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Puerto Rico Army National Guard soldiers continue their efforts of distributing much-needed supplies to communities around the Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Nov 27, 2017. Water was delivered to a nursing home for elderly Alzheimer patients.

When disasters strike, your military responds By Department of Defense ARLINGTON, VA.

Being prepared when disaster strikes could be the difference between life and death. Not just a fighting force, the U.S. military applies warfighting skills and assets to help protect the homeland. Service members train and prepare yearround so when hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and even volcanoes erupt; troops are ready to help those in harm’s way. Hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property of all-natural disasters -- bringing powerful winds, dangerous storm surges, inland flooding, and tornadoes, according to the National Hurricane Center.

When a hurricane is on the way, members of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” often fly into the storm to gather and send back data to forecasters on the ground. On the ground, Army officials say more than 300,000 National Guard troops are trained and ready to assist with hurricane response including evacuations, communications, delivering supplies and maintaining order. Along with its military workforce, the Guard also deploys helicopters, boats and high-water vehicles. Seven Tips to Be Ready if a Storm is Coming 1-Monitor local radio and TV for updates. The path of the storm

could change quickly and unexpectedly. 2-Hunker down and take shelter. 3-Communicate with friends and family. 4-Keep away from windows. Close storm shutters; flying glass from broken windows could injure you. 5-Prepare for power outages. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting, and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. 6-Storm surges pose a significant threat to safety and can cut off potential evacuation routes. If you’re told to evacuate, don’t wait. 7-Avoid driving through flooded areas. Almost half of flash flooding deaths occur in vehicles. “The National Guard is the nation’s first military responder. We are the first to respond and the last to leave.”- Army Master Sgt. Michael Houk, National Guard Bureau.

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Air Force preps for Hurricane Dorian Air Force News Service FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD.

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S., Air Force bases along the East Coast have begun preparing for the storm, currently a powerful Category 2 hurricane. As of Sept. 3, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.,, entered Hurricane Condition, or HURCON, 1, which indicates surface winds in excess of 50 knots (58 mph) could arrive in the area of Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station within 12 hours. The base issued a limited evacuation order Aug. 31, for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS and Jonathan-Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex personnel. For more information, visit and monitor the base’s social media pages. Joint Base Charleston, S.C., entered HURCON 2, Sept. 3. Col. Terrence Adams, 628th Air Base Wing and JB Charleston commander, issued a limited evacuation order in conjunction with the South Carolina governor’s evacuation order Sept. 2. Base leadership is working closely with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and local authorities to coordinate hurricane response efforts. For more information, visit Shaw AFB, South Carolina, entered HURCON 3 Sept. 2. The base is preparing to launch aircraft ahead of the storm but currently does not have plans to evacuate personnel. For information, visit Moody AFB, Georgia, declared HURCON 4 Aug. 29, and began preparations to relocate aircraft for the incoming storm. For information, the base advises personnel to follow local news services, and visit

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A satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean from the GOES 16 Advanced Baseline Imager showing the category five, Hurricane Dorian, with sustained maximum winds at 180 mph. The National Hurricane Center is reporting Dorian is now the strongest hurricane in modern records to hit the northwestern Bahamas.

Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., continues to monitor the storm. For information visit the base’s social media and HURCON is an alert scale used to communicate levels of preparation for an approaching hurricane. HURCON 5: Destructive winds are possible within 96 hours. HURCON 4: Destructive winds are possible within 72 hours. HURCON 3: Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours.

