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SERVING THE U.S. ARMY AVIATION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AND THE FORT RUCKER COMMUNITY SINCE 1956
VOL. 62 NO. 01 FORT RUCKER ★ ALABAMA JA N UA RY 5, 2012
PHOTO BY ERIN MURRAY
Spc. Brandon Mosher and Spc. Cody Ford, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Air Ambulance Detachment, “Flatiron” unit, go through a training exercise in the current Medevac simulators Dec. 14. Ofﬁcials
say, research and demonstrations on future Medevac helicopters will allow for more space, faster speed and reduced risk of fatality in theater.
Research, training improves Medevac
By Erin Murray impact the features and form of future for AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk, study and the U.S. Army Aviation Center
Army Flier Staff Writer Medevac aircraft during a study conduct- CH-47 Chinook and OH-58 Kiowa air- of Excellence is doing,” said Mark Rob-
ed Dec. 14 at Fort Rucker. craft. inson, a researcher for the JFVL study.
Representatives from the U.S. Army Researchers for the Department of “The Joint Future Vertical Lift study “The Army Aviation Center is being
Medical Department, U.S. Army School Defense Joint Future Vertical Lift study is looking at the next generation aircraft. smart. They’re going to the customer
of Aviation Medicine and the 1st Battal- brought a Boeing V-22 Osprey to Fort Speed, range and carrying capacity are and asking what is needed. They’re
ion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Air Ambu- Rucker’s Medevac training facility and the three things that Medevac would like playing with the conﬁguration to ﬁnd
lance Detachment, “Flatiron” unit, got a demonstrated various conﬁgurations to to see included in the next generation of the best options,” said Robinson adding
glimpse of the future of Army Aviation the inside of the craft. The JFVL study aircraft. We’re looking at how to integrate
and a chance to give feedback that may is currently researching replacements Medevac requirements into what the JFVL SEE CARE, PAGE A5
Aviation instructor receives Air Medal with Valor
By Nathan Pfau Col. David Fee, director of the Directorate of Evaluation
Army Flier Staff Writer and Standardization, told the Soldiers and Family members
the story of how Day came to receive the medal.
Soldiers and Family members gathered to honor a Fort “We were trying to decide whether he is crazy or stupid,”
Rucker UH-60M standardization instructor at the Silver said Fee, “but no matter what, most of the great awards
Wings Golf Course clubhouse as he received the Air Med- were given somewhere in between.”
al with Valor Dec. 20 According to the colonel’s account, there was a unit un-
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Day, of the Directorate of Eval- der heavy ﬁre that had run out of bullets and water, and
uation and Standardization, was presented with the medal needed an emergency resupply. These supplies are stuffed
by Col. Jessie O. Farrington, U.S. Army Aviation Center into bags, which are then called speedballs, to be delivered
for Excellence deputy commander, for exceptionally meri- by aircraft to the unit in need.
torious achievement in valor that was displayed in support “They needed someone to help push [the supplies] out of
of Operation Enduring Freedom May 25, according to the aircraft and, naturally, Day says, ‘I’ll do it’,” continued
Capt. Jonathan Britton, operations ofﬁcer of the Director- Fee.
ate of Evaluation and Standardization. It was Day’s job to get the speedballs off the aircraft and
PHOTO BY NATHAN PFAU “Day displayed complete disregard for his own safety to the unit. When the aircraft gets close enough to where
Col. Jessie O. Farrington, U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence while initiating multiple engagements against an enemy the unit is to be resupplied, Day is “mission focused,”
deputy commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Day, of the with superior ﬁelds of ﬁre over the friendly forces,” said according to the colonel.
Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization, with the Air Medal with Britton. “His actions were decisive in saving the lives of
Valor for exceptionally meritorious achievement in valor. the Soldiers on the ground.” SEE VALOR, PAGE A5
Veterinary command inactivates, services remain same
By Nathan Pfau The GCDVC had command and con- ture. mand, the Great Plains Regional Veterinary
Army Flier Staff Writer trol of three branches in Alabama, western “With that realignment, the GCDVC Command, and the United States Army
Georgia, eastern and southern Mississippi, will be ofﬁcially inactivated and the public Veterinary Command in San Antonio, so
Soldiers traveled from across the gulf and the panhandle of Florida, according to health command district ward will be acti- it seemed only appropriate to hold another
coast to attend the inactivation ceremony Young. vated,” said Weekes. “We are now some- ceremony, here with the Soldiers, to com-
of the Gulf Coast District Veterinary Com- Some of the responsibilities of the veter- what of a detachment unit that now falls memorate the GCDVC colors at the home
mand at the United States Army Aviation inary command included: providing com- under that command.” of its headquarters here at Fort Rucker,”
Museum Dec. 16. plete veterinary care for all government- “The U.S. Army veterinary service per- said the colonel.
The ceremony kicked off with a wel- owned animals; providing public health sonnel that made up the command will “The GCDVC had the command and
coming address by Sgt. 1st Class LaShon- services to privately-owned animals for continue to proudly serve the Department control of the three branches: Fort Rucker,
da Young, operations noncommissioned authorized customers; and providing Vet- of Defense of the United States, our nations the Naval Air Station and Fort Benning,”
ofﬁcer. erinary Corps ofﬁcer support to the U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their said Renison, “each with missions to pro-
“The inactivation ceremony is an event Air Force Clinical Research Laboratory at Families,” said Col. George Renison, guest vide the complete spectrum of authorized
that is rich with tradition, symbolism and Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. speaker and commander of the Southeast veterinary services to all of the DOD agen-
heritage,” said Young. “The key to the cer- The inactivation of the GCDVC is a re- Regional Veterinary Command. “I ask that cies in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mis-
emony is the casing of the units’ guidon. sult of the merger of the veterinary com- all Soldiers of the GCDVC give the same sissippi.”
The guidon is the commanding symbol of mand with the Public Health Command, level of dedication and selﬂess service to The GDVC also integrated Reserve com-
authority, representing responsibility to the according to Maj. Karen Weekes, com- the new public health command. ponents into the district, and employed and
organization. The casing of the guidon mander of the GCDVC on Fort Rucker, “We’ve held inactivation ceremonies for
symbolizes the inactivation of the unit.” and is a realignment in the command struc- the Southeast Regional Veterinary Com- SEE INACTIVATION, PAGE A4
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Kitchen fires may not always
start for obvious reasons
By Art Powell I got up to turn it off.” water, but she remembered water and caught ﬁre when the eye was ate, USACR/Safety Center, you
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/ That’s when things got serious. couldn’t be used on a grease ﬁre, turned on to the ‘high’ setting. should follow these tips when it
Safety Center “As I neared the kitchen, I no- which she thought could be the How could that happen? comes to home ﬁre extinguishers:
ticed a light. I knew I hadn’t left cause of the ﬁre on the burning “My cat, Fella, loves to walk on • There are different types of
Reading the user directions on one on, and then I saw the ﬁre on stove. the countertop and stovetop when portable ﬁre extinguishers for
your new ﬁre extinguisher while top of the stove,” said the Dothan It was then she remembered no one is around, and I think he different types of ﬁres, but the
facing a real ﬁre isn’t the best resident. “The smoke detector her newly purchased ﬁre extin- accidentally rubbed up against the best extinguisher to buy for the
idea. wasn’t beeping like it does when guisher. control knob and turned it on,” home is a multi-purpose dry
“When my children told me the battery is low, it was beep- “When I got the ﬁre extin- she decided. chemical unit.
they wanted to deep-fry a turkey ing non-stop, which added to the guisher and walked to the ﬁre, I Fella, who tips the scales at 18 • Read the directions, which
on their visit for Thanksgiving, I overall stress of the situation.” pulled it out of the box and real- pounds, is the presumed culprit in come with the ﬁre extinguish-
went out and bought a ﬁre extin- The foot-high ﬂames were cen- ized I had never read the instruc- the incident, but so far hasn’t con- er.
guisher,” said Cheri Sutton, a ci- tered on one eye of the stove, so tions on how to use it or what type fessed. • Make sure you place the ﬁre
vilian Department of Defense em- Sutton reached for baking soda in of ﬁres it was designed to ﬁght,” “I’m getting a new stove with extinguisher where it can easily
ployee for the U.S. Army Combat the cabinet, a common household Sutton said. “So, I stood there in vertical controls in the rear to be seen and retrieved.
Readiness/Safety Center, Fort item recommended to quell a ﬁre, front of the ﬁre trying to read the help prevent this from happening • Remember, ﬁre extinguishers
Rucker, Ala. but the box was half empty. instructions and just went ahead again, and my advice to every- work best on small ﬁres, such
Little did she know how impor- “Then I remembered that salt and used it.” one is to read the instructions on as a burning wastebasket or a
tant it would be, but not because could be used for a ﬁre, and my Luckily for her, it put out the your ﬁre extinguisher before you small grease ﬁre.
of a deep-fried turkey. salt box was there near the stove, ﬁre. need it for a real ﬁre,” Sutton ex- For more information on ﬁre
“I heard a smoke-detector beep- but it was empty and I had sat it Her investigation of the ﬁre plained. protection, you can log on to the
ing about midnight one night, and out as a reminder to buy some scene revealed the plastic han- According to Michael Wood, U.S. Fire Administration at http://
thought the battery in it was low,” more,” she said. dle on a spatula resting in a pan manager, Safety and Occupa- www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/
she explained. “It annoyed me so Her next thought was to use above the stove eye had melted tional Health, Ground Director- home_ﬁre_prev/
This month in Army Aviation history
This month we’re spotlighting the Air Combat the growth of human engineering efforts
January/February 1990 issue of the Traditionally in Aviation, high- in the military.
