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National Guardsmen train in Idaho high desert By Sgt. Edward Eagerton Alaska Army National Guard Public Affairs

Soldiers assigned to the 190th Transportation Company on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson take part in a deployment ceremony June 6 at JBER’s Pershing Parade Field. The 109th Trans. is deploying to Afghanistan for nine months to support the transportation needs of U.S. and allied forces there. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Blake Mize)

By Senior Airman Blake Mize JBER Public Affairs As many of us on Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson enjoy the long-awaited Alaska summer and our biggest worry is figuring out where the salmon are biting or which cookout to attend this weekend, it is easy to forget we are still sending men and women into harm’s way. The 2nd Engineer Brigade on JBER did just that June 6 as they hosted deployment ceremonies to bid farewell to two of their companies, the 109th Transportation Company and the 95th Chemical Company. “The men and women standing before you have answered the call,” said Army Lt. Col. Brian Formy-Duval, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion commander, to those attending the ceremony for the 109th Trans. “They stand ready to do their duty, and their families take on burdens that no one else can ever imagine unless they have done it themselves.” The 109th Trans. will be going to Afghanistan for nine months to support the transportation needs of U.S. and allied forces there. “Anything that needs to be moved, whether it’s on post or off, that’s the main mission of the 109th Trans.,” said Army 1st Sgt. Richard Bullard, the company’s first sergeant. Formy-Duval had a broader description of the deployment which may yield its true significance. “The company’s mission in Afghanistan is a difficult, yet vital step toward bringing American troops home from more than a decade of war,” he said. Soliders of the 95th Chem., who will spend nine months in Kuwait, will provide a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance, decontamination, detection, surveillance and consequence management capability to the U.S. mission in that country. “I think this is an awesome opportunity,” said Army Capt. Steve Deleon, 95th Chem. commander. “Our company hasn’t deployed since 2005, so I think we’re overdue. We’ll be one of the few chemical companies in the [area of responsibility], so it’s an awesome opportunity for all of us.” Both companies made strides to ensure they equipped their troops with the skills and knowledge necessary for the rigors each of their deployments will bring. “Our training started back in January. We are very prepared for this mission,” said Bullard, an East Chicago, Ind. native. “We’re ready to go down there and do what the Army has called us to do. We look forward to the return trip, but first we want to handle this mission and do what we’ve been called to do.”

ORCHARD COMBAT TRAINING CENTER, Idaho — Approximately 375 Soldiers from the Alaska Army National Guard participated in the Exportable Combat Training Capability program near Gowen Field, Idaho. The Guardsmen from the 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade trained at the facility from June 1 until Thursday. The Exportable Combat Training Capability program was a field training exercise designed to certify unit proficiency and is validated by graders from the 1st Armored Division. “This exercise allows us to work on our information flow and reporting techniques, and it allows us to establish and confirm our standard operating procedures,” said Army 1st Lt. Vance Johnson, executive officer of C Company, 1st Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron, 297th BFSB, Alaska Army

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JBER, Yokota Airmen team up for C-130 recovery By Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera JBER Public Affairs

Soldiers assigned to the 95th Chemical Company on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson take part in a deployment ceremony June 6 at JBER’s Buckner Physical Fitness Center. The 95th Chem. is deploying to Kuwait for nine months to provide a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance, decontamination, detection, surveillance and consequence-management capability to the U.S. mission in that country.

In addition to the training the troops of each company completed to get themselves ready, their families also had the opportunity to prepare for the absence of their loved ones. “We have a very active family-readiness group that has put on some programs and some classes for the families,” said Army Capt. Nicole Fredrick, 190th Trans. commander. Deleon, of Yorktown, Va., said he and the other leadership of the 95th Chem. tried to make sure their troops got to spend as much time as possible with their families

before they left. “We tried to cut out the unnecessary things. If we’re at work later than we have to be, we tried to find ways to get guys home on time,” he said. Each of these companies has prepared to represent JBER well and serve the U.S. with distinction, and they have no doubt about their ability to complete whatever tasks they may face. “I can assure you that the Soldiers of this company are trained, confident and ready to take on our next mission,” Fredrick said.

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When an aircraft suffered mechanical issues and diverted to an isolated island more than 2,000 miles away from its home station, a group of Airmen from the 3rd Maintenance Squadron’s Maintenance Recovery Team came to assist. On the way back from program depot maintenance in Robins Air Force Base, Ga., a C-130 Hercules made an emergency stop in Shemya, Alaska, due to hydraulic issues. Once the crew chiefs from the 374th Maintenance Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan, inspected the aircraft, they found a 7.5-inch structural crack. Because the aircraft was deemed nonmission capable and unable to fly, the 3rd MXS answered the call from the 613th Air Operations Center to assist with the recovery. “Prior to the MRT arriving in Shemya, an advance-echelon team consisting of aerospace ground equipment, non-destruction inspection, and aircraft structural maintenance craftsmen assessed the damage to ensure there was nothing further required from JBER,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Joshua Gilbert, ASM section chief. Providing the right tools for the job, the 3rd MXS formed the team based on qualified experience. “A team was put together to go out, recover and provide maintenance support,” said Chief Master Sgt. Vicente Cruz, 3rd MXS Fabrication Flight chief. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Dallmier, aerospace ground equipment craftsman, was the first of the JBER MRT to arrive at Shemya. Within the first 12 hours, he and the three Yokota Airmen, who arrived with Dallmier,

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Proper selection, fit of earplugs critical for hearing conservation By Army Maj. Leanne Cleveland JBER-Richardson Army Hearing Program

Not all filters are equal. Check with your JBER Army Hearing Program experts to determine the best non-linear hearing protection for your unit’s mission.

Soldiers know what size of uniform, body armor, helmet and boots they wear. But few Soldiers know what size earplugs they wear. Many mistakenly assume earplugs are one-size-fits-all. The truth about hearing protection is there are many different types and sizes. The best hearing protection for you might not be the best hearing protection for your battle buddy. Modern hearing protectors are broadly categorized into three different types: Nonfiltered, filtered and electronic. Non-filtered hearing protection Non-filtered hearing protection is made of hand-formed (polyvinyl foam) or preformed (silicone). When worn properly, the non-filtered earplugs offer the most hearing protection for the least cost. Foam earplugs authorized by the Department of Defense are available in three sizes and are color coded to indicate a proper fit. After rolling the plug until thin and compressed, the user inserts at least two-thirds of the compressed earplug well into the ear, then holds in place until fully expanded (usually 20 seconds). If only one color is visible outside of the ear, the wearer achieved a proper fit. DoD authorizes the following three sizes of polyvinyl foam earplugs for purchase: • Small: SuperFit 30 earplugs (Aearo stocking #310-1009); • Medium: Sound Guard earplugs (NSN 6515-00-137-6345); • Large: Superfit 33 earplugs (Aearo stocking #310-1008). Range boxes should contain all three sizes on hand as spares for troops who lose or forget to bring their hearing protection to weapons ranges. Pre-formed non-filtered earplugs (sili-

Electronic hearing protection A myriad of electronic hearing protection or tactical communication and hearing protection systems, or TCAPS, are categorized as in-the-ear, over-the-ear, tethered or wireless. These systems are ideal for the hearing impaired soldier because they have the ability to amplify quiet sounds while simultaneously dampening hazardous noise. Traditional hearing aids should never be worn in combat, at weapons ranges or inside of military vehicles because they cannot protect the wearer from additional hearing loss in environments containing hazardous noise.

Sgt. Joe Perez, 3rd Section gunner, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, grimmaces while firing a M119A1 105-mm howitzer, March 9, 2011 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Proper use of hearing protection is especially critical during training. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Bedard)

cone) are more durable than foam. They come in a variety of sizes and must be fitted by medically trained personnel. Army G-1 Personnel Policy Guidance states that all deploying personnel should have pre-formed earplugs and carrying case. Pre-formed non-filtered silicone earplugs are provided to Arctic Warriors assigned to USARAK on a no-cost basis. Filtered hearing protection Filtered hearing protection is typically more expensive than non-filtered. They come in a variety of sizes and name brands and must be fitted by medically trained personnel. Filtered hearing protection has a door or stopper that can be opened to allow

low-level sounds such as speech or footsteps to pass through the earplug, allowing for greater situational awareness during dismounted operations. A filter prevents varying levels of hazardous impulse noise from an unexpected blast or weapons fire from passing through into the ear even when the door or stopper is open. The door or stopper should always be closed during mounted operations for maximum protection from steady state (engine) noise. Some examples of filtered hearing protection are the Combat Arms Earplugs, or CAE, or the Sure Fire Sonic Defender EP3 or EP4 earplugs. Filtered hearing protection is a Rapid Fielding Initiative, or RFI, issue or a unit issue.

