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                                                                          Potomac Air Monthly
                                 Editorial Staff
                               Brig. Gen. Jeffrey R. Johnson
                                    113 WG commander
                                                                                                                    03   Schedule       Nugget Training                            Date/Time                    Location
                                    Col. Marc H. Sasseville                                                                             Casualty Reporting                          Sat. or Sun.                   In office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UTA Schedule
                                    113 WG vice commander                                        Command       04
                             Chief Master Sgt. Chris Acostar                                     Center                                 Proper use of Decon.                        Sat. or Sun.                   In office
                                 113 WG command chief
                                                                                                                    05   Ready                                                                                                              March 2009                UTA 14-15
                                                                                                                                        RCC Operation                               Sat. 0700
                                     Capt. Byron Coward                                     Secretary of 06              Warrior                                                                                                            April 2009               ORE 15-20
                                  113 WG Public Affairs chief                                                                           ICC TX day SITBRF                           Sat. 0730                        ICC
                                                                                               the Army                                                                                                                                     May 2009                  UTA 30-31
                                 2nd Lt. Duane N. Peterson                                                                              OCL validation                              Sat. 0730
                                113 WG Public Affairs deputy
                                                                                            Inauguration 08                                                                                                                                 June 2009                ORE 10-14
                               Master Sgt. Ray C. Wilkerson                                                                             Threat Working Group                        Sat. 0730
                                  113 WG Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                                                     July 2009                 ORI 16-22
                                      superintendent
                                                                                                                                        CP SITREP process                           Sat. 0730
                                                                                                   DCANG       10                                                                                                                           Aug. 2009                      No UTA
                               Tech. Sgt. Adrianne L. Wilson                                                                            CSS handoff to SOC                          Sat. 0730
                                           editor
                                                                                                   Marches                                                                                                                                  Sept. 2009                UTA 19-20
                                                                                                                                        EOC Training                                Sat. 0730
                                  Master Sgt. Dennis Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2009                 UTA 17-18
                                        photographer                                       Inauguration        12                       Memorial Service                            Sat. 1145                      Chapel 3
                                 Tech. Sgt. William Parks                                  Drawing                                                                                                                                          Nov. 2009                 UTA 21-22
                                                                                                                                        SERENE BYTE Ex.                             Sat. 1500
                               graphic artist and photographer                                                      13   Supply                                                                                                             Dec. 2009                      UTA 5-6
                               Staff Sgt. Gareth B. Buckland                                                                            Chief Master Sgt. Rose                       Sat. 1600              Wing Auditorium
                                       photojournalist
                                                                                                   Services    14
                                                                                                                    15   Chaplains      Rising Six                                  Sat. 1615 Bldg. 3252 Rm. 201
                                     Staff Sgt. Gary Nelson
                                            historian                                           Information    16
                                                                                                                                        CSA/CS tabletop                             Sun. 0830                         3222
                           Senior Airman Gwendolyn Blakley                                      Assurance
                                     photographer
                              Airman 1st Class Sarah Hayes                                      Perspective    16
                                      photographer                                              highlights          17   Good
                                                                                                                                                                                 In memory of ...
                        Airman 1st Class Kelly L. Mollineaux                                                                                 Staff Sergeant Phillip Eric Downey I, entered into eternal rest Feb. 12, 2009, at Andrews.
                                    staff writer                                                   Incentive 18          Conduct         Phil was born August 23, 1959, in Dayton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by the late James
                                                                                                                                         (Bud) Downey and Esselean (Lean) Brantley.
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                          The Potomac Air Monthly is the official
                      newsletter published by and for the 113th Wing,
                                                                                                                                             Phil was a 1977 graduate of John H. Patterson Cooperative High School. After high
                      District of Columbia Air National Guard. The                                                                       school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1977 and was stationed at Parris Island, S.C., and
                      contents of the Potomac Air Monthly are not                                                   19   AAFES           Quantico Marine Base, V.A. He separated from the Marine Corps and was accepted into
                      necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by                                                                  the Prince George’s County Police Department where he served five years. He was later
                      the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Air                           Washington 20            changes         employed by Prince George’s County as a Property Standards Inspector in the Environmen-
                      Force, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau
                      or the D.C. Air National Guard.                                           Capitals                                 tal Resources Department.
                          To submit articles or photography to the                                                                           Phil suffered a major medical setback when a malignant tumor was found, which eventu-
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                      Potomac Air Monthly, send them to PA.113WG@                                                   21   Honor           ally prevented him from performing his duties with the Prince George’s County Police
                      dcandr.ang.af.mil or contact the 113 WG Public
                      Affairs office at 240-857-2810.
                                                                                                   Spotlight   22
                                                                                                                         Guard           Department. Phil spent months in rehabilitation, relearning to walk, eat, and dress before he
                          The Public Affairs Office address is 113th
                                                                                                                                         was given a desk assignment.
                      Wing, DCANG 3252 E. Perimeter Rd. Andrews                                                                              Phil joined the Air Force in 2002 and was assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing as a
                      AFB, MD 20762.
                                                                                                                    23   Recognitions    Life Support Specialist. He later transferred to the District of Columbia Air National Guard
                                                                                                 Basketball    24                        in 2007 and was assigned to the 113th Services Flight as a food service journeyman.              Staff Sgt. Phillip E. Downey I
                      Cover photo by Master sgt. Dennis young
                                                                                                                                             Phil leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Staff Sgt. Christian A. (Angie) Lynch, Davis
                                                                                                                    25   Base            Monthan AFB, A.Z., and Senior Airman Phillip Eric Downey II, Hickam AFB, Hawaii;
                                                                                                                                         his brother Carl B. (Gina) Downey; sisters Linda A. (Joseph) Tann; Theresa I. (Sanders) Mil-
                                                                                                 History       26        Services        ligan, and Crystal L. Brantley; his stepmother Mabeline Downey, stepbrothers, Willis and
                                                                                                                                         Michael Wynn, Michael Sr., and Andre Brantley; a host of aunts, nieces, and nephews and
                                                                                                                                         special cousin Bertha Reece.
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Command Center
              The
                                                                                                                                                            Ready Warrior
                                                                                                                                                       The improvised explosive device threat
                                                                                                                                                          Terrorist attacks are a threat at home       Remote control devices of every sort         very innovative ways. Watch for:
                                                                                                                                                       just as they are abroad and the terrorist    can be used (e.g., car alarms, door bells,         • Potholes covered with dirt or freshly
                                                                                                                                                       weapon of choice is the homemade bomb        garage door openers, or cell phones).           paved areas
                                                                                                                                                       or IED. During contingencies the threat         Booby-Traps                                     • Camouflaging devices such as bags
                      AF Chief of Staff releases ‘09 Reading List                                                                                      is normally greater. In recent operations,
                                                                                                                                                       IEDs have been used against US forces
                                                                                                                                                                                                       An IED can also be triggered mechani-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    cally if you disturb it. This is commonly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    along side or in the roadway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Dead animal carcasses, or bits of a car
                         Editor’s note: The following is a       a thought-provoking Strategic Stud-         wars from 1775 to the present and         with deadly effect. As the name implies,     known as a “booby trap.” IEDs can be            wreck that’s strewn across a highway
                      message from Gen. Norton Schwartz,         ies Quarterly article about Airpower        suggests why the seemingly weaker         these are homemade explosive items–and       built so that any force or movement such           • An obvious IED in the open–a decoy–
                      chief of staff of the Air Force, an-       and Irregular Warfare, and this book        side won. He concludes that external      the design and complexity are limited only   as tugging, lifting, turning a doorknob         to slow or stop convoys
                      nouncing the 2009 CSAF Reading             is an excellent backdrop for better         assistance correlates more consistently   by the ingenuity of the builder. Safety is   (any normal day-to-day function) will              The Car-bomb
                      List.                                      understanding the demands on our Air        with insurgent success than any other     paramount with any IED. IEDs are made        detonate it.                                       Comes in all shapes and sizes from
                         The professional development of         Force.                                      explanation.                              from whatever materials are easily obtain-      How They’re Used                             donkey carts to simple passenger cars and
                      Airmen remains one of our key priori-         The third book for this quarter is          I hope you enjoy these books. I        able and can take almost any form. IEDs         In the workplace, IEDs can be con-           ambulances, to delivery trucks.
                      ties; to that end we’ve carefully se-      Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies           truly believe reading plays an impor-     might be hidden or not easily recognized.    tained in or made to look like ordinary            An attack may even involve multiple
                      lected each book on my 2009 reading        Win, by Jeffrey Record. This book           tant part in the professional develop-       You May Be A Target                       items–a common item such as a backpack,         vehicles. Possible indicators of a car bomb
                      list. I consider professional reading      examines the phenomenon of vic-             ment of Airmen and that these books          Never lower your guard. Constantly        a discarded box, or a soda can.                 or “Large Vehicle IED” are:
                      important for every Airman: officer;       tories by the weak over the strong,         will provide valuable insight into our    maintain situational awareness–know             In outside areas, in addition to smaller        • An auto rides low on the springs or
                      enlisted; and civilian.                    and more specifically, insurgencies         changing Air Force and world. The         where you are and remain alert for all       items, IEDs have been camouflaged as            resting low in the rear
                         This year my reading list includes      that succeeded against great powers.        entire 2009 reading list can be found     types of entrapment situations. IEDs can     trashcans, cement blocks, flower contain-          • Large boxes, crates, bags, or contain-
                      twelve books. You owe it to your-          Mr. Record reviews eleven insurgent         at www.af.mil/library/csafreading.        be planted to stir your curiosity and lure   ers, pieces of curbing, and crates.             ers in plain view
                      self, our Air Force, and our Nation to                                                                                           you within their lethal explosive range.        In a convoy ambush, IEDs can be used            • A control box, switch, or “circuitry”
                      continually increase your knowledge.                                                                                             There have been instances of bombers         to disable a vehicle, followed-up with a        on the front seat/floor near the driver
                      The reading list is one small step in                            2009 CSA                                                        causing an explosion just to draw in the     secondary attack. If you’re the target of          • An acrid smelling smoke coming
                                                                                                     F Readin                                          curious, the would-be rescuers and first     an IED attack (in a convoy or otherwise),
                      this direction.                                                                             g   Checklis                                                                                                                      from the trunk or passenger compartment
                                                                                       - Militar                                   t                   responders–and then detonating a second      DO NOT drop your guard–stay on high                • Curious fuel-like (diesel or kerosene)
                         This year’s reading list is organized                                    y History
                      into three areas: 1) Military History;                          • America                                                        device. If there is one IED, there may be    alert, maintain 360o security, and be ready
                                                                                                  nP                                                                                                                                                odors from the trunk or passenger com-
                      2) Mission, Doctrine, Profession; and                          Colonel B atriot: The Life an                                                                                  to defend yourself against a follow-up
                                                                                                  ud Day                    d Wars of                  more in the area.                                                                            partment
                      3) Our Nation and Our World. Ev-                               • Fast Tan                                                           How They Work                             ambush and be observant for other IEDs             The Suicide/Homicide Bomber is an-
                                                                                                 ks and He
                                                                                    Innovatio                 av
                                                                                                n in the U y Bombers:
                      ery quarter this year I will highlight                                                                                              Time Delay or Command Detonated.          designed to attack dismounted Airmen or         other form of IED threat. There is no ste-
                      three books from the list and explain                        • One Da                 .S. Army                                   An IED can function at a preset time or      responding forces. Know your rules of           reotypical suicide bomber. Bulky clothing,
                                                                                               yT
                      why I think they are pertinent to your                       and the B oo Long: Top Secr                                         be detonated remotely using a hand held      engagement–work as a team.                      and nervous appearance may be clues, but
                                                                                               om                        et Site 85                                                                    Roadside IEDs can be concealed in
                      professional development.                                   • The Sav bing of North Vie                                          transmitter/receiver.                                                                        the best defense is vigilance in performing
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                         The first book speaks to our Mili-                                                            tnam
                                                                                 and the R                 of
                                                                                              ise of Am Peace: Small Wars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           your duties.
                      tary History. American Patriot: The                                                 erican Po                                                                                                                                            Use Common Sense. If pos-
                      Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day,                          - Our Na                           wer                                                                                                                                    sible, make observations regarding
                                                                                             tion and
                      by Robert Coram, details the life of                      • Afghanis               World                                                                                                                                             what you think might be suspicious
                                                                                              tan: A Sh                                                                                                                                                    and use the 4Rs of UXO reporting
                      a heroic man in the United States Air                    People an                 ort Histor
                                                                                            d Politics              y of its                                                                                                                               (see page 128 and 205). Stick to
                      Force. Coram's superb biography                          • Beating
                                                                                            Goliath: W                                                                                                                                                     your first instinct. DO NOT sec-
                                                                              • Contem                    h
                                                                                           porary Nu y Insurgencies Win
                      of the most decorated living Ameri-
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                      can veteran begins with Bud Day's                                                 clear Deb                                                                                                                                          ond-guess yourself, and do not be
                                                                              Defense,                            ates: Mis
                                                                                          Arms Co                             sile                                                                                                                         embarrassed to ask the experts for
                      childhood and follows him through
                                                                             in the Tw                ntrol, and
                                                                                          enty-Firs              Arms Rac                                                                                                                                  help. (Information taken form the
                      joining the Air Force, marrying his                                            t Century                es
                      high school sweetheart, and flying de-                                                                                                                                                                                               Airman’s Manual.)
                      manding missions in Vietnam. It is a             - Mission
                                                                                   , Doctrin
                      truly remarkable story of a great Air-           • Making                e, Profes
                                                                                  Twenty-F                sion
                      man and Medal of Honor recipient.                An Introd               irst-Centu
                                                                                  ucti                     ry Strateg                                                                                                                                        This explosion cloud was caused
                         The second book, Modern Strat-               Security P on to the Modern                     y:                                                                                                                                     when the Army’s 759th Explosive
                                                                                  rocesses a                 National                                                                                                                                        Ordnance Disposal team. They
                      egy by Colin S. Gray, makes sense              •Thinking                 nd
                      of the strategic history of the 20th                        about Am Problems                                                                                                                                                          detonated a car bomb during an
                                                                     • Modern                  erica’s De
                      Century and what this implies for the                     Strategy                   fense                                                                                                                                             improvised explosive device train-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing exercise at the National Training
                      21st Century. Gray recently wrote
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Center, Fort Irwin, California.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PhOTO by KEN DryLIE
                      Capital Guardian News




