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Keesler Air Force Base Vol. 66, No. 16
Biloxi, Mississippi Thursday, April 27, 2006
Develop America’s Air men today ... for tomorr ow
INSIDE Looney receives report on recovery
Ensure you’re insured, 2
TRAINING tours medical center,
Student feedback, 4 Bay Ridge housing
Red Wolves howl, 5
By Staff Sgt. Carlos Diaz
NEWS Keesler Public Affairs
AND FEATURES Gen. William Looney III, commander Air
Lifesavers, 8 Education and Training Command, visited
Keesler for the third time in the past eight
Repercussions, 11 months Tuesday.
Homeowner grants, 14 During this visit, the general received a re-
Earth-Arbor Day, 17 port on post-Katrina recovery operations from
Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing
Fun for families, 19 commander, toured Keesler Medical Center
and Bay Ridge housing area and attended an
SPORTS AND 81st Training Wing commander’s call briefing.
RECREATION Before his departure, he was interviewed for
an article to be published in an upcoming issue
Marathon, anyone?, 20 of the Keesler News.
General Looney’s first trip to the base
SECTIONS occurred a few weeks before Hurricane Ka-
Commentary.....................2 trina battered the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast
Training and education.4-7 Aug. 29. At the time, he visited the 81st Se-
curity Forces Squadron, honor guard, perma-
News and features.....8-19
nent-party and student dormitories, and several
Sports and recreation...20-22 training facilities.
Digest.....................23-25 The general was back Sept. 1, three days
Classifieds......................27 after Katrina. His focus was on bringing en-
couragement to Keesler per-sonnel in the after-
Happenings...............A1-4 Photo by Steve Pivnick
math of the hurricane. General Looney, Chief
Col. (Dr.) David Armstrong, left, 81st Medical Group deputy commander, Master Sgt. Rodney Ellison, AETC command
Keesler News on Web: briefs General Looney on Hurricane Katrina damage and repairs to chief master sergeant, and their spouses, spent
http://www.keesler.af.mil Keesler Medical Center in the basement of the facility Tuesday as General that day examining the damage and visiting
Capasso looks on. with troops.
This week in the Triangle Student numbers
Total students — 3,293
Ground radio apprentice, 10 a.m. today, Jones Hall. Non-prior service — 2,226
Communications-computer systems operations craftsmen, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Temporary duty — 1,049
Friday, Thomson Hall.
Information management apprentice, 9 a.m. Friday and Tuesday, Thomson Hall. Combat controllers — 18
Air traffic control tower apprentice, 9 a.m. Friday, Cody Hall.
Command post apprentice, 10 a.m. Friday, Bryan Hall. Non-prior service arrivals — 169
Computer network cryptographic and systems apprentice, 10 a.m. Friday, Guard, Reserve — 702
Dragons deployed — Airborne mission systems specialist apprentice, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dolan Hall.
International — 5
100 Communications-computer systems operations apprentice, 10 a.m. Wed-
nesday, Thomson Hall. March Honor Flight Fiscal 2006 graduates — 12,200
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Renter’s insurance — don’t ACTION LINE ... 377-4357
By Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso
face storm season without it 81st Training Wing commander
First, try to work concerns through the proper chain of com-
mand. When you’ve exhausted this recourse, turn to the com-
By Maj. Steven Foss We also told the adjuster about missing mander’s action line for assistance.
81st Supply Squadron commander items. We had to identify our property by We welcome any suggestions to help make this a more valu-
As we brace for another hurricane season, brand name and model, and we provided able and useful tool. You may call the commander’s action line at
I’m reminded of our experience during and receipts where we could. Otherwise, we pro- 377-4357, write to Commander’s Action Line, 81 TRW/PA, Keesler
after Hurricane Katrina, and how helpful it vided very little substantiation. The adjuster AFB, MS 39534-2603, e-mail 81 TRW Commander’s Action Line
was to have renter’s insurance for our person- searched the Internet to help me determine the (on-base) or firstname.lastname@example.org (off-base). For a per-
al property. value of our property. sonal response, include your name, address and phone number.
Prior to the storm, my wife and I picked up The settlement of our claim was very help- Items of general interest may appear in this column.
whatever we could and got it off the floor. ful, responsive and professional. Our settle-
We put knick-knacks in rubber totes. We put ment was assessed by the adjuster even before
some things on beds, took pictures off walls it was processed for payment, and we were
and put them, photo albums, and things like able to correct errors on the spot.
that on closet shelves. The claim was completed in one month,
My wife and I sheltered in Wolfe Hall, so from inspection to transcribing to research
we packed important documents into a and settlement. We received our payment by
wheeled suitcase and took them with us. direct deposit, which took another week or so.
When we returned to our house, we found Our only contribution was a $100 deductible
primarily water damage. We had two feet of subtracted from the amount we were paid.
water inside the house due to a surge that We reviewed our policy right after the hur-
came in from the Back Bay of Biloxi. ricane, after everything died down, and had
Everything that was on the floor was dam- the limit raised to $100,000. If there had been
aged. Our storage shed was washed away. five to eight feet of water in our house, we
The damage totaled about $35,000. would have been under-insured. We recom-
Our renter’s insurance includes an “other mend assessing your policy at least once a
perils” rider that covered flood damage. This year and when you have major changes —
proved to be particularly important in our having children or making major purchases.
case, since all our property damage was With another hurricane season approach-
caused by flooding. ing, it’s important to assess the value of your
After we assessed the damage, we contact- household goods and belongings. Then take
ed our insurance company. An adjuster came out a renter’s insurance policy that meets your
out to our house and we conducted a walk- needs or make appropriate adjustments to the
through,from room to room. We estimated policy you already have.
the value of the items we owned. The When your house is gone, that’s not the
adjuster took it at face value. time to wonder if your insurance is adequate.
Letter to military children
You’re patriotic models for us all
Air Force Print News sometimes frightening experience of having
Editor’s note: The following is a letter to military your mom or dad far from home, serving
children from Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of around the globe in places like Iraq and
the joint chiefs of staff. Afghanistan. Through your personal courage
and support, you serve this nation, too — and
I want to take this opportunity to recognize
I’m proud of you.
the extraordinary contributions of our nation’s
Frequent moves are a way of life for the
military families, who’ve faced many chal- military child. It’s never easy to say goodbye
lenges — from family separations to frequent to friends and familiar routines, to begin again
1) save lives,
moves — with great courage. in a new school, a new neighborhood — and
I’d especially like to acknowledge a special sometimes a new country. But your resilience
source of inspiration: children of military and self-confidence are strengths that others
families. admire, including your parents.
You’re patient and understanding when
2) are the law.
Growing up in a military family offers
duty calls and your mom or dad can’t attend a some challenges, but it also provides some
soccer game, music recital, birthday party or special rewards. You can be proud of your
other important family or school activity. mom and dad for their brave defense of this
You’re heroes in a quiet, thoughtful way, and great country. Your love and support sustains
What’s your excuse?
I’m grateful for the unconditional love you them. So, thank you for being there for mom
give your mom and dad. and dad. You’re American patriots and role
Many of you have experienced the sad and models for us all.
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TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Web takes student feedback to next level ROTC cadets
By Capt. Stephen Song
333rd Training Squadron
The 333rd Training Squad- at Keesler
ron is using automated and
Web-based student feedback By Susan Griggs
surveys to continuously im-
prove classroom curriculum. Keesler News staff
These surveys are accom- Sixty ROTC cadets get a
plished at graduation and 90- glimpse of “the real Air
120 days after graduation to Force” this summer when
gauge how well the course they come to Keesler for
improves the ability of stu- Aerospace 100 special train-
dents to do their jobs. ing, commonly referred to
Surveys are a straight-for- as the ASSIST program.
ward method of gaining valu- Five sessions with 12
able student feedback for cadets each are planned for
instructors. Surveys aren’t June 5-9, 12-16 and 19-23
new — so what is the 333rd and July 10-14 and 17-21.
TRS doing differently? Other sessions are held at
Two things — the surveys Altus Air Force Base, Okla.;
are done via the Web, and Columbus AFB, Miss.;
they’re being used to assess McGuire AFB, N.J., and
the relevancy of a course after Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
students are back on the job. The cadets, who repre-
The new and improved sur- sent many different col-
veys are automated, available Photo by Kemberly Groue leges and universities, are
online, and gathered within a accompanied by a field
90-120 day window after Captain Song inserts instructor questions into the survey before sending it to students.
grade officer and a non-
course completion. receive similar surveys which commissioned officer.
There are several advan-
tages to this data collection “This gives people in the field will provide a slightly different,
potentially even more valuable
“For many cadets, this
may be their first experience
RightNow, a metric-collec- a way to tell us perspective — does the boss
think the class was worth-
at an active-duty base,” said
1st Lt. Parag Shah, base
tion and survey tool that’s part while?
of a software package provided how well our classes Through this collaborative
ASSIST director. “They’ll
only be at Keesler for five
by Air Force Institute for effort between the 333rd TRS,
Advanced Distributed Learning actually prepare students students, supervisors and AFI-
days, so we’ll be giving
them a broad introduction to
is used. Since it’s provided for ADL, instructors learn and
government use, no costs are for their jobs.” become more effective com-
the base’s mission and oper-
incurred. municators, in turn developing
The tool is provided online, Lieutenant Shah,
— Colonel Coats better courses, more competent
so instructors avoid the time- resources and budget chief
students and, ultimately, creat-
consuming and tedious paper- ing a better Air Force. at 2nd Air Force headquar-
work associated with survey tem, Air Education and lessons learned, the squadron ters, participated in a simi-
Training Command gives us plans to fully integrate this Also, as more courses move
analysis. toward distance learning, Web- lar program as an ROTC
Recordkeeping of survey the ability to assess the rele- feedback process into every cadet at the University of
vance of our advanced supple- supplemental course. based surveys are becoming the
completion and history through only means of gathering effec- North Carolina-Charlotte.
the power of information tech- mental courses ‘after the fact’ At course completion, every The goal of ASSIST is
for the first time,” said Lt. student receives an e-mail with tive student feedback.
nology is much easier. Right The 333rd TRS teaches to recruit, retain and train
Now is automated, allowing the Col. Randy Coats, 333rd TRS a Web site link to the RightNow communications warriors to cadets by exposing them to
unit’s survey point of contact to commander. “This gives peo- system maintained by AFIADL. support warfighters. The team the daily operations of an
set up specific start and end ple in the field a way to tell us The students complete the develops and conducts in-resi- active-duty base. Cadets
days for survey completion. how well our classes actually questionnaire and results are dence and world-wide mobile are introduced to as many
By sending out the surveys prepare students for their recorded and tracked by the training in communications and facets of the base’s mission
three to four months after jobs.” 333rd TRS. Approximately information systems for De- as possible. Tours and
class completion, trainers are The 333rd TRS began imple- 90-120 days after graduation, partment of Defense agencies, demonstrations are high-
better able to know the mid- menting RightNow in January, the student receives a second joint service and international lighted and briefings are
to long-term effects of in- when the first supplemental survey via e-mail. enlisted, officer and civilian kept to a minimum.
struction and assess whether course survey was fielded. This comparison between the personnel. More than 6,000 The cadets eat in dining
or not what’s being taught has The first phase of implemen- first and second survey provides students graduate annually from halls and stay in lodging
been of value on the job. tation includes three supple- valuable data to determine the the squadron‘s 45 courses. facilities. Orientation
“By allowing us to team mental communications officer true effectiveness of the curricu- For more information on the flights are arranged when
with Air University and lever- training courses. Through re- lum and the instructor. RightNow survey process, call schedules allow.
age an existing survey sys- finement of the processes and Eventually, supervisors will Capt. Stephen Song, 377-4802.
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Brig. Gen. Paul Ca-
passo, 81st Training
pins honorary com-
mander pin on Min-
dy Pizzetta, Ocean
Springs Chamber of
dent. Leonie John-
son, center, presi-
dent of the Biloxi
chamber, also re-
ceived a pin at the
Drill down pad is Red Wolves’ den
By Susan Griggs
Keesler News staff
The 336th Training Squad-
ron Red Wolves howled their
way into the winner’s circle at
the 81st Training Group’s drill
The winning team placed
first in freestyle drill and sec-
ond in open ranks and regula-
tion drill for 21 points overall.
The 335th TRS, February’s
drill down winner and 2005
champion, had to settle for
third place this time around.
