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VW 2SHUDWLRQV *URXS FKDQJHV FRPPDQG U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Robbins, left, 1st Fighter Wing commander, presents the 1st Operations Group guidon to Col. Edward Corcoran, the new 1st OG commander, during a change-ofcommand ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, July 13. Corcoran has flown more than 2,800 hours, including 185 combat hours in F-15 Eagles. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo

497th ISRG stands up new Air Force squadron By Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Lt. Col. Ed Horner assumed command of the 497th Operational Support Squadron July 6, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The 497th OSS is a newly created squadron in the 497th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, and will provide support for the 30th Intelligence Squadron and the 10th IS, relieving many of their training and evaluation responsibilities. The new squadron will also support the 45th IS once it arrives at Langley later this year. Horner said his squadron will prepare the 497th ISRG to work new missions, and use new tactics in the field. “Intelligence is critical to mission success,” said Horner. “We are trusted professionals tasked with many no-fail missions.” The new commander spent the first nine years of his Air Force career as an enlisted Airman, and transferred into the officer corps in 1995. This is the first time Horner has taken command; however, he has held multiple leadership positions within the intelligence career field as a chief of multiple branches of the ISR organization, such as ISR Operations and Plans, and Theater Securi-

ty Cooperation. In addition to his at-home operations, Horner is no stranger to the deployed mission. As an officer, Horner deployed to U.S. Central Command’s Area of Responsibility five times, and went to East Timor in 1999 as part of the Australian-led Operation Stabilize. During his service, Horner has earned approximately 1,000 hours flying the RC-135 V/W, with more than 600 hours of combat flight in Afghanistan and Iraq. Horner will use all of this experience to lead this new squadron in the right direction. Taking command of this squadron with such a unique support function will present new challenges for both Horner and his commander, Col. Patrick Shortsleeve, 497th ISRG commander. With the introduction of another new intelligence squadron in the upcoming months, Horner’s task becomes one of adaptation, said Shortsleeve. In the face of such a challenge, Shortsleeve is confident that Horner and his team have the capability to carry the burden. “[Horner] is the perfect fit for this unit,” said Shortsleeve. “He comes well-prepared for command.”

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U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Shortsleeve, left, 497th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, presents the unit guidon to Lt. Col. Ed Horner, 497th Operational Support Squadron commander, during an activation and assumption of command ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, July 6.

“Intelligence is critical to mission success. We are trusted professionals tasked with many no-fail missions.” — Lt. Col. Ed Horner 497th Operational Support Squadron commander


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U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Comrie remembers when she felt the call to join the military. Sure, her father served in the U.S. Army, Delta Force, and flew UH-60 Black Hawks – and he wanted his daughter to join the U.S. Coast Guard – but it wasn’t until a former boyfriend, a U.S. Marine, was injured in Iraq that she realized what she had to do. While visiting her former boyfriend in the hospital in Maryland where he was healing, Comrie saw “all these Service members injured.” “I wanted to save them, get them back to their families,” Comrie said, as she vividly recalled the account. All the passion and skills Comrie devotes to her job as the Noncommissioned Officer of Troop Medical Clinic 1 at Fort Eustis’ McDonald Army Health Center were recognized this year when she was named U.S. Medical Department Activity’s Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2012. To earn this award, Comrie competed against other Soldiers who won monthly and quarterly boards. Oral finals were conducted in front of a board headed by sergeants major and first sergeants. The competition also included an Army physical training test, a four-mile road march to be completed in under an hour while carrying a 45-pound backpack, a weapons qualification test and land navigation course. Studying for the boards was the hardest part, Comrie said, because she had to prepare to answer questions dealing with “anything in the military, first aid, vehicles, basically anything you can think of that the Army deals with.” “You have to know what you’re talking about,” Comrie said. Part of winning the MEDDAC NCO of the Year award included receiving an Army Commendation Medal and a trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-

“I wanted to save them, get them back to their families.” — U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Comrie McDonald Army Health Center Troop 1 Medical Clinic noncommissioned officer-in-charge Lakehurst, N.J., to compete with other Soldiers for the title of North Regional Medical Command Best Warrior. This five-day competition was comprised of a lot more of what Comrie had to do at Fort Eustis to win, including a written essay and a hand-to-hand combative tournament. As luck would have it, Comrie was paired with a 215-pound Soldier to go head-to-head against. The thinking is, “the enemy doesn’t care how big you are,” Comrie said. Once she saw the other contestant, Comrie admitted that she “was looking at the mat and shaking my head.” Regardless of the outcome, Comrie takes pride in knowing she was among the “best of the best” competing for Best Warrior. Next for Comrie will be a trip south in September to Fort Bragg, N.C. From there, it won’t be long until she’s sent back to Iraq, where she served 15 months as a combat medic earlier in her nearly six-year Army career. During her deployment, her 8-year-old son will stay in Virginia with her mother, Sally Comrie. “I wouldn’t be able to do all the things I do if it wasn’t for her,” Comrie said. Once she returns to the Middle East, Comrie will once again be first in line to help wounded Soldiers – what she joined the Army to do. As a combat medic serving in Iraq, Comrie said she realized she was the “the first line of defense.” Fellow Soldiers depended on her to deal with traumatic injuries. “I’m good at my job, and I can’t wait to go back,” Comrie said. “I miss being in the field.”

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U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Comrie, McDonald Army Health Center Troop 1 Medical Clinic noncommissioned officer-in-charge, won the U.S. Medical Department Activity’s 2012 Noncommissioned Officer of theYear award. Comrie competed against other Soldiers in an Army physical-training test, a weaponsqualification test, a land-navigation course and a fourmile road march with a 45-pound pack.

