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					                                                                                                                     Study: DADT repeal
FalconSAT-5 lifts into orbit
Up, up and away:
                                                                                                                     offers few risks
                                                                                                                     By Lisa Daniel
    The rocket carry-                                                                                                American Forces Press Service
     ing FalconSAT-5
lifts off from Kodiak                                                                                                   WASHINGTON (AFPS) —The risks as-
    Launch Complex,                                                                                                  sociated with overturning law and policies
      Alaska, Nov. 19.                                                                                               to allow gays to serve openly in the mili-
   FalconSAT-5 is an                                                                                                 tary are low if defense officials and military
 Air Force Academy                                                                                                   leaders allow the proper amount of time to
   satellite designed,                                                                                               train troops on the change.
  built and tested by                                                                                                   That was the message Monday from the
    seniors in a cap-                                                                                                leaders of the Pentagon working group as
stone astronauticcs                                                                                                  they made public their findings in a nine-
       project. Falcon-                                                                                              month study of the likely effect of repealing
   SAT-5 is expected                                                                                                 the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.
         to remain op-                                                                                                  “The reality is that there already are gay
   erational for up to                                                                                               men and women serving in today’s military
  three years. Cadet                                                                                                 and most servicemembers recognize this,”
   satellite operators                                                                                               Defense Department General Counsel Jeh
    will also continue                                                                                               C. Johnson told reporters at a Pentagon news
        controlling and                                                                                              briefing announcing the report’s release.
     exchanging data                                                                                                    In March, Defense Secretary Robert
   with FalconSAT-3,                                                                                                 Gates appointed Johnson and Army Gen.
 which continues its                                                                                                 Carter Ham, commanding general of U.S.
       operational life.                                                                                             Army Europe, to lead the comprehensive
       Meanwhile, the                                                                                                review. The review team consisted of 49
     FalconSAT team                                                                                                  military members and 19 civilians, and
      is already busy-                                                                                               reached out to hundreds of thousands of
       ing themselves                                                                                                servicemembers in what officials say was
       with the design                                                                                               the largest assessment of military men and
      of FalconSAT-6,                                                                                                women’s feelings about any personnel issue
        another AFRL-                                                                                                ever.
     sponsored small                                                                                                    Repeal, in the short term, “likely would
    satellite intended                                                                                               bring about some limited and isolated dis-
  to demonstrate in-                                                                                                 ruption to unit cohesion and retention,”
novative propulsion                                                                                                  General Ham said. However, he added,
 technologies along                                                                                                  “We do not believe this disruption will be
with carrying space                                                                                                  widespread or long-lasting, and can be ade-
environmental sen-                                                                                                   quately addressed by the recommendations
   sors FalconSAT-6                                                                                                  we offer.”
      is planned to be                                                                                                  In the long term, Mr. Johnson said, “with
   complete in 2013                                                                                                  a continued and sustained commitment to
  with a launch date                                                                                                 the core values of leadership, professional-
   and booster to be                                                                                                 ism and respect for all, we are convinced
           determined.                                                                                               that the U.S. military can adjust and accom-
                                                                                                                     modate this change just as it has with others
                                                                                                                     in history.”
                                                                                                                        The review team heard from 115,052 ser-
                                                                                                                     vicemembers and 44,266 military spouses
                                                                                                                     in response to its survey on the matter, and
                                                                                                                     another 72,384 comments from service-
                                                                                                                     members and their families who responded
                                                                                                                     online regarding the issue. They held 95 in-
    U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO                                                                                             person forums with 24,000 servicemembers
                                                                                                                     at 51 military installations, and held 140
        A converted Minotaur-IV           ity from the Space Test Program’s      many well-wishers,” an Astro-       smaller focus groups. They also contracted
     ICBM carried FalconSAT-5 into        Col. Carol Welsch after Falcon-        nautics Department official said     Rand Corp. to update its 1993 study on gays
     orbit from the Kodiak Launch         SAT-5 separated from the Mino-         on the USAFA Astronautics Face-     in the military and solicited feedback from
     Complex in Alaska Nov. 19.           taur IV booster.                       book profile.                        veterans groups and organizations for and
        FalconSAT-5 was designed,            Cadets performed the first con-         FalconSAT-5 carries Depart-      against repeal of the law, as well as many
     built and tested by Air Force        tact missions with the satellite af-   ment of Defense Space Test Pro-     foreign allies who allow gay servicemem-
     Academy Class of 2010 cadets as      ter troubleshooting a problem with     gram experiments designed to        bers to serve openly.
     part of the FalconSAT capstone       a ground-based antenna here.           study Earth’s ionosphere and its       In addition, reviewers met with former
     astronautics program.                   “We really appreciate the           impact on radio-frequency com-      servicemembers who are gay, including
        Col. Marty France, permanent      worldwide support over the last        munications.                        some discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t
     professor and head of the Acad-      couple of days, from the launch           (Information compiled from the   Tell.
     emy Department of Astronautics,      site, a great turnout at the launch    Department of Astronautics and         Editor’s note: A more comprehensive
     accepted satellite control author-   party, early contact runs and the      staff reports.)                     version of this story is available at http://
                                                                                                                     bit.ly/dMQ5dm.
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Overcoming a PT Test Failure                                                                                                               To responsibly inform and educate the
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                                                                                                                                                 Lt. Gen. Mike Gould —
By Tech. Sgt. Sandra Hummel                dreaded blue track every day, starting          our push-ups and sit-ups, she not only
                                                                                                                                                 Academy Superintendent
10th Medical Group                         off slow and barely able to run three           encouraged me but the other testers                   Lt. Col. John Bryan —
                                           laps. I practiced and became stronger           as well. Finally, the time came for the               Director of Public Affairs
                                           every day and eventually I was able to          run and we walked out onto the track.                Staff Sgt. Don Branum —
    Throughout my 15 years in the                                                                                                          NCO in Charge, Internal Information
military, I have always struggled with     run all seven and a half laps without           I looked at this big blue circle and told           Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy —
passing my physical fitness test. I’m       stopping but realized my run time was           myself over and over, “I can do this!”                          Editor
                                                                                                                                             David Edwards — Staff Writer
not a huge person, and I am very ac-       still slow. I consulted the gym experts            I began running with Capt. Tess              Carol Lawrence — Graphic Designer
tive in sports. I run three to five times   and practiced all their suggestions to          Marcial encouraging me every step
a week and coach youth sports as well.     increase speed but nothing seemed to            of the way, prodding me harder when             The Academy Spirit is published by The
                                                                                                                                       Gazette, a private firm in no way connected
But no matter what I did, I always         work.                                           I slowed down. What made this run           with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive writ-
came very close to failing my PT test,         A week away from my PT test, I              even more eventful is that, to my           ten contract with the U.S. Air Force Academy.
