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DEPLOYED Soldier helps make it hard to HIIDE in Afghanistan — Page 5


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Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May, Deputy Commanding General, Initial MilitaryTraining, delivers his first official remarks as DCG-IMT during a change of responsibility ceremony March 2 at U.S. ArmyTraining and Doctrine Command Headquarters, Fort Eustis.

“What could be more exciting, fulfilling or more important than molding our nation’s finest, our sons and daughters into Soldiers who have the solemn responsibility to protect what we hold so near and dear to our hearts: our freedom.” — Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May

The Army organization responsible for turning recruits into Soldiers, the Initial Military Training Center of Excellence, has a new deputy commanding general at the helm. U.S.Army Training and Doctrine Command transferred responsibility from Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo to Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May in a ceremony March 2 at its headquarters here. It is no small task to be in charge of IMT — a special organization with a critical mission, said TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. Robert W. Cone. “IMT has a critical and difficult mission. The dedicated Soldiers and Civilians of IMT literally take a kid off the street, and turn that recruit into a Soldier that is adaptable, physically prepared and consistently trained in the fundamentals,” said Cone. “IMT ensures that when new Soldiers emerge, they’re prepared to immediately contribute to their first unit of assignment as aspiring members of the Profession of Arms.” Longo acknowledged the importance of the IMT mission by using the TRADOC motto of “Victory starts here!” as a form of illustration. “Victory does start here. But to put a finer point on that, I believe that victory starts in Initial Military Training. The Army of 2020 is rightfully TRADOC’s

first priority. But the captains and the sergeants who will lead our Army eight years from now are in basic officer leadership course and basic combat training today. We in the Initial Military Training Center of Excellence understand the importance of our role and we’re inspired by this,” said Longo. Witnessing this civilian-to-Soldier transformation was the best part of his IMT experience, Longo said. “I love every single one of these kids because they stood somewhere and raised their right hand in a time of war and told their nation, ‘here I am, send me,’” said Longo. During Longo’s one-year tour of duty, IMT COE achieved the following accomplishments: ■ Physical training matters. A physical readiness program was piloted that took new recruits from the basics of getting into shape and transformed them into Soldiers who can withstand demanding physical training by the time they graduated. ■ Nutrition relates to combat performance. IMT developed the Soldier Fueling Initiative to help new Soldiers build good nutritional habits for life so they can perform on the battlefield. ■ Family readiness ranked as top priority. The IMT mission is habitually executed by under-strength units, thus making the operational tempo exceptionally high and comparable to deployed units.

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COMMENTARY FROM PAGE 2 A few months later, I received a flag wrapped in plastic mailed to me by my sister. My dad had proudly served in the military and the flag was his. My sister included this note, “You have dedicated your life to service under this flag, and you, more than any of us, understand what it means. Dad would have wanted you to have it.” I shed tears of pride for my father’s service and that my sister understood the importance of the flag that I have the honor of serving under each and every day.

Recognizing how difficult it can be for cadre to balance the demands of work and Family, a Family Readiness Campaign Plan — the first-ever publication of its kind — was implemented to promote well-being within the IMT community. Longo will report for duty in Afghanistan as Director, Task Force 2010, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. May, incoming DCG, is reporting from Iraq, where he served as Executive Director, Deputy Commanding General (Advising and Training), U.S. Forces-Iraq; Operation New Dawn. May, who previously served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence in Fort Jackson, S.C., expressed his gratefulness to once again serve in an IMT capacity. “What could be more exciting, fulfilling or more important than molding our nation’s finest, our sons and daughters into Soldiers who have the solemn responsibility to protect what we hold so near and dear to our hearts: our freedom,” said May. IMT encompasses reception-battalion operations that support IMT; basic combat training; advanced individual training; one-station unit training; Reserve Officer Training Corps; Officer Candidate School; Warrant Officer Candidate School; Basic Officer Leader Course Phases A and B; and recruiter, drill sergeant and other IMT cadre training.

By example, yours and mine, our fellow Airmen will learn this same sense of honor. We are Air Force professionals, fighting in the force that guards our country and way of life. Let us never forget what these ceremonies and the flag of our great nation truly mean. The flag we serve under, have sworn to fight under and many of us will be buried under must never become a two- to fourminute nuisance blocking our progress to something or someplace seeming to be more important. Why is it that we wait just

inside doorways throughout the Air Force? Only you can answer that question. EDITOR’S NOTE: Master Sgt. Gerald Smart, the commandant of the Sgt. Paul P. Ramoneda Airman Leadership School found this commentary in the school archives. It was written by Senior Master Sgt. Bruce Heinzen when he was the school’s flight chief between 2000 and 2004. Now a retired Chief Master Sgt., Heinzen’s last position was as the Command Chief Master Sgt. for the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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There was a misprint in the Peninsula Warrior’s March 2 Army Edition. On Page 21, Offord relinquishes responsibility (not command) of 597th Transportation Brigade Also, Master Sgt. Richardson is not assuming responsibility nor our next CSM. The next 597th command sergeant major will be Command Sgt. Major Kenneth Blasko. He is slated to assume responsibility in May 2012.


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There are three different motorcycle safety courses being offered: a basic course consisting of a 5-hour class and approximately 10 hours The Safety OfďŹ ce at Joint Base LangleyEustis is offering free motorcycle safety on the bikes; an experienced course for intermediate riders who have courses taking place from March 13 unpassed the basic class or have it waived; and a sports-bike course. til the middle of September, said Robert Longworth, the Chief of Safety for Joint Base Langley-Eustis. “Three separate courses are offered,â€? said Joseph Novack, the 633rd Air Base Wing senior safety specialist at Fort Eustis, where the training will be held. “Each is led by professional riders.â€? There is a basic course consisting of a 5-hour class and approximately 10 hours on the bikes for potential or brand-new riders, said Novack. Safety equipment and bikes are provided during the course, however Novack recommends students with their own bikes or safety gear bring it for a safety inspection. An experienced course is offered for intermediate riders who have passed

the basic class or have it waived. There is no classroom portion for this course. Participants will ride for approximately six hours with their own bikes. The course is designed to teach students how to handle their speciďŹ c bike, and ďŹ ne tune their skills. Finally, a sports-bike course is available. Much like the experienced course, this course is designed to ďŹ ne tune students’ skills; however it deals with only sports bikes because they behave differently than a standard road bike and require different training. To sign-up for any of the courses, go to www.militarysafepmv.com. The website

lists who is eligible for the courses and how they are prioritized. In addition to the information, active-duty reservists can conďŹ rm a seat, but non active-duty reservists can only apply for standby seating, said Longworth. “The courses are mandatory for any personnel at Joint Base Langley-Eustis who wish to ride a motorcycle,â€? said Longworth, adding that there are a variety of factors for personnel. For speciďŹ c information concerning each branch’s respective rules concerning motorcycles, call the Langley AFB safety ofďŹ ce at 764-5058, or the Fort Eustis ofďŹ ce at 878-3740.

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The 633rd Air Base Wing is offering free motorcycle safety courses at Fort Eustis, March through September. The courses are mandatory for any personnel at Joint Base LangleyEustis who wish to ride a motorcycle.

