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Vol. 3, No. 45

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

Friday, November 9, 2012

Relief is on the way 437th AW Airmen provide Hurricane Sandy relief See photos, Page 7 U.S. Air Force photo /Staff Sgt. Rasheen Douglas

1st Lt. Jonathon Lewcyzyk, 16th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, conducts pre-flight checks on the flight deck of C-17 Globemaster III before flying to March Reserve Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The air crew was dispatched to pick up supplies and cadaver teams to assist with the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy affecting the Northeast. See more photos on Page 7.

INSIDE

Tuskegee Airman shares his story with today’s Airmen

HOMECOMING

By Senior Airman Dennis Sloan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

17th AS returns home from deployment See page 4

SUSPICIOUS OSI offers new ways to reports See page 6

INDIAN AIR FORCE C-17 training given by Team Charleston See page 11

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The faint sounds of an elderly man telling a story from an era long gone filled the 16th Airlift Squadron auditorium Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.. Retired Lt. Col. Hiram Mann, a former P-51D Mustang fighter pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, sat in his wheelchair holding a microphone telling his story of being a Tuskegee Airman. “This is really a treat,” said Lt. Col. Stewart Newton, 16th AS commander. “We are in the presence of a legend. I am completely in awe.” After a brief introduction and a short video which displayed pictures of Tuskegee Airmen and their aircraft, Mann, sitting in his wheelchair, was lifted on stage and handed a microphone. “The first thing I would like to relay to all of you is the original definition of a Tuskegee Airman,” said Mann. “An original Tuskegee Airman, which I was not consulted on, is any male or female, black or white, military or civilian who served at Tuskegee Airfield between 1941 and 1949.” Mann went on to explain that the term Tuskegee Airmen was not used while he served as a fighter pilot. “The term Tuskegee Airmen actually was not coined until 1972,” said Mann. “Some say 27 years after World War II, but I say 27 years too late.” Before Mann could even fly, he had to apply for a commission and that would be no easy task for him. “The first time I applied for a commission I was sent a rejection letter with a very distinct answer of why I would not be able to serve as a pilot,” said Mann. “The letter stated there were no facilities to train Negros, so I went back to being a bell hop – fat, dumb and happy.” Mann would have to apply two more times before receiving an acceptance letter. “I learned a lot from the rejection letters,” said Mann. “I learned that I was going to have to fight tooth and nail for the ability to defend my country as a fighter pilot.” Mann first gained interest in flight when he was very young. He made a small model of an airplane out of balsa wood and flew it around his backyard all day long. “When Lindberg made his historic flight across the Atlantic, I read the newspapers and knew that being a pilot was what I wanted to do,” said Mann. “The first time I touched an aircraft was when I joined the military and was in

U.S. Air Force photos / Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Hiram Mann receives a C-17 tail from Lt. Col. Stew Newton, 16th Airlift Squadron commander, during his visit to the 16th Airlift Squadron Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Entering the Army Air Corps as a pre-aviation student in 1942, Mann was assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, the Red Tail Angels, in Italy. He flew the P-40 "Warhawk" and the P-47 "Thunderbolt" fighter-type aircraft, and co-piloted in a B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber, a C-47 "Gooney-bird," and a C-45 "Expediter” cargo planes.

training at Tuskegee Airfield.” Mann and all other African American pilots were required to train at Tuskegee Airfield during World War II. “Our instructors were white,” said Mann. “They would hassle us just for being black and would use the excuse that they were preparing us for the stress of war. Fortunately my instructor went easier on our group.” When Mann and his fellow African-American pilots were finished with training, they were given their wings. “As I’m sure all of my fellow pilots in the room know, wearing the silver wings is something not to be taken lightly,” said Mann. “Those wings are a coveted item – they gave me the ability to fly and that is what I loved to do.” Even though Mann was qualified to fly, his unit, the 332nd Fighter Group, was only tasked with reconnaissance missions. “At first, only the white pilots were allowed to fly combat missions,” said Mann. “Rumors were spread discrediting African-American pilots.” The rumors ranged from such falsehoods as

African-American pilots get scared easier during war or that they were less intelligent and less capable of operating aircraft technology. “Our unit was almost shut down and disbanded, but our unit leadership fought for us and we were given the chance to fly combat missions finally,” said Mann. Mann and his fellow 332nd FG pilots would escort bomber groups over Germany and other parts of Europe during World War II. “We flew with the bombers to the target then just before they would drop the bombs we broke away,” said Mann. “Once the bombers had released all of their bombs we would escort them back to the base.” During the course of the war, the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be excellent fighter pilots and even earned the respect of those bomber pilots they were escorting. “Whenever we would run into the bomber pilots we had escorted, they would say thank you and show us appreciation for getting them there and back safe,” said Mann. After World War II, Mann would continue to See Tuskegee Airman, Page 3