HURCON 2: Destructive winds are possible within 24 hours. HURCON 1: Destructive winds are possible within 12 hours. HURCON 1C: Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph/ 35-49 kts sustained are occurring. HURCON 1E: Emergency: Winds of 58 mph/ 50 kts sustained and/ or gusts of 69 mph/ 60 kts or greater are occurring. HURCON 1R: Recovery: Destructive winds have subsided and are no longer forecast to occur; survey and

work crews are permitted to determine the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g. downed power lines, unstable structures.) Non-essential personnel are asked to remain indoors. All personnel are reminded to continue to stay in touch with their of command and log in to the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System at to report accountability. Further information will be provided as updates occur. • Peninsula Warrior - Air Force • September 6, 2019


Small steps save lives when person is at risk of suicide By David Vergun

and colleagues form a suicide prevention strategy: Most military and veteran suicide deaths involve a firearm. Most nonfatal suicide attempts involve medication. Suicide can be impulsive, occurring less than 10 minutes from the time someone thinks about it to the time he or she acts on it. A woman and man stand while other sit around. Orvis said DOD and the VA are strongly committed to preventing suicides throughout the year, but they can’t do it alone. She said everyone in the community has a role to play in suicide prevention. Remember: Even something as small as offering a shoulder to cry on can be meaningful. Putting time and distance between the individual and the lethal means can avert a tragedy.

In September, the Defense Department is kicking off Suicide Prevention Month with a reminder: Small steps save lives. Dr. Karen Orvis, director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, said taking simple safety measures and precautions can prevent someone who’s distraught or depressed from taking his or her own life. Three people sitting in chairs with others sitting behind. Speaking at the 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and DOD, Orvis said the message for the military and veteran community is, “Be there and step up. We can all do meaningful, yet small, steps to help prevent suicide.” Orvis said knowing some key facts about suicide can help family, friends


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McConville: National Guard paving way in talent management By Sean Kimmons


In his first trip as the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. James McConville touted the work of National Guard Soldiers, adding the Army plans to take advantage of the skillsets many citizen Soldiers possess. Earlier this year, Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers first implemented the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army that will consolidate three separate systems currently run by each Army component. IPPS-A allows leaders to better manage talent and assign jobs that match Army requirements to Soldier knowledge, skills and behaviors. It even logs a Soldier’s preferences, such as if he or she has a desire to stay in one location

longer. The Army has also rolled out a webbased, talent management portal known as Assignment Interactive Module version 2, or AIM 2.0, that active-duty officers have started using to self-identify their own knowledge, skills, behaviors and preferences. Simultaneously, commands list open positions requiring certain skills. Through the process, officers and commands have a greater chance to find a match. “We have very linear, rigid career tracks,” McConville said Saturday while at the annual conference for the National Guard Association of the United States. “I don’t see that as the future.” Both IPPS-A and AIM 2.0 are tools the Army is using as it implements the Army Talent Alignment Process. ATAP is a decentralized, regulated, market-




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Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, speaks during the annual conference for the National Guard Association of the United States in Denver Aug. 31. McConville touted the work of National Guard Soldiers and said the Army plans to take advantage of the skill-sets many citizen Soldiers possess.

style hiring system that aligns officers with jobs based on preferences. “I don’t think the young men and women that are coming into the Army want to be managed as interchangeable parts,” he said. “They want to be managed individually for their talents.” McConville said the feedback from Guard Soldiers on the initial version of IPPS-A has been overwhelmingly positive and future system updates will improve its performance. “Once we get the whole system up and running, the real gains will be made from there,” he said. “I think it’s going to fundamentally change the way we do business.” IPPS-A can now be found in Guard units in nine states, he said, with the entire Guard fielding the system over the next year before it heads to Reserve and active-duty units. “I think it’s the best source of talent to do that,” McConville said of why the National Guard was chosen to receive the system first. “When you take a look at our reserve forces… it’s amazing at the amount of talent that we have.” McConville said he realized this when he led efforts in building up Afghanistan in 2008-2009. He asked Soldiers in Guard and Reserve units under his command to write their civilian professions on a spreadsheet. Once they did, he found a wealth of talent outside their military roles. One sergeant, he discovered, was a design engineer and a major held a senior position with the Texas Department of Transportation. Those skills were needed to fill critical requirements in his area of operations.

