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Volume 4, No. 43

Final Doolittle Raid toast to be broadcast By Rob Bardua National Museum of the Air Force

Army Chaplain (Capt.) Brad Kattelmann, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment chaplain, and Army 2nd Lt. Anita Kaiser, Distribution Platoon leader, 3-509th Infantry, stand as partners in promoting Soldier resiliency. (U.S. Air Force photos/David Bedard)

Spartan leaders tour JBER in effort to enhance Soldier resilience By David Bedard JBER Public Affairs


uring a typical terrain walk, military leaders tour an historic battleground in an effort to bring the past to life. The dry pages of a textbook – with its dates, figures and narratives – come to life when leaders can see how exposed Confederate Maj. Gen. George Pickett’s division was when it charged Cemetery Ridge, or how steep and daunting the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc were when Army Rangers left the relative safety of the English Channel for the unprotected beaches of Normandy. In much the same fashion, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson agencies charged with enhancing Soldier readiness became more than numbers in a phone book, when leaders of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division; and 2d Engineer Brigade, toured base facilities Nov. 1 for the U.S. Army Alaska Ready and Resilient Terrain Walk. “Today is all about understanding the resources we have on the installation to help our Soldiers,” said Army Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, USARAK commanding general, during his opening remarks at the Post Theater. “What we want are Soldiers who are resilient emotionally, physically, medically and otherwise. And we want them to be ready – ready to accomplish the missions assigned by the (Pacific Command) and (Northern Command) commanders.” Following Shields’ remarks, the leaders boarded buses and circulated to locations peppered around the base – including 673d Medical Group’s Lynx Wing (mental health), the Troop Health Clinic’s Behavioral Health Services clinic, Outdoor Recreation’s Warrior Adventure Quest program, the Family Life Center and Army Community Service. Each bus group was led by a chaplain. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Brad Kattelmann, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, defined resiliency. “Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and recover from setbacks,” he said. “We want to teach Soldiers how to be resilient, and we want to build resilience in them.

There’s going to be setbacks, whether that’s deployments and death, or going to the field and missing out on birthdays. That’s just the nature of life.” Kattelmann said promoting resiliency follows a holistic approach and often requires help from a wide range of base services. “Soldiers have different issues, different needs,” the chaplain said. “The goal is to attack the problems from all angles and to get them the care they need.” Resiliency the theme Resiliency themes were repeated throughout the day by providers and subject matter experts like Air Force Capt. Joel Cartier, a 673d MDG family advocacy officer. His office is responsible for preventing and addressing family maltreatment. “Our goal is to make sure every Airman and Soldier who comes through that door is a mission-ready, resilient arctic warrior who is ready to get out there and do the mission,” he said. Operating one of the largest family advocacy centers in the Air Force, Cartier said the agency employs six treatment managers as well as licensed clinical social workers who assess troops and families for risk and who offer treatment. Family advocacy also offers preventive counseling to families. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Houp, THC Behavioral Health Services noncommissioned officer in charge, said small-unit leaders are best positioned to identify when Soldiers are struggling and to get them the help they need. “We have to engage those Soldiers,” he said. “We have to recognize there’s something going on in their lives. As leaders, we should know those Soldiers better than anyone up the chain of command.” Houp said Behavioral Health Services employs psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who can address a wide range of behavioral health issues and prescribe medication if necessary. Additionally, the THC supports an embedded behavioral health clinic in the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, which includes all of the THC functions except prescribing medication. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Warrior Adventure Quest is a Department of the Army-directed program, which uses adventure recreation like snowmachine trail riding to reduce high-risk behaviors. The events involve entire small units who undertake the adventures during duty hours as part of a pre-deployment or redeployment training schedule. R.C. Harrop, Warrior Adventure Quest program director, said Department of the

Army studies indicate Soldiers who participate in the program show a marked decrease in suicide, accidents and trouble with the law. “For Soldiers, that’s a better chance of keeping money in their pocket and rank on their collar,” Harrop said. “For you as their leadership, it means less phone calls at two in the morning on Saturday.” The Chaplain Family Life and Training Center provides individual, marriage and family counseling to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson community. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Matt Atkins, Installation Family Life chaplain, said CFLTC bridges the gap between pastoral counseling and clinical counseling. The chaplain said it is important for leaders to take the time to understand their Soldiers in the effort to maintain wellness. “Behaviors always make sense in context,” he said. “If you know somebody’s story, if you know a little bit of their background, the way that they act, and the things that they’re doing that seem problematic usually make a lot more sense.” Army Community Service programs assist the JBER community by providing services, which help promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability, and to equip Soldiers and families with the resources needed to face the challenges of military life. Doug Armon, ACS Financial Readiness Program manager, said financial fitness is critical to Soldier wellness, and he urges leaders to be cognizant of how their Soldiers are handling their finances. He cited one recent example where a first-term Soldier bought a German luxury car with $750 monthly payments. “Let’s talk to your Soldiers before they do that,” Armon said. “Take a close look at your Soldiers and ask questions about their finances.” Different avenues for help Army 2nd Lt. Anita Kaiser, Distribution Platoon leader, 3-509th Infantry, said the terrain walk helped her see how she can leverage JBER’s Army and Air Force services. “If [Soldiers] are not comfortable with a particular route, we can go another way as far as helping them,” she said. “There are a lot of opportunities on JBER for help for whatever Soldiers are going through. There are a lot of resources that are very helpful. “The training was beneficial, especially at the platoon level,” Kaiser continued. “I am a new platoon leader, I am new to the base, so going around, there are a lot of services I didn’t know existed. Being a platoon leader, it’s my responsibility to make sure all of my Soldiers are at 100 percent.”

Inside Katkus editorial – Choose respect: A-2

U.S. extends partnership in Asia Pacific ................. A-2 Photo feature: 3rd Wing hosts load competition ..... A-3 Matters of Faith: Don’t let tech replace God ...........B-2 PACAF commander: Remember value of service ...B-2 Denali Soldiers, UAA hockey players team up .......B-4

DAYTON, Ohio — When the last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders make a final toast to their fallen comrades Saturday, the world can witness the historic moment. Although the final toast ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is not open to the public, The Pentagon Channel will host a live broadcast beginning at 2 p.m. Alaska time. The live stream will also be available at and On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, these men came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Today, just four of the men survive: Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, co-pilot of Crew No. 1; Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite, co-pilot of Crew No. 16; Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor, engineergunner of Crew No. 15; and Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher, engineer-gunner of Crew No. 7. At this time, Cole, Saylor and Thatcher plan to participate on-site and Hite hopes to watch the ceremony from his residence due to health concerns. In 1959, the city of Tucson, Ariz., presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of silver goblets, each bearing the name of one of the 80 men who flew on the mission. At each of their past reunions, the surviving Raiders would conduct their solemn “Goblet Ceremony.” After toasting the Raiders who died since their last meeting, they would then turn the deceased men’s goblets upside down. For more information on the Doolittle Raid and its historic significance to the nation in World War II, visit http://www.history. dooltl.htm (Editor’s Note: this article is localized and edited)

