Vol. 14, No. 1 Jan. 12, 2007 Tops in Blue performers rock Hickam Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael McCormick Performers from Tops in Blue, The Air Force’s deliver their creative blend of music, out the world. The theme of the 2006 World Tour is “What’s Love?” and the event fun and entertainment to Team Hickam families during a concert at the Freedom shows the power of love through music and dance. The troops of the Tops in Blue Tower Mall Dec. 16. As the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainers, members of Tops in troupe are an active-duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented performers Blue fulfill their mission performing for military personnel and their families through- selected after an extensive audition process. Colts Cheerleaders visit leaves lasting impression By Wyoming Rossett 15th Services Squadron The Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders recently left their football end zone to visit the Airmen at Hickam. The pep squad toured the base shaking hands, signing Photos by Senior Airman Erin Smith autographs, posing for pic- Children play in the bouncy houses and on slides during tures and finally performed Military Appreciation Day. an uplifting multi-media show presented by Armed Families enjoy Forces Entertainment at the Freedom Tower Mall. Not only did they perform afternoon outdoors for the entire base but they also took the time to make the holidays a little more Military members from bright for an Indianapolis Team Hickam and around the native, Capt. Jeffrey island came out to Freedom Thomas of Pacific Air Tower Mall, Saturday for the Forces. He was working at Photo by Wyoming Rossett Military Appreciation Day the Terminal Instrument The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders take a moment to visit with Hickam Fire event held here. Procedures cell when the Emergency Services during their pre-holiday visit to Hickam. The cheerleaders also The celebration featured a Colts Cheerleaders and staff performed demonstrations and signed autographs here. mini carnival, entertainment, dropped by for a visit. He games and prizes, a children’s mentioned his Indianapolis area and food. roots and the fact that he Children’s events included was a prior season ticket bouncy houses, bouncy slides holder. The Colts video and various games. crew asked him to say a few Various vendors were also words into the camera about on base serving food and where he was stationed and refreshments to those in atten- to say hello to his parents dance. (compiled from staff back in Indianapolis. The reports) impromptu interview lasted about 25 seconds. The games and prizes were The following Monday a hit among the children in night at the game in attendance at the Military Indianapolis, that segment Appreciation Day. played on the RCA Dome’s jumbo-tron. Then a camera panned up to show Captain OSC donates to Library Thomas’ surprised parents By Wyoming Rossett ally every computer in use who were in the audience. 15th Services Squadron whenever they visited the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were library. also presented with a pic- Top: The Indianapolis Just in time for the holi- The Hickam Officers’ ture of their son that the colts cheerleaders take a days, the Hickam Officers’ Spouses’ Club raised the Colts staff took during their moment to visit with chil- Spouses’ Club presented the funds for the library gift from visit to Hawaii. dren at the youth center. Hickam Library with a their Thrift Shop operations. “It was a once in a life- Bottom: The cheerleaders $5,000 donation to help cover The Thrift Shop’s staff, com- time opportunity for myself also taught dance moves. the cost of the library’s com- prised mostly of volunteers, and my parents who have Photos by Angela Elbern puter and internet services resells items donated by the been Colts fans since they and special shelving. Ms. community. moved to Indianapolis,” for arranging the cheerlead- Lani Bergstrom, OSC The OSC’s mission is to said Captain Thomas. “It ers to visit… It was a great President, said the OSC real- promote social, recreational was extra special for my experience and [the Colts ized how very important the and similar non-profit activi- mom and dad since they staff] went out of their way computer services were for ties, as well as to support have not seen me for two to do something for a long- Hickam families and chil- charitable and educational years ... I would personally time fan that they did not dren, because they saw virtu- endeavors. like to thank 15th Services have to do.” B2 Jan. 12, 2007 Hickam Kukini All ranks Texas hold its next monthly train- spouses and their children. hold ‘em tournament ing for licensed providers For more information, call Master Sgt. Eric Daido Texas Hold ‘em returns to Tuesday through Thursday 448-4608. 