The Bulls and the 334th
TRS Gators tied with 17
points, but a higher regulation
drill score was the tie-breaker
for overall placement.
The Gators placed first in
regulation drill, third in open
ranks and sixth in freestyle drill.
The Bulls were first in open
ranks, third in regulation drill Photos by Kemberly Groue
and fourth in freestyle drill.
The 332nd TRS Mad Dogs The Red Wolves took the overall title by placing first in
were fourth overall, with third freestyle drill and second in open ranks and regulation drill.
in freestyle, fourth in regula-
tion and fifth in open ranks. ander Parker and Soyong Class Markus Annis, Michael
The Dark Knights from the Ramey; Airmen Jason Gro- Brazell, Jennifer Hall and
338th TRS came in fifth, with nau, Kimberly Kadiasang, Scott Swanson, drillmaster.
second in freestyle, fourth in Mickey McKoy and Kenneth Staff Sgt. Latonya Sarrett is
open ranks and sixth in regu- Williams, and Airmen 1st the drill instructor.
Keesler’s Center for Naval
Aviation and Technical Train-
ing Unit placed sixth in its
first drill down effort, with
fifth place in freestyle and
regulation drills and sixth in
Red Wolves drill team
members are Airmen Basic Friday’s contest
Angel Bautista, Harry Carty,
Danny Cruz, Sean Daniel, was the season’s
Jonathan Fernandez, Daniel first for CNATTU.
Gamboa, Misty Iglesias, An- The team placed
dre Kim, Aja Norris, Alex- sixth overall.
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Civilian orientation course attracts attention
By Capt. Paul Baldwin deliver the course to their employees,” said Sherre “Our military colleagues have always had this
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs Collier, chief of leadership development in the experience in basic military training or commission-
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force Base, Ohio — AFMC headquarters personnel directorate, which ing sources, but our civilian hires were left on their
Representatives from three commands plan to meet spearheaded the development of the course. own to learn as they went,” said Barbara Westgate,
with Air Force Materiel Command professional “We will also be developing a draft of a proposed AFMC executive director. “Now, our civilian work
development staff here in May to discuss adapting Air Force policy for expansion Air Force-wide upon force will have this same opportunity.”
the AFMC orientation course for their commands. completion of the test to transfer the program to Together, the five modules make up part one of
Leadership from the three commands, Air these three commands,” Ms. Collier said. the course, or Spiral 1. The modules are Air Force
Mobility Command, Air Education and Training The course takes about eight hours to complete. heritage and today, AFMC heritage and today, Air
Command and Air Force Space Command, have Four of the five sections can be accomplished at a Force customs and courtesies, Air Force core values
expressed interest in developing a similar course for computer. The section about Air Force core values and Air Force core competencies.
their civilian work forces. is taught in a classroom and is being added to many AFMC civilians are awarded the new Air Force
While the course is significant to AFMC because civilian orientation programs, AFMC officials said. civilian pin when they complete the first five mod-
its work force is nearly 70 percent civilian, other The course was introduced to AFMC civilians ules of the course. The pin is about the size of a
commands recognize the benefits of giving their March 3. The idea for the course came from an nickel, pewter in color, and is dominated by the Air
civilians the same opportunity through a similar emphasis by AFMC leadership on education and Force symbol. It recognizes the pride and dedication
course. The orientation course, which has five sec- training for the civilian work force. in civil service and a commitment to civilian profes-
tions, covers basic Air Force heritage, customs and Air Force civilians weren’t receiving any Air sional development, Ms. Collier said.
courtesies. Force background or history once they were hired. Testing and delivery of Spiral 2 is scheduled for
“The purpose of the meeting is to develop a strat- They simply processed into their units and began October, Mrs. Westgate said. It consists of three
egy and implementation plan to share and transfer doing their jobs without any real knowledge about modules: force development, work force health,
the contents of the orientation course so that they can the organization that employed them, officials said. safety and security, and personnel administration.
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TRAINING AND EDUCATION NOTES
CCAF graduation the assessment is now avail-
The spring Community For appointments or more
College of the Air Force grad-
information, call 377-2287.
uation ceremony is 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Welch Auditorium. USM program
A reception follows at the The University of Southern
Vandenberg Community Center. Mississippi offers a technical Readiness
For more information, call and occupational educational
377-2323 or 2171. bachelor’s degree program on training
MOAA scholarships base.
For information on Military The next term starts May 30. for medics
Officers Association of America An academic adviser is at Master Sgt. Gary Bradshaw,
scholarships, visit http://moaa.org. Keesler Tuesday and Thurs- left, and Tech. Sgt. Cory
day afternoons in Room 208, Johnson, 81st Medical Sup-
Summer school old Cody Hall. port Squadron, triage a
Mississippi Gulf Coast For more information, call “patient” April 19 during an
Community College Keesler 377-2309. 81st Medical Group medical
Center’s summer term is May Drill downs, parades unit readiness training exer-
30 through Aug. 11. cise. The exercise, which
Web registration for en- The 81st Training Wing took place adjacent to the
rolled students begins Mon- holds drill downs every other 81st Aerospace Medicine
day. Registration by appoint- month, and student parades in Squadron’s warehouse, sim-
ment in Room 214, old Cody alternate months. ulated south Louisiana’s
Hall, begins May 18 for new Parades — 7 p.m. July 13 bayou country. More than
active-duty students. and Sept. 21; 6 p.m. Nov. 16. 30 medics were involved.
The schedule is available at Drill downs — 8 a.m. June The training is required for
http://www.mgccc.edu. 16; 7 a.m. Aug. 11 and Oct. medics entering an air expe-
Students taking English Com- 20. ditionary force cycle. Stu-
position I, oral communica- For more information, call dents from the 332nd and
tion or mathematics classes Staff Sgt. Kwame Felton, 377- 334th Training Squadrons
for the first time are required 9527, for drill downs and acted as patients.
to have an assessment of Deanna Attaway, 377-2103, for Photo by Steve Pivnick
skills. A computer version of parades.
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N EWS AND F EATURES
IN THE NEWS
AFAF total continues to climb
As of Monday, Keesler’s Air Force Assistance Fund
campaign has raised $104,270.17, 158 percent of the
The base’s drive ended Wednesday.
Saturday is Seabee Day
The Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport
sponsors the 2006 Seabee Day Saturday.
The event, open to the public, includes:
8 a.m. — 10-kilometer and 2-mile runs.
10 a.m. — opening ceremony parade featuring the
Sergeant Sallustio Airman Watts Airman McQuern Navy Marching Band from New Orleans.
11 a.m. — food and craft booths open.
Military static displays from Mississippi Gulf Coast
Relaxation shifts to lifesaving units, a Seabee Command historical display, and perform-
ances by area bands and the Gulfport High School drill
team are planned.
for 3 combat weather students For more information, call 871-2538.
Hours for gates change
By Staff Sgt. Lee Smith “It took a couple of times, but eventually he Operating hours for several Keesler gates change next
vomited, so I knew his airways were cleared,”
Keesler News staff month.
Three Keesler students helped rescue a per- Monday — Oak Park Gate closes. Judge Sekul
During all this, Airmen Watts and McQuern Avenue Gate opens 3:30-5:30 p.m. on work days for out-
son who fell into the Gulf of Mexico at had problems of their own onboard the sinking
Dauphin Island, Ala., recently. bound traffic only.
boat. May 15 — Meadows Drive Gate is open 5:30 a.m. to 6
Staff Sgt. Michael Sallustio, Scott Air Force “We were struggling to keep the boat afloat
Base, Ill., and Senior Airmen Callie Watts, p.m. work days.
Sembach Air Base, Germany, and Yvette by bailing water with buckets while attempt- Both the Judge Sekul and Meadows gates are closed
McQuern, Nellis AFB, Nev., took a day trip to ing to get the boat turned into the waves and weekends, federal holidays and compressed work sched-
Dauphin Island April 15. push back past the surf,” Airman Watts said. ule Fridays.
The trio graduates from a combat weather “I wasn’t sure exactly how much time we had, These changes are effective until further notice, accord-
course in the 335th Training Squadron but we had to do something right away. ing to 81st Security Forces Squadron officials.
Tuesday. “I wasn’t worried,” she said. “I was just The White Avenue and Pass Road gates continue to
The classmates were floating on a raft off concerned with helping the other rescuers in operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
the beach when Sergeant Sallustio noticed their time of need.”
some excitement near a boat. Sergeant Sallustio was still tending to the Cell phone usage by drivers
“I could see four guys trying to help anoth- victim, so he was unable to help his friends. In accordance with recent Air Force guidance, the 81st
er person in distress in the water,” he said. “I didn’t want to leave him unattended,” he Security Forces Squadron pulls over drivers using cell
“Apparently, the person had fallen off of the said. “I also saw what was going on with the phones without hands-free devices.
pier and had been caught in a rip current.” boat, but there wasn’t much I could do at that Using cell phones while driving without hands-free
The sergeant and two airmen went into the time.” devices is a primary offense. Drivers can be fined or have
water to help. A few minutes later, an emergency medical points assessed against their driver’s license.
“Myself and two other people got the victim team arrived and Sergeant Sallustio joined For more information, call 377-3762.
into the other boat,” Sergeant Sallustio said. “I Airmen Watts and McQuern at the boat.
couldn’t tell for sure, but I thought that he was
“We were able to save the boat, get it clear Commander’s call
of the sand and breakers, and get the engine An 81st Training Wing commander’s call is 9 a.m. May 31
On the way to the beach, the boat carrying restarted,” he said.
Sergeant Sallustio, two other rescuers and the and 3:30 p.m. June 1 in Welch Auditorium.
victim became grounded in the sand and began Emergency medical team members removed
sinking as water entered the boat. the victim from the beach. He was then airlift- Seabee commissary reopens May 9
The sergeant picked up the victim and car- ed to the University of South Alabama Medical The commissary at the Naval Construction Battalion
ried him from the boat to the beach. Center in Mobile. Center in Gulfport reopens in its original location, 8:30
“He still had some salt water in his system, Although all three combat weather class- a.m. May 9.
so I knew we had to do something quickly,” he mates were involved in the rescue of the man Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
recalled. and boat, Airman McQuern deferred most of Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Calling up his self-aid and buddy care train- the credit to Sergeant Sallustio and Airman The store sustained significant damage during
ing and experience as a lifeguard, Sergeant Watts. Hurricane Katrina. A temporary facility in operation since
Sallustio performed cardiopulmonary resusci- “They both handled everything like profes- Sept. 10 served about 12,000 patrons a month.
tation. sionals,” she said.
81st Mission Support Group
welcomes new commander
Keesler news staff Environmental Excellence headquarters,
Col. Rodney Croslen assumes command of Brooks AFB, Texas; Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and
the 81st Mission Support Group, 9 a.m. Air Combat Command headquarters, Langley
Monday at the F-105 static display on Larcher AFB, Va.
Boulevard in front of Muse Manor. The 23-year veteran has a bachelor’s degree
He replaces Col. Bruce Bush, who retires in in mechanical engineering technology and a
July. Colonel Bush is on leave. master’s in engineering management and
Colonel Croslen’s previous assignment was strategic studies.
ranges and munitions response deputy for the Colonel Croslen and his wife, Nina, have
assistant secretary of the Air Force for envi- two children, Nicole and Joshua.
ronment, installations and logistics. Staff Sgt. Michael Eaton, Keesler News staff, and
His other assignments include Whiteman Perry Jenifer, Keesler News editor, contributed to this
Air Force Base, Mo; Air Force Center for report.
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Editor’s note: This column is a service of the Keesler News. Con-
tributors include the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force
Base, Texas, and the 81st Mission Support Squadron’s military and civil-
ian personnel flights.
Sexual harassment reporting
The Air Force Personnel Center operates a hotline to receive
sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination inquiries at
1-800-558-1404, DSN 665-2949, or commercial 1-210-565-2949.
An AFPC call center representative answers each call to the hot-
line. Callers with a sexual harassment or discrimination concern are
forwarded to a qualified military equal opportunity counselor.
Counselors ensure callers understand the avenues available to
them and complaints are channeled to the proper authority.
Counselors take calls during normal duty hours, 7:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. CDT. After normal duty hours, voice mail is avail-
able to leave messages for emergencies.
At Keesler, several offices can provide assistance. For
harassment involving civilian personnel, call the equal employ- or display racks,
ment opportunity office, 377-2975. For similar issues involving
military members, call the military equal opportunity office, facility managers
377-2759. Liz Waters, the sexual assault response coordinator,
can be reached at 377-8635, 8637 or 8638. call 377-3163.