Physical Training Leader program keeps Soldiers, Airmen ready By Air Force Staff Sgt. Blake Mize JBER Public Affairs Physical fitness is a requirement to enter and remain in the military. As careers progress and metabolisms decline, however, maintaining the standards can become more and more challenging. To ensure all military members on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are able to adhere to physical fitness standards throughout their time here and beyond, the JBER Health and Wellness Center offers the physical training leader program. “The purpose of the PTL program is to provide safe and effective resources for unit PT and fitness assessments,” said Leyla Kelter, director of the JBER HAWC. “Commander-driven physical fitness training is the backbone of the Air Force physical fitness program and an integral part of mission requirements. The program promotes aerobic and muscular fitness, flexibility and optimal body composition of each member of each unit.” The process to become a PTL is relatively simple, but does require members

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Alaska-Canada joint arctic exercise

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TAG: ‘CHOOSE RESPECT’ Alaska National Guard takes sexual assault seriously By Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Thomas Katkus Commissioner of Alaska DMVA As commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and adjutant general for the Alaska National Guard, I am responsible for ensuring all personnel aggressively root out any harassment, hostile work environments, sexual assault, or trading of sexual favors. Unequivocally, these actions have no place in America’s work environment. This responsibility to our military family and our state workforce is nonnegotiable. When Gov. Sean Parnell spoke at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual conference in Fairbanks last week, he clearly stated that respect is a traditional value that crosses all cultures. This is also true when it comes to the culture of the military. “Choose Respect” is not a slogan – it is a way of life for our military community, as it should be. Every day, the thousands of men and women serving under my command take that mandate seriously. Yet, since 2009, 29 cases of alleged sexual assault have been reported to our sexual assault response coordinator by the Air and Army National Guard. Our leadership and investigating officers coordinated immediately with the Criminal Investigation

Command and local law enforcement upon membership as part of the solution. becoming aware that a crime may have been We have made great strides in educatcommitted. ing our workforce about early intervention, In 11 of the 29 cases, the victims chose demanding accountability at all levels, and to restrict reporting. Eighteen of those 29 continually improving responsive victim cases had civilian perpetrators; 11 were support. These are vital steps in combating military. Local law enforcement, including sexual assault and fostering a culture of the Anchorage Police Department and the respect and dignity. Alaska State Troopers, was contacted in 21 In educating our workforce, the Alaska cases, and for reasons specific to each case, National Guard instituted mandatory training these law enforcement agencies closed or blocks and yearly refresher courses to raise suspended each case. awareness of the problem, As the leader of 4,500 provide our members “‘Choose Respect’ is not and people in my organizawith specific skills for tion, I set three priori- a slogan – it is a way of intervention. This meaties for the workplace: life for our military com- sure equips friends, peers, recruiting and retention, munity, as it should be.” or colleagues to better standards, and safety. - Maj. Gen. Thomas Katkus protect potential victims. Sexual assault and sexual Commanders at all levels harassment directly underconduct command climate mine these critical pillars. Sexual assault and surveys and sensing sessions to provide sexual harassment are shameful activities every member of the organization the opthat are especially detrimental to our mili- portunity for anonymous or face-to-face tary, as they are inconsistent with our values, feedback. directly undermine our mission readiness, Demanding accountability requires the and erode trust and confidence. protection of the victim, while simultaneThe Alaska National Guard has made ously affording the accused their rights, legal a deliberate effort to focus on prevention, protections, and due process. victim support, investigations and accountThe National Guard Bureau has funded ability. I strongly feel we can change a cul- a full-time investigative position in Alaska ture by engaging the entire organizational to assist the command in cases where local

law enforcement is unable to take action. When an allegation is substantiated, we take disciplinary action within the full measure of applicable policy, regulation, and law; regardless of rank, stature, or assignment. Specific to improving responsiveness in support of the victim, the Alaska National Guard has a Joint Service Support staff of approximately 50 individuals who support 17 programs, including a sexual assault prevention and response coordinator, a military and family life consultant, director of psychological health, Military OneSource consultant, and family assistance centers. Beyond the Joint Service staff, we have an additional 40 fully-trained and accredited victim advocates. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is a proud and diverse institution, predominantly composed of the exceptionally professional women and men who wear our nation’s military uniform. The Alaska National Guard is committed to protecting our men and women from sexual assault, and ensuring justice is served. We are focusing efforts on prevention, victim support, investigations, and accountability. Sexual assault and harassment are inconsistent with our values. When an allegation is substantiated, we deal with it within the full measure of applicable policy, regulation and law.

Alaska, Canada conduct joint arctic exercise

By Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier Alaskan Command Public Affairs More than 100 service members from the Alaska National Guard, U.S. Army Alaska, Canadian Joint Operations Command and Joint Task Force-Alaska joined together to participate in an Arctic Search and Rescue Exercise in Anchorage and Fort Greeley Oct. 30 and 31. “The goal of the exercise was to test the interoperability of U.S. and Canadian SAR forces and equipment in an Arctic SAR response,” said Mr. Jeff Fee, chief of the JTF-AK Training and Exercises Directorate. “It helped ensure we can successfully carry out our mission, improves our collective ability to operate in humanitarian missions such as SAR and builds a framework for international cooperation.” The team responded to a simulated aircraft crash near the Alaska – Canada border, where 30 survivors were rescued. Why this scenario and why Alaska? Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people in Alaska to fly or boat to remote towns and villages under unpredictable weather conditions and while experiencing challenging terrain. According to Air and Space Magazine, more small, private aircraft crashes occur here than in any other state. The exercise was staged out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, but the exercise was conducted in the vicinity of Fort Greely, with

Members of a Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue team on board a 435 Squadron CC-130 Hercules, prepare to launch equipment that will be parachuted onto a simulated airplane crash site during a Search and Rescue Exercise based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Oct. 30. (Photo by Master Cpl. Patrick Blanchard/Canadian Forces)

multiple aircraft from different units participating. The responding aircraft included a combination of U.S. and Canadian aircraft. Helicopter participation included units operating U.S. HH-60 Pavehawk, UH-60 Black Hawk,

