Issuu on Google+

3HQLQVXOD

:DUULRU J O I N T October 12, 2012 Vol. 3, No. 39

B A S E

L A N G L E Y - E U S T I S

P u b l i s h e d i n t h e i n t e re s t o f p e r s o n n e l a t J o i n t B a s e L a n g l e y - E u s t i s

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

JBLE first responders bring demonstrations to festival — Page 4

Air force EDITION

w w w. p e n i n s u l a w a r r i o r. c o m

JBLE hosts annual Fire Prevention Week – Page 12

CHARITY

Langley donates over 3,000 pounds to local food bank — Page 10

For more online content, check out JBLE.af.mil

$UP\ 1HZV

DEPLOYED PERSONNEL Eustis unit completes more than 3,700 missions — Page 8


2

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

3

www.peninsulawarrior.com

(XVWLV 6ROGLHU WR EDWWOH IRU $UP\¶V %HVW :DUULRU WLWOH By Michelle Montieth 597TH TRANSPORTATION BRIGADE

Spc. James A. Conklin, a native of Forked River, N.J., is preparing for the Department of Army’s competition to claim the title of “Best Warrior,” Oct. 1518 at Fort Lee, Va. “My motto is ‘Give 100 percent and never quit,’” said Conklin. “I am a competitor and I love to compete in anything and everything. I am ready for the ultimate challenge – competing at DA.” In the Best Warrior competition, Conklin will compete with noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from U.S. Army commands worldwide. These elite Soldiers will test their physical and mental skills against one another in several different skill areas, including warrior tasks and battle drills, field tactics, physical fitness, board interviews, written exams, marksmanship and urban warfare – all to determine the best, well-rounded warriors. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is slated to oversee the annual high-speed competition, which is open to those in the ranks of private through sergeant first class. Conklin, an 88H cargo specialist with the 690th Transportation Detachment (Rapid Port Opening Element), 833rd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, has been in the Army nearly four years. He is certified in combatives level one and two, combatlife savers and field sanitation, and also

as a bus driver. His short-term plans include winning the Soldier of the Year title, achieving the rank of sergeant and obtaining his associate’s degree. “Spc. Conklin represents the best and the brightest of the new generation of today’s Army,” said Maj. Keith Pruett, 690th RPOE commander. “It is Soldiers like him who will carry on our values and traditions, and in turn, pass them on to future ranks. I could not be more proud of him. This is only the beginning of his great journey.” Conklin holds “Best Warrior” titles from three organizations - the 597th Trans. Bde., the Military SDDC and the Army Materiel Command. He will represent AMC at the DA competition. “The most challenging part of the competitions has been staying motivated while dealing with physical and mental exhaustion,” said Conklin. “Each level has been more difficult than the last, but I am ready for the next challenge. Over the past year, I have been training continuously, increasing my knowledge, strength, endurance and agility. “I exercise two to three hours per day, run five to eight miles, lift weights, ruck march with more than 100 pounds of gear, train at the weapons range and simulator, practice land navigation, eat healthy and study history, current events, TM’s (Army technical manuals), AR’s (Army regulations), TC’s (training circulars) and FM’s (field manuals).” Conklin’s comprehensive training regimen has been noticed throughout all

levels in his chain of command. “Spc. Conklin has continued to hone his skills and stay focused with each consecutive competition,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Blasko, 597th Trans. Bde. command sergeant major. “We are proud of him and his accomplishments, and are confident that he is more than ready to succeed at the next level.” “Spc. Conklin is a determined Soldier with the will to win,” said 1st Sgt. Jennifer Callicutt, 690th RPOE first sergeant. “He has been an advocate for mentorship in the community and generously volunteers his time to help others, whether becoming a role model for juvenile delinquents in the Newport News post-detention program called ‘Helping Young People to Excel,’ or following his comrade in a moving van during an 800-mile bike trek to raise awareness for breast cancer. Conklin serves as an inspiration for his fellow Soldiers and embodies the Warrior Ethos.” Conklin’s long-term goals include completing a master’s degree in criminal justice, and retiring from the Army. During his downtime, he enjoys bass fishing, football, baseball, listening to music and furthering his education. “Spc. Conklin is a Soldier who strives to be the best, whether he’s working out, studying or driving the bus,” said Sgt. Douglas McBroom, a 690th RPOE 88H cargo specialist. “His eyes are always glued to field manuals and Army regulations. Conklin is a well-rounded Soldier who deserves to win Soldier of the Year at every level!”

Photo by Michelle Montieth

Spc. James Conklin, a Soldier assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade, completes a tire run on the obstacle course Oct. 5, at Fort Eustis. Conklin is training in preparation for the Army’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-18, where he will compete against the Army’s finest Soldiers and noncomissioned officers in a series of tests to determine the force’s best Soldier.

7UDI¿F SDWWHUQ WR FKDQJH QHDU /DQJOH\¶V $UPLVWHDG JDWH Civilian contractors level concrete for an extension of Lee Road near theWest Gate at Langley Air Force Base, Oct. 5. Due to traffic complications, the contractors are constructing a new road and traffic light. A turning point of the new extension of Lee Road will be at the 1.25-mile physical-training test marker (inset). Construction of the road, which began two weeks ago, is set to be completed by spring 2013.

Photos by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hawkins


4

www.peninsulawarrior.com

WATTS FAMILY DENTISTRY

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

•

OCTOBER 12, 2012

      

     

Caring Dentistry with An Artist's Touch

• Dr. Jasper N. Watts • Dr. Kenneth Boyd • Dr. Ariel Wartofsky • Dr. Elias Llerandi • Dr. Adam Lane • Dr. Thrya Jagger

  %   " 

"    "      !           !   # !      ! 

WELCOME MILITARY!

              !      

• Evening Hours & Saturday Hours

We accept ALL Military Insurance

• Invisalign and Bleaching Offered

907 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666

 "     

                

Photo by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown

(757) 838-5999 www.wattsdentistry.com             

<RXU GHGLFDWHG VHUYLFHČ&#x17E;

REWARDED. Use of DoD image does not constitute or imply DoD endorsement.

-%/(ÂśV ÂżUVW UHVSRQGHUV EULQJ ÂżUH VDIHW\ WR &KLOGUHQÂśV )HVWLYDO By Senior Airman Jason J. Brown 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Introducing the New

PenFed Defender American ExpressÂŽ Card Exclusively available to the courageous men and women of the United States militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired.1

1.5% cash back on every purchase, every time, everywhere.2 Q NO Fees at all â&#x20AC;&#x201D; No annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, Q

no balance transfer fee, no cash advance fee, no late fee, no over credit limit fee. Q

6.99% introductory purchase APR for the first 60 months. After that, the APR will vary with the Prime Rate, and is currently 9.99% APR.

Q

NO Penalty APR

APPLY TODAY! PenFed.org/DefenderLNG or call 800.732.8268

Keith Boyd, a Fort Eustis Fire Department ďŹ re inspector, lets 6-year-old Riley Fesser take the wheel of the department's specialized â&#x20AC;&#x153;brush truckâ&#x20AC;? at the Norfolk Children's Festival at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk, Oct. 6. Personnel from the FEFD and the 633rd Security Forces Squadron brought their unique capabilities to the festival to entertain and educate guests about their respective missions.

Rewarding those who SERVE our country.

Offer is effective September 1, 2012, and is subject to change. 1You must be in an active military service status, a member of the Reserves or National Guard or retired from such service to qualify for this product. No-fee cash advances carry a 9.99% APR and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. 4.99% APR promotional balance transfer rate for life of the balance on transfers made between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. After December 31, 2012, the APR for new balance transfers will be 9.99% and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. Subject to credit approval. 2Cash advances, credit card checks, or balance transfers are excluded from cash rewards. This Credit Card program is issued and administered by PenFed. American ExpressÂŽ is a federally registered service mark of American Express and is used by PenFed pursuant to a license.

Give the Gift of Life - Please Give Blood.

