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Joint Base Charleston

Patriot Vol. 2, No. 44

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

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Sulliven Damron falls asleep while waiting for his father, Maj. John Damron to return from a 120-day deployment to Southwest Asia at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 5. More than 130 Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing deployed as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron supporting combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Flying the C-17 Globemaster III, the 14 AS Airmen flew roughly 2,800 sorties, logged more than 7,900 combat flying hours and airlifted more than 27,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and distinguished visitors throughout the AOR. The squadron also performed 382 combat airdrops, delivering 16.7 million pounds of cargo to 52 drop zones, breaking the record for deployed C-17 combat operations. Damron is a pilot with the 14 AS. See more photos on Page 9.


14 AS returns after 4-month deployment By 2nd Lt. Leah Davis Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Six Airmen advance See page 5

NSA Sailor of the Year See page 4

ONE STOP SHOP Flying crew chiefs See page 13

At approximately 12:55 a.m., Nov. 6, the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, returned to Joint Base Charleston-Air Base from a 120-day deployment to Southwest Asia. Friends and families lined the flightline waiting for more than 130 Airmen to walk down the stairs of the commercial airliner they flew home on. While deployed, the Airmen of the 14 AS, known as the Pelicans, served as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, headquartered in the Middle East. They supported combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and were recently relieved by the 15th Airlift Squadron, which will continue the ongoing airlift support. The crowd erupted with clapping and cheers as the men and women reunited with their loved ones. Kim Damron, wife of Maj. John Damron, said she was very excited for her husband to be home again so he would be able to spend time with their children during the holidays. "It's awesome to be back to see my little ones and my wife and everything. It's a great

time right now. I'm going to enjoy my time off but I know that a job's still out there. It's something that's just always there," Damron said. For Senior Airman Lauren Craig, her sixmonth-old baby, Jayden, was the first person she wanted to see. "He has grown so much since I last saw him," Craig said. She was also thankful for her parents, who took care of Jayden while she was gone. Flying the C-17 Globemaster III, the 14 AS Airmen flew roughly 2,800 sorties, logged more than 7,900 combat flying hours and airlifted more than 126 million pounds of combat material and more than 27,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and distinguished visitors throughout the area of responsibility. The squadron also performed 382 combat airdrops, delivering 16.7 million pounds of cargo to 52 drop zones, breaking the record for deployed C-17 combat operations. "What we did a lot of out there was to deliver things directly to full operating bases with airdrops. That keeps convoys off the roads; that saves lives," said Lt. Col. Tony Carr, 14 AS commander. "It allows us to keep those troops out on those bases supplied without a lot of moving around and that is what

enables us to do our ground mission, most of which is in Afghanistan." The 816 EAS conducts airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation missions daily to provide direct support to the war fighter. The squadron is the second half of a two-part, expeditionary airlift squadron concept established in 2006. Its sister unit, the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, operates out of several detachments throughout Eurasia and the Middle East. Since 2006, Charleston airlift squadrons have traditionally deployed as the 816 EAS. "Our Airmen did a great job" said, Carr. "They broke several records, they broke a lot of records in the airdrop side of the mission, but I'm really proud of the enthusiasm and character with which they did it." The two-EAS concept provides two airlift hubs at separate geographical locations to speed passengers and pounds of equipment in and out of the fight. "No one has ever done as much as we did on this deployment, that's a statement about us" said Carr. "It shows what our mission at Joint Base Charleston and what our mission as an Air Force offers to the nation."

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The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign is taking donations until Nov. 11. The CFC program is designed to give all federal employees an opportunity to donate to eligible non-profit organizations which provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. This year there are more than 2,500 charities to choose from. “You can donate by giving a one-time payment or you can choose pay-

roll deductions which won’t take into effect until Jan. 2012,” said Capt. Jason Evans, 437th Airlift Wing CFC co-coordinator. “The money donated makes a difference to people all around the world and even those who live right here in our community.” Each year, thousands of non-profit human health and welfare charities benefit from the millions of dollars that are donated through the CFC.

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The Pass & Registration/Visitor Control Center at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base off Dorchester Road, Bldg. 1953, will have new hours effective Nov. 12. The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The VCC will be open one Unit Training Saturday each month. For more information, contact George Kennedy, Visitor Control Center supervisor at 963-7807 or Bob Trout, VCC section chief at 963-3623.

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The Patriot • November 11, 2011

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Our veterans, my heroes Commentary by Col. George Farfour 90th Missile Wing vice commander F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – As we approach Nov. 11, Veterans Day, I am reminded more readily that those of us wearing the uniform have a special bond with those who have worn the uniform – our veterans. We share an identity that transcends any differences we may have. We unite in a duty to serve and sacrifice for our great nation, to ensure liberty and freedom continues to have a solid foundation in America as the beacon of hope for the world. I submit for your consideration the story below which occurred earlier in my career. Remembering this story helps frame for me, on a personal level, our obligation to our veterans. I hope it does for you as well. After an uneventful visit to the base barber shop, I thought I would kill some time in what had promised to be an uneventful day. I decided to visit the clothing sales store – not to buy anything, but just to browse around. Upon entering, I circled around toward the book section to see what was new. As I picked up a copy of some book, I noticed out of the corner of my eye an older gentleman, perhaps 70, struggling to pick out some merchandise. I paid closer attention and saw he was having trouble reading the tags. Not wanting to appear patronizing, I just watched a while, not offering any assistance. As time progressed and he made no headway in his search, I felt something inside tell me to help. Maybe it was the small Purple Heart pin on his hat that motivated me, I really don't know. Slowly, I moved toward him and asked if I could help him find something. I was relieved when he turned and pleasantly said, "Yes, I can't seem to find the American Defense Service Medal ribbon." Immediately, I noticed a sheet of paper organized in lists in one

hand and ribbons in the other. He was obviously reconstructing his old ribbons and medals for display or wear. We worked through the list together, talking as we went. He told me how he was finally going to get all of his medals together and put them in a shadow box on the wall for his grandchildren. He had recently received word that he was awarded several medals and decorations from World War II that were forgotten as he was a medic assigned to another unit. The list outlined awards and decorations from World War II and Korea. As we double checked the list, he explained what each attachment meant. "This arrowhead means an amphibious assault landing – went in on the first wave at Normandy. This Combat Infantryman's Badge means I was in continuous combat with the enemy for 30 days in a row. We got this one and the Combat Medic's Badge. This is a new one, the Prisoner of War Medal. Didn't have that one when I was a POW. This one here, we all got for going to defend South Korea in 1950." He didn't brag, he just stated matter-of-factly what they all meant. In the course of our conversation, he learned I was an Air Force officer. From then on, he addressed me as "Sir." He acted glad that I'd helped, and was even more appreciative when I asked the clerk to run a copy of the "order of precedence" ribbon chart for him to take home. As he walked to the counter to pay for his ribbons and badges, I told him I was honored to help him. He replied, "Thank you, sir." I thought it was odd for a man of 70 to be calling me sir, but I guess that's just the type of man he is. As I walked toward my car, my thoughts turned to the hundreds of injured soldiers he must have helped, the faces he must have looked into and reassured as bombs fell around them and bullets whizzed by, the helplessness he must have felt as he watched someone's son, husband, father and brother die in his arms. The great exhilarations of