Environmental factors can increase one’s susceptibility to hearing loss. Arctic Warriors should know that the body is less able to protect itself from hearing loss as the core body temperature decreases. Stay Arctic tough through proper and consistent use of appropriate hearing protection around all hazardous noise. Factors to consider when choosing hearing protection include unit mission, ear canal size and/or head circumference. The JBER Army Hearing Program team will help you select the proper hearing protection. We are located at the Soldier Centered Medical Home (formerly known as the JBER Troop Health Clinic), Bldg. 786 D Street. Additionally, JBER AHP staff will come to your location for groups that need earplug fittings and/or the required annual hearing health information brief (in accordance with Dept. of the Army Pamphlet 40-501). Call the JBER Army Hearing Program, at 3848133 for information.

Hagel details budget request, calls for more base closures By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sequestration and the need for another base closure and realignment commission headlined Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Tuesday. Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the president’s request for $526.6 billion for the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2014 budget and an additional $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations. “This budget enables the department to support troops still at war in Afghanistan, protect readiness, modernize the military’s aging weapons inventory in keeping with the president’s strategic guidance and sustain the high quality of the all-volunteer force,” Hagel said. “This budget also continues the department’s approach of the last couple of years of targeting growing costs in areas of support, overhead, acquisition, and pay and benefits.” But the specter of sequestration hangs over this budget. DoD is absorbing $37 billion in fiscal 2013 spending cuts, which has necessitated furloughs of 700,000 civilian employees for up to 11 days. DoD also has cut facilities maintenance, instituted hiring freezes, cut overhead and reduced important, but lower-priority, programs, the secretary told the senators, noting the department has submitted a request to Congress to allow Pentagon officials to shift $9.6 billion in funding. “We ask this subcommittee’s assistance in providing rapid review and approval of this critical reprogramming request,” Hagel said. The spending cuts have forced the services to reduce training and maintenance of nondeployed operating forces, Hagel said. “The Army has stopped rota-

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during a hearing before the Defense Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tuesday. Hagel and other defense leaders are calling for another round base closures to help reduce operating costs during a time of shrinking defense budgets. (DoD photo/D. Myles Cullen)

tions at its key combat training centers for all but deploying units, more than a dozen combat-coded Air Force squadrons either already have or will soon stop flying and the Navy has curtailed deployments,” the secretary said. The fiscal 2014 budget request is based on $487 billion in spending reductions over the course of 10 years mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 – it does not include the effects of sequestration, Hagel told the panel, and if sequestration continues, it will mean a further $500 billion on top of the already agreed-to cuts. “The president’s [fiscal] 2014 budget replaces sequestration and gives the department the time and

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flexibility to plan and implement spending reductions wisely and responsibly,” he said. Under this request, Hagel added, DoD has identified $34 billion in new savings, including weapons program restructuring and terminations that achieve $8.2 billion in savings, slowdowns in military construction, and reductions in other programs. The budget request’s military compensation package “preserves DoD’s world-class pay and benefits while putting our military on a more sustainable path for the future,” Hagel said. “It includes changes to the TRICARE program to bring the beneficiary’s cost share closer to the levels envisioned

when the program was implemented.” Hagel called on the committee to support DoD’s need to eliminate excess infrastructure. The budget request calls for one base realignment and closure round in 2015. “BRAC is an imperfect process, and there are up-front costs, but in the long term, there are significant savings,” the secretary said. He noted previous BRAC rounds now save $12 billion a year. “Although there are clearly opportunities to achieve significant savings by improving efficiency, consolidations and reducing overhead, the scale of the current spending reductions will also require cuts and changes to military

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operations,” he said. The budget request isn’t all about cuts, Hagel noted. The defense strategic guidance issued in 2012 identified areas that must be increased. These include implementing the military rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, maintaining America’s nuclear stockpile, increasing cyber capabilities and sustaining the growth of special operations forces. “Finally, this budget seeks to preserve a combat-ready force and sustain the high-quality allvolunteer force,” he said. The budget is the best effort to inject some certainty into the fiscal environment, Hagel told the Senate panel, noting changes in top-line spending would require changes to the budget plan. “Consequently, I directed a strategic choices and management review in order to assess the potential impact of further reductions and plan for those continued reductions,” the secretary said. Hagel assured the senators the Defense Department will continue to find new ways to operate more affordably, efficiently and effectively. “However, as I’ve stated, continued cuts on the scale and timeline of sequestration will require significant reductions in core military capabilities and the scope of our activities around the world,” he said. Hard choices remain, the secretary said, and continued partnership with Congress is essential. “In the past, many modest reforms to personnel and benefits, along with efforts to reduce infrastructure and restructure acquisition programs, were met with fierce political resistance and not implemented,” Hagel said. “We are now in a different fiscal environment. New realities are forcing us to more fully confront these tough and painful choices, and to make the reforms necessary to put this department on a path to sustain our military strength for the 21st century and meet new and complicated threats.”

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Private John Foster, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, a native of Tahlequah, Okla., pulls security on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division’s Operation Spartan Reach, a mass tactical airborne training event across Alaska last week. It was the largest airborne training mission in the history of the Spartan Brigade, dropping more than 1,400 paratroopers, in addition to heavy equipment including two 105-mm howitzers at the Donnelly Drop Zone near Fort Greely, and JBER’s Malemute Drop Zone using five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, and one C-130 Hercules aircraft. Operation Spartan Reach was designed to simulate a brigade-level airborne seizure of key terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

ABOVE: Spc. Ethan Depatie (right), and Spc. Luis Reyes, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, position the crew’s M119A2 105-mm howitzer after it was airdropped onto Malemute Drop Zone, June 4. Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted airborne operations with C-17 Globemaster III aircraft delivering Soldiers and equipment during Operation Spartan Reach, a three-day exercise simulating rapid deployment into a hostile area, the largest of its kind since the unit’s activation in 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo/Percy G. Jones) RIGHT: Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Ritterbeck, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division medic, prepares to jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III while over the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 5. The paratroopers jumped over the drop zone as part of Operation Spartan Reach, a mass tactical airborne training event staged throughout military installations in Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

From IDAHO, A-1 National Guard. The field-exercise portions of the training are being hosted at the Orchard Combat Training Center, which is a high-plainsdesert environment, simulating environments like that of Afghanistan. The training consists of various scenarios including route clearance, call-for-fire missions, reconnaissance patrols, resupply missions, convoy operations and improvised explosive device training. “To come into a unit straight out of a deployment, to actually be back on a hill doing live fire, it’s awesome training,” said Sgt. Matthew Blanchett III, a forward observer with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 297th BFSB. Blanchett, along with six other forward observers, spent four days in the dusty

hills of the training area calling in live-fire mortar missions and conducted training on an M1200 Armored Knight, which is an armored security vehicle specifically designed for forward observers to target enemy objectives. In another area of the training grounds, Soldiers from the 207th Brigade Support Company, conducted convoy training where they encountered multiple improvised-explosive devices and small-arms fire and trained on interacting with locals in a simulated village with the help of an embedded translator. “The IED training was special to me, because I’ve been deployed and I’ve dealt with similar real-world situations,” said Spc. Stephen Crowe, a motor transport operator with the 207th BSC. “It’s unique training because it’s preparing our Soldiers who haven’t been deployed by giving them an idea of what they might face if they go downrange.”