First responders from Joint Base Langley-Eustis took their show on the road, bringing ďŹ re safety and military working dog demonstrations to the masses at the Norfolk Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Festival, Oct. 6. PersonnelfromtheFortEustisFireDepartment brought an all-terrain â&#x20AC;&#x153;brush truck,â&#x20AC;? a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, specially outďŹ tted to ďŹ ght ďŹ res in hardto-access areas, for visitors to look inside. Additionally, the department showcased its mobile ďŹ re safety house trailer, featuring a mock-up of the inside of a home to provide a glimpse into where house ďŹ res can start and how to avoid them. Across the way, Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron set up shop to show spectators the skills of the squadronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MWDs and handlers. The demonstration featured obedience, apprehension and smell detection. The defenders performed the fan-favorite â&#x20AC;&#x153;bite suitâ&#x20AC;? routine, where handlers don thick protective sleeves and tops to allow the dogs to bite them, drawing laughter and applause from the audience, which numbered in the hundreds through the day.

Fort Eustis Fire Inspector Keith Boyd, who spent a majority of the day greeting visitors and letting youngsters sit at the wheel of the brush truck for photos, said the team visited not only to show off their fun side, but to educate the public about ďŹ re safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to understand how important it is to have a plan, and to know what to do if there is a ďŹ re,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to have a good time, and we think we can get a message across at the same time.â&#x20AC;? Between handing out coloring books and ďŹ&#x201A;yers, Inspectors Carneal Smith and Joe Carroll walked interested visitors through the ďŹ re safety house trailer, discussing how to prevent ďŹ res and plan escape routes inside the home. Tech. Sgt. James Carman, who hosted the MWD show, said he was glad to show the public a side of the Air Force few know about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to be down here to put on a show for everyone,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize we even have working dogs. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a huge part of our mission.â&#x20AC;? Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: Oct. 8-13 is Fire Prevention Week. Be sure to check out the Oct. 20 issue of The Peninsula Warrior for continuing coverage of JBLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ reďŹ ghters in action.


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

www.peninsulawarrior.com

When it comes to financial obstacles, we’re ready to help. At USAA, we know military life is different. We’ve been there. So for current and former military servicemembers and their families, we offer free financial advice geared specifically to the realities of your life. For help managing expenses, creating an investment strategy or planning for retirement, talk to a USAA Financial Advisor today. We make it easy to get started.

Contact us for your free financial assessment. 800-235-1898 | usaa.com/investing Investing in securities products involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Financial planning services and financial advice provided by USAA Financial Planning Services Insurance Agency, Inc. (known as USAA Financial Insurance Agency in California, License # OE363312), a registered investment advisor and insurance agency and its wholly owned subsidiary, USAA Financial Advisors, Inc., a registered broker dealer. © 2012 USAA. 140883-1012

5


6

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012

I give to the CFC because my brother deserves it By Airman 1st Class R. Alex Durbin 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The annual Combined Federal Campaign is the largest workplace-charity campaign in the United States, and raises millions of dollars each year to support valubable causes worldwide. With the CFC donation season in full swing, I cannot help but remember why I give. As a child, I lost my younger brother, Matthew, to a battle against childhood leukemia. The experience of losing my brother, and best friend, changed the course of my entire life. For me, few words can describe the amazing opportunity to give money to an organization that provides hope for those in a similar position today. I was first introduced to the CFC in the infancy of my Air Force career, and I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was a mild October evening at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. I sat in my dorm’s dayroom, packed in with my 50 fellow trainees, the two CFC representatives, and my flight’s Military Training Instructor

watching from the corner. With the fatigue of the day weighing heavily on me, and the idea of a few moments of relaxation in the dayroom, I was not prepared to comprehend the scope of what was being explained. The presentation intrigued me. Having no relatives in federal service, I had never previously heard of the CFC. I also had no idea how huge the CFC was. Most significantly, I found it amazing to see a program so devoted to giving. I have always considered myself a charitable person, but I have not always had the opportunity to give made so readily available. I have always given a few dollars to the Salvation Army as they stood outside grocery stores during the holiday season, or to the charity at the checkout line. However, I have never actively sought out

charities that are personal to me. Once the presentation was over and the brochures were handed out, I flipped through its pages, scanning the thousands of charities for one that interested me. After a few minutes I found it – the Childhood Leukemia Foundation. Next to the name was a brief description, along with important information to assure me this foundation was of the caliber required of all the CFC-sponsored charities. In between the charity code and tax information, the brochure informed me the Childhood Leukemia Foundation’s mission is to educate, empower and raise awareness, and that the funds raised for the organization support programs that benefit children living with leukemia. These programs focus on improving health literacy, increasing self-esteem and

Interested in learning more? Use a barcode reader application on a cell phone to scan the code on the left. It will open a browser and navigate to a link with a list of Combined Federal Campaign representatives throughout the base.

giving hope to cancer victims. I knew immediately this charity deserved my donation. Although I had never heard of it before that day, its cause struck a chord resonating back to my childhood. I filled out the form, and felt pride in helping someone in need in the small way I could. I marked the monthly allotment box, filled in the amount and handed it in. Now, when I look at my Leave and Earning Statement each month, and see my allotment for the CFC taken out, I do not see the dollar sign. I see the look on my mother’s face as she walked in to the kitchen of my childhood home to find Matt and I finger-painting with chocolate syrup. I see the night my mother brought Matt home from the hospital for his final days, and know that I am helping someone who knows the same feeling. In giving to the CFC, I know that my money is more than just a number. I am giving hope to those who need it most. I would have never seen that opportunity without the help of the CFC.

From Retired Military to Active Duty Student After 20 years of service to her country, retired military veteran Carmella Murray still wants to lead and serve. She chose Regent University to finish her undergraduate degree for its academic integrity, leadership focus and values-based approach. The former Air Force recruiter says Regent’s military-friendly benefits, tuition discounts and textbook credits make her exceptional education possible. Ready to join us? 888.718.1222 | regent.edu/military Associate’s • Bachelor’s • Master’s • Doctoral

Carmella Murray, Retired Military Veteran College of Arts & Sciences

Christian Leadership to Change the World

UNG120914

On Campus | Online


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

-%/( VWHSV XS IRU WKH 9LUJLQLD %HDFK 1HSWXQH )HVWLYDO 3DUDGH RIGHT: The Neptune Festival Hometown Heroes acknowledge the cheers of onlookers during the Neptune Festival Grand Parade, Sept. 29, at Virginia Beach. One Service member from each branch of the military was selected to ride on the Hometown Heroes float. BELOW: A flight of Airmen march past te crowd during the Neptune Festival Grand Parade. Senior Master Sgt. Leyla Gillett, Langley Air Force Base Airman Leadership School commandant, led the flight of ALS Airmen.

www.peninsulawarrior.com

7

26, LQWURGXFHV DQRQ\PRXV WLS OLQH IRU VPDUWSKRQHV AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Photos by Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened its first anonymous tip line that allows submissions from the Internet, via SMS (texting) or use of a smartphone application. The application was created in order to capitalize on cyberspace opportunities and engage the Air Force community more effectively, officials said. “This tool will allow anyone to provide OSI with completely anonymous tips on everything from illegal drugs, theft and terrorist activities to potential insider threats,” said Special Agent Daron Hartvigsen, OSI Cyber Investigations and Operations. “Even better, the online and app versions allow individuals to send in photos.” The application also allows for agents to request more information from the concerned tipster without jeopardizing the tipster’s anonymity.All three avenues allow the tipster to check on the results of their tips. The direct link to the anonymous Internet tip line is www. tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=1111. Individuals can find the app in both the Android and Apple store as TipSubmit Mobile. They can also send in tips by texting ‘AFOSI’ and their tip to 274637 (CRIMES). To download a trifold with detailed instructions on the program, click here: www.osi.af.mil/shared/media/document/ AFD-121001-036.pdf.

Creepy p to creative, ghoulish to glam...

your halloween costume should be as unique as you are.

www.goodwillvirginia.org


8

www.peninsulawarrior.com

â&#x20AC;˘ The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

â&#x20AC;˘

OCTOBER 12, 2012

FeatureStory

'HSOR\HG (XVWLV XQLW FRPSOHWHV PRUH WKDQ  JURXQG DQG DLU PLVVLRQV By Sgt. Gregory Williams 3RD SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY) PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Photos by Sgt. Gregory Williams

U.S. Army Sgt. Jerimia Fritcher (left), 622nd Movement Control Detachment air operations noncommissioned ofďŹ cer, talks with a helicopter loadmaster while writing down weights for a load plan Oct. 4 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.The 622nd MCT has completed more than 3,700 ground and air missions during its deployment from Fort Eustis.

