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					                                   KEESLER NEWS
                                   Keesler Air Force Base                                          Volume 70, No. 46
                                     Biloxi, Mississippi                                         Thursday, Nov. 25, 2009

                                                      Train to Fight — Train to Win

   INSIDE                           Family fun                                                Force management
Mississippi’s Native
Americans, 2
                                                                                              measures outlined
TRAINING                                                                                      for 2010 fiscal year
                                                                                                                                    force management policy at the
Inspiration to other                                                                          By Daniel Elkins

                                                                                                                                       Colonel Garbutt added that
Airmen, 4                                                                                     Air Force Personnel Center
                                                                                                                                    the service is also held to a
                                                                                                 RANDOLPH Air Force
Online master’s program                                                                       Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                    fiduciary responsibility in
                                                                                              Base, Texas — Air Force
extended to captains, 6
                                                                                                                                    meeting its congressionally
NEWS                                                                                          officials have announced              mandated end-strength.
AND FEATURES                                                                                  measures to meet the fiscal              “Whenever the Air Force
                                                                                              2010 end strength of 331,700,         exceeds its authorized end
                                                                                              requiring personnel manage-           strength, there’s a cost to pay
Keesler cornerstone in
                                                                                              ment actions to reduce the            that was not programmed for in
centralized network, 8
Air attaché positions, 10                                                                     force by about 3,700 officers         the budget,” she said. “That
                                                                                              and enlisted members through          places the burden on its leaders
                                                                                              voluntary and involuntary
Quarterly awards, 11
                                                                                                                                    to vigilantly consider all
                                                                                              early separation and retire-          options in any approach to
Tricycles on the move, 14
SPORTS                                                                                        ment programs.                        reduce the number of person-
                                                                                                 A weakened economy has             nel while striking a balance
                                                                                              lead to an increased retention        with retaining the right skills.”
Smokeout run, 23                                                                              rate and force management                Plans for an enlisted date
                                                                                              measures are needed to strate-        of separation rollback com-
SECTIONS                                                                                      gically balance skills and abili-     bined with a reduction in Air
                                                                                              ties as well as reduce a project-     Force specialty quotas for
                                                                                              ed $228 million personnel             Airmen who fail to complete
Commentary..............2 -3 2

                                                                                              funding shortfall, officials said.    initial technical training are
Training, education......4-7 4

                                                                                                 Force management meas-             expected to achieve the enlist-
News, features...........8-18
                                                                                              ures are aimed to reduce the          ed goal. Enlisted members
                                                                                              end strength by 2,074 officers        affected for the date of sepa-
                                                                                              and 1,633 enlisted members.           ration rollback impacts those
                                                                    Photo by Kemberly Groue

                                                                                              Officials believe they can            with fewer than 14 or more
Classifieds..................2 4
                                    Child development center staffer Teri Johnsrud plays
                                                                                              achieve the enlisted end-             than 20 years of service as of
Happenings............A 1 -4
                                    with her 1-year-old daughter, Tori Pearson, during the
   Keesler on the Web                                                                         strength goal but anticipate          April 30, 2010. The criteria
                                                                                              that actions to reduce the            for the DOS rollback will be
                                    center’s Family Fun Day Nov. 19. Tori’s dad is Senior
                                                                                              number of officers may only           based on certain re-enlistment
                                    Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, 334th Training Squadron.

                                                                                              attain about 900 of the more          eligibility codes and/or
                                    For more pictures, see Page 14.

                                                                                              than 2,000 needed.                    assignment availability codes.
                                                                                                 “As the Air Force continues        DOS dates can be no later
                                                                                              to support requirements of            than April 30, 2010, and
                                                                                              combatant commanders in a             retirement dates no later than
                                                                                              time of war, it’s essential that it   May 1, 2010.
                                                                                              follows a comprehensive force            A number of personnel
                                                                                              management plan to provide            measures will be taken to
                                                                                              the necessary manpower and            reduce the number of officers
                                                                                              bring relief to those critically      needed; however, officials
                                                                                              manned career fields,” said
                                                                                              Col. Joan Garbutt, director of
Dragons deployed — 246                                                                                                              Please see Force, Page 9
10 principles Cyber Wingman must know
                                              members in a service-wide email.          our ability to execute the broader Air        works, your information, your securi-
   Every day, malicious code, worms,             The most common way of getting         Force mission,” General Schwartz said.        ty, your teammates and your country.
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

botnets and hooks attack Air Force com-       information is phishing. This attack         The “Rise of the Cyber Wingman”               You significantly decrease our
puters hardware, software and the             targets the weakest link in network       philosophy incorporates 10 guiding            adversaries’ access to our networks, crit-
Internet. They infiltrate classified infor-   security — the user. It involves send-    principles every Airman needs to              ical Air Force information and your per-
mation and compromise national securi-        ing e-mails containing attachments        know and use to secure cyberspace.            sonal identity by taking simple action.
ty. In response, the Air Force is stepping    and linked Web sites that appear legit-      The United States is vulnerable to            Don’t open attachments or click
up its mission to defend cyberspace.          imate. Phishing tricks Airmen into        cyberspace attacks by relentless              on links unless the email is digitally
   Cyberspace adversaries attack              downloading malicious code which          adversaries attempting to infiltrate our      signed, or you can directly verify the
Department of Defense computer net-           provides a door into that network or      networks at work and at home- mil-            source, even if it appears to be from
works every day. They range from              computer from remote locations.           lions of times a day, 24/7.                   someone you know.
individual hackers, criminal organiza-        Phishing happens at work or home.            Our adversaries plant malicious               Don’t connect any hardware or
tions and terrorists, to nation states.          “Applying our Wingmen in the           code, worms, botnets and hooks in             download any software, applications,
Though they aren’t successful the
majority of the time, they have stolen        cyberspace domain gives us a power-       common Web sites, software and hard-          music or information onto our net-
classified information from networks          ful advantage — every Airman is a         ware such as thumbdrives, printers, etc.      works without approval.
and computers, including future               defender in cyberspace,” said General        Once implanted, this code begins              Encrypt sensitive but unclassified
weapon systems, logistics information         C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space         to distort, destroy and manipulate            and/or mission critical information.
and Airmen’s personal information.            Command commander.                        information, or “phone” it home.              Ask your system administrator for
   Mission success is the goal of pro-           The activation of 24th Air Force       Certain code allows our adversaries to        more information.
tecting networks from attack. In              helps define Air Force requirements       obtain higher levels of credentials to           Install the free Department of
August, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton            and establishes training standards for    access highly sensitive information.          Defense anti-virus software on your
Schwartz outlined steps the Air Force is      cyber warriors. The next step is to          The adversary attacks your com-            home computer. Your system adminis-
taking to centralize this mission. He said    educate every Airman about the            puters at work and at home knowing            trator can provide you with a copy.
that those steps are just the beginning.      Cyber Wingman campaign.                   you communicate with the Air Force                “By embracing, understanding and
   “To make significant progress we              “We must all conduct ourselves as      network by e-mail, or transfer infor-         applying each of these rules, we will
must also change the way we think             Cyber Wingmen, recognizing that our       mation from one system to another.            deliver on our promise to fly, fight
about the cyberspace domain,”                 actions and activities on the network        As Cyber Wingmen, you have a               and win in air, space and cyberspace,”
General Schwartz wrote to Air Force           affect every other Airman and impact      critical role in defending your net-          General Schwartz said.

Spotlighting Mississippi’s Native Americans
                                                                                              the U.S., comprehensive tribal health         Traditional garments worn mainly
                                                                                              care programs, forestry, gaming,           for special occasions are made from
                                                      By Staff Sgt. Adrienne Russell-George

                                                          There are many ways to appreci-     entertainment and resort operations.       cotton fabric in solid colors with a
                                                      Equal opportunity office

                                                      ate and embrace diversity among         A few interesting places to visit are      contrasting trim. Occasionally,
                                                      people. Educating ourselves about       the Choctaw Museum of the                  women choose silk or velvet fabric
                                                      people different national origins,      Southern Indian and the Mississippi        for traditional dresses, usually for
                                                      races and religions is one of the       Band of Choctaw Indians                    events such as the Choctaw Indian
                                                      many ways we can fully embrace          Reservation in Philadelphia, Miss.,        Princess Pageant.
                                                      the beauty of diversity.                and the Geyser Falls Water Theme              The Choctaw Indians have been
                                                          During November, Native Ameri-      Park and Pearl River Resort in             inhabitants of the local area for
                                                                                              Choctaw, Miss.                             thousands of years. So often, we
                                                      can Indian Heritage Month, let’s            In addition to the annual
                                                      embrace this diversity by learning                                                 find ourselves living for today.
                                                                                              Choctaw Thanksgiving Feast, the            Let’s not forget that every piece of
                                                      about the Mississippi’s true natives.   annual Choctaw Fair is held in July
                                                          With more than 550 recognized       on the reservation and spring festi-       history is important and each piece
                                                      tribes in the United States, the        vals take place in each of the             of the puzzle of this country’s past
                                                      Choctaw Indians are the only federal-   Choctaw communities. These                 lends to our future. Take some
                                                      ly-recognized Indian tribe in           events give tribal members an              time to visit and learn more about
                                                      Mississippi today. They were con-       opportunity to gather as a Choctaw         this piece of American history that
                                                      sidered one of the largest and most     community and celebrate the                pre-dates 1492. You may be
                                                      advanced tribes in North America.       tribe’s traditions and way of life.        amazed at how much more appre-
                                                      Today, about 85 percent of the              Food is a central part of many         ciation you will have for diversity
                                                      Choctaw tribal members speak            Choctaw gatherings. Traditional            among people by simply learning
                                                      Choctaw as their first language and     foods such as hominy, boiled pork,         about the history and culture of the
                                                      English as a second language.           fried chicken and banana are enjoyed       Choctaw Indians and what pieces
                                                          The Choctaw Tribe has the largest   by the Choctaw people during special       they contributed to the puzzle we
                                                      unified Indian K-12 school system in    occasions.                                 call American history.
                                                                                                             KEESLER NEWS
                                                                                                                81st Training Wing

                                                                                                              Brig. Gen. Ian Dickinson

                                                                                                                    Jerry Taranto
                                                                                                              Public affairs director

                                                                                                                    Susan Griggs

                                                                                                                 Kemberly Groue
                                                                                                                   Angela Cutrer
                                                                                                                Contract journalist
                                                                                                                      Billy Bell
                                                                                                                Public affairs staff

                                                                                                                   Tim Coleman
By Kemberly Groue
                                 My family’s health.     I’m thankful for life.     My beautiful wife and
                                                                                                                  Jonathan Hicks
Keesler News photojournalist

                                                                                                                   Senior Airman
                                                                                  unborn son.
                                 Melissa Seal, K-Mar     Steve McDaniel, 81st       Senior Airman Sean           Kimberly Moore
     What are you
  especially thankful                                                             Carty, 81st Medical Sup-    Tech. Sgt. Chuck Marsh
                                                                                                                   Senior Airman
for this Thanksgiving?         Industries contractor   Force Support Squadron     port Squadron                    David Salanitri
                                                                                                                   Senior Airman
                                                                                                                   Eric Summers
                                                                                                                   Joel Van Nice
                                                                                                               1st Lt. Joost Verduyn
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TRAINING                                 AND                 EDUCATION

                                                                                Photo by Kemberly Groue
Sergeant Hathcock trained in the emergency department to earn his five-level skill.

