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Panetta issues a message to DOD workforce on sequestration American Forces Press Service DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued a message to the Defense Department workforce Feb. 20. Here is the secretary’s message: For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this department and to our national defense. The administration continues to work with Congress to reach agreement on a balanced deficit reduction plan to avoid these cuts. Meanwhile, because another trigger for sequestration is approaching on March 1, the department’s leadership has begun extensive planning on how to implement the required spending reductions. Those cuts will be magnified because the department has been forced to operate under a six-month continuing resolution that has already compelled us to take steps to reduce spending. In the event of sequestration we will do everything we can to be able to continue to perform our core mission of providing for the security of the United States, but there is no mistaking that the rigid nature of the cuts forced

“In the event of sequestration we will do everything we can to be able to continue to perform our core mission of providing for the security of the United States, but there is no mistaking that the rigid nature of the cuts forced upon this department, and their scale, will result in a serious erosion of readiness across the force.” upon this department, and their scale, will result in a serious erosion of readiness across the force. I have also been deeply concerned about the potential direct impact of sequestration on you and your families. We are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on DoD personnel – but I regret that our flexibility within the law is extremely limited. The president has used his legal authority to exempt military personnel funding from sequestration, but we have no legal authority to exempt civilian personnel funding from reductions. As a result, should sequestration occur and continue for a substantial period, DoD will be forced to place the vast majority of its civilian workforce on administrative furlough. Today, I notified Congress that furloughs could occur

under sequestration. I can assure you that, if we have to implement furloughs, all affected employees will be provided at least 30 days’ notice prior to executing a furlough and your benefits will be protected to the maximum extent possible. We also will work to ensure that furloughs are executed in a consistent and appropriate manner, and we will also continue to engage in discussions with employee unions as appropriate. Working with your component heads and supervisors, the department’s leaders will continue to keep you informed. As we deal with these difficult issues, I want to thank you for your patience, your hard work, and your continued dedication to our mission of protecting the country. Our most important asset at the department is our world-class personnel. You are fighting every day to keep our country strong and secure, and rest assured that the leaders of this department will continue to fight with you and for you.

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The 2013 Army Emergency Relief campaign is set to kick off at Fort Eustis March 1, and continue through May 15. The annual campaign raises money for the Fort Eustis AER fund to help Soldiers in need throughout the year. The AER fund is a non-profit, charitable financial assistance organization dedicated to helping Soldiers in financial emergencies. Emergency funds are available for active duty and retired Soldiers, or National Guardsmen and reservists with 30 or more consecutive days of active duty service. Established in 1942 in response to a need for financial assistance by Soldiers

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surviving families of fallen Soldiers. The AER fund has assisted more than 3.2 million Soldiers and family members for a combined total of more than $1.4 billion since it was founded. The fund processed 61,000 cases, providing more than $70 million in no-interest loans and grants in 2010 alone. “The Army Emergency Relief helps Soldiers in their families with everything from vehicle repairs to medical expenses,” said Sgt. 1st Class Henry Walker, Army Emergency Fund campaign coordinator. “This program shows the Army cares about its soldiers, and is willing to help them in their time of need.” Even though the post’s fundraising goal was $200,000 in 2012, Walker said

more than $431,000 in aid was given to Fort Eustis Soldiers. The fund focuses on providing easy, flexible donation methods. Each unit will have an AER representative to ensure each Soldier is afforded the opportunity to donate with ease. Unit representatives will be assigned and trained to answer any questions by March 1. Like the Combined Federal Campaign, Service members and civilian employees can donate to AER with a one-time donation of a chosen amount, or can choose to set up a monthly allotment. “We want to give each Soldier the chance to contribute,” said Walker. “Donations benefit your fellow Soldiers, and you never know when you may need it.”

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It takes IA to fight a war By Tech. Sgt. April Wickes 633 AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Every day, the men and women of the U.S. Air Force are fighting a war using a high-tech weapons system without realizing it. It’s a weapons system that needs to be protected at all cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Our network is just like any other weapon,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott A. Wagonblott, 633rd Communications Squadron wing information assurance manager. “We can fight wars through information technology and we can be attacked through it as well.” The information assurance office plays a role in protecting the network, but they can’t do it alone. “We are the protectors of the domain; we provide the standards, we give guidance and direction, we enforce that guidance and direction, but we are only as strong as our weakest link,” said Wagonblott. “If we have one or two people who don’t take it seriously, it’s those one or

two who will cause the weapons system to fail. Information assurance has to be invaluable to each person.” According to Wagonblott, information assurance is the all-encompassing protection of unclassified and classified data on all computer networks. It can be broken down into three primary elements or “IA core values:” confidentiality, integrity and availability. ■ Confidentiality – Securing and protecting our data from unauthorized means. ■ Integrity – Making sure information is always accurate; that nothing has been changed or modified. ■ Availability – Making sure information and resources are accessible when they’re needed. The IA core values can’t work without the adhesive that holds them together, authentication and non-repudiation, said U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Johnathan L. Rhodes, 633rd Communications Squadron officer in charge of wing information assurance.