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“The Afghan people have high spirits. They understand why we are here. They know we are trying to make Afghanistan more stable for them, so they can go on and hopefully enjoy some of the same freedoms as we do back in the U.S.” — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Mitchell mobile biometrics training team member, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435

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In Afghanistan, it’s hard to tell who the enemy is from the regular citizen. There are no uniforms, nor clear identification telling you someone is a threat. So how do you fight against an enemy like that? Rather, how do you tell the good from the bad, the combatant from the friend? U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Mitchell, a mobile biometrics training team member with the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 currently serving in northern Afghanistan, is on the front line of this battle every day. “The Afghan people have high spirits,” said Mitchell, who is deployed from Fort Eustis, Va. “They understand why we are here. They know we are trying to make Afghanistan more stable for them, so they can go on and hopefully enjoy some of the same freedoms as we do back in the U.S.” As part of CJIATF 435 Task Force Biometrics here, Mitchell supports the mission in a unique way. “My job is to travel throughout all of Regional Command North, training coalition forces on how to use the biometric collection equipment,” he said. In this role, Mitchell trains maneuver units and their personnel on how to best utilize biometric enrollment equipment to collect unique personal data and ensure the latest tactics, techniques and procedures are incorporated into the region’s program of instruction. Part of the equipment used includes the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment used to record personal identification. The data that is stored in a database can be used to verify identities. “I’ve been able to work with the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and all the other countries working together in this mission. So, I get to see how they all operate and take away all of their best practices

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Staff Sgt. Peter Mitchell, a mobile biometric transition team member from Fort Eustis, joined Afghan children for a game of soccer during a mission in 2011. International Security Assistance Force Regional Command North supports Afghan National Security Forces in close coordination and collaboration in providing security and disrupting insurgent activities in order to protect the Afghan population.

and learn from that,” Mitchell said. “This is my first assignment working in a multinational environment. I enjoy it. Especially up here in RC North, the majority of my work is with foreign forces.”

As military police, Mitchell said his job is an integral part of keeping everyone safe. “MPs are taught force protection,” he said. “Biometrics is a key part of force protection here. We are fighting an ene-

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Mitchell, a mobile biometrics training team member with the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 currently serving in northern Afghanistan, trains maneuver units and their personnel on how to best utilize biometric enrollment equipment to collect unique personal data and ensure the latest tactics, techniques and procedures are incorporated into the region's program of instruction.

my that does not wear a uniform.” Mitchell has traveled extensively throughout the region, visiting forward operating bases and camps to train others on the proper use and maintenance of biometrics equipment. He also interacts with the local Afghan people. Home-based with the 221st Military Police Detachment, Mitchell said he loves the fact that he has the opportunity to train soldiers in his deployed role. Mitchell trains and helps those new to the HIIDE equipment when he travels to their area of responsibility. In the end, is it worth it being away from his family? Mitchell thinks so and tries his best to stay in contact with them from half a world away. During his off-duty time, Mitchell stays connected to his family through the Internet and by calling them whenever he can. He said it really helps to have a supportive family back home. “This summer, I’m planning a trip to Disney World for me and my kids,” Mitchell said. “I’ve never been there and always wanted to go, and I can spend some quality time with them as well, so that is something I am looking forward to.” Mitchell appreciates the support he gets not just from his family but also from the average American. “Keep supporting the soldiers. We are doing good things here. We owe it to the children of Afghanistan to help give them a chance to experience the freedoms that we have at home,” Mitchell said. “I was 17 when I joined the Army. I have not regretted one day of it. I get to meet a lot of people, travel a lot, and I’ve been a part of things that really make me proud to wear the uniform.” Mitchell’s tour of duty in Afghanistan will soon be over, but due to his tireless dedication to the biometrics mission, soldiers are safer because they have a tool to tell them who the enemy is and who they need to protect.

Fort Eustis now has two Installation Status hotline numbers up and running: 878-6181 and 878-6182


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Air Force Museum now offers a full virtual tour By Sarah Swan NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

The National Museum of the U.S.Air Force Virtual Tour is now fully embedded with audio and video hotspots, and touch-screen devices, offering online visitors the opportunity to experience the entire museum. Located at www.nmusafvirtualtour. com, the final two areas to be embedded — the Cold War Gallery, with over 300 hotspots, and the Missile and Space Gallery, with close to 60 hotspots — are now interactive with initial materials, allowing users to click on an artifact or exhibit and access factsheets, audio tour podcasts with printable transcripts, videos and interactive touch-screen displays. Online visitors can see an array of aircraft and exhibits in the Cold War Gallery, which features an SR-71A Blackbird, B-1B Lancer, F-117F Nighthawk, A-10A Thunderbolt II and the world’s only permanent public display of a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Other exhibits include Office of Special Investigations, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Warrior Airmen. The Apollo 15 Command Module and Mercury and Gemini capsules are located at the entrance to the Missile and Space Gallery. In the gallery are eight different rockets and missiles, ranging from the Minuteman to the Peacekeeper, and exhibits including astronaut food, re-entry vehicles, the Stargazer and Excelsior gondolas, and the 5-star general’s insignia belonging to Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, which flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2011.

The virtual tour features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display at the museum amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force storyline, from the beginnings of military flight to today’s war on terrorism. Creating and embedding material in the virtual tour took more than a year. Consisting of nearly 75,000 files and more than 1,200 clickable hotspots, the tour will be an ongoing process to update and add new content. “We still have a lot of work to do on this project,” said Bryan Carnes, who developed the tour along with a contractor. “Although we have the initial content available for our online visitors to view, we will be adding more video, audio, interactive and educational materials associated with specific aircraft and artifacts in the museum.” The museum offers online visitors various ways to experience the tour, whether it is downloading podcasts from iTunes or accessing the tour through handheld devices. An application is also in development for download on Android and iPhone devices and is anticipated to be available by the summer. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located in Dayton, Ohio, and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


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Heads Up!

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Traumatic brain injury is defined as a blow, jolt or other injury to the head that disrupts the functioning of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. A TBI can occur from exposure to blasts, falls, gunshot wounds, and motor vehicle accidents. Blasts are the leading cause of TBI for active duty military personnel in war zones. Mild TBI, also known as a concussion, may make you briefly feel confused or “see stars.” Common temporary symptoms associated with concussion include headache, ears ringing, blurred vision, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems, and problems with memory and concentration. The symptoms of a concussion generally improve in a short period of time, usually within hours, and typically resolve completely within days to weeks. In many cases, TBI is preventable. The following tips are for minimizing the risk of sustaining a TBI both on the battlefield and at home.

Prevention in a combat setting ■ Wear helmet or other appropriate head gear when on patrol or in other high risk areas. ■ Wear safety belts when traveling in vehicles. ■ Check for obstacles and loose debris before climbing/ rappelling down buildings or other structures. ■ Inspect weapons prior to use. ■ Verify target and consider potential for ricochet prior to firing weapon. ■ Maintain clean and orderly work environments that are free of foreign object debris. ■ Use care when walking on wet, oily or sandy surfaces. ■ Be aware of what is on the ground around you at all times when aircraft rotors are turning. ■ Employ the buddy system when climbing ladders, working at heights.

Prevention at home ■ Wear your seatbelt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. ■ Never drive or ride with anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ■ Always buckle your child into an age appropriate child safety seat, booster seat or seat belt while riding in a car. ■ Wear a helmet that is fitted and properly maintained while at work and while at play if required. ■ During athletic games use the right protective equipment. ■ Keep fire arms stored unloaded in a locked cabinet or a safe. Store bullets in a separate secure location. Avoid falls in the home by: ■ Using a step stool with a grab bar to reach objects on high shelves. ■ Installing handrails on stairways. ■ Installing window guards to keep young children from falling out of open windows.

Traumatic brain injury is defined as a blow, jolt or other injury to the head that disrupts the functioning of the brain.Blasts are the leading cause ofTBI for active duty military personnel in war zones. ■ Using safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around. ■ Maintaining a regular exercise program to improve strength, balance and coordination. ■ Removing tripping hazards, using non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. ■ Put grab bars next to the toilet, and in the tub or shower. ■ Make sure the surface on your child’s playground is made of shock-absorbing material, such as hardwood mulchor sand.