25 years after he joined the Air Force
Cop finishes training as medic
                                                       Hathcock said. “After seeing that, as well as
                                                       witnessing death and injuries during my service
By Steve Pivnick

   A recent graduate of Keesler Medical                in the Army, Air Force and civilian life, I decid-
81st Medical Group Public Affairs

Center’s Aerospace Medical Apprentice Phase            ed I wanted to serve in the medical career field.
II course can serve as an inspiration to all           I was assigned to the clinic at Charlotte and was
Airmen.                                                sent to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, to train
   Staff Sgt. John Hathcock, 43, a member of the       as a medic.” He completed the Sheppard Phase
                                                       I program as a distinguished graduate on Aug. 7
North Carolina Air National Guard, was among a
                                                       and began Phase II at Keesler on Aug. 13. The
class of 11 completing the six-week program. The       class graduated Sept. 22.
other students were much younger.                         He remained here to finish Phase III training,
   “I’m old enough to be their father,” he noted.      working in the emergency department and was
   “I served on active duty in the Air Force           awarded his five-skill level.
from 1984-87,” he said. “I was working in law             “I really enjoy this aspect of my training,”
enforcement in Lexington, N.C., when I saw             Sergeant Hathcock commented. “I’m getting a
the planes hit the World Trade Center towers on        lot of good experience working as a med tech in
9/11.” He decided to enlist in the Army and at         the ER. I love dealing with people. There is no
36 went through basic training at Fort Sill,           better way for my faith than to help someone.”
Okla., deploying for 18 months to the Samara              The father of five is about to see his oldest
area of Iraq.                                          son, a soldier, deploy to Afghanistan.
   During this deployment he was injured.                 “I have so much respect for the young men and
Following his release from the hospital in January     women who volunteer to serve their county,” he
2005, he enlisted in the Air National Guard,           said. “Working with them has been so rewarding.
becoming a life support instructor at the Charlotte,   I’ve been able to serve with the best. Other than
N.C., Guard base. Including his Army service,          marriage and the birth of my children, I’ve been so
he’s been deployed almost yearly since 2002.           proud to wear this uniform.”
   “I deployed to Afghanistan and was there               Now Sergeant Hathcock returns to his civilian
when the first suicide bomber struck,” Sergeant        profession with the Charlotte Police Department.
Online master’s program extended to captains
                                                           Opening the program to captains is the next logical          time for their next promotion board. He noted that
                                                           step as we look for innovative ways to deliver profes-       captains with six to seven years of commissioned
By Carl Bergquist

                                                           sional military education and continuing education           service who have completed Squadron Officer
    MAXWELL Air Force Base, Ala. — Air University
Air University Public Affairs

                                                           opportunities to our warfighters.”                           School either in residence or through distance learn-
officials offers eligible mid-level Air Force captains a       Doctor Kessler said the current program will provide     ing, but do not yet have a master’s degree, will be eli-
unique educational opportunity to enroll in an online      a common core curriculum supported by multiple areas         gible to apply for the program.
master’s degree beginning next month.                      of concentration. The existing online program consists
    The degree is designed to be career-relevant and is                                                                    Lt. Col. Robert Lass, ACSC vice dean of distance
                                                           of 11 eight-week courses that total 33 credit hours and      learning, said this is a win-win situation for both Air-
intended to accommodate the current high operations        reflect the educational outcomes of the ACSC residen-
tempo environment, said Dr. Bart Kessler, Air Com-                                                                      men and the Air Force because the program meets
                                                           tial program. From this program, seven of the existing       their needs simultaneously.
mand and Staff College distance learning dean.             online courses (21 credit hours) form the core curricu-
    The expansion to eligible captains builds on the                                                                       “This is an amazing opportunity. To offer captains
                                                           lum required of all students, with the remaining 12 credit   this level of targeted professional military education
success of the online master’s program for majors.         hours forming various concentrations directed toward
The new option offers tailored professional educa-                                                                      this early in their career, says a lot about how seri-
                                                           specific professional development. The first of these
tion opportunities and expands those opportunities to                                                                   ously the Air Force takes PME,” he said.
                                                           new concentrations, the “Leadership Concentration,”
a limited number of mid-level captains.                    was designed by Squadron Officer College to meet the            Colonel Lass said the program will begin modestly,
    Since its inception two years ago, 348 majors          developmental needs of captains.                             with limited enrollment accepting approximately 100
have graduated with master’s of military operational           Dr. Matthew Stafford, academic adviser to the com-       captains in a “beta test” for its first term. However, cap-
art and science degrees through the online program.        mandant at Squadron Officer College, explained that the      tains will have the opportunity to apply each eight-week
More than 1,000 students are currently enrolled.           four courses are specifically designed to meet develop-      term. The number of slots available may increase in sub-
    “Including captains in the online master’s program     mental requirements outlined by the Air Staff. They          sequent terms based on resource availability.
is an exciting expansion of an exceptionally successful    address foundations of officership, team-building and           The application window for the first term will
program,” said Brig. Gen. Anthony Rock, the ACSC           organizational leadership, as well as expeditionary lead-    open Dec. 2. Students will be notified by Dec. 10 if
commandant. “These officers have earned a degree           ership in an intercultural environment.                      they are among the first Leadership Concentration
that is directly related to their Air Force mission in a       Col. Steve Tanous, the Squadron Officer College          students. Students apply through the Air University
rigorous, interactive, Web-based environment. Many         commandant, added that the program is a “unique              portal and classes begin Jan. 4.
of them have done this from forward-deployed loca-         opportunity” for captains to further their professional         The online master’s program Web site is
tions without any disruptive break in their education.     development while earning a master’s degree, all in
                                   is closed until 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and     The party is sponsored by the      The $2,000 grants are
                                   noon Dec. 16 for drill practice     Army and Air Force Exchange       given to selected sons and
Post-9/11 GI Bill                                                                                                                          NECP deadlines
   A post-9/11 GI Bill briefings   and evaluations.                    Service and Keesler Federal       daughters of active duty, Title      Nurse Enlisted Commission-
are 11:30 a.m. in the Sablich                                          Credit Union.                     10 Active Guard/Reserve,          ing Program deadlines are Feb.
                                       In case of inclement weather,
Center Auditorium.                                                                                       Title 32 AGR performing full-     26, notification of intent to
                                   the hours may change or the lot
   For more information, call                                                                            time active duty, retired,        apply; March 26, academic
                                   will be open.
                                                                       Be a physician assistant
376-8708 or 8710.                                                         The next board for             retired reserve and deceased      evaluation; and April 23, appli-
                                       For more information, call                                                                          cations due.
                                                                       Physician Assistant Phase I       Air Force members; spouses
                                   Master Sgt. Greg Jackson, 377-                                                                             For more information, call
                                                                       raining classes is March 16-      (stateside) of active duty
   Commissioning briefings are     3944.                               17. Completed applications                                          the education office, 377-8708
                                                                                                         members and Title 10 AGR/
10-10:30 a.m. in Room 224,                                             must be submitted by Jan. 25.     Reservists; and surviving         or 8710.
Sablich Center:                                                           For more information, call     spouses of deceased members
                                   House party
   Officer Training School —          A UBU house party for
                                   nonprior service students is 8      the education office, 376-        for undergraduate studies.
                                                                                                                                           ACSC options
second and fourth Wednesdays                                           8708/8710.                           The application deadline is       Air Command and Staff
of the month. The briefing isn’t   p.m. Dec. 11 at the Legends                                           March 12. The deadline to         College can be completed by
held today.                        Cafe in Vandenberg Commu-           Hap Arnold grants                 submit related family finan-      correspondence or seminar.
   ROTC — first and third          nity Center.                           Applications are available     cial data forms and grade            Majors or major-selects of
Tuesdays of the month.                Students may pick up a free      online for the Air Force Aid      point average verification        all services and civilians Gen-
                                   UBU card at the event, or           Society’s Henry H. Arnold         forms is April 15. Recipients     eral Schedule-11 and above
Parking lot closed                 show their current card and         Education Grant Program at        are named in June.                are eligible.
   The parking lot on the south-   become eligible for prizes and         For more information, call        For more information, call
east side of the NCO Academy       giveaways.                          n/ArnoldEdGrant.cfm               Linda Edison, 376-8517.           376-8472.

                                                                       Paralegal                           Perfect students
                                                                          Retraining opportunities
                                                                       Legal office

                                                                       exist in the paralegal career
                                                                       field, Air Force Specialty
                                                                       Code 5J0X1.
                                                                          Applicants must be at least
                                                                       a senior airman with a mini-
                                                                       mum 5-skill level in any
                                                                       AFSC; minimum general
                                                                       Airman Qualification Exam
                                                                       score of 51; type at least 25
                                                                       words per minute; have no
                                                                       convictions by court-martial
                                                                       punishment under Article 15,        Airman Basic Norman Hitosis, left, and Staff Sgt. Tina
                                                                       or conviction by civilian           Kalar achieved perfect scores in their technical train-
                                                                       court, excluding minor traffic      ing. Airman Hitosis, from Dale City, Calif., aced the
                                                                       violations.                         personnel apprentice course in the 335th Training
                                                                          For more information, call       Squadron. He’s headed to an assignment at Eglin Air
                                                                       Senior Master Sgt. Daniel           Force Base, Fla. Sergeant Kalar, who achieved a per-
                                                                       O’Hara, 376-8145..                  fect score for the final communications-computer sys-
                                                                                                           tems course for the 3C0X1 Air Force Specialty Code, is

                                                                              E-mail =
                                                                                                           from Des Moines, Iowa, and is a member of the Iowa

                                                                                                           National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing’s communica-
                                                                                                           tions squadron. A perfect student whose photo was

                                                                                                           not available is Airman 1st Class Jessica Mallas, anoth-

                                                                          Use It Securely.
                                                                                                           er personnel apprentice course student in the 335th
                                                                                                           TRS. She’s a member of the Wisconsin Air National
                                                                                                           Guard in Madison.

                                                                                                  Base shuttle schedules are found at
  Good gumbo                                                                                                IN      T HE          N E WS
  James Taylor, left, 81st Force
  Support Squadron, and Lt.                                                                                 Pass Road Gate update
                                                                                                               Lanes on the north side of the Pass Road Gate reopen at
  Col. Sean Gallagher, 81st

                                                                                                            6 a.m. Dec. 3 as the southbound lanes of Ploesti Drive
  Mission Support Squadron
                                                                                                            from the gate to Hercules Street close for 10 weeks for
  deputy commander, sample
                                                                                                            construction of denial barriers.
  the specialties at the eighth
                                                                                                               All traffic entering the base at the Pass Road Gate will be
  annual dining facility gumbo
                                                                                                            detoured north on Ploesti around Bay Breeze Golf Course
  contest Nov. 17 at the Azalea
  Dining Facility. The winner is                                                                            and marina park.
  Azalea’s Carol Evans.                                                                                        Curtis and Patton Street entrances into Bay Ridge hous-
                                                                                                            ing area reopen Monday.
                                                                                                               The Rodenberg Gate is open daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                  Photo by Adam Bond

Keesler is Air Force’s first move                                                                           DOD, Air Force rank high in study
                                                                                                               The Air Force with the Department of Defense has
                                                                                                            Air Force News Service

toward centralized network                                                                                  received high ratings for its professionalism, trust, accura-
                                                                                                            cy and quality, according to a recent survey.
                                                       will be for the rest of the Air Force, is the           The findings were presented during a recent panel dis-
                                                       change to a single e-mail address (first-
By Michael Kerver
                                                                                                            cussion following a Gallup Organization study analyzing
   SCOTT Air Force Base, Ill. — The Air Force an address people
                                                                                                            how Americans perceive the federal government.
Air Force Network Integration Center

recently took the first major steps in moving e-       will keep for the duration of their careers or
                                                       employment/affiliation with the Air Force,              “Overall the survey asked Americans to rate the federal
mail and network services at Keesler into what                                                              government on a five point scale,” said Frank Newport,
will become the central Air Force Network.             regardless of the base or organization assigned.
                                                          ADX builds on the successes of the “E-mail        editor in chief of the Gallup poll. “The military was
   Within today’s environment, major commands                                                               included and was the highest.”
and some subordinate units operate their own net-      for Life” program, and as additional bases
                                                       migrate onto the AFNet, it will provide Airmen          “We asked which branch of the military is most impor-
works, but the Active Directory and Exchange
project looks to consolidates them under the oper-     log-on capability to any connected Air Force         tant to the United States and it historically continues to be
ational control of a single commander.                 computer without having to re-register for           the Air Force,” Mr. Newport said. He added the military
   The 81st Communications Squadron teamed             computer access whenever they go on tempo-           has continued to do well in spite of challenges with its
with members of the Air Force Network                  rary duty, move or deploy.                           nuclear enterprise and the ongoing war in Iraq and
Integration Center and the 561st Network                  “Airmen now have an account that is always        Afghanistan.
                                                       active, and through the use of their common             Gallup officials conducted the study to examine public
Operations Squadron’s Detachment 3 and in 45
                                                       access card, will have around the clock access to    attitudes about the “overall customer experience” across
days, Keesler became the first operational base
                                                       e-mail and network services regardless of their      all federal agencies. The study asked more than 40,000
to migrate onto the AFNet.                             duty location,” said Eric Lubeck, ADX program
   “In a move affecting more than 6,100 users,                                                              American citizens to answer a series of questions about
                                                       manager. “The move to a single network and
7,000 computers, and 700 organizational                ability to create and maintain static e-mail         the level and quality of service they received from federal
accounts, the success at Keesler reflects two years    addresses has long been an e-business industry       agencies, painting a clearer picture of the overall experi-
of planning and is truly symbolic of a team effort,”   standard, and one overdue for an organization as     ence of individual’s interactions with the agencies.
said Senior Master Sgt. Dan Lester, AFNIC’s            mobile and diverse as the Air Force.”
active directory and exchange lead command                Sergeant Lester said, “An easy, but vitally       Holiday mailing deadlines
manager. “The lessons we learned were invalu-          important group of people we often take for
able, and we’ve already integrated them into the       granted are the local client support technicians.       Deadlines for mailing domestic mail to be delivered by
                                                                                                            U.S. Postal Service

