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Joint Base Charleston

Patriot Vol. 2, No. 49

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011: A quick look back By Eric Sesit Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs This is the final edition of the Patriot for 2011 and it has been quite a year. To prepare this article, the staff at the 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office went back and looked at every story published since January and came up with a top 10 list of what we feel were the most important stories of the year. Now, for the purpose of this article, the word 'important' can have many different meanings as you will discover when you read the list. Many of you will probably have your own top 10 events of the past year, and this article is in no way intended to trivialize all the great accomplishments that have occurred during the past 12 months. We just wanted to recap what we thought were the highlights of an extraordinary year. So, without further adieu.... #10. Charlie the Alligator moves home: Okay, the story wasn't about Airmen or Sailors, but nothing says Weapons Station to more people than Charlie, the twelve foot, 600pound alligator who moved back into his pond in April after a remodeling job cleared away more than 60 years of accumulated silt and vegetation. Charlie has been a fixture at the Weapons Station since the 1960s and the Navy, now along with the Air Force, will continue to provide him a home well into the future. #9. Housing demolition begins on Joint Base Charleston Air Base: Not only did Forest City Military Communities take U.S. Air Force Photo / Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best over as the privatized managers of JB Charleston - Air Base's Nearly 80,000 people came out to Charleston Air Expo 2011 at Joint Base Charleston April 9. Performances included the U.S. Air housing, they began demolition of the 468 existing housing Force Thunderbirds, the Black Daggers U.S. Army Special Operations Command parachute demonstration team, the units to make room for 335 new homes. The new units are Commemorative Air Force's Tora! Tora! Tora! and other aerial acts as well as dozens of static displays. scheduled to become available in the fall of 2012. #8. Brig places service dogs: The Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston has teamed up with the Rodeo team's preparations for the Air Force-wide competition. All the hard work paid off the Carolina Canines for Service organization and has placed several dogs with wounded war- as the Rodeo team departed for JB Lewis-McChord on a Black Letter aircraft, a designation riors during the past year. The prisoners train service dogs that are then placed with wounded only given to aircraft that have zero discrepancies. #4. The 628 ABW and 437th Airlift Wing change commanders: It's a ritual as old as the warriors. The prisoners learn new skills, the dogs are saved from shelters and our wounded warriors get a partner to help them continue with their lives. A win, win, win for all involved. armed services themselves ... the change of command ceremony in which the authority and #7. General Raymond Johns visits Joint Base Charleston: It was a whirl-wind visit lasting responsibility of command is passed on from one leader to another in front of their troops, sigonly two days, but nothing turns on the sweat pumps like a four-star visit. In typical fashion, nifying an unbroken chain in leadership. Col. Richard McComb assumed command of the 628 Team Charleston rolled out the red carpet for the general who visited several commands and ABW and Col. Erik Hansen took over as commander of the 437 AW. New leadership brings in new ideas and new methods to accomplish the mission and both colonels are leading from coined a number of Airmen. #6. U.S. Navy ships visit Charleston: The hardest thing about being a Sailor in Charleston the front. #3. Joint Base Charleston hosts Gov. Nikki Haley: In another whirlwind visit, South is there are no great big gray things floating in the water, so when a ship visits, it's a pretty big deal. USS Vicksburg, USS Gunston Hall and USS Farragut visited Charleston this year, Carolina governor Nikki Haley came to JB Charleston to ceremoniously sign S.404, the enabling the Navy side of the base to familiarize their Overseas Citizens Absentee Voters Act which makes it easier for South Carolinians abroad to Air Force brethren on what it means to go down to the participate in federal, state and local elections. Haley commented that, "The people in South Carolina feel a strong connection to the military because it's our families that we see deployed sea in ships. #5. The Air Mobility Command Rodeo: over and over again. It's our men and women that we watch sacrifice for our rights and liberPreparations for the AMC Rodeo held at Joint Base ties every day." #2. The Air Show: When almost 80,000 of your closest friends and families drop in for an Lewis - McChord, Wash., dominated much of the news for the first half of the year as we documented air show, it can make for a pretty big traffic jam. Not only did the Air show go off without a hitch with headliner acts like the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds and Tora, Tora, Tora thrilling the crowd, but excellent pre-planning ensured traffic on and off the base during the event never stopped moving. The show was so good that the Thunderbirds recently named the JB Charleston Air Show as their best air show of the year. #1. The Operational Readiness Inspection: Our number one story Giving should come as no surprise. The ORI loomed over JB Charleston throughout the year. Operational Readiness Exercises helped tune back Team Charleston for the final inspection which wrapped up last See page 7 week. So many people were involved in the inspection and the preparations were so extensive, that it is nearly impossible to recognize everyone's contributions, but that is just what the base leadership did at the ENDEX party held Dec. 13. So there you have it, some of the highlights of 2011. Holiday The 628 ABW Public Affairs office publishes The Patriot 49 times hours a year and our goal has been and will continue to be to inform you as well as keep you "in the know" about base events. We have tried to See page 6 be as inclusive as possible, representing and reporting on all the branches of service that make JB Charleston their home. Most times, U.S. Air Force photo/James M. Bowman we do a pretty good job, but there is always room for improvement. Charlie the alligator stands his ground as employees from Gator Getters We want to tell your stories. Let us hear from you. If you know of Consultants attempt to move him from his home Nov. 17, 2010, at Joint Base Life after Charleston-Weapons Station S.C. Charlie was temporarily moved for pond clean- an event, or know of an Airman or Sailor with a special story to ing, overflow structure improvements and increased pond depth of eight feet. Two share, we want to know about it. Who knows, perhaps your story will cancer dens were also built in the pond so Charlie and the other alligators can hibernate. be on next year's top ten list!



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Charleston, SC Friday, December 16 Partly Cloudy (10% precip)

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Sunday, December 18 Sunny (0% precip)

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Rivers Ave. gate and Vehicle Inspection Station will not be affected. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Hart at the 628th Security Forces

Squadron at 963-3634.

For Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Personnel from the 628th Civil Engineer and 628 CES and SFS personnel will also per628th Security Forces form vehicle barrier maintenance and squadrons will perform testing on Gate 4 at the intersection of vehicle barrier mainteRemount Rd. and Perimeter Rd. on JB nance and testing at Joint Charleston - Weapons Station Dec. 17 Base Charleston - Air Base from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gate 4 will be Dec. 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 closed while the testing is underway. p.m. Gate 3 at the intersection of Remount As a result, the Rd. and Virginia Ave will be open durDorchester Road gate will ing this period. Both in- and out-bound be closed. The commissary commercial and privately owned vehigate will be open for all cle traffic may use this gate; however, non-commercial traffic commercial deliveries are requested to during this time. The be kept to a minimum due to traffic Hunley Park housing area limitations at Gate 3. Security officers gate will be open for sinand schedulers should inform all comgle-lane use only in both mercial delivery drivers that service directions. Please use cauyour units. tion when entering and We regret any inconvenience this exiting the housing area may cause. U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Main and obey security forces' Tech. Sgt. Brian Saylors checks an identification card at Charleston Air For more information, contact Mr. directions and signage. The Force Base July 7, 2010. Scheer at the 628 SFS at 764-7897.