15th Airlift Wing Force Protection Office the Enlisted Club tonight at from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in its new time. Check in the FCC Office, Bldg. 2116. Scrapbook night My job affects all of Hickam in that: The between 5:45 and 6:20 p.m. Participants must be the The Arts and Crafts Force Protection Office, 15th Security Forces sharp because the dealing spouse of an active-duty mil- Center’s next Scrapbook Squadron and Detachment 601, Office of begins at 6:15. This event is itary member, at least 18 Night is Thursday from 5 to Special Investigations work together along free and open to members of years old, live on Hickam 9:30 p.m. Dress warmly with a host of other “Team Hickam” partners all ranks. Sign up at the AFB, be fluent in English because there will be a win- to identify, track and seek Combating Customer Service Center. and be able to pass a back- ter scene contest. All white Terrorism Readiness Initiative Funds to miti- First come, first served. No ground check. For more items will be on sale at 15 gate physical security deficiencies - not only bluffing. For more informa- information, call 449-1879. percent off. For more infor- on Hickam, but all of the Islands’ Air Force tion, call 448-2271. mation, call 449-1568. geographically separated units. Photo by Angels Elbern Membership Appreciation When not at work, I spend my off duty Master Sgt. Eric Daido (right, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Night Ke‘alohi glow ball time: With my family and a few close Tech. Sgt. Rex Hadlich) shakes the friends. hand of KITV’s Mehealani Richardson. Day holiday hours Family Membership Drivers will have an easy Many of the 15th Services Something people don’t know about the enforcement partners have garnered numer- Appreciation Night is Jan. time spotting their golf balls Squadron facilities will be your unit: Many of the security upgrades ous free training opportunities for “Team 19, 5 to 8 p.m. at the officers’ during Ke’alohi Golf observing Martin Luther you see around Hickam are a direct result of Hickam’s” security, fire, intelligence and club. People can enjoy fami- Course’s Glow Ball event hours of hard work by the Force Protection readiness personnel. Eric is a perfect example King, Jr. Day Monday. For a ly-style dining, the famous Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Nine- office. of one of the many extraordinary air reserve complete listing of special Adventure Balloon Guy, dollar entry fee includes the If I could change one thing about component personnel that are out there assist- hours and closures, visit games and prizes. Talk story green fee and a glow-stick Hickam, it would be: More stop signs at ing active duty organizations with our daily www.hickamservices.com. with the neighbors while the necklace. Glow balls are sold intersections on base. peacetime missions while maintaining their For more information, call kids have a ball. Admission separately - $6 each with two What the supervisor has to say: MSgt readiness and preparedness to go out and per- 448-2209, ext. 239. is $5 per person or $20 per per player recommended. Daido’s prior Security Forces background has form their wartime mission if called upon to family and tickets must be Only the first 48 golfers get really been an asset to the overall Installation Family Child Care do so. purchased by Wednesday at to putt in the moonlight. For Force Protection program. Eric’s direct liai- Mr. Thomas Sims licensed provider training 4 p.m. This event is only more information, call the son with our municipal, state, and federal law 15th Airlift Wing Force Protection Office Family Child Care will open to members, their Pro Shop at 448-2318. Hickam Kukini Jan. 12, 2007 B3 Crossword Puzzle: MAJCOM Leaders By Capt. Tony Wickman bought it 71st Flying Training Wing 51. Boorish person Public Affairs 52. DOL org. for