Do’s and don’ts in healing from a concussion ■ Do maximize downtime/rest during the day (temporary impairments resolve fastest when the brain gets rest). ■ Do get plenty of sleep. ■ Do avoid activities such as contact sports that could result in another concussion until you are better. ■ Do let others know that you’ve had a concussion so they can watch out for you. ■ Do see your medical provider if you begin to feel worse or experience worsening headache, worsening balance, double vision or other vision changes, decreasing level of

alertness, increased disorientation, repeated vomiting, seizures, unusual behavior, amnesia/memory problems. ■ Do seek behavioral health treatment for lingering irritability and emotional changes. ■ Do be patient as healing from a brain injury can take a few days. ■ Do not use alcohol or drugs. ■ Do not use caffeine or “energy-enhancing” products. ■ Do not use aspirin, ibuprofen, and other over-the counter pain medications unless instructed by your doctor. ■ Do not use sleeping aids and sedatives unless instructed by your doctor.

Need to make an appointment? If you believe you have suffered a TBI (concussion) and have lingering signs and symptoms that date from the concussion, you may benefit from evaluation and treatment through the McDonald Army Health Center Mild TBI Clinic. Talk with your Primary Care Manager or a Behavioral Health provider to request a referral. A traumatic brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. So be safe and keep your head up!


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In typical leading-edge fashion, personnel at Langley are testing a new fuel delivery system that could revolutionize flightline operations, and save the Air Force millions of dollars. Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Smith, 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management superintendent, said the new Hydrant Mobile Refueler has been in development for roughly a year and a half, and could be implemented throughout the Air Force in 2012. “We’ve added a hydrant connection that we can connect to our Type 3, constantpressure hydrant system, which will allow us to be able to pump fuel directly from the hydrant system, through the (truck), going straight to the aircraft,” said Smith. In other words, where the R-11 fuel trucks normally pump fuel from their tanks into waiting aircraft, this modification allows the fuel truck to simply serve as a connection point and filter. The fuel stored in underground tanks will travel directly into the aircraft being serviced. One of the major hurdles this modification addresses is servicing heavy aircraft not assigned to Langley. “When we have large-frame aircraft that come in, and they’re not parked directly on the pits where we can use the pantograph, we can bring the HYMORE truck out. This truck will be able to pump as much fuel as our system is able to push to it,” said Smith. “We are here testing a lot of great ideas for the fuels arena. Langley has been a test base for many years, but this is the one that we are hanging our hat on,” said Smith. “Time and money is what we are really excited about with this new HYMORE, and it’s already proven itself here at Langley.” The 633rd LRS is responsible for all the fuels disbursed on the base, whether ground products like gas or diesel, or jet fuel designated for use in Langley’s fighter jets. Fuels Management personnel receive, test and distribute fuel as needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Master Sergeant Joseph Eveson, 633rd LRS Fuels Management NCO in charge of facilities, said on any given day, Fuels Management services about 40 aircraft,

Photos by Airman 1st Class Kayla Newman

ABOVE: Royal Air Force Senior Craftsman Mark Butler, avionics technician, attaches Hydrant Mobile Refueling equipment to an RAF E-3 aircraft at Langley Air Force Base, March 7. Personnel at Langley are testing the new fuel delivery system that could revolutionize flightline operations, and save the Air Force millions of dollars. RIGHT: U.S.Air Force Airman 1st Class John Justiniano, 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling unit operator, connects a hose to the hydrant fueling system on the flightline at Langley Air Force Base, March 7.The 633rd LRS is responsible for all the fuels disbursed on the base, whether ground products like gas or diesel, or jet fuel designated for use in Langley’s fighter jets.

including Langley’s fighters and any transient aircraft. He said Fuels Management has 14 R-11 fuel trucks to service the aircraft, and two trucks designated to service ground vehicles. “With a standard R-11, you can issue 6,000 gallons, and then you have to come back and fill your truck. With the HYMORE, you’re only limited to capacity of the hydrant system — up to 900,000 (gallons) here at Langley,” said Eveson. “Langley is currently the only place that has the system attached to the trucks. They are in the process of putting them on out at Nellis (Air Force Base). If all goes well at Langley and Nellis, they are going to take them out to the desert.” Eveson said the HYMORE saves time and money, it’s easier to use and takes fewer people to set up. “If we’re using the pantograph, you have to take the additional piece of equipment and tow it out to the flightline. You have to hook it up, drive five miles an hour to the aircraft and it takes two peo-

ple to set up. Once you’re done, its takes two people to take it all apart, and drive it back to its spot,” said Eveson. “With the HYMORE, you can just send one operator with his truck out to the aircraft.” Eveson said once the system is approved for use Air Force wide, each base would have the option to purchase fuels hydrant service vehicles with the HYMORE modification. “Instead of buying a new R-11, an R-12 and a pantograph, they could buy an R-11 and get the HYMORE attachment as an add-on,” said Eveson. “A pantograph costs about $130,000; an HSV costs about $200,000. The HYMORE costs about $18,000; so you’re looking at saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Eveson said another benefit of the modification is that it requires almost zero training for the refueling operators because it is such a simple piece of equipment to operate. Senior Airman Lloyd Nau, 633rd LRS refueling operator, works out of Fuels Management section on the northern end of the

flightline. He said using the trucks with the modification can save 45 minutes to an hour for every fueling operation. “The biggest benefit would be that it stops us from having to come all the way back here to fill up our truck, and then go all the way back out to the aircraft and hook back up to it,” said Nau. “We can stay on the aircraft the entire time and refuel it.” Smith said the Air Force would consider the HYMORE a success once it determines trucks with the modification can service aircraft at the same rate, or better, than the current equipment can. He said since 633rd LRS personnel have already done that, now it’s just a matter of working out the details. “The next step would be that we would have this on the next (purchase). That’s why we are testing hot and heavy here at Langley; because we are trying to get the data and provide it to the engineers,” said Smith. “We’ve already leaned way forward on this, and it is something you are probably going to see before this year is out.”


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The Air Force is the world’s most advanced air and space force and, with the integration of fifth generation aircraft, is gaining new tactical advantages that transcend beyond just stealth into areas such as enhanced maneuverability, multi-role capabilities and fused sensor and avionics systems that can communicate with other weapons systems. That’s why it is imperative that U.S. forces continue to develop and begin to use fifth-generation fighters as they transition to the new Pacific-based strategy, according to Lt. Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. During the Air Force Association monthly breakfast here Feb. 28, he said fifth-generation fighters, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F-22 Raptor, are critical to maintaining air superiority and global precision attack core competencies. “The threat environment is continuing to grow, so as we look at how we’re going to maintain those competencies in the future, that’s where fifth generation fighters come in,” he said. “It’s not just about stealth.” “The F-22 is better than any other aircraft in the world at air-to-ground except for the F-35, and the F-35 is better than any other aircraft in the world at air-to-air ex-

“The F-22 is better than any other aircraft in the world at air-to-ground except for the F-35, and the F-35 is better than any other aircraft in the world at air-to-air except for the F-22.” — Lt. Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

cept for the F-22,” said Carlisle. The general said the Air Force can continue to maintain the most elite fourth generation aircraft in the world, but that won’t prepare the U.S. to handle threats in the future. “Our Air Force has got to keep evolving to meet these new challenges as we move forward into the future,” said Carlisle. To illustrate this evolution and fifth generation fighter jet technology, the general shared a scenario in which an F-22 data-links coordinates to a Navy submarinelaunched tomahawk missile onto a target. “Now you have two stealth platforms, a submarine and

an F-22, communicating with naval ordnance,” he said. That level of interoperability is a large part of what makes the fifth generation aircraft so vital to the Air Force and U.S. military in general, he added. Aircraft must not only be stealth, but also be highly maneuverable, be able to conduct multiple roles, and these aircraft must also be able to handle sensor and avionics information in a network integrated way not only for the pilot, but for the entire joint force. “We have to have a fused system capability and have them networked and integrated across the force,” he said. “To me, that’s as important on a fifth-generation fighter as anything.”