A cavalry scout with 1st Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron, 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Alaska Army National Guard, scans the horizon for enemy combatants during a route clearance patrol at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 10. (Alaska Army National Guard photo/Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Franklin, 3rd Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance craftsman, works on a C-130 Hercules, which diverted to Shemya, Alaska, due to mechanical problems. (Courtesy photo)

started working. “My job is to assemble the tripod jack to support the tail,” Dalmier said. “I got the jacks in position to support the tail of the aircraft so they could start working.” Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Franklin and Air Force Staff Sgt. Morgan Higgins, 3rd MXS aircraft structure maintenance craftsmen also responded to assist the Yokota personnel. Arriving less than a year ago at JBER, Franklin and Higgins were selected for the MRT mission because of their extensive knowledge working on a C-130 Hercules. “By the time we got there, the Yokota personnel were just getting off their shift and we just picked up where they left off,” Franklin said. “It was a joint effort to get the aircraft off the ground.” Everyone was working together, even outside their specialties, to help each other out, added Higgins. Despite the extreme weather with 60-knot wind and low visibility, these Airmen got the job done. After 72 hours of non-stop, around-the-clock work, the team from JBER and Yokota accomplished the task.


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Commander’s call The 673d Air Base Wing commander hosts a mandatory sexual assault prevention and response stand down day June 21 for all 673d ABW personnel. The wing commander calls will be 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Talkeetna Theater. Check with your supervisor for other events scheduled for your element. Employment opportunities The JBER-Elmendorf Bargain Shop is hiring a part-time manager. Training is available and the position closes June 18. For more information, email bargainshop@ elmendorfoso.com. The JBER-Richardson Thrift Store is hiring for a part-time cashier position. Some retail experience is required. Please send a resume to ftrichthriftshop@gmail. com. For more information, call 384-7000.

Richardson Thrift Shop The JBER-Richardson Thrift Shop, located in building 724, Quartermaster Drive, is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and first and third Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Thrift Shop at 384-7000. JBER’s Attic Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Attic (formerly known as the Airman’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.

School physicals The 673d Medical Group recommends children receive their well child examinations, school physicals and sports physicals from their assigned clinic team at the 673d MDG Pediatric Clinic or Family Health Clinic. A child’s primary care provider is most familiar with the child and can most efficiently complete the physical. Call 580-2778 to schedule an appointment. Community survey The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey is sponsored by the Air Force Integrated Delivery System, and the goal of the survey is to make known the opinions and needs of the entire Air Force community including active duty members, Reservists, Air National Guardsmen, their spouses and Air Force civilian employees. IDS will send email invitation to selected personnel. Postcard invitations will be mailed to spouses, inviting them to complete the survey. Each invitation will include a link to the online survey. The survey is scheduled to begin this month and participants’ replies are completely anony-

Volunteers needed JBER’s Attic is looking for permanent volunteers to perform duties as assistant manager of the Attic. Please contact Senior Master Sgt. Jens Rueckert at 580-6820 or Susan Hoversten at 854-5959 if interested in the position. MiCare registration MiCare, the online personal health record and secure messaging application, has been available to patients and medical group staff at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson since 2011. Patients can take advantage of the ability to communicate with their primary care clinicians online. Registered patients also have access to electronic records, allowing them to view and maintain

their health records. Once registered, patients have the ability to participate in the study by completing a short series of surveys during the course of the next year. This provides an opportunity for all active-duty, retired and dependent patients to have an impact on shaping the future of Air Force health services. To register, visit the Military Treatment Facility, where enrollment specialists are available in each primary care clinic. All beneficiaries who are enrolled in the family health, pediatrics, flight medicine and internal medicine clinics are eligible to participate. Patients need to show a military identification card and provide information, including name, social security number, birthday and email address. The enrollment specialist will enter the information and patients will receive an email which contains a link and instructions for completing the process. Find housing Visit the Automated Housing Referral Network at www.ahrn. com, or www.ahrn.org/mobile if using a mobile device, to find housing before packing up. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the website listings include available community rentals, military housing, shared rentals, temporary lodging and military for sale by owner listings. Listings include property descriptions, pictures, maps, links to local schools, and contact information. Service members who would like to rent their homes, sell their homes, or are looking for another service member as a roommate in their current homes, may post an ad free of charge on the site. For more information, call the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Capital Asset Management Office at either 552-4439 for JBERElmendorf or 384-3088 for JBERRichardson. Article 139 claims A Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 139 claim is a claim against any service member for

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willfully damaging or wrongfully taking property while the service member is not on duty. Claimants are eligible to file an Article 139 claim whether they are civilian or military, a business, a charity, a State or local government. Claims covered by Article 139 are: • Claims for damage to property inflicted intentionally, knowingly, purposefully, and without a justifiable excuse. • Claims for property wrongfully taken. A wrongful taking in an unauthorized taking or withholding of property not involving a breach of a fiduciary or contractual relationship, with the intent to 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 5523048. Claims relating to members of any other branch may be made

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at the Army claims office and will be forwarded to the proper service. Arctic Watch The JBER Antiterrorism Office encourages all personnel to be vigilant against threats and report suspicious activities to iWatchArmy at 384-0824 or Eagle Eyes at 552-2256. Dining facility survey ARAMARK is conducting a survey to evaluate how the contractor can better offer dining service to JBER. The 17-question survey can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/ bm5koz6. Furnishing Management The Furnishings Management Office offers 90-day loaner furniture. Appliances may be issued for the duration of the service member’s tour. FMO typically delivers items as far as Peters Creek or Rabbit Creek. Service members must make special arrangements beyond these areas. When requesting furniture, service members must provide a copy of their reporting orders. For JBER-Elmendorf, visit the Capital Asset Management Office at Building 6436, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 552-2740. For JBER-Richardson, visit the Housing Management Office at Building 600, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 384-2576. 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 aspects 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.



         

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135 Cabins WILLOW AREA CABIN 1.85 Ac, well, septic, power, 20x20 shop & 2 sheds. $50,000. For more info. 907-495-1223 150 Lots/Acreages

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Must be in-state. One item per ad. 4 lines. Price must appear in ad. Must be $200 or less. Private parties only. No firewood, animals, rentals, employment, etc. 8) Items only for sale. 9) Limit 3 Free Ads per household per week.*

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Save Lives BLood

7.5 Acres Hatcher Pass $119,000 Please visit:

hatcherpassland.com

LAKE FRONT

ESTATE 11.35 Ac on a private lake. 244' lake front, MLS#12-5783. Call 373-5676 evenings.

2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garage and Storage Shed on each Side, All Paved Parking, W/D Stays, Some Furniture. $210,000. 907-357-2414

3BD 2BA,1600sqft $1450/mo. incl’s heat, plowing & garbage. POA 376-4605

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with 1200 sf shop

125 Waterfront Property 107 Homes for Sale /Wasilla

245 Duplex for Rent/Mat-Su area

4425 E Birchwood Dr.

Floor to ceiling windows! Awesome Lake Views. Hurry! 907-317-4830 Joe Lowndes, Realtor

135 Cabins WANTED: Small to Medium Cabin for removal/relocation.. 562-5010 229-4910

FSBO, MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

907-350-6007 CREEK FRONTAGE

1+ Ac. off KGB

Low down with reasonable credit. 907-561-2257 205 Apts. for Rent/Wasilla 1st. Fl. 2 BD kit/din

LR W/D gar/stor/heat water/trash pickup. on Parks near Hospital $1000/mo Avail. now!

Includes basic cable $700 & up 2322665

2BD, WASILLA FISHHOOK

4200+sf, 4bd, 4ba, granite counters, all stainless steel appliances, htd floors throughout. 2 car attached htd gar, 1500sf detached htd shop, 2+ Acres. Up to 2 horses ok

$599,000

Call Brian or Karen for appointment, 907-745-0406. Co-op w/ realtors at 3%

305 Business Opps BEWARE Employment offers that suggest guaranteed out of state or overseas positions, glamorous travel, gifts or high wages for limited experience may be deceptive or unethical in nature. Please contact the following for possible information: Better Business Bureau at (907)562-0704 Wage & Hour Admin AK Dept of Labor at (907)269-4900

D/W, Coin Laundry. $850/mo, Most Util Incl. 373-3047

3BD, RECENT RENOVATION

Mi 2 Wasilla-Fishhook

Coin Laundry. Most Util Incl. $950 per mo. 373-3047

FSBO SPECTACULAR VIEW

$850 per month

To inquire: Sharon 746-6836 or email slicmiestr@aol.com

Bella Vista Townhomes

3bd, 2.5ba, 1310 sq.ft., garage, granite countertops, W&D, community park, Colony School District. For more information visit: bellavistaAK.com or call 907-352-1824

225 Homes for Rent/Wasilla 2BD, FENCED YARD, MOST UTILITIES INCL. W/D, DW, Carport $850/mo., POA,

Avail Now 373-3047

* SORRY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS FOR FREE ADS Free Ads run in the Tuesday, Friday & Sunday Frontiersman, Wednesday Valley Sun, plus Thursday’s Anchorage Press and Friday’s Arctic Warrior

320 Public/Legal notice

320 Public/Legal notice

Applicants may apply online at: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/services/ boards-commissions.html or contact the office of Boards and Commissions at (907)269-7450 or P.O. Box 110001, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0001 Applications must be received by June 30, 2013.