                                                                                                                                       This civilian enterprise Air Force newspaper
often passing by a mere 0.55 pts.          was terrified that I would not pass              surprise, my officer in charge, Capt.        is an authorized publication for members of
    In October 2009, I had a surgical      my test. Since my surgery, I had lost           Michelle Fronzaglia, and my NCO in          the U.S. military services. Contents of the
procedure which limited the types of       20 pounds with proper eating and                charge were also out there cheering me      Academy Spirit are not necessarily the official
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exercises I could do. I was limited to     exercise but it still didn’t seem to be         on. When I was close to finished and         Defense or the Department of the Air Force.
biking on a stationary bike, no push-      enough. I knew I needed help.                   neared the last bend, Captain Fron-             The appearance of advertising in this
ups, sit-ups or running. I don’t have          I had heard rumors about a captain          zaglia started to yell at me, “Where’s      publication, including inserts or supple-
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a bike and used it as an excuse to not     in our facility who was a great runner.         that New York attitude you give me at       Department of Defense, the Department of the
exercise; as a result, I gained weight     She was so physically fit that she got a         work? Run it out!”                          Air Force, or The Gazette, of the products or
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and lost my cardiovascular endurance.      100 on her PT test. I figured, what the             I finished the test in exactly the time   this publication shall be made available for
I took my PT test and, naturally, failed   heck, why not ask her to pace me on             Captain Marcial suggested earlier that      purchase, use or patronage without regard to
it.                                        my PT test. I was embarrassed and shy           week. I was exhausted but exhilarated!      race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
                                                                                                                                       marital status, physical handicap, political
    I was devastated! I thought to my-     at first about asking her, but I mustered        When I caught my breath, I looked           affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the
self, “What am I going to do?” I don’t     up some courage, knowing that I had             at my cheerleading team and asked           purchaser, user or patron. The printer reserves
have a bike, I am still on a profile        to pass, and walked down to her office           them, “Did I pass?” The score was           the right to reject any advertisements.
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and limited to the types of exercises I    and asked her. She was honored to be            tallied up, and I was amazed: I got         provided by the U.S. Air Force Academy
could do.                                  asked and agreed without hesitation.            88.4 points, my best run time and PT        Directorate of Public Affairs. The editor
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    My commander stepped in. She               We talked about my strengths and            test score ever! I was so excited that      Air Force policy and Associated Press style.
invited me to attend spin classes at the   weaknesses; she gave me hints about             I told everyone who crossed my path.        All photos are U.S. Air Force photos unless
base gym with her at 5 a.m. Five a.m.!     things to do prior to my PT test and            Even people who didn’t know me! I           otherwise indicated.
This meant I had to get up at 3:50 a.m.    gave me a run time goal. I told her that        overcame a PT test failure, not with a
and leave my house no later than 4:20
a.m. I struggled with the idea, but I
                                           her goal was doubtful but any help I
                                           could get from her was greatly appre-
                                                                                           barely passing score, but with a score I
                                                                                           could be proud of.                          Submissions
knew I had to do something. I attended     ciated. I followed the captain’s sugges-           If it weren’t for such great wingmen
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made great friends and even encour-        flies in my stomach but with a good              no connection to me other than a hello      for that week’s publication date. Paid classi-
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thought.                                   increased. All the testers lined up for         me every step of the way encouraging            Deadline for all stories is noon Friday, one
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    As my next PT test approached, I       the first portion of the test which was          me to do better. I hope to one day do       Refer questions to the Academy Spirit editor
got stronger, and my profile changed        push-ups, still no captain.                     the same for someone in my position.        at 333-8823.
from not doing anything to doing               Then, all of a sudden, she arrived          Even though my PT test is over, I still         The Academy Spirit also accepts story
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the bike and crunches. I passed that       with her hair frazzled, water bottle            continue to strive for bigger and better    pa.newspaper@usafa.af.mil.
PT test but still had to worry about       in tow and sweaty from a 5k she just            things, including finishing my first
retaking the test six months later the     finished running. I thought to myself,           biathlon with a good wingman. I may
regular way, under the new standards.      “Wow! She just ran a 5k and is still            not be the fastest or strongest person in
As the time approached, I transitioned     willing and able to run with me, that           the world, but I know with wingmen
from the bike to running. I went on the    is an amazing woman!” While we did              like these, I don’t need to be.




                 “How do you get through the ‘dark ages’ of winter?”
                  “Keep your sanity.                  “Keep a positive at-                             “Try to find an                 “Going to bed at
                  Don’t let finals                    titude: smiling, saying                          activity, like skiing           Taps and getting
                  bog you down.                       hi to everybody in                               or off-roading,                 plenty of sleep,
                  Don’t let school                    the hallway, taking a                            something you can               that’s what keeps
                  dominate your life                  break to see how other                           do out in the snow.             me going.”
                  or you’ll go crazy.”                people are doing.”                               Build a snow-                   Cadet 1st Class
                  Cadet 2nd Class                     2nd Lt. William Pecoski,                         man. ”                          Jocelyn Cravens,
                  Dakota Risner,                      Department of                                    Cadet 1st Class                  CS 16
                  Cadet Squadron 19                   Astronautics                                     Mike Mosteller,
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Exhibit’s imagery symbolizes
‘Justice Distorted’
By David Edwards                               to various newspaper and online sourc-
Academy Spirit Staff Writer                    es. Words quickly gave way to actions
                                               as a fight erupted between two of the
   For people who haven’t heard the            antagonists.
gripping story of Todd Newmiller, there           But in the haze of muddled and
are a number of ways to learn about the        contradictory accounts of subsequent
Air Force Academy professor’s son              events, it seems only one thing is cer-
who was convicted of murder in 2006.           tain. One of the participants in the fight,
   There are YouTube videos, blogs,            22-year-old Anthony Madril, returned
even a 2009 documentary film called             to his group’s vehicle saying he’d been
“The Todd Newmiller Project.” For one          stabbed. He was rushed to Memo-                                                                                                                     CAROL LAWRENCE
week, visitors to the Permanent Profes-        rial Hospital, where he was later pro-          In the details: Culteron, a piece by Todd Newmiller, is on display here through Dec. 10.
sors Gallery on the third floor of Fairch-      nounced dead.
ild Hall will have another way: through           The person who was fighting with              and win a new trial have so far failed.        he can do is look at the photographs his
Mr. Newmiller’s stained-glass artwork.         Madril was a companion of Todd New-             And so Todd Newmiller now resides at           father brings him.