U.S. Army Aviation Digest. This issue performance, ﬁxed-wing aircraft and
features: pilots have been the attention-getters. Employment of Copperhead: A
Consider, for example, the popularity Tactical Scenario
Deﬁning the Army Aviation Total of movies such as “Top Gun” and “Iron “The Soviet tanks and BMPs ﬁlled the
Combat System in the 1990s Eagle,” and aerobatic teams like the landscape like an avalanche. The enemy
There is an old Chinese curse that Blue Angels and Thunderbirds. was somewhere at hand but not to be
says, “May you live in interesting seen. The British tanks were there all
times.” I don’t know what we’ve done Extended Operations and Soldier right, ﬁring not directly from the ﬂank but
to deserve it, but surely we do live in Judgment: A Human-System Design far back, in well-chosen positions behind
interesting times. Past threats seem less Challenge low crests in undulating ground.”
ominous, political alliances are being The need for including human
adjusted and, in many instances, the engineering in the development of PEARLS
size of national military forces is being military systems has always been
reduced. intuitive and a part of major systems … and more!
acquisition. Further, the U.S. General Download this issue of the U.S. Army
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AER changes include Family dental
assistance, spouse scholarships
By Guy Shields when the cost to repair their current to apply ﬁve times per year. This
Army Emergency Relief vehicle is greater than the vehicle’s consolidation will allow them to
value. Assistance will be limited to apply once a year to align with the
WASHINGTON — New cat- not more than $4,000. domestic spouses who will now be
egories of assistance and new “We believe that by adding these able to get assistance while only
scholarship opportunities are now additional categories, AER can going to school part-time.
available through Army Emergen- take a more proactive role in car- “One of the comments that we
cy Relief. ing for Soldiers and their families regularly received from the spous-
Included among the new catego- during a critical time in their lives,” es located in the States was that it
ries of assistance to Soldiers are added Scott. In the past two years, was very difﬁcult to ﬁnd the time
Family member dental care, basic AER has implemented a total of to go to school full-time while
furniture needs, rental vehicles and nine new categories in an effort to maintaining a household with a de-
replacement vehicles. be more responsive to the chang- ployed spouse,” said Evans. “We
“We have been seeing increased ing needs of today’s Soldiers. recognized the need and changed
numbers of these types of requests,” Also changing within AER is the the policy to accommodate the cur-
said retired Sgt. Maj. Dennis Scott, consolidation of its spouse scholar- rent reality.”
chief of AER’s assistance division. ship programs. Previously, there There are no changes to the Maj.
“Previously, we’ve processed some were separate programs for spous- Gen. James Ursano Scholarship
cases with mitigating circumstanc- es depending on whether they Program, which is AER’s scholar-
es as an exception to policy. With were located in the United States ship program for dependent chil-
this change we’ll be able to assist or overseas. dren.
additional Soldiers and their Fami- “The consolidation of the two Information about AER, includ-
lies much more efﬁciently.” spouse scholarship programs will ing scholarship speciﬁcs and ap-
AER provides no-interest loans simplify the application process, plication forms, are available on
or grants to Soldiers, depending on to alleviate pain. Assistance will be a result of a natural disaster. As- as well as allow all spouses to AER’s website at www.aerhq.org
the need and individual case. limited to no more than $4,000 per sistance will be limited to no more qualify for ‘part-time’ scholar- or by calling 255-2341.
Family dental care is not avail- case. than $4,000. ships,” said Diann Evans, manager Army Emergency Relief is a
able on post for Families located Basic furniture needs include Assistance for a rental vehicle for AER’s scholarship programs. private non-proﬁt organization
in the United States. This can put a beds, cribs, sofas, chairs and ta- is intended to help those Soldiers “This change will allow us to pro- dedicated to providing ﬁnancial
signiﬁcant ﬁnancial burden on Sol- bles. The intent is to assist those on emergency leave, or waiting for vide better service for all the appli- assistance to Soldiers, active and
diers, AER ofﬁcials said. Soldiers and families establishing the repair of a primary vehicle. The cants.” retired, and their Families. Since
Dental care eligible for AER a household when the quarters rental period would normally be Prior to consolidation, only its incorporation in 1942, AER has
assistance includes diagnosis, ﬁll- have no furniture. Additionally, seven to 10 days. overseas spouses could get schol- provided more than $1.3 billion
ings, crowns, root canals, extrac- this category would be eligible to Assistance for a replacement ve- arships for “part time” attendance. to more than 3.3 million Soldiers,
tions, sealants and emergency care Soldiers who lost their furniture as hicle is intended to help Soldiers However, overseas spouses had Families and retirees.
Defense bill affects pay, separation bonuses, more
By Karen Parrish Section 402 reduces authorized verts the high-deployment allow- between 18 months and 30 months Signing the bill into law, Presi-
American Forces Press Service Army minimum end strength from ance from mandatory to authorized. of redeployment. dent Barack Obama acknowledged
562,000 to 547,000. The other ser- The allowance currently pays $100 The act states assessments are “serious reservations” about parts of
WASHINGTON — President vices’authorized minimum strengths a day, in addition to all other pay and intended to “identify post-traumatic the act, particularly provisions that
Barack Obama signed the 2012 are unchanged, with 325,700 for the allowances, to a deployed service stress disorder, suicidal tendencies, regulate the detention, interrogation
National Defense Authorization Act Navy, 202,100 for the Marine Corps member who has been deployed and other behavioral health condi- and prosecution of suspected terror-
Dec. 31, which increased active- and 332,800 for the Air Force. 401 days or more out of the preced- tions in order to determine which ists.
duty and Reserve pay by 1.6 percent Section 512 of the act creates a ing 730 days. such members are in need of addi- “I have signed the act chieﬂy be-
and governs Defense Department new member of the Joint Chiefs of Section 701 limits annual Tricare tional care and treatment for such cause it authorizes funding for the
activities, from procurement to mili- Staff, which currently includes the enrollment fee increases for retir- health conditions.” defense of the United States and its
tary personnel policy. Army and Air Force chiefs of staff, ees and their Family members to Assessments are not required for interests abroad, crucial services for
Several provisions in this year’s the chief of naval operations and the an amount equal to the percentage servicemembers “not subjected or servicemembers and their Families
act will potentially affect active-du- Marine Corps commandant. The by which retired pay increases that exposed to operational risk factors and vital national security programs
ty and retired servicemembers and new member will be the chief of the year. during deployment in the contin- that must be renewed,” Obama said
their Families. National Guard Bureau, who will Section 702 sets mental health as- gency operation concerned,” the act in a statement released today.
Section 347 requires DOD to ﬁ- have responsibility for “addressing sessment requirements for service- states. The act also contains critical ini-
nance an independent assessment matters involving non-federalized members deployed for contingency Section 954 afﬁrms that DOD tiatives to control spiraling health
of overseas troop basing, advising National Guard forces in support of operations. The act calls for a series “has the capability, and upon direc- care costs within the Defense De-
retention, closure, realignment or homeland defense and civil support of assessments: one within 120 days tion by the president may conduct partment, develop counterterrorism
establishment of U.S. military fa- missions.” before deployment; another during offensive operations in cyberspace initiatives abroad, build the security
cilities outside the United States “in Section 526 extends voluntary the period between 90 days after a to defend our nation, allies and in- capacity of key partners, modernize
light of potential ﬁscal constraints on separation pay and beneﬁts author- deployment begins and 180 days af- terests,” subject to the law of armed the force and boost the efﬁciency
[DOD] and emerging national secu- ity, formerly set to expire Dec. 31, ter it ends; a third within a year after conﬂict and the War Powers Resolu- and effectiveness of military opera-
rity requirements in coming years.” to the end of 2018. Section 530 con- the deployment ends; and a fourth tion. tions worldwide, he noted.
PWOC spring kickoff are welcomed to check with
investigations to see if their
The Protestant Women of
lost items have turned up in
the Chapel hosts its Spring
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To check for lost items or
Wings Chapel. The kickoff
for more information, call
features half-hour workshops
255-3239 or 255-2861.
and also opportunities to sign
up for Bible studies that run
Jan. 17 to May 8 at Wings Cha- Wounded warrior
pel. Childcare is provided. support
For more, call 255-2989. The Army Homefront Fund,
launched on June 13 with
Electronic retiree a Memorandum of Under-
newsletter standing between Operation
Homefront and the U.S. Army
The annual retiree newslet-
Warrior Transition Command
ter is now available via email.
helps provide ﬁnancial aid to
To receive the newsletter elec-
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es, and the Army Homefront
newsletter, and also include
Oil well ﬁres blaze out of control outside Kuwait City on March 23, 1991, during the Gulf War. Some U.S. Soldiers may have suffered undiag- Fund liaisons closely with the
their name and U.S. Postal ad-
nosed illnesses as a result of the ﬁres. dress.
WTC and in conjunction with
a robust non-proﬁt agency net-
Gulf War vets with ‘undiagnosed’ illness Thrift shop
The Fort Rucker Thrift
work works diligently to sup-
port their needs.
The Army Homefront Fund
get more time to qualify for benefits Shop willingly accepts peo-
ple’s unwanted items as dona-
provides grants, not loans,
for emergency ﬁnancial as-
tions. People can drop items sistance, emergency food,
By Veterans Administration affects veterans of the conﬂict Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and
off at the shed behind the thrift transitional Family housing,
Public Affairs in Southwest Asia. Many have New Dawn.
shop, which is located in the emergency home repairs, criti-
attributed a range of undiagnosed or At issue is the eligibility of veterans
former bank building next the cal baby items, vehicle repair
WASHINGTON — Veterans of the poorly understood medical problems to claim VA disability compensation
post theater. Donations are tax service, furniture and house-
Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed to their military services. Chemical based upon those undiagnosed
deductible. The shop is open hold items, local moving as-
illnesses have an additional ﬁve weapons, environmental hazards and illnesses, and the ability of survivors
Wednesdays-Fridays from 10 sistance and wounded warrior
years to qualify for beneﬁts from the vaccinations are among the possible to qualify for VA’s Dependency and
a.m. to 2 p.m. spouse retreats. Its goal is to
Department of Veterans Affairs. causes. Indemnity Compensation.
For more, call 255-9595. get the Wounded Warriors and
“Not all the wounds of war are For VA beneﬁt purposes, Gulf Under long-standing VA rules,
their Families the resources
fully understood,” said Secretary of War Veterans are deﬁned as those any undiagnosed illnesses used to
Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. who served on active duty in the establish eligibility for VA beneﬁts Lost and found they need.
Soldiers can apply for as-
“When there is uncertainty about Southwest Asia theater of military must become apparent by Dec. 31, Fort Rucker Police In-
sistance through its Web site at
the connection between a medical operations any time during the ﬁrst 2011. The new change pushes the vestigations recently found
problem and military service, Gulf War starting Aug. 2, 1990, date back to Dec. 31, 2016. a small-to-medium bicycle.
fund.org/Mafa.aspx. For more
veterans are entitled to the beneﬁt of through the Iraq War and subsequent Veterans or survivors who believe The ofﬁce operates a lost and
on the program, visit the Web
the doubt.” reduced operations in Iraq. Military they qualify for these beneﬁts should found operation and people
site or call (210) 549-4600.
A recent change in VA regulations operations include Desert Shield, contact VA at 1-800-827-1000.