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In 2012, the United States suffered more than 450 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2,600 injuries. Images of “Superstorm Sandyâ€? and the recent blizzard in the northeast, which killed nearly 20 people, are still fresh in the minds of Americans effected by Mother Nature’s wrath. We cannot prevent severe weather, but we can prepare for the worst and know what to do when the going gets rough. March 3-9, 2013 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) and emphasizes the need for individuals, families, businesses and nonproďŹ ts to prepare for severe weather. One of the most signiďŹ cant severe weather threats are tornadoes. Many Americans associate tornadoes solely with the at expanse of the Great Plains or the Midwest. Historically however, every state in the union has experienced tornadoes, with 46 states reporting a conďŹ rmed tornado in 2012. Nationwide, there were 936 tornadoes reported in 2012, with 206 in April alone.

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WEATHER FROM PAGE 6 In the event of a hurricane, tornado or severe weather event, planning and preparation is the best way to ensure you and your family’s safety. Ensure that you know about your surroundings and risk for specific weather by having multiple sources for weather alerts. Mark Junghans, the 733rd Mission Support Division emergency management chief, recommends the following steps in preparing for weather’s worst: ■ Have an emergency plan in place, and know what to do before severe weather strikes. Exercise the plan with your family and post it in your home where visitors can see it. When tailoring your plans, consider working with others to create networks of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers who will assist each other in an emergency. ■ Discuss your needs and responsibilities in the network and how you can assist each other with communication, care of children, pets, and specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment or how to inform someone with hearing loss. ■ Identify an appropriate shelter in your home, neighborhood and community

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One of the original members of the Tuskegee Airmen visited Joint Task Force-Civil Support here Feb. 22, to discuss the significant role the all-black unit played in World War II despite serving in a segregated military. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ezra Hill, a Newport News, Va., native, spoke to more than 120 members of JTF-CS about how the Airmen were given an opportunity to create the first black pilot program. By the end of the war, 992 men had graduated from Negro Air Corps pilot training at Tuskegee, Ala.; 450 were sent overseas for combat assignment. During the same period, about 150 black pilots lost their lives while in training accidents or on combat flights, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s website. “[They] had to fight the war - they were in the military, but they didn’t have to integrate,” said Hill. The visit was part of a commandwide Black History Month recognition to showcase the significant contributions African-Americans have made in United States history, including the acceptance of and contributions by African-Americans in the military. Hill spoke to the group on how the black pilot program began as a test program to have black college students undergo academics referred to as the “Tuskegee Experiment,” named for the program’s inception at Alabama’s historically-black Tuskegee Institute. Tuskegee’s 99th Fighter Squadron became the first squadron of black pilots to face combat in World War II. Though the airmen were trained to fly, the “young Negroes were still not flying after Pearl Harbor,” Hill said. Meanwhile, the German Luftwaffe destroyed between “50 to 60 percent” of allied bombers daily over the skies in Europe, mostly because the bombers lacked fighter plane protection. Until American black fighter squadrons entered the war in Europe, the German

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The Joint Task Force-Civil Support Multicultural Committee poses for a group photo with Ezra Hill (center) at a Black History Month celebration at Fort Eustis, Feb. 22. Hill, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, shared his experiences as aTuskegee Airman with more than 120 members of JTF-CS at the event.

Luftwaffe “ruled the skies,” said Hill. “Just think – of 100 bombers, 60 were coming back shot up,” he recalled. “That’s 600 pilots and crew lost in one mission.” Initially, the Tuskegee Airmen were given a chance to prove themselves in combat over Pantelleria, an island near Sicily, Italy, on June 2, 1943. Three additional black air units – the 100th, 301st, and 302nd Fighter

Squadrons – joined the 99th in Italy in 1944 to form the 332nd Fighter Group. The 332nd became known as the “Red Tails” because of the distinctive tail markings on their aircraft. The Red Tails flew bomber escort missions and engaged in air combat as far north as Berlin. Shortly after the war, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order to end

“We want to be called one thing – ‘American.’ We’ve been called many things, had many names, but we’re Americans first.” — Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ezra Hill Newport News native and former Tuskegee Airman

military segregation. This, in turn, began a footprint into progressions that eventually led to the civil rights movement in the U.S. In short, Hill said African-American Service members fought “a war after the war” to help turn the tide on civil rights following World War II, including the integration of black troops into the military. “That’s what we fought for,” said Hill. “We want to be called one thing - ‘American.’ We’ve been called many things, had many names, but we’re Americans first.” Hill followed the visit with a book signing session for JTF-CS staff. He penned “The Black Red Tail Angels: The Story of A Tuskegee Airman and the Aviators,” published in 2007.


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Senior Airman Catherine Settles, 633rd Medical Group aerospace medical technician, numbers a baby’s back to record which allergen will be applied for a skin prick test, Feb. 21, at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley.The allergy clinic also conducts skin patch and oral challenge tests in order to find a patient’s allergies.