   The title of the exhibit, “Justice Dis-     miller named Brad Orgill. He arranged           the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facil-            The intricacy of the pieces is remark-
torted,” provides a few hints. In addi-        a plea bargain with prosecutors, and            ity in Crowley, having served four-and-        able, especially in the Japanese-themed
tion, to the stained glass, the exhibit fea-   when someone was finally put on trial            a-half years of his 31-year sentence.          set “Qui Vive.” In addition, “Zombie
tures text written by Academy English          for Madril’s murder, it was Todd New-              At first, he took part in a program          Jesus” and the various facemask-type
professor Bill Newmiller, Todd’s father,       miller, not Brad Orgill.                        that let inmates do computer-aided             objects in the exhibit tug at the eyes
and also more than a dozen paintings by           Despite this disconcerting turn of           drafting, but it was canceled. His next        with their strong colors and striking im-
curator Pam Aloisa.                            events, the Newmiller family and Todd’s         diversion was the hobby shop, where he         agery.
   “It comes from our experience with          many supporters were certain that the           produced the pieces that are on display            Ms. Aloisa’s paintings supplement
our son, who was accused of a mur-             prosecution’s theory of the crime was           in the “Justice Distorted” exhibit. Bud-       the stained glass and demonstrate many
der he didn’t commit,” Bill Newmiller          so farfetched that a jury couldn’t possi-       get restraints, however, spelled the end       of the same qualities. She said she’s try-
said. “For us as a middle-class family         bly buy it. They were shocked and dis-          of the hobby shop.                             ing to interest the Denver Art Museum
that’s never been involved in the crimi-       mayed when the verdict did not match               “If you press people, you’ll find out        in hosting the exhibit after it departs the
nal justice system, it’s been a real eye-      expectations.                                   that nobody comes out of prison bet-           Air Force Academy Dec. 10. But while
opening experience. We’re still stunned           The people who have been con-                ter than they came in,” Bill Newmiller         it’s on campus, both she and Bill New-
to find ourselves in this situation. It’s a     vinced of Todd Newmiller’s innocence            said. “When you’re in a medium-se-             miller hope people will be drawn in
universe we never thought we’d popu-           from the get-go say the case is the worst       curity prison, it’s hard to find kindred        enough by what they see to learn more
late.”                                         miscarriage of justice they know of. The        spirits. (Todd) has found out that there       about the background story.
   The basic facts of the case are             case was impacted by lost evidence,             are people who really need to be in pris-          “I’ve been on the faculty here for 27
straightforward enough. In November            changing statements and comments by             on. But many others are just serving out       years,” Mr. Newmiller said. “I cannot
2004, two groups of men became em-             a juror that indicated reasonable doubt         their time.”                                   imagine a more supportive place and a
broiled in a heated discussion outside a       had existed.                                       Todd Newmiller is not allowed out to        more supportive group of colleagues.
Colorado Springs strip club, according            All efforts to overturn the conviction       see the exhibit of his artwork. The best       That’s been a great comfort.”




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Academy grad, wingman
prepare for Antarctic climb
by Capt. Lauren Johnson                        members to carry the Air Force flag to the
1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs     highest point on each continent and to be
                                               the first U.S. military group to conquer all
   HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS)                 seven peaks.
— An Air Force Academy graduate is one            “The Seven Summits is about Air-
of two Airmen assigned to Hurlburt Field,      men setting a goal that some would think
Fla., who are putting the 1st Special Op-      would be unobtainable and gutting it out
erations Wing motto to the test.               to achieve it,” Captain Marshall said. “It’s
   While most of their friends and col-        about camaraderie and pushing each other
leagues indulged in the family, food and       to achieve new heights.”
football of the Thanksgiving holiday,             While this particular height is rela-
2001 Academy graduate Capt. Rob Mar-           tively low and the climb only moderately
shall, with the 8th Special Operations         technical when compared to the others the
Squadron, and Capt. Graydon Muller,            group has already conquered — Mount
with the 6th SOS, left behind the comforts     Elbrus (Asia, 18,510 ft.), Mount Kiliman-
of home for the austerity and isolation of     jaro (Africa, 19,340 feet), Mount Acon-
Antarctica.                                    cagua (South America, 22, 834 ft.), and                                                                                   COURTESY PHOTO
   The Airmen made the long trip to the        Alaska’s 20,300-foot Mount McKinley                 Capt. Rob Marshall prepares to ski down from the summit of Mt. Elbrus, the highest
world’s coldest continent Nov. 24 with a       — the area’s remoteness, extreme temper-            peak in Russia, with fellow Airman and mountaineer Capt. Mark Uberuaga.
goal of scaling Antarctica’s tallest moun-     atures and potential for hazardous winds
tain, 16,076-foot Vinson Massif. It’s a        make it uniquely challenging.
task for which they say the military, and         Vinson Massif is part of the Ellsworth               close to the mountain,” Captain Mar-     will take a ski-equipped turboprop
specifically Air Force Special Operations       Mountains, which rise majestically and                  shall said. “There’s only one com-       Twin Otter aircraft to Vinson Mas-
Command’s focus on physical fitness and         menacingly from the icy Antarctic land-                 mercial company in the world that        sif’s base camp.
the 1st SOW’s “Any Time, Any Place”            scape. Largely due to its isolation, Mount              flies you to Antarctica.”                    “The other option was to ride a
mentality makes them ideally equipped.         Vinson was the last of the seven summits                   Their route will bring them by        boat to the coast, then ski or dogsled
   “We think it fits well with the military     to originally be scaled. It was as recently             way of Punta Arenas near the south-      to the mountain,” Captain Muller
mindset,” Captain Muller said. “There’s        as 1966 that an American team sponsored                 ernmost tip of Chile, the closest        said. “It’s doable, but it takes so
a lot of teamwork involved in mountain-        by the National Geographic Society first                 landmass at more than 600 nautical       much more time.”