processes we’ll use for future migrations.”            Without them, and the active involvement of          Dec. 25 are Dec. 16 for parcel post, Dec. 21 for first class
   The ADX program is part of a servicewide            the network control center, migrations would
effort to transform cyber operations and consoli-                                                           and priority mail and Dec. 23 for express mail.
                                                       be virtually impossible to execute.”                    For military mail, deadlines are:
date network applications for better security,            “The Keesler migration was part of the com-
reduced cost, and enterprise-wide standardization.                                                             Saturday — space-available mail to ZIPs 090-092,
                                                       munication community’s overall initiative to         094-098, 340 and 962-966.
   “The AFNet being built today will consolidate       improve and enhance the way active duty,
network application and help desk services that        Reserve, Guard, civil service, and contractor           Dec. 1 — parcel airlift mailto APO/FPO AE ZIP 093.
are operating independently today,” said Col. Curt     force access information,” said Lt. Col. Skip           Dec. 4 — parcel airlift mail to ZIPs 090-092, 094-098,
Locke, 690th Network Support Group command-            Adams, former 81st CS commander now serv-            340 and 962-966; first-class and priority mail letters and
er at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, who is now       ing as 81st Training Group vice commander..          cards to APO/FPO AE ZIP 093
the single network commander for Keesler. “By             Though Keesler is the first base to migrate,         Dec. 11 — first-class mailand priority mail letters and
consolidating these networks and centralizing          officials from AFNIC and the 690th NSG have          cards to APO/FPO ZIPs 090-092, 094-098, 340 and 962-
services, we can reduce our manpower and equip-        worked to migrate more than 9,300 individual         966.
ment footprint and still deliver the mission support   users into the AFNet and by the end of the project      Dec. 18 — express mail to APO/FPO ZIPs 090-092,
our customers need.                                    anticipate 845,000 users will be migrated. Next to   094-098, 340 and 962-966.
   While most changes were transparent, the            be migrated will be Lackland, Dobbins Air               For more information, log on to
most visible to computer users at Keesler, and         Reserve Base, Ga., and Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
                                                                                                                         retire or are separated through
                                                                                                                         force management measures
Dancing the night away                                                                Force,
                                                                                                                         are better prepared to find
                                                                                                                         their next career by virtue of
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                                                                                      anticipate those actions to        the advanced training and
                                                                                      continue into fiscal 2011. A       experience gained in service,”
                                                                                      reduction in time-in-grade         Colonel Garbutt said. “Base
                                                                                      requirement for colonels and       transition assistance programs
                                                                                      lieutenant colonels will be        along with a number of agen-
                                                                                      offered to eligible officers       cies standing by to assist vet-
                                                                                      who retire on or before Sept.      erans help prepare Airmen for
                                                                                      1, 2010. The limited active        a successful transition.”
                                                                                      duty service commitment for           The addition of more than
                                                                                      officers in overage Air Force      9,000 new Air Force civilian
                                                                                      specialties and year groups        positions in fiscal 2010 may
                                                                                      will be waived so that they        also help ease the transition.
                                                                                      may separate or retire on or       With contractor-to-civilian
                                                                                      before Sept. 1, 2010.              conversions, new organiza-
                                                                                         Additionally, the Air Force
                                                                                                                         tions standing up and overall
                                                                                      will reduce the number of fis-
                                                                                      cal 2010 accessions from           increases in positions, the
                                                                                      Officer Training School by         service is projecting an even
                                                                                      144 and delay the accession        larger hiring surge in fiscal
                                                                                      of 417 ROTC cadets from fis-       2011 with an estimated
                                                                                      cal 2010 to fiscal 2011.           25,000 new positions by fis-
                                                                                      Officials also plan to expand      cal 2013.
                                                                                      the number of Palace Chase            For more information on
                                                                                      transfers to the Air Force         force management measures
                                                                                      Reserve and offer expanded         and eligibility, visit the Air
                                                                                      waiver criteria for interservice   Force Personnel Center’s
                                                            Photo by Kemberly Groue

                                                                                      transfers to the Army as part      “Ask” site or call the Total
Don Commiskey of Gulfport dances with 2nd Lt. Lauren Hedlund, 81st Medical
                                                                                      of the Blue to Green program.      Force Service Center at 800-
Group, at the Harrison County Senior Citizen Prom Nov. 18 at the Imperial Palace.
                                                                                         “Airmen who voluntarily         525-0102.
Keesler members danced and mingled with the guests at the annual event.
Health benefits open season
   The health benefits open season runs through Dec. 14.
81st Force Support Squadron

   For a copy of the 2010 federal employee health benefits guide,
visit http://
   For more information, call 376-8326.
Officers sought for air attaché jobs
   RANDOLPH Air Force Base, Texas — Air Force officials
Air Force Personnel Center

here are accepting applications until Dec. 11 from senior cap-
tains, majors and lieutenant colonels to fill eight air attaché
positions and assistant air attaché positions with in-country
reporting dates ranging from August 2010 to September 2012.
   Officers selected for attaché duty will attend training during
the period of April 2010 to April 2011.
   An operations background, foreign language skills and expe-
rience in the region are all highly desired.
   Eligible applicants must:
   Be released from their functional manager to compete for an
   Take or have taken the Defense Language Aptitude Battery
Test; and
   Be a U.S. citizen with all immediate family members (par-
ents, siblings, spouse and children) all U.S. citizens as well.
   Officers selected for an interview will be notified by Jan. 31.
   Applications are available online at https://www.intelink.
gov/sites/safia/aotools/avs/default.aspx or through the 24-hour
Air Force Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.
Identification card requirements
   To be issued an identification card, two forms of legal identi-
fication are necessary. Dependents are required to be accompa-
nied by their sponsor unless they have power of attorney or a
Defense Department Form 1172.
   For more information, call 376-8339.
Military personnel contacts
  Military personnel section phone numbers:
  Customer support — 376-8738.
  Career development — 376-8739.
  Force management — 376-8740.
  Student personnel center — 377-4111.
  Testing — 376-4111.
Sergeant Flores        Sergeant Vaughan         Sergeant Harrison      Captain McClennon

Ms. Clay               Ms. Mullins              Mr. VanSittert         Mr. Deitke

             Airman Young          Sergeant Rypka          Airman Chambers

Wing presents quarterly awards
                                                  Civilian Category 1 — Florence Clay,
                                                334th TRS.
By Susan Griggs

                                                  Civilian supervisor Category 1 — Len
   The 81st Training Wing’s quarterly award
Keesler News editor

winners were honored at a luncheon Nov. 18 at   VanSittert, 81st Medical Support Squadron.
the Dragon’s Lair.                                Civilian Category 2 — Juanita Mullins,
   Winners for July-September are:              81st Surgical Operations Squadron.
   Airman — Staff Sgt. Airman Cornelio Flo-       Civilian supervisor Category 2 — Paul
res, 336th Training Squadron.                   Deitke,338th TRS.
   Noncommissioned officer — Tech. Sgt.           Honor Guard Airman — Senior Airman
Noah Vaughan, 335th TRS.                        Jemal Young, 81st Dental Squadron.
   Senior NCO — Master Sgt. Brent Harrison,       Honor Guard NCO — Staff Sgt. Birch
338th TRS Detachment, Fort Gordon, Ga.          Rypka, 332nd TRS.
   Company grade officer — Capt. Renee            Spartan dorm room — Senior Airman Patsy
McClennon, 81st Medical Group.                  Chambers, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron.

                      Volunteer — get connected.
Christmas light display benefits holiday toy collection
                       This year's Toys for Tots campaign        tunity to donate to the toy drive.
                    continues through Dec. 14.                      This display, from dark until 10 p.m.
                       Boxes are set up across the base for      Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-13, will have 96
                    donations of new unwrapped boys.             channels of lights on the house, trees and
                       This year, in addition to the regular     lawn that will be synchronized to music.
                    toy collection, Lt. Col. Scott Solomon       The Toys for Tots shows will last about 20
                    plans a musical light display at his resi-   minutes. Admission is one toy.
                    dence, 717 Vandenberg Drive in Bay              For more information on the drive,
                    Ridge housing area, as another oppor-        call Cheryl Moore, 377-3900.                 Program provides
                                                                                                              help for holidays
                                                                                                              By Jonathan Hicks

                                                                                                                  Thanksgiving and Christ-
                                                                                                              Keesler Public Affairs

                                                                                                              mas are times of joy and cheer.
                                                                                                              The holidays are also an
                                                                                                              opportunity to help members
                                                                                                              of the Keesler family.
                                                                                                                  Project Cheer is a charitable
                                                                                                              initiative coordinated and spon-
                                                                                                              sored by the first sergeants coun-
                                                                                                              cil to help permanent party Air-
                                                                                                              men with families who are
                                                                                                              experiencing financial difficul-
                                                                                                              ties and need assistance during
                                                                                                              the holiday season. The annual
                                                                                                              program has successfully pro-
                                                                                                              vided hundreds of families with
                                                                                                              holiday meals.
                                                                                                                  The first sergeants support
                                                                                                              the project with an annual golf
                                                                                                              tournament and other fund-rais-
                                                                                                              ers. This year’s holiday push
                                                                                                              begins Friday and ends Dec. 20.
                                                                                                              During the campaign, the first
                                                                                                              sergeants will be in front of the
                                                                                                              base exchange and commissary
                                                                                                              to collect donations, 10 a.m. to
                                                                                                              4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and
                                                                                                                  Last year, Project Cheer
                                                                                                              started with an initial investment
                                                                                                              of $20 and raised more than
                                                                                                              $14,000. This enabled the first
                                                                                                              sergeants to help more than 100
                                                                                                              families identified by supervi-
                                                                                                              sors and commanders with a
                                                                                                              $100 check to the commissary.
                                                                                                                  Master Sergeant Christo-
                                                                                                              pher Rash, 81st Security
                                                                                                              Forces Squadron first ser-
                                                                                                              geant, is the point of contact
                                                                                                              for this year’s campaign and
                                                                                                              he hopes to have just as much
                                                                                                              success this time around.
                                                                                                                  “All of the first sergeants
                                                                                                              are very excited and energized
                                                                                                              about the program,” Sergeant
                                                                                                              Rash said. “We really look
                                                                                                              forward to being able to posi-
                                                                                                              tively touch the lives of so
                                                                                                              many airman and they’re fam-
                                                                                                              ilies. It’s a joy for us to put
                                                                                                              smiles on their faces and let
                                                                                                              them know that this is more
                                                                                                              than a workplace — that the
                                                                                                              Air Force is also a family.”
                                                                       Photo by Kemberly Groue
Tech. Sgt. Valerie Mullins, president of the child development center’s parent advisory board,
and her 1-year-old daughter, Katie, laugh at their mirror images at the child development cen-
ter’s family fun day Nov. 19. Katie’s mom is assigned to the 81st Communications Squadron
and her dad, Master Sgt. Steven Mullens, is from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron.

Fun family times at child development center

                                Photo byKemberly Groue
            Randy Sherer, husband of Senior Airman
            Tammy Sherer, 81st Medical Support
            Squadron, reads to their 1-year-old son,
            Will, at family fun day Nov. 19.

