Training program provides
aeromedical sTaging skills
chief serves 500 aT annual holiday breakfasT
esgr faCility helps support reservists 6
Chief serves 23rd holiday breakfast 7
aeroMediCal staging squadron 9
news briefs 11
Col. MiChael J. underkofler
MaJ. kelly ann Charland
publiC affairs Chief
Capt. allison eCung Master sgt. donna t. Jeffries
publiC affairs offiCer nonCoMMissioned offiCer in Charge
shawn J. Jones teCh. sgt. Jonathan white
on the Cover
Maj. Henry Bernard, 514th Aeromedical Staging
Squadron nurse, demonstrates how to perform a
chest tube insertion on a medical training dummy.
ASTS Airmen continuously train in order to staff
aeromedical staging facilities, which provide
patient transportation to aircraft and administra-
tive processing to patients transiting within the
worldwide aeromedical evacuation system.
Photo by Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries
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Airmen from the 514th Air Mobility Wing
and 305th Air Mobility Wing completed a
large-formation tanker surge, also known
as an elephant walk, launching twelve
KC-10 Extenders within 30 minutes of one
another here Dec. 20.
Photo courtesy of 87th Air Base Wing public affairs
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holy cow, batman! learning is forever
by col. michael underkofler of superheroes who work to have a well-trained and well- not answer the school bell
514th Air Mobility Wing commander keep our streets safe. He said educated fighting force. This next semester?
he had never seen Batman or doesn’t translate to just a force At great expense the
I was recently reminded by any other superhero studying of highly trained “techies”. nation, and particularly
my two sons about how ner- in any cartoon or comic book. Knowing how to manipu- the military, has built an
vous they were to start second Holy Cow Batman! I’m going late a computer program, for extremely respected, flexible,
and first grade at a new school to have my hands full with example, is great but in the and responsive post-second-
after a fun-filled summer of this one I thought. words of Shakespeare, is not ary education system.
swimming lessons, camp, and Even if the area you live in
a family vacation. doesn’t have the program or
The younger one spoke “i believe we need warriors who possess field of study you are inter-
for both of them and boldly ested in pursuing, the internet
asked his mother and me, analytical thinking and sound writing skills is full of cyber classrooms
“How many grades do we and resources never once
have to attend and how much
gained through the study of many disciplines. imagined.
homework do we have to do each field of study can bring different No matter your age or pre-
before we can get jobs and vious educational experience,
make money?” skills and strengths to the fight.” opportunities abound.
I quickly blurted out, “You Where do you first turn to
and your brother can get jobs return to the classroom?
after you graduate from law I recently served on a pro- the “be-all and end-all”. I’d suggest your unit’s
or medical school.” motion review board where I believe we need warriors training manager and the
Luckily his mother my belief that education and who possess analytical think- base education office. They
stepped in and refined my training are life-long and ing and sound writing skills are well suited to explain
answer by gently reminding key to career success was gained through the study of most of the training opportu-
him and his brother of all the reinforced, yet again. Along many disciplines. Each field nities within your career field
things and words they had with career-specific training, of study can bring different and advanced military and
learned that summer through the mid and senior enlisted skills and strengths to the civilian education programs.
reading story books or by members meeting this board fight. They can also provide sug-
visiting interesting places -- had impressive records of Besides the personal joy gestions for ways to cover
even without having to take a continuing education. of learning something new, the expense.
weekly vocabulary test. Most had worked in sev- formal continuing education It might seem impossible
She introduced the concept eral career fields, each requir- has been shown to improve now, but follow the lead of
that learning was a lifetime ing its own course of study one’s quality of life by reduc- many others who continue to
event and offered proof by and credentialing process. ing stress, delaying the onset work and learn while juggling
pointing out all the studying Most had undergraduate of dementia, and improving family obligations too. Fol-
done by our neighbors. degrees, several held gradu- longevity. Other personal low one course with another.