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This week, the Air Force Command and Control Integration Center conducted a Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment, or JEFX, called Unified Capabilities II. The experiment ran from July 16 to 20 on Langley Air Force Base, Va., and built upon a prior experiment, UC I, which evaluated the ability to leverage commercial cellular networks to provide access to personnel conducting operations around the base. During UC I, close cooperation between ACC’s Directorate of Communications and the JEFX team helped chart the course for Air Force-wide implementation of mobile technologies. With support from ACC Security Forces and Surgeon General Directorates, the 633rd Air Base Wing and the Air Force Security Forces Center, as well as continued partnership with ACC/A6, the AFC2IC designed UC II, which takes a targeted approach to address a unit-level warfighter

challenge: effective C2 integration within and across a military base, and dialogue with local and regional authorities during emergency management operations. During UC II, a base Emergency Operations Center pulled information from several user-customizable, situational-awareness displays. Subject matter experts assesed the ability of composite displays to rapidly enhance senior-leader situational awareness. In addition, base security forces, medical and fire response personnel employed mobile, cellular capabilities to perform their duties during both aircraft mishap and active shooter scenarios. As the experiment progressed, subject matter experts had the opportunity to investigate mobile applications, and high speed cellular capabilities, that may better enable them to communicate and collaborate with their counterparts across the base, and with local and regional agencies. The JEFX experiment design exposed users to multiple capabilities with the goal of achieving increased first-responder effi-

ciency. “UC II will give us the opportunity to assess how various situational awareness displays feed into a User Defined Operational Picture, a glass panel, if you will, and enable senior leaders to more effectively and efficiently ‘fight the base,’” said Col. Joel Martin, AFC2IC Innovation and Experimentation division chief. “Mobile devices and new technical capabilities are important, but they’re just tools. It’s the results of applying the new tools to emergency management operations that we’re interested in. “The ‘glass panel’ integrates disparate Common Operational Pictures to quickly update senior-leader situational awareness, so implementation of an effective display should imply senior leader ability to rapidly access authoritative source data, build upon that and enable them to reach more informed decisions,” said Martin. There were three key objectives of UC II. First, to evaluate the various shared situational awareness capabilities. JEFX assessors analyzed the ability to leverage com-

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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One at Langley Air Force Base, July 13.The president’s two-day campaign swing through Virginia included stops in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Roanoke and the Richmond area.

U.S. Air Force Col. Korvin Auch, 633rd Air Base Wing commander, greets President Obama upon his arrival at Langley Air Force Base.The president flew in to Langley during his travels to the Hampton Roads area recently.

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Staff Sgt. Jacquelyne Millender (right) and Senior Airman Sarah Shoemaker, both mental health technicians with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, read to children at the Langley Air Force Base Child Development Center, July 17.

With a wave of her finger, Staff Sgt. Jacquelyne Millender looked out over a group of children, July 17, at the Langley Air Force Base, Va., Child Development Center and spoke. “Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,” she recited as her finger rhythmically moved to the words. Suddenly, the children mimicked her gesture, and shouted at the top of their lungs. “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” As she continued reading, Millender, who normally works as a mental health technician with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, was able to see the reactions from the children she was reading to during the Read to Kids day event, sponsored by the Langley Family Advocacy Office. “I love kids,” Millender said. “They share so much with you when you

read to them.” Millender was joined by three other Airmen, who all took time away from their workday to come to the CDC and read stories to children, ages 3 to 5. “I think they entertain me as much as I entertain them,” said Senior Airman Sarah Shoemaker, 633rd MDOS mental health technician. “I remember when I was a kid, I loved having books read to me. This is my chance to give back.” Shoemaker said the facial reactions and emotions expressed by the children are the most rewarding part of volunteering to read. This marks the second time Family Advocacy has arranged for Airmen to come read to the children, as well as the second time Shoemaker has devoted her time to the cause. She said both times have shown her how amazing children can be. “One kid was actually appalled when we got to the end of the story and the mother started jumping on the bed,” Shoemaker said, smiling. “They were actually disappointed with her.”

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According to Antoinette Hyman, CDC supervisory child development technician, children will hear a story read to them, remember it and begin to understand it in their own way. “The readers who come in help the children open up and share their feelings openly,” Hyman said. “They take the different parts from the story, and make it their own.” Through reading, the children are able to grow and prepare themselves for kindergarten. “It makes me feel like we’ve accomplished something,” Hyman said. “These Airmen who volunteer are really bringing a positive influence to these kids’ lives.” For Shoemaker, that positive influence is returned a hundred-fold when she observed how the children received the stories read by her and the other Airmen. “It’s like seeing that childlike innocence on their faces,” she said. “Often, we just read books, but they actually see them – they feel them.”

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Airmen deliver compassion, c medical care to Peruvians via a mobile field hospital By Capt. Candace N. Park 12TH AIR FORCE (AIR FORCES SOUTHERN) PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Photos by Staff Sgt. Michael C. Zimmerman

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jody Huss (right) checks the vital signs of a Peruvian patient at a health response team Expeditionary Medical Support mobile field hospital in Huancavelica, Peru, July 2, during New Horizons 2012. Huss, deployed from Langley Air Force Base, is participating in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual series of joint humanitarian assistance exercises to provide humanitarian and medical services.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Norma Grandberry (center) checks in a patient at an Expeditionary Medical Support mobile field hospital in Huancavelica, Peru, July 2. Grandberry, deployed from Langley Air Force Base, is in Peru for training, and to provide humanitarian and medical services.

