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Vol. 29, Issue 1                                                                                                                                                                                              January/February

                                                                                                                                             Oregon National Guard

President Bush visits Portland
Two members of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Soldier and
Oregon Air National
  Guard prepare for                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dan Steele
   President Bush’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oregon Army
  arrival at the Port-                                                                                                                                                                                                National Guard
      land Air Base.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Member of Shimer’s USA II team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the 2002 Olympic bobsled team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                in Salt Lake City, Utah...Placed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fifth in decathlon in 2000 US
                                                               Colleen Breeden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Olympic track & field trials...Took
                                                                                                                                                                                                                8th in IAAF World Champion-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ships in decathlon (1999)…1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pan-Am Games silver medallist in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                decathlon… Placed 3rd in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1999 U.S. National Champion-

       ORTLAND—They waited nearly an                                                                                 over 150 Guard members and their
       hour in cold, rainy conditions, but                                                                           families who stood inside a small                                                          ships… Ranked third in the US in
       nearly 200 military members                                                                                   waiting area anxiously to meet                                                             decathlon in 1999…Member of the
were all smiles as they applauded the                                                                                America’s chief executive.                                                                 1998 Olympic team in Nagano,
arrival of President George W. Bush                                                                                    It was the first time many had ever                                                      Japan...Holds USA sibling point
upon his arrival at Portland Air Base,                                                                               met any president.                                               Tech Sgt. Todd Enland     record in decathlon with twin
                                                                                                                                                                Maj. Gen. Alexander Burgin, Brig.               brother, Darrin…Ranked 5th in
Saturday, January 5.                                                                                                   Bush didn’t disappoint them as he
                                                                                                                                                                Gen. Wayne Green, and Col. Garry                US and 25th in world in decathlon
  Flanked by Oregon Rep. Greg                                                                                        shook nearly every hand and greeted
                                                                                                                                                                Dean greet President Bush at his ar-            (1995)…2001 assistant track and
Walden, (R) and Sen. Gordon Smith (R),                                                                               each person.
                                                                                                                                                                rival in Portland.                              field coach at University of
the president was greeted by the Maj.                                                                                  “It wasn’t the typical welcome, but he
Gen. Alexander H. Burgin, Oregon’s                                                                                   gave us a sincere look in the eye with a     This wasn’t the first time Chris Allegre      Oregon…2001 Inductee to Eastern
adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Wayne                                                                                   handshake and greeting. When he met        17, of Keizer, had seen a president at the      Illinois University hall of fame.
Green, chief of staff, Oregon Air                                                                                    with the children he even knelt down       base. He previously was among those            The Bobsled Teams in action
National Guard, and Col. Garry Dean,                                                                                 to their level when talking with them,”    who shook hands with both President
commander, 142nd Fighter Wing. Bush                                                                                  said Lt. Col. Gary Eckert, commander,      Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore          Saturday, Feb. 16          5 p.m.
also shook hands with several Portland                                                                               142nd Logistics Squadron. “The crowd       at the base in 1994.                             Sunday, Feb. 17            5 p.m.
firefighters and local Red Cross                                                                                     left with a feeling that this president      “It’s cool to be able to see any               Friday, Feb. 22            4:30 p.m.
volunteers.                                                                                                          truly cares about the military and the     president, but Bush seems like such a            Saturday, Feb. 23          4:30 p.m.
  Before boarding his limousine, the                                                                                 many sacrifices they make to preserve      great leader and a friendly guy—it was                     (All times ET)
president walked to a waiting crowd of                                                                               freedom for all Americans.”                really great to meet him,” he said.

Fulfilling a mother’s prophesy: Oregon soldier
chosen to carry the Olympic flame in Salem                                                                                                                        Laurie was the mother 18 years ago          Guard through a high school program
     Pfc. Beth Rowley
     carries the Olym-                                                                                                                                          who made the Olympic prophesy. The            at Dufur High School in Dufur, Ore. She
    pic flame through                                                                                                                                           baby was Pfc. Beth Rowley, now at-            is also a trained co-facilitator at The
     downtown Salem                                                                                                                                             tached to Co. C, 3-116 Cavalry in The         Dalles High Ropes Course.
     during the Olym-                                                                                                                                           Dalles.                                          “Beth is the epitome of what a female
     pic torch relay in                                                                                                                                           Rowley was among about 120 Orego-           high school student and soldier should
      January. Rowley                                                                                                                                           nians chosen to carry the Olympic flame       become,” Smith said.
        is assigned to                                                                                                                                          on its 13,500 mile relay from Greece to          Torchbearers were nominated by fam-
    HHD/741st CSB in                                                                                                                                            Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olym-      ily members, friends and colleagues
      Clackamas, and                                                                                                                                            pics.                                         who wrote a 50 to 100 word essay ex-
    attached to C Co.,                                                                                                                                            The torch weighs about three pounds,        plaining how the nominees embodied
      3-116 Cavalry in                                                                                                                                          is 33 inches long, and                                           the Olympic spirit and
       The Dalles, as a                                                                                                                                         three inches wide at the                                         provided inspiration
    supply specialist.                                                                                                                                          top.                                                             to their communities.
                                                                                                                                                                  It is made of silver,                                             Rowley’s friends
                                                                                                                                                                copper and glass, and is                                         and       co-workers
                                                                                                                                                                designed to look like a                                          mailed a letter to the
                                                                                                                                                                mountain icicle.                                                 Olympic committee to
                                                                                                                                                                  The glass represents                                           nominate her to carry
                                                                                                                                                                light, winter and ice;                                           the torch.
                                                                                                                                                                the aged silver finish                                              Part of the reason
                                                                                                                                                                represents the west and                                          Rowley’s friends de-
                                                                                                                                                                dripping water; high-                                            cided to nominate her
                                                                                                                                                                polish silver symbol-                                            is her ability to moti-
                                                                                                                                                                izes the heart and speed                                         vate the people she is
                                                                                                                                                                of athletes; and copper                                          around.
                                             Colleen Breeden

                                                                                                                                                                represents fire, passion,                                           “I am totally in
                                                                                                                                                                and Utah’s history, ac-                                          shock, but really ex-
                                                                                                                                                                cording to the official web site of the       cited” to be carrying the torch, Rowley
                                                                                                                                                                2002 Olympic Winter Games.                    said.
                                                                                                                                                                  Rowley, 19, is a supply specialist for         Rowley is a student at Western Or-
                 B y COLLEEN BREEDEN                                                                                 Angeles games.                             C Co. She is the only female attached to      egon University, majoring in elementary
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                                                                                                                        SALEM, ORE., JAN. 22, 2002— “I’m so     a unit of all men.                            education.
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                                                                                                                     proud of her! It’s a dream come true.”       “I’m really proud of her, Sgt. 1st Class       Rowley’s mother is a teacher at Dufur
   CORVALLIS, ORE., 1984— “You’re going                                                                              Laurie Rowley stood on the corner of       Bill Smith, Rowley’s recruiter, said.         School. Her stepfather is a member of
to be doing this one day,” a mother                                                                                  Union and Commercial Streets in Salem      “She’s an excellent soldier. She adapted      the Oregon Air National Guard. She has
whispers to her baby as the Olympic                                                                                  waiting for the Olympic torch to make      really well in a unit of men.”                one brother, who is a student at Oregon
flame passes by on its way to the Los                                                                                it’s way through downtown.                   Rowley joined the Oregon National           State University.
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                                            Maj. Gen. Alexander H. Burgin
  From my perspective, we are starting           already in the process of being resolved,                                                   it serves.
calendar year 2002 with a great amount           but we have a responsibility to ad-                                                            I say this since the traditional force
of momentum regarding personnel                  equately respond to all your concerns.                                                      represents 95 percent or more of the ap-
readiness.                                          It was refreshing to see how much you                                                    plicant pool for our full time jobs.
  The quality statistics for both the Air        care about the soldiers and airmen that                                                        Let me share with you NGB’s perspec-
and Army Guard units are improving               serve our organization.                                                                     tive regarding diversity:
dramatically.                                       I appreciate your honest feedback and                                                       “We will soon usher in the Year of
  Nationally, we are being recognized            your willingness to meet all mission re-                                                    Diversity for 2002; a year designed to
for the outstanding results that we have         quirements.                                                                                 strengthen our resolve by unleashing
currently achieved.                                 National Guard Bureau has estab-                                                         the full potential of all of our people and
  All of you in our field units have made        lished fiscal year 2002 as the Year of Di-                                                  ultimately increasing mission readiness.
this progress possible.                          v e r s i t y.                                                                              We will also celebrate the fact that our
  We have room for additional growth,               I am a strong advocate of the merits                                                     National Guard consists of people of
and I am sure our leadership is commit-          represented by improving the diversity                                                      every race, ethnicity, religion and cul-
ted to make that a reality.                      of the Oregon National Guard.                                                               ture. Our awesome organization is             ments, and individuals in recognition of
  Recently, I conducted town hall meet-             Many people like to measure the full-                                                    made up of people who have roots that         superior performance and significant
ings in 15 locations around the state. I         time force, but significant improve-                                                        stretch to every area of the United States    contributions within the diversity arena.
truly enjoy these opportunities to visit         ments to the full-time force diversifica-                                                   of America and to every crountry in the       In addition, an award will be given to a
with you in our various facilities.              tion cannot occur until our traditional                                                     world.                                        state or territory for their efforts in joint
  Many of the points that you raised are         force better represents the community                                                          “In recognition of this initiative and     diversity initiatives.
                                                                                                                                             our goal to promote diversity in the            “Let us prepare for the new year and
                                                                                                                                             workplace, I am announcing the estab-         our monthly diversity initiatives by
                 State Command Sgt. Maj.                                                                                                     lishment of an annual excellence in di-       reaching out to our military and civil-
                                                                                                                                                                                           ian members, and strategically enhanc-
                    Donald F. Newman                                                                                                         versity award. The award is sponsored
                                                                                                                                             by the office of human resource en-           ing those people assets that make us a
                                                                                                                                             hancement; designed to promote diver-         combat-ready workforce.”
                                                                                                                                             sity and combat institutional and indi-         Thank you for your support in our
   During the Christmas holidays, I read                                                                                                     vidual barriers of exclusion. Awards          efforts to improve readiness. Many op-
an article by Col. James Moschgat talk-                                                                                                      will be presented to both Air and Army        portunities lie ahead of us, and I know
ing about a janitor’s lessons in leader-                                                                                                     National Guard wing/battalion ele-            you will rise to the challenge.
ship. I would like to share with you a
little about the janitor, but more impor-
tantly, his 10 lessons in good leadership.
   William “Bill” Crawford certainly
                                                                                                                                                          Command Chief Master Sgt.
was an unimpressive figure, one you                                                                                                                              Wayne Stuart
                                                                                                                                                              J. Wayne Stuar t
could easily overlook during a hectic
day at the US Air Force Academy. Mr.
Crawford, as most of us referred to him                                                                                                        We began the new year 2002 on a sad
back in the late 1970s, was our squad-                                                                                                       note with the loss of Chief Master Sgt.
ron janitor.                                                                                                                                 (Ret) Billy J. Quinn. Billy leaves each of
   While we cadets busied ourselves pre-                                                                                                     us a better person for having known
paring for daily life at the academy, Bill                                                                                                   him. He will be truly missed. Thanks to
quietly moved about the squadron mop-                                                                                                        all who helped with the services honor-
ping and buffing floors, emptying trash                                                                                                      ing Billy’s life.
cans, cleaning toilets, or just tidying up                                                                                                     On Jan. 5, Maj. Gen. Burgin, Brig. Gen.
the mess 100 college-age kids can leave                                                                                                      Green, and Col. Dean welcomed Presi-
in a dormitory. Sadly, and for many              and overwhelming hostile fire...with no                                                     dent Bush to Oregon, at the Portland Air
years, few of us gave him much notice,           regard for personal safety...on his own                                                     Base, for his first visit as our commander
rendering little more than a passing nod         initiative, Pvt. Crawford single-                                                           in chief. Since the base was not open to
or throwing a curt “G’morning!” in his           handedly attacked fortified enemy                                                           the public, about 150 Guardsmen and
direction as we hurried off to our daily         postions.” It continued, “for conspicu-                                                     their families had the opportunity to see
duties. The academy, one of our nation’s         ous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of                                                    and greet the president.
premier leadership laboratories, kept us         life above and beyond the call of duty,                                                       Maj. Gen. Burgin has been around the
busy from dawn till dusk. And                    the President of the United States...”                                                      state bringing his town hall meeting to
Bill...well, he was just a janitor.                 A wise person once said, “It’s not life                                                  all Oregon National Guard soldiers and
   That changed one fall Saturday after-         that’s important, but those you meet                                                        airmen. Although we are briefed by our        when long hours and fast pace is the
noon in 1976. I was reading a book about         along the way that make the difference.”                                                    commanders on many of the things he           norm. Stress levels can be high. Help one
World War II and the tough Allied                Bill was one who made a difference for                                                      discussed, it is always good to hear the      another and take breaks when you can.
ground campaign in Italy, when I                 me. While I haven’t seen Bill in over 20                                                    adjutant general’s views first hand.             I know that many of our service’s sec-
stumbled across an incredible story. On          years, he’d probably be surprised to                                                          As we continue into the fifth month         tions are also working hard to support
Sept. 13, 1943, a Pvt. William Crawford          know I think of him often. Bill , our jani-                                                 of the war on terrorism, we have airmen       the war. Take time to say thanks.
from Colorado, assigned to the 36th In-          tor, taught me many valuable, unforget-                                                     coming off of orders and others begin-           I will continue to be around to visit
fantry Division, had been involved in            table leadership lessons.                                                                   ning their tours of service. Although it      each unit this month. If you have any
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                                                                                                                                             might feel like we are getting into a rou-    questions, concerns, or just want to talk
Altavilla, Italy. The words on the page                              ■ Please turn to Leader
                                                                              turn                                                           tine, this is one of the times that our       about what you are doing, please do so.
leapt out at me: “in the face of intense                                             Page 5                                                  leaders have cautioned us about. A time          God bless America.