Mackenzie Town-
send, 2, does dot
art with her mom,
Devann Townsend,
and grandmother,
Sharon Warning, at
family fun day.
Mackenzie’s dad is
Airman 1st Class
Austin Townsend,
                                                                           Photo by Adam Bond
Barksdale Air Force
Base, La.                                                Preschoolers demonstrate their pedal
          Photo by                                       power during the child development
    Kemberly Groue                                       center’s annual trike-a-thon Friday.
AAFES promotions offer chances to win holiday treats
                                                                                                                                  have all of the latest “must-
                                                                                                                                  have” gifts, including the
By Angela Cutrer

   Promotions, prizes and                                                                                                         newly introduced line of Ed
Keesler News

popular name brands will                                                                                                          Hardy jewelry, XBOX mili-
anchor the efforts of Army and                                                                                                    tary appreciation bundles and
Air Force Exchange Service                                                                                                        specially-priced notebooks
officials to invite military                                                                                                      and mini netbooks.
families to “rediscover the                                                                                                          With a mission to provide
value” their exchange is offer-                                                                                                   quality goods and services at
                                                                                                                                  competitively low prices and
ing this holiday season, a mil-
                                                                                                                                  generate earnings to support
itary story reported.                                                                                                             AAFES’s programs, the dual
   Exclusive savings on holi-                                                                                                     benefit AAFES provides mili-
day decorations, care package                                                                                                     tary families at Keesler goes
items and electronics cycled                                                                                                      far beyond the clothes, elec-
in and out of BXs and PXs                                                                                                         tronics and snacks at shelves,
every week in November, all                                                                                                       AAFES officials said. Shop-
building toward this Thanks-                                                                                                      pers who shop through the
giving weekend and what has                                                                                                       BX, the Web site online at
become practically a national                                                                                            or the phone
holiday — “Black Friday.”                                                                                                         through the Exchange catalog
   At the forefront of the post-                                                                                                  actually help make the mili-
Thanksgiving blitz will be                                                                                                        tary community a better place
thousands of scratch-off cards                                                                                                    to live and work.
given out to early birds and                                                                                                         “Last year purchases by
customers who shop the                                                                                                            service members and depend-
exchange after 4 p.m. from                                                                                                        ents at the BX, Shoppette and
Sunday through Tuesday.                                                                                                           other AAFES activities at
                                                                                                        Photo by Kemberly Groue

With prizes ranging from free                                                                                                     Keesler generated a dividend
                                   Staff Sgt. Janet Holmes, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron, and her husband, retired
soft drinks to $100 gift cards,    Master Sgt. Dennis Holmes, do some holiday shopping at the Keesler BX.
                                                                                                                                  of $513,884 — funds critical
every scratch-off will be a        and 9 a.m. Sunday after       size of the store, we will pass   distributed between 4 p.m.     to Air Force Services’ ability
winner.                            Thanksgiving,” said AAFES’    out anywhere from 60 to 200       and closing.”                  to enhance local programs and
   “BX and PXs will open at 4      Commander Maj. Gen. Keith     scratch-off cards Friday morn-       Beyond giveaways and        facilities, including the arts
a.m. Friday, 6 a.m. Saturday       Thurgood. “Depending on the   ing, with the remainder being     prizes, the exchanges will     and crafts center, Bay Breeze
                                                                                                                                  Golf Course and youth pro-
                                                                                                                                  grams,” said Keesler BX gen-
                                                                                                                                  eral manager Penny Madison.
                                                                                                                                  “Beyond improving quality of
                                                                                                                                  life programs, the exchange
                                                                                                                                  benefit also helps military
                                                                                                                                  shoppers find the best value
                                                                                                                                  for their dollar.”
                                                                                                                                     Ms. Madison said that at
                                                                                                                                  the front line of this effort is
                                                                                                                                  the BX’s market price coordi-
                                                                                                                                  nator, whose main duty is to
                                                                                                                                  compare the prices of key
                                                                                                                                  items with local competition.
                                                                                                                                  “She helps ensure that our
                                                                                                                                  prices are comparable, if not
                                                                                                                                  lower, than the competition.”
                                                                                                                                     Fine jewelry can be put on
                                                                                                                                  layaway for up to 120 days at
                                                                                                                                  the BX, Ms. Madison said.
                                                                                                                                     “As you can see, the
                                                                                                                                  Keesler BX has a lot ‘in store’
                                                                                                                                  for Air Force families this
                                                                                                                                  year,” Ms. Madison added.
                                                                                                                                     The opportunities to shop
                                                                                                                                  and save won’t end in Novem-
                                                                                                                                  ber, as AAFES officials have a
                                                                                                                                  variety of special events
                                                                                                                                  planned for December, includ-
                                                                                                                                  ing early-bird specials Dec. 5,
                                                                                                                                  19 and 24.
                                                                      To report
  Reaching out to wounded warriors
                                                                   sexual assaults,
                                                                    sexual assault

                                         Photo by Steve Pivnick
  Naomi Kraina, Keesler Disabled American Veterans
  representative, discusses veterans’ benefits with Mas-
  ter Sgt. Lerry Forester, 81st Medical Support Squadron,
  during Warrior Care Month Outreach Day Nov. 19.
  The event, held in Keesler Medical Center’s Don Wylie
  auditorium, included representatives from Keesler and
  other organizations who offered information about the
  services they provide veterans.

Air Force offers financial aid
to people wanting to adopt
                                 ing on continuous active duty,
                                 or full-time Air Guard Reserve
By Susan Griggs

                                 duty with orders specifying a
   November is Adoption
Keesler News editor
                                 period of at least 180 days,
Awareness Month, and the Air        Child must be under 18
Force is working to make         years of age and physically or
adoption more affordable for     mentally incapable of caring
potential Air Force parents.
                                 for himself,
   Through the Adoption
Expense Reimbursement Pro-          Child may not be the bio-
gram, parents using a legal      logical offspring of the Air-
adoption agency may be eligi-    man or a stepchild, and
ble for up to $2,000 per adop-      The adoption must be
tive child, with a maximum       arranged by a qualified adop-
reimbursement of $5,000 in a     tion agency that has responsi-
calendar year, for qualifying    bility under state or local law
expenses.                        for child placement through
   “With the current economic    adoption; a nonprofit volun-
downturn, the cost of adoption   tary adoption agency that is
can discourage potential par-    authorized by state or local
ents,” said Steve McDaniel       law to place children for adop-
from the airman and family       tion; or any other source
readiness center. “I believe     authorized by a state to pro-
that you can get anything in     vide adoption placement if the
life you want if you help        adoption is supervised by a
someone get what they need       court under state or local law.
— and adoption is a wonder-         For more information, call
ful way to build a family.”      Mr. McDaniel, 376-8586, or
   To qualify for the program:   the Total Force Service Cen-
   Adoption must be final-       ter, 1-800-525-0102 or DSN
ized while the Airman is serv-   665-5000.
Christmas card contest
   Organizations wishing to
compete in this year’s Christ-       make donation
mas card contest must regis-
ter their entry at the outdoor       to Fisher House
recreation office, and erect
                                         The Daedalians Hurri-
their card in the marina park,
                                     cane Flight 40 recently
no later than noon Dec. 9.
   This year’s theme is “Year        made a $100 donation to
of the Air Force Family.”            the Keesler Fisher House
   Cards must be free standing       in the memory of one of
and painted on a piece of ply-       its members, retired Col.
wood no smaller than 4 foot by       Howard Froman, who
8 foot. The back of the card is      passed away Sept. 25.
to be painted a solid color and          Founded in 1934, the
must show the name of the            Order of Daedalians is a
squadron and point of contact.       fraternal organization of
Participants are responsible for     military pilots promoting
their own materials.                 leadership in air and space
   Winners are announced at 6        power.
p.m. Dec. 10 at the Christmas in         Dean Todd, flight captain,
the Park celebration, with           said, “The chapter meets
prizes awarded for first, second     monthly at the Kat-rina
and third place.                     Kantina to sponsor an edu-
   All cards are to be               cational speaker and honor
removed by Jan. 4.                   the legacy of those who
   For more information, call        have flown and are flying in
377-3160.                            defense of our nation.”
                                         The chapter offers
                                     scholarships to local
Wheelchair taxi
   The 81st Logistic Readi-          ROTC students and con-
ness Squadron vehicle opera-         tributein other ways to the
tions now has a wheelchair-          Keesler community.
accessible minivan available
for taxi service.
   For more information, call       Root canal treatment
377-2430.                              The Keesler Dental Clinic
                                    is seeking patients that
                                    require root canal treatment.
Travel medicine clinic
   People planning interna-            All authorized beneficiaries
tional travel should visit the      including military retirees and
travel medicine clinic at least     dependents of active duty and
one month before departure.         retired are eligible for care.
   The clinic is in the allergy        Patients accepted for treat-
clinic in the medical center’s      ment are treated by either the
basement near the emergency         endodontic specialty program
department entrance.                residents or the residents in
   For more information, call       the general dentistry program.
376-3550.                              Referral from a dentist for
                                    root canal treatment is
Immunization clinic
   Immunization clinic hours:          For more information, call
   Immunizations — 7 a.m. to        the endodontics department,
4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7        376-5227.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; closed
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. com-           Zero overpricing
pressed work schedule Fridays.         Submit zero overpricing
   Allergy shots — 1-4 p.m.         items on Air Force Form 1046
Monday; 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-      to CSC supply customerservice,
4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.        Room 126, Taylor Logistics
   The clinic is closed noon to 5   Center, Building 4002.
p.m. on the second Thursday of         For overpricing issues or
each month for training.            concerns, call Michael Cashion,
   For more information, call       377-5206, or e-mail michael.
376-3553.                           cashion.ctr@
Team Keesler turns back on tobacco
for Great American Smokeout Run