An 11-year, high-school physics and chemistry teacher was struck by a second calling about nine years ago - to serve his country as a U.S. Air Force physician. He set out to become an obstetrician/gynecologist through the Health Professions Scholarship Program, always with the goal in mind of one day serving those in need, at home and abroad. He envisioned using his knowledge and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others on a global scale. The past two weeks of his Air Force career have been the experience he had been dreaming of when he first decided to change paths nearly a decade ago. Today, Capt. James Small wakes up in the remote, mountainous region of Huancavelica, Peru, energized to start a full day of patient care in his new office - an Emergency Medical Support Health Response Team mobile hospital set up in a soccer field nearly 13,500 feet above sea level. It’s winter and the air is frigid. Yet, when Small arrives at work, lines of people have been waiting since the early morning hours to receive specialized medical care from him and about 40 of his colleagues deployed from the 633rd Medical Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. In cooperation with the Peruvian government, three weeks ago truckloads of pallets traveled more than 11 hours up winding mountain roads to a dirt soccer field in Huancavelica, where the U.S. Air Force team and Peruvian soldiers unloaded the trucks. The U.S. and Peruvian service members worked for nearly 24 hours to unpack the boxes and assemble their contents into a 22room, 6,300 square-foot network of medical tents that comprise the EMEDS HRT hospital. “I was absolutely blown away – it was so impressive-from the moment we reached the compound and we saw the network of tents that were set up,” says Maj. Gen. Mark Sears, U.S. Southern Command’s deputy commander for mobilization and reserve affairs, who visited the EMEDS HRT site. “And to think of the incredible logistics of how it had to be moved in and set up; then we got inside and saw all of the activities that were going on and the people that they were treating. It was absolutely phenomenal.” The EMEDS HRT is deployed here as part of New Horizons, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual joint and combined training and humanitarian assistance exercise that takes place in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In preparation to deploy as part of New Horizons Peru 2012, the EMEDS HRT trained and worked together for about six months. They rehearsed how the EMEDS would be assembled, who would work where and how patients would flow in and out of the facility. This deployment experience has brought them together as a team, Small says.

““I think it makes me a better peerson to see the world from a diffferent perspective – it makes mee a better doctor, gives me a com mpassion and understanding forr the human side of medicine.” Photos by Staff Sgt. Michael C. Zimmerman

— Capt. James Small 633rd Medical Group

U.S.Airmen and Peruvian service members carry equipment for a mobile field hospital, or Expeditionary Medical Support, during New Horizons in Huancavelica, Peru, July 1. New Horizons is a U.S. Southern Commandsponsored annual series of joint humanitarian assistance exercises deploying U.S. military engineers, veterinarians, medics and other professions to Central and South American nations for training, construction projects and to provide humanitarian and medical services.

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“Wee’ve pulled together, we’ve bonded, and we’ve goto know one another,” he says. “This experience will ten to make us a better hospital back at home station and preus to deploy in future contingencies.” pare u Thee EMEDS HRT is comprised of a variety of light and modular, rapid response medical packages that can lean m be useed in a myriad of operations such as humanitarian rellief, wartime contingencies and disaster response. Thee life-saving benefits of the EMEDS have been tested beffore in Latin America and the Caribbean. A similar DS HRT was field-tested in Trinidad and Tobago EMED ng another U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exdurin ercisee, Fuerzas Alliadas Humanitarias in April 2011, and in Maarch 2010, an EMEDS deployed to Chile following as parrt of a disaster relief mission. Thee local hospital in Angol, a city southeast of ConcepChile, was deemed structurally unsound as a result of tion, C an 8.88-magnitude earthquake Feb. 27, 2010. With the nearest operation ward more than 40 miles away, and many other locaal hospitals overwhelmed with casualties following the eaarthquake, local Chilean officials requested assistance U.S. forces to help with primary care capabilities. from U out 60 Air Force medical personnel responded to the Abo or help and set up an EMEDS facility in Angol, Chile. call fo Air Force medics worked alongside Chilean medical The A nnel from the local hospital to meet the daily mediperson cal needs of the local community out of the mobile facility. EMEDS team was equipped and staffed to provide That E surgiccal, primary care, pediatric, radiological, gynecological, laaboratory and pharmaceutical services. In ttwo weeks of patient care, U.S. Air Force and Chilmedical personnel worked side-by-side to attend to ean m more than 300 patients and performed about 40 surgernd gave back Chilean physicians 60 percent of the ies, an pace lost as a result of the earthquake. bed sp me Airmen who deploy on these types of EMEDS Som

missions consistently report that the ability to go quickly to help those in need is something they’ll remember for the long-term. “It has been a very rewarding experience,” said Senior Airman Amber Olszen, an aerospace medical technician who deployed to Chile from the 81st Surgical Inpatient Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. “We built a hospital from scratch. It was hard work, but I would do it again in a heartbeat and the Chileans were very grateful for it.” The Airmen deployed to Peru as part of the New Horizons EMEDS HRT mission express a similar sentiment. “I think it makes me a better person to see the world from a different perspective – it makes me a better doctor, gives me a compassion and understanding for the human side of medicine,” Small says. “It gives me a renewed spirit for my role as a physician.” As the EMEDS HRT mobile hospital was finally set up in the soccer field in Huancavelica, Peru, a little more than two weeks ago, a buzz ignited in the community, and people began lining up for appointments to receive care in one of the five specialties the EMEDS HRT offers: pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, gynecology, and dental. Small describes the Peruvians who gather to wait in the middle of the night in the freezing temperatures as “cheerful” and “truly grateful” for the opportunity to receive medical care as they make their way into his clinic. “The patients have only met you for a minute, yet they fully give you their trust,” Small says. “I’ve been reminded throughout this experience that there’s a true element of trust that is the doctor-patient relationship.” The three-month New Horizons Peru activities will culminate in a disaster-response, subject-matter-expert exchange between U.S. and Peruvian first responders, where about 150 participants will practice responding to a simulated earthquake and an aircraft crash scenario.

U.S.Air Force Maj. Nathon Schwamburger (left) extracts a tooth from a Peruvian patient, July 2. Schwamburger is deployed from Langley Air Force Base for training, and to provide humanitarian and medical services.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelly Cotton (left) checks the vital signs of a Peruvian patient, July 2. Cotton is deployed from Langley Air Force Base as part of a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual series of joint humanitarian assistance exercises.


