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Volume 4, No. 34

Every one of you has

a story.

Air Force Chief of Staff meets with JBER Airmen With reporting by Air Force Staff Sgt. Blake Mize and Airman 1st Class Omari Bernard JBER Public Affairs


or the first time since assuming his current post, the Air Force’s top general officer visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday and Thursday to address some of the pressing issues facing the Air Force, meet Airmen stationed here and get a first-hand look at the base’s mission. As part of a tour of Pacific-region bases, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, along with his wife, Betty, participated in a variety of events, to include a base all call, where Welsh spoke to JBER Airmen and civilians. “One of the cool things about visiting the wings is that I get to meet people I have never gotten to meet before,” Welsh said. He began the call highlighting one of JBER’s top civilians, while also taking the time to comment on furloughs. “One of the most negative things to happen this year was furloughs,” he said. “To you and all the other civilians that have been furloughed this year, I am sorry.I apologize that this is what our nation came to and that we could not avoid it. The secretary and I, other service chiefs, and the secretary o f

defense are doing everything we can to make sure this never happens again.” Welsh went on to discuss what he considers the three keys to success going forward for the Air Force – common sense, communication and caring for each other. “You are as important as everyone else in this business,” Welsh said. “Some days you are more important. Make sure the people that work beside you and for you feel exactly the same way.” And that is what this business is all about, he said. “If everyone doesn’t feel valued, respected, or don’t feel that they are contributing to the extent that they are capable of, then we are not as good as we could be,” Welsh explained. “You’re the key to success. Don’t ever forget about that.” And with that value, comes the importance of pride in the Air Force and in future Airmen. “It’s all about who we are as an institution,” he said. “About the things you stand for, about us being proud of each other. There are young folks that come in that want to grow up with that pride. It’s also one of the things I’m worried about in the current environment. If we lose it, we lose you.” In addition to the all call, a tour of JBER and mission briefings, the general had lunch with a group of Airmen. Mrs. Welsh and Athena Cody, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, met with key spouses over lunch to discuss the opportunities and challenges for family care here at JBER. Their visit also included stops at the Alaska Fisher House and the Traumatic Brain Injury and Pediatric clinics in the JBER hospital. During their two-week tour of Pacific installations, Welsh and Chief Cody, who was not able to make the trip to JBER, addressed key topics, such as the importance of the rebalance to the Pacific, sequestration and sexual assault prevention and response. The also emphasized the importance of knowing each other. “Every one of you has a story,” Welsh said. “The stories are remarkable. They’re unique, inspirational, sad, uplifting. They make you think, but everyone has got one.” “The simple truth is,” continued Welsh, “if you don’t know the story, then you can’t lead the Airmen. Please know their story.” The better Airmen know each other the better care can be given to each other. “The better we take care of each other, the fewer problems we have and the better we can get the job done and the prouder our people,” Welsh said. “That’s the Air Force I want to be part of, but I need your help.” Editor’s note: For photos of Welsh’s visit, see Page A-3

Inside The Alaska State Fair in photos: B-1

Denali cavalrymen train for civil disturbances ....... A-2 Reserve Raptor pilots lend expertise....................... A-2 Innovation integral part of 3rd Wing mission ......... A-3 JBER celebrates Women’s Equality Day .................B-1 Birth announcements ...............................................B-4

Danger at 30,000 feet

A Colombian Air Force Boeing 767 diverts to JBER for repairs after a crack spreads across the windshield, Page A-4




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ABOVE: Sgt. Dakota Laursen, a native of Boise, Idaho, assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, secures the gate of the water treatment facility on Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson Aug. 19. The Soldiers were alerted for a training exercise and made a tactical road march to secure the facility after a notional earthquake and tsunami in a simulated deployed country, and were tested on their ability to safeguard the plant and cooperate with local leaders while preventing civil disturbances. (U.S. Air Force photos/Justin Connaher) RIGHT: Sgt. Rick Henry, 1-40th Cavalry, a native of Boerne, Texas, secures a corner of the water treatment facility on JBER Aug. 19. TOP: Spc. Christopher Knickerbocker, assigned to A Troop, 1-40th Cavalry, a native of Jackson, Mich., guards the water treatment facility on JBER Aug. 19.

Reserve F-22 pilots lend expertise to Red Flag Alaska By Air Force Capt. Ashley Conner 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs With more than 20 Red Flag exercises between them, Air Force Reserve majors Caleb Haley and Jonathan Gration were a part of a group of Reserve F-22 Raptor pilots from the 302nd Fighter Squadron here that bring a diversified skill set to Red Flag Alaska 13-3. “I’ve been in about 10 Red Flags as an Air Force aggressor pilot,” Haley said. “This is my first Red Flag on the blue side.” During his time as an aggressor pilot, Haley’s job was to replicate the tactics used by enemy forces in combat situations, known as “red air.” Now as “good guy,” or “blue air,” he is able to take his previous training to ensure success. “The aggressors are very good at replicating threat countries,” Haley said. “If blue air makes mistakes, the aggressors will punish those mistakes without mercy. Knowing this gets my adrenaline pumping and motivates me to be on my game every time.” Along with Haley’s aggressor expertise, Gration, who graduated from the first F-22 weapons school class in 2009, brings 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 Public Affairs Officer Capt. Angela M. Webb (USAF)