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Phishing scams target military, Families, veterans
By Margaret McBride with “Deposit Posted.” a critical security measure that must be im- stitution including PayPal and Ebay to ask
Army CIO/G6 Members are asked to open a Zeus- mediately deployed. for such information. Check ofﬁcial web-
infected attached ﬁle. Once opened, What actually happens is that the soft- sites for information on how to recognize
WASHINGTON — Anyone who gets it launches a malicious virus that, if ware is either a Trojan Horse that will de- fraudulent emails and sites — including
caught by phishing scams loses money, launched, could provide access to per- stroy systems and networks, or data min- military websites.
time and security. Phishing is usually an sonal information and may require a ing software that will now be past ﬁrewall Always get conﬁrmation from a trusted
unsolicited email that prompts an action, complete reinstall of the computer oper- defenses. source before downloading and installing
such as divulging secure information, ating system. Most USAA members are Phishers prey on greed, fear, and espe- software. If something doesn’t seem quite
downloading potentially dangerous ﬁles, afﬁliated with the military. cially for military targets, obedience to right, it probably isn’t.
or sending money to an unknown source. Other attacks have been directed at authority. They have become increasingly For more information, visit any of these
A recent aggressive phishing attack is U.S. military installations and defense sophisticated, and create ofﬁcial looking sites:
making the rounds in an email to USAA facilities. Ofﬁcial looking emails appear emails and design sites for gathering data. • h t t p : / / w w w. a n t i p h i s h i n g . o r g /
members, which appears to be from to come from a senior ofﬁcer or other au- Be wary of any unsolicited email that consumer_recs.html
USAA, a ﬁnancial services company that thority ﬁgure not known to the recipient, requests secure information or instructs • http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
serves service members, their Families, instructing the recipient to download and you to download software. • h t t p : / / w o m b a t s e c u r i t y. c o m /
and veterans. The email subject begins install software. This is often portrayed as It is extremely rare for any ﬁnancial in- antiphishingphil.
DOD releases sexual assault report, announces new policies
By Karen Parrish academies are similar to college with the academies every six
American Forces Press Service campuses around the country in months to ensure the necessary
that sexual harassment and as- improvements are implemented
WASHINGTON — Defense sault are challenges that all facul- in a timely manner.”
Department ofﬁcials released ty, staff and students need to work One required improvement is
the “Annual Report on Sexual to prevent,” she said. “However, that academies evaluate and mea-
Harassment and Violence at the when it does occur, we owe it to sure their sexual harassment and
Military Service Academies,” in those who have been victimized, assault prevention programs.
late December covering the aca- and to every cadet and midship- Defense ofﬁcials also today
demic year from June 1, 2010, to man, to do everything possible announced two new policies re-
May 31, 2011. to provide needed support and lating to sexual assault.
The report shows an increase to hold those who commit sexual One allows a servicemember
in reports of sexual assault, with assault appropriately account- who makes an unrestricted report
65 reports of sexual assault in- able.” of a sexual assault to request an
volving cadets and midshipmen, During the comprehensive re- expedited transfer to a new duty
compared to 41 reports in the view outlined in the report, de- station. A restricted report, which
previous academic year. fense ofﬁcials visited the U.S. is conﬁdential, allows a victim to
“One sexual assault is one too Military Academy in West Point, seek medical aid and counseling
many,” Defense Secretary Leon N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy but is not communicated to the
E. Panetta said in a DOD news in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. chain of command.
release. “Whether it’s in our Air Force Academy in Colorado The second new policy stan-
academies or our ranks, at sea or Springs, Colo. They reviewed dardizes retention periods for
ashore, there’s no place for this each institution’s policies, train- sexual assault records across
unacceptable behavior. We treat ing and procedures, and held fo- the military services to ensure
each other with dignity in this cus groups with cadets and mid- victims have extended access to
institution. I expect everyone in shipmen. those documents.
this department to live up to that Ofﬁcials found that most acad- “This is a leadership issue,
high standard.” emy programs fulﬁlled or sur- ﬁrst and foremost, so I also ex-
In the release, Air Force Maj. passed the requirements of exist- pect us to lead with integrity and
Gen. Mary Kay Hertog, direc- ing DOD policies and directives. with energy to eliminate sexual
tor of the department’s sexual “We also identiﬁed areas for assault and harassment from our
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assault prevention and response improvement to enhance pro- culture,” Panetta said. “I’m con-
ofﬁce, stressed the importance grams and ensure compliance ﬁdent the steps we are taking are by the 2007 National Defense policies, training and procedures
of accountability and for victim with the department’s policies,” the right ones, but we must con- Authorization Act, which directed at the military service academies.
support. Hertog said. “In our oversight tinue to improve.” DOD to annually evaluate sexual The academies participated in the
“We know that the military role, my ofﬁce will follow up The annual report is required harassment and sexual violence assessment.
Inactivation: Fort Rucker veterinary services not affected
Continued from Page A1 “The GCDVC mission tional Guard, Reserve and still be able to provide vet- but regular clients should eas of responsibilities,” said
was to provide animal Family members during erinary care for the pets not notice a difference at Weekes. “The animal care
trained ready veterinary care, food safety, food 2011.” here on Fort Rucker, as all. and food safety mission
personnel in support for of defense and public health Weekes said that the in- well as care and support of “With this transforma- will press forward with the
the continued operations, services,” said the SERVC activation will not affect the military working dogs,” tion, I want to emphasize same level of loyalty that
according to Renison. commander. “They cared the Fort Rucker veterinary she said. “The only chang- that the level of care and we have shown over the
They were responsible for 140 military working treatment facility. es that are coming are the dedication of our veterinary years. Overall, our titles
for supporting four Army dogs at 17 locations, over “[The veterinary clinic] command structure, which services is going to remain are changing, but our faces
posts, seven Air Force bas- 38,000 outpatient visits will still be here and it will the Soldiers will answer to, the same throughout our ar- will remain the same.”
es, four Navy stations and at 11 treatment facilities,
one Marine Corps base, he and supported over 47,000
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Care: Research expands Medevac capabilities
Continued from Page A1 study aims to ﬁx the issues currently fac- can perform en route,” she said. will be around eight months for current
ing Medevac aircraft, including altitude Col. Vincent C. Carnazza, dean of the ﬂight medics and 10 months for students
an example of these experiments, “We’re issues in the current theater of opera- U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine directly following Advanced Individual
looking at a medical conﬁguration in a tions. also toured the model aircraft and dis- Training.
cabin bigger than a Black Hawk. If we “We’ve had to strip down the Black cussed the importance of the paramedic “[This research] allows [Medevac] to
had a bigger cabin, which is what the Hawks in order to have enough power to training program. do missions that were not possible be-
Maneuver Center of Excellence asked lift. Hopefully, we can give the aircraft “The last 10 years have identiﬁed a fore. If we give them more space to do
for, let’s see how we can make the best a better environmental control unit. Pa- gap. The medical system has become very that work, it goes nicely with the training
conﬁguration.” tients who become very cold tend to have sophisticated, but in the air we have the they’re getting. If we have the speed to get
Lt. Col. Jana Nohrenberg, Combat De- a bad outcome, so keeping their tem- same thing we had 20 years ago. En route [a physician or medic] to the right place,
veloper and Clinical Consultant at Direc- perature at a normal range means better care is something we have to profession- you can save more lives, but you can also
torate of Combat and Doctrine Develop- outcomes. We will actually build in the alize. Right now, [ﬂight medics] don’t decrease the risk of disability that comes
ment at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, also requirements instead of having to retroﬁt necessarily have experience with patients along with certain types of wounds. That
visited Fort Rucker to provide input into [the aircraft].” before going into combat. capability – getting to the right care – is
the future of Medevac aircraft. Along with providing a larger and more “People began to ask, ‘Why is it that important,” said Robinson.
“We’ve identiﬁed a lot of things in the efﬁcient workspace for ﬂight medics, the a [civilian] is picked up by an air ambu- With improved aircraft and highly
last 10 years that can be done. We do a input into the future Medevac helicop- lance that has a provider with better skills qualiﬁed ﬂight paramedics, the Army will
great job of providing medical care on the ters will beneﬁt the upcoming changes than our ﬂight medics in combat?’ We see increased transit speed combined with
battleﬁeld; at the point of injury, en route, in training that will make all ﬂight med- want to raise that level to the paramedic higher-level care, which will decrease the
during surgery and post-op. We’re look- ics qualiﬁed to the paramedic level, said status. The care is going to be better if risk of fatality and disability in combat,
ing for a way to give [ﬂight medics] a way Nohrenberg. you provide a better skill set,” he said. said Norenberg.
to give them the proper space do their job. “The ﬂight paramedic initiative came The training will begin in February, “The AMEDD mission is to always
It’s very exciting to be in on the design out of lessons we learned in theater. Flight with two pilot courses in which 60 stu- conserve ﬁghting strength. If we can give
end of next-generation aircraft,” she said, medics do a great job, but there are gaps dents will be assessed. Medevac Soldiers a tool that allows them
adding that “Cabin space like [that of the in what they can provide. So the impetus “It’s basically a ﬂight medic course to move those critically wounded patients
V-22] would be phenomenal for en route now is to train all the ﬂight medics to the here, a paramedic course for six months faster, farther and in a more efﬁcient man-
care.” paramedic level. They’ll have an increased and a critical care course for two months,” ner, we’re going to see positive beneﬁts,”
Nohrenberg explained that the JFVL skill set that increases the procedures they Carnazza said. In total, paramedic training she said.
Valor: Soldier delivers crucial supplies under ﬁre
Continued from Page A1 heavy ﬁre, just doing his job and of there,” added Fee. “The aircraft had six bullet “Everyone asks me ‘Why did you
unloading the speedballs,” said In the midst of the heavy ﬁre, holes in it, and both the ground get out of the helicopter?’ and I
“Day leaps out of the aircraft the colonel. “Three rocket pro- and with disregard for his own crew and the aircrew felt that the say because they needed it.
and starts pulling off the sup- pelled grenades came at the air- safety, Day runs back and gets the enemies’ intentions were to shoot “What the colonel didn’t say is
plies,” he said. “In the mean time, craft, but he continued unloading rest of the speedballs for the unit Day,” he said. “The end result is that the whole time the team was
[Day’s] communication with the the emergency supplies.” in need. It wasn’t until Day re- that he saved all the ground guys’ laughing at me. I had nothing
aircraft becomes unhooked, and Meanwhile, the Soldiers ﬂying turned to the aircraft that he real- lives by getting their supplies to better to do that day I guess,” he
he can no longer communicate the aircraft and the ones on the ized his communication with the them under a ton of ﬁre.” joked. “But it was fun and inter-
with the aircraft. ground are trying to communicate aircraft had become unhooked, “I was just doing a job,” said esting, and I have a trophy of it at
“He stayed out there, under to Day, yelling for him to “get out said the director. Day when reﬂecting on the story. home. It’s a good reminder.”