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The average person in America knows how to add gasoline to his vehicle, vacuum it out and wash it. However, changing the oil or giving a vehicle a tune-up may seem like a task better suited for a mechanic. If you want to acquire advance skills and training in the mechanical ďŹ eld, you can go to a civilian education center, or you could consider enlisting in the military. The Army has aviation, tank and small equipment mechanics, but there are other professionals who are even more rare. This kind does not work in squads, but in crews... in tight spaces. They have ofďŹ ces, but theirs ďŹ&#x201A;oat on water. They are known as the Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watercraft engineers. Some people say the watercraft ďŹ eld is the Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestkept secret. Watercraft engineers are primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels. The engine crews keep the boats moving while ensuring minimal damage to the craft during missions. I met one crew member, also known as an engineman, who works on the U.S. Army Vessel Landing Craft Utility 2023, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hobkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Fort Eustis, who explained to me his role in the belly of the iron-clad beast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to make sure you are doing your job properly to prevent injuries and complete the mission,â&#x20AC;? said U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Kaplan, assigned to the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One way to ensure safety is preventive maintenance. Another is to keep constant communication with the deck side to let them know if something goes wrong.â&#x20AC;? Some of the duties Kaplan described as we walked along the second deck of the boat include performing daily systems checks, repairing and maintaining gasoline and diesel engines, troubleshooting and repairing watercraft propulsion machinery, and repairing, servicing and hoisting machinery, en-

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U. S. Army Sgt. Justin Kaplan, senior watercraft engineman on the U.S. Army Vessel Landing Craft Utility 2023, performs maintenance inside an electrical panel in the lower deck of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hobkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; during a maintenance inspection June 22. Kaplan is responsible for the maintenance of the electrical equipment, engine, fuel, water pipes, and other maintenance needs on the boat.

gine-related electrical systems and various nautical equipment. With the complexity of these boats, one can imagine how challenging it is for enginemen to ensure they stay on top of potentially damaging issues before they grow larger. There is no shortage of demands put on the Army watercraft ďŹ eld, and on Kaplansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew members. Beginning with the advanced training they receive after basic, to their daily routine in the active-duty Army, the challenges these Soldiers face are both difďŹ cult and rewarding. Watercraft engineers like Kaplan train at Fort Eustisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Advance Individual Training school, where Soldiers learn the basics of engine repair, maintenance of equipment, electrics, plumbing, air conditioning and welding. They also learn daily, weekly and monthly maintenance requirements like changing compartment oils and ďŹ lters. Soldiers with Kaplanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill-set only have two duty stations available - Fort Eustis, Va., or SchoďŹ eld Barracks, Hawaii. I get the impression he would have been happy either way because

he was ready for an adventure. He did end up in paradise for a few years, stationed in Hawaii with the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. Eventually, he joined the 7th Sus. Bde., where he says the job demands are still rigorous, but there is more to an engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life than working in tight quarters while out to sea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since I have been in the Army, I have been on many missions. Just last year with the 7th Sustainment Brigade, I was tasked to a U.S. Army South operation. I saw a different side of the Army there,â&#x20AC;? said Kaplan, originally from Stewart, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had some good experiences while traveling to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.â&#x20AC;? As we walked down to the inner portion of the deck, hopefully to ďŹ nd some food, he gave me some tidbits, more on the emotional side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say I have had many bad experiences in my career. It is a different experience from anything else I have done. I love this job,â&#x20AC;? said Kaplan. SEE WATERBORNE PAGE 15


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Recreational hunting for white-tailed deer, waterfowl and small game at Fort Eustis is available to active-duty personnel and their family members, retirees, civilian employees and the general public. However, changes to the hunting and fishing program are on the horizon. In an effort to enhance the program, the 733rd Force Support Division is in the process of seeking out individuals interested in forming a hunting and fishing club program as a possible private organization. The 733rd FSD will work closely with any potential individuals or group that may be interested. Once a private organization is formed, the program will then transition to the private organization and become self sufficient. This will allow the group to promote

WATERBORNE FROM PAGE 14 He understands he could be called on for a mission anywhere across the globe. Serving one’s country is not an easy lifestyle, but his ability to maintain a positive attitude is what impresses most about Kaplan. Kaplan has another similarity with other watercraft members - they love what they do. He loved working on the marina near where he grew up, and now loves working at 3rd Port with his mates, sharing in the ups and downs of the day. Finally seeing the heart of the boat, where Kaplan’s office resides, he was eager to show me some capabilities of the boat, and what needs “fixin’.” We found a light sensor with a fault while we toured the engine compartment, and he decided

the activity, as well as be creative, innovative and meet the needs of avid participants. “In these times of limited resources and limitations, the establishment of a hunting and fishing club will certainly ensure the sustainment and continuity of an great program for our community,” said John Volkers, 733rd FSD director. “For now, hunting will continue to operate as normal under the supervision of the Force Support Outdoor Recreation, and in coordination with the Civil Engineers Environmental Element and Security Forces.” By establishing a private organization in accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-223, a recreational hunting and fishing program can continue to exist under the voluntary development and management of a private organization to operate it in the interest of the general public. The organization must be self-sufficient, obtain funding primarily through

dues, contributions, service charges, fees or special assessments of their members, and receive no government funding. Examples of private organizations are the Spouses Club of Fort Eustis, the Consignment Shop and the Army Transportation Museum Foundation. “I encourage anyone interested in starting a private organization to please contact Joseph Dumas, at 878-2090, or Joan Coleman, at 878-3010, for further information and assistance,” said Volkers. Approximately 4,000 acres of land is available for hunting on post. Deer hunters may utilize archery, crossbows, muzzle loaders and shotguns with slugs to harvest deer during appropriate seasons, and must hunt from elevated platforms. All eligible hunters must have a statecertified Hunter Education Course certificate of completion, or National Rifle Association Hunter Education Course that

is recognized by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Approximately 110 deer are harvested annually on post by recreational hunters. The hunting program is also the primary tool of wildlife managers to maintain sustainable deer populations and game species population monitoring. Anglers at Fort Eustis have the opportunity to fish on both Lake Eustis and the James River. All fishing on Lake Eustis is catch-and-release only. There is no issue with catching fish on the James River, but interested anglers should review the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regulations and guidelines before throwing a line into the James River. All fishing requires a Virginia license. For more information about these and other recreational activities on post, such as boating or camping, check out http:// eustismwr.com.

