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Civilian furlough cut from 11 to six days American Forces Press Service Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday. Savings and the ability to reprogram funds made possible Tuesday’s announcement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that unpaid furlough days for about 650,000 civilian employees are being reduced. Effective immediately, furloughs are over for all DoD Education Activity personnel on 10-month contracts – mostly teachers and support personnel working in the activity’s school system – so the 2013 school year will not be affected, officials said. In a message announcing the reduction, Hagel said that since he announced the 11-day furlough in May, “Congress has approved most of a large reprogramming request that we submitted, … giving us the flexibility to move funds across accounts. The military services have been aggressive in identifying ways to hold down costs, and we have been successful in shifting savings … to meet our highest priority needs.” When Hagel reluctantly decided to

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The general with four hats

Hoog reflects on a challenging command By Airman 1st Class Omari Bernard JBER Public Affairs Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, Commander of Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force Alaska, is a man who wears many hats. In this capacity, he commands and more than 21,000 active-duty, Guard and Reserve personnel spanning Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Hoog moves on to new challenges today, as he relinquishes command and moves to a new assignment at the Pentagon. As the senior military officer in Alaska responsible for integration of all military activities in the Alaska theater of operations, Hoog integrated active-duty, Guard and Reserve members of all services in Alaska during a time of budget cuts and sequestration. “It’s been a very dynamic year and a half,” Hoog said. “Sequestration has been coloring everything for the last five to six months. I think the biggest thing that I have been able to work with the staff here is to get more cooperation or at least interface between the various commands and folks in Alaska.” As a result of working relationships between sister services and combining their strengths and recourses, Hoog provided an integrated way forward to give options for the future in a time of dwindling budgets.

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Pfc. Jeremy Calvin, assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, 793d Military Police Battalion, a native of El Paso, Texas, covers a window during a situational training exercise at Baumeister City Military Operations on Urban Terrain Complex, July 24. The MP Soldiers trained on various team-based scenarios aimed at testing their abilities to adapt to rapidly changing situations under stressful physical and mental conditions. (U.S. Air Force photos/Justin Connaher)

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JBER Public Affairs staff report FC. JEREMY CALVIN WAS covered in sweat under the weight of his helmet, body armor and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. He crouched behind his team leader in a narrow, dusty alley in a village reported to be occupied by the insurgency. Because he was welded to his team leader and the Soldier hunched behind him, it took little prompting for the El Paso, Texas, native to move when the team entered the house. All four Soldiers swiftly fanned out into the small sitting room, making sure to cover all windows and entryways but finding nothing. Stacking up again, the 164th Military Police Company fire team repeated the process for the adjacent living room, but with decidedly different results. This time, they found a man with an AK-47 assault rifle cradled on

his lap. After an extremely tense moment, the team managed to peacefully disarm the man and detain him for questioning. This scenario often plays out in the villages of Afghanistan, but in this case, it was part of the 164th MP’s situational training exercise at the Baumeister City Military Operations on Urban Terrain Complex July 24. Sgt. William Burt, of Lufkin, Texas, who served as a 164th MP observer/controller during the exercise, said the STX lanes tested the mettle of Soldiers in three phases – land navigation, movement to contact, and room clearance/detainee operations. Phase One began when the company left the unit motorpool en route to the training site. Upon arrival, the Soldiers received a report from a simulated host nation security agency requiring them to find three pieces of intelligence. The impromptu land-navigation course tested the MPs’ ability to move over rough terrain without the assistance of a GPS, said Sgt. Matthew Ramage, a 164th MP team leader and a native of Cleveland. “You should always have a map and a compass,” Ramage said of the tried-and-true military instruments. “The basics are always important.” The last point the MPs navigated to was

a simulated weapons cache, prompting the Soldiers to process the find and report the intelligence to higher headquarters. Burt said Phase Two entailed a patrol through rough terrain with brush as high as seven feet tall. “[JBER has] probably one of the best training areas, because you’re going to get to test your endurance,” he said. “You get to see what you’re made of.” The culminating event for Phase Two was tactical care of a casualty while under fire. During this phase, teams were required to carry a 200-pound dummy on a stretcher over uneven terrain. “The dummy has to be heavy,” Burt said. “Because, if that was one of your battle buddies down range, they would be an average of 170 pounds plus whatever gear they wear.” Calvin said Phase Three was unique, because it involved entering and clearing buildings while using non-lethal means to neutralize armed personnel. Because citizens in host nations can often be legally armed with automatic, military-grade weapons; it is critical for Soldiers to be able to discern when to use lethal force, and when to disarm

“You get to see what you’re made of.”

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Army Military Occupational Specialty 31B, Military Police, entails 20 weeks of One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In addition to traditional law enforcements skills such as criminal investigation and traffic control, MPs are also skilled in battlefield tasks such as route security and detainee operations.

Spc. Greg Hadley, 164th MP, a native of Leesburg, Ga., guards a simulated detainee during situational training exercise lanes and team qualifications at Baumeister City, July 24.