“I got a chance to use them and they made an incredible contribution,” he said. Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said the unique civilian skillsets his troops possess should be considered in future talent management plans. “We need to leverage that,” he said at the conference. “We need to make sure that as the force grows, we continue to make sure that men and women don’t have to choose between a career as a Guardsman and a career as a civilian.” McConville said input will be elicited from National Guard leaders all the way down to the state level if and when the Army decides to reshape its ranks. The diverse talent available in the Guard will be a consideration in that discussion. “Let’s put an organization there that can take advantage of the talent that is in that area,” he said. “We want to have that discussion.” McConville also envisions Guard units to be among those to receive modernized equipment, such as the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft that will eventually replace UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. “We can see the Guard using that for some key type of missions both home and away,” he said. “It’s not going to be an industrial-aged fielding process. Let’s find out which organizations can actually put the people in them that have the talent.” As the new chief of staff, McConville said that his philosophy is primarily about taking care of people, which is why talent management is so important to him. • Peninsula Warrior - Air Force • September 6, 2019


DOD ramps up Hurricane Dorian relief efforts As Hurricane Dorian sat offshore from Florida’s southeast coast, the Defense Department had already deployed some assets to the area. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command, provided an update for a Pentagon news conference this afternoon via video-teleconference. More than 5,000 National Guard troops and 2,700 active duty personnel are either deployed or are positioned to respond within 24 hours in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and

other partners, he said. A soldier holds up his fist to signal a truck driver out of frame. DOD has provided 14 incident support bases to FEMA and DOD is using 20 bases to support its own military response and support to FEMA, he said. Some of those incident support bases are at the same location, he noted, so all told, 26 bases are supporting the response. All of these bases are staging areas for personnel, supplies and U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADE equipment that can be Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet crew members prepare and pre-stage assets Sept. 1, at the brought quickly to bear as Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. The Coast needed. Guard strongly cautions the maritime community and public to remain vigilant and take the necessary See


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Attendees at the musical series, Music Under the Stars, place their hands over their hearts during the playing of the National Anthem.

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A U.S. Army Soldier plays the saxophone during the musical series, Music Under the Stars, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 29. The event was the conclusion of the 88th season of Music Under the Stars.

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A group of musicians perform during the musical series, Music Under the Stars, The series included a total of four shows for community members to enjoy.

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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ray Royalty, incoming U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy chief of staff, officiates the oath of enlistment to a group of Army recruits during Music Under the Stars.

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A U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command band conductor conducts the band during the musical series, Music Under the Stars, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 29. The musical series featured four shows and was free to any attendees with base access.

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, and guests, marked the final performance of the 88th season of their ‘Music Under the Stars’ summer concert series, Aug. 29. The entire ‘Music Under the Stars’ season took place at Eustis’ Magnolia Park every Thursday evening, June through August. The members of the TRADOC band played several genres of music, which covered marches, country, and rock. “This could be historic, but there’s 50 people on stage for the first time, maybe, in the history of the seven entities here,” said Lt. Col. Treg Ancelet, commander, TRADOC Band, about the last show of the season. “We have musicians from Fort Lee, TRADOC’s band, Langley’s band, the school of music, the 380th Reserve, alumni, and of course our singing Army voices from the United States Army Band, ‘Pershing’s Own,’ out of Washington D.C.” Maj. Gen. Arlen “Ray” Royalty, the TRADOC deputy chief of staff, commenced the evening’s event by praising the performers, and swearing in 22 future Soldiers. “What a privilege to bring these folks, these young folks, into the Army’s next generation,” said Royalty. “Today, tens of thousands of our Soldiers are deployed in 140 countries. On behalf of our grand republic, please join me in thanking these Soldiers, civilians, and family members of our total Army for their continued service.” The night’s show was a mixture of instrumental and vocal performances. “Army Voices started up with 15 minutes, and sang about four songs,” said Ancelet. “We did about six songs, Army Voices will come back out; sing another 15 minutes, and then we concluded it with the ‘1812 Overture’ with the cannon.” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed his ‘1812 Overture’ in 1880 to commemorate Napoleon’s defeat by Russian soldiers during the French invasion of Russia in 1812, complete with live cannon fire punctuating its exuberant climax. The ‘Music Under the Stars’ finale punctuates its own season finale each year with a cannon battery’s deep booms accompanying the brass fanfare.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Treg Ancelet, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command band commander conducts the band during the musical series, Music Under the Star. This moment was nostalgic for Ancelet because he was the Band Master at Fort Eustis earlier in his career.