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Based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, My Plate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime place setting to help people make better food choices at each meal. Think about it: we eat off of a plate, not a pyramid. What foods go on your plate or in your cup or in your bowl? Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories. Enjoy your food and take your time eating, but most importantly, My Plate recommends eating less. My Plate is an easy way to understand how your plate should look at every meal. It features the completeness of a meal illustrated by a round plate icon demonstrating portion size, food groups and focuses on using a smaller plate for visual appeal. Dairy servings are displayed adjacent in a smaller circle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture emphasizes the importance of smaller portion sizes overall, with one-half of the plate showing grains and protein, and the other half containing fruits and vegetables. The goal is to build a healthy plate by making half of your plate fruits and vegetables, half of your grains whole grains, switching to skim or one percent milk, and varying your protein. A plate half-full of fruits and vegetables can add colorful variety to your diet. Eat red, orange, and dark-green vegetables, such as tomatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes and broccoli in main and side dishes. Choose to have nature's original fast foods, like fruit, vegetables or un-

salted nuts as snacks. When selecting grains, choose whole grains instead of refined grains. Try to make at least half your grains whole by choosing 100 percent whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice and pasta. Check the ingredient list on the package and look for three to five grams of fiber per serving. Switch to skim or one percent milk, or try calcium-fortified soy products as an alternative to dairy foods. These products have the same amount of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients as whole milk but less calories and fat. Vary your protein food choices by adding seafood protein to your plate twice a week. Beans are another natural source of fiber and protein. Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean. Be aware of added fats, oils and sugars when selecting proteins. Remove skin from poultry, and trim the fat prior to preparation of meats. For example, while fried chicken is a protein, it is loaded with added fat, cholesterol and calories that My Plate does not show. While a healthy diet is imperative to overall health, exercise is equally as important. Choose activities you enjoy and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. The more time you spend being active all adds up to increased health benefits. So, what's the bottom line about My Plate? Eat smaller portions, limit use of foods high in added fats and sugars, choose less processed and refined foods, and make exercising a priority. Remember, anything in excess can lead to unwanted weight gain. One hundred less calories a day represents 10 less pounds in a year.

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ABOVE: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenny Archiles, 633rd Force Support Squadron chef, slices carrots for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis culinary team’s cold food display at the Food Services Training Center, Fort Lee, during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition, March 5. BELOW: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dara Alexander, 633rd FSS chef, separates spinach for the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition.

Photos by Senior Airman John D. Strong II

ABOVE: U.S. Army Specialist Harvey Norman, 7th Sust. Bde. chef, chops sausage links during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition. BELOW: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ghil Medina, 633rd FSS chef, slices artichokes during an overnight shift at the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition.

The Airmen and Soldiiers of Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Culina ary Arts Team brought their best kitch hen creativity to Fort Lee, Va., for the 37 7th Annual Military Culinary Arts Com mpetition at the Joint Culinary Center off Excellence Feb. 26 to March 9. The nine-member tea am joined more than 300 other service members from around the globe at th he competition, where they designed d delicacies in various categories, includin ng live cooking, hot and cold preparatiion, and showpiece presentations. The JBLE team applieed the skills they learned during months of intense training leading up to the ev vent. According to Army Sgt. John Hu ughes, the team chief, the service memb bers began training in November 2011, teemporarily stepping away from their no ormal jobs to focus on training and team mwork. Hughes, who serves as the enlisted aide of the commanderr of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, began preparing the team m in February at Fort Eustis for the rigorss of competition. “It’s more than cookin ng in the dining facility. There is differeent plating, and different culinary styles,,” said Air Force Senior Airman Axl Falllesgon, a team member assigned to th he 633rd Force Support Squadron. “In n here you test yourself, and push the liimits to enhance the product across differrent levels.” Once they arrived at tthe Fort Lee, the team worked long hou urs in the center’s well-appointed kitcchens, known as “labs.” The chefs dabbleed with seafood and poultry dishes, and d even produced a large chocolate fonda ant castle as the showpiece of their display table. With little time and lo ots of detail-oriented tasks, the team members relied heavily on each other to finish their dishes in time, learning new techniques and secrets along the w way. Even as the fires of competition burn ned in each chef, teamwork carried the service members through the overnight sh hifts.

Photo by Senior Airman John D. Strong II

“There may be a little rivalry between the Army and Air Force, but now were coming together, and we get to see how we work together. We’re all the same. We’re all serving together, defending our country. The uniforms may be different, but we have the same goal.” — Senior Airman Julie Letner 633rd Force Support Squadron chef

U.S. Army Specialist Cherice Nicholas, 1099th 7th Sustainment Brigade chef, glazes sliced pieces of eggplant for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis culinary team’s cold food display at the Food Services Training Center, Fort Lee, during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition, March 5.

The complete list of medals is as follows: Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenny Arciles, 633rd Force Support Squadron Gold, Category SK-9 (Student, Fish) Air Force Staff Sgt. Anibal Castillo, 633rd FSS Silver, Category SK-9 (Student, Fish)

“There’s so much talent here, and we’re going up against some of the best in the world,” said Senior Airman Julie Letner, who works at Langley’s Crossbow Dining Facility. “Seeing the group bond and help each other helped me realize that you need teamwork, or you won’t succeed.” Army Spc. Cherice Nicholas, assigned to Eustis’ 7th Sustainment Brigade, echoed Letner’s sentiment. “I never imagined I’d be doing this at all. There are so many people I have teaching me what I need to know to succeed,” she said. “I’ve learned so much here.” The commitment to teamwork paid off. After the judges poured over the presentations, the chefs received scores, and if ap-

plicable, medals. The JBLE team earned 11 medals, including three gold medals. “You know the competition exists, and you want to consistently do better to prove yourself,” Fallesgon said. As for inter-service rivalries, the team members embodied the ethos of joint operations, bonding as “wingmen” and “battle buddies,” and helping each other be successful. “There may be a little rivalry between the Army and Air Force, but now were coming together, and we get to see how we work together,” said Letner. “We’re all the same. We’re all serving together, defending our country. The uniforms may be different, but we have the same goal.”

Air Force Staff Sgt. Ghil Medina, 633rd FSS Silver, Category K-1 (Rock Cornish Game Hen, Chicken or Duck) Bronze, Category F-1 (Mystery Basket, Professional) Bronze, Category A-3 (Cold Platter of Poultry) Air Force Senior Airman Dara Alexander, 633rd FSS Gold, Category B-3 (Hot preparation/Cold presentation Five-Course Menu) Air Force Senior Airman Axl Fallesgon, 633rd FSS Silver, Category SK-1 (Student, Rock Cornish Game Hen, Chicken or Duck) Bronze, Category SD (Student, Showpieces) Army Spc. Norman Harvey, 7th Sustainment Brigade Bronze, Category P-1 (Hot/Warm Dessert) Air Force Senior Airman Julie Letner, 633rd FSS Gold, Category SK-1 (Student, Rock Cornish Game Hen, Chicken or Duck) Army Spc. Cherice Nicholas, 7th Sust. Bde. Bronze, Category B-3 (Hot preparation/Cold presentation Five-Course Menu)


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Patients at Air Force medical treatment facilities will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime due to the Air Force-wide expansion of secure messaging. Secure messaging will be available to patients through what is known as the MiCare portal. The MiCare portal is built to facilitate secure, online communications between patients and their healthcare team. The goal of MiCare is to improve the quality of healthcare that patients receive and provide a mechanism for patients to have better access to their own health information at whatever time is most convenient to them. MiCare will streamline communication and access to information between office visits, reducing the frequency of office visits for some patients. It will also reduce reliance on telephone calls, providing more convenience for the patients, AFMS officials said. “MiCare will make routine health care more convenient for our patients, while reducing unnecessary visits to the MTF, thus freeing up our providers to see more acute patients. This is an important goal in Air Force Patient-Centered Medical Home,” said Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Air Force Surgeon General. Benefits from MiCare’s secure messaging tool include patient access anytime, anywhere to: ■ Communicate privately with their healthcare team online without waiting in phone trees or playing phone tag. ■ Ask their healthcare team for advice about non-urgent symptoms. ■ Receive medical test and lab results. ■ Request medication renewals. ■ Request a copy of immunization records. ■ Access physician-approved health resource links at their convenience.