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                                                                Gov. John A. Kitzhaber, MD                                                                 Maj. Jeff Julum
  The Azuwur is the unofficial publication au-                                                                                                                                             Guard members and their families are en-
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  It is designed and published monthly by the              Maj. Gen. Alexander H. Burgin                                                                      Editor                       inform, educate or entertain Azuwur read-
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Troop G, 1-82nd Cav takes on active-duty counterparts in Germany
                                                                                                                                         siasm and skill in their various missions.      Another standout performance was
                                                                                                                                            Prior to moving into the maneuver          delivered by the crew of G 2-1, led by
                                                                                                                                         area, commonly referred to as “the box,”      Sgt. 1st Class Ernie Stockton, with gun-
                                                                                                                                         the first rotation of Troop G tankers took    ner Sgt. Brandon Martino, loader Spc.
                                                                                                                                         advantage of the opportunity to hone          Steve Oxford, and driver David Skranic.
                                                                                                                                         their gunnery and crew skills.                  During a defensive operation, G 2-1’s
                                                                                                                                            In addition to logging more than 20        crew scored confirmed “kills” on two
                                                                                                                                         hours in the unit conduct of fire trainer,    blue force M1A1s and two Bradleys.
                                                                                                                                         4th platoon got to take a rare turn in the      OPFOR missions in the box included
                                                                                                                                         platoon gunnery trainer. Although lim-        day and night attacks, movement to con-
                                                                                                                                         ited on time, they completed two of the       tact, and a regimental level defense.
                                                                                                                                         three levels needed to advance to tank          The tankers from Redmond and
                                                                                                                                         table 12 with a distinguished rating.         Woodburn won and kept the respect
                                                                                                                                            As noted by the active component           and confidence of their active duty
                                                                                                                                         training staff, the type of success           counterparts throughout their rotations
                                                                                                                                         achieved by Troop G in the gunnery            while performaing aggressively, train-
                                                                                                                                         trainer was outstanding even for an ac-       ing effectively, and operating safely.
                                                                                                                                         tive component unit.                            The deployment would not have been
                                                                                                                   Contributed photo        The final stage of preparations before     complete without experiencing the
Soldiers from Troop G, 1-82nd Cavalry, deployed to Germany to train at the                                                               moving into the box included provid-          sights and culture of the host country.
combat maneuver training center in Hohenfels. Oregon’s tankers made their                                                                ing OPFOR support for company-level             Morale, Welfare and Recreation trips
presence known to the active component, and earned respect and confi-                                                                    situational training exercise lanes,          for the Oregon Guardsmen included
dence, while performing aggressively, training efficiently and operating safely.                                                         which would allow both the blue force         great sightseeing and visits to histori-
                                                                                                                                         and the opposing force to fine tune their     cal military sites.
             B y Capt. DON TROXELL                                                       regiment, D/1-4 has a full compliment           battle skills in a more observable and          The soldiers visited Nuremburg, the
                                                                                         of 31 M60A3 battle tanks which are used         controllable environment than the ac-         war prision camp at Dachau, and took
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                                                                                         to simulate Russian-designed T-80               tual maneuver area would afford.              in sights such as Nuremburg Castle and
  Soldiers of Troop G, 1-82nd Cavalry,                                                   tanks, making it the largest tank com-             Once in the box, Troop G tankers           Neuschwanstein Castle—the very castle
from Redmond and Woodburn, partici-                                                      pany in the US Army.                            wasted no time in making their presence       Walt Disney used as a model for the
pated in two successful rotations at the                                                   Directly opposing the D/1-4 OPFOR             known; within the first 15 minutes of         Magic Kingdom castles at Disneyland
combat maneuver training center                                                          was Task Force 1-63 Armor, a tank bat-          the initial OPFOR attack, the crew of G       and Walt Disney World.
(CMTC) from Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, 2001,                                                    talion stationed in Vilseck, Germany.           4-2, led by tank commander Staff Sgt.           CMTC Hohenfels proved to be a great
in Hohenfels, Germany.                                                                   Designated a “blue force,” TF 1-63 rep-         Mark Williams, with gunner Cpl. CJ            example of successful reserve-active in-
  Two tank platoons from the Oregon                                                      resented part of a US force deployed on         Lucero, engaged and “destroyed” two           tegration and professional bonding.
Army National Guard’s only heavy cav-                                                    foreign soil.                                   blue force Apache helicopters.                  Troop G knew it had left its mark
alry troop were given the task of aug-                                                     Stepping into Co. D’s tanks, Troop G             For their initiative and continued suc-    when, at the end of the final formation,
menting Co. D, 1-4 Infantry—the resi-                                                    tankers, led by 1st Lt. Teruo Chinen, 1st       cess throughout the battle, the crew of       D/1-4’s first sergeant announced to his
dent opposing force battalion at CMTC.                                                   Lt. Aaron Decelle, Sgt. 1st Class Terry         G 4-2 was placed in D/1-4’s elite Team        colleagues and the departing Guards-
  Because of its mission of replicating                                                  Cochran, and Sgt. 1st Class Ernie Stock-        Dragon—the spearhead of the OPFOR             men that he “would go to war with G
the armored force of a motorized rifle                                                   ton demonstrated high levels of enthu-          armored forces for subsequent battles.        Troop any day.”

        Oregon kids have merry Christmas with help from Air Guard
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                                                                                         and used coats for donation to various                                                                    142ND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
                                                                                         shelters in the community. His partner
                                                                                         and friend, Thomas Joseph, owned a dry                                                        cided they needed some type of al-
                                                                                         cleaning business and agreed to clean                                                         ternative to the food barrels.
                                                                                         the collected coats for free. After Wright                                                       They called various organizations
                                                                                         retired, his vision retired with him; at                                                      in Clackamas County to determine
                                                                                         least until White decided this year to                                                        where there was the most need, and
                                                                                         pick up where Wright left off.                                                                the Clackamas County Children Ser-
                                                                                           First, White distributed collection                                                         vices Division (CSD) mentioned the
                                                                                         boxes for the drive to each unit in the                                                       giving tree program.
                                                                                         wing. The logistics supply section                                                               The CSD compiles a list of names
                                                                                         stored the coats in their warehouse until                                                     of children who are in the foster care
                                                                                         they were ready for shipping and                                                              program.
                                                                                         distribution. Then, on Monday, Dec. 9,                                                           Each year, those children get to
                                                                                         the vehicle operations section                                            SrA Ricky Best      wish for a gift.
                                                                                         transported the coats to Thomas                                                                  Fitzgerald receives a list of names
    On the coat tails of service                                                         Joseph’s dry cleaning business. The
                                                                                                                                            Master Sgt. Bob Haskell test-
                                                                                                                                                                                       from CSD and distributes them to
                                                                                                                                            drives a tricycle with Clackamas
          With the winter’s chill upon us,                                               cleaned coats were given to Clackamas              County’s Vicki Pearse, Evelyn              members of the 142nd FW who de-
        most of us don’t think twice about                                               Women’s Services, which assists                    Craven, Harley Packer, and Mas-            sire to help make these children’s
        reaching into our closets to grab                                                survivors of domestic violence, and the            ter Sgts. Angela Fitzgerald,               wishes come true.
        warm coats before heading out into                                               Clackamas Service Center, which                    Debbie Huber and Gary Newman.                 This year, 265 foster children were
        the cold. Unfortunately, there are                                               supplies emergency food and clothing                                                          granted their wish thanks to members
        many who cannot afford such a                                                    to those in need. The coats arrived just        Air Guard smiles on a child                   of the 142nd FW.
        luxury. Thanks to the members of the                                             in time for Christmas.                             “Operation Smile on a Child” was in           While the numbers are down from
        142nd Fighter Wing, however, this                                                  White said he is amazed at the sense          full force at the 142nd Fighter Wing          last year’s 500, the number decline
        winter will be a little warmer for                                               of generosity on base. Approximately            (FW) this season.                             was to be expected.
        those in need.                                                                   200 coats were collected for the drive.            For the second consecutive year, the          With the wing’s increased opera-
          Master Sgt. Max White, first                                                   Master Sgt. Bruce Brooks, first sergeant        holiday toy drive, also known as the as       tions tempo, the program got off to a
        sergeant for the 142nd Logistics                                                 for the 142nd Security Forces Squadron,         the “giving tree,” was a success, despite     later start.
        Squadron, was brainstorming ways                                                 alone donated approximately 60 to 70            the economic hardships many Ameri-               Fitzgerald wants wing members to
        to assist the Portland community this                                            coats—50 of which were brand new.               can citizens are facing.                      know what a worthwhile cause the
        year when he recalled the vision of a                                            Brooks, who owns an embroidery                     “This is the most worthwhile cause         giving tree program is.
        former squadron member—retired                                                   business, got the coats donated to him          I’ve ever been involved with,” Master            “Even though most of the people
        Maj. Wayne Wright. Several years ago                                             for the purpose of the drive.                   Sgt. Angela Fitzgerald, 142nd Logistics       who donate a gift or money don’t get
        Wright, a businessman and member                                                   “This drive fits the values of the Air        Support Flight (LSF), coordinator and         to see the feedback—the smiles on the
        of the Clackamas Chamber of                                                      Force: Integrity first, then service before     instigator of the program, said.              children’s faces—they need to know
        Commerce, formed a partnership                                                   self. It is very important for us to give          Last year Fitzgerald, along with Mas-      how much joy they bring to the chil-
        between the 142nd FW and one of his                                              back to the community,” White said.             ter Sgt. Debbie Huber, 142nd LSF, de-         dren,” Fitzgerald said.
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The Retired Officers Association            Oregon National Guard Asso-
giving away 100 scholarships                ciation scholarships available                       Sunshine Division receives help from 142nd
   The Retired Officers Association           The Oregon National Guard Associa-
(TROA) is giving away scholarship           tion will be presenting three $1,000
money, and they ask for help in identi-     scholarships at the ONGA conference,
fying deserving students from among         Aug. 16-17, 2002. They are available to
the dependent children of members of        all members of the Oregon National
the National Guard.                         Guard, ONGA life members, or their de-
   “Base/Post Scholarship” is a TROA        pendents.
program to honor 100 college-bound or         Application deadline is March 15.
current undergraduate students with           Scholarship applications are available
individual $1,000 scholarship grants for    on the web at
the 2002-2003 school year. These awards     ornga/HTML/Scholarship/ or call the
will be based entirely on merit: scholar-   ONGA office at (503) 584-3030, or Lt.
ship, citizenship, and leadership. TROA     Col. Marilyn Woodward at (503) 584-
membership is not required and there        3931.
are no need-based criteria, no essays and     Send completed applications to:
no fees. Students can apply, quickly and    Oregon National Guard Association,
easily, simply by completing the on-line    ATTN: Scholarship Committee, PO Box
application located on their web site:      12786, Salem, Oregon 97309-5008. .
   To be eligible, a student must be un-
                                            VA home loan benefits increase                          Five members of the 142nd Vehicle Operations Section pulled out the
                                                                                                  big wheels this holiday season, transporting more than 50,000 pounds of
der age 24, working on a first under-       under benefits expansion act                          food around the city for distribution by the Portland Police Sunshine
graduate degree, and a dependent child        American Forces Press Service re-                   Division.
of an active duty service person—en-        ports that the recently-passed Veterans                 The 25-ton haul – which included 987 boxes of food, 65 cases of frozen
listed, warrant officer or officer. This    Education and Benefits Expansion Act                  chickens, and 83 trays of bread – filled three 30-foot van trailers.
includes members of the drilling Re-        of 2001 has increased the guaranty on                   Air National Guard members and other volunteers delivered the
serves and National Guard.                  VA home loans from $50,750 to $60,000.                nutritional stash to Rose City families on Saturday, Dec. 22.
   Applications must be received by           The increase means eligible veterans                  Pictured here are Staff Sgts. Keith Berlin, Maynard Hanson and Michael
midnight, March 1, 2002.                    can use their loan benefit to purchase a              Angst. Tech. Sgt. Leonard Pilger and Senior Airman Scott Fisher rounded
                                                                                                  out the holiday delivery crew.