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The Patriot • December 16, 2011

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

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Commentary by Rick West Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy WASHINGTON – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West released the following holiday message to the Fleet Dec. 12. "Shipmates and Navy families, Can you believe another year is almost over? It's amazing how quickly time passes when you're staying busy! It seems we were kicking off 2011 just yesterday and here we are, about to usher in 2012. With the traditional festivities of December upon us, I want to wish you all the happiest possible holidays, and to say thank you for the outstanding service and support you provide to our Navy and nation. I continue to be humbled by your selfless dedication and the outstanding job you do every day around the globe. We faced some challenges this year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, but

we will get through them together as we have done for the past 236 years. The Navy, after all, is a team sport and in 2011, we enjoyed many operational successes together that are worth celebrating. They are your legacy ... the deployments, the steady presence in difficult places, the helping hand when natural disasters left vulnerable people in their wake. You and your Shipmates worked hard and sacrificed often. As you visit with loved ones, scour the shopping malls, or hit the ski slopes during these joyous weeks, take a moment to reflect on the special appreciation America has for you and your family. Be proud of your accomplishments, and share sea stories with moms, dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, and old buddies. Most of all, be safe and enjoy the holiday season to its fullest. Celebrate responsibly: You are important to our Navy family and we need every one of you to return recharged for the next adventure. Don't let bad judgment ruin the New Year or

Commentary by Col. Allison Bowden 45th Medical Group PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Many holidays, celebrations and family and cultural traditions often center on food. As a result, many people gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The problem is not that we celebrate and over indulge, but how we eat. It's the tempting treats during the holiday season and the pressure from family, friends and coworkers to overeat. Maybe it's the increased emotional eating, whether from holiday stress or joy. It is not necessary to avoid holiday festivities in an attempt to maintain your weight. Watching your portions and your calories is not enough.

Make time for exercise in your schedule -- walk around the neighborhood after dinner. For those who every year lose weight but then gain it all back during the holidays, we should focus on weight maintenance versus weight loss. If you are currently overweight and are trying to lose weight, the holiday season is not the time to do it. Don't set yourself up for failure, make realistic goals. It is well known that restrictive diets don't work in the long run; knowledgeable dieters know metabolism slows down when calories are restricted. What all of this means is, when calories are scarce, the body goes into survival mode and makes every calorie count. It starts handling the food you eat more sufficiently to protect its fat stores.


Take steps to avoid recreational eating. While some foods are more calorie-dense than others, no food will make you gain weight unless you eat too much of it. At parties and holiday dinners, we tend to keep eating beyond our body's physical hunger simply because food is there and eating is a "social thing." To avoid recreational eating, consciously make one plate of the food you really want. Eat it slowly -- enjoying and savoring every tasty bite -- get a glass of water and sip it throughout the evening. Eat up and enjoy the holiday season, but remember to go back to healthy eating and regular exercise after the holidays. If you need more information, contact your local health and wellness center.

Family heritage, Air Force heritage go hand-in-hand Commentary by Maj. Doug Leedy 92nd Contracting Squadron Commander FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – My dad likes to tell stories. I can rarely relate them to the situation of the moment, but they are all matter how many times I hear the same story. The common theme to his stories is family. He was the second youngest of ten children, grew up on a farm, milked cows every morning before school, loved his dogs, fought with his siblings, felt the bite of a willow branch when he misbehaved, shared a bed with his younger brother, etc. The stories are endless. Needless to say, I've learned alot about my family from my dad's stories. I've developed pride for my uncles who served in the Pacific during World War II, for my dad, who was Lt Gen Charles Westover's personal driver in England while he served as Commander of the 7th Air Division, for one of my aunts and her husband, who were Christian missionaries in Japan shortly after World War II, and even for one of my crazy cousins, who gave Evil Kenevil stiff box office competition jumping motorcycles. What I really learned from my dad was our heritage...those people and events that define us as a family. My Air Force family has a strong heritage, too. As much as my family heritage swells my heart, my pride in our Air Force heritage swells it even

more. I devour the Air Force History blocks in PME and I enjoy chatting-up retirees in the BX at lunch. There's a line in The Airman's Creed that states, "I am faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor." Being faithful to one's heritage is difficult without knowledge of that heritage! One doesn't have to read a 500-page book or develop an organized research plan. Sometimes, a single spark of curiosity followed by a quick Google search gives enlightenment. When I moved to Fairchild, I learned of our wing's recent challenges with split operations. Moses Lake is close, but it's definitely not five minutes from base housing. Oddly enough, I also learned that 17 years before Lt. Gen. Westover called my dad out of his bed above the General's garage in the middle of the night for a ride to base operations, the same, but younger man was organizing and moving the 396th Bombardment Group from Mountain Home Army Airfield to Moses Lake Army Air Base, Washington. I discovered my personal connection with our local Air Force heritage. My family heritage blends at multiple points in history with my Air Force heritage. It can be a bit like playing the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, but I've discovered many connections over the years. However, as interesting as I find both my family and our Air Force history, I can't help but think about and appreciate the future heritage we're building together today.

Have a plan: lessons learned from the Coast Guard Commentary by Lt. Col. Jeremiah Monk 66th Training Squadron Commander FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – I recently had the distinct privilege to be aboard a Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat off the coast of Oregon in support of our survival, evasion, resistance and escape, or SERE, Specialist Training Program. Many of us will have the pleasure to work with our sister services at some point in our careers, but it is a rare opportunity that Air Force personnel get to experience the mission of the Coast Guard first-hand. Having done so, I believe I can speak for the dozen Air Force personnel aboard in saying we gained a newfound appreciation for what the United States Coast Guard does for our country and our citizens, day-in and day-out. En route to our open water training location, our vessel was diverted to escort six civil fishing boats back to safe harbor amidst a quickly-developing inclement weather situation. Waves had begun to swell to dangerous heights at the entrance to the bay, and threatened to capsize any small vessel attempting to sail through. A warning had gone out over maritime radio channels, which

these six vessels had either ignored or not received. All of them were completely unprepared, and were caught out at sea without provisions, fuel or a safe route home. The Coast Guard crew of our lifeboat instantaneously transitioned from a training to an operational posture, as we settled into our newfound spectator roles. They herded all of the fishing boats into a safe holding area as a second USCG vessel illuminated the night with flares. Our lifeboat then ran point for each boat, breaking a channel through the daunting waves to allow each civil boat a stable path through the breakers. For two hours we watched this drill, and witnessed a safe return to harbor for each of the six boats. Naturally, my first instinct was to share this inter-service experience right here in the Fairchild Flyer. But more so, as commanders, we can never emphasize safety enough. I figured I'd take the opportunity to use my experience as a gratuitous excuse to further champion safety. Each one of those six boats went to sea on a nice, calm, sunny day. Each one failed to properly plan ahead for developing weather conditions, failed to heed warning signs, and got caught in a potentially dangerous situation. If not for the

