auto,like like new

06 06Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara VitaraSport Sport

11,995 11,995


9,995 9,995

9,995 9,995

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner




6,995 6,995

16,995 04 04Dodge DodgeDurango DurangoSLT SLT 05 05Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee CherokeeLtd Ltd 16,995

03 03Ford FordExcursion ExcursionLimited Limited

Lthr, Lthr,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,just justserviced serviced

08 08Jeep JeepPatriot Patriot

V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner


2010 Honda Civic Auto, Power Pkg, Loaded $




4,995 4,995

2010 Mazda 3 Auto, loaded

2005 Infinity G35 Coupe Leather, moonroof, one owner $ Leather, Leather,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean



V8, V8,auto, auto,power powerseats, seats,power power locks, locks,AM/FM/CD, AM/FM/CD,driver’s driver’spackage, package, SYNC, SYNC,&&trailer trailertow, tow,&&much muchmore. more.

00 00Ford FordF150 F150Ext ExtCab Cab

Auto, Auto,very verylow lowmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean




00 00Saturn SaturnSL1 SL1

Auto, Auto,air, air,xtra xtraclean clean

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,must mustsee see

05 05Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS

2010 VW New Beetle Hatchback, Leather, Low miles $



Auto, Auto,cruise/tilt, cruise/tilt,air, air,power powerpackage, package, AM/FM/CD, AM/FM/CD,Mykey Mykey&&much muchmore. more. MSRP MSRP$22,995. $22,995.Incldues Incldues$2000 $2000rebate, rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade


V6, V6,Auto, Auto,Power PowerPkg, Pkg,Tilt, Tilt, Cruise, Cruise,AM/FM/CD/MP3, AM/FM/CD/MP3,&& much muchmore. more.Pre-Owned, Pre-Owned, Low Lowmiles. miles.

Auto, Auto,air, air,power powerpackage, package, tilt, tilt,Mykey Mykey&&much muchmore. more.

2008 Kia Sorento LX V6, auto, extra clean $


Auto, Auto,air, air,AM/FM/CD/MP3, AM/FM/CD/MP3,power power package, package,tire tirepressure pressuremonitor monitor &&much muchmore. more.

MSRP MSRP$17,365. $17,365.Includes Includes$3500 $3500Rebate, Rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade

Starting Starting at 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 2005 Dodge Durando Ltd. at Leather, DVD, Extra clean Customized, loaded $ $



Air AirConditioning, Conditioning,tilt tiltsteering steeringwheel, wheel,power power doorlocks/remote doorlocks/remotekeyless, keyless,ABS ABSbrakes brakes

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Moonroof, 4x4, extra clean $

2000 Mercedes ML320 Loaded, xtra clean, very low miles $

Starting Startingat at

Auto, Auto,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean



16,995 16,995

16,995 16,995


16,995 16,995


16,995 16,995

Power Loaded, power 3rd Powerside sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,low lowmiles miles Captainseats, seats,dual powerdoors, doors,loaded loaded 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner 2010 Ford F-150Captain Extra Cab.dual XLT 2008$$ Hummer H3 2006 Ford F-350 DRW $ $$ $$ $ 4x4, V8, Auto, 20k miles Loaded, hard to find Lariat pkg, Powerstroke diesel $ $ $

07 07Nissan NissanQuest Quest

07 07Ford FordEdge EdgeSE SE

18,995 18,995

18,995 18,995

06 06Dodge DodgeRam Ram2500 2500Crew CrewCab Cab 4x4, 4x4,only only34k 34kmiles, miles,like likenew new

Auto, Auto,Extra ExtraClean, Clean,11Owner Owner


20,995 20,995


19,995 19,995


10 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5

09 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab

Moonroof, Moonroof,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean

XLT, XLT,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean


22,995 22,995

22,995 22,995

2008 Chevy C2500 HD Crew cab, diesel, 4x4, moonroof, 07 07Chevy ChevyAvalanche AvalancheLTLT $ Leather, Leather,only only14k 14kmiles miles



FORD • MERCURY FORD•MERCURY FORD•MERCURY FORD•MERCURY Your Lowcountry Headquarters Your Truck Your Lowcountry Lowcountry Truck Truck Headquarters Headquarters Sales: M-F 8:30AM 8PM Sat 8:30AM 7PM Sales: Sales: M-F M-F 8:30AM 8:30AM --- 8PM 8PM ••• Sat Sat 8:30AM 8:30AM --- 7PM 7PM Service: M-F 7AM 6PM Sat 8AM 3PM Service: Service: M-F M-F 7AM 7AM --- 6PM 6PM ••• Sat Sat 8AM 8AM --- 3PM 3PM

Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner

20,995 20,995

20,995 20,995

2011 Infiniti G37 (2) Save big, 2 to choose from $


08 08Wrangler WranglerUnlimited UnlimitedSahara Sahara

08 08GMC GMCSierra Sierra1500 1500Crew CrewCab Cab

4x4, 4x4,Auto, Auto,hardtop, hardtop,must mustsee see

4X4, 4X4,Loaded, Loaded,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean


24,995 24,995


24,995 24,995

2011 Toyota 4Runner 2009 Jeep Wrangler X Loaded, 7k miles V6, 4x4, 1 owner, custom rims, low miles 07 10 07Dodge DodgeRam Ram2500 2500Laramie Laramie 10Lincoln LincolnMKS MKS $400miles Sunroof, Mega Dual Sunroof,only only400 miles MegaCab, Cab,only only19k 19kmi, mi,11owner owner Dualmoonroof, moonroof,loaded, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi

36,995 Call $for price $$ $ 27,995 29,995

26,995 26,995

$ $ 843-873-3550 843-873-3550 843-873-3550 9700 9700 DORCHESTER RD. NEXT TO WALMART 9700 DORCHESTER DORCHESTER RD. RD. ••• NEXT NEXT TO TO WALMART WALMART

09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX $$

11 11Chevy ChevyCamaro CamaroLTLT $$

26,995 26,995

18,995 18,995

Auto, Auto,V8, V8,only only12K 12Kmiles miles




08 08Ford FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT


09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited, moonroof, price to sell $

2010 BMW 328i Loaded, extra clean $


18,995 18,995



10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible

10 10Dodge DodgeGrand GrandCaravan CaravanSXT SXT







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