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‘Spirit of Tuskeegee’ becomes 477th FG flagship By Air Force Capt. Ashley Conner 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson F-22 has been transformed into the 477th Fighter Group flagship with the words “Spirit of Tuskegee” painted across the tail, a nod to the unit’s Tuskegee Airmen heritage. “We are part of history. Whether we realize it or not, what we do on a day-to-day basis is writing the pages of history,” said Air Force Col. Tyler Otten, 477th Fighter Group commander, who was the first pilot to fly the group’s flagship after the paint job. “Maintaining our connection to our lineage provides a foundation on which we build. The Tuskegee heritage of the 477th is rich with courage, service and commitment, which serves as a guide to our efforts today.” Coordination began in 2011 to have the Reserve flagship tail flash painted with “Spirit of Tuskegee” to recognize the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. A flagship is a dedicated aircraft with the name of the unit commander and dedicated crew chief’s names painted on the aircraft. The 477th Fighter Group was previously the 477th Bombardment Group, a Tuskegee unit activated in 1944. The group’s 302nd Fighter Squadron historically was part of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as “The Redtails” the famous all-black unit that fought both

Airman 1st Class Jermaine James, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 crew chief, assists Air Force Col. Tyler Otten, 477th Fighter Group commander before his July 31 flight at JBER. It was the first time tail number 147 has flown after being transformed into the 477th Fighter Group flagship. The words “Spirit of Tuskegee,” painted across the tail, are a nod to the unit’s Tuskegee Airmen heritage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tammie J. Ramsouer)

American prejudice and the Axis powers in Europe. “The group’s Tuskegee heritage is at the core of our history,” Otten said.”The cour-

age, dedication and patriotism exhibited by the men of the 477th Bomb Group and the 302nd Fighter Squadron serve as motivation and examples for our service today. Against

incredible opposition, the Tuskegee Airmen served their country. We should strive to emulate their courage and commitment in the face of whatever challenges are presented to us today. That is the Spirit of Tuskegee.” The 477th was reactivated here in October 2007 when the group became the Air Force Reserve Command’s first F-22 Raptor unit and the only Air Force Reserve unit in Alaska. The 477th Fighter Group associates with the active duty 3rd Wing to maintain and fly the F-22’s assigned to the active duty. “We have different challenges today on the national, Air Force, and personal levels – yet our Airmen continue to serve,” Otten said. “Despite our current challenges the men and women of the 477th continue to serve their country, and do so admirably. The Tuskegee Airmen changed the shape and future of the Army Air Corps of their day. As we go forward with our total-force endeavor, we are shaping the future of the Air Force as well. While our challenges are not as systemic as the opposition the original Tuskegee Airmen faced, we do have challenges; they serve as great examples of courage and dedication.” The new tailflash was done in conjunction with scheduled maintenance and was completed by low observable technicians assigned to the 477th Maintenance Squadron.

Dolphin helicopters critical part of Coast Guard patrols By Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Mooers 17th Coast Guard District The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and their embarked MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak are currently underway in the Bering Sea standing a ready search and rescue guard and conducting fisheries enforcement to ensure the safety of mariners in the region and their compliance with federal and state safety and fishing regulations. “The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Alaska Patrol division utilizes the MH-65D Dolphin helicopters and aircrews, deploying aboard cutters to carry out Coast Guard missions to the outer edges of the air station’s 4 million square mile operational area of responsibility,” said Coast Guard Capt. Melissa Rivera, commanding officer, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. “They extend the reach of our cutters. ALPAT assets are a force multiplier for fisheries enforcement and search and rescue on the Maritime Boundary Line and throughout the Bering Sea.” In March 2008, one such crew was credited with saving three fishermen’s lives when the 189foot bottom trawler Alaska Ranger foundered and sank in the Bering Sea with 47 people aboard. Ultimately 42 of the men were saved by a combination of Coast Guard helicopters and good Samaritans. During the past year, Air Station Kodiak ALPAT teams have conducted 42 search and rescue cases, saving or assisting 40 lives. One of these rescues earned an aircrew the prestigious National Helicopter Association Deployed Aircrew of

The crew of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy conducts deck-landing qualifications with an Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in Kodiak July 23. Flight deck-equipped cutters provide a mobile platform for Coast Guard air assets to accomplish the service’s statutory missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

the Year award. Despite being from a separate Coast Guard unit, the ALPAT integrates into the crew of the cutter by participating in daily activities outside the scope of flying. In addition to flight operations, the current ALPAT crew volunteered to cook and serve the cutter crew an evening meal, included scullery duty, which freed up junior

personnel from a night of duty in the galley. “I went out on deck late last night to watch the ALPAT crew and Alex Haley crew working together during a heavy weather traverse (movement across deck) of the helicopter; mutual respect and teamwork were evident,” said Cmdr. Steve White, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Alex

Haley. “It’s great to have them on the team and they are doing fantastic, definitely a can-do, will-do crew. They have been a pleasure to work with … safe and efficient.” During a port call in Dutch Harbor, the ALPAT crew worked side by side with the cuttermen to clean up the Revenue Cutter grave sites previously restored by the crew of the Coast Guard

Cutter Munro in 2012. For more than a century, sailors conducting a Bering Sea Patrol made port calls in Dutch Harbor. While there, they tended to the grave sites of the six Revenue Cutter sailors buried on the Aleutian hillside. The practice of embarking helicopters with Coast Guard cutters on Alaska patrols has been in place for more than 35 years. Congress passed the Fishery Management and Conservation Act in 1976 to protect living marine resource, and Coast Guard patrols contribute to that effort. While Coast Guard Dolphin crews from multiple air stations are deployed on cutters in their respective regions, they also stand duty at air stations such as Detroit and Los Angeles. Due to the vastness of Alaska, the ALPAT division at Air Station Kodiak is designed specifically to augment the Coast Guard cutters on their deployments. As the demands on the available airframes at the unit increases with the addition of Arctic-based forward operating locations the Dolphin crews have been called upon to stand duty in Prince William Sound out of Cordova and occasionally conduct search and rescue cases on Kodiak Island. “The ALPAT mission is unique and different from any other MH65 air station in the Coast Guard, in that it is overwhelmingly focused on deploying on, and operating off of, Coast Guard cutter flight decks,” said Rivera. “The aircrew and maintenance teams’ professionalism and dedication allow them to conduct safe and effective operations in the remote, harsh and unforgiving Alaska environment.”