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your life. Look out for each other, and keep an eye on your Shipmates who may be having a difficult time. It's also important that we remember the thousands of our Shipmates who are deployed, on station around the world vigilantly keeping the watch, ready to answer our nation's call. They are there ensuring we have this chance to deck the halls, gather around family dinner tables, and belt out Auld Lang Syne in a storm of confetti. Thank you again for serving our great Navy and preserving our nation's freedom. Sailors and families, you are truly among this country's greatest gifts. Happy holidays Shipmates and HOOYAH! Very Respectfully, MCPON"

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courage of our fearless crew, those ships certainly could have been lost. Boats, waves, ports and Coasties are hard to come by here in Spokane.... but dangerous weather is definitely not. As we set sail into another winter driving season, I want to remind each of you to make the necessary preparations. Prepare your vehicle and your families for the hazards of winter driving. Ensure your vehicle has chains or snow tires. If you are unfamiliar with driving on ice, find an open parking lot to practice in. Heed warning signs. Carry winter survival gear. Have a plan, and a means to contact help. Even a nice sunny day can turn into a winter ice storm in the course of your trip, but you won't always have someone like the Coast Guard there to help you get back to safe harbor.

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The Patriot • December 16, 2011


Family Care Plans critical for deployment preparations Courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office

Daniel Diaz holds welcome home balloons while waiting for his mother, Staff Sgt. Karen Cruz to return from a 120day deployment to Southwest Asia at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 5. Airmen must have an up-todate and accurate Family Care Plan to ensure their children are cared for during deployments.

Deployments can pop up when you least expect them. Airmen always have to be ready and prepared to go. Is your Family Care Plan up-to-date, accurate and legally sound? If you are a single, custodial parent of your child, who are you going to entrust with your child's care while you are deployed? If the answer is a non-custodial parent, you need to verify the legal requirements of your resident status, your divorce decree or your child custody agreement. AFI 36-2908, Family Care Plan guidance, published new requirements addressing this issue Nov. 1. When custody arrangements must be considered, the responsibility falls entirely on you to consult a legal assistance attorney before designating a non-custodial parent as the caregiver (paragraph Every effort should be made "to the greatest extent possible," to obtain the documented consent of the non-custodial parent to the custody arrangement before you deploy. Failure to do so could undermine or negate the intent of your Family Care Plan. Familiarize yourself with the revised Family Care Plan guidance to create a solid plan. Your child's welfare is paramount to you and you have the ultimate obligation to ensure his or her placement is appropriate. For more information, contact the 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate office at 963-5502.


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AtHoc system improves emergency preparedness Courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Command Post From acts of terror and war to extreme weather and chemical or biological hazards, today's all-hazard threats necessitate a comprehensive mass notification capability to quickly and effectively reach personnel in times of emergency. Joint Base Charleston recently awarded a contract to AtHoc for an installation-wide, network-centric emergency mass notification system for notification and accountability. The AtHoc IWSAlerts system is capable of notifying everyone on both sides of the installation within 10 minutes of an emergency event from a single centralized web-based entry. Notifications can range from force protection condition changes and anti-terror warnings to natural disaster alerts for approaching tornados, hurricanes or other emergency situations such as an active shooter. AtHoc is an alert system used to provide information to all military, civilians, contractors and possibly their families at work or at home via their cell phones, text messages and email. AtHoc gives the installation leadership the capability to send out real time information for personnel to respond appropriately in an emergency. For AtHoc to work properly, personnel need to register and input their personal data which

only takes a couple of minutes. It is mandatory that all government employees, military and civilians, enter their work email and work number. It is also mandatory that military and "key" or "emergency essential" civilians enter their after-hours number. Instructions for adding contact information are: • Right-click on the AtHoc Self Service client (Purple Globe) icon in the user's system tray, at the bottom right of the computer screen. If your computer doesn't have the purple globe, email 628 • Select "Access Self Service" from the pop-up menu. • The Athoc Self Service client will open. Select the "My Info" tab. Enter your first name, last name, display name, office symbol, location, building number, duty status and county. Click save. • Select the "Devices" tab and enter your contact information in the appropriate fields and click save. • This completes the registration process. For assistance with these instructions or other technical issues, send emails to 628 or call Brian Dillo at 963-3038.

Keep your personal life secure during the holidays By Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Joint Base Charleston leaders are spreading the word to Airmen and Sailors about how to keep their personal life secure and stressing the importance of taking a few extra precautions during the holiday season. The holidays are the time of year when many American's enjoy shopping, visiting friends and family members. Many of us also would like to believe the holidays bring out peace on earth and good will in all men. Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime time for theft. "My job is to try to make everyone at JB Charleston, from service members to family members, aware of the dangers that are out there in society these days," said Jeffrey Morey, 628th Air Base Wing base information assurance officer. "I put out information on new scams, what thieves target and how to keep your personal life secure." "It is important for people to remember to not post personal information on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Displaying pictures of high priced gift items on these sites, or mentioning they are going out of town leaves posters vulnerable for a theft to take place," Mr. Morey continued. "Thieves are not as dumb as some of us may like to think.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance representatives needed By Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Williams 628th Air Base Wing Legal office The base legal office is looking for personnel to serve as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance representatives for Joint Base Charleston. VITA representatives provide basic income tax preparation services to active duty members, dependents and retirees. Volunteers will receive Internal Revenue income tax training Jan. 9 through 12. Volunteers should contact Capt. Adam Tan at or Tech. Sgt. Lawrence Williams at no later than Jan. 4.

Most of the thieves who haven't gotten caught yet are taking the time to plan their crimes before striking." According to JB Charleston 628th Air Base Wing Information Security Specialist Vernon Hayward, "It is important that we all pay attention to detail. For example, on Facebook there is an application available called 'geotagging' which allows people to tag photographs with the location where they were taken. It also allows people to post their own location. But when you are displaying your whereabouts to Facebook friends, you are also letting them know no one is home, leaving your home vulnerable. People need to be mindful on what they are sharing on social networks because the information can be used against them." Thieves are becoming more sophisticated in other ways as well. Morey shared this story: A couple had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Thieves stole a garage door opener, some money and a Global Positioning System. When the victims arrived home, they found their house had been ransacked and almost everything of value had been stolen. According to Morey, the thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the victim's home. Knowing the owners were at a football game, the thieves were able to take their time cleaning out the house. "This is definitely something people don't think about," said Morey. "If for some reason you need directions to your home, input a nearby store or gas station into the GPS instead of your address. That way, even if your GPS gets stolen a thief won't be able to find out where you live." Morey related another story about cell phone safety: A woman had her handbag stolen. It contained her cell phone, wallet and credit cards. Twenty minutes after the incident she used a pay phone to call her husband to tell him what took place. Her husband replied that he had received a text asking for their bank account PIN and replied to it. When the couple arrived at the bank, staff members told them all their

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1. AMC William N. Penton Award: 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight 2. AMC Young Health Care Administrator of the Year: 1st Lt. William Frechette from the 628th Medical Group 3. AMC Outstanding Enlisted Health Services Management Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Antonio Mills from the 628th Medical Support Squadron 4. AMC Outstanding Medical Material Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Laura Yang from the 628 MOSS 5. AMC Pharmacy Technician Airman of the Year: Staff Sgt. Lakin Trahan, 628 MOSS "Congratulations and best of luck as they go on to compete at the Air Force level," said Col. Richard McComb, JB Charleston commander.

