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04 Feb 2010

The Word From DET 630

December 2010

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Lt Col David T.Krempasky

University of Akron Baldwin Wallace College Case Western Reserve Cleveland State University Hiram College Kent State University Mount Union College Youngstown State University


AFROTC DET 630 125 Terrace Drive Kent State University

Lt Col David T. Krempasky was commissioned as a US Army Second Lieutenant through the University of Northern Iowa's Army ROTC Program in 1988. He served in numerous capacities in US Army Infantry and Signal Battalions before joining the US Air Force as a direct commission Medical Service Corps officer in 1995. He has served in Operations, Medical, and Training Group assignments and has held numerous staff jobs at the Wing, MAJCOM, and Joint International Combatant Command levels. He is currently serving in his third tour as a Commander. Prior to assuming command of AFROTC Detachment 630, Lt Col Krempasky was the Commander of the United States Military Entrance Processing Command’s 4th Battalion which was comprised of the Military Entrance Processing Stations in Albany (NY), Buffalo, Cleveland, Harrisburg (PA), Pittsburgh, and Syracuse.

Suite 104 Terrace Hall Kent, OH 44242 330-672-2182

Lt Col Krempasky is highly decorated in the Personnel community including being named “Distinguished Graduate” of his Basic Personnel Officers Course in 2000, receiving the prestigious civilian credential as "Senior Professional in Human Resources" in 2000 and 2009, being named Allied Command Operations Outstanding USAF Personnel Manager of the Year in 2004 and 2006, and being named Field Grade Support Officer of the Year in 2009 for the Air Force District Washington.

From the Commander: Well, my first semester at Kent State AFROTC is coming to a close. It’s been great so far to be a part of this organization – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with both the cadre and the cadets! Despite the weather we’ve had here in the early part of December, there is nowhere else I’d rather be and no mission I’d rather be doing! I’ve also had the chance to meet and/or speak with several of our alumni and am amazed at the divergent paths that they have taken after leaving Kent/Akron. Some of our alumni have thought so highly of our detachment that they have sent their own sons and daughters to us to be trained as future leaders of the U.S. Air Force! I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the alumni that have generously supported our detachment with financial contributions, mementos, souvenirs, unit coins, etc. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our alumni, family and friends for all that they do to help make this a better world – whether they are veterans, retirees, currently serving members, moms, dads, teachers, emergency personnel, brothers, sisters, sons, or daughters – THANKS to each and every one of you for the impact you have had through your own lives as well as for the impact you have had on the lives of future generations!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL and please be safe during your holiday travels and celebrations.

Lt Col David T. Krempasky Kent State University AFROTC Det 630 Seeking Instructor(s)!!!! We currently have Instructor vacancies for Summer 2011. We are looking for motivated, dedicated, mature, active duty personnel in the rank of Lt – Maj to fill a vacancy or two. If anyone is interested or knows someone (alumni or not) that might be interested, please contact the detachment for further information. AFROTC duty requires a release by your career field manager, but we do not require a Masters Degree – only the desire to teach, train, guide, and mentor the future leaders of our Air Force! Thanks for your consideration.

From the heart of Cindy I continue to be humbled by your kind words, amazed by your generosity, and entertained by all of your e-mails, phone calls, and visits!! Remember, if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!! And PLEASE…continue to send in your pictures!! I love it!!! Thank YOU for continuing to bless my days. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Cindy

This article by: AAS C/2nd Lt. CHELSEA N. PERTGINIDES 2nd Lt. Kevin G. Bryan Squadron Kent State University 20 October, 2010 The 2nd Lt. Kevin G. Bryan Squadron set a new squadron record in October for the most funds raised by one fundraiser. Under the direction of C/Major David P. Bown, the Kent State University based squadron sold t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts created by a local business. The fundraiser was met with great interest, largely due to the fact that the clothing featured the detachment logo across the chest. The sweatshirt included the option of adding a last name down the sleeve. Exactly $4,802 was raised by the fundraiser. The squadron plans to use the funds to help cover the cost of attending NATCON and for squadron activities and future projects. This successful fundraiser occurs at the same time the squadron is campaigning for next school year’s area headquarters. C/Maj Bown commented, “We have eight members going to CINCON next month who are truly looking forward to representing the squadron well and making a strong push to become the next Area VI HQ.” One area the squadron focuses heavily on is volunteering within the community. The last event was held at the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank in Akron, Ohio. In just three hours, 23 members and candidates put together almost 750 boxes of food each weighing around 34 pounds. The 2nd Lt. Kevin G. Bryan Squadron is located at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and has 19 active members, 33 candidates, and four honorary members.

Our Snow Angel…..

Halloween 2010 AS100’s Perform: The Unofficial KISS Concert!

Alpha Flight is lending a hand to children at Hattie Larlhem.

Alumni Challenge and Throw down Patches Coins Monetary DET 630 Visits:

Alumni and Friends‌ We extend an open invitation to come and visit with us. The display board below featuring the cadre of AFROTC DET 630 was recently designed and is in the process of being made into a new wall display for the office. We thank you for your continued generous donations which allow us the opportunity to purchase items needed to keep our detachment looking professional and operating smoothly.

{Replacing the current display board}

Mrs. Smith, The shells I sent in are: 105mm PGU-43B Training Practice, 40mm HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) PGU-9 used overseas and PGU-44 30mm HEI which we fired in testing the gun on our plane to possibly replace our 40mm. Please let me know if you have any other questions. (BTW The 105 will polish up great with a bronze or copper polisher and if you put an acrylic sealant or hairspray on it afterwards it'll stay looking good for a long time, possible a good cadet job) Take care and thanks again for letting me stop in. Jarrod N. Beers, Capt, USAF 16SOS Plans and Tactics, Cannon AFB DSN: 681-0192 Comm: (575) 784-0192 Cell: (330) 687-7755

The three patches below were donated by Lt Chalie Galliand, who commissioned in May 2008.

Lt Joshua McNelley

Lt Aaron Sisek

Top Gun C/Bown, Distinguished Graduate C/Kramer, Top Gun C/Pesicek, Top Gun C/Henry

Communication: All information, alumni news, and pledges for donations can be emailed to the attention of Mrs. Smith at the address above. If you would like to add or delete someone to our distribution list

please e-mail us at the address above.

AFROTC DET 630 125 Terrace Drive 104 Terrace Hall Kent State University Kent, OH 44242 PHONE: (330) 672-2182 FAX: (330) 672-2189 E-MAIL: DET630@KENT.EDU “Friend� us on Facebook: AFROTC DET 630

We are on a mission to produce the most elite and skilled officers for the Air Force. Detachment 630 has produced hundreds of quality officers and will continue to do so with your continued support. We invite you to help us in any way that you can. Please help us if you are able to with monetary donations, coin donations, patch donations, volunteer to be a guest speaker, creative support ideas, or attend community events with DET 630 Thank you for the monetary donations! Your support is greatly appreciated. $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $50.00 $100.00 $100.00 $200.00 $300.00

Lt Col and Mrs. Richard E. Benson Mr. Andrew Ardo Col F. William Sherod, II Major and Mrs. Robert Stewart Major and Mrs. Scott Haddick Major and Mrs. Scott Haddick Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Barker Major and Mrs. Scott Haddick

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