  Oregon Air Guard mourns                                                                     home costing as much as $240,000 with-
                                                                                              out a down payment.                           Safety necessary for
  the loss of Billy Joe Quinn
    Billy Joe Quinn, a leader, mentor
                                                                                                The act also extends the VA’s Native
                                                                                              American veterans housing loan pro-
                                                                                              gram to Dec. 31, 2005.
                                                                                                                                            dark winter driving
                                                                                                                                              One month into the 2002 training
                                                                                                The program’s loan ceiling is $80,000,     year, the Oregon Army National
  and friend to the Oregon Air National                                                       except in certain high-cost areas where      Guard lost two soldiers in separate
  Guard, passed away on Jan. 1, 2002,                                                         the VA has approved up to $120,000.          vehicle accidents.
  to cancer.                                                                                    In addition, the act increases specialty      One soldier was lost in an “off-
    Quinn was born in Hillsboro on                                                            housing grants from $43,000 to $48,000       duty” accident on his way to drill,
  Aug. 25, 1947, to Aaron and Jo Quinn.                                                       for severely disabled veterans who need      and the other was lost in a non-duty
  They moved to Corbett, where they                                                           homes built to accommodate their dis-        vehicle accident. Either way, they are
  bought the local grocery store in June                                                      abilities.                                   no longer here with their families
  1958.                                                                                         Another grant program for housing          and units.
    After graduation from Corbett                                                             adaptations for less seriously disabled         A sergeant first class was involved
  High School in 1965, he attended                                                            vets had its ceiling raised to $9,250 from   in a three-vehicle accident on
  Northwest Christian College in                                                              $8,250.                                      Saturday, Oct. 13 around 6:10 a.m.
  Eugene until his enlistment in the Air                                                        Finally, the new law also extends          on Hwy 38 east of Reedsport. He had
  Force. He served as a general’s aide                                                        housing loans for National Guard and         been driving from his home in
  and left the military after a tour in                                                       Reserve personnel from September             Dexter (west of Oakridge) to his unit
  Korea.                                                                                      2007 to Sept. 30, 2009.                      in Coos Bay, a more than three hour
    He returned to Corbett and worked                                                           Reserve component personnel are au-        drive. The platoon formation was set
  for a short time in Portland and at                                                         thorized the same home loan guaran-          for 6:30 a.m., with the company
  Bonneville Dam. He then joined the                                                          tees as active duty personnel.               formation at 6:45 a.m.
  Oregon Air National Guard where he        Lynne; daughter, Brittany of
                                                                                                                                              Limited daylight hours in October
  went to work full time.
    During his employment he was
                                            Gresham, a Sam Barlow High School
                                            senior; sons, Barry of Gresham, Brian
                                                                                              2002 Defense Appropriations                  meant he made the entire drive in
  highly decorated and achieved the         of Tucson, Ariz., and Brandon of                  Act signed by President Bush                 darkness. It also meant he was
                                                                                                                                           probably up before 3 a.m. to start the
  top position of command chief             Troutdale; brother, Douglas of                       President George W. Bush signed the
                                                                                                                                           trip. The number of hours of sleep
  master sergeant before his retirement     Corbett and granddaughter                         fiscal 2002 Defense Appropriations Act
                                                                                                                                           is unknown. The police report notes
  in 1998.                                  Samantha.                                         into law at a Pentagon ceremony Janu-
                                                                                                                                           that our soldier’s pick-up drifted
    His most recent job was chief of           “Bill went into the hospital on Dec.           ary 10.
                                                                                                                                           into the on-coming lane and struck
  staff for the Portland Housing            13, 2001, for pneumonia-type                         “We can never pay our men and
                                                                                                                                           another pick-up head on, both
  Authority.                                symptoms, which required a lung                   women in uniform on a scale that
                                                                                                                                           vehicles would have been traveling
    Bill was very active in his             biopsy to identify,” Lynne said.                  matches their sacrifices,” Bush said.
                                                                                                                                           close to 55 mph. Another eastbound
  community, serving as chair of the        “During that almost three weeks, it               “But this bill reflects our respect for
                                                                                                                                           pick-up then struck the soldier’s
  Corbett school board; president of the    became clear that the multiple                    your selfless service.”
                                                                                                                                           vehicle. Our sergeant first class died
  northeast Multnomah county                myeloma was out of remission. Due                    With the signing, Bush approved both
                                                                                                                                           enroute to the hospital and the
  community association; volunteer          to extreme weakness, he fell, breaking            the $317 billion Defense Appropriations
                                                                                                                                           driver of the other vehicle was in
  fireman; scout leader; kids sport         his left leg above the knee. Another              Act and the $20 billion emergency
                                                                                                                                           serious condition.
  coach; and very active in the Corbett     surgery to repair the leg, left him               supplemental Congress passed in re-
                                                                                                                                              A staff sergeant lost his life in a
  Christian Church.                         vulnerable to the lung infection                  sponse to the September 11 terror at-
                                                                                                                                           one-car accident on Wednesday, Oct.
    He was involved in many                 which again took over, causing him                tacks.
                                                                                                                                           31 at approximately 2:10a.m. He was
  improvements to the Corbett area          to peacefully leave us on January 1,                 The legislation funds an average pay
                                                                                                                                           apparently driving home from
  and was the creator of the Corbett        2002.”                                            increase of 6.9 percent for military per-
                                                                                                                                           work. The police report has not yet
  July 4th Fun Festival, now in its 32nd       Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Michael               sonnel.
                                                                                                                                           been received.
  year.                                     Brown, fondly remembers Quinn.                       It cuts the out-of-pocket housing ex-
                                                                                                                                              Supervisors at all levels are
    He is well known for his                   “No matter what was going on in                penses from 15 to 11 percent with elimi-
                                                                                                                                           responsible to use risk management
  involvement with Camp Rosenbaum,          his family, work or church, he always             nation of this expense by fiscal 2005.
                                                                                                                                           and plan training with soldiers’
  a youth camp for underprivileged          made time to help others,” Brown                     This funds the health care of active
                                                                                                                                           other occupations and distances in
  children living in low-income             said. “Billy, we will hold you close to           duty members and their families, and
  housing.                                  our hearts and cherish memories of                provides over $3.9 billion for health
                                                                                                                                              Make the drive to the unit and
    He and his wife Lynne moved to          time we both have shared, filled with             care benefits for military retirees over
                                                                                                                                           home again part of your training
  Gresham in 1998 and they have been        laughter, fun and surprises, but most             65 and their families.
  active at Grace Community Church.         of all care and understanding. Thank                 The act also contains $61 billion for
                                                                                                                                              Drive Smart~Drive Safe!
    He is preceded in death by his          you for just being you. Rest well, my             new weapons and $50 billion in re-
                                                                                                                                              Lt. Col. M.K. Woodward
  parents and survived by his wife,         friend, until the day we meet again.”             search and development, including $8
                                                                                                                                              Safety Manager
                                                                                              billion for missile defense.
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AG marksmanship match                            Registration forms, team declaration            paper return, “supporting former             see what’s happening.
scheduled for March                            forms and the official match program
                                               are available on the Oregon Military
                                                                                                 Yugoslavia” should be written across
                                                                                                 the top of the return in red ink.
                                                                                                                                                 Therefore, we must rely on you to tell
                                                                                                                                              us what’s going on in your area. We ask
  All members of the Oregon National           Department web page at                     Soldiers serving in other combat zone      for your help.
Guard are invited to participate in the                     areas should also annotate their returns        Each unit has been directed by the
2002 Adjutant General’s Combat                    Fax completed forms to Lt. Col. Greg           with the applicable operational              adjutant general to appoint a unit pub-
Marksmanship Match.                            Browning, state marksmanship co-                  designation to ensure the IRS is aware       lic affairs representative (UPAR). This
  The AG match is scheduled for March          ordinator, at (503) 584-3916 or e-mail            of their special status.                     person should be our pipeline to your
16-17, 2002, at Camp Rilea.
  Events include individual and team
                                                 All participants should attend the
                                                                                                 Let your voice be heard to your              unit’s happenings. But anyone can send
                                                                                                                                              information in: all we need is the who,
competition in combat rifle, combat            match in either drill or split train status,      fellow soldiers and airmen                   what, where, when, why and how of the
pistol, light machine gun, small bore          paid orders or non-pay, retirement                  Read any stories on your unit in the       story, and a name and number to con-
pistol, air rifle and air pistol categories.   points only orders.                               Azuwur lately? If not, do you wonder         tact for further information. We can use
  Soldiers and airmen will have the              Participants are reminded to check              why? What you read in the Azuwur is          good photos, too.
opportunity to earn “leg” points toward        with their units regarding weapons                directly related to what units send in.         We may rewrite, edit, shorten, and
their distinguished marksman badge.            transportation requirements.                      The units covered are the ones who re-       combine to fit your information in, but
  Rifle and pistol teams are comprised           The Adjutant General’s Combat                   port what’s happening.                       we do try to use everything we receive,
of four members from the same                  Marksmanship Match is hosted and                    The Azuwur has a small staff, and we       even if we hold it for a later edition.
company, battalion, flight or squadron         conducted annually by the small arms              can’t be all over the state at the same         Call (503) 584-3887 or write The
and must have a minimum of two new             readiness training section (SARTS).               time. There are not enough of us to call     Azuwur, Public Affairs Office, Oregon
shooters who have not previously               Combat zone tax exlusion                          each Oregon Army and Air National            Military Department, PO Box 14350, Sa-
competed at the AG match or higher                                                               Guard unit, much less visit each one to      lem, OR 97309.
                                               available for deployed soldiers
level competition. Machine gun teams
are comprised of two members, one of             If a soldier had combat zone tax                Leader: Don’t miss the opportunity to learn
which must be a new shooter.                   exclusion wages for 2001, the net taxable                                                      floors for a living. No job is beneath a
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  Competitors must report with a unit          wages will appear in block one on form                                                         leader. If Bill could clean latrines and
weapon and equipment, including                W-2.                                                 Be cautious of labels. Labels you         smile, is there a job beneath your dig-
protective mask.                                 Soldiers still serving in any area              place on people may define your rela-        nity? Think about it.
  Spotting scopes, binoculars or other         designated as a combat zone will not be           tionship to them and bound their po-            Pursue excellence. No matter what
sighting devices are recommended.              charged penalties or interest for under           tential. Sadly, and for a long time, we      task life hands you, do it well. Dr. Mar-
  All ammunition will be provided at           withholding.                                      labeled Bill as just a janitor, but he was   tin Luthur King said, “If life makes you
the match.                                       These soldiers are also entitled to an          so much more. Therefore, be cautious         a street sweeper, be the best street
  Competitors should plan on reporting         automatic extension for 180 days from             of a leader who callously says, “Hey, he’s   sweeper you can be.” Bill modeled that
to match headquarters at Camp Rilea            the last day served in the combat zone            just an airman or solider.” Likewise,        philosophy and helped make our dor-
Friday evening, March 15, check                for filing their taxes.                           don’t tolerate the O-1 who says, “I can’t    mitory a home.
weapons at weapons security and                  The date of entry and date of exit from         do that. I’m just a lieutenant.”                Life is a leadership laboratory. All too
complete registration.                         the combat zone should be written in                 Everyone deserves respect. Because        often we look to some school or class to
  Matches will be shot throughout the          red ink at the top of their tax returns.          we hung the “janitor” label on Bill, we      teach us about leadership when, in fact,
day Saturday and Sunday morning.                 Soldiers participating in Operation             often wrongly treated him with less re-      life is a leadership laboratory. Those you
  An awards ceremony will follow the           Joint Force and filing electronically             spect than others around us. He de-          meet everyday will teach you enduring
completion of firing Sunday afternoon.         should write “supporting former                   served more. Bill deserved respect be-       lessions if you just take time to stop, look
  Billeting is available Friday and            Yugoslavia” on the top left corner of IRS         cause he was a janitor, walked among         and listen. I spent four years at the Air
Saturday nights, mess is provided              Form 8543, US individual income tax               us, and was part of our team.                Force Academy, took dozens of classes,
Saturday and Sunday through lunch.             declaration for electronic filing. If filing         Courtesy makes a difference. Be           read hundreds of books, and met thou-
                                                                                                 courteous to all around you, regardless      sands of great people. I gleaned leader-

    A                                                                                            of rank or position. Military customs, as
                                                                                                 well as common courtesies, help bond
                                                                                                 a team. When our daily words to Bill
                                                                                                                                              ship skills from all of them, but one of
                                                                                                                                              the people I remember most is Bill and
                                                                                                                                              the lessons he unknowingly taught.
                                                                                                 turned from perfunctory “hellos” to          Don’t miss your opportunity to learn.