Sgt. Douglas Q. Leatham (left), 622nd Movement Control Detachment movement noncommissioned ofďŹ cer, picks up Afghan drivers at a badge station on Sept. 4 at Forward Operating Base Shank.

Sgt. Jacob I. Sherman (left), a movement noncommissioned ofďŹ cer with the 622nd Movement Control Detachment, and Lt. Mohammed Tila, an executive ofďŹ cer with the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, compare thumb drives during a break at Forward Operating Base Shank, Oct. 3.

With more than 70,000 Soldiers still deployed in Afghanistan, one unit consisting of only 20 Soldiers works to exceed the Army standard. The 622nd Movement Control Detachment out of Ft. Eustis, Va., was forced to divide its unit in two in order to meet the needs of the rotary and ground yard mission. Each mission plays a part in moving both Soldiers and cargo throughout Afghanistan. Halfway through their deployment, the 622nd MCT helped with both the resupply and redeployment of troops in the ďŹ eld. The unit has completed more than 3,700 ground and air missions during its deployment to Forward Operating Base Shank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We play a big part in almost all the unitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; missions here,â&#x20AC;? said Cpl. Kimberly Galindo, 622nd MCT unit transportation administrator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know our mission is important because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ones providing cargo to sustain the war ďŹ ghters in the ďŹ eld.â&#x20AC;? To date, the 622nd MCT ground yard has in- and out-processed 2,300 host-nation truck drivers who deliver cargo to troops stationed throughout eastern Afghanistan. Each drive counts as a ground mission, with many of the drivers convoying to other FOBs in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During my ďŹ rst tour I was stuck in operations, but I prefer this mission because our unit gets to interact with Afghans, which helps us learn about their culture,â&#x20AC;? Galindo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This mission is cool because we receive all the food for the chow hall. So in a way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to us to make sure the chow hall is always full.â&#x20AC;? Sgt. 1st Class Nathaniel Moody, a

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Army talks about the resilience of Soldiers. Well, from day one, when our unit took indirect ďŹ re, I saw no fear in any of my Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes. Most of my Soldiers are young, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them breaking down any time soon.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sgt. 1st Class Nathaniel Moody 622nd Movement Control Detachment

ďŹ rst sergeant with the 622nd MCT, said even though the unit is split, each section works equally hard, and every Soldier exhibits the same determination to complete each mission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People rely on us to get their stuff, because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ones that support everyone on this FOB,â&#x20AC;? Moody said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our unit understands customer service, and whatever their needs are, we make it our business.â&#x20AC;? While undertaking the mission of resupplying the entire base, Moody said his Soldiers get the unique experience of helping troops from different military occupations, which will beneďŹ t them in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our unit is good at making connections with everyone on base,â&#x20AC;? Moody said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Soldiers get to help infantry, artillery, Special Forces and even Navy SEALs on a weekly basis. This mission is great because they get to meet people they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally meet.â&#x20AC;? As one section works with Afghan drivers delivering mission essential supplies, the rotary section moves hundreds of customers through the air terminal. In the past ďŹ ve months, the rotary section has processed more than 20,000 passengers through its terminal and pushed more than 14,000 pounds of mail to outlying FOBs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our unit controls both air and ground operations, as far as logistics go,â&#x20AC;? Galindo said.

As the 622nd MCT tackles its mission, the unit must also deal with frequent insurgent attacks on the base, which can sometimes halt operations. Moody said even though this is the ďŹ rst deployment for many of his Soldiers, the whole unit has shown the resolve of battle-hardened veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Army talks about the resilience of Soldiers. Well, from day one, when our unit took indirect ďŹ re, I saw no fear in any of my Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes,â&#x20AC;? Moody said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of my Soldiers are young, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them breaking down any time soon.â&#x20AC;? Galindo said the reason the unit is strong-willed is because of the powerful relationship they share with one another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, stress comes up and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start seeing people becoming negative, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still a family,â&#x20AC;? Galindo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do share a love/hate relationship, but we also share a lot of camaraderie with one another.â&#x20AC;? Moody said even though the unit has completed thousands of missions, the Soldiers realize how important their roles are in this war. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We play a huge part in the drawdown process, because everything that leaves this base goes through us, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personnel or equipment,â&#x20AC;? Moody said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our MCT will not be the last to leave, but our mission will continue until the last Soldier leaves.â&#x20AC;?

Halfway through its deployment, the 622nd Movement Control Detachment has helped with both the resupply and redeployment of troops in the ďŹ eld. The 622nd MCT has completed more than 3,700 ground and air missions during its deployment to Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. To date, the 622nd MCT ground yard has in- and out-processed 2,300 host-nation truck drivers who deliver cargo to troops stationed throughout eastern Afghanistan.


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

www.peninsulawarrior.com

3ODQ DKHDG IRU WKH 0LO3'6 VKXWGRZQ GXULQJ 'HFHPEHU By Airman 1st Class Teresa Aber 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

For those who may be planning to re-enlist, retire or make any other changes that could affect their pay, now is the time to do so. The Air Force Personnel Center will be upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center in December. The system will be down for approximately 20 to 23 days beginning Dec. 3, 2012. MilPDS is the primary database of records containing personnel data and all actions affecting every Airman’s career. MilPDS is also used to initiate pay actions for all Airmen, such as promotions, separations and retirements. “We’re asking that Airmen who will be doing things such as re-enlisting or separating to have their applications in by Nov. 1,” said 2nd Lt. Emili Combest, 633rd Force Support Squadron officer in charge of career development. “This way, we can process and submit all the information necessary to APFC before MilPDS is shut down.” If an Airman’s date of separation expires during the MilPDS upgrade, they can still re-enlist, but they may experience delays in processing their information to the Defense Finance and Accounting Services. Retirements and separations will be processed manually for actions occurring in January and February. Additionally, Airmen will not be able to volunteer for an assignment during the upgrade. However, base pay and entitlements managed by Finance will not be affected. Military Personnel Services and Force Support Squadrons have processes in place to ensure critical transactions, such as mobilization or activation, casualty and immediate separations can be processed during the upgrade. Paperwork for all other actions should be submitted in a timely manner. Combest said Airmen should save a copy of their Record Review RIP in case they need to process critical transactions during the upgrade period. “The best advice we can give any Airman is to be proactive,” said Combest. “If you know this could affect you in any way, turn in the necessary paperwork as soon as possible so we can have as few hiccups in the process as possible.” Reserve and Guard members will receive specific information from the Air Force Reserve Command and Air Reserve Personnel Center about how the MilPDS upgrade will affect their programs. More information is available on the ARPC public website at http://www. arpc.afrc.af.mil. For more information about the MilPDS upgrade, visit the myPers website at http://mypers.af.mil or contact your local Force Support Squadron.

Give the gift of life - Please give blood

9


10

www.peninsulawarrior.com

â&#x20AC;˘ The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

HARRY H. HEYSON III from $ Divorce, Uncontested ................ 175 Separation Agreement ................ $75

Commander Shepard Blvd.

Se

mp

le F

arm

Rd .

d.

Monday-Sunday 6:30am to 2:30pm Closed every Tuesday

Wythe Creek Rd.

3370 Commander Shepard Blvd., Suite 100 757-865-4250

r Blv

595-1155

rude

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

Mag

Mariner Bldg., Suite 103 12388 Warwick Blvd., N.N

OCTOBER 12, 2012

Good Food, Good People, Good Times

Attorney At Law

â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Fault and Contested Divorces â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Custody Hearings

â&#x20AC;˘

Access Our Website From Your Smart Phone!

Courtesy photo

(From left) Tech. Sgt. Terry Yates, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing budget analyst, and Tech. Sgt. Shaun Chaplin, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing command chief executive, gather food during the recent Feds Feed Families food drive at Langley Air Force Base.