                                                                    Photos by Kemberly Groue
Anthony Wilson, left, and Eunice Elmore were the top male and female finishers in the Great
American Smokeout 5-kilometer run Nov. 19. Wilson, 81st Security Forces Squadron, finished
in 18 minutes, 7 seconds. Elmore, 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, had a time of 24:31.
S CORES                   AND           MORE
                                        information, call 377-2907.                  Golf lessons — $25 for 30 min-        ding. Louisiana license is needed for   become certified to rent a pontoon. For
                                            Free fitness testing, exercise       utes. For appointment, call 424-0479.     fishing. For more information, call     more information, call 377-3160.
                                        prescription and personal training           Twilight special — 1 p.m.             377-3160.                                   Rental campers — $50 day. Two
   Varsity men’s and women’s
                                        — at Blake, Dragon and Triangle          Mondays-Thursdays; play unlimited             Marina park pavilions — to          available; one sleeps six, one sleeps
teams — tryouts to be announced.
                                        Fitness Centers. For more informa-       golf until closing. Fees: E1-E4, $12;     reserve, call 377-3160.                 eight. For more information and tow-
Teams play in Southeastern Military
                                        tion, call for appointment.              E5-O3, $20; O4-up, $22, guests $22.           Nonprior service student special    ing requirements, call 377-3160.
Athletic Conference. Season started
                                            Free blood pressure machines             Nonprior service student special      — 35000 Trek seven-speed bikes, $5          Rent a bicycle — 3500 Trek, seven
in November. Coaches needed. For
                                        — available for use at all fitness       — show phase card or UBU card.            day on nonworking Friday, Saturday
more information, call 377-2444 or                                                                                                                                 speed, $3 day, $15 week, $35 month.
                                        centers.                                 Greens fee and cart, $15 for 18 holes,    and Sunday, or Saturday/Sunday.
377-3056.                                                                                                                                                              Resale area — snacks, beverages,
                                            Boxing room — Triangle Fitness       $10 for nine holes; add $5 for rental         One-day fishing trips — to Horn,
                                        Center. Six heavy bags, three speed      clubs.                                                                            fishing and rental equipment, hunting
                                                                                                                           Ship or Cat Islands; pick the date.
                                        bags and one double-end bag.                                                                                               and fishing licenses.
                                                                                                                           Charter trip in Delacroix and Reggio,
                                        Boxing gloves available.                                                                                                       RV, boat and trailer storage —
                                                                                                                           La., with professional fishing guide.
                                                                                 Outdoor recreation
   Gaude Bowling Center New                 Fit to fight incentive program                                                                                         $20 per month.
Year's Eve party — 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.                                                                                        For more information, call 377-3160.
                                        — Dragon slayers, dragon readers,            Back Bay fishing trip — $20 per                                                   17-foot Back Bay cruiser for rent
Dec. 31. Bowling, dancing, music,                                                                                              Paddle boats for rent — two-
                                        dragon gliders and dragon riders         person. State fishing license required;                                           — Mississippi boater registration card
favors, finger foods, prizes and non-                                                                                      person and four-person paddle boats
                                        available at no cost at Blake, Dragon    minimum four, maximum six people.                                                 required. For more information or for
alcoholic midnight toast. Alcoholic                                                                                        for $5 per hour for a minimum of
                                        and Triangle fitness centers. Awards     For more information, call 377-3160.                                              prices, call 377-3160.
beverages sold separately. $30                                                       Christmas in the marina park          two hours; first hour free through
                                        presented. For more information,                                                   November. For more information,             Wet slip fees — monthly, 32 feet
adults, $25 ages 6-17. Ages 5 and       contact the fitness center of your       and tree lighting — Dec. 10. Hay
younger admitted free. Ages 14 and                                                                                         call 377-3160.                          plus, $3.75 per foot; under 32 feet,
                                        choice.                                  rides begin at 4 p.m. Tree lighting at
younger must be accompanied by an                                                6 p.m. followed by a visit with               Pontoon boat training — test to     $2.50 per foot. Overnight, $5 per boat.
                                            Parent/child fitness room — at
adult. Tickets on sale at the desk.     Dragon Fitness Center. Workout           Santa. Photo opportunities with
    Bowling fund raisers — for          equipment; play area for ages 6          Santa, so bring your camera. Festiv-
more information, call 377-2817.        months to 7 years.                       ities include live nativity scene,
    Youth bowling — for any child           Massage appointments — at            horse and buggy rides, balloon artist,
old enough to throw the bowling ball    Triangle Fitness Center. For more        arts and craft booths, free food, hot
down the alley. League meets 9:30       information, call 348-6698.              chocolate and cookies, and holiday
a.m. Saturdays; instruction avail-          No smoking — on Crotwell             music. Sponsored by Keesler Fed-
able. For more information, call        Track across from Blake Fitness          eral Credit Union and Budweiser-
377-2817.                               Center.                                  Responsibility Matters. For more
    Glow bowling — 9 p.m. Fridays           Triangle Fitness Center —            information, call 377-3160.
and 7 p.m. Saturdays.                   open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-              Catamaran sailboat for rent —
    Lunch and bowl special — 11         working Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.        $10 per hour, minimum 2 hours, or
a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.         compressed work schedule Fridays         $75 per day. Trailer and take-off site
Bowl for $1 a game plus $1 for shoes.   and weekends; closed holidays. For       $100 per day or $175 for a weekend.
    Team building special — 1-3         more information, call 377-3056.         Must be sailboat certified.
p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 1-5                Blake Fitness Center — open              Camping packages – available,
p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bring       4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays-         including sleeping bags, lanterns,
your employees bowling for $1 a         working Fridays; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.        camp stoves and tents.
game plus shoe rental. For reserva-     compressed work schedule Fridays; 8          Canoes, kayaks — for rent.
tions, call 377-2817.                   a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends and holidays.        Deep sea fishing private charter
    Club member special — show              Dragon Fitness Center — Due          — rent Dolphin II, $750 for first 10
current club card Thursdays and bowl    to water damage to the basketball        people, $50 each additional person.
for $1.50 per game; free shoe rental.   court, the center’s hours have been      No license needed. $100 deposit.
    Birthday party package —            extended to accommodate customers            Deep sea fishing trips —
1:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m.              who wish to play full-court basket-      Nonworking Fridays and Sundays on
Saturdays. Basic party with bowling     ball: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-work-       the Keesler Dolphin II. $75 per person
and food $8.95 per child. Mid party,    ing Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. nonwork-       includes everything you need to fish.
including table supply and T-shirt,     ing Friday and Saturdays. Parent-        Payment due upon reservation.
$11.95 per child. Premium party         child fitness room has workout           Minimum 10, maximum 22 people.
with games and a pin, $15.95 per        equipment and play area for ages 6       For more information and to reserve,
child. Reservations required.           months to 7 years. For more infor-       call 377-3160.
                                        mation, call 377-4385.                       Delacroix, La. fishing site —
Fitness centers                                                                  Outdoor fishing/hunting camp in
                                        Golf                                     Delacroix, La. Rent a self-contained
    Intramural basketball regis-                                                 camper, sleeps four, $50/night, $125/
tration — Regular division and 30           Free golf — Christmas Day and        weekend (Friday noon to Monday
and over division. Letters of intent    New Year’s Day. Golf carts and rental    noon) or $300/week (seven days noon
due today. Coaches meeting 3:30         clubs not available. For more informa-   to noon). Bring food, beverages, cook-
p.m. Wednesday, at Vandenberg           tion, call 377-3832.                     ing utensils, and sleeping bag or bed-
Community Center. For more infor-
mation, call 377-2444.
    Jingle bell 5-kilomter run —
join Santa Claus at Blake Fitness
Center, noon, Dec. 16. Registration
begins at 11 a.m. Prizes awarded to
the first place male and female win-
ners. Safe holiday running attire is
encouraged. For more information,
call 377-4385.
    Free fitness classes — boot
camp, self-defense, cycling, yoga,
step aerobics, Tae Kwondo, core fit-
ness, kick boxing and pilates at
Dragon Fitness Center. For more
                                                                 Ledet, Matthew McDonald, Nickolas Sanquist and Katie Weyer;
HONORS                                                           Airmen 1st Class Lindsey Black, Bryan Coppens, Cass                        HOLIDAY HOURS
                                                                 Dedaviess, Philip Elisara, Paul Galanti, Lauren Hornbaker,
                                                                 Joshua McIntosh and Kelsey Oxford; Staff Sgt. Joel Stover.                   Editor’s note: Hours reflect changes in observance of the
                                                                                                                                            Thanksgiving federal holiday.
First Sergeants Council ‘Diamond Sharp’
                                                                    Command post apprentice course — Airmen 1st Class
                                                                 Rachael Ashby, Lanier Cameron, Melissa Carmon, Justyna                     Open
                                                                 Melnyczok, Contona Thomas and Ramon Torres; Senior
November winners
    81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron — Airman                                                                                        Fam Camp — Open 24 hours
1st Class Kasey Bumgardner.                                      Airmen John Bermudez, Erin Davidson, James Davis, Daniel                      Inns of Keesler — Open 24 hours
    81st Logistics Readiness Squadron — Airman 1st Class         Dixon, Tamika Hill, Michael Johnson, Theresa Kupsky, Ricky                    Live Oak Dining Facility — 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Nicholas Earnest.                                                Lavergne, Esther Park, Julius Priester and Joshua Spencer; Staff           4:30-6 p.m.
    338th Training Squadron — Staff Sgt. Ryan Cartmel.           Sgts. Jason Basinger, James DeGeus, Pleaz Hawkins, Tracey                     Magnolia Dining Facility — 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
                                                                 Kleppe, Brenda McCoy, Shaun Miller, Robert O’Loughlin and                  4:30-6 p.m.
                                                                 Justin Stuart; Tech. Sgts. Lowell Bowen and Heidi Figura;                     Shoppette — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Triangle Fitness Center — noon to 6 p.m.
Student honor roll
                                                                 Master Sgt. Brian Parr; Senior Master Sgt. Edward Cartossa.
                                                                                                                                               Vandenberg Community Center — noon to 7 p.m.
    Electronic principles — Airmen Basic David Abreu,
332nd Training Squadron                                          335th TRS
                                                                     Comptroller training flight — Airmen Basic Brittany
Christopher Acosta, Michael Alarcon, John Aubuchon, Cody                                                                                       All Army and Air Force Exchange Services facilities
Ball, Joseph Bardsley, Corey Blythe, Michael Carrion, Craig      Carlisle, Alex Collins, Joshua Ingram, Christy Jones, Cody
                                                                                                                                            except Shoppette/Class Six — closed Nov. 26
Cortan, Mark Cortez, Ivan Davila, Alexander Davis, Jonathan      Rios, Thomas Tarantella, Styles Vancleave, Sara Wilson and
                                                                                                                                               Arts and craft center — closed Nov. 26-27
Davis, Nicolaus Eddy, Stephen Elliott, Derrick Ellis, Bradley    Amber Young; Airmen Brandi Blea and Brandon Gibbs; Airmen                     Auto hobby shop — closed Nov. 26-27
Finnigan, Andrew Fox, Jasen Franklin, Carl Free, Danielle        1st Class Alfredo Baking, Timothy Byrd, Clarissa Christensen,                 Azalea Dining Facility
Fulgham, Samuel Garcia, Jasmine Goodson, Joseph Graham,          Melissa Fatz, Erik Huss, Matthew Holguin, Malcolm McNair,                     Bay Breeze Golf Course
David Gramlin, Daniel Grennan, Jordan Hattan, David              Lloyd Morris, Muhammad Naushad, Logan Pendergraft, Joseph                     Blake Fitness Center
Hinojosa, Christopher Holden, Cody Honeycutt, Christopher        Senteno, Ruby Scharon, Torika Thompson, Robert Vineyar and                    Child development center — closed Nov 26-27
Hubby, Joseph Hurni, Cameron Jonas, Latez Jones, Giovonna        Sarah Wurm; Senior Airmen Tahasa Brixton, Christopher P.                      Commissary — closed Nov 26-27
Jordan, Marc Leaser, Justin Lee, Dominique Manipol, Scott        Brosseau, Marquette Jones, Gustavo Reyes and Jarrod Sanchez;                  Dragon Fitness Center
Marang, Deven McKay, Genesea Meha, Ronnie Mullins, Shawn         Staff Sgt. Ryan Christmann; Master Sgt. Marla Suter.                          11th Frame Café — closed Nov. 22-28
Murphy, Ian Nicols, Stephanie Olmos, Michael Oyola,                                                                                            Family child care — closed Nov. 23-27
Christopher Parks, Tyler Pennington, Andrew Pihart, Jessica      338th TRS                                                                     Gaude Lanes – closed Nov. 22-28
Pina, Nicholas Pinter, Jerremy Plain, Brandon Pritz, Percy          Ground radar — Airmen Khalil Giawashi and Benjamin                         Information, ticket and tours office — closed Nov. 26-27
Ramsden, Gage Ricks, Kevin Rimcoski, Jesse Ritz, Melissa         Nason; Airmen 1st Class Joseph Alexander, Robert Brown,                       Katrina Kantina
Robshaw, Joe Rosenkrans, Cassidy Rusan, Cinto Santos, Julian     Ralphy Rodriguez and Brady Techen; Staff Sgts. Andrew                         Legends Café
Saviano, Noah Schuetz, Devin Shields, Jessica Shoemaker,         Ksionsk and Louis Martinez; Tech. Sgt. John Adams; Master                     McBride Library
Carole Silvernail, Kevin Smith, Dustin Steichen, Kyle Topasna,   Sgt. Sean Rice.                                                               Outdoor recreation — closed Nov. 26-29
Joseph Uptegrove, Kaitlin Vollmer, Jordan Warnke, Mitchell                                                                                     Veterinary clinic
Wheaton, Keenan Wiersma, Ryan Willbanks, Adam Williams,                                                                                        Youth center — closed Nov. 26-28
Josef Williamson and Johnathan Wright; Airmen Timothy
Atkins, Troy BrittonCoe, Joseph Eigel, Randy Feltman, Zachary     CHAPEL SERVICES
Fitzgerald, Nicholas Monico, Calvin Peterson, Patrick Pichler,                                                                              CLASSES
Thomas Stout, Jeremy Swindell and Charles Wilson; Airmen 1st
                                                                      Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2520.
Class George Bahlke, Tawanda Barnes, Johnathon Baylous,
Monique Brooks, Brett Citrowske, Justin Coleman, Anthony
                                                                                                                                            Airman Leadership School
                                                                                                                                               Class 10-1 — graduation Dec. 18.
Collier, Sean Conlan, Alexander Corwin, Jordan Cox, Kjell
Davis, Stanley DeJesus, Nicholas Eklund, Kelly Ford, Ira          Sunday worship                                                               Class 10-2 — Jan. 5-Feb. 11, 2010
Friedman, Justin Gaddis, Andrew Greb, David Gross,                Larcher Chapel traditional with children’s ministry........8:30 a.m.
Christopher Hall, Skyler Holzer, Michael Hong, Parker Imrie,      Triangle Chapel contemporary service................10:30 a.m.            Mathies NCO Academy
Tiera Jones, Kristine Kallsen, Samuel Kelmelis, Taylor Kirby,     Triangle Chapel gospel service.....................................Noon      Class 10-1 — graduation Dec. 17.
Alex Lanphere, Steven LaRue, Mark Latchman, Christian
Lozada, Nathaniel MacKay, Kevin MacNeill, Daniel Madden,
                                                                  Roman Catholic                                                            Arts and crafts center
John Marinangeli, Timothy Matteson, Matthew Messina,              Sunday Mass, Triangle Chapel....................................9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                               Advanced intarsia woodworking — 10 a.m. Dec. 12.
Edward Middleton, Brian Moore, Sean Morris, Jonathan              Weekday Mass, Triangle Chapel...............................11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                                            $25, including materials.
Nickel, Jamie Noyes, Philip Post, Dana Presnell, Jason Prince,
                                                                                                                                               Beginning intarsia woodworking — 10 a.m. Saturday.
Justin Quintero, Kellen Rice, Marquez Rodriguez, Courtney
                                                                                                                                            $15, including materials.
Rohrer, Jessica Sails, Deymond Sankey, Tomas Scheel, Michael         Jewish services are held Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at the                      Beginning woodworking — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Schultz, Cody Seago, Jarrod Sealy, James Sercu, Voss Shaw,        Congregation Beth Israel, 12277 Three Rivers Rd., Gulfport.               Dec. 16; will make a cutting board; $25, includes materials,
Kristofer Sirks, Samuel Sullivan, Joseph Taubner, Michael         Call Master Sgt. Michael Raff, 377-5235 or 207-2196.                      shop use.
Trinidad, Erik Vanroekel, Terrance Varner, Angel Vasquez,
                                                                                                                                               Christmas card making — 5:30-7 p.m. today and Dec. 3.
Michael Vickers, Nathaniel Vincent, Heather Voorhees, Anthony
                                                                                                                                            $10, including materials. For more information, call 377-2821.
Wathen, Jared Witmer and Christopher Zempel; Senior Airmen
                                                                     Prayer five times daily; Salaat ul-Jummah congregation-                   Engraving shop — squadron, office and individual orders.
Jose Espinoza, Jerrard Pinder, Kenneth Saunders, Mark St.                                                                                      Jewelry making — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $20
                                                                  al prayer, noon Friday. Building 2003, across from the
Vincent, Kennith Veillon, Tara Washington and Earl Wright;                                                                                  including materials. Learn wire wrapping and tooling.
                                                                  Magnolia dining facility. Call 377-2520 or 0327.
Staff Sgts. Jodi Fleming, Clifton Frye, Justin James, Josua                                                                                    Multi-crafts center — potter’s wheels, ceramic molds, air
Mason, Luzviminda Moats, Gregory Quinn, Timothy Robinson,         Latter-Day Saints                                                         brushing and tools are available for use in the shop. Craft
Jerry Sisemore and Mary Snyder.                                                                                                             classes for beginners, intermediate and advance levels. Craft
    Metrology basic course – Airmen Basic Garrett Dixon and          The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ student
                                                                  group service, 2 p.m. Sundays, Triangle Chapel. Call 396-                 supplies for sale.
Shawn Meyer; Airman Steven Janca; Airmen 1st Class Jared                                                                                       Scrapbooking — 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 10. $10 includ-
Burrows, Christopher Guhl and Ryan Stewart; Staff Sgt.            5274 or (801) 787-1990.
                                                                                                                                            ing materials.
Michael Taylor.                                                   Orthodox                                                                     Wood shop — stocked retail lumber and a large assembly
                                                                                                                                            area adjacent to the machine room are available. Call for infor-
                                                                     Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek
                                                                                                                                            mation on beginner and advanced woodworking classes.
334th TRS
   Air traffic control operations training flight — Airmen        Orthodox Church, 255 Beauvoir Rd, Biloxi. Call 388-6138