                       Secretary of the Army Pete
                       geren and maj. gen. Errol r.
                       Schwartz, DC National guard
                       commanding general, stop to
                       take a photo Feb. 9 after Sec-
                       retary geren signed a Com-
                       munity Covenant at the DC Ar-
                       mory. The secretary was also
                       given a tour of the facility.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               general Schwartz and Secretary
                                                                                                                                      PhOTO by Army STAFF SgT. mATThEw CLIFTON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   geren place a streamer on the


                       Army Secretary honors DCNg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  District of Columbia guidon rep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   resenting the Army Superior Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Award that was awarded Feb. 9 at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the DC Armory, washington, D.C.
                       By Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon                                                                                                                                                                                                   PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON

                       eDitor                                           Your city and your nation are proud of the       Col. Ronald C. Stamps, Joint Force Head-
                                                                        contributions you have made.”                    quarters – DC Human Resources director.
                           WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of                  “It was an honor to receive the coin            Due to time constraints, Mr. Geren gave
                       the Army Pete Geren thanked the DC Na-           from the Honorable Pete Geren,” said             out 30 coins, said Colonel Stamps. A total
                       tional Guard for their support of the presi-     Senior Master Sgt. David Thomas, 113th           of 150 DCNG Soldiers, Airmen and civil-
                       dential inauguration during a ceremony           Wing plans superintendent. “It speaks vol-       ians will receive the coins. The remaining
                       held at the DC Armory, Washington, D.C.,         umes to the magnitude of the operation that      coins will be presented at a later date.
                       Feb. 9.                                          the DCNG executed when a senior leader              Secretary Geren also awarded an Army
                           The secretary gave 28 DC Air and Army