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Lessons in Leadership: Get all the facts Commentary by Maj. Michael Johnson 1st Combat Camera Squadron commander

About 14 years ago, when I was a newly appointed second lieutenant in the National Guard, I learned a hard lesson in leadership; don’t jump to conclusions before you have all the facts – a lesson that need not be experienced to be understood. At the time I was in charge of editing and producing a monthly magazine for a two-star. During each month, a variety of people would submit photos and articles for inclusion in the magazine. Since the magazine had a page limit, I would select the most relevant photos and articles and make sure they were edited and properly placed in the magazine. On one occasion, after the latest magazine had just been published, a friend of mine called to ask if I had seen it. He told me that someone had written an article similar to his. I picked my copy off the desk and began looking for his article as he continued talking on the phone. By the end of the phone conversation I was convinced that someone had plagiarized my friend’s article. Without further questioning or investigation, I picked up the phone and called the individual whose byline was pasted above my friend’s article. The phone call lasted about 10 minutes and by the end I had

accused him of plagiarism. Following the phone call I marched to the two-star’s office, feeling proud that I had uncovered a significant wrongdoing, and informed her about the plagiarism issue and let her know how I was going to take care of it. Fast forward 24 hours and a series of phone calls from the individual I had accused of plagiarism and his wife. I discovered that what looked like plagiarism turned out to be an accidental computer error. My staff assistant had placed the wrong name on my friend’s article while she was electronically laying out the magazine and no one caught the mistake before publication. I also found out that the person I had accused of plagiarism was a Vietnam Vet who had earned a “v” device and had voluntarily authored articles for the magazine for years. To make matters worse, during my last phone conversation with the accused, he informed me that he was planning to separate from the service due to my accusation. As soon as I discovered the mistake I began the same march down the hall to the two-star’s office. I reported to the two-star and told her everything, fully expecting to be fired. It seemed like an eternity before she finally spoke, but when she did, she asked me if I had learned anything. I said I had. I told her I jumped to conclusions without all

the facts, which led me to wrongly accuse someone of plagiarism. I apologized to her and she told me to fix it, learn from my mistake and not repeat it in the future. I left the two-star’s office knowing the phone call I had to make was going to be much more difficult. I returned to my office and called the individual I had accused of plagiarism. After I explained what had happened and apologized, I asked him if he would reconsider his decision to separate and he said he would, but his wife was so upset by the incident she refused to allow him to continue. I spent another 30 minutes or so apologizing to the wife and pleading with her to allow her husband to continue serving. In the end, he did continue his service, which I am grateful for. I spent numerous years after that knowing that nothing I could do or say would change the impression the accused and his wife had of me. It didn’t matter how committed I was to service or how much I believed in and tried to live the core values. Everything I stood for and believed in was completely irrelevant because I jumped to a conclusion without having all the facts. This is not a lesson that needs to be experienced to be learned. When situations allow, take the time to gather all the facts before you make a decision.

AF leaders send birthday messages to Marine Corps

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy salute the Marine Corps on its 237th birthday Nov. 10. Donley wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Navy stating, "On behalf of the men and women of the United States Air Force, congratulations as you celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. "Generations of Marines have faithfully demonstrated the honor, courage, and commitment that will always remain the hallmarks of the Corps. Those who wear the emblem of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor today are adding new chapters of valor to the Corps' history that will inspire generations to come. "America's Airmen are proud to protect our Nation's freedoms alongside the men and women of the United States Marine Corps. We wish you all the best as you celebrate this important day." Welsh wrote a letter to the Commandant of the Marine Corps stating, "On behalf of the Airmen of the United States Air Force, congratulations to the Leathernecks of the United States Marine Corps as you celebrate 237 years of selfless service to our Nation. "The Marines have served as the Nation's elite

fighting force since before America declared her independence. That tradition of excellence remains in your Service today, with each Marine symbolizing the pinnacle of honor, courage, and commitment, inspiring the generations who follow. "The men and women of the U.S. Air Force are proud to serve alongside their Marine brothers and sisters in the defense of freedom and the American way of life. Semper Fi!" Roy wrote a letter to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps stating, "I'm writing to wish a Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. For hundreds of years, brave and valiant Marines have protected our country in the air, on land and at sea. Americans have come to rely on Marines to be most ready when the Nation is least ready. "Marines have served with bravery and made selfless sacrifices for 237 years. Since the Corps'

U.S. Air Force graphic / Luke Borland

founding at Tun Tavern in 1775, Marines have served with honor, courage and commitment. From the American Revolutionary War to current operations in Afghanistan, Marines have remained focused, ready and willing to answer our nation's call. "On behalf of Airmen everywhere, thank you for your service. We look forward to working together to continue to bring the fight to the enemy."