/DQJOH\ GRQDWHV RYHU  SRXQGV WR ORFDO IRRG EDQN By Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill 633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

SOUTHSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BUELL 385 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach (757) 499-8964

VIRGINIA BEACH HARLEY-DAVIDSON 237 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach (757)417-7191

HAMPTON ROADS HARLEY-DAVIDSON 6450 G. Washington Hwy, Rt. 17, Yorktown (757)872-7223

HARLEY HAVEN 1908 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach (757)425-2458

In a deployed location, many Service members witness the atrocities of war ďŹ rsthand. For example, many have seen the suffering of a woman in need of basic supplies, like food and water, to sustain her children. For one Airman and his team at Langley Air Force Base, Va., reducing the suffering from starvation became their priority. Tech. Sgt. Shaun Chaplin, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing command chief executive, volunteered to spearhead the third annual Feds Feed Families food drive in order to give back to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is something close to home,â&#x20AC;? said Chaplin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a pleasure to help the community.â&#x20AC;? Chaplin gathered representatives from the units around Langley AFB, with himself acting as both the representative for the 480th ISR Wing and the collector of all donations. These donations, along with all other contributions from across the nation, are sent to local community food banks. According to www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov, food banks nation-wide faced a heavily increased demand for non-perishable items over the summer because children were left without school nutrition programs. SEE FOOD PAGE 11


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

FOOD FROM PAGE 10 This program gave its leaders three months to gather donations before they are turned in to the local food bank. Due to certain circumstances, Chaplin and his team were only allotted one month for the campaign. With all the work ahead of them, Chaplin said his team quickly established a connection with other units to get the ball rolling. “We had little to no previous experience with the food drive,” said Chaplin. “After finding out that we only had a month, we came up with a goal and hit the ground running.” In 2011, Langley gathered 1,210 pounds of goods in 2011 for the food drive. Chaplin and his team set a 3,000-pound goal for the year without knowing these recent results. Ultimately, they more than doubled the 2011 result, gathering 3,167 pounds of food, even with a shortened time frame. Chaplin was thrilled with the result, and hopes to continue working with the Feds Feed Families initiative in Washington, D.C., next year,

“The sense of accomplishment and partnership gained from these events can’t be overestimated. You never know what can happen; military members and their families might be receiving the aid provided.” — Col. Jeff Kruse 480th ISR commander as he will be moving to the area. Chaplin said one of his team members will take over the leadership position next year for the food drive. Chaplin helped out the local community, and he also showed Langley that his unit is a vital part of the team, even though the 480th ISRW does not fall under the 633rd Air Base Wing. Col. Jeff Kruse, 480th ISRW commander, drove that point home. “Although we are a tenant unit, we never feel second-party here on base,” said Kruse. “When we have the option to take lead in the com-

11

www.peninsulawarrior.com

munity, we take it.” Kruse said allowing noncommissioned officers a chance to lead a program outside of work builds their teamwork and management capabilities, as well as relationships within the local community. “The sense of accomplishment and partnership gained from these events can’t be overestimated,” said Kruse. “You never know what can happen; military members and their families might be receiving the aid provided.” During a previous assignment in Florida, Kruse saw for himself the effects of food drives like the Feds Feed Families initiative when tornadoes hit nearby Alabama. He said Service members and their families needed basic provisions immediately after the tornadoes, and thanks to clothing and food drives, those members and their families were sustained. “We all join [the Air Force] for military service,” said Kruse. “Events like these help us truly understand service not just to the nation, but for the community.”

$SSOLFDWLRQ GHDGOLQH QHDUV WR DSSO\ IRU 5HWURDFWLYH 6WRS /RVV By Debbie Gildea AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SERVICES AND MANPOWER

Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The program benefits retired and former Air Force members who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond their enlistment period or their approved retirement or separation date. The inclusive periods are Oct. 2, 2001 through Jan. 31, 2003 and May 2 through Dec. 31, 2003. Airmen who qualify may be eligible for up to $500 per month compensation for each month they were affected, officials said. However, applicants must complete and submit their application with required documentation before Oct. 21. For eligibility and claim submission information and a link to the DD Form 2944, Claim for Retroactive Stop Loss Payment, go to the Air Force Personnel Center website at www.adefpc.af.mil/stoploss/index.asp. For more information about other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://myPers.af.mil.

Learn to Earn Selected as a G. I. Jobs Military Friendly School, TNCC provides: ŖOn-base registration for active duty military, dependents, retirees and civil service personnel Ŗ#HHQTFCDNGFGITGGCPFEGTVKſECVG programs ŖFast track 2 –month, 6 –month and 12 -month programs

Ft Eustis: (757) 878-2083 ext. 255 Langley: (757) 766-1825

%RRN \RXU QH[W IDPLO\ JHWDZD\ DW JUHDWZROIFRPZLOOLDPVEXUJ

Online classes for personnel stationed around the world.

Explore. Excel. Succeed. To learn more visit www.tncc.edu/workforce and click on military


12

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012

OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

www.peninsulawarrior.com

13

Photos by Airman 1st Class Teresa Aber

ABOVE:Three-year-old Addison Johnson, daughter of U.S.Air ForceTech. Sgt. Brent Johnson, hugs Sparky the Fire Dog at Langley Air Force Base, Oct. 10. The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron introduced Sparky 61 years ago to teach children safety during Fire PreventionWeek. RIGHT: Four-year-old Jacob Beard, son of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Baker Beard, pauses to stare at his reflection on the side of a fire truck on display at LangleyAir Force Base, Oct. 10.The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department hosts the annual event to raise awareness of the importance of fire prevention and safety. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hawkins

Seven-year-old Tristan Crain, son of retired Tech Sgt. Tammy Crain, hugs Sparky the Fire Dog during a Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the Base Exchange, Langley Air Force Base, Oct. 9. The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department visited the BX to share fire safety and building evacuation tips with base personnel and their dependents.

-%/( KRVWV DQQXDO )LUH 3UHYHQWLRQ :HHN

Photo by Airman 1st Class Teresa Aber

Two-year-old Jackson Boyd, son of retired U.S. Air Force Col. Benigno Ruiz, stares up at Bob the firefighter during a display at Langley Air Force Base, Oct. 10.

LEFT: Robert Beltz, a Fort Eustis Fire Department firefighter, inspects a smoke detector in a home on post during Fire PreventionWeek at Fort Eustis, Oct. 10. During the week, department personnel also provided free blood pressure checks and fire extinguisher demonstrations.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth

Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth

Dexter Craig (far left), Fort Eustis Fire Department firefighter, performs a blood pressure check on shopper Jack Morris, a retired Army Soldier, during the department's Fire Prevention Week activities at the commissary at Fort Eustis, Oct. 10.

(From left) Fort Eustis Fire Department inspectors Joseph Carroll and Keith Boyd perform a blood pressure check on shopperTerry Mixer. Firefighters and inspectors held various events throughout the week to raise awareness about fire prevention and emergency services offered by Eustis' first responders.

RIGHT: U.S. Army Spc. Jefrey Jamandre (right), assigned to the 1-222nd Aviation Regiment Hotel Company, receives instruction from Carneal Smith, a Fort Eustis Fire Department inspector, during a fire extinguisher exhibition at the Exchange at Fort Eustis, Oct. 11. The exhibition was part of the department’s Fire Prevention Week activities, designed to raise awareness about fire prevention and safety in the post community.

Photos by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth

Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth

Fort Eustis Fire Department firefighters Nate Ford and Robert Beltz visit a post resident to perform in-home smoke detector inspections during Fire Prevention Week at Fort Eustis, Oct. 10. During the week, department personnel also provided free blood-pressure checks and fire extinguisher demonstrations.


14

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012

File photo

Sgt. Nicholas Johnson (right), U.S. Forces Korea Soldier of the Year, finishes the pushup portion of the Army Physical FitnessTest during the sixth annual Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition, Oct. 3, 2011, at Fort Lee.