    I                                                                                            heartfelt greetings, his demeanor and
                                                                                                 personality outwardly changed. It made
                                                                                                 a difference for all of us.
                                                                                                                                                 Bill Crawford was a janitor. However,
                                                                                                                                              he was also a teacher, friend, role model
                                                                                                                                              and one great American hero.

    R                                                                                               Take time to know your people. Life
                                                                                                 in the military is hectic, but that’s no
                                                                                                 excuse for not knowing the people you
                                                                                                                                                 And now, for the “rest of the story.”
                                                                                                                                                 Pvt. William John Crawford was a
                                                                                                                                              platoon scout for 3rd platoon of Co. L,
                                                                                                 work for and with. For years a hero          142nd Regiment, 36th Division (Texas

    M                                                                                            walked among us at the academy and
                                                                                                 we never knew it. Who are the heroes
                                                                                                 that walk in your midst?
                                                                                                                                              National Guard) and won the Medal of
                                                                                                                                              Honor for his actions on Hill 424, just
                                                                                                                                              four days after the invasion at Salerno.

    A                                                                                               Anyone can be a hero. Bill certainly
                                                                                                 didn’t fit anyone’s standard definition
                                                                                                 of a hero. Don’t sell your people short,
                                                                                                                                              You can read his citation at
                                                                                                                                              mil/cmh-pg/mohiia1.htm .
                                                                                                                                                 On Hill 424, Crawford took out three
                                                                                                 for any one of them may be the hero who      enemy machine guns before darkness

    N        Full name and rank: Senior Airman Justin Wright
                                                                                                 rises to the occasion when duty calls. On
                                                                                                 the other hand, it’s easy to turn to your
                                                                                                 proven performers when the chips are
                                                                                                                                              fell, halting the platoon’s advance.
                                                                                                                                              Crawford could not be found and was
                                                                                                                                              assumed dead. The request for his
             Age: 22                                                                             down, but don’t ignore the rest of the       medal was quickly approved. Maj. Gen.
                                                                                                 team. Today’s rookie could and should        Terry Allen presented the posthumous
             Hometown: Klamath Falls, Ore.                                                       be tomorrow’s superstar.                     Medal of Honor to Bill Crawford’s fa-
                                                                                                    Leaders should be humble. Most            ther on May 11, 1944, in Camp Carson,

    A        Unit: 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron

             MOS and job title: 1C151 Air Traffic Controller
                                                                                                 modern day heroes and some leaders
                                                                                                 are anything but humble, especially if
                                                                                                 you calibrate your “hero meter” on
                                                                                                                                              near Pueblo. Nearly two months after
                                                                                                                                              that, it was learned that Crawford was
                                                                                                                                              alive in a POW camp in Germany.

    C        Length of service: 3 years
                                                                                                 today’s athletic fields. End zone celebra-
                                                                                                 tions and self-aggrandizement are what
                                                                                                 we’ve come to expect from sports greats.
                                                                                                                                                 During his captivity, a German guard
                                                                                                                                              clubbed him with his rifle. Bill overpow-
                                                                                                                                              ered him, took the rifle away, and beat
             Civilian occupation: None                                                           Not Bill—he was too busy working to          the guard unconscious. A German

    C        Family: Katrina (wife, 21); Jacob (son, 7 months)
                                                                                                 celebrate his past heroics. Leaders
                                                                                                 would be well-served to do the same.
                                                                                                    Life won’t always hand you what
                                                                                                                                              doctor’s testimony saved him from se-
                                                                                                                                              vere punishment, perhaps death. To stay
                                                                                                                                              ahead of the advancing Russian army,

    E        Goals for the next year: Spend as much time as possible with my
             family, but also participate in deployments, and travel
                                                                                                 you think you deserve. We in the mili-
                                                                                                 tary work hard and, dang it, we deserve
                                                                                                 recognition, right? However, sometimes
                                                                                                                                              the prisoners were marched 500 miles
                                                                                                                                              in 52 days in the middle of the German
                                                                                                                                              winter, subsisting on one potato a day.
             Favorite deployment: North Bend, Ore. (2000)                                        you just have to persevere, even when        An allied tank column liberated the

    N        Most memorable military experience: I’ll never forget my
             training experience at Kingsley Tower.
                                                                                                 accolades don’t come your way. Perhaps
                                                                                                 you weren’t nominated for junior officer
                                                                                                 or airman of the quarter as you thought
                                                                                                                                              camp in the spring of 1945, and
                                                                                                                                              Crawford took his first hot shower in
                                                                                                                                              18 months on VE day. Crawford stayed

    T        Personal heroes: Jimmy Don Wright…An excellent person, I
             wish everyone could get a chance to know this man.
                                                                                                 you should—don’t let that stop you.
                                                                                                    Don’t pursue glory; pursue excel-
                                                                                                 lence. Pvt. Bill Crawford didn’t pursue
                                                                                                                                              in the Army before retiring as a master
                                                                                                                                              sergeant and becoming a janitor. In 1984,
                                                                                                                                              President Ronald Reagan officially pre-
                                                                                                 glory; he did his duty and then swept        sented the Medal of Honor to Crawford.
The National Guard celebrates

   Discover new opportunities to celebrate
  the unity of our National Guard diversity

✔ Observe Martin Luthur King, Jr. day
                                                                                                                         King: Black history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ated viole
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modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing                                                                                     ARMY LINK NEWS                                                  Black and
security of being identified with the majority.

                                                                                                                           It would have been Dr. Martin Luther                                                  lently. He
                                                ~Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                                                        King Jr.’s 74th birthday.                                                                took a pro
                                                                                                                           In observance of King’s birthday,                                                       On Jan
                                                                                                                        Army staff at the Pentagon had the op-                                                   King’s bir
                                                                                                                        portunity to view a play, “The Meeting,”                                                 which also
                                                                                                                        which depicts a fictional encounter be-                                                  of recogn
                                                                                                                        tween King and Malcolm X.                                                                vance of B

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                                                                                                                        who believed that equal rights should                                                      King’s B
                                                                                                                        be granted to African-Americans, “by                                                     Month sho
                                                                                                                        any means necessary,” contrary to King’s                                                 ebrating n
                Value the civilian side                                                                                 non-violent stance.                                                                      King, but
                of the National Guard                                                                                      During the play, the men stood to-                                                    American
                                                                                                                        gether as opposing forces and two po-                                                    essary eve

                                                                                                                        larities with one thought in mind: ra-                                                   granted, l
                                                                                                                        cial equality for African-Americans.                                                     ton gin.
✔ Observe women’s history month                                                                                            The two wondered what kind of men                                                       It’s an o
                                                                                                                        they would have been “without the                                                        past diffic
                                                                                                                        Selma bus boycott and the church bomb-                                                   der to mo
                                                                                                                        ings, and the stinging power of the                                                      and to fac
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes                                                            fireman’s hoses and the biting police                                                    force.

it a requirement for survival.                                                                                          dogs.”                                                                                     The rec
                                                ~Rene Dubos                                                                The play gave me a chance to reflect                                                  abolitioni
                                                                                                                        since, during those times I wasn’t even                                                    It’s a ti
                                                                                                                        a thought in my mother’s mind; but I                                                     growth, m
                                                                                                                        realized that the events of that day are                                                 cause of i
                                                                                                                        little different from the times in which I                                               diversity.
                                                                                                                        raise my own children.                                                                     But som

                                                                                                                           If you wonder why it’s important, I                                                   change rig
                                                                                                                        say think again.                                                                           See the

                  April                                                                                                    When Gov. George Wallace fueled the
                                                                                                                        fires of racial discord in America dur-
                                                                                                                        ing his inaugural address by saying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   If nothin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ruary and
            Unleash the full potential                                                                                  “Segregation now! Segregation tomor-                                                       As irony
                                                                                                                        row! Segregation forever!” and later                                                     meeting w
         of all National Guard members

                                                                                                                        stood at the “schoolhouse door ” to                                                      command
                                                                                                                        block integration at the University of                                                     He remi
✔ Empower your people to increase productivity                                                                          Alabama, King stood firm.
                                                                                                                           His belief was that violence perpetu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 my comba
✔ Identifythem personal goals and how to

 So, let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct
                                                                                                                                       Make a commitment

 attention to our common interests, and to the means by which                                                                    to implement diversity education
 those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our
 differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
                                                      ~John F. Kennedy                                             ✔ Observe African-American heritage month
                                                                                                                   ✔ Send spouses to deployed members and

                     May                                                                   June                                                                                                                  Ju
                Mentorship...                                                                                                                                                        Promote the prom
                                                                                   Fly the flag, foster pride,
   Plant the seeds for future success today                                                                                                                                            Implement dive
                                                                           be fair and inclusive in all your actions
✔ Observe Asian-American/Pacific Islander
  heritage month                                                                                                                                                         ✔ Recognize strengths an
✔ Volunteer/recruit mentors                                                                                                                                              ✔ Do a self-assessment
A hundred times everyday I remind myself that my inner and
                                                                         We have an American problem. It can only be solved by all                                       Our goal has been to have our o
outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead,
                                                                         Americans working together..I want you to find strength in                                      communities from which we draw
and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same
                                                                         your diversity.                                                                                 look like their neighbors in their
measure as I have received and am still receiving.
                                                                                                                          ~Colin Powell                                       ~Lt. Gen. Russell C. Davis,
                                                 ~Albert Einstein
                                                                                                                           Discover the excellence in our
                                                                                                                                diversity of thought

                                                                                                                  ✔ Highlight your year of success
    month more than a dream                                                                                       ✔ Identify goals for next year
ence.                                  But he told me “when things seem                                            If you are a decision maker in your organization and you look
d, King marched with other          wrong and they aren’t what you want                                            around the room and everybody looks like you—you’re probably
d White Americans non-vio-                                                                                         doing something wrong. If everyone doesn’t look like you but
                                    them to be, sometimes gifts are given to
                                                                                                                   thinks like you—you’re really doing something wrong.
  and his civil right’s movement    people in different ways.”
                                                                                                                                                                    ~Samuel Betances
 ominent place in history.             I watched the play having greater ap-
n. 21, the nation celebrated        preciation of the message given to me.
rth during a national holiday,         The impact that both King and X had
 o led this country into 28 days    on the world in that statement came to
nition and the national obser-      life. I believe King’s life was a gift to the
Black History Month in Febru-       world.