Happy 237th Birthday Marine Corps Commentary by Adm. Jonathan Greenert Chief of Naval Operations

From the United States Navy to the United States Marine Corps: happy 237th birthday! Each year, on the 10th of November, all members of the sea services look back on a tradition of joint warfighting as old as our nation itself. The Navy-Marine Corps partnership is stronger than ever and remains a constant and vital part of our national security. Over the past year we have been reinvigorating Navy-Marine Corps amphibious skills during real world operations and exercises such as Bold Alligator.

Looking ahead, we will continue to build upon these operations and develop strategies and capabilities of sea control and power projection. I join Sailors around the world in saluting our primary partner. We will always remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice: it is upon their shoulders and countless other brave Marines that the proud legacy of the Marine Corps has been built. The Marine Corps motto says it all, "Semper Fi." The Navy is grateful and honored to serve beside you. Happy 237th birthday to you, and to your families.

worth repeating

“The Navy-Marine Corps partnership is stronger than ever and remains a constant and vital part of our national security.”

Admiral Jonathan Greenert Chief of Naval Operations

Thanksgiving: Our days of gratitude

Commentary by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Painter 315th Airlift Wing Chaplain

We are all familiar with the 15-week long Critical Days of Summer Safety Program. I would like to encourage the members of Joint Base Charleston to consider a shorter, similar commitment during November which I will call "The 18 days of Thanksgiving." I am writing this article on the Sunday of A Flight, so there are 18 days remaining between

today and Thanksgiving Day. Having read a few articles recently on how expressing gratitude enhances an individual's happiness, I thought it might be meaningful to challenge each service member to commit to keeping track of the number of times they express genuine gratitude to another person between now and Thanksgiving. I do not expect a report or score from you, but I hope you will keep track yourself and reflect upon the impact expressing gratitude has upon your life. I hope you will be genuine, be specific, and be generous with your expressions.

Ask yourself throughout the day, "What is in my life right now that I am thankful for?" If it is a person, tell the person that you are thankful for them; if it is assistance or a favor given by someone, thank that person. I hope this will be the beginning of a discipline that will last long after Thanksgiving Day, but for now, the challenge has been made: Try to express genuine gratitude at least three times a day between now and Thanksgiving, and, if you'd like, let me know what you learn from the challenge.

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serve in the Air Force, flying several different aircraft and eventually retiring his wings to a desk job at the Air Force Academy. “When it was time to stop flying, I was assigned to the Air Force Academy where I was the admissions counselor,” said Mann. “Besides flying, that was probably one of my favorite duties in the Air Force.” Mann retired as a lieutenant colonel and spent many of his later years telling his story of perseverance and hard work in the military at a time when African-American males were not allowed to fly. During a question and answer session immediately following Mann’s comments, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Scarlett, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintend-

ent, asked Mann about his relationship with his ground crew. Mann thought for a moment and then responded. “Well I think our relationships were good,” said Mann. “Because if they weren’t, then it could be very bad – I mean the man fixing your plane should be your friend,” said Mann jokingly. When the questions were over Mann ended with one last remark. “If I could give any advice to the young Airmen in today’s Air Force it would have to be to never give up on a dream,” said Mann. “If you believe you can do something and someone tells you no, just keep working hard and you can achieve that dream.”

During the past two years, the 16th AS has had the pleasure of hearing first-hand from Tuskegee Airmen about the struggles they faced while chasing their dream of defending their country through the air.

Last year, retired Lt. Edward Gibson, a B25 Bomber with the 477th Bombardment Group in WW II, told his story to the Airman. Gibson passed away in July of this year.

Lt. Col. Hiram Mann, Tuskegee Airman, visited the 16th Airlift Squadron Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

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17th AS returns home in time for the holiday season

Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

More than 160 Airmen from the 17th Airlift Squadron returned home from a 120-day deployment to Southwest Asia when a commercial airliner touched down at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base Nov. 4. Excitement filled the air as families and friends of deployed members gathered in the passenger terminal awaiting authorization to access Joint Base Charleston's flightline. The anticipation of spouses, grandparents, children and friends was uncontainable as they waited to be reunited with their loved ones. As the first Airmen exited the aircraft, the crowd erupted into cheers and tears as they searched for their returning hero. "I am very happy my husband is returning home," said Rena Granholm, wife of Lt. Col. George Granholm, 17th AS director of operations. "It seems the second they leave everything breaks, but it is how you react to it and persevere through the troubling times that matters." While the 17th AS had some deployment veterans, there were a handful of Airmen who earned the opportunity to participate in their first deployment. Some of these Airmen also had to ensure they completed their career development courses while overseas, which entailed studying material relating to their job and passing an end of course exam. There were 10 members within the 17th AS who completed their career development courses during their deployment all averaging a 90 percent, to include Airman 1st Class Nicholas Church, 17th AS loadmaster. "My deployment helped me gain extra experience relating to my job," Church explained. "I am happy with the way it went, but right now I am looking forward to spending time with my wife and having a good American steak." While deployed, the Airmen of the 17th AS served under the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron supporting overseas contingency operations. The 816th EAS is responsible for airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuations, all of which directly support the combatant commander. Flying the C-17 Globemaster III, crews flew and supported roughly 2,467 sorties, logged more than 5,600 combat flying