to demonstrate how to trouble shoot it. We found out there was an electrical issue in the engine room exhaust-fan panel, and we darted off to fix the problem. You could easily see how he exemplifies the dedication to duty, whether he is below decks turning wrenches, or teaching his fellow members the proper way to put on a fire suit. Like others of his generation, whose future endeavors are unknown, he volunteered to join the Army. He was attending college before that point, when he began asking himself what more the world had to offer. Kaplan’s Army career started six years ago after high school and a full year of college, when a good friend of his linked him up with a recruiter to talk about Kaplan’s future. He didn’t know the Army had

boats until the visit. “At the recruiting station while job searching I found watercraft engineer. I felt very fortunate to find it. School was an option at the time but the Army sounded like a good fit,” said Kaplan. He changed directions by joining the Army, and now it seems he will be looking to stay in as long as possible. “I feel like I made a really good decision. I have enjoyed my time so far, so much so that I am ready to reenlist again,” said Kaplan. He made the final touch-ups on the engine room panel and closed it up, but not for the last time, he guaranteed. One issue resolved - now on to the next. In a few weeks, Kaplan will return to the Fort Eustis Transportation School to become a 30- level engineer, which will

provide him the same level of training as staff sergeants in his field. He is hoping to move up in the ranks, and maybe become a marine warrant officer. When you see the nuts and bolts, screws, oils and the interweaving of hundreds of pipes on the boat’s 680 horsepower engine, you only see the tip of the iceberg that is a watercraft engineer’s area of expertise. With further observation, you begin to sense that engineers are themselves machines. They act with precision, constantly on guard monitoring every detail of the boat’s gauges. They are technical experts, self motivators dependent on themselves and their fellow crew members. The crew’s safety – and the mission ahead – is dependent on them. Gremlins beware, mechanical engineers are aboard!

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Although having a baby can be a joyous event, it can also be a time of anxiety. Nothing can truly prepare you for what lies ahead once the baby arrives. However there are some â&#x20AC;&#x153;tried and trueâ&#x20AC;? tips that can ease the transition into parenthood. Although they might seem odd initially, establishing good habits in the beginning can really beneďŹ t the entire family. â&#x2013; Tip 1: Shower/bathe and get dressed each day It is important not to get into a rut. Obviously, exhaustion takes over after having a baby. Between giving birth and the new unpredictable schedule, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder that parents are sleepdeprived. Instead of thinking of a shower or bath as a chore, think of it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;me time.â&#x20AC;? It is impossible to take care of others without ďŹ rst taking care of yourself. Even if it is just for ďŹ ve minutes, it gives you an opportunity to have some time all to yourself. â&#x2013;  Tip 2: Avoid the urge to criticize your partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s method of dressing/ diapering the baby Everyone does things differently. Some things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like bedtime routines and discipline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; should be consistent as they beneďŹ t the baby. Other things, such as choosing what clothing to wear and changing a baby are smaller matters. If your partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of doing things really bothers you, then it can help to leave the room. Not only will you get a chance to de-stress, but it will allow for your partner to bond with the baby. The important thing is that both of you are involved in caring for the baby. It is not a competition. â&#x2013;  Tip 3: Nap when your baby naps Many people use a babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s naptime to get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;caught upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with cleaning or other things. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you need sleep too, which is more important than whether the dishwasher needs to be loaded. For most people, priorities change when they have a baby. Use the time to sleep so that you can focus on your new priorities. â&#x2013;  Tip 4: Let others help you If someone offers to cook meals or

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grocery shop for you, by all means, take them up on it. Accepting offers from people beneďŹ ts the entire family. It eases the transition into parenthood and allows you to focus on what is truly important â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your baby, yourself and your partner. â&#x2013; Tip 5: Limit the number of visitors Many family and friends love to see new babies. Who can blame them for wanting to see your little bundle of joy? However, it is important that you choose your visitors carefully. Good friends will understand that you are tired and are trying to establish a new routine. Let phone calls go to voicemail, and let others know when it is convenient for them to stop in. You will be setting limits with your child before long, so you might as well get some practice with your friends and family. â&#x2013;  Tip 6: Set up a sleeping/changing area for the baby in two areas of your house... if possible Babies are usually not conveniently located when they need to be changed. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, try to set up changing areas on each ďŹ&#x201A;oor, or in areas of your home where you tend to hang out the most. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set up two separate changing areas with necessary supplies, put some items in a tote or a box that you can easily carry. â&#x2013;  Tip 7: Have things set up for nursing/feeding in comfortable areas This piggy-backs onto the previous

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The Langley Thrift Shop is having a sale in the Bargain Room. Items in this room originally priced at $4 and under are only 50 cents, however; clothing grab-bags are still $1. The shop is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For details, go to https://www.facebook. com/ #!/LangleyThriftShop.

The 11th annual Kids Deployment Line “Operation Hero” is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Static Display Hangar, Bldg 371 (Juniper & Sweeney), on Langley Air Force Base. This event is open to all children between the ages of 5-12, parents must attend with child. Registration ends July 27, and sign-ups are limited to 200. For additional information or to register, call The Airman and Family Readiness Center at 764-3990.

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an anger-management seminar at Shellbank Fitness Center July 20 and 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Jacquelyne Millender at 757-764-6840 or 757-225-6771.