 Birthday and Black History
 ould be a time dedicated to cel-
                                       I’m convinced both men would be
                                    surprised today, because had they both
                                    lived, those ugly images seen in the 60s
not only the contributions of       would have been replaced by the visions
  also the many other African-      of firemen pulling a multitude of Ameri-
                                                                                                                    Be thankful for the diverse contributions
ns who have contributed nec-        cans of different cultures and religions                                                 of the National Guard
 eryday tools that we take for      and people from at least 50 other nations
like the stoplight and the cot-     out of the debris of what was once New
                                    York’s World Trade Center.                                                    ✔ Observe American Indian awareness month
 opportunity to embrace our            The vicious police dogs are now doc-
 culties and differences in or-     ile, bomb-sniffing canines.                                                   ✔ Sponsor a youth event in your community
ove past those social obstacles,       America is now more united than
ce new adversities as a united      ever.
                                       In a tense moment, during the play,
                                                                                                                  ✔ Volunteer to help the needy in your community
ognition is not just about the      King and X tussled with strength, ide-
sts or slavery anymore.             ology and words.                                                               In minor ways we differ, in major we’re the same.
ime to honor this nation’s             King said he won the Nobel Prize be-                                                                                            ~Maya Angelou
maturity and prosperity be-         cause he was promoting peace.
ts ethnic, social and religious        Malcolm replied tersely. “No, the
                                    award was for getting beat and not fight-
 me people don’t embrace            ing back.”
 ght away.                             The contradiction of views came to a
 glass half full, not half empty.   close as the two envisioned the possi-
 ng else, take the month of Feb-
 d marvel at how far we’ve
                                    bilities of a combined effort.
                                       “Imagine what we could have accom-
                                    plished if we could have put our hands
y would have it, I had a chance     together and pushed in the same direc-                                          Reap the benefits of diversity education
with one of my former Army          tion,” said King to X. “You want to free
ders this week.                     blacks and I want to free America. Don’t                                              in our actions with others
 inded me how unhappy I was
s ago when I had to hang up
                                    we really want the same things?”
                                       This February, take a look at how far                                      ✔ Observe Hispanic heritage month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
at boots.                           we’ve come as a nation.
                                                                                                                  ✔ Observe national disability employment
                                                                                                                    awareness month

                                                                                                                  ✔    Support diversity in recruiting
                                  Hide not your talents.                                                           We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one
                                                                                                                   another—until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be
                                 They for use were made.
                                                                                                                   heard as well as our voices.
h                              What’s a sundial in the shade?
                                                                                                                                                                  ~Richard M. Nixon
                                   ~Benjamin Franklin

 ly                                                  August                                                           September
mise of patriotism:                                     Recognize the diversity                                                       Mentorship...
ersity education                                     of our National Guard team                                                  Let the legacy continue
nd improve on weaknesses
                                        ✔ Celebrate a multicultural event
                                                                                                                  ✔ Observe Hispanic heritage month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  of your professional
                                        ✔ Recognize, reward and foster leadership
                                                                                                                  ✔ Mentor more than one person for your job
                                          If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we
organization reflect the                  must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so
 w our people. Our units should           weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse          Diversity is not about counting heads. It’s about making heads
r hometowns.                              human gift will find a fitting place.                                    count.
 , Chief, National Guard Bureau                                                                ~Margaret Mead                                                           ~Abdin Noboa
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Troops to Teachers program of-               lets are nearing $50 per day...with no          $3,000 for uniformed services retirees,            The cap will protect retirees, their
fered for retirees and veterans              amenities.                                      their family members and survivors.             family members and survivors from
   They are disciplined, smart, moti-           Aha! The wise military traveler can             The cap is the maximum amount of             paying more than $3,000 out-of pocket
vated, goal-oriented and have a dispo-       beat this every time. Here’s how:               out-of-pocket costs these beneficiaries         for medical care.
sition to serve.                                Use the computer.                            are required to pay for medical care               For additional information on cata-
   Sounds like what makes good service          Go to and              during a fiscal year (Oct. 1 through Sept.      strophic cap reduction, beneficiaries are
members.                                     you have access to more than 700 air-           30). For active duty family members, the        encouraged to contact the nearest
   It also sounds like what makes good       lines, 62,000 hotels, 75 car rental com-        catastrophic cap remains $1,000 per fis-        Tricare service center or military treat-
teachers, so DoD and the education de-       panies, passenger rail services, cruises,       cal year.                                       ment facility beneficiary counseling and
partment have resurrected the Troops         and other great destination information.           The catastrophic cap reduction is ret-       assistance coordinators for assistance.
to Teachers program with an $18 mil-            2002 travel news reveals that Choice         roactive to Oct. 1, 2000.                          Tricare benefit information is also
lion infusion from the fiscal 2002 fed-      Hotels, parent company of Comfort Inn,             Retirees, their family members and           available on the Military Health System/
eral budget.                                 Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep         survivors who have paid more than               Tricare web site at
   The new money will give retiring or       Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and               $3,000 out-of-pocket for Tricare-covered        or by calling 1-888-DoD-LIFE (1-888-
separating service members a chance to       MainStay Suites is guaranteeing last-           services are eligible for reimbursement.        363-5433).
become teachers.                             room availability, at or below per diem,           The managed care support contrac-               For location of the Tricare service cen-
   “This gives departing military person-    to federal travelers through the end of         tors (MCSC) will search their files and         ter that supports your area, please go
nel a chance to continue their lives of      March.                                          identify beneficiaries due refunds.             online to
service,” said John Molino, deputy as-          Same story with Cendant, who owns               Beneficiaries who have saved their           tricareservicecenters/default.cfm 2.
sistant defense secretary for military       Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada,               receipts and choose to initiate a request          For telephone number, e-mail ad-
community and family policy.                 Travelodge, and Wingate.                        for reimbursement may do so by con-             dress, etc., of the Tricare beneficiary
   Those retiring from the military have        Still too spendy for you? Get a copy         tacting their regional claims processor         counseling and assistance coordinator
always qualified for the program.            of Military Living’s “Temporary Mili-           for guidance on where to submit their           (BCAC) assigned to your area, please go
   The fiscal 2002 defense authorization     tary Lodging Around the World.”                 receipts and claims.                            to
act adds a new eligible group: service          This book is available in the           It is not necessary for beneficiaries to     ciary/BCACDirectory.htm
members who separate after six years         sure to get the salmon-colored 2001 edi-        resubmit claims already paid by Tricare
or more of service, are not eligible for
retirement, and agree to serve three
                                                It lists more than you want to know
                                                                                             to qualify for reimbursement of the
                                                                                             amount paid over the catastrophic cap.
                                                                                                For retirees, their family members and
                                                                                                                                                  Patriot Profile
years in one of the reserve components.      about almost every place you can
   The program is a particular favorite      stay...the military way. Web site:              survivors enrolled in Tricare Prime,              Name and rank:
of first lady Laura Bush. She sees Troops                          there is an enrollment year cap.                  Charles   Wesley           “Chuck”
to Teachers as a “win-win” situation:           This is how it works...Your author is           The enrollment year cap begins on the          Kuhlman, Col. (Ret)
Service members get second careers,          a retired reservist who “snowbirds” in          anniversary date of enrollment in
and schools get highly qualified people      Arizona after New Years Day.                    Tricare Prime, and applies to all enroll-         Age: 63
with proven track records.                      This year while enroute to Mesa,             ees.
   “We’re pleased with both President        Ariz., he will stay at Beale Air Force Base        Catastrophic caps, both fiscal year and        Hometown: Graduated from Mill
and Mrs. Bush’s interest in the pro-         (Marysville, Calif.), Lemoore Naval Air         enrollment year combined, will not ex-            City High School and Oregon
gram,” Molino said.                          Station (Lemoore, Calif.), and use his          ceed $3,000 in a given 12-month period            College of Education; lived in
   The program will pay service mem-         military discount for two nights in Van         for retirees, their family members and            Turner, Ore., for 32 years
bers up to a $5,000 stipend to help cover    Nuys, Calif., at a Travelodge while he          survivors, and $1,000 for family mem-
the costs of a teacher certification pro-    visits the Getty Museum in Los Ange-            bers of active duty members.                      Year retired: 1988
gram.                                        les (hope they have a military discount!).         Once the catastrophic cap and enroll-
   Some participants would also receive         While staying on the bases, I visit the      ment year cap (combined) are met by
a $10,000 bonus in lieu of the stipend if                                                    Tricare Prime enrollees, Tricare will pay
                                                                                                                                               Unit(s): HQ STARC; 141 Support
                                             exchanges, fill the gas tank, and eat in
                                                                                             up to the Tricare allowable amount for            Battalion; 249 Artillery
they accept a job in a “high-needs”          the galleys/messes or clubs.
school district. A high-needs district is       I meet friendly, military people from        all covered services (excluding point-of-
one where 50 percent of its students         all over and all branches of service.           service charges which do not count to-            Length of service: Over 32 years in
come from low-income families.                  I’ve stayed in a Navy Lodge in Ice-          ward the catastrophic cap).                       the National Guard, 13 years in the
   Those who enroll in the program must      land, an air base in Fairford, England, a          For beneficiaries who are not enrolled         State Defense Force. Currently a
teach for at least three years.              marine base in San Diego, an Army base          in Tricare Prime, Tricare will pay up to          colonel in the State Defense Force
   For more information on the Troops        on Kwajalein Atoll, and hope to soon get        the Tricare allowable amount for all cov-         and the HQ STARC liaison officer
to Teachers program, visit your instal-      to stay with the Coast Guard in Kodiak,         ered services for the remainder of the
lation education office or the program       Alaska.                                         fiscal year after the fiscal year cap is met.     Present/former civilian occupa-
Web site at                See the variety to chose from?                  Retirees, family members, and survi-           tion:
dantes/ttt/                                     Start the new year with some                 vors remain responsible for the cost of           Wine salesman for Willamette Val-
Space-A lodging to the rescue;               travel...Remember that you can “travel
                                             on less per day...the military way!”
                                                                                             all services and treatments received
                                                                                             which are not Tricare covered benefits.
                                                                                                                                               ley Vineyards; executive director
                                                                                                                                               and coordinator for the Oregon
or have ID card, will travel        Tricare fiscal year cap reduced                             Some beneficiaries mistakenly believe          National Guard Association
 For the military traveler (active,                                                          that the $3,000 catastrophic cap is the
Guard/Reserve, or retired), quarters eat     for retirees, family and survivors              ceiling on the amount that Tricare will           Family:
up a travel budget the quickest.               The Tricare fiscal year “catastrophic         cover for a family during any given year,
                                                                                                                                               Wife, Virginia (Ginny); sons, Tim,
 Rack room rates at Motel 6 level bil-       cap” has been reduced from $7,500 to            however the opposite is true.
                                                                                                                                               Tom and Ted

                                                                                                                                               Goals for the next year:
                        Address changes                                                          Retiree Service Office                        Learn QuickBooks and more com-
                                                                                                                                               puter skills; make money for the
                            Retiree Services Office
                                PO Box 14350
                            Salem, Oregon 97309
                                                                                                    Open every                                 National Guard

                                                                                                                                               Favorite deployment: Alaska—

                       New Retiree                   Change                                          Tuesday                                   “Operation Brim Frost”