Airmen of 3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron mark inactivation By Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer JBER Public Affairs The 3rd Wing inactivated the 3rd Maintenance Operation Squadron, 3rd Maintenance Group, in a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday. The 3rd MOS’ mission was to keep personnel and equipment at a high state of readiness for worldwide deployments. They maintained and launched numerous aircraft supporting the wing’s training, air superiority, interdiction, airlift, and airborne control combat missions. With the inactivation, the unit is now designated the 3rd Maintenance Operations Flight. None of the 170 personnel departed during the transition from squadron to flight. “We could not inactivate the functions the 3rd MOS performs,” said Air Force Col. David Stimac, 3rd Maintenance Group commander, who presided over the ceremony. “We could not operate without the amazing expertise and support it provides our

3rd Wing Maintainers.” The ceremony was highlighted by Stimac and Air Force Maj. Joseph Schmidt, former 3rd MOS commander, rolling up the 3rd MOS flag and storing it in a flag case. Schmidt retired following the inactivation after 23 years of service. Douglas Beckstead, 673d Air Base Wing historian, said the squadron flag was sent to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, for safe keeping. The squadron enjoys a long history in the Air Force dating back to World War II in the Army Air Corps, Stimac said. It was an air drone squadron working with a limited number of personnel running an air base. Stimac said the squadron came to JBER in 1991 as part of the activation of the 3rd Wing. Among the five 3rd MXG squadrons providing critical support to everyone in the 3rd Wing, the 3rd MOS was the smallest. The 170 members will continue providing training for all 1,700 maintainers in the 3rd Wing.

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 Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Jesse R. Pratt

Air Force Col. David Stimac, 3rd Maintenance Group commander (left), receives the 3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron flag from former 3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron commander Air Force Maj. Joseph Schmidt at Heritage Park. Both commanders cased the squadron flag during the inactivation ceremony of the 3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron Monday. The ceremony was hosted to commemorate the 3rd MOS and its redefinition as the 3rd Maintenance Operations Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)

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Pfc. Shkendra Hightower, 164th Military Police Company, a native of Lubbock, Texas, fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon as part of an Opposing Force in a situational training exercise lane during team qualifications July 24.

and detain. “This training is important because it deals with the law enforcement side, and because it’s important for our deployed mission,” Calvin said. “It will save my life and the lives of those on my left and on my right.” For a few junior MPs looking to become noncommissioned officers, the training offered opportunities to step up when leaders became simulated casualties. Spc. Rebecca Carpenter, from Cheyenne, Wyo., said she was ready for the added responsibility if the situation demanded it. “We should always train to fight,” she said. “If the team leader is down, it’s up to me to take his place and to make the decisions of where we should go and what we should do.” Satisfied with their demonstrated competency in core tasks and their adaptability during numerous scenarios, Ramage said he was assured of his Soldiers’ capability to function in modern combat. “You can’t babysit them on the battlefield,” he said. “You have to be confident in your Soldiers. That’s why you have to train them everyday and make sure they’re combat ready. That’s an NCO’s responsibility.”

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impose furloughs in May, the department faced an $11 billion shortfall. The department already had imposed a hiring freeze, cut facility maintenance and laid off temporary employees before making the furlough decision. The cuts affected readiness accounts, with Navy ships not sailing, Air Force squadrons not flying and Army and Marine Corps units not training. Readiness of these units was so endangered that leaders determined furloughs were the best way to find the last $2 billion in savings needed. “But even as [Hagel] made the announcement, the secretary said he would try to reduce the number of days without endangering training and maintenance,” a senior defense official, speaking on background, told reporters after the memo was issued. The savings and reprogramming allowed the department to accomplish two goals, he said. First, there were “modest improvements” in training. The Air Force has been able to return squadrons to flying, and the Army has been able to fund organizational training. Second, the department was able to reduce furlough days. “While this is positive news for the department and for our valued civilian workers, … we’re still facing some major challenges,” the senior official said. “Military readiness is degraded heading into 2014. We still need several months and substantial funding to recover. And yet, 2014 is a year that will feature great uncertainty, … and it may feature some additional austerity.” The budget for fiscal year 2014 is up in the air. “Secretary Hagel wants to assure our civilian employees that he will do everything possible to avoid imposing furloughs again next year,” the official said. In his memo, Hagel thanked the civilian workforce “for their patience and continued dedication

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a cut of Department of Defense civilian furlough days from 11 to six days. (DoD photo/Glenn Fawcett)

to our mission during these extraordinarily tough times and for their continued service and devotion to our department and our country.” Here is the complete text of the secretary’s announcement: When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next month, managers across the DoD are making final decisions necessary to ensure we make the $37 billion spending cuts mandated by sequestration, while also doing everything possible to limit damage to military readiness and our workforce. We are joined in this regard by managers in non-defense agencies who are also working to accommodate sequestration cuts while minimizing mission damage.

As part of that effort at the Department of Defense, I am announcing today that, thanks to the DoD’s efforts to identify savings and help from Congress, we will reduce the total numbers of furlough days for DoD civilian employees from 11 to six. When sequestration took effect on March 1, DoD faced shortfalls of more than $30 billion in its budget for day-to-day operating costs because of sequestration and problems with wartime funding. At that point, we faced the very real possibility of unpaid furloughs for civilian employees of up to 22 days. As early as January, DoD leaders began making painful and far reaching changes to close this shortfall: civilian hiring freezes, layoffs of temporary workers, significant cuts in facilities maintenance, and more. We also sharply cut training and maintenance. The Air Force stopped flying in many squadrons, the Navy kept ships in port, and the Army cancelled train-

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ing events. These actions have seriously reduced military readiness. By early May, even after taking these steps, we still faced day-today budgetary shortfalls of $11 billion. At that point I decided that cutting any deeper into training and maintenance would jeopardize our core readiness mission and national security, which is why I announced furloughs of 11 days. Hoping to be able to reduce furloughs, we submitted a large reprogramming proposal to Congress in May, asking them to let us move funds from acquisition accounts into day-to-day operating accounts. Congress approved most of this request in late July, and we are working with them to meet remaining needs. We are also experiencing less than expected costs in some areas, such as transportation of equipment out of Afghanistan. Where necessary, we have taken aggressive action to transfer funds among services and agencies. And the furloughs have saved us money.