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsey M. Grebeldinger, U.S. Army Voices alto, performs during the music series. Musicians from seven different units appeared for the event to include U.S. Army Voices, which consisted of eight singers and a pianist.

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Cannons were fired Music Under the Stars. The cannons were used during the concert’s final song “1812 Overture.”

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Executive order offers better access to mental health resources By David Vergun DEFENSE.GOV WASHINGTON

An executive order signed last year by President Donald J. Trump has already been especially helpful to transitioning service members, Karin Orvis, the director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, said. Orvis spoke at the 2019 VA/ DOD Suicide Prevention Conference last week in Nashville, Tennessee. Executive Order 13822, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security “to come together and ensure we have seamless access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources for transitioning

service members and recent veterans, particularly during their first year of transition after separation or retirement,” she said. The first year of transition is particularly stressful for many service members, Orvis noted. After the executive order was signed, the three departments drafted a joint action plan that contained 16 initiatives, she said, noting that 10 initiatives have already been completed. The plan has two broad goals:  First is to ensure all transitioning service members and veterans are aware of and understand the mental health resources available to them.  Second is meeting the needs of at-risk service members and veterans, to include improving mental health care and suicide prevention services, particu-

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Staff Sgt. Preston Snowden, a U.S. Army Reserve military police Soldier with the 200th Military Police Command, poses for a portrait while participating in a video project hosted and organized by the 200th MP Command’s Suicide Prevention Program.

larly for those identified as high risk. Orvis provided two examples. The Transition Assistance Program has been enhanced to include information on VA benefits, she said, particularly mental health resources for the first year after separation and beyond. TAP provides information, training and resources to service members as they

plan to transition from the military into civilian life. Also as part of TAP, there’s also now a facilitated registration in the VA health care system that walks service members through the process of registering for VA benefits, Orvis said. TAP also focuses on providing psychosocial help, including peer support, for individuals at high risk and in need of

support, she said. Other areas of the program focus on identifying and assisting veterans who might be at risk for homelessness, in need of transportation or assistance with unemployment benefits, Orvis said. There’s also now a mandatory separation health assessment included in TAP that must be completed by all transitioning service members no later than 180 days before their separation date, she said. The assessment includes a mental health component. Second, Military OneSource availability has been extended. It was originally offered to service members for only up to 180 days after separation or retirement. It’s now available for a full year, and offers help with taxes, spousal employment, a variety of training and education and relocation assistance. There is also help for those who are having interpersonal or relationship issues.


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| National Guard troops and active duty personnel are either deployed or are positioned to respond within 24 hours Continued from7 More than 40 helicopter crews have deployed to Fort Rucker, Alabama, the general said. A search and rescue center is set up at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, which has C-130 aircraft and helicopters standing by for possible rescue operations. A Coast Guardsman rides on the bow of a boat being towed by a pickup truck. Multiple naval assets are available, from small ships to an amphibious readiness group with an embarked Marine expeditionary unit that’s positioned to respond, O’Shaughnessy said, and more than 80 high-water vehicles are ready with operators from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. DOD has also been in close coordination with the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the United Kingdom, all of which are involved or responding to the devastation in the Bahamas, which Dorian already has impacted, O’Shaughnessy said. Maritime and air support — as well as engineering, health and logistics support — could be made available for the Bahamas for up to 14 days if requested, he add-