                                                                                                                                               Most memorable military experi-
                       Stop                          Deceased                                      10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Being commander of the 234th
                                                                                                   (503) 584-3804 or
  Name of retiree                                                                                                                              Army Band while CWO Barton
                                                                                                (800) 452-7500 ext. 3804                       was at school
  Rank of retiree                                                                                        E-mail:
                                                                                                                  Personal hero:
  Current address                                                                                   Mail inquiries to:                         Maj. Gen. Richard Miller, former
                                                                                                                                               adjutant general of Oregon. He
  City                               State                  Zip                                Retiree Service Office                          had a great disposition and smile,
                                                                                                   PO Box 14350                                and had an innovative and moti-
                                                                                                                                               vational personality.
  Retired from           Army NG            Air NG        Federal        State
                                                                                               Salem, Oregon 97309
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Safeguard those DD 214s to                    standard $331.20
                                                 Permanent-duty civilian clothing al-
                                                                                                 14, and Tricare Standard will pay 115        ticipating or in direct support of Kosovo
                                                                                                 percent of what is usually allowed for       operations within established areas of
prevent identity theft and fraud              lowance: $811.46                                   care under existing guidelines.              eligibility.
  Army News Service reports that sol-            Permanent-duty civilian clothing an-              The change may allow Reservists’              Service members authorized the KCM
diers separating from the military            nual replacement allowance: $270.48                family members to continue with their        must have participated in or served in
should avoid filing their Department of          Temporary-duty civilian clothing al-            provider (if the provider is authorized)     direct support of Kosovo operations:
Defense Form 214 (military discharge)         lowance (15/30 rule): $270.48                      and reduce out-of-pocket expenses.           Allied Force; Joint Guardian; Allied
with their local county courthouse.              TDY civilian clothing allowance (30/              The demonstration project also             Harbour ; Sustain Hope/Shining Hope;
  Transition counselors are advising          36 rule): $540.97                                  waives the need for Reservists’ families     Noble Anvil; or Kosovo Task Forces:
soldiers to safeguard their personal in-         Civilian clothing allowances for                to obtain nonavailability statements for     Hawk; Saber; Falcon; or Hunter.
formation to guard against credit fraud.      people on TDY are based on the num-                inpatient or specialty care.                    The areas of eligibility are:
  Identity theft is the fastest growing       ber of days they are required to wear                More information about Tricare ben-           Kosovo air campaign: The total land
crime in the U.S. today, according to the     civilian clothing while TDY.                       efits is available at the Tricare website,   area and air space of Serbia,
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and              If an individual is TDY to a civilian  .                        Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia,
servicemembers are inviting targets be-
cause everything is tied to their Social
                                              clothing allowance location 15 days out
                                              of 30, either consecutively or cumula-
                                                                                                 Veterans health care programs                Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania,
                                                                                                                                              Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and Slovenia; and
Security numbers.                             tively, the maximum amount payable is              legislations signed into law                 the waters and air space of the Adriatic
  In a recent case, a Navy retiree re-        one-third of the permanent-duty civil-               President Bush recently signed legis-      and Ionian Seas north of the 39th north
ceived a phone call from American Ex-         ian clothing allowance.                            lation that adds $1.4 billion to expand      latitude.
press stating that someone was trying            If they are TDY 30 days out of 36               and strengthen health care programs for         Kosovo defense campaign: The total
to cash a $9,000 check in his name made       months, consecutively or accumu-                   the nation’s 25 million veterans.            land area and air space of Serbia,
out to an unknown person.                     latively, the maximum amount payable                 The new law, HR 3447, will allow the       Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and
  Investigation revealed that the             is two-thirds of the permanent-duty ci-            VA will lower co-payments for hospital       the waters and air space of the Adriatic
retiree’s lawyer had stolen his identity.     vilian clothing allowance.                         inpatient care by 80 percent for veter-      Sea within 12 nautical miles of the
  The lawyer also had a laptop with sev-                                                         ans meeting a new regional means test.       Montenegro, Albania and Croatia coast-
eral thousand military names, Social          DoD helping to cover medical                         This could translate into an out-of-       lines.
Security numbers and other information        expenses for mobilized reservists                  pocket savings of over $600 for each hos-       Award criteria: Service members must
on it.                                           The DoD is helping to cover out-of-             pitalization.                                be members of a unit participating in or
  The common link among the veterans          pocket medical expenses for Reservists               Other improvements include a               be engaged in direct support of the op-
on the list was that they had filed their     mobilized to support operations Noble              trained service dog program for dis-         eration for 30 consecutive days in the
DD-214s with their county courthouse.         Eagle and Enduring Freedom.                        abled veterans; a national commission        area of eligibility or for 60 nonconsecu-
  Once the DD 214 is filed at a court-           Families of Reservists ordered to ac-           to enhance recruitment and retention of      tive days provided this support involves
house, it becomes a public record.            tive duty for more than 30 days are eli-           nurses at VA facilities; establishing chi-   entering the operations area of eligibil-
  Servicemembers are advised to safe-         gible for Tricare Extra and Tricare Stan-          ropractic services within the VA health      ity.
guard their DD-214 form as they would         dard with an annual deductible and a               care system on a nationwide basis; and          One bronze star shall be worn on the
any vital papers, such as placing it in a     15 to 20 percent cost-share, depending             specialized medical programs (i.e. for       suspension and service ribbon of the
safe deposit box.                             on whether the provider is authorized              mental illness, spinal cord injuries and     KCM for qualified participation during
New clothing allowances now                   or within the provider network.                    prosthetics) in each of the VA’s 22 health
                                                                                                 care networks.
                                                                                                                                              the campaign period.
                                                                                                                                                 A campaign streamer is authorized for
                                                 Under the Tricare Reserve Family
in effect for fiscal year 2002                Demonstration Project, if the sponsor is           Kosovo medal and streamers                   the Kosovo air campaign and the
  New rates in military clothing allow-       ordered to active duty for more than 178                                                        Kosovo defense campaign. Campaign
ances are now in effect, reports Air Force    days, the family may qualify for Tricare           approved and awarded                         streamers are awarded after a campaign
Print News. Uniform allowances for FY         Prime (the HMO option) or Tricare                    The President has approved establish-      has ended.
2002 are:                                     Prime Remote.                                      ment and award of the Kosovo Cam-               The KCM will be worn in chronologi-
  Enlisted male: basic $205.20 and stan-         The Tricare Standard and Extra de-              paign Medal (KCM) and campaign               cal sequence after the Southwest Asia
dard $291.60                                  ductible will be waived for care of fami-          streamers to recognize the accomplish-       Service Medal or after the last service
  Enlisted female: basic $230.40 and          lies of Reservists activated since Sept.           ments of military service members par-       award.

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Family care plans crucial to childrens’ well-being during deployments
   About 36,000 single-parent soldiers        structions needed for the guardian to              support center. “When families have to          There has to be an agreement between
are in America’s Army today.                  ensure the care of the dependents.                 worry about one more things like what        the caregiver and the children involved.
   Another 27,000 soldiers are part of a         Things the regulation doesn’t require           happens to your child or your children,         If either party feels uncomfortable
dual-military couple.                         but experts say should be considered for           that’s really going to affect how ready      with the situation, it could be a very bad
   Those figures don’t even include sol-      the packet include: birth certificates,            you are to go off on a deployment.”          situation.
diers who deploy and leave their fami-        social security cards, shot records, other            Officials also recommend that parents        When parents are considering
lies home alone, making their spouses         medical or insurance cards, medication             keep documents such as birth certifi-        caregivers, adult parties should discuss
temporary sole parents.                       dosages for the child if necessary, and            cates in one place (an accordian-style or-   and be prepared to plan activities for
   Every single-parent soldier, dual-mili-    lists of family-member addresses and               ganizer or file cabinet special drawer).     children, said Steele.
tary parent, and single and dual-mili-        phone numbers in case of emergency.                   They say parents should label or tab         Children watch the news and they are
tary pregnant soldier is required to de-         “What it boils down to is that the fam-         folders to make it easy for the guardian     aware of things that happen, Steele said.
velop a family care plan by Army Regu-        ily care plan is something that may be             to find documents fast.                         He said keeping them involved in
lation 600-20.                                utilized and not just a paper exercise,”              They say parents should make ad-          other activities may be one way of calm-
   Emergency-essential civilians are also     said John Meixell, attorney advisor with           vance contact with financial institutions,   ing their fears.
encouraged to have a family care plan.        the Army legal assistance policy divi-             children’s doctors, schools and daycare         Also, Steele said the caregiver should
   The plan, DA Form 5305, as a mini-         sion. “Soldiers need to make realistic             providers prior to deployment.               be willing to attempt to keep the parent
mum includes proof that a guardian has        decisions as to who they trust with the               They even recommend giving these          and the children connected as much as
agreed to care for dependent children         care of their children and provide them            agencies a copy of the family care plan.     possible.
under the age of 18.                          with all the info they need to exercise               With more than 23,600 National               “We give out letter-writing kits to
   Powers of Attorney for medical care,       reasonable care.”                                  Guard and Army Reserve soldiers mo-          deployed parents and calendars to their
guardianship and the authorization to            To make an assessment on what is and            bilized so far for Operation Noble Eagle     children,” said Steele.
start or stop financial support should be     is not reasonable care, officials say the          and Enduring Freedom, Sgt. Maj.                 The kit is just one way the family pro-
in the packet.                                planning process should be ongoing                 Charles Steele of the New York National      gram encourages interaction.
   Military identification cards should       and not begin at the last minute.                  Guard state family program says his             The kit is complete with post cards
be issued for children who reside with           “A deployment or mobilization is a              contingency plan’s focus is on more than     and a map of the world and distinctive
a single parent or dual military couple.      really stressful situation to start with,”         just providing families with rosters.        envelopes, so when the child sees the
   Lastly, the regulation requires a letter   said Mary Ellen Pratt, who heads the                  “A single parent or dual-military fam-    envelope, the envelope can be easily rec-
of instruction to the guardian/escort.        Army’s child development programs at               ily has to give serious thought to their     ognized.
   This letter should contain specific in-    the US Army community and family                   FCP (family care plan),” said Steele.
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Uniform policy changes are a                    Tinted or colored contacts, and con-              If a traveler is involuntarily denied       adjutant general to appoint a unit pub-
                                              tacts that change the shape of the iris are       boarding on flight, compensation for the      lic affairs representative (UPAR). This
focus of updated AR 670-1                     prohibited. The only contacts autho-              denied seat belongs to the government.        person should be our pipeline to your
   More than 10 changes in the Army’s         rized are opaque lenses when pre-                   A traveler may keep payments from           unit’s happenings. But anyone can send
uniform policy are currently being            scribed for eye injuries, and clear cor-          a commercial carrier for accompanied          information in: all we need is the who,
staffed for an update of Army Regula-         rective vision lenses.                            baggage that has been lost or delayed         what, where, when, why and how of the
tion 670-1, Wear and Appearance of              One electronic device is authorized             by the carrier.                               story, and a name and number to con-
Army Uniforms and Insignia.                   for wear on the uniform, in the perfor-             If the traveler intends to make a claim     tact for further information. We can use
   Items being revised include hair, nails,   mance of official duties. The device may          against the government, the traveler          good photos, too.
contacts, cell phones, pagers, bloused        be either a cell phone or pager—not               should see the claims office prior to            We may rewrite, edit, shorten, and
boots, headgear, “camelbacks,” desert         both. The device must be black in color           accepting a carrier’s compensation.           combine to fit your information in, but
battle dress uniform insignia, and physi-     and may not exceed 4x2x1 inches. De-                By      accepting     the    carrier ’s     we do try to use everything we receive,
cal fitness uniform wear and pregnancy.       vices that do not comply with these cri-          compensation, the traveler may be             even if we hold it for a later edition.
   Other items that will not undergo a        teria may not be worn on the uniform              accepting that amount as payment in              Call (503) 584-3887 or write The
policy change will have their wording         and must be carried in the hand, in a             full.                                         Azuwur, Public Affairs Office, Oregon
changed to give a clearer picture of what
the policy is, said Master Sgt. Kittie
                                              bag, or in some other carrying container.         DoD not creating a Cold War                   Military Department, PO Box 14350, Sa-
                                                Soldiers will not blouse boots any                                                            lem, OR 97309.
Messman, the uniform policy noncom-           lower than the third eyelet from the top          service medal for uniform wear                Carefully review W-2 tax forms
missioned officer at the office of the        of the boot.                                         The Department of Defense will not
deputy chief of staff for personnel.            Males are exempt from wearing head-             be creating a Cold War Service medal,         for combat zone tax exclusions
   Items that will be re-worded include       gear to evening social events after re-           and Army officials said any commemo-             Air Force Print News reminds
those governing tattoos and body pierc-       treat.                                            rative medals made by private vendors         servicemembers that if they have spent
ing, identification bracelets, civilian         The Army flash is the only flash au-            are unauthorized on military uniforms.        time in a newly recognized combat zone
bags, and uniform policy based on reli-       thorized on the black beret, unless au-              “After careful consideration, it was       area during the last part of the year, they
gious practices.                              thorization for distinctive flashes was           decided not to create a medal,” said          should carefully review their W-2 tax
   AR 670-1 was last revised in 1992, but     granted before June 14, 2001.                     Brad Loo, deputy director of officer and      form.
is periodically reviewed to keep up with        Commanders may authorize the use                enlisted management personnel for the            Specifically, if you were entitled to
the pace of changing times.                   of “camelbacks” for field duty or on              office of the Secretary of Defense.           combat zone tax exclusion during the
   “The regulation has to change,”            work details. Soldiers will not use these            “Throughout the Cold War years,            final four months of 2001, you should
Messman said. “If not we’d still be wear-     devices in a garrison environment, un-            commanders used a full spectrum of in-        carefully review your W-2.
ing uniforms from the Civil War.”             less directed by the commander.                   dividual, unit and service awards to rec-        If you feel there are errors, contact
   Until the revised regulation is signed       Sew-on insignia is now authorized for           ognize the achievements and sacrifices        your local finance office and see if you
by the secretary of the Army, the regu-       the desert BDUs; colors are khaki and             of service members,” Loo said.                need a corrected W-2 before you file a
lation updated in 1992 is still in effect.    spice brown combinations. Soldiers may               The Cold War is regarded as the pe-        tax return.
   A new policy regarding cell phones         wear the same insignia and awards as              riod beginning at the end of World War           President Bush signed an executive
and pagers is one addition to the regu-       are worn on the woodland camouflage               II until the Soviet empire collapsed, or      order Sept. 19 that designated Afghani-
lation that was generated by technology,      battle dress uniform.                             as Loo said, from 1945 until 1991.            stan and the airspace above it as a com-
Messman said.                                   Soldiers who are pregnant should                   Former Secretary of Defense William        bat zone.
   At one time, cell phones and pagers        wear the PT uniform until the uniform             Cohen approved a Cold War Certificate.           Personnel directly supporting opera-
were only common for people in the            becomes too small or too uncomfort-               The certificate recognizes all service        tions in Afghanistan from other loca-
medical field, but now the Army has           able. At that time, pregnant soldiers may         members and federal employees who             tions may also be eligible for combat
downsized, and people are doing more          wear civilian equivalent workout attire.          faithfully served in the United States        zone tax exclusion if they are receiving
than one job at the same time. Soldiers       Leaders will not require soldiers to pur-         military during the Cold War era.             imminent danger pay or hostile fire pay.
have to be able to go out and do their        chase larger PT uniforms to accommo-                 Last year an unidentified source              The IRS has established a toll-free tele-
jobs without being tied to their desk.        date the pregnancy.                               caused confusion by sending an e-mail         phone number for military people or
   Messman is the principal advisor for       Travelers can keep frequent                       to individuals informing them that a          their families to call with any tax ques-
changes to the uniform policy, but she                                                          Cold War medal had been approved,             tions that may arise: (866) 562-5227.
said the changes that are being staffed       flier miles for personal travel                   and attached a picture of the medal to
came from recommendations.                      The Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense           the e-mail, said Arlette King, chief of
                                                                                                                                              Legislation introduced in House
   “We depend a lot on leadership in the      Authorization Act allows official                 policy for the Army award branch.             to protect Reservists’ salaries
field,” Messman said. “They know the          travelers to accept promotional items,               “We’ve tried to correct the issue by         Legislation has been introduced in the
young soldiers of today. I get their in-      including frequent flier miles, and use           putting out messages on our Web site          House to protect the pay of Reservists
put on when it’s time to allow something      for personal travel.                              stating that there is not an authorized       and National Guard members who are
that wasn’t allowed before, or when             According to the new law, any                   medal,” King said. “This is America and       federal employees, in case they are
something starts becoming a distraction       promotional items through official                anyone can purchase the commemora-            called to active duty.
and needs to be addressed.”                   travel belong to the traveler.                    tive medal from private vendors, just           Reps. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) and Bob
   The policy change authorizing braids         The act also grandfather(s) mileage             not wear it on his or her uniform.”           Filner (D-Calif.) have devised a bill that
and cornrows is an example of items           received before its passing.                         There are several different designs of     would require federal agencies to make
that were once seen as inappropriate in         As the law states, this includes                medals being offered on the Internet and      up the difference between a Reservist’s
the workplace, but now considered con-        “frequent traveler benefits such as               even at military clothing sales stores.       federal salary and his military salary so
servative and business-like, Messman          points or miles, upgrades, or access to              It is against the law to wear an unau-     the employee does not face a pay cut.
said. And the policy clarification that       carrier clubs or facilities.”                     thorized medal on the military uniform,         The bill would apply to salaries paid
prohibits two-toned manicured nails is          The change includes allowing                    said Master Sgt. Kittie Messman, the          on or after September 11.
an example of a growing trend that has        personal use of the promotional items             uniform policy noncommissioned of-              More than 120,000 Reservists are fed-
no place in the work area, she added.         “regardless of when the mileage was               ficer for the office of the deputy chief of   eral employees, and about 65,000 would
   “We don’t won’t to rob people of their     accrued.”                                         staff for personnel.                          be required to leave their civil service
individuality,” Messman said. “Our              People who have accumulated                        “Whoever knowingly wears a medal           jobs in a full mobilization.
goal is to create a conservative, profes-     mileage in frequent flyer accounts                not authorized by Congress...shall be           The proposal has the support of the
sional image and some of the trendy           through official travel over the past             fined or imprisoned not more than six         Reserve Officers Association, the En-
styles will not accomplish that goal.”        years own all of that mileage.                    months or both,” Messman said, “ac-           listed Association of the National
   Highlights of the changes are:               Government travelers cannot accept              cording to Title 18, Section 704, Military    Guard, the National Air Traffic Control-
   Dreadlocks are prohibited for all sol-     special promotional items that are not            Medal or Decorations.”                        lers Association and the American Fed-
diers. Prohibited hair dye colors include
purple, blue, pink, green, orange, bright
                                              available to the general public.
                                                Promotional material must be
                                                                                                Let your voice be heard to your               eration of Government Employees.