eering, a lot of goal-setting, a lot of risk   submitted the peak.                                     miles away. After two days of prepa-        The odyssey of traveling to the
management.”                                      Even decades later, the Airmen said                  rations in Chile, the Airmen will fly     continent epitomizes the distinctive
   The climb is part of a larger effort        transportation remains an obstacle.                     to Antarctica’s travel hub, Patriot      challenges — and for some, the fas-
called the U.S. Air Force Seven Sum-              “Probably the most significant hurdle                 Hills, the continent’s only privately-   cinations — associated with the Ant-
mits Challenge, an endeavor for Air Force      we ran into was getting to Antarctica and               owned arctic base. From there, they                       See ANTARCTIC Page 6
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Antarctic
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arctic adventure.                                          medical condition like high-altitude pulmonary ede-
    Antarctica itself is a land of extremes. Southeast     ma (where the lungs fill with fluid) or cerebral edema
from the continent’s highest point is the world’s low-     (swelling of the brain),” Captain Marshall said. “But
est exposed elevation, the Bentley Subglacial Trench,      it’s hard to get to a state of altitude sickness when
which descends 8,200 feet below sea level. Approxi-        you know what you’re looking for and know about
mately 98 percent of Antarctica’s landmass is covered      the medical causes.”
by a vast sheet of ice which measures, at its thick-           “The special training the medics have been through
est, more than 15,000 feet. This frozen sheath gives       was extremely useful,” Captain Muller agreed. “They
Antarctica an average elevation of 6,100 feet above        obviously have a wide range of experience with all
sea level, the highest of all seven continents. Because    kinds of environments. At the 6th SOS we almost
its perimeter is defined by ice, the continent roughly      always have people spread across the six populated
doubles in size during the winter.                         continents, so our medical team is constantly ready
    Despite its topography, though, Antarctica is con-     for anything.”
sidered a desert. The interior receives less than two          His position in the 6th SOS offered another ad-
inches of precipitation every year, qualifying it as one   vantage for Captain Muller as well. As an incoming
of the driest places on earth. The base camp of Vinson     member to the squadron, he recently participated in
Massif accumulates only about 18 inches of snow ev-        the Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification
ery year. It is also the coldest, averaging around nega-   Course through the AFSOC Training Center here.
tive 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of Novem-              According to the course director, Vincent Milioti,
ber, and, thanks to gravity-driven katabatic winds, the    the training is roughly a year long and is designed to
windiest continent.                                        equip special operators to deploy, operate and survive                                                    COURTESY PHOTO
    Captains Marshall and Muller admit that the            in a variety of environments fulfilling missions in for-     Capt. Graydon Muller poses at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro,
thought of entering Mother Nature’s untamed lair is        eign internal defense, counterinsurgency operations         the highest peak in Africa, in July 2006.
a bit intimidating, but say their experience in AFSOC      and unconventional warfare. The curriculum cov-
has helped prepare them for operating in such harsh        ers areas such as advanced survival skills, small unit         The Airmen aren’t completely on their own, how-
conditions.                                                tactics, land navigation, mission planning, advanced        ever. Once in Antarctica, they joined a group of fel-
    The Airmen met with Dr. (Maj.) Michael McBeth,         communication and tactical combat casualty care.            low mountaineering enthusiasts eager to scale Mount
the 6th SOS flight surgeon, who has seven years AF-             “It’s a broad range of skills that you might use as a   Vinson’s summit.
SOC medical experience working with special tactics        military member deployed to an isolated area,” Cap-            “We ended up getting support from a mountaineer-
personnel in a wide range of environments to include       tain Muller said, adding that the physical demands of       ing mentor, who happened to be going down to Ant-
cold weather, and Tech. Sgt. Tommy Ward, a 6th SOS         the course were specifically beneficial in his off-duty       arctica at this time,” Captain Marshall said. “He basi-
independent duty medical technician and paramedic,         pursuits. “It put me in the best shape of my life and       cally said, ‘Team up with me!’”
who recently returned from a training course in high-      incidentally prepared me quite well for the climb.”            The mentor, Phil Ershler, has conquered the Seven
altitude medicine.                                             Embracing the principle of “train like you fight,”       Summits and was half of the first husband and wife
    “We primarily discussed altitude illness and recog-    the Airmen have also been stair climbing with 60-           team to accomplish the feat. If all goes well, he may
nition of symptoms, prevention and self-treatment, as      pound backpacks and towing a weighted kayak to              soon be part of another first as the Air Force Seven
well as safety of the member and providing care and        simulate pulling a supply sled.                             Summits team passes a critical milestone in their mis-
assistance to teammates,” Major McBeth said. “We               “I think it’s awesome you can train for a 16,000-       sion to climb all seven peaks.
also discussed frostbite recognition and treatment,        foot arctic mountain living in Florida at sea level            But beyond the glory of that looming accomplish-
which was one of the things they were really con-          when it’s 70 degrees in November, purely using the          ment, and what will perhaps be a greater driving force
cerned about due to the extreme cold of this environ-      facilities available to us on base,” Captain Marshall       in the captains’ success than their training and prepa-
ment as compared to some of their other climbs.”           said.                                                       ration, is a humble reminder of what unites them as
    The medics also provided the Airmen with indi-             The training is the final piece of a puzzle the Seven    AFSOC personnel, Airmen and U.S. servicemem-
vidually-tailored travel medicine kits and training on     Summits team has been building for several years.           bers.
how to administer treatments for both minor issues         Other key pieces seemed to recently fall into place.           “(The Seven Summits) has become a tribute to the
and more serious conditions such as altitude-related           “You need a lot of experience to go to Antarctica,”     U.S. servicemembers who have fallen in battle since
illnesses.                                                 Captain Marshall said. “The fact that we had two ex-        (Sept. 11, 2001),” Captain Marshall said. “We’ll be
    “I’ve seen people get ill or die from either being     perienced climbers stationed together who could han-        placing a plaque on the summit in their memory.”
ignorant or not recognizing or understanding altitude      dle the funding and the schedule; it was too good an           The expedition is expected to take approximately
sickness, which then leads to a more complicated           opportunity to pass up.”                                    two to three weeks.