Basic Andrew Alotis, Dustie Daniels, Dustin Hoiten, Melissa       or Father Stephen Clos, 377-4105.
Holmes, Joshua Hoover, Areil Hornsby, Daniel Lamers, Jaun
                                                                                                                                            Please see Digest, Page 22
                                                                           Dances — 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays before compressed
Digest,                                                                work schedule Fridays, and Fridays and Saturdays. $3.
                                                                           Elf Vandy — Commanders and first sergeants: Sign up your         DINING HALL MENUS
                                                                       people working after 6 p.m. Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day
                                                                       to receive goody bags. To register, call 377-3308, 9 a.m. Mon-
from Page 21
                                                                       day through 5 p.m. Dec. 18. Bags may be picked up 2-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                Thanksgiving lunch and dinner — Round beef, roast
Chapel                                                                 Dec. 24. Sponsored by the Keesler Federal Credit Union and           turkey, baked ham, boneless roast turkey, chicken and trurkey
                                                                       National Productions.                                                gravy, glazed sweet potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, mashed
    All classes are held at the Triangle Chapel Annex. For                 Legends Café — Buffet lunches 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednes-
more information, call 377-2520.                                                                                                            potatoes, cornbread dressing, rice pilaf, green beans with
                                                                       day and Dec. 16.                                                     mushrooms, steamed corn, peas and carrots, French onion
    Catholic religious education — after 9 a.m. Sunday Mass.
                                                                           Pool tournaments — 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.               soup, macaroni salad, fruit cocktail salad, cranberry sauce,
    Protestant Sunday School — 10:30-11:30 a.m. for pre-                                                                                    shrimp cocktail, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, devil’s food cake and
                                                                           New Year’s Eve party — 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Non
school, elementary, teens and adults.                                                                                                       holiday candies.
                                                                       prior service students only. Free admission, party favors, enter-
    Men’s prayer breakfast — 9 a.m. to noon second Saturday
                                                                       tainment. Sponsored by National Productions and Rex Distrib-
of the month.
    Women’s prayer breakfast — 10 a.m. to noon first Satur-                                                                                     Lunch — shrimp scampi, beef stew, roast turkey, egg noo-
                                                                           Project Elf Vandy — each year the elves at Vandenberg            dles, rice, gravy, corn on the cob, cauliflower, collard greens,
day of the month.
                                                                       Community Center put together goody bags for Keesler person-         three-bean salad, pasta salad, chili con queso, Tuscan veg-
    Dinner and the Bible — 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Triangle
                                                                       nel who work during the Christmas holiday. Commanders and            etable, chicken noodle soup, barbecue pork sandwich and bur-
Chapel Annex.                                                                                                                               ritos.
                                                                       first sergeants: This is your chance to sign up your personnel
                                                                       who will be working after 6 p.m. Christmas Eve or on Christmas           Dinner — chili macaroni, barbecue chicken, fried catfish,
Keesler Medical Center                                                 Day. Register your personnel Dec. 7-18 by calling 377-3308 and       potato wedges, Spanish rice, gravy, fried cabbage, carrots,
                                                                       include the number of bags required. Pick up 2-4 p.m. Dec. 24 at     broccoli, pasta salad, three-bean salad, chile con queso, Tuscan
                                                                                                                                            vegetables, chicken noodle soup, barbecue pork sandwich and
                                                                       Vandenberg Community Center. Sponsored by Keesler Federal            burritos.
   Post-traumatic stress disorder — 1:30 p.m. Mondays.
Mental health clinic
                                                                       Credit Union and National Productions.
   Healthy thinking — 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
   Stress management techniques — 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
                                                                       Katrina Kantina                                                          Lunch — baked chicken, Swedish meatballs, creole
   Relaxation techniques — 9 a.m. Mondays.                                                                                                  shrimp, mashed potatoes, rice, gravy, creamed corn, asparagus,
   To register, call 376-0385.                                             All ranks invited — open 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays.             summer squash, fruit salad, kidney bean salad, white-bean
                                                                       Snacks, beverages and music; $5.25, chips and salsa, DJ Wayne        chicken chili, minestrone soup, baja chicken enchilada and
                                                                       and his karaoke machine.                                             chicken nuggets.
                                                                           Catering — experts can assist with planning weddings, hol-           Dinner — baked fish, knockwurst, Chinese five-spice
McBride Library
    Available — two large meeting rooms, audio room, typing            idays, birthdays, official functions and other special occasions.    chicken, potatoes, rice, onion gravy, stir-fry vegetables, baked
room and children’s library.                                               Lunch — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, spaghetti and meat             beans, spinach, fruit salad, kidney-bean salad, white bean-
    Children’s program — 10 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 15. Sto-             sauce, corn, salad, garlic bread, cobbler and tea. Dec. 14, cab-     chicken chili, minestrone soup, baja chicken enchilada and
ries read verbally and through sign language.                          bage casserole, green beans, salad, rolls, cobbler and tea. $6 for   chicken nuggets.
    Chief of Staff professional military reading list — titles         members, $8 nonmembers.
available for checkout from the special book collection.
                                                                           Taco Tuesdays — 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 15. Tacos 2 for           Lunch — oven fried fish, spareribs, chicken breast parme-
    Christmas around the world — Dec. 14-16. Special dis-              $1 for members, $1.50 for non members.                               san, baked macaroni and cheese, O’Brien potatoes, gravy,
play for children.                                                         Wings and things — 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16. Keesler Club mem-           peas, sweet potatoes, broccoli combo, German coleslaw,
    Christmas story time pajama party — 5-6 p.m. Dec. 15 at            bers get in free; non members pay $3 at the door. Complimen-         tomato salad, chili, broccoli soup, chicken with rice and cheese
McBride Library for ages 3 and up. Children are invited to wear        tary hors d’oeuvres and $1 domestic draft beer.                      pizza..
their pajamas aboard the “library story-train” and listen to Van                                                                               Dinner — stir-fry beef with broccoli, turkey nuggets,
Allsburg’s The Polar Express. Arts and crafts fun. Hot chocolate                                                                            orange- and honey-glazed ham, sauteed mushrooms and
                                                                                                                                            onions, baked potatoes, rice pilaf, gravy, corn on the cob, green
                                                                       Youth center
and brownies. For more information, call 377-2181.
    Free wireless Internet — check at circulation desk.                    Editor’s note: All children registered in a youth center         beans, tomato salad, German coleslaw, chili, broccoli soup,
                                                                       program receive free membership.                                     chicken with rice and cheese pizza.
    Online catalog — to search the inventory of books, DVDs,
CDs, videotapes, magazines, periodicals and more, log on to                Classes — Guitar, piano and gymnastic classes available. For
                                                                       more information, call 377-4116.
                                                                                                                                            Monday, click on the link for McBride                                                                                    Lunch — beef pot roast, baked stuffed fish, roast pork
Library, then the link for the online catalog.                             Friday night fun — 6:30-9:30 p.m., ages 6-12. Skating,           loin, potatoes, rice, gravy, cauliflower combo, succotash, green
    Overdrive audio online book program — individual or family         music, games and more.                                               beans with mushrooms, cucumber and onion salad, macaroni
accounts allow download/playing of full-length audio books on a            Give parents a break — 4-10 p.m. Dec. 5. A great oppor-          salad, chili con queso, Tuscan vegetable, cheeseburger chow-
personal computer. Check with library staff for details.               tunity to get your holiday shopping finished. This Air Force         der, grilled sausage and steak and cheese subs.
                                                                       Aid program offers free child care at the child development and          Dinner — spaghetti with meat sauce, loin strip steak,
    Paperback book swap — swap one for one. Must be in
                                                                       youth centers for Air Force families who are referred by base        turkey, baked potatoes, pea and pepper rice, gravy, squash, car-
good condition and of same genre.                                                                                                           rots, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and onions, cucumber and
    Pearl Harbor day — Monday. Pearl Harbor movie will run             helping agencies such as the Airman and Family Readiness
                                                                                                                                            onion salad, macaroni salad, chili con queso, Tuscan vegetable,
continuously 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorabilia display.                    Center (AFRC), and Family Advocacy, as well as first ser-            cheeseburger chowder, grilled sausage and steak and cheese
    Playaway — self-playing digital audio books available with         geants, commanders and chaplains. Certificates must be coordi-       subs.
content preloaded; select from large assortment of titles. Pop in      nated through the AFRC. For more information, call 377-2211,
a battery, plug in almost any type of headset and enjoy.               377-4116 or 376-8728.                                                Tuesday
    Polar Express story time — 5 p.m. Dec. 15 for ages 5-12.               Holiday camp — 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Dec. 21-23, and               Lunch — teriyaki chicken, veal parmesan, baked fish, rice,
                                                                       Dec. 28-30 for ages 6-18. For more information, call 377-4116.       parsley buttered potatoes, mushroom gravy, fried cabbage, suc-
    Research databases — comprehensive research capabili-                                                                                   cotash, steamed carrots, macaroni salad, cottage cheese salad,
ties. Many specialty areas.                                                Open recreation — 3-5:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3-6
                                                                                                                                            timberline chili, minestrone soup, baja chicken enchilada, bar-
    Rosetta Stone online language learning center — 30 for-            p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, ages 9 and older.         becue beef, sloppy joes and roast beef subs.
eign languages, including Spanish. For more information,               Boys and Girls Club programs, including computer media cen-              Dinner — country captain chicken, meatloaf, turkey a la
check with the library staff.                                          ter, homework assistance “Power Hour’ program and triple-play        king, rice, mashed potatoes, gravy, tempura vegetables, mus-
    Season related movie and treats — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues-          sports and recreation activities. Students sign themselves in at     tard greens, okra tomato gumbo, macaroni salad, cottage
day, Wednesday and Dec. 10.                                            front desk.                                                          cheese salad, timberline chili, minestrone soup, baja chicken
    Story time — 10 a.m. Dec. 15 for ages 3-5.                             TRAIL — 6-8 p.m. Mondays.                                        enchilada, barbecue beef, sloppy joes and roast beef subs.
    Tours/orientations — for more information, call 377-2604.              Youth employment service — earn money for college
    Volunteers needed — to shelve books, assist with children’s        tuition. For more information, call 377-4116.
                                                                                                                                                Lunch — fried chicken, cajun baked fish, jalapeno corn-
story time and create displays. For more information, call 377-2181.       Congressional Award program — ages 14-21; self-directed          bread, barbecue ribs, rice, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the
                                                                       merit program promoting personal development, physical fitness       cob, okra and tomato gumbo, fried cabbage, cole slaw, frijole
                                                                       and community involvement.                                           salad, white bean chicken chili, clam chowder, chicken gumbo,
CLUBS AND CENTERS                                                          Volunteers needed — for sports, open recreation, crafts,         cheese fishwich and cheese pizza.
                                                                       cooking, computers, arts, reading, sewing and general cleaning           Dinner — lemon-herb chicken, pork chalupa, jambalaya,
                                                                       and decorations. Must be 18 or older. For more information, call     scalloped potatoes, rice, gravy, califlower combo, Mexican
Vandenberg Community Center                                            377-4116.                                                            corn, simmered broccoli, Mexican coleslaw, frijole salad, white
                                                                                                                                            bean chicken chili, clam chowder, chicken gumbo, cheese fish-
  Editor’s note: All events, except dances, are open to all                                                                                 wich and pizza.
Keesler personnel. No dances Dec. 19-30 due to the holidays.           Please see Digest, Page 23
                                                                          congressionally-mandated preseparation counseling in advance.        more information, call Florence Clay, 377-8681, or Paulette
                                                                          Attire is business casual; no uniforms, jeans, shorts or T-shirts.   Powell, 377-2270.
Digest,                                                                   For more information, call 376-8728.                                    Civil Air Patrol Col. Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron
                                                                             Air Force Reserve opportunities — for members separating          — 7 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs in Hangar 3 for youth and adults.
from Page 22                                                              within 180 days, call Master Sgt. Charlene Morse, 377-7116; e-       For more information, call (601) 528-4337, e-mail Camo-
                                                                          mail or visit Room 125-F,              princess92 or visit
                                                                          Sablich Center.                                                         Company grade officers council — 4:30 p.m. every second
TICKETS AND TRIPS                                                            Palace Chase — for information about how to apply for a           Wednesday at the Katrina Kantina at the marina. For more infor-
                                                                          program to attend college full time and work part time, call         mation, call Capt. Naomi Henigin, 377-0779.
    Discounted tickets — for more information, log on to                  Master Sgt. Charlene Morse, 377-7116; visit Room 125-F,                 Keesler 5.6 — 3:15 p.m. third Wednesday of the month;
http://www. and click on the ITT link.                 Sablich Center or e-mail charlene.             location varies. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Kimberly
    Disney special continues — Salute to Military program con-                                                                                 Sturdivant, 377-1813.
tinues. For more information, call 377-3818.                                                                                                      Keesler Amateur Radio Club — Net with news-line and
    Information on area and out-of-state attractions — free
                                                                          MEETINGS                                                             echo-link is held Wednesdays on 146.79, minus offset, no PL
brochures for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.           African-American Heritage Committee — 3:30 p.m. sec-             tone. Monthly meeting is 7 p.m. second Mondays at Locker
    Magic Christmas in Lights tours — Tour to Bellingrath                 ond Tuesday of the month, Room 109, Taylor Logistics                 House. Enter courtyard near Second Street. Enter door marked
Gardens in Mobile, Ala, 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 16.               Building. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Yolanda Jerry,       “T flight” and go straight ahead to sign saying “K5TYP.”
$20 including admission. For more information, call the infor-            377-2157, or Kurt Higgins, 377-5250.                                    Keesler Spouses Club — second Tuesdays. For more infor-
mation, tickets, and tours office at 377-3818.                                Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652 — 7 a.m.             mation, e-mail Devalynn Solomon,,
    Magic Christmas in Lights — at Bellingrath Gardens.                   third Tuesday of the month, Live Oak Dining Facility. For more       or visit http://www. Keesler
                                                                          information, call Tech. Sgt. Rich Striggow, 377-4800, or visit          Retired Enlisted Association Magnolia Chapter 81 —
Ticket only: $10 adults, $5.75 ages 5-12. For more informa-                                                                                    5:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Sablich Center, Room 108-B. For
tion, call the information, tickets, and tours office at 377-3818.        http://chapter.
                                                                              Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary — 6 p.m. third         more information, call Charles Partin, 313-3267.
    Tour bus — available for group rental, seats 23.                                                                                              Top III — 3:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month; location varies.
                                                                          Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Michelle Fos-
                                                                          ter, 273-4591, or e-mail            For more information, call Master Sgt. Tammy McElroy, 376-3164.
                                                                              Airman's Council — meets every first and third Tuesday at           Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Chap-
TRANSITIONS                                                               4 p.m., Sablich Auditorium. For more information, call Senior        ter — 5 p.m. first Thursdays, McBride Library. For more infor-
                                                                          Airman Alonda West, 377-2994.                                        mation, call Glenda Mosby, 243-1992,,
Workshops, briefings                                                          Airmen Against Drunk Driving — For more information,             or Charles Bowers, 860-3665.
    Congressionally-mandated pre-separation briefings — coun-             call Staff Sgt. Aaron Eden, 377-1907; Staff Sgt. Brad Mills, 377-
seling by airman and family readiness center for active-duty military     1714, or 377-SAVE.                                                   MISCELLANEOUS
members of any branch of service who’ll receive honorable dis-                Asian Pacific-American Heritage Committee — 11:30
charges and no extra transition benefits. Briefings are Tuesdays in       a.m. first Wednesday of month, Room 111, Sablich Center. For
Room 111, Sablich Center, 1 p.m. for those who are separating and         more information, call Lucy Belles, 376-8500, or Master Sgt.         Movies
2:30 p.m. for those who are retiring. If separating/retiring under spe-   Ernesto Alvendia, 376-8501.                                              Editor’s note: Movies shown in Welch Auditorium; $3
cial circumstances, call 376-8728 for appointment.                            At Eze Toastmasters Club — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Building            adults, $1.50 children for regular features; $2.50 adults and
    Transition assistance program — briefings are 8 a.m. to               1101 conference room. For more information, call Dewi Clark,         $1 children for matinees. For upcoming features, call 377-
4:30 p.m. Dec. 14-17, Room 108A, Sablich Center for military              377-2714, or e-mail; Arleen Stewart,      6627.
personnel who are 12 months or less from separation or 24                 377-2440, or visit                          Friday — closed.
months or less from retirement, and Department of Defense                     Blacks in Governnment — 5:15 p.m. second Thursday of                 Saturday — 6:30 p.m., Pandorum (R).
civilians; spouses welcome. Military members should complete              the month, Taylor Logistics Building conference room. For                Sunday — 1 p.m., Where the Wild Things Are (PG) .
                                                                                      December 2009