Centennial Communications

$UP\ WLJKWHQV ¿WQHVV VWDQGDUGV IRU 6ROGLHUV HQWHULQJ 30( FRXUVHV By C. Todd Lopez ARMY NEWS SERVICE

Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses on or after Nov. 1. If you are heavier than you should be, or you cannot meet the Army’s physicalfitness standards, you are not going to get into the professional military education course you are scheduled to attend. The standards had been waived because the Army needed as many Soldiers as possible trained for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts – but that is no longer the case. “In 2007, when theArmy was fighting two simultaneous conflicts, we instituted a physical fitness waiver for institutional training courses,” said Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, director of Army training. “This ensured Soldiers attending these courses received the required education and relevant operational and combat skills training, regardless of temporary fitness issues or post-deployment recovery and reset cycles. We accepted this risk, rather than send an untrained or unschooled Soldier back to their units.” Now, McCaffrey said, the Army can focus on getting Soldiers to meet both the training and fitness standards. According to a message sent to all Army activities, PME courses affected include the

Senior Service College, the Sergeants Major Academy, the Joint Special Operation Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, the Captains Career Course, intermediate level education, the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, the Warrant Officer Staff Course, the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, the Advanced Leaders Course, the Senior Leaders Course and the Warrior Leader Course. The policy change applies equally to courses taught in-residence and by mobile-training teams. Soldiers who are identified to attend these courses and schools will receive an initial Army physical-fitness test, and height and weight screening. Those who do not pass the initial test will be allowed one retest. Soldiers who do not meet requirements after the second test will be removed from the course. Their service school academic evaluation report will also be annotated “failed to achieve course standards.” “Reestablishing the Army physical fitness test and height/weight standards into our professional military education programs reinforces the efforts the Army’s senior leaders have been emphasizing on standards-based training and education,” said McCaffrey. More information regarding the policy change can be found at: http://www. apd.army.mil/pdffiles/ad2012_20.pdf.


OCTOBER 12, 2012

â&#x20AC;˘ The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

â&#x20AC;˘

15

www.peninsulawarrior.com

NOMINATE A DESERVING MILITARY RETIREE OR VETERAN

Photo provided by DOD

Photo provided by DOD

They have served our country and are still serving our region by making significant contributions to the Hampton Roads community through their work, philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Help us recognize our retired and veteran military by nominating them for the 2012 Still Serving Awards. Honorees will be recognized at a reception on December 5th at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel and highlighted in our Still Serving Special Section published on December 6th.

Nominations can me made online at www.flagshipnews.com/stillserving PRESENTED BY: SPONSORED BY:


16

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012

)RUFH 6XSSRUW 'LYLVLRQ NHHSV WKH Thai Cuisine IXQ JRLQJ WKURXJKRXW WKH IDOO VHDVRQ 224-3488 LANGLEY

NOW OPEN!

1719 N. KING STREET • HAMPTON, VA 23669

Open Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 9:00pm Closed on Sunday

10% OFF YOUR DINNER

CATERING AVAILABLE!

Must present coupon at time of order. Coupon expires 11/15/12

The diamond ring you want. The price you deserve. WE BUY GOLD AND SILVER!

e! your choic starting at $

1,899 95

1ctw!

diamond ring & matching band (19066430, 19066422)

Jewelry is enlarged to show detail and may not always be exactly as shown. Items shown may not represent items in stock.

Low Monthly Payments for Military Personnel! E-1 & up with Approved Credit REEDS.com

Chesapeake Square Southpark Mall Patrick Henry Mall Greenbrier Mall Lynnhaven Mall Chesterfield Towne Center

Your Family-Owned Jeweler

~ Trusted for Generations

LOSE WEIGHT GET HEALTHY ENJOY LIFE

SOUTHAMPTON HEALTH SERVICES Where Weight Management Leads to a Healthier Lifestyle! DOCTOR APPROVED/SUPERVISED WEIGHTLOSS PROGRAM www.SouthamptonHealth.com

APPOINTMENTS

5712 Cleveland St. • Ste. 120 • VA Beach 2112 Excutive Dr. • Hampton

723-0252

By Senior Airman Jason J. Brown

Soldiers and family members race around the go-kart track at the Fort Eustis mini-park Aug. 17.The go-kart track is one of several attractions, including mini-golf and batting cages, at the mini-park, which can be rented to group and unit functions through the fall and winter season.

633RD AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The summer season is over, leaving behind with it the long, hot days at the beach and humid, Virginia nights. The football season is in full swing, and the mercury is slowly but surely dropping in the thermometer each day. Fall may be here, but the 733rd Force Support Division still has plenty to offer Soldiers and their families to keep them active and entertained through the season. Joe Dumas, the 733rd FSD Community Services Branch chief, said the division runs a majority of their morale, welfare and readiness programs and services year-round, including sports, outdoor recreation and equipment rentals. Two of the post’s most popular sports draws are the Pines Golf Course and the Bowling Center. Dumas said the two complement each other seasonally, with the Pines accommodating most of its guests in the spring and summer, and the Bowling Center catering to cold-weather crowds. However, cooler temperatures will not cause the Pines to close. “We have a whole array of events throughout the year, like ‘glow ball,’ winter tournaments, seminars and golf lessons,” Dumas explained. “It’s a prime time to get your game ready for spring.” Dumas said that while inclement winter weather may force the Pines to close, it is only temporary, and will reopen as soon as the course is deemed safe to use. The Fort Eustis Mini-Park offers gokarting, mini-golf and batting cages, and is a popular destination during the summer months. While normal operating hours are suspended during the fall and winter seasons, Dumas said the park can be rented upon request. Entertainment options do not stop at sports. Cold weather months provide many with the motivation to take time off and seek warmer destinations, enjoying attractions and sights across the country. Dumas said he “has those bases

Photo by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown

Fort Eustis MWR Locations Food and Dining: The Fort Eustis Club 2123 Pershing Ave. 878-5700 Lakeside Sports Bar 828 Kells Dr. 878-2259 Strike Zone Eatery 675 Jackson St. 878-5482 Reggie's Bar & Grill at The Pines 3518 Mulberry Island Rd. 878-5331

Sports, Recreation andTravel: The Pines Golf Course 3518 Mulberry Island Rd. 878-2252 Mini-Park 866 Lee Blvd. 878-5883 Bowling Center 675 Jackson St. 878-5482 Outdoor Recreation 828 Kells Dr. 878-2610 Information, Tickets, and Travel 671 Lee Blvd. 878-3694

covered.” Outdoor recreation rents recreational vehicles that can be taken around the corner or across the country. Each RV sleeps up to eight people, and boasts creature comforts including showers, commodes, sinks, stoves and ovens, televisions, refrigerators, fresh water, generators and fuel tanks. “We really offer great rates and mileage specials for the fall and winter season,” Dumas said. “We’ve had renters take the RVs completely cross-country before. We have a fleet of more than 25, and they’re very well-appointed.” For those that want to stay in the area but still want a break from the mundane, Dumas has a getaway solution available right on post - Outdoor Recreation rents stationary campers and campground cabins. The five log cabin-style buildings offer the quaintness of mountain living

with the convenience of on-post location. Wrap-around porches overlook Eustis Lake, and each cabin is appointed with all the furniture, modern appliances and bedding needed to enjoy a quiet weekend away without leaving the state. One cabin is specially designed to accommodate handicapped guests. Some want to find the balance between getting away and keeping the home fires burning, and others may not be able to take the vacation they want. The Information, Tickets and Travel Office offers tickets and passes to events locally and nationally. The office even arranges bus trips to a variety of different exciting destinations, such as skiing trips, sporting events and popular tourist spots. “Earlier this month, we took 26 people aboard a bus to Baltimore to see a Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards,” Dumas said. “We need to get a certain amount of people to sign up to do these trips, but when we do, it’s a blast.” Dumas said the best way to take advantage of what MWR has to offer is by bundling services into package deals. “We will definitely do package deals for people. For example, say you want to go to Disney World, but want to take a road trip you can enjoy. You can rent the RV from us, buy the tickets at ITT from us, and even make sure you know where to go hook up the RV once you get where you’re going,” he explained. “We encourage people to call and tell us what they want to do. More times than not, we can make it happen.” Want to find out more about how to make autumn more awesome? Visit www.eustismwr.com.