One was studying for ate or professional degrees. benefits are readily apparent. I’ve seen it repeated many
a medical board certifica- These Airmen--members Well-trained and well- times. A couple courses turn
tion, one was sharpening his of our Justice League--had educated warriors consis- into a new hobby, career
knowledge to teach at his indeed spent a lot of time tently rise to the top of an opportunity, or degree. You’ll
church, and another just liked in and out of the classroom organization. Both in and be intellectually stimulated
to study American history studying. out of uniform, promotions and will bring a new set of
every chance he got. Incorpo- Classroom time went and earnings are closely tied combat tools to your unit.
rating fun while considering hand-in-hand with their to learning. Studies continue Now, if I can only get a
career paths seemed to satisfy careers. Continuing educa- to show the earnings gap couple comic strips showing
one son. But our younger son tion and training are hall- between high school and col- Batman cracking the books,
adamantly stated his desire to marks of the profession of lege graduates is widening. I know I could get my future
join The Justice League, the arms. Simply said, we won’t Given that learning is fun, Justice Leaguer convinced
fictional crime-fighting team defeat the enemy if we don’t healthy, and profitable, why that learning is forever.
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Pulse CheCk: How has a past New Year’s resolution turned out for you?
senior airman senior airman staff sgt. chief master sgt. senior airman
ana nichols faith barclay matthew buonaspina dejanovic kenneth rivera-ithier
514th Aeromedical 35th Aerial 35th Aerial 514th Force 514th Security
Evacuation Squadron Port Squadron Port Squadron Support Squadron Forces Squadron
“This past year, my “A resolution that I have “I was successful in “To get fit and I stuck to “Last year I made a
resolution was to do made in the past was keeping a higher stan- it! It was a life change goal to gain my associ-
more volunteer work, to increase my credit dard of physical fitness which incorporated ate’s degree. I achieved
and I raised over $250 score. I am proud to say and healthy lifestyle emotional, physical and it while deployed to
for Lance Armstrong’s that I was successful in throughout the year by spiritual health.” Kuwait. My New Year’s
Live Strong Founda- accomplishing this goal. raising my fitness score resolution now is to
tion and built houses for It took dedication and and run time.” gain my bachelor’s.”
Habitat for Humanity.” discipline.”
freedom Wing involved in many big events of 2011
by lt. col. dennis duffy Our airlift capabilities helped keep the ties in South America, the anti-pirate
732nd Airlift Squadron commander rebel’s supply chain moving. and counter-terror operations along the
The Freedom Wing was there. horn of Africa, the tacticians in Europe,
The frantic holiday shopping is over, In March, when Japan was hit with and the air mobility experts the Freedom
allowing over-heated credit cards to cool the triple catastrophe of a record-setting Wing sends around the globe.
down. The family get-togethers are com- earthquake that caused a horrific tsu- These deployments supporting the
plete, and hopefully all the house guests nami, which killed nearly 20,000 people war fighters and peace makers in Afghan-
have returned home, and everyone is still and triggered a disaster at the Fukoshima istan and all over the world have become
talking to one another. And our thoughts Nuclear Power Plant, it was our Airmen almost routine despite the sacrifices
turn to the New Year, to resolutions for who responded. In the midst of utter made and the dangers faced by our Air-
reducing our waist lines, improving our destruction, our Airmen assisted the peo- men every day.
study habits and rearranging our priorities. ple of Japan in their time of desperation. The past year did not see a single day
But before we focus on the promise of The Freedom Wing was there. when Airmen from this wing were not
2012, let’s look back at just a few of the In December 2011, when some of the out there in the Central Command area of
514th Air Mobility Wing’s impressive last American military personnel and responsibility, doing the nation’s business
accomplishments of the past year. While equipment was leaving Iraq, they were with a fire in their belly, far from home
the wing had precious little (or noth- taken by our Airmen. The once bus- and family. Our own wing commander
ing) to do with Charlie Sheen’s bizarre tling bases in and around Baghdad were led the way, deploying to the Combined
melt down, Kim Kardashian’s marriage reduced to empty buildings and slabs of Air and Space Operations Center in an
(then divorce), or William and Kate’s concrete, ready to be turned over to the undisclosed Southwest Asia country as
royal wedding, the wing was right in the Iraqi military. the Deputy Director of Mobility Forces
middle of many of the last year’s most The Freedom Wing was there. for four months.