CH-47 Chinook and a Canadian CH-149 Cormorant aircraft. Fixed wing participation included multiple versions of U.S. and Canadian C-130 Hercules SAR and airlift aircraft, as well as a U.S. C-17 Globemaster III. U.S. combat rescue officers,

pararescue personnel and Canadian SAR technicians responded along with U.S. and Canadian Army support personnel. The teams worked together to locate the crash site, provide necessary resources to the scene such as the Arctic Sustainment Package, rescue the survivors

and render medical aid. The Arctic Sustainment Package is a capability in development and is being exercised in a “proof of concept” status, said Mr. Paul VanderWeide, JTF-AK SAR program manager. The concept is to rapidly deploy survival, sustainment and medical capability to survivors in remote arctic conditions via fixed-wing aircraft in order to keep them alive until they can be rescued by helicopter or surface vehicles. The package can keep up to 25 survivors alive for 72 hours and include life support items such as food, water, tents, generators, survival suits and medical equipment and paramedics, explained Mr. VanderWeide. “This exercise builds on the historic cooperation between U.S. servicemembers and our neighbors in Canada to perform together, react to a tragedy, and save lives. This exercise is a superb example of the teamwork required to successfully accomplish the SAR mission in the vast and unforgiving Arctic region,” said Lt. Col. Karl Westerlund, Director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center. “A robust arctic SAR capability is essential; we are showing in this exercise a practical example of how our response capability can be used,” concluded Mr. VanderWeide. “When called upon, the Joint, Total Force Team of Alaska alongside our Canadian counterparts will be ready to answer.”

Rotational forces extend partnership, presence in Asia-Pacific By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — U.S. force rotations in the Asia-Pacific region are bolstering key relationships there while as they extend the U.S. presence to reflect today’s security environment, the U.S. Pacific Command chief told American Forces Press Service. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III called the rotations important contributions to the U.S. “rebalance” toward the region as outlined in the 2012 defense strategic guidance. From a military perspective, the rebalance involves assigning available assets “where they are relevant to today’s security environment – not necessarily the one we had 50 years ago,” Locklear said. He called the movement of

U.S. forces into nontraditional areas, particularly Southeast Asia, “an indication of a world that is changing.” “The capacity of our allies has changed over the years,” the admiral said. “The scope of where our interests lie has shifted” beyond just Northeast Asia, he said. Locklear emphasized the goal of the rebalance is to increase regional security. “We position forces forward to maintain security, not to contain or threaten people,” he said. He welcomed the newest rotational force in the region, an Army aviation unit deployed to South Korea, as an affirmation of the long-standing U.S.-South Korean alliance amid volatility on the Korean Peninsula. Locklear noted destabilizing activities by Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s third-generation dicta-

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)

tor, who he said not only refuses to denuclearize, but also pursues and proliferates weapons of mass destruction and the technologies to deliver them. Rotational forces help to ensure that even as the military reduces in size, the United States will honor its commitments not just in South Korea, but elsewhere in the region, he said. “The ability for us to start some rotational Army assets there should allay the fears of anyone that we would diminish our presence on the peninsula,” Locklear said. “It will actually bolster our presence and bolster our commitment to the alliance.” Locklear reported success in two other rotational forces developed in accordance with the defense strategic guidance. Marine Rotational Force Darwin concluded its second six-

month rotation to Darwin, Australia, in September. The next rotation is expected to grow fivefold as it deploys next spring as a 1,150-member Marine air-ground task force. “I would give the U.S.-Australian alliance an A-plus on being able to execute that in the way they have done it,” Locklear said. “None of these things is ever easy … but they have been able to manage costs and work through the issues, demonstrating that our alliance relationship is as strong as it has ever been.” Locklear also praised Singapore’s leaders for allowing the Navy’s first littoral combat ship to rotate through their port and to operate with and around the Singaporean forces. Because Singapore offers the exact conditions the littoral combat ship was designed to operate in, the rotations are giving


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crews valuable lessons in how to properly employ this new capability, he noted. But by extending U.S. presence in Southeast Asia, the rotational ship also sends an important message to partners and allies across the region, he said. “We want to use it to help the regional security environment [in an area] that is becoming more and more important to the world,” he said. Continuing to build on these successes will be vital as the United States continues to rebalance toward the region, Locklear said. “My primary role is to maintain a security environment that protects U.S. citizens, U.S. assets and U.S. interests,” including the interests of U.S. partners and allies, he said. “And we all share a goal for a peaceful Asia-Pacific.”

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Shawn Feller, of Houston, Minn., left, 525th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gives a signal to lower a hoist to Airman 1st Class Kyle Sorenson, a native of Sweet Home, Ore., assigned to the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after securing a GBU-39 small-diameter bomb into the hold of an F-22 Raptor during a fighter load crew competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the Department of Defense’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Tuesday. In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum, Hagel said a needed realignment of missions and resources is being undertaken across the department that will require significant change across every aspect of the enterprise. “I have identified six areas of focus for our budget and strategic planning efforts going forward,” the secretary said. “Working closely with the service secretaries, service chiefs, combatant commanders and DoD leaders,” he added. “These six priorities will help determine the shape of our defense institutions for years to come.” The priorities include institutional reform, force planning, preparing for a prolonged military readiness challenge, protecting investments in emerging capabilities, balancing capacity and capability across the services, and balancing personnel responsibilities with a sustainable compensation policy. During his first weeks in office, Hagel said, he directed a Strategic Choices and Management Review that over several months identified options for reshaping the force and institutions in the face of difficult budget scenarios. “That review pointed to the stark choices and tradeoffs in military capabilities that will be required if sequester-level cuts persist, but it also identified opportunities to make changes and reforms,” Hagel said. “Above all, it underscored the reality that DoD still possesses resources and options,” he said. “We will need to more efficiently match our resources to our most important national security requirements. We can do things better, we must do things better, and we will.” Addressing the six priorities that will shape future defense efforts, the secretary began with a continued focus on institutional reform.

Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, jump from a C-17 Globemaster onto Malemute Drop Zone, June 5. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel identified six priorities in light of budget challenges and the 2012 defense strategic guidance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Percy G. Jones)

Coming out of more than a decade of war and budget growth, he said, there is a clear opportunity and need to reshape the defense enterprise, including paring back the world’s largest back office. This summer, Hagel announced a 20 percent reduction in headquarters budgets across the department, beginning with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. “Our goal is not only to direct more of our resources to real military capabilities and readiness,” Hagel said, “but to make organizations flatter and more responsive to the needs of our men and women in uniform.” The second priority is to re-evaluate the military force-planning construct – the assumptions and scenarios for which U.S. military forces organize, train and equip themselves. “I’ve asked our military leaders to take a very close look at these assumptions (and) question these past assumptions, which will also be re-evaluated across the services as part of the (Quadrennial Defense Review),” the secretary said. “The goal is to ensure they better reflect our goals and the shifting strategic environment, the evolving capacity of our allies and partners, real-world threats,

and the new military capabilities that reside in our force and in the hands of our potential adversaries.” Hagel said the third priority will be to prepare for a prolonged military readiness challenge. In managing readiness under sequestration, he added, the services have protected the training and equipping of deploying forces to ensure no one goes unprepared into harm’s way. This is the department’s highest responsibility to its forces, the secretary said, and yet already, “we have seen the readiness of non-deploying units suffer as training has been curtailed, flying hours reduced, ships not steaming and exercises canceled.” The Strategic Choices and Management Review showed sequester-level cuts could lead to a readiness crisis, and unless something changes, Hagel said, “we have to think urgently and creatively about how to avoid that outcome, because we are consuming our future readiness now.” The fourth priority will be protecting investments in emerging military capabilities – especially space, cyber, special operations forces, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, the secretary said.