For information on force shaping, visit the Air Force Per-
sonnel Center Web site, http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/retsep
/shape.htm, or call the AFPC contact center, 1-800-616-3775.
Hurricane relief medals
Air Force Print News
RANDOLPH Air Force Base, Texas — Service members and
civilians who took part in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita
relief efforts may be eligible for a medal.
For more information, contact the local military personnel
flight or civilian personnel office.
Emergency data cards
A recent law requires Airmen to designate one immediate
family member as the person authorized to direct disposition of
their remains should they become a casualty.
The designation becomes part of the member’s record of
emergency data. Most Airmen add the information to their vir-
tual RED by following the instructions in the virtual military
Deployed personnel contact their personnel support for con-
tingency operations team to update their records.
For more information, call the Air Force Contact Center, 1-
Military OneSource provides aid
Military OneSource provides information and resources on a
variety of issues ranging from everyday concerns to deployment
The service is funded by the Department of Defense and is
available to active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and their
families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
To access Military OneSource, visit http://www.militaryone
source.com or call 1-800-707-5784.
TricareOnline.com is the Department of Defense medical
portal that provides Tricare beneficiaries with secure, interac-
tive, one-stop-shopping access to a host of services, tools and
Only a dotcom can provide unconstrained, universal access
from any computer or laptop in the world — dot.mil may not
always be accessible because of geographic and security restric-
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Alcohol leads to Articles 15
for Keesler NCO, 6 airmen
Legal office and Keesler News staff
A noncommissioned offi-
cer and six airmen received
Articles 15 in March for alco-
A staff sergeant in the
332nd Training Squadron was
reduced to senior airman and
forfeited $967 pay per month
for four months for driving
under the influence. Three
months of the forfeiture of
pay were suspended pending
successful completion of the
An airman basic, also in
the 332nd TRS, forfeited
$636 pay per month for two
months for underage drinking
and drinking while in Phase II
status. One month’s forfei-
ture of pay was suspended
pending successful comple- successful completion of the drinking and drinking while in
tion of the suspension period. suspension period. Phase I status. The forfeiture
An airman first class in Another airman basic in of pay was suspended pending
the 336th TRS forfeited $250 the 336th TRS forfeited $589 successful completion of the
pay and was sent to correc- per month for two months and
tional custody for 30 days for suspension period.
drinking in a dormitory. was sent to correctional cus- Another airman basic in
An airman basic, also in tody for 30 days for providing the 334th TRS forfeited $589
the 336th TRS, forfeited $636 alcohol to minors. pay for underage drinking and
pay per month for two months An airman basic in the DUI.
and was sent to correctional 334th TRS forfeited $250 pay
custody for 30 days for under- per month for two months and Ted Jordan, legal office, and
age drinking. Correctional cus- was sent to correctional cus- Perry Jenifer, Keesler News editor,
tody was suspended pending tody for 30 days for underage contributed to this report.
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Some family practice clinic services available
81st Medical Group The appointment line is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Internal medicine on the first floor sees active-
The family practice clinic is in the former med- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. duty, dependents and Tricare Prime enrollees.
ical specialties clinic area at Keesler Medical Center. to noon Sunday. Active-duty personnel may begin Services are acute medical care, limited evaluation
The staff sees patients with acute uncomplicated calling at 5 a.m. Monday-Friday. and treatment of chronic medical illnesses, medical
illnesses, handles personal health assessments and Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- consultation and referral for select subspecialty serv-
provides medication refills. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. working Fridays. The ices.
Urgicare and walk-in services aren’t available at family practice, internal medicine and pediatric clin- Optometry clinic is on the first floor within the
this time. For appointments, call 1-800-700-8603. ics see patients 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. compressed work internal medicine clinic area. The staff sees active
A case management and social worker are avail- schedule Fridays. duty patients only. All exams are by ap-pointment
able. To access care on the first floor of the medical only through the Tricare appointment line, 1-800-
The status of other services through the 81st Center, enter through the “A Tower” at the top of the 700-8603. The clinic can order spectacles and gas
Medical Group: steps leading from Fisher Street. Signs directing mask inserts for active duty and eligible retirees pro-
Coumadin clinic is now in Room 1F-167, in the patients to the respective clinics are posted along the vided they have a current prescription (within two
family practice clinic. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. route from the entrance to the clinic areas. The secu- years).
Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. compressed rity staff is also available to provide directions. Pediatric clinic in the former oncology and hema-
work schedule Fridays. Coumadin is an anticoagu- Genetics is located in the medical center. The tology clinic area provides scheduled acute medical
lation medication requiring close monitoring of cer- office provides case-by-case genetic counseling and
tain blood levels. The staff monitors and manages care for children, well baby/child visits, routine
cystic fibrosis testing for Tricare Prime beneficiaries
the dosage for patients taking this medication. only who are referred through their primary care appointments, Q Code exams, and exceptional fami-
Patients are seen by referral only, meaning a physi- managers. ly member program and special needs family paper-
cian at Keesler must submit a consult for the patient Nutritional medicine is in the health and well- work. For appointments, use the Tricare appoint-
to be enrolled in the clinic. For more information, ness center. The flight provides nutritional consulta- ment line. A child psychologist and social worker
call 377-6104. tions through consults from clinic PCMs. are available. Appointments are by PCM referral.
Ophthalmology clinic operates part-time in the Chiropractic clinic, in the medical center’s sur- Women’s health in the former general surgery
general surgery clinic in the medical center. The staff gery clinic, sees active-duty military only. Active- clinic, next to the new flight medicine clinic, pro-
see patients for standard, non-surgical consults and duty members need to see their primary care vides routine women’s health care to active duty,
follow-ups. Appointments are limited because the provider for a referral and then can call 377-6608 to dependents and Tricare Prime enrollees. Other
staff shares equipment with the optometry clinic and schedule an appointment. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. patients are seen on a space-available basis.
is unable to see patients every day. Consults are sent Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. working Services are general gynecological problems, annual
to the referral management center and reviewed by Fridays. Pap smear exams, birth control and follow-up of
the ophthalmology staff. PRK/LASIK patients who Blood donor center is open. To arrange to donate abnormal Paps (dysplasia). No obstetrical services
didn’t receive all of their required postoperative blood, call 377-9324. are available. The clinic can initiate profiles for
exams (monthly for one year following the proce- Mental health flight is in 1D in the medical cen- pregnant active-duty patients. Eligible patients with
dure), call or e-mail Master Sgt. Rickey Mann, 377- ter. Services include life skills (377-6216), family questions, call 377-6920. For appointments, call 1-
6671, or Rickey.Mann@keesler.af.mil. advocacy and exceptional family member program 800-700-8603.
First aid station closes at 5 p.m. Friday and (377-7006) and alcohol and drug abuse prevention Flight medicine in the surgical specialties clinic
Saturday until at least June as an electrical contrac- and treatment (377-8960). Signs to the applicable furnishes walk-in acute care, duties-not-involved-in-
tor completes repairs and upgrades to the medical check-in areas are posted at the entrance. Patients flying paperwork, profiles and physical health
center's electrical system. The work requires 12- may use the entrance at the west end of the building. assessments.
hour power outages from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Call 377-7006 or 6216 to confirm appointments or General surgery is in the former orthopedic clin-
Saturday and 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday until the information desk, 377-6550. The off-base civil- ic. Surgery is available by primary care manager
the electrical work is complete. Otherwise, the ian prescription pharmacy currently occupies Room consult only. No orthopedic services are available.
hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last appointment for 1D-103, the first office on the right where life skills Medical records are in the Wylie Auditorium.
check-in is 5 p.m. The first aid station staff is able customers previously were checked in. Original records are maintained by the medical cen-
to treat only new, acute health care problems. Tricare office is in Room 1A-200. For patient ter. For copies, complete a request form at the out-
Patients with urgent and emergency problems — dif- registration or eligibility, call 377-6149 or 6276. For patient record’s customer service desk. Allow five to
ficulty breathing, chest pain, abdominal pain, etc. — Tricare enrollments or MEB, call 377-9962. For the seven days for copies.
can go to the nearest off-base urgent care facility or referral management office, Room 1A-201, call 377- Endocrine services are available by appointment
emergency room. Ambulance coverage for Keesler 6177. For health benefits advisors, visit Room 1F- only in the internal medicine clinic. Call the Tricare
is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week 306 or call 377-6580. Tricare Prime beneficiaries, appointment line.
through the base 911 line. Patients are taken direct- call 1-800-700-8603 for appointments, leaving
New dermatology patients are seen by referral
ly to off-base medical facilities by the contracted phone consults for their primary care managers or
requesting authorizations for any non-emergency only.
ambulance service. Active-duty sick call at the first
aid station is scheduled through the central appoint- services. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Triangle clinic, Levitow Training Support Facility,
ment line, 1-800-700-8603. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. working Fridays. sees only non-prior service students.
Clinics are closed for warrior training, 1-5 p.m. Clinical laboratory is in the medical center. The Services at the dental clinic include routine care,
the second Thursday of each month. The family phlebotomy station is open in the main lab and rou- cleanings and routine outpatient oral surgery for
practice and pediatric clinics have limited access. tine blood testing is provided for Tricare Prime active-duty members only. Dental emergencies for
Acute care appointments are available in the morn- patients seen at the medical center. Reduced staffing all patients are seen through dental sick call. Call
ing; however, the clinics close at noon and reopen at means longer waits for these services. 377-4510 for appointments.
7 a.m. the next day. The first aid station is open for Radiology is in its previous location. Provided Physical and occupational therapy see patients
simple acute needs. Medication refills and urgent or are routine radiographs, computerized tomography at the health and wellness center. Services include
emergency care aren’t available. Pharmacy, radiolo- and ultrasounds for Tricare Prime patients seen at the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disor-
gy and laboratory services are available with medical center. Reduced staffing means longer ders such as upper and lower extremity dysfunction
reduced staffing. Be prepared for longer waits for waits for these services. and neck and back pain. Once patients receive refer-
these services. For emergency situations, such as Immunization clinic in the former urology clinic rals from their primary care managers, the referral
shortness of breath, chest or abdominal pain or provides all inoculations to active duty, retirees and management center calls them to schedule the
bleeding with pregnancy, go to the nearest emer- dependents. Flu shots and limited allergy services appointment.
gency room. are available. For the director of customer relations, call 377-9498.
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Fisher House repairs near completion
Photos by Kemberly Groue
Left, Fisher House sustained significant damage during Hurricane house’s wooden fencing is being done by Boy Scout volunteers. The
Katrina. About $61,000 in repairs are nearly completed. In addition to facility is prepared to house families while military members and
roof repairs, some windows and window glass, porch lights, shutters retirees undergo treatment at Keesler Medical Center and the Biloxi
and front porch columns are being replaced. Replacement of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Medic uses money AFCEA boosts math, science programs Coin, patch
from Katrina relief fund sales benefit
to clothe his family Katrina fund
By Staff Sgt. Michael Eaton Operation Dragon Comeback
coins and patches are still available.
Keesler Public Affairs The $7 coins and $5 patches
A Keesler master sergeant used money from benefit the Hurricane Katrina
Keesler’s Hurricane Katrina Assistance Fund to Relief Fund.
clothe his family in the aftermath of the massive To make a purchase, contact unit
storm. representatives or e-mail Tech.
Master Sgt. Stanley Hardin, acting superintendent Sgts. Eric Alvarez, eric.alvarez@
of the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, received keesler.af.mil, or Anthony Bellocq,
$500 dollars from the fund. email@example.com.
Before the storm, Sergeant Hardin, then the non- Air Force Aid Society
commissioned officer in charge of optometry, lived
Assistance requests are taken at
in Pinehaven military family housing with his wife,
the family support center, Room
Tara, and their sons, Quintan and Kweisi.
117, old Cody Hall.
Not knowing they wouldn’t be able to return, and For more information, call 377-
even worse the fact that there wouldn’t be much to 2179.
return to, the Hardins only packed a few items of
clothing to evacuate. Civilian absences
“We lost everything, including our vehicle,” said May 31 is the last day for civil-
Sergeant Hardin. ians to use up to 30 days of
The family, rode the storm out in Jacksonville, Photo by Kemberly Groue
excused absence to attend to per-
Fla. The family stayed in Florida about a week Capt. Grace Beck, left, Armed Forces Communications and sonal issues caused by Hurricane
before relocating to Las Vegas. Electronics Association Gulf Coast Chapter vice-president Katrina.