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

17

www.peninsulawarrior.com

C I L B E PU

H T O T N E P

O

COOK-OFF • FLEET WEEK





L O     L A        SH  0C SN B E Q J Q A 1 J C E / L A % 9 & / / " , %". /&$ R 4N FS BA KK 1A QJ

' AI QV IMD

RS` A N $ S R A & E H S M N I ERS CHIK B E H S F N E L N R KE ISIER IU S C " R M $NLE RALO E Q D  IK H $ EALR S I IK H C   Q E U N H 8IS UEQXNME  E Q N F G IM H S E L N R IMD XNT KK BE RTQE SN F QAIM NQ C KI B T O E H S N S M E O AMD N & & 3 ' IR M IN TR  R IR IM L _N D E L N C 5HE A 0 4 ` E IM RH /CHILI

ARYNEWS.COM IT IL .M W W W T SI VI AM TE D AN TO REGISTER A COMM

019 OMNI MILITARY LOANS

USAA

SOUTHSIDE HARLEY DAVIDSON

MILITARY NEWSPAPERS OF VIRGINIA

USO HAMPTON ROADS & CENTRAL VIRGINIA


18

www.peninsulawarrior.com

â&#x20AC;˘ The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

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

JBLE Blood Drive The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity will sponsor the Joint Base LangleyEustis Blood Drive Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Bldg. 1034 (corner of Schultz and 24th streets). This event will provide the opportunity for JBLE personnel to donate blood and support this critical and outstanding cause. To shorten the waiting time to donate, prospective donors may make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood. org (use Zip Code 23604).

â&#x20AC;˘

OCTOBER 12, 2012

Submit Eustis Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com For more information, contact Julie Smith at 314-7588.

Class Jeffery Bowers at 314-7526.

Fort Eustis Fall Festival

Second Lt. Isaac Ramberg, 7th Sustainment Brigade, is detailed as the Summary Court OfďŹ cer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Spc. Jared A. Davison. Anyone having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased estate, contact Ramberg at (757) 878-2852.

The Fort Eustis Fall Festival will be held Oct. 19 - 20 at the Murphy Field Sports Complex. Hours are 4 - 9 p.m. Oct. 19, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 20. This event is free and open to the public. German and American food and beverages will be available for purchase. Festival activities will include hay rides, face painting, games, pumpkin carving contests, paint ball, bounce houses, music, dancing and more. Non-DoD ID cardholders must use the Fort Eustis main gate to secure a pass. Valid vehicle registration, proof of insurance and a photo ID are required for access. For more information, call 878-3606.

MCAHC Public Flu Fair McDonald Army Health Center is hosting a Public Flu Fair at Jacobs Theater for all eligible military beneďŹ ciaries. Vaccinations will take place Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st

Summary Court OfďŹ cer

Night at the Museum â&#x20AC;&#x153;Night at the Army Transportation Museumâ&#x20AC;? will be Oct. 29 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the museum, Bldg. 300, Washington Blvd. This family-friendly Halloween event is free and open to the public. Come trick-or-treat and see the exhibits â&#x20AC;&#x153;come alive.â&#x20AC;? All children ages 12 and under (in costume) will receive a treat bag. Arts and crafts will also be available. For more information, call 878-1115.

Trick-or-treat hours Trick-or-Treat on Fort Eustis will take place Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. Only children ages 12 years old and younger may participate.

There will be extra Military Police patrolling the housing areas during trick-or-treat hours.

Family Advocacy Program â&#x2013;  Anger Management â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Do you ďŹ nd yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in trafďŹ c? Does your blood pressure go through the roof when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to deal with it in a positive way. This is an ongoing eight-week course that is open to all DoD ID cardholders. â&#x2013;  Relaxation Class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 23, 3 - 4 p.m. Do you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trapped in the ďŹ shbowl of life? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to plan your great escape! Come out and learn how to relax and ďŹ nd balance in your life. â&#x2013;  Family Advocacy Safety Education Seminar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 25, 9 - 11 a.m. FASES is a 90-minute seminar that describes the dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse, who is at risk, and what resources are available. This class is open to anyone on post who is interested in learning more about these topics. No children please. All classes will take place at Bldg. 213, Calhoun St. To register, call 878-0807.

go red. anyway you want... eat red - apples, cherries, tomatoes. leave red kisses on someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheek. laugh so hard your face turns red. but whatever you do, do it for your heart. take a moment everyday and put your hand on your heart. and then make your own promise to be heart healthy. www.goredforwomen.org 1-888-MY-HEART

!!                              


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

LAFBCommunity

19

www.peninsulawarrior.com

Submit LAFB Community announcements to pw@militarynews.com

Langley Test Center college exams

Marriage seminar at Langley Chapel

The Langley Test Center will offer college entrance exams starting in October. ACT exams will be held today at 8 a.m. SAT exams will be held Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. These testing dates are for military members; seating is limited and by appointment only. Request an exam by emailing 633fss.fsde. eo@langley.af.mil. Place “ACT/SAT exam” in the “subject:” line of the email. Notifications will be made for no-shows.

The Langley Chapel is hosting a marriage seminar Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. - 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 event is free for all participants.You may come with or without your spouse. Lunch will be provided. This is an alternate duty location authorized for active duty and General-Schedule civilians. To register, go to https://einvitations.afit. edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=94220&k=0B65400B7B or call 757-764-7847.

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 has been designated as Hispanic Heritage Month. The following is a list of events for the occasion: ■ Today at 11 a.m. - noon – Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon at the Langley Club ■ Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. – Reading at child development center

Flu Immunizations For Airmen who may have missed the flu immunization clinics, walk-in immunizations are welcome between 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Immunization office at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. For more information call (757) 764-6985. For Soldiers, an immunization clinic will be available Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. in Jacobs Theater, at Fort Eustis, Va. Starting Nov. 1 walk-in immunizations will be available daily at the Allergy and Immunization Office from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (757) 314-7673.

Star & Stripes Car Show The Maintenance Professional of the Year Committee is hosting the Stars & Stripes Car Show on Oct. 13 at the Langley Speedway. Register from 8 - 10:30 p.m. There will be 30 categories featuring Corvettes, Mustangs, Jeeps and more. Participation is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the event day. For more information, e-mail starsandstripescarshow@yahoo.com.

Marriage Enrichment Program The Regimental Memorial Chapel is hosting a marriage-enrichment program Thursdays through Oct. 25, 6 - 8 p.m. The program is opened to married and pre-married couples. For more information, call Mike and Carole Carkhuff at 757-218-1034.

Safety education seminar The Health and Wellness Center will host a family advocacy safety education seminar on Oct. 26, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The seminar will cover understanding the dynamics of domestic violence and child maltreatment as well as preventing and stopping family violence. It will also supply information on available resources and support. For registration, or more information, call the Joint Base Langley-Eustis family advocacy program at (757) 764-2427.

Teaching as a second career The education center is hosting a “teaching as a second career” briefing Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the Troops-to-Teachers office at (757) 683-3327.

Basketball tournament The Langley African American Heritage Council will host a three-on-three basketball tournament at 9 a.m., Oct. 20, at the Shellbank Fitness

Center, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The tournament cost $10 per person and will feature a 3-point shootout. For more information, e-mail Edward.wilson@langley.af.mil or call (757) 225-3828, or e-mail terry.yates@langley.af .mil or call (757) 225-8949.

Langley Theater Schedule

Street Smart Come learn how to be street smart Nov. 8, at the Base Theater from 7 - 8 a.m., 10 11 a.m., and 1 - 2 p.m. Street Smart is a program presented by experienced firefighters and paramedics dramatically demonstrating the consequences of poor decisions such as drunk driving and drug abuse. For more information callTech. Sgt. Oliver Missick at 764-5058 or oliver.missick@langley.af.mil.

Earn a CCAF degree The Air Force Culture and Language Center is taking applications for a new session of its cross-cultural competence course. “Introduction To Culture” is an online, self-paced course which fulfills three residency hours of either Social Science or Program Elective credit required for the Community College of the Air Force degree programs. Enrollment for the Academic Year 2013 Fall ITC session is from Sept. 6 - Oct. 3 and seating will be limited to 1,000 students. The following website includes specifics on registration, enrollment window dates, enrollment instructions, and a frequently asked questions file. (http://culture.af.mil/courses/). For further information contact the education office 633fss.fsde.e0@langley.af.mil.