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                                                                        of the U.S. military takes time out of their     Superior Unit Award and placed a streamer
                       Guard members and two DCNG civilians             schedule to thank and recognize the work         in significance of the award on the DCNG
                       his coin. On one side bears the Army four        that was accomplished.”                          guidon.
                       star general flag and on the other side the          “Shaking the hands of the secretary of          “All members of the DCANG are
                       secretary’s name. The Guard members              the Army while receiving my coin was one         awarded the ribbon since this was a joint
                       were given the coin in recognition of their      of the most prestigious honors I could have      operation,” said Colonel Stamps. “This
                       superior service during the Presidential In-     ever received,” said Master Sgt. Wanda C.        is the first time in DCNG history the
                       auguration.                                      Robinson, 113 LRS stock control NCOIC.           DCANG has received the Army Superior
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                           “The whole world watched the 56th            “Just the feeling of knowing that I served       Unit Award.”
                       Presidential Inauguration,” said Secretary       in the presidential inauguration has pretty         The DC Army and Air Guard processed
                       Geren. “We had some concerns going in            much heightened my military career. Ev-          and bedded down more than 5,000 Sol-
                       that this perhaps that this would be a crowd     eryone does not get the chance to say ‘I         diers and Airman in three days through
                       that could dwarf our very best efforts. In       participated in the swearing in of one of        three separate Joint Reception, Staging,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The front and back of Secretary geren’s coin.
                       fact we had a record setting crowd of …          the most important men in the world and          Onward Movement, and Integration loca-
                       1.8 million, but it did not dwarf our best ef-   that is the president of the United States.’ I   tions, said Colonel Stamps. Approximately
                       forts because of the extraordinary efforts of    would tell anyone they should experience         10,000 National Guard personnel were
                       every one of you, this inauguration came         this event because it is an experience of a      called to duty for this event, of the 10,000
                       off without a hitch. Hang that ribbon on         life time.”                                      almost 7,000 were under the command of                                                                               PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON

                                                                                                                                                                                 Secretary geren gives Senior master Sgt. David Thomas, 113th wing Plans superintendent,
                       your chest, it’s a tribute to you and it’s a         “Recipients of the coins were nominat-       the DCNG though the JFHQ-DC and the                     his coin during a ceremony at the DC Armory. Thirty DCNg Soldiers, Airmen and Civilians
06                     tribute to your families that stand with you.    ed by supervisors and commanders,” said          Joint Task force.                                       were given his coin for their superior service during the 56th Presidential Inauguration.                                                             07
                                                                                                                                                                                     Inauguration a success for DCNG
                                                                                                                                                                                     By Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon                develop and execute the mission in less          excitement on their faces - I was inspired.
                                                                                                                                                                                     eDitor                                          than one month. Our team executed as if          When I listened to their leadership, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     this was a routine mission. I am confident       talked about the pride they felt to assist in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District             that our success is a result of each service -   inauguration of the president of the United
                                                                                                                                                                                     of Columbia National Guard successfully         Army and Air Guard - bringing their special      States of America. The historical nature of
                                                                                                                                                                                     completed the 56th Presidential Inaugura-       talents to the game.”                            this event has changed our Nation and me
                                                                                                                                                                                     tion.                                              When the mission grew the JTF was             as an individual. This was an experience we
                                                                                                                                                                                         “The Joint Force Headquarters - DCNG        able to quickly make the necessary adjust-       will all share with our families and friends
                                                                                                                                                                                     was responsible for setting the frame work      ment to accomplish the mission, said Gen-        for many years to come.”
                                                                                                                                                                                     for the mission,” said Maj. Gen. Errol R.       eral Bolden.                                         “We worked as a team,” said Chief Mas-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Schwartz, DC National Guard command-               “When we realized the taskings con-           ter Sgt. Terrance B. Aycock, state command
                                                                                                                                                                                     ing general. The DCNG as a whole was in         tinued to grow and the number of people          chief master sergeant. “We were the tip of
                                                                                                                                                                                     support of the local authorities. They had      required to come in was more than what           the spear that was supported by more than
                                                                                                                                                                                     three primary customers they supported -        we had in the DCNG, we had to go to the          30 states and territories. Every Airmen and
                                                                                                                                                                                     District of Columbia Homeland Security          National Guard Bureau,” said Brig. Gen.          Soldier knew their duties and carried them
                                                                                                                                                                                     Emergency Management Agency, Park Po-           Linda K. McTague, JFHQ –DC assistant             out in an outstanding manner. I am very
                                                                                                                                                                                     lice and the Secret Service.                    adjutant general - Air, who was the JTF vice     proud of the men and women of the DC
                                                                                                                                                                                         When the JFHQ-DC knew what was              commander.                                       National Guard. On that day we were truly
                                                                                                                                                                                     needed for the inauguration, they engaged          There were so many different organi-          a well oiled machine.”
                                                                                                                                              PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG      the Joint Task Force, who would implement       zations and states that came together, said          “We knew this inauguration was going to
                      Airmen of the 113th wing wait at a school as part of Task Force blue during the inauguration. Task Force blue is a reactionary task force.
                                                                                                                                                                                     it.                                             General McTague – this was her fifth inau-       be bigger than others, but I don’t think any
                                                                                                                                                                                         “This was the largest NSSE [National        guration. “All arrived with minimal time         of us had any idea how big it was going to
                                                                                                                                                                                     Special Security Event] the Guard has ever      to get ready. They knew what they were           be,” said General McTague, who with Gen-
                                                                                                                                                                                     participated in,” said Brig. Gen. Barbara-      supposed to do and they executed their           eral Bolden, were the first females to over-
                                                                                                                                                                                     nette T. Bolden, Joint Force Headquarters –     missions flawlessly. We had people where         see a mission, such as this in the DCNG.
                                                                                                                                                                                     District of Columbia assistant adjutant gen-    they needed to be, we had them ready and             “I think we had enough flexibility in our
                                                                                                                                                                                     eral - Army, who was the Joint Task Force       prepared. Logistically it was incredible to      planning to overcome any obstacles,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                     commander during the inauguration.              watch.”                                          General Schwartz. “I don’t think it was a
                                                                                                                                                                                         In the beginning of the mission, there         “The support provided to us by more           surprise; I have a good team who was for-
                                                                                                                                                                                     was a shortage of staff based on the num-       than 30 states and territories were with-        ward looking and anticipated what those
                                                                                                                                                                                     ber of personnel needed to accomplish the       out question the key to our success,” said       requirements would be and knew the pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                     mission, said General Bolden. “We had to        General Bolden. “When I saw the Soldiers         cess well enough to know how to get those
                                                                                                                                                                                     grow our staff in less than two weeks and       and Airmen processing in and watching the        resources.”




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                                                                                  PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG                         PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. ADRIANNE L. WILSON

                      Soldiers and Airmen are sworn in as Special Police by
                      a D.C. Metropolitan Police officer.

                      Above right: Staff Sgt. richard Noon, 113th Communi-
                      cations Flight Information Assurance technician, and
                      Army Staff Sgt. reed, DCArNg, program the JISSC at
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                      DC Armory.

                      right: master Sgt. Charles Lane, 113th maintenance
                      group aircrew egress system craftsman, and master
                      Sgt. yulonda m. godbold, 201st Airlift Squadron mis-
                      sion planner, prepare briefing slides for a daily meeting
                      with the Joint Task Force commanders.




08                                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. ADRIANNE L. WILSON
                                                                                                                                                                                     members of the 113th wing practice using a baton in preparation of the presidential inauguration. They are part of the Quick response Force.                09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief master Sgt. reginald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edwards, 201st Airlift Squad-
                                                                                                                                                                           “When the buses                                                                                                        ron Operation Support Flight

                                                                                                                                                                          pulled up and I                                                                                                         superintendent,  inspects a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  marchers uniform to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  proper wear of the Service
                                                                                                                                                                          saw the wave of                                                                                                         Dress uniform.