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"I never thought of this myself and I now no longer have 'home' listed in my phone," Morey explained. During the holidays, people often carry more cash and often leave shopping bags in their vehicles in plain sight. There are many preemptive steps that can be taken to ensure service members do not become a victim. Hayward said that when holiday shopping keep the following safety measures in mind: • Don't park in unlit areas at night. • Put your shopping bags in your trunk. Don't try to cover items on your seats with a blanket. Better yet, take your packages straight home after a shopping spree and then go back out. • Don't carry large amounts of cash with you. Otherwise, keep it in your front pocket, not in your purse or wallet. • Be extra careful when carrying a purse - they are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas. If you must carry one, make sure it has a strap that can go over the shoulder and be held under the arm, making it more difficult for purse snatchers to grab. • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. • Beware of strangers approaching you. This is the time of year when thieves may try various methods to distract you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. At home: • When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail. • Leave a light on when you leave your home at night or put your lights (including Christmas lights) on an automatic timer. • Make sure your holiday gifts are not visible through the windows and doors of your home. • Never announce that you are away from home on outgoing messages left on your answering machine or voice mail. Simply say you are unable to get answer the phone at the time.

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Santa lands, visits children at JB CHS Courtesy of 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Santa Claus arrived at Joint Base Charleston Saturday afternoon to check on who has been naughty or nice and hand out some early presents to a few good girls and boys. This visit, one of many on Santa's list, did not include Rudolph and the other eight reindeer, but featured Santa arriving aboard a C17 Globemaster III aircraft. "The C-17 is one of the finest airlifters in the world," said Santa. "However, I think my reindeer could pull it and give it some more firepower." When asked if the C-17 could haul more presents compared to his sleigh, Santa said that his sleigh definitely carries more. Joining Santa on this trip was Senior Airman Leah White from the 317th Airlift Squadron. This was White's first mission helping Santa deliver presents and checking his list. "He is easy to work with and still enjoys his milk and cookies," said White as she sorted the presents around Santa's chair in the cargo bay. "He is a very rocky flier with the C-17, though." Loading Santa's presents on the aircraft is

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Santa Claus delivers a present to a happy little girl at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Dec. 10. Even though Christmas is right around the corner, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to spread lots of joy to friends and families of the 315th Airlift Wing. Santa Claus delivers another present at Joint Base Charleston Air Base Dec. 10. Santa set up his workshop in the cargo compartment of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft which is well known for delivering valuable cargo around the globe.

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FSS Christmas and New Year’s Holiday hours Courtesy of the 628th Force Support Squadron • Aero Club Administration Office (Air Base) - The Aero Club Administration Office will be closed Dec. 24-26, 31 and Jan. 2, 2012. • Airman and Family Readiness Center (Air Base) - The A&FRC will be closed Dec. 23 and 26 and Jan. 2, 2012. • Arts and Crafts Center (Air Base) - The Arts and Crafts Center will be closed from Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012. • Auto Hobby (Air Base) - The Auto Hobby will be closed from Dec. 24, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012. • Auto Skills Center (Weapons Station) - The Auto Skills Center will be opened from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 21-23. It will be closed Dec. 24-26. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 27-30 and closed Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Base Library (Air Base) - The Base Library will be closed Dec. 4 and 11. It will also be closed Dec. 18, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Base Library (Weapons Station) - The Base Library will be closed Dec. 18, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Car Wash (Weapons Station) - The Car Wash will be open Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Charleston Club (Air Base) - The Charleston Club will be open Dec. 27-30 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The office will open only for New Year's Eve ticket sales. The club will be closed Dec. 22-23, 25-26. It will be open Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. • Child Development Center (Air Base) - The Child Development Center will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2012. • Child Development Center (Weapons Station) - The Child Development Center will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2012. • Cooper River Café (Weapons Station) - The Cooper River Café will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Dive Bar and Grill (Weapons Station) - The Dive Bar and Grill will be closed Dec. 21, 2011- Jan. 3, 2012. • Education & Training Center (Air Base) - The

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26. It will be open from 9 a.m. - noon Dec. 30 and will be closed Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Outdoor Recreation Center/ITT (Air Base) - The Outdoor Recreation Center will close at 1 p.m. Dec. 23, 2011. It will be closed Dec. 26, 2011 and Jan. 2, 2012. • Outdoor Recreation Center/ITT (Weapons Station) The Outdoor Recreation Center will be open from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dec. 17-23 and 27-30. It will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011 - Jan. 2, 2012. • Private Animal Care Clinic (Air Base) - The Private Animal Care Clinic will be open by appointment only. • Recycling Site/Office (Weapons Station) - The Recycling Site Office will be closed Dec. 25-26 and from Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Redbank Club (Weapons Station) - The Redbank Club will be closed from Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Redbank Plantation Golf Course (Weapons Station) The Redbank Plantation Golf Course will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 24, 26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. It will be closed on Dec. 25. • Short Stay Outdoor Recreation (in Moncks Corner) The Short Stay Outdoor Recreation will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 24, 26, 31 and Jan. 2, 2012. It will be closed Dec. 25, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. • Starlifter Bowling Center (Air Base) - The Starlifter Bowling Center will be close Dec. 24-26. It will be opened Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. and closed Jan. 1, 2012. • Theater - Cinema One (Weapons Station) - The Theater will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012. • Wrenwoods Golf Course (Air Base) - Wrendwoods Golf Course will be closed Dec. 25, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012 • Youth Programs (Air Base) - Youth Programs will be close at 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. • Youth Programs (Weapons Station) - Youth Programs will be close at 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31, 2011- Jan. 2, 2012. (All other dates are regular hours.)

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When the senior commandant asked the students about their favorite part of the day, there was a mixture of "the airplanes!" and "the dogs!" "These children don't get to see these kinds of things often," said Senior Airman Joel Yerkey, ALS student from the 628th Contracting Squadron. "This is something they can really remember." At the end of the tour, the children were presented gifts from the members of the ALS class. "I am so proud of Team Charleston. Today was a true example of total force intergration, which is something we teach here at ALS," said Senior Master Sgt. Michelle McMeekin, 628th Force Support Squadron ALS interim commandant. "An event of this U.S. Air Force photos / Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway nature is so important to our Airmen so they can see our lessons Ja-Rease Skinner and mentor Senior Airman Vincent Gutierrez take a tour of Joint Base come to life as well as giving them Charleston - Air Base Dec. 8. JB Charleston's Airmen Leadership School invited more than an opportunity to experience first- 30 third grade students from Memminger Elementary School to tour the base. The tour is part of an on-going community service project to bring awareness to the opportunities the hand the various missions JB Air Force has to offer future generations. Berglund is a loadmaster from the 17 Airlift Charleston has." Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing. For the children, the event provided a chance to learn about military life and history. For the designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line superviAirmen, it was an opportunity to mentor and give back to the sors. It is the first professional military education that enlisted Air Force members encounter. ALS focuses on developing local community. ALS is a five-week long United States Air Force program leadership abilities as well as effective communication.