Allergy clinic ‘breaks out’ with new doctor By Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of allergic diseases has been increasing for more than 50 years in the industrialized world, to include America. Luckily for patients at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley, Va., the allergy clinic staff provides the necessary care to ensure patients can cope with, or even move past, their allergies. To meet the ever-increasAir Force Lt. Col. ing demand for relief, the hospital acquired an allergist last Teresa Nesselroad, December. By doing so, aller633rd MDG gy clinic staff members hope allergist, joined to provide care to more people, U.S. Air Force said Senior Airman Catherine Hospital Langley Settles, 633rd Medical Group aerospace medical technician. in December. “Now that we have an allergist, we can see more patients,” said Settles. “Patients with complex allergy issues can be seen here instead of at other hospitals.” Having an allergist on hand gives the clinic the ability to diagnose patients on-site, which expedites treatment. “Before December, we saw roughly 20 to 30 patients a week,” said Settles. “With the addition of an allergist this year, we see approximately 40 to 50 patients, and we hope to see more.” SEE ALLERGY PAGE 11

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No matter if they’re flying high in the skies, turning a wrench on the flight line or providing parts and fuel, Langley’s Airmen continually prove they are among the best. Maintainers in the 1st and 192d Fighter Wings, along with members of the 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, were evaluated by Air Combat Command’s Logistics Compliance Assessment Program team Feb. 8-13. LCAP assesses logistics processes and regulatory compliance while Airmen carry out their day-to-day missions. “It ensures our personnel are accomplishing their missions in a safe, compliant and repeatable manner,” said Chief Master Sgt. Darren Preiss, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron chief. A score of 80 percent or greater is required to pass an LCAP, which is considered the toughest evaluation maintainers and logisticians can face. “The fighter wing received an over-

“The fighter wing received an overall 91.29 percent ‘Excellent’ rating, with the 1st Maintenance Group earning a score of 91.44, the highest score of the last 58 maintenance group inspections.” — Chief Master Sgt. Darren Preiss 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron chief all 91.29 percent ‘Excellent’ rating, with the 1st Maintenance Group earning a score of 91.44, the highest score of the last 58 maintenance group inspections,” Preiss said. “We were told it was ‘the best score the team has given in over three years.’” The 633rd LRS received an overall outstanding score of 95.09 during the inspection, the best score for a LRS in over a year and half. SEE LCAP PAGE 11

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Tech. Sgt. Rachel Chambers, 192nd Fighter Wing Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance jet propulsion technician, carefully inspects F-22 engine connector cables Feb. 10 in preparation for a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation.The LCAP provides leadership with an assessment of the unit's ability to perform key logistics processes in a safe, standardized, repeatable and technically compliant manner.

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LCAP FROM PAGE 10 The job of the AMXS is to produce combat ready aircraft. Maj. Carl Wilson, 1st AMXS commander, oversees more than 350 Airmen who make that happen. “This inspection just showcased how we perform on a day-to-day basis,â€? Wilson said. “I’m extremely proud of the Airmen in my unit; they proved they are best in the combat Air Forces.â€? Now that they’ve taken the time to reect on their accomplishment, the maintenance group and their partners in LRS will continue to move forward and ensure they are ready to perform at moment’s notice, said Wilson. “I’m very honored to work with and lead such a great group of professionals,â€? said Wilson. “The group here is the most motivated and hardworking group of people I’ve worked with in my 24 years in the Air Force, and they continue to make me proud on a daily basis.â€? Preiss echoed Wilson’s feelings. “Our world is never idle; we’re always looking at the next challenge,â€? said Preiss. “Make no mistake – we are always ready to y, ďŹ ght and win!â€?

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FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION ALLERGY FROM PAGE 9 The inux of patients comes from within the hospital since primary care managers refer them to the allergy clinic after an initial diagnosis. Once they reach the clinic, Air Force Lt. Col. Teresa Nesselroad, 633rd MDG allergist, performs further diagnoses and determines the cause of discomfort. “We get a full history of the patient to ďŹ nd a potential trigger,â€? said Nesselroad. “Afterwards, we test a wide range of allergens until we see a reaction.â€? The staff conducts skin patch, skin prick and oral challenge tests using airborne, venom or food allergens. Technicians record the reactions, then Nesselroad consults the patient and provides advice and treatment measures to ensure the patient can cope with their allergies. To be seen by allergy clinic personnel, Nesselroad advises potential patients to visit their PCM ďŹ rst before trying to schedule an appointment with the clinic. Nesselroad and Settles both expressed a sense of accomplishment in ďŹ nding the source of discomfort for their patients. If you feel you might be suffering from allergies, rest assured the allergy clinic staff will do their best to keep you breathing easy all year long.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Russell, 1st Maintenance Squadron MetalsTechnology aircraft metals technologist, selects the proper size tool for a piece of equipment at Langley Air Force Base, Feb. 19. Metals technologists at Langley have also worked on air conditioning units, tire cages and even supplies for hospital construction.

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ABOVE: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Chambers, 1st Maintenance Squadron MetalsTechnology aircraft metals technologist, uses a machine to punch a hole in a piece of metal. In this shop, there is always something new or different to work on, giving these Airmen plenty of chances to get creative, while cost-effectively supporting the Langley mission. RIGHT: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Russell, 1st Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology aircraft metals technologist, welds metal sheets together at Langley Air Force Base, Feb. 19. Metals technology requires precision and attention to detail to accomplish the mission.