Plug into your humanity: Take time to 'personally' connect with people Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. Dawn Altmaier 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Human – an adjective meaning "consisting of people" ( Humanity – a noun meaning: "the quality or condition of being human; human nature." ( As I view the world around me, I always see human beings, but unfortunately, I do not always see humanity. Sadly, I see people pass by each other but not notice one another. I have seen a group of people sitting together, but not speaking because they were all too busy "texting." I see human beings losing touch with people. It is time to put down the smart phones, step away from the keyboards, take out the headphones and reclaim our humanity. What kind of world have we created when we can spend 30 minutes going back and forth in a conversation over text messaging, but we do not think to invite that person to coffee or lunch? What kind of world do we live in when we can have 600 Facebook friends, but nobody with whom to spend a Friday night? What kind of Wingmen have we become when we know our coworkers video game call sign, but not where they come from? What we have done as a human race, is put our humanity on the shelf in the name of technology. As members of the United States Air Force, AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, tasks supervisors to stay involved with, to mentor, to provide feedback to and to guide their subordinate's daily activities. All Air Force members must recognize the signs of depression, substance abuse and

suicidal thoughts. But, how can we do these things when our eyes, ears and minds are plugged into the latest and greatest technological gadget? My family and I are just as guilty. Just the other evening, my husband was surfing Craig's List on the laptop, I was reading a book on my new IPAD2, my youngest daughter was in her room watching YouTube videos and my oldest daughter was in her room texting me, "What's for dinner?" while updating her Facebook status. Within our home, each of us had tuned into some gadget and tuned out of each other. This is not the way to establish or maintain healthy relationships or open communication. Unfortunately, this habit of typically communicating electronically spills over into our work centers. How many of us are guilty of sending an e-mail to the person across the hall when a visit would have sufficed? How many of us eat meals at our desk rather than occasionally taking a subordinate or peer out for lunch? Don't get me wrong, there is a time and a place for technology. It makes our jobs easier and in most cases faster. However, we should realize that in the process of enjoying the benefits of all the latest and greatest gadgets, we should avoid the detriments that come with losing our humanity. One suicide attempt, or worse – success, is one too many. Sharing our experiences, trials and tribulations can mean the difference between an Airman succeeding or stumbling. Enjoying a meal together can give someone a deserved break or an opportunity to open up and ask for help. Taking time out of our hustle and bustle schedules can make a world of difference to the people in our world. Unplug yourself from your technology and plug yourself into your humanity–you are human after all.

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Changing times can cause stress Commentary by Master Sgt. Mark O'Brien 437th Maintenance Squadron acting first sergeant There is always one constant in today's military; change. The repeal of the `Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy,' the reduction of our civilian workforce, date of separation roll-backs, Reduction in Force in the officer corps, withdrawal of our military from Iraq and even Finance and Military Personnel Flight changing their hours to open earlier; where does it end? Change can affect us in many different ways. Change can add stress in our lives and we may not even know it. Stress can adversely affect our health and in its most severe form, may lead to death. Some common effects of stress are tiredness or lowering your immune system causing you to get sick more frequently, or affecting the way you perform at work. A little stress can be good for us too. It can act as an obstacle that motivates us to overcome challenges. Stress can keep us focused on the important things that our job requires. Remembering a few of the basics you were taught in boot camp can keep you out of trouble and stress free. Have your uniform prepped and ready; don't give anyone the opportunity to correct you for being out of standards. Stay on top of

the current regulations and ensure you and your uniform are in top condition. Be on time for duty and make all required appointments. Be the person that always arrives 15 minutes early. This way if something happens on the way, you have time to adjust. You can add a lot of undue stress in your life by just being late for duty. Be ready for anything that may face you in your daily duties; whether that is taking some extra time digging into technical data prior to working on that aircraft, or bringing your cold, wet-weather gear to work with you to roll with the changing elements. And always be in good health; spiritually, socially, physically and mentally. Adhering to these basic concepts may assist you while coping with constant change. If you have difficulty coping with change, a friend can make a good leaning post. But maybe you are in deeper than they can help you with. In this case, we have agencies across the base to assist you. Your supervisor, your first sergeant, chaplain or mental health professional are always there in times of need. Although many people resort to alcohol to cope, you cannot find happiness at the bottom of a bottle! If you find yourself pulling out a cork or twisting the cap off a bottle of happiness, I urge you to pursue one of those agencies.

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battle, the fear of death he faced each day, all swirled in my head. Each time his country called, he was there, ready to do what had to be done. I owe him – we all owe him, and all those like him – for what we have today. This world is not perfect, but it is closer due to their sacrifice. From the beaches of Normandy to the hills of Korea, he served his country with pride and, from the number of awards, with great distinction. There are many veterans out there with a similar story. Whether it is the jungles of New Guinea, the deserts of Africa, Kuwait or Iraq that their stories highlight, the frigid cold of a Korea or Afghanistan winter or the rainy season in the Mekong Delta, they all have done this country a great service. When we think of war, we tend to think most often of the dead, but Veterans Day is a day to also remember all those who served their country. Gen. George S. Patton said it best in a post-World War II speech: "Everyone always talks about the heroic dead, well damn it, there's a lot of heroic alive ones out there, too!" We see those "heroic alive ones" every day. Perhaps it's a Veterans of Foreign Wars cap, a sticker on a car, a pin on a suit, a Purple Heart license plate, an American Legion shirt, or maybe it's your dad, grandpa, brother, sister, uncle or just a close friend. If you see one of these "heroic alive ones," go over and shake their hand just to say, "Thank you." It's a small gesture, but a meaningful one. Their greatest pleasure, or payoff so to speak, is the freedom we still have, due in large part to their sacrifice and example. I met a hero. And though I haven't been asked to do what he did, I'm ready, when my country needs me. Meeting him, seeing his example and accomplishments, strengthened my resolve and boosted my pride. Some people say there are no heroes left, our kids can't look up to anyone. Well, I say they're blind. Heroes are everywhere ... you just have to look. I met one in clothing sales.

My father always told me, "Mark, nothing stressful is worth your piece of mind." When I think about that, it helps me put things into perspective. When I get stressed, I remember that if I cannot control it, then I should embrace it and let it work for me. Stay strong Joint Base Charleston!

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The Patriot • November 11, 2011


Good Order and Discipline at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base Courtesy of 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate's office

and a reprimand. An Airman Basic received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, Absent Without Leave three days or less. Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $342, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand. An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $383 and a reprimand.

Air Force members on Joint Base Charleston received the following punishment at Courts-Martial and Non-Judicial Punishments under Article 15 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice during September through October 2011. The maximum punishment under Article 15 depends on the rank of the member being offered the Article 15 and the rank of the officer imposing punishment. Courts-Martial Senior Airman John T. Smith, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his pleas for violations of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice and providing alcohol to individuals under the legal age of 21 years old and violations of Article 112a, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Ecstasy, marijuana and Xanax. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for six months, reduction to the grade of E-2 and forfeiture of $1,096 for six months. Senior Airman Christopher W. Holland, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his pleas for violations of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice and providing alcohol to individuals under the legal age of 21 years old and violations of Article 112a, UCMJ for wrongfully using Ecstasy, marijuana and Xanax. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was hard labor without confinement for 90 days and reduction to the grade of E-1. Airman 1st Class Richard Rackley, III, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to a finding of guilty for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the courtmartial was confinement for one month, reduction to the grade of E-1, forfeiture of $978 for six months and restriction to Joint Base Charleston for two months. Airman 1st Class Karll T. Lecher, 628th Security Forces

Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his plea for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for 14 days, reduction to the grade of E-1 and forfeiture of $500 for one month. Airman 1st Class Gregory A. Jackson, Jr., 628th Security Forces Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to a finding of guilty for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for 60 days and reduction to the grade of E-1. Non-Judicial Punishment 17th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of marijuana. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to Airman 1st Class, suspended forfeiture of $975 pay for two months and a reprimand. 373d Training Squadron An Airman Basic received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $342

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, providing alcohol to minors. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $150, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand. An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $150, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand. A Staff Sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Senior Airman, suspended forfeiture of $1162 pay for two months, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand. 437th Maintenance Squadron, A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 134, adultery. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to Airman 1st Class and a reprimand. 628th Security Forces Squadron A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, sleeping on duty. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman 1st Class and a reprimand.


