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Guard soldiers, airmen gearing up for Hurricane Florence By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten, DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY WASHINGTON (AFNS)

The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency Monday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Additionally, the mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a state of emergency due to anticipated torrential rainfall. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the Atlantic coast early Sept. 14, as a major hurricane. Here’s a quick look at what states in the storm’s path are doing:

support, food and water distribution, communications support, road closure support and helicopter aquatic rescue teams, officials said.

South Carolina

As of Sept. 12, there were about 1,700 South Carolina Army National Guard members on state active duty, as well as about 50 Airmen, and they will remain on duty as long as needed, according to Army Lt. Col. Cindi King, the director of public affairs for the South Carolina National Guard. Immediate missions will include aerial and ground support for the South Carolina Highway Patrol if lane reversals are issued, and seNorth Carolina curity and assistance for law North Carolina will place enforcement officials. 320 National Guard members on state active duty to Virginia integrate into North CaroThe Virginia National lina’s Emergency Manage- Guard is planning to initially ment’s disaster response bring up to 1,500 Soldiers, plan, National Guard Bureau Airmen and members of the officials said. An additional Virginia Defense Force on 7,000 North Carolina Guard state active duty for possible members are ready to mo- assistance with the state’s rebilize when called to state sponse operations for Huractive duty by the governor. ricane Florence, according to The North Carolina National National Guard Bureau ofGuard’s first priority is safe- ficials. Gov. Ralph Northam guarding the lives and prop- has authorized up to 6,000 erty of its state’s citizens, personnel for response opofficials said. As of Sept. erations and those individu12, National Guard Bureau als were alerted and are on numbers showed about 160 standby. personnel on duty. As of Sept. 12, about 400 National Guard capabili- Army National Guard troops ties to support North Caro- were on duty, according to lina, in the aftermath of a NGB figures. hurricane, include stranded Potential missions for the motorist and flood victim res- Virginia National Guard incue using high-water clear- clude high-water transportaance vehicles, warehouse tion, debris reduction, comand supply transport, shelter modity distribution, shelter

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South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers from the 118th Forward Support Company stage recovery equipment to provide support for disabled vehicles during the lane reversal of I-26 in North Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 11. Approximately 2,000 soldiers and airmen have been mobilized to prepare, respond and participate in recovery efforts as forecasters project Hurricane Florence will increase in strength with potential to be a Category 4 storm and a projected path to make landfall near the Carolinas and east coast.

management assistance and rotary-wing aviation search and rescue, officials said. The Virginia National Guard plans to stage personnel at readiness centers in key locations throughout the commonwealth in order to be ready to rapidly respond if needed, National Guard Bureau officials said. Additional Soldiers, Airmen and Virginia Defense Force members will be on duty in Richmond and at Fort Pickett to provide mission command, logistics, administrative and public information support.

Maryland

The Maryland National Guard is ready to support the governor, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and other partner agencies as they prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence, National Guard Bureau

officials said. The Joint Operations Center is manned around the clock, and they are in constant contact with MEMA (Maryland Emergency Management Agency), ready to respond as needed. No personnel were on duty in Maryland as of early Sept. 12, according to NGB reports. “Military organization and training enables unsurpassed capabilities at home in times of large-scale emergency or disaster response,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey W. Burkett, vice director of domestic operations and force development for the National Guard Bureau. “In other words, the experience and education acquired by National Guard personnel significantly benefits the sense of urgency for us to provide our unique capabilities in times of disaster.”

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Hurricane hunters fly Florence, conduct search and rescue By Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek

403RD WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, MISS. (AFNS)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with a search and rescue mission Sept. 11, locating a white 41foot Bali sailing catamaran after completing their mission for Hurricane Florence. The vessel was making a trans-Atlantic voyage from Portugal to the Bahamas, and was not responding. The U.S. Coast Guard asked the aircrew to locate, make contact with the missing vessel via VHF radio frequencies, and provide information about the vessel, the number of passengers, safety and emergency equipment. “After receiving the request from the U.S Coast Guard to assist with locating a sailboat, I forwarded the information to the aircraft commander to gather information about their intentions due to the storm, the vessel’s capability and equipment,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Moffatt, 53rd WRS navigator. “This isn’t the first time we have conducted a search and rescue mission, because as aviators and even mari-

ners, we have a duty to render assistance.” After traveling toward the last known location of the vessel, members of the crew hailed the boat, and received a reply. The Hurricane Hunters then turned to the new coordinates obtained from the sailboat crew in order to locate them. Members of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, who occasionally fly with the 53rd WRS, assisted the Hurricane Hunters by searching the ocean below for the sailboat, which was located within 10 minutes of arriving at the location. Once the sailboat crew was located, the aircrew circled the area and continued gathering information, which was relayed to the Coast Guard. The sailboat crew was notified about Hurricane Florence and after their destination and intent was received, the Hurricane Hunters headed back to Savannah, Georgia. Maj. Brandon Roth, 53rd WRS pilot said, “Although our primary mission is to gather data from storms, we are trained to render assistance in emergencies that occur in the open waters, and often times, we are the only ones available to assist because of that mission.”