TO APPLY: Learn more today by sending a resume and cover letter to: Cheryl Metiva at Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman PO BOX 873509 Wasilla, AK 99687-3509 You may also send your materials by email to addirector@ frontiersman.com or drop them off at 5751 E. Mayflower Court off the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.

Come grow with the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman! We are actively recruiting for an outside sales person to contact local businesses about print and online advertising opportunities.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated self-starter who is goal oriented and has good time management skills. You also must have a professional demeanor and appearance, as well as good computer skills.

You'll be rewarded with an existing client base, guaranteed commissions to get you started, an auto allowance, and an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more. This position requires dependable transportation, a valid Alaska driver's license, good DMV record and proof of auto insurance. The Mat Su Valley Frontiersman is an Equal Opportunity Employer

400 Employment

RETAIL SALES MERCHANDISER

Matanuska Electric Association is currently recruiting for a

The State of Alaska, Office of the Governor seeks qualified individuals to serve on the inaugural governing board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, a state corporation responsible for advancing a large-scale natural gas pipeline project. The project's objective is to provide long-term affordable energy for Alaska and its residents and monetize Alaska North Slope natural gas reserves. The governor will select five public members based on their expertise and experience in natural gas pipeline construction, operation and marketing; finance; large project management; and other expertise and experience relevant to the purpose, powers, and duties of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. The board members will serve staggered 5-year terms at the pleasure of the governor. The positions include standard travel, per diem, and a $400 per day stipend for official business.

Outside Sales Representative

NOW

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Board of Directors for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

E-mail inquiries to: ryan.sleight@frontiersman.com, or pick up an application at our office, 5751 East Mayflower Court, just off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway near Mile 4.5.

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907-745-4878

Address: ___________________________________________________________

Come work for our growing printing operation. The Frontiersman is a three-times-a-week newspaper with a thriving commercial printing operation. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week job that comes with a full benefits package. The candidate needs to have a minimum of two years' experience printing full-process color on a Goss Community or similar web press. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to lift 80 pounds, and available to work nights and weekends.

WOODSY 1 BD COTTAGE Near Lake, Full size appliances Includes: trash, cable, propane, snow removal. Low oil usage

Name: _______________________________________ Phone: _______________

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska, has an immediate opening for a Web Press Operator.

210 Apts. for Rent/ Mat-Su

32 x 44’ Log Home, 25 x 50’ Log Barn, 3.9 Ac Mi. 66 Glenn Hwy. Mtn Views & South Facing. Open concept, all wood interior. Gas FP, 2 story barn, 3 BAYS.

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Newspaper

907-841-4558

EFFICIENCY ALL UTIL. PAID

DEADLINE: Friday, 9 a.m. for following week

Check out the Classifieds on the web! www.frontiersman.com

109 Homes for Sale/Mat-Su

FAX: 352-2277 • EMAIL: classads@frontiersman.com

Here’s the Scoop: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

100 Real Estate

DROP OFF: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm at 5751 E. Mayflower Ct. off Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

This full-time regular position offers an exceptional benefit package. Visit

www.mea.coop

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P/T - Temp Deliver new telephone directories in the Anchorage & surrounding area. FT/PT, work your own hours, quick pay, must be 18 yrs+, have drivers license & insured vehicle. CALL TODAY - START TODAY (907) 344-0109 www.deliverphonebooks.com Newspapers

CIRCULATION MANAGER The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, a Wick Communication Co. publication, is seeking a hands-on Circulation Manager to lead our team and manage all aspects of our growing circulation department. Our publications include a thrice-weekly AM newspaper and weekly shopper, the Valley Sun, located in the fastest growing region of the state and in the recreation heart of Southcentral Alaska, the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough. Good leadership, marketing and management skills are required, along with a strong commitment to growing our paid and free circulation base. Experience and thorough knowledge of circulation, including home delivery, single copy and budgeting, are necessary for this position. You will be responsible for increasing market penetration and meeting circulation volume and revenue goals. We seek a person with the ability to move this department forward in a professional manner that is committed to growing our paid circulation numbers and building a solid circulation team. In return, we offer a competitive salary and bonus plan, benefits package that include health/ dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, relocation allowance & a good working environment as a part of our outstanding management team.

Service and Selling to retail accounts in an assigned territory. Retail experience required, Part Time. Please contact: Mark.Escoto@ asmnet.com or 714-780-3027

CLASSIFIED SALES Representative Are you outgoing, self-motivated and goal oriented? Come grow with the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman! We are actively recruiting for a classified advertising sales person to contact local businesses about print and online advertising opportunities. We'd love to hear from you if you are a highly motivated self-starter with good planning, time management & computer skills. We're ready to reward the right person with hourly base pay plus commission, a fast-paced work environment and an excellent benefits package. Sales and customer experience is highly desired but not required. Learn more today by sending a resume and cover letter to: Cheryl Metiva Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 5751 E. Mayflower Court, Wasilla, AK 99687-3509 Or email to: addirector@ frontiersman.com

or you may drop them off at the address above which is located off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway 515 Lost and Found

LOST/REWARD MAN’S RING

in downtown Palmer area. Gold Nuggets on each side. CALL 745-3062.

Please send resume, including salary expectation to:

525 School and Instructions

Mark Kelsey, Publisher, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, P.O. Box 873509 Wasilla, AK 99687

ATSSA Certified FLAGGING CLASSES Call 232-2542

or email: Mark.Kelsey@Frontiersman.com The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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- Good Supply of large logs from Kodiak- Nice Lumber- Good PricesHave a Building Project?

Call Valley Sawmill 907-357-3081 and talk with Vern

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Metal Roofing & Building Components Locally Owned & Operated

BILL’S BUILDING COMPONENTS ASC Steel Roofing; Norclad; Skyline; Trilap Steel Siding. With Duratech XL paint system for lifetime warranty. Grace Ice & Water Shield. Foundation Flashings

Delivery Available Visa & MC

745-4515 1-800-478-4516 632 Fuel/Heating

It has been brought to our attention that a puppy scam is targeting animal lovers. Readers are asked to wire money to a seller who is either out of the country or out of state, with the promise that the seller will ship the animal once the wire transfer has been received.

BE AWARE

If you can not speak to a person locally through a phone call or email without verification, please make sure not to give out ANY personal information. We at the Frontiersman take every precaution to protect our readers and ask that they look for red flags and consider the following when purchasing an animal: • Purchase locally • Be wary of ads that do not list a telephone number, but an email address only • Have the animal examined by a vet before purchasing • Never wire money or send a check • Be sure to obtain the pet at the time of purchase. Classified Advertising (907)352-2290 Call With Any Problem, Any Time

1-800-448-3000

www.girlsandboystown.org

A CFC participant – provided as a public service

Spaying and Neutering is Important to us!

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

Bring us your puppies and we will spay your Momma dog at NO COST! For more info call Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue (907)745-7030

652 Pets/Supplies

652 Pets/Supplies

TELL YOUR MOTHER-IN LAW THE GUEST ROOM IS TAKEN! Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue invites you to join our group and become a foster parent to a homeless dog. All supplies are provided - food, crates, toys, and blankets. YOU PROVIDE THE LOVE… Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue 745-7030 adpr03@yahoo.com

Advocates for Dog and Puppy Wellness

Offers microchippping at PetZoo, once a month. Keep your pet safe, w/ a HomeAgain microchip! Please check our website for the next event date www.Advocatesfordogandpuppywellness.org

Rescue Cats for Adoption

Fixed, with shots and Microchip Money back Guarantee Find out about our reduced adoption fees. Call 980-8898 clearcreekkitties@gmail.com https://sites.google.com/site/clearcreekcatrescue/home

662 Sporting Goods

169 cm K2 SNOWBOARD

w/ K2 cinch bindings, travel bag, goggles, helmet & tool..$ 250 takes it all!!! 907-376-3048 695 Misc. for Sale

USED FURNITURE

Metal Bakers Rack, with 5 shelves, $50 Cherry Wood lighted Curio Cabinet, $350 Reproduction dark oak antique Burford Dresser $750

Contact David

290 N.Yenlo St. Wasilla

MINOLTA 110 ZOOM SLR

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“Having served 21-years in the USAF, I understand the unique personal and internal challenges of military life. As a pastor, I have the joy of seeing many families put God’s principles to work in their lives, on the job, in their relationships, and in their finances. As they grow in faith, they are experiencing powerful results�.