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                                                                 35 basic ca-
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best in AF                                                       Basic Cadet
                                                                 Training and
                                                                 ensured     a
By Staff Sgt. Don Branum                                         flawless com-
Air Force Academy Public Affairs          Cadet McCool           missioning
                                                                 ceremony for
   An Air Force Academy cadet as-         CS 05’s Class of 2010 graduates.
signed to Cadet Squadron 05 was              He also involved himself in
named the Air Force’s cadet of the        community outreach, volunteering
year Wednesday.                           time to participate in an elementary
   Cadet 1st Class Christopher Mc-        school science carnival and help-
Cool was recognized for his out-          ing to clean up Memorial Park in
standing academic, athletic and mili-     Colorado Springs. He volunteered
tary performance.                         to forego his summer leave, in-
   Cadet McCool is in the top 5 per-      stead traveling to the U.S. Central
cent of his class academically, in        Command area of responsibility
the top 4 percent athletically and in     to learn more about deployed Air
the top 1 percent in military perfor-     Force operations, and he coordi-
mance.                                    nated deployment requirements for
   As the summer 2010 director of         nearly 50 other cadets.
operations for the Cadet Wing, Cadet         The Cadet of the Year Award,
McCool oversaw training and equip-        sponsored by the Air Squadron and
ment support for more than 2,300 ca-      established in 2000, recognizes
dets and was responsible for the disci-   the most outstanding cadet among               Dr. Michael O’Hanlon
pline of the entire wing. As the Cadet    the Air Force’s ROTC and Officer
Wing Athletic NCO for the Fall 2009       Training School commissioning                    A senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution spoke about
semester, he oversaw the Air Force’s      programs and the Air Force Acad-              American policy on Afghanistan during the annual Truman Lecture Nov. 18.
largest intramural sports program and     emy.                                             Dr. Michael O’Hanlon presented a frank discussion of American strategy, in-
implemented a new playoff system             Previous winners include 2009              cluding mistakes made by politicians and the military, a critique of the current
that is now a permanent fixture in the     winner 2nd Lt. Ryan Castonia, a               strategy and prospects for the future.
intramural program.                       Massachusetts Institute of Tech-                 Brig. Gen. Dana Born, the Academy’s dean of the faculty, lauded Dr. O’Hanlon
   Cadet McCool was hand-picked for       nology graduate, 2008 winner 2nd              as “one of the best speakers we’ve had for his ability to take on the military and
the Combat Skills Training cadre and      Lt. Kenneth Grosselin III and 2007            balance it with humor and praise.”
aggressor team, training 11 cadets in     winner 2nd Lt. Brandon Dues, both                Dr. O’Hanlon specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force,
the survival and evasion tactics they     Air Force Academy graduates.                  homeland security and American foreign policy.




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Slimy research by cadets                                                                                                                                                                                                              Falcons soar over
holds spectacular promise                                                                                                                                                                                                             Colorado Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women’s basketball team earns 68-58 victory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           With four players scoring in double        but pulled away in the last few minutes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      figures, the Air Force women’s basketball        take a 36-26 advantage at the break.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      team picked up a 68-58 victory over Colo-          After the intermission, the Falcons ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rado Christian at Clune Arena Nov. 28.          tended their advantage, leading by as many
    By David Edwards                                                               Air Force officials have said dependence                                                                                                               Senior captain Raimee Beck led Air           as 19 points with 13:01 left to play. Colora-
    Academy Spirit Staff Writer                                                on foreign oil is a detriment to national se-                                                                                                          Force with 15 points and six rebounds, while    do Christian eventually got back within six
                                                                               curity, and the country has a vested interest                                                                                                          sophomore Dymond James added 13 points          points, but could get no closer as Air Force
                                                                               in developing reliable domestic sources of                                                                                                             and a team-high seven rebounds. Also scor-      held on for its second win of the season.



         I        n a television commercial now air-
              ing, an ExxonMobil researcher re-
              counts his graduate research at the
              University of California at Berkeley
              in the 1970s. His adviser asked him if
              he wanted to change the world. When
                                                                               energy.
                                                                                   Toward those ends, Academy cadets
                                                                               studying biology are looking for ways to
                                                                               accelerate oil accumulation in algae. Cadets
                                                                               in the management field are working with a
                                                                               private-sector partner, Cool Clean Technol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing in double figures for the Falcons were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      freshmen Camille Thompson and Megan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O’Neil, who posted career-high marks with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12 and 10 points, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Falcons never trailed in the contest,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      taking advantage of turnovers by the Cou-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Colorado Christian outshot and out-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rebounded Air Force for the game, and both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      teams were sloppy with the ball, combining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for 53 turnovers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         However, the Falcons were able to con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vert the Cougars’ miscues into points, scor-
        the adviser received an affirmative reply, he                           ogies in Minnesota, to develop a business                                                                                                              gars to stake a 22-12 lead with 8:26 to play    ing 35 points off turnovers (compared to
        said, “Let’s make some algae.”                                         model for algae extraction. And chemistry                                                                                                              in the opening half. However, Colorado          just 13 for CCU). Air Force was also more
           The Air Force Academy wants in on that                              cadets are studying certain species of algae                                                                                                           Christian made a run, cutting the margin to     efficient in getting to the charity stripe, at-
        whole “changing the world” thing, too.                                 with an eye toward hydrogen production.                                                                                                                just two points. Air Force went into the final   tempting 28 free throws while the Cougars             Driving force: Falcon guard Megan Muniz drives around CCU’s Jodie Krall.
        That’s why cadets in three disciplines are                                 Besides Cool Clean Technologies, other                                                                                                             media timeout of the half with a 24-22 lead,    shot just 10.
        echoing the call to “make some algae.”                                 partners are helping the cadets with the al-
           New Academy chief scientist Col. Brent                              gae research. Among them are Brooklyn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Career high:
        Richert has said that the main criterion in                            College in New York, Tyndall Air Force                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Freshman Ca-
        deciding research projects is the extent to                            Base in Florida and Wright-Patterson Air                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mille Thompson
        which they will benefit cadets. As biology                              Force Base in Ohio.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               drives in for a
        instructor Dr. Don Veverka, the director of                                Algae are one of the so-called “second-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       layup against the
        bioenergy research, can attest, that is hap-                           generation” biofuels, meaning they are part                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Colorado Christian
        pening with the algae research.                                        of the wave that came after biodiesel and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         defense dur-
           “By dramatically expanding cadet and                                ethanol. The advantages algae have over                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing the Falcons’
        faculty research programs beyond typical                               other biofuels are wide-ranging. For exam-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        game against the
        laboratory setting, we place our young lead-                           ple, they grow rapidly, contain large quanti-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cougars at the Air
        ers into hands-on research experiences and                             ties of oil and can be harvested year-round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Force Academy’s
        thereby enrich the experiences of cadets,”                             rather than just seasonally.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clune Arena Nov.