Defense.gov names top stories of 2011
By Karen Parrish Medal of Honor recipient been promised to them,” advice to beneﬁciaries, es- 1. “Battaglia Joins thousands of volunteers at
American Forces Press Service Sgt. Dakota L. Meyer into Panetta said. pecially those taking long- Thousands for ‘Wreaths national cemeteries placing
the Pentagon Hall of He- h t t p : / / w w w. d e f e n s e . term medications, to get Across America’,” posted 100,000 holiday wreaths
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Service published nearly the medal for actions in 4. “Leaders Offer Con- creased usage of the health Battaglia’s participation gov/news/newsarticle.
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sures and troop concerns 6. “Coalition Launch- Secretary Leon E. Pa- the government, money. senior enlisted adviser Change” special is avail-
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viewed on Defense.gov announced the beginning Chinook in Afghanistan, aspx?id=61211 Martin E. Dempsey, joined features/2011/1211_yir/.
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Pilots train on Block III
By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth
CAB Public Affairs
A new helicopter is coming to the block.
The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation
Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Divi-
sion, is the ﬁrst unit in the Army to have their entire ﬂeet
of AH-64D Apache helicopters replaced with the com-
prehensively upgraded AH-64D Apache Block III begin-
ning in February.
“There are new components to the aircraft. There is a
new head tracker, a new helmet and new ﬂight pages,”
said Lt. Col. Edward Vedder, 1-1 ARB commander. “It
takes some getting used to.”
The AH-64D Apache Block III incorporates 26 new
technologies designed to enhance the aircraft’s capabili-
ties. It has received an updated communication system,
engines, transmission and drive shaft. The rotor blades
have also been reworked to make them more efﬁcient
and produce more lift.
“It doesn’t take additional skills to ﬂy it, but the air-
craft is signiﬁcantly different,” said Vedder.
Because of these differences, the 1-1 ARB pilots are
going back to school and receiving three weeks of train-
ing at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., where the aircraft
is manufactured. The pilots get 28 hours of academics,
24 hours in the new simulator and 8 1/2 hours ﬂying in
the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter. Maintenance
test pilots get an additional 22 hours of academics and
three additional hours in the aircraft.
“The training is packed into a busy three-week sched-
ule,” said Shawn Hopan, the training lead for Boeing’s
Apache program managers ofﬁce. “We only train cur-
rently qualiﬁed AH-64D Apache pilots.”
Even for the experienced pilots like Vedder, who has
ﬂown Apaches since 1995, the new AH-64D Apache
Block III took some getting used to.
PHOTO BY SGT 1ST CLASS JEFF TROTH
SEE BLOCK III, PAGE B4 CW2 Shawn Witt (back seat) lifts off in an AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter from Boeing’s ﬂight line in Mesa, Ariz.
PHOTO BY SPC. ROBIN DAVIS
A UH-60 Black Hawk drops a box of leaﬂets over a village, Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 1. The leaﬂets provided a message for villagers to cooperate with the Afghan Local Police in helping turn
in local insurgent leaders and provide security for their villages.
Army to deploy vertical take-off UAS
By Kris Osborn The formal VTOL program of record
ASA(ALT) Public Affairs will involve a full and open competition
among many vendors able to propose
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is UAS solutions able to meet the desired
using a hybrid-type acquisition approach requirements, he added.
to develop a helicopter-like, Vertical- Army VTOL UAS program developers
Take-Off-and-Landing Unmanned Air- and engineers are now ﬁnishing up some
craft System with a so-called ARGUS wiring work on the A160 aircraft and per-
wide-area surveillance sensor suite de- forming ground tests with the ARGUS
signed to beam back information and im- sensor suite.
ages of the surrounding terrain, service “The ARGUS sensor suite has never
ofﬁcials said. been ﬂown on this platform before so we
Beginning in May or June, the Army have to make sure that the integration is
will deploy three Boeing-built A160 complete. We are ﬁnishing that up now
Hummingbird Vertical-Take-Off-and- and adding some different types of anten-
Landing Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or nas. We begin ﬂight testing of the UAS at
VTOL-UAS, to Afghanistan as part of a Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., early next
quick reaction capability, an acquisition U.S. ARMY PHOTO
year,” Munster said.
approach aimed at delivering cutting- The VTOL aircraft will give forward-
A vertical-take-off-and-landing unmanned aircraft system undergoes a test ﬂight.
edge and emerging technologies to the- positioned Army units the ability to de-
ater to add capability and inform require- Lt. Col. Matthew Munster, product man- one full year as a way to harness lessons ploy a wide-area UAS intelligence, sur-
ments while simultaneously developing a ager, UAS Modernization. learned and funnel them into a program veillance reconnaissance asset without
formal program of record approach, said “These aircraft will deploy for up to of record,” Munster said. needing access to a runway.
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Block III: New Apache model integrates UAS
Continued from Page B1
“An Apache AH-64D Block
II, it has a certain level of pow-
er when you pick it up. This is
totally different” said Vedder,
who has ﬂown in all three pre-
decessors (the AH-64A and the
AH-64D Longbow – Block I and
Block II) to the Block III. “When
you pick this aircraft up you are
going to immediately feel the
power difference and when you
go into forward ﬂight it wants to
go about 150 mph.
“It has a lot of power and by
far the most powerful and most
impressive of them all.”
While at the Mesa facility the
pilots not only became qualiﬁed
on the new AH-64 Apache, but
also got to meet the Boeing peo-
ple who designed and are build-
ing the aircraft.
“It is an excellent opportu-
nity to come out here and learn
and see everything, get to see
the other side where the aircraft
came from,” said CW2 Shawn
Witt. “You get to see the people
behind the scenes, who put in a
lot of time and energy so that we
can have this piece of equipment
in order to do our job.”
The new AH-64 Apache has
a couple added features which .
PHOTO BY SGT 1ST CLASS JEFF TROTH
will allow Witt and other AH-64 CW2 Shawn Witt “ﬂies” an Apache Block III helicopter in a ﬂight simulator at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz.
Apache pilots to do their job in
inclement weather. The helicop- pilots are able to see the UAS’s but it is very workable and man- there are an additional 15 AH-64 before their next deployment.
ters now have the capability to video,” Hopan said. “To my ageable,” said Witt. “It is a re- Apache pilot slots in the CAB. “The AH-64D Apache Block
ﬂy in weather conditions that knowledge, no other aircraft has ally good system that they have They all need the training before III gives us the ability to get
previously would have grounded this capability.” worked out here for us.” they can start ﬂying the new air- where we are needed very fast,
them. “Teaming up with the UAS is Vedder and Witt were two of craft. much faster than we ever have
“In the past if we had to get essentially another aircraft out the ﬁrst 10 AH-64 Apache pilots Training for 75 pilots will take before. And, with the integra-
somewhere we had to wait for there working with us to give us who went through Boeing’s class place at the Mesa facility, while tion of the UAS sensor we can
the weather to clear. Now we a better angle, better picture of on the AH-64D Apache Block the rest will be trained at Fort Ri- be more informed when we show
have capability, much like the what is happening,” said Witt. III. Five were from 1-1 ARB, ley by a mobile training team lat- up to provide lethal effects in
UH-60 Black Hawks and CH-47 “This makes for a better situation while the others were from the er in 2012. This training sched- support of the ground forces,”
Chinooks, to launch aircraft and for the warﬁghters on the ground Fort Rucker, Ala. ule ensures all AH-64 Apache said Vedder. “It is really going to
ﬂy in the clouds,” Vedder said. because we have more informa- The Gunﬁghters have 70 pilots in the brigade are trained change the game for attack Avia-
“The Block III has an instrument tion.” AH-64 Apache pilot slots and on the AH-64D Apache Block III tion.”
package that rivals a Boeing 747. But seeing what the UAS sees
It is fantastic and very intuitive is not the extent of this new capa-
to ﬂy.” bility. With a couple taps on their
But the new AH-64 Apache computers the AH-64 Apache pi-
has the ability to do something lots can take control of the UAS,
the Boeing 747 cannot. eliminating the time needed to
“The AH-64D Apache Block tell the UAS operator where the
III is able to communicate with pilots need the UAS to “look.”
unmanned aircraft systems, the “It’s an extra workload for us,
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Program helps kick-start weight loss
By Erin Murray women are not eligible. Anyone can attend the Fort
Army Flier Staff Writer Rucker weigh-ins, regardless of military afﬁliation.
“We hope that having weigh-ins at the post theater
As the new year begins, many people will attempt to will allow more participation from
shed the extra pounds gained in 2011, and the Lyster Soldiers, civilian employees,
Army Health Clinic Wellness Center hopes to encour- contractors and Family mem-
age a healthier lifestyle year-round, beginning with par- bers. Like any other ﬁtness pro-
ticipation in the Scale Back Alabama program. gram, consult with your health
“The goal is to get folks to jump start their weight provider to make sure you can do
loss by making healthier choices. It’s a team program it safely. The weigh-ins are conﬁ-
so that members can motivate each other. Like any dential,” she said.
other lifestyle change, it’s hard to do it on your own While the program does not start
sometimes. With people supporting you, there’s a better for a few more weeks, Clay-
chance of reaching your weight loss goals,” said Denece borne encouraged poten-
Clayborne, Lyster Army Health Clinic wellness center tial participants to start
community health nurse and health promotion director. making healthy choices
The 10-week program is hosted by the Alabama De- and thinking about their
partment of Public Health, but this year will be Fort teams now.
Rucker’s ﬁrst year hosting the program on post. Ac- “There will also be
cording to ADPH releases, about 33,000 Alabamians prizes for things like
enrolled in the program in 2011 with a total statewide best team name, so
weight loss of 143,309 pounds. The event kicks off teams should start work-
statewide Jan. 21 and weigh-ins will be held at the post ing on coming up with cre-
theater Jan. 23 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ative ideas,” she said.
