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NO time for ROTC By: Cadet Mark Ishizu It feels like I spend most of my day running. I don‟t mean running laps at the wellness center, I mean barely keeping up with my life! My average Tuesday looks something like this: 0515 - wake up 0615 - LLAB 0800 - Breakfast 0900 - Class (a really boring class) 1100 - AS112 1230 - Another class (3 hour class) 1630 - Dinner 1730 - ROTC Soccer 2000 - AAS training 2200 - Snack 2300 - Finally after an 18 hour day, Tuesday is over. (did you notice any time in there for studying? Neither did I!) As valuable as money is, „time‟ is so much more valuable. In ROTC you either sink or swim, the difference in those drowning and those not is time management. Whoever said ROTC was only 2 hours a week was obviously never a cadet! Everybody says not to major in ROTC but without effective time management skills you‟ll find yourself struggling to stay above the water. The best way to survive and even excel in school and ROTC is to; plan fun time. If you always are working, studying, marching, or PTing then you‟re gonna burn yourself out and you‟ll be no good to yourself or anybody. So next time you‟re thinking about quitting or giving up, grab a wingman and go have some fun. Then come back and kick butt and take names!

added. "There's no change after (the Feb. 14 budget) announcement, and I believe by: American Forces Press I've got a very stable requirement," said Admiral Venlet, (AFNS) -- The Defense De- who has led the program partment's joint strike fighter since May. "We have not program is on track to field changed our inventory objecthe F-35 Lightning II in fis- tives." cal 2016, the program's director said here Feb. 15. In The right plan is in place to remarks to the National Aer- ensure the program is effionautics Association, Navy cient in terms of cost-savings Vice Adm. David Venlet and production, he added, said that although changes noting that the program has made to the program in Janu- undergone an intense techary extended flight testing nical review under his and slowed development by watch. The latest restructurabout a year at an additional ing, he said, was realistic, cost of $4.6 billion, the pro- achievable and gram has made progress over based on deep the past year. assessments of all aspects of the "We're not spending that program. amount of money in one "Previous plans year, but it's the added con- had shortcomtent across the years to ings, but this (2016) that consume the $4.6 plan is very rebillion," Admiral Venlet silient," he said. "The plan said. "We have no doubts has been able to overcome that achieving fairly high spotty parts shortages, engine rates of production is obtain- delivery problems, (and) it able, but it's going to take absorbed snow days where some discipline on the way." weather shut down production in the Dallas-Fort Worth The fiscal 2012 defense area." budget request submitted this week has little effect on the Admiral Venlet said he has program, Admiral Venlet

F-35 on Track for 2016 Production

instituted more testing, increasing the number of hours and flights that test pilots fly, having recently increased the mandated number of test flights through fiscal 2016 from 5,800 to 7,700. He's confident, he said, that the additional $4.6 billion will hold up, as development and testing concludes in 2016. Competition for the F-35 contract began in 1996. The $200 billion contract was awarded to Lockheed-Martin in October 2001, and the program immediately went into a 10-year testing and development phase. Defense Department officials plan to purchase 325 aircraft through 2016, and the overall program consists of 2,443 total aircraft in three different variations. The variations include a takeoff and landing variant for the Air Force, an aircraft carrier-suitable version for the Navy and short takeoff and vertical landing variant for the Marine Corps.

Sri-Lankan Mini Subs

India’s First Aircraft Carrier

China Ghost cities

A construction facility containing four underwater vehicles has been discovered by the Sri Lanka Army following the capture of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE's) final urban stronghold of Mullaittivu on 28 January. An armour-plated submersible, measuring about 35 ft (10.7 m) in length, and three smaller vessels were found at an LTTE base in Udayarkattukulam. The smaller craft were "pedal-type suicide boats", according to the Sri Lanka Media Centre of National Security (MCNS). It is unclear whether the submersibles were used in operations. The Sri Lanka Navy lost two vessels to underwater explosions in 2008.

The keel of the Indian Navy's first indigenous aircraft carrier (Project 71) was laid by Cochin Shipyard Ltd in Kochi, Kerala state, on 28 February. The 37,500-ton carrier - to be named Vikrant - will be built in two phases: the first covering work up to launch at the end of 2010, the second for fitting out and other activities prior to delivery in 2014. The 252 m -long carrier will have two take-off runways and a landing strip with three arrestor wires. The embarked air arm will eventually comprise up to 30 aircraft, including Russian-built MiG-29K multirole fighters, locally designed light combat aircraft and about 10 Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopters.

Satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction. Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices. Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country's vast swathes of free land. Kangbashi (pictured above), which was built in just five years, was meant to be the urban centre for Ordos City - a wealthy coal-mining hub home to 1.5million people.

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From the breakfast table Do you know who said this?   

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Yap Attack By: Cadet Jonathan Yap Hey Det. 610, I hope everyone worked hard and met their goals for this semester‟s PFA. If you don‟t know me I‟m Cadet Jonathan Yap and I‟ve always been interested in lifting weights and staying fit. I want to address a misconception that supplements are bad for you and just overpriced pills and powders that don‟t give you any benefits. First off, I‟m sure everyone has heard of creatine, protein powders, and nitric oxide supplements such as N.O. Explode and Jack3d. These are all common supplements taken by athletes and body builders. Right away please know these supplements are not steroids, nor do they affect the body‟s hormones in any way. Secondly, there haven‟t been any studies or research that indicates that these supplements harm the body or cause long term problems. When taken correctly in the right doses the following supplements can be safely used for healthy individuals. I have been lifting weights and training since a freshman in high school. In my opinion

“What? Am I supposed to Salute the Colonel?” “This guy never wears a hat, I swear he’s going to get brain cancer.” “I am not advocating the use of Budweiser products however, they make d*^m good commercials!” “you know what get egg shell off your uniform? Eat 4 bananas!” “I am the intellectual type, I like to start conversations with girls.”

supplements are not miracle pills or powders that work on their own, and that hard work and a good diet is the foundation to physical performance. That being said, I have taken and tried all of the supplements that I have listed above and I have found that they have benefited me in great ways. The most important effect I received from taking supplements is the decrease in fatigue and soreness, and an increase in energy, size and strength. I never misused these supplements, and the only side effect that I ever experienced was dehydration from not drinking enough water. I recommend not to take creatine or N.O. supplements when you‟re running a lot because these supplements require the body to use water when taking them (possible dehydration). With that in mind, these supplements are primarily taken for short duration exercises (lifting weights, sprinting). As for pricing, these supplements have variance in price based on the brand and place of purchase. Stores like GNC have crazy mark ups compared to purchasing online. With that in mind, I personally don‟t spend more than 30$

per supplement for a 1 month supply. Overall, the goal for this article was to inform you on another viewpoint from someone who has tried and taken these supplements for years. I‟m not saying that everyone should take supplements, but rather inform you on the effects and common misconceptions.

Exercise of the month! Heard abs aren't doing so well so here's a big challenge for you guys to improve abs 100% On the decline sit up machine there are 6 levels/noches, so that means you get to do 6 set On each level, take 3 weights 20, 25, and 30lbs, hold over head with arms fully extended and do 10 reps with each weight. Than put the level 1 noche down and repeat until no more noches (bigger challenge use 30, 35, and 40, lets call this the Chavez Challenge, can you keep up with me?) Don‟t forget to keep hydrated, even as you‟re working out!

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NDSU Fallen Bison Memorial

So you want to be an Air Force Pilot?

By: Cadet Ryan Hassel

Directions from Wikipedia

Fallen Bison Memorial. Three words every Cadet at Eagle Wing I hears frequently. “What exactly is the Fallen Bison Memorial?” might you ask. It all began with the deaths of two officer alumni from NDSU. Air Force Captain Thomas Gramith and Army First Lieutenant Robert G. Schmitt are the two fallen soldiers who created the spark for this project. Hence, naming the flag pole the Schmitt/Gramith flagpole. What makes this project so important? The memorial is dedicated to any: student, staff or faculty worker who has attended and/or worked at NDSU, joined any branch of the military, and has given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. This is applied to any job in the military, as long as they were performing the duties of their position. Two examples are a fighter pilot being shot down or a fuel truck exploding. The only restriction is that the person was actively performing their job

1. The first step to becoming a pilot in the US Air Force is to complete a bachelor's degree program at a community college or university. The second step is earning a commission as an officer (a Second Lieutenant to be precise). You have essentially four choices: The US Air Force Academy (4 years of marching, looking good), The US Merchant Marine Academy and accepting your commission in the Air Force, ROTC (4 years of wearing uniforms to class and saying very un-pilot-like things like "AirPower," marching and well groomed haircuts), OTS (12 weeks of early mornings, vaguely annoyed instructors and a decent salad bar). Your choice: you'll earn a commission no matter which way you go. 2. And if you do well enough, you might earn a spot at Undergraduate Pilot