Langley Thrift Shop reopened The Langley Thrift Show has reopened during the hours of Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The shop is currently accepting Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving items. Patrons are encouraged not to bring in any Summer items at this time. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/LangleyThriftShop.

Friday, 7 p.m. NO SHOW Saturday, 2 p.m. NO SHOW Saturday, 7 p.m. The Expendables 2 (R) The crew, along with a few new members, are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, they are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory. Sunday, 2 p.m. NO SHOW Movie synopsis and show time information is available online at www. shopmyexchange.com/ ReelTimeTheaters/Movies-Langley.htm.

STAY INFORMED

WWW.MILITARYNEWS.COM


20

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

94 cents of every dollar supports programs and services for local military families. HAMPTON ROADS

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

OCTOBER 12, 2012


OCTOBER 12, 2012

â&#x20AC;˘ The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OutsideTheGate

â&#x20AC;˘

www.peninsulawarrior.com

Submit Outside The Gate announcements to pw1@militarynews.com

The Norfolk Admirals hockey team will hold its ďŹ rst Military Appreciation Night of the 2012-13 season at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Norfolk Scope. Red Level tickets will be available for $9 at the Box OfďŹ ce for active-duty and retired military, reservists, and their dependents (with valid military ID). Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets for $8 each by calling (757) 640-1212 or via email at charlie@norfolkadmirals.com. The Norfolk Scope is located at 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk.

Free ďŹ&#x201A;u vaccines The Hampton Health Department will provide free ďŹ&#x201A;u vaccines today from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Town Center (intersection of W. Mercury Boulevard and Coliseum Drive in Hampton). The vaccines are available to the general public (ages three and older). For more information, contact the Health Department at 727-1172.

Mystery Day at the Library The Hampton Public Library is hosting Mystery Day at the Library Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the main library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. Come learn about murder, mystery, myths and writing. Dress as your favorite book or movie character and participate in a costume contest. The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department will provide kid-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, coloring, Lego-building and a movie. This event is free for all ages. For more information, call 727-1312 or visit www.hamptonpubliclibrary.org.

Free admission to Virginia Zoo Come out and join the USO for Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Zoo Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission will be free for active-duty and retired military, DoD civil-

Casemate Museum events â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remnants of Fort Monroeâ&#x20AC;? Lecture

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, 6 p.m. (free with limited seating). As part of Virginia Archaeology Month, Fort Monroe archaeologist Rebecca Calonico will discuss ďŹ nds made at Old Point Comfort. Call 788-3391 for more details. â&#x2013;  Military Film Series â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 24, 7 p.m. (free with limited seating). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Battle of Britainâ&#x20AC;? (1969) will be shown in the Casemate Museum Theater. Noted for its aerial combat sequences, this epic ďŹ lm stars Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, and Susannah York. To RSVP, call 788-3391. â&#x2013;  Fort Monroe Halloween LanternTours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 28, 29, and 30 (free). These are outdoor walking tours (weather permitting) of alleged haunted sites within the original fort, including (for the ďŹ rst time) the Casemate Club. All tours will begin at 7 p.m. outside the museum; not recommended for very young

#  

#!  !!  (  %   ! # (% '  &  !  #  #(

children.To RSVP, call 788-3391. â&#x2013;  Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Monroe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. (free).This event will take place at the Golden Corral, 1123 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton. The guest speaker will be Joint Base Langley-Eustis archaeologist Chris McDade who will give an illustrated talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Archaeology of Fort Eustis.â&#x20AC;? Reservations are not required. For more information, contact David Johnson at 788-3935. The Casemate Museum is located at 20 Bernard Road at Fort Monroe in Hampton. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is free. For more information, call 788-3391.

Military History Weekend Meet fellow military history collectors, enthusiasts, re-enactors, and more at the Military History Weekend Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn Patriot, 3032 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. More than 100 exhibitors and vendors are expected to attend. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children ages 16 and under, and active-duty military (with ID). On-site parking is free. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make and Takeâ&#x20AC;? adult painting seminars will include Toy Soldiers and Military Miniatures. The fee is $10 per session. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activi-

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.

The Joint Military Services School Liaison Committee is hosting a free Education Summit Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Old Dominion University Ted Constant Convocation Center, 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. This event is open to parents, school professionals, and anyone who works with military children. Breakout sessions and panel discussions will include Resiliency in Action, Military Families on the Move, Special Education IEP/504â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and Effects of Bullying on Education. A box lunch will be provided. Register by Monday at www.discovermwr.com/educationsummit. For more information, call 322-2679 (Southside) or 887-4912 (Peninsula).

Military Classic Golf Tournament The 14th annual Hampton Roads Military Classic of the South GolfTournament is scheduled for Nov. 12 at Kiskiack Golf Club, 8104 Club Dr.,Williamsburg. Active-duty and retired military, government employees, and the local community are invited to participate. Breakfast will take place at 7 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Foursomes will play Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice format (the ďŹ eld will be limited to 144 players). The lowest scoring team comprised of military members, representing their unit or command, will receive a special trophy and prizes. The entry fee is $75 per player, which includes green fees, golf cart, beverages, practice range balls, breakfast and after-tournament cookout. Registration deadline is Nov. 3; early registration is encouraged. For more information and entry forms, contact Pete Hoyer at 877-4022 or email p.hoyer@verizon.net.

SPECIALISTS IN ORTHODONTICS

Braces For Adults and Children

10% discount with Military ID!

â&#x20AC;˘ Thomas W. Butterfoss, D.M.D., P.C. â&#x20AC;˘

Spend $50 minimum and get a FREE set of wiper blades!

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

â&#x20AC;˘ Jennifer L. Butterfoss Barton, D.D.S., M.S. â&#x20AC;˘ New Patients Welcome Major Insurance Accepted â&#x20AC;˘ Invisalign Provider

  ))$$   &!# '''  

GITS Auto Group, LLC

   #  #  & ! %  ! & 

Free military education summit

File photo by Senior Airman Antoinette Gibson

ians, Reserves/National Guard, and eligible family members. This event will feature childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, inďŹ&#x201A;atable rides, face painting, clowns and military static displays. The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www. usohrcv.com.

 #!  #! ! 



%!

ties will feature World War II recruit training, model kit building, and war games. For more information, call (703) 639-7316 or visit www.militaryhistoryweekend.com.

Col. Donald Kirkland (center), former 633d Air Base Wing commander, tosses the puck for the start of the Norfolk Admiralsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Military Appreciation Night game at the Norfolk Scope Arena Feb. 4, 2011. The Admirals will host another Military Appreciation Night tonight.

Military Appreciation Night

(%  ! % 

21

11280 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23601 757.595.7135

1928 N Armistead Avenue Hampton, VA 23666 757.825.3278

3 LOCATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ 2111 Hartford Rd., Hampton 838-3400 â&#x20AC;˘ 6882-A Main Street, Gloucester 804-695-2575 â&#x20AC;˘ 4310 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Grafton 898-5448 www.drbutterfoss.com

MENTION THIS PUBLICATION FOR COMPLIMENTARY EXAM


22

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

• New Patients Welcome • Most Insurances Accepted • Taking Care of Our Military Families • Quality Care in a Comfortable Setting

YORKSHIRE FAMILY DENTISTRY PC ROBERT W. GEORGE D.D.S. HEATH CASH, III D.D.S. ASHLEY W. LAMAY, D.D.S. 3212 HAMPTON HIGHWAY, STE A, YORKTOWN, VA 23693

757-867-9341 • www.yorkshiredentistry.com

Are YOU Ready To Serve? MILITARY NEWSPAPERS OF VIRGINIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Military Newspapers of Virginia serves the needs of our local active duty soldiers, their families, and retiree/veterans in the Hampton Roads area. We are seeking a sales account executive to represent our newspaper and service the Hampton Roads market. A successful candidate will: • Have a strong work ethic, and be a self motivator • Enjoy working with local clients in finding solutions that will assist them in promoting their businesses to the military through our product offerings of newspaper, online, and events. • Manage time wisely • Is results driven and goal-oriented • Has a minimum of 3 years sales, or similar experience, for this position • Someone that is committed to the military, community, and our company. Compensation package is salary and commission based. Estimated compensation $45-50,000, in addition to numerous benefits (401K programs, health, paid vacation, training, tuition reimbursement, mileage and more). All interested applicants should apply online at

www.thevirginianpilot.com\mediacompanies or contact Grey Persons at (757) 222-3970 or fax your resume to (757) 853-1634 Job number 3174 (sales executive) Military Newspapers of Virginia, a subsidiary of Pilot Media Companies, LLC, is an equal opportunity employer. M

OCTOBER 12, 2012


OCTOBER 12, 2012

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

Classifieds TO PLACE AN AD...