                                                                                                                                                                          people, it struck
                                                                                                                                                                          me emotionally,”
                                                                                                                                                                                     – said Army Sgt.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Norrelle Combest,
                                                                                                                                                                          547th Transportation Company
                                                                                                                                                                             transportation specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The DCANg marching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           element marches on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Andrews flightline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in preparation of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           56th Presidential Inau-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           guration. The DCNg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           has marched in all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the Inaugural Pa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rades.
                                                                                                                               PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON
                      The DCANg falls into formation in front of the white house before the inaugural parade begins Jan. 20 at the National mall.


                      ‘Front and Center’ of presidential inauguration
                      By Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon              manager. “Acting as the first sergeant         “When the buses pulled up and I
                      eDitor
                                                                    for the 91 Air National Guard volun-        saw the wave of people, it struck me
                      anD
                      MAj. ShAne douceT
                                                                    teer contingent was easy and rewarding      emotionally,” said Army Sgt. Norrelle
                      Joint ForCe heaDquarters,                     because every member knew we were           Combest, 547th Transportation Com-
                      DistriCt oF ColuMbia publiC aFFairs oFFiCer   representing the entire Air National        pany transportation specialist. “Seeing
                                                                    Guard community. This will always be        the people excited made me excited.”
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Dis-                a memory for me and my family of an-           There were about 14,000 people                                                                                                            PhOTO by SENIOr AIrmAN gwENDOLyN bLAKLEy


                      trict of Columbia National Guard par-         other event that has made me proud to       who participated in the parade.
                      ticipated in the 56th presidential inau-      be a part of the 113th Wing.”                  “Being a participant and not a spec-
                      guration January 20 here.                         “This was the greatest milestone for    tator is what I was looking forward
                         Both the DC Army and Air National          me as an African-American and seeing        too,” said Sergeant Combest.




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                      Guard had a traditional marching ele-         the youth out here is just wonderful,”         Even though all of the parade par-
                      ment comprised of 91 Soldiers and 91          said Chief Master Sgt. LeJuane F. Rob-      ticipants were standing outside while
                      Airmen. Since the 1800s, DC National          inson, 201st Airlift Squadron flight at-    there was a 2-hour delay and the
                      Guard members have marched in the             tendant supervisor.                         weather was in the teens, there were no
                      inaugural parades.                               Coincidentally, when the chief, who      complaints.
                         “The event was overwhelming just           is a native of Washington, D.C., was 12        “It was a little cold, but other than
                      to know that all those people were here       years old, her mother took her to hear      that, very exciting,” said Army 1st Lt.
                      to see us march. Hearing the speech
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                                                                    Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Aug.        Luke Ralston, 273rd Military Police
                      and being in the parade made me re-           28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.                Company executive officer.
                      ally proud to be a U.S. citizen and to           “Everyone was going, because it             Both the Soldiers and Airmen prac-
                      serve in the Air National Guard,” said        was a big deal and it was important,”       ticed marching for at least three days,
                      Master Sgt. Irma Tamayo-McMurphy,             said the chief. “It was exciting to me      five to six hours a day. It was well
                      113th Communications Flight wing              because of the crowds. Now I can share      worth it to the marchers.
                      knowledge operations manager.                 this with my grandchildren. This inau-         “Growing up in Texas and watching                                                            PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON

                         “I felt deeply honored and proud to        guration is not for just one race, is for   the Inauguration on TV was exciting,                    Chief master Sgt. Clayton Dade, 113th maintenance group air-
                                                                                                                                                                        craft manager, calls out a command to the DC Air National guard
                      have participated in another inaugura-        all races. It proves that everyone has a    but being in the Inauguration Parade
                                                                                                                                                                        marching element Jan. 20 during the inaugural parade. Chief
                      tion, my third as a marcher, fourth over-     chance.”                                    really put things in perspective” said                  Dade was the marching elements first sergeant.
                      all,” Chief Master Sgt. Clayton Dade,            Inauguration Day brought 1.8 mil-        Sergeant Tamayo-McMurphy. “It was                       right: DCANg marchers pass the U.S. Capitol during the parade.
                      113th Maintenance Group aircraft              lion people to the National Mall.           a very humbling experience.”                            Top left: The DCANg falls into formation in front of the U.S. Capi-
10                                                                                                                                                                      tol before the inaugural parade begins.                                                                                       PhOTO by TECh. SgT. ADrIANNE L. wILSON   11
                      12 DCNg, washington, D.C.,
                      residents win inauguration tickets
                      By Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon
                      eDitor                                           Army, held a container while an Airman            was cool, and decided that I would give
                                                                       and Soldier, respectively, pulled a piece         the ticket to a friend since I was not able
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a draw-                 of paper out with a name on it.                   to attend since I was working in Task
                      ing Jan. 17 at the DC Armory, eight DC              There are around 300 District of Co-           Force Blue.”
                      Army National Guard members and four             lumbia residents who are in the DCNG.                 Those who received tickets are: Army
                      DC Air National Guard members won                There are more Army Guard members                 Pvt. Antwone Atkinson, Army Pvt. Daryl
                      tickets in a random drawing to the 56th          than Air, which is why there were eight           Barriteau, Army Spc. Charles Blakeney,
                      Presidential Inauguration.                       names picked for Army and four for Air.           Army Maj. Curtis Cherry, Air Force Air-
                         Washington, D.C., Congresswoman                  If the Guard member could not attend           man 1st Class Tiffany Clark, Army Staff
                      Eleanor Holmes gave 12 tickets to the            the inauguration, they could give it to a         Sgt. Anthony Cowell, Air Force Staff
                      District of Columbia for Soldiers and            friend or family member.                          Sgt. Mikyung Kang, Air Force Staff
                      Airmen who live in the District of Co-              “I got a call from Col. Jones, [113th          Sgt. DeLoniel McCombs, Army Pvt. Pa-
                      lumbia.                                          Mission Support Group commander,]                 trice McNair, Air Force Senior Airman
                         Brig. Gen. Linda K. McTague, Joint            that I won the ticket,” said Staff Sgt.           Michael Miller, Army Warrant Officer
                      Force Headquarters – District of Co-             Mikyung Kang, 113th Civil Engineer                George Palmer, and Army Spc. Jessica
                      lumbia assistant adjutant general - Air,         Squadron operations management ap-                Pollard.
                      and Brig. Gen. Barbaranette T. Bolden,           prentice. “I was surprised because I usu-             This was the first time inauguration
                      JFHQ - DC assistant adjutant general -           ally don't ever win anything. I thought it        tickets were given to the DCNG.                         Staff Sgt. yanira gonzalez, 113th Logistics readiness Squadron mobility NCOIC, and Senior Airman Steve Dobbs, 113 LrS material handler tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                 nician, roll up sleeping bags after the inauguration. The sleeping bags will be dry cleaned and sealed in plastic and be stored for future use.