The noise of metal grinding metal overwhelms the room. On one side of the room, water bubbles in a machine; sparks fly on the other. With such seeming chaos, it’s hard to believe many of us pass this place on our daily commute. In the 1st Maintenance Squadron’s Metals Technology shop, 10 of Langley’s Airmen can be found welding metal, manufacturing parts for F-22A Raptors or repairing just about any type of metal that has been torn or broken on base. “A lot of shops know us as the ‘last chance shop,’” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Russell, 1st MXS Metals Technology aircraft metals technologist. “If we can’t fix it, it most likely can’t be fixed.” When the T-38 Talons came to Langley, Metals Technology manufactured 24 different fixtures and over 100,000 tools to be used on the aircraft for regular maintenance. According to Master Sgt. Daniel Davis, 1st MXS Metals Technology shop chief, the small shop must possess keen characteristics to be able to accomplish so much for the base.

“We have to be very detailed and focused on quality,” said Davis. “Being part of such a small shop challenges us to stay focused on quality and safety. Accomplishing the mission given our size gives us a great sense of pride.” While Metals Technology shines when repairing aircraft equipment, their job encompasses much more. Metals technologists at Langley have also worked on air conditioning units, tire cages and hospital construction supplies, said Davis. “We work with engineers quite often to manufacture things for the F-22s that have to be very precise and specific,” said Davis. “Our job never gets boring because people also come to us with things that are broken that may require a little bit of creativity to figure out how to fix.” In a job involving such a wide variety of equipment, precision and attention to detail play large roles in quality assurance. “We can manufacture just about anything,” said Russell. “But if we make a screw just one-thousandth of an inch

too b big or too small, that whole piece of equiipment is at risk of failing.” In n addition to perfecting their technical sskills, metals technologists also work hard d to reduce costs for Langley and the Air F Force. By not having to contract out to lo ocal civilian welding and machining com mpanies, the Air Force saves money on transporting the equipment, as well as time and resources on contracts. “T There are a lot of things that break, then n get thrown away and have to be replaced,” said Russell. “People are thrilled wheen they learn they can bring those thing gs to us and instead of having to com mpletely replace the piece of equipmen nt, we can pretty much rebuild the old one from the ground up.” M Metals technologists encompass highly deveeloped mechanical skills with a little toucch of artistic capabilities. In this shop, theree’s always something new or different tto work on, giving these Airmen plenty off chances to get creative, while cost-effectiv vely supporting the Langley mission.

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chase Whaley, 1st Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology aircraft metals technologist, uses a saw to cut metal at Langley Air Force Base, Feb. 19. The MetalsTech shop is known as the “last chance shop” because equipment is taken here to be repaired as a final effort.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Rose, a test firer assigned to the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, fires a metal rod with the Bridger Line Throwing Appliance at Fort Eustis, Feb. 13.The team of Soldiers assigned to the post’s Ammunition Supply Point ensures customers will be able to access ammunition until contractors take over operations.

‘Ammo dogs’ to the rescue! Resolute Warriors run ASP to keep rounds in chambers By Sgt. Edwin Rodriguez 7TH SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, large numbers of U.S. Army ammunition specialists operated ammunition supply points in garrison and overseas in combat zones downrange. Times have changed, and now a group of Resolute Warriors, in charge of the Fort Eustis ASP, are the only active duty unit actively managing this specialty. Twelve Soldiers from the ammunition management section assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade have operated the post’s ASP since July 2012, where they will remain until relieved by civilian contractors. Assigning the Soldiers to man the ASP came via a crucial decision made last summer: close the ASP, or find somebody

to keep it open as soon as possible. “[Army Support Activity] charged us with keeping the ammunition supply point open,” said Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Swartout, an ammunition technician assigned to Special Troops Battalion’s Headquarters & Headquarters Company. “They said they could either shut it down – which would impact every Army unit in the tidewater region – or we could use our ammunition specialists to keep it open and maintain it until contractors can take over, which could take about a year.” The ammo techs and specialists accepted the challenge to keep the ASP open, providing Soldiers a reassurance in knowing there will be no major changes in acquiring ammunition for training. SEE AMMO DOGS PAGE 15


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AMMO DOGS FROM PAGE 14 The Soldiers knew they would maintain their normal responsibilities to the brigade in addition to manning the ASP, but answered proudly when called upon by the Department of the Army to assist. “We are one of the only active duty units that is managing an ASP. We serve 30 units in the area, to include Reserve Officers’ Training Corps pro“We are one of the only active grams, Reserve units, and outside units like the New- duty units that is managing an port News Police Depart- (Ammunition Supply Point) ... If ment and the Criminal In- we didn’t take over, the ASP and vestigation Department. It is ammunition program would be a great opportunity for us,” shut down.” said Swartout. “If we didn’t take over, the ASP and am— Chief Warrant Officer munition program would be Joseph Swartout shut down.” ammunition technician assigned to In July, civilian contracSpecial Troops Battalion’s Headquarters tors will take over manage& Headquarters Company ment of the ASP. However, the “Ammo Dogs” diligence in manning the ASP ensures customers will not miss a beat in their training schedules. The specialists themselves gain valuable experience by working in their profession, keeping proficiency in their skill sets. “It is good for ammo specialists to do their job while in garrison. They are bettering themselves, their unit and the Army,” Swartout said. “They are getting great experience here while supporting the brigade and the tidewater region.”

