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673d Air Base Wing raises sexual assault prevention awareness

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By Airman 1st Class Ty-Rico Lea JBER Public Affairs Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 673d Air Base Wing observed Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand-down day April 11. Each April, the Department of Defense recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence. Air Force Col. Brian Duffy, JBER and 673d ABW commander, began the day’s events with a briefing on the number of incidents reported and victims’ willingness to report. Following the brief, Airmen went to their respective units and conducted small-group discussions about how to prevent, recognize and report sexual assault. Afterwards, Airmen spent the remainder of the day conducting team-building exercises. Such exercises included analyzing different scenarios regarding sexual assault, potential barriers to getting more involved, and being educated on signs of sexual assault. According to the Air Force Personnel Center web site, the term ‘sexual assault’ is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.

Army 1st Lt. Robert Tester, executive officer of the 84th Engineer Support Company, 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), a native of Homosassa, Fla., holds aloft a parachute static line, Wednesday at his company headquarters on Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

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Keeping up with maintenance of a privately owned vehicle can be time consuming and tedious. Most people are usually only concerned with one or two cars, perhaps three, but the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Analysis maintains more than 1,900 vehicles assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, making their mission a daunting task. The LRS established a vehicle-control officer program as a liaison between VMA and units who have government-owned [GOV] or General Services Administration vehicles. “The purpose of a VCO program is to reach out to each squadron to make sure they have the vehicle they need to complete the mission,” said Senior Airman Brian Level, 673d LRS vehicle management analyst. “This is to ensure they cover every aspect of the vehicle that they cannot control themselves, such as a vehicle repair, requesting a vehicle or modification.” When a vehicle is due for maintenance or an annual check, the VCO will receive an email or call from the VMA stating their vehicle is due for maintenance. “If it is a GSA vehicle, they will take it to get the maintenance done off base and report to the VMA with the mileage and date the maintenance was done,” said Leve,

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By Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett JBER Public Affairs Army 1st Lt. Robert Tester watched through a window in a C-17 Globemaster III as it took off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson loaded with Soldiers. As they gained altitude and went to the target location, he gave commands and heard the Soldiers repeat the words back as they complied. The Soldiers had already been briefed on what to expect, and what was expected of them. They had performed personal and safety inspections to ensure their equipment and aircraft were ready to go, and now they were on the plane, strapped in and waiting for the order. Tester, 84th Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) executive officer and jumpmaster, gave the command. The side door opened and the Soldiers jumped out in single file as yellow static lines stretched out between the jumpers and the aircraft until parachutes deployed. According to the Fort Benning, Ga., Jumpmaster website, a jumpmaster has the skills necessary to perform a combatequipped jump and the proper attaching, jumping and releasing of combat and individual equipment while participating in the jump. He knows the procedures for rigging individual equipment containers and door bundles, the personal parachute, how to perform a jumpmaster personnel inspection, the duties of a drop zone safety officer, how to give briefings on related topics, and how to perform a combat jump from an Air Force aircraft, day or night. Tester’s parents and grandfathers were in the Army and Air Force. For him, it’s a

Army 1st Lt. Robert Tester, 84th Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) executive officer and jumpmaster, performs a jumpmaster personnel inspection on Spc. Randall Allen, 23rd Engineer Company (Sapper), 6th Engineers, in the Joint Mobility Center. The role of a jumpmaster includes ensuring the jump is safe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)

family tradition, and getting to jump is an extra bonus, he said. “I was airborne while I was enlisted, I really enjoyed it; it’s a different community,” he said. “Any day you can jump out of an airplane and get paid for it is a good day.” He served from 2000 to 2008 before deciding he wanted a change. “I wanted to serve in a different capacity, so I went from ‘green’ to ‘gold,’” he said, describing how he was commissioned. “I separated from the Army and attended St. Leo University in Florida. I then commissioned in 2011 and came here.” Tester has served a total of 11 years – time he spent leaping out of aircraft. It takes a lot to be a jumpmaster, he said. “[Candidates] have to have at least 12 jumps out of high-performance Air Force aircraft,” said Army Lt. Col. Bill Conde, 6th Engineer Battalion commander. “Generally, we want them on airborne or jump status for about 12 months.” Candidates have to be a noncommissioned officer, corporal or higher; or a commissioned or warrant officer, Tester said.

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Conde looks for leaders; they could be squad leaders at the company level, or platoon leaders, or company executive officers. By the time they are company commander or a field grade officer, they’ve already been jumpmaster qualified, he said. There are also jumpmasters at the battalion level and other areas. “Every candidate has to go through a process,” the commander said. “They have to have a physical. They have to meet basic requirements, physically and experiencewise. Ultimately, that package comes to me. The second half of it is really subjective. It is based on recommendations and my final decision. There are guys who are proficient in airborne operations and have a passion for it, and also have the capacity to bear that level of responsibility with Soldier’s lives and keep their cool while they’re doing their duties as a jumpmaster.” The package then goes to U.S. Army Alaska, to U.S. Army Pacific, and then to jumpmaster school. Once approved, Conde

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USARAK welcomes new top NCO Gardner returns to Alaska By Army Master Sgt. Jennifer K. Yancey USARAK Public Affairs Command Sgt. Maj. Bernie Knight relinquished responsibility for U.S. Army Alaska to Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner in a change of responsibility ceremony April 11. Service members, civilians and family members traveled from around Anchorage and as far as Fairbanks to witness the transition of USARAK’s senior-enlisted leaders. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, USARAK commanding general, said the change of responsibility ceremony is a “great Army tradition,” which recognizes the importance of the command sergeant major’s position. As his senior-enlisted advisor, Knight provided counsel to the commander and staff. He served as enforcer of standards and discipline, frequently engaged Soldiers on issues such as sexual assault response and prevention and resiliency, and ensured leaders fostered a climate of dignity and respect all the way down to the Soldier level. “Command Sergeant Major Knight was constantly out mentoring our Soldiers and monitoring their adherence to standards, whether that was the proper wear of uniforms, proper use of equipment, conduct of physical training under harsh, arctic conditions and reduction of DUIs across the command,” Shields said. As a command team, they supported U.S. Army Pacific’s Regional Partnership Program. Knight continuously served as an example of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps to USARAK’s regional partners, and

Army Maj. Gen. Michael Shields (right), U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, passes the sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner, symbolizing delegation of authority and entrusting Gardner with the responsibility and care of the unit during the USARAK change of responsibility ceremony April 11 at Buckner Physical Fitness Center. (U.S. Army photo/Master Sgt. Jennifer K. Yancey)

likewise met with local and national leaders to highlight USARAK’s importance to the Pacific. “He’s made it his mission to sell our story,” Shields said. “And he’s done it magnificently.” Knight will retire later this year after 31 years of service. He spent at least 14 of those years – not consecutively – in Alaska, raising his family. He said that in the more than 30 years he’d served, he never saw a greater outpouring of support for the military as he had in Alaska. “We are very fortunate to work in a state that holds the military in such high regard,” he said. Knight expressed his admiration for USARAK’s Arctic Warriors. “I’ve fought and served with some of the toughest, most courageous men and women the Army has, who serve right here in Alaska,” he said. He went on to thank them for their friendship and support, camaraderie, mentor-