important happenings. All these contributions by the Free- So before you plunge into the routine
In February, when the Arab Spring dom Wing come in addition to the ‘nor- and responsibilities of the new year, take
spread the blossom of freedom to the mal’ deployments in support of Opera- a moment to reflect on the impact that
shores of Tripoli, it was Airmen from the tion Enduring Freedom to the garden your wing has had over the past year, and
Freedom Wing who responded. Our C-17 spots of Kandahar, Bagram, Manas, remember those who are still deployed.
Globemaster III’s and KC-10 Extenders Kabul, and the myriad of other places in The Freedom Wing might not have any-
flew missions in support of the Libyan the Southwest Asia. Not to mention Air- thing to do with occupying Wall Street,
rebels during Operation Odyssey Dawn. men supporting the counter-drug activi- but we are changing the world.
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Photos by Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries
above: Key leaders from Joint Base
McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst cut the ribbon Dec. 3,
symbolizing the opening of the new offices
of the New Jersey Employer Support of the
Guard and Reserve. Pictured are, from left,
Col. Joseph Whitlock, 87th Air Base Wing
deputy commander, and NJESGR honorary
chairmen Col. (Ret.) Carmen Venticinque and
Brig. Gen.(Ret.) Robert Dutko, Sr.
left: Col. John M. Wood, 87th Air Base
Wing commander, center, signs an Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve document
Dec. 21, pledging his commitment to sup-
port more than 13,000 Guard and Reserve
members who train at the joint base. On-
lookers include NJESGR state chair and joint
base Reserve and active duty leadership.
New facility promotes reserve access to civiliaN employmeNt support
by master sgt. donna T. Jeffries The new facility will be host to an employment initia-
514th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs tive program, in which Guard and Reserve members and
veterans who are underemployed can find assistance. Look
It’s become a little easier for Freedom Wing Airmen to for postings in the future about specialized trainings about
receive support with civilian employment issues. Employment Opportunities.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held here Dec. 3 marked New Jersey residents can boast that the NJESGR leads the
the official opening of a new facility for the New Jersey nation in accomplishments. In 2011 the committee records
Committee for Employer Support of briefing more than 4,700 service mem-
the Guard and Reserve, an organization bers and acquiring 910 Statements of
dedicated to promoting cooperation The esgr office is open on Support from civilian employers as
between Reserve component members the following weekends: part of its activities. With more than
and their civilian employers and to 6,265 volunteer hours given the orga-
assisting in the resolution of conflicts Jan. 21-22 Jul. 14-15 nization has saved the federal govern-
arising from an employee’s military feb. 11-12 aug. 11-12 ment in excess of $142,600.
commitment. mar. 10-11 sept. 15-16 The demands placed upon service-
The new facility, located at 5511 apr. 21-22 oct. 20-21 members in the Guard and Reserve can
Texas Avenue, is on one of the instal- have a significant impact on a service-
may 19-20 nov. 17-18
lation’s main roads, making the local member’s civilian employment. The
ESGR representatives more accessible Jun. 9-10 dec. 8-9 ESGR can help both servicemembers
to all Guard and Reserve units here. and civilian employers in understand-
Col. (Ret.) Carmen Venticinque, ing and resolving issues related to
NJESGR honorary chairman, was instrumental to making these demands. The aim of the ESGR is to develop and
the move. promote a culture in which all American employers support
He said the move helps dispel the perception that ESGR and value the military service of their employees.
supports only Guard interests since the old ESGR offices were For more information, call (609)562-5550 or visit www.
located in the Army National Guard building on Fort Dix. njesgr.org.