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EDUCATION FOR THOSE WHO AIM HIGHER. You deserve a chance to build the best life you can. You are committed to serving your country. We are committed to serving you. Fort Richardson P 907-333-1311 E FortRichardson@erau.edu

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Welcome! New Military Families

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summer Leadership camp brings cadets to jber

ABOVE: Junior ROTC Cadet George Foldenour rappels from a 35-foot tower on JBER May 29. The JROTC program, sponsored by the United States Armed Forces, allows high school students to experience military training with active-duty and reserve military members who educate cadets on survival skills. ABOVE RIGHT: JROTC Cadet Harrison Jewell, from Colony High School, (left), and Cadet Jeffery Khang, from East High School, work together to balance a bridge May 31. The exercise helped cadets work together as a team. RIGHT: JROTC Cadet Mariah Licata learns how to use her Army Combat Uniform as a floatation device at Buckner Fitness Center on JBER May 30. The survival swimming course educates cadets on how to use their clothing to float. Colony High School, East Anchorage High School and Nome-Beltz Junior and Senior High School participated in a three-day event that included the rappel tower, a mud run, survival swimming lessons and teambuilding exercises. Licata is a student at Colony High. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)

Salmon are here – ensure you’re legal By Senior Airman Jack Sanders JBER Public Affairs The temperature is on the rise, the land of the midnight sun is sticking to its name, and all across the state, anglers are rushing to the water to participate in one of Alaska’s biggest benefits; the summer salmon harvest. Service members and their families can enjoy fishing almost as easily as Alaska residents, but there are a few important rules to keep in mind. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it, said James Wendland, Conservation Law Enforcement. The regulation states, “Anglers sport fishing for king salmon, except stocked king salmon in landlocked lakes, must purchase a current year’s king salmon stamp.” The difference in price for a king stamp will only cost non-resident military license holders $10 more than resident license holders, but the fine for an improperly-purchased license can be more than $300. Active-duty service members and their families, who do not qualify as residents and who are permanently stationed in Alaska, may obtain a special military fishing license at the resident rate. This special resident rate only applies to permanently stationed military with permanent change of station papers showing effective date of transfer. Active-duty nonresident military personnel and their families that receive this nonresident military license are still required

In other words, Wendland said, once you apply for a resident license, a year after that application is processed, you will gain resident status. The first task is determining which license you need to purchase. Resident, non-resident, or non-resident-military, as defined by the 2013 Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, an Alaska sport fishing license is required for all non-residents 16 and older, and most residents from 16 to 59, to fish in all Alaska fresh and salt waters. Anyone under the age of 16 is not required to have a license. While sport fishing, personaluse fishing, or clam digging patrons Ship Creek hosts silver and king salmon in the heart of downtown Anchorage. It’s moments must have their fishing license away from JBER – just be sure your license and tackle are legal. (Photo courtesy Ken Graham must be in their possession. Photography/Creative Commons license.) A sport fishing license is valid to purchase king salmon stamps to fish for one of the more commonly misunderstood for a calendar year. king salmon. policies, Wendland said. Those with a non-resident military People should check the Alaska Depart“It’s easy to get mixed up and purchase license cannot participate in personal-use ment of Fish and Game website frequently a license with the incorrect information on it fishing, commonly referred to as dip netting. for rule updates. and the next thing you know, you’re getting For information about fishing or hunting Emergency orders are the method the fined for something you thought you were on base, call 552-2282. state uses to open and close fisheries, change doing right,” he said. To check the regulations, visit the Defish limits and tackle restrictions. “It’s highly recommended for anyone partment of Fish and Game website at www. In many cases, EOs are required because who desires to do any hunting or fishing adfg.alaska.gov or call 267-2257. there are either more or fewer fish than ex- while in Alaska to ask for assistance and read If service members have any questions pected, and there is a biological conservation the regulation,” Wendland said. they can always contact the Alaska Departconcern, the ADF&G website says. An ‘Alaska resident’ as pertaining to ment of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife EOs are announced in newspapers, by military members, is a service member who Conservation at 267-2257, or the Alaska radio, recorded ADF&G hotlines, on the has been stationed in Alaska for the 12 con- State Troopers. ADF&G website, and at kiosks and ADF&G secutive months immediately preceding the More phone numbers are located on offices. application for a license, or a dependent of a page two of the 2013 Alaska Sport Fishing The safe bet, when it comes to EOs, is to resident member of the military service who Regulations Summary. Summary booklets check the ADF&G website for new changes has lived in Alaska for the 12 consecutive can be picked up free of charge at most before leaving on a fishing venture. months immediately preceding the applica- sporting-goods stores, grocery stores, and The regulation for residency is probably tion for a license. other places that sell bait and tackle.


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Having a light makes all the difference when it’s dark Commentary by Army Chaplain (Capt.) Joel Britton 1-501 Inf. Bn. Chaplain Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.� In Alaska, during the summer, the statement “I need some light� isn’t a common phrase. However, just a few short months ago, it could be heard all the time. It’s amazing with all of the daylight how much more and more clearly the Last Frontier is seen. The abundance of daylight reminds me of a lesson I learned while deployed to Afghanistan. Like most everyone else in Task Force 1-Geronimo, I arrived at Forward Operating Base Salerno in December at night. As I stepped off the back of the tailgate of the C-130 Hercules aircraft, everything around me became very dark. As I tried to keep up with the paratrooper in front of me, it became harder and harder due to the lack of light shining from the C-130. The FOB was very dark with no lights used at night. We wrestled in our pockets and assault packs to find our red-tinted headlamps so we could see where

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we were going. We finally got our bags and headed to either our rooms or our temporary barracks. I went to sleep with little thought of how dark it was and the lack of exterior lighting on the FOB. The next morning, I woke up

and noticed the vehicles all had tape or packing list holders over the vehicles headlights. Our FOB and all the combat outposts were blackout bases and posts. A couple of mornings later, my assistant and I were walking to the gym early in the morning when someone yelled at us “Get a light,�

I began to think of how important it is to have light. The Bible clearly states that the word of God is our light and it gives us direction in life. Many times during the day, we take the light that is around us for granted simply because it is there and we can see the things

around us. When things are going well and we don’t seem to think we need any direction, it doesn’t mean the truth of the word of God isn’t shining. We just don’t think about it. However, when darkness comes to our life and the struggles of a deployment or issues in life come, where do we turn for direction? When we have to make decisions and we need direction, what illuminates the path we should take? Do we base our decision on whatever is popular in our culture? Do we base our decision on what our friends or family say? Or, do we simply walk the path in darkness, hoping we don’t fall? When I was at Combat Outpost Narizeh I was in the tactical operations center, getting ready to go to my room which wasn’t too far away. I didn’t want to mess with getting my light out so I exited the TOC and started down the steps. About halfway down, I missed a step and ended up at the bottom of the steps on my rear end. After my assistant stopped laughing, he shone his light over to me so I could pick myself up and get to my room. I simply thought that I knew where the steps were and I didn’t really need any light to find my path to my room. Many times we do the same thing in life. We say “I’ve endured a deployment before;� “I’ve transitioned to a different duty station before� or “I’ve endured this hardship before so I don’t need any help.� Or simply, ‘‘I know what I am doing.� This is when we fall and sometimes get severely injured. In life, God gave us a guide to help us see where we are going and to illuminate the path we should take. I encourage you, whether you are in a dark time or everything is going well pick up the word of God and allow it to be a lamp to your feet and a light unto your path. Start with reading the book of John or Proverbs, and it will help shine light on the decisions you make. God wants the best for you and he wants to guide you through the darkness you face, so read the Bible and “get a light.�

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THROUGH SUNDAY Slam’n Salmon Derby A stone’s throw from downtown Anchorage is Ship Creek, an urban fishing hot spot. Anglers, both tourists and locals alike, wet their lines and vie for the biggest king salmon and the cash and prizes that go with it. For more information, call 277-4302. THROUGH JUNE 30 Summer City Fair Cuddy Family Midtown Park hosts this fair opening at noon daily. Carnival rides, games, food and more last until 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call 688-2296. SATURDAY Amazing Pet Expo The Anchorage Pet Expo at Sullivan Arena welcomes your dog, cat, bird or even lizard (with proof of applicable vaccines) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special guest is Shorty Rossi and his pit bull Hercules, star of ‘Pit Boss’ on television. This event also offers a megaadoption event, with low-cost vaccines and microchipping for mammals. For information, call (800) 977-3609. The Color Run This race is less about speed and more about crazy color fun. The 5k race is open to runners and walkers of all speeds. Most of the runner’s clothing must be white – so the colored corn starch thrown during the race has a canvas. For information, visit thecolorrun.com/anchorage. SATURDAY THROUGH JUNE 21 Solstice Week and the Hero Games Celebrate summer solstice with a week of hands-on activities downtown. The Anchorage museum hosts planetarium shows, and the annual Hero Games which pits police, firefighters, Soldiers and Airmen against each other in challenges. For information visit anchoragedowntown.org.

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JUNE 18 THROUGH 20 Juneteenth The Delaney Park Strip at 10th and L hosts this family-oriented multicultural celebration. Learn about historic AfricanAmericans with live entertainment, food, and games in rembrance of the achievements of AfricanAmericans. For information, visit anchorage.net/events/juneteenth.

day at the Eagle River Lions Park. This community-wide Independence Day bash features skydivers, music, games and concessiosn beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at midnight with a terrific fireworks display. On July 4, the Chugiak parade begins at the Latimer Fire Station on the old Glenn Highway. For information, visit www. cer.org.

JUNE 21 Army Birthday Ball The Army celebrates its 238th birthday with this ball at the Hotel Captain Cook. Break out the mess dress and ball gown, and book your tickets now. For information, call 384-3740 or email charles.j.russell8.mil@ mail.mil.

JULY 4 Anchorage Celebration Celebrate independence Alaska-style in this old-fashioned festival. A pancake breakfast, downtown parade, picnicing and other fun events make Independence Day memorable. For information, visit anchoragejuly4thcelebration.com.

JUNE 22 Mayor’s Marathon Nearly 4,000 runners and walkers will travel the trails of Anchorage at the annual Mayor’s Marathon and Half-Marathon. There’s also a four-person marathon relay, a 5-miler, and a Youth Cup. For information, call 786-1325.

ONGOING Anchorage Market The summertime farmer’s market kicks off at the 3rd and E Street parking lot downtown Saturdays. Seven acres of vendors offer produce, exotic goods, Alaska souvenirs, meat and so much more. For information, call 272-5634.

JUNE 22 AND 23 Ham Radio Field Day Paxton Park hosts JBER’s annual Amateur Radio Relay League field day, with setup beginning at 9 a.m. and operation starting at 10. Operations may continue through 4 p.m. Sunday. This combination social gathering, emergency communciation exercise, contest and training offers something for everyone, and everyone with JBER access is invited. For information, visit KL7AIR. us or email club@kl7air.us.

Potter Marsh Bird Walk This guided tour on the Potter Marsh boardwalk is a familyfriendly event for birdwatchers of any skill level. Plan for rain or shine and dress accordingly; binoculars and guide books are available for loan. The boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible and children are encouraged. Meet at the entrance kiosk at Potter Marsh; tours are Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call 267-2281.

JUNE 29 Scottish Highland Games Eagle River Lions Park hosts the 32nd Annual Scottish Highland Games starting at 8 a.m. Live music with Celtica and dancing competitions entertain those who don’t find caber-tossing their cup of tea. For information, visit alaska scottish.org. JULY 3 AND 4 Eagle River 4th of July Fireworks are the order of the

Live After Five This is a free Friday-night concert series in Town Square Park. Enjoy outdoor seating with beverages and soak up the summerevening sun from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, visit www.anchoragedowntown.org. AER scholarships Army Emergency Relief is taking applications for scholarships. Scholarships are available for children or spouses 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 Wo m e n a r e i n v i t e d t o meet with Protestant Women of the Chapel. Meetings will be at parks throughout the summer, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The June 11 meeting is at Cottonwood, June 25 at Moose Crossing, July 9 at Mount Spurr Elementary, and July 23 at the JBERRichardson Library. For more information, email jber.ak.pwoc@ gmail.com or call 384-1461. 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 952-4353, visit their site at www.trainweb.org/msmrre or email bjorgan@alaska.net. Motorcycle training Military motorcycle riders and civilians using motorcycles for their jobs on JBER must attend an approved safety course. Riders must wear all personal protective equipment – including approved helmet; shatter-resistant goggles, glasses or face shield; long sleeves and trousers, full-finger gloves; sturdy footwear and a reflective vest or jacket. These requirements are based on Department of Defense Instruction 6055.04. For information, contact a unit safety representative or the 673d Air Base Wing Ground Safety Office at 552-6850. Borealis Toastmasters Conquer your fear of public speaking with Toastmasters. This safe, friendly club helps build confidence through speeches, presentations, feedback and listening. The club meets every Thursday 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 is located at

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Confession 30 minutes before Mass at the chapel in which Mass is being celebrated, or anytime by appointment. Call 552-4422 or 384-5907

Protestant Sunday Services Joint Liturgical Service 9 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 2 Traditional Service 9 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 11 a.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel Gospel Service Noon – Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 5 p.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 1 7076 Fighter Dr., between Polaris and Yukla dormitories. The cafe has wireless Internet and programs throughout the week for single Airmen. There are free homestyle meals Fridays at 6 p.m. For information, call 552-4422. Sing-along at the zoo Pre-school-aged children can explore the world of animals through music. They can sing along or play with instruments, 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the coffee shop greenhouse. For information email klarson@ alaskazoo.org.

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Thursday 10-11 a.m. This story time series is for children 3-5 yrs. Find out our weekly theme on JBER LIBRARY Facebook page. Join in the fun! No need to pre-register, however, adult/ parental participation is required.

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673d CS hosts boat regatta NCO spends 11 months on cardboard canoe By Airman Ty-Rico Lea JBER Public Affairs The 673d Communications Squadron hosted their annual cardboard Boat Regatta race June 7. Service members, as well as Department of Defense employees, worked on various boats for the event to test each other’s architectural ability and craftsmanship. Tech. Sgt. Patrick Van Winkle, 673d CS quality assurance evaluator, molded a vessel on his own and received great praise for his work. “This would be my first time actually using a boat design I researched. All my past boats have all been off-hand creations,� Van Winkle said. “I tried that technique in the past and they were complete failures.� Van Winkle told his peers he worked on the boat for 200 hours that spanned a total of 11 months. “I was deployed for some time during the project and had to put the boat’s construction on hold until I arrived back to my home base,� Van Winkle said. “I sealed the boat in plastic to preserve its contents and when I arrived back I immediately resumed progress.� Active-duty members of all ranks chipped in for the event by assisting in the construction of other boats. “The hot pink boat with the purple trimming would be the one boat I worked on today,� said Senior Airman T’Nezia McLaurin, 673d CS cyber operations technician. “The name of the boat is The Pink Cornelius.� Just to liven up the event and make it more of a challenge for others, non-participant boats were placed around the regatta course. “Some boats were created to obstruct and sabotage the other boats,� McLaurin said. “This is something that makes the regatta a lot more fun.� These non-participant boats hurled water balloons, attempted to capsize participating boats and rammed them off course. Rules outlined for the race clearly indicated this was permissible. Racers were required to limit