Airman’s Attic closure The Airman’s Attic will be closed on July 24 and 26. For more information, contact the Airman’s Attic at 757-764-1363

Education Assistance Gala The Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen is holding the 29th annual Lawrence E. Anderson Education Assistance Gala at the Bayside Commonwealth Center, July 21 at 7 p.m.The semi-formal event will feature guest speaker Brig. Gen. Stayce Harris, U.S. Africa Command mobilization assistant to the commander.The event cost is $50 and includes a meal and entertainment. For more information, please contact Capt. Williams at tatanya.williams@langley.af.mil or at (757)764-6314, or Mrs. Robinson at Lanise. robinson@langley.af.mil or (757)764-8594, or TSgt George-Packer at Zandria.George-Packer@langley.af.mil or 757-764-5254.

School and sports physicals The 633d Medical Group will be holding special School/Sports Physical Days, July 25 and Aug. 22. Enrolled beneficiaries can make appointments by calling the Hampton Roads Appointment Center at 1-866-MIL-HLTH, or by usingTRICARE Online at www.tricareonline.com. These appointments will address specific needs for children enrolling in school and/or participating in sports programs. Information on Virginia school physical requirements can be found at www.doe.virginia.gov.

SNCO medallion ceremony, banquet An induction medallion ceremony and banquet for 2012 master sergeant-selects is scheduled for July 27. The medallion ceremony will be held inside the Static Display Hanger at 10 a.m., and the banquet will be held at the Bayview Commonwealth Center at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Master Sgt. LaTrise Russell at 764-4108, or Senior Master Sgt. Katrina McIntosh at 764-2700.

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JBLE Appreciation Day The 633rd Force Support Squadron is scheduled to hold a Joint Base Langley-Eustis Appreciation Day at theYouth Softball Fields, Aug. 3.The event is open to all Active Duty, Guard, Reservist, DOD civilians and their family members. The event will offer free food, activities for adults and children and music by the U.S. Air Force Heritage of the America band, the “Blue Aces.”

FSS pool openings ■ The Langley Club Outdoor Pool is open, and Its hours of operations are 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday. The pool will be closed Wednesday. ■ The Shellbank Fitness Center Outdoor Pool, located next to the Community Center, is currently open through Aug. 24. The hours of operation are noon until 6 p.m., Friday to Wednesday. The Pool is closed Thursday. Additionally, the Shellbank Fitness Center Outdoor Pool hours will change Aug, 25 through 27. It will be open noon until 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. From August 31 until September 3, the Shellbank Fitness Center Outdoor Pool will be open noon until 6 p.m., Friday through Monday.

Troops To Teachers briefing Are you retiring or separating from the military and interested in becoming a teacher?The Troops to Teachers program offers a $5,000 stipend to pay for any approved teacher licensure program; in any state, at any accredited college, to military personnel with Bachelor’s Degrees. Participants may also be eligible for a

$10,000 bonus. TTT also provides information on teacher licensure requirements in Virginia. Joe Wargo, Director, Virginia Troops to Teachers, will be give a presentation on the program at the Langley Education Center, Room 130, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call the TTT office (757) 683-3327.

Eaglewood Junior Golf Academy Eaglewood Golf Course will be offering junior golf lesson from until Aug. 3. Ages five and up may attend. For more information, call 764-4547.

Off-limits area The Langley Air Force Base combat arms range, and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are off limits to all personnel. Due to live-fire of weapons, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. The firing range is a controlled area at all times. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Huss at 757-764-4785.

Summer youth volunteer program The American Red Cross is hosting a summer, youth-volunteer program for children between ages 13 and 17. The program takes place from June 25 to Aug. 17. Space is limited. All youth must be accompanied by a guardian and bring a completed application packet to one orientation. For more information or to request a volunteer packet, call the Fort Eustis office at 757878-3339 or call the Langley Air Force Base office at 757-225-4060.

Young Adults’ Bible Study A bible study intended for college-age participants is held each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Religious Center, 1792 1st St. in Bethel Housing. Our current series is titled; “Basic” by Francis Chan. There will be refreshments. For more information, contact David Rasbold at 764-0992 or 764-7847.

Equal Opportunity volunteers The 633rd Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity Office is seeking volunteers to serve on the planning committee to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 27. Special Observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness, and to promote diversity among all personnel. Additionally, these activities are an extension of human-relations education objectives for maintaining a healthy human relations climate. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our office at 574-5878/5877.

Langley Theater Schedule Friday, 7 p.m. No show Saturday, 2 p.m. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, and, of course, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe, where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar-style. Saturday, 7 p.m. Prometheus 3D (R) Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Sunday, 2 p.m. No show Movie synopsis and show time information is available online at www. shopmyexchange.com/ ReelTimeTheaters/Movies-Langley.htm.


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EustisCommunity Pharmacies closed The McDonald Army Health Center Pharmacy and the Refill Pharmacy inside the Post Exchange will be closed Saturday. Both pharmacies will re-open Monday at 8 a.m.

Balfour Beatty Communities ■ Root Beer Floats at the Splash Park – Come

out and help us celebrate National Root Beer Float Day. BBC staff will be serving root beer floats at the Splash Park Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. ■ Family Bingo Night – Residents can enjoy an evening of pizza and bingo with family and friends July 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. Due to limited space, please call 328-0691 to make your reservations by July 27. The activities listed are for BBC residents only. For more information, call 328-0691.

Emergency Preparation Training Soldier and Family Readiness will host an Emergency Preparation Training class Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bldg. 650, Monroe Ave. The training is open to Soldiers, spouses, civilians, family readiness support assistants, family readiness group leaders, and families with special needs dependents. For more information, call 878-1954.