a wealth of knowledge as one of the most experienced F-22 weapons officers. “Being able to pass along lessons learned from previous exercises so we don’t relearn the same lessons is important,” he said. “There are a lot of pilots in the squadron that are flying in Red Flag-Alaska for the first time. It’s incumbent on us old, more seasoned guys, to make sure we educate the new guys.” During the two week exercise that concluded Aug. 23, the F-22 pilots flew two or three, two and a half hour sorties, a week and mission planned on the days they weren’t flying. “Red Flag is the closest we get to simulating air combat. It provides us an opportunity to mission plan and execute a large force exercise with all types of aircraft with different roles and mission sets,” Gration said. “This flag is especially unique in that there are international players to include Japan, South Korea and Australia. I hope to gain a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of all the different units, so that when it comes to executing the real job one day, whether in a joint or combined manner, I can help the team most effectively integrate to achieve mission success.”

Air Force Reserve Maj. Jonathan Gration, an Air Force Reserve Command F-22 Raptor pilot assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, prepares to fly a Red Flag Alaska sortie Aug. 23. Gration splits his time between flying the F-22 for Alaska’s only Air Force Reserve unit and an MD-11 cargo plane for a major freight airline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)

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Innovation integral part of 3rd Wing mission By Air Force 1st Lt. Matthew Chism JBER Public Affairs In the 3rd Wing, innovation is the mission. Airmen expect to encounter and overcome challenges. In the arctic environment, Airmen commonly compete with sub-zero temperatures, near 24-hour darkness, remote training areas, and rapid weather changes. In addition to these challenges, Airmen continue to achieve mission requirements while working through the difficulty of sequestration, which reduced budgets and services while workloads increased due to cutbacks on our civilian teammates. Regardless of unusual or extreme hardships, Air Force success has historically been a direct result of Airmen who possess the vision to develop new and improved solutions to the most challenging of scenarios. Two pertinent solutions implemented by 3rd Wing Airmen include the F-22 Raptor 3.1 upgrade implementation and the 3rd Wing Turkey Shoot competition.

Increment 3.1 upgrade The Raptor 3.1 upgrade provides the 3rd Wing with the most advanced and, by extension, the most combat-capable F-22s in the entire Raptor fleet. “The 3.1 upgrade gives pilots the ability to employ a more precise battlefield solution utilizing the ability to map an area, real-time ability to retarget weapons, among other capabilities,” said Troy McCanless, 3rd Wing F-22 field services. This upgrade directly spurred two 3rd Wing innovations. First, 3rd Wing Airmen developed a plan which kept the aircraft where they were needed most, in the 3rd Wing. “Traditionally, depot bases like Hill Air Force Base, Utah would take on an installation like this,” McCanless said. “You’re talking about a large amount of money that was saved on costs like support tankers associated with performing this at another location. The wing also would not have had those aircraft available during the time of the install.” The 3rd Maintenance Group considered

numerous planning variables for the F-22’s capability expansion, identified scheduling deficiencies, and developed an organic upgrade plan to keep the F-22s at JBER. The 3rd Operations Group have ownership of the second 3.1 upgrade innovation as, 3rd Wing F-22 pilots create the newest tactics to best optimize these new capabilities literally on the fly. Pilots from the 90th and 525th fighter squadrons, along with their 302nd Fighter Squadron Total Force Integration partners, are using each flying hour on the Alaska practice ranges to develop tactics, techniques, and procedures for this newest upgrade, which will eventually become doctrine for the rest of the Raptor fleet when they become 3.1 capable. “This upgrade gives combatant commanders a tremendous advantage. It provides a self-contained, precision strike capability combined with a low-observable fighter platform,” said Air Force Maj. Nick “Conan” Sigler, 525th FS. Turkey Shoot During the 3rd Wing-wide Turkey Shoot

During a Combat Hammer exercise, Alaska F-22 Raptors became the first operational F-22 unit to drop GBU-39 small diameter bombs. Being able to drop the SDB is an integral part of F-22 upgrade Increment 3.1. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)




RIGHT: Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III recognizes Airmen First Class Robert Ruff, assistant dedicated crew chief, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as an outstanding performer Aug. 29, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Omari Bernard) BELOW: Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III greets base leadership prior to a mission briefing Aug. 29 at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson. Welsh visited JBER to meet Airmen and get a first-hand look at their mission.