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Life After Death: 45 tumors didn't slow this Airman down By Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs For Master Sgt. Scott Kapanke, 437th Maintenance Squadron flight chief, 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., cancer wasn't a death sentence, no matter how unfavorable his odds were. To him, it was just another challenge to face. In 1995, Kapanke was a 23-year-old, C-130 maintenance student at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., when doctors' detected he had testicular cancer and it had spread throughout his body. The cancer had reached Kapanke's neck and although he didn't know it at the time, one of the tumors was pressing against his nerves. This caused chronic pain in his arm. Kapanke first thought he was suffering from a bad reaction to a flu shot. He attempted using pain relievers to cope with the agony in his arm. After enduring constant torture from the physical suffering on a daily basis, Kapanke finally agreed to see a doctor. After initial testing, the doctors’ diagnoses was much more severe than a bad reaction to a flu shot. The testicular cancer had metastasized into 45 tumors between his waist and neck. Doctors wanted to medevac Kapanke immediately to Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas. However, Kapanke refused to be flown. "I wasn't going to die overnight," said Kapanke. "So, there was no reason to fly when I could easily drive. I didn't want to leave my truck at my temporary duty assignment." Against doctor's wishes, Kapanke drove himself to Wilford Hall where he remained for more than a year and underwent treatments to remove the tumors. The first treatments were multiple rounds of chemotherapy. "Each session of chemo had little to no effect on the tumors," said Kapanke. "The fourth round of chemo was the most potent dose and it did very little to help." Chemotherapy was no longer an option. The once energetic and muscular Kapanke was reduced to a frail shell of his former self. He went from 206 lbs. to 130 in just a few weeks. After losing all of his hair, weight and confidence, Kapanke detached himself from the world and everyone he knew. "I separated myself from everyone," said Kapanke. "My family would visit, but I didn't feel very social. After chemo failed, my only option was bone marrow transplants." Kapanke had given up hope. He regularly witnessed death at Wilford Hall. He also noticed none of the other patients had cancer as severe as his. Kapanke reached a point where he accepted the likelihood he was going to die. "After I accepted death," said Kapanke. "I was at peace. I had done more things and seen more places than any man

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Christmas is for children at JB CHS Captain Brent Robbins' son, Michael, hits a golf ball at the Youth Holiday Party at Joint Base CharlestonAir Base Dec. 10. The Youth Center held a holiday party for kids of all ages and had stations including: "VanDoren" the Magician, a bounce house, dart throwing, mini-golf, face painting, free food and a surprise appearance from Santa Claus. Robbins is from the 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing. U.S. Air Force photos / Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway

Retired Master Sgt. Theresa Green's son, Quinton Dorsey, sits on Santa Claus' lap at the Youth Holiday Party at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Dec. 10. The Youth Center held a Holiday Party for kids of all ages, and had stations including: "VanDoren" the Magician, a bounce house, dart throwing, mini-golf, face painting, free food and a surprise appearance from Santa Claus. Retired Master Sgt. Theresa Green's nephew, Vincent Cooper, looks at the Christmas tree painted on his face at the Youth Holiday Party at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Dec. 10.

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Cold weather workout? No problem! Courtesy of the 628th Air Base Wing Safety office As you adjust to darker days, colder temperatures and slippery surfaces, it's important to be mindful of safety issues that come with winter. A change in weather should bring a change to your mindset. When temperatures get colder, it's important for athletes to adjust their routines," says Tony Breitbach, Ph.D., director of athletic training education at Saint Louis University. "You need to have a winter sports strategy." Breitbach offers the following five tips to avoid injury when participating in sports during winter months: 1. Watch what you wear Dress in layers for outside exercise. The layer closest to your skin should be made of breathable wicking material, avoiding cotton which retains sweat. Next, add a thermal layer of fleece or cotton to keep in heat and use a third, outer layer as a cover. As you start to warm up you'll be able to peel off layers to manage your comfort level. The furthest extremities are the first to be affected by the cold, so watch for pain or tingling in the ears, fingers or toes as a signal that it's time to go inside to warm up. 2. Watch what you eat and drink For many, the holidays bring temptations in the form of rich foods, holiday drinks and sugary desserts. If you over-indulge, you'll need to step up your workout just to maintain your current level of fitness. Staying well-hydrated is another concern during cold winter months because of dry air and indoor heat. Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol-based beverages which also lead to dehydration. 3. Watch for hazards Use caution when running after dark by wearing light-colored, reflective clothing so drivers can see you. 4. Watch out for overuse Because there are fewer exercise opportunities in winter, be careful to avoid over-doing it with one activity. Activities like running in the park, golfing and swimming may not be options in the winter; instead, you may find yourself working out on hard, unforgiving surfaces like gym floors or concrete, which can exacerbate over-use issues. 5. Watch out for injuries Different activities require different shoes. Summer running shoes don't work well on the basketball court. Be sure to switch to shoes with good traction to help avoid collisions and avoid ankle injuries. Also remember to wear Personal Protective Equipment, warm-up appropriately and don't exceed your limits and boundaries.

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Heritage Brass Band sets the mood for the holidays Members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Band play at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Dec. 9. The band toured JB Charleston to spread holiday cheer by playing traditional Christmas carols. For more information please visit their FB Page at / heritageofamericaband

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Staff Sgt. Chris Cronsell plays the trumpet at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Dec. 9. The Air Force Heritage Brass Band toured JB Charleston Air Base Dec. 9 to spread holiday cheer by playing traditional Christmas carols.

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Joint Base Charleston receives new C-17 Globemaster III Courtesy of the 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base received the latest C-17 in its fleet Dec. 9. The aircraft was flown from the Boeing assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif., by aircrew members from the 315th Airlift Wing. Lieutenant General Harry M. Wyatt III, Director of the Air National Guard, accompanied the flight crew. After the General the jet landed, Col. Steven Chapman, 315th Airlift Wing commander, presented the honarary aircraft commander with a commemorative Charleston Ttail on behalf of Team Charleston. The General passed the symbolic keys to the plane to it's first pilot Lt. Col. Mike Desantis, 317th Airlift Sqaudron, who in turn presented them to Chapman. "This addition to our fleet obviously adds

additional combat capability," said Chapman. "Obviously, a C-17 is the airlift method of choice for the commander." This delivery brings the number of C-17's assigned to JB Charleston to 60. Wyatt is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 106,700 Guard members in more than 88 flying wings and 200 geographically separated units throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. The C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The C-17 can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. U.S. Air Force photos / Michael Dukes

Joint Base Charleston's newest C-17 Globemaster III, piloted by Lt. Col. Mike DeSantis from the 317th Airlift Wing, taxis to its parking spot after a cross-country flight from the Boeing plant in Longbeach, Calif., Dec. 9. Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt III, Air National Guard director, passes the symbolic "keys" of Joint Base Charleston's newest C-17 to Lt. Col. Mike DeSantis, from 317th Airlift Squadron, so he can present them to 315th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Steven Chapman. The general was the honorary aircraft commander during the flight from Longbeach, Calif. DeSantis was one of the pilots on the mission.