work place safety ACROSS 53. Alabama town 1. MAJCOM led by 18 DOWN 56. Skier Miller 4. Documentation letter, in 60. Child brief 61. Narcotic drug 7. Intimidate 62. Part of the eye 10. Female servant; maid 63. Before, poetically 11. Ascend 64. Nigerian currency 14. Wear 65. Tide type 15. Anything of a small or 66. Stimpy's pal reduced size 67. No ___, ands or buts 16. Lowest point 68. Ancient Roman god 17. ____ Walker award; for nation's premier running back DOWN 19. American 1. In among 20. Stage 2. Yankee Robinson 21. Central European river 3. AFSPC commander 22. Start of Shakespeare quote 4. AMC commander 24. Urgently; desperately 5. Beacon 26. To suck up or drink in 6. First American woman in 29. Ogden, Warner Robbins, space Oklahoma City add-on, in brief 7. Snake 30. Affirmative 8. AFSOC commander 31. Arthur's table 9. Permit 29. Pie ___ mode American ruminant mammal 32. Tract of open ground 10. Actress Dolenz 35. AFMC commander 50. Dined on 33. Hurricane center 12. Part of an HR 36. Greek letter 51. Blue fellow 34. Solid form of water 13. AFRC commander 38. ___ of the Year 37. Writer Rand 18. Commander of 1 ACROSS 54. Fed. Agency enforcing pol- 39. Single 38. Army equivalent to AFSC 23. Pertaining to rank or posi- lution laws 41. ___ King Cole tion in a series 40. Vanilla ___ 55. 53 to Caesar 42. ___ you! 25. Willingness to do some- 43. USAFE commander 44. Expert 57. After school snack 44. USAF fitness exam thing also 47. Coach Parseghian 26. Diamonds ___ Forever 45. PACAF commander 58. Knob 48. AETC commander 27. Young man 46. On land 59. Sixth sense 49. Sell again after having 28. Litigate 48. Domesticated South SEE SOLUTION, B4 AT THE MOVIES Memorial Theater 448-2297 • CLOSED Monday and Tuesday SUDOKU For solution, see SUDOKU, B6 Fri. , Sat. and Thur. Sun. and Wed. 9 6 8 7 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Unaccompanied Minors – Casino Royale – James It's Christmas Eve and a huge Bond's first 007 mission takes 8 blizzard has just shut down the him to Madagascar, where he airport, threatening to ruin is to spy on a terrorist. Not 4 3 9 holiday plans for all stranded everything goes as planned travelers. Snowed in en route and Bond decides to investi- to their fathers house, two gate, independently of the 2 6 4 7 5 “Unaccompanied Minors” - M16 agency. Following a lead dubbed Ums - Spencer and his to the Bahamas, he encounters 1 3 little sister, Katherine, are ush- Dimitrios and his girlfriend, ered to the airport's Solange. He learns that Unaccompanied Minors Dimitrios is involved with Le 3 1 9 2 6 Room a holding cell for Chiffre, banker to the world's dozens of stranded, parent- terrorist organization. 3 4 7 free kids from all over the Starring Daniel Craig and country. Starring Wilmer Judy Dench. Rated PG-13 Valderrama and Dyllan (intense sequences of violent 6 Christopher.Rated PG (mild action, a scene of torture, rude humor, and language). sexual content and nudity). 7 8 4 3 Team Hickam History The Air Force’s most historic airfield Jan. 18, 1778 – Capt. direction of Capt. Howard Wake Island for emergency HH-53 helicopter crashed on James Cook sighted the Nurse, U.S. Army Quarter- repairs. Personnel at Wake the ship Asian Beauty while Hawaiian Islands for the first master Corps, the tower, of provided required support attempting a rescue mission. time. He named them the Moorish design, cost until the ship departed for Jan. 19, 1988 – Prime Sandwich Islands after his $43,146.60. Guam Feb. 14, 1984. Minister Noboru Takeshita friend and patron, the Earl of Jan. 13, 1949 – Flying a Jan. 15, 1985 – The of Japan arrived at Hickam Sandwich. Beechcraft Bonanza, 6594th Test Group, an Air for a one-hour layover on his Jan. 14, 1913 – A fleet of William Odom set a world Force Systems Command way home from his first visit Army transports arrived distance record for light unit based at Hickam, lost to the United States as prime from San Francisco, carrying planes by a 2,400-mile non- seven personnel when their minister. the men, dependents and stop flight from Honolulu to equipment for an infantry Oakland in 22 hours. regiment, a cavalry regiment Jan. 14, 1984 – A severe and three companies of coast earthquake on the Big Island artillery. Two of the cost of Hawaii caused consider- artillery companies – the able damage at Kilauea 68th and the 75th – were sta- Military Camp, a recreation- tioned at