U.S. Air Force photos / Airman 1st Class Chacarra Walker

Rena Granholm welcomes home Lt. Col. George Granholm, 17th Airlift Squadron director of operations, Nov. 4, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. While deployed, Airmen of the 17th AS served under the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and were responsible for airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuations, all of which directly support the combatant commander.

hours and airlifted more than 105 million pounds of cargo and more than 14,000 personnel throughout Southwest Asia. Additionally, the 17th AS executed 143 airdrops which resupplied service members serving in the areas of responsibility with 5.7 million pounds of supplies. "Our crew was relatively young mixed in with a few seasoned members," said Lt. Col. Todd Groomes, 17th AS commander. "They did an outstanding job. With the high operation tempo, being away from home and the long days, they managed to stay focused and were amazing." The 17th AS is one of four squadrons within the 437th Airlift Wing who share responsibility for the 816th EAS. The airlift squadrons rotate operating the 816th EAS continuously. Operation of the 816th EAS allows Air Mobility Command to consistently provide coverage to the AOR.

Family and friends hold signs while waiting for the return of the 17th Airlift Squadron Nov. 4, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. While deployed, the 17th AS supported roughly 2,467 sorties, logged more than 5,600 combat flying hours and airlifted more than 105 million pounds of cargo and more than 14,000 personnel throughout Southwest Asia.

Whitney Hooper holds five-month-old daughter Grace Hooper while welcoming home Capt. Randall Hooper, 17th Airlift Squadron pilot, Nov. 4, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

Members of the 17th Airlift Squadron collect their belongings in the passenger terminal after returning from a fourmonth deployment Nov. 4, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

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Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

In order to capitalize on cyberspace and engage the community more effectively, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened up its first “Anonymous Tip Line.” The Tip Line can be accessed via the internet, texting or by a smartphone application. With the new tool, anyone can provide OSI with anonymous tips on everything from drugs and theft, to terrorist activities and potential insider threats, said Special Agent Michael Hassan, AFOSI Det. 310 special agent in charge. According to Hassan, when an individual submits a tip online, their form is sent using state-of-the-art software through a Secure Socket Connection. Tips submitted through the web are encrypted, confidential, anonymous and immedi-

ately and securely transferred directly to AFOSI. After submitting their tip, users will be provided with their own unique tip number and will be afforded an opportunity to create a password to use when checking on the status of their tip. When an individual contacts the text, web or smart phone application Tip Line, they will always communicate with a live operator, according to Hassan. Once individuals submit their tip, they will be given a unique tip number. The live operator will never ask for your name or personal information. In addition, the online and application provides for twoway communication, allowing individuals to send in photos and for agents to request more information without diminishing the tipster’s anonymity, said Hassan. To submit a Web tip, go to https://www.tipsubmit.com/

WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=1111. To report an anonymous tip using your smart phone: 1) Download the Smart Phone application, TipSubmit Mobile, from your mobile provider’s marketplace. 2) Choose “Manually Select an Agency.” 3) Choose “USA” then “Federal Agency,” then select AFOSI. 4) Create a password. 5) Select “New Tip.” 6) Fill out form with as much information as possible. 7) Select “Submit Tip.” To report an anonymous tip by text message, text “AFOSI” along with your tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). For more information, visit www.osi.af.mil.

AETC Special Duty Assignment Team to visit JB Charleston – Air Base Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Affairs

The Air Education and Training Command Special Duty Assignment Team will visit the Joint Base Charleston – Air Base Education Center, Nov. 13, 2012, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room 133. The team will brief Airmen and their spouses on the

aspects of special duty opportunities as a recruiter, a military training instructor, a military training leader, a professional military education instructor and an Air Force first sergeant. Spouses and supervisors are highly encouraged to attend. Senior airmen with at least 35 months time-in-service through master sergeants with less than 16 years Total

Active Federal Military Service may be eligible to apply and are encourage to attend the briefing. Since each specialty has varied rank needs and requirements, the briefing is open to everyone at Joint Base Charleston. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Michelle McMeekin at 963-2768.