competition, Airmen worked in teams to prosecute an attack on hostile air units to control the battle space. “Teams rarely have an opportunity to integrate and compete with other squadrons across both groups in a complex training scenarios such as this, except for the two Turkey Shoots each year”, said Air Force Capt. Herman “TC” Norwood Jr., 3rd Operations Squadron chief of E-3 Sentry tactics. Innovative Airmen sought to take advantage of the 3rd Wing’s unique integration opportunity. Previously, F-22s were the only airframe to compete in the Turkey Shoot Competition. Today, the 3rd Wing planners built a competition to incorporate nearly every maintenance and operations squadron within the Wing and across three airframes: F-22, C-17 Globemaster III, and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. “This combined event maximizes efficiency by aligning training over four days that would normally take weeks,” Norwood said. “This training is exceptionally different because this is one of a very few wings where there are three different mission-designation series (aircraft type) to do this kind of integrated training.” The Turkey Shoot Competition was also an opportunity to incorporate 3rd Wing maintainers into the scenarios. “The competition was the idea of innovative young captains who ran with it,” said Air Force Col. David Nahom, 3rd Wing commander. “They turned their vision into an incredible opportunity for our Airmen to take advantage of unique training to showcase their talents. Perhaps most importantly, the competition also built camaraderie and teamwork between ops and maintenance.” During the past eight months, Air Force personnel have seen an increased emphasis on innovative ideas. The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, initiated the drive outlining his vision for the Air Force, “Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation.” “It highlights Airmen as the source of our strength as a service, and it outlines the five enduring contributions that will continue to guide us as we move forward, no matter what happens in – with the fiscal realities of the future,” Welsh said. Nahom said encouragement for innovation should come from every level, adding “Our fiscal challenges will drive opportunity for our great Airmen to innovate and find solutions. which will ultimately better posture forces for the Pacific Air Forces commander. The Turkey Shoot was an incredible event to watch as it showcased the ability of 3rd Wing Airmen to succeed in the most challenging scenario.”

Briefs & Announcements A-4


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. Sparta Week road closures Sparta Week will include during 20 events during the four-day event. Some of the events, such as the bike race, brigade run, and the Spartan Sprint Triathlon Sept. 6 will have an effect on traffic during limited hours. A bike race is Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cyclists will travel approximately 17 miles across JBER, starting at building 56 and traveling on Fourth Street, Richardson Drive, Otter Lake Road, Airlifter Drive, Davis Highway and Arctic Valley Road. Roads will remain open to traffic. Drivers are asked to stay aware and use caution during race hours. The 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division will conduct a brigade run Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. More than 3,500 paratroopers will run along Richardson Drive, near U.S. Army Alaska headquarters. The route will continue along 1st street and along the Old Davis Highway on JBERRichardson. Street closures will include Richardson Highway between 1st Street and Headquarters Loop, D Street between Richardson Drive and the old Davis Hwy, and most of the old Davis Highway. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes from 6:15 to 7:45 a.m. Spartan Sprint Triathlon The brigade will conduct the Spartan Sprint Triathlon Sept. 7 starting at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at Buckner Physical Fitness Center at 6 a.m. The triathlon will feature a 300-yard swim in the Buckner pool, followed by a 12-mile bike route, and a 5K run. The pool is reserved exclusively for triathlon competitors until mid afternoon. The bike route will include sections of 6th Street, Arctic

Valley Road, Richardson DriveDavis Highway, and Talley Avenue on JBER-Elmendorf. Roads will remain open, but motorists are asked to use caution and yield to bike traffic during the competition. Great Skill Program The Great Skill Program recruiter will present a classified information brief Sept. 11 at JBER’s main video teleconference center, Building 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and 1 to 2:30 p.m., to provide opportunities for interested Soldiers. The Great Skill Program identifies, selects, trains and retains personnel conducting sensitive and complex operations in one of five career tracks for the Army, Department of Defense and national agencies. Soldiers attending the briefings must have current secret clearances. Soldiers may hold any military occupational specialty with no grade restrictions to attend. The target audience for recruitment is junior noncommissioned officers, branch-qualified captains and junior majors. Legal education program The Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps is accepting applications for the Army Funded Legal Education Program, which sends active-duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Officers remain on active duty while attending school. Officers second lieutenant to captain are eligible for FLEP, and further eligibility requirements are outlined in Army Regulation 27-1. Applicants must submit their application through the chain of command to their basic branch at Army Human Resources Command, with a suspense to AHRC by Nov. 1. Interested officers should immediately contact the U.S. Army Alaska Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at 384-0420 or 3840313 for further information and to schedule an interview. Fill station limitations Until further notice mid-grade and premium-grade fuel will be unavailable at the AAFES Joint

Mall Express gas station. Please see the JBER-Elmendorf Express for premium fuel or the JBER-Richardson Express for midgrade and premium fuel needs. Please address questions and concerns to AAFES Joint Mall Express at 753-0323. 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, 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. 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. Rental Partnership The Rental Partnership Program at JBER is available to all eligible active-duty members and consists of two options. The first option, RPP Plus, includes utilities and sometimes cable costs providing an easier budget with a set rental payment year round. The other option, RPP 5 Per-