Fort. Kamehameha. al area for all the military Jan. 14, 1938 – services. Construction of the water Jan. 16, 1984 – The tower at Hickam Field was Shanta Shibani, an Indian completed. Built under the merchant vessel, arrived at B4 Jan. 12, 2007 Hickam Kukini Killer Velcro SUDOKU, From B3 3 9 2 6 1 8 7 5 4 5 7 8 4 3 9 1 6 2 Jenny 4 6 1 7 5 2 3 9 8 2 8 6 3 4 7 5 1 9 1 5 9 2 8 6 4 7 3 7 4 3 1 9 5 2 8 6 9 3 4 5 6 1 8 2 7 8 2 5 9 7 3 6 4 1 6 1 7 8 2 4 9 3 5 CHAPEL SOLUTIONS, From B3 Editor’s note: For more information on Base Chapel services or for prayer requests call the Chapel Center at 449-1754 or Nelles Chapel at 449-6562. PROTESTANT JEWISH CATHOLIC BUDDHIST ISLAMIC Nelles Chapel Aloha Jewish Chapel, Nelles Chapel Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Friday Congregational Sunday Contemporary Pearl Harbor Weekday Mass 11:30 a.m. Betsuin A Shin Buddhist Service Service 8:30 a.m. 473-0050 Saturday Confessions Temple (1935 Aleo Place, Punahou) Sunday Gospel Worship Jewish Lay Leader 4:15 p.m. 536-7044 1 p.m. 11:15 a.m. Mr. David Bender Saturday Mass 5 p.m. Muslim Association Sunday Praise Gathering 527-5877 ORTHODOX of Hawaii Chapel Center 5:30 p.m. Naval Station Chapel For more information 947-6263 Sunday Mass 10 a.m. Chapel Center 473-3971 call 438-6687 Sunday Traditional 8:30 a.m. Hickam Kukini Jan. 12, 2007 B5 Regular activity reduces weight problems By Kirsten Tacker there was a totally different side to Kukini Photojournalist working out if somebody taught you to do it.” When Chelsea Barlow got preg- She quickly realized that asking nant with her first child she stopped for help and learning new skills exercising, 60 pounds later she was might lead to a better body. There is bigger than she’d ever been. always room for improvement. Ms. Barlow said she has always “Just working out in itself is good been physically active playing sports for you, but if you want to see results in high school. you have to learn how to do it prop- It took her a year-and-a-half to erly,” said Ms. Barlow. “If you don’t lose the weight, but along the way learn how to do it properly it is going she gained knowledge. It is this to be two years and you’re still doing knowledge she is compelled to the same thing.” share. Before Ms. Barlow met Sgt. “It was a total of 65 pounds to get Miguel she was and still is a runner. down to where I wanted to be,” said “Running isn’t something that you Ms. Barlow. “I started by walking, need to be taught,” said Ms. Barlow. so I could first get weight off. Then “I was skinny and you could see my my body was able to start running.” bones. You couldn’t necessarily see Ms. Barlow and her family moved any muscle mass. on base a year-and-a-half ago and “My body looks better than it did she began lifting weights. a year ago and now you can see mus- “I never had somebody teach me cle definition especially in my back weight lifting,” said Ms. Barlow. “I that I had never even known was was doing what I had learned from Photo by Senior Airman Erin Smith there.” high school.” Chelsea Barlow performs exercises under the ing, hiring a personal trainer or seeking guidance Family is really important to her When she had her second baby supervision of Benny Miguel at the Hickam AFB from an experienced professional can help them and that is main reason she incorpo- Fitness Center. For those who are new to exercis- see results faster and avoid injury. rates physical fitness into her life. she was still exercising on a regular basis. Ms. Barlow only gained 30 just because I have always been in exercises for different body parts “When I started working out with Ms. Barlow is always looking to find pounds and both her boys were nine- the gym.” and that you need to be doing four Benny I’d get up at 4:45 a.m. to go activities that she can do with her pound babies. Ms. Barlow regularly weight exercises in sets of three per muscle to the gym before my children are children. “It didn’t really make a difference trained for at least an hour everyday. group. I was amazed at the results I awake,” said Ms. Barlow. “If I want “I just really enjoy working out that I had gained 60 or 30 pounds,” “He pretty much told me what I was seeing so quickly.” to take two hours at the gym I can do and more so because I have kids,” said Ms. Barlow. “It took less than was doing was a waste of time, Ms. Barlow had been weight lift- that, because