Miracle League receives 437th AW support By Sheila Turri Unit Program coordinator

Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing presented a check in the amount of $500 on behalf of the Joint Base Charleston First Sergeant’s Council, to the Summerville Miracle League Nov. 3, in Summerville, S.C. The donation was raised by the First Sergeant’s Association during the Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament. The 437th Maintenance Squadron is a sponsor for the Summerville Miracle League, a national program which provides a recreational outlet for children and adults with all types of disabilities. Playing with team Falcons, Airmen from the 437th MXS Mavericks each partnered with a child for the game. Airmen helped the children with hit-

ting the ball and making sure they ran the bases. Volunteers provided these children an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing baseball and had fun themselves while enriching our community. The Miracle League was founded in 1999 and began as a baseball league for children with disabilities and has since grown to a network of national and international community baseball organizations. The Summerville Miracle Leagues’ goal is to enhance the lives of people with special needs. This is accomplished primarily through the national pastime of baseball, but also includes other activities that bring together our military, athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way.

U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Adrian Welch

Lt. Col. White 437th Maintenance Squadron commander and Master Sgt. Jennifer Crerar, 16th Airlift Squadron first sergeant (center) present a check for $500 to members of the Summerville Miracle League Nov. 2, 2012, in Summerville, S.C.

To see seethe thePatriot Airlift online Dispatch online or adownload PDF ofplease the paper, please visit www.Airlift.sc To or download PDF of thea paper, visit www.CharlestonMilitary.com


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437th AW Airmen provide Hurricane Sandy relief

Maj. Sebastian De Mitz, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, briefs his aircrew during a mission brief before takeoff Nov. 1, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Demitz is part of a pilot exchange program between the United States and Germany to build foreign relations and share experiences. His aircrew was tasked to fly to March Reserve Air Force Base, Calif., to pick up supplies and cadaver teams and deliver them to assist with the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy affecting the Northeast.

Airman 1st Class Dwayne Baldwin, 16th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares to load equipment and bags onto a C-17 Globemaster III before takeoff Nov. 1, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

(Left) Airman 1st Class Dwayne Baldwin and Staff Sgt. Robert Strecker, loadmasters from the 16th Airlift Squadron and 14th AS, discuss flight preparations during their pre-flight checks before takeoff Nov. 1, 2012, on a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Rasheen Douglas

Senior Airman Blake Douglas, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, briefs 1st Lt. Jonathon Lewcyzyk, 16th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, on the inspection status of a C-17 Globemaster III during their pre-flight checks before takeoff Nov. 1, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.

De Mitz, 14th Airlift Squadron pilot, receives a brief from loadmasters Airman 1st Class Dwayne Baldwin, 16th AS, and Staff Sgt. Robert Strecker, 14th AS, on the status of pre-flight checks before takeoff Nov. 1, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C.


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Members from the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing recently attended the 2012 Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Washington, D.C. The purpose of LOA is to enhance the military logistics profession and provide an open forum to promote quality logistical support and logistics officer professional development.

Team Charleston attends Logistics Officer Association Symposium By Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Members from the 628th Air Base Wing and 437th Airlift Wing recently attended the Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Washington, D.C. The Logistics Officer Association Symposium is an organization comprised of more than 3,000 military officers and civilians in logistics fields around the globe. LOA membership opportunities include all logistics officers, to include the Air Force Specialty Codes of 21A, aircraft maintenance, 21M, munitions maintenance, and 21R, logistics readiness, as well as logistics professionals from other military services. The purpose of LOA is to enhance the military logistics profession and provide an open forum to promote quality logistical support and logistics officer professional development, according to the LOA website. Day one of the symposium featured the LOA University which included the following briefings: “Show Me the Money – Government Budget Cycle,” “Life Cycle Logistics Management,” “Supply Chain Management,” “Lean Applied to Business Processes,” “Reliability Centered Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance,” and “Logisticians in the Joint Environment.” Featured guest speakers on the second and third days of the symposium included: • Gen. Edward Rice, Air Education and

Training Command commander, • Lt. Gen. Judith Fedder, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force • Maj. Gen. John Cooper, Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarter U.S. Air Force • Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center • Lt. Gen. Brooks Bash, Director for Logistics, Joint Staff • Clyde R. Hobby, Deputy Director of Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Operations. The 11 Joint Base Charleston officers in attendance also completed a briefing to all LOA members at their October monthly LOA meeting. “The event was one of the best LOA events I’ve attended since my membership began in 2000,” said Maj. Christopher Carmichael, 437th Aerial Port Squadron commander and the current Globemaster Chapter president. “Additionally, the LOA University took the symposium to the next level of logistics professional development. It was by far the best part of the event.” The Charleston Globemaster LOA Chapter highly encourages civilian membership – both officer equivalent federal employees and private sector civilians who are members of military-related civilian organizations. For more information on LOA membership, contact 2nd Lt. Daniel Musleve at 963-3156.