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Vice President, DoD leaders honor Pentagon’s 9/11 sacrifices By Terri Moon Cronk

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY WASHINGTON

The terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, sought not just to take the lives of U.S. citizens and crumble buildings; they hoped to break America’s spirit, Vice President Mike Pence said at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial observance here today. They failed, he said. “The American people showed on that day and every day since, we will not be intimidated,” the vice president said. “Our spirit cannot be broken.” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva hosted Pence for the annual remembrance for families and friends of those who fell at the Pentagon. Seventeen years ago, terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. One hundred eighty-nine people perished — 125 service members and civilians working in the building, and 59 men and women and children aboard the flight. The losses at the Pentagon, combined with those at New York City’s World Trade Center and in a field crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, totaled 2,977 men, women and children.

A Special Burden

“To the families of the fallen gathered here and all those looking on, the cherished final moments you shared with your loved ones no doubt seem like just yesterday: a goodbye kiss, a tender embrace, or one last wave,” Pence said.

“Just know that your nation understands that, while we all suffered loss that day, we know you bear a special burden,” he added. “But we gather here in the shadow of the building where your loved ones departed this life to say that you do not bear that burden alone. The American people stand with you and we always will.” The vice president said that even before the smoke cleared and the fires were put out, Americans began to answer the call and step forward to serve the nation. “It’s amazing to think in the 17 years since that day, nearly 5.5 million Americans volunteered to serve in the armed forces of the United States,” he added. “Those courageous men and women turned a day of tragedy into a triumph of freedom.”

Hatred Will Not Prevail

Mattis told the families and friends of victims that, “[In] the shadow of our rebuilt Pentagon, we are all part of your larger family. We stand with you every day in honored tribute of the fallen, of your loved ones.” In that spirit, the secretary added, “this morning we commit ourselves to remembering and honoring the lives that might have been. We keep faith with the innocent who perished. We take solace in their deaths were not in vain, for in their passing they empowered us forever with our enduring sense of purpose. And we remember that hatred disguised in false religious garb to murder innocents will not prevail.” We remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who fell here in America, and then on far-flung battlefields, he said.

“We salute the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines who nailed our colors to the mast, giving their last full measure of devotion, declaring proudly that Americans do not scare,” Mattis said.

Strength and Resilience

Together with the families of the fallen, we remember all that is good, true, and beautiful about those we have lost, “And if we remember them, if we honor them by living as they would have us live, if we in the Department of Defense do our best every day to protect America’s promise to the world, then we keep our promise to them and to ourselves and to future generations,” the secretary said. Selva told the audience today’s ceremonies across the country, “inspire us to reflect not only on the nation’s strength and resolve after those brutal attacks, but also on the strength and resilience of individual people who continue to carry on, even to thrive, in spite of the pain of losing a loved one.” The vice chairman said all should take comfort in knowing that those who died imparted a legacy of selfless service, courage and patriotism, and a belief in the high ideals, all of which continue to inspire a new generation of grateful Americans who have answered the call to serve. “So today, let us reaffirm the commitment that as long as we have breath to breathe, our military members will defend this nation,” the vice chairman said. “We will ensure that future generations of America are able to enjoy the same freedoms and liberties that we inherited.”


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Virginia Guard to support statewide response to Hurricane Florence By Cotton Puryear

VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA.

The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force on state active duty for possible assistance with the state’s response operations for Hurricane Florence. Gov. Ralph Northam has authorized up to 6,000 personnel for response operations and those individuals are alerted and on standby. Potential missions for the VNG include high water transportation, debris reduction, commodity distribution, shelter management assistance and rotary wing aviation search and rescue. The VNG plans to stage personnel at readiness centers in key locations throughout the commonwealth in order to be ready to rapidly respond if needed. The alert process to notify personnel to report for duty has begun, and they are scheduled to be in place by early afternoon on Wednesday and ready to provide support. The key to being able to rapidly respond is staging personnel and resources in strategic locations before

the severe weather hits so they can quickly respond to assist communities if they are impacted by the severe weather from Hurricane Florence,” said Brig. Gen. James Ring, Virginia National Guard director of the joint staff. During domestic operations, the VNG receives missions through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and responds as part of a multi-agency team with the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation and other state and local emergency response organizations to provide support capabilities to communities in need. The VNG is not able to respond to direct support requests from the public. People in need should call 911 and not the VNG directly. Additional Soldiers, Airmen and VDF members will be on duty in Richmond and Fort Pickett to provide mission command, logistics, administrative and public information support. Since January 2014, the VNG has mobilized nearly 2,570 personnel on state active duty to respond to hurricanes, winter storms and flooding.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson

U.S. Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard and 169th Fighter Wing, prepare to deploy from McEntire Joint National Guard Base to Bluffton, South Carolina, to support partnered civilian agencies and safeguard the citizens of the state in advance of Hurricane Florence, September 10,. Approximately 800 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been mobilized to prepare, respond and participate in recovery efforts as forecasters project Hurricane Florence will increase in strength with potential to be a Category 4 storm and a projected path to make landfall near the Carolinas and east coast.

Innovation through agility Building the Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System

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Soldiers and Army civilians provide feedback to the IPPS-A program during a user Jury in late 2017. User juries use operational mission scenarios to showcase various features and functionality.