“I’m usually prepared for everything,” said from the 333rd Training Squadron, works on a rain forest Employees don’t get extra time
Sergeant Hardin, who felt ill-prepared for the storm. diorama with Ryan Christie, 10, at Anniston Avenue added to the original 30 days
Sergeant Hardin’s family now lives in Las Vegas Elementary School in Gulfport April 20. AFCEA gave $2,500 approved, but can continue taking
where they have been since they relocated there. grants to Anniston and Pass Christian Middle School to leave to handle storm-related
Sergeant Hardin returned to Keesler when he was enhance their math and science programs in Hurricane issues. Time is tracked on time
recalled in September. He plans to join his family in Katrina’s wake. Eight of the 12 students in Ryan’s science cards in hourly increments.
Las Vegas when he retires in July, where he’ll join class lost their homes in the storm. Ryan’s mom is Marilyn For more information, call 377-
the Las Vegas Police Department. 3142.
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Photo by Kemberly Groue
Ten-year-old Deedra Keys of Biloxi, left, tries on a new pair of glasses with help from
Senior Airman Latosha Sheffield, a 335th Training Squadron student, as Tech. Sgt.
Debra Wright, Sheffield’s instructor, looks on. Sergeant Wright’s personnel appren-
tice course adopted Deedra’s family in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. Airman
Sheffield, from the 137th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Will Rogers Air Guard
Station, Okla., paid for Deedra’s eye exam and glasses. Deedra, who resides with her
grandmother, Dessy Oselen, also received a new bedroom set, sheets and bedspread
courtesy of the class.
Homeowner grant applications
accepted on base through May 5
Keesler News staff
The Keesler Service Center
processes Hurricane Katrina
homeowner grant applications
through May 5.
Keesler personnel may call
1-228-377-1378 or DSN 597-
1378, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday, for appoint-
ments at the center in the 2nd
Air Force headquarters con-
ference room, 721 Hangar
Eligible homeowners who
sustained flood-related dam-
age, although their residences Photo by Kemberly
were outside a designated
flood zone, may qualify for Patrick Drouilhet, left, application processor for
grants of up to $150,000. Alexander, VanLoon, Sloan, Levens and Favre certified
The federally-funded pro- public accountants, looks over the application of Senior
gram is administered by the Master Sgt. Tina Shaw, center, 81st Training Wing compet-
Authority. itive sourcing office, and her husband Louie Shaw, 81st
Susan Griggs, Keesler News staff,
Civil Engineer Squadron. The Shaws applied for a home-
contributed to this report. owner grant at 2nd Air Force headquarters April 20.
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15 ways to reduce chances of sexual assault
By Laura McGowan assaults in the United States involve the use of alco- leave or call for help.
Aeronautical Systems Center hol by the offender, the victim or both. When you go to a party, go with a group of
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force Base, Ohio — Don’t leave your beverage unattended or accept friends. Arrive together, watch out for each other
Air Force officials are aggressively seeking to edu- a drink from an open container. and leave together.
cate Airmen about sexual assault prevention and the When you date someone, communicate clearly Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
barriers that prevent victims from reporting the with that person to ensure they knows your limits Don’t allow yourself to be isolated with a person
crime. from the beginning. Both verbal and nonverbal you don’t know or trust.
It has been widely documented and discussed (body language) communication can be used to Travel with a friend or in a group.
with criminal psychologists that people who inflict ensure the message is understood. Plan your outings and avoid getting into a bad
the crime of rape usually begin their “careers” early If you go on a date with someone you don’t situation.
in life. Unfortunately, by the time individuals with know very well, tell a close friend about your plans. Walk only in lighted areas after dark.
this mindset are old enough to enter the Air Force, You have the right to say “No” even if you: Say Keep the doors to homes, barracks and cars
they may have transgressed the law already and yes, but change your mind; have had sex with this locked.
expect to do so again. partner before; have been kissing or “making out”; Know where a phone is located.
Here are some common-sense safety practices are wearing “provocative” clothing. Predators look for opportunities to commit their
that can help military members reduce the possibili- Always have extra money to get home. Have a crimes, and the less opportunity they have, the bet-
ty of becoming victims of sexual assault: plan for someone you can call if you need help. ter. Most sex offenders don’t look creepy or scary.
If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation. If you feel uncomfortable, scared or pressured, In fact, some can be very good looking and charm-
Studies indicate a high percentage of all sexual act quickly to end the situation. Say, “Stop it” and ing.
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— waste turn-in,
Brad Smith, left, an envi-
ronmental technician and
Kati Kelley, a project coor-
dinator, from Complete
Environmental and Re-
mediation Company in
Purvis Miss., sort and pack
chemicals in the recycling
center parking lot during
the Earth-Arbor Day haz-
ardous waste turn-in, April
Photos by Kemberly Groue
Maj. Jeff Szatanek, left, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight commander, and
Col. Richard Pierce, right, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and 3- to 5-year-olds
from the child development center plant a tree outside of the facility’s new wing for
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Chaplain — counselor, mentor, morale builder
Air Force Print News “Chaplains are very much
and Keesler News staff
There are 2,200 chaplains “Chaplains are here a part of the Air Force,”
Chaplain Cote emphasized.
and enlisted support people “We train for deployment, we
from the active and Reserve
components serving a unique
to care for all people, take care of the personal spiri-
tual health of all of our war-
mission in today’s Air Force.
The intricacy of their role in regardless of religious background. riors and their families so they
can grow into the persons
the Air Force’s mission was
they were meant to be and be
highlighted during a recent
visit to Edwards Air Force
We don’t check dog tags enabled to more effectively
Base, Calif., by Chaplain (Maj. carry out their mission.”
Gen.) Charles Baldwin, Air before we sit down and talk Same uniform, life
Force Chaplain Service chief.
His views were echoed by “The fact that we wear the
Chaplain (Col.) David Cote, or counsel an Airman.” same uniform and live the
who became the 81st Training same life gives our Airmen a
Wing’s chaplain Feb. 26. — Chaplain Baldwin sense of security knowing that
the hardship and challenges
Freedom of religion they face aren’t something
“The chaplains are here to “‘Spiritual’ doesn’t necessarily they’re going into alone,”
guarantee the free exercise of Chaplain Baldwin said.
religion for all Airmen,”
Chaplain Baldwin said.
mean ‘religious.’ It really deals Wellness is the primary
foundation for someone con-
“Chaplains are simply mem-
bers of the clergy who pray, with those things that give meaning fidently stepping into battle,
and chaplains are in place to
counsel and go to war along-
side American troops. to an individual’s life — help foster that wellness.
Whatever their church or Greater, braver, stronger
creed, when they join the mil- things like our core values, “When a person is ready
itary, they pledge to serve the to face even death they will
spiritual needs of every faith.” the love of a spouse and child, be more courageous, not in a
distorted way to go die, but
guaranteed right to freely
practice their religion is
the ideals passed on by one’s family.” to go fight,” Chaplain
important here at Keesler, but Baldwin said. “Fear is debil-
even more important in our — Chaplain Cote itating, and if you can take
expeditionary Air Force as away that fear, you have
chaplains deploy with our enabled greater, braver and
Airmen to ensure they have people to explore the spiritu- perform,” the general said. have coffee houses and pro- stronger abilities in that
the opportunity to worship as al aspects of their lives,” “Sometimes the task of grams for our young people. Airman or fighter pilot.”
they please, no matter where Chaplain Cote pointed out. putting folks in touch with Chaplains also give free pas- No matter where the mili-
they are in the world,” “‘Spiritual’ doesn’t neces- their spirituality involves toral counseling.” tary member is stationed, the
Chaplain Cote remarked. sarily mean ‘religious’,” he counseling to help remove Chaplains have privileged chaplain service works to
continued. “It really deals obstacles to growth, insight confidence. Anyone — mili- provide the same services
71 chaplains deployed with those things that give and relationships with oth- tary people or family mem- available to military mem-
Although chaplains are meaning to an individual’s ers,” Chaplain Cote said. bers — can take advantage of
bers at home.
non-combatants who don’t life — things like our core “Sometimes it involves the opportunity to speak with
reaching out in friendship to In deployed areas, there
carry weapons, there are cur- values, the love of a spouse someone who can’t and
affirm the goodness in another, won’t divulge what is dis- are no restrictions on the
rently 71 members of the and child, the ideals passed on
by one’s family. All those so chaplains visit worksites cussed to anyone. services provided by the
chaplain service deployed
around the world. None are things make us more human.” and participate in plenty of fel- Across the Air Force, chapel staff. The priest con-
from Keesler, but one is Chaplains often serve as lowship activities. Sometimes more emphasis has been ducting Mass doesn’t water it
scheduled to deploy in May. safety valves, of sorts, for it involves simply being there placed on the four dimen- down and the Assembly of
The main mission of the commanders. By caring for when a person is reaching into sions of wellness, one of God preacher is preaching
chaplain service ministry families, Airmen and civilian the depths of his or her self to which is spiritual wellness. his heart out, the general
isn’t preaching, but support- employees, chaplains help to discover what’s there, so chap- “Most people have some said. This provides a sense
ing warriors and their fami- keep families strong and ready lains listen a lot.” sort of deeply-held belief that of normalcy for Airmen. It’s
lies. for whatever service is asked There are many programs, encompasses who they are one way the chaplain service
“Chaplains serve in many of them, the general said. both at home stations and in spiritually, even if that is can reassure them life is OK
capacities, from counselors “If families are taken care deployed locations, that care having no spiritual convic- and lift spirits.
and spiritual mentors to of and their needs — whether for people and help them tion at all,” Chaplain “It’s a great calling to
morale builders,” Chaplain they be physical, mental, through their faith journey, Baldwin said. “Chaplains are work with such great peo-
Baldwin said. emotional or spiritual — are regardless of faith. here to care for all people, ple,” Chaplain Cote said.
“Our ministry doesn’t stop met, then our Soldiers and “The chapel is so much regardless of religious back- Senior Airman Francesca Car-
at worship — one of the Airmen will be in a better more than just church servic- ground. We don’t check dog rano, Edwards AFB, Calif., Public
most important and reward- frame of mind to fulfill the es,” Chaplain Baldwin said. tags before we sit down and Affairs, and Susan Griggs, Keesler
ing things we do is to help duties they are called upon to “There are many bases that talk or counsel an Airman.” News staff, contributed to this report.
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Family fun KEESLER NOTES
Women’s retreat able at the self-help store,
Building 3517, for base housing
Sunday is the deadline to occupants, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
register for the 2006 Keesler For more information, call
Chapel women’s retreat, May 377-5397.
19-21 at the Riverview Plaza
Hotel, Mobile, Ala. Surplus furniture
Registration is open to the Surplus office furniture is
first 50 women to apply. available in Hangar 3.
For more information, call Items include desks, chairs,
Belinda McIntyre, 388-7546, filing cabinets, tables and
or e-mail Val Housen, valuvs lockers.
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call
Military rental moves Lt. Col. Cherry Dunn, 377-3902,
or Tech. Sgt. Greg Spinney,
Force One Rental has moved 313-0948.
to 211 Larcher Blvd, Building
4818. Operation Hero
The relocation is due to con- Operation Hero is 9 a.m. to
struction of the temporary satel- noon May 13 in Building 1917.
lite pharmacy next to the Class The program provides chil-
VI/Four Seasons store. dren ages 5 and up of active-
Services offered include duty personnel and civilian
truck and trailer rentals, pack- employees an opportunity to
age shipping and name tag learn about their parents’
engraving. deployment duties.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is provided.
weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon The registration deadline is
Saturdays. May 9.
To register or for more
CGOC election information, call the family
Photo by Kemberly Groue
The annual election of com- support center, 377-2179.
pany grade officers council offi-
Staff Sgts. Sharon Cleveland, left, 336th Training Squadron, and Michael Cleveland Sr., cers is 4 p.m. Wednesday in the MEO office
81st Civil Engineer Squadron, enjoy bubble blowing with their 2-year-old son, Building 1101 conference room. The military equal opportu-
nity office is in Room 239, old
Michael Jr., during Family Fun Day, April 20 at the child development center. The Green thumb? Cody Hall.
event was part of Keesler’s April celebration of the Month of the Military Child. Plants, shrubs and other For more information, call
landscape products are avail- 377-2759.