BY PHONE:

BY FAX: (757) 853-1634

MILITARY NEWSPAPERS OF VIRGINIA

Call: (757) 222-3990 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Computers-Equipment iPod Touch. 32GB, black, 4th gen. Very good condition. No cords. $150. Call 848-2524.

Furniture-Household Brand New Layaway Available MATTRESS SETS Full- $99, Queen- $129, King- $169 40% Military Discount on all other sets!

Can deliver. 757-706-3667 Jewelry & Watches 2 cttw Engagement Ring - Gorgeous Princess Composite & Round Diamond 14k YG, size 7. Store warranty incl. w/purchase - $1500. Call 757-270-7988

Help Wanted Warwick Travel Service seeks FT Apollo or equivalent GDS agent. Minimum 3 years exp. Email resume to: warwicktravel@warwicktravel.com or fax to 757-599-0793.

Babysitting & Childcare

For Rent-To Share

For Sale-Home (All)

Mature person over 35 seeks same. Nice brick rancher near LAFB, in good neighborhood Fox Hill. Only 1 full BA. Owner smokes. No drugs or extreme alcohol use. No dogs; other pets nego, $550/mo incls utils, avail Dec 1. lpollard12@yahoo.com

Hampton- 22 Hodges Dr, 23666 4br, 2.5ba, 2 sty, brick, new stove, microwave, dishwasher, fireplace, DR, $200k or rent to own Mr Peters 757-826-0589

For Sale-Timeshare

2007 Harley Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe . Only 2300 miles, like new, lots of chrome and custom add ons. Beautiful - must see. 15,995(757)880-1708 (cell) (757)501-6688

2 bed 2 bath condo @ Ocean Beach Club in VA Beach Nov 18-25th $700 OBO 760-792-1169

Wythe, 1BR, 1BA, LR, kitchen, furnished apartment, right outside LAFB Lasalle Ave gate, single occupancy, no smoking/pets $600. 757-723-8901

DEADLINE: Reader & Display Thursday 5:00 p.m. (week prior)

BY EMAIL:

PENINSULA WARRIOR adswork@militarynews.com CLASSIFIEDS 150 W. Brambleton Ave. Norfolk, VA 23510

Call 222-3 990 today!

Motorcycles

:(¶9( *27 <285 %$&.

Yorktown/Tabb Area 303-7831 ask for Michelle http://www.freewebs.com/mjsdaycare/ Immediate openings, Licensed USDA Accredited

For Rent-Furnished Apts

BY MAIL:

23

www.peninsulawarrior.com

- 2 , 1 2 8 5 2 1 / , 1 ( & 2 0 0 8 1 , 7 < $7

For Rent-House (All) Wmbrg, , 4BR,2.5Ba,SS,W/D,ScrPor,FncYd,2Car,$1850.757810-3062 Yorktown, 1800SF, 3BR 1.5BA Grafton Schls. Deposit $1325 Exclude elec. 7578742267 1NOV

Free!

ADVERTISERS

Qualifications:

Fast! Easy!

Buy 4 wks get a 5th wk FREE

$6.09/line – 3 lines min. 5 Weeks only $73.08. A Savings of $18.27 Classifieds deadline: Thursday, 5 pm, Call us for additional details and specials 75 7 - 2 2 2 - 3 9 8 2 ‫ ׀‬7 5 7 -222-3983

Submit your classified ad and advertise for FREE Restrictions do apply see below for details

For Rent-Peninsula House Hampton/Fox Hill area, 1bdrm 1ba, $600/mo. + elec, furnsihed or not, 256 Woodland Rd, 10 mins from LAFB 757-224-6131

Get online!

Submit online at: www.peninsulawarrior.com

For active-duty, retired military, their eligible family members and active or retired civil service employees If you are retired military or retired DOD civilian, include current employer and work phone number on the application.

Restrictions: • Only 5 ads per week, per household • Renewals, corrections and cancellations cannot be taken by phone and must be resubmitted • Illegible, too long or otherwise do not conform to instructions will not be published and must be resubmitted for the next issue • Automotive ads must begin with make, model and year • Real estate ads must begin with name of city, neighborhood and must be your primary residence. • Ads will not be accepted via official mailing channels such as guard mail or postage and fees paid indicia. • Free ads cannot be of a commercial nature (i. e., business opportunities, help wanted, etc) and must be personal property of the eligible member. Should not represent a sustained income or business or listed through agents or representatives. • When advertising a home for rent or home for sale, the home must be THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE. (All rental properties are considered paid ads.) WE DO NOT ACCEPT CALLS FOR FREE CLASSIFIED ADS Deadline Thursday, 5 p.m. for the following week’s publications


24

www.peninsulawarrior.com

• The Peninsula Warrior - Air Force

OCTOBER 12, 2012

THE MOST DEPENDABLE DESERVE THE MOST DEPENDABLE. GET GREAT DEALS PLUS AMERICA’S BEST MILITARY DISCOUNT ON TRUCKS LIKE SILVERADO. THE MOST DEPENDABLE LONGEST-LASTING FULL-SIZE PICKUPS ON THE ROAD.1 2012 CHEVY SILVERADO ALL-STAR EDITION EXT. CAB

60 0 1,500 %

FOR

MONTHS

5,500 + $1,000 $8,000 $

ALL-STAR EDITION PKG. DISCOUNT TOTAL CASH ALLOWANCE TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE3 TOTAL VALUE

2012 CHEVY TRAVERSE

0

%

FOR

72

PRIORITY CHEVROLET CHESAPEAKE

COLONIAL CHEVROLET NORFOLK

RK CHEVROLET INC. VIRGINIA BEACH

HALL CHEVROLET CHESAPEAKE

CASEY CHEVROLET NEWPORT NEWS

HAMPTON CHEVROLET HAMPTON

APR Financing for Qualified Buyers2

OR $

CHEVYDEALER.COM

HUTCHENS CHEVROLET NEWPORT NEWS

HOLIDAY CHEVROLET WILLIAMSBURG

PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET ELIZABETH CITY

OBX CHEVROLET KITTY HAWK

KEN HOUTZ CHEVROLET GLOUCESTER

DUKE CHEVROLET SUFFOLK

MONTHS

APR Financing for Qualified Buyers4

TRUCKS DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE FUN. GET GREAT DEALS ON CHEVY CARS TOO.

EDENTON MOTORS INC. EDENTON

MIKE DUMAN CHEVROLET FRANKLIN

2012 CHEVY CAMARO

0

%

FOR

60

MONTHS

APR Financing for Qualified Buyers5

1 2 3 4 5

Dependability based on longevity: 1981-July 2011 full-size pickup registrations. Monthly Payment is $16.67 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment is 8.2%. Some customers will not qualify. See dealer for details. Take Delivery by 10/31/12. Not available with some other offers. Must show proof of current ownership and trade in a 1999 model year or newer vehicle. Excludes leases. See dealership for details. Take delivery by 10/31/12 Monthly payment is $13.89 for every $1,000 financed. Exampled down payment: 10.7%. Some customers will not qualify. See dealer for details. Take delivery by 10/31/12. Monthly payment is $16.67 for every $1,000 financed. Exampled down payment: 15.6%. Some customers will not qualify. See dealer for details. Take delivery by 10/31/12.


Peninsula Warrior Oct. 12, 2012 Air Force Edition