TFrom X PTL, A-3 to complete certain steps to be considered and become qualified for the duty. “A PTL is appointed by their unit commander and must be a military member who has received at least at a satisfactory score on their official fitness assessment,” Kelter said. Once a PTL has been selected by their unit commander, the HAWC offers qualification courses. “They must be certified in basic life saving techniques and they have to have the training on how to conduct official and practice fitness assessments,” Kelter said. These qualifications satisfy the requirements to become a basic PTL, but to lead group physical training and be designated as a ‘PTL-A,’ additional training is required. “To become a PTL-A, you also must have, in writing, a commander-directed unit PT program that’s been approved by an

Sara Tansey, 673d Aerospace Medicine Squadron exercise physiologist, conducts the physical fitness portion of the Physical Training Leader class at the JBER-Elmendorf Fitness Center Oct. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ty-Rico Lea)

exercise physiologist,” Kelter said. “In turn, the PTL-A is trained by an exercise physiologist on group exercise techniques.” A passion for exercise and physical fitness is not an official requirement, but could prove to be a vital asset to a PTL. “There are quite a few Airmen who are into fitness,” said John Limon, JBER exercise physiolo-

gist. “That’s their personal pastime so they’re passionate, but the knowledge base is not quite there. They’re into it and they love it, so all we’ve got to do is refine them a little bit, kind of round off the rough edges, and they can then produce pretty good programs.” Although the PTL program is an Air Force initiative, the HAWC’s ability to influence fitness

“As our potential adversaries invest in more sophisticated capabilities and seek to frustrate our military’s traditional advantages, including our freedom of action and access ... around the world,” he said, “it will be important to maintain our decisive technological edge.” The fifth priority is balance across the services in the mix between capacity and capability, between active and reserve forces, between forward-stationed and home-based forces, and between conventional and unconventional warfighting capabilities, Hagel said. “In some cases, we will make a shift, for example, by prioritizing a smaller, modern and capable military over a larger force with older equipment,” he said. “We will also favor a globally active and engaged force over a garrison force.” The services will look to better leverage the reserve components, with the understanding that part-time units in ground forces can’t expect to perform at the same levels as full-time units, at least in the early stages of a conflict. In other cases, the services will seek to preserve balance, for example, by controlling areas of runaway cost growth, the secretary said. The sixth priority is personnel and compensation policy, which Hagel said may be the most difficult issue. “Without serious attempts to achieve significant savings in this area, which consumes roughly now half the DoD budget and increases every year, we risk becoming an unbalanced force, one that is well-compensated but poorly trained and equipped, with limited readiness and capability,” he said. Going forward, the department must make hard choices in this area to ensure the defense enterprise is sustainable for the 21st Century, the secretary said. Hagel said Congress must permit meaningful reforms as it reduces the defense budget, and the department needs Congress as a willing partner in making tough choices to bend the cost curve on personnel, while meeting its responsibilities to its people. “Even as we pursue change across the Department of Defense, the greatest responsibility of leadership will always remain the people we represent, our men and women in uniform, their families, and our dedicated civilian workforce,” the secretary said.

leaders is not limited to one branch. “The HAWC has been an integral part of the overall development of our leaders and Soldiers, specifically in the realm of physical and mental wellness,” said Army Lt. Col. Richard Scott, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment commander. “The HAWC is capable of providing a comprehensive nutrition program covering all aspects of optimal health, performance and rehabilitation from illness and injury.” The HAWC has been able to assist the 1-40th Cavalry with their fitness goals in a variety of ways. “I’d say that at this point we’ve got our Army brethren utilizing us more than our Airmen are,” Kelter said. “They’ve come to the realization that we have subject matter experts to be able to actually make them fit-to-fight. They’re using our gait analysis opportunities where they come and are videotaped while they’re running and we’re able to give them strength and conditioning training to help better their performance.”

Kelter, who is also a Pacific Air Forces consultant for exercise physiology and health promotion, said the various fitness programs have allowed the HAWC to set their sights on loftier goals. “The goal is to reduce the number of people that are on profile,” she said. “We are in the process of becoming a pilot program for the Air Force, specifically for PACAF, called the combat fitness program.” She added the overall goal goes beyond the fitness of individual Airmen and Soldiers. Being physically fit allows you to properly support … the mission,” she said. “The goal of the fitness program is to motivate all members to participate in a year-round physical conditioning program that emphasizes total fitness, to include proper aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, and healthy eating. Health benefits from an active lifestyle will increase productivity, optimize health and decrease absenteeism while maintaining a higher level of readiness.”

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CDC hours change The JBER Child Development Center hours change Monday and will be 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. COLA survey A Living Pattern Survey to determine the amount of Cost of Living Allowance each military member is entitled to is being conducted online at This survey, which runs until Nov. 17, is used to track the shopping patterns of service members stationed overseas. The data collected will assist in the determination of COLA paid to members in your country of assignment. Participation in this survey is voluntary. Failure to respond will not result in penalty to the respondent. However, maximum response is encouraged so data will be representative of your country of assignment. All service members permanently assigned to Anchorage, who have at least three months of time on station, and do not reside in the dormitory or aboard ship should take the survey. The online survey takes 40 to 50 minutes to complete and service members are encouraged to take it at home with their family members. Survey takers will see questions concerning local businesses they shop at for food, clothing and many other goods and services. It also measures the frequency of shopping on the local economy, commissary, military exchange and Internet. When taking the survey, participants should use the last six numbers of their SSN and the locality code for Anchorage (AK 005) to complete their survey ticket number. This survey is a major tool for determining COLA rates and the results will affect all military pay in Anchorage. All eligible members are encouraged to participate. For additional information or questions, call 552-4841 or email Riding season almost over Winter season is right around the corner. As the weather changes, riders are reminded to be cognizant of their surroundings. Due to the unpredictable weather, there is no set date when the riding season will end. The base safety

office advises riders to monitor the road condition advisory and know base procedures for riding during inclement weather. Road conditions will be posted at all gates, and will be displayed on the JBER website, Facebook and Twitter. The base-installed electronic road condition signs at various locations will keep on-base drivers aware of road conditions. Road conditions advisories for JBER are: GREEN: Roads are clear from snow and ice, and are dry. Drivers will comply with normal operating procedures and posted speed limits. AMBER: It has been determined roads may be slippery due to snow, ice, or reduced visibility. Drivers will exercise caution. Motorcycles cannot be operated on JBER for this or lower advisories. RED: It has been determined roads may be hazardous due to snow, ice, or reduced visibility. Drivers will exercise caution and reduce speeds by 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. BLACK: It has been determined road conditions are extremely hazardous due to ice, snow, or reduced visibility. Drivers will exercise extreme caution and reduce speeds by 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. Furnishing Management The Furnishings Management Office offers 90-day loaner furniture. Appliances may be issued for the duration of the service member’s tour. FMO typically delivers items as far as Peters Creek or Rabbit Creek. Service members must make special arrangements beyond these areas. When requesting furniture, service members must provide a copy of their reporting orders. For JBER-Elmendorf, visit the Capital Asset Management Office at Building 6436, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 552-2740. For JBER-Richardson, visit the Housing Management Office at Building 600, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 384-2576. Lodging rate increases New lodging rates are:

• Visiting quarters: $56.00 • Visiting Airman quarters: $42.25 • Temporary lodging facilities: $60.50 • Large temporary lodging facilities: $63.75 • Business suites: $58.75 to $61.50 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. 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 Oc-

cupational 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. Rental Partnership The Rental Partnership Program at JBER is available to all eligible active-duty members and consists of two options. The first option, RPP Plus, includes utilities and sometimes cable costs providing an easier budget with a set rental payment year round. The other option, RPP 5 Percent below market, saves the member five percent off the rental fee that other tenants pay however utilities are paid for by the tenant. Both options are made available with no deposits or fees to the member with the exclusion of pet fees as applicable. This program is designed to provide active-duty military personnel, enlisted and officers, accompanied and unaccompanied with affordable off-base housing. An allotment must be executed under either option of the RPP for the rental payments which is made directly to the landlord resulting in a more trouble free transactions. JBER-Elmendorf 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. Find housing Visit the Automated Housing Referral Network at www.ahrn. com, or if using a mobile device, to find housing before packing up. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the website listings in-

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clude available community rentals, military housing, shared rentals, temporary lodging and military for sale by owner listings. Listings include property descriptions, pictures, maps, links to local schools, and contact information. Service members who would like to rent their homes, sell their homes, or are looking for another service member as a roommate in their current homes, may post an ad free of charge on the site. For more information, call the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Capital Asset Management Office at either 552-4439 for JBERElmendorf or 384-3088 for JBERRichardson. 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.

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CARRIERS WANTED Would you like to earn extra $$? Be your own day shift boss Newspaper delivery drivers wanted The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman is seeking independent contractors to deliver the local newspaper which will be starting daytime distribution on Dec. 1. Carriers will be responsible for delivery of the Frontiersman on Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday nights. Applicants must be at least 18 and have a valid driver license, dependable vehicle and proof of vehicle insurance. Route times average 2-4 hours per shift. Applications can be picked up at the Frontiersman. We are located on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway frontage road, 5751 E. Mayflower Ct., Wasilla.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FELLOW Mat-Su Health Foundation in Wasilla, AK seeks a Community Health Fellow. This is a six month fellowship with a stipend of $20-$30 per hour DOE for up to 30 hours per week. A complete job posting is available at To apply, electronically submit the materials detailed in the job posting to Don Zoerb, Finance Director at by 8 a.m. on December 2, 2013.

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Volume 4, No. 43

RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Wahler, medical platoon sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25h Infantry Division, sits in a field litter ambulance Nov. 6. In addition to several deployments, Wahler has used his skills to help civilians on a number of occasions – including saving the life of a man injured in a vehicle accident on the highway near Glennallen, Alaska in September. Wahler, who has been in the Army for 16 years, said what some people consider heroic or difficult is just “doing [his] job.” (U.S. Air Force photo/David Bedard)

Medic has a knack for being on scene of emergencies By Chris McCann JBER Public Affairs It was hour 12 of a September convoy, about an hour from Glennallen, Alaska, when the vehicles slowed and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Wahler mentally cursed – another vehicle down during a trip which had already been plagued with Humvee repairs. Then the reason came over the radio – a civilian motor vehicle accident. Someone was injured. Wahler’s vehicle, one of the last in the convoy on their way to Donnelly Training Area near Delta Junction, moved up, and Wahler, the senior medic, was ready when they stopped. “It was a civilian truck,” he recalled. “I assessed the casualty on the ground; he was conscious. I took the shirt on his head off, and it looked like maybe an open skull fracture.” The man had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by his son. The son, mostly uninjured, had gotten his father out of the truck. Wahler called Spc. Randy Sickles, another medic with the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, and gave directions. “Sickles is the one that got me the stuff I needed from our [field litter ambulance],” Wahler said. “We got him bandaged and put him in a cervical collar. It was damp out and misting, only about 50 degrees outside, so we got him into the FLA. Specialist Sickles – when everything happened, he was the kid that really worked hard. … We put [the victim] on oxygen, kept him warm, and waited for the civilian ambulance.” Due to the remote location, civilian medical help took about 25 minutes to arrive. “They put him on their ambulance and

took him to an airfield,” Wahler said. “Then he was on a Learjet to Anchorage.” Once the patient was in good hands, the convoy continued to DTA. For some, saving a life on the spur of the moment might be grounds for a little boasting. “I guess I have a unique ability to look at the job differently,” Wahler said. “It’s just another call – I don’t get upset or excited; it’s just a call.” An Army brat, Wahler wanted to join the military police. His father, a recruiter, was the son of an MP himself, Wahler said. He was well aware of the demands of the job, and was having none of that. “I went to the [military entrance processing station] and said I wanted to be an MP. But Dad said no, so I decided to be a medic.” While not his first choice, Wahler has made the most of his career. “I enjoy it. There are days when it’s the worst job in the world, but mostly I enjoy it.” The worst part? “Putting someone you know in a body bag. That’s the worst thing to do. Telling his guys he didn’t make it.” And the best? “Watching the medics you taught do the things they’re supposed to do. Saving someone, that’s just part of my job. But to see a medic do something they’re supposed to do and save a life, and see their reaction to that – those are the best days.” Wahler has deployed to Bosnia once, Afghanistan thrice, and once to Iraq. “I’ve seen my medics succeed in Iraq and Afghanistan ... a lot of my guys were fresh out of [Advanced Individual Training] in Iraq; in Afghanistan I had opportunities to go out and watch them. I could just watch them, and let them do it until they finished or asked for help.” Sickles has worked closely with Wahler for the last year. “He’s a good leader,” Sickles said. “He’s personable and easy to talk to. There are some [noncommissioned officers] you can’t talk to, and then there are NCOs like Sergeant Wahler. He has no problem answering questions.”