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Airman 1st Class Chuck Benton, 628th Security Forces Squadron Raven, teaches Honorary Commander James Warner tactical maneuvers on a dummy Nov. 5, 2012, during the Honorary Commanders tour at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C. Warner is the Honorary Commander assigned to Navy Capt. Thomas Bailey, Joint Base Charleston deputy commander. Honorary Commander Jim Geffert dons a proximity suit during the Quarterly Honorary Commanders Tour Nov. 5, 2012, at the Fire Department training area at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The tour educates the Honorary Commanders on the different mission areas of Joint Base Charleston. Geffert is the Honorary Commander assigned to Col. Al Miller, 437th Airlift Wing vice commander.

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Honorary Commander Julie Gerthoffer takes aim at a target using the Laser Marksmanship Training System during a visit to the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance unit, Nov. 5, 2012, as part of the Quarterly Honorary Commanders tour at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. The tour educates the Honorary Commanders on the different mission areas of Joint Base Charleston. Gerthoffer is the Honorary Commander assigned to Lt. Col. Danny Davis, 628th Force Support Squadron commander.

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Service members ensure safe Trick or Treating

Airman 1st Class Alan Barker (left), 628th Security Forces Squadron entry patroller, and A1C Danetta Woods, 437th Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, performs pumpkin patrol duty Oct. 31, 2012, at J oint Base Charleston – Air Base housing.

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The Indian air force has begun sending about 100 airmen to Joint Base Charleston to receive instruction from the 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 5, on how to operate the 10 C-17 Globemaster IIIs they recently purchased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Indian air force purchased the C-17s and they need the training because these Indian airmen are going to be the ones standing up the initial C-17 unit (in India) and we were nominated to be the school house that teaches them,â&#x20AC;? said Tech. Sgt. Paul Higgins, 373rd TRS Detachment 5 electrical environmental instructor. The 373rd TRS Detachment 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide aircraft maintenance to the Department of Defense and its allies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are learning the basics of the aircraft as well as the technical manual, which is quite helpful in learning the part numbers and other technical aspects of the C-17,â&#x20AC;? said Indian air force Junior Warrant Officer Prakash Chand. Each specialty-specific class has four students. The length of the course varies by specialty, but usually lasts about four to six weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We teach across the boardâ&#x20AC;? said Higgins.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every specialty we have on the C-17, we are teaching here. We have electrical environmental, communication, navigation and general crew chief functions, just to name a few.â&#x20AC;? The training includes classroom time as well as hands on work where the new maintainers apply the skills they learned in the classroom on simulation training aircraft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning here is going to help us to be able to maintain the C-17 aircraft in India,â&#x20AC;? said IAF Junior Warrant Officer Ranbir Singh Rana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have very good and experienced instructors and very good communication with them. We are catching on very quickly and when we have questions, they are able to clear up things quickly.â&#x20AC;? The IAF expects to receive their 10 C-17s in June 2013. India paid $4.1 billion for the aircraft, which is expected to replace their IL76 fleet. The C-17 provides the Indian air force with a payload of 164,900 pounds and can take off from a 7,000-foot airfield, fly 2,400 nautical miles, and land on a small, austere airfield with runways of 3,000 feet or less. The C-17 is equipped with an externally blown flap system that allows a steep, low-speed final approach and low-landing speeds for routine short-field landings. The first group of students is slated to graduate Nov. 9. A student from the Indian Air Force takes notes during a lecture on the C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 1, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The training includes classroom time as well as hands-on work where the airmen apply the skills they learned in the classroom on simulation training aircraft.


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437th OG Airman receives Levitow Award

U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Katie Gierat

Col. Darren Hartford, 437th Airlift Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Larry Williams, 437th AW command chief, present Senior Airman Keitha McCarthy, 437th Operations Group intelligence analyst, the John L. Levitow Award during the Airman Leadership School Class 2012H graduation ceremony Nov. 1, 2012, at JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C. The Levitow Award is awarded for a student's exemplary demonstration of excellence, both as a leader and scholar.