Col. Steven Chapman, 315th Airlift Wing commander, presents a commemorative T-tail to Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt III, Air National Guard director, after the general flew with a crew from the 315th Airlift Wing in Joint Base Charleston's newest C-17 which arrived Dec. 9.

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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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Crafty spending during holidays helps budgets By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Service members and their families may seek assistance for financial challenges during the holiday season through family centers and other financial planning resources on their local installations. "Our family centers have staff on board who are certified financial counselors, and they offer a variety of classes and one-on-one counseling sessions for service members and their families,” said Barbara Thompson, director of the DOD’s military community and family policy office, said during a Dec. 8 Pentagon Channel interview. It’s particularly important, she said, “that our military spouses are savvy in this arena because many times they are managing the family’s finances when their military member deploys.” Thompson also suggested spouses attend classes even when their significant others are not deployed to benefit their financial planning skills since managing finances can be “very daunting.” “I think it’s really important for spouses to take courses or

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AF instant messengers shutting down Courtesy of Air Force Space Command Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Air Force will shut down the Air Force Instant Messenger and Friends and Family Instant Messenger services by Dec. 31. AFIM and FFIM are collaborative tools available on the Air Force Portal. AFIM is used by Air Force Portal users to chat with each other. FFIM is a subset of AFIM that allowed AF Portal users to chat with up to five friends or family members. The cost of the services, combined with waning interest in the services, Air Force focus on migrating to Department of Defense enterprise capabilities and availability of other social networking options, led to the decision to eliminate the services. The cost to maintain AFIM and FFIM was approximately $228,000 per year, which included the license cost and engineering support. Since the DOD opened up access to social media sites on May 2010, both AFIM and FFIM metrics show a significant decrease in usage. As of September 2011, AFIM usage had decreased 71 percent in page views; and 43 percent in weekly session visitors from approximately 5,000 to less than 2,500. For FFIM, weekly visitors had decreased 80 percent from 600 to less than 100. The Air Force is migrating to DOD enterprise capabilities for better information sharing and greater efficiency. An established DOD instant messaging capability is the Defense Connect Online chat function called "Jabber." The Air Force performed a user acceptance test of the DCO chat capability and found it an acceptable replacement for AFIM and FFIM; including use in deployed locations. Anyone with access to a common access card-enabled computer can establish a DCO account. Once a DCO account is established, a user can login to DCO with their CAC or with their DCO user identification and password. An established DCO user can set up a DCO conference room and provide the link to that conference room to friends and family. The friends and family members can then enter the conference room as guests. Once in the conference room, all guests have access to a chat pod where they can exchange instant messages. While FFIM was limited to the Air Force Portal sponsor registering up to five people and only chatting with individuals one at a time, DCO allows the sponsor to establish a chat session where multiple people can chat together. Information on how to access and use Jabber is located on the AF Portal. Chat tools on social media sites like Facebook are also available to Airmen on military networks as well as family and friends at home. Deployed Airmen at larger Air Force installations are also able to use the DOD's Morale Net.


classes,” she said. “Whether you go to or you go to the family center and meet up with a personal financial manager or you go to Military OneSource.” Thompson cited the holiday season as the opportune time to create and adhere to a budget. “It’s really important to remember, whatever the season, it’s important to have a budget,” the director said. “It’s important to have a limit and make sure you stay within that limit.” Thompson noted there is no specific amount for how much each family spends – it is incumbent on their income. “You want to make sure with your finances that you have the sufficient funds to pay for your, what I call, everyday expenses – your rent, your car payment, gas, food on the table, any kind of out-of-pocket cost for medical care,” she said. “And then, above that, you start to think ‘what do I have at the end of the month that I can use for a special occasion’ whether it be the holidays or a birthday celebration,” Thompson said. In addition to being thrifty and crafty with budgets, Thompson also encouraged families to seek assistance before debt spirals out of control. “I would suggest that you go to your family center on your

installation and we have personal financial managers who are there to help you drawdown your debt and help you get on a spending plan that can be reasonable,” she said. “We also have financial counselors through Military OneSource and they’re available for 12 sessions that are completely free to our military families.” The director noted seeking professional help through these programs can help improve credit ratings and reduce debt. “[As a] last resort, the family centers also host the relief societies for each of the services,” Thompson said. “So if it really gets to the point where you can’t pay your bills, you want to seek that help before it spirals into something that’s really untenable.” Thompson explained that families of deployed service members also can seek extra help through these installation resources or Military OneSource to avoid overcompensating for the absence of a loved one. “[There is] the idea that sometimes we think we have to make up for our children because they are missing the presence of their mother or their father since their deployed,” she said. “I think there’re other ways, without spending money, that we can still achieve that connection.”


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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. ❏ A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Rated R ❏ Puss in Boots: Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Rated PG ❏ Tower Heist: Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13

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

Events Dec. 17 ❏ Deployed Children's Holiday Party: This event will be held Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Chapel and is for children of currently deployed Air Base and Weapons Station members. Join us for the fun, gifts, Santa Claus, food and beverages, sponsored by the JB Charleston Honorary Commanders Advisory Council. Call the A&FRC at 963-4406 to register or for more information. Jan. 9 ❏ Tax Preparation Information: This class, Jan. 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will provide information about the latest tax changes and every facet of individual income tax preparation. No prior tax experience is necessary to enroll. For more information call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 764-7480. Jan. 10 ❏ Interviewing and Job Search Strategies: Relocating with a military member every few years creates career challenges for military spouses, especially being stationed overseas or in remote areas. Job Search Strategies addresses those challenges Jan. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information call the FFSC at 764-7480. Jan. 12 ❏ Operation Clip and Save: Learn how to save hundreds of dollars each month on groceries by clipping coupons. The next class is Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 764-7480. Jan. 18 ❏ Savings and Investing: This single session, interactive program is suitable for all audiences and is designed to develop more in depth knowledge and skills that will enable participants to save and invest wisely. The workshop is Jan. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call the FFSC at 764-7480. Jan. 24 ❏ Basic Resume Writing: Basic Resume Writing workshops are offered to assist attendees in completing a professional looking resume. The next workshop is Jan. 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information call the FFSC at 764-7480. Jan. 25 ❏ Thrift Savings Plan Simplified: Learn about your TSP and what it can do for you. Learn the different funds available, what they consist of, and how to invest in them. The next class is Jan. 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call the FFSC at 764-7480. Feb. 8 ❏ Tax Preparation Information: This class, Feb.