ship, courage and commitment, sharing his achievements with his Army family. “I would not be standing here today if it weren’t for the people I spoke about,” Knight said. “I haven’t accomplished anything alone. It is with the deepest admiration and respect that I say, ‘Thank you.’” Knight said he believes these Arctic Warriors embrace the Warrior Ethos and Army Values, saying USARAK’s Soldiers are expertly trained and well-equipped, adaptive and competent. “And through the leadership of Major General Shields, and now Command Sergeant Major Gardner, the Warrior Leader Course, Northern Warfare Training Center, our world-class ranges and cadre, and our Soldiers, will continue to be the best in quality,” he said. Knight also took a moment to welcome Gardner and his wife, Teresa, back to the USARAK Family. “I know they respect and serve our Soldiers with great pride,” Knight said. “We’re lucky to have them on the USARAK team

once again.” Gardner is no stranger to Alaska. Assumption of duty as USARAK’s seniorenlisted advisor marks Gardner’s fourth tour in The Last Frontier. He previously served as a forward observer for 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment; pre-Ranger instructor at Fort Richardson’s Light Fighter Academy; 4th Bn, 11th FAR first sergeant; and command sergeant major for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, leading them in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Shields said of Gardner, “You bring to the table a wide range of experience necessary to lead the Army’s most capable, and the Pacific’s most accomplished, Arctic Warriors.” He added that he looked forward to working alongside Gardner as he assumes this responsibility. “Together we will strive to enhance our Soldier and Family readiness, resiliency, SHARP goals, and regional and state partnerships.” Gardner said he felt it an honor to serve in this capacity. “Sir, I truly appreciate your trust and confidence and the opportunity to serve as your command sergeant major in this amazing organization,” he said. “I will increase your span of influence and enforce standards and discipline throughout the formation. Together we will continue to build on the legacy of this great organization.” Gardner said he looked forward to again sharing the Alaska experience with his wife and grandson. During his first tour as newlypromoted Sergeant Gardner, he strived to take care of Soldiers and their families. This tour would be no different. He pledged to give 110 percent of his time and energy to the Soldiers, civilians and family members in his charge. He also expressed appreciation for the friendship and mentorship Knight provided him throughout their careers. “I know I have some huge shoes to fill,” Gardner said. “And I will continue to build the legacy you left here in USARAK.”

Duffy: prevention of sexual assault a matter of trust Editorial by Air Force Col. Brian Duffy JBER and 673d ABW commander Arctic Warriors, we have a problem. We talk about it happening in the news, the workplace, our homes, in the skies and on the battlefield – all the places it happens, and shouldn’t … all the places in which we can improve our approach to promoting and preserving respect and dignity for all.

Sexual assault is an ugly and uncomfortable issue to talk about … and so long as it happens in our military, take action we will, because eliminating its adverse mission impacts, we must. In fiscal year 2012, there were more than 3,200 victims of sexual assault in our Air Force. During our observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, I ask we continue our forward momentum in trusting each other to do

something about it. Ultimately, our success in a matter of trust. Sexual assault directly impacts our mission readiness as we must have implicit trust in one another; it also exacts an extraordinary toll on victims and their families. We go into combat together and there can be no hesitation in the trust between our brothers and sisters in arms. Those who commit sexual assault, and those who turn a blind eye to it, destroy this trust. Sexual as-

sault violates everything we are as members of a professional fighting force, and it has no place in our Air Force. Here at JBER, we offer several powerful and professional programs to help prevent, report and recover from sexual assault. While we currently have two hotlines available: the Air Force’s Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator who can be reached at 551-7272, and the Army Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention

office who can be reached at 3847272; we are working to join forces to provide the most robust and responsive prevention and response team possible Finally, and very importantly, when you see a situation that isn’t right, be a good wingman or battle buddy and intervene; insist on respect for others. It’s not a bother, it’s not an imposition ... it is your business…it is our business. Together, we can make a difference.

Air Force leaders: Culture change key to sexual assault prevention By Air Force Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe Air Force News Service ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh spoke candidly with top Air Force leaders about sexual assault prevention and response Monday, during the Three-Star Summit here. “Eliminating sexual assault is a huge priority,” James said. “It is a top priority for me; job one is taking care of people and this is part of that. We need to do everything that we can to protect the sons and daughters of America who come to us for service in the Air Force.” James thanked the leaders at the summit for the focus they have given in support of sexual assault prevention. She spoke about her effort to speak to local sexual assault response coordinators, special victim counsels and victim advocates during her travels. She said she is encouraged by the increase in reporting, and the firm emphasis placed on both the prevention of sexual assault, and the treatment of survivors. “What we want is the reports going up and the incidents going down,” James said. “The vision of the future is to have none of this, and that’s what we’re all working toward.” Although there have been exceptional advances in the treatment and care of victims, as well as the

victim; thinking about the impact their questions. “Since the audience is threeon that individual, and multiply that by a couple thousand. We have star generals, they hold the reins of leadership,” said Air Force Staff got to change this.” Ignoring the issue will not Sgt. Noah Lubben, a 25th Intelligence Squadron, make it go What we want is Detachment 2, away, he added. Welsh also reports going up and airborne crypto logic language emphasized the importance of incidents going down. analyst direct support operarelationships; ensuring commanders, supervisors tor. “I hope they execute with and coworkers alike truly know the precision, and I hope (my story) reaches people who are victims.” people they work with. He opened up about how “Why is it that, on the worst day of their life, 84 percent of i m p o r t a n t h i s l e a d e r s h a d the people who we swore to fight been in empowering him as a and die beside, if necessary, don’t victim. “I hope if there have been feel comfortable coming to us for victims, they understand the Air help?” Welsh asked. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gina Force has their back,” Lubben Grosso, the Air Force Sexual As- said. “Somewhere up the chain, sault Prevention and Response di- eventually (their story) is going to rector, gave commanders a “where get to someone who cares. These we are” picture, recapping the time leaders are trying to stop sexual asfrom when the SAPR office began sault, and they’re trying to change the culture.” in 2005 to the present day. Open and candid discussion “Despite our efforts, at the end of the day, we still haven’t been was the cornerstone of the day, able to prevent this,” Grosso said. and the top Air Force leaders were As such, she outlined major recognized for all the work they’ve ongoing and upcoming initiatives done so far, and pushed to continue her office is leading to ensure vic- to make sexual assault prevention tims have the support they need a top priority. “As leaders, we have it in our throughout the reporting process power to put an end to this in our and beyond. Experts from several fields, in- Air Force,” James said. “We ask cluding law enforcement, legal and that each of you take it seriously, behavioral science were present to and really take it personally every give their insight and take ques- day to do your upmost to make tions. Two sexual assault survivors sure that this does not happen on also addressed the group and took your watch.”

Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, makes opening remarks at the 3-Star Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Monday. Welsh spoke about the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how it relates to sexual assault prevention and response. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

judicial process, there is still a lot to learn, Welsh explained. “Unprofessional work environments, unprofessional relationships and harassment are all things that can lead to sexual assault,” Welsh said. “We are responsible for making sure those things don’t happen.” He lauded the Air Force’s

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson/ 673d Air Base Wing Commander Col. Brian P. Duffy (USAF) Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson/ 673d Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. William P. Huber (USA) Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson/ 673d Air Base Wing Command Chief Chief Master Sgt. Kevin L. Call Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson/ 673d Air Base Wing Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Moses

efforts with the Special Victims Counsel Program, which provides individual legal support to victims of sexual assault, calling it a “game changer.” But “we need game changers in every part of the spectrum, from prevention to life-long care for the survivors,” Welsh said. “The solution is about focusing on one

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Making smiles one tooth at a time Dental lab technicians work behind the scenes By Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera JBER Public Affairs When service members seek medical attention for broken teeth or dental damage prevention, the first thing that comes to mind is to see a dentist. The 673d Dental Squadron provides comprehensive dental care for active duty personnel. Once a patient is seen, the dentist will provide the dental lab an impression for the prescription they need to make. The dental lab works behind the scenes, creating fixed and removable prosthodontics and acrylic appliances. “We are in charge of fabricating prostheses or whatever appliance the dentist needs,” said Air Force Staff Sgt. James Berryman, 673d DS lab technician. “We make everything from a single crown, to dentures, retainers, night and sports guards.”