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MCPON releases Zeroing In On Excellence initiative

Courtesy of the Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

WASHINGTON – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens released his 'Zeroing in on Excellence' initiative in the form of four letters to the Navy Chiefs' Mess Nov. 6. The 'Zeroing in on Excellence' initiative consists of three focus areas: developing leaders, good order and discipline, and controlling what we own. "Zeroing in on Excellence is a universal theme we can all apply in our respective positions," said Stevens. "It does not distract from or add to existing individual roles and responsibilities - it provides a sturdy framework around which we can build sound, durable readiness." In his letters, MCPON clearly and concisely outlined his thoughts on the overarching theme of 'Zeroing in on Excellence' and how each of the three focus areas help create an environment where the Navy gets stronger. "I believe developing leaders, fostering good order and discipline and controlling what we own help us get precisely that type of environment, now and down the road," said Stevens. "These are not single actions; they are deliberate mindsets that permeate our processes and procedures."

81st APS chief receives leadership award

U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Rashard Coaxum

Chief Master Sgt. Bradley Levander, 81st Aerial Port Squadron air transportation manager, receives an award from Col. James Fontanella, 315th Airlift Wing commander, during a commanders call Nov. 3, 2012, at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base theater, S.C. Levander was awarded for being the 2011 Air Force Reserve Command Air Force transportation civilian supervisor and leader of the year.

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MCPON stated that his focus points could be powerful engines of influence, but assured the Mess it is their commitment to this vision that would help the ideas within it "become a heightened part of our consciousness." "If we grab 'Zeroing in on Excellence' and maintain a steady strain on the ideas it entails, we will have a positive impact on readiness and get after some of the issues tainting our Navy, including sexual assault, suicide, domestic violence and alcohol/drug abuse," said Stevens. In MCPON's letter on 'Zeroing in on Excellence: Developing Leaders', he discussed the importance of developing leaders through a combination of mentorship, practical experience and training. "Without competent leadership, even the most routine tasks can become difficult," said Stevens. "If our Navy is going to continue climbing, then we as chief petty officers must always seek to increase our and our Sailors' ability to lead." MCPON talked about the solid inventory of quality leadership training available to the enlisted community and how that combined with routine, daily, personal interaction will foster the kind of leadership that is necessary to ensure our Navy's continued success. MCPON's letter, 'Zeroing in on Excellence: Good Order

and Discipline', focused on the impact Good Order and Discipline has on warfighting, readiness and mission accomplishment. "To me, it [good order and discipline] is about establishing, sustaining and enforcing professional standards that set the condition for individual and unit success," said Stevens. "Anything that interferes with or detracts from those conditions is contrary to Good Order and Discipline." MCPON stated that by-and-large he believes we are doing well in this area, but there is always room for improvement. He emphasized chief petty officers own good order and discipline and every CPO, first and foremost, must set the conditions through personal example and integrity in their own actions. MCPON's 'Zeroing in on Excellence' letters lay the framework for individual Chiefs' Messes and commands to work within, allowing them to take his guidance and determine how to best employ the initiative to their specific commands and messes in order to functionally and effectively support CNO's Sailing Directions, build an environment where our entire Navy gets stronger, and follow the fundamental standard to work hard, stay out of trouble and be good and decent people. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.


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USS Enterprise returns home from final deployment Courtesy of USS Enterprise Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. – More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group arrived in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 4, 2012, following a seven-and-a-halfmonth deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas. USS Enterprise's return to Norfolk marks the 25th and final homecoming in her 51 years of distinguished service. The aircraft carrier is scheduled to be inactivated Dec. 1, in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, in Norfolk, Va. "We are pleased to be returning to our families after a very successful deployment, but to know that it is the last time Enterprise will be underway through her own power makes our return very sentimental," said Capt. William Hamilton, Enterprise commanding officer. While deployed, Enterprise CSG served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her 238 days away from Norfolk, "Big E," as Enterprise is affectionately known, safely steamed 80,968 miles and Carrier Air Wing 1 flew more than 8,000 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and exercises in the 5th and 6th Fleet AORs. "This has not been a victory lap for Enterprise by any means," said Rear Adm. Ted Carter, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group commander. "This has been a full-on combat opera-

tion. We've seen the full spectrum of Navy operations on this deployment. It's been a business as usual kind of deployment." Enterprise was commissioned Nov. 25, 1961 as the eighth ship to bear the name Enterprise. Big E was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. During her 51 years of service, Enterprise deployed 25 times and participated in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Enterprise has been homeported in both Alameda, Calif., and Norfolk, Va., and conducted operations in every region of the world. The December inactivation ceremony will be the last official public event for Enterprise, and will serve as a celebration of life for the ship and the more than 100,000 Sailors who have served aboard the ship. All Enterprise veterans, their families, shipyard workers, and friends are invited to register to attend the inactivation week events and the ceremony on the ship's website, www.enterprise.navy.mil. Tickets to the events will be on a first available basis. Enterprise CSG is comprised of: Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), CVW 1, Destroyer Squadron 2, guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). The squadrons of CVW 1 embarked aboard Enterprise are: Strike Fighter Squadron 11 "Red Rippers," VFA-136 "Knighthawks," VFA-211 "Fighting Checkmates,"Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 "Thunderbolts," Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 "Screwtops," Carrier

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The Scottish American Military Society is in the process of Forming a post, we meet on the second Saterday of each month If you are of Scottish hertige and are active duty, retired or prior military in any branch of the military.including Coast Guard we woul like for you to meet with us at the VFW @ 0900 Hrs on Bell Wright Rd off hwy 78 in N Chas go to www.S-A-M-S.org for more info.