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DOD seeks ethicist to guide deployment of artificial intelligence By C. Todd Lopez The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, stood up just last year, has plans to hire an ethicist to help guide the Defense Department’s development and application of artificial intelligence technologies. “One of the positions we are going to fill will be somebody who is not just looking at technical standards, but who is an ethicist,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the JAIC’s director. “We are going to bring in someone who will have a deep background in ethics, and then the lawyers within the department will be looking at how we actually bake this into the Department of Defense.” Three service members shoot a howitzer into the air on a bright day with a blue sky. Smoke can be seen coming from the end of the barrel. Speaking Aug. 30 at the Pentagon, Shanahan provided an update on the JAIC, where he’s been since January. He’d previously led Project Maven, an artificial intelligence machinelearning pathfinder project under the undersecretary of defense for intelligence. The JAIC, Shanahan said, was stood up to “accelerate DOD’s adoption and integration of artificial intelligence to achieve mission impact at scale.” Just a year ago, he said, the JAIC had a skeleton crew, no funds and no home. That’s no longer true. Today, he said, it has about 60 employees, a headquarters and a budget. This year’s budget request, he said, was $268 million. Nevertheless, he said, “we still have a long way to go to help bring pilots, prototypes, and pitches across

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Airmen fill sandbags in preparation for flooding in Henrietta, Mo., June 5. Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, with an emphasis on wildfires and flooding, are areas of Defense Department focus for artificial intelligence development.

the technology 'valley of death’to fielding and updating artificial intelligence-enabled capabilities at speed and at scale.” Ongoing JAIC projects include predictive maintenance for the SH-60 Seahawk helicopter; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, with an emphasis on wildfires and flooding; information operations; and intelligent business automation. A firefighter wearing a yellow uniform watches over bushes and other vegetation as it burns. Thick smoke rises from the flames. To the left, concertina wire tops a fence. In fiscal year 2020, the general said, the biggest project will be artificial intelligence for maneuver and fires, “with individual lines of effort or product lines oriented on warfighting operations — for example, operations intelligence fusion, joint all-domain command and control, accelerated sensor to shooter timelines, autonomous and swarming systems, target development, and operations center workflows.” Shanahan said he sees the JAIC not just as a place to develop and push

artificial intelligence capabilities to the field, but also as a “center of excellence” concept. Looking upward towards a clear, blue sky, service members pass sandbags to one another. “Within that, our team is spending a lot of time working with Defense Innovation Board, but also just internally and with the service components on this question about the ethical use of AI, the safe use of AI, the lawful use of AI,” he said. “I would tell you that in 35-plus years in uniform, I have never spent the amount of time I am spending now thinking about the ethical employment of AI. We do take it very seriously. It is core to what we do in the DOD.” One challenge in the development of AI for use by the United States is that potential adversaries don’t share the same ethical values the U.S. does when it comes to collection or use of information. Artificial intelligence systems are as smart as the data they have access to, Shanahan said, and China and Russia don’t have the same restrictions the United States has on data collection.

A helicopter flies over rural terrain. In the far background is a large body of water. “The fewer restrictions they have on privacy and civil liberties gives them some advantages in getting data faster and then building capabilities faster as a result of what they have available in data,” he said. Still, he added, it’s not a foregone conclusion that this is benefitting the Chinese or Russian militaries. “Just the fact that they have data doesn’t tell me they have an inherent strength in fielding in their military organizations,” he said. “What’s important for us in the JAIC -- as part of the department’s center of excellence for artificial intelligence -- is really getting to the facts on what China and Russia are doing on the military side.” Shanahan also said a potential advantage China has over U.S. AI development is its top-down directed integration between industry and government when it comes to developing AI to further national interests. That’s something that doesn’t exist in the United States, he said. • Peninsula Warrior - Air Force • September 6, 2019


C. Todd Lopez

The unauthorized removal of classified information from the workplace is one action of an insider threat. A “secret” cover sheet typically designates a folder that contains classified material that can be viewed only by those with proper clearance. This folder contains no classified material, however, and the cover sheet itself is unclassified.