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ABOVE: Tech. Sgt. Patrick Van Winkle, 673d Communications Squadron quality assuarance evaluator, paddles his boat ‘Snoopy’s Revenge’ out on Sixmile Lake with the help of Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Thomas, 673d CS section chief of cyber infrastructure June 7. The cardboard-boat regatta is hosted every year by the 673d CS for family games and fun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ty-Rico Lea) RIGHT: Personnel and family members of the 673d Communications Squadron compete in the annual cardboard boat regatta out on Sixmile Lake on JBER. Participants build their boats themselves, using items such as cardboard and duct tape, and they must successfully paddle out on the water to a marker, and make it back to shore successfully without sinking. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Joel Cooke)

the materials they used to build the boats to simple cardboard, tape and glue. Further rules and regulations officially decided upon by the 673d CS staff dictated only corrugated cardboard could be used; it could be of any thickness, but not bonded to any other material such as vinyl. Non-corrugated material could not be used, especially the kind of resin or wax-type coating found in

packing cases. No solid cardboard and no carpet roll tubes could be used. Wood, metal, Styrofoam or other materials that would aid in flotation or make the hull rigid were also prohibited. Boats were subject to inspection and disqualification for each violation would be applied to any of the general rules. The race itself required boaters to sail out to a buoy placed in

the middle of the lake, circle it once and arrive back on shore – without sinking. The winner of the race would be awarded a cardboard trophy. When asked if there would be multiple trophies awarded, McLaurin said, “You either win or you lose.� “I’ve been stationed here on JBER for a while now and we’ve held this event every year,� McLaurin said.

Despite the event being a social, relaxing environment, the regatta got pretty competitive. “Helping work on a boat was actually very enjoyable, and it would make me all the happier to actually have my shop’s boat win the race,� McLaurin said. “My advice to all the future Airmen who participate in this event is to just have fun with it, and have a good time witnessing the results of your hard work.�

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Retired Army Staff Sgt. Frank DeRosa, a World War II 793d Military Police Battalion veteran, delivers remarks before the battalion cases its colors. Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 793d MP, marked an impending nine-month deployment to Afghanistan during an Oct. 12 deployment ceremony at JBER’s Buckner Physical Fitness CenBy Petty Officer 3rd Class ter. HHD will function as the headquarters for other Jonathan Klingenberg companies from other states, and the consolidated 17th Coast Guard District unit will be known as Task Force Spartan. (U.S. Air Affairs Airmen of the 673d Security Forces Squadron advance in multiple formations asPublic part of civil-disturbance training. The Airmen Force photos/David Bedard) are preparing during Exercise Polar Force 12-7 for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Omari Bernard) Sgt. Brent S. Barnett-Lamothe The crew of a Coast Guard