Wahler seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, said Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1st Sgt. Jerry Bronson. “Just yesterday, there was an incident with a Soldier at the motor pool,” Bronson said. “[Wahler] ran down there and evaluated him and called an ambulance. It was serious enough that he was taken directly to Providence [Hospital]. “He’s one of my best NCOs – there are a few people who really love what they’re doing in the military, and he’s one of them. He’s very passionate about it.” Recently, he was in midtown Anchorage when he found a vehicle stopped at Seward Highway and Northern Lights Road. “There was a gentleman having a seizure,” he said. “I stopped and sat there in the truck with him, and two seconds later, Anchorage Police showed up. The fire department showed up not even five minutes later. “I love the fact that I’m around sometimes; it feels pretty good. But I don’t brag about it,” Wahler said. “The job has its difficulties, but I don’t find it as hard as people think it is. For the most part, I see the bleeding, I make it stop. That’s the critical point. Stop the bleeding, keep him breathing … it’s not

brain surgery.” Since a combat medic generally deals with trauma and passes off the casualty to a better-equipped doctor, he said the job isn’t terribly complicated. “I fell into the job; it’s just one of those things I figured out,” Wahler said. “It’s not a job for the fainthearted; you need to have a resiliency in combat. But it’s not a “higher calling” for me. “I did know I wanted to be a Soldier – as far back as I can remember.” When he’s not saving lives or teaching subordinates, Wahler fishes – for “anything that will hit on a bobber and a worm” – as much as he can in the summer, if the weather is good. “I’m a temperate dude; only if it’s sunny,” he said. While he moved a lot growing up, many of his father’s assignments, and later his own, allowed him to hunt deer and other game, a hobby he continues, with a caribou hunt slated for this winter. His secret to resiliency, after five deployments, is to talk about the hard things. “I use my experiences to tie into teaching, or what my guys are teaching. If someone asks me about the bad stuff, I can go down the list. I don’t bottle it up. I care about Soldiers with all my heart, but at the end of the day, it’s just a case.”

ABOVE: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Wahler (far right), a senior medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, who calls Salem, Ala., home, gives emergency medical aid, along with fellow paratroopers and emergency personnel, to an accident victim Sept. 8. The military convoy Wahler was traveling with discovered a Toyota Tundra which had rolled over during a motor vehicle accident. LEFT: The paratroopers of the 1-40th Cavalry discovered a Toyota Tundra which had rolled over during a motor vehicle accident Sept. 8. The squadron had been en route to Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely, Alaska, for training exercises in preparation for the assumption of a new mission in October. (Courtesy photos/U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Miguel A. Baltazar)

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Don’t let technology replace God PACAF commander: Remember the value of your military service Commentary by Army Chaplain (Capt.) Matt Miller 1-501 Inf. Bn. (ABN) Chaplain

Recently, the Internet went down in the Miller household. In a conversation with my very bored 13-year-old son, I reminded him there was in fact a time before the Internet and his computer games. “Yeah,� he said. “Back when all you guys had was the light bulb!� Nice. I wonder what he thinks my wife, Brooke, and I were like before he was born. Were we huddled around a fire, grunting at one another like cave people? Nate, in his jovial innocence, displays an interesting point. He was not around before cell phone games and Nickelodeon. He has no memory of church services that didn’t use highspeed sound and visual equipment. To him, the Stone Age is when all we had was Pac-Man and that phone with the cord connected to it. We gladly assimilate any technology that comes into our

lives, but let me ask you a question. Since the development of all of this technology, is Nate’s world a safer, simpler or more meaningful place to live in? In many American churches today, if the power went out, or even the PowerPoint went out, the service would be in sorry shape. The importance of worship, self-analysis and openness to God has been nudged aside for performance and comfort. In many businesses, we have replaced face-to face relationships with email and “slideology� projected in a briefing room. In families, good communication has been nudged aside for conversations in code: “OMG� and “LOL,� broken down into programming speech and sent thousands of miles away to people who have relatively little impact on our lives. Our lives have become dis-

tracted from the values we hold dear by bright and shiny inventions. Don’t get me wrong; I am very thankful for the discovery of penicillin and the invention of central heating and air. We should be careful, however, that our own greatness as a society never obstructs our view of the greatness of God, the importance of family and our ability to work hard and make life better for others. The advances and inventions of our society have given us the ability to revive life, but not the ability to give it; the ability to make life comfortable, but not the ability to give it meaning or joy. In times such as these, remember the words of the Christian scripture, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.� Let this verse be the catalyst for a shift in our daily focus and priorities. Maybe turning the technology off every once in a while could be a good thing for you and yours.

Commentary by Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle Commander, Pacific Air Forces

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to our veterans from all services, please accept my very sincere “thank you.� You have answered our nation’s call, and I’m humbled by your service. This Monday marks the 95th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which brought an end to World War I. That was the first year we commemorated what would become Veterans Day. On this day, we take a break from our routines to honor the sacrifices our veterans have made in service to our nation. Here in the Pacific, a little more than 68 years ago, World War II ended with Japan’s formal surrender to Allied powers aboard the USS Missouri, which now rests in Pearl Harbor. That surrender came four years

after the tragic attack on American soil here in Hawaii and after four long years of sacrifice from our service men and women. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt requested a declaration of war, he said, “We are now in the midst of a war, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this nation and all that this nation represents will be safe for our children.� That conflict ended, but others emerged. Regardless of how or where U.S. service members step up to defend our country, the goal has always been the same – a better, safer world for our children. Generation after generation has witnessed brave American men and women lay down their lives in service to their nation. Veterans Day presents an opportunity to pay tribute to service members, past and present, while honoring the significance of their selfless service to our great nation. The heroes, whose shoulders we stand on, served as we do, as a part of something bigger than all of us in order to keep our people safe and our nation free. Every generation has faced difficult challenges, and our generation is no exception. This Veterans Day, I ask that we reflect upon the importance of what we do. Every one of us – military and civilian; active duty, Reserve, and Guard; Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman, and Coast Guardsman; each and every one of us plays a vital part in safeguarding our way of life. I am honored to serve alongside our amazing PACAF resilient Airmen. We are part of a proud legacy of U.S. service members who stand together in the world’s greatest fighting force and provide unmatched airpower capabilities throughout the vast Asia-Pacific region. Our PACAF team, 46,000 Airmen strong, represents the values that make our service and our nation proud. Thank you for all you do.