In late November 1941, the U.S. Army’s 11th Cavalry — the Blackhorse Regiment — was ordered to travel through Southern California to Camp Lockett, a small outpost located about one mile from the U.S.-Mexico border. Their mission was to protect the San Diego and Arizona Railway from possible Japanese sabotage. Fears of an attack on the railway would ultimately prove to be unfounded as Japan focused on the Pacific Theater. Nevertheless, the 11th Cavalry’s journey to

Camp Lockett would make history. The horse mounted Blackhorse Regiment traveled nearly 90 miles through arid and rocky desert terrain in just under two days. It would be the Regiment’s last-ever mission executed as a horse mounted unit. By June of 1942, America’s involvement in World War II placed new requirements on the Army and the U.S. military as a whole. It demanded the Army adopt a newer, more modern concept of war. As a consequence of this evolution, the 11th Cavalry was inactivated as a horse mounted unit, transferred to Fort » See IPPS-A | 10


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Army offers simple tips for soldiers, civilians to prepare for Hurricane Florence

7 The Army is encouraging soldiers, their families, and civilians to prepare in advance for the possible effects of Hurricane Florence with helpful tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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With Hurricane Florence threatening the East Coast, Army safety specialists are urging Soldiers and civilians to be prepared. James Dean, contingency planner with the Fort Stewart Directorate of Plans, Mobilization and Security at Fort Stewart, Georgia, offers three simple tips to keep in mind when facing a natural disaster. “Have a plan to evacuate, have a kit to support your family and pets for three days, and stay informed,â€? Dean said. These steps are part of Ready Army, a campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance force readiness by informing the community of relevant hazards, Dean explained. September is also National Preparedness Month, and with a major hurricane threatening millions of people along the East Coast, Soldiers are encouraged to be proactive. “Most of the year, we’re in hurricane season — from May through November,â€? Dean said. “This is the height of the hurricane season. Most hurricanes happen in the Atlantic August and September.â€? Dean said installations make decisions at different hurricane condition levels, or HURRCON levels. Daryl Lusk, safety specialist with the Fort Stewart Safety OfďŹ ce, said his expertise comes from past experience and training as a safety specialist. Lusk’s advice to Soldiers and their family members, which is in line with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is to: pay attention to the news to track the upcoming storm’s progress create an emergency supply kit ensure vehicles are fueled up and serviceable store loose items around the house such as hoses and grills follow local directions from the local authorities. Lusk recalls in 1999 when he was serving as an active-duty Soldier at Hunter Army AirďŹ eld, Georgia, that the hurricane evacuees from Florida came to the area and brought up a large amount of supplies, leaving little for local Georgia residents, should they have had to evacuate. Lusk said the key is to plan to have enough supplies to last about 14 days in the worst-case scenario. He said to always follow the advice of the authorities.

“Just pay attention to the news,â€? Lusk advised. Additionally, Soldiers must keep their chain of command informed of their whereabouts during a storm or evacuation, as well as ensuring that their chain of command has their phone number and vice versa, Lusk said. Eric Waters, emergency operations ofďŹ cer with the Installation Operations Center, highlighted the Army’s AtHoc system, a networked crisis communication system, as a means for Soldiers to receive alerts and report to their unit that you are safe. The AtHoc system can keep Soldiers and installation personnel informed on hurricane warnings, post closures, evacuation orders and hurricane condition level changes, Waters said. “My advice is to ensure that you are actually registered in the AtHoc system,â€? Waters said. “Utilize the purple globe, utilize the instructions that you got at the end of the month and actually log in and register your information.â€? Lusk and Dean emphasized that families should not leave their pets behind. Ensure to bring all the pet’s medications, food and medical records. “Take your pets with you,â€? Lusk said, noting that those who evacuate should be sure to bring the pet’s kennel, as most hurricane evacuation locations won’t allow pets without one. For those leaving the area, Lusk said to turn off any propane tanks, unplug small appliances and lock up their homes. “Go away as if your home was going to be destroyed — you have to prepare for the worst,â€? Lusk said. Lusk said that hurricane evacuations are different than off-post evacuations because Families and Soldiers do not have the option of noncompliance, whereas local residents outside of post can choose to stay despite recommendations from local authorities. Dean encourages Soldiers and Family members to educate themselves as much as they can and seek out information from local specialists. Information and supply lists can be found at www. redcross.org or ready.gov/build-a-kit.