From JUMPMASTER l A-1 is able to send a Soldier to school, he said. The roughly two-week-long school teaches Soldiers technical information related to the parachute, how to prepare and use everything, and how to do the jumpmaster personnel inspection. Soldiers also learn things jumpers need to do to safely exit from an aircraft and avoid any injuries or other problems, Tester said. “Once you graduate that school, you’re officially a jumpmaster,” he said. “However, there are different duties; you have to perform a couple jumpmaster duties prior to actually being able to do primary jumpmaster duties. You have to conduct two safety duties – controlling the static lines in the aircraft as the jumpers exit – one assistant jumpmaster duty, and then you can do a primary jumpmaster duty, the position to actually command the Soldiers to jump from the aircraft – they give the commands that everybody listens to.” The most challenging part, Tester said, is getting the novice jumpers to trust their equipment and procedures. “We have jumpers of all skill levels,” the 11-year veteran said. “Some of them are novice and some of them are rather experienced. The challenging aspect is to get the novice jumpers to understand that, if they do what we tell them to do, their equipment will work, that they are going to exit the aircraft

Air Force Staff Sgt. James Berrman, 673d Dental Squadron dental lab technician, puts a final polish on an all-ceramic fixed partial denture at JBER, April 8. Dental laboratory technicians fabricate and repair complete dental prostheses, fix and remove partial dental prostheses and individual crowns, inlays, pontics, splits and stabilizers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera)

Depending on the requirement, most of the requests are done in house. “Sometimes it’s a quick turn-around where we can turn the request in a day,” Berryman said, “It can also take longer depending on the complexity of

safely and efficiently and be able to carry on their mission when they get on the ground.” The jumpmaster’s job getting Soldiers to jump safely ends when all the jumpers have left the plane, he said, but that Soldier’s job may not be over yet – he still has to lead. “Most jumpmasters are leaders,” he said. “Once you hit the drop zone, you still have a leadership duty. We’ve got to hit the ground and make sure we have everybody and all the equipment so we can conduct whatever mission we have, whether it’s airfield seizure or airfield construction.” Tester said he also enjoys the impact his job has on the greater JBER mission. “With JBER, we use [Air Force C17s] pretty frequently,” the jumpmaster said. “The ability to have the joint base and coordinate directly with the pilots makes it really helpful. I’m just doing my part; I enjoy the small part that I have. The jumpers do that part and we do it really well.” The airborne community is relatively small, but holds special meaning, he said. “I really enjoy it,” Tester said. “Not only are you part of the one percent of the population that serves, you’re part of the small percentage that jumps out of airplanes.” His commander voiced his confidence in the lieutenant. “Bobby Tester is one of our most seasoned and one of our top jumpmasters in the battalion,” Conde said.

the case.” Although the dental lab technicians do not see the patients, they provide an accurate replica of their teeth by the impression they get from the dentist. In addition to fixing prosthondontics

Army 1st Lt. Robert Tester (left), 84th Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) executive officer and jumpmaster, gives a briefing on how to safely jump from an aircraft at JBER Tuesday. Tester is an 11-year veteran who has spent much of his career jumping. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)

“He’s got a ton of experience in the arctic. He’s a really good, thorough, jumpmaster. He’s very experienced, very safety oriented, and is very confident in his duties.” Tester recommends anyone wanting to join the military

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaclyn Kaiser, 673d Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, conducts Sexual Assault Prevention Response training for Airmen at JBER April 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ty-Rico Lea)

From VCO l A-1 Columbia, S.C., native. “If it is a GOV, the VCO will bring the vehicle to customer service, and we will contact the unit when the maintenance is done.” There are currently more than 160 VCOs on JBER. VCOs help ensure effective utilization, training, operator care and scheduled maintenance of their unit’s vehicle assets. “The VCO program is crucial to have; they provide the date and information to VMA,” said Tech. Sgt. Lamar Parker, VMA noncommissioned officer in charge. “It also saves us from having to inspect vehicles in more than 60 units.” One way to prolong vehicle life is to accomplish the Air Force Form 1800 before operating a vehicle. The from is required to be signed daily if a vehicle is in use or monthly if they are not using it on a day-to-day basis. “The AF Form 1800 is one of the main items that need to be in the vehicle at all time,” Level said. “Before driving the vehicle, they have to inspect and annotate it on the AF Form 1800, filling out all the required information.” To ensure the form is filled out

correctly, the VMA does an inspection to make sure VCOs are doing their proper checks. “They are required to do a 100 percent check on their fleet monthly,” the five-year veteran said, “When the VCOs turn their vehicles in the customer service checks the AF Form 1800 ensuring they are filling all the blocks correctly.” The AF Form 1800s are key to documenting visual inspections. “Vehicles without proper form and maintenance can be reported as abuse.” Level said. “When they are not putting miles on the vehicle, they are messing with the utilization of the vehicle. If it shows the vehicle is not being utilized, then we are going to request to rotate it to make sure that it is being used properly.” If a safety-related discrepancy is found during the visual inspection, the vehicle needs to be turned in immediately to vehicle maintenance, while all other discrepancies must be reported within 24 hours. “They [VCOs] have to keep us in the loop because we are trying to prolong these assets,” Parker said. For more information about the VCO program, please contact the VMA office at 552-0225.

and appliances, the dental lab also ensures service members are able to maintain dental readiness so they are worldwide deployable. “The dental clinic classifies members according to their oral health,” the eight-year veteran said. “So if a member is in Class III, they cannot deploy because they will have a dental emergency that will require treatment. It is our job to make sure we make whatever appliance they need so their readiness is where it needs to be.” On average, the dental lab produces an average of 10 to 20 impressions a day. The lab also supports the Sleep Disorder Center by providing an oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea patients. “Instead of wearing the loud continuous positive airway pressure machine, they can wear the oral appliance instead,” said Air Force Maj. Angela Stanton, 673d DS Dental Lab Flight commander. Because of growing support, the dental lab has a trained technician to fit an oral appliance to sleep apnea patients here at JBER. “The turnaround for an in-house oral appliance [for sleep apnea patients] is between two and three weeks instead of a six-week turnaround when we used to send them out to Colorado,” Stanton said. To Berryman, nothing is as rewarding as having patients tell them that they have changed their life. “This isn’t all because of us, but I’m glad we play some part in it,” he said.

Duffy compared statistics between Air Force victims who reported sexual assaults in 2012 and those who reported in 2013. He said reports of sexual assault have increased by 40 percent. “So you might say our problem is getting worse or our victims are more encouraged to come forward,” he said. Duffy went on to explain the Air Force continuing efforts to eliminate sexual assault. “As we continue our efforts to identify the root causes and work to eliminate sexual assault from

consider going airborne or becoming a jumpmaster. “I’d absolutely recommend this job to anyone wanting to join the military,” he said. “The ability to say that you’re a paratrooper and to pass that legacy on is something that not every-

our ranks today, we expand our focus beyond supporting victims to identifying offenders,” Duffy said. To help combat these types of incidents, the SAPR office encouraged each workplace to sit down and discuss sexual assault in depth. “We always encourage bystanders to take an active role, not only when they see the potential for a sexual assault but when they see behaviors leading to it,” said Darmaly Williams, 673d ABW sexual assault response coordinator. “A sexual offense is a process; it is the escalation of inappropriate behaviors that may lead to criminal activity if not properly addressed

body has the opportunity to do. “It’s a great feeling knowing that we’re able to do this, we get paid for it, and one day, if it’s ever needed, we can use this capability as directed for whatever operation might come up,” he said. in a timely manner.” “I feel the event and the day as a whole gave me a new perspective on who and what to look for, and it just goes to show you that you can never tell based on a person’s appearance or past experience,” said Airman 1st Class Cody Brant, 673d Contracting Squadron contracting specialist. “One of the things I’d do to prevent sexual assault is to ask questions, stay vigilant and look out for key indicators because I believe it is every Airman’s duty to help prevent sexual assault.” For more information, contact the SAPR office 551-2033 on JBER.