Donations may be sent to: ATTN: Fallen Bison Memorial NDSU Dept 2460 P.O Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050

you will find yourself in the last crucible: UPT. It's a grueling 54 week ordeal that requires every ounce of energy you can muster and has claimed many students who didn't have the right stuff. You'll work 12 hours a day for 5, 6 or 7 days a week and study an additional 2 or 3 when you get home. You'll think about absolutely nothing but flying airplanes. But that's not to say you won't have fun: flying solo in a jet, being number 2 in a fingertip formation, lowlevel navigation are just a few of the things that await you. That and the dreaded stand-up interrogations every morning. 6. Then one bright day, you'll walk across the stage in the base theater and receive your first set of silver wings. You'll have become one of the best trained and most able pilots in the world. All that remains is to prove yourself in the next airplane you're assigned to.

Congratulations to NDSU’s newest rated pilots, Combat systems officer and Air Battle Manager! CSO

Our final goal for the amount of money needed to cover all costs is $60,000. At first I thought, “How are we going to raise this kind of money?” But I am very happy with the work we have completed thus far. Currently we have raised approximately $20,000 with only 8 active members on the committee in a seventh month time period. With a 1/3 of the money needed to complete this project, we are hoping to start the basic foundation of the memorial this spring. That, of course, is once the ground thaws after the brutal winter North Dakota always offers to us. At this time, we are fundraising with a few different tactics. The main way is to purchase a Donor Brick. A Donor Brick has a few different variants to choose from. We offer 4x8 and 8x8 clay bricks along with 8x8 and 12x12 granite bricks. Each type of brick category has a different price range. Along with bricks we sell memorial challenge coins. Each coin is individually numbered, starting with 001 up to 300. The cost of each coin is $20 and is a great way to remember the cause you contributed to.

Training. Things determining that are: Your GPA, Class standing (for USAFA and ROTC), Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores, Pilot Composite Selection Method (PCSM) scores, and your PFA score, Recommendations. 3. The AFOQT is a comprehensive, day long test that your recruiter or school can arrange. It measures academic potential as well as a number of measures of piloting skill and problem solving abilities. 4. The PCSM is partsimulator and part-psych profiler. The final score also includes not only aptitude results but real-world flying experience in the form of hours accumulated in real aircraft. This is the surest way to enhance your chances of being selected. It also happens to be quite fun. 5. Once you've been through all that process,



Field Training By: Cadet Chase Hessman It's been awhile since that day. Bravo flight and the rest of the Maxwell 2 Field Training Unit have been relocated to Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. Bravo flight still has trouble being places "on time", but we've proven ourselves to be a much better field unit than a garrisoned (read: domesticated) one. We've learned to work as a team. Our leaders have grown more confident. We have effective communication with each other and can organize ourselves even without express direction. It has taken three weeks for us to make it that far as a team. Continued on next page...

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material of the candidate-training manual. Each week we took a quiz and were required to pass with a certain percentage. Along with By: Randi Billings the quizzes we also put together a social event, did a fundraiser and helped out with a Being a cadet at Detachcommunity service project. ment 610, you can‟t sit Our social event was executed in the way of back and watch everyone do his or her own a scavenger hunt in the bunker, it was a difthing. You feel that you need to be a ferent event and part of different organizations no one has tried throughout the corps; whether it‟s it so it made it Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings, even better. The or Fallen Bison Memorial; you fundraiser was should be a part of one of them. selling cookbooks for ten Arnold Air Society stuck out to me, dollars at the it may have been the name or the Union and to fourragere, but I felt that I should be Left to Right: Kelly Sidla and Ashton friends and famiin it. Wanting to be a member isn‟t Schwinler ly. This was a as easy as it seems, you need to go through a success! Our community service project concandidate program, which consists of putting sisted of helping out and tutoring elementary together different group projects, getting eve- kids through the YMCA. ryone signatures and passing a national test. The candidate program began by learning the

Being A “New Arnie”