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JBLE relocates vessels, aircraft in advance of Florence By 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Hurricane Florence’s path poses a threat to JBLE’s coastline position, which is vulJOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA. nerable to storm surges. Local residents Joint Base Langley-Eustis evacuated are advised to actively monitor news and vessels and aircraft in advance of Hur- weather outlets to keep informed of anricane Florence, Sept. 11, 2018, to avoid nouncements of local or state authorities. possible impacts from the storm. Additional JBLE guidelines and recomThe 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) relocated approximately six vessels from Fort Eustis’ Third Port to northern parts of the Chesapeake Bay. Roughly 100 personnel from the unit evacuated with the vessels to support them while in safe haven locations. U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons relocated to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. About 100 personnel from the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings will be on location at the base to mendations may be found on the JBLE provide support to the aircraft. website at https://www.jble.af.mil/ Additionally, UH-60 Black Hawk he- Home/Weather. licopters assigned to the 5th Battalion For JBLE’s current status, visit http:// (General Support), 159th Aviation Regi- www.facebook.com/JointBaseLangleyment were secured in hangars at Felker Eustis and follow the JBLE Twitter acArmy Air eld. counts @JBLENews and @JBLEStatus. Downloadable media of JBLE’s prepaFor more information contact 633rd ABW ration efforts is available below: Public Affairs at 878-4920. For media-relatPHOTOS: https://go.usa.gov/xPrfk ed questions after regular operating hours, VIDEOS: Vessels and Black Hawks — please contact the JBLE Command Post at https://go.usa.gov/xPrGm | F-22s and 757-764-5411. T-38s — https://go.usa.gov/xPrGp 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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[1] Soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) move vessels in preparation for Hurricane Florence at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Sept. 11. Due to projected tidal surges and potential flooding, approximately six vessels and 100 personnel from the 7th Transportation Brigade evacuated from Fort Eustis’ Third Port to northern parts of the Chesapeake Bay for safe haven. [2] U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion (General Support), 159th Aviation Regiment move a UH-60 Black Hawk in prepartion for Hurricane Florence at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Due to the hurricane, JBLE assets are being stored safely or sent to safe haven locations. [3] Soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) move vessels in preparation for Hurricane Florence. U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon aircraft from Langley Air Force Base were scheduled to relocate to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. [4] U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion (General Support), 159th Aviation Regiment move a UH60 Black Hawk in prepartion for Hurricane Florence. Aircraft were moved into hangars due to Hurricane Florence’s threat of high winds and coastal flooding. [5] Soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) move vessels in preparation for Hurricane Florence at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Due to projected tidal surges and potential flooding, approximately six vessels evacuated from Fort Eustis’ Third Port to northern parts of the Chesapeake Bay for safe haven. [6] A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off in preparation for hurricane Florence. Both the F-22 and T-38 Talon airframes were flown to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. [7] U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to 5th Battalion (General Support), 159th Aviation Regiment sit in a hangar in prepartion for the hurricane. Along with the 5th Btn. (GS), members of the 7th Transportation Bridage also relocated vessel at Third Port to safer locations.

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Benning, Georgia, and reactivated as the 11th Armored Regiment. The Army had officially moved from riding horses to driving tanks. Today’s Army finds itself with a similar dilemma: how to deliver warfighting capabilities in an environment increasingly defined by rapid technological advancements and the changing character of war. The United States currently faces a host of challenges from adversaries spanning the globe and we as a nation are “facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order.” The growing complexity of the global security environment provides the imperative for us to modernize. While modernization ensures the American warfighter is equipped with the most capable weapons systems and equipment, it also applies to the processes and infrastructure that drive the management and pay of the Soldier — the Army’s most valuable resource. Currently, the Army utilizes approximately 200 human resources and pay systems to process routine transactions — none of which are standardized across our Active, National Guard and Reserve components. This fragmentation and lack of standardization presents challenges to Soldiers and commanders alike, and detracts from the overall readiness of the Total Force. For example, a recent Army Inspector General report showed that roughly 29 percent of all formal Soldier inquiries submitted in fiscal year 2015 dealt directly

with personnel and pay issues. A subsequent investigation found that commanders struggled to keep up with administrative requirements, in large part due to the Army’s HR and pay systems not being integrated. Overall, the research reveals that “the current Army HR automated systems at brigade and below lack the capability to create, route, and track awards, leaves, and promotions from initiation through completion” among other problems that place burdens on Soldiers and commanders and threaten mission readiness. Our current HR and pay environment limits the Army’s ability to effectively facilitate modern capabilities, including talent management. Today’s environment is rooted in the industrial age and we need to take it into the 21st century. To that end, as part of the Total Force Policy, the Army mandated the employment of an integrated personnel and pay system that standardizes business practices, provides authoritative data for military personnel, and facilitates a continuum of service across all three components. The Integrated Personnel and Pay System — Army, or IPPS-A, is our solution to a decades-long problem of inefficiency and data inaccuracy that has plagued the Total Force.

IPPS-A AS AN ‘AGILE’ TEAM EFFORT

The Army first set out to develop IPPSA at a time when the Department of Defense was struggling to integrate HR and pay capabilities for the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Recognizing the urgent need to modernize, the Army

launched its own initiative to build a system tailored to the specific needs of the Army community and improve access, timeliness and accuracy of records for each Soldier. IPPS-A’s objective is to fully operationalize HR and pay while simultaneously adding a talent management capability; an ambitious effort, given the bureaucratic complexity and multi-component structure of our nation’s premier combat force. Since we began this effort, the IPPS-A team has made significant progress towards building a system that will totally transform our Army’s HR and pay processes. In the last 25 months, our program executed over 660 critical engagements with diverse stakeholders. We’ve engaged with stakeholders across the Army including leaders and commanders at all levels — from the Pentagon to the battalion — HR professionals, and most importantly, our rank-and-file Soldiers. These engagements are critical to ensure we capture and apply the feedback of those who will use IPPS-A as part of their day-to-day activities. In addition, we have kept key decision makers and stakeholders at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters U.S. Army, and Congress informed at every turn to solicit their support and ensure they are aware of our progress. To date, our progress is based on our ability to operate as cross-functional agile teams. As defined in a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Conditions are ripe for agile teams in any situation where problems are complex, solutions are at