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(From left) U.S.Army ChiefWarrant OfficerThomas Spicer, Sgt. Bryan Rose, and CWO Joseph Swartout work together to load up a Bridger Line Throwing Appliance with string, .45 caliber modified pistol ammunition and a metal rod while on a test fire range at Fort Eustis, Feb. 13. This group of Soldiers assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade is testing the ammunition before the possibility of equipping vessels throughout the Army watercraft field with Bridgers.

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LAFBCommunity LaSalle Gate closure extended The LaSalle Avenue Gate closure scheduled to be completed by the end of February due to the construction of a new Visitor Center and guardhouse has been extended. The new contract is scheduled to be completed by May 28. Any traffic approaching from the downtown Hampton/ Interstate-64 area will be diverted to the Durand, West [Armistead] or King Street gates. Non-identification card holders should go to the temporary Visitor Center near the entrance of the west gate to get a temporary pass. For more information, call Police Services at 764-7766.

Women’s Equality Day The Women’s Equality Day planning committee will have its next meeting March 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Bateman Library Conference Room. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Rochelle Hemingway at 5749954 or by email at rochelle.hemingway@ langley.af.mil, or the JBLE Equal Opportunity Office at 574-5878.

ACC Annual Awards Banquet Headquarters Air Combat Command will host its Annual Awards Banquet on March 1 at the Bayview Commonwealth Center at Langley Air Force Base. The evening will begin with a social at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $27 and will cover a meal with multiple options, as well as individual mementos. This year’s theme, “Strength and Excellence Through Diversity,” will be expounded on by the guest speaker, Dr. Albert Mitchum Jr., Political Advisor to the ACC Commander. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. JoAngela Porter at 764-2966 or Tech. Sgt. Lisette Spencer at 764-9960.

Munitions Flight stockpile check The 1st Fighter Wing Munitions Flight will be conducting a 100% stockpile inventory from March 4 to 13. They will only process commander-approved emergency requests. All other transactions will not be processed during the inventory to minimize transactions against accounts and the stockpile. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Shank at 764-7164.

Company Grade Officer Council The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Company Grade Officer Council meets regularly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Nose Dive Bar. All Company Grade Officers interested are encour-

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Ghosts of Williamsburg tour Join the Langley Chapel Single Airmen Ministry March 23 in Williamsburg, Va., for a trip through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight while sharing eerie and fun folklore of the city. The bus to Williamsburg will meet at Boots Hall and depart by 5:30 p.m. The trip cost $11. For more information or to register, call Larry Blakely at (757) 528-0455.

TMO Tip: Headed to Germany? Do you have an upcoming PCS to Germany? Upon arrival into the country, pets will be examined by the veterinarian near the passenger terminal baggage claim area. These examinations are conducted by the county veterinary office for the German General Customs. An examination fee of 55 euros per pet will be implemented Feb. 1, for all non-EU citizens. More information can be found on this website, http://www.ramstein.af.mil/news/story. asp?id=123332847. For more information, contact TMO at 764-4171 or 764-7868.

JBLE 2013 leave roll over days Service members with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of fiscal year 2013 are able to carry it into the next fiscal year, due to the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision is extending the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through Sept. 30, 2015. Airmen should contact the Langley Military Personnel Flight at 764-2270; Soldiers contact the Fort Eustis Military Personnel Office at 878-5618 for more information.

JBLE Tax Center Open The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Tax Centers are open at both Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis. The hours will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tax return preparation services will be provided by active duty, Civilian and Retiree volunteers. Services will be provided to active duty members, retirees and their respective dependents, with limited availability for civilian employees and Guard/Reserve members on Title 10 orders. These tax return services are de-

signed for basic to intermediate-level taxes. Those with simple tax returns (junior members) are encouraged to visit Military One Source or H&R Block as they also provide free services. To contact the Langley Tax Center, call Senior Airman Holden Smith at 225-5777. To contact the Fort Eustis Tax Center, call 878-2343.

Baseball for special needs kids Challenger Little League for the Virginia Peninsula is holding registration for the coming spring season of baseball for special needs kids at the Newport News Midtown Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 9. For more information please contact Pat Sweet at 6608054 or KimCat74@gmail.com.

Dependent scholarship opportunity The Langley Officers’ Spouses’ Club has college scholarships available for qualified military dependents of current military members as well as retirees. Applications are available on the LOSC website at www.langleyosc.org. The application deadline is March 1. For more information, email the LOSC at LOSCScholarships@yahoo.com.

Anger Management Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. at the HAWC. This foursession course explores the human emotion, anger. This class will also review anger and ways to manner it effectively so that it doesn’t take a toll on your health or relationships. For more information or to register, contact Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Millender at 764-9503, or email Jacquelyn. millender@langley.af.mil.

Charity chase 5K /10K The Langley Officers’ Spouses’ Club is hosting a 5k/10k run for charity on March 2 at 8 a.m. at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Participants 18 years of age or older pay $25 while children pay $18. CAC and dependent ID holders may register starting at 7 a.m. on race day at the registration table. For more information, go to www.langleyosc.org.