8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will provide information about the latest tax changes and every facet of individual income tax preparation. No prior tax experience is necessary to enroll. For more information call the FFSC at 764-7480. Feb. 9 ❏ Operation Clip and Save: Operation Clip and Save: Learn how to save hundreds of dollars each month on groceries by clipping coupons. The next class is Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 764-7480. Feb. 13 ❏ Command Financial Specialist Forum: Quarterly financial training for command financial specialists is Feb. 13 - 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call the FFSC at 764-7480. Feb. 19 ❏ Military Saves Week: Protect your family and your future by increasing your financial readiness, Feb. 19 - 26. Take the Saver's pledge at, and join a community that is working to build wealth and reduce debt. You'll get access to free services and resources, plus tips on how to make savings automatic. Military Save is Part of the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign and is supported in part by the NASD Investor Education Foundation, sponsors of Feb. 22 ❏ Thrift Savings Plan Simplified: Learn about your TSP and what it can do for you. Learn the different funds available, what they consist of, and how to invest in them. The next class is Feb. 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the FFSC at 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. ❏ Wise credit Choices: Did you know that your credit score is a huge deciding factor for interest rates, mortgages, insurance costs, employability, loans, deposits, etc.? Call a personal financial manager at the FFSC for an appointment at 764-7480.

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interact with other new moms. Classes meet at the Naval Support Activity gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free. Materials are provided. For more information, call MWR Fitness Director Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067. ❏ Free on-line tutoring service: for Military Families is the Defense Department's official, online, on-demand tutoring and homework help service for military members and their families. The site, offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, proof-reading and more. Active-duty military members and National Guard, Reserve personnel and Defense Department civilians on active duty in a deployed status and their family members are eligible to participate.'s network includes more than 2,500 professional tutors who have delivered more than six million, one-on-one tutoring sessions since 2001. Each tutor is certified through the site, and all sessions are recorded for quality control. The program can also be accessed through a free app for the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. ❏ Make your next party a movie party at Cinema One: Looking for a unique idea for your next group party? Why not make it a movie party? Cinema One offers private showings of your favorite feature films. Cinema One movie parties are perfect for birthday celebrations, command socials, class trips, youth groups and lots more. Movie parties are free to groups of 40 or more (with concessions purchase) and are $40 to groups of less than 40 people. Call theater manager, Teresa Stuckey, at 764-4107 for reservation information.

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

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Just a little off the top Workers begin demolition of one of Joint Base Charleston - Air Base's three water towers Dec. 2. The water tower on Davis Drive, across from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron compound, was removed as part of the Airfield Obstruction Reduction Initiative and to reduce excess infrastructure on the installation.


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Federal hiring of veterans reaches 20-year high Courtesy of American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Nearly 29 percent of federal government hires in fiscal 2011 went to military veterans, marking a 20year high, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said today. Berry released what he called preliminary numbers from fiscal 2011 following a meeting of the President’s Council on Veterans Employment, an Obama administration initiative he credited with the increases in veteran hiring. “President Obama created the Veterans Employment Initiative to help employ our veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses – an integral part of keeping our sacred promise to America’s veterans. It’s working,” Berry said. The council “pursued aggressive goals, and for our veterans, meeting those goals means jobs that serve the American people and help sustain the growth that supports the propriety and leadership in the world,”

he said. “I’m proud of the council’s success in keeping these highly trained and experienced individuals working for our nation, particularly the over one million who served in Iraq.” Of the 24 federal departments and agencies included in the initiative, 22 hired more veterans last year than in fiscal 2009, and 23 hired more disabled veterans than in 2009, Berry said. The government’s hiring of veterans is up from 26 percent last year and 24 percent in fiscal 2009, he said. The council also approved a pilot program for employing formerly homeless veterans in the federal government. The goal of the President’s Veterans Employment Initiative is to help federal agencies identify qualified veterans, clarify the hiring process for veterans seeking employment with the federal government, and help them adjust to the civilian work environment once they are hired. The council is co-chaired by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

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2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback Auto, power package, extra Clean $





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2007 Nissan Frontier SE Crew cab, auto, V6Starting at Startingat $



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2007 Toyota Sienna LE Loaded, like new $

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

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



97 97Cadillac CadillacDeVille DeVille

02 FordFocus Focus 02Ford

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


05 05Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS Leather, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Leather,loaded,

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08 08Kia KiaSorento Sorento

07 07Pontiac PontiacTorrent Torrent

06 06Mercedes MercedesC230 C230


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10 10Ford FordE350 E350Van Van

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10 10Honda HondaAccord Accord

21,995 21,995

14,995 14,995

2011 Toyota RAV4 Auto, loaded, extra clean $

08 08 08Mazda MazdaCX-7 CX-7 08Chrysler ChryslerSebring SebringConv. Conv.Ltd Ltd 21,995 20,995 V6, V6,auto, auto,loaded, loaded,better betterthan thannew new Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean

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10 10Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS

17,995 17,995

10 10Toyota ToyotaCamry CamryLELE

17,995 17,995


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


19,995 19,995

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

21,995 21,995

17,995 17,995

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


19,995 19,995



08 08GMC GMCCanyon CanyonSLT SLT


2010 Ford Edge Limited V6, Leather, CD/MP3 $


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14,995 14,995


07 07VW VWTouareg Touareg

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


19,995 19,995

2008 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner King cab loaded, one owner $

10 10Jeep JeepGrand GrandCherokee Cherokee


10 10Chevy ChevyCamaro CamaroLTLT

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


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Auto, Auto,xtra xtraclean clean


22,995 22,995

2010 Ford Mustang GT 2011 Nissan Armada 2011 Infiniti G37 (2) Loaded, only 3K miles Loaded, must sell Save big, 2 to choose from 10 10 10Ford FordFlex FlexSEL SEL 10Lincoln LincolnMKZ MKZ 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,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean Loaded,factory factorywarranty, warranty,like likenew new $$


24,995 24,995


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

2011 Toyota Camry LE Power package, auto, loaded $

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

2006 Honda Odossey EX-L Moon roof, leather, one owner $


07 07Chrysler ChryslerPT PTCruiser Cruiser

02 02Mazda MazdaMillennia Millennia

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

Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,only only50k 50kmiles miles


7,995 7,995


6,995 6,995


02 02Acura AcuraMDX MDX


7,995 7,995

2010 Ford Fusion SEL V6, leather, sunroof $

2008 Ford Explorer XLT Pwr pkg, moon roof, extra clean $

10,995 10,995


10,995 10,995

Ridgeline RTL 2006 Auto, xtra Auto,Honda xtraclean, clean,one oneowner owner $$ Loaded, moonroof, one owner $$ $

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12,995 12,995



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05 ToyotaSienna SiennaLE LE 05Toyota