The healthcare team will be able to contact patients via MiCare to provide: ■ Appointment reminders. ■ Follow up on a condition without requiring a trip to the MTF. ■ Medication alerts/refill information. ■ Medical test and referral results. ■ Notifications regarding Flu vaccinations, school and sports physicals, MTF closure dates, etc. In addition, according to Air Force Medical Service officials, in the near future MiCare will offer patients secure access to their personal health record (PHR). The PHR feature will allow patients to capture medical information in a central, online location. Officials emphasized that this has not been an option for patients in the past, making it difficult for them to keep track of health information coming from different doctors, treatment locations, emergency providers and overseas stations. Since MiCare is a patient-driven service, the beneficiary must register with their MTF to have an active account. MiCare deployment to Air Force hospitals and clinics is underway and will progress through the remainder of 2012. In the coming months more information will be coming directly from the MTF regarding when MiCare will become available at each base and what to expect when MiCare arrives. To find out more, please visit www. sg.af.mil/MiCare or ask your local MTF when it will be available to you.

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The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished their training, were sent into North Africa on Christmas Day following the Allied invasion in November of that year. And the history of women — civilian and military — was forever changed.

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WASPS, WAFS and a willingness to serve Originally, the idea of using women pilots was first suggested in 1930, but was considered “unfeasible,” according to information maintained at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Then, in mid-1942, an increased need for World War II combat pilots, favored the use of experienced women pilots to fly aircraft on noncombat missions. Two women’s aviation units — The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS — with a capital S) and the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) — were formed to ease this need. More than 1,000 women participated in these programs as civilians attached to the USAAC, flying 60 million miles of non-combat military missions. These two units were merged into a single group, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program in August 1943, and broke ground for U.S. Air Force female pilots who would follow in their footsteps decades later. Of the more than 25,000 women who applied for pilot training under the WASP program, 1,830 were accepted, 1,074 were graduated, and 916 (including 16 former WAFS) remained when the program was disbanded in December 1944. WASP assignments

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were diverse — as flight training instructors, glider tow pilots, towing targets for air-to-air and anti-aircraft gunnery practice, engineering test flying, ferrying aircraft, and other duties. Although WASPs had the privileges of officers, they were never formally adopted into the USAAC. In November 1977 — 33 years after the WASPs program was disbanded — President Carter signed a bill granting World War II veterans’ status to former WASPs.

“Winged Angels” It was a slightly different story for flight nurses who were members of the military from the beginning. As it was with so many advances and innovations resulting from World War II, the USAAC radically changed military medical care, and the development of air evacuation and the training of flight nurses were advanced to meet this need. After the invasion of North Africa in November 1942, the need for flight nurses exceeded the supply, and women who had not yet finished their training were called into action and sent to North Africa on Christmas Day. Finally, in February 1943, the first class of Army Nurse Corps flight nurses graduated.

Unlike their stateside-stationed counterparts in the WASPs, flight nurses (nicknamed “Winged Angels”) in the Army Nurse Corps served in combat. They were especially vulnerable to enemy attacks because aircraft used for evacuation could not display their non-combat status. These same aircraft were also used to transport military supplies. In anticipation and preparation for almost any emergency, flight nurses were required to learn crash procedures, receive survival training, and know the effects of high altitude on a vast array of pathologies. Of the nearly 1.2 million patients air evacuated throughout the war, only 46 died en route. About 500 USAAC nurses (only 17 died in combat) served as members of 31 medical air evacuation transport squadrons throughout the world. When President Harry Truman signed The National Security Act of 1947, creating the Department of Defense, the U. S. Air Force became a separate military service. At the time, a number of Women’s Army Corps (WACs) members continued serving in the Army but performed Air Force duties. SEE WOMEN PAGE 16

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WOMEN FROM PAGE 15 The following year, some WACs chose to transfer to the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Air Force (WAFs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a lower case s) when it ďŹ nally became possible to do so. Originally, the WAFs were limited to 4,000 enlisted women and 300 female ofďŹ cers, all of whom were encouraged to ďŹ ll a variety of ground duty roles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mostly clerical and medical â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but were not to be trained as pilots, even though the USAAC had graduated the ďŹ rst class of female pilots in April 1943, during wartime. In 1976, when women were accepted into the Air Force on an equal basis with men, the WAF program ended, but not before many milestones were achieved and marked along the way in preparation for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Air Force woman.

The WAFs in evolution The ďŹ rst WAF recruit was Sgt. Esther Blake who enlisted on July 8, 1948, in the ďŹ rst minute of the ďŹ rst day that regular Air Force duty was authorized for women. She had been a WAC, and she transferred in from Fort McPherson, Ga. The ďŹ rst recruits reported to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1948. When basic training was desegregated in the Air Force the following year, many African-American women recruits joined, even though the integration of quarters and mess had not yet been achieved. At ďŹ rst, WAFs wore menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uniforms with neckties. It was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lookâ&#x20AC;? that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last long, and winter uniforms for WAFs were modeled after ďŹ&#x201A;ight attendantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; uniforms, using the same material as the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter uniforms. The necktie was abandoned early on, and was replaced with tabs on the collar. The summer uniform â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a twopiece dress made of cotton-cord seersucker â&#x20AC;&#x201D; didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fare as well. Ill-ďŹ tting, it required frequent ironing. It would be years before a suitable womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uniform would be achieved.

Milestones along the way In its 10-year lifespan, from 1951 to 1961, the 543rd Air Force Band (WAF) was served by 235 women musicians, with approximately 50 members at any one time. This band, the WAF Band as it was known, along with the all-male Air Force Band, served as ambassadors of the Air Force simultaneously.

Women make up 19 percent of all Air Force military personnel and 30.5 percent of all civilian personnel. Of the female ofďŹ cers, 55 percent of the female ofďŹ cers are line ofďŹ cers, and 45 percent are non-line. Of the 328,423 active duty personnel, 62,316 are women, with 712 female pilots, 259 navigators and 183 air battle managers. The WAF band marched in both of President Eisenhowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural parades, and they played for President Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inauguration, among other concert engagements throughout the nation. The band was deactivated in 1961. Some say that it was a victim of its own success. It was during this same time period, 1956, that a WAF section was introduced into the college-level Reserve OfďŹ cersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Training Corps (ROTC) program, and by 1959 four universities were running ROTC WAF sections. By 1970, they had achieved a national presence. Concurrent with the expansion of the ROTC womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cadet program, Congress passed Public Law 90-130 in 1967, lifting grade restrictions and strength limitations on women in the military. And with the end of Selective Service (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;draftâ&#x20AC;?) in 1973, recruiting practices changed. Shortly afterwards, 1976, the separate status of WAF was abolished, and women entered pilot training as military personnel for the ďŹ rst time. (The WASPS and WAFS of World War II had come in to service as civilians with pilotsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; licenses.) Our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bicentennial year also saw women entering the service academies, which had not been opened to them prior to President Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration. By 1993, women were receiving ďŹ ghter pilot training, and Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms (then Maj. Helms), member of the ďŹ rst class of the U. S. Air Force Academy to graduate women, was also the ďŹ rst American military woman in space as part of the Space Shuttle Endeavor team. Coming, full circle, the ďŹ nal chapter for the WAFS and WASPS of World War II was achieved in 1977, when President Jimmy Carter awarded them full status as veterans, complete with beneďŹ ts. A ďŹ tting epilogue was added in 2010 with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, there

are approximately 300 of the original women air force pilots still living.