Along with weekly health tips and support from a Clayborne also noted that the
four-member team, every team that completes the pro- program is about healthy choices,
gram with each member losing at least 10 pounds will not just a number on the scale.
be included in a drawing for one of three grand prizes. “Even if a participant doesn’t
All participants who lose at least 10 pounds will be in- lose weight but other team mem-
cluded in a drawing for one of 50 achievement prizes bers do, it’s an accomplishment.
of $100 per person, regardless of their team’s achieve- You can get to know the facilities
ment. In addition, there will be a separate drawing for on post and all the options for ex-
all individuals who have lost any weight and make the ercise and ﬁtness. (Participants
time to weigh out. should) be smart and not try any
“It’s a good time because a lot of people have weight crash diets. If you deprive yourself
loss as their New Year’s resolution. It’s a good time to completely, you can lose weight,
make changes in your life, so the Scale Back Alabama but it won’t last. Steady progress
program capitalizes on the American tradition of keep- is more lasting. Losing a pound
ing a resolution. The real goal is to make it long-term a week is healthy and safe,” she
— to help impact your health overall. If you have a said.
healthy weight, it decreases your chances of illness,” For more on Scale Back Ala-
said Clayborne. bama, visit scaleback-
Most Alabama residents can participate in the pro- alabama.com or call
gram, but those who have had recent weight loss sur- 255-9915.
gery, a Body Mass Index value under 20 and pregnant
Deployment tea connects Soldiers, spouses to students
By Erin Murray
Army Flier Staff Writer
Teachers and staff at the Fort Rucker Pri-
mary School helped keep deployed Soldiers
in touch with students and gave spouses a
chance to connect at the Deployment Tea
“We try to keep in contact with the par-
ents, even when they’re away. It’s easier
now in the 21st century for the parents to
feel like they’re a part of their child’s edu-
cation. The tea is just a small event to bring
the parents together. More so than any-
thing, it’s a time for them to get together
and talk,” said Mietta Hammond, guidance
counselor at the school.
The Deployment Teas are held each se-
mester for spouses of Soldiers who also
have children enrolled at the primary
school. The tea is coordinated by many dif-
ferent members of the school staff in order
to keep Soldiers informed.
“Our school motto is together we can.
It’s not just the guidance ofﬁce, but the
whole school working together. We want
parents to know that they can participate in
their child’s education, even when they’re
deployed. It helps morale for the deployed
Soldier and it helps us because they get
support from all of their Family,” said
Included in the school’s program for PHOTO BY ERIN MURRAY
deployed Soldiers is a monthly newslet-
Fort Rucker Primary School ambassadors welcomed spouses, children and one recently deployed Soldier at the Deployment Tea held Dec. 14.
ter, “Corresponding from A to Z”, that is
emailed to the Soldiers by Yvette Esteves- accomplishments and general classroom will be in the lobby of the school. The tree garten teacher and the coordinator for the
Hurst, a Spanish teacher at the school. activities,” said Sylvia Thornton, music will have white lights, yellow ribbons and deployment tree.
Esteves-Hurst shared the newsletters with teacher at the school. ornaments with a picture and information Guests at the event included spouses,
spouses and explained the process of com- Along with refreshments and conversa- for each deployed parent with a child at the their children and even a very special guest,
piling a notebook of newsletters for stu- tion, the spouses at the Deployment Tea school 1st Sgt. Jim Van, who recently returned
dents, spouses and Soldiers. received gift bags ﬁlled with tools to help “The deployment tree is to let the whole from Honduras. Van said that it was nice to
“Mrs. Eseteves-Hurst does an excellent them through the months of deployment school respect and honor what your Soldiers see how the tea keeps spouses in touch.
job of communicating with our parents and information on the school’s upcoming are doing over there. The whole school re- “It brightened up my day when I was
who are deployed through personal email tribute to Soldiers in theater and abroad. spects and honors everything Soldiers and deployed. It’s a really great thing to look
newsletters, highlighting the children’s Starting in January, a deployment tree Families do,” said Katie Condon, a kinder- forward to while you’re way,” he said.
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YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO FORT RUCKER EVENTS , SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOON THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK’S EDITION.
Army Community Ser-
vice’s Promotion Points
hosts a new Parent Sup-
port Program from 9-11
a.m. at the Early Child-
hood Activity Center,
Bldg. 3705, on Dean
Street. These monthly
classes are designed for
Soldiers and are held
the first Friday of ev-
ery month, with the next
For more informa-
tion and to register, call
The Exceptional Fam-
ily Member Program in-
vites all active duty mili-
tary Families that have
an exceptional or special
needs Family member PHOTO BY ERIN MURRAY
to the EFMP Informa-
tion and Support Group
meeting Tuesday from
9-10 a.m. at the Center
Library on Fifth Avenue.
The topic for the meeting
Participants of the August 2011 Army Community Service’s Get R.E.A.L., Rucker Experience, Army Learning, pose for a photo. ACS offers Get R.E.A.L., an Army Family
is “Available Resources Team Building concept block designed to help those who might be confused by Army life, again Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Commons. The class discusses
for Individuals with Spe- terms and acronyms and provides information on Fort Rucker. Topics include: acronyms, Army customs and courtesies, military ranks, community resources and more.
cial Needs and Disabili- Advanced registration is required. For registration and childcare information, call 255-2382.
ties.” The meeting and
group are designed to
help let EFMP Families AFTB Level III the show. The event is
know they not alone and open to the public.
provide an opportunity Army Community Ser-
For more, call
for them to learn and also vice hosts Army Fam-
provide suggestions for ily Team Building Level
future topics for the sup- III training Jan. 18-19
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 CYSS Parent
For information and to p.m. at The Commons in
register, call 255-9277. Bldg. 8950. Class topics meeting
include communication Fort Rucker Child,
skills for leaders, leader- Youth and Schools Ser-
Character Dining ship styles, building co- vices will hold a Parent
The Landing Zone hesive teams, managing Advisory Council meet-
hosts its Character Din- group conflict and more. ing from noon to 1 p.m.
ing event, featuring a Advance registration is Jan. 23 at the youth cen-
magician, Tuesday from required. ter on 7th Division Road.
5-8 p.m. For registration and The purpose of the meet-
For more information, childcare information, ing is to provide informa-
call 598-8025. call 255-2382. tion on items of interest
and ideas about CYSS
Becoming a Love Newcomer’s programs.
and Logic Parent Welcome For more, call
Workshop Army Community Ser- 255-2958.
Fort Rucker’s Family vice offers its Newcom-
Advocacy Program holds ers Welcome every third Home Buying and
“Becoming a Love and Friday of the month from Selling Workshop
Logic Parent” classes 8:30–10:30 a.m. at The Army Community Ser-
Thursdays from Jan. 12 Landing, with the next vice’s Financial Readi-
to Feb. 23 from 9-11 a.m. event taking place Jan. ness Program hosts a
at the Early Childhood 20. Active duty, foreign Home Buying and Selling
Activity Center, Bldg. students, Army civilians, Workshop Jan. 24 and 26
3705, on Dean Street. and Family members are from 6:30-8 p.m. at the
Topics include raising all welcome to attend Commons, Bldg. 8950,
responsible children, in- the informative event to on 7th Avenue. Topics
stilling values, problem learn about Fort Rucker. include: mortgage issues,
solving and using natural A free light breakfast and understanding charges,
consequences as a dis- Starbucks coffee will be buyer’s or seller’s mar-
cipline technique. This served. For free child- ket, and if people should
workshop is a seven-part care, register children hire an agent or do it
series. Participants must at the child develop- themselves. Registration
attend all classes in order ment center by calling is required by Jan. 19.
to receive a certificate of 255-3564. Reservations The workshop is free and
completion. The work- must be made 24 hours open to servicemembers,
shop is open to active prior to the event. Family members, Army
duty, retired military, De- For more, call 255-3161 civilians and retirees.
partment of Defense em- or 2887. For more informa-
ployees and their Family tion or to register, call
members. The workshop Comedy Live at 255-9639.
will not meet on holi- Rucker
For child care informa- Comedy Live at Ruck-
tion and registration, call er will feature comedi- Management
255-3898 or 9641. ans Richie Holliday and Workshop
Collin Moulton Jan. 20. Army Community Ser-
Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Winnie the Pooh and the comedy show
vice’s Family Advocacy
craft making Program hosts a Stress
will last from 8-9:45 p.m. Management Workshop
The Center Library cel- The show is considered Jan. 31 from 9-11 a.m.
ebrates Winnie the Pooh adult rated and is for ages at the Early Childhood
Day Jan. 17 with a craft 18 and older. Advanced Activity Center in Bldg.
making activity for chil- tickets are $10 and are 3705 on Dean Street.
dren ages 3-11 from 4-5 available at The Land- Topics include: iden-
p.m. Space is limited to ing Zone until 4 p.m. Jan. tifying causes of stress,
the first 65 children to 20. Tickets are $15 at the symptoms of stress,
register. door. People attending the techniques on how to
For more informa- comedy show are invited manage stress and de- tion is required. military, government em- For child care informa-
tion or to register, call to hear the disc jockey in veloping a stress man- This workshop is open ployees and their Family tion and registration, call
255-3885. The Landing Zone after agement plan. Registra- to active duty, retired members. 255-3898 or 9641.
FORT RUCKER Movie Schedule for January 5-8
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
Happy Feet 2 (PG) ............... 7 p.m. Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 (PG-13) 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve (PG-13) ...... 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve (PG-13) ...... 7 p.m.
TICKETS ARE $4.50 FOR ADULTS AND $2.25 FOR CHILDREN, 12 AND UNDER. MILITARY I.D. CARD HOLDERS AND THEIR GUESTS ARE WELCOME. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 255-2408.
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ACS suggests 12 Steps
to gaining financial
wellness in 2012
By Nathan Pfau and need to be in control of your lections. The company can
Russell Sellers money and spending. probably negotiate a lower
Army Flier Staff Writer Step 4: Don’t depend on rate during those tough
the Internet for keeping times. Snowballing is a
FORT RUCKER, Ala. track of money. good way to pay off debts
— As the new year begins, “If the Internet were to quicker. You start by pay-
Army Community Service fail for any reason and you ing the smallest amount you
ofﬁcials want to help people have to pay for something owe completely and then
become more ﬁnancially that day, you’re in a ﬁx,” take the money you used
stable by offering a series of said the program manager. every month for that debt
steps to help them get on the Step 5: Get tax records to- and move it to the next larg-
right track. gether. est amount you owe.”