        Dr. Veverka said. “Every attempt is made                                   The Academy’s algae research is aimed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         28. Thompson, a
        to link research-minded faculty with highly                            at accomplishing four objectives. The first                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        native of Mc-
        motivated cadet scientists.”                                           is identifying and selecting the most produc-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Donough, Ga.,
           At the Life Sciences Research Center                                tive microalgae strains. In conjunction with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      posted a career-
        here, that symbiosis is resulting in some                              that, the research hopes to find ways to in-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       high 12 points.
        truly cutting-edge experimentation with al-                            duce those strains to produce more oil. The
        gae. As the scientist in the TV commercial                             last two objectives focus on perfecting the
        says, “algae are amazing little creatures.”                            extraction process.
        Many aquarium owners would beg to dif-                                     The future payoff for the Academy could
        fer, but the cadet researchers aren’t thinking                         be significant. According to a research pre-
        about fish tanks when they do their work.                               sentation assembled by Dr. Veverka, the al-
        They’re trying to help the Academy achieve                             gae research holds the potential to yield a
        its green-energy goals and develop a bio-                              biofuels facility at the Academy capable of
        fuel with benefits for both the Air Force and                           producing jet fuel and up to 200,000 gallons
        commercial interests. The Air Force is the                             of biodiesel a year.
        largest energy consumer in the U.S. govern-                                “Cadet education with research is a vi-
        ment, and every $10 increase in a barrel of                            tal pillar,” Dr. Veverka said. “Soon enough,
        oil slams the Air Force with a $500-million                            these young men and women grow into se-
        bill.                                                                  nior leaders and eventually will make key
           The budgetary incentive dovetails with                              Air Force decisions about executing critical
        the concern for national security that is fre-                         research programs.”
        quently cited as a compelling justification                                 And someday, one of them may star in a
        for bioenergy development.
                                                                                                                                                          BACKGROUND PHOTO BY CAROL LAWRENCE, INSET PHOTO /COURTESY OF UC SAN DIEGO




                                                                               TV commercial touting research at the Air
                                                                               Force Academy that changed the world.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PHOTOS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MEGAN DAVIS
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                                       1 1st Class Caroline Kurtz
                                       Cadet
                                                                            things you didn’t know about ...

                              Cadet 1st Class Caroline    sional teams of any kind), I did not grow up with any         cause I am not tall enough for other schools to take se-
                             Kurtz plays for the Air      favorite professional team. The closest to professional       rious notice. I assume I would have to pick up another
                               Force Women’s Vol-         that we as a family followed was college basketball           hobby then—most likely dancing. School-wise, I am
                                 leyball team. Cadet      from my dad’s hometown — the Kentucky Wildcats.               not sure where I would be because I never applied to
                                     Kurtz has been       I don’t have a favorite athlete either. I guess I never       a school other than the Academy.
                                         the Acad-        pay much attention to individual players, I just watch           8. If my friends had to use one word to describe
                                            emy’s         the game.                                                     me, it would be ...
                                                Ath-          4. Favorite movie or TV show?                                When my friends describe me, especially my team-
               lete   of                                      Movies are one of my weaknesses: the list of favor-       mates, they simply say “You’re just Caroline.” When
          the Week twice                                  ites could go on and on. I think it will be less painful      I ask them what they mean, they shrug and say, “I
         this semester, and in                             if I list my favorite TV shows: Castle, White Collar,        don’t really know, you are just Caroline, there is no
        October she was named a                              Modern Family, Cougar Town, Bones, The Gates,              other way to explain it.” And then they go on to assure
        Mountain West Conference Athlete                       Glee, Psych, Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl.            me that it’s not a bad thing. So, honestly, I guess I am
        of the Week.                                               5. Favorite food?                                    a little unique in silly and peculiar way at times.
               1. When did you start playing                        Italian and Mexican food, plus sushi, are my           9. The best part of playing volleyball is ...
            volleyball? Who got you started?                    favorite types of food. My mother’s green chili             As a D1 outside hitter who is really 5’8’’ (not 5’10’’
    I began playing volleyball in sixth grade purely to   chicken stew is probably my favorite New Mexican              as the roster says), I find it very rewarding to prevail
make friends. I had just moved from a public to a pri-    dish and any type of Italian pasta or pizza (especially       against blockers and other hitters who have at least
vate school, and a daughter of an acquaintance of my      pizza that I ate in Italy) never gets old.                    half a foot on me in height. I bet it really annoys them
mother was on the team. I had absolutely no knowl-             6. Favorite subject in school?                           when this seemingly average girl finds a way to tool
edge of the game nor did I know if I would even like          I am an engineer and behavioral scientist by trade        them or hit around them.
it, it was purely a survival tactic!                      (my major is System Engineering Human Systems),                   10. I came to the Academy because ...
    2. Favorite sports to play off-season?                but the one class that I have enjoyed above all else in          I come from an all-Air Force family, and my broth-
    When it is warm outside, I like to play softball.     high school or college was my AP Art History Class            er graduated from the Academy in 2007. So in a way,
My first sport and favorite sport up to high school        my senior year of high school. Although completely            coming to the Academy was part of a legacy. I have
was softball, and I still enjoy picking up a game of      irrelevant to anything I will do in the future, I left that   chosen to not be a pilot, so I didn’t necessarily come
homerun derby or going to the batting cage. Winter,       class with a complete knowledge of architecture and           solely for the dream to fly. I came for the one-of-a-
however, is a different ballgame — skiing is where        art that came in handy in my visits to England and            kind opportunities and to force myself to find a track
the excitement is at.                                     Italy.                                                        for the future because I did not know what I wanted to
    3. Favorite professional athlete and team?                7. If I were not a cadet, I would be ...                  do with my life. The chance to play volleyball made
    Growing up in New Mexico (with no major profes-           Well, first off, I would not be playing volleyball be-     the deal so much sweeter.




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                                                       Falcons to play in Independence Bowl
                                                      ACC Opponent will be announced Sunday; game played in Shreveport, La.