                                                                                                                                                                                 113 LRS provides inaugural necessities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 STory And phoToS By                                  trol NCOIC, was a member of the Joint Task
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon                        Force Supply staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 eDitor                                                   The JTF J4 [supply] office was account-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      able for providing 7,000 inaugural partici-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 113th Logistics Readiness Squadron            pants cots, sleeping bags, shower and bath-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was tasked in supplying clothing, cots, sleep-        room installments, heater units and personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing bags and other items for the 56th Presi-          necessities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dential Inauguration.                                     Sergeant Robinson coordinated and imple-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Whether it was for uniforms, sleeping             mented supply support for more than 19 bed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      down sites. Each site bedded down 300 to




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bags, hand warmers, or transportation, every-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                one in the wing needed them.                          1,300 military personnel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 113 LRS began preparing for the in-               “I love my job because it has so much sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                auguration Dec. 19. Twenty-six augmentees             ply diversity to it that my days are never bor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from other National Guard bases helped them           ing,” said Sergeant Robinson. “I enjoy using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                accomplish this mission.                              my customer service skills because it brings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We were in charge of issuing all different       satisfaction to me knowing that I can assist
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                type of necessities such as toilet paper, paper       with problems and bring a smile to my cus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                towels, fire extinguishers, riot gear, cots, etc.,”   tomers’ face.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                said Staff Sgt. Yanira Gonzalez, 113th Logis-              “Supporting the wing, DCNG Joint Task
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tics Readiness Squadron mobility NCOIC.               Force and other individuals all at the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “We supported more than 1,200 people for              time was an hourly challenge but we keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                five days. Our shifts ran 24 hours and we             plugging away and making it happen at all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                slept and napped in between. It felt good to          hours - 24/7,” said Chief Master Sgt. Walter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                be part of such a big event, but it also took a       Michael, 113 LRS superintendent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lot of effort and patience to accomplish what             Some of the many duties the 113 LRS had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                we did.”                                              to accomplish were: provide clothing require-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Senior Airman Don galloway, 113 LrS mate-
                                                                                                                                                                                 rial management technician, gets AbU’s from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “We were the behind the scene players            ments; transport personnel to/from work-cen-
                                                                                                                                             PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG
                                                                                                                                                                                 the shelf for an Airman who will be working    that no one would hardly see, said Master
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                      brig. gen. Linda K. mcTague, Joint Force headquarters – District of Columbia assistant adjutant general, Air, reads the 2009 Presidential and Vice
                      Presidential Inauguration ticket to DCNg members who are also washington, D.C., residents January 17 in the DC Armory.                                     the inauguration.                              Sgt. Wanda Robinson, 113 LRS stock con-                                SEE SUPPLy oN PAGE 15
                                                   Staff Sgt. goldsborough K. Ster-
                                                   ling, 113 SVF lodging NCOIC, per-
                                                   forms food service duties at the
                                                   DC Armory during the week of the
                                                   inauguration.




                      113 Services Flight
                      feeds thousands of
                      Soldiers, Airmen
                      during inauguration
                      STory And phoToS By                            magic happens,” said Sergeant Gadbois.        outstanding services team that was put to
                      Tech. SgT. AdriAnne L. WiLSon                  “Generating and executing the mission         the test, and worked through challenges
                      eDitor                                         involves the coordination of a number of      and long hours to achieve mission suc-
                                                                     squadrons and often times morphing from       cess”
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 113th                a services team member into a logistics          “One hundred and sixty eight services
                      Services Flight prepared more than 24,000      readiness squadron, military personnel        Airmen from 16 Air National Guard units
                      meals during the presidential inauguration.    flight or operations squadron function.”      supported this monumental task,” said
                      This inauguration was the first time the 113       The 113th Services Flight had to have     Sergeant Gadbois. “Their support and
                      SVF was tasked to provide hot meals. For       help from other Air National Guard Ser-       commitment to deliver service to a total
                      previous inaugurations, they provided box      vices Flights to make all of this happen.     force made a seemingly impossible mis-
                      lunches to the DCANG marchers.                     “All services Airmen from 16 different    sion a reality. The coordination and recep-
                         They fed thousands of Soldiers and Air-     states became one team and effectively        tion of 17 units with 18 field feeding plat-                                                                                                               PhOTO by SENIOr AIrmAN gwENDOLyN bLAKLEy

                      men who came from across the country.          used home station training to successfully    forms was a daunting task. Moreover, each         Chaplains, assistants provide religious, spiritual guidance
                         “We provided hot breakfasts, MRE            maintain constant communications to con-      unit was deployed to one of 12 locations,         Tech. Sgt. Latondra r. Collier, 113th wing chaplain’s assistant, and master Sgt. Amichele m. Johnson, 113 wg chaplain’s assistant, discuss
                                                                                                                                                                     the different handouts they will hand out during the inauguration while working with Task Force blue.
                      lunches and hot dinners for the 7,000 Sol-     trol food, personnel, equipment, and de-
                      diers and Airmen who provided support for      liver hot, safe meals,” said Capt. Jacklyn
                      the inauguration for six days,” said Master    Napier, 113 SVF commander. “We had an                      SEE SErVICES oN PAGE 15
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                      Sgt. Bruce A. Templeman, 113 SVF base                                                                                                                                             that all the moving parts came
                      services technician.                                                                                                                                                              together to make it happen,” said
                         “There were 23 services Airmen acti-                                                                                                     in or around the district with as-    Sergeant Gadbois. “It’s hard to           ters located throughout District of Columbia; assist augmentee
                      vated to sustain this extremely challenging                                                                                                 sets and personnel to serve as        see the forest through the trees          Army and Air Guard support personnel in bed-down require-
                      mission,” said Senior Master Sgt. Fred-                                                                                                     many as 1,100 service mem-            when you are working in near-             ments; issue cots, sleeping bags, hand, body, and foot warmers,
                      erick D. Sandacz, 113 SVF asset deploy-                                                                                                     bers at these locations. Ensur-       arctic temperatures, zero sleep,          ABU/Dress Blues uniforms, riot gear; and out process/in pro-