By the numbers The milestones cited above are just that, the highlights of women in service to their country. Each day, women in the Air Force distinguish themselves and honor those who have gone before them by doing the jobs that matter to us all â&#x20AC;&#x201D; performing in professional, administrative, technical and clerical positions. Women make up 19 percent of all Air Force military personnel and 30.5 percent of all civilian personnel. Of the female ofďŹ cers, 55 percent of the female ofďŹ cers are line ofďŹ cers, and 45 percent are non-line. Of the 328,423 active duty personnel, 62,316 are women, with 712 female pilots, 259 navigators and 183 air battle managers.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month Today, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month awareness for all the armed services is initiated by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute headquartered at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.. Among the tools and initiatives for observing this month-long celebration of the role women have played throughout history, the Institute is making available a free download of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National History Project poster, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Empowerment.â&#x20AC;? Empowerment of women has strengthened the services. Starting with the WASPS and WAFS of World War II, through the WAFs of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s, through the acceptance and promotion of women at the service academies, each generation of women and their evolved sense of service to their country, has prepared the future for generations of women seeking unlimited opportunity. Martha Lockwood is the chief of Air Force Information Products, Defense Media Activity


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LAFBCommunity National Prayer Breakfast Langley AFB is hosting the 59th National Prayer BreakfastTuesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Bayview Commonwealth Center. The featured speaker will be the Most Reverend Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archdiocese of Military Services. Tickets are available at the Langley Chapel Annex, unit chaplains, and first sergeant until March 6, and cost $5 for E-5 and below, or $10 for E-6 and above. For more information, call the chapel at 764-7847.

Hazmart/90-Day CAP operations Chugach Management Services Inc. and Chenega Operations Services maintain the Hazmart/90-Day Central Accumulation Point operations for Langley Air Force Base, Va. The Hazmart Pharmacy is responsible for the authorization and monitoring of all hazardous materials (hazmat) on the installation.The 90-Day CAP is responsible for curbside pickup of hazardous waste and preparing and processing of hazardous waste. The Hazmart Pharmacy is located in the Logistic Readiness Squadron building, at 23 Sweeney Blvd. Bldg 330.The 90-Day CAP facility is located at 510 Poplar Road, Bldg 1390. The hours of operation are from 0730 till 1630 hrs, Monday through Friday at both facilities. For more information concerning the Langley Hazmart Pharmacy/90-Day CAP, please call 764-3837 for Hazmart issues, and 2255808/5809 for hazardous waste issues.

Mr. Lincoln's Air Force A presentation on Civil War balloon observation by Dr. Tom Crouch, Senor Curator of Aeronautics with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, will be held at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, in Williamsburg, on March 19 at 7:30 pm, and again at the Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street, Route 1020, in Yorktown, on March 20 at 7 pm. Observation balloons were employed by the military as far back as the French Revolution, but it was not until the American Civil War that the true value of aerial reconnaissance to an army in the field was recognized. For more information, call 757-890-3508.

Chiefs Group 5K Fun Run/Walk The Langley Chiefs Group is hosting their annual 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser April 27. All military, dependents, and civilian employees are invited to participate. Race day package pickup and registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Bayside Commonwealth Center, and the race begins at 8 a.m. There is a $20 pre-

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Submit LAFB Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com registration fee by noon April 26; registration is $25 race day. All funds raised will go to support Airmen and their families. For more info contact any chief at Langley Air Force Base or call Chief Master Sgt.Tony Hatcher at 764-4816 or CMSgt Barbara Miller at 225-3278.

Marriage seminar The Langley Chapel presents their ongoing marriage seminar, "A Peacemaking Mission," Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Langley Club. Whether you have a good marriage that you want to make better, or you are hanging on by a thread, this marriage seminar can transform your marriage. The Chapel is sponsoring this one-day event at no cost to Team JBLE and their families. Come with or without your spouse. Lunch provided. Open to everyone. (Alternate Duty Location authorized for GS civilians). Join us for a fun-filled one-day event to connect with your spouse and learn effective ways to have a thrilling marriage. You'll leave with a fresh perspective and step by step details on "A Peacemaking Mission." Sign-up early to reserve your seat.To register, call 764-7847.

Club 5/6 meeting Langley Club 5/6 is a professional military organization for staff sergeants, including selectees, and technical sergeants. The organization serves as the voice to Langley's senior leadership for all junior enlisted, particularly the junior NCO tier. The club's next meeting is March 7 at 3 p.m., at The Langley Club's Enlisted Lounge in the Leadership Opportunities room. For more information, email langleyclub56 @langley.af.mil

Young Adult Bible Study The Langley Chapel will host aYoung Adult Bible Study and fellowship every Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m. for dependent family members, ages 18-25, at the Bethel Chapel RE Center. The study will be on, "Who is God,” by Francis Chan.The RE Center is located on 1st Street across from Bethel Chapel. For more information, call David Rasbold at 764-0992/254-2944.

ANG recruiter office relocation The Air National Guard In-Service Recruiting Office has relocated from the Career Development Center to Bldg. 329 in room 113 on Holly St. Building 329 is located across the street from the Base Civil Engineering Complex.

For more information, contact Master Sgt. Tamika Covington at 764-9995 or email tamika.covington2@langley.af.mil.

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AFAS after-hours coverage The American Red Cross will provide emergency Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) after-hours coverage. Note that this is for after-hour emergencies only, and not routine daily financial assistance. The A&FRC will continue to cover AFAS cases during their normal duty hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Servicemembers seeking emergency financial assistance after duty hours are required to call toll-free 1-877272-7337, and will be assisted by an American Red Cross representative. Calls for assistance can be made by the requesting service member or first sergeant/commander. After-hours AFAS services are limited to urgent situations that cannot wait for normal duty hours such as electronic-tickets for emergency travel. For more information, call the A&FRC at 764-3990.

Wednesday morning Bible study Wednesday morning Bible study, sponsored by Military Ministries, is held each Wednesday morning from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. at the Langley Chapel Annex auditorium. Enjoy great fellowship, insightful Bible topics, relevant Biblical discussion, and strengthened Bible knowledge. For more information, contact Joe Shirey at 764-5527,William Shirey at william.shirey.ctr@ langley.af.mil or Chuck Macri at 928-7220 or email chuck.macri@militaryministry.org.

SBP and former spouse coverage If you are getting ready to retire and were previously married, it’s a smart idea to review your divorce paperwork prior to making a decision concerning Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Some former spouses will ask for and be granted SBP through official court orders. The language in the court ordered divorce decree must specifically reference Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and not just “retired pay,” as they are two separate entities. If a retiree is court-ordered to provide SBP-Former Spouse coverage, then a current spouse cannot be covered. To learn more about SBP and the complexities of Former Spouse coverage, consult with your JBLE SBP counselor at 7645231 or visit http://militarypay.defense.gov/ survivor/sbp/05_cost_fspouse.html (This is a .gov website, and will not ask for any personal information).