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Photos by Shawn J. Jones
Chief Master Sgt. Antoinette Kolesnikov (wearing red apron in center) hosted her 23rd holiday breakfast Dec. 13. It was attended by approximately 500 guests, includ-
ing Freedom Wing Airmen and alumni, professional sports personalities and regional and national media outlets.
special guests highlight chief’s holiday breakfast
by shawn J. Jones coming back,” she said. “It’s
Freedom Flyer editor like mini-reunions for many of
For the past 23 years, Chief This will be the chief’s last
Master Sgt. Antoinette Kolesnikov, breakfast, as she is due to retire
514th Force Support Squadron, has before the next holiday season.
hosted a holiday breakfast for the “Since this was the last one, I
Airmen, friends and family of the wanted to make it special,” she
514th Air Mobility Wing. said.
In the first few years, the break- In this case, making it special
fast was mainly for twenty or so involved several special guests.
of her co-workers, but over the The Food Network’s Sunny
years it has steadily grown into The Food Network’s Sunny Anderson (right) and Master Sgt. Anderson, who is a former Air-
the 500-person event that was held Megan Parrot, 514th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, make grits man, attended the early portion
here Dec. 13. for the 23rd Annual Holiday Breakfast hosted by Chief Master Sgt. of the breakfast as a celebrity
Guests were treated to omelets, Antoinette Kolesnikov, 514th Force Support Squadron. Anderson chef. Among the many other
bacon, grits and many other tradi- previously served as a broadcaster in the Air Force. noteworthy visitors were three
tional breakfast foods. While the original Tuskegee Airmen,
chief does receive some food and cash donations, the major- an original member of the WASP (Women Air Force Ser-
ity of the breakfast is paid from out of her own pocket. Kole- vice Pilots), civil rights pioneer and former Freedom Wing
snikov said the point of the breakfast is to show appreciation commander Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil and representatives
for her co-workers in the 514th Air Mobility Wing. from the Philadelphia Soul and Philadelphia Eagles football
“I do it because it’s one way I can personally say thank teams.
you for everything they contribute,” she said. Kolesnikov’s 23 years of giving attracted the attention of
The event has become very popular with Freedom Wing several large media markets. Interviews and footage from
alumni, with many returning year after year. the breakfast were broadcast nationally on NBC Nightly
“To me, it’s a real testament to this wing that they keep News and regionally on NBC Philadelphia.
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Maj. Henry Bernard, 514th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, demonstrates how to perform a chest tube insertion on a medical training dummy. ASTS Airmen continuously train in order t
ment necessary for 24-hour staging operations, patient transportation to aircraft and administrative processing to patients transiting within the worldwide aeromedical evacuation system.
traiNiNg preps airmeN to fill vital liNk iN aeromedical evacuatioN
by master sgt. donna T. Jeffries cal treatment facilities onto evacuation aircraft and from those
514th Air Mobility Wing public affairs aircraft into advanced medical facilities away from the area of
One month the training may focus on intravenous inser- The squadron’s nurses and medical technicians receive
tions and suturing wounds, while the next month it’s cath- monthly training through the readiness skills verification
eterizations and placing chest tubes. program, which covers patient assessment and care, ban-
Regardless of the focus, the results are the same – Air- daging, suturing and other basic medical skills.
men of the 514th Aeromedical Staging Squadron leave The training program is especially essential for the
their training weekends with the medical skills needed squadron’s enlisted Airmen, said Maj. Gail Garland, a
to keep patients stable as they transition from frontline medi- nurse with the 514th ASTS who manages the training
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above left: Maj. Robert Blancke, 514th ASTS chief nurse, gives his students a lesson in nasogastric tube
insertion during the unit’s monthly readiness skills training session. The squadron’s Airmen continually train to
ensure they are able to keep patients stable as they are moved from frontline medical treatment facilities onto
evacuation aircraft and from those aircraft into advanced medical facilities away from the area of operations.
above right: Medical technicians from the 514th Aeromedical Staging Squadron watch a demonstration on
nasogastric tube insertion at the medical skills lab located near the 87th Medical Group clinic here.