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Saturiday “Fobbit� reading Former U.S. Army Alaska journalist David Abrams reads from his book “Fobbit� at 7 p.m. at Great Harvest Bread Company in Anchorage. This novel in the tradition of Catch-22 is a tale of the war in Iraq through one fobbit’s eyes. For information, call 384-2072. through Sunday Rock and Mineral Show Rocks and minerals from all over the world headline at the Sheraton Anchorage hotel. Browse arts and crafts or stones from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 563-9229. Saturday and Sunday Holiday Food and Gifts The Holiday Food and Gift festival is a fun family-oriented event at the Dena’ina Center with a variety of unique gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and much more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit Monday Women Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony The Loussac library hosts this celebration of women veterans and the unique challenges they face. An information fair begins in the library from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 2 p.m. and a reception at 3 p.m. For more information, call 257-4737.




or visit nov. 18 through 22 Special Operations careers Special Operations Recruiting Battalion representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord visit JBER. Eriefings will be hosted at the JBER-R Education Center daily. Warrant officer briefings are from 10 to 11 a.m.; Psychological Operations briefings from 11 a.m. to noon; Civil Affairs from noon until 1 p.m.; and Special Forces from 1 to 2 p.m. An Army Phsyical Fitness Test takes place at 8 a.m. Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. For information, call (253) 967-0284. nov. 20 Garrison Keillor Catch up on the news from Lake Wobegone with storyteller and performer Garrison Keillor. Some four million listeners tune in for his broadcasts each week – now see him live at 7:30 p.m. at the Atwood Concert Hall. For information, visit nov. 22 Indian Heritage Month The Equal Opportunity office hosts Margaret Nakak at the Talkeetna Theater on JBER-E for the American Indian Heritage Month observance from 1 to 2 p.m. Nakak, an actress who works at the Native Heritage Center, will speak. For information, call 552-2056.

nov. 15 through 17 Alaska Aces hockey The Aces take on the Las Vegas Wranglers at Sullivan Arena starting at 7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:05 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit

nov. 29 Holiday tree lighting Anchorage’s Town Square hosts Santa and his reindeer for the lighting of the tree. A concert at 5 p.m. sings in the season and the lighting ceremony starts at 5:30, followed by Santa and the reindeer. Free cocoa and cookies available. For information visit

nov. 15 Community Health Fair The University Center Mall hosts this health fair from 8 a.m. to noon. Free screenings, health education, and low-cost blood tests are a good way to check your health. Drink plenty of water and bring a postage stamp for mailing your results. For information, call 278-0234

nov. 30 Police Navidad Join the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association for a showcase of public safety, entertainment, games and crafts in a festive environment at the Dena’ina Center. Cultural displays are just part of the holiday fun from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

For information, visit dec. 3 through Jan. 12 Wonderland of Toys The museum’s atrium becomes a dazzling tableau of toys, dating back to the 1800s. From carousel horses to tin soldiers, the history of toys is on display at the Anchorage Museum. For more information, visit or call 929-9200. dec. 6 and 7 Eagle River festivities Eagle River hosts the Merry Merchant Munch from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, with horse-drawn sleigh rides and carolers and merchants competing to create the best holiday munchies. The annual tree lighting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 features elementary school choirs and Santa and his reindeer. For information, visit www. dec. 7 UAA Craft Fair More than 90 Alaska artists and crafters present high-quality, unique items handmade in Alaska. Speak directly with the artist and find a one-of-a-kind gift for this holiday season. The fair is hosted at the UAA Student Union building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit belong. or call 786-6152. ongoing Anchorage Market The farmer’s market still happens weekly at the 3rd Avenue 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. Wildlife Wednesdays The Alaska Zoo Gateway Lecture Hall hosts lectures beginning at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, focusing on a different wildlife research topic. These lectures are aimed toward an older audience, such as university students or adults with an interest in science. Partners include fish and game authorities. Lectures are free through April 9, and coffee and tea are

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always available. For information, call 3416463 or email 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 384-7478.

Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel 10:30 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 1 Monday through Friday 11:40 a.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel Center Thursday 11:30 a.m. – Hospital Chapel

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. Bible study happens Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Chapel on JBER-Richardson. For more information, email or call 384-1461.

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

Night at the Fights Boxing matches happen every Thursday night at the William A. Egan Civic Center. Get your boxing fix; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and fights start at 7:30. For information, visit If being ringside isn’t enough, email to fight in a “grudge match.�

Protestant Sunday Services Joint Liturgical Service 9 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 2 Traditional Service 9 a.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 11 a.m. – Soldiers’ Chapel Gospel Service Noon – Elmendorf Chapel 1 Contemporary Protestant Service 5 p.m. – Elmendorf Chapel 1

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 or email

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.

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 575-7470.

Storytime for Toddlers Pre-school-aged children can join zoo staff for stories about a particular animal species, followed by meeting the animal, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the coffee shop greenhouse. New encounters and books are added all the time; all toddlers are welcome. For information email camp@

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By Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith 4-25 IBCT Public Affairs Collegiate athletes with the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves men’s hockey team were up before dawn and ready to train with U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers in a day filled with tests of physical endurance Oct. 25 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The event was designed to foster mutual respect between the paratroopers and athletes as they found similarities in shared values and attributes. The busy schedule was designed to enhance leadership and teamwork skills while focusing on physical and mental fitness. The Seawolves broke into small teams with each team assigned one paratrooper as a guide and teammate. The first event on the agenda was a grueling cross fit workout session consisting of six rounds of 40 pushups, 30 goblet squats with a 20-pound kettle bell, 20 box jumps, 10 pullups, five lunges per leg with a 45-pound plate lifted over the head, and a 200 meter run carrying a medicine ball. One team’s guide, Sgt. Rick Henry, with the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, said he was impressed by the hockey players’ efforts. “I thought they were beasts,� he said. “They are definitely top collegiate athletes for sure.� Henry was happy to host the hockey team for the day at JBER. “It’s a great opportunity to network with the community. It’s good for building esprit de corps and camaraderie with local players from the Anchorage area, and I think it’s just a good opportunity to for a little friendly competition, to kind of pit some military athletes with some college athletes,� Henry said. “This is a good opportunity for

us to do a team building exercise,â€? said Steve Thompson, the director of hockey operations for UAA. “Obviously the military is a great standard of leadership, so we want to try and role model from you guys and learn some life lessons out here, and it’s also a great opportunity for you guys to kick our butts and get us whipped into shape for the season.â€? “We appreciate everything that you guys do for us,â€? Thompson said. “My dad was in the Air Force, so I grew up on Elmendorf, and we have a lot of Canadian guys, and they always think it’s really awesome to see how our country is based off the military and how much pride we take in being American.â€? After the Crossfit exercises, the teams showered and headed to the Wilderness Inn Dining Facility for lunch and a leadership and teamwork presentation led by the commander of the 1-40th Cavalry, Army Lt. Col. Richard Scott. Scott, a former collegiate athlete starring in soccer at the University of Washington, said there are many commonalities between Soldiers and collegiate athletes. He said people who grew up in an athletic environment do extremely well in the Army, because their attributes easily transfer. Organized sports learned at youth, regional, national, Olympic, and college teams share Army values and standards of competitiveness, sacrifice, commitment and fitness. “A lot of the things that you guys are doing right now, I am for the same things here in this organization,â€? Scott told the team. “That’s where the similarities come in to play.â€? “We take the same approach in our organization in the Army,â€? Scott said. “With leadership comes great responsibility, shared hardship, commitment, dedication, hard work, sacrifice. ‌ Collegiate athletes know about winning. They know sacrifice and commitment, and hard work and what that leads to. They know about team work.â€? USARAK’s command team, Army Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields and Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard Knight, were also in attendance at the luncheon.