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SPORTS AND RECREATION
10th annual Air Force Marathon
at Wright-Patterson in September
By Brett Turner
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force
Photo by Master Sgt. Jon Hanson
Base, Ohio — The 10th annual Air Casey Jackson, right, receives his
Force Marathon is Sept. 16 at Wright- medal after finishing the 2nd
Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Annual Boston Marathon at Ali
Among the annual events are the Base, Iraq.
marathon itself, a 26.2 mile race
around Wright-Patterson, the home of
the Air Force Museum.
The marathon annually is run on the
Saturday nearest the anniversary of the
the Air Force on Sept. 18 every year.
The first Air Force Marathon was
held in 1997 in conjunction with the
50th anniversary of the Air Force.
Some 3,454 runners from all 50
states and seven other countries partic-
ipated in the ninth annual Air Force By Master Sgt. Jon Hanson
Marathon, Sept. 17, 2005. 407th Air Expeditionary Group
The full 26.2-mile race began the Public Affairs
day at 7:35 a.m., followed by the four- ALI Base, Iraq — Not everyone
person team relay race then the 13.1- can run in the Boston Marathon —
mile half marathon race. A 5-kilometer especially if deployed.
(3.1-mile) race was held later in the For U.S. and coalition forces here,
day. the marathon came to them.
For the second year, the Boston
Hendrik Vanloon of the Belgian Air Athletic Association brought this
Force won the 2005 race with a time of sanctioned event to Iraq.
two hours, 41 minutes and 15.9 sec- More than 250 men and women
onds. He became the second man to ran either individually or as part of
claim two overall marathon wins. four-person teams April 15.
Vanloon won the race in 2003. The Boston Marathon itself was
Wright-Patterson’s Mike Michno April 17 in Massachusetts.
took second place overall and was the One of the runners in Iraq was
men's military winner in 2:45:33.25. Casey Jackson, 407th Expeditionary
He was seventh in the initial 26.2-mile Operations Support Squadron. The 5-
race in 1997. foot-7-inch, 140-pounder finished
Kori Delwiche, McGuire AFB, N.J., first among Air Force members and
won the women’s race in 3:02:22.75, second individually in 3 hours, 2
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Tracy DeMarco
upsetting two-time defending cham- minutes and 17 seconds.
pion Jill Metzger. Runners charge across the starting Force Marathon, Sept. 17, 2005. Navy’s Matt Simms, from Camp
Metzger, stationed at Moody AFB, line during the ninth annual Air The runners traversed 26.2 miles. Slayer in Baghdad, won the race in
Ga., took second overall for women in 2:53:35.
3:06:38.55. The National Guard Stars and of the Air Force to the finish line, was Temperatures reached nearly 95
Delwiche, who ran the marathon for Stripes relay team won its race in lined with spectators at the sidelines degrees — well above the 58
the first time since 1999, is the fourth cheering the finishers home. expected in Boston.
2:31:05.6. Brett Still of Shaw AFB,
“The wind was stronger than
Air Force woman to win the women’s S.C., won the overall 5-kilometer race Some runners had family and
expected,” said Jackson. “The tail-
overall division. She follows Lori in 15:34.31, and Kelly Donahue, of friends join in with them toward the wind made it hotter. It was easy to
Eppard in 1997; Heidi McKenna in Fairborn, took the women’s division in end of the race, holding hands, strug- keep pace, but it was hotter.”
1998; and Metzger in 2003 and 2004. 20:45.51. gling, smiling. The 26.2-mile course took runners
William Bohlke, of St. Croix, Virgin The Air Force Marathon is about They then received what some con- around Ali Base and Logistical Sup-
Islands and a member of the Air much more than who finishes first, offi- sider the best award anybody can port Area Adder, past the Ziggurat of
National Guard team, took the half cials said. receive at such a race — a medallion Ur, a 4,000-year-old temple where
marathon race in 1:11:47.15. No matter what level of skill, the for their particular race, awarded by a the Prophet Abraham was born.
Rebecca Oldenhouse, of Robins runners found cheering throngs at base official or one of the sponsors. The last mile took runners along-
AFB, Ga., won the women’s half many points along the route. The run- Race results are available at side the runway to make the turn to
marathon in 1:30:15.45. ners' chute, near the National Museum http://afmarathon.wpafb.af.mil/. the finish line.
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Special Olympics still looking for volunteers
By Master Sgt. May 6
Roger Drinnon 9-10 a.m. — wheelchair
Keesler Public Affairs races, Triangle track.
Volunteer positions are still 9 a.m. to noon — roller-
available for the Mississippi skating, Skate Zone, Ocean
Special Olympics Summer Springs; tennis, base courts.
Games, May 5-7. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — track
Active-duty members and
their dependents, as well as and field events, Triangle
civilian employees and mili- track.
tary retirees are all eligible to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — aquat-
assist the 557 athletes and 112 ics, Biloxi Natatorium.
national games delegates dur- 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. —
ing the weekend. bocce, Triangle track; volley-
For more information or to ball, Meadows Drive soccer
sign up, call the volunteer hot- field.
line, 377-4263. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — sail-
The signup deadline has ing, Ocean Springs Yacht
been extended through today Club.
for the nine-pin, no-tap bowl- Noon to 1 p.m. — parent
ing tournament, noon Friday
at Gaude Lanes. luncheon, dining facility.
The cost to participate is 1:30-4 p.m. — running
$10 per person. and standing long jumps, Tri-
Proceeds from the tourna- angle track; shot put, behind
ment go to Special Olympics Field 4; softball throw, Field
Mississippi. 4; tennis ball throw, Field 5.
For more information, call 7 p.m. — closing cere-
377-9364 or 377-0630. monies, parade field.
Photo by Kemberly Groue
Schedule of events: 8 p.m. — street dance at
May 5 Two Keesler student volunteers watch as a participant tosses a football during the 2005 the training support facility;
event. Each Special Olympian had two volunteers as sponsors for the weekend. movie at Welch Auditorium.
Noon — completion of the
statewide Olympic Torch Run Avenue Gate, then along Breeze Golf Course. monies. May 7
by Mississippi law enforce-
ment officers, moving from Larcher Boulevard and Mead- 6 p.m. — opening recep- 8 p.m. — opening cere- 8 a.m. — breakfast for ath-
Veterans Boulevard along ows Drive to the Triangle area tion at Muse Manor for spon- monies at the parade field letes and coaches at desig-
Highway 90 and entering the and Welch Auditorium. sors and distinguished visitors adjacent to the Levitow Train- nated dining facilities, fol-
base through the White 1 p.m. — golf at Bay before the opening cere- ing Support Facility. lowed by their departure.
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Falcons’ outdoor track teams
sweep weekly conference awards
Air Force Print News
Colo. — Sophomore Travis
Picou and senior Dana Pounds
were named the Mountain
West Conference men’s and
women’s outdoor track and
field athletes of the week,
league officials announced
It is the first career award
for Picou, while Pounds col-
lected two such honors last
Picou set Academy records
in the 100-and 200-meter dash
on the way to two individual
wins at the Colorado Invita- Photo by Danny Meyer Courtesy photo
tional in Boulder last week. Pounds throws the javelin Picou runs in the 200-
His regional qualifying meter dash at the Colorado
during a recent Mountain
time of 10.46 in the 100-meter Invitational Meet April 8-9
dash broke the Air Force West Conference track
meet. in Boulder.
record of 10.52, which stood
for nearly 18 years. feet, 10 inches topped the run-
Picou’s time of 20.73 in the 20.96, set in 2000. Picou also
ran a leg of the winning 4x400 ner-up by 55 feet and is cur-
200-meter dash is the third rently the top throw in the
fastest mark on the all-time meter relay team, which
MWC list, as well as the top crossed the finish line in nation. Her mark in the
time in the conference this 3:15.36. javelin also is tops in MWC
season, and fifth fastest in the Pounds brought home the by 40 feet and is just off Acad-
nation. event title in the javelin throw emy and conference record of
His time shattered the pre- at the Colorado Invitational. 188 feet, 8 inches, set last sea-
vious Falcon school record of Her season-best throw of 186 son.
S CORES AND MORE
Bowling Ferry Road. Cost is $40 per person. Benefits Project
Cheer and Diamond Assist Fund. For more information,
Youth special — ages 17 and younger bowl for $1 call Steven Alford, 377-1691 or John Geboy, 377-5807.
Bay Breeze Golf Course — open 7 a.m. to dusk
Number of lanes available for open bowling —
evenings: 10 Monday, 12 Tuesday and Wednesday, eight daily; 16 of 18 holes available (Hole 13 closed for con-
Thursday and 14 Friday. Twenty-four lanes are open struction, scheduled to reopen Monday). Free for walk-
1:30-10 p.m. Saturdays. ers only. Retrieve your own balls due to loss of ball
Reserve a lane for your child’s birthday — for picker. Driving range opens at 7 a.m. daily for free use.
more information, call 377-2817. Two-for-one golf lessons — schedule a half-hour les-
Lanes and 11th Frame Cafe — now closed son for $25 and receive a second half hour lesson free.
Sundays. For an appointment, call 377-3832 or 348-7589.
Play and save cards — bowl 21 games for $29.95.
Fitness centers Outdoor recreation
Bicycle rental — new 3500 Trek, 7-speed, $3 a day
Blake Fitness Center — 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mondays-through working Fridays; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or $15 a week.
non-working Fridays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, April fishing tournament – weigh in the largest catfish
Sundays and holidays. during the month and win a $100 savings bond.
Dragon Fitness Center — Cardio equipment has For sale — hunting and fishing licenses, snacks and
LCD TV/DVD players. Users supply own headphones. beverages.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-
working Fridays. The center is closed compressed work Youth center
schedule Fridays, weekends and holidays. Baseball/T-ball — accepting registrations, ages 5-12.
Free aerobic and yoga classes — for more infor-
Operation Night Hoops registrations – through
mation, call 377-2907.
Triangle Fitness Center — closed until further April; late night basketball league, ages 13-18. For more
notice. information call 377-4116.
Classes — gymnastics, taekwondo and dance. For
Golf more information, call 377-4116.
First sergeants tournament — 1 p.m. May 12, Open recreation — Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ages
Sunkist Golf Course at Sunkist Country Club off Popps 6 and older.