fire-engine red, and neon colors. Ap-         obtained under the same terms as those            fellow soldiers and airmen      Space-A travel on medevac C-9
plied colors must look natural on the         offered to the general public and must              Read any stories on your unit in the        aircraft no longer an option
individual soldier. Women are autho-          be at no additional government cost,              Azuwur lately? If not, do you wonder            Space-A travel on medical evacuation
rized to wear braids and cornrows; bald-      according to implementing instructions            why? What you read in the Azuwur is           C-9 aircraft with Red Cross markings is
ness is authorized for males, either natu-    from the per diem, travel and                     directly related to what units send in.       no longer an option outside of the con-
ral or shaved.                                transportation allowance committee, a             The units covered are the ones who re-        tinental United States, according to Air
   Males are not authorized to wear nail      Department of Defense activity.                   port what’s happening.                        Mobility Command.
polish and they must keep nails                 A traveler may keep payments from                 The Azuwur has a small staff, and we          AMC states that only patients, medi-
trimmed to the tip of the finger. Females     a carrier for voluntarily vacating a              can’t be all over the state at the same       cal personnel, chaplains and patient at-
must keep nails trimmed no longer than        transportation seat.                              time. There are not enough of us to call      tendees on official travel orders are au-
1/4 inch, as measured from the finger-          However, no additional expenses (per            each Oregon Army and Air National             thorized to travel on medevac aircraft.
tip. Two-tone or multi-tone manicures         diem or miscellaneous reimbursable)               Guard unit, much less visit each one to         Non-medical attendees traveling
and nail designs are prohibited. Prohib-      may be paid as a result of the traveler’s         see what’s happening.                         Space-A are not authorized to travel on
ited nail polish colors include bright        delay.                                              Therefore, we must rely on you to tell      these flights.
fire-engine red, khaki or camouflage,           Additional travel expenses incurred             us what’s going on in your area. We ask         International law under the Geneva
purple, gold, blue, black, white, and         as a result of voluntarily giving up a seat       for your help.                                Convention limits the use of C-9 aircraft
neon colors.                                  are the traveler’s financial responsibility.        Each unit has been directed by the          with a red cross to only medical flights.
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           War of 1812                                       World War I                                      The Cold War                            Jan. 5, 1967
                                                                                                                                                         On this day, 1st Battalion, 9th US Marines
            1812-1815                                         1914-1918                                         1945-1990                             and South Vietnamese Marine Brigade Force
The Battle of New Orleans                         US troops depart Germany                           Iran Hostage Crisis ends                         Bravo conduct amphibious operations in the
Jan. 8, 1815                                      Jan. 10, 1923                                      Jan. 20, 1981                                    Kien Hoa Province in the Mekong Delta, 62
   Two weeks after the War of 1812 officially        Four years after the end of World War I,           Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inaugura-       miles south of Saigon.
ended with the signing of the Treaty of           President Warren G. Harding orders US oc-          tion as the 40th president of the United            This action, part of Operation Deckhouse
Ghent, General Andrew Jackson achieves            cupation troops stationed in Germany to            States, the 52 US captives held at the US em-    V, marked the first time that US combat
the greatest American victory of the war at       return home.                                       bassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending     troops were used in the Mekong Delta. The
the Battle of New Orleans.                           In 1917, after several years of bloody stale-   the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.                 target area, called the Thanh Phu Secret
   In September 1814, an impressive Ameri-        mate along the western front, the entrance            On Nov. 4, 1979, the crisis began when        Zone by Viet Cong guerrillas, was believed
can naval victory on Lake Champlain forced        of America’s well-supplied forces into World       militant Iranian students, outraged that the     to contain communist ammunition dumps,
invading British forces back into Canada          War I was a major turning point in the con-        US government had allowed the ousted shah        ordinance and engineering workshops, hos-
and led to the conclusion of peace negotia-       flict. When the war ended in November              of Iran to travel to New York City for medi-     pitals, and indoctrination centers. During
tions in Ghent, Belgium. Although the peace       1918, more than two million American sol-          cal treatment, seized the US embassy in Te-      the course of the operation, which lasted
agreement was signed on Dec. 24, word did         diers had served on the battlefields of West-      heran. The Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s po-        until Jan. 15, seven US Marines were killed.
not reach the British forces assailing the Gulf   ern Europe, and more than 50,000 of them           litical and religious leader, took over the
coast in time to halt a major attack.             had lost their lives.                              hostage situation, refusing all appeals to                The Gulf War
   On Jan. 8, 1815, the British marched              As part of the Treaty of Versailles, signed     release the hostages, even after the UN Se-
against New Orleans, hoping that by cap-          the next year, US troops, along with other         curity Council demanded an end to the cri-                     1991
turing the city they could separate Louisi-       Allied forces, were to occupy the defeated         sis in an unanimous vote. However, two           The Persian Gulf War begins
ana from the rest of the United States. Pi-       Central Powers nations to enforce the terms        weeks after the storming of the embassy, the     Jan. 16, 1991
rate Jean Lafitte, however, had warned the        of the peace agreement. In Germany, Allied         Ayatollah began to release all non-US cap-          At midnight in Iraq, the United Nations
Americans of the attack, and the arriving         occupation and stiff war reparations levied        tives, and all female and minority Ameri-        deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from Ku-
British found militiamen under Jackson            against the country were regarded with in-         cans, citing these groups as among the           wait expires, and the Pentagon prepares to
strongly entrenched at the Rodriquez Canal.       creasing bitterness, and in 1923, after four       people oppressed by the government of the        commence offensive operations to forcibly
In two separate assaults, the 7,500 British       years of contending with a resentful German        United States. The remaining 52 captives         eject Iraq from its five-month occupation of
soldiers under Sir Edward Pakenham were           populace, the American troops were ordered         remained at the mercy of the Ayatollah for       its oil-rich neighbor. At 4:30 p.m. EST, the
unable to penetrate the US defenses, and          home.                                              the next 14 months.                              first fighter aircraft were launched from
Jackson’s 4,500 troops, many of them expert                                                             President Jimmy Carter was unable to dip-     Saudi Arabia and off US and British aircraft
marksmen from Kentucky and Tennessee,                       World War II                             lomatically resolve the crisis, and on April     carriers in the Persian Gulf on bombing mis-
decimated the British lines. In half an hour,                                                        24, 1980, he ordered a disastrous rescue mis-    sions over Iraq. All evening, aircraft from
the British had retreated, Pakenham was                      1941-1945                               sion in which eight US military personnel        the US-led military coalition pounded tar-
dead, and nearly 2,000 of his men were            Hidden Japanese surrender                          were killed and no hostages rescued. Three       gets in and around Baghdad as the world
killed, wounded, or missing. US forces suf-       Jan. 1, 1946                                       months later, the former shah died of can-       watched the events transpire in television
fered only eight killed and 13 wounded.              An American soldier accepts the surren-         cer in Egypt, but the crisis continued. In       footage transmitted live via satellite from
   Although the battle had no bearing on the      der of about 20 Japanese soldiers who only         November 1980, Carter lost the presidential      Baghdad and elsewhere. At 7 p.m., Opera-
outcome of the war, Jackson’s overwhelm-          discovered that the war was over by read-          election to Republican Ronald Reagan. Soon       tion Desert Storm was formally announced
ing victory elevated national pride, which        ing it in the newspaper.                           after, with the assistance of Algerian inter-    at the White House.
had suffered a number of setbacks during             On the island of Corregidor, located at the     mediaries, successful negotiations began            The operation was conducted by an in-
the War of 1812. The Battle of New Orleans        mouth of Manila Bay, a lone soldier on de-         between the US and Iran. On the day of           ternational coalition under the command of
was also the last armed engagement be-            tail for the American Graves Registration          Reagan’s inauguration, the US freed almost       General Norman Schwarzkopf and featured
tween the United States and Britain.              was busy recording the makeshift graves of         $8 billion in frozen Iranian assets, and the     forces from 32 nations, including Egypt,
                                                  American soldiers who had lost their lives         hostages were released after 444 days. The       Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. During the next
         The Civil War                            fighting the Japanese. He was interrupted          next day, Jimmy Carter flew to West Ger-         six weeks, the allied force engaged in a mas-
                                                  when approximately 20 Japanese soldiers            many to greet the Americans on their way         sive air war against Iraq’s military and civil
           1861-1865                              approached him-literally waving a white            home.                                            infrastructure, and encountered little effec-
Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation          flag. They had been living in an under-                                                             tive resistance from the Iraqi air force or air
Jan. 1, 1863                                      ground tunnel built during the war and                   The Vietnam War                            defenses. Saddam hoped that the missile
   During the Civil War, President Abraham        learned that their country had already sur-                                                         attacks would provoke Israel to enter the
Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclama-         rendered when one of them ventured out in
                                                                                                               1964-1975                              conflict, thus dissolving Arab support of the
tion, calling on the Union army to liberate       search of water and found a newspaper an-          Amphibious operations conducted in the           war. At the request of the United States, how-
all slaves in states still in rebellion as “an    nouncing Japan’s defeat.                           Mekong Delta                                     ever, Israel remained out of the war.
act of justice, warranted by the Constitution,
upon military necessity.” These three mil-
lion slaves were declared to be “then, thence-                                                                         ooking
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   As a Republican politician, Lincoln had
fought to isolate slavery from the new terri-