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cent below market, saves the member five percent off the rental fee that other tenants pay however utilities are paid for by the tenant. Both options are made available with no deposits or fees to the member with the exclusion of pet fees as applicable. This program is designed to provide active-duty military personnel, enlisted and officers, accompanied and unaccompanied with affordable off-base housing. An allotment must be executed under either option of the RPP for the rental payments which is made directly to the landlord resulting in a more trouble free transactions. JBER-Elmendorf can see RPP officials at the Capital Asset Management Office, Building 6346, Arctic Warrior Drive, or call at 552-4328 or 552-4374 for further information and assistance regarding this program. At JBER-Richardson, visit the Housing Management Office, Building 600, Richardson Drive, or call at 384-3088 or 384-7632. Hazard communication All workplace supervisors should be aware of the new, basewide, changes to the hazard communication program for hazardous materials, which is effective immediately. These changes have been introduced through various multimedia presentations sent out by both the 673d Aeromedical Squadron Public Health, and bioenvironmental engineering flights. Each Industrial work area, Army or Air Force, is required to have an individual HAZMAT/ HAZCOM program established per Air Force Instruction 90-821, Hazard Communication and Occupational Safety. Training presentations have been emailed to all shop/flight supervision; which detail the numerous changes to be made. Compliance with these changes is mandated at a federal level by 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200, Occupational Safety and Health Standards. For an additional copy of the mentioned training, or for a more detailed explanation of all changes, call the Bio-environmental Flight at 384-0482.

DANGER AT 30,000 FEET Colombian Air Force jet emergency lands at JBER By Air Force 2nd Lt. Michael Trent Harrington JBER Public Affairs


rack! A deep, white spider web leapt across the windshield. The low rumble of engines on a Colombian Air Force aircraft was interrupted by the splintering sound of fractured glass. The pilots exchanged glances, checked safety lights, monitored their position and barked commands. Cabin pressure read normal, but the entire glass pane was split from end to end. It would be difficult to see, let alone safely fly. The aircraft had to descend. The plane radioed the control tower. Onboard the twin-engine Boeing 767 aircraft that Saturday morning were 72 cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy, along with several supporting officers and 12 flight crew members. The cadets and staff were en route from Anchorage to Hong Kong, flying across the northern Pacific to embark on a three-month cruise aboard the Colombian Navy’s flagship Gloria. The aircraft was expected to retrieve another group of cadets who had just concluded their sea tour at the Hong Kong port. The plane had just taken off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport early Saturday morning when the situation developed. The aircraft commander requested permission to emergency land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. As a safety precaution, the pilots circled for several hours to burn fuel before landing safely and taxiing to the Joint Mobility Complex on the JBER flight line. The Colombians immediately ordered replacement parts, which arrived early Monday morning from Miami, Fla. JBER personnel facilitated the transportation and escort of civilian repair technicians to the flight line, where they installed the new glass with oversight from the Colombian air crew and members of the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron. The mishap became an opportunity for the next generation of joint-force partners in South America. The majority of the cadets and officers had never seen an American military installation, especially one with the capabilities, mission variety and sheer size of JBER. The officers and cadets received a tour of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, during which they peered into stripped-down engine blocks, sat in the cockpit and listened to explanations from crew chiefs at the Alaska Air National Guard hangars. Many remarked they had never seen helicopters as

A Colombian Air Force officer surveys the damage to a CAF Boeing 767 windshield after it fractured mid-flight early Saturday morning. The plane and 90 passengers disembarked at JBER for repairs. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Michael Trent Harrington)

formidable as the 20,000-plus pound UH-60. The 517th Airlift Squadron hosted a tour of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft parked on the tarmac. “The Colombians were most impressed with the size, capability and technology in the cockpit,” said Air Force Maj. Darwyn Klatt, C-17 pilot, 517th Airlift Squadron. “Their pilots asked the most questions. The massiveness of the airplane, its capacity — many of our foreign partners don’t really have anything like this. Their largest craft is probably half this size.” Senior Airman Raul Gutierrez, crew chief, 517th Airlift Squadron, offered his bilingual capabilities while hosting the Colombians. Besides refreshing his Spanish, “It was a privilege to show foreign military visitors what an Air Force unit is capable of,”

Gutierrez said. Third-year Colombian cadet Felipe Cruz said while the group definitely wasn’t expecting to see Alaska, the chance to meet U.S. Air Force and Army pilots was eyeopening. “The difference in the scale of operations, the ability to see what’s possible with the technology and the training, for us is great stuff,” Cruz said. Both sides of JBER pitched in to coordinate the 90 unexpected foreign military visitors. The group was billeted in the Army National Guard barracks on Camp Carroll. Army and Air Force officers, non-commissioned officers, and junior enlisted members from force support units, dining facilities, transportation, security forces and public affairs worked late into the evening escorting the group and easing the increased flow of

personnel and questions their arrival brought. The incident has attracted attention from throughout Pacific Air Forces, showcasing an unplanned opportunity for international cooperation immediately following other, highly-coordinated exercises like Red FlagAlaska, which concluded last week. The Colombian jet departed early Tuesday morning. “The aircraft commander contacted us after take-off to thank the base for being gracious hosts,” said Air Force Col. Frank Battistelli, 673rd Mission Support Group commander. “They appreciated all the support we were able to give them. Our allies would do the same thing for us if we were ever in need.”