“Before people can have “If you have an accoun- Step 9: Set up legal docu-
ﬁnancial wellness, they tant, it’s important to com- ments.
need to set ﬁnancial goals,” municate and ﬁnd out what “Know where your mon-
said Mike Burden, ACS Fi- he or she needs from you,” ey is going if you were to
nancial Readiness Program he said. leave this Earth unexpect-
manager. “From short-term Step 6: Try to break even edly,” he added. “Make sure
to long-term, ﬁnancial goals on income taxes. you have a will. There’s no
are key.” “A lot of people depend excuse, especially for Sol-
Burden suggests 12 steps on a sizable tax refund to diers, not to have a will. PHOTO BY ERIN MURRAY
to help those who are look- pay off debts,” said Bur- Also, set up a general power
ing to put themselves back
on the right ﬁnancial track.
den. “However, that means
you’ve sent a sizable
of attorney and have that on
Meet Terrill a 6-week-old male domestic short hair available for adoption at the Fort Rucker stray
Step 1: Create a budget. amount to the Internal Rev- Step 10: Check insurance facility. He is sweet and friendly. It costs $81 to adopt Terrill and other animals at the facility, which
“It’s important to under- enue Service for them to coverage. includes all up-to-date shots, microchip and neutering. For more information on animal adoptions,
stand where your money manage and you expect to “Most Soldiers probably call the stray facility at 255-0766, open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility needs donations such
is coming from and where get a good bit of that. You’ll have adequate coverage,” as dry or canned foods for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies, as well as blankets, toys and towels.
it’s going,” said Burden. actually only get a fraction Burden said. “It’s a good Donations can be dropped off at the veterinary clinic or the commissary. Visit the Fort Rucker stray
“January is a good month of that back. idea to have anywhere from facility’s Facebook page at http:// www.facebook.com/fortruckerstrayfacility/ for constant updates
to do that because it’s the “Your goal should not be eight to 10 times your gross on the newest animals available for adoption.
time when people are work- to get a refund, but to get as salary for life insurance cov-
ing on resolutions and the close to zero as possible and erage. Auto, homeowners
Christmas season is over, use your money throughout and renters insurance are
so the dust has kind of set-
tled after a month of larger
the year and apply it toward
paying your debts,” he ex-
good things to have. Even
for Soldiers living on gov-
Short On Cash? Not Anymore!
spending.” plained. “Claim the proper ernment property or in the
The DYNAMIC TRIO
Step 2: Set up a spending
number of exemptions and
barracks, renters insurance
is a good thing to have —
• $300 to $1000
“Get your receipts togeth-
er,” he said. “People don’t
Step 7: Save money.
“Get into a habit of sav-
the government won’t pay
for things lost in a ﬁre.”
• Approval Same Day
write checks very much ing money,” Burden added. Step 11: Communicate • Friendly Service
anymore. Everyone is rely- “You should be able to live with spouse or signiﬁ-
ing on the Internet to keep
track of their money.
on 80 percent of your in-
cant other about ﬁnancial
Call or See
“I advise people to write
everything down, even if
“Get into a habit of put-
ting 10 percent of your
“Talk about what you
want to achieve by the end
Come see Jacquetta Hart (Assistant Manager)
Sharon Gray (Manager)
they don’t write a check,” gross in a money market of the year,” he said. “Make Nicole Brooks (Customer Service Rep)
he continued. “This allows account. Most people who sure you hold each other
people to keep better track put it into a savings account accountable for the things
of their money. It helps in habitually delve into it to you want to achieve. Make
ﬁguring out what expenses replenish their checking ac- sure you have a clear line
are ﬁxed and what can be count,” he said. “If you put of communication and
cut. It will help determine it into a money market ac- establish clear boundaries Morgan Square Mall, 913 Rucker Blvd • Ste 35
what your limits are. count, it pays interest and it with your spouse.” Enterprise, AL • 393-3960 • www.creditcentralinc.com
“What I like to tell people has restrictions around the Step 12: Pay cash when- All loans subject to our most liberal credit policy
is, if you make $5, don’t account to keep you from ever possible.
spend six,” said Burden. spending as much.” “It makes a lot more
Step 3: Enforce spending Step 8: Look at debts. sense to pay with cash than
discipline. “Anything that has an to set yourself up for pay-
“Many people have a interest rate attached to it, ments with interest rates,”
‘fast food’ mentality,” said like a loan, should go on the program manager said.
Burden. “They want every- the list,” said Burden. “Call “Paying for small things
thing now, so they spend your creditors if you’re hav- with cash is a lot better than
above their means. ing problems making the paying with a credit card.”
“Spending plans create payments. Creditors want For more ﬁnancial
spending discipline if you to hear from you before readiness information, call
abide by them properly,” your accounts go into col- 255-2594 or 255-2341.
he said. “Become a micro-
manager with your money.
Don’t let it control you. You
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U.S. ARMY MILITARY HISTORY INSTITUTE ARCHIVE PHOTOS
Left: First Lt. Hobart W Dais of Portland, Ore., and a 99th Fighter Squadron
pilot, shot down two German FM-109 aircraft Jan. 27, 1944. Special tours of
Hangar One at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site are offered Jan.
20-22 in celebration of the upcoming release of George Lucas’ ﬁlm “Red
Tails.” The ﬁlm honors the Tuskegee Airmen who endured racial segrega-
tion and rose to prominence as one of the most decorated ﬁghter groups of
World War II. Tours take place at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The
site is also open daily throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except
for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s.
Above: Army nurses learn cockpit procedures and ﬂight techniques at the
Tuskegee Army Air Field in the 1940s. Special tours of Hangar One at the
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site are offered Jan. 20-22 in celebra-
tion of the release of George Lucas’ ﬁlm “Red Tails.”
Wiregrass c ommunity calendar
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT, E-MAIL JIM HUGHES WITH ALL THE DETAILS AT JHUGHES@ARMYFLIER.COM.
and Houston counties. For more information, call 248-4495.
ANDALUSIA For more information, visit www.sacf-
ONGOING — Andalusia Public Li- halfmarathon.org. ONGOING — The public is invited to
brary offers free practice tests. Patrons can
MIDLAND CITY the Cross Country Workshop every Sun-
choose from more than 300 online tests ONGOING — The Wiregrass Museum ONGOING — Residents are invited day at 6 p.m. at the Pinckard United Meth-
based on ofﬁcial exams such as the ACT, of Art hosts First Saturday Family Day to Town Hall meetings the ﬁrst Tuesday odist Church.
SAT, GED, ASVAB, ﬁreﬁghter, police the ﬁrst Saturday of every month at 10:30 of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, For more information, call 983-3064.
ofﬁcer, paramedic, U.S. citizenship and a.m. 1385 Hinton Waters Ave.
many more. Patrons may select to take a Children and parents will learn about For more information, call 983-3511.
test and receive immediate scoring. Call color, shape, texture and different types of SAMSON
222-6612 for more information. art such as painting, drawing and collage.
ONGOING — The Samson City
The event is recommended for elementary NEW BROCKTON Council meets monthly on the ﬁrst and
DALEVILLE For more information, visit wiregrass- ONGOING — Adult education classes third Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Samson
are offered in Rm. 12 at New Brockton Community Center.
museum.com or call 794-3871.
High School, 210 South Tyler St., Mon-
ONGOING — Daleville Chamber of days and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. All ONGOING — American Legion Post
Commerce meets the second Wednesday ENTERPRISE classes are free for individuals 16 years 78 meets monthly on the second Tuesdays
of each month at 11 a.m. at the Chamber old or older who are not enrolled in public at 7 p.m.
of Commerce ofﬁce in the Daleville Cul- school. Individuals must take an assess-
tural and Convention Center. For more in- ONGOING — Enterprise State Com- ment test prior to attending class. Call
formation, call 598-6331. munity College holds classes to teach 894-2350 for more information.
English as a second language at the Fort
ONGOING — Troy Bank and Trust
Rucker campus Mondays and Wednes-
DOTHAN days from 9 a.m. until noon in Bldg. 4502,
OZARK Company sponsors senior dance nights
every Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. at the
FEB. 18 — The Southeast Alabama J.O. Colley Senior Complex.
FEB. 16-18 — The Ann Rudd Art Cen- The complex is transformed into a dance
Community Foundation hosts its an-
nual half marathon at Flowers Hospital.
GENEVA ter hosts a stained glass class from 8 a.m. hall and features music from the 40s, 50s,
to 5 p.m. taught by John Hogarth. The fee and 60s, ﬁnger foods, and refreshments.
SACF’s half-marathon raises funds for ONGOING — The Geneva County for the class is $175. For more informa-
grants given to organizations that provide For more information, call Janet Motes
Relay for Life meets the last Tuesday of tion, call 774-7322.
services to Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry at 808-8500.
the month at 6 p.m. at the Citizens Bank.
with $15 admission. For more information, visit http://
Beyond Briefs Civil Rights Institute event www.piddle.org.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will have free
Alabama Jammer Day admission all day Jan. 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia will King Jr. Each year, BCRI opens its doors to the public to The Birmingham Feline Fanciers will host a CFA
honor record producer Sam Phillips’ birthday today from honor the man who devoted his life to community and Allbreed Cat Show Jan 28-29 at Zamora Temple, 3521
10 a.m.to 2 p.m. with a celebration that will include cake, service. For more information, call (205) 328-9696 or Ratliff Rd, Irondale. Breeds from around the country will
refreshments and a ceremony. For more information, call visit www.bcri.org. compete for titles as well as regional and national points.
242-4169 or (800) 239-2643, or visit ww.alamhof.org. There will also be feline art show, vendors, cats and kit-
Camellia Show tens available for adoption. For more information, call
First Light Marathon The Mobile Camellia club will host the 72nd annual
(205) 616-1651 or visit www.birminghamfelinefanciers.
The L’Arche Mobile Foundation hosts the First Light Mobile Camellia Show Jan. 21-22 at the Colonial Mall.