As a result of these management initiatives, reduced costs, and reprogramming from Congress, we have determined that we can make some improvements in training and readiness and still meet the sequestration cuts. The Air Force has begun flying again in key squadrons, the Army has increased funding for organizational training at selected units, and the Navy has restarted some maintenance and ordered deployments that otherwise would not have happened. While we are still depending on furlough savings, we will be able to make up our budgetary shortfall in this fiscal year with fewer furlough days than initially announced. This has been one of the most volatile and uncertain budget cycles the Department of Defense has ever experienced. Our fiscal planning has been conducted under a cloud of uncertainty with the imposition of sequestration and changing rules as Congress made adjustments to our spending authorities. As we look ahead to fiscal year 2014, less than two months away, the Department of Defense still faces major fiscal challenges. If Congress does not change the Budget Control Act, DoD will be forced to cut an additional $52 billion in FY 2014, starting on October 1. This represents 40 percent more than this year’s sequester-mandated cuts of $37 billion. Facing this uncertainty, I cannot be sure what will happen next year, but I want to assure our civilian employees that we will do everything possible to avoid more furloughs. I want to thank our civilian workers for their patience and dedication during these extraordinarily tough times, and for their continued service and devotion to our department and our country. I know how difficult this has been for all of you and your families. Your contribution to national security is invaluable, and I look forward to one day putting this difficult period behind us. Thank you and God Bless you and your families.

TFrom X HOOG, A-1 “We are working with each other instead of for each other,” Hoog said. “Depending on what hat you put on, whether it is a rescue mission, working with the Coast Guard on the grounded oil platform, a downed helicopter, or an air drop with Air Force planes carrying Army paratroopers. Everything is about working together up here in Alaska. I think we have continued to make progress on that.” All four services have different organized training and equipped commands but the thing they have in common is that they are all up here in Alaska, Hoog said. Hoog described his leadership style as letting his people do the right thing. “Give them a little nudge here and there,” Hoog said. “More times than not, they know how to make it better. You’ve just got to give them the time and the resources to make it happen. They are incredible.” In different areas of Alaska temperatures can reach below zero degrees in the winter, but the severe environment only strengthens the partnership of Alaskans, Hoog said. “If you can operate at negative 50 degrees you can operate anywhere,” Hoog said. “There is closeness up here by necessity. The discipline and the team work it takes to operate in an arctic environment or stressful environment like this brings people closer by definition. The people up here are professional, they get the job done, and it is a pleasure to work with them.”

Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, Alaskan Command commander, speaks with an executive observer during a flightline tour for the Red Flag-Alaska Executive Observer Program June 15, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cynthia Spalding)

As Hoog leaves his many hats behind and goes to his next assignment, he recalled advice he received as an aspiring Airman. “The biggest piece of advice is one that was given to me a long time ago,” Hoog said. “It was

‘Bloom where you are planted.’ Some folks figure it is the next assignment, the next job; it’ll be the next thing that allows you to really make a difference. What happens is you make a difference each and every day. If you are a young Airman learning air traffic

control or security forces, this is where you are going to learn your skills, influence your peers and this is where you will learn your leadership styles. “You take each assignment and do the best you can with it. That is what it is all about. Doing the best

you can each and every day. Do what you can with what you have each and every day and you will be successful.” Hoog will move on to become the assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


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Disposition of effects Army 1st Lt. David Ball, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Spc. Robert R. Sage, 3-509th Infantry, as stated in Army Regulation 638-2. Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Ball at (907) 384-9137. Disposition of effects Air Force Capt. Kyle Van Peursem, 3rd Operations Support Squadron, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Senior Airman Lee Davis, 3rd OSS, as stated in Air Force Instruction 34-511. Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Van Peursem at (907) 552-4504. Disposition of effects Army Maj. Kevin Dixon, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Alaska, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Army Capt. Joseph H. Eros, HHD/USARAK, as stated in Army Regulation 638-2. Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Dixon at (907) 384-2488/2134. JBER open burning ban Due to the prolonged warm, dry weather conditions, the JBER Fire chief announced an installationwide (including Aurora Housing) ban on all open burning. Unusually persistent warm and dry weather conditions and minimal precipitation has elevated the vegetation in south central Alaska to very high/extreme fire danger levels. All permitted burns, use of outdoor fires and portable fireplaces have been banned until further notice. The only exceptions to this ban are covered gas, electric and charcoal barbecue grills and fish smokers. This ban includes open fires at base RV and tent campsites including those with in-place fire rings. Fire officials are requesting that the public cooperate by adhering to the ban and postponing any out-

door fires until conditions improve. Residents should not lower their guard due to a few light showers. The fire risk is still very high. Questions concerning the burn ban restrictions may be directed to the JBER Fire Prevention Office at 552-2620 as well as to the JBER Forrester at 552-0310. Please report fires immediately by calling 911. Pool closed The Buckner Physical Fitness Center pool is closed for maintenance until an anticipated opening Monday. Commissary furloughs Due to sequestration, the JBER Commissary is closed Mondays until Sept. 30. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. 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 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. 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