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The Patriot • November 11, 2011

NSA names Moore Sailor of the Year By Petty Officer 3rd Class Brannon Deugan Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

is not capable of doing. He always gets the job done to the best of his ability. He deserves to represent the command as the 2011 SOY." Moore's formula for success and leadership is simple; The sounds of sneakers scuffing the floor fill the air as Sailors recover from the push-up and sit-up positions - red stand out from everyone else. "I believe that if I'm always the one trying to be the with exhaustion. Sweat stings their eyes as it rolls off their brows. But one Sailor, although exhausted, pushes through the squared away Sailor with an outstanding uniform appearance physical barrier and motivates his Shipmates to do the same - and exceptional military bearing, taking on more difficult tasks and just pushing myself at PT above all others, then I to push beyond their own limitations. Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, Naval Support stand out above my peers," said Moore. "I believe in leading Activity's command fitness leader, Petty Officer 1st Class from the front, and the only way I know how to do that is by Jacob Moore's dedication to self-improvement, improvement standing out and excelling in whatever I am doing, whether of others and the professional success as the leading petty that is my job or helping a junior Sailor. I am only as successofficer of 13 Sailors and 36 Airmen, has led to his selection as ful as my Sailors make me." Being there for a shipmate during a time of need can have the 2011 NSA's Sailor of the Year. Moore is a Master-at-Arms a positive impact on Sailors, and for Petty Officer 3rd Class for the 628th Security Forces Squadron. "Petty officer Moore is my go-to Sailor," said Chief Petty Craig Freeman, Moore was able to assist during a difficult Officer Vincent Stephens, 628th SFS leading chief petty offi- time in his life. "Sometime back, I had some personal struggles in my life cer. "Anything I need done - operations, overall security and helping take care of Sailors; he does it all. There is no job he and I am thankful I went to MA1 Moore," said Freeman, an Electrician's Mate at NSA. "He understood and cared about the problems I was dealing with. Everyone that works with him knows that he cares. For Petty Officer Moore, this is more than just a job; he treats us as though we were his family." As a husband and a father, Moore said that the amount of pride his family has in him for his accomplishments is rewarding enough. He is honored to be the mold that will help shape his fellow Sailors at JB Charleston - WS. "When I found out I was selected as the SOY, I was excited," said Moore. "I don't see myself as being that U.S. Navy photo / Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Hudson guy that everyone admires, Congratulations to Naval Support Activity Sailor of the Quarter Petty Officer 1st Class William but I'm always working Carmer (left), Junior Sailor of the Quarter Petty Officer 2nd Class Eugene Smith and Blue toward being that person - a Jacket of the Quarter Petty Officer 3rd Class Rebecca Armstrong. Carmer is a Master at Arms person who upholds the assigned to the 628th Security Forces Squadron. Smith is an Information Systems Technician Navy's core values of honor, assigned to NSA and was also named NSA's 2011 Junior Sailor of the Year. Armstrong is an Electrician's Mate assigned to NSA. Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Martin, not pictured, was courage and commitment and who is just all around named the NSA Blue Jacket of the Year and is a Machinist's Mate assigned to NSA. dependable. "This is a responsibility that I have to carry," he continued. "Now that I've been named SOY, people are going to look at me for guidThe American Legion ance; I need to step-up my and All eyes are on me. I game. This Publication join in saluting our military veterans of all wars this have to constantly be in the November 11 - and every day. Thank you for serving front so everybody can look America with honor, courage and commitment.

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Six JB Charleston Airmen selected for Chief Master Sgt. By Eric Sesit Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs For any career-minded enlisted service member, advancing through the ranks to E-9 marks the culmination of years of service before self, sacrifice and a true love of the military. Six Joint Base Charleston Airmen received the news this week that they had in fact, reached the top of the enlisted ranks. Senior Master Sgt. Nathaniel Hawkins, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. Kendrick Shropshire, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. Jason Winegar, 437th Maintenance Group, Senior Master Sgt. Terry Jones, 437th Operations Support Squadron and Senior Master Sgt. Philip Hudson, 437th Operations Group, Senior Master Sgt. Barry Sessions, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, were among the 487 senior master sergeants selected out of a group of 2,201 eligible candidates, Air Force wide. Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander, Col. Erik Hansen, 437th Airlift Wing commander, Col. James Clavenna, 437th Maintenance Group commander and Col. Justin Davey, 628th Mission Support Group commander, along with a group of JB Charleston chief master sergeants, boarded a bus Nov. 2 and personally delivered the good news to the new selectees at their work centers and homes. "I was thinking either something very bad has happened or something very good is about to happen," said Jones as he watched his senior leadership approach his office to deliver the news. "I couldn't believe it when they told me. It was unbelievable." Hudson said, "Although I will wear the Chief chevrons, my friends, peers, subordinates, superiors and, most importantly, my family deserves the credit for this promotion. I promise to always keep faith with my enlisted roots while honoring the legacy of the Chiefs who preceded me." Only one percent of the enlisted force makes it to the E-9 level. This year's selectees had an average Time in Grade of 3.09 years and a total Time in Service of 22.85 years and average 42.86 years of age.

Senior Master Sgt. Nathaniel Hawkins is notified by base leadership that he is one of six individuals at Joint Base Charleston to make Chief Master Sgt. Nov. 2. Hawkins is the fuels management flight superintendent with the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Senior Master Sgt. Jason Winegar shakes hands with Col. Erik Hansen after finding out he was one of six individuals from Joint Base Charleston to make Chief Master Sgt. Nov. 2. Winegar is the quality assurance superintendent with the 437th Maintenance Group and Hansen is the 437th Airlift Wing commander.

Joint Base Charleston - Air Base new chiefs are (left to right): Senior Master Sgt. Nathaniel Hawkins, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. Jason Winegar, 437th Maintenance Group, Senior Master Sgt. Philip Hudson, 437th Operations Group, Senior Master Sgt. Terry Jones, 437th Operations Support Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. Kendric Shropshire, 437th Maintenance Squadron and Senior Master Sgt. Barry Sessions, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

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Keeping the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen alive By Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 55 Chapters nationwide and is a reminder of the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American aerial combat unit that overcame racism and segregation to fly missions throughout Europe and Northern Africa during World War II. According to the TAI website, the organization's mission is to bring together, in a spirit of friendship and goodwill, all persons who share in the aspirations and successes of the men and women who pioneered in military aviation and in the Tuskegee experience. The group is dedicated to fostering recognition and preserving the history of African American achievements in aviation and to inspire and motivate young men and women toward endeavors in aviation and aerospace careers Locally, The Hiram E. Mann chapter, located in Walterboro, S.C., was chartered Jan. 10, 1998 and is named in honor of Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann, who received his combat training at the Walterboro Army Airfield in 1944 and flew 48 combat missions during World War II. Mann assisted in early efforts to establish the local chapter by contacting other Tuskegee Airmen who served in Walterboro during World War II. He also assisted in efforts to erect a monument in their honor. Another way the Tuskegee heritage is honored is through a national scholarship program which assists financially disadvantaged, deserving young men and women in pursuit of an education, preferably leading to careers in aviation, aerospace and science technology.

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Left, the Tuskegee Airmen monument located at the Walterboro Army Airfield in Walterboro, S.C., honors the pilots, instructors and ground training personnel who participated in combat training conducted at the Airfield.

The Hiram E. Mann Chapter, has awarded 18 scholarships to local high school graduates seeking a career in aeronautic related fields. In addition to the local scholarship, recipients are also entered into a competition for a national scholarship. The Chapter has had several students win a scholarship at the national level. Colonel Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander, participated in the recent annual scholarship banquet hosted by the Walterboro Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, speaking briefly about Joint Base Charleston and introducing the evening's keynote speaker. "It was an honor to be a part of this annual event, especially to meet the dedicated people who work tirelessly to educate our nation and its youth about the Tuskegee Airmen," said McComb. "The Tuskegee Airmen are an integral part of the Air Force's history and it is important that we never forget the sacrifices this proud group of heroes made for this country." Clemson Extension has played an instrumental part in reminding everyone of sacrifices made by the Tuskegee Airmen. Alta Mae Marvin, Clemson Extension agent, has been involved for more than 10 years and successfully obtained multiple grants to fund and expand the Tuskegee Memorial Park. "We involved middle school students in service learning activities and research on the Tuskegee Airmen and the Walterboro Army Airbase," said Marvin. "By sharing their history with today's generation of children, we will ensure the memory of the Tuskegee Airmen lives on for generations to come." The Hiram E. Mann Chapter office building is located at 1477 Tuskegee Airman Drive, Walterboro, S.C. The Chapter office and mini museum are located on the former site of Tuskegee Airmen Circle at Walterboro Army Airfield. The Tuskegee Airmen monument located at the Walterboro Army Airfield in Walterboro, S.C. honors the aerial pilots, instructors, and ground training personnel who participated in combat training conducted at the Airfield.