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It seems like everyone in B-Flight had a stunning revelation in the belly of our rumbling '60's era plane. Our group, which had been struggling for so long, finally came together after a creaky touchdown on Camp Shelby's small tactical airfield. The first thing our newest flight commander did when we arrived at our simulated forward operating base was find out exactly what we needed to do to get set up. We didn't mess around with asking our CTA whether or not we could do this or that. We didn't spend five minutes arguing about what the best way to execute a task would be. Everyone took their orders and found the best ways to carry them out. The last morning of training is a typical Mississippi scorcher. Good Lord it's hot! Sweat is already soaking through my blouse, pants and boots. We've only been out for ten minutes. My mask is steaming up, and the condensation leaves long trails of drippy distortion on the lens. "Here they come", my fire-team leader whispers, "Hessman, Kugler, cover left. Walker, Kennedy, you're with me on the right." I watch as he counts down from three on his fingers. When he makes a fist, I give Kugler a tap and we sprint to firing positions on the outskirts of Taji, "a town just north of Bigdhad in southeastern Arraq." Paintballs fly

all around us and we return fire. Our leader motions, and our sister fire-team pops out behind us and sprints ahead. Only one gets hit on his way into the CTA infested town. He curses and walks off the field with his hands over his head. Sucks to be him. The rest of us have a lot of ground to cover. Into the first house. The other fireteam stays outside to cover our backs. We clear the top floor "killing" two CTAs who, unaware of our entry, had been occupied with our buddies outside. We take their ammunition and move on to the next floor, then the next house. Wave after wave of cadets file into town behind us, securing perimeters and sending up ammunition and air for our paintball guns. There is a lull in the fighting while we secure the two invaded sections of town. The CTAs prepare their defenses across the road, but there's three hundred of us and only sixty of them. They might have the terrain on their side, but we have two weeks of hard training and numbers (mostly numbers) to our great advantage. Cover another team, sprint to shelter, heads down, cover a team; a rhythm is established at the front as we move from house to house in the simulated town. Soon, friendly fire incidents from excited cadets towards the rear are the only remaining sounds of battle. We‟ve reached the other side! Guns

Once we all became members we jumped right to trying to have ARCHCON be held here in Fargo next year. Other than that, we have been planning for NATCON, which takes place in New York over Easter break this year. The theme this year for NATCON is AMERICON . Personally, I am excited to get more involved with Arnold Air Society; it has opportunities out there for everyone to take part in. I would definitely recommend becoming an Arnie. You meet cadets within the corps on a different level and it creates new bonds that you wouldn‟t be able to make in a different setting. You get to help out in the community as a whole, not just by yourself. Becoming a member of Arnold Air Society, to me, was an excellent decision! and Roses plays on the PA system. They tell us later that thanks to the teamwork and communication displayed by forward fire-teams (Bravo Flight!), we cleared Taji faster than any field training unit yet. We're so psyched by the time we form up back at base that everyone forgets to stand at attention. The CTAs don't say anything. We're their equals now. We've made it through Field Training! My Field Training experience as a US Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadet taught me a lot about myself, and life in general. Firstly, you can never, ever, succeed without others at your back. Sure you can perform a task well, but a person's singular abilities are far exceeded by the capacity of a multi-faceted team. Second, inaction is never rewarded. Even when prevented from directly completing a task or goal, something can be done to improve your chances of achieving it, or achieving it well. Finally, and this is the lesson that will stick with me as a prickly introvert, life is so much easier when you help others before yourself. If you demonstrate a willingness to help your brother, he won't leave you hanging in your time of need. Countless times at field training I could have fallen flat on my face without my buddy's intervention (or he without mine). Take it from me. It doesn't pay to be the stuck-up overachiever. Everyone will laugh when you stumble.

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Being Informed

Meet your GMCA

Quick Facts:

By: Cadet Jay Belanus

By: Cadet Matt Stout

Favorite Quote?- “I may be wrong, but I believe Diversity is an old, old wooden ship used in the Civil War era.” –Ron Burgundy