they don’t need me said Ms. Barlow. “It is my sanctuary six months to get all of that weight because I was going from one exer- ing for over two years. until 7 a.m. My husband is home.” time to be in tune with my body and off completely from my second cise to another and back to the same “I had never seen the results I saw Ms. Barlow learned many things with myself. That is the way I look at child.” body part,” said Ms. Barlow. two months down the road,” said working with Sgt. Miguel, but there it. I don’t look at it as work that I Six months after moving on base Ms. Barlow didn’t know that each Ms. Barlow. “If you want to weight is one lesson that is most prominent. have to go to the gym.” Ms. Barlow met Master Sgt. Benny different exercise worked a particu- train, you need to ask for help. I “The biggest thing I took away Ms. Barlow feels if others viewed Miguel, 15th Services Squadron. lar muscle or group of muscles. started seeing results very quickly.” from working with Benny is proba- it that way it may be more motivat- “Benny approached me in the “So Benny said that to me and I Her new workout routine was 45 bly to ask for help,” said Ms. ing to do it. gym and asked me what my fitness said, ‘Well are you going to show me minutes of weight lifting, 15 minutes Barlow. “Before I even talked to “I just think if my cups not com- goals were,” said Ms. Barlow. “I was something to do?’” said Ms. Barlow. of abs and between 45-60 minutes of him, I thought I was perfectly fine pletely full, how am I going to fill kind of dumfounded by the question, “After that, he showed me different cardio. and I was doing great. I didn’t know them,” said Ms. Barlow. Marathon Medical Squad and AED make life-saving Team By 2nd Lt. Melanie McLean After a smile and a ‘two thumbs Honolulu Advertiser article. The 15th Airlift Wing Public Affairs up’ in response, Takano took a few medical staff transferred him to shaky steps, only to collapse into the Straub Clinic & Hospital where he The Honolulu Marathon proved to arms of Colonel Tellez. After gently finished treatment. be shocking experience for a visiting bringing the runner to the ground, a “He was in a life threatening car- runner and a heroic feat for a coop- team of about four assistants diac situation and the AED and CPR erative local medical staff. responded to Tellez’s call for help. saved him,” Colonel Tellez said. Lt. Col. Guillermo J. Tellez, M.D., With the runner’s vital signs dimin- He went on to stress the impor- Dental Squadron Commander at ishing, the team quickly transported tance of AEDs in public areas and Hickam and until now an anony- him to the medical tent, a few feet the fact that the devises truly save mous volunteer at the marathon, and from the finish line. lives. a team of several other medical staff Dr. Laurence Rotkin, an internist “This situation brings home the revived Koji Takano, a 39-year-old at Castle Hospital and medical direc- importance of physical fitness, lis- Japanese runner, after falling into tor at the race, re-assessed Takano’s tening to one’s body, and having cardiac arrest at the marathon finish vital signs; his pulse had stopped. A expert medical teams available at line. medical assistant immediately gave extended fitness events,” said “He caught my attention because CPR, while Colonel Tellez adminis- Colonel Tellez. of his more than unusual, unsteady tered the shocks of a portable auto- gait and the unusual expression on mated external defibrillator, com- Lt. Col. Guillermo J. Tellez, MD, 15th Dental Squadron his face,” said Colonel Tellez. “I monly known as defibrillator. Commander used an AED to approached him and gave him a ‘two “He came back pretty quickly,” save the life of a collapsed thumbs up.’” Dr. Rotkin said, as quoted from the marathon runner. SPORTS SHORTS Fitness Resolution 2007 – Camp Saturday night on the Try SCUBA diving for T-Ball Little League the stadium and a meal from information, call 449-6870. The Fitness Resolution 2007 grass for $20 and watch a free – Combine snorkeling’s signups – Children born in J.R. Rockers, with a $5 program continues tomorrow movie under the stars. Then, views of aquatic wildlife 1990 and 1991 can sign up Members First Discount Filipé Flamingo’s Pro at the Fitness and Sports on Sunday, play from 11 a.m. with the weightless feeling for T-Ball Little League now available. For more informa- Bowl