first unclear, project requirements are likely to change, close collaboration with end users is feasible, and creative teams will outperform command-and-control groups.” In other words, the current condition of the Army’s HR and pay environment is optimal for agile execution. The IPPS-A program enables teams of Total Force Soldiers and Army Civilians to work together as a triad to customize and tailor commercial off the shelf, or COTS, products to meet the unique needs of the Army. We leverage the expertise of subject-matter experts, PeopleSoft developers, Army Commanders, HR and finance professionals, data integration developers, testers and many others filling diverse roles. And by using COTS software, we will ultimately allow the Army to rapidly modernize and update like private-sector organizations. IPPS-A’s teams function differently than the typical Army chain of command. Each team is “largely self-governing: senior leaders tell team members where to innovate but not how. They also work closely with internal and external customers. This puts responsibility for innovation in the hands of those who are closest to customers.” This structure enables our IPPS-A team to utilize a user-centered design process and facilitate events that consistently integrate the user early and often. We listen to feedback from the field and build the system in phases, with each phase delivering some value and improving upon the next delivery. For instance, our User Juries provide Soldiers and Army Civilians the opportunity to actually use the system and provide feedback on various features and functionality. IPPS-A uses operational mission scenarios to showcase how the system will improve the lives of Soldiers, commanders and HR professionals, and these events also serve to train, develop and transition the Total Force in advance of IPPS-A’s deployment. Practical, handson, side-by-side assistance is recognized by the Army for not only supporting proficiency and readiness at the unit level, but also strengthening the relationships between HR and finance professionals pre-IPPS-A, collaboration that is essential to successfully executing the system.

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operationalize HR and pay and add a talent management capability alry — like the Blackhorse Regiment — were no longer adequate to fight in modern conflicts. So too are the fragmented personnel and pay systems that serve our Army today. Modernization is imperative, and the IPPS-A program remains committed to delivering a single, integrated personnel and pay system to all components. Only through harvesting industry innovation can IPPS-A expect to solve the Army’s larger, more-nuanced problems of personnel and pay. “It is essential that the technical competencies of the Army, its battle labs, and laboratory and development systems be focused in two ways,” said Dr. Bruce D. Jette, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. “First, to know what is being developed commercially which may benefit the Army and, second, what must

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be developed by the Army because of its unique military value.” IPPS-A must be developed. Moving forward, the program will continue leveraging agile teams to innovate and formulate solutions to the challenges of building an integrated personnel and pay system. We will also continue listening to feedback from stakeholders at all levels as we rely heavily on this input to improve the utility and usability of the system. Only through your overt support can we bring this transformation to fruition. The IPPS-A program is currently on track to roll-out initial capabilities to the National Guard in 2018/19 and achieve full operating capability for the entire Army by fiscal year 2020. As we work toward full operating capability, we remain committed to developing a system that embodies the mantra of “One Soldier, One Record, One Army” and we are going to get this done for the Total Force.

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The Air Force and Navy announce their Joint Physiological Episodes Action Team, or J-PEAT, Sept. 11 at the Pentagon, Arlington. In a collaborative effort of Force Integration, the Air Force will also rename their Unexplained Physiological Events Integration Team to the AF-PEAT. “To better align with our National Defense Strategy, secretary of the Air Force tasked us to strengthen alliances and reform our business practices to improve readiness and deliver greater bang for the taxpayer buck,” said Brig. Gen. Edward Vaughan, AFPEAT leader. “Adopting a common team name, creating the Joint PEAT and better leveraging our joint data, research and resources will improve safety and combat readiness.” The Navy already has a Physiologi-

cal Episodes website https://www. navy.mil/local/PEs/. Soon this site will be co-branded and populated with Air Force physiological episode information as well as new joint findings. “We want to gather and share as much information as possible to bring viable solutions to the table,” said Rear Adm. Fredrick R. Luchtman. “This joint effort will help us to minimize risk faster and smarter. We owe it to our aviators. This partnership will help us tackle the complexities of physiological episodes on a broader scale by eliminating redundant efforts and maximizing the application of resources. It’s a win-win across the board.” The teams are already working together and look forward to using this collaborative joint environment to share ideas and best practices for problem solving.

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Catch and release fishing is allowed at Brown’s Lake on Fort Eustis, but only from the pier. Patrons are not permitted to launch boats or kayaks off the shorelines to fish on the lake, as doing so would cause disturbance of the lake sediment. The primary Land Use Control on the site is no disturbance of the lake sediment. For additional information, call (757) 826-7379.

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Free military spouse networking event