New FOD policies implemented at JB Charleston By Master Sgt. Christopher Wilson 437th Maintenance Group, Quality Assurance chief inspector In order to avoid aircraft damage at all costs, Airmen at Joint Base Charleston continuously focus on ensuring our fleet of C-17 aircraft is ready to perform our mission every day. Recently, JB Charleston removed the requirement to perform roll over Foreign Object Damage checks on vehicles entering the flight line at Entry Control Points. Foreign Object Damage checks are only required when a vehicle has left a paved surface. Despite this change, FOD mitigation through comprehensive program management is paramount to JB

Charleston and the Air Force. However, after thorough analysis of the operational risk versus potentially critical time saved through quick response to vital flying operations, the FOD check requirement has been waived. During the past 10 years, there were a mere 32 FOD incidents involving JB Charleston aircraft. Only eight of these were identified on the JB Charleston flight line. Joint Base Charleston has not recorded a chargeable FOD incident since 2001. Similarly, Dover AFB and Joint Base Lewis-McCord waived their FOD check requirement and have reported no increase in FOD chargeable incidents. The success of the JB Charleston FOD program is due largely to weekly Maintenance Group FOD walks, the overall FOD prevention

program incorporated into maintenance training and management and daily vehicle FOD checks during prior-to-use inspections. Air Force Instruction 21-101 grants deputy wing commanders the authority to waive FOD inspections of vehicles and equipment prior to entering the flight line area. The FOD waiver was signed in March 2011 and FOD check signs have been removed from ECPs. Foreign Object Damage will remain a high interest item of the 437th Airlift Wing and Air Force leadership. All Airmen are responsible for protecting Air Force assets through diligent FOD awareness.

TMO offers money and time saving tips By Michael Simmons Joint Base Charleston Traffic Management officer Given today's increased operations tempo, you may find yourself spending more and more time on the road, whether for relocation, training or in support of overseas contingency operations. With that in mind the Department of Defense has provided a solution to give you a convenient means of funding official travel through the Government Travel Charge Card program. The Travel and Transportation Reform Act set forth a plan to have all federal employees (civilian and military) use the GTCC for all official government travel expenses. The GTCC includes the Individually Billed Accounts known as the individual travel card and Centrally Billed Accounts. In line with this, the Under Secretary of Defense issued a memo directing a reduction to the amount and uses of CBAs. The memo restricts its' use to purchasing air, rail and bus tickets only for those travelers who are not

eligible for the IBA. The idea behind this proposal is that greater use of the IBA will lessen or eliminate problems associated with unused airline tickets, higher service fees and improper payments. It also will eventually facilitate the transition to the new travel card under the Controlled Spend Account program. Using your IBA offers you the chance to enjoy savings and several benefits such as a 41 percent lower service fee for reservations made through the Defense Travel System, ATM cash advances, the opportunity to select your seat at the time you make your reservation and more flexibility by offering you a choice of several flights to and from your destination based on the times that are more convenient for you. On the flip side, using the CBA will increase service fees by 59 percent since the travel arrangements must be made outside the DTS, offer no travel advance or opportunity to select your seat at the time you make your reservation and passengers are generally

booked on flights that do not allow choices based on their desired departure times. Here is a tip you can use to help save even more. If you do not see a flight that satisfies your requirements in DTS click on the Commercial Travel Office assist link. This will send your request directly to the CTO and still save significantly versus going outside DTS as would be required with the use of the CBA. Orders approving officials can help ease the strain on their budget and enhance the morale of their travelers by allowing an extra day at the TDY location. Most destinations do not have special contract airline pricing available for government travel on Sundays. By permitting a traveler to depart on a Saturday, units will often spend less in extra Per Diem and lodging compared to the cost to fly on Sundays. Make sure the travel orders contain a statement notifying the traveler whether the use of the IBA is required or whether they are exempt. A few examples of personnel that

may be exempt are if they are a new recruit, an employee who does not yet have an IBA or a group traveler. If the traveler is exempt, the travel orders must contain the statement "Traveler is non-IBA card holder use of CBA Authorized." Finally, promptly notify the CTO of tickets or partial tickets that were not used so a refund may be processed to recover government funds. Remember, all official travel arrangements must be made by the base CTO through DTS. Under Public Law 105-264, DoD personnel are required to use a government-sponsored, contractor-issued travel charge card unless otherwise exempt. Also, governing directives requires that travel orders contain a statement notifying the traveler whether mandatory use of the travel card is required or whether the traveler is exempt from the mandatory use provision. Questions may be directed to the Traffic Management Office Passenger Travel at 9633059 or 3066.

Patriot’s Point celebrates Veterans Day Courtesy of Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will be the site of multiple Veterans Day weekend events, Nov. 11 through 13. The events kick off Nov. 11 with a patriotic concert by the Charleston Community Band in Hangar Bay III from 2 to 3 p.m. onboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10).

There will be a 5K race Nov. 12 as the inaugural Run for the Yorktown begins at 8 a.m. This charity run will provide scholarships for youth to attend Patriots Point's history and science education programs. There will also be living history exhibits from World War II through the Vietnam War on the museum grounds featuring re-enactors and uniform and hardware displays, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The weekend festivities will wrap up Sunday evening, Nov. 13 with the first annual Homegrown Music Festival which will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The festival encourages the growth of the art of independent performing singer-songwriters. The genres include acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country and folk. Using one stage, groups of three musicians will man the stage for an hour, taking turns playing their

original music. Admission to the museum is free for all Veterans from Nov. 11 through 13. Parking fees and Music Festival tickets are not included in veteran admissions. For more information, contact the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum at 8815931.


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Air Force announces civilian workforce restructuring By Lt. Col. Cynthia Anderson Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Air Force officials announced several adjustments to the civilian workforce Nov 2. In response to direction from the Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense to stop civilian growth above fiscal year 2010 levels and the need to add 5900 positions against the Air Force's top priorities, the Air Force eliminated approximately 9000 positions. These adjustments reflect several initiatives designed to align limited resources based on Air Forces priorities. This process is an ongoing effort to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead and eliminate redundancy. "We can't be successful without our talented and experienced civilian workforce," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. "We are making difficult choices about how to deliberately restructure and posture the force and will continue to look for new ways of accomplishing the mission. We can't afford business as usual." Upon receiving the Secretary of Defense's 2010 memo directing that civilian manpower costs stay within fiscal year 2010 levels, the Air Force began a comprehensive strategic review of the entire Air Force civilian workforce to determine whether or not civilian authorizations were in the right places to meet mission priorities. The strategic review revealed several imbalances. Some high priority areas needed to grow, while some management and overhead functions needed streamlining. These imbalances led to a variety of initiatives focused on realigning scarce manpower resources with the most critical missions.

In particular, the Air Force will grow by approximately 5900 positions in acquisition, the nuclear enterprise, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other key areas while reducing approximately 9000 positions in management, staff, and support areas. "We clearly understand the turbulence these and future reductions will cause in the workforce," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. "We are making every effort to use voluntary measures to achieve reductions whenever possible." Beginning in May 2011, the Air Force implemented a series of hiring controls and voluntary separation programs designed to reduce overall manpower costs, but these hiring controls did not provide the results required to operate within our fiscal constraints. "The initiatives announced November 2 represent the next step toward that goal, but there U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab is more work to be done," said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, Manpower, Organization, and Resources director. "The Air Force remains over fiscal year 2010 manpower levels and will continue to develop enterprise-wide solutions to achieve our goals with minimal impact to mission. The Air Force must still define an additional 4500 civilian positions for reduction." As details become final, Air Force officials will release information on the next set of initiatives. One of the key restructures announced as a result of management overhead streamlining is to Air Force Materiel Command. "The restructure of Air Force Materiel Command - our largest employer of civilians - will focus on standardizing processes, streamlining decision-making and aligning missions to allow the command to operate more effectively and

efficiently," Schwartz said. According to Schwartz, the AFMC restructure will allow AFMC to eliminate approximately 1,000 overhead positions. The command will preserve workforce and mission capabilities by consolidating management functions around AFMC's core missions. After this restructure, AFMC will move away from its traditional, management-staff model consisting of a center and headquarters staff on each AFMC base and create a "lead" center for each of its five mission areas. The Life Cycle Management Center will be headquartered at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, the Sustainment Center will be located at Tinker AFB, Okla., and the Air Force Test Center will be based at Edwards AFB, Calif. The Air Force Research Laboratory will remain at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will remain at Kirtland AFB, NM. The AFMC restructure will be implemented by Oct. 1, 2012. AFMC will not be the only major command affected. Air Force-wide, local leaders will be sharing the results of the civilian manpower adjustments with their workforces over the next several days. "Civilian manpower adjustments will occur at all levels of the Air Force," Grosso said. "We are focused on shaping the force within our fiscal constraints and are committed to maintaining our long history of excellence as we build the Air Force of the future. "At this time, we are not sure whether a reduction in force will be necessary," she said. "We are pursuing all available voluntary force management measures to include civilian hiring controls with the goal of avoiding non-voluntary measures. Every vacancy we don't fill brings us one position closer to fiscal year 2010 levels, and reduces the possibility for a (Reduction in Force)." Given the constrained fiscal environment, Air Force members should expect continued workforce shaping measures affecting military, civilian, and contractors, Grosso said. "We understand the stress caused by uncertainty and will do our best to share information across the workforce as soon as it becomes available," said Grosso.