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

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is seeking a newspaper route driver.

MUST have JBER Military Base Access

Delivery Friday mornings 8:00 am. Pay is conducted every 2 weeks. Contact Mike at:

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Would you like to earn extra $$

Carriers Wanted!! Be Your Own Boss

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman is seeking independent contractors to deliver the local newspaper in the Palmer, Wasilla, Big Lake & Houston areas. As a carrier you will be responsible for delivery of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman on Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays and must have the route finished by 5am Requirements: At least 18 years old, valid Alaska driver's license, dependable vehicle and proof of auto insurance. Routes average 2-4 hours per night. Excellent customer service skills are required as the subscribers you serve are your customers. If you take pride in being your own boss & if you meet these requirements, please stop by our office to pick up an application.

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

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R&R REFRIGERATION & APPLIANCE REPAIR Reconditioned Appliance Sales & Service

Frontiersman’s Glenn Highway Express

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Ice Machines



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YAMAHA GOLF CART, GAS G168 Includes full cover $2300 Call 907-250-3003.

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Greeno’s Remodeling & General Contracting

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Women’s Medium, black. $50 907-727-0222

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940 Pickups/Trucks


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Porcelain Sculpture Set of 3, Museum Quality Lmtd. Edition #35 of 350 Excellent Condition (Largest piece is 12� high) $2,500

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652 Pets/Supplies

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Rescue Cats for Adoption


There is a new way to enjoy your

Military Discounts with I.D.

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

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BEBE DRESS MEDIUM SIZE Never worn. Halter style long maxi dress $50. 907-276-6222


946 Sport Utility Vehicles


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

180,000 mi., 4dr with rear entry seats 8, runs good and is very reliable

Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue 745-7030

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Alpha Roofing & Construction

AMROCK SEP SHSame Owner Since 1989 TIC

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you are their cure These kids and millions more have Juvenile Diabetes, a disease that threatens their lives every day. None of them can outgrow it. But we’re closer than ever to a cure.

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ABOVE: Air Force Maj. Jesse Peterson and Tech. Sgt. Shane Hargis, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, practice a hoist mission, April 22, 2011, the day before they were called upon to recover pilots of a downed helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Bill Cenna)



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ness for various scenarios. Brown is a 962nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit E-3 crew chief ���������������������������������������������������������������������

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See Polar Force, Page A-3


Airman 1st Class Omari Bernard JBER Public Affairs



Sirens blared and a voice called over the public address system. In response, Airmen donned gas masks and protective gear. Some Airmen searched around their building for unexploded ordinance, while others checked paper to see if the simulated attack was a chemical one. Although this scenario was an exercise that happened last week on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, it provided effective training to keep JBER ready to handle such events and prepare for the 2014 Operational Readiness Inspection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Polar Force 12-7 was designed in

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The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The workers’ unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. President Grover Cleveland signed a law designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day nationwide. Membership in labor unions in the United States reached an all-time high in the 1950s when about 40 percent of the work force belonged to unions. Today, union membership is about 14 percent of the working population. Alaska’s Unemployment rate stands at 6.3% considerably lower than the National Unemployment rate of 7.4% (July 2013). * Information provided in part by the United States Department of Labor/USA Government found at &

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Labor Day is a time to honor the strength, commitment, and dedication of the millions of hardworking men and women who fuel America’s labor force. Our union’s founder, Peter J. McGuire, established this day in 1882 to shine a light on the critical role American workers play in creating and sustaining the wealth and prosperity of their country. Everybody (union and non-union) enjoys the benefits that the unions have negotiated thought the years. Unfortunately, most of the public and our governmental leaders have forgotten who brought those benefits to them. Benefits like vacations, weekends, holidays, work safety, overtime pay, and the 40-hour work week, just to name a few.


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Fairgoers brave the rain in Palmer to visit the Alaska State Fair Tuesday evening. Midway rides, food, and judging continue through Monday at the fairgrounds.

CENTER RIGHT: Fairgoers spend the evening in Palmer Tuesday to ride the rides and check out the attractions at the Alaska State Fair. The fair runs through Monday, with better weather forecast. CENTER LEFT: Giant pumpkins – weighing more than 1,000 pounds – are a staple of the fair. The Matanuska valley is famous for giant rutabagas, cabbages and more due to the soil and the 18-hour days of sunshine. (U.S. Air Force photo/Erin Eaton) ABOVE: Leroy Branch and his daughter, Julia, visit the ducks and farm animals at the fair Aug. 24. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ty-Rico Lea) RIGHT: Bicycle motocross riders with the King BMX Stunt Show entertained crowds with flips, tricks and jumps. Riders in the stunt show have competed in the X Games, Gravity Games, and Dew Action Sports. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Vernon Cunningham)