Friday, 7 p.m. Man on a Ledge (PG-13) Nick Cassidy makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. Saturday, 2 p.m. Big Miracle (PG) Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and an animal-loving volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Saturday, 7 p.m. Man on a Ledge (PG-13) Sunday, 2 p.m. No show

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Website change The Internet Explorer default homepage for Fort Eustis has been changed to the Joint Base Langley-Eustis website at www.jble. af.mil. To find Fort Eustis unit information, please click on the "Unit" tab at the top of the JBLE homepage. You can then select the U.S. Army logo for Fort Eustis' unit websites. The former Fort Eustis and soon-to-be Army Support Activity website at www.eustis.army.mil is undergoing a revamp, and is expected to go live by April 1. Questions about the JBLE website should be directed to the 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 878-4920 or 764-5701. Questions about the future ASA website should be directed to the Enterprise Multimedia Center at 878-4831.

AFH renovations The following activities will continue to be offered at Anderson Field House throughout the renovation process: cardiovascular equipment, strength-training equipment and swimming in the outdoor pool. Different sections of the building may need to be closed at various times; signs will be posted as necessary. Functional Fitness classes have been moved to the Aquatic Center fitness room, Bldg. 641, Tyler Ave. The classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday (6 to 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.). Hours of operation at AFH are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

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 Tuesday 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. Free child-watch care is available after dinner for kids 3 and a half years and younger. For more information, contact Carole Carkhuff at 218-0871, email carkhuffs2@verizon.net or call the chapel at 878-1304/1316.

Home buying and selling seminars The Fort Eustis Housing Referral Office will host a Home Buying Seminar Tuesday from

6 to 8:30 p.m. and a Home Selling Seminar Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Both seminars will take place at the Civil Engineer Division conference room in Bldg. 1407, Washington Blvd. They are free and open to the public. Industry experts will include a realtor, mortgage lender, attorney and home inspector. Please RSVP at least 3 business days prior to attending the seminar of your choice. To register, call 878-2977/5687/5579.

National Prayer Breakfast The annual Fort Eustis National Prayer Breakfast will beThursday from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Fort Eustis Club. The guest speaker is retired Chaplain (Col.) David P. Peterson. Please see your unit chaplains for tickets or contact the Regimental Memorial Chapel at 878-1316, ext. 228. Suggested donation is $5 for officers and $3 for enlisted Soldiers.

Resume Writing Workshop A free Resume Writing Workshop is scheduled for March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bldg. 650, Monroe Ave. Whether you’re writing your first resume or updating an existing one, this workshop is for you. Come out to learn vital tips on how to make your resume stand out above the rest. Expert instruction will be provided by Employment Services, Fleet & Family Support Center. To register, call 878-3638/3042.

AAAA Golf Tournament The Colonial Virginia Chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America is hosting a Captain’s Choice GolfTournament on March 16 at 1 p.m. at the Pines Golf Course. Registration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The cost is $50 per player; $40 for Pines members (includes greens fees, cart, range balls and a lite meal). This event is open to all interested individuals who enjoy a day on the golf course. For more information, contact Terry Grodi at 878-6608, ext. 2282 or Allie Eschenbach at 878-6608, ext. 2253.

BBC events ■ Bracelet Making & Smores — Teens are invited to come out and learn the art of making bead bracelets onTuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Balfour Beatty Community Center, Bldg. 126, Madison Ave. We will also be making some delicious smores. ■ Scrapbooking Class — Capture those special moments in a beautiful hand-crafted

scrapbook onWednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ■ Terracycle Pickup — BBC will be collecting used toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes and toothbrush packaging March 21 at 9 a.m. Please put your donated items in plastic grocery bags and leave by the front door. ■ Canned/Boxed Food Drive — We will be driving through the housing areas on March 27 at 8 a.m. to pick up your non-perishable canned/boxed food items in support of the Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula. ■ Family Bingo Night — Enjoy an evening of pizza and bingo with your family and friends on March 29 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Due to limited space, please make your reservations by March 27. The above events are for BBC residents only. For more information, call Jana Cooper at 328-0691.

Bible seminar The Fort Eustis Regimental Memorial Chapel invites adults and older children of the Fort Eustis community to a Walk thru the Bible seminar on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the chapel. This energy-charged and highly interactive event is one that you and your children will never forget. Lunch will be provided. To register, call Jeanne Vaul at 878-1455 or email verna.j.vaul.civ@mail.mil.

EFMP Empowerment Hour An Exceptional Family Member Program Empowerment Hour will be held March 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Groninger Library, Bldg. 1313, Washington Blvd. Attendees can check-out EFMP library resources and participate in a special activity with the librarian. Carryout snacks will be provided. To register, call 878-3638/1954 or email marlene.f.cherrye.civ@mail.mil by 4 p.m. on March 22.

Easter Egg Splash The Fort Eustis Aquatic Center will host an Easter Egg Splash on March 31 from noon to 1 p.m. at Bldg. 641, Tyler Ave. Prizes will be awarded for specially marked eggs including two “Golden Egg” grand prize winners. Attendees must be under 18 years old to participate. The cost is $2 for active duty military and their family members and $3 for all others. The combo (one hot dog, chips and a drink) is $5 for active duty military and their family members and $6 for all others. Bring your goggles and something to hold your eggs. For more information, call 878-1090.

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Friday, 7 p.m. No show Saturday, 2 p.m. Big Miracle (PG) Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and an animal-loving volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Saturday, 7 p.m. Man on a Ledge (PG-13) Nick Cassidy makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. Sunday, 2 p.m. No show

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March military discounts ■ March is Military Appreciation Month in Downtown Hampton. Participating restaurants, stores and other businesses will be offering 10 to 25 percent discounts to active-duty military.The Downtown Hampton Public Piers is also offering 50 percent off one night’s stay at the marina, making the rate $.75 per foot throughout March. For more information, call 727-1276. ■ Admission is free at the Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, telephone 727-1610. The Miss Hampton II Cruises is offering a buy one, get one free cruise promotion; call 722-9102 for more information. Other discounts include: ■ Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, 4205 Victoria Blvd. The arts center is offering free admission. Active-duty or retired military and their dependents can also register for a free art class. The drawing will take place on April 2; call 727-1490 for business hours. ■ The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd. The center is offering free exhibit admission and other activities on select dates. For more information, call 727-0900 or visit www.vasc.org. For a complete list of Military Appreciation Month discounts, please visit www.downtownhampton.com.

Langley Yacht Club The Langley Yacht Club will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the Waters Edge Restaurant, 11 Ivory Gull Crescent, Hampton. The guest speaker will be Eric Endries, regional director of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program-District 5. The meeting is open to all who enjoy powerboating, sailing, racing or just being on the water. For more information, call Gary Herbert at 846-4166.

TNCC scholarships Thomas Nelson Community College is accepting scholarship applications from healthcare and/or information technology professionals for two primary courses in its new Health Information Technology Program. An information session will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton. The courses, Electronic Health Records Management I and II, must be taken during spring and summer 2012. Scholarship recipients will learn how to process electronic health records and manage patient files, charts, appointments

Women’s History Film Fest In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Virginia War Museum will host a film festival relating to women in military history. All movies will start at 1 p.m. and are included with paid admission. Admission is $6 (adults); $5 (seniors and active-duty military); $4 (children); and free for ages 6 and under. Featured films will be shown on the dates listed below. ■ Saturday — “Lioness.” How did five female Army support soldiers end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? This is an intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history that were sent into direct ground combat despite a policy that bans them from doing so. ■ March 17 — “V forVictory:Women atWar” World War II changed life forever for the American woman, who was beginning to fill

and more. Applicants must have medical office experience, IT training or have successfully completed a Medical Office Assistant Program or similar program from an accredited school or college. To apply for the scholarships or to register for the information session, call 825-2937.