Panetta urges employers to hire Veterans By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Ensuring combat veterans who have sacrificed for their country have job opportunities when they return to civilian life is a national responsibility with roles for government and private sector alike, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today in New York. Speaking with CEOs and veterans at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation in New York, the secretary emphasized the country’s moral obligation to those who have served and sacrificed in uniform.

“These are men and women in uniform that have dedicated themselves to serving this country,” he said. “They have been deployed time and time again. They have gone to the battle area time and time again.” Now that they have returned home, Panetta said it’s up to the country to stand up to support them. “In the end, the best thing we can do to honor those that have served is to make sure that when they come back, they have some opportunity to be a part of our society and not just wind up on the unemployment rolls,” he said. Panetta shared his personal experiences of visiting the wounded and talking with other members of “the next greatest generation.”

All, along with their families, are “committed to what this country is all about,” the secretary said. “They put their lives on the line.” Panetta acknowledged it will be a challenge to provide those opportunities during a slow economy. “It’s going to require a partnership between government, the private sector and the non-profit community to try to provide the jobs and opportunities that are there,” he said. “I’m convinced it can happen.” The secretary recognized promising efforts already being made to develop jobs, including those President Barack Obama announced today. These, being instituted through executive orders, include tax credits for employers

who hire unemployed post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, and new initiatives to help veterans connect with employers seeking to employ them. “It’s a responsibility that we all have,” Panetta said, pledging whatever help he might be able to offer. “I want to encourage you to do whatever you can to try to help provide those jobs,” he said. “We can’t just talk about it. We have to do something about it.” The Goldman Sachs Foundation brought together executives during today’s forum to discuss best practices for hiring veterans to make recommendations on how DOD can improve career transition, education and training.

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Jayden Nanton reunites with his mother, Senior Airman Lauren Craig, after she returned from a 120- day deployment to Southwest Asia, Nov. 5 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base.

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle See the story on Page 1

Daniel Diaz holds welcome home balloons while waiting for his mother, Staff Sgt. Karen Cruz to return from a 120- day deployment to Southwest Asia at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 5. More than 130 Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing were assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, supporting combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Flying the C-17 Globemaster III, the 14 AS Airmen flew roughly 2,800 sorties, logged more than 7,900 combat flying hours and airlifted more than 27,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and distinguished visitors throughout the AOR. The squadron also performed 382 combat airdrops, delivering 16.7 million pounds of cargo to 52 drop zones, breaking the record for deployed C-17 combat operations.

Lieutenant Col. Anthony Carr is greeted by Col. Erik Hansen after returning from a 120-day deployment to Southwest Asia at Joint Base Charleston-Air Base Nov. 5. Carr is the 14th Airlift Squadron commander and Hansen is the 437th Airlift Wing commander.


Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, are greeted after returning from a 120day deployment to Southwest Asia Nov. 5 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base.

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Col. Erik Hansen (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, along with Master Sgt. Brian Collins and Master Sgt. Mark O'Brien, present Airman 1st Class Jason Whipps and Senior Airman Nathaniel Diefenbach the Diamond Sharp award during a ceremony at the Charleston Club Nov. 8. Diamond Sharp awardees are Airmen chosen by their first sergeants for their excellent performance. Hansen is the 437th Airlift Wing commander, Greene is the 437 AW command chief, Collins and O'Brien are 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant first sergeants and Whipps and Diefenbach are assigned to the 437 AMXS. Not pictured are Senior Airmen Sylvan Tortice, 437th Aerial Port Squadron and Airman 1st Cass Zachary Buzzard,14th Airlift Squadron, 437 AW.

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USS Gunston Hall visits Charleston Seaman Nicholas Loewen (top) and Seaman Trevor Roberts set up USS Gunston Hall’s (LSD 44) accommodation ladder after mooring at Union Pier, downtown Charleston, Nov. 4. Loewen and Roberts are attached to USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and work in 2nd Division Deck Department.

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The Amphibious Dock Landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) moors starboard side at Union Pier, downtown Charleston Nov. 4. The ship’s crew conducted training with more than 80 Citadel Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Midshipmen. The Gunston Hall supports amphibious operations via helicopters, Landing Craft Air Cushion and conventional landing craft. Seaman James Wahl and Seaman Nicholas Loewen secure the ship’s brow-skirt after securing USS Gunston Hall’s (LSD 44) accommodation ladder at Union Pier, downtown Charleston Nov. 4. Wahl and Loewen are attached to USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and work in 2nd Division Deck Department.

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Close Quarters Battle Training

Senior Airman Jonathan Garrett clears a room with his team during Close Quarters Battle Training at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 1. CQB training prepares security forces personnel to handle hostage situations or a threat that is within close range. Garrett is from the 628th Security Forces Squadron.

Senior Airman Jonathan Garrett clears a room with his team during Close Quarters Battle Training at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 1. Garrett is from the 628th Security Forces Squadron.

Staff Sgt. Neil White delivers a safety brief to members of the 628th Security Forces Squadron before Close Quarters Battle Training at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 1. CQB training prepares security forces personnel to handle hostage situations or a threat that is within close range. The Charleston Fire Department joined the 628th SFS to provide training on effectively breaching doors and to conduct other non-conventional entry and exit techniques. White is a trainer with the 628 SFS. Technical Sgt. Rudolph Stuart creates a hole in a ceiling for a team member to climb through to gain access to another room during Close Quarters Battle Training at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 1. Stuart is from the 628th Security Forces Squadron.

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle

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Flying Crew Chiefs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One stop shop By Tech. Sgt. Vernon Cunningham Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The 437th Airlift Wing flies one of the largest fleets of C-17s in the Air Force. To ensure these aircraft are ready to leave the ground, the wing needs expert maintainers led by crew chiefs. But, to ensure proper inflight maintenance and continual support, Joint Base Charleston relies on special-duty Airmen known as flying crew chiefs. The Flying Crew Chief Office is a minimum two-year special duty assignment for aircraft maintainers and crew chiefs. Airmen must acquire leadership approval to become a flying crew chief. Special duty packages must reflect personal, professional and technical potential to become a one-man aircraft maintenance package. Technical Sgt. Johnathan Douglas, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief manager, said the Flying Crew Chief Office looks for top-notch maintainers to go into the special duty. "We look for the most mature and competent maintainers for our program," said Douglas. "They have to be able to handle the job themselves. There is usually one flying crew chief assigned to maintain the aircraft per mission. Although we answer to the aircraft commander when in the air, we still have to be able to make the calls necessary to maintain the $290 million aircraft." Flying crew chiefs attend a six-week course to learn skills from several aircraft maintenance career fields. Staff Sgt. Kevin Sumlin, 437th AMXS flying crew chief, is a two-year veteran of the program after serving eight years as a ground crew chief. He said the two missions differ due to the requirements of the job. "A ground crew chief expertly quarterbacks the ground maintenance," said Sumlin. "Quality specialized maintainers turn the

Staff Sgt. Kevin Sumlin performs a pre-flight inspection on the rear tires of a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 2. Flying Crew Chiefs are trained in many specialized aircraft maintenance skills and provide universal support as the lone maintainer to fix most aircraft issues that may occur during a flying mission.

tool to fix aircraft and move the mission along." Douglas said they will usually spend a lot of time away from home station, flying an average of 60 missions per year. Technical Sgt. Ed Abell, 437 AMXS flying crew chief, has been at Joint Base Charleston for one year. He said he enjoys following an aircraft into its mission.

wrenches. A flying crew chief has to combine all of those skills. They have to be a one-man maintenance package. "It is also a faster pace. We are tagged to go on a training or real-world mission, such as a medical evacuation or combat response and don't have time to check with other people while performing our duties. Flying crew chiefs have to be the fastest, most efficient,

"I love it," said Abell. "You get to see where you send the planes. Also, it's a lot more responsibility, so I get a lot of job satisfaction. It's very rewarding." Flying crew chiefs at the 437th AMXS work for the Griffin Aircraft Mobility Unit and are assigned missions by flying crew chief managers.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Sumlin attends a crew brief before a mission at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 2. The Flying Crew Chiefs Office is a special duty assignment designed to provide a flying mission with a single-person maintenance package. Sumlin is a flying crew chief with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle

Sergeant Sumlin walks to the 437th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Terminal after performing a pre-flight inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 2. Staff Sgt. Kevin Sumlin troubleshoots an issue onboard a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 2.