JBER celebrates Women’s Equality Day with ceremony By Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mills JBER Public Affairs Service members from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson commemorated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26 at the Arctic Warrior Event Center. This year’s event marked the 93rd anniversary of women’s suffrage, honoring the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed women the right to vote. “Today we celebrate the progress of the women’s movement and achievements of all women – as well as remembering the struggle of those before us,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Felicia Burks, Resource Management Flight commander, 673d Medical Support Squadron, who was the master of ceremonies. During the celebration, speakers addressed the history of women’s suffrage and historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony was a pioneer of the woman’s suffrage movement throughout the 19th century and strongly encouraged the govern-

ment to acknowledge and institute women’s rights. Stanton was the founder the American Equal Rights Association, becoming the first editor of its publication. The organization’s motto was, “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” The JBER event also highlighted how changes in policy are opening the doors for women in military career fields that were previously denied. “In my 27 years serving our country, I believe I’ve personally witnessed positive changes in attitudes more than anything,” said Chief Master Sgt. Vivienne Davis, 673d Aerospace Medical Squadron, superintendent of the JBER hospital. “I feel that women have a much larger voice than back then and contributions are valued much more than when I joined the Air Force. I’ve witnessed women asserting themselves more and others being receptive to advice and input offered.” The event also highlighted progress in the equal rights arena.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. senator for Alaska, also highlighted women’s achievements since the ratification of the 19th Amendment in a brief video message. Murkowski said since that time, women have been more influential in Congress, have climbed the business ladder and have risen through the ranks in the military. “Today we have a record 101 women who serve in the 113th Congress,” Murkowski said. “There are 81 who serve in the House of Representatives and 20 in the Senate. But while we have made some strides, I think it is important to note that since 1789, only two percent of members of Airman 1st Class Alexander Liccione, a bioenvironmental engineer techCongress have been women. nician with the 673d Aerospace Medicine Squadron, plays an acoustic In fact I am only the 33rd version of “I Am Woman” during the 2013 Women’s Equality Day Obwoman to have ever served in servance Tuesday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mills) the United States Senate.” The organizers of the celebration concluded by emphaJBER donated various needed “The organization is dedicated to sizing a local charity designed to items, which consisted of cloth- domestic violence safe shelter and help women in need. ing, school supplies and toiletries intervention and serves all victims “On a final note, in obser- to Anchorage Abused Women’s of domestic violence including vance of Women’s Equality Day, Aid in Crisis shelter,” Burks said. women, men and children.”

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Rebuilding our strength through work, rest alike Commentary by Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Rick Koch Alaska Army National Guard chaplain

really enjoy the â&#x20AC;&#x153;strengtheningâ&#x20AC;? experience of camping. It is a deliberate activity designed to remove me from the steady tiring daily routine of life and allows me to step outside myself, so to speak, and recover; find new spiritual, emotional and even physical strength. A quiet canoe ride at dusk over still, misty waters can be a moment of extreme connection to Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence of peace. An active hike through a mountain forest trail along a rushing creek is like a symphony of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creation calling me to interact and be involved.

Once or twice a year, depending on service component regulations, all service members undergo the rigors of taking a physical fitness test. I have long ago reached an age at which I can no longer start preparing for this annual physical ritual a mere two or three months prior to the test. For me, the preparation for the physical exam next year starts the day after I complete this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ordeal. The only real break from a physical fitness routine comes, oddly, about a week prior to the test. That week, I do very light workouts and let my body rest and gain strength. Finding time to rest and gain strength is important. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so important, in fact, that we read in the first chapters of scripture that God took a day of rest after completing creation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we are to mimic the divine example. But it is more than just physical strength we need to obtain. It is highly important to gain mental and spiritual strength both of which, along with physical power, make us more complete human beings made ready to be resilient in an often difficult and troublesome world. All my life, I have enjoyed the recreation of camping. (Notice the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;recreationâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; broken down, it is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;re-createâ&#x20AC;? ourselves, which could mean rejuvenate, strengthen, sustain and so on.) Having lived for 19 years in Alaska, I (Courtesy photo)

Laughter or serious discussion with family and friends around the campfire is a reminder of the constant relationship in which we live with the eternal. All of these things help us to build our personal strength and in turn, how we become prepared for the tests of life. Today we use the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;resilientâ&#x20AC;? to describe where we are with our strength. Reverend Ron Ovitt, wrote in a recent devotional, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strength is the energy God gives us to complete a task.â&#x20AC;? Therefore, I believe, it is important for us to find ways we can build our strength; spiritual, emotional and physical.