  

 

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Built June 2000. 400 Employment 1,874 sq. ft., 3BD, SMALL CABIN 2bath, 5 star energy, Need someone FOR RENT 2-car garage, lake EFFICIENCY trustworthy, at Big Lake turn-off access, on cul-deALL UTIL. PAID sac. 5 min’s to dependable to do on private property. (907)229-4910 Includes basic cable Elmendorf. $1,950 yardwork, including $700 & up 232-2665 per month. planting and cleaning WANTED: SMALL storage. Req. Ref. 907-230-3028 or to Medium Cabin for 373-5078 907-250-9191. 2BD, WASILLA removal/relocation FISHHOOK near Big Lake turnoff. D/W, Coin Laundry. 175 Recreational 175 Recreational 562-5010 229-4910 $850/mo, Most Util Property Property Incl. 373-3060 135 Cabins

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107 Homes for Sale /Wasilla

FOR SALE BY OWNER MEADOW LAKES AREA Well maintained 2300 sq ft home, 3 bed, 2 full bath & office. Spa room with hot tub, upper level deck, patio and fully landscaped, .67 acre. Included is a finished three bay detached 1400 sq ft heated garage with 8' x 10' roll-up doors. $230,000 Adjoining 1.09 acre lot is available, $16,000 907-376-3048

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400 Employment

610 Appliances

KENMORE GAS RANGE

works great, white, $100 907-745-3866 Matanuska Electric Association is currently recruiting for an

to see the job bulletin & to apply online. MEA requires a post offer substance abuse test EEO/M/F/D/V Employer

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515 Lost and Found ABIGAIL BORGE: we have lost property of yours at KFC by Costco.333-7733.

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PRACTICE MANAGER for Solstice Family Care

Supervises and is responsible for onsite business including front desk procedures, patient billing, collection and insurance. Maintains proper personnel conduct and confidentiality of medical records. Oversees office budget. Coordinates activities between physicians and medical personnel. Associate degree in Business Management or related field required. 2 years previous supervisory experience in a Healthcare setting required. Thorough knowledge of medical office operations and billing systems. Ability to interpret and supervise business policies of practice. Special ability to communicate well with staff, physicians and the public.

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Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to lift 80 pounds, and available to work nights and weekends.

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

652 Pets/Supplies

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Volume 4, No. 31

Make it a banner year as children return to school Aug. 21

Get to school safely Commentary by David Sharrow ASD safety specialist It’s hard to believe school is starting already. We’ve enjoyed having our children home for the summer but it’s time to send them off to learn. Classes begin Aug. 21, and the Anchorage School District wants to remind you: just getting to and from school can be hazardous. We need to work together to ensure every student stays safe and healthy so they can get the most out of their education, recreation and life in general. Walking to and from the bus stop, or the school itself, can be dangerous. Distracted drivers, lack of visibility and poor weather conditions all lead to potential safety hazards. As a parent, you can help by outfitting them in light-colored outerwear and investing in reflective tape so they will be seen as they stand or walk alongside the road. As a driver, you can help by being aware of pedestrians and remembering children believe you will always stop, no matter what. You have the ultimate responsibility for keeping your speed down in neighborhoods, around bus stops and school zones. Please watch out for children suddenly appearing in the roadway. Also, remember to ensure your child isn’t carrying a backpack too heavy. Pediatricians recommend a backpack or book bag should not weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the child’s total weight. For more safety tips, visit ASD’s website at www.asdk12.org/parents/ safety. I simply want to remind you, as the carefree days of summer are coming to an end, students’ health and safety remain our top priority. Let’s join together to make some minor adjustments in our schedules and alert levels to make a safer environment for our children.

Some walking and biking tips: Most schools are designed to allow children within one and a half miles to walk. In Alaska, children will walk to school in the dark for several months of the school year. • Choose a school route and practice walking it with your child. • Have your child wear reflector tape on their coats and backpacks. • Encourage students to travel in groups. • Teach children to recognize traffic signals and pavement markings. A walk signal does not always mean it is safe to cross; they still need to look both ways. • Follow instructions provided by school crossing guards. For those who drive: Frequently, parents unknowingly create hazards as they drop off or pick up their children. By making simple changes, the danger can be reduced. • Try not to arrive at the school prior to the final bell at the end of the day. • Have your vehicle seats clear so your child can easily enter. • Make sure a car seat is installed properly before arriving at the school. • Drop your child off as close to the school as possible so they do not have to cross streets. • Ensure children enter and leave the vehicle on the curb side. • Try to get out of fire lane as quickly as possible; try to hold conversations in the parking lot or elsewhere. • Avoid using handicapped parking spaces to pick up your child unless you have a designated permit. • Don’t double park, or stop on crosswalks. • Carpool when possible.

Homework doesn’t have to be a pain By Chris McCann JBER Public Affairs It’s a problem almost every parent has had to face at least sometimes: homework. A forgotten assignment, a child staying up too late to do math – after watching two hours of TV. The sudden need for a glue stick that’s nowhere to be found. With school starting Aug. 21, there’s still time to get started on the right foot to help your children (and yourself) avoid some common school-year pitfalls. Getting homework done – and done correctly – raises self-esteem; children are better equipped to answer questions in class and on tests, and they take more pride in their accomplishments. All this is just as important as taking tests, said Jennifer Frysz, an outreach manager with the Family Advocacy Program and mother of a school-age daughter. Immediately after school, many children need to refuel with a snack. This can be a great time for them to unwind and connect with a parent, according to blogger Susan Heid of theconfidentmom.org. It’s also a great opportunity for your student to pull out a checklist of homework assignments so you know what you’re both getting into. Kids have different preferences in how they do assignments – some prefer to do the hard ones first and leave the easier ones for later. For larger assignments, some kids do better sitting down over a weekend and knocking it all out at once; others do better working at it a little at a time over a longer period. However your child prefers to work, encourage them to put the assignments in some kind of order. Help them set realistic goals and check in along the way. Frysz’ daughter uses an egg timer to help her stay focused and get work done. “We set it for 15 minutes, and she can work on a subject for a short time,” Frysz said. Staying on task can be challenging, and being able to focus on one thing for a certain time, then take a break, then get back into it – that’s helpful.” Setting a designated study space and time can also help. Familiar surroundings, where materials and supplies are close by and with few distractions is often very helpful. Maintaining the routine even when there is no homework can also help, just using the time to review the lessons, especially with children who have difficulties studying or struggle with learning disabilities.