Engineering, construction camps At the Society of American Military Engineers Engineering and Construction Camps, high school students from across the country learn engineering solutions and skills from professional engineers while getting a taste of what it means to work for and with

the military services. Camp times and locations are as follows: ■ U.S. Army Camp, June 16 - 22, Vicksburg, Miss. ■ U.S. Marine Corps, June 23 - 29, Camp LeJune, N.C. ■ A.F. Academy Camp June 27 to July 3, Colorado Springs, Colo. ■ Seabees Camp, July 21 to 27, Port Huenerne, Calif. Application deadlines are March 15 for the U.S. Army Camp and April 5 for the other locations. Registration is $275 per student. For more information, contact Amy Doye at amy.doye@langley.af.mil.

Safety Education Seminar March 8, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Health and Wellness Center. This two-hour seminar reviews the dynamics and impact of domestic violence and child maltreatment, who is at risk and available base and community resources. For more information or to register, contact the Family Advocacy Program at 764-2427.

Personal Safety classes April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. In an effort to reduce sexual assaults, the 633rd Force Support Squadron is hosting free, personal safety classes at both the Shellbank and Air Combat Command fitness centers. Women can sign up for the classes held April 1, 15, 22 and 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Men can also sign up for April 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the ACC Fitness Center. For more information, or to register, call (757) 764-3359.

Flag football tournament The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is hosting a flag-football tournament every Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. from April 3 to 19 at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Eight teams will be participating, so come out and support. For more information, call Vanessa Williams at 764-3359 or email c.vanessa.williams@langley.af.mil.

SAPR road rally The Sexual Assaualt Prevention and Response office is hosting a motorcycle road rally April 26 at 9 a.m. All participants must arrive at 7:30 a.m. for registration and safety checks. Participants must RSVP.The event is free of charge. For more information, call Vanessa Williams at 764-3359.


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EustisCommunity Surplus Property Sale The NAF Surplus Property Sale will be held Friday and Saturday at the NAF Supply Warehouse, 1607 Patch Road, and the General Smalls Inn, 1700 Madison Avenue. Hours for Friday are 8 to 10 a.m. (active-duty military); and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open to all). Hours for Saturday are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open to all). Sale items will include tool cabinets, pots and pans, televisions, cloth, wooden and plastic chairs, tables, night stands, blankets, coffee pots, wall lockers, glasses and more. All items are “as is” and “cash and carry.” For more information, call 878-2002 and 969-5777.

15th annual 10K Run The 15th annual Fort Eustis 10K Run will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday. This is a Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix event and will be run entirely on Fort Eustis. The race will start at the corner of Lee Boulevard and Dickman Street and end at Anderson Field House, Bldg. 643, Dickman Street. The cost for registration is $30; online registration is available through www. Active.com. Race day registration and packet pick-ups are scheduled for 7 a.m. at AFH. There will be no refunds or rain date. The course surface is 99 percent flat asphalt roadways.The race route will take you past the historic Matthew Jones House, along the beautiful James River with a view of the Ghost Fleet, near Fort Crawford and then past the site of an early American brick factory located on Mulberry Island. Ample parking, rest rooms and shower facilities will be available for use at AFH. Water points will be available at various locations along the course and at the finish. T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered runners and to all others while supplies last. For more information, call 878-0013.

SCFE scholarships The Spouses’ Club of Fort Eustis is offering scholarships to high school seniors and adult continuing education students for the 2012-13 school year. Homeschool seniors may also apply. Scholarships are available for the Fort Eustis community (includes the Peninsula and Gloucester). High school senior applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher as of the seventh semester of high school. Applicants for adult continuing education scholarships may also be civilian employees working at Fort Eustis. Applicants must be currently enrolled or intend to enroll in an accredited university, college or trade/technical school program

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Toastmasters Club Are you looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills, ignite your career, or win that job interview? The Old Point Comfort Toastmasters Club (#8413) will host an Open House meeting on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Army Community Service conference room, Bldg. 650 Monroe Ave. Everyone is invited to learn about communication and leadership development for today’s professionals. Come out and see what a Toastmasters meeting is about, meet members, and enjoy refreshments. This event will include prepared and impromptu speeches and evaluations. For more information, contact Regina Fremont-Gomez at 501-8152, or Beverly Nicholson at 501-7056, or visit http://oldpointcomfort.toastmastersclubs.org.

Dinner for families of deployed Military families experiencing deployment or other duty-related separation are invited to attend a free monthly dinner sponsored by the Fort Eustis Chapel Community on March 12 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at the Regimental Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 923, Lee Blvd. ■ 5:15 p.m. – Welcome and dinner is served. ■ 6 to 7 p.m. – Craft and game time for children 3 and a half years and older. ■ 6:10 to 7 p.m. – Adult fellowship time (across the hall). Free child-watch care is available after dinner for kids 3 and a half years and younger. The next dinner will take place on May 14. For more information, contact Carole Carkhuff at 218-0871, e-mail carkhuffs2@verizon.net or call the chapel at 878-1304/1316.

Let’s Move! Journal Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to help solve the challenges of childhood obesity by helping kids become more physically active. In celebration of the initiative’s third year, a journal is being created to highlight the Fort Eustis community’s efforts in raising a healthier generation of kids.