The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will host a speed networking event for military spouses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 12, at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center. Military spouses from the Hampton Roads community will have the opportunity to discuss networking skills, learn about USO programs and network with other military spouses, hiring employers and community leaders. Attendees will also receive a Military Spouse Networking Kit. To register for the event, Back-to-School “Fill the Pack” night The Boys and Girls Clubs of America will host a Back- visit http://bit.ly/USOPeninsulaSept2018. For more inforto-School “Fill the Pack” night at 4 p.m., Sept. 7 at Joint mation, call (757) 395-4270. Base Langley-Eustis Youth Programs. The event is open to military-connected families. Students can fill a new JBLE Job Fair backpack with school supplies and participate in handsJoint Base Langley-Eustis will host a job fair from 9 a.m. on science, engineering and technology projects. Attend- to 2 p.m., Sept 13, at the Fort Eustis Club, 2123 Pershing ees must RSVP no later than Sept. 5. For more informa- Ave. The job fair is open to all active-duty military memtion and to RSVP, call (757) 225-2606. bers, veterans, Reserve and National Guard members, Coast Guard members, retirees, and military spouses. No children please. Come dressed for success. To pre2017 Hampton Roads Morning of Hope The 2017 Hampton Roads Morning of Hope walk will register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jble-job-fairbe held at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2018 at Mt. Trashmore, fort-eustis-september-13-2018-tickets-49130644079. Virginia Beach, Virginia to promote good mental health and suicide awareness. DoD Safe Helpline This Walk is for anyone who has been effected by In support of the Department of Defense Sexual Asdepression or suicide. It is estimated that 18.8 million sault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Programs, the Americans struggle with the disease of depression, and DoD Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support that suicide is the tenth overall leading cause of deaths service for members of the DoD community affected by with over 43,000. For more information or to register sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one for the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope, visit www. specialized support and information, and is confidential, hamptonroadsSOS-hope.org or call Chris Gilchrist at anonymous and secure. Safe Helpline services are avail757-483-5111. able worldwide, 24/7 – providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere. Safe Helpline launched in February 2011 in order to support existing sexual asChapel Ministry Fair The Chapel Ministry Fair will be held from 12:30 p.m. sault prevention and response services. Aimed to proto 3 p.m., Sept. 9 at the Regimental Memorial Chapel vide crisis response, information, and to connect survion Fort Eustis. Event activities will include face-painting, vors to needed resources, while simultaneously building inflatables, a chili cook-off and a pie-eating contest. At- confidence in the reporting process. When survivors are tendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket ready, Safe Helpline staff will connect them to Sexual for picnic festivities including food, drinks and music. For Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Sexual Assault more information, call (757) 878-4316 or (757) 878-4727. Prevention & Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA). For more information go to www.safehelpline.org or call 877-995-5247. Fort Eustis Commissary operating hours The Fort Eustis Commissary will be open 7 days a week beginning Sept. 10. Daily hours of operation are Sunday POW/MIA Recognition Day Events JBLE will host its 8th Annual POW/MIA Recognition from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday Day Events from Sept. 20-21. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m., Sept. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call (757) 20, at Shellbank track. 878-5966. The 24-hour run/walk will begin at 9:15 a.m., Sept. 20, at Shellbank track. Protestant Women of the Chapel bible study The luncheon, featuring guest speaker Col. (Ret.) WilThe Protestant Women of the Chapel will host weekly liam ‘Blister’ Townsley, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bible study meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beSept. 20, at The Langley Club. ginning Sept. 11 at the Regimental Memorial Chapel, The closing ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., Sept. 21, at 923 Lee Blvd., Fort Eustis. The meetings are open to Memorial Park. women for bible study, fellowship and fun. Child WatchTo sign up for the run/walk, visit https://www.signupcare is provided for pre-school and home-school children. genius.com/go/20f0b44afae2ca6fd0-2018. For more inFor more information, call Jeanne Vaul at (757) 878-4316. formation, call (757) 764-7896 or (757) 764-4950.

Semi-annual munitions inventory

The 1st Maintenance Squadron is conducting the semi-annual munitions inventory from Sept. 21-27.

Free Guitar Lessons

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band guitarist Tech. Sgt. Daniel Santos is conducting free beginner guitar lessons every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the static display hangar DV room. Lessons are open to military members, civilian personnel, veterans and retirees. Members must bring their own guitar and smartphone. Space is limited. To sign up, go to https://www.milsuite.mil/book/people/ daniel.b.santos2/blog/2018/08/13/free-guitar-lesson. For more information, call (757) 759-6405.

Electronics Recycling Drive

The 192nd Medical Group is hosting an on-going electronics recycling drive to help raise funds for moral events. Items such as empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones & accessories, GPS devices, calculators, ebook readers, iPods/MP3 players, digital & video cameras, PDAs, iPads/tablets and video game consoles can be dropped at 159 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 764, Room 109. For more information, call (757) 764-0127.

Langley Exchange hours

Effective July 2, the Langley Exchange will adjust the Monday through Friday hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., due to decline in sales and foot traffic in the facility. The new schedule will mirror the commissary closing time, maximizing workforce during operating hours.

633 ABW/EO Intakes and Closure

Due to workload and manning for Fort Eustis equal opportunity personnel, intakes will be made by appointment only until further notice. An intake package will be in the front lobby and provided as a resource for information. The Langley EO office will still accept and process walk-ins as available. The Joint Base Langley-Eustis EO offices will close on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (757) 764-5877/5878 or (757) 8784797/0022.

Airman and Family Readiness Center temporary location

Effective June 13, the Airman and Family Readiness Center will temporarily move to the Community Commons while renovations are underway at the Nealy Ave. location. The center should be fully operational from the Community Commons by June 18. The AFRC hours of operation will remain the same: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, contact the AFRC at 764-3990 or 764-3994.

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CONTINUED FROM 12 11 officer (rated officers, 14NX) and 11 enlisted (intel, 1C5X1) Reserve Air Force Security Code vacancies at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Rated officer vacancies are also available at Shaw Air Force Base. The 710th COS is one of the Air Force Reserve Command’s two Air Operations Center augmentation units. Some AFSCs are eligible for a $300 travel stipend. For inquiries, email 710COS.Workflow@us.af.mil or call 757-225-1955.

New Langley Legal Assistance Office

Langley Legal Assistance services moved May 21, 2018, to 45 Nealy Ave., Bldg. 15, Suite 115. All legal assistance services on Langley Air Force Base will now be conveniently located in the Mission Support Group Building, next to the ID Card Section and other support services. For notary services, powers of attorney or to file a claim, walk in hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m., to 4:30p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. Wills, estate planning and other consultations are by appointment. To schedule an appointment or to obtain more information call (757) 225-6107 or visit http://www.jble.af.mil/Units/Air-Force/ Langley-Law. Note that Fort Eustis Legal Assistance services have not changed (http://www.jble.af.mil/Fort-Eustis-Legal-Assistance). Also, you may stop by the Langley Law Center at 33 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 331 for directions to either of our JBLE Legal Assistance locations.

Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 is changing course

Effective May 20th, Hampton Roads Transit Route 118 will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base to drop off and pick up passengers. This will impact people who work on base and this decision was not made lightly or without research by Hampton Roads. For more information, visit gohrt.com or call (757) 222-6100.

Tricare Prime Suffolk opens summer 2018

Tricare Prime Suffolk will open a Family Practice and Pediatric Clinic in summer 2018 at 7021 Harbour View Drive, Suffolk, Virginia. The clinic will open seven days a week for active duty, retirees and family members, with pharmacy pick-up available. Members can remain enrolled at their current location while waiting for the new clinic to open. To be placed on the waiting list, contact the local health benefits advisor.

Traffic calming serpentine

In accordance with Department of Defense guidance regarding defending installations, Fort Eustis will implement a traffic calming serpentine as a measure to increase the installation’s security posture May 1, 2018, on Washington Blvd outbound lanes. The serpentine will reduce the number of outbound lanes from three to two. This will impact outbound traffic, especially during rush hour. The serpentine will remain in place until completion of the Active Vehicle Barrier project which is expected in

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Kids Bowl Free

Registered children receive certificates to bowl two free games a day this spring and summer at Langley Lanes. Visit www.KidsBowlFree.com/Airforce to register each child and receive free bowling passes every week by email. For more information, call (757) 764-2433.

Weekly Live Fire Schedule

Ranges, training areas, and associated facilities are Off Limits to personnel not engaged in scheduled firing, operations, or inspections/recons unless clearance is obtained in person from Range Control Fire Desk (Bldg. 2432 Mulberry Island Road) or a designated Range Control Technician. All personnel are required to check in and out with range control before going into or departing any Range or Training area. Range schedule until July 27: DATE Sept. Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14

RANGES BTRAC, R1, R2 MAINTENANCE R3, R4, R5, R6 R2, R3 WILDLIFE HABITAT WORK R5, R6 NO LIVE FIRE EVENT SCHEDULED BTRAC, R1, R2 BTRAC, R1, R2 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 BTRAC, R1, R2, R3

TIMES 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ------------------7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic

The Langley Hospital will provide a Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic starting Feb. 12, 2018. Patients who cannot get an appointment with their provider right away and do not want to wait at the ER can check in at the Family Health front desk to be seen by a clinical pharmacist on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Service is available to all active duty and Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 to 70 years of age who are enrolled to Langley Hospital. Patients who are on flying status or Personal Reliability Program, are immunocompromised or have symptoms over 10 days cannot be seen at the Cough and Cold clinic. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Ashely Dixson at 764-8995.

Pharmacy hours expanded

Effective immediately, the hours of operation for the Langley Hospital and Satellite Pharmacies will expand to better serve patients. The Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy will now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy located at the Air Force Base Exchange will now be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Satellite Pharmacy Kiosk located inside the commissary will continue to be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA gate) changes

Security Forces personnel will no longer man the Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA Gate). Personnel will still have their credentials checked by guards at the main NASA gate, however, their credentials will not be checked again at the Durand Entry Control Facility. NASA guards will still man their side of the Durand Entry Control Facility and will only allow CAC holders (no dependent ID cards) to enter NASA property. Additionally, no commercial vehicles are allowed access to NASA property. The Durand Entry Control Facility hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Worship hours for Catholic and Protestant services

Bethel Chapel: • Saturday Catholic Reconciliation at 3:30 p.m. • Saturday Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. • Sunday Protestant Community Service at 9 a.m. • Sunday Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. Langley Main Chapel: • Sunday Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. • Sunday Protestant Gospel Service at 11 a.m. • Catholic Daily Mass (Mon-Thurs) at 12 p.m. For more information call 764-7847

Manpower shortage impacts 633rd Medical Group services

The 633rd Medical Group strives to provide Trusted Care to all they serve, while supporting many deployed and home-station missions. Due to contract vacancies and multiple provider deployments/permanent changes of station during the coming months, it will take longer to receive appointments and have messages returned. In light of these staffing concerns, TRICARE will temporarily enroll only Active Duty service members and their family members. This action is being taken to ensure patients receive the care they deserve within the established standards. There will be no enrollment changes or action taken to any patients who are already enrolled at the 633rd Medical Group, regardless of category. For questions regarding TRICARE benefits, or for enrollment assistance to locate the best medical facility to meet healthcare needs, contact the TRICARE Information line at 1-800-TRICARE or 1-800-874-2273.

JBLE Family Child Care Program

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Family Child Care Program is looking for child care providers interested in a professional, portable career that will allow them to stay at home and run a home-based business. The program is available for children ages two weeks to 12 years old. Child care providers must be at least 18 years old, be able to read and speak English, be in good health, and willing to undergo a background check. The FCC will provide training and materials to get your business started. For more information, call Fort Eustis at 878-5584/5726 or Langley Air Force Base 764-3585/2835. » See JBLE | 14


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Life lessons over lunch workplace study

Join the new Life Lessons over Lunch the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 633rd Mission Support Group Conference Room. The Langley Chapel offers this marketplace initiative where participants meet on a regular basis to view a DVD message over lunch, providing a unique opportunity for participants to enter an environment in the workplace where they can consider relevant insights around personal and professional challenges. The principles are presented from a biblical perspective but are non-denominational and open to all active-duty service members and lunch provided is free. For more information, contact the Langley Chapel at 633abw.hc@us.af.mil.