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                      ment NCOIC. To make all the meals for                                                                                                       ing accountability for all people     off-loading aircraft pallets at 2         cess wing personnel involved in the inauguration.
                      the thousands of Soldiers and Airmen, it                                                                                                    and assets was challenging but        a.m. and answering non-stop                   “Pretty much everyone from supply, transportation, the traf-
                      takes a lot of planning. The 113 SVF be-                                                                                                    thanks to the training and expe-      calls from the field. However,            fic management office, petroleum oil and lubricants, and log
                      gan planning for the inauguration Dec. 1,                                                                                                   rience of 113 SVF, deployment         when the mission was complete             plans helped in the inauguration,” said the chief, who has been
                      and started logistical preparations Jan. 5.                                                                                                 and redeployment was achieved         you take a moment to realize              involved in five other inaugurations.
                         “It seemed like the mission expanded                                                                                                     with nearly flawless execution.”      what you just accomplished and                “LRS is always involved in joint missions due to the nature
                      every couple of weeks and we were try-                                                                                                          “With the consistently chang-     you are awarded a true sense of           of our operations; we have participated directly with marching,
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                      ing hard to get our requirements finalized,”                                                                                                ing mission there was a need for      pride and at that point, it’s worth       quick response force and all logistics elements of joint opera-
                      said Master Sgt. Bruce A. Templeman, 113                                                                                                    constant adaptation,” he said. “A     it.”                                      tions,” he said.
                      SVF base services technician. “Maj. An-                                                                                                     regular fluctuation of numbers            The mission wasn’t complete               The chief liked “being part of history, unity of effort within
                      drea M. Weber, [HQ DCNG/J4] was in-                                                                                                         and mission requirements made         until Jan. 23 when the last ser-          the wing and meeting the mission requirements.”
                      strumental in forecasting the increases and                                                                                                 the objectives extremely chal-        vices unit and their equipment                The mission didn’t end for the 113 LRS after the inaugura-
                      kept us focused on our particular areas.”                                                                                                   lenging. As the mission ramped        was re-deployed to their home             tion.
                         “It’s amazing the scope of responsibility                                                                                                up, so did the personnel and as-      station, said Sergeant Sandacz.               “The primary execution started for us Jan. 15 and lasted dur-
                      services carries during a sizable contingent                                                                                                set requirements. Having logisti-         “No one hurt, no equipment            ing reconstitution through Jan. 24, but it takes another month
                      such as the inauguration,” said Tech. Sgt.                                                                                                  cal flexibility was the key to mis-   broken … a successful mission             to complete all actions, financial and property accountability,”
                      Aaron J. Gadbois, 113 SVF subsistence                                                                                                       sion success.”                        accomplished in traditional Air           said the chief.
                      deployment NCOIC.                                                                                                                              “The true reward is seeing the     Guard Services style,” said Ser-              “I could not have done it without everyone from LRS who
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                                                                     members of the 113th Services Flight serve Soldiers and Airmen at the DC Armory during the
                         “Behind the scenes is where all the         inauguration. Thousands of servicemembers were served meals prepared by the 113 SVF.
                                                                                                                                                                  mission executed and knowing          geant Templeman.                          assisted in achieving what was accomplished,” he said.
                      Information Assurance                                                          'Perspective' highlights                            Air Force Good Conduct Medal reinstated
                                                                                                     service before self
                      Microsoft offers $250,000 reward                                                By jAnie SAnToS
                                                                                                                                                         By MAj. pAuL ViLLAgrAn
                                                                                                                                                         seCretary oF the air ForCe     a positive impact on good                                       one of the oldest military
                                                                                                                                                         publiC aFFairs                 order and discipline in the                                     decorations dating back to
                      By MASTer SgT. ALLen M. hoTTe                                                   DeFense MeDia aCtivity - san antonio
                      113th CoMMuniCations Flight            India’s Ministry of External Af-                                                                                           unit. It's part of our history                                  World War II, has a long-
                                                             fairs infected with Spyware -                                                                  WASHINGTON, D.C. –          and we needed to bring it                                       standing tradition in the
                                                                                                        SAN ANTONIO – In the latest "Enlisted                                           back to where it rightfully                                     Air Force and links Air-
                      $250,000 Reward                        Source IPs tracked to China                                                                 Air Force officials an-
                                                                                                     Perspective, the Air Force's top enlisted Airman
                         Microsoft is offering a $250,000        Several computer systems with-      reflects on the Air Force core value of "service
                                                                                                                                                         nounced Feb. 11 the rein-      should be, part of our en-                                      men with those who served
                      reward for information that leads to   in the Indian government were           before self" and how Airmen incorporate this
                                                                                                                                                         statement of the Air Force     listed heritage.                                                throughout the history of
                      the arrest and conviction of those     infected with spyware. Their sen-                                                           Good Conduct Medal for            "When an Airman is                                           the service. In addition, Air
                                                                                                     value in everyday life.                                                            pinned with their first good                                    Force officials solicited in-
                      responsible for releasing the Con-     sitive Pakistan department was                                                              enlisted members, effec-
                                                                                                        "When we deploy; when we take a new as-
                      ficker/Downadup Worm onto the          included in the systems infected.       signment even though it isn't the location or the
                                                                                                                                                         tive immediately and ret-      conduct medal it's an event                                     put from the field regarding
                      internet.                              Each time an e-mail was sent a                                                              roactive to Feb. 6, 2006,      they will never forget,"                                        the Good Conduct Medal.
                                                                                                     timeframe we may have wanted; when we must                                         he said. "I still remember,
                         In October 2008, Microsoft          copy was forwarded on to another        retrain out of our career field even though we
                                                                                                                                                         when the medal was dis-                                                                           "All services present
                      released Microsoft Security Bul-       address for harvesting by the at-                                                           continued. Airmen who are      vividly, receiving my first                                     the Good Conduct Medal
                                                                                                     are very happy in our present duty -- these are
                      letin MS08-067 (Critical.) In No-      tackers. The extent of the damage       all examples of service before self," said Chief
                                                                                                                                                         eligible should see an up-     Good Conduct Medal."                                            to those who distinguish
                      vember the Conficker Worm was          caused and the amount and type of       Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKin-
                                                                                                                                                         date automatically in their       General Newton echoed                                        themselves by exemplary
                      released into the wild (Internet)      information captured is still under     ley.
                                                                                                                                                         records on the virtual Mili-   Chief McKinley's words.                                         behavior, so Airmen will
                      taking control of systems that were    investigation. The source IP’s have        The chief emphasized that service before
                                                                                                                                                         tary Personnel Flight Web         "Bringing this medal                                         now have the same oppor-
                      not patched. Conficker quickly had     been tracked to servers located in      self does not mean neglecting family or per-
                                                                                                                                                         site.                          back shows the Air Force                                        tunity for recognition as
                      control of systems across the in-      China. Whether these servers were                                                               Lt. Gen. Richard New-      commitment of being all                 Air Force               Soldiers, Sailors, Marines
                                                                                                     sonal growth.                                                                      in when taking care of our                                      and       Coastguardsmen,"
                      ternet numbering in the thousands.     under the control of hackers is still                                                       ton, deputy chief of staff                                        good Conduct medal
                                                                                                        "While Air Force duties take up a large chunk                                   Airmen and their families,"                                     said Gen. Newton. "Chief
                      Use of the following precautions       undetermined.                                                                               for manpower and per-
                                                                                                     of our time, we must take every opportunity to                                     Gen. Newton said. "This is       mit co-hosted by represen-     McKinley is exactly right
                      can prevent a system from becom-           For more information go to www.                                                         sonnel, and Chief Master
                                                                                                     spend time with our families and involve our-                                      a great tool for our com-        tatives of the office of the   that this is a great day for
                      ing infected.                          indianexpress.com and search for                                                            Sergeant of the Air Force
                                                                                                     selves in their lives too," Chief McKinley said.                                                                                                   the Air Force. A time-hon-
                      1. Home: Set the Windows Update        Cybersecurity breach.                                                                       Rodney J. McKinley an-         manders to recognize de-         secretary of the Air Force
                                                                                                        "This principle of service before self also                                     serving Airmen."                 for manpower and reserve       ored tradition is back."
                      for Automatic. This will allow Mi-                                                                                                 nounced the reintroduction
                                                                                                     does not mean Airmen should not pursue high-                                          The return of the medal       affairs and the directorate       For questions regarding
                      crosoft patches to be installed as     New security risk with HTTPS/SSL                                                            of the medal.
                                                                                                     er education, participate in off-duty activities
                      soon as they are available.               Hackers have a new tool to fool      or pursue personal and professional develop-
                                                                                                                                                            "This is a great day for    comes after the secretary        for manpower and person-       updates to Air Force per-
                         Work: Each computer system is       Web surfers into thinking they are      ment," the chief said.
                                                                                                                                                         the Air Force," said Chief     of the Air Force approved        nel.                           sonnel records, Airmen can
                      a member of a patching server that     using a secure session with their                                                           McKinley. "The Air Force       a recommendation from a             Both directorates con-      call the Air Force Contact
                                                                                                        For more information on Air Force core                                          January 2008 awards sum-         tended that the AFGCM,         Center at 1-800-616-3775.
                      pushes updates automatically.          Web browser. The tool is called                                                             Good Conduct Medal has
                                                                                                     values, the 17-page booklet "United States Air
                      2. Home: Installed antivirus soft-     SSLstrip and can be used in what        Force Core Values" is available for download.
                      ware and configure for automatic
                      download of new definition files.
                                                             is known as a Man in the Middle
                                                             attack.
                                                                                                        This "Enlisted Perspective" and other senior     History of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal
                                                                                                     leader viewpoints can be found on the library
                      Free antivirus software is available      To the surfer the page appears                                                              The Air Force Good Conduct                Airmen awarded this medal must         with wings displayed and inverted,
                                                                                                     section of Air Force Link.
                                                                                                                                                         Medal was awarded only to enlisted        have had character and efficien-          standing on a closed book and a Ro-