Some students work better if they listen to music or have ambient noise; for others, it’s a distraction. Find what works for your child. Adequate light and easy access to any necessary supplies – highlighters, sticky notes, pens, pencils, or protractors – can also reduce the anguish. “Often, barrier number one is when there’s no encouragement,” Frysz said. “Or [the student] doesn’t have structure or time management skills.” Simple parent-child conversations can solve those problems easily, she said. Breaking down a load of homework by assignment or subject and helping plan how long to spend on each can relieve some of the stress. Tutor.com is a professional program, which offers free tutoring to military families. Military families are eligible for assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from professional tutors. Zangle is a web resource for students and parents in the Anchorage School District; parents can log on and check their students’ grades and assignments missed. (Parents of students enrolled in ASD schools should receive a personal identification number and password automatically; if you haven’t, contact your school.) Staying connected with your student’s teachers is another important way to ensure the best possible education for your child, Frysz said. “Parent-teacher conferences, orientations – they’re vital for parents,” she said. “If parents are engaged, they know what’s important.” Kids often tell parents what they see as important – which may not match up to what’s important to parents. Keeping in touch with teachers can avoid misunderstandings. Frysz said. Limit use of electronics during the school year. “If they’re spending more time on electronics than homework, that’s probably not a good thing,” Frysz said. “It’s up to the parent to follow through.” Lastly, ensuring the student gets plenty of sleep is important. “Sleeping is time to heal,” she said. “Kids are growing; they need at least eight consecutive hours of sleep, not broken up. If your routine includes adequate sleep, they’ll have the energy level to get the most out of their day.” The Back To School Bash happens Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arctic Oasis and offers fun activities from bouncy houses and crafts to food and a frozen T-shirt contest. Information and help for parents and students alike will be available. For more information on the Back To School Bash, call 552-8529.

School liaisons can ease transitions, deployments for students By Senior Airman Christopher Gross JBER Public Affairs Moving from installation to installation can often be very stressful for families, but it’s something just about every family in the military does – at least once or twice. There are so many things to take into consideration like getting there on time, where to live and getting household items moved. Another thing parents must take into consideration is their children’s education. When on the move, trying to get children enrolled into a school before arriving may prove difficult, especially in the middle of a school year. That’s why every Air Force and Army installation has a school liaison or a liaison team to ease the process and help families navigate through the system.

Here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there’s a team of school liaisons responsible for the Anchorage and MatanuskaSusitna Valley schools. Approximately 70,000 students attend these schools and roughly 15 percent of those students belong to military families – a significant percentage. This team is here to inform families of Airmen and Soldiers of referrals regarding local school districts and other educational options like home schooling, private schools, charter schools and even the various cyber or virtual schools. They also get involved in the schools setting up programs to help transitioning students in and out of schools, and they hold meetings with faculty informing them these moves can be rough and what signs to look for when a child is having trouble coping with a deployment.

“We’re fortunate our local school district understands the issues of military families,” said Adele Daniels, a school liaison officer. “They understand the unique difficulties faced by military children.” Programs available can assist newcomers with school tours and an introduction to the school community, Anchorage and Alaska as a whole. Students also discuss strategies for dealing with change and stress. Rebecca Vano, an English teacher at Bartlett High School, said she feels military school liaisons have played a significant role in the schools. “Having a liaison to actually spend time in the school or working with teachers and administrators to build programs, provide us a perspective we just don’t have,” she said. Along with programs throughout the schools there are also nine military life con-

sultants who work full-time in the schools. They’re available to provide short-term solution-based problem solving, and are there for the needs of military children who are experiencing grief, transition, deployments or other adversities. Some other programs or services the school liaisons are involved with include the JBER School Partnership Program, which organizes service members’ volunteer activities in the schools; student, parent and teacher luncheons; and assisting personnel and families to resolve problems which were not solved by using the school chain of command. The liaisons are responsible for an area of the two major school districts. Adele Daniels and Donald Cole are JBER’s school liaison officers. For questions regarding the school liaison program, call 384-7500 or 384-1505.


Matters of Faith B-2

August 9, 2013

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Comprehensive fitness for Airmen, Soldiers critical Commentary by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Kaiser JBER Deputy Installation Chaplain Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and Comprehensive Airman Fitness are programs we can tap into on JBER to help manage the stress and strain many service members have experienced during the last decade of conflict and combat since 9/11. The military established CSF/CAF to increase the fitness, health, readiness and resilience of service members and their families. Resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. Let’s take a quick look at the components of Comprehensive Soldier/Airman Fitness: Physical: Obviously peak physical fitness is of primary importance in the military. That is why we start each day devoting a significant amount of time in developing our physical strength and stamina through aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (muscle tone) exercise. But physical health also includes quality medical care, proper nutrition through a balanced diet, and healthy habits such as moderation in the use of alcohol, defeating the smoking addiction, saying “no” to illegal drugs, and – probably the easiest to overlook – good solid sound sleep to be physically and mentally prepared for the next day. Emotional/Mental: Components of good mental/emotional health include a positive, optimistic attitude and self-image, the abil-