Sergeant Sumlin tosses a football with Security Forces Phoenix Raven's from McDill Air Force Base while waiting for transportation to their aircraft at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 2. Flying Crew Chiefs are trained in many specialized aircraft maintenance skills and provide universal support as the lone maintainer to fix most aircraft issues that may occur during a flying mission. Sergeant Sumlin performs a pre-flight inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 2. Sumlin is a Flying Crew Chief with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Sumlin troubleshoots an issue onboard a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 2.


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Team Charleston participates in annual Veteran's Day parade Members of the 315th Airlift Wing ride on a float during the annual Charleston Veteran's Day parade. More than 70 members of the 315th Airlift Wing participated in the annual Charleston Veteran's Day parade downtown. The parade was organized by the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and according to news reports, was the largest Charleston VA parade in history. The 315th line up started with a color guard and a HUMVEE ridden by Col. Steven Chapman, 315th Airlift Wing commander. The wing also had a float in the parade, sponsored by the 315th Alumni Association and a flight of marchers, commanded by Capt. Taylor Adams.

U.S. Photos / Staff Sgt. Rashard Coaxum

Colonel Richard McComb and Chief Master Sgt. Jose LugoSantiago ride in style during the Charleston Veteran's Day parade in downtown Charleston Nov. 6. McComb is the Joint Base Charleston commander and LugoSantiago is the JB Charleston command chief.

U.S. Photos / Staff Sgt. Rashard Coaxum

Captain Taylor Adams marches a flight of 315th Airlift Wing members during the annual Charleston Veteran's Day parade.

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Navy conducts physical readiness test

Captain Ralph Ward counts push-ups for Lt. j.g. John Quay during the Naval Support Activity Physical Readiness Test at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Nov. 3. The PRT, conducted twice a year, consists of a cardiovascular test, push-ups and sit-ups and tests each Sailor’s cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and stamina performance. Ward is the Joint Base Charleston deputy commander and Quay is a Chaplain assigned to Joint Base Charleston.

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Naval Support Activity personnel begin the mile and half run for the Physical Readiness Test at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Nov. 3.

Holiday Safety Campaign 2011 cartoon caption contest Send your best captions to: The deadline is Dec. 28, 2011.

Courtesy of The Air Force Safety Center The Air Force Safety Center has designated Nov. 18, 2011 through Jan. 3, 2012 as the Holiday Safety Campaign. The Holiday Safety Campaign will be highlighted through safety briefings, videos, public service announcements and a cartoon caption contest which is now in progress. Captions for the cartoon should be sent to Family.Matters@kirtland. The deadline to submit your caption is Dec. 28, 2011. Winners will be announced Jan. 13, 2012 and featured on the AF Blues website. Joint Base Charleston, let your creative juices flow and let's do our best to win this contest.

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Events Nov. 10 ❏ Medical Clinic closed: The 628th Medical Clinic will be closed all day Nov. 10 and re-open Nov. 14 at 7:30 a.m. ❏ Key Spouse Quarterly Update: Updated information for appointed, trained key spouses, Nov. 10 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Call the AFRC at 9634406 to sign up. ❏ Spouses Dinner: Fun, great networking and good food all on us, Nov. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to reserve your seat. ❏ 628th Communication Squadron Golf Tournament: Shotgun start at noon, Nov. 10. Tournament is four-player, Captain's choice. Contact Mike Heckendorn at 963-2933 for more information. Nov. 12 & 13 ❏ Over There: There will be a living tribute to all the men and women who served in the Armed Forces at Fort Moultrie, Nov. 12 from 9 a. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Re-enactors representing the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, Mexican War, World War II and the Women's Army Corp will be available for questions. There is no admission fee for active duty, Reserves and veterans. Nov. 14 ❏ Transition Assistance Workshop: Learn how to transition from the military to civilian life with ease, Nov. 14 to 18. The first three days of this workshop are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day is 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to sign up. Nov. 17 ❏ Bundles for Babies: This interactive workshop prepares you for the hardest job you will ever love: parenting: Topics covered at this workshop, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., include WIC, TRICARE, bonding basics, baby play time and more. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. ❏ Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group: Civilians and military who are enrolled in EFMP and their dependents are invited to participate in this support group, Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., to discuss concerns, share ideas and gain support. Call the AFRC at 963-4406 to register. Nov. 18 ❏ 437th Airlift Wing Commander's Cup: The 437th AW Commander's Cup Golf Tournament is Nov. 18 at Wrenwoods Golf Course. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Contact Tech. Sgt. Nolan Gibson at 9632286 or email or

Master Sgt. Sean Wilson at 963-5956 or email ❏ Master Sgt. Macek Retirement: A retirement ceremony will be held for Master Sgt. William Macek Jr., Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Charleston Club. Nov. 19 ❏ Parent and Community Summit: This event will help provide the tools for raising successful children, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summerville High School. This free event includes a variety of parenting workshops and features guest speaker, Judge Glenda Hatchett. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.dorecheter2. Nov. 23 Career Status Bonus/REDUX: Learn about your retirement choices Nov. 23 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Call AFRC at 963-4406 to sign up.

Special Announcements ❏ LEAN Awareness Class: Learn how to create a more efficient and effective environment in the workplace and learn proven techniques and methods to eliminate waste in processes. The Lean Awareness Class is held every Tuesday in Bldg. 16,000, Mission Support Group Conference Room from 8 to 11 a.m. Call George McDowell at 4698378 for more information. ❏ Over Pricing (ZOP) Program: Per Air Mobility Command, everyone that orders parts through the Department of Defense stock system is requested to file a report when large discrepancies in prices exist for parts received. An example would be a $5 part that costs $500. All personnel should contact the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Customer Service office to file a complaint. For questions, concerns or further instruction on ZOP, contact Staff Sgt. Charles Brown at 963-4831. ❏ Workforce Specialist: A workforce specialist is now available by appointment on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The specialist can help with job referrals, resume and interview assistance and provide information about educational opportunities for active duty, retirees, dependents, and Department of Defense civilians. Call 963-4406 to schedule an appointment. ❏ Spouse Orientation to JB CHS: Spouses are invited to this orientation the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 963-4406 to register. ❏ Coupon exchange: The AFRC has a coupon exchange that is open to all ranks. Bring in your unused coupons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and help yourself to coupons for you and your family. For more information on the coupon exchange, call 963-4408. ❏ Stress coping workshops: Learn how to cope with life's stresses without pulling your hair out. Workshops meet the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center classroom and are open to everyone. Call 963-4007 to sign up.

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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. ❏ Captain America: Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Winnie the Pooh: Nov. 12, 5 p.m., Rated G ❏ Friends with Benefits: Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Captain America: Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Rated PG-13 ❏ Crazy, Stupid, Love: Nov. 17, 7:30 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. ❏ 50/50: Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Studio Appreciation Advance Screening: Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Rated PG

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 way to get fit while spending quality time with your baby. With the Stroller Rollers program, you'll shape up with a power walk and body sculpting while strolling with your baby. It's a great chance to interact with other new moms. Classes meet at the Naval Support Activity gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free. Materials are provided. For more information, call MWR Fitness Director Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067. ❏ Free on-line tutoring service: for Military Families is the Defense Department's official, online, on-demand tutoring and homework help service for military members and their families. The site, offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with

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Events Nov. 12 & 13 ❏ Over There: There will be a living tribute to all the men and women who served in the Armed Forces at Fort Moultrie, Nov. 12 from 9 a. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Re-enactors representing the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, Mexican War, World War II and the Women's Army Corp will be available for questions. There is no admission fee for active duty, Reserves and veterans. Nov. 14 ❏ Transition Assistance Program: Learn how to transition from the military to civilian life with ease at this workshop Nov.14-17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FFSC, Bldg. 755. Call 764-7480 to preregister today. Nov. 17 ❏ Financial Bright Holidays: 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, Nov. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the FFSC, Bldg. 755. Call 764-7480.