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                      for home use. For more informa-        as the legitimate page and presents
                      tion send an e-mail to 113.wg.ia@      a valid SSL certificate so that the                                                         personnel for exemplary conduct           cy ratings of excellent or higher         man sword. Encircling this are the
                                                                                                                                                         (exemplary behavior, efficiency and       throughout the qualifying period in-      words "Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity"
                      ang.af.mil
                         Work: Reoccurring checks are
                                                             normal browser warnings are not
                                                             triggered. While the surfer believes    Daylight Saving                                     fidelity) while on active military ser-
                                                                                                                                                         vice of the United States from June
                                                                                                                                                                                                   cluding time spent in attendance at
                                                                                                                                                                                                   service schools, and there must have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at the medal's outer edge. The re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             verse has a five-pointed star above
                      performed to ensure each system        they are sending their information
                      has a Symantec Antivirus installed     through a secure channel in fact          Remember too move your clocks for-                1, 1963 to Feb. 28, 2006.                 been no convictions of court martial      a blank scroll suitable for engraving
                      and that they are receiving the lat-   the information is being captured       ward one hour at 2 a.m. March 8, which                 This medal was authorized by           during this period.                       the recipient's name and above the
                      est virus definitions.                                                                                                             Congress on July 6, 1960, with the           Air Force personnel who were           star are the words, "For Good" and
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                                                             by the hacker in a clear readable       will become 3 a.m.
                      3. Home: Do not logon to your sys-     format. Currently there is no coun-                                                         creation of the other medals of the       previously awarded the Army Good          below the scroll "Conduct." It is en-
                      tem with administrator rights for      termeasure in place to prevent this                                                         Air Force. The medal was not creat-       Conduct Medal and after June 1,           circled by a wreath of laurel and oak
                      day to day use. Create a user ac-      type of attack.                                                                             ed until June 1, 1963 when the secre-     1963 qualified for the Air Force          leaves.
                      count and only use the administra-        The 113th Wing Information                                                               tary of the Air Force established it.     Good Conduct Medal could wear                The ribbon is predominantly light
                      tor account when necessary.            Assurance Manager’s are Master                                                                 It was awarded to Air Force en-        both medals.                              blue with a thin stripe of dark blue,
                         Work: Administrators and CSAs       Sgt. Allen M. Hotte, at 240-857-                                                            listed personnel during a three-year         The medal is the same as the           thin stripe of white, thin stripe of
                      are trained to only login with ad-     4300 and Staff Sgt. Richard W.                                                              period of active military service or      Army Good Conduct Medal and was           red and a thin stripe of light blue at
                      ministrator credentials when no        Noon 240-857-6525. Their e-mail                                                             for a one-year period of service dur-     designed by Joseph Kiselewski. On         the edge. (Courtesy of the Air Force
                      other option is available.             address is 113.wg.ia@ang.af.mil.                                                            ing a time of war.                        the obverse is an American eagle          Personnel Center.)



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                      121 FS flies Pentagon officials                                                                                           AAFES aims to make attractive improvements
                                                                                                                                                By pAcificA chehy                           cilities in the coming months. "The old       bers will enjoy hearing -- especially on
                                                                                                                                                316th Wing publiC aFFairs                   dining facility on the east side of base      a cold day like today -- is that we're
                                                                                                                                                                                            will have either a brand-name sandwich        looking for an alternative source for
                                                                                                                                                   The Army and Air Force Exchange          shop, like a Subway or Quizno's, put in       the production of the APECs jackets in
                                                                                                                                                Service's senior enlisted advisor to the    there and that will help the folks work-      order to better supply our MCSS out-
                                                                                                                                                commanding general visited the local        ing on the other side of the base," said      lets. If there's one thing I can't stand it's
                                                                                                                                                AAFES base facilities recently. Marc        Chief Helm.                                   when Airmen can't get what they need."
                                                                                                                                                Floyd, Andrews and Bolling Consoli-            "We saw a need and approached              said Chief Helm.
                                                                                                                                                dated Exchange general manager, gave        AAFES and base leadership and told               Chief Helm said AAFES custom-
                                                                                                                                                Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry D. Helm a tour     them that we were looking to better           ers need to know that when they shop
                                                                                                                                                of the AAFES facilities here as part of     serve our customers on the east side of       at AAFES, they are not just getting the
                                                                                                                                                his tour of AAFES installations world-      the base," said Mr. Floyd. "We're look-       value that they get at the register, but
                                                                                                                                                wide.                                       ing for a healthy alternative for our         they are helping the base at-large, as
                                                                                                                                                   "We operate fast food restaurants,       customers -- like what can be found in        well. "Roughly 67 percent goes back
                                                                                                                                                military clothing sales, main stores,       these sandwich shops -- we're working         to the base in the form of youth cen-
                                                                                                                                                and shoppettes worldwide and even in        to meet and exceed their needs and ex-        ters, car washes, auto hobby shops,
                                                                                                                                                the most remote locations," said Chief      pectations."                                  child development centers and so on.
                                                                                                                                                Helm, "We go where our military mem-           "Additionally, other changes An-           The other 33 percent goes to capital im-
                                                                                                                                                bers go, especially downrange in Iraq       drews will see in coming months in-           provements because Airmen, Soldiers
                                                                                                                                                and Afghanistan."                           cludes a brand new shoppette with an-         and their Families should have modern
                                                                                                                                                   Army Morale, Welfare and Recre-          other sandwich shop, eating area and          facilities they can shop and dine in. No
                                                                                                                                                ation, Air Force Services programs and      an automatic car wash," said Mr. Floyd.       money is leftover; it's all given back to
                                                                                                                                                AAFES facilities are funded and up-         "We are also looking at a major car care      our military communities."
                                                                                                                                                graded through revenues and dividends       center, like a Firestone, that will offer a      "When you shop here at the BX, all
                                                                                                                                                generated through AAFES locations           wider-range of car service and the Don-       the shopping dollars are returned to the
                                                                                                                                                and the online site, www.aafes.com.         er Kabob is going in the old Church's         base," said Mr. Floyd. "When you shop
                                                                                                                                                Thanks to AAFES support by Team             Fried Chicken location; that will start       here, you can be assured you are help-
                                                                                                                                                Andrews members, the base is sched-         in March.                                     ing to improve Andrews and the base
                                                                                                                                                uled to see three key upgrades to the fa-      "Another change our military mem-          community."

                                                                                                        PhoTo BY AIRMAN 1ST CLASS SARAh hAYES
                                                                      Craig Duehring
                         The 113th Operations Group had the op-
                      portunity to host Robbie Diamond, Chair-
                      man of Securing America’s Future Energy
                      and Craig Duehring, Undersecretary of the
                      Air Force for Manpower and Reserves.




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                      These visits were coordinated inconjunc-
                      tion with the National Guard Bureau and
                      Air National Guard Readiness Center. The
                      high point of the visit was incentive flights
                      for Mr. Diamond and Deuhring.
                         The ANG F-16 unit from Atlantic City,
                      N.J., provided the F-16D aircraft. Although
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                      it was an Atlantic City aircraft, the 121st
                      Fighter Squadron’s pilots flew the sorties.
                         Repairs to aircraft 509 (DCANG’s
                      2-seater F-16D aircraft) is near completion
                      and the Incentive Flight Program will re-
                      sume after that time.




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                                                                                                           PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG
                                                                                       robbie Diamond
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                                                                                                                                                                            Think You Have What it Takes?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  honor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Integrity
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Service before Self
                        Washington                                                                                                                                                                             The 113th Wing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Honor Guard has
                             Capitals                                                                                                                                                                         an opening for you.

                               honor                                                                                                                                                                         OPEN TO ALL rANKS

                       servicemembers                                                                                                                                                                               FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    uniforms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dry cleaning
                       members of the 113th wing attended military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Training
                       Appreciation Night at the washington Capitals
                       hockey game. Throughout the game, the Capi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hair cuts
                       tals honored numerous wounded warriors and
                       new enlistees. Some of the enlistees were new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and EXTrA PAy
                       to the DCANg. In addition to honoring the re-
                       cruits, the recruiters posted a recruiting booth
                       in the walkway of the arena. They partnered
                       with the National guard bureau recruiting De-


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Contact
                       partment. The Capitals lost to the Los Angeles
                       Kings 5-4 Feb. 5.