Michael Lundvall, 673d Air Base Wing Safety ground safety lead and vehicle control officer, inspects a government vehicle Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)


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Dining facility hours Coinciding with a 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division training deployment, the Gold Rush Inn will be closed until May 10. Veterinary hours Though the VTF primarily works on military working dogs, the facility also provides services for active duty Soldiers, retirees, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers on active orders (greater than 30 days), and their dependents. The VTF is capable of providing care for most routine services, including vaccination and sick call. The VTF is open Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and to make an appointment, call 3842865. Quartermaster Laundry The Quartermaster Laundry, located at 726 Quartermaster Road, cleans TA-50 gear for free and is open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. U-Fix-It Store The U-Fix-it Store is located in Building 706 and is open to all Aurora Military Housing tenants. Assorted items for maintaining your home may be issued from the U-Fix-It Store. The items available are subject to change and limits and some may have a cost. There are also American flag kits, and fire extinguishers available. U-Fix-It work includes all home maintenance activities. Its purpose is to allow the occupant to make minor improvements and repairs to their home and cut down on the numbers of service orders at maintenance. This allows tenants to do work in their homes themselves, thus improving the appearance of the interior as well as the exterior of the home. There are two stores located on base. The JBER-Elmendorf location is 6350 Arctic Warrior Drive and it is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.). The JBER-Richardson location is Building 706 1st St., open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. A window blind cleaning machine is currently located at the JBER-Elmendorf location. A “reservation required to use� policy is in place with the priority going to military members PCSing. For more information, call 375-5540. DLA Document Services Defense Logistics Agency Document Services duplicates and prints documents. Document Services documents including black and white, color, large format, photographic prints,

engineering drawings, sensitive materials, technical manuals and training materials. The shop is able to handle the design, printing and distribution of business cards, letterhead, invitations and programs. Document Services’ Equipment Management Solutions Program provides networked multifunctional devices that print, scan, copy and fax. Production facilities offer scanning and conversion services for all types of documents. Document Services also offers Document Automation and Content Services, a service for building digital libraries of content with online access. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information visit www.documentservices.dla.mil, visit the office at 984 Warehouse Street, or call 384-2901. JBER’s Attic Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Attic, located in building 8515 off of 20th Street, is open on Tuesdays for paygrades E-1 to E-4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays for paygrades E-1 to E-6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month for all paygrades from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Attic at 552-5878. Richardson Thrift Shop The JBER-Richardson Thrift Shop, located in building 724, Quartermaster Drive, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and first and third Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consignments are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call the Thrift Shop at 384-7000. Rental Partnership The Rental Partnership Program at JBER is available to all eligible active-duty members and consists of two options. The first option, RPP Plus, includes utilities and sometimes cable costs providing an easier budget with a set rental payment year round. The other option, RPP 5 Percent below market, saves the member five percent off the rental fee that other tenants pay however utilities are paid for by the tenant. Both options are made available with no deposits or fees to the member with the exclusion of pet fees as applicable. This program is designed to provide active-duty military personnel, enlisted and officers, accompanied and unaccompanied with affordable off-base housing. An allotment must be executed under either option of the RPP for the rental payments which is made directly to the landlord resulting in a more trouble free transactions. JBER-Elmendorf members can see RPP officials at the Capital Asset Management Office, Build-

ing 6346, Arctic Warrior Drive, or call at 552-4328 or 552-4374 for further information and assistance regarding this program. At JBER-Richardson, visit the Housing Management Office, Building 600, Richardson Drive, or call at 384-3088 or 384-7632. Hazard communication All workplace supervisors should be aware of the new, basewide, changes to the hazard communication program for hazardous materials, which is effective immediately. These changes have been introduced through various multimedia presentations sent out by both the 673d Aeromedical Squadron Public Health, and bioenvironmental engineering flights. Each industrial work area, Army or Air Force, is required to have an individual HAZMAT/ HAZCOM program established per Air Force Instruction 90-821, Hazard Communication and Occupational Safety. Training presentations have been emailed to all shop/flight supervision; which detail the numerous changes to be made. Compliance with these changes is mandated at a federal level by 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200, Occupational Safety and Health Standards. For an additional copy of the mentioned training, or for a more detailed explanation of all changes, call the Bio-environmental Flight at 384-0482. Priority placement The Priority Placement Program and Executive Order 13473 provide non-competitive appointment for spouses of active duty service members, including full-time National Guard and Reservists, who are relocating to accompany their service member during a permanent change of station. The program allows spouses to register for Department of Defense positions and to be considered for jobs offered internally. Spouses are matched against potential positions, which meet their qualifications and preferences. Job placement will vary with each individual. The spouse remains eligible for a maximum of two years from the date of the PCS orders and are in the program for one year. Military spouses who have never filled a federal position can now register for PPP. This program had previously been limited to spouses on a current federal appointment or had a former federal position in the past. Military spouses can register at the Civilian Personnel Office at JBER-Elmendorf or the personnel office at JBER-Richardson. The JBER point of contact is Brenda Yaw at 552-9203. MiCare registration MiCare, the online personal health record and secure messaging application, has been available to

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deprive the owner of the property temporarily or permanently. Claims not covered by Article 139 are: • Claims resulting from negligent acts such as normal “fenderbendersâ€? or other such accidents; • Claims for personal injury or death; • Claims resulting from acts or omissions of military personnel acting within the scope of their employment (these may be payable as a tort claim); • Claims resulting from the conduct of Reserve Component personnel who are not subject to the UCMJ at the time of the offense; • Subrogation claims. That is a claim where your insurance company pays you and then seeks reimbursement; • Claims for theft of services. Claimants should submit claims within 90 days of the incident from which the claim arose unless there is good cause for the delay. Your claim must be presented either orally or in writing. If presented orally, the claim must be reduced to a signed writing within 10 days after oral presentation. Claims should be filed by branch of service. For claims against Army members, contact the Army claims office in Bldg 600, Suite 313, at 384-0330. For claims against Air Force members, contact the JBER claims office in the People Center, Suite 330 at 552-3048. Claims relating to members of any other branch may be made at the Army claims office and will be forwarded to the proper service. Home buyer’s seminar The 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Capital Asset Management Office offers a first-time home buyer’s seminar two times each month through the Volunteer Realtor Program. The seminar covers home loan prequalification, negotiations, offer acceptance, inspection, title search, available types of loans, and the closure process as well as many other matters of interest to a prospective home owner. Please contact the JBER-Elmendorf office at 552-4439 or the JBER-Richardson office at 384-3088 for specific times to be included in the sign-up roster. Mortgage relief Policies are in effect to provide significant housing relief to thousands of service members and veterans who have faced wrongful foreclosure or been denied a lower interest rate on their mortgages. Service members and their dependents who believe that their Service Member Civil Relief Act rights have been violated should contact their servicing legal assistance office – 552-3048 at the JBER-Elmendorf office, and 3840371 for the JBER-Richardson office.