DOD educates employees about insider threats By C. Todd Lopez During September, the Defense Department and other federal agencies are teaming up to raise employee awareness of indicators that a coworker may pose an “insider threat” — of violence or a cyberattack — during the nation’s first Insider Threat Awareness Month. A graphic featuring a man with his head resting in his hands bears the words “Most Insider threats display concerning behaviors prior to engaging in negative events. If you see something, say something!” “Insider threats are posed by persons who use trusted access to do harm to the department’s facilities, resources or people,” said Dr. Brad Mil-

lick, director of the Defense Department’s counter-insider threat program within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Spies, workplace shooters and disillusioned employees who post sensitive or classified documents on the internet are examples of insiders and their harmful activities. Their actions put lives, missions and dollars at risk. A hand places a folder with a “SECRET” cover sheet into a messenger bag. Millick said an insider may be a DOD employee or contractor or others granted access to DOD facilities, and the threat posed to the department could involve more than stealing classified data. Malevolent insiders could commit workplace violence, sabotage,

or unauthorized disclosure of protected information. Joshua Reese, policy and program advisor for the Defense Department’s counter-insider threat program, said DOD has two goals for the inaugural Insider Threat Awareness Month: Educate the DOD workforce about the existence and purpose of the department’s insider threat programs. Every Component has one. Encourage the reporting of indicators and potential threats by employees. Reese said reviews conducted after an insider threat incident — such as the loss of classified information or an active shooter — have shown that many of the insider’s colleagues were aware something was off, but they never said anything. “The people of the department, they are the sensors for anything bad that could potentially happen,” he said. A hand manipulates the cap on a

flask. And Millick said insiders who plot to do damage often talk about their plans before they act; a phenomenon psychologists call “leakage.” “Workplace vigilance is the key to early detection of potential insider threats,” he added. “We want to provide employees with the knowledge to identify warning signs and the ability to report concerning behaviors or indicators.” The Center for Development of Security Excellence, an organization under the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, developed a communications packet to assist Counter-Insider Threat Program managers at each DOD organization in engaging with their respective workforce. The packet includes awareness training, eLearning games, case studies, posters and videos, and all can be found at, including the communications packet itself.

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JBLE Community

Submit Eustis Community announcements to gust 14. Both lanes will be blocked to install new electrical vaults and underground conduit, to support the Hospital Addition and Central Utility Plant construction.

JBLE National Preparedness Day/Armed Services Blood Drive

JBLE Job Fair

Fort Eustis will host a Job Fair September 19, 9 am - 2 pm at the Fort Eustis Club. The event is open to Veterans, Active-Duty, Reservist, National Guard, Coast Guard, Retirees, and Military Spouses. It is an opportunity for job seekers to speak directly to employers that might have job openings. Come with resumes and dressed to impress! Register at

6 SEPT FROM 0830 UNTIL 1400 The Langley EM flight will host a Community Outreach Expo and Blood Drive at the BX/Commissary Langley. The theme this year is “Is your family hurricane prepared?” The Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive supporting Airmen downrange and hospital patients. Donors can make an appointment at:, or "Walk ins” during the registration time 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Questions about the blood drive should be made to: ralph.k.peters.civ@ or

Plan My Move

Uniquely Eustis - Spouse Orientation

Let us help you find your way around Fort Eustis. Join us for a windshield tour on September 27, 9:30 - 11:30 am, and learn more about our historical installation. Call 8783638 to register. The tour starts at Army Community Service Bldg., 650 Monroe Ave. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference AFAP is a grassroots process that allows Soldiers and families to raise key readiness and well-being issues to the attention of Army leadership. To submit an issue or volunteer to participate in the conference, please call 878-3638 for details. The conference will be September 24-26, 9 am - 5 pm.