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tech. Sgt. Andrew Dodson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fdodson@att.com




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chief Master Sgt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reginald Edwards
                                                                                                                                                                                                              reginald.edwards@dcandr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ang.af.mil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st Lt. John Glass
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               john.glass-1@nasa.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   301-286-7441

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DON’T LET
                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                PASS YOU BY.
                                                                                                                                       PHOTOS BY MASTER SGT. DENNIS YOuNG


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                       New enlistees from the Air Force, marines, Army and Navy wave to the washington Capitals crowd at the Verizon Center, washington, D.C.
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Capital Guardian Spotlight                                                                                                                                  Capital Guardian Recognitions
                                                                                                                                                                            Promotions
                                                                                                                                                            Senior Master Sgt. Annette M. Wingo Master Sgt. James D. Williams
                                                                                                                                                            Master Sgt. Karl G. Amick               Tech. Sgt. Leslie E. Bailey
                       Future                                                                                                                               Master Sgt. Christopher R. Hager        Tech. Sgt. Daniel F. Persico
                                                                                                                                                            Master Sgt. Jerome Katz                 Staff Sgt. John G. Moler
                       Capital

                                                                                                                                                            WHAT
                      Guardian
                      Airman                                                                                                                                                                  Is             OPseC?
                                                                                                                                                            oPSEC provides a holistic picture of our operation, from the outside in.
                                                                                                                                                            It is a process that looks at our mission through the eyes of an adversary.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Our OPSEC
                                                                                                                  PHOTOS BY TECH. SGT. ADRIANNE L. WILSON
                                                                                                                                                                                         process is where we:
                      Name: Mark R Radice Jr.                What schools have you attended?         and experience second to none.
                      Unit: 113th Security Forces Squadron      I attended various schools grow-     What brought you to the                                                                  Identify our
                      Fulltime job: Lifetime Fitness         ing up because my father was a          DCANG?                                                                                      critical
                      Hometown: Fairfax, Va.                 naval aviator. Most notably, I gradu-      I chose the DCANG because I
                                                                                                                                                                                              information
                      Favorite movie: The Kingdom            ated from Paul VI Catholic High         live in the area, and because I see it
                      Last book read: Dark Watch by          School in Fairfax, VA and attended      as the most important Guard mis-
                      Clive Cussler                          the University of Minnesota at          sion around.                                                                          Analyze the threat
                      Favorite food: Pasta                   Duluth.                                 What are you passionate about?
                      Favorite Sports Team:                  Why did you want to enter the              I am passionate about working                                                         Discover our




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                      Washington Redskins                    service?                                on my jeep. If I could get paid for                                                     vulnerabilities
                      When did you join the DCANG?              I wanted to enter the service to     making my jeep off-road capable,
                      Jan. 5                                 serve my country first and foremost.    then I think I might do it for the                                                     Analyze the risk
                      Where were you born?                   Secondly I joined to make myself        rest of my life! In my spare time I
                      Honolulu, Hawaii, in the Tripler       and my family proud. Thirdly, I         like to read, work on my jeep, and                                                         Develop
                      Army Medical. Center.                  made this decision to obtain training   target shoot.                                                                      countermeasures based
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                                                                                                                                                                                             on vulnerability
                                                                                                                                                                                           and inherent risk.

                                                    Future spotlights                                                                                                                     For questions regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                              OPSEC, contact
                         To spotlight someone in your office, contact the 113th Wing Public                                                                                                 Lt. Col. reno Zisa at
                        Affairs office at 240-857-4867 or e-mail at 113WG.PA@ANG.AF.MIL                                                                                                         240-857-4604
                                                                                                                                                                                        “It only takes a minuteman!”
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                      Capital Guardian Sports                                                                                                                                     Capital Guardian Briefs
                                                                                                                                                                                  Claims or Indebtedness

                          113 WG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to the vMPF and complete/update your       to improve the health of the Andrews’
                                                                                                                                                                                     1st Lt. Kingsley C. Okoli regretfully      vRed, and give a copy to your Unit De-     community through programs that en-
                                                                                                                                                                                  announces the death of Staff Sgt. Phil-       ployment Manager for your PRF.             courage individuals to adopt and main-
                                                                                                                                                                                  lip E. Downey. Anyone having claims              For more information, contact Senior    tain healthy behaviors.
                                                                                                                                                                                  against or indebtedness to the estate         Master Sgt. Monica C. Brown 113th             All servicemembers and Department

                           loses to                                                                                                                                               of Sergeant Phillip Downey contact
                                                                                                                                                                                  Lieutenant Kingsley C. Okoli, Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                  Court Officer, at 240-857-3427.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mission Support Flight Casualty Assis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tance representative at 240-857-1225.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DCANG Reunion Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Defense beneficiaries are welcome to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           register for programs and classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To register for classes, contact the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HAWC at 240-857-5601 or register


                         316 CES                                                                                                                                                  Job Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                     A job fair will be held at The Club
                                                                                                                                                                                  at Andrews March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2
                                                                                                                                                                                  p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The DCANG Reunion Association is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                looking for retired and current Guards-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                men to join their association. The group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                meets on average five times a year for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           online at https://www.php-ids.net. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HAWC is located in building 1444 at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           West Fitness Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Business attire is required and re-        fellowship, camaraderie, and re-acquain-   Tobacco Cessation Program

                            in over                                                                                                                                               sumes are suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Financial Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tance to the friendships, missions, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adventures all shared as members of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DCANG.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The program includes six consecutive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           90-minute classes and is designed for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           smokers and smokeless tobacco users.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Financial classes are available at the Air-      To join, visit the Web site at www.     This is a weekly workshop that meets

                         30 b-ball                                                                                                                                                man & Family Readiness. Registration is
                                                                                                                                                                                  required. To sign up call 301-981-7087.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 23: Cut Up a Credit Card Day
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 24: Talking to Your Kids About
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dcangreunionassociation.com and fill out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an application along with a $50 lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                membership fee and mail it to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DCANG Reunion Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HAWC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The program helps people to: learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the methods to quit tobacco usage; iden-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Money at 10 to 11:30 a.m.                     c/o Membership Administrator               tify readiness to change behavior; learn
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 25: Understanding the Stock Mar-       509 136th Street                           to substitute behavior for tobacco use
                                                                                                                                                                                  ket at 10 a.m. to noon                        Ocean City, MD 21842-6074                  during times of stress; and to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 25: Out of Hock, Out of Debt at 6      For more information, contact retired      long-term strategies to stay tobacco free.
                                                                                                                                                                                  to 8 p.m. (3-week miniseries)                 Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Mallam at 240-       Participants must attend all sessions.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 26: TSP at a Glance: Money In,         857-6901.                                  Medication and nicotine replacement are
                                                                                                                                                                                  Money Out at 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at                                                   available for TRICARE beneficiaries.
                                                                                                                                                                                  the Community Activities Center.              HAWC classes                               Pre-registration is required, call 240-
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feb. 27: Read Your LES Day                    The Health and Wellness Center helps     857-5601.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Fitness score
                                                                                                                                                                                     A fitness score of 75 is now re-
                                                                                                                                                                                  quired for all promotions and reenlist-




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                                                                                                                                                                                  ments/extensions. Fitness scores will
                                                                                                                                                                                  continue to accompany all requests for
                                                                                                                                                                                  promotion. Effective immediately, all
                                                                                                                                                                                  members needing to reenlist/extend
                                                                                                                                                                                  will be required to bring a copy of
                                                                                                                                                                                  their fitness scores to the MPF.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  vRED
                                                                                                                                                                                     The completion of your DD Form
                                                                                                                                                                                  93, Record of Emergency Data, or
                                                                                                                                                                                  vRED, is vital to your family’s readi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ness and preparedness; if you become
                                                                                                                                                                                  injured; missing in action or die on
                                                                                                                                                                                  duty, the information on this docu-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ment is used to notify your next of
                                                                                                                                                                                  kin, designates who is to receive the
                                                                                                                                                                                  $100,000 death gratuity, and desig-
                                                                                                                                        PHOTOS BY TECH. SGT. ADRIANNE L. WILSON
                       Above: robert bowie, 113th wing point guard, goes for one point on the free throw line during an Over-30 Intramural basketball game against the
                                                                                                                                                                                  nates the person authorized to direct
                                                                                                                                                                                  the disposition of your body.
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                       316th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb. 18 at the East Side Fitness Center.
                       Top: Duane Peterson, 113 wg forward, executes a two-point jump shot. The 113th wing lost to the 316 CES 55-31.                                                If you have not yet done so, logon

								
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