ABOVE: Hockey players with the University of Alaska Anchorage (Seawolves) and a paratrooper with U.S. Army Alaska push a Humvee along a gravel path at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson Oct. 25. LEFT: Paratroopers and the UAA Seawolves Hockey Team enjoy an early morning Crossfit workout. The hockey team visited JBER for a day filled with competitive physical fitness activities designed to enhance teamwork and leadership skills. (U.S. Army photos/ Staff Sgt. Mark Shrewsbury)

wearing protective masks, a casualty litter carry, a room clearing mission including tussles against foam-padded enemies to locate sensitive material, then a run to the finish line carrying Army inflatable boats. “It was awesome,� said Seawolves captain Matt Bailey, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. “It was a good experience to get a feel for what you guys go through, and learn about some of the training stuff you guys do.� Like Scott, Bailey also said there are similarities between collegiate and Soldier athletes. “A lot of the same teamwork

Shields provided valuable advice to the athletes. “Preparation, preparation, preparation,� Shields said. “Bottom line is, a lot of people want to win, but they don’t have the will to prepare to win. “That’s what’s going to make the difference between the great teams and probably good or average teams,� Shields said. Replenished and rested, the Seawolves and paratroopers moved out for more scheduled physical endurance and team-building exercises including a Humvee push, a several-mile run which included a grueling uphill climb

stuff we do on a daily basis is huge for you guys too, so there is a lot of correlation between the different aspects and values you guys have and the ones we have in hockey,� Bailey said. Bailey said the workout was tough, but fun and rewarding. “It was a good workout for us. I really like doing different things, so it was a good change,� Bailey said. “It was good camaraderie working out with you guys and working with our team leaders.� Capping the day off with a little more fun, the Seawolves played floor hockey with children at JBER’s Two Rivers Youth Center.

Aurora Elementary nabs national Blue Ribbon School honors By Air Force Staff Sgt. Blake Mize JBER Public Affairs The U.S. Department of Education has recognized a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson school as one of the best schools in the country. Aurora Elementary School was the only school in Alaska to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. The honor is reserved for 236 public and 50 private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement, according to “Excellence in education matters and

we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,� said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.� Aurora distinguished itself with outstanding academic achievement. Ninety-two percent of eligible students at the school scored proficient or better on the state-assessed reading, writing and math exams. “Aurora’s overall academic excellence can be attributed to several factors,� said Debbie Washington, Aurora principal.

“Students have the mindset to do their best job at all times, to complete their homework assignments in a timely manner, to participate in class discussions and to be involved in school activities,� Washington said. “Aurora is worthy of the Blue Ribbon Award because of our perseverance and the academic performance of the students.� The principal also attributed a good deal of Aurora’s success to its teachers. “Teachers play a vital role,� Washington said. “Quality instruction is one of the important components for academic success.� The Department of Education will honor all 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony Nov. 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C.

“Using assessment data to guide instruction, teacher collaboration, parent-teacher communication, staff development of a positive rapport with students and families [all contribute].� Additionally, Aurora boasts a 96 percent attendance rate, which is unprecedented for a school with a transiency rate as high as theirs, said Heather Roach, Anchorage School District Communications Department. “Parents are supportive of their children attending school on a regular and timely basis,� Washington said. As impressive as their attendance rate is, merely showing up would not garner an honor as distinguished as this.

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Saturday November 16, 11:00am (MEN ONLY) Sex, Men & God



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We Carry Compustar and Viper remote starts. See The Part Department for Batteries, Full Systems, New Remotes

Advertised prices are valid thru November 10, 2013. Stock numbers listed are subject to previous sale. Photo may vary from actual vehicle. Dealer-installed accessories and DMV fees additional. DOC fees included. MSRP may not reflect regional selling price. All prices after manufacturer rebates and incentives, financing rate is offered with $0-down, O.A.C. Subject to vehicle insurance, availability. MPG: Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. *No other coupons can be used for this package. Does not include shop fee. Does not include diesels for synthetic fluids. Price for most vehicles. Other limitations or costs may apply.



November 8, 2013




‘14 WRANGLER SPORT MSRP $28,670 Sale $27,990 Mil. Rebate $500 AS LOW AS

$27,490 Best Price

3.6 V/6 VVT Eng., 6 Spd. Man Trans., Eng. Block Htr., Black 3 Piece Hard Top, 3.73 Axle Ratio, Anti-Spin Rear Differential


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$300 REWARD!

$300 Referral Reward Every Time You Bring Us a Buyer! Thank You!

2013 RAM 1500 QC 4x4!


2013 DART S.E.


MSRP - $32,350 Sale - 27,399 Trade in Allowance - 1,000 PFD Match - 900

MSRP $18,135

$16,895 Best Price

$25,499 Best Price in Alaska

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2 L I4 DOHC Engine, AT, Engine Block Heater

4.7 L V/8 Eng., AT, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Tradesman Pkg., Factory Spray In Bedliner, Engine Block Heater, Limited Slip Differential




2013 3500 CREW CAB

MSRP $52,195

MSRP $23,080 Sale $20,490 Mil. Rebate $500

$42,990 Best Price

$19,990 Best Price

Across From Merrill Field on East 5th Ave.


OVER $3,000 OFF!! 3.6 V6 Eng., AT, Blacktop Package, UConnect Hands Free


2014 JOURNEY AWD CREW MSRP $33,730 Sale - $30,099 Mil. Rebate $500

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MSRP $34,500 Sale $30,385 USAA $1,000 College Grad $500

$28,885 Best Price



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2013 CHALLENGER SXT! MSRP $29,580 Sale - 26,090 Military Rebate $500 AS LOW AS

$25,590 Best Price


2013 CHRYSLER 200

MSRP $25,345 Sale $21,685 Mil.Rebate $500 College Grad $500

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3.6 V/6, AT, Sinister Super Sport Grp., Sirius Satellite Radio, Eng. Block Heater, Rear Park Assist

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Starts 11/8/13


Ends 11/28/13

Your Hometown Dealer!



*For Eligible USAA Members, must obtain electronic certiďŹ cate via USAA online car shopping service. Tax, lic., registration extra. Must present D.O.D. I.D for $500 discount. Price after any/all incentives. DOC fees included. Subject to prior sale. Prices subject to factory incentives/availability. All elements must be equal to satisfy “meet or beatâ€? offer from ACD. Must bring signed worksheet from authorized Alaskan Chrysler, Dodge, Dodge Truck, or Jeep dealership. Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep are registered trademarks of Chrysler LLC. Pictures do not depict actual vehicle. Customer must have down payment or positive equity of $900.00 for PFD incentive.

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