Have you ever heard the term “informed citizen” before? If you haven‟t it is a term denoting a person who makes a conscious effort to stay abreast of important events both here in the United States and around the world… and no I‟m not talking about the latest drama at the Jersey Shore house or what Justin Bieber is up to. An informed citizen is knowledgeable more significant affairs. It is important for every citizen to be informed but even more so for you as a cadet and future Air Force officer. Events both at home an abroad can have a unique impact on the lives of military members. Take for instance the current unrest and uprisings present in countries across the Middle East. No matter how you feel about these protests they will certainty have an affect on current and future US relations with the region. This of course affects the military, as an arm of US foreign relations. A very real way the military could be affected by these events is if groups present across the region that are unfriendly to Israel, which is a close US ally, gain power and decide to invade. This scenario has happened several times before in the not so distant past. There is a very real possibility that US forces could be mobilized to aid our ally in this scenario. An example of how domestic events affect the military would be the annual federal budget process. Everything from money for new equipment to the size of the military is affected by this process. By now you may be asking “What can I do to be an informed citizen?” It is actually quite easy, all you need to do is simply look for information. There are endless information sources, the internet, television and print are all great examples. Try to diversify the places where you get your information in order to try to understand different viewpoints. Being informed will not only make you a better military member but a better American as well.

JAY BELANUS, C/COL, AFROTC Wing Commander Adviser, Eagle Wing II

Cadet Stout here, Eagle Wing II GMCA for this semester. I hope everyone is having a great semester so far. Apparently, there has been some mystery about who Matt Stout really is. So here I am to set the record straight. Born in California, I moved to Montana when I was very young. Separated from my family when I was 4, I was raised among Grizzly bears in Glacier Park for the best 2 years of my life. In civilization I found a love of grilled cheese sandwiches and Saturday morning cartoons. I graduated high school with a crush on my Yearbook teacher… Who still to this day denies that she has feelings toward me. I came out to Grand Forks bright eyed and bushy tailed to fly airplanes and make my country proud.

Favorite Food?- Deek‟s Pizza at 0300 On Your To Do List? Skydive, Rabbit Punch a Kodiak Bear, Earn the Medal of Honor Things You Enjoy? Snowboarding, Sports, Hanging out with friends, and a good pair of slacks Air Force job? Security Forces Hero? George Washington… He saves children, but not the British children Where‟d You Get That Awesome Hat? Birthday gift… From myself Most Painful Experience? Frostbitten ears in 7th grade Girlfriend? Lady Liberty… She‟s “the one”

makes me feel like I am once again, part of the military family.

Behind the Desk by: Jessica Dunphy Jessica Dunphy is the new secretary at Eagle Wing II. We asked her for her first impressions and her is what she had to say; Most of you may or may not know that I am a veteran of the military. I was in the Army National Guard for 12 years, and had the opportunity to serve in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. So how do I like it here you ask, I love it!

I am slowly catching on to the Air Force „lingo‟ and the way things are done here. Having prior knowledge of the military has sure helped, though there isn‟t a day that goes by that I don‟t learn something new. All in all, I am very happy to be part of Eagle Wing II!

The most interesting thing that I‟ve seen here is that all of the cadets are very well Of course, there are differences between the mannered and polite. It‟s not very often that Army and the Air Force, but many things are you see this trait in young people your age. very similar. Being able to watch all of you Although it may come from being in the in your day to day activity brings back great military, it is something that everyone memories for me. From catching a glimpse should possess. of your Tuesday morning Leadership Lab in “One of the greatest victories you can gain the Armory, to hearing you report in, and over someone is to beat him at politeness.” even to watch you all just having fun. It Josh Billings

Current AF Sports Team Records: Hockey: 1 win 1 loss 1 tie -

1 loss 1-5, 1 tie 4-4, 1 victory 9-5

Soccer: 3 wins 0 losses

2 forfeits, 1 victory 4-0


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Congratulations to UND’s newest rated pilots, Combat systems officer and Air Battle Manager! Say congratulations to Eagle Wing II‟s newest flight rated cadets. These 8 Cadets have been selected for rated slots upon commissioning, this priviledge is the result of their hard work and perseverance. All of them have „earned‟ their spot in the sky! Below are EWII‟s newest air warriors and their reaction to learning they got a rated slot. C/Coker Rated for CSO

C/Bayer Rated for Pilot

C/Belanus Rated for Pilot

C/Harstad Rated for Pilot


“Are you serious?!?!”

“I was really happy/excited to graduate so I can start flying”


C/Koniar Rated for Pilot

C/Kordus Rated for Pilot

C/McKinley Rated for ABM

C/Woodard Rated for Pilot

“I made it! I can‟t believe it!”


Col: “what now?” McKinley: “I‟m going to Disney World!!”

“I finally made it! I‟ve been waiting for 7 years for this!”

The Results are In! We asked and you responded, find out what the rest the Cadet Wing thinks on some important issues!