Spaatz Drive Closure

Spaatz Drive, located north of the Hospital, between the Base Exchange and the north entrance to the Hospital, will be closed for 45 days, starting Au-

Come celebrate 72 years of Air Power at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis “Marvelous” 72d Air Force Ball at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Sept. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. Social hour begin at 5 p.m. and daycare is available. Get your tickets at

The Langley Air Force Base Hospital volunteer program is in need of volunteers both on the Hospital Information Desk and the Satellite Pharmacy. We need two volunteers on the Information Desk and four high school volunteers one or two days a week from 16001800 at the Satellite Pharmacy. If you’re interested contact Bob Baldwin, 764-6384, or Judy Theodosakis, 225-4060.

Join us September 23, 9 - 11 am at Fort Eustis Army Community Service Bldg. and learn all about the different aspects of retirement to include both retirement systems (BRS and Legacy), TSP, and how TSP differs between the 2 systems. Call 878-3638 to register.

Installation Tour

2019 JBLE AF Ball

Langley Hospital Volunteers

Financial Retirement Planning 101

Spouses are invited to come and receive information on programs beneficial to military spouses and families to include spouse employment resource information. The orientation will take place at the Fort Eustis Army Community Service Bldg, September 26, 9 am -12 pm. Call 878-3638 to register.

heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan. This event continues a tradition that dates back to more formal “Days of Remembrance and Hope” ceremonies from December 11, 2001 to September 11, 2014, and more intimate events recent years. With roughly 10,000 names to read, we need your support. Please contact John Gately for more information at, cell: (757) 718-7172, Home: (757) 851-3085.

JBLE Touch-a-Truck event

In support of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month, Langley AFB will be hosting its first annual Touch-aTruck event Friday, September 6th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Langley AFB Commissary parking lot. During this event, the Armed Service Blood Program will also be conducting a blood drive in the Base Exchange parking lot to collect blood for our service members stateside and overseas. Fort Eustis will be hosting its first annual Touch-aTruck event Thursday, September 12th, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 the Emergency Operations Center parking lot at 1028 Schultz Place.

“Reading of the names” a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The "Reading of the Names” will begin at 8:30 AM, Wednesday, September 11th at Gosnold’s Hope Park, 901 E. Little Back River Road in Hampton. The dress for the event is Service Dress. Local citizens will read aloud the names of all those who were lost on September 11, 2001, and of our fallen

This is a PCS preparation seminar for active duty and family members 1-2 p.m., 4 and 18 Sept. at the A&FRC classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100. Mandatory for E1 – E4 PCS’ing for the first time and all ranks PCS’ing OCONUS for the first time. This briefing also serves as a remote tour pre-deployment briefing. Family members are encouraged to attend. Virtual MPF out-processing tasks will be cleared after completion. Please call 764-3990 to register.

Military Spouse RESUME-A-THON

Are you confident about your resume? Prepared for an interview? If your answer is “no” to either of these questions, contact the A&FRC and schedule a 30 minute one on one in-person or virtual appointment 6 and 13 Sept., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the A&FRC classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100)! We will assist with resume overview, resume review, or mock interview. Should you need more than 30 minutes please let us know. Open to all military spouses. Please call 7643990 to schedule your appointment.

Virginia Employment Commission Training and Services

Employment training and individualized career servSee

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JBLE Community Continued from14 ices for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at A&FRC, 45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100.

Disability Claims Application

AMVETS representative is available at 45 Nealy Avenue, Building 15, Wing C, Suite 225 every Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist transitioning Airmen with the VA Disability Claims process. Contact Mr. Timothy Allen, timothy.allen3@, 301-4585263 or 764-7088 to schedule your appointment. No walk-in service is available.

Home Buying and Selling Seminar

Come and learn about the home buying or selling process. Home Buying and Home Selling seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m., September 10, and the Property Management seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m., September 18. Seminars will be held at the JBLE-Langley Housing Office (Bldg 65), 11 Burrell Street. Must register no later than three days in advance. Call 764-5048 to register.

Newcomers Orientation

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host the Langley Newcomers Orientation Briefing from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 10 and 24 Sept. at Bayview Commonwealth Center, 350 Clarke Avenue, Virginia Ballroom. The orientation is part of the Relocation Program which provides service members, civilians and their families with valuable information to assist them during PCS moves. Uniform of the day is mandatory for all military members. Free childcare may be provided upon availability. For more information, call 7643990.