HONORS Personnel apprentice course — Airmen Basic Jack Garrison,
and Shelley Rechelulk; Airman April Horton; Airmen 1st Class
Shannon Scriven and Jacob Williams; Senior Airmen Amanda
SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE
Student honor roll Cook, Jamie Greer and Alisia Madeiros; Staff Sgt. John Coleman;
Tech. Sgts. Mark Diaz and Joan Etzenhouser; Master Sgts. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
332nd Training Squadron Dorothy Sjoblom and Delsha Walker. Minutes after hour Bus stop
Electronic principles — Airmen Basic Joshua Baird, Weather training flight — Airmen Basic Keith Medina, :00 :30 332nd TRS, Building 6955
Stephanie Brown, Shelly Burke, Joshua Dukes, Dustin Gaines, James Pann and Richard Psculkowski; Navy Airman Recruit :01 :31 338th TRS, Building 6965
Jacob Krekelberg, Justin Moore, Matthew Nelson, Don Nguyen, Joseph Sloop; Marine Pvt. Christina Browne; Airmen Weston :02 :32 Welch Auditorium
Patrick Nunes, Jeremy Palmberg, Jose Pena, Tenita Ross, Dahl, Laura Groh, Dustin Hawthone, Courtney Johnson and John :05 :35 AAFES Furniture Store
Michael Simmons, Sean Triglia and Timothy Wood; Marine Pvt. Porter; Marine Pfc. Zach Butler; Airmen 1st Class Steven Gentry, :08 :38 Jones/Bryan/Hewes Hall
John Schaffer; Airmen Joshua Donati, Joshua George, Mitchell Matthew Johnson, Matthew Schart and Sabrina Slagle; Navy :10 :40 Thomson Hall
Mead and Nick Salsamn, Airmen 1st Class Jonathon Bowels, Airmen John Abraham, Joshua Cox and Kristian Shelley; Navy :11 :41 New Cody Hall
Frank Dunbar, Timonthy Dunbar, Kale Hall, Oscar Hernandez, Seaman Charles Portwood; Senior Airmen Fred Horner, Michael :13 :43 Supply, civil engineering
Justin Kolb, Jason Laboy, Joshua Lee, Michael Neuterman, Reilly and Brad Ritenour; Staff Sgts. Roy Bock, David Crabtree :14 :44 Shoppette
Kermit Penez-Torres, James Robinson, Clinton Rowland, Ryan and William Smith; Tech. Sgts. Peter Buchanan and Bryan Drake. :16 :46 Shaw House
Souvignier, Simon Stewart, Justin Trumble and Kou Xiong; 336th TRS :17 :47 Muse Manor
Marine Pfc. Scott Suess; Senior Airmen Russell Carney, Adam :19 :49 McBride Library
Fry, Justin Trumble and Daniel White; Staff Sgts. Chad Gibson, Communications-computer systems training flight — :21 :51 Medical center, Tyer House
Andy Guerra, Darius Miller, Christopher Pygott, Richey Airmen Basic Mark Bowes, Corey Hyers, Kristine Jones, :22 :52 Sablich Center
Saunders, Joshua Ward and Tim Wotten; Tech. Sgts. Brandly Benjamin Symanowicz and Robert Watts; Airmen 1st Class :23 :53 Dental clinic
Ellsworth and Michael Pafford; Master Sgt. Monte Cook. David Aiken, Andrew Burton, Megan Stockinger and Joshua :24 :54 Allee and Wolfe Halls
Metrology flight — Airman Basic Jens Knudsen; Airmen York; Senior Airmen Mark Heikell and Wai Lee; Staff Sgts. Elijah :25 :55 Base operations
Anthony Gray, Jaron Haines, Edward Sayers; Airmen 1st Class Blackwell, Keith Browning, Jason Marlow, Brian Smith and :27 :57 Hangar 4
Brian Bianco and Noel Morgan. Christopher Stewart; Tech. Sgt. Orenzy Turner; Master Sgt. Mark
Petot. Technical training route
Communications and information management training
Air traffic control operations training flight — Airmen flight — Airman Basic Artis Gandy and Airman Christian 5:10-5:37 a.m. weekdays
Basic Jonathan Armstrong, Jared Bavender, Cristoval Benavidez, Robles; Airmen 1st Class Lovoria Hicks and Stephanie Page; Minutes after hour Bus stop
James DeLaPena, Nathan Fahy, Nicholas Vifquain, Kenneth Staff Sgts. Jennifer Coleman, Richard Hidalgo, Justin Moore, :10 Building 5025
Wagner and Derrick Walker; Airmen Oryan Ballard, Quintin Brent Myles, Benjamin Northcutt, Sonya Rogers, Michael :12 Building 5022
Echols and Jeramie Piefer; Airmen 1st Class Johnathan Allard, Stephens, Desirae Wiseman and Brian Updegraff; Master Sgt. :14 Shaw House
Joseph Carvalho, Geoff Davis, Bradley Larsen, Dustin Lientz, Angela Johnson. :16 Muse Manor
William O’Daniel, Caleb Skipper, Elena White and Jim Yang; :18 Tyer House
338th TRS :20 TLQ east side 2000 block
Senior Airmen Aaron Bell and Ryan Thomas; Staff Sgts.
Christopher Casey, Lawrence Huffman, Scott Hupp and Erich Ground radio — Airman Basic Eric Brannen; Airman Aaron :21 TLQ east side of Locker House
Broyles, Christopher Flesner and Angelica Stamper; Airman 1st :25 332nd TRS
Class Nicholas Berardino, Daniel Johnson, Scott Long, Cory :28 Welch Auditorium
Command post apprentice course — Airmen Basic Kelly
Menchhofer, Aaron Mitchell, Jovan Nieves, Adonis Nyagbona, :33 Thomson/Dolan/Cody Halls
Kapeller and Kelly Walsh; Airman Beverly Bailey; Airmen 1st
Elizabeth Parsons, Luis Rodriguez and Brian Schmiedlin; Staff :34 McClellan Hall
Class Saundra Clark, Vania Mar, Amanda Ridenour and Darrell
Sgt. John Hayes; Master Sgt. James Schmiedlin. :36 Allee/Wolfe Halls
Snell; Senior Airmen Lorenzo Collins and Daniela Smith; Staff
Sgts. Michael Heronema, Aaron Grunden and Ernest Owens; :37 Stennis Hall/Weather
Tech. Sgts. Steven Gieseke, Shannon Hanks and Xavier
Manderson; Senior Master Sgt. Shellie Woods.
CLASSES Prior-service students lodged off-base
335th TRS Airman Leadership School Call 377-2432 for transportation needs. Traffic in the
local area impacts base taxi times.
Class 06-C — graduates Monday.
Class 06-D — May 10-June 15. Editor’s note: Duty passengers have priority over
Class 06-E — July 12-Aug. 12. “space available” riders. Schedule may be impacted by
CHAPEL SERVICES Class 06-F —Aug. 24-Sept. 29. increased official operations or severe weather. Those
who are physically challenged, have excess baggage,
Arts and crafts center medical appointments at off-base hospitals or clinics or
Roman Catholic Beginning intarsia woodworking — 5 p.m. Friday. $15.
unable to ride the base shuttle, call 377-2432 for the base
Sunday Mass taxi. For more information, call 377-2430. Until further
Advanced intarsia woodworking — 10 a.m. Saturday; new
Triangle Chapel .........................................................10 a.m. notice, weekend shuttle service isn’t available. Taxi
project each month.
Daily Mass service is available on an “as needed” basis.
Mold pouring — 10 a.m. Saturday. $25 including first firing.
Triangle Chapel.....................................................11:15 a.m. Ages 13 and older.
Protestant Air Force photography contest — entries accepted at Van-
denberg Community Center for student base-level competition.
COAST AREA TRANSIT
Larcher Chapel traditional service......................8:30 a.m. McBride Library Keesler Express — runs between the Triangle and
Edgewater Mall. Bus service begins from the base, 5:50-8:30
Fishbowl student contemporary service.................10 a.m. Orientations — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for commanders, first p.m. work days, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. down Fridays and
Larcher Chapel contemporary worship service...11:30 a.m. sergeants and instructors. Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays.
Triangle Chapel gospel service....................................1 p.m. Storytime — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 2-5. The route is limited to specific pickup and dropoff points:
April special — send/receive faxes for 50 cents a page; inter-
Islamic national fax service unavailable.
Minutes after hour, bus stop
:30 Hercules Street bus stop
Building 2003 — for international students, temporary Orientations/tours — for more information, call 377-2181. :32 Welch Auditorium
duty and permanent party; prayer five times daily; Salaat ul- :45 Pass Road WalMart
Jummah congregational prayer, noon Friday.
For more information, call 377-2520 or 0327. CLUBS AND CENTERS :54 Arrive Edgewater Mall
:00 Depart Edgewater Mall
Latter-Day Saints :09 Pass Road WalMart
Vandenberg Community Center :22 Welch Auditorium
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — stu- Eight-ball pool tournament — 6-9:30 p.m. Mondays. :24 Hercules Street bus stop
dent group service, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Fishbowl. Family home Nine-ball pool tournament — 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The regular adult fare is $1. An unlimited one-day pass
evenings, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fishbowl Student Center. For more is $5 and one-month pass is $45.
information, call 396-5274 or 1-661-747-4738. Please see Digest, Page 24 For more information, call 896-8080.
Digest, efif/index.htm; for members returning from Operations Enduring
Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Southern Region Military and Civilian Job Fair — DINING HALL MENUS
from Page 23 http://www. mesc.state.ms.us/jobfair.
New military spouse career center — http://www.military Today
.com/spouse. Extensive job board including jobs from public and Lunch — roast pork loin, cornbread, jaegerschnitzel
Game night — 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Board games, ping pong
private sectors. For more information, call Vince Patton, 703- veal, glazed cornish hen, potato halves, orange rice, gravy,
tournament and more.
269-0154, or e-mail at email@example.com. carrots, pinto beans, corn combo, fruit salad, potato salad,
Karaoke — 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Military Connection — online resources database for mili- cream of broccoli soup, chicken and wild rice soup, chili,
Late night dance and DJ — 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays
tary family members seeking civilian employment at http://www. cannonball sandwich and Italian pepper beef sandwich.
before nonworking Fridays, Fridays and Saturdays. $3.
military connection.com Dinner — herbed baked chicken, cornbread, stuffed cab-
Half Time Café — Open for lunch and dinner. Buffet spe-
America’s Job Bank — http://www.ajb.dni.us. bage rolls, fried catfish, blackeyed peas with rice, mashed
cials 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Wednesdays, Italian, $5.95; working Fri- potatoes, gravy, baked sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables,
days, catfish, $6.50.
MEETINGS peas, fruit salad, potato salad, cream of broccoli soup,
chicken and wild rice soup, chili, cannonball sandwich and
Editor’s note: To list time, place and contact for organiza- Italian pepper beef sandwich.
Annual membership — $25 for ages 6 and older. Receive
discounted prices for programs, classes and sports.
tion meetings, call 377-3837 or e-mail KN@keesler.af.mil. Friday
African-American Heritage Committee — 3:30 p.m. sec- Lunch — lasagna, spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian
Summer camp registration — school age program, cheer-
ond Tuesday of the month, Room 109, Taylor Logistics Building. sausage, garlic toast, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli polon-
leading, basketball, theater and teen camp. For more informa-
tion, call 377-4116. For more information, call Paulette Powell, 377-2270, or Kurt aise, cauliflower, Italian baked beans, corn O’Brien, pasta
Instructors needed — for programs including those for ages Higgins, 377-1390. salad, three-bean salad, clam chowder, garden vegetable soup,
Air Force Sergeants Association — 11:30 a.m. third Tuesday frontier chicken chili, barbecue port sandwiches and burritos.
3-5 and special classes. For more information, call 377-4116.
of the month, Vandenberg Community Center. For more informa- Dinner — Mexican baked chicken, Swiss steak, stuffed
Classes — Mondays, gymnastics; Mondays and Wednesdays, peppers, macaroni and cheese, rice, gravy, corn on the cob,
tion, call Master Sgt. Scott Sippel, 377-2337.
tae kwon do; Tuesday, dance. For more information, call 377-4116.
Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary — 6 p.m. third beans, peas and carrots, pasta salad, three-bean salad, clam
Self-directed activities — 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, chowder, garden vegetable soup, frontier chicken chili, barbe-
ages 9-18. Thursday of the month, youth center, J Street. For more informa-
tion, call Desarae Chereskin, 341-0988. cue pork sandwiches and burritos.
Movies and snacks — 5 p.m. Mondays, ages 9 and older.
Smart girls — 5 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 9-16; girls-only topics. At Eze Toastmasters Club — noon Tuesdays, Building 1101 Saturday
Training responsible adolescents in leadership/Keystone conference room. For more information, call Chief Master Sgt. Lunch — fish almondine, stir-fry chicken with broccoli,
Club — 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 13-17. Don Seaton, 377-5958, or Fred Blache, 377-1048, or visit http:// pork chops, rissole potatoes, rice pilaf, gravy, calico corn,
Game room tournaments — 6 p.m. Wednesdays. www.toastmasters.org. club spinach, fried okra, fruit medley, kidney bean salad,
Torch Club — 5 p.m. Thursdays, ages 9-12. Grief support meeting — 11:00 a.m. Sundays, Larcher bean soup, chicken gumbo, chili and buffalo wings.
FitFactor fitness club — 5 p.m. Fridays, ages 9-18. Chapel bridal room; open to military and civilian personnel. For Dinner — crispy baked chicken, cajun meatloaf, ribeye
more information, call Glenda Woodard, 377-5032; Delphine steak, baked and mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, French
Friday dances — 6:30-10 p.m., ages 9-15.
McIntyre, 313-4761; or Chap. (Capt.) Winston Jones, 377-2761. peas, glazed carrots, fruit medley, kidney bean salad, bean
Super Saturdays — 2-5 p.m., ages 6-12; 6-10 p.m., ages 13- soup, chicken gumbo, chili and buffalo wings.
18. Games, sports and crafts. Keesler Christian Home Educators Association — 7-9 p.m.
Creative corner club — 4:30 p.m. today. second Tuesday of each month, September-May, Larcher Chapel. Sunday
Read by mail program — 4:30 p.m. today. Open to all military home educators. For more information, call Lunch — ginger barbecue chicken, fried shrimp,
Michelle Durkin, 872-9393, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. spinach lasagna, orange rice, mashed potatoes, gravy,
Keesler Officers Spouses Club — for more information, call
TICKETS AND TOURS Jeanette Jackson, 872-0626.