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MeridianPoint Executive Office Suites (Wasilla) Join the newest office suite facility available in class A space in Wasilla. Various sized suites include phone, great parking and several conference rooms available for use. Rental includes desk, office chairs, janitorial & utilities. Prices from $875 $2500/mo. And assistant space available for $450/mo. To inquire please email hwelcome@ jackwhite.com

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SEEKING VERSATILE JOURNALIST The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, a thrice-weekly PM newspaper in Wasilla, is seeking an energetic and multi-talented journalist to join our award-winning newsroom team. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong writing, photography and organizational skills and the ability to put them to use in a team environment while reporting about a wide range of local topics. He/she will also have a deep understanding of community journalism and a strong desire to quickly and accurately turn around breaking news for an aggressive online presence. You'll need a working knowledge of AP Style, be able to handle a camera in a pinch, understand the importance of social media and know how to use it, and have a clean, clear writing style that can make even the most confusing processes simple for readers to understand. Page layout and copy-editing skills are a plus. The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman has a long history of publishing quality newspapers in a growing and dynamic community. If producing top-quality writing and working in a newsroom packed with talent appeals to you, please respond. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including health insurance, a company matching 401(k) program and a great working environment. Please e-mail your resumĂŠ and cover letter to mark.kelsey@frontiersman.com.

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Lounsbury & Associates has positions available in our Mat-Su office for a civil engineer, Party Chief and survey technician. We are a general civil engineering firm with a wide variety of work, which includes road design, utility improvements, residential development, and commercial site development. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, and 401K. EOE. Resumes may be submitted in confidence to: Lounsbury & Associates, 3050 E. Cottle Loop, Wasilla, AK 99654, via fax to (907) 357-9140, or by e-mail to t.adams@lounsburyinc.com

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for residential treatment program. This position provides direct client services, assessment, crisis intervention, counseling (individual & group), documentation, treatment planning, and recordkeeping. Prefer CDC 1 with experience. Knowledge in substance abuse and mental illness, the recovery process, communication, ASAM trained and proficient and computer skills are required. Must be able to work various shifts (weekend/evening) and pass background check. Apply at Nugen’s Ranch 26731 West Pt. MacKenzie Road Phone: 907-376-4534, Fax: 907-376-2348 EOE. Open Until Filled

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We are actively recruiting for an inside sales person to contact local businesses about print and online advertising opportunities.

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20 hours/week, 1 year exp. in instructional cooking, knowledge of large quantity cooking (breakfast, lunch, dinner), kitchen management, able to supervise, work independently; pass Criminal Background check & drug testing, possess a food handler card, understanding of substance abuse helpful, EOE, open until filled. Nugen’s Ranch, 907-376-4534 26731 West Pt. MacKenzie Road

Youth Counselors Full and Part Time Family Centered Services of Alaska has rewarding and challenging opportunities working with children. Youth Counselors provide a therapeutic family environment, for up to 5 children with mental health issues, while working in our Foster Homes in Wasilla, Alaska. If you are seeking a challenging position that can absolutely make a positive change in a kid's life, we want to talk with you! These are entry level positions that require an Associate's Degree or equivalent work and/or educational experience in a human service field. Two years of experience working with children who experience a mental health disability is strongly preferred. Full Time and Part Time opportunities are available but require a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, & overnights as well as the use of your personal vehicle. FCSA offers excellent starting pay. FCSA is an EEO employer. Submit a resume to: FCSA Attn: HR 1825 Marika Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fax: 907-451-8945 lhovde@familycenteredservices.com

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We are seeking a Clinician to work with children (between 5-18 yrs of age) residing in our Therapeutic Foster Group Homes in Wasilla, Alaska. These kids are experiencing mental health issues/ behavior problems and are at risk of psychiatric placement outside of their community of tie. Responsibilities include organizing, implementing, and evaluating treatment components and activities of programs. Creates and maintains milieu treatment activities, provides individual and group counseling to clients, and provides family counseling and/or training. Serves as an expert witness regarding clients in court, provides crisis intervention as needed, and participates in special activities. Master's Degree from an accredited university in social work, psychology, counseling or closely related field required. Current licensure in the State of Alaska, or working to obtain licensure, is required. Prefer two years experience in providing direct services to adolescents, program development, ISP development and implementation, and programmatic staff supervision. This is a full time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package. FCSA is an EEO employer. Submit resume to: FCSA HR 1825 Marika Rd. Fairbanks, AK. 99709 Fax: 907-451-8945 lhovde@familycenteredservices.com


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Part-time Employment Opportunity Dixon Marketing, Inc. seeking part-time merchandiser for Elmendorf Commissary/Exchange.

Qualifications: - Retail merchandising experience preferred - Energetic, dedicated professional - Strong relationship building skills - Ability to manage store stockers - Some sales skills/experience preferred - Must have Elmendorf base access - Willingness to work outside traditional hours at times Approximately 12-18 hours weekly Pay: $16/hour + commission

Please contact Michael Richardson, Northwest/Pacific Division Manager, at 208.406.3477 or mrichardson@dixonmkt.com to apply.

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WANTED: PART TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT in Palmer. 5-8 hours per week. Salary is DOE. Fax resume to 907-561-1696 or leave voice message at 907-350-9873. Low stress office.

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BIG MALE WHITE GREAT PYRENEES in the Trapper Ck/ Talkeetna area. Call 907-232-6118

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JBER ARCTIC WARRIOR DRIVER NEEDED $125 - $140 per week. Must have own JBER access. Training on: April 18th & 25th Job begins: May 2nd Call Mike 907-561-7737 Anchorage Press Sales

Advertising Account Executive Join the Advertising Sales team representing the Anchorage Press, the Arctic Warrior, and the Mat-Su Frontiersman. We have an opening in the advertising sales department that offers an excellent career opportunity. As an Account Executive, you will be calling on local businesses to sell advertising space in our newspapers. This is a fast-paced job for people who like to work independently. If you are self-motivated, detail oriented and enjoy helping businesses achieve their goals this may be your opportunity. The earning potential for this job is outstanding if you can communicate effectively and want to help others succeed. We offer a guaranteed draw to start and commission to reward success. We prefer prior sales experience, basic computer skills, and excellent communications skills. The newspapers are part of Wick Communications. The company offers comprehensive and affordable medical dental, and short-term disability insurance, 401K, as well as an array of other benefits. Candidates must have transportation, and a clean driving record. Send your resume to:

Nick Coltman Anchorage Press 540 East 5th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

Check out the Classifieds online! www.frontiersman.com

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(No ??? Asked) American Bulldog TYSON is his name Male, White undocked tail and microchipped Missing since 7/11

632 Fuel/Heating

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Missing since March 2, 2014 from the Valleywood Drive area. Young female, 2 1/2 years old. No collar, shy & skittish. Her name is Mittons. Please call Billy: 907-243-9996

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of complete turnkey Welding Shop: Quality Marine, Kodiak, Alaska. Entire Business Liquidation to be sold as one lot Monday, April 28 @ 10am at Alaska Auction Co. 1227 E. 75th Ave., Anchorage, AK. Preview in Kodiak by appointment only. (907) 349-7078

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Tree length Birch Saw log Spruce Contact Bond Bros Logging at 715-4019

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Brain injury can be treated effectively at JBER clinic