Photos by Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries
to staff aeromedical staging facilities, which provide personnel and equip- bottom: Blancke provides training to fellow ASTS Airmen, who take care of patients at transition points
within the aeromedical evacuation system.
program. While all of the squadron’s medical officers are The training also proves useful when Airmen are off duty.
required to have prior clinical experience, less than half “Because I don’t do this on the outside, the level of
of its enlisted Airmen have any medical experience at all. training I get here gives me skills I can even use with my
Tech. Sgt. Ursula Simmons, a medical technician with students at my civilian job,” said Simmons, who serves as
the squadron, said the continuous training she received a special education teaching assistant in her civilian job.
through the program helped her while serving at the con- “Once, I had a situation with a student choking and I was
tingency aeromedical staging facility at Ramstein Air able to use the Heimlich maneuver.”
Base, Germany, and has prepared her to deliver medical The ASTS reservists host their training at the medical
care while deployed. skills lab, located near the 87th Medical Group clinic here.
She said the training has helped her better understand The lab features multiple training stations complete with
some of the unique medical aspects of serving in a staging medical equipment, training dummies and the necessary
facility, such as assisting with the unloading of patients computer and audiovisual technology that make training
from an aircraft on an active flightline. efficient and effective.
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The following enlisted Airmen
were promoted in December.
Johnny Colon, 514 SFS
Raymond Colon, 514 FSS
Henry McKay, 514 CES
Kristin Nikola, 514 LRF
Eric Tullock, 514 CES
airman 1st class
Christopher Gordon, 714 AMXS
Jeremy Oatman, 714 AMXS Photos by Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries
David Debra, 76 ARS left: Airmen from the 514th Air Mobility Wing, here, deliver pajamas and sweat pants to the Children’s Specialized Hospital
in New Brunswick, N.J., as part of the unit’s community outreach program. The donation will be used to cloth young patients
senior airman who do not have an extra change of clothes. right: Master Sgt. Amanda Heffner, an outreach volunteer from the 514th
Balewattie Bandhu, 514 AMDS Civil Engineer Squadron, helps unload a truck full of toys Dec. 19 at the Salvation Army in Trenton, N.J. Airmen from here
Azaan Butt, 88 APS
give more than 200 volunteer hours annually to assist the Salvation Army with its holiday efforts.
Daniel Casachahua, 714 AMXS
giving back not just for holidays
Efia Colliins, 732 AS
Saul DeJesus, 714 AMXS
Marvin DeLeon, 88 APS
Nazareth Garcia, 514 LRF
Michael Killebrew, 714 AMXS
Richard Klein, 514 CES
Kervin Philitas, 514 MXS by master sgt. donna T. Jeffries need The Salvation Army’s help.”
Vanessa Schoening, 514 CES 514th Air Mobility Wing public affairs Other unit-sponsored acts of kindness
Ama Sey, 514 SFS include donations to food pantries both
Michael Shea, 76 ARS Giving is a key theme many embrace on and off base and sponsoring quarterly
Brent Welton, 514 SFS during the holiday season. Reserve Air- clothes, toys and shoe drives.
men here are no exception; however, their “Our goal is to touch the lives of oth-
staff sergeant ers everywhere,” said Senior Master Sgt.
giving nature is evidenced throughout the
Tanile Burns, 514 LRF
Joni Gomez, 514 OG year. Sebrena FlaggBriggs, outreach volunteer.
Andrea Mackereth, 88 APS As part of a Freedom Wing commu- “We do what we can to meet community
Melinda Metzger, 42 CBCS nity outreach program, unit members give needs and bring smiles and comfort when
Owen Monk, 514 SFS their time, talents and resources to numer- we deliver,”
Kareem Stroman, 42 CBCS ous civilian nonprofit organizations and Giving back to the community is
Dimitriy Tsvetkov, 714 AMXS causes yearlong. another example of the busy lives of
Chosen 300 Ministries Inc., in Phila- Reserve Airmen, who already balance
delphia is one location where Airmen commitments to their civilian jobs, their
Richard Kivelier, 514 SFS
Raven Moses, 88 APS regularly help feed the homeless and bring military duties and their families.