Organizations and families are invited to submit comments, photographs, and/or video clips of anything that you have done or are doing to inspire a healthier generation. Examples of healthy efforts include new habits or activities, role models, recipes, events and more. Submit materials to Donna Fontes, Soldier and Family Services, at donna.s.fontes. naf@mail.mil, or at 878-5819. The deadline for all submissions is March 8.

Home buying and selling seminars The Fort Eustis Housing Referral Office is sponsoring a Home Buying Seminar on March 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a Home Selling Seminar on March 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Both seminars will take place at the Civil Engineer Division conference room at Bldg. 1407, Washington Blvd. Industry experts will include a realtor, mortgage lender, attorney and home inspector. The seminars are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at least three business days prior to attending the seminar of your choice. To register, call 878-2977/5687/5579.

Strikes and Slices Challenge Join the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association-Tidewater Virginia Chapter for the Strikes and Slices Challenge on March 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strike Zone Bowling Center, Bldg. 675, Dickman St. Bring a team or come solo.The cost is $5 for your shoes and games; pizza slices are $1 each. The bowler with the highest game will receive a prize. RSVP by March 12 to Staff Sgt. Brandon Weaver at brandon.m.weaver14.mil@mail. mil or call 501-6852 to reserve your slot.

Marriage enrichment program The Regimental Memorial Chapel will host “The Five Love Languages,” a marriage enrichment program, from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday starting March 14 through May 16 at the chapel, Bldg. 923, Lee Blvd. This program is open to all married and engaged couples, and spouses of service members who are deployed or training elsewhere. Free child watch-care will be provided for children up to age 11. For more information, contact Mike and Carole Carkhuff at 2181034 or email carkhuffs2@verizon.net.

JBLE Job Fair The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Job Fair is scheduled for March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Eustis Club, Bldg. 2123, Pershing Ave. More than 50 employers and

transition service providers will be on hand to network and offer employment opportunities to active duty service members, veterans, retirees, Reserves/National Guard, military spouses and dependents. Job seekers can register online at www. acap.army.mil or www.facebook.com/forteustisacs/events. Bring your resumes and come dressed for success. For more information, call 878-0906 or 878-4955.

Easter Egg Splash The Fort Eustis Aquatic Center will host an Easter Egg Splash on March 23 starting at noon at Bldg. 641, Tyler Ave. Six hundred plastic Easter eggs will be scattered in the Adventure Pool. Children under 18 years old will be divided into five age groups around the pool deck. Parents are only invited to participate in the 1-3 year old age group. Rules will be explained before the swimmers are allowed to enter the pool. Prizes will be awarded for specially marked eggs including two“Golden Egg” grand prize winners. The fun continues until all eggs are collected. The cost is $2 each for active duty military and family members and $4 each for all others. Make sure that you bring your goggles and something to hold your eggs. For more information, call 878-1090.

Army tuition assistance changes Effective March 1, the Department of Defense will implement the following tuition assistance policy: For an institution to be eligible to participate in the DoDTA program, they must have a signed DoD memorandum of understanding and be on the “Participating Institutions” list, which is posted on the DoD MOU webpage at www.dodmou.com. After March 1, schools without a signed DoD MOU will not be able to enroll Service members under the TA program until they have signed the MOU. At the end of February, Headquarters Army Continuing Education System will suspend all schools that are not listed on the “Participating Institutions” list, which is posted on the DoD MOU webpage. The Army will honor all TA requests that were processed and approved by the end of February within GoArmyEd for classes starting prior to March 1. While no new enrollments will be allowed, schools will be able to invoice the Army for payment of approved TA requests and will be able to post grades to Soldier’s accounts. For more information, call Annette Whitaker at Fort Eustis’ Herb Bateman Education Center at 878-2083.


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Submit Outside The Gate announcements to pw1@militarynews.com before completing college, his or her maximum eligibility will be increased by the number of years served (up to five years). Qualified students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale will be considered for selection based on scholastic ability, participation in extracurricular and community activities, as well as financial need. Students may apply online at www.moaa.org/education. The application deadline is today at noon. Active-duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services are eligible for MOAA membership.

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Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show Join us to find some sweet inspiration for the inside and outside of your home at theTidewater Builder’s Association 28th annual Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show today through Sunday. The show will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach. Admission is $10 (adults); $3 (children ages 6-12); and free for children ages 5 and under. Active-duty and retired military and senior citizens (62+) will receive a $2 discount. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., today and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Special guests will include HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” host John Gidding (above) and the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” host Ron Ben-Israel. For more information, call 420-2434 or visit www. midatlantichomeshow.com.

MOAA Educational Loans and Grants Online applications are available for the Military Officers Association of America Educational Assistance Programs for the 2013-14 school year. Students can apply for interest-free loans and grants, which are awarded annually for up to five years of undergraduate study (or until a student graduates). Students under age 24, who are children of former, currently serving, or retired commissioned or warrant officers, and children of currently serving or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or full-time college students working toward their first undergraduate degree. If a child served in a Uniformed Service

Come out and see living historians from the Ft. Norfolk Garrison portray the War of 1812 Militia Muster on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Rd., Newport News. This event will include a period camp, drills, firing demonstrations and more. Regular admission includes a plantation tour and admission to the Militia Muster Program: $6 (adults); $5 (seniors 62+); $4 (children ages 7-18); and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information about the Militia Muster, call 8871862 or visit www.endview.org.