Native American Heritage Committee — for more informa-
black-eyed peas, lima beans, corn O’Brien, tomato salad,
jellied spring salad, vegetable beef soup, Italian wedding
soup, frontier chicken chili and cheese pizza.
Editor’s note: Located inside Vandenberg Community tion, call R.I. Whiteside, 863-0479, or Capt. Elizabeth Taillon, Dinner — tuna and noodles, sauerbraten, chicken
Center. 377-6242. breast filet parmesan, au gratin potatoes, rice, gravy, cauli-
Discounted tickets — for many attractions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rising VI Association — 3 p.m. third Wednesday of the flower combo, peas, fried cabbage, tomato salad, jellied
Tuesdays-Thursdays. For more information, call 377-3818. month, Keesler NCO Academy auditorium. For more informa- spring salad, vegetable beef soup, Italian wedding soup,
tion, call Staff Sgt. Shanda Yarborough, 377-3653, or Tech. Sgt. frontier chicken chili and cheese pizza.
TRANSITIONS Kevin Benjaman, 377-7924. Monday
Lunch — turkey, cornbread, ham, raisin sauce, fish and
Workshops, briefings MISCELLANEOUS fries, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, gravy, succotash,
tempura vegetables, green beans, garden cottage cheese salad,
Veterans benefits briefing — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, June
15, July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14, Movies macaroni salad, chicken dumpling soup, minestrone, chili with
beans, cannonball sandwich and chicken nuggets.
Room 122, old Cody Hall. To pre-register, call Ron Bublik, 377- Editor’s note: Movies are shown at Welch Auditorium. Tick- Dinner — baked chicken, Swiss steak, baked Italian
8592 or e-mail ronald.bublik@keesler .af.mil. ets are $3 for adults and $1.50 for children for regular features, sausage, peppers and onions, mashed potatoes, rice, gravy,
Transition assistance program workshop — 8 a.m. to 4 and $2.50 for adults and $1 for children for matinees. For a broccoli polonaise, carrots, cornbread, cottage cheese
p.m. May 8-10, June 12-14, July 10-12, Aug. 14-16, Sept. 11-13, recorded message about current features, call 377-6627. salad, macaroni salad, chicken dumpling soup, chili, can-
Oct. 16-18, Nov. 13-15 and Dec. 11-13, Room 122, old Cody Friday — 7 p.m., Failure to Launch (PG-13). nonball sandwich and chicken nuggets.
Hall. To pre-register, call Ron Bublik, 377-8592, or e-mail Saturday — 2 p.m., Ultraviolet (PG-13); 7 p.m., V for
email@example.com. Vendetta (R).
Sunday — 2 p.m., She’s the Man (PG-13). Lunch — paprika beef, barbecue beef cubes, chicken
Computer use fajitas, garlic toast, O’Brien potatoes, rice, gravy, cauli-
Government computers — commanders may authorize their May weather outlook flower, corn on the cob, lima beans, waldorf salad, spinach
use for preparation of personal resumes by people separating or salad, white chicken chili, seven-bean with ham soup, steak
retiring from the service on an “as available” basis as long as use May is a transition month from spring to summer and is usu- and cheese subs and tacos.
doesn’t adversely affect the mission. ally one of the most pleasant months of the year. Frontal pas- Dinner — onion lemon baked fish, pork schnitzel steak,
Transition employment opportunities public folder — go sages are less frequent and there is less fog, stratus, and precipi- beef and spaghetti, garlic toast, baked and mashed potatoes,
to e-mail “public folders” and click on “transition employment tation than any other spring month. When fog restricts flying gravy, pinto beans, spinach, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad,
opportunities” for job opportunities for active duty and family operations, it is usually at or near sunrise. The number of days waldorf salad, white chicken chili, seven-bean with ham soup,
members. For more information, call 377-8592 or 8593. with thunderstorms increases slightly and most precipitation chicken noodle soup and steak and cheese subs.
comes from rainshowers or thunderstorms. The prevailing wind Wednesday
Web sites is southerly. Temperatures are warmer than in April and night-
Defense Manpower Data Center — http://www.dmdc. Lunch — fried chicken, cajun baked fish, jalapeno corn-
time temperatures rarely go below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
osd.mil/dors or http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tbb. bread, barbecue ribs, rice, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the
Extreme maximum temperature (F).................................97 cob, okra and tomato gumbo, fried cabbage, cole slaw, garden
Air Force Blue to Corporate Gray — http://www.blue
Mean daily maximum temperature (F)............................82 cottage cheese salad, pasta fagioli soup, chicken tortilla soup,
togray.com. vegetarian chili, cheese fishwich and cheese pizza.
Air Force Federal Employment Resume and Information Mean daily minimum temperature (F).............................69
Dinner — Caribbean jerk chicken, beef porcupines,
— http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/resweb. Extreme minimum temperature (F)..................................48 jalapeno cornbread, chicken enchiladas, scalloped potatoes,
Civilian job certification and licensing requirements for Mean relative humidity (percent)......................................72 rice, gravy, Mexican corn, peas, baked beans, coleslaw,
military personnel and veterans — http://www.dol.gov/ cottage cheese salad, pasta fagioli soup, chicken tortilla
dol/vets. Please see Digest, Page 25 soup, vegetarian chili, cheese fishwich and cheese pizza.
Department of Veterans Affairs — http://www.vba.va.gov/
from Page 24
Mean monthly precipitation (inches).............................4.72
Mean number of days with precipitation............................7
Mean number of days with thunderstorms........................8
Maximum 24-hour rainfall (inches).............................10.02
Percentage of observations with ceiling less than:
Percentage of observations with visibility less than:
Percentage of observations with wind:
22 knots or greater...................................................0.1
Base personnel can access radar and satellite data and a gen-
eral forecast on the local area network in the public folders under
81 OSF Weather.
Torrejon Air Base, Spain — Sept. 1-3, Oklahoma City, for
all years. For more information, call William Hardin, 1-405-672-
8939, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER YOUTH CENTER
Editor’s note: Preregistration is required for all classes. Registration opens the first of the month prior to Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-4116.
the scheduled date at craft sales, Building 5904. Space is limited. For more information, call 377-2821. Annual membership — $25, ages 6 and older. Membership
Multi-crafts shop allows for discounted prices for programs, classes and sports.
Scrapbooking — 1 p.m. May 19. $15 including supplies for a two-page layout; bring photos. Teen center — snack bar, TV lounge, pool room, gymnasi-
Ceramic painting class — 10 a.m. May 20. Spend Armed Forces Day creating a unique patri- um, games, tournaments, workshops and computers.
otic item. Call for details. Creative corner — 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 17.
Ceramic mold pouring class — 10 a.m. May 27. $25 including first firing. Youth age 13 and “Read by Mail” — register online; May 11 and 25. Discuss
older welcome. Learn to pour your own ceramics. Pour a project you select and two more to books, take test and log progress for prizes.
keep and finish as you like. Free home alone workshop — 6 p.m. May 18, ages 10 and
Macrame — learn this old craft that’s becoming new again. Call for details. older. Register by May 17. Parent must accompany child.
Congressional Award program — 6 p.m. May 15, ages 14-
Youth 21. Set and achieve personal goals in four areas to become eli-
Summer craft camp — registration now for one or all eight weeks of camp in June and July. gible for a medal presented by a member of Congress.
Different craft theme each week. For more information, see page A3. Three-on-three soccer — registrations accepted now for
Kid’s crafting class — 11 a.m. May 6. $10. Mother’s Day project; children ages 7 and ages 5-12. $30, nonmembers $35. Season is June-July
younger need a parent’s involvement. Instructors needed — for youth programs including pro-
Frame shop grams for ages 3-5 and special classes.
Beginners framing — one class, four sessions, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 10, 17 and Gymnastics — 4-5 p.m. Mondays, ages 3-5; 5-6:30 p.m.,
24. $60. Sign up in the multi-crafts shop. Learn an enjoyable skill that can save you money. ages 6 and older. $30 month, nonmembers $35.
Advanced matting — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19. $25. Beginners framing is prerequisite. Tae kwon do — 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ages 6
and older. $35 month, nonmembers $40.
Engraving and frame shops specials Dance classes — Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. ages 3-5; 5:15-
Mother’s Day special — “love you” coaster with your own design in the engraving shop, 6:15 p.m. ages 6 and older. $30 month, nonmembers $35.
order by May 9. Self-directed activities — 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays
Graduation special — 10 percent off graduation certificate framing. ages 9-18. Free for members, 50 cents daily guest fee.
Wood shop Homework help, computer lab, 4-H Clubs, game room, snack
Beginners woodworking class — 5-7:30 p.m. May 31. $25. Earn your safety certification bar, gym, multimedia room and arcade area.
and get your operator’s card for future shop use. Movies and snacks — 5 p.m. Mondays, ages 9 and older.
Beginning intarsia class — 5 p.m. May 12 or 26. $15. Intarsia is the art form of inlaying Pediatrics playgroup — 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 2-5.
pieces of wood in a decorative pattern. TRAIL Keystone teen meeting — 6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages
Advanced intarsia class — 10 a.m. May 13 or 27. $20. A new project each month. 13-17. Outdoor adventures and community service projects to
improve communication and leadership skills, and self-esteem.
MUSE MANOR MINI-MART Smart girls — 5 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 9-16. Topics for girls
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2752. only. Discussion and activities to promote healthy life choices.
Convenience store — snacks, cold drinks, health and hygiene products. Open 24 hours a day. Wacky Wednesday tournaments — 5-6 p.m. Wednesday,
foosball; May 10, ping-pong; May 17, UNO; May 24, pool.
RESALE LOT Torch club — 5 p.m. Thursdays, ages 9-12. Leadership pro-
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2821. Located on the corner of M and T Streets. grams, activities, community service, fun and friends.
Buy, sell, trade — $5 for two weeks. Vehicles must be registered with the arts and crafts cen- FitFactor club — 5 p.m. Fridays, ages 9-18. Different activ-
ter prior to parking on the lot. Proof of ownership and insurance required. ity each week; free prize for registering. Win prizes tracking
your fitness activities.
VANDENBERG COMMUNITY CENTER Free Friday dances — 6:30-10 p.m., ages 9-15. May 5,
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-5576 or 4355. crazy hat; May 12, western barn dance; May 19, karaoke; May
Armed Forces Day dance — 6 p.m. May 20. Dance contest and prizes. 26, school’s out dance.
Free Xbox Tournament — 9 a.m. May 13, 27 and June 10. Four-person teams, 15 minute Free super Saturdays — 2-5 p.m., ages 6-12. May 6, closed
rounds, 20 teams maximum. Sign up at customer service counter. Prizes awarded. Ask the staff for Special Olympics; May 13, Mother’s Day crafts; May 20,
or call for specific game titles or more information. America’s Kids fun run; May 27, family skate day.
CyberSports Internet gaming — base-to-base competitions, squadron challenges, all nighters, Office meetings — stop by and see our new facility featur-
wireless Internet connection, hot games (instruction available); http://www.cybersports.cc. ing meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Snack bar avail-
Eight-ball tournament — 6-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Winners get into weekend dance free. able with soft drinks and assorted snacks. After the meeting,
Nine-ball tournament — 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Winners get into weekend dance free. enjoy a game of pool, foosball, basketball, dodge ball, softball,
Game night — 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Dominos, Yahtzee, UNO, Phase 10 and more. kickball or roller skating.
Karaoke — 6-9:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Late night dance — 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays before down Fridays, Fridays and
Saturdays. $3 admission
H APPENINGS is a monthly supplement to
Birthday dance — 6 p.m. May 19. Free admission for people with May birthdays.
the Keesler News produced by the 81st Services Divi-
sion. Information is subject to change without notice.
VETERINARY SERVICES No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.
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Low prices every day — save an average of 25-30 percent over off-base prices on
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 11TH FRAME CAFÉ FAMILY CHILD CARE MCBRIDE LIBRARY
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2211. Editor’s note: Located inside Gaudé Lanes. For more information, call Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-3189, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2181. Fax service and copy machine available for a nominal fee.