Jamestown Settlement Hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from the first century A.D. to modern times will come together on March 17 and 18 for Jamestown Settlement’s annual “Military Through the Ages” chronological display of military history. This year also marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, depicted by “Fort Norfolk Garrison” with stations to recruit visitors and allow them to drill with wooden muskets. The “3rd U.S. Regular Infantry” will present interpretations of Civil War medical treatment and civilian life on the home front. A noon artillery salute of the Jamestown Settlement ships on March 17 marks the beginning of a children’s parade. Young “troops” will be led through the museum’s re-created colonial fort and re-enactor campsites to formally present ribbons to each of the participating military units. Four centuries of artillery will be demonstrated at noon March 18, featuring the firing of several guns including a 17th-century swivel gun and falcon and a Virginia Army National Guard howitzer. A posting of unit colors will take place on March

traditional male roles and earning new independence. From the home front and factories to the battlefields, this movie examines women’s sacrifices and their demonstrations of competency at this critical turning point in our nation’s history. ■ March 24 — “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. 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. The Virginia War Museum is located at 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 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.

18 at 3 p.m. The military parade will conclude with an awards ceremony in which re-enactor units are judged on camp sites, clothing, cooking presentations and field demonstrations. Admission is $15.50 (adults); $7.25 (ages 6-12); and free for children under 6 years of age. A value-priced combination ticket with the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, is $20 (adults) and $10 (ages 6-12). Residents of James City County, York Country and the City of Williamsburg (including the College of William and Mary) receive complimentary admission. Parking is also free. Jamestown Settlement is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round. It is located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, southwest of Williamsburg. For more information, call (888) 5934682 toll-free or visit www.historyisfun. org/military-through-the-ages.htm.

Easter Eggstravaganza Sandy Bottom Nature Park will host its annual Easter Eggstravaganza April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to children ages 3-12. There will be 20 egg hunts, food, and arts and crafts. The cost is $5 per child. Participants are asked to meet at the Nature Center. The park is located at 1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton. For more information, call 825-4834.

Military Job Fair The Military Affairs Council of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Military Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. The event is free and open to active-duty military, recently separated military members, retirees, reservists, veterans, DoD civilians and their dependents. Please bring properly prepared resumes and dress in business attire. The following seminars will be offered: How to Work a Job Fair, 8 and 9 a.m.; How to Negotiate a Salary, 10 a.m.; and Employer Panel, 11 a.m. For more information, please call Carrice White at 325-8161, email cwhite@vpcc. org or visit www.MilitaryJobFair.org.

DAV 5K Walk for Veterans The 2012 5K Walk for Disabled American Veterans will be April 28 at 9 a.m. at Newport News Park, 13564 Jefferson Ave, Newport News. All ages are welcome; however, children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee is $25 for registrations received by March 28 and $40 after. Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. All walkers will receive a short sleeve monogrammed shirt, goodie bag and admission to the walk. More information is available at www. virginia.dav.org.


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More than 700 National Guard CitizenSoldiers and Airmen were supporting civilian authorities in four states recovering from tornadoes and ďŹ&#x201A;oods March 5. Troops arrived on-scene within a few hours of the storms. Civilian authorities in both Indiana and Kentucky â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two of the most severely affected states â&#x20AC;&#x201D; noted how fast the National Guard had boots on the ground, which emergency managers said was the result of years of relationship-building and partnership before the natural disaster hit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The deployment of the National Guard was one of the most timely deployments of Guardsmen Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen,â&#x20AC;? said Kentucky State Trooper Capt. Scott Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Soldiers were ready to go within hours.â&#x20AC;? Numbers of Guard members helping civilian authorities peaked at more than 800 on Sunday, and this morning there are still 390 Guard members providing presence patrols and trafďŹ c control points in Kentucky; more than 70 distributing water and conducting presence patrols in Indiana; more than 100 providing security in Missouri and more than 140 removing debris after ďŹ&#x201A;ooding in West Virginia. Presence patrols provide security to affected citizens and their devastated communities.

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Kentucky National Guard members engage in a search and rescue mission March 3 inWest Liberty, Ky., for survivors after torrential storms and violent winds destroyed much of the community there March 2.

All four states declared states of emergency after tornadoes that struck on Leap Day and on March 2 in the Midwest and South and heavy rains that drenched West Virginia on Feb. 28. Severe storms affected multiple states from late on Feb. 28 through March 3, National Guard Bureau ofďŹ cials reported. The storms left severe damage in their wake in numerous Midwest and South-

east counties. At least 39 people died, many more were injured and towns were destroyed, civilian media reported. Tornado forecasting has signiďŹ cantly improved with the deployment of Doppler radars nationwide, The Washington Post reported. With warnings of potential deadly tornadoes days before the storms hit, state National Guard leaders were

ready to respond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen anything as devastating as I saw today,â&#x20AC;? Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson said after a March 3 damage survey in a Kentucky National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of the Kentucky National Guard and how quickly they respond.â&#x20AC;? One example of how Guardmembers are helping: Kentucky National Guard members helped civilian rescuers and ďŹ reďŹ ghters free two employees trapped in a Salyersville, Ky., auto parts store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels a lot safer having ... the Kentucky National Guard provide a presence here in our community,â&#x20AC;? said Kenna Spears, who works in Salyersville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of the things you sign up for, both defending the country and the citizens of our state,â&#x20AC;? said Army Sgt. Brandon Lewis, on duty in Missouri after a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Guard is crucial to what we do,â&#x20AC;? said Stephanie Robey, manager of the Kentucky Department of Emergency Managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery branch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our partnership is crucial to protecting public interest, people and property.â&#x20AC;? Said Robey, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can always depend on the Guard.â&#x20AC;? Compiled from National Guard Bureau and Kentucky and Missouri National Guard reports.

Army 2013 budget focuses on efďŹ ciencies, priorities By J.D. Leipold ARMY NEWS SERVICE

The Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military deputy for budget said the request of $134.6 billion for ďŹ scal year 2013 thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Capitol Hill focuses on efďŹ ciency and priority without making the force hollow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a time to be frustrated,â&#x20AC;? said Lt. Gen. Joseph E. Martz before members of the Association of the U.S. Army at the monthly Institute of Land Warfare breakfast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time to do with less resources and get it better as we adjust to meet the needs of the new strategy.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the base request, which is about $400 million less than the FY12 budget, the Army expects another $50.1 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. Martz noted that while the number-one

priority remains to ďŹ ght the current ďŹ ght with OCO funding, the service must also focus on the base ďŹ gures for those years when there will be no ďŹ ght. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is the base right? Because at some point in time thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really got to stay focused on that,â&#x20AC;? he said. He pointed out that as the Army invests in the reserve component as an operational force, it will also be included in the base budget. Martz said the Army had to ensure it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;go hollow while balancing personnel, equipment and readinessâ&#x20AC;? as it did following the Vietnam and ďŹ rst Gulf War. Martz told the audience there are four key defense strategies as laid out by Defense Department Secretary Leon Panetta: â&#x2013;  Transitioning with an emphasis on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wars to preparing for future challenges with a leaner force;

â&#x2013;  Protection of the broad range of U.S. national security interests; â&#x2013;  Advancing efforts to rebalance and reform; â&#x2013;  While supporting the deďŹ cit reduction mandate through lower defense spending. He said the Army would continue to train and equip Soldiers and units to win the current ďŹ ght while maintaining high levels of readiness, which includes recruiting and sustaining the all-volunteer Army. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been an area where we look at efďŹ ciency because of the state of the economy,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In terms of our recruiting and retention, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken that down with the right level of risk, but if the economy improves, that's one area weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to grow back in.â&#x20AC;? Martz said the Army would continue to support modernization priorities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the network, combat/tactical vehicles, aviation and Soldier systems.


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