Special Announcements ❏ LEAN Awareness Class: Learn how to create a more efficient and effective environment in the workplace and learn proven techniques and methods to eliminate waste in processes. The Lean Awareness Class is held every Tuesday in Bldg. 16,000, Mission Support Group Conference Room from 8 to 11 a.m. Call George McDowell at 4698378 for more information. ❏ Budget for Baby: The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society offers a basic budgeting class for expecting mothers. Class is held the every second Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. After completing the class, each mom will receive a Layette filled with free baby items such as crib sheets, onesies and a homemade blanket. Call 7647662 or come in to sign up for the class. Our temporary office is located in Bldg. 301 (PSD), Room 212. ❏ Work & Family Life Specialists: Work & Family Life specialists are available by appointment. Get help with job referrals, resume and interview assistance, first move and information about educational opportunities for active duty, retirees, family members and Department of Defense civilians. Call the FFSC at 764-7480 for an appointment. ❏ Personal Financial Management: Let an


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Updates and Notices ❏ 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. ❏ 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. ❏ 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. ❏ "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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Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 16 ❏ Free Family Game Night: Here's a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a night out together. The Air Base Library is hosting a family game night Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Library's gaming center will be in full operation with Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 games, along with several board games. This is a free event with all games and food provided. Call 963-3320 for more details. Regular events ❏ 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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Saving lives one pint at a time By Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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Navy Airman John Hagen gets his vitals taken by Army Specialist Michelle Goggans prior to donating blood at the Naval Operational Support Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blood Drive Nov. 5. All blood collected is sent to The Armed Services Blood Program which is dedicated to providing quality blood and blood products to service members and their loved ones worldwide. Hagen is an Aircrew Survival Equipmentman stationed at NOSC. Goggans is stationed at the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center out of Fort Bragg, N.C.

"Being part of this program and being able to provide blood to fellow service members is rewarding and very satisfying; to know that I am helping save a person's life by obtaining donated blood," he continued. Powell is stationed at the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center at Fort Bragg, N.C. The blood drive had an extensive six-step process to verify member's information and to ensure the ASBP program was receiving quality products. "Our screening process is in place to ensure that we are getting quality products, so unfortunately there are quite a few differentials that may disqualify a person from donating such as if they have a cold, just got a tattoo or have been overseas recently," Powell explained. Participants first filled out an application and then were interviewed. Afterward, members had their vital statistics checked and then went through another screening to verify all their information. They then received a blood bag and waited for their turn to donate. "It's a long process but we have to make sure that we are getting quality over quantity for our fighting men and women," Powell concluded. As a joint operation among the military services, the ASBP collects, processes, stores, distributes and transfuses blood worldwide, reaching thousands of service members around the world. "This is for more than just a great cause, it is for all of our fellow military men and women out there who have been injured while in the line of duty," said Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Perry, a reserve Master-at-Arms at NOSC. "It is the least I can do for those who have gone before and are sacrificing their lives for my freedoms, my family's freedoms and for the freedoms of each and every American."

People of all walks of life, no matter their age, religion or gender lined up to take their turn to roll up a sleeve, pump a fist and watch as the steel point of a needle poked at the fabric of life, taking an essential ingredient that may just save an Airman, Sailor, Soldier or Marine. More than $27,000 worth of blood and blood products was collected at the Naval Operational Support Center Blood Drive Nov. 5. All blood collected from the drive was sent to The Armed Services Blood Program, which plays a key role in providing quality blood products to service members and their families, in both peace and war. "I believe our combined 'one team one fight' approach is extremely beneficial to ongoing military blood collections," said Navy Commander Dennis Rieke, NOSC commanding officer. "Each unit of whole blood we collect saves the government approximately $450 and most importantly, all blood collected will be directly available to our wounded military men and women." Since the ASBP inception more than 50 years ago, the program has collected nearly 5 million units of blood. Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for a variety of reasons, from cancer to injuries. According to the ASBP website, every person who donates one pint of blood can save approximately three lives. "The military is in constant need of blood and blood products, so this program is a necessity for us. My team and I have a real passion for this cause," said Army Specialist Dane Powell, floor supervisor of the blood drive.

ASLAC - prepositioning equipment for war fighters By Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs The Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston located at Joint Base CharlestonNaval Weapons Station prepositions U.S. Army equipment to provide rapid response for U.S. war fighters. "ASLAC is capable of storing everything needed to supply a brigade-sized combat team in their warehouse," said Paul Turner, ASLAC operations director. "We store everything from armored vehicles to meals ready-to-eat. Our warehouse is unique because it's a ship." The USNS Red Cloud, currently moored at JB Charleston - WS is one of many ships used to preposition equipment. The ship is 946 feet

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manders the assurance that they will have the materials and equipment they need to quickly respond in a crisis - anywhere, anytime. During a contingency, troops are flown into a theater of operations to rapidly employ the cargo from these ships. According to Robert O'Brien, ASLAC general manager, when a ship returns from deployement, a typical maintenance cycle begins with the download of the cargo from the large, medium speed, roll-on, rolloff ships at JB Charleston - WS Wharf Alpha. From there, ASLAC's operating contractor, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc, convoys the cargo to its maintenance site approximately nine miles north to the former Polaris Missile Facility Atlantic area. All cargo is inspected, road tested, serviced and repaired as necessary to meet Army standards. In addition, thousands of pieces of equipment are processed, packaged and stored onto the backs of cargo carriers or loaded into containers. The Army continually upgrades APS-3 equipment. Finally, the cargo is labeled for accountability and convoyed back to Wharf


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Charles Aiken enters a contest to win a $1,000 gift card to the Navy Exchange at the Retiree and Spouse Information Fair held at the Charleston Club on Joint Base Charleston Nov. 5. The fair was held to inform retirees about their benefits and services available on JB Charleston. Aiken is a retired Air Force senior master sergeant.

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Col. Richard McComb addresses retirees and their spouses at the Retiree and Spouse Information Fair at the Charleston Club on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 5. The fair was held to inform retirees about their benefits and services available on JB Charleston. McComb is the Joint Base Charleston commander.

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2004 Chevy Trailblazer EXT LS Package, loaded, extra clean $

2006 Saturn Ion 2 Auto, looks and runs great $

Starting Startingat at


$$ 7,995




38 38 MPG MPG

2004 Nissan Quest Loaded, leather, moonroof, xtra clean $

2005 Ford F-150 Lariat Crew cab, leather, extra clean $




$ 12,995$



MSRP MSRP$16,865. $16,865.Includes Includes$500 $500rebate, rebate,$500 $500 Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade


2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4, extra clean $

at Starting at Nissan Versa Hatchback 2009 Honda Civic LX-S Starting 2011 Auto, sunroof, one owner Auto, power package, extra Clean $ $





MSRP MSRP$21,295. $21,295.Includes Includes$2000 $2000rebate, rebate, $500 $500Military, Military,$2000 $2000Cash/Trade Cash/Trade

2009 Mazda 5 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Auto, power package, oneStarting owner V6, auto at Starting at $ $





Stk# Stk#F5141 F5141

2008 Ford Taurus Limited Moonroof, leather, auto, xtra clean $

NEW FORD CAB NEW 2010 2010 FORD F-150 CREW CREW CAB XLT Fusion F-150 SE MalibuXLT LT 2008 Ford 2011 Chevy V6, auto, loaded




Starting Startingat at

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

2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring V6, Convertible, extra clean $



97 97Cadillac CadillacDeVille DeVille

02 02Ford FordFocus Focus

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.