Warrant Officer briefings The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC, will host a qualification and application procedures briefing Tuesday at the Bateman Army Education Center, Bldg. 1500, Madison Ave. Briefings will take place in Room 302 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The team will also be recruiting for Navy, Air Force and Marines. Service members who are interested only need to attend one briefing. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Demetris Council at (910) 432-9697 or (910) 2868819; email demetris.council@usarec.army.mil; or visit www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant.

Movies Under the Stars Come out and join us for a free showing of “Captain America” at the Movies Under the Stars series Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. on Murphy Field. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Movie title is subject to change. For more information, call 878-2716.

Soldier and Family Readiness Soldier and Family Readiness (ACS) classes and briefings for July will include: ■ Job Information Briefing – Monday, and July 30; 10 to 11 a.m. Attendees will learn job search strategies including employer websites,

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Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com online job boards and vacancy announcements. ■ DevelopingYour Financial Plan –Tuesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Need a financial“check-up?”We will teach you the basics of developing a written plan while setting goals for a successful financial future. ■ Effective Resume Writing – Today, 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees will learn the skills necessary to assess work experience and job accomplishments. Assistance will be provided for preparation of a chronological resume. ■ Exceptional Family Member Program Empowerment Hour – Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m. Come out and get an overview of the Hampton Roads Medical Needs Registry. ■ Couponing Strategies – July 30; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn ways to stretch your grocery dollars. We will teach you the proper use of coupons and how to organize your coupons for sales. All classes and briefings will take place in Bldg. 650, Monroe Ave. For more information, call 878-3638.

Teen Life Skills Training The Regimental Memorial Chapel will host “Motivating the Teen Spirit,” a free, life-skills training workshop for teens, Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the chapel, Bldg. 923, Lee Blvd. The workshop is open to teens ages 1219 years old, who will learn how to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Teens must attend both days, and will be entered into a drawing for a free iPad. To register, visit www.operationhomefront. net/MotivatingTheTeenSpirit. For more information, call 878-1455.

School and sport physical exams School and sport physical exams are available at McDonald Army Health Center’s Pediatric and Family Health clinics by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled for Monday-Saturday through Sept. 15. Please call the Hampton Roads Appointment Center at (866) 645-4584 to schedule an appointment (up to 28 days in advance). For more information, visit http://mcdonald. narmc.amedd.army.mil.

Anderson Field House closures The following activities at Anderson Field House are closed until further notice: ■ Weight room – Closed through July 30 (patrons can use the McClellan Fitness Center’s Weight Room). ■ Indoor swimming pool – Closed from July 30 to Aug. 13 (patrons can lap swim at the Aquatic Center’s Lap Pool from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). ■ Male and female locker rooms – Closed

from July 30 to Aug. 13 (patrons can use the male and female locker rooms at McClellan Fitness Center). ■ Cardio balcony – Closed from Aug. 13 to Sept. 24 (patrons can use the Cardio Room at McClellan Fitness Center). For more information, call 878-2097 or email william.f.vonohlen. naf@mail.mil.

Free sitter website The Department of Defense provides a free, internet-based sitter service for military families. The website finds in-home child care, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters and other services in local communities. Active-duty members of all military branches, including activated National Guard and reserve members and their families, can receive a free membership to the service, saving an average of $120 a year. The program provides military families with instant access to caregiver profiles, background checks, pictures, references, reviews, a four-step screening process, and a specialized matching technology to select the right caregiver.. For more information, visit www.sittercity.com/dod.

Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis The Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis meets at noon on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Fort Eustis Club. All interested parties are invited and welcome to attend the meetings. Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. For more information, call Lance Musser at 713-1399 or email lance@lennysgolf.com.

Range schedule Ranges, training areas and associated facilities are off limits to personnel not engaged in scheduled firing, operations or inspections unless clearance is obtained from the Range Control Fire Desk or a designated Range Control Technician. The Range Control office telephone number is 878-4412, ext. 226 or 878-3834, ext 234. The operations schedule until Wednesday is: ■ Today – Ranges RD, 1, 5 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.); ■ Saturday – Ranges 2, 3 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); ■ Sunday – Ranges 2, 3, 5 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); ■ Monday – Ranges RD, 1, 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.); ■ Tuesday – Ranges RD, 1, 2, 3, 6 (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.); ■ Wednesday – Ranges RD, 1, 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). All personnel are required to check in and out with Range Control before going into or departing from any range or training area.

Jacobs Theater Schedule Friday, 7 p.m. No show Saturday, 4 p.m. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, and, of course, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe, where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar-style. Saturday, 7 p.m. Prometheus 3D (R) Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Sunday, 2 p.m. No show Movie synopsis and show time information is available online at www. shopmyexchange.com/ ReelTimeTheaters/Movies-Eustis.htm.


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OutsideTheGate Norfolk Jazz Festival The 30th annual Norfolk Jazz Festival will be held today and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. at Town Point Park. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to be entertained by local and regional jazz favorites. Accessible parking will be available at all downtown Norfolk parking garages; attendees can also enjoy the festival on the water with reserved boat-side docking. The Spirit of Norfolk will host a dockside event, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a jazz brunch cruise, 1 to 3 p.m. on both days. For ticket information, visit www. festevents.org.

Youth Earn and Learn Program Hampton Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Youth Earn and Learn Jobs–for-Kids,” a business and workforce development training program, for children ages 12 and up. An interest meeting is scheduled for July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Old Hampton Community Center, 201 Lincoln St., Hampton. Participants will be coached, mentored and trained to pursue employment and career goals. Parents must accompany their children at the meeting. To register, call 727-1664.

Free Family Films at City Center Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism is offering free “Family Films by the Fountain” at the City Center Fountain Plaza in August. Film-themed fun will start at 7 p.m.