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the instruction and commissioning of 57 young men and women into the United States By: Ashton Schwinler Air Force. The retirement ceremony began Thursday, February 17 dawned at 1400 with the arrival of the with a heavy fog and with a official party and the presentaslight chill in Fargo, ND- fitting tion of the Colors. TSgt Robert weather for the bittersweet oc- Carter provided a beautiful casion of Maj Craig Blackrendition of the National Anwell‟s retirement from the Unit- them, while 1st Lt Stephen Pored States Air Force. ter was the Master of CeremoMaj Blackwell, a native of Wy- nies for the event. Lt Col Curtis oming, commissioned through Hunt presided over the ceremothe United States Air Force ny and provided attendees with Academy at Colorado Springs in May 1991 and has served his country for over 20 years. While at Vandenberg, F.E. Warren, and Falcon Air Force bases, Maj Blackwell held a variety of positions, including flight commander, ICBM Missile Combat Crew Instructor, Launch Range Operations Commander and Senior Crew a look into the outstanding caEvaluator, Chief, Numbered reer and character of Maj Air Force Command Plans Blackwell. Branch, and Air Force Space Following the presentations of Command Lead in the Conven- the Meritorious Service Medal, tional Strike Missile program. certificates for Maj and Mrs. In the final years of his Air Blackwell, as well as their three Force career, Maj Blackwell children, and the reading of the served as the Assistant Profes- retirement order, Maj Blacksor of Aerospace Studies and well was presented with his Director of Operations at North very own Shadow Box, an enDakota State University, home closed case designed so that the of the Screaming Eagles, Deobjects within are less susceptitachment 610. Maj Blackwell ble to damage from light. These served the Cadet Corps at Eagle shadow boxes usually contain Wing I as the Commandant of the various medals and awards Cadets, and ultimately oversaw a person has earned through a

Major Blackwell’s Retirement

military career, the flag of both their country and military service, and their final badge of rank. The cadets of Eagle Wing I were inspired by the recent weather in Fargo, ND to make sure that Maj Blackwell would never forget just how cold it can get in the Red River Valley. In preparation for his retirement, a photo was taken of the cadet corps with everyone zipped up nice and snug in their winter parkas. The photo was framed with a matte signed by the cadets. The inscription reads “Detachment 610 North Dakota State University, Home of Eagle Wing I & The Unnecessary Cold.” Maj Blackwell thanked all of the people that had supported him throughout his life and his career in the Air Force, including his mother and father, his wife and children, and his coworkers. Maj Blackwell spoke of how much he loved spending the last years of his Air Force career at Detachment 610 and how one of his favorite parts of working as the COC was going to PT with the cadets. Maj Blackwell will officially retire on 1 June of this year. We wish him good health, success, and happiness in all his future endeavors.


Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science, US Air Force Academy, CO, 1991

Master of Business Administration, Touro University International, 2002


Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal


Second Lieutenant – 29 May 1991

First Lieutenant – 29 May 1993

Captain – 29 May 1995

Major – 1 May 2002

STAFF– the team responsible for ‘the talon’

Danny McLane

Stephanie Shobe

Alec Bos

Cover Shot A USAF F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with afterburners lit. The F35 is capable of speeds faster than Mach 1.6 Next Month look forward to articles Unmanned Aerial systems information on MDX and news from both EWI and EWII + more comics and stuff.

Yohanna Enders

Jon Chavez

This publication is a joint publication between AFROTC Eagle Wing I and Eagle Wing II. If you have any questions or comments or corrections for the editor please direct them to: Mark Ishizu at or Samantha Mailhot at

Michael McNelly

Mark Ishizu

Samantha Mailhot

“This publication is published by the Board of Student Publications at the University of North Dakota. Opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of UND, Student Government, the Board of Student Publications or the administration, faculty, staff, or student body of the University of North Dakota.”

Cites/Disclaimer: The photos used in this publication are not the sole property of the publication and are subject to their own copy write and infringement policies. The intended use of any photos or graphics is not for commercial or financial gain. This is a non profit publication to benefit the Students of North Dakota State University and The students of the University of North Dakota. There is no intent to infringe upon nor claim credit for original works or photos. The cover photo is from the san Francisco sentinel , The f35 article is from, The around the world section news is from and world net daily subject to appropriate copywrites. Copyright © IHS (Global) Limited, 2011 AFROTC DET610 Cartoon and other „funnies‟ section is created by cadets within detachment 610.

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The Talon  

March edition