3,995 3,995

3,995 3,995


11,995 11,995


08 08Kia KiaSorento Sorento

07 07Pontiac PontiacTorrent Torrent

06 MercedesC230 C230 06Mercedes

10 10Toyota ToyotaCorolla CorollaLE LE

14,995 14,995


15,995 15,995

Loaded, SAVE Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean, SAVEBIG BIG SEL 2010 Ford Fusion $$ V6, leather, sunroof $

10 10Dodge DodgeJourney Journey

16,995 16,995


10 10Ford FordE350 E350Van Van

12-passenger, 12-passenger,XLT XLTpkg, pkg,loaded loaded


18,995 18,995

21,995 21,995

13,995 13,995

08 08Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara Vitara

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner


14,995 14,995

2007 Ford FX2 Ext.Cab V8, 20 inch wheels, one owner $

08 08 08Mazda MazdaCX-7 CX-7 08Chrysler ChryslerSebring SebringConv. Conv.Ltd Ltd 22,995 22,995 V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,better betterthan thannew new Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean

09 09Mercury MercuryMilan Milan

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


15,995 15,995

15,995 15,995

Leather, Leather,full fullpower power 2008

16,995 16,995

Auto, Auto,power powerpkg, pkg,priced pricedtotosell sell Crew CrewCab CabZ85 Z85 2010 Ford Taurus SEL Ford Edge $ $$ Lloaded, extra clean Loaded, power package,$like new $ $

10 10Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS $$


17,995 17,995

10 10Toyota ToyotaCamry CamryLE LE

17,995 17,995

07 07Ford FordF150 F150Crew CrewCab Cab XLT XLTpkg, pkg,V8, V8,auto auto

19,995 19,995

10 10Ford FordEscape EscapeXLT XLT V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded loaded

19,995 19,995


08 08Nissan NissanPathfinder Pathfinder Auto, Auto,3rd 3rdseat, seat,xtra xtraclean clean

21,995 21,995

07 07VW VWTouareg Touareg

Loaded, Loaded,must mustsee, see,priced pricedtotosell sell


2011 Ford F-150 Auto, power package, only 1K miles $


17,995 17,995




08 08GMC GMCCanyon CanyonSLT SLT


19,995 19,995

2006 Ford F-350 DRW Lariat pkg, Powerstroke diesel $

10 10Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee Cherokee


10 10Chevy ChevyCamaro CamaroLTLT

4x4, 4x4,loaded, loaded,priced pricedtotogo! go!


21,995 21,995

Auto, Auto,xtra xtraclean clean


22,995 22,995


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

2007 Honda Odossey EX-L Moon roof, leather, one owner $


02 02Acura AcuraMDX MDX


7,995 7,995

7,995 7,995

2010 Mazda 3 Auto, loaded

2007 Dodge Nitro SLT/RT 4x4, moonroof, extra clean $

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

10,995 10,995


10,995 10,995

2010 Chrysler Auto, xtra Auto, xtraclean clean

04 04Chevy ChevySilverado Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LS

12,995 12,995



10,995 10,995

12,995 12,995


13,995 13,995

2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6, Ext.Cab., Loaded $

06 CadillacCTS CTS 06Cadillac

10 ToyotaTacoma Tacoma 10Toyota Auto, Auto,air, air,only only10k 10kmiles, miles,like likenew new


14,995 14,995

14,995 14,995

2011 Ford Mustang Conv. Leater, auto $



13,995 13,995

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


07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe

07 ToyotaCamry Camry 07Toyota

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

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


15,995 15,995

2011 Chevy Camaro LT Loaded, 13k miles $


15,995 15,995

2008 Toyota Highlander One owner, limited edition, loaded $

07 07Jeep JeepWrangler WranglerXX 23,995 06 22,995 PontiacSolstice Solstice 06Pontiac Auto, Auto,air, air,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Only Only21k 21kmiles, miles,loaded, loaded,11owner owner

05 05Ford FordMustang MustangRoush Roush Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

13,995 13,995


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


Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

Only Only28k 28kmiles, miles,xtra xtraclean clean


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


12,995 12,995


06 06VW VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible

07 MINICooper Cooper 07MINI

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


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



300 Loaded, Touring 2008 VW Moonroof, lthr, like Moonroof, lthr,Beetle likenew, new,garage garagekept kept Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,11owner owner $$leather, one owner $ clean Loaded, chrome wheels,$extra Convertible, $ $

2008 Ford Escape Auto, clean, owner Auto,xtra xtra clean,one one owner XLT $$ package, auto,loaded $$ Power $

12,995 12,995

Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof

V8, V8,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


08 08Suzuki SuzukiReno Reno

Low Lowmiles, miles,one oneowner owner


05 05Chrysler ChryslerCrossfire CrossfireLtd Ltd

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean

08 08Honda HondaCRV CRV

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


16,995 16,995


2008 Hummer H3 Loaded, hard to find $


16,995 16,995

07 07Nissan NissanQuest Quest

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,low lowmiles miles

18,995 18,995

18,995 18,995



16,995 16,995

10 10Dodge DodgeGrand GrandCaravan CaravanSXT SXT

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

2010 Ford F-150 Extra Cab. XLT 4x4, V8, Auto, 20k miles $

10 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5

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


22,995 22,995

22,995 22,995

08 08Ford FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT

18,995 18,995

09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX

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

Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner


20,995 20,995


09 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab

Moonroof, Moonroof,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean


16,995 16,995


09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

2010 Ford Mustang GT Loaded, only 3K miles $



Captain 3rd Captainseats, seats,dual dualpower powerdoors, doors,loaded loaded 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner 2010 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Dodge $ $$ Ram 1500 SLT $ V6, Leather, CD/MP3 Quad cab, V8, auto, pwr package $ $

07 07Ford FordEdge EdgeSE SE

Power Powerside sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded


10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible


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


05 05Dodge DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLT

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

2009 VW Beetle Leather, moonroof, auto, and more $


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


10 10Honda HondaAccord Accord

14,995 14,995


2008 Lincoln MKX Moonroof, navigation, loaded $

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


2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Dual power sidedoors, auto $

06 06Nissan NissanMurano Murano

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,like likenew new

Auto, Auto,only only6k6kmiles miles


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


2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Leather, loaded, priced to sell $

10 10Nissan NissanVersa Versa $$

2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL Loaded, moonroof, one owner $

10 10Nissan NissanCube Cube

Moonroof, Moonroof,loaded loaded

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


13,995 13,995



12,995 12,995


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

2010 Ford Escape XLT V6, Auto, Loaded $

2010 Ford Mustang Auto, racing stripes, one owner $

04 04Acura Acura3.2TL 3.2TL

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

13,995 13,995

13,995 13,995

13,995 13,995

11,995 11,995



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


2011 Nissan Altima Explorer Leather, power Loaded, clean, Leather,XLT powerpackage, package,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded,xtra xtra clean,must mustsee see $$ clean $$ extra clean Auto, Power package, Pwr pkg, moon roof, extra $ $

06 06Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara VitaraSport Sport

11,995 11,995


Ford 2008 V6, like V6,auto, auto, likenew new

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner

9,995 9,995

9,995 9,995

2008 Chevy Silverado Loaded, clean, see Loaded,xtra xtra clean,must must see $$Clean, auto, loaded, low miles$$ Extra $ 08 JeepPatriot Patriot 08Jeep

6,995 6,995

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



9,995 9,995

V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner


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



4,995 4,995

2011 Toyota Camry LE Power package, auto, loaded $

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, V6, auto $ Leather, Leather,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


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

2010 Dodge Charger SXT Pwr pkg, extra clean, one owner $

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 Ford F-150 XLT Auto, extra clean $

Loaded, extra clean





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.

2006 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab, V6, auto $


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 at 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 2006 Nissan Maxami Starting 3.5 SE at Leater, moonroof, one owner Customized, loaded $ $


$$ 11,995

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

2005 Chrysler PT Cruise GT Convertible, leather, extra clean $

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Moonroof, 4x4, extra clean $

Starting Startingat at


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 Chevrolet Tahoe LT1 2011 Toyota 4Runner 2011 Ford Explorer XLT 2009 Jeep Wrangler X 2009 Chevy Avalanche LTZ 2011 Chevy Camaro SS 6.2L Leather, 3rd row seating, like new Loaded, 7k miles Leather, Ford my touch, loaded V6, 4x4, 1 owner, custom rims, low miles Leather, Auto, Sunroof Lorenzo wheels, ground effects 11 Chevy Camaro 10 10 07 07 10 10Ford FordFlex FlexSEL SEL 10Lincoln LincolnMKZ MKZ 07Chevy ChevyAvalanche AvalancheLTLT 11 Chevy CamaroLTLT 07Dodge DodgeRam Ram2500 2500Laramie Laramie 10Lincoln LincolnMKS MKS 08 08 08Honda HondaPilot PilotEX-L EX-L 08Land LandRover RoverLR3 LR3 $ $ $ $ $ Loaded, New Loaded,moonroof, moonroof,lthr, lthr,11owner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Newtires, tires,loaded, loaded,priced pricedtotosteal! steal! Leather, Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, Mega Dual Leather,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty,like likenew new Leather,only only14k 14kmiles miles Sunroof,only only400 400miles miles MegaCab, Cab,only only19k 19kmi, mi,11owner owner Dualmoonroof, moonroof,loaded, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi $$


24,995 24,995


31,995 32,995 $$ $$ 25,995 25,995

24,995 24,995

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26,995 26,995

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