African American Heritage Council meeting

General membership meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of each month from 2pm – 3pm in the Nose


Submit Eustis Community announcements to Dive Room of the Langley Officer’s Club, 128 Benedict Ave, Hampton, VA.

Palace Chase/Palace Front briefing

This event is open to any Airmen that may be looking for information or are planning on separating the Air Force soon. The Air Force Reserve is a great way to continue serving part-time, while maintaining most of the benefits Airmen receive from active duty for themselves and their family. Briefings will be at the MPF/BLDG 15 Auditorium Room 203 (2nd floor). 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 1000 4th Wednesday of the month @ 1300 Officers who plan or are thinking about transferring to the Air Force Reserve please let the In-Service Recruiter know as soon as possible so your scroll process can be initiated, this usually takes 4-6 months to complete. (This action does not initiate separation from RegAF, it's simply routing your scroll to SECDAF to recognize commission in the event you transfer, if this is not done it will cause a break a service if transferring the Reserve) For any more information, contact MSgt, Benjamin Franklin (Last names A-K) - PHILIP A. ADAMS, MSgt, USAF (Last Names: L-Z) at (757) 4684085 Palace Chase info: Subject Weekly Live Fire Schedule for 3-16 Sep 2019 Palace Front info:

Weekly Live Fire Schedule for 3-16 Sep 2019

There is construction in progress vicinity TA 20, 21 and 28. Expect large commercial trucks and use caution in these areas. DATE.... RANGES.... TIMES 3 Sep.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 4 Sep.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3.... 0700-2200 5 Sep.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3.... 0700-2200 6 Sep.... BTRAC, R1, R2 MAINTNENANCE R3, R4, R5, R6.... 0700-2200 *7 Sep.... -------------*8 Sep.... -------------9 Sep.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 10 Sep.... BTRAC, R1, R2, R3.... 0700-2200 11 Sep.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 12 Sep.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 13 Sep.... BTRAC, R1 MAITNENANCE R2, R3, R4, R5, R6.... 0700-2200 *14 Sep.... WILDLIFE HABITAT WORK R1.... 06001400 *15 Sep.... -------------16 Sep.... BTRAC, R1.... 0700-2200 DATE.... MOUT/ UOS SITE.... TIMES CLOSED TO ALL TRAINING.... TA 20, TA 21 AND 21 MOUT --------------

11-13 SEPT.... TA 28 UOS.... 0001-1700 10155252130763692/

Army Tuition Assistance (TA) FY19 End of Fiscal Year Guidance

As we approach the beginning of a new fiscal year and in preparation for year-end close-out, the following guidance is provided concerning use of Army Tuition Assistance (TA). All course enrollments with start dates through 30 September 2019 must be requested in GoArmyEd BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EST, 13 September 2019. Attempts to enroll using TA in courses after 13 September 2019 will not be approved. There will be no exceptions. This enrollment cut-off is necessary to allow for the fiscal year close out. This enrollment cut-off has no impact on requests for courses starting 1 October 2019 or later (FY20 enrollments). Please note that as always, FY20 enrollments are Subject to Availability of Funds (STAF). This also does not affect FY19 self-pay enrollments.

JBLE Base Operating Status Hotline

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies impacting base, JBLE personnel are strongly encouraged to check the most up-to-date base operation status using the many JBLE social media options. Check the status on the JBLE website at, on Twitter by following @ JBLEstatus, on the free JBLE smartphone application (available in Google Play and the Apple App store), and on the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Facebook page. In addition, the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Base Operating Status hotline features updated information of the installation's operating status. The hotline number has recently changed to 764-7550. Please update records.


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Peninsula Warrior Air Force Edition  

Vol. 9 | No. 35

Peninsula Warrior Air Force Edition  

Vol. 9 | No. 35