Marathon Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Camellia enthusiasts can view blooms of hundreds of old
a full marathon, half marathon, ﬁve-person relay and a cultivars and many new cultivars and receive information Mobile Chocolate Festival
1.2- mile run with the course open for seven hours. In ad- about planting and growing camellias. For more informa- The Mobile Chocolate Festival will be held at the Mo-
dition to the races, there will be a health and ﬁtness expo, tion, call (251) 988-1405 or visit www.mobilecamellia. bile Civic Center Expo Hall Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
pre-race meal, post-race brunch and concert. For more org. All proceeds beneﬁt Penelope House, which provides
information, call (251) 438-2094 or visit www.ﬁrstlight- emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic
marathon.com. Alabama Horse Fair violence. There will be vendors offering samples of their
chocolate-related products as well as selling their products
The Montgomery Alabama Horse Council Horse Fair
Nature, journaling hike will be held Jan. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Gar-
and gift certiﬁcates. There will also be a children’s area,
chocolate challenge, and a chocolate-themed Project Yum
Jackson State University’s Little River Canyon Field rett Coliseum. In addition to the horse show, there will
Way fashion show, chocolate martini tasting and a choco-
School Educational/Interpretive Center will host a nature be vendors, lectures, a silent auction and more. For more
late milk mustache booth and more. Admission is free for
and journaling hike Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The information, call (800) 945-8033 or visit www.alabama-
those under 13, $2 for seniors 65 and above and $3 for gen-
hike is $5 for those who bring their own journal and $15 horsecouncil.org.
eral admission. For more information, call (251)342-2809
for the hike and nature journal. For more information,
or visit www.mobilechocolatefestival.com.
call (256) 782-5697 or visit www.jsu.edu/epic. Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival
The Brundidge Historical Society will host the annual Crater Days
Southern Bridal Show Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Jan. 28-29, featuring
Each year the Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission
The Birmingham Southern Bridal Show will be held storytellers from around the country. Events on Jan. 27
and City of Wetumpka sponsors Crater Days at the We-
at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Jan. 15, from will be hosted at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brun-
tumpka Impact Crater site. Visitors can tour the 5-mile
noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the show is $9 and includes didge with an admission of $25. On Jan. 28, concerts will
wide crater and attend lectures and events. For hours and
access to vendors, photographers, caterers, ﬂorists and be held at the Trojan Center Theater at Troy University
more information, call 567-5147 or go to visitelmoreco.
live entertainment. For more information, call (770) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m with $10 admission and 6:30 p.m.
736-1979 or visit www.eliteevents.com.
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Sesame Street connects with military Families
Staff Sgt. Casey J. McGeorge Elmo also learns how to
Forces Command deal with the feelings he
has of his father leaving.
FORT BLISS, Texas — Children, in turn, learn that
Since the start of current they do not have to feel
combat operations in 2001, ashamed for having those
deployments have become same feelings.
all too common for many “Our series has shown
military Families. tremendous improvements
While it may be easy at in both the children and
times to explain to adults adults after seeing it,”
that duty calls them away said Chwatsky. “We have
for an extended period, it received feedback from
can be very complicated teachers, parents and se-
to convey that message to nior military ofﬁcials. Here
children. at Sesame Workshop, we
Through a partnership know Muppets and chil-
with the Department of dren, but we do not know
Defense and Military One- the issues that impact these
Source, Sesame Workshop, children. We have been
the nonproﬁt organization advised from top profes-
behind Sesame Street, aims sionals who work in these
to help parents and children areas that guide us in what
overcome this communica- the content should be.”
tion obstacle with a pro- Those issues do not just
PHOTO BY STAFF SGT CASEY J. MCGEORGE
gram called “Talk, Listen, stop at deployment. They
Connect,” a bilingual edu- include reintegration dur- Sesame Street Muppets Rosita and Elmo perform at Logan School Age Services Dec. 16 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Sesame Street was on Fort
cational outreach initiative ing redeployment, when a Bliss to inform Families of its “Talk, Listen, Connect” program, which helps military Families and their children deal with issues that may
be difﬁcult to communicate about.
designed for military Fam- parent comes back injured
ilies and their young chil- (titled “Changes”) and to become one of Sesame
dren to share. even death. Street’s most successful
“Most people know Ses- “Our resources have
ame Street as the televi- shown to be very impact-
programs to date.
“We realized how im-
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
sion show that has run for ful, not only for children, portant this was for all
over 40 years,” said Lynn but for adults as well,” said of the military,” said Os-
Chwatsky, vice president, Chwatsky. “Children do bahr-Vertiz. “It started as
outreach initiatives and not go through these events something we do and then
partnerships at Sesame alone. They will always it became personal. It has
Workshop. “We are also have an adult in their life completely changed my
an educational outreach dealing with the very same life. These are the bravest,
group. We identify the issues.” most incredible Families I
needs in our target audi- The impact from the se- have ever seen in my life.”
ence with our brand, and ries is not only felt from With the removal of
we address that need.” the military Families, but American forces from Iraq, Thursday, January 26, 2012 • 7:30 PM
The partnership began in the performers as well. Sesame Street does not
2005 when it was brought Carmen Osbahr-Vertiz, the intend to cancel the pro-
Dothan Opera House
to the attention of Sesame Muppeteer behind Rosita gram.
Workshop that there were knows this ﬁrsthand. “Our nation is still at FREE YOUTH CONERT
almost a million previous In another part of the war,” said Chwatsky. “With Friday, January 27, 2012 • 10:00 AM • Dothan Civic Center
and current preschool- series, Rosita, a bilingual all of the changes currently
aged children impacted Muppet, has to deal with ongoing in the military For Ticket
by ongoing deployments. her father returning in a there will always be a need
With those deployments, it wheelchair after being in- for us to see how we can Information
brought up many compli- jured. While she loves her continue to best serve our
cated issues. father, she has difﬁculty military, veterans and their Call
“We try to help parents dealing with the fact that Families. Our focus will
ﬁnd the right words to they can no longer do some
explain to their children of the same things they
shift as it needs to.”
Resources are available
what is going on,” said used to do together, such as for parents consist of a bi- www.musicsouth.com
Chwatsky. “We help kids kick a ball or even dance. lingual (English/Spanish)
identify with a character “For me as a performer, multimedia kit with DVDs
that they know and love.” when I read the script for starring Muppets from Ses-
The series begins with ‘Changes,’ I was devas- ame Street, print materials
the Muppet Elmo as his fa- tated,” said Osbahr-Vertiz. and American Greeting
ther is ready to leave for an “Just thinking that there postcards featuring Ses-
extended period. Through are little ones who are suf- ame Street characters for
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Army Reservist wins
Operation Rising Star coming home so late, why
By Tim Hipps
Installation Management are they doing this, why are
Command they staying late, why are
they having formations, but
SAN ANTONIO — Army that’s just part of the Army,
Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, part of the military.”
a former active-duty Soldier Neal, who served on ac-
and current military wife tive duty as a chemical op-
and mother, added Opera- erations specialist, has sons
tion Rising Star winner to Devin, 6, and Tanner, 2, to
her repertoire in December keep content. She’s also
at Fort Sam Houston The- majoring in criminal justice
atre. with a minor in psychol-
“I can’t believe this. ogy via online courses at
From singing in the kitchen, the University of Maryland
to now I’m going to Holly- University College, along
wood,” Neal said after edg- with working in civil affairs
ing Kristine May Hills, 26, in the Army Reserve.
PHOTO BY TIM HIPPS
an Army wife from Camp “We juggle it, but I like
Humphreys, South Korea, it busy,” she said with a U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active duty Soldier
to win the military singing smile. and current Army wife and mother, won the 2011 Operation Rising
contest based on the prem-
ises of FOX television’s
“Meeting the other 11 Star singing contest at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
crazy individuals back-
Varinia Herrera, a
stage,” Neal said, was the
highlight of Operation Ris-
39-year-old Army wife from
New York City
ing Star ﬁnals week.
Fort Carson, Colo., ﬁnished “Everybody I’ve met
third in the contest that was here, the crew and the other Deadline: March 15, 2012
determined 50 percent by contestants, have just been
judges and 50 percent by really, really cool,” she Atlanta, GA
online voting. said. “Everything was just
Neal, 27, won the local amazing. You got to meet Deadline: May 1, 2012
Operation Rising Star com- people and see things that
petition at U.S. Army Gar- you would never get to see. Out West Tour
rison Ansbach, Germany, to This is an once-in-a-lifetime
earn a trip to Texas as one thing. Putting together a Deadline: March 15, 2012
of 12 ﬁnalists. Her husband, show of this magnitude was
CW2 Nathaniel Neal, is really cool to watch.” Royal Caribbean’s
stationed in Illesheim, Ger- Although she saw the
many. show unfold live before her
Now she’s headed to Los
Angeles to attend the 54th
eyes, Neal was stunned by $5.00
the amount of online sup-
GRAMMY Awards Show, port she received from far RX Plan
party with the stars, and and wide. Get a month
record a three-song demo “We don’t know how Supply of certain Date of Trip: Nov 13 - 15, 2012
compact disc at a profes- the judges went, but as far medications! Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
sional recording studio — as voting, I was just really
courtesy of Army Morale, happy to see people leave
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three nights of ﬁnals week. world.
Simone, daughter of leg- “I’m getting support from
endary vocalist Nina Si- Germany and all over the
mone, served in the U.S. States,” Neal said. “My
Air Force before becoming friends who are deployed
a multi-talented artist. She in Afghanistan have been
substituted for Operation trying to keep up with it. A
Rising Star judge Debra lot of people on Facebook
Byrd, who worked the open- who I haven’t talked to in a
ing show before returning to couple of years are posting
Los Angeles to resume vo- things like ‘I’m so proud of
cal coach and arrangement you’ and ‘I have been vot-
duties for “American Idol.” ing.’
Country music artist Mi- “The support that I’ve
chael Peterson and 12th gotten from my friends and
Sergeant Major of the Army my Family and people that
Jack L. Tilley were the oth- they know has been over-
er judges for the four-night whelming. It’s just amazing
event broadcast by The Pen- to know that you have sup-
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tertainment’s Tim Higdon what you do. It’s been a lot
directed the show, with as- of fun.”
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Fitness facility offers boot camp to kick off resolutions
By Nathan Pfau
Army Flier Staff Writer
Fort Rucker residents who have decided
to get in better shape for the new year have
the opportunity to get a jump start on their
resolution with Fortenberry-Colton Physi-
cal Fitness Facility’s 2012 Winter Boot
Camp beginning Monday.
“This is a great way for people to get
started on their new years resolutions,”
said Kristi Fink, Fortenberry-Colten PFF
ﬁtness program coordinator. “It can open
them up to so much that [the physical ﬁt-
ness facility] has to offer.”
The boot camp is a six-week program
featuring a variety of workouts using
plyometrics, agility drills and running, for
example, said Fink.
“We try to make it more of an outside-
the-box type of experience that people
aren’t used to rather than coming into the
gym and doing a normal routine work-
out,” she said. “We want to show people
that there are different ways to workout
besides attending ﬁtness classes or using
“[The program] does have some ﬁtness
classes thrown in the mix just to show
what the ﬁtness facility has to offer, but
a lot of the workouts are done outside,”
added the ﬁtness coordinator. “There are
a variety of activities that are included in
the program that are not just limited to tra-
ditional workouts, the program instructors
try to do something different every day.
“The instructors will take the partici-
pants to different places on post such as
the equestrian center or Beaver Lake
where they will run the trails,” she said.
“Last year, the participants had the op-
portunity to go to the Noncommissioned
Ofﬁcer Academy and participate in the
obstacle course that the NCOs have to go
There is also a game day in the pro-
gram in which participants will be able
to partake in different sports such as soc-
cer, kickball and dodge ball, according to
One of the goals of the boot camp is to
show people that there are different ways
to work out and get in shape, but all of the
program is not fun and games, she said.