From Athletic Communications                                    wins and qualified for a bowl game the last
                                                                four seasons under head coach Troy Cal-
   The Air Force Falcons will play in the                       houn. Air Force enters the Independence
2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl                            Bowl riding a three-game winning streak.
against an Atlantic Coast Conference team                       Air Force claimed the Commander-in-
Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. Central Time on ESPN2                         Chief’s Trophy with wins over Navy and
at Independence Stadium, bowl officials                          Army this season, capturing the trophy for
announced Wednesday.                                            the 17th time and for the first time since
   Air Force will learn its opponent Sunday                     2002.
when the matchup is formally announced.                            “The Air Force Falcons are honored to
   The Independence Bowl is beginning                           get a chance to come back to the Shreve-
partnerships with the ACC and the Moun-                         port-Bossier City and Barksdale Air Force
tain West Conference in an agreement that                       Base community,” Calhoun said. “Our ca-
runs through 2013. This year’s game marks                       dets, administration, coaches, and support-
the 35th anniversary of the Independence                        ers are excited to soon head south to be a
Bowl, the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game.                       part of one of college football’s treasures-
   “We are thrilled to have Air Force play                      the Independence Bowl.”
in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence                             “We’re proud and excited to be headed
Bowl this year as we begin a new part-                          to the Independence Bowl to take on a
nership with the Mountain West Confer-                          great opponent from the ACC,” said Ath-
ence,” said 2010 bowl chair Jim Hagan.                          letics Director Dr. Hans Mueh. “This is a
“We feel this matchup between Air Force                         great opportunity for our school, coaches,
and a quality opponent from the ACC will                        players, and fans. Our football team has
excite our fans in Shreveport-Bossier City                      had a great season, and this is an outstand-
and throughout the region, and we look                          ing way for them to close it out.”
forward to a great game.”                                          Army and Navy will play in the Bell
   The Falcons finished their season with                        Helicopter Armed Forces and San Diego
an 8-4 overall record and a 5-3 mark in                         County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, re-
Mountain West Conference play, good for                         spectively, marking the first time in history
a third-place tie in the conference with                        that all three U.S. service academies will
BYU and San Diego State.                                        play in bowl games in the same season.                                                                                                                                                     BILL EVANS
   The Falcons become the first service                             The Falcons have made three-straight                          Pile up: Falcons quarterback Tim Jefferson goes airborne for a touchdown on fourth
academy team to play in the I-Bowl since                        appearances in the Armed Forces Bowl in                          and goal from the 1 during the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth,
Army in 1996.                                                   Fort Worth, Texas, facing Houston the last                       Texas. The Falcons have accepted an invitation to play in the 2010 AdvoCare V100
   The Falcons have posted at least eight                       two years and playing California in 2007.                        Independence Bowl Dec. 27 against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.




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Rifle team loses to Nevada-Reno, sweeps UTEP
   The Air Force Academy         Kyle Phillips scored a 574
rifle team split a weekend se-    and Ben York finished with a       Air Force vs. U. Nevada-Reno           Air Force vs. UTEP
ries, narrowly losing Nov. 21    561. In small-bore, Everson
to the University of Nevada-     shot a 572 and Seery shot a       Air Force: 4,617                       Air Force: 4,611
Reno 4,622-4,617, after de-      569. Phillips and York both
feating UTEP Nov. 20.            finished with a 568 and 565,       UNR: 4,622                             UTEP: 4,582
    The Falcons’ Tom Chan-       respectively.                     Air Force – Reno Air Rifle Scores      Air Force – UTEP Air Rifle Scores
dler claimed his second vic-        On Saturday, the Falcons
tory of the weekend as the       outscored UTEP 4,611-4,582.       Tom Chandler                 592       Tom Chandler                                               592
highest scorer in both meets.    Chandler was the high scorer      Robert Vasquez               579       Robert Vasquez                                             576
Versus UNR, Chandler shot        in both the air rifle and small-   Kyle Phillips                574       Kyle Phillips                                              568
a small-bore score of 583        bore matches. In small-bore,      Pat Everson                  580       Mike Seery                                                 575
                                                                   Ben York                     561       Pat Everson                                                574
and a 592 in air rifle. Against   Everson finished second with                                              Stormy Sagmoen                                             570
UTEP, Chandler scored a          a score of 579, while Seery
592 in air rifle and 583 in the   came in third with 570. In air
small-bore. UNR’s Dempster       rifle, Vasquez fired a score        Air Force – Reno Small-bore Scores     Air Force – UTEP Small-bore Scores
Christenson was the second       of 576, while Seery finished
highest finisher in both relays   with 575 points.
                                                                   Tom Chandler                 583       Tom Chandler                                                583
with a 577 in small-bore and        Chandler’s scores of 592       Pat Everson                  572       Pat Everson                                                 579
585 in air rifle.                 were season highs. Chan-          Mike Seery                   569       Mike Seery                                                  570
   In Saturday’s matches,        dler was named Athlete of the     Ben York                     565       Ben York                                                    562
Pat Everson finished with         Week for the week of Nov.         Kyle Phillips                568       Kyle Phillips                                               554
a 580 in the air rifle. Robert    15-20. Everson’s 580 and 579
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                                                              Armed Forces Network will carry the                • Keep a windshield scraper and         teer, contact Thrift Shop manager Mi-
                                                              show at 1 p.m. Christmas Day.                   small broom in your car for ice and        chelle Day at 333-4059 or Thrift Shop
                                                                 For more information on Air Force            snow removal.                              chair Cat Donovan at 264-1315.
                                                              Academy Band appearances, vis-                     • Keep your gas tank at least half-        • Honor Guard: The Academy Hon-
                                                              it     http://www.usafacademyband.              full during the winter season.             or Guard needs officer and enlisted vol-
                                                              af.mil/events/.                                    • Keep a small supply of emergency      unteers who can support two details per
                                                                                                              supplies in your vehicle, including non-   month for one year and who can attend
                                                              Tree lighting                                   perishable snacks, several bottles of      training every other Wednesday from 1
Handel’s ‘Messiah’                                               The Academy will celebrate the ar-           water, blankets, matches, extra clothes,   to 4 p.m.