Hector Vargas, 714 AMXS clothing donations. Another beneficiary “Our Airmen not only support our mis-
Anthony Vespa, 514 SFS is the Children’s Specialized Hospital sion to fly, fight and win, but volunteer on
Scott Wagen, 88 APS in New Brunswick, N.J., whose young their own time to support many commu-
patients were recent recipients of a pajama nity programs local to the base and within
master sergeant and sweat pants drive. And yet another their communities,” said Chief Master
Deborah Fryslin, 514 AMDS cause is the Trenton Salvation Army holi- Sgt. Michael Ferraro, 514th Air Mobility
Petra Murray, 514 AMDS
Jessica Osmer, 78 ARS day efforts in which Airmen give more Wing command chief master sergeant. “It
Tracey Schwalbe, 514 AMDS than 200 hours annually picking up, pack- is an intrinsic and selfless act that stems
aging and distributing food and Christmas from their core values of Service Before
senior master sergeant toys for families in need. Self.”
Daneian Easy, 42 CBCS “I feel fortunate to be a part of this pro- For more information about how you
cess,” said Master Sgt. Amanda Heffner, a can get involved in a community outreach
chief master sergeant five-year volunteer of the program. “The project, contact your unit Human Resource
Curvin Hamilton, 514 CES Development Council representative.
parents who come to register definitely
Ronald Wink, 88 APS
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local vfW hosts veterans info sessions
Veterans of Foreign War Post 6590 is offering
claim assistance and veterans benefits informa-
tion sessions on the first Monday of every month
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served
basis. The post is located at 22 Cookstown-
Wrightstown Rd. Cookstown, N.J., behind the
Bamboo House and 3 Brother’s Pizza. For more
information, call 609-758-7466.
academy seeks reserve airmen
Through the LEAD program, 85 slots are
available to highly-qualified Reserve and Guard
Airmen at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Photo by Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries
Springs, Col., via a preparatory school. Every
year, many of these slots go unfilled and a great
opportunity is wasted. Admissions standards are Spotlight:
master sgt. Holly rivera
high, and the academy is demanding of its stu-
dents, but the rewards are substantial. Selectees
receive a full scholarship to one of the nation’s
best schools and the opportunity to become a
commissioned officer. Applications and letters unit: 514th Logistics Readiness Squadron
of recommendation are due Dec. 31. The rest of
the package, such as high school transcripts and position: Logistics Support
test scores, is due Jan. 31. For more informa-
tion, visit www.academyadmissions.com, click civilian employment: 514th LRS Air Reserve Technician
admission and then Airmen, call (719) 333-
2653 or type Air Force LEAD program into a hometown: Columbus, N.J.
favorite pastime: Reading and home renovations
free tutoring for reservists, families
best school subject: Math
Tutor.com have been made available to
Guard and Reserve servicemembers and their favorite reality show: Biggest Loser
dependents. Military families in the Army,
Marines, Navy, and Air Force are eligible for favorite guilty meal: Lasagna
free access to the Department of Defense online
tutoring program, which allows K-12 and adult Thing that makes you go hmmm? The Jersey Shore TV show
students to connect to a live tutor online at any-
time for help with their homework, studying, last book read: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
college coursework and more.
little known fact: I grew up on a farm. We grew hay, straw, soy
nco development beans and corn. I Iearned to drive a tractor at 10 and was able to drive
a car with a farmers license one year earlier than most teenagers.
A command-sponsored Noncommissioned
Leadership Development Course will be held pet peeve: Liars
here May 14 - 25. This class is targeted for staff
sergeants, but technical sergeants and highly What chore do you put off doing? Cleaning the bathroom
motivated senior airmen will be considered on because it’s disgusting.
a space-available basis. Unit funds will not be
required for those in military status. Airmen best movies ever seen: Harry Potter series
interested in attending should contact their unit
training manager. Applications must be submit- in ten years you see yourself: I don’t know. I don’t think that far
ted to the wing training office by Feb. 14. in advance.
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pictured: Freedom Wing Airmen visited the
grave of World War II ace Thomas McGuire,
2217 W. Arnold Ave. one of the Joint Base’s namesakes, at Arling-
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ 08641
ton Cemetery in Virginia in December.
for The family of: Photo by Chief Master Sgt. Chryl Ruff