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Langley 5/6 club hosts monthly meetings

The Langley 5/6 club will meet at 11:30 a.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every second Wednesday of every month. A guest speaker will visit the club every month to discuss various topics. Along with being a networking tool, the group meets to brainstorm fundraising opportunities and membership drives. For more information, call 764-0507.

Air Force Reserve Technician recruiting

If you are looking to join the Air Force Reserve or to fill a General Schedule job, both can be done as an Air Reserve Technician. For information, contact Tech. Sgt. Erin Debourg, regional ART recruiter, at erin.debourg@us.af. mil or (910) 237-8848.

Air Force Reserve hosts Palace Front-Palace Wylie Theater hosts Chapel Next Sunday services Join Chapel Next at the Wylie Theater from 10 a.m. to Chase informational sessions The Air Force Reserve will host Palace Front-Palace Chase informational sessions the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m., in the 633rd Force Support Squadron auditorium, building 15 in Wing B, room 203. Palace Front is available to Airmen within 180 days of their projected separation date. Palace Chase is reserved for Airmen over 180 days from separation who are interested in separating from Active Duty early. For more information, call 751-4825 or 846-7532.

Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library encourages reading

11:30 a.m., on Sundays for contemporary Christian worship. For more information, call 878-2257.

Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Club

Transportation Museum change to hours of operation

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Company Grade Officer Council welcomes members

The Company Grade Officer Council will meet at 4:45 p.m., at the Bayview Commonwealth Center every third Thursday of the month and is open to all Company Grade Officers. The council has an opening for a U.S. Army officer on the council board. Join the council for professional development, social events and fun. For more information, call 764-9954.

Fort Eustis 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123 Ft Eustis, VA 23604 757-878-0948 Customer Service Office’s customer service hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CAC priority from 8 to 9:30 a.m.). Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. All appointments are made online only. Please visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/ default.aspx to make an appointment. Please visit http://www.cac.mil/Portals/53/Documents/ required_docs.pdf for information on identification and documentation requirements for ID card Issuance/Renewal and DEERS enrollments.

Do you want to improve your public speaking and comOther RAPIDS/DEERS Locations: munication skills? The Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Please visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ for locaClub meets at 11:40 a.m., the first and third Wednesday tions and information on other RAPIDS/DEERS sites in of each month, at 650 Monroe Ave. Visitors are always the area. For service capability and hours of operation welcome. For more information, visit www.district66. call ahead. org or call 878-3124 or 878-2204.

Fort Eustis’ Groninger Library has implemented an ongoing Reading Program entitled “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” and “1000 Books from 1st -5th grades.” For every 100 books read, children can take their reading log to the library to receive a prize. After reading 1000 books, children will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, contact the library at 878-5017 or visit www.groningerlibrary.com.

Soldiers, military retirees and family members can now request financial assistance through Army Emergency Relief’s redesigned website at https://www.aerhq.org. Applications can be submitted 24 hours a day via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The redesigned site allows for easier navigation and authorized patrons can access their accounts, apply for scholarships, donate and utilize the new loan calculator. For more information, call at 878-5570.

between 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests and documents can be e-mailed to 633 FSS/ FSMPS Decorations Support at 633mss.dpmpe.decsupport@us.af.mil. The Official Passport Office is by appointment only. Walk-ins are accepted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., for Passport pickups and cancellations only.

The United States Army Transportation Museum on Fort Eustis hours of operation has changed. The previous hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., has changed to Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Langley small arms firing range, adjacent area and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are off-limits to all personnel. The firing range maintains 24-hour operations, seven days a week and is not open for the use of privately owned weapons. Due to gunfire, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. For more information, contact Combat Arms at 764-4785 or 574-4785.

Walk-in: Mon. – Fri. Appointments: Mon. – Fri CAC Only Hours: Mon. – Tues. Thurs. – Fri.

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Commercial: 765-2270 | Fax: 764-4683 45 Nealy Ave, Bldg. 15 Wing A, Suite 114, Hampton, VA 23665 EUSTIS Walk-in: Mon. – Fri. Appointments: Mon. – Fri. CAC Only Hours: Mon. – Tues. Thurs. – Fri.

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Commercial: 878-0948 | Fax: 878-0942 650 Monroe Ave, Room 123, Fort Eustis, VA 23604 Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can

633rd Force Support Squadron RAPIDS/DEERS do so by accessing the RAPIDS Site Locator at the follocation information lowing links: Langley Air Force Base 45 Nealy Ave, Wing A, Suite 114 Hampton, VA 23665 757-764-2270 Customer Service Office’s customer service hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CAC priority from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.) and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. The Awards and Decorations Office’s customer service hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed

Langley: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=573. Eustis: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=228. Additionally, there are several ID Card Issuance Offices located across the Hampton Roads Region. Use the following link to search for locations nearest you. https://rapidsppointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx.


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Puzzle 45 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.35)

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7

6

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6

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8

9

(Easy, difficulty rating 0.35)

8

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Puzzle 45

2

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5

9

5

9

Sudoku 7

2

7

5

1

6

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