tickets – Filipé the Center. Jump into the aerobic to 4 p.m. on the giant water- of a spacewalking astronaut through Jan. 26 at the tion, call 448-2271. Officers’ Club flamingo is a and wild Hip-Hop Cardio- slide, bounce houses and to get an idea of what Community Center. Cost is lonely bird. Get a Flamingo Fitness Funk-athon at 8:30 joust, take a sailboat or SCUBA diving is like. $65 per child plus a $25 Officers’ Club Pro Bowl Ransom Card punched with a.m. It’s free and open to motorboat tour of Hickam Better yet, try it out for free membership fee. For more package – Get a game ticket O’ Club purchases and when military ID card holders. For Harbor, or explore tide pools Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. in Pool #1. information, call 448-4492. to the Feb. 10 Pro Bowl, you reach $100, you might more information, call filled with sea creatures. A Outdoor Recreation spon- round trip bus transportation find him in your yard. The 448-2214. $5 wristband covers all of sors this “test-dive” present- Bowl for Pro Bowl tick- and a meal from Wright first family to return the Sunday’s activities, but ed by Island Divers Hawaii. ets – Bowling is the way to Bros. all for only $55.95 abducted flamingo wins two MLK Holiday Golf they’re free for overnight A $25 deposit secures one of win two tickets to the Pro with a $5 Members First tickets to the February 10 Tourney – The Martin campers. Campsites are lim- the eight slots available and Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Discount available. Tickets Pro Bowl in Aloha Stadium. Luther King, Jr. Holiday 36- ited. For more information, will be refunded at the ses- Feb 10. Receive a chance to are limited for this mem- For more information, call Hole, two-person, Best Ball call 449-5215. sion. For more information, win with each game bowled bers-only event and pre-paid 448-4608. Stroke Play Tournament rolls call 449-5215. To RSVP for Monday through Friday dur- reservations are required. out on the greens of Mamala Ka’ena point Hike – On a free spot, call 947-6583. ing open bowling at the For reservations or more Ke’alohi glow ball – Bay Golf Course Saturday Jan. 20, hike along Ka’ena Bowling Center now information, call 448-4608. Drivers will have an easy and Monday beginning at Point, O’ahu’s spectacular Become Hickam’s through Jan. 19. Complete a time spotting their golf balls 7:30 a.m. There are gross westernmost tip, a site biggest loser – Hickam’s three-game series and Camping package spe- during Ke’alohi Golf and net prize awards. The famous for having the Biggest Loser program is receive a fourth bonus entry. cial – Recreation Equipment Course’s Glow Ball event entry fee is $20 per team. Island’s highest winter waves back. Groups compete and For more information, call Issue is featuring a complete Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Nine- Sign up at the Pro Shop. For and some of the rarest plants give it their all to see who 449-2702. camping package special dollar entry fee includes the more information, call 449- on Earth. The bus for the hike can lose the most cumulative during the month of January. green fee and a glow-stick 6490. departs from the Information, weight. Register now Enlisted Club Pro Bowl The package includes a six- necklace. Glow balls are Tickets and Travel office at 8 through Jan. 19 at the package – Sixty Pro Bowl person inflatable Airzone sold separately - $6 each S p l a s h - Ta c u l a r a.m. and returns at approxi- Fitness and Sports Center or Package tickets are available dome tent that doesn’t with two per player recom- Sail-a-Bration – Spend this mately 2:30 p.m. Cost is $16 the HAWC. The free pro- at the Enlisted Club for the require tent poles, up to six mended. Only the first 48 holiday weekend at Outdoor for adults, $10 for youths gram runs through Mar. 30 February 10 game at Aloha sleeping bags, a propane golfers get to putt in the Recreation’s Splash-Tacular ages 8-12 and includes lunch. and includes weekly chal- Stadium. Package price of stove, a cook set, a 54-quart moonlight. For more infor- Sail-a-Bration Saturday and For more information, call lenges and prizes. For more $55.95 includes game ticket, ice chest and two beach mation, call the Pro Shop at Sunday at Hickam Harbor. 448-2295. information, call 448-4640. round-trip transportation to chairs for only $30. For more 448-2318.