   The Air Force Academy Cadet Cho-                           rival of the holiday season with a tree         a small shovel and battery jumper ca-         To volunteer, contact Janet Edwards
rale will present Handel’s “Messiah,”                         lighting at the Community Center Cha-           bles.                                      at 333-3323 or Staff Sgt. Hugo Reinor
with Joseph Galema conducting, to-                            pel today at 5 p.m.                                                                        at 333-5621.
night in the Cadet Chapel at 7:30 p.m.                           Hay rides will be offered starting at 4      Intramural basketball
   The event is free and open to the                          p.m., with children’s story time at 4:30           Anyone who would like to compete        A&FRC offerings
public.                                                       p.m.                                            in the intramural basketball program          The Academy Airmen and Fam-
                                                                                                              should contact Dave Castilla at 333-       ily Readiness Center will hold the fol-
‘Holly and Ivy’                                               Deer hunts Dec. 4-6, 11-13                      4078.                                      lowing class in December. For more
   The Air Force Academy Band will                               The Academy’s Natural Resources                                                         information, contact the A&FRC at
present “Holly and Ivy, the Spirit of the                     Office, in conjunction with the Colo-            SnoFest! 2011                              333-3444 or 333-3445. Class dates and
Season” at various locations in Colo-                         rado Division of Wildlife, will conduct            The Air Force Academy is this year’s    times are subject to change.
rado Sunday through Dec. 14.                                  deer hunts on base Dec. 4-6 and 11-13.          host for SnoFest! 2011 in Keystone,           Heart Link
   The first performance will take place                          All hunters are guided by base or            Colo., Jan. 28-30.Visit the USAFA Ser-        Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at Fort Morgan High School Sunday at                          Wildlife Division personnel, and public         vices website at http://usafaservices.        This class helps military spouses bet-
3 p.m. followed by the Union Colony                           safety is a primary concern.                    com/snofest for details.                   ter understand the military way of life,
Civic Center in Greeley Monday at                                Frequently used roads and trails                                                        terminology, the chain of command and
2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Colorado State                         leading into hunting areas will be post-        Volunteer call                             benefits and services.
Fairgrounds Events Center in Pueblo                           ed with bright orange warning signs re-            Volunteers are needed for each of the
Thursday at 7 p.m., and the Pikes Peak                        questing that all personnel stay out of         following upcoming events.                 Family Advocacy classes
Center in Colorado Springs Dec. 13 and                        these areas.                                       • Spouses Club Thrift Shop: The            Family Advocacy will offer the fol-
14 at 7 p.m.                                                     All licenses for the 2010 hunting            Academy Spouses Club Thrift Shop is        lowing classes to active-duty service-
   KOAA Channels 5 and 30 will carry                          season have been issued. To apply for           seeking new volunteers for its location    members, Department of Defense ci-
the performance Christmas Eve at 10:35                        future hunts, submit a big game appli-          in the Community Center Tuesdays,          vilians, retirees and family members in
p.m. and Christmas Day at noon. Rocky                         cation to the CDOW for Game Manage-             Wednesdays and Fridays and the first        December.
Mountain PBS will air the show Christ-                        ment Unit 512. For more information,            Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m.         For more information on classes or
mas Day at 3 a.m. and 7 p.m., and the                         contact Natural Resources at 333-3308           to 2 p.m.                                  to sign up, contact Family Advocacy at
                                                              or CDOW at 719-227-5200.                           Proceeds from the thrift shop go to     333-5270.
                                                                                                              Spouses Club scholarships for military        Common Sense Parenting
                                                              Gingerbread houses                              family members and other charitable           Wednesdays, through Dec. 8, 11:30
                                                                 Families can build gingerbread               activities that benefit the local commu-    a.m. to 1 p.m.. This parenting program
                                                              houses at an event in the Community             nity.                                      is held at the Community Center Cha-
                                                              Center Ballroom Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.               For more information or to volun-       pel for parents with children ages 5-18.
                                                              to 1 p.m.
                                                                 Cost is $15 per family, and preregis-
                                                              tration is required.
                                                                 Prizes will be awarded for the best
  CADET CHAPEL
  Buddhist                                                    gingerbread houses. For more informa-
  Sundays, 10 a.m.                                            tion or to register, call 333-2928.
  Wednesdays, 6: 30 p.m.                                         .
  Native American                                             Skate with Santa
  Sweatlodge Ceremony - Nov. 20, 4 p.m.                          Children can skate with Santa at the
  Fort Carson Turkey Creek Recreation Area                    Cadet Ice Arena Dec. 12 from 1 to 3
  Protestant Worship                                          p.m.
  Traditional: Sundays, 9 a.m.
  Contemporary: Sundays, 11.a.m.                                 Admission is $4, and skate rental is
  Catholic Worship                                            $3.
  Mass: Sundays, 10-11 a.m.                                      Skate with Santa is open to all mili-
  Monday,Tuesdays and Thursdays,                              tary family members, their guests and
  6:40-7:10 a.m.                                              Air Force civilians.
  Confession and Adoration: Wednesdays,
  5:30-6:30 p.m.
  Holy Days of Obligation: 6 p.m.
                                                              ‘Get moving’ tips
  Jewish Worship                                                 The Cadet West Gym fitness cen-
  Fridays, 7 p.m. (during academic year)                      ter will offer a “get moving” walking
  Open for tours                                              group Dec. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                        The walk is offered as an opportu-
  Sunday 1-5 p.m.                                             nity to help participants improve their
  No tours during services                                    health.
  Service times are subject to change without notice due to      For more information, contact Mi-
  mission requirements. Please call 719-333-2636/4515         chelle Foster at 333-9164 or Letitia
  for more information.                                       Wiseman at 333-9133.
  COMMUNITY CENTER CHAPEL                                     Coat drive
  Catholic Masses
  Saturdays
                                                                 The 10th Medical Operations Squad-
  Reconciliation - 3:30 p.m.                                  ron will collect coats for a coat drive
  Mass - 4 p.m.                                               through today at the Base Exchange,
  Sundays                                                     commissary, 10th Air Base Wing head-
  Mass - 9 a.m.                                               quarters, Community Center and Acad-
  Religious formation - 10:15 a.m.                            emy Clinic lobby.
  (September-May)                                                All donations will be provided to the
  Tuesdays-Fridays
  Mass 11:30 a.m.                                             Salvation Army. To help, simply drop
  Protestant Services                                         off a serviceable coat in a designated
  Wednesdays                                                  collection box.
  Wednesday Night Live - 6 p.m.
  Dinner followed by Religious Education                      Winter preparation tips
  (September-May)                                                The Academy Safety Office has the
  Sundays
                                                              following tips for drivers to prepare
  Evangelical - 10:15 a.m.
  Gospel 11:30 a.m.                                           their vehicles for snowfall:
                                                                 • Check your battery, fluid levels,
                                                              turn signals, heater and defroster, tires
                                                              and brakes.
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                           boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier to gets to solve the puzzle!
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