   Make a cutting board to give as a gift — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 9
and 16. Beginning woodworking class at the arts and crafts center.              $25
includes shop use, instruction and materials. Class certifies you to use the

equipment in the future. For more information, call 377-2821.
   Magic Christmas in Lights tours — to Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ala.,
5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 9 and 16. $20 for transportation and admis-
sion ticket. For more information, call the information, tickets, and tours office,

   Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens (ticket only) — $10
adults, $5.75 ages 5-12. For more information, call the information, tickets,
and tours office, 377-3818.

   Christmas card making — 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 3, craft class at the arts and
crafts center. $10 including materials. For more information, call 377-2821.
   Give parents a break — 4-10 p.m. Dec. 5. A great opportunity to get your
holiday shopping finished. This Air Force Aid Society program offers free child

care at the child development and youth centers for Air Force families who are
referred by base helping agencies such as the airman and family readiness cen-
ter and family advocacy, as well as first sergeants, commanders and chaplains.
Certificates must be coordinated through the airman and family readiness cen-

ter. For more information, call 377-2211, 377-4116 or 376-8728.
   Project Elf Vandy — each year the elves at Vandenberg Community Center
put together goody bags for Keesler personnel who must work on Christmas
Eve and Christmas Day. Commanders and first sergeants, this is your chance
to sign up your personnel who will be working after 6 p.m. Christmas Eve or

on Christmas Day. To register your personnel, call 377-3308, 9 a.m. Dec. 7
through 5 p.m. Dec. 18, with the number of bags you require. Goodie bags may
be picked up 2-4 p.m. Dec. 24 at Vandenberg Community Center. Sponsored
by Keesler Federal Credit Union and National Productions.

   Christmas in the marina park and tree lighting — Dec. 10. Hay rides begin
at 4 p.m. Tree lighting is at 6 p.m. followed by a visit with Santa. Photo oppor-
tunities with Santa; bring your camera. Festivities include live nativity scene,
horse and buggy rides, balloon artist, arts and craft booths, free food, hot choco-

late and cookies, and holiday music. Sponsored by Keesler Federal Credit
Union and Budweiser-Responsibility Matters. For more information, call 377-
   Christmas story time pajama party — 5-6 p.m. Dec. 15 at McBride Library,
ages 3 and older. Children are invited to wear their pajamas aboard the “library

story-train” and listen to Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. Arts and crafts fun.
Hot chocolate and brownies. For more information, call 377-2181.
   Jingle bell 5K run — join Santa Claus at Blake Fitness Center, noon, Dec.
16. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Prizes awarded to the first place male and
female winners. Safe holiday running attire is encouraged. For more informa-
tion, call 377-4385.
   Youth holiday camp — 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30,
ages 6-12 at the youth center. For more information, call 377-4116.
   Teen holiday camp — Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30, ages 13-18 at the youth
center. For more information, call 377-4116.
   Free golf — Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Golf carts and rental clubs
not available. For more information, call 377-3832.
   Christmas dinner — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 25 in the Magnolia and Live Oak
Dining Facilities. Retirees and their families are welcome to join us at Live
   Need room for your holiday visitors? — the Inns of Keesler is accepting reser-
vations for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. To make your reservations or
for more information, call 374-0088.
              EXTRA! Here’s what’s happening! EXTRA!
11TH FRAME CAFÉ                                                         FITNESS                                                                     KATRINA KANTINA                                                              MCBRIDE LIBRARY                                                        RESALE LOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christmas story time pajama party — see page A1 for more               Buy, sell, trade — $10 per month to place your vehicle on the
  Editor’s note: Located inside Gaudé Lanes Bowling Center, 377-2036.      Editor’s note: Keesler has three fitness centers for your convenience,      Editor’s note: Located in the marina building overlooking Biloxi’s Back     Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2181.                    Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2821.

   Breakfast — 6:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays.                                                                                                        All ranks invited — snacks, beverages and music.                          information.                                                           lot, $20 for recreational vehicles and boats. Located on Meadows
Contractors welcome. Menu is subject to change without notice.          Blake Fitness Center 377-4385, Dragon Fitness Center 377-2907, and          Bay. Contractors welcome. For more information, call 377-2219.