ity to vent frustrations with trusted friends, working through the stages of grief instead of ignoring it, knowing how to deal constructively with stress, depressed thoughts, and guilt from human failure and imperfection (i.e confess, repent, and ask for forgiveness from others), having a trusted friend to turn to when personal problems arise, the enjoyment of healthy hobbies or recreational activities, and coping with the full spectrum of human emotions each of us have every day. Spiritual/Religious: Studies have shown that an active spiritual or religious life helps people stay healthy and even recover quicker when ill. Both Comprehensive Soldier and Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Programs encourage the strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose. Self-purpose, core values, beliefs, identity, and life vision define the essence of a person, enable one to build inner strength, make meaning of experiences, behave ethically, persevere through challenges, and be resilient when faced with adversity. Our chaplain staff is well experienced to assist our servicemembers and their families to expand their horizons in this key area. The famous physicist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal, said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator.” The human spirit is a receptacle originally designed by our creator as an abiding place for God’s Holy Spirit to fill us and

guide us through life into eternity. And while this quote may resonate well with those who have a similar religious belief set as I do, considering my upbringing and background as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, what the quote may say in a larger sense is we all as human beings may share a similar life experience in the quest of purpose, motivations for identity, and clarification of purpose. Regardless of your particular beliefs, our chaplain staff is available and committed to providing assistance to everyone. Social: The social dimension of our being concerns our interpersonal relationships and how our cultural backgrounds shape us. People who get along with others, who are loving and are loved, nurtured, appreciated, valued, cared for, and have a strong social support system, are much more likely to be healthier and happier and have a much lower risk of getting sick, and if they do become ill, they have a much greater chance of recovering faster. Family: I have been in the Army for more than 27 years. Those of us who have been in the Army for a while may remember someone telling (or yelling at) us, “If the Army meant for you to have a family, they would have issued you one at CIF.” Thankfully, the military has moved away from this sentiment. Most leaders (especially successful ones) recognize the importance of having a Soldier or Airman with their “head in the game.” That “head in the game” largely depends

upon how well adjusted that service member’s family is to the military way of life. Let there be no doubt, military family life is hard, especially with long hours and even longer deployments, but the care and nurture of our families is one of our highest priorities here at JBER. That is why JBER leadership has invested in our new Chaplain Family Life Training Center. Come on in and see what the chaplains can do for you and your family. Summary: So now we have to ask the “So what” question. Are there benefits in Comprehensive Soldier/Airman Fitness? Yes. The Duke University researcher, Dr. Harold Koenig, in his “Handbook of Religion and Health,” says the overwhelming majority of over 1,600 recent clinical research studies have shown that integrating the components of physical, mental/emotional, social, and spiritual/religious health will provide many meaningful benefits to improve the length, quality, and enjoyment of your life. These clinically proven benefits include our overall well being, happiness, life satisfaction, hope and optimism, purpose and meaning in life, the prevention of illness, higher physical and mental self-esteem, positive coping strategies after traumatic events, and better approaches to grief and the loss of loved ones. They also include benefits like greater social support and less loneliness, lower rates of heart problems, lower rates of (and faster recovery from) depression, fewer suicides and fewer suicidal thoughts, less anxiety, less psychosis and fewer psychotic tendencies, lower rates of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, less criminal activity, lower rates of domestic violence, and finally, greater marital stability and satisfaction. Wow. Imagine a military filled with people experiencing more of all these benefits. Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopherscientist and mentor to Alexander the Great of Macedon, wisely said, “The whole is more than the sum of the parts.” The holistic, synergistic idea of Comprehensive Soldier/Airman Fitness is meant to achieve peak health and efficiency in each of these areas to maintain balance and harmony in our lives. A focus on wholeness also helps us restore that balance through a developed resiliency when tough times hit us hard ... and those times will come. It is the hope of JBER chaplains that focusing closely and carefully on all the dimensions of your own life will help you achieve and maintain that resiliency. May God bless you!

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Saturday and Sunday Alyeska blueberry festival Celebrate blueberry season with this family-oriented event at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Dozens of arts and crafts booths, live music, and all the blueberry concoctions you can try. Blueberry picking is encouraged, so find a blueberry patch and enjoy. For information, visit alyeskaresort.com. Sunday Stories at the Cemetery Costumed actors present the stories of 11 Alaskans interred at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. All stories are based on public records, with dialogue added to enhance the tale. The tour is free; meet at the John Bagoy gate at 7th and Cordova before 6 p.m. For more information call 343-6814. Monday EFMP Workshop Learn to access services, equipment and support with the Exceptional Family Member Program. The Community Center at 338 Hoonah Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. For information call 384-6736. auguSt 16 through 18 Alaska Greek Festival Be Greek for a day at the 19th annual Alaska Greek Festival. Traditional music and dancing, plus all the Greek favorite foods, from lamb to vegan offerings and delicious pastries. Festival is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. For information visit akgreekfestival.com. auguSt 17 Autumn Wings festival Bird TLC hosts this fun-filled event of birds, wildlife, outdoors and Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of autumn. Booths include live birds, a birdcalling contest, and an eagle release. For information call 562-4852 or visit birdtlc.net. auguSt 18 Big Wild Life runs An assortment of races for run-