tories, not outlaw it outright, and this policy   The Azuwur staff recently found back issues of the paper dating to 1974. As the Oregon Guard continues
carried over into his presidency. Even after
the Civil War began, Lincoln, though he pri-      to excel into the new millennium, we would like to run selected stories to look back into the past.
vately detested slavery, moved cautiously on
the emancipation issue. However, in 1862,
the federal government began to realize the
strategic advantages of emancipation: The
                                                  National Guard plays key role in presidential visit
liberation of slaves would weaken the Con-          Klamath Falls—Saturday, March 5,                   “Before departing Feb. 25, they                  “During the next few days, security
federacy by depriving it of a major portion
                                                  the first president of the United States           surveyed Kingsley Field, toured the              details were coordinated between the
of its labor force, which would in turn
strengthen the Union by producing an in-          to ever touch down at Kingsley Field on            Weyerhauser mill and looked at the               various government agencies for on-
flux of manpower.                                 board Air Force One made a whirlwind               various security requirements,” said Lt.         and off-post,” Bergan explained.
   That year, Congress annulled the fugitive      tour of Klamath Falls Weyerhauser                  Col. Martin T. Bergan, commander of              “Senior Master Sgts. John Wohlwend,
slave laws, prohibited slavery in the US ter-     Lumber facilities.                                 the alert detachment, of the 142nd               Doug Reese and Dick Quick
ritories, and authorized Lincoln to employ          President Ronald Reagan spent 2 ½                Fighter Interceptor Group (OLAD),                coordinated the major details for
freed slaves in the army. Following the ma-       hours greeting girl scouts, touring a              Kingsley Field.                                  Kingsley Field. In all, more than 40 Air
jor Union victory at the Battle of Antietam       working lumber mill, and meeting with                “Over the next few days, I received            National Guard personnel worked on
in September, Lincoln issued a warning of         Oregon’s lumber industry executives as             several briefings from the White House           the Air Force One visit and almost
his intent to issue an Emancipation Procla-
                                                  well as local and state government                 covering security requirements, Air              everyone volunteered many hours.
mation for all states still in rebellion on New
Year’s Day.                                       officials.                                         Force One embarkation and debarkation              “The President’s visit to Klamath Falls
   The Emancipation Proclamation trans-             The Oregon Air National Guard, in                procedures, refueling specifications and         was termed a ‘working visit’,” Bergan
formed the Civil War from a war against           cooperation with the Secret Service, the           other instructions,” Bergan said.                noted. “This was the reason for the
secession into a war for “a new birth of free-    Oregon State Police, the Klamath                     “On Friday, I received a message from          briefness of his stay. The Air National
dom,” as Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg         County Sheriff’s Department and the                the secretary of defense, designating me         Guard received many compliments
Address in 1863. This ideological change          Klamath Falls Police Department,                   the Department of Defense point of               from media and government officials on
discouraged the intervention of France or         played a significant role in the                   contact for the visit,” continued Bergan.        their professional assistance and
England on the Confederacy’s behalf and                                                              “On Monday, a C-141 arrived carrying             coordination.”
                                                  President’s visit.
enabled the Union to enlist the 200,000 Af-
                                                    Preparations for Reagan’s visit began            the White House communications
rican-American soldiers and sailors who
volunteered to fight between Jan. 1, 1863,        eight days in advance with the arrival             center package. Air Guard personnel
and the conclusion of the war. In 1865, the       of White House officials and ranking               assisted with the off-loading and                This article was written by Spc. 5 Larry
13th Amendment to the Constitution for-           Republicans on Feb. 24, on board a                 transportation to the local Pacific              Sigurdson, and was first published in the Febru-
mally abolished slavery.                          White House DC-9.                                  Northwest Bell (PNB) office.                     ary-March 1983 edition of the Azuwur.
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        Army Achievement Medal                      MSG Jonathon Shew                     HQSTARC       SSgt Stephen Gracon            123 WF                           January/February 2002
CPL Adanroland Garcia                    241 MI     MSG James Slater                      HQSTARC       SSgt Robert Hadley           272 CBCS
PFC Bradley Beverly                  E/1-162 IN     SSG Michael Knight                    HQSTARC       SSgt Jeffrey Le Brun           123 WF
PFC Russell Clark                    B/1249 EN      SGT Terry Kennedy                     A/249 Avn     SSgt Jessica Le Brun           123 WF
PFC Justin Eyerly                     E/82 CAV      CIV Darlene Griffith                      OMD       SSG Michael Petticord          123 WF
PFC Lonnie Harrison
PFC Kevin Hartman
PFC Scott Thurman
                                     D/2-162 IN
                                     115 MPAD
                                   HHC/1-162 IN
                                                    Col David Ferre
                                                    SSgt Ross Hilman
                                                                                             142 SG
                                                                                            142 LSF
                                                                                                        SRA Angela Fruscella
                                                                                                        SRA Zachary Williams
                                                                                                                                     272 CBCS
                                                                                                                                       123 WF
PV2 Shane Fields                     B/1249 EN            Oregon Commendation Medal
PV2 Graham Hill                       E/82 CAV      LTC Fredric Podhora                 HQSTARC
                                                                                                           Oregon Meritorious Service
PVT Randy Maidens                     E/82 CAV      CPT Jeffrey Abele                 HHC/141 SPT                   Medal
SFC David Mindolovich                     USAR      CPT Robert Fraser                HHSB/2-218 FA      COL Harry Leiferman        4th Bde
SSG Bourne Huddleston                    USMC       CPT Bradley Hale                 HHSB/2-218 FA      COL Earnest Smith       HQSTARC
BM1 Steven Davis                           USN      CPT Carter McReynolds              HQ/1249 EN       LTC David Enyeart     HHC/2-162 IN
BM2 Eric Miller                            USN      CPT Dwayne Schnelle               HHC/141 SPT       LTC William Schutz     HQ/1249 EN
SGT Kurt Powell                          USNR       CPT Lyle Simshaw                      F/82 CAV      CPT Lance Englet        HQSTARC
MAJ Thyra Bishop                        123 WF      1LT John Neibert                    C/1-162 IN       CPT Dwayne Schnelle HHC/41 SIB
SSgt Robert Algar                     272 CBCS      2LT Jeremy Haley                    C/1-162 IN      CW2 Steven Payton           41 PSC
SSgt Dawn Baker                       272 CBCS      CW4 David Larson                     A/249 Avn      MSG Randy Farmer        HQSTARC
SSgt Ryan Palmer                      272 CBCS      CW3 Michael Webster                  B/141 SPT      MSG Lyle Wold          HHC/41 SIB
SSgt Roger Peet                       272 CBCS      CW2 Jeffry Poulin                HHD/641 MED         SFC Robert Coleman 1/HHC/2-162
TSgt Ross Johnson                     272 CBCS      MSG Thomas Sterling               HHD/741 CSB       SFC James Judd        HHC/141 SPT
MSgt Michael Casteel                  272 CBCS      SSG Scott Lucas                     C/1-162 IN       SFC Valliant Mueller  HHC/41 SIB
MSgt Bruce Davidson                   272 CBCS      SSG David Pickett                    A/249 Avn      SPC Martha Cotto         C/141 SPT
SRA William Dewey                     272 CBCS      SPC Charles Breeden                 3670 Maint      SPC Corina Naphy      HHC/141 SPT
SRA Scott Ferre                       272 CBCS      SPC John Engels                     HQSTARC           SPC Charles Breeden   3670 Maint
SRA Lach Litwer                       272 CBCS      SPC Marvin Leeteer                 HHC/41 SIB       CIV Vance Day
SRA Christine Longdield               272 CBCS      SPC Lee Perin                      HHC/41 SIB       SGT (Ret) Don Malarkey
                                                    SPC William Yeager                HHC/1249 EN       CIV Carla Ploederer          OMD
 Oregon Distinguished Service Medal                 CPL Douglas Conner                 HHC/41 SIB       CIV Rita Rush                OMD
COL Robert Tomasovic                      HQSTARC   PV2 Leeann Bechtel                 HHC/41 SIB
CW5 Jackie Johnson                        HQSTARC   PV2 Tong Fox                       HHC/41 SIB         Air Force Meritorious Service
                                                    PV2 Brenda Thompson                HHC/41 SIB
  Oregon Exceptional Service Medal                  CIV Laura Boggs                                                  Medal
COL Shirley Fong                    1/HQSTARC       CIV Peter Senser                           OMD      LtCol Bruce Marshall        HQORANG
COL John Kendall                   5th US Army      MSgt Robert Glenn                      272 CBCS      MSgt Alan Coleman          HQORANG
WO1 Melanie Smith                     HQSTARC       MSgt Steven Rose                       272 CBCS     MSgt Mike Ellis             HQORANG
MSG David Codding                     HQSTARC       TSgt Timothy Gensler                   272 CBCS     TSgt Andrew Furnia            272 CCS
MSG Robertson Cope                 HHC/141 SPT      TSgt Norman Olson                        123 WF

                                                                                                        Air Force Commendation Medal
   DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE                                             PRSRT STD           MSgt Kevin McMichael          142 MSF
        NATIONAL GUARD OF OREGON                                                                        TSgt Elaine-Loan Nguyen       142 MSF
                P.O. BOX 14350                                                      US Postage
          SALEM, OREGON 97309-5047                                                     PAID             TSgt Anthony Smith            142 MSF
             OFFICIAL BUISINESS                                                                         TSgt Richard Trammel          142 MSF
                                                                                    Permit #178
                                                                                                           SMSgt Rebecca Marshall    HQORANG
                                                                                     Salem, OR
                                                                                                        TSgt Ross Johnson           272 CCS
                                                                                                        SrA David Coverstone        244 CCS
                                                                                                          TSgt Loren Bell 361 USAF Recruiting

                                                                                                          Air Force Achievement Medal
                                                                                                        TSgt James Scott              142 MSF                                Pfc. Beth Rowley, assigned to C Co., 3-
                                                                                                        SSgt Alan Dehann              244 CCS                                116 Cavalry in The Dalles, carries the
                                                                                                        SrA William Berger            272 CCS                                Olympic torch in Salem in January.

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