Give Parents a Break — 4-10 p.m. May 6. This program funded by the Air Force Aid Society 377-2036. Mondays-Fridays. Training is at the family child care office, Building Free checkout of music CDs, VHS and DVD movies. Free Internet service.
offers free child care at the child development center for Air Force families who are referred by base Serving lunch and dinner — burgers, hot dogs, submarine and J0043, Thrower Park. Orientations — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for commanders, first sergeants and instructors.
helping agencies such as the family support center and family advocacy, as well as first sergeants, specialty sandwiches, chicken and shrimp baskets and large assort- Be your own boss — now recruiting military spouses on and off Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month — stories 10 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 2-5. Display
commanders and chaplains. Also eligible are family members of deployed Air Force members. The ment of side items available for dine-in or take out. Soft drinks and base who wish to care for children in their homes. Providers are throughout the month.
program is offered 4-10 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. alcoholic beverages available. For complete menu with prices log also needed to care for children with special needs including asth- Get caught reading month — get caught reading at McBride Library and be surprised.
Parents Night Out — 4-10 p.m. May 6. Held in conjunction with “Give Parents a Break” every on to https://wwwmil.keesler.af.mil/81svs/wheretoeat/11thframe/ ma, allergies, cerebral palsy and physical impairments; and to Law display — throughout the month in observance of Law Day.
month, this program offers child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years at $3 per hour per child. The pro- 11thframe.htm. work swing and evening shifts. Paperback book swap program — swap one for one in the same genre. Books should be in good
gram is offered the first Saturday of each month. BAY BREEZE GOLF COURSE Providers pre-training orientation — 4 p.m. Mondays at the condition.
Free golf — course is open daily 7 a.m. to dusk for walkers family child care office, Building J0043, Thrower Park. Tours/orientations — call 377-2181.
Extended duty child care and mildly ill child care —
only. Free pull carts and rental clubs available.
Free driving range — open daily 7 a.m. to dusk. Shag your providers available.
OUTDOOR RECREATION AND MARINA
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-3160 or 0002. Located in the enclosed pavilion in marina park.
own balls due to loss of ball picker during Hurricane Katrina.
Two-for-one golf lessons — $25 through May. Two people get a
FITNESS Mother’s Day special — May 14, moms get 10 percent discount on boat rental.
half-hour lesson at the same time, or schedule your free lesson later. Dragon Fitness Center — basketball court is now open. Each Fishing trips to the oil rigs aboard the Boston Whaler — Saturdays. $100 per person including
For an appointment, call 377-3832 or 348-7589. piece of cardio equipment has its own LCD TV/DVD player. everything you need to fish. Minimum four, maximum six people. Call now for reservations.
Pontoon boat training — to rent a pontoon boat, you must take a test and be certified. Call for
DINING FACILITIES Customers must bring their own headphones.
SWIMMING POOL PASSES Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2200.
Memorial Day 5-kilometer run/walk — 3 p.m. May 26, mari-
na park. Prizes to first-place male and female. Ten age groups.
May fishing tournament — weigh in the heaviest ground mullet for the month and take home a
LESSONS •Daily $1.50 •Single Season $20
•Family Season $60 (three or more)
Memorial Day summer cook-out — May 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at Pecan Dining Facility and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Magnolia
Month-long fitness challenge — select 31 fitness activities
$100 savings bond.
Retail store — snacks, soft drinks, beer and licenses for hunting and fresh and salt water fishing
Morning and Dining Facility. Barbecue chicken, ribs, steaks and other tempting for sale.
evening classes from our list. Each activity may be selected only once. Annotate
•Free ages 5 and younger, picnic fare. Open to anyone eligible to eat at the dining facilities.
date activity was accomplished, turn in your completed form to the Equipment headquarters — camping, fishing and recreational equipment available for rent.
Tuesdays-Fridays at the
main base pool. no pass required. HELP WANTED Blake or Dragon fitness centers and collect your reward. Recreational vehicle and dry storage available.
General information Air Force fitness test — take the test (official or unofficial) Need a place to have a large gathering or family picnic? — reserve one of our pavilions.
Parent/child aquatics avail- Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-9032.
able for ages 6 months to 5 administered by a certified Air Force physical training leader. Bicycle rental — new 3500 Trek, seven speed bicycle rents for $3 per day or $15 per week.
Only Coast Guard certified life vests and float- Nonappropriated fund jobs — apply noon to 5 p.m. Mondays-
years; regular swim lessons
available for ages 5 and
ing devices allowed in pool. Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. working Fridays noon to 4 p.m. The
human resources office is in Room 5417, Locker House, 505 C St.,
Score 100 points, submit verification form to the Dragon Fitness
Center and get “I Maxed It Out!” T-shirt.
Pools are open to anyone authorized to use Editor’s note: for more information, call 377-2817.
older. Services facilities. Military and civilian personnel Building 3101. Information pamphlet and complete job listings are Free fitness classes — Dragon Fitness Center offers a variety of Mother’s Day special — May 13. Bring mom out to bowl — her bowling and shoes are free.
SESSIONS must present an identification card and the entry fee available in Locker House. NAF employment Web site is classes at many convenient times: step aerobics, salsa dancing aer- Nine-pin no-tap tournament — 12:30 p.m. May 26. Limited to 24 five-person teams. $75 per
or purchase a pool pass. Civilian dependents will http://www.aetcsv.us/employment.html; 24-hour job line 377-9055. obics, kickboxing, yoga (bring your own mat) and spin cycling.
1 ~ June 6-16 team includes wings and subs buffet and a medium drink. Call now to register your team.
be provided identification card for pool entry at the
Services office in Locker Building 3101.
INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL Monthly schedule available at Dragon and Blake fitness centers. Closed — May 29 for Memorial Day; limited bowling and services May 30-31.
2 ~ June 20-30 Ages 10 and younger must be accompanied in Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-3818. Parent/child fitness room — open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays- Play-and-save card — 21 games for $29.95. Some restrictions apply; shoes aren’t included.
working Fridays at Dragon Fitness Center. Workout equipment. Youth special — ages 17 and younger bowl for $1 a game; some restrictions apply.
3 ~ July 11-21 the pool by an adult. Ages 11-13 may use the pool Information on local and out-of-state attractions — informa-
Play area for ages 6 months to 7 years. Children must be directly
unattended if they can demonstrate the ability to tional brochures for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Birthday parties — great fun for the kids bowling and playing arcade games. Bring a birthday
4 ~ July 24-Aug. 4 swim at least 12 meters. Infants and small children Georgia attractions. supervised by parent while in the facility. cake; refreshments available at the snack bar. Reduced pricing for reservations with more than 20
Varsity/intramural sports — for information, call 377-2907 or participants. Call to reserve lanes and for more information.
PREREGISTRATION must wear rubber pants or swim diapers in the pool. Discounted tickets — compare and save.
Six Flags over Georgia 4409. Plan ahead — it’s never too early to schedule Christmas fund raisers. Call now.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9-11 at Pool passes
the marina. For registration Passes may be purchased at each pool and out- Six Flags — $27.50. HALF TIME CAFÉ
Dual ticket Six Flags and White Water — $44.75.
information after May 11,
door recreation at the marina. Individuals purchas-
ing seasonal passes are responsible for lost passes, White Water — $23.25.
Editor’s note: for more information, call 377-2424. Located inside
Vandenberg Community Center. No to-go orders on buffets.
Youth Summer Craft Camp
which can be replaced by re-purchase. Meal deal voucher Six Flags — $8.50. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
20 PER PERSON
PER SESSION Pool parties Orlando
Italian lunch buffet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. $5.95
includes spaghetti with meat sauce, pizza, salad, pasta salad, bread at the arts and crafts center for eight weeks starting June 6.
Busch Gardens — $49; ages 3-9 $40.50. Ages 8 and older — $25 per week.
15 EACH ADDITIONAL
PERSON PER SESSION
Parties are available during evenings.
Reservations are required at least two weeks in SeaWorld — $52; ages 3-9 $42.
Universal Orlando one-day — $50; ages 3-9 $40.50.
sticks, garlic bread and 16-ounce soda or iced tea.
Catfish lunch buffet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. work Fridays. $6.50. Sign up for one or all eight weeks.
advance. Cost is $50 for the first two hours and
KATRINA KANTINA JUNE CAMPS
$25 for each additional hour. No alcoholic bever- Universal Orlando two-day/third-day free — $90.50; ages 3-
Hours ages may be served.
Disney’s “Magic Your Way” Tickets
Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2719.
All ranks invited — snacks, beverages and music. Located in
Ceramics ~ Week 1
Learn to pour, clean, paint and glaze ceramics.
MAIN BASE POOL 377-3948 Paper crafts ~ Week 2
Daily . . . . . . Noon-5:30 p.m. Instructors needed — call 377-0002. Editors note: Tickets expire 14 days after the first day of activation at the marina building overlooking Biloxi’s Back Bay. Hours are
Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Disney. Ticket upgrades are made at Disney World. 3:30 p.m. until Tuesdays-Fridays. Learn to make homemade paper, paper casting,
Lap swimming make your own scrapbook and cards, and decoupage.
Four-day hopper — $225; ages 3-9 $190.75. Random cash giveaway —once a week between 5:30 and 6:30
TRIANGLE POOL 377-3568 Main base pool — normal hours. Pottery ~ Week 3
Five-day hopper — $228.75; ages 3-9 $193.50. p.m., a lucky club member wins $50 cash; must be present and
Daily . . . . . . . . . Noon-7 p.m. Triangle Pool — normal hours and 11 a.m. to noon. Learn to make pinch and coil pots and slab rolling.
Lap Swim . . . . 11 a.m.-Noon *Six-day hopper — $231.75; ages 3-9 $195.25. have club card.
Wednesday . . . . . . . . Closed For more information, call 377-3568. *Seven-day hopper — $233.50; ages 3-9 $196.25. We cater — in the rebuilding of our community, there are still Wood crafts ~ Week 4
*Special order, requires 15 working days notice and payment at weddings, holidays, birthdays, official functions and other special Complete several wood projects and paint and stain them.
time of order. No refunds or exchanges. occasions to celebrate. Let our expert caterer assist you with plan- For July camps or more information, call 377-2821.
$1 service charge added to all ticket sales. ning and help relieve some of the stress of these busy times.
Youth center jumps into summer May 2006
with fun-filled camps, clinics
Teen Extreme Camps
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, ages 13-15, early drop off available.
$55 per week members, $65 per week nonmembers — breakfast, lunch and snacks included.
Register now — maximum 24 participants per camp.
Boys and Girls Club programs, 4-H Programs, Fitfactor activities, team building, cultural and diversity awareness,
career exploration, leadership activities,character and moral compass, food experiences, special activities, field trips.
FitFactor camp ~ June 5-9
Kick off to a healthy summer. Enroll in the “FitFactor” program and begin tracking fitness
activities. Get up, get out, get fit. Prizes awarded through summer for program involvement.
Lights, camera, action camp ~ June 19-23
Delve into movie making, photography skills, digital arts, and fine arts. Learn how to make
your own music through computers.
Extreme adventure camp ~ June 26-30
Push yourself to the extreme with the “Amazing Race”, “Fear Factor”, and “Survivor” events.
Overcome your fears through high ropes course at Challenge Country.
Understanding me, understanding you camp ~ July 3-7
Explore cultural diversity and tolerance. Activities built around getting to know and accept one
another; find out what respect really means.
Weird science camp ~ July 10-14
Find the “mad scientist” inside of you. Explore engineering, space and flight. Have fun dis-
covering grossology experiments. Take a field trip to Mobile’s Explorium.
Backyard Mississippi camp ~ July 17-21
Discover all the great things about Mississippi. Learn historical first achievements and famous
Mississippians. Tour the Mississippi Gulf Coast and see pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina scenery.
Teen warrior camp ~ July 24-28
Explore Keesler and challenge yourself through an obstacle course. Check out the services
available. Prizes for survivors of teen extreme summer camp and FitFactor. N
Kids for Broadway Summer Clinics
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12-16, ages 6-18
Six-year-olds must have birth certificate
and have completed kindergarten.
Archery ~ June 19-23, 9-11 a.m.
Ages 6-12; $25 members, $35 nonmembers.
$55 members, $65 nonmembers —
breakfast, lunch and snacks included
Perfect your theatrical skills
and show what you’re made of
Track and field ~ July 17-21, 9-11 a.m.
Ages 6-12; $25 members, $35 nonmembers.
Basketball ~ July 25-28, 9-11 a.m.
Ages 6-12; $25 members, $35 nonmembers.
in a live June 16 production of Cheerleading ~ July 10-14, 9-11 a.m.
“Little Orphan Annie Meets Richie Rich”
For more information, call 377-4116.
Free; ages 6-18.
Home Depot Night S
6 p.m. May 17 ~ Katrina Kantina
Free food ~ Giveaways
For more information, call 377-2719.
Sponsored by The Home Depot.