ners and walkers, kids and adults, serious competitors and recreational runners alike. From 5Ks to marathons, these events offer something for everyone. For information, visit www. bigwildliferuns.org. auguSt 19 Sports Guard clinic The 673d Dental Clinic hosts this fitting of sports mouthguards for active duty and dependents participating in contact sports. Visit the clinic from 8 to 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m. For information, call 580-5042. auguSt 21 through Sept. 25 Love and Logic parenting This interactive class for parents teaches parents how to turn struggles and frustrations into win-win situations. Class meets Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the JBER-R Education Center. For information, call 580-5858. auguSt 22 through Sept. 2 Alaska State Fair The 77th year of the Alaska State Fair kicks off at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Witness the giant cabbage and pumpkin competitions, ride the carnival rides, and enjoy traditional midway fare. Concert offerings on tap rangefrom Aaron Tippin and 3 Doors Down to Bill Cosby and Foreigner. This extravaganza is a must-attend. For information, visit alaskastatefair.org. auguSt 30 through Sept. 1 Girdwood Fungus Fair Celebrate the Alaska mushroom season and the abundance of edible fungi at the Alyeska Resort. Guest speakers and fungi experts will be on hand to teach about the finer points of harvesting. For information visit alyeskaresort.com. Sept. 6 Taste of Mardi Gras The 9th annual celebration recreating Bourbon Street brings cajun cuisine, live music, street performers and more from 5 to 10 p.m. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, get your fix in Anchorage between K and L streets.

Sept. 6 Vertical Challenge The 6th annual climb-a-thon is an endurance event in which contestants walk, hike and run up the North Face Trail of Mount Alyeska as many times as possible. Top competitors climb more than 20,000 vertical feet, equivalent to climbing Denali in 10 hours starting at 9 a.m. For information, visit alyeskaresort.com. Sept. 14 and 15 Great Alaska Quilt Show Join quilters at the ConocoPhillips Alaska Atrium each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and peruse all kinds of quilts, as well as quilted garments. A silent auction takes place on Sept. 15, and demonstrations of quilting techniques. For information call 360-6570. Sept. 21 Alaska Whole Life Festival Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier holistic spiritual event features spiritual consultants, aura photos, handwriting analysis, jewelry and more. Workshops are also on tap. Events run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Coast International Inn. For information, call (817) 894-5208. ongoing Anchorage Market The summertime farmer â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market kicks off at the 3rd and E Street parking lot downtown Saturdays. Seven acres of vendors offer produce, exotic goods, Alaska souvenirs, local meat and so much more. For information, call 272-5634. 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. Binoculars and guide books are available for loan. 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. 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. Fall Bible study begins Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chapel. 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. The deadline for active-duty military personnel to submit a training request form is Aug. 15. All training must be complete by Sept. 1. Contact your commander, first sergeant or safety officer, or call the JBER Safety Office at 552-5035. 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 7076 Fighter Drive, between Polaris and Yukla dormitories.

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Coast Guardsmen teach water safety at Old Harbor Auxiliarists emphasize â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kids Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Floatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; campaign By PA3 Jonathan Klingenberg 17th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary sailed to Old Harbor to bring their safe boating message, a supply of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life jackets, and a friendly robot to the village July 28 and 29. The centerpiece of the Auxiliary outreach, Coastie the Safety Boat, made the trip wrapped in canvas and tarps lashed to the stern of the Sweet Ann II, a 38-foot sailboat belonging to Auxiliarist Bob Hough. On arrival in Old Harbor, volunteers lifted Coastie onto the dock, where he met local children, adults and even a trio of friendly dogs. While Tonya Lee, an information technician with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, interacted with Coastie and his visitors, Auxiliarist Drew Herman operated the radio remote control and voice synthesizer that allows Coastie to move, blink, talk and show off his lights and horns. Coastie tells children to always wear their life jackets around the water, â&#x20AC;&#x153;reach or throw, but never goâ&#x20AC;? when someone is in trouble, and other safety messages. The auxiliarists also used the opportunity to start Kids Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Float in Old Harbor. In partnership with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, Kids Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Float makes free life jackets available at harbors and other boating launch sites around the state. Jim Cedeno, Old Harborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s village public safety officer, will monitor the vests there, and the visiting Marines have donated lumber to build storage chests. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, with more than 30,000 uniformed, civilian volunteers organized in local flotillas nationwide, assists the Coast Guard in a range of missions including public education. Planning for the Old Harbor outreach mission began more than four years ago, when Hough, a member of the Kodiak flotilla, realized children in the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remote communities have little opportunity to learn about safe boating practices, although they spend much of their time on boats from an early age. To make the Old Harbor visit possible, Hough and fellow Kodiak auxiliarists had to reach high levels of training and qualification as boat crewmembers, raise money

Aaron Jessup, a civilian commercial vessel examiner with Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, watches a child in Old Harbor, Alaska, with Coastie the Safety Boat during an Auxiliary outreach mission July 29. Old Harbor can be reached only by boat or by air, so water safety is especially critical. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Bob Hough)

to buy Coastie the animatronic tugboat character, and prepare a private boat to the standards of an official Coast Guard facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw the magic of it,â&#x20AC;? Hough said about his first encounter with a Coastie from another flotilla. The voyage to Old Harbor allowed the Auxiliary to partner with other agencies and Coast Guard units, offering a valuable opportunity to make connections with local officials. Also along for the ride was the Catholic chaplain from Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Navy Lt. John Monahan, a member of the Kodiak Auxiliary flotilla. He took the opportunity to minister to

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Marine reservists camped at Old Harbor on a training mission. Commercial vessel examiner Aaron Jessup, a civilian employee of the Coast Guard, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Stixrud, both of Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, joined the trip to build personal relationships with the many commercial fishermen who operate out of Old Harbor. Good relationships are essential for their function that combines aspects of law enforcement and occupational safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was one of the things I hoped to do when I got this job,â&#x20AC;? Jessup said. While Jessup and Stixrud addressed the working boat side, the Auxiliary offered free

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