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Free admission to museums Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums across America to honor active-duty military from all branches of service. Free admission is available through Labor Day for active-duty military and their family members (military ID cardholder and up to five family members). Active-duty military includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and active-duty National Guard and Reserve members. Local participating museums include the Mariner’s Museum, Colonial Williamsburg’s Bassett Hall, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. For a complete listing and maps to help with visit planning, visit www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums.

with pre-show entertainment and hands-on activities; all films will begin at 8:30 p.m. The schedule is: ■ Aug. 4 – The Muppets ■ Aug. 11 – Despicable Me ■ Aug. 18 – Hook ■ Aug. 25 – Kung Fu Panda 2 More information is available by calling 926-1400.

Car Show at Lee Hall The City of Newport News is sponsoring the 11th annual Car Show at Lee Hall on

Virginia Living Museum ■ StoryTime at the Museum – Bring

the kids on Saturday at 10 a.m. to hear “Crab Moon” by Ruth Horowitz and also see a live horseshoe crab. Recommended for ages 2 and above (included in museum admission). ■ Shark Week – The museum will be celebrating some of nature’s most fearsome and misunderstood predators July 30 through Aug. 5. Visitors can enjoy shark-themed games and activities,

Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at historic Lee Hall Mansion, 163Yorktown Road, Newport News. The show is open to all vehicle makes, models and years. Spectator parking and admission is free.The first 100 registered vehicles will receive goody bags, dash plaques and lunch tickets. Registration is $20 per vehicle; pre-registration ends July 27. This event will include a silent auction, discounted mansion tours, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and car-related games for children. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. For more information, contact Colin Romanick at 247-8523; email aromanick@ nngov.com; or visit www.leehall.org.

Jamestown Settlement Museum Jamestown Settlement is offering historical summer themes and hands-on programs to make history fun through Aug. 15 at its museum of 17th century Virginia. Visitors can learn about farming and agriculture of the Powhatan Indian culture in the re-created village, as well as the technology used to hunt and fish, cook, create pottery and make dugout canoes. At the pier where replicas of the ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607 are docked. Discover the daily life of a sailor, from learning about watches, bells and navigation tools, to sailing and cargo handling. In addition to daily, matchlock-musket demonstrations, interpreters will present pike drills and programs on sword handling. A swivel gun will be fired from the ships’ pier at 11 a.m. daily. Historical interpreters will fire a falcon at 2:45 p.m. daily in the riverfront discovery area and at 4:15 p.m. from a bulwark in the fort. Optional orientation tours of the interpretative areas are

participate in a shark-facts scavenger hunt and learn about the important role sharks play in the environment. The Virginia Living Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. Admission is $17 adults/$13 children (3-12), ages 2 and under free. Planetarium is $4 in addition. Group rates available for 10 or more. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 3. For more information, call 595-9135 or visit www.thevlm.org.

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offered several times daily. Admission is $15.50 (adults); $7.25 (ages 6-12); and free for children under 6 years of age. Additional ticket and package options and online specials are available with other Williamsburg area attractions. Jamestown Settlement is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 15. It is located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, southwest of Williamsburg. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or visit www.historyisfun.org.

Summer Breeze Concert Series The annual Merchants Square Summer Breeze Concert Series returns for the 21st year in the shopping and dining district adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. Children’s entertainment, featuring face painting, bubble-making and clowns, will also be offered on Duke of Gloucester Street at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free, and will take place outdoors. Food and beverages, including carryout, will be available from Merchants Square’s nine restaurants. The schedule is: ■ Wednesday – Slapwater, 7 to 9 p.m. ■ Aug. 1 – U.S. Air Force Herritage Brass Ensemble, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ■ Aug. 8 – U.S. Air Force Heritage Ramblers Ensemble, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ■ Aug. 15 – U.S. Air Force Blue Aces Ensemble, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ■ Aug. 22 – U.S. Army TRADOC Band, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ■ Aug. 29 – U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Ensemble, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (757) 565-8889 or visit www.merchantssquare.org.

VFW Post 960 seeking members Yorktown VFW Post 960 is located in the community of Lackey, Va., across SR 238 from the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Gate 1, and has a roster of almost one hundred members. The current membership hails from Williamsburg, Yorktown, Newport News, Joint Base Langley-Eustis and points beyond. The Post is always looking for former, active and retired veterans with foreign service to join the ranks. VFW Post 960 meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Lackey location. Dinner starts before 6 p.m. with the business meeting following at 7 p.m. Contact the Post Quartermaster at 5668289 for more information.


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Staff Sgt. Justin Hall, left, andAirman 1st Class Ryan Mabbit, both 27thAircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loaders, restrain ordnance during a weapons-loading competition. The 27th and 94th AMUs hold quarterly competitions evaluating the ability of Airmen to accurately and rapidly load weapons onto an aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Derek Donzella, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, uses a computer to check all finished requirements, while Airmen 1st Class Gregory Peterson, middle, and John Brondsema wait for the finishing time. The 94th AMU won with a time of 18:02 against the 27th AMU’s time of 19:55.

Country star Sara Evans performs during a concert at Fort Eustis, July 13. The free show was the third annual community-relations event hosted by the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Morale,Welfare and Recreation center to help connect the military and local community.


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Tips for GPC purchasing procedures Before making your hazardous material purchase, you will need to contact the Hazmart. Hazmart will verify your authorization to purchase the material and provide you with a control number to order the item(s). Once received, the following information is required by Hazmart to process the material and issue barcodes which authorizes possession of your hazardous items: 1. The national stock number or Control Number. 2. Quantity Purchased. 3. Your shop’s EMIS (L) Number 4. Lot and/or Batch Number from material 5. Expiration / Next Test Date (if applicable). 6. Manufacture Information We update our “Free issue” listing on a weekly basis. This can be email to you by calling the Hazmart Pharmacy at 764-3837. For more information concerning the Langley Hazmart Pharmacy/90-Day CAP, please contact any of the individuals listed above at 764-3837 for Hazmart issues and 225-5808/5809 for hazardous waste issues.

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