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Wes Wright JBER Public Affairs ‘Traumatic brain injury’ has become a buzzword in the military with the Department of Defense deeming (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Chris McCann) it the “signature injury of the war on terror.” clinic director. “It’s like a bruise on the According to the Centers for Disease brain. There’s swelling and centralization Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain of blood.” injury occurs when there is a bump, blow TBI symptoms are classified by the or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head medical community in three categories: injury which disrupts the normal function physical, cognitive and emotional. of the brain. Physical symptoms include headaches, Symptoms include headaches, sensitiv- dizziness and sensitivity to light. ity to noise or light, nausea, vision problems Cognitively, patients can experience and dizziness, just to name a few. concentration problems, attention problems Experts in the field agree diagnosing and difficulty finding words. and treating TBI can be a difficult endeavor Emotionally, there can be irritability, requiring devoted and highly skilled profes- anxiety and depression. sionals. The physical symptoms of TBIs evenTo provide this, last year the TBI Clinic tually go away, and the rest can be treated opened at the JBER hospital. through a variety of medications and therapy, “The mission of the TBI Clinic is de- Cartier said. livering comprehensive, evidence-based “The physical signs of a TBI will go treatments to the mind, while providing away. The symptoms can often times the highest standard of care to the person,” linger. That is the issue we deal with a lot,” said Tech. Sgt. Seth Russell, 673d Medi- Cartier said. cal Operations Squadron noncomissioned “If you were to do an MRI on somebody officer-in-charge of the clinic. who had a concussion two to three months A dedicated staff of 13, which includes after the fact, you’re not going to see anyneuropsychologists, speech and language thing. But the psychological problems can pathologists, occupational therapists and persist.” nurse case managers, as well as an entire Cognitive problems present their own hospital, stands ready to help treat patients unique challenges to Cartier’s team. within their respective disciplines. “To address cognitive problems patients They compose JBER’s capability to may have, we have to retrain the brain,” diagnose and treat TBI cases. Cartier said. “We have speech and language “Cases we see come primarily in pathology and occupational therapy to help the form of a concussion or some other with those sorts of things.” traumatic blow to the head,” said Air Cartier said it can be difficult for patients Force Maj. Joel Cartier, 673d MDOS to tackle the associated stress that can come licensed clinical social worker and TBI with a TBI.

“If I have a TBI, my brain isn’t working as well as it used to and that, in and of itself, is stressful,” Cartier said. “In the military, we generally have somewhat stressful jobs – lots of demands and expectations placed upon us. So, if my job was at all stressful in the first place, now I have the stressor of not being able to function as well with those same stressors. “We oftentimes take that stress home and it bleeds over into the family which can cause family problems.” Russell and Cartier agreed dealing with TBI is the easy part of their job. “If it’s strictly TBI, that’s the easy part,” Cartier said. “The problem is with a TBI is we’re generally dealing with so many other things – chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. PTSD is oftentimes more difficult to deal with than an a TBI.” According to the National Council on Disability, PTSD and TBI are often addressed together for two reasons. First, the symptoms may be similar, so it is difficult to distinguish between the two injuries. Second, the two are often related – especially in the military, where a large proportion of brain injuries are suffered due to explosions in a combat zone – which are often traumatic. Although PTSD is a biological/psychological injury and TBI is a neurological trauma, the symptoms of the two injuries have some parallel features. In both injuries, the symptoms

may show up months after someone has returned from war, and in both injuries, the veteran may ‘self-medicate.’ Overlapping symptoms include sleep disturbances, irritability, physical restlessness, difficulty concentrating and some memory disturbances. While there are similarities, there are also significant differences. For example, with PTSD, individuals may have trouble remembering the traumatic event, but otherwise their memory and ability to learn is intact. With TBI, the individual has preserved older memories, but may have difficulty retaining new memories learning new things. At each initial screening, Cartier’s team determines if a patient with a concussion may potentially have PTSD. Depending on their findings, some patients are referred for additional treatment. Russell said TBI is getting much more attention at a federal level lately as leaders realize the impact of the injury. Additionally, the Department of Veteran Affairs has expanded benefits for veterans with TBI and announced new regulations to make it easier for those vets to receive additional disability pay. However, Cartier does not believe thses changes will result in over-diagnosis of TBI cases. “TBI isn’t easy to fake,” Cartier said. “We have a lot of different assessments we do to tease out whether or not you’re having cognitive deficiencies.” Russell believes the recent influx of TBI diagnoses is because “medical professionals have gotten smarter in the way we’ve assessed it and calling it what it is.” Cartier emphasized the importance of people seeking out help if they even think they might have experienced a TBI. “It’s critical for people to come get the help they need,” Cartier said. “In any TBI, the expectation is that you can get better. We can help you get back on track. “You might not be able to make it all the way back to who you were before, but the progress we make will be of value.” Russell echoed his boss’s statement. “Life is too short not to live it well,” Russell said. “Get the help you need before it gets the best of you.” For more information, people can contact the TBI clinic at 580-0014. See your primary care provider for a referral before scheduling an appointment.

By David Vergun Army News Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Sleep deprivation isn’t just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander. Army Col. Dave M. Hodne, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., said he realizes the Army’s emphasis on getting adequate sleep each night – seven or eight hours – but sometimes Soldiers simply must “balance health with readiness.” Sleep, along with activity and nutrition, are the three prongs of the Army’s Performance Triad. Each of the three has been identified as a factor which contributes a great deal to a Soldier’s health and resilience. Hodne spoke at the Brain Health Consortium, hosted by the Army surgeon general, Friday, here. Most of the speakers were clinicians, but the consortium wanted to get a commander’s perspective as well. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1991, Hodne served in a variety of infantry and special operations assignments throughout his career, including deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Rangers think sleep is a crutch,” he admitted. But as a Ranger commander, he said he always tried to build as much sleep time into the schedule as possible, realizing the importance of adequate sleep to mental alertness and physical endurance. Lack of sleep, along with stress and fatigue can undermine resilience, he said. And a buildup of stressors, like lack of sleep, may factor into posttraumatic stress and even suicidal thoughts. He said a private in his unit, just out of Basic Combat Training, recently expressed suicidal ideation. He’d never seen combat,

Pfc. Christopher Williams, from Winter Park, Colo., sleeps in a hasty fighting position on a cold morning in the mountains near Sar Howza, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2009. Williams was deployed with Bulldog Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith)

Hodne said. That goes to show that “other environmental factors can play a role” as well. And, those factors can be unpredictable, he added, noting that in one Ranger unit he commanded there were three suicides: an officer, a noncommissioned officer and a junior enlisted Soldier. “All three of those Soldiers’ Global Assessment Tool scores exceeded mine,” he said, meaning their responses indicated a lower risk than his own. “So if you’re looking for triggers that set this off” and want clear signs that something is wrong, there’s not always a consistent pattern of predictability. The Global Assessment Tool,

or GAT 2.0, is a survey Soldiers take at least once a year and more frequently when deployed. It assesses their physical and psychological health based on the five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical fitness. While lack of sleep may not have been a factor in any of those suicides, Hodne said it can at the very least degrade performance. When deployed, his Soldiers often went on night raids. He called it their “vampire schedule.” During the day when there was some down time, they couldn’t just “turn a switch and go to sleep. You just can’t force that.” Hodne said there’s no easy

solution to sleep deprivation as it relates to mission performance. However, there are two ways he said Soldiers can complete their missions without adequate sleep. First, he said, there needs to be a lot of repetitive training, so much so in fact that behaviors become automatic through muscle memory. A second technique, he said, is to make training so painful or challenging that Soldiers won’t forget the lessons they learned, and in combat it will be second nature. Speaking to his own sleep habits, Hodne said he gets to bed early and gets his children to bed by 8 p.m. But in the Army, that’s not always possible.