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If we progress through life constantly depleted of our strength, then we are of little use to be the hands and feet, minds and hearts bringing about the kingdom of heaven here on earth. Remember, however, it is God who provides the strength and power we need to meet our assigned tasks. We have often heard the trite phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x153;God doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give us more than we can handle.â&#x20AC;? (Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no scripture verse that actually says that, though thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one that sounds sort of parallel to it in 1 Corinthians 10:13 in which Paul says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;ŚGod is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bearâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;?) Sometimes life can throw us situations that can be more than we can handle. Yet I believe God gives us the strength to stay in relationship with him. It is in those places, where we are not strong enough in our own power to win the contest, that we discover all along we have never been alone. It is there we discover Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength in our lives. It is there our despair is displaced by the power of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope. It is there the gloom of our shadowy existence is replaced with divine light. It is there we truly discover what Paul meant when he wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can do all things through him who strengthens me.â&#x20AC;? (Philippians 4:13). Find your strength today, whether it be through your form of healthy recreation (re-creation), or in the work and relationships around you. God is there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.â&#x20AC;? (Psalm 46:1)

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Through SepT. 2 Alaska State Fair The 77th year of the Alaska State Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Palmer. See the winners of 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 mustattend. For information, visit SaTurday and Sunday Alaska Fair Train Avoid the headache of traffic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoy the scenery and relax aboard the Alaska Railroad Fair Train. Depart morning or afternoon Saturday or Sunday. Three afternoon and evening return trips are offered. The railroad is not selling admission tickets to the fair this year. For information call 264-2494 or visit 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 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. 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




SepT. 14 Annual Air Force Ball The Air Force invites service members to celebrate their 66th Anniversary with the Air Force Birthday Ball beginning at 6 p.m. at the Denaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ina Center. For more information, call 551-6508 or 552-7485; or visit 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. SepT. 27 Through 29 Alaska Womens Show Vendors celebrate everything that makes Alaska women unique at the Sullivan Arena. The show features financial seminars, fashion shows, jewelry, health care information and more. For more information call 5629911. SepT. 28 National Public Lands Day Registration is 8:30 a.m. at Bureau of Land Managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Campbell Creek Science Center. Outdoor projects start at 9 a.m. Wear warm clothes, boots and gloves. BLM will provide tools, equipment, and free pizza luncheon for all volunteers. The annual Science Center open house follows from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with educational games, live music, and free copies of the Science Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new poster calendar. Visitors may call the Science Center at 267-1247 for more details or to preregister volunteer groups in advance of the event.

ongoing Anchorage Market The summertime farmerâ&#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 2725634. 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 2672281. 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 For information, call 3847478. 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 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@ 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 was 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 in a supportive environment. The club meets every Thursday in Room 146 of the BP building from 7 to 8 p.m. For information, call 5757470. Wired Cafe for Airmen The Wired Cafe is located at 7076 Fighter Drive, between Polaris and Yukla dormitories. The cafe has wireless Internet and programs throughout the week for single Airmen living in the dorms. There are also free homestyle meals Fridays at 6 p.m. For information, call 552-4422. Sing-along at the zoo Pre-school-aged children can sing along or play with instruments, beginning 10:30 a.m. Mon-

Chapel services Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chapel 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel 1 Monday through Friday 11:40 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chapel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel Center Thursday 11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hospital Chapel

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Protestant Sunday Services Joint Liturgical Service 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel 2 Traditional Service 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chapel Gospel Service Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmendorf Chapel 1 days at the coffee shop greenhouse. For information email New JBER Library Hours The library on JBER-R is once again open from Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 384-1788.

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aug. 12 A daughter, Elaina Amore Anaya, was born 21 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces at 11:40 a.m. to Stephanie Denise Anaya and Spc. Eddie Allen Anaya of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment. aug. 13 A son, Brayden Chanze Carrera, was born 21.5 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces at 3:57 p.m. to Elexis Celeste Carrera and Senior Airman Brandon Chanze Carrera of the 3rd Maintenance Squadron. aug. 14 A daughter, Zeriah Eleanor Rose Teamer, was born 19 inches long and weighing 5 pounds, 8 ounces at 11:04 a.m. to Lindsay Cheyenne Rose Teamer and Senior Airman Stephen Arrington Lee Teamer of the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. A son, Kingston Zakan Quick, was born 20.75 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces at 5:01 a.m. to Spc. Atiya Yasmeen Quick of the 545th Military Police Company and Anthony Lamont Quick. aug. 15 A daughter, Emilyn Cherise Greene, was born 19.5 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces at 12:56 p.m. to Sgt. Jennifer Lynn Greene of the 297th Engineer Company and Sgt. Larry Shelton Greene of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. A son, Declin William Mont-

gomery, was born 19 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces at 4:56 p.m. to Sharisse Ann Montgomery and Sgt. Jeremy Steven Montgomery of the 56th Engineer Company. A daughter, Bryleigh Mlaina Newton, was born 20.2 inches long and weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces at 12:41 a.m. to Spc. Amanda Ann Newton of the 95th Chemical Company and Terrance Michael Newton. aug. 16 A daughter, Gabriella Grace Gonzales, was born 21.5 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces at 10:01 a.m. to Lisa Dianne Gonzales and Air Force Staff Sgt. Marc Christopher Gonzales of the 381st Intelligence Squadron. A daughter, Caroline Luna McDonald, was born 19 inches long and weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces at 8:09 p.m. to Silvia McDonald and Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Dalton McDonald of the 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company. aug. 17 A daughter, Mia Isabella Buenrostro, was born 20.5 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces at 3:46 p.m. to Crystal Joseline Buenrostro and Airman 1st Class Jonathan Buenrostro of the 673d Contracting Squadron. A daughter, Kira Anastasia Hunt, was born 18 inches long and weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces at 6:12 p.m., and a son, Kamden Alexander Hunt, was born 17.5 inches long and weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces at 6:13 p.m. to Katherine