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in Barrow, one was in Cold Bay and the remaining two were down WASHINGTON — The Federal Emerfor maintenance. gency Management Agency continues to Until a Jayhawk was available, coordinate federal government assistance – Air Station Kodiak was able to use including Department of Defense-provided their MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, a By David Bedard aid – to support states in response and reAir Station Kodiak Jayhawk hesmaller and shorter ranged helicopJBER Public Affairs covery of Hurricane Sandy, according to a licopter, tail number 6005, geared ter, to ferry parts and personnel to FEMA news release issued today. up and set out on a mission on the scene of the stranded Jayhawk. eployed to the other side of FEMA Administrator William Craig the evening of Oct. 11, in search More than four trips were made the world with the 793d MiliFugate continues to ensure federal partners of a crewman who was reported alternating between delivering tary Police Battalion, Army bring all available resources to bear to supoverboard from the fishing vessel crew, tools and parts necessary Staff Sgt. Frank DeRosa found port state, local, territorial and tribal comFlying Ocean southwest of Kodiak for the repairs. The maintenance himself in a place wholly difmunities in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas, Island near Shelikof Strait. crew, working to change out the PAO staff report ferent than his native Chicago. the release said. While the helicopter crew was tail gear box, where often dropped By Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf It had been a few years since a surprise “Our thoughts and prayers are with conducting a search pattern in an at the scene not long after sunrise A JBER noncommissioned officer died JBER Public Affairs attack on U.S. soil spurred military action on those in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic attempt to locate the missing man, and worked until sunset. In one from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot two major fronts to ensure American security states who’ve been affected by this storm. a caution light drew their attention instance the maintenance crew Sirens blared and a voice called over the wound early morning Oct. 10 while sitting and prosperity. But DeRosa wasn’t called We encourage individuals to continue to to a tail gearbox high oil temperastayed overnight, periodically firpublic address system. In response, Airmen in his car outside his home on Matthew Paul to action in response to the 9/11 attacks. He follow the direction of local officials so that ture indication. ing up the engines of the helicopter Way in Anchorage. donned gas masks and protective gear. Some was called because the Imperial Japanese first responders can focus on life saving ef“We had the potential of a very to stay warm. Sgt. Brent Steven Barnett-Lamothe, 25, Airmen searched around their building for Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on forts,” Fugate said in today’s FEMA release. real catastrophic failure of the tail According to Cmdr. John Holunexploded ordinance, while others checked of Highland, Calif., who was a signal NCO Dec. 7, 1941. “FEMA continues to provide the full support rotor drive system,” said Lt. Scott lingsworth, the Air Station Kodiak with the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavpaper to see if the simulated attack was a DeRosa didn’t deploy to the rugged, of the federal government for the life-saving Wilkerson, one of two pilots on engineering officer, the time it alry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team chemical one. mountainous semi-arid eastern region of and life-sustaining activities such as search the mission. “That’s a helicopter would take to switch out a part like Although this scenario was an exercise (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at JBER, Afghanistan like his modern counterparts and rescue, power restoration and debris pilot’s worst nightmare. You lose the tail gear box would be close to was found dead at the scene by the Anchorthat happened last week on Joint Base are scheduled to in the coming weeks. The removal that remains the top priorities of the tail rotor and the aircraft is gotwo days with optimal conditions, Elmendorf-Richardson, it provided effective age Police Department officers. retired Soldier deployed to the pastoral state, tribal and local governments.” ing to want to spin, which was a in house. In the field however, esThe incident is under investigation by training to keep JBER ready to handle such expanse of World War II France, where he Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta divery real possibility, but we were pecially in a remote location like Force Staff Sgt.Department. Albert Brown communicates with the flight deck crew of an E-3 Anchorage Police events and prepare for the 2014 Operational theAir helped secure the Allied supply route known rected the Department of Defense to provide all prepared. We executed emerLow Cape, repairs took six days Sentry Airborne Warning System aircraft prior to take off at JBER, during Barnett-Lamothe joinedand theControl Army in Readiness Inspection. as the Red Ball Express. Air Station Kodiak crewmembers work to complete repairs of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter’s tail gear due in part to weather. gency procedures to try andtostack Exercise Polar Forceat 12-7 Oct. 24. The exercise was designed test base prepared- any available disaster response resources and was stationed JBER since May Polar Force 12-7 was designed Police Battalion commander, fromin 2005 box in the remote location of Low Cape at the south end of Kodiak Island Oct. In the field, such a reNearly 67 years after completing his Army Lt. Col. Stephen Gabavics, 793d Military “Our the oddsAircraft in our favor, but we knew The tail gear box was sucness for various scenarios. Brown is a 962nd Maintenance Unit E-3 crew chief 793d MP command sergeant 2011. He recently returned from a 10-month days to complete. The same repair would take two days at the air station’s cessfully repaired on Tuesday, but wartime service with the 793d MP, DeRosa Oshkosh, Wis., and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Lynch,See it was only Sgt. a matter of time before pair can take more than six See Polar Force, Page A-3 deployment Response, Page A-3 from Redding, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Robert Barnett) major, from Mineola, N.Y., case the battalion colors held by Spc. Rick Flowers of Hatto Afghanistan. maintenance shop. (Photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak) it failed on us.” due to weather, the crew of the See Military Police, Page A-3 tiesburg, Miss. The next of kin have been notified. The Jayhawk crew called in a grounded Jayhawk, was not able mayday and quickly executed an out on location before they could the crew and cameraman from the helicopter. to perform trial flights until the emergency landing to the beach move the helicopter again. This the beach. They launched their “The Hickory played a vital following day. With the success of at Low Cape at the south end of was only one of their problems small boat crew and headed to the role in ensuring the safe recovery the trial flight the helicopter crew Marines to overcome, Airman 1st Class Kodiak Island, more than 85 miles however; darkness was setting in had stranded helicopter from crew. of our folks,” said Cmdr. Mark returned safely to Kodiak. things their clothes Omari Bernard southwest of the air station. and a Kodiak brown bear was spot-like layering Hollingsworth explained that a According to Wilkerson, it felt Vislay, operations officer, Coast keeping to rescue. the issues JBER Public Affairs zone. likewarm a surf Theoffollowing Guard Air Station Kodiak. “In field level repair is one of the most By Airman 1st Class The planning for the rekey “It’s something that we train ted not far from the landingand batteries not as long. made After the small Alaska we are called on to cover challenging tasks to accomplish, for,” Wilkerson said. Along with All four helicopter crewmembers seaslasting and darkness Omari Bernard begins six months out. Members econnaissance Marines that first day, validated their many other types of equipment and one Al Roker Entertainment boatthey landing extremely challenging vast distances and operate with especially in Alaska, and with JBER Public Affairs of COMSEC communicate with from the Force Reconandthe procedures to the techniques but he added Hickory coxswain very little infrastructure. The bears in the area. the maintainers four months out.failures and emergency situation cameraman had to retreattactics, naissance Company, 1st forbear the elements they training, Wilkerson explained helicopter and wait until the “To say this is a professional made the bestencountered of a very difficult sit- ability to self rescue our crews is A team of Airmen from the “We would never be able to Reconnaissance Batand beganuation the reconnaissance and that, as helicopter pilots, they are moved on. and deftly maneuvered the critical whether that takes the form group of people who went down 3rd Wing and the 673d Air Base accomplish this without the Airtalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif., portion theirfrom tem-the beach of launching another aircrew to get there to do the job would be an unrequired to go through simulated The Coast Guard Cuttersurveillance Hick- small boat of to and Wing here helped JBER become men working around the clock,” performed a high-altitude lowporary deployment tail rotor failure training annually. ory crew and a Kodiak-based recoveringtraining. all the crewmembers them or in this case relying on the derstatement,” said Hollingsworth. the first base in the Air Force to Cogburn said. “They are all profesopening jump and parachuted in They safely went through various “We hand-picked these guys, we and returning to the cutter. support of the cutter.” successfully rekey all of their F-22 sionals and individually want to After safely touching down and HC-130 Hercules airplane crew through the frigid Alaska air Oct. training as urban upon further inspection of the tail were both operating nearby and missions With such the crew safe aboard The stranded helicopter is one knew that their talents and abiliRaptors for the next year. complete the mission. Sometimes, 18. training, theythe forcefully rotor, the crew found that all the responded to the helicopterraid crew’s thewhere Hickory, command at Air of five MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters ties were far beyond anyone else The effort of maintainers from you have to pry them off the maFor four days, they stayed in The focused Marineson devel- stationed in Kodiak. At the time of on the hangar deck, and their level oil had drained out of the gear box mayday. The Hickory’sbreached crew buildings. Station Kodiak the 3rd Maintenance Group and the chine.” the subarctic elements where other also performed clearing with and it would require being changed quickly made plans to extract opingroom a salvage plan to recover the emergency, one helicopter was of professionalism is boundless.” communications security office of “Over the years, just the reMarines who were embedded in buddy teams and live-fire training the 673d ABW directly contributed lationship we have – the level of their platoon evaluated them, beas well as their bread and butter to this accomplishment. As a direct respect that they have for us and we fore the unit was picked up. reconnaissance and surveillance result, JBER has been first to anhave for them and our ability with The Marines left San Diego, mission. nually rekey all their F-22s, not communication,” he said. Calif., with 86-degree balmy one training scenario, the MaintenanceIndiscipline.................A-2 JBER and the Municipality of once, not twice, but three years in Rekeying the jets this year was weather, said Marine Capt. ChrisMarines planned a tactical recovAnchorage will test the “Energy a row – setting the pace and stana challenge, Coleman said. “If that JBER Raptors refuel......................A-2 topher Brock, future operations Marine Cpl. Charles ery of aircraft and personnel, where Cegan, Chugach dard for other bases operating the material is not1st in Reconnaissance that jet, then that Battalion, steels himself for the cold of theBriefs and announcements...........A-7 Watch” system Tuesday from 6 to officer with 1st Recon. They em- mountains, while in a UH-60 Black Hawk, Oct 18. Cegan was moulaged to play the role of an both 176th Pararescue Airmen and Raptor. jetriding is considered broken.” 8 p.m. to gauge how much natural Hispanic Heritage Month...............B-1 barked on a four-hour flight and aircraft crash victim. the Reconnaissance Marines paraAir Force “Every year we meet up with “If(U.S. you have a fleetPhoto/Airman that is actu- 1st Class Omari Bernard) arrived in Alaska airspace via chutedfriend’s into an aptly named landing gas can be saved through conserthe maintainers and discuss the ally flying, then we have a small Airman saves life.............B-2 of the JBER-Richardson degree winds,” Brock said. “It temperature with the gear they zone in a valley between mountains C-130 Hercules. challenges,” said Eric Coleman, window Range. of time to fi15 gure out how Community Calendar.....................B-3 vation efforts. For more informa“Next thing to they know, was atheir big fldeal There, they had to transition the 673d ABW COMSEC Security do this andthey not impede y- the first day or so. have. What things worked and code named Drop Zone Geronimo. of the back of A lot of it was survival mode, how what things didn’t.” Sports.............................................B-4 tion, visit JBER Energy Watch’s from the warm temperature of San are jumping out ing Manager. “Last year, the fleet was mission,” heaexplained. Facebook page. See Recon, Page A-3 C-130 at 11,000 feet into negative they were going to deal with the He gave examples of things the Diego to the subarctic temperatures grounded so it was simple to do. Four members were recognized This year with them constantly flyand coined by Air Force Col. Brian $ IN THOUSANDS ing, we have to work around their Duffy Commander of the 673d 330 schedules. Basically, we worked ABW, and Air Force Col. Dirk around the clock (shift work) with Smith, commander of the 3rd 290 our maintainers in order to get our An F-22 Raptor of the 3rd Wing’s 90th Fighter Squadron taxis, Sept. 17. The F-22 was deployed toStay Wing, for their accomplishments Arctic Tough..........................A-2 As of Thursday, JBER troops 250 fleet rekeyed.” that represented the synchronizaAndersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Theater Security Package. Despite having a sizeableCoast 210 Guard Hercules...................A-2 and civilian employees have The rekey of the F-22 is the proportion of their Raptor fleet deployed to Andersen, Airmen of 3rd Wing and 673d Air Base Wing tion of the team and the foundation 170 announcements...........A-7 given $139,700 to Combined communications security portion were able rekey their F-22s before any other Raptor base was able to accomplish the same feat. (U.S.Briefs of thisand accomplishment. 130 Federal Campaign charities, of the aircraft maintenance. Like Air Force photo/Senior Airman Carlin Leslie) “Today at we the recognize four inHalloween hospital.............B-1 90 the keys to a car, the rekey is vital dividuals for their excellence and Chaplain’s Corner..........................B-2 42 percent of JBER’s goal to the operations of the F-22. helps to establish a secure line of to be changed out,” he said. “The assistant manager. leadership,” Smith said during the 50 of $330,000 total before the Calendar.....................B-3 “We don’t actually key the communication. whole F-22 fleet changes out an“They have a good understand-Community coin ceremony. “But you really are 10 campaign ends Nov. 9. jets ourselves,” Coleman said. “It is not strictly between nually.” ing of what our job is,” ColemanPotstanding on the shoulders of many can cause psychosis..............B-4 “We work hand-in-hand with the aircraft,” Coleman said. “It is De“I can’t stress enough the im- said. “We have a good understand- others that worked as a team, with maintainers. The actual maintain- partment of Defense wide, since it portance of the teamwork portion ing of what their job is. With that your leadership, to accomplish this ers are the ones that go out and involves everyone, it is important between the COMSEC office and kind of understanding, we know achievement. We know there are touch the jet.” that we are all communicating the maintainers that were out in the what to expect – look for ways to scores of additional Airmen and The rekey itself is a change correctly.” cold doing the work,” said Tech. help them out and make the process civilians that deserve a piece of made to the encryption key and “Every year the material needs Sgt. Samuel Cogburn, COMSEC easier.” this recognition as well.”

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