The Army’s Office of the Surgeon General advises getting seven or eight hours of sleep, staying active throughout the day, and eating nutritious food. The Army’s surgeon general also put out a statement saying sleep disorders and sleep deprivation affect about 70 million Americans each year and may increase the risk for stroke, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Such disorders may also be an indicator of other health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, and may “put you at risk for accidents or cause you to make mission-critical errors due to impaired judgment, decision-making and concentration.”


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The resurrection a watershed event in human history Commentary by Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Kaiser JBER Deputy Installation Chaplain

Recently the movie “Son of God� brought Jesus back to the silver screen in probably the biggest way since “The Greatest Story Ever Told� of 1965. John Wayne played the centurion at the foot of the cross and said, as only he could, “Surely this man was the Son of God.� The climactic point of both movies is when Jesus appears to his disciples after being raised from the dead after the horrible, torturous death on the cross. This is the resurrection; the event Christians around the world have celebrated for the last 1,984 years. Most historians agree Jesus lived 2,000 years ago and was one of the greatest and most influential people The ‘Garden Tomb’ in Jerusalem. (Courtesy photo) in history. Christians believe Jesus is the The person behind the celebration of It is recorded in the four biographies greatest figure in history because of what Easter is so important that today both Chris- of Jesus (the Gospels), testified to in every they consider the greatest event in history; tians and non-Christians divide history, and book or letter in the New Testament, and the the resurrection. even our concept of time itself, by that one existence of Jesus is even pointed to in other What do you think is the most important person; B.C. (before Christ) or A.D. (Anno ancient sources. historical fact to know? Is it something in the Domini, the year of our lord). In 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15, the Apostle last decade? The last hundred years? The last Even secular scholarly works, which use Paul says the resurrection was the central thousand? The rise or fall of Rome? B.C.E. and C.E. instead – (before the com- proclamation of the Christian church right The end of World War II? The moon mon era, and common era) – still divide time from the start. Paul gave a list of names of landing of 1969? (I remember my parents by the same way. people who saw Jesus in his resurrected pulling me out of bed as a 5-year-old to Our time, our history is marked by this glory – many of them. Many were still alive watch the landing on TV.) person and an event unlike anything else re- as he wrote, and he said if the reader did not How about the most important, unique corded. The most important event in history believe him, there were many the reader piece of history of all time? for Christians is the resurrection. could ask.

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Interestingly, the people Paul mentioned testified to seeing the risen Jesus even when they were undergoing pain and torture to renounce the resurrection. Those people obviously believed they were dying for something true. Billy Graham, the famous evangelist, visited Germany many years ago and met Konrad Adenauer, the chancellor from 1949 until 1963. Adenauer had been imprisoned by the Nazis for opposing Adolf Hitler. Adenauer asked Graham if he really believed in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Graham said, “Of course I do.� Adenauer said, “Mr. Graham, outside of the resurrection of Jesus I do not know of any hope for this world.� In light of the testimony of history, it stands to reason that today we might want to at least listen to Jesus; we can be moved by his teaching, inspired by his high moral standards, and follow his ethical example, and most dramatically, even love our enemies as Jesus taught. Christians also live with the expectation that he will return, just as he said he would do. The resurrection we celebrate this Easter is the seal of confirmation for this hope. For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus shows his faith is not misplaced, but well placed. The testimony of the resurrection is not just history-changing; it’s life-changing. It gives us the confidence to face any trial, knowing we are never in it all alone.

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Saturday Easter Eggstravaganza Buckner Physical Fitness Center hosts this free Easter Egg hunt and an extravaganza of resources. Vendors, demonstrations, activities and giveaways are just one draw. Easter Egg hunts, sorted by age, offer another way to get out and have fun, starting at 9 a.m. For information, visit elmendorf-richardson.com Kids day at the Zoo Kids 17 and under admitted free to the zoo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – with presentations, talks, games, and of course the petting zoo. For information, visit alaskazoo.org. Monday through april 26 Native Youth Olympics More than 600 athletes from all over Alaska compete in the 44th annual NYO games at the Dena’ina Center. Traditional events like the wrist carry, seal hop, and high kick are open to students of all backgrounds, and bring Alaska’s heritage into sharp focus. There’s also a pilot bread recipe contest and much more planned. For information, call 793-3183 or visit citci.org/event-programs. WedneSday Motorcycle Safety Briefing The Safety Office hosts this make-up briefing for riders at the JBER-Elmendorf Theater starting at 9 a.m. This is mandatory for all military members who wish to ride. It is also mandatory for civilians who ride as part of their job. For information, a unit safety representative or call the JBER Ground Safety Office at 552-5035. april 30 Women in Leadership Join this panel at the Military Family Readiness Center (Log Cabin) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a brown-bag lunch for a discussion of challenges faced by women in leadership roles. Local female military leaders will field discussion. For information, call 552-0042. May 2 Graduation ceremony Joint Base Elmendorf-Richard-

son hosts this combined college graduation ceremony. If you are a recent college grad and want to participate, or need more information, call 384-0970 or email gregory.d.wilkie.civ.@ mail.mil. May 8 through 10 A Musical Tribute to the Armed Forces The Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River presents the children’s, glee, and adult choirs singing the songs of yesteryear in honor of our armed forces. Event starts nightly at 7 p.m.; for information, visit akfinearts.org. May 11 Aanat Erneratni Erneqegcikici from the ANHC Celebrate Mother’s Day (even in Yup’ik and Cup’ik) and help kick off the Alaska Native Heritage Center’s 15th-anniversary season with this extravaganza filled with art, culture, music, dance, and more. Admission is free for the event, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit alaskanative.net. Bear Aware at the Zoo Bears are waking up, and like anyone, they’re cranky. Join the Alaska Zoo to learn about what attracts bears and how to thwart them, through hands-on activities. Moms visit free. For information, visit alaskazoo.org or call 341-6463. June 14 Anchorage Pet Expo Bring your (leashed, vaccinated) pet to the Sullivan Arena from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Pet Expo – with exhibits, demonstrations, classes and more on tap for you and your friend. For information, visit anchoragepetexpo.com June 28 and 29 Ham Radio Field Day Are you an amateur radio operator? Want to learn how to help the community in an emergency? The Elemendorf Amateur Radio Station hosts the annual field day at Paxton Park starting at 11 a.m. Activities will continue both days, and a potluck cookout

is also planned. To help out or to RSVP, email activities@kl7air.us. ongoing AER scholarships Army Emergency Relief is taking applications for scholarships. Scholarships are available for children, spouses and other dependents of active duty, retired and deceased Soldiers. Applications and instructions are available at aerhq.org. For information, call 384-7478. Protestant Women of the Chapel meetings Women are invited to meet w i t h P r o t e s t a n t Wo m e n o f the Chapel. Bible study happens Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Chapel on JBER-Richardson. For more information, email jber.ak.pwoc@gmail.com or call 384-1461. Night at the Fights Boxing matches happen every Thursday night at the William A. Egan Civic Center. Get your boxing fix; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and fights start at 7:30. For information, visit thursdaynightfights.com. Model railroading The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays in basement Room 35 of Matanuska Hall, 7153 Fighter Drive. Anyone interested in model railroading is invited. For information about meetings, work days, and shows, call 552-4353, visit www.trainweb.org/msmrre or email bjorgan@alaska.net. Borealis Toastmasters Conquer your fear of public speaking with Toastmasters. This safe, friendly club helps build confidence through speeches, feedback and listening in a supportive environment. Meetings are Thursdays in Room 146 of the BP building from 7 to 8 p.m. For information, call 575-7470. Wired Cafe for Airmen The Wired Cafe at 7076 Fighter Drive has wireless Internet ac-

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Several worship service times will change beginning April 27. See next week’s Arctic Warrior for an updated schedule.