Women’s History Month Film Fest In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Virginia War Museum will host a film festival at 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. All films will start at 1 p.m. and are free with each day’s paid admission. ■ Saturday – “Fly Girls” At the height of World War II, more than a thousand women left their homes and jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime – joining the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots to become the first female pilots to fly for the United States military. Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies and interviews with the pilots themselves, the women of the WASP take wing once again to tell their story of skill, determination and courage. ■ March 9 – “Lioness” How did five female Army support Soldiers, mechanics, supply clerks and engineers end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War? An intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history sent into direct ground combat, despite a policy that banned them from doing so. ■ March 16 – “V for Victory: Women at War” World War II changed life forever for the American woman, who now began to fill traditional male roles and earn new independence. From the home front and factories to the battlefields, the film examines women’s sacrifices as well as their demonstrations of competency at this critical turning point in our country’s history. ■ March 23 – “Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII” In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to

recruit women to the war effort. This clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human “computers” for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock, six days a week, creating ballistic tables that proved crucial to the Allies’ success. When the first electronic computer was developed to aid the Army’s calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers. ■ March 30 – “The Forgotten Grave:Women Soldiers of the American Civil War” More than 600 women disguised themselves as men to fight in the American Civil War. This documentary tells their stories though the women’s own letters, diaries and testimonials. Admission is $6 (adults); $5 (senior citizens 62+ and active duty military with ID); $4 (children ages 7-18); and free for children under age 7. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 247-8523 or visit www.warmuseum.org.

Hampton Library used book sale The Friends of the Hampton Public Library will host a used book sale on March 15-17 at the main library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. The preview sale for members will take place on March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Children’s books will cost 25 cents; paperbacks, 50 cents to $1; and hard back books, $1. Media will also be available for sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15-16; and 1 to 4 p.m., March 17. Attendees will be able to join the library at this event. For more information, call 727-1154.

Homebuyer Education Class The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Virginia Housing Development Authority will sponsor a Homebuyer Education Class on March 26-27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North Phoebus Community Center, 249 West Chamberlin Ave., Hampton. The classes are designed to help first-time homebuyers learn about the home buying process. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call Monique Jackson at 727-1111, ext. 303.

Online Travel Show The Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched “For the LOVE ofTravel,” a brand-new episodic travel show for YouTube. The webisodes are short vignettes that feature authentic destinations and local people who tell a personal story about some of the lesser-known and newer travel experiences in Virginia. Visitors to Virginia.org will also be able to watch the videos and get helpful maps, itineraries, travel packages and suggestions to book a trip to the places featured in each webisode. The debut webisode is available at www.YouTube.com/ VisitVirginia. Visit www.Virginia.org to book a trip or request a free Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

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Hearts hung from the entrance, lights were dim, decorations were red and white, the music was loud; it sounded like a party was ready to begin. These festivities took palce during the Airmen Committed to Excellence Valentine’s party at the Langley Community Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Feb. 16. ACE hosted the party in an effort engage the hundreds of junior Airmen on the base. Members of ACE were encouraged to assist with the party by helping spread the word, helping organize, or set-up and clean-up. “We were there from beginning to end,” said Senior Airman Jonathan Rubio Abreu, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron health services administrator and ACE vice president. “We raised the funds, found the location and promoted the party.” According to party-goer Airman 1st Class Karlo Cedeno, 633rd Surgical Operations Squadron radiology technician, one of the benefits of the event was being able to socialize outside of work. “Being so busy at work, I find it difficult to meet new people, so I liked the opportunity,” said Cedeno. While people were enjoying the party, ACE members were working behind the scenes to ensure a successful evening. They gave the option of a safe ride home for Airmen after the party, and brought leftover food and drinks after the party to various Airmen working night shift and unable to attend. One aspect that led to the success of the event was through promotion, said Rubio Abreu. ACE created an event on Facebook, sent out emails and handed out paper invitations. ACE often holds additional social events such as a poker night, pizza party socials and bowling nights. It

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U.S.Air Force Airman 1st Class Mike Hegarty, 1st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, gathers a snack in the Langley Community Center at Langley Air Force Base, Feb. 16. Hegarty is the secretary of Airmen Committed to Excellence, the organization that hosted theValentine’s party for junior enlisted Airmen. BELOW: Decorations sit on the tables in the Langley Community Center.

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men to network, said Rubio Abreu. For Airmen interested in joining, ACE has a membership fee of 15 dollars and requires a membership form which can be obtained through any ACE executive member or member, the ACE SharePoint site or through email.

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FOR THE 2013 HEROES AT HOME MILITARY SPOUSE AWARDS

All nominees will be recognized by our local business and military communities at the awards luncheon on May 9th where we will announce the 10 finalists and the 2013 Heroes of Home Military Spouse of the Year! The Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year will be chosen from nominees provided by active duty personnel from all branches of the military, spouse support groups, charitable organizations, friends and family.

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