   Kingpin daily specials $6.95 — 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays-            Jingle bell 5K run — see page A1 for information.                           Club member discounts — must show club card to receive.                      Story time — 10 a.m. Dec. 15 for ages 3-5.                          Drive, across from the commissary, between the temporary living
                                                                        Triangle Fitness Center 377-3056.

work Fridays. Call-in orders accepted 10-11 a.m. Mondays feature           Fitness testing, exercise prescription and personal training                Monday madness lunch buffets — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6, non-                    Free wireless internet — ask front desk staff for log-in access.    facilities and Keesler Federal Credit Union drive-through.
hamburger steak, Tuesdays enjoy Italian fare; Wednesdays feature        — available free of charge at all three fitness centers. Call individ-      members $8. Buffets includes dessert and iced tea. Buy nine and                 Chief of Staff professional military reading list — titles avail-   Register at the arts and crafts center 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-
meat loaf, Thursdays get chicken fried steak or chicken, and            ual centers for an appointment.                                             your tenth buffet is free. Dec. 7, spaghetti and meat sauce, corn,           able for check-out from the special book collection.                   Saturdays. Registration, license and insurance required.
Fridays enjoy golden fried catfish.                                        Boxing room — at Triangle Fitness Center. Six heavy bags,                salad and garlic bread; Dec. 14, cabbage casserole, green beans,                “Playaway®” — self-playing digital audio book, half the size of
   Lunch punch card — purchase nine combos or Kingpin daily             three speed bags and one double-end bag. Gloves available.                  salad and rolls.                                                             a deck of cards. Gives listeners the ability to move back and forth
specials and your tenth one is free.                                       Free fitness incentive programs — available at Blake, Dragon                Taco Tuesdays — 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 8 and 15 mem-                   within or between chapters, alter the speed of a narrator’s voice,
                                                                        and Triangle Fitness Centers. Awards presented.                             bers get two tacos for $1, $1.50 each for nonmembers.                        and bookmark where you left off. Pop in a AAA battery, plug in
BAY BREEZE GOLF COURSE                                                     Free fitness classes at Dragon Fitness Center — For class                   Wings and things — 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16. Keesler Club members                 almost any type of headphones, and enjoy.
                                                                        descriptions and schedule, log on to          get in free; nonmembers pay $3 at the door. Complimentary hors                  Research databases — comprehensive research capabilities.
   Free golf — see page A1 for information.                                                                                                         d’oeuvres and $1 domestic draft beer.                                        Specialty areas include counter-terrorism, international security,
  Editor’s note: For more information or tee time, call 377-3832.
                                                                        and click on the link for fitness centers, or call 377-2907.
   Open play — 18 hole, par 71 course. For fees, log on to                 Parent/child fitness room — at Dragon Fitness Center. Play                  Reward yourself — currently Keesler members receive all the               home improvement, auto repair, small engine repair, Student and click on the Bay Breeze link.         area for ages 6 months to 7 years. Workout equipment for parents.           benefits of club membership and dues are free, so why not join               Research Center for high school and middle school students, Kids
   Driving range — open daily 7 a.m. to dusk. $2 for 40 balls.             Massage therapist — To schedule, call (228) 348-6698.                    today? Be sure to visit for more informa-             Search for middle school and elementary school students, Business
   Pro shop — gloves, golf balls, tees, gift certificates and more.                                                                                 tion about the benefits of club membership. Programs include mil-            Searching Interface, and more.
                                                                           Free blood pressure checks — available at all fitness centers.
   Golf lessons — $25 for a half hour of instruction.                                                                                               itary free cash, members first discounts, Football Frenzy, scholar-             On-line card catalog — search for books (print and audio),
   Twilight golf special — 1 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays pay one                                                                                         ships, and travel plus.                                                      DVDs, CDs, VHS, magazines, periodicals and more. Log on to
price and golf until closing. E1-E4,$12; E5-O3, $20; O4 and up,                                                                                        Need to change your club card membership? — Stop by the          and click on the link for McBride
                                                                        GAUDÉ LANES BOWLING CENTER
$22; and guests $22.                                                                                                                                Nonappropriated Funds accounting office located in Sablich                   Library, then the link for our on-line catalog.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Overdrive audio on-line book program — individual or fam-
                                                                           Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2817. Bumpers are avail-
   “UBU” nonprior service students’ special — $15 for 18 holes                                                                                      Center, 500 Fisher St., Room 230, and ask for the Outprocessing
                                                                           Bowl at lunch — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, $1 per
                                                                        able on 19 lanes by reservation for ages 10 and younger.
or $10 for nine holes includes greens fee and cart; $20 for 18 holes                                                                                Clerk. Office hours are 7 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Mondays-                 ily accounts can be set up to allow download/playing of full length
or $15 for nine holes includes greens fee, cart, and rental clubs.      game and $1 for shoes.                                                      Thursdays and 7 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. work Fridays.                      audio books on a personal computer. Ask staff for assistance.
                                                                           Club member special — Thursdays. Show your current club                     Catering — let our professional assist you with planning wed-
                                                                        card and bowl for $1.50 with free shoe rental.                              dings, holidays, birthdays, official functions and other special             OUTDOOR RECREATION AND MARINA
                                                                           Team building — 1-3 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and 1-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    occasions. Club membership is not required.
                            EVENT CENTER
  Seats 300 — great for weddings, commander’s calls, holiday            Thursdays-Fridays, bring your employees and bowl for $1 a game                                                                                              Join the “Team Keesler” sailing team — compete in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-3160.
parties, retirement ceremonies, special occasions, etc. For catered     plus shoe rental. Call for reservations.
events, call 377-2219. For non-catered events, call 376-8655.                                                                                       LEGENDS CAFÉ                                                                 Hobie Nationals, June 4-11, hosted by the Ocean Springs Yacht
                                                                           Wing logo shirts — $22 in the pro shop.                                                                                                               Club. Call for more information.
                                                                           Open bowling — limited on league days; first come, first                                                                                                 Paddleboats for rent — see the Biloxi Back Bay and get some
                                                                                                                                                       Editor’s note: Located inside Vandenberg Community Center. For more

                                                                        served. Reservations accepted for groups of 20 or more.                        Dine-in or take-out — serving lunch and dinner. Pool table.               exercise at the same time. $5 per hour, minimum two hour rental.
                                                                                                                                                    information, call 377-2424.

                                                                           Glow bowling — 9 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays.                      Salads, baskets, sandwiches, pizza, etc.                                        Catamaran sailboat for rent — $10 per hour, two hour mini-
                                                                           Birthday parties — 1:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m. Saturdays.                    New! “Salad Your Way” salad bar — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                       mum, or $75 per day. Trailer and take off site for $100 per day or
                                                                        Choose one of three packages and remember the birthday child is             Mondays-work Fridays. Large salad $4.50, small salad $2.50.                  $175 per weekend. Must be sailboat certified.
                                                                        free. Reservations are required two weeks in advance.                       Add ham, turkey, tuna, grilled chicken or chicken salad for $1.                 Deep sea fishing trips — nonworking Fridays and Sundays.
                                                                           “UBU” special — nonprior service students, show your UBU                    New! Soup and salad bar — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and                  $75 including everything you need to fish. Bring food and bever-
                                                                        card and bowl for $1.50 per game any time, shoes included.                  Thursdays. Get a bowl of soup and your choice of salad bar or a              ages. Minimum 10, maximum 22 people.
                                                                           Plan a bowling fund raiser — make money for your organiza-               hot or cold, ham or turkey sandwich.                                            Water skiing — $50 per hour for up to six skiers, includes boat,
                                                                        tion and have fun doing it.                                                    All-you-can-eat lunch buffets $6.95 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                   driver and skis. Minimum two hour rental. Call to schedule.
                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays. Price includes iced tea or fountain drink. Play free                Boats and recreational equipment rental — for price list, visit
                                                                        INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TOURS                                              tunes on the juke box at lunch. Dec. 2, Creole chicken, steamed    , click on the outdoor recreation link.
                                                                                                                                                    rice, green beans, hot dinner rolls, salad bar and vanilla or choco-            Back bay fishing trips — $20, call for date and time.
                                                                           Tickets — For a complete list of tickets and prices, log on to           late pudding with whipped topping; Dec. 9, meat loaf, roasted new               “UBU” special — nonprior service students, show your UBU
                                                                          Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-3818.

                                                                                                                                                    potatoes, buttered green peas, beef gravy, hot dinner rolls, salad bar       card and get 10 percent off all rental equipment.
                                                               and click on the link for ITT.
                                                                                                                                                    and apple cobbler; Dec. 16, beef brisket, mashed potatoes, beef                 “UBU” weekend special— show your UBU Card and rent a
                                                                                                                                                    gravy, buttered corn, hot dinner rolls, salad bar and homemade               3500 Trek, seven-speed bike for $5 for the weekend (Friday-                       Bowling (shoes included) ~ Music
                                                                        INNS     OF    KEESLER                                                      bread pudding.                                                               Sunday).                                                                           Prizes ~ Dancing ~ Party favors
                                                                                                                                                       Lunch punch card — buy nine lunch combos or buffets and                      Marina slips — wet slip fees: boats in excess of 32 feet are               Finger foods ~ Nonalcoholic midnight toast
                                                                           Check-in/out — now at Tyer House located on Fisher Street.               your tenth is free.                                                          charged $3.75 per foot. Boats 32 feet and below are charged $2.50
                                                                          Editor’s note: For reservations and lodging information, call 374-0088.

                                                                           Rooms available — “Space-Available” reservations can be                     Rotisserie chicken — Tuesdays and Thursdays get a half                    per foot. Overnight is $5.                                                                     $30 for adults, $25 for ages 6-17.
                                                                        made 24 hours in advance. Rooms offered are visiting airmen’s               chicken for $3.50, or a whole chicken for $7 (chicken only).                    Fam-camp — park is open 24 hours daily. Office hours are 8                                    Ages 5 and younger are free.
                                                                        quarters $34.75 with a queen bed, refrigerator, microwave and               Lunch special, $6 for half chicken or $10 for whole chicken                  a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays                                  Ages 14 and younger must be
                                                                        shared bathroom; visitor’s quarters $39 with a queen bed, refriger-         includes one side item and a roll.                                           and Sundays. For more information, call (228) 594-0543.                                           accompanied by an adult.
                                                                        ator, microwave and private bathroom; and temporary lodging                    All-you-can-eat catfish buffet, $8.95 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                    Birding anyone? — Stop by and check-out a pair of binoculars                                  Tickets go on sale Monday.
                                                                        facility (TLF) $41.50 for one and two bedroom family units with             work Fridays includes entree, dessert and iced tea or fountain               (adult and child sizes available) and a bird identification book to
                                                                        full kitchen. Pet TLFs available for an additional $10 per night.           drink. Play free tunes on the juke box during lunch.                         use free of charge. Birding is great, free, family fun!                                       Alcoholic beverages sold separately.
                                                                           Need room for your holiday visitors? — See page A1 for more                 “UBU” special — nonprior service students, show your UBU                     Rental campers — tow to your destination and enjoy. $50 per
                                                                        information.                                                                card and get a free large fountain drink with a $5 purchase.                 day; two available: one sleeps six, one sleeps eight.
  Editor’s note: Preregistration is required for all classes.
Register at craft sales, Building 5904. Space is limited. For
more information, call 377-2821.

   Gifts to go — get a décor mug filled with good-
ies; $10 each.
   “UBU” special — UBU card holders get 10 per-
cent off all items in the crafts resale store.
Multi-crafts shop
   Editor’s note: Potter’s wheels, ceramic molds, air brush-

   Christmas card making — Dec. 3, see page A1
ing, and tools are available for use in the shop.

for more information.
   Scrapbooking — 10:30 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10.
$10 including materials.                                        FAMILY CHILD CARE                                             VETERINARY SERVICES
   Jewelry making — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Dec. 12. $20 including materials. Learn wire wrap-
                                                                   Editor’s note: Located in Locker House, Building 3101         Editor’s note: Located on 3rd Street, Building 0408. All

ping and tooling.                                                  Child care slots — available now. Call for assis-
                                                                on C Street. For more information, call 377-3189.             animals in base housing must be registered with the veteri-

                                                                tance in locating a provider.                                    Eligible patrons — active duty, retirees, reser-
                                                                                                                              nar office. For appointment call, 376-7495.

  Great Christmas Gifts — check out our shadow                     Air Force Aid Society programs — pay for                   vists and National Guard on active duty for more
Frame shop
boxes and solid wood coin holders.                              child care for volunteers working on base, and 20             than 72 hours with orders may use the vet clinic.
  Custom orders — individual, customized orders                 hours of child care for E6 and below who are mak-                Sick call and vaccines — by appointment only,
available. Coordinate awards with shop accessories.             ing a permanent change of station. For eligibility            call to schedule.
                                