Ann Hunt and Spc. Christopher Bryant Hunt of Company A, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. aug. 18 A son, Hunter Levi Crawford, was born 19.5 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces at 9:59 p.m. to Paige Noel Crawford and Spc. Ryan Alexander Crawford of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment. aug. 19 A daughter, Hailey Nicole Cabel, was born 20 inches long and weighing 7 pounds at 8:20 p.m. to Jamie Lynn Cabel and Petty Officer 1st Class DeWayne Ralph Cabel of Navy Recruiting Station North Anchorage. A son, Wyatt Joseph Coghill, was born 21.5 inches long and weighing 7 pounds to Katie Ann Coghill and Army Staff Sgt. Adrian Christopher Coghill of the 716th Ordnance Company. A son, Remington James Manning, was born 20 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces at 10:27 p.m. to Senior Airman Megan Jo Luther of the 673d Medical Operations Squadron and Senior Airman Joshua James Manning of the 3rd Munitions Squadron. aug. 20 A daughter, Aaliyah Grace Peters, was born 20 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces at 8:33 p.m. to Alexis Nicole Peters and Pfc. Daravious Raynard Peters of the 545th Military Police Company.

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aug. 21 A son, Lee Na Neou, was born 20.5 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces at 2:45 p.m. to Cindi Lee Neou and Army Staff Sgt. Tony Doun Neou of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment. aug. 22 A d a u g h t e r, Charlotte Joyana Ajuria, was born 19 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces at 4 a.m. to Kylee Breann Ajuria and Spc. Mario Ajuria of the 95th Chemical Company. A daughter, Roth Davies, was born 21 inches long and weighing 8 pound, 8 ounces at 6:42 p.m. to Jessica Davies and Spc. Patrick Davies of the 84th Engineer Support Company. A son, John Henry Maher, was born 21.5 inches long and weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces at 2:39 a.m. to Christina Diane Maher and Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy John Maher of the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron. A son, Easton James Mootz, was born 19.5 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce at 11 p.m. to Katelyn Marie Mootz and Airman 1st Class Nicholas James Mootz of the 673d Security Forces Squadron. aug. 23 A daughter, Kaelynn Ann Andreasen, was born 21 inches long and weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces at 12:27 p.m. to Holly Elizabeth Andreasen and Spc. Craig Justin

Andreasen of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment. A daughter, Skylar Marie Diaz, was born 22 inches long and weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce at 7:52 a.m. to Kayla Cherie Diaz and Sgt. Marco Diaz of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. aug. 25 A daughter, Gabriella Renee McGee, was born 20 inches long and weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce at 3:40 a.m. to Erica Andrea-Leon Tremblay and Sgt. Otis Terrell McGee of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment. aug. 26 A son, Emmett John Pennings, was born 20.5 inches long and weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces at 10:13 p.m. to Erin Kathleen Pennings and Sgt. Klark Andrew Pennings of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment. A son, Hayes Scott Vettraimo, was born 21.75 inches long and weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces at 9:43 a.m. to Whitney Dyann Vettraimo and Spc. Tyler Scot Vettraimo of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Alaska. aug. 27 A daughter, Emma Christine Neeley, was born 20 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces at Andrea Christine Neeley and Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Michael Neeley of the 3rd Maintenance Squadron.

Disc golf a great reason to get outside this autumn By Airman Ty-Rico Lea JBER Public Affairs

A California Air National Guardsman stopped in Anchorage while touring the United States in an attempt to set a world record for the sport of disc golf. Tech. Sgt. Larry Kirk, 52, an air ground equipment mechanic with the 144th Fighter Wing located in Fresno, Calif., conceived the idea of playing disc golf courses across the 50 U.S. states. He completed the 50-state goal twice before. His first tour lasted eight years; his second took 10 months. This time he wanted to do it even faster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be 50 states in 50 days this time,â&#x20AC;? Kirk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to accomplish my goal of completing disc golf games across the U.S. and bring awareness of disc golf to those unfamiliar with the sport,â&#x20AC;? Kirk said. Kirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous attempt to play in all 50 states won him the attention of the Guinness Book of World Records staff. They entered him for the record for most disc golf courses completed in a year. In his second endeavor, he attempted the same record-breaking op-

National Guardsman Tech. Sgt. Larry Kirk tosses a disc into a basket at the Russian Jack Springs disc golf course August 12. Kirk is on a 50-state tour of the U.S., trying for the Guinness World Record for most courses completed in a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ty-Rico Lea)

portunity. However, his travels werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t officially documented and he was not eligible. Kirk expressed one benefit of playing the game that Airmen here may find useful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Air Force is all about physical fitness,â&#x20AC;? Kirk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get so much exercise just from exploring the course, and you get

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Warrior 083013  
Warrior 083013