Holy Week and Easter services Catholic Mass Good Friday 7 p.m.. – Chapel 1 Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil 8 p.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel Easter Sunday 9 a.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel potluck shared meal and Easter egg hunt will follow the Mass 10:30 a.m. at Chapel 1 with fellowship after Mass

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JBER marks Holocaust Days of Remembrance with veteran By Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf JBER Public Affairs “Thunderbirds who last week still wondered why we fought the Germans and their beliefs got their answer at the Dachau prison camp where death claimed victims by the carload and murder was a wholesale sadistic business. Riflemen of Co. I, 157th Inf., were the first to see and smell the place. Dachau never would have been dealt with so thoroughly in the assault stages if these men hadn’t walked by a railway siding crammed with boxcars on the way in. It was late afternoon – about 4 p.m. – as the men made their way down the tracks. They knew that the camp ahead was guarded by SS troops and they expected a hard fight. And like all men going into an attack, be they rookies or vets, these men were afraid. They picked up the growing stink before they reached the first boxcar. They stopped and stared and the dead stared back.” – By Bill Barrett, from the May 13, 1945 issue of 45th Division News The Soldiers, by all accounts, were enraged by what they saw. When fighting against the guards began, even the prisoners who were able joined in. More lastingly, many Soldiers wondered, how could a human do this do another human? April 29, 1945, at 7:30 a.m., marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau, near Munich, Germany. Less than three months after it was liberated, a frontline medic from the 71st Infantry Division arrived to assess the cleanup effort. After 92 days of combat, his unit had traveled more than 1,060 miles and had taken 108,000 prisoners of war. What this medic saw would change his life forever. His name was Alvin Fleetwood. Fleetwood was recently the keynote speaker for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Holocaust National Days of Remembrance event at the Frontier Theater on JBER-Richardson, April 10. “I came in after the liberation; everything was still visible as to what had occurred,” Fleetwood said. “What we experienced was firsthand, and the evidence was everywhere.” Fleetwood said there were 30,000 people who were critically ill and dying and they couldn’t handle them all at one time.

“In just a matter of a couple of hours, there was medical help there, food had been brought in, clean clothing had been brought in, lots of blankets had been brought in and

about the war. “When we were discharged … we were given no debriefing and no introduction back into civilian life,” Fleetwood said. “What do you do when you are up against a thing like that? You put it in the back of your mind and never think about it, forcefully, and you forget about it, hopefully.” But Fleetwood continues to speak to keep it fresh in people’s minds. “I am afraid that the story of the Holocaust is being forgotten, or the story of the Holocaust is not reaching our young people or they are not being made aware of the Holocaust,” Fleetwood said. “It’s a story, needing to be told so it won’t be repeated. I think it’s a story that needs to be told more from the heart than by an author.” “I have to believe that the genocide that happened, as inhuman as it was, can’t be repeated in modern society,” Fleetwood said. “I don’t understand, and I never will, the terrible torture and killing that occurred to other human beings.” Fleetwood said he hopes audiences will take away at least one thing after he finishes speaking. “If we can learn anything from our past, we should take advantage of it,” Fleetwood said. “Some will go away with a deep feeling of ‘we can’t let this happen again.’ I think [speaking] will give the public in general a deeper feeling for the military and their sacrifices.” The camp at Dachau was set up on March 22, 1933, only a few weeks after Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany, as a camp for political prisoners. The Dachau Memorial website TOP: The May 13, 1945 issue of notes that it served as a model for the 45th Division News, in which all later camps, and as a “school of reporter Bill Barrett describes the violence” for the SS, many of whom liberation of the camp and the Sol- would go on to work in other camps. diers’ reaction to what they saw. In its twelve-year existence, more INSET: The patches of the 45th and than 200,000 people from all over 71st Infantry Divisions. LEFT: World War II veteran Alvin Europe were interned there and in Fleetwood speaks to Soldiers and subsidiary camps in the area. Of those, 41,500 were murdered. Airmen April 10 at the Frontier The United States Army Alaska Theater on Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, about his experi- and JBER Equal Opportunity office ences helping to liberate Dachau, sponsored the Holocaust National a concentration camp, on April 29, Days of Remembrance event. 1945. Fleetwood spoke in honor According to the United States of the Holocaust National Days of Holocaust Memorial Museum’s webRememberance. He was serving site, the United States Congress estabas a front-line medic in the U.S. Army’s 71st Infantry Division when lished the Days of Remembrance as his unit assisted in the liberation the nation’s annual commemoration of of the camp. (U.S. Air Force photo/ the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Justin Connaher) as a permanent living memorial to that was almost instantaneous,” Fleetwood the victims. said. This year’s Holocaust Remembrance Fleetwood said he understands why Day is from sundown April 26 until sundown some of his fellow veterans resist talking April 27.

Need a hand with home repairs? The U-Fix-It shop can help Swap out lightbulbs, fix your screen or re-seed a lawn for free By Senior Airman Austin Willhoit JBER Public Affairs For those with a permanent change of station date right around the corner, worrying about a base housing move-out inspection can add even more stress to the process. Children, whether human or of the four-legged variety, may have done their fair share of damage around the house and repairs may be needed. But there is a remedy to help residents become inspection ready: the U-Fix-It shops on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. From carpet shampooers to hedge clippers, the shops on JBER feature many tools for loan to ensure base houses stay in tip-top shape. “The two main benefits are saving money and time,” said Brandy Little, Aurora Military Housing tenant relations manager. “It helps residents get service faster by doing it themselves, if they’re capable.” Service members who are able to complete their own repairs save money by not having to go off

Emilee Dakutak, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson U-Fix-It Clerk, explains the air filter replacement process to Army Staff Sgt. Catherine Spillane, Warrior Transition Battalion, an operations non-commissioned officer, at the JBER-Elmendorf U-Fix-It shop here April 10, 2014. The U-Fix-It shops on JBER provide many tools and supplies to assist base residents in self-repairs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Austin Willhoit)

base to buy supplies. They also save time by not having to wait for a maintenance technician to come to their house on a service call. The U-Fix-It shops even loan out the same type of black light the inspectors use to find stains on the carpet. Any resident moving out who has small children or pets should take advantage of the loans to make sure they properly clean their carpet, Little said. “When a resident moves in, we want them to perform their own black light inspection just to see if their findings are the same as ours, and if there are any discrepancies we can fix those,” Little said. “We also offer it at the time of move out in case they’re curious if they

have an animal or toddler in potty training so they can see the spots themselves. Everything shows up under a black light.” Toilet seats, fluorescent lights, furnace filters and other replacement items are available at a onefor-one exchange rate. If people bring in their old fluorescent light bulb or broken

toilet seat, they can get a new one for free. “The U-Fix-It clerks are trained to assist residents, to show them around and to show them how to do things,” Little said. “They have supplies available to perform self-repairs, but if residents are uncomfortable with that, then they should call the maintenance technicians.” The shops also offer seasonal items such as ice melt, ice chippers, grass seed fertilizer and landscape timbers. A screen table is available for fixing window screens. Most tools can be rented for 24 to 48 hours. Departing residents should leave any extra items

for the next tenant, as long as the item is still usable. Residents can also return unused items to the U-Fix-It stores to be given to someone else. The JBER-Elmendorf shop is located behind the Aurora Military Housing office on Arctic Warrior Drive and the JBER-Richardson shop is located in Building 338. The JBER-Richardson shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The JBER-Elmendorf shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closure from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. For a list of available U-Fix-It items, go to www.auroramilitaryhousing.com.


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