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* 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.

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November 7 / A Resume I and Cover Letter class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics of writing a resume and cover letter. / A Spouse Introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a fun and fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base for military spouses who have recently moved here. Meet other newlyarrived spouses, connect with your sponsor's unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, dine and play in the Lowcountry. / An Unleashing the Power of a Budget will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn to create a budget and how it can help you accomplish your financial goals. Nov. 8 / A Deployed Spouse Dinner will be held from

Nov. 9 / 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's family practice section no later than the Monday prior to the workshop.

Nov. 12 / An Investing Made Easy class will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Learn how to get started, make a financial plan, and review financial markets and fraud. Nov. 13 / A Spouse Employment / Scholarship Orientation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about free available resources and services such as employment, resumes, the local job market, scholarships and other job searching issues. Nov. 14 / A My New Space class will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. This mandatory workshop is a prerequisite for individuals moving out of the dorm that addresses tips for financial success. / An Educational Opportunities Counseling half-hour appointments will be held from 10 a.m.

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Nov. 16 / 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. / Charleston Folk welcomes all military and Department of Defense employees by offering free admission to the dance on Nov. 16. Participants

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/ Fleet & Family Support Center building 755, Weapon Station, is happy to announce that we now have 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, call F&FSC at 764-7480 to schedule your one-on-one appointment.

Events

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.

November 9 / An Interviewing for success class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn positive interviewing techniques and how to respond to difficult questions. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston

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Nov. 17 / A JB Charleston Exceptional Family Member Program Special Olympics Event will be held at the Air Base Fitness Center from noon to 4 p.m. All JB Charleston EFMP families are invited to take part in the JB Charleston Special Olympics Event. In this event all EFMP members are given the opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy all while building skills and making connections with other children. Call (843) 963-4411 to register for the event as a participant or volunteer.

Nov. 21 / A Spouse Introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is a fun and fast-paced introduction to JB Charleston - Air Base for military spouses who have recently moved here. Meet other newlyarrived spouses, connect with your sponsor's unit Key Spouse and learn where to shop, dine and play in the Lowcountry.

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

Nov. 12 / A Military TSP class will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about the Thrift Savings Plan, its purpose, and how it can help fund your retirement planning. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center at 764-7480.

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should bring their DoD identification and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. for the walk through for new contra dancers. The dance will feature live music by Contraforce and will be led by caller Keith Eustis. The dance will be held at the Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston.

- Weapons Station building 755, at 764-7480.

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Nov. 12 / A ten steps to a federal job resume class will be held 9 a.m. to noon Are you having difficulty applying for a federal job? If so, attend this class and learn the ten steps of the federal job search process and fine-tune your federal resume. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center at 764-7480.

Nov. 13 / A Budgeting/Goal setting class will be held 10 to 11 a.m. See how creating a spending plan can help you set and meet your financial goals. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center at 764-7480. Nov. 15 / A Conflict Resolution class will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Are you experiencing conflict in the work place or at home? If so, join our class and learn how to identify ways to effectively resolve conflict. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center at 764-7480.

Nov. 16 / A Renting 101 class will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This workshop will provide complete and unbiased information so prospec-

tive military renters will be confident in their decision about whether to rent and be better able to negotiate the potential financial pitfalls they may encounter during the rental process. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station building 755, at 764-7480. / Charleston Folk welcomes all military and Department of Defense employees by offering free admission to the dance on Nov. 16. Participants should bring their DoD identification and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. for the walk through for new contra dancers. The dance will feature live music by Contraforce and will be led by caller Keith Eustis. The dance will be held at the Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston. Nov. 19 / A Car Buying class will be held 9 to 10 a.m. Learn the techniques and information for landing the best deal on the purchase a vehicle! To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station building 755, at 764-7480.

Nov. 20 / An Education/Scholarship Opportunities class will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Are you interested in continuing your education? Get a jump start on planning for your college education. Learn how to apply for financial aid, scholarships and grants available to military spouses. To register, call the Fleet & Family Support Center, Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station building 755, at 764-7480.

See more briefs at www.charleston.af.mil

To see the Patriot (and back issues) online, visit www.Charleston Military.com For display advertising information, call 412-5861.


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