12,995 12,995


08 08Ford FordEscape Escape

06 VWPassat Passat 06VW

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13,995 13,995

2008 Ford Edge Loaded, power package, like new $

06 06Cadillac CadillacCTS CTS

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


14,995 14,995

14,995 14,995

2008 Chevy Silverado Crew cab, 4x4, loaded $


12,995 12,995


Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


13,995 13,995

2009 Toyota Prius Touring Loaded, nav., one owner $


07 07Toyota ToyotaCamry Camry Leather, Leather,sunroof, sunroof,28k 28kmiles miles


15,995 15,995

2011 Ford Mustang Conv. Leater, auto $

07 07Mazda MazdaRX8 RX8Coupe Coupe 6spd, 6spd,loaded, loaded,one oneowner owner


15,995 15,995

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Dual power sidedoors, auto $

07 07Jeep JeepWrangler WranglerXX 06 21,995 21,995 06Pontiac PontiacSolstice Solstice Auto, air,one oneowner, owner,xtra xtraclean clean Auto,air, 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

05 LincolnTown TownCar CarSignature SignatureLtd Ltd 05Lincoln

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2006 Ford F-150 Extra clean, 4x4, one owner $



10,995 10,995

06 VWBeetle BeetleConvertible Convertible 06VW

07 07MINI MINICooper Cooper

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


13,995 13,995

Loaded, Loaded,leather, leather,moonroof moonroof


300 Touring 2010 Chrysler Moonroof, like garage Moonroof,lthr, lthr, likenew, new, garagekept kept Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,11owner owner Nitro Loaded, SLT/RT $$ wheels, extra clean Loaded, chrome Lth, Moonroof, 1 owner,$$low miles $ $

Auto, xtra Auto, xtraclean clean Dodge 2008

04 ChevySilverado Silverado2500 2500HD HDLS LS 04Chevy


7,995 7,995

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

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,xtra xtraclean clean


08 SuzukiReno Reno 08Suzuki

Low Lowmiles, miles,one oneowner owner


2006 Ford F-150 King Rancher Crew Cab, loaded, like new $

05 05Chrysler ChryslerCrossfire CrossfireLtd Ltd

Leather, moonroof,xtra xtraclean clean Leather,moonroof,

05 05Dodge DodgeRam Ram1500 1500SLT SLT

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



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

2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S Auto, moonroof, like new $


08 SuzukiGrand GrandVitara Vitara 08Suzuki

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner






2010 Ford Taurus SEL Lloaded, extra clean $

16,995 16,995

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

2009 Honda CRV EX Moonroof, auto, one owner $

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

14,995 14,995

Loaded, xtra clean, BIG xtra clean,SAVE SAVEEddie BIG Loaded, 2010 Ford Explorer Bauer $$ Leather, loaded, priced to sell $$ $

10 10Dodge DodgeJourney Journey

13,995 13,995

10 NissanCube Cube 10Nissan

Moonroof, Moonroof,loaded loaded

06 06Nissan NissanMurano Murano

Auto, Auto,loaded, loaded,like likenew new


Auto, Auto,only only6k6kmiles miles


13,995 13,995


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

10 10Nissan NissanVersa Versa

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


10 ToyotaCorolla CorollaLE LE 10Toyota

12,995 12,995

06 06Nissan NissanAltima Altima2.5S 2.5S

2008 Lincoln MKZ Loaded, leather, like new $

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

04 04Acura Acura3.2TL 3.2TL



13,995 13,995


13,995 13,995

06 06Mercury MercuryGrand GrandMarquis MarquisLS LS

11,995 11,995


2010 Ford Escape XLT V6, Auto, Loaded $

9,995 9,995


Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner

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


EL LTd 2007 Mustang GT Leather, Loaded, must see Leather,power powerpackage, package,xtra xtraclean cleanFord Expedition Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean, must see $$ new $ Nav.,$DVD, loaded Convertible, leather, like $ $

2007 V6, like auto, likenew newFord V6,auto,

06 06Suzuki SuzukiGrand GrandVitara VitaraSport Sport

11,995 11,995

Loaded, Loaded,xtra xtraclean clean

Leather, Leather,moonroof, moonroof,11owner owner

9,995 9,995

9,995 9,995

13,995 13,995

6,995 6,995

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, V6, auto $




V8, V8,auto, auto,11owner owner


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

03 03Ford FordExcursion ExcursionLimited Limited

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

9,995 9,995


4,995 4,995

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


08 08Jeep JeepPatriot Patriot



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

00 00Ford FordF150 F150Ext ExtCab Cab

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




00 00Saturn SaturnSL1 SL1

Auto, Auto,air, air,xtra xtraclean clean

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

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




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


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

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

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 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.

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


2007 Saturn Ion Power package, one owner $


$$ 10,995

08 08Honda HondaCRV CRV

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



16,995 16,995

16,995 16,995


16,995 16,995


16,995 16,995

side Power Loaded, Captain 3rd Power sidedoors, doors,loaded loaded Loaded,xtra xtraclean, clean,low lowmiles miles Captainseats, seats,dual dualpower powerdoors, doors,loaded loaded2011 Ford 3rdseat, seat,11owner owner Flex SE 2008 Toyota Highlander 2008 Hummer H3 $$ $$ $$ $$ Loaded, extra clean, fact. warranty One owner, limited edition, loaded Loaded, hard to find $ $ $

07 NissanQuest Quest 07Nissan

07 FordEdge EdgeSE SE 07Ford

18,995 18,995

18,995 18,995


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

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


20,995 20,995


19,995 19,995

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

10 10Nissan NissanMaxima Maxima3.5 3.5

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


22,995 22,995

22,995 22,995

2011 Cadillac STS Loaded, nav., much more 07 07Chevy ChevyAvalanche AvalancheLTLT $ Leather, Leather,only only14k 14kmiles miles


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09 09Honda HondaAccord AccordEX EX Loaded, Loaded,11owner owner


20,995 20,995

2010 Chevy Silverado Z-71 Crew cab, leather, loaded $


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

2010 Volvo XC90 3.2R SUV 2011 Chevy Camaro SS 6.2L 6k miles Lorenzo wheels, ground effects2500 Laramie Loaded, only 07 10 07Dodge DodgeRam Ram 2500 Laramie 10Lincoln LincolnMKS MKS $ Sunroof, Mega Sunroof,only only400 400miles miles MegaCab, Cab,only only19k 19kmi, mi,11owner owner $ Dual Dualmoonroof, moonroof,loaded, loaded,only only16k 16kmimi

30,995 $$ 27,995

26,995 26,995


36,995 $$ 29,995




$ $

20,995 20,995

11 11Chevy ChevyCamaro CamaroLTLT $$

26,995 26,995

18,995 18,995

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



09 09Ford FordF150 F150Super SuperCab Cab

Moonroof, Moonroof,auto, auto,xtra xtraclean clean


08 FordExplorer ExplorerXLT XLT 08Ford


09 09Nissan NissanTitan TitanCrew CrewCab Cab

2008 Lincoln MKX Moonroof, navigation, loaded $



18,995 18,995


10 10Ford FordMustang MustangConvertible Convertible


10 DodgeGrand GrandCaravan CaravanSXT SXT 10Dodge



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