“Participants will get to experience the
typical boot camp-style workouts such as
ﬂipping tires or pulling ropes with tires at- PHOTO BY RUSSELL SELLERS
tached to them,” said Fink. “The program
can get very intense, but that’s what the Rachel Tehvand, right, and her workout partner Krissi Mace, perform a tire ﬂip during the 2011 Boot Camp, hosted by Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness
Facility staff, at the intramural football ﬁeld.
instructors are there for.”
The instructors of the boot camp pro- cater to people’s individual levels of ﬁt- second is from 8-9 a.m. categories, she added.
gram are all either personal trainers that ness and keep them motivated, she said. The boot camp program is only avail- “The prizes are awarded at the end of
train at the ﬁtness facility, ﬁtness instruc- “We try to accommodate everybody,” able to people that are allowed to access the boot camp and are given for things
tors or volunteers. said Fink. “We don’t want people to be to the ﬁtness facility. This includes active such as the person with the most improve-
“We’ll have volunteers help out during discouraged and think they aren’t ad- duty and their Families, retirees, contrac- ment on the obstacle course,” said Fink.
some of the runs through the woods, for vanced enough physically to come and tors that are allowed access to the facility “Some of the prizes that are given out are;
example, because we need more instruc- participate.” and Department of Defense civilians, ac- three free sessions of personal training, a
tors on hand to be able to keep and eye on Orientation for the boot camp sessions cording to Fink. free month of ﬁtness classes and a thirty-
all the participants and make sure people will be held at Fortenberry-Colton PFF The cost is $100 per participant and minute massage.
aren’t getting overwhelmed,” said the ﬁt- Friday at 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. includes: weekly consultations to keep “There are only 25 spots available for
ness coordinator. The program is ﬁve days a week from track of progress, training with certiﬁed each session and they’re ﬁlling up quick-
There are a variety of people on differ- Monday to Feb. 16. There are two ses- personal trainers, access to all group ﬁt- ly,” said Fink.
ent levels of ﬁtness that participate in the sions people can choose to participate in ness classes during the six weeks, a 2012 For more information, call 255-3794 or
boot camp, and the instructors are there to — the ﬁrst is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and the boot camp T-shirt and prizes for different email kristi.ﬁnk@us.army.mil.
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Wildcard weekend features contender, pretenders
ByJim Hughes to the questions, Yates has believe in them, but there season passing records
Command Information Officer looked bad recently, and is even more evidence they’ve accomplished.
is a bit beat up with a sore that they probably aren’t I tend more towards
The NFL’s regular shoulder. That leads the going beyond the second a Saints blowout than a
season is over and it’s Texans possibly looking to round of the playoffs. shootout. I think Detroit
on to the wildcard play- Jake Delhomme if Yates’ On the other side of this might hang tough for a
off round, with the first shoulder is a problem. matchup, not much was quarter or two, but the
week’s field featuring The Bengals are the expected of the Giants, and Saints are on an eight-
five pretenders and just team Yates made his name they really didn’t tear it up win roll, and I don’t think
one contender — the New against — with a come- in 2011. New York won it ends Saturday — the
Orleans Saints. from-behind 20-19 win in its division because it was memory of last year’s
Everyone can say this Week 14. But since then, a little less mediocre than first-round debacle in Se-
or that about the other five the Texans have gone 0-3. Dallas and Philadelphia. attle is just too fresh for
teams, but when things The Texans will need to I’m going to go with the Saints to let down at
are looked at realistically, re-energize their running the Falcons in this one all.
all are just fodder for New game and turn this into a because I feel they have
Orleans, Green Bay, San possession and defensive more playmakers on of- Waiting in the
Francisco, New England battle, with maybe a shot fense (although I have to wings
and Baltimore. I would or two downfield to Andre wonder if they’ll actually
Johnson for good mea- make any) and enough de- As I said, the only team
say two contenders, and
sure. fense to win a close one. I feel that is a threat to the
add in the Steelers, but
The Bengals will need to But Atlanta on the road is four teams with a week
they are so beat up right
hope Yates is less like the a dangerous bet, and this off and waiting to see who
now, they’ll be lucky to
QB they played in Week one could easily go the they will play in Round 2
get out of Denver and into
14 and more like the one other way — although the is the Saints. The No. 1
the second round.
of the past three weeks — Giants are hardly stellar at seed Packers are the clear
But how did we get
next time you have trou- That said, the Bron- or sitting on the bench. home, going just 4-4. favorite in the NFC, and I
ble sleeping – to back into cos have their own in- The Bengals are also don’t see anyone knocking
On the final week of the
the playoffs while taking jury woes and are coming going to have to ramp them off — but how great
regular season, apparently Lions @ New would a New Orleans vs.
no teams were very inter- out the mailbox, the kids’ off a three-game losing up their defensive effort Orleans
bike, a dozen shrubberies, streak that makes it seem and hope Dalton can turn Green Bay rematch from
ested in the AFC’s last
the garage door and on as though the magic is his connection with A.J. A rematch from Week Week 1 be? It was 42-34
playoff spot, or the AFC
into the living room. gone from the team and Green into points versus 13 that saw the Saints then. What will it be with
West Division crown.
But despite all the back- QB Tim Tebow. Unless just yardage. hang up a 31-17 win. a trip to the Super Bowl
All the contenders for
ing into the playoffs by Tebowmania picks up The Bengals have a Still, I hope for this to be on the line?
the No. 6 AFC playoff
these two teams, they both some steam and actually chance, but I think the a good shootout, but the In the AFC, it’s all about
seed lost, with the excep-
have punchers chances in puts some points on the Texans will run all over Lions will have to look New England and Balti-
tion of the Tennessee Ti-
their respective games. board, the Steelers should them and pull out the win more like the team they more (unless the Steelers
tans, which left the Cin-
be able to put up enough at home. were early in the season magically heal up), as the
cinnati Bengals winning
points, meaning 7 or so, than the one in the mid- Ravens finally got a sec-
all the tiebreakers and Steelers @ Denver
to get the win and move Falcons @ New dle of the season and last ond-round game at home.
backing into a playoff ap- Pittsburgh is hurting as
onto the second round. week, getting smoked by But after watching the Pa-
pointment in Houston to they make their way to York Giants Packer backup QB Matt triots earn the No. 1 seed
take on the injury-riddled Denver. Quarterback Ben Big things were ex- Flynn, 45-41. and the Ravens struggle
Texans. Roethlisberger is beat up Bengals @ Hous-
pected of the Falcons this The Lions are a bit for offensive consistency,
But if you thought the and can barely move, run- ton year, and for the most strange because many I’m changing my mind
Bengals’ backup job of ning back Rashard Men- In a battle between two part, despite earning the think of them as having a from earlier and give the
getting into the playoffs denhall is out and safety rookie QBs, one who start- No. 5 spot in the playoffs, good defense, but in real- edge to the Patriots — I
despite losing to the Steel- Ryan Clark probably ed all year in Andy Dalton they went unrealized. The ity they’ve given up more think Tom Brady and Co.
ers 13-9 was ugly, the won’t play due to a medi- for Cincinnati, and the Falcons repeatedly no- points than the Saints’ can outscore anyone left in
Denver Broncos did them cal condition that makes it other who was the third showed in big games, but much maligned defense. the AFC and win despite
one better in winning the dangerous for him to play stringer until the top two they do tend to defeat less- They are going to have to their highly questionable
AFC West crown. in high altitudes – he be- QBs went down to injury er teams. tighten things up or Drew pass defense.
The Broncos lost to the came violently ill the last in T.J. Yates for Houston, The Falcons have shown Brees and company are At least they don’t have
Chiefs, 7-3, in a game that time he played in Denver you just don’t know what signs of flash and ability going to add some playoff to worry about the Jets
could permanently cure in 2007. is going to happen. To add that make me still want to records to all the regular this year.
insomnia – just throw it on
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT MOTHER RUCKER’S YOUTH SOCCER COACHES MEETINGS For more information, call 255-3794.
Mother Rucker ’s will show the Alabama vs. Louisiana There will be a youth spring soccer coaches meeting
State University championship game Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 in the youth center at 6 p.m. The Youth Sport SUPER BOWL PARTIES
B Mother Rucker ’s will be tailgating on the back patio,
which will include barbecue ribs, fries and coleslaw for
$12. There will be other specials and door prizes. The
and Fitness Spring Soccer season runs Feb. 20 through
April 5. Coaches are needed for all age groups.
For more information, call 255-9105 or 0950, or
Mother Rucker ’s and The Landing Zone host Super
Bowl parties Feb. 5. For information on the events, call
Mother Rucker ’s at 503-0396 and The Landing Zone at
R event is open to the public for ages 18 and older.
For more, call 503-0396.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN/BLACK HISTORY 5K RUN
I INTRAMURAL BOWLING
The Fort Rucker 2012 Winter Bowling Intramural
League runs Tuesday through March 13 at Rucker Lanes.
The physical fitness facility will host the Annual Afri-
can-American/Black History 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run
Feb. 4. Race Day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends
Pick-up games every Wednesday and Friday morning at
6 a.m. behind the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility on
the soccer field. All skill levels and athletic abilities are
E The league features 10 weeks of bowling and there is a
one-time fee of $10 to cover the buffet on the last night of
the league. Intramurals will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at 8:45 a.m. The 5K run will start at 9 a.m. Participants
are encouraged to pre-register at either the Fortenberry-
Colton or Andrews PFF.
welcome. Cleats and water are highly recommended. For
more information, call 255-0870.
F each week. Intramurals are open to all active duty mili-
tary personnel, members of the reserve components and
their Family members with a valid ID card. Government
The free 1-mile fun run is open to all children and will
begin after the 5K race is completed. Each fun run partici-
pant will receive a medal. The costs are as follows: $12
RIDING STABLES RULES
Riding Stables staff reminds community members that
letting horses out of their stalls can be dangerous to the
S civilian employees and Family members residing in the
household and contract employees are also authorized.
Family members must be at least 19 years old.
per person (no shirt option); $100 for teams of eight (each
additional person pays normal registration fee, includes
shirt); and $20 per person (with shirt) by Jan. 29; or $25
horses and motorists. Visitors are also reminded to stay
on the main roadways, do not approach any of the horses
without owners’ permission, stay out of the pastures and
For more information or to sign up, call 255-9503. (with shirt) per person after Jan. 29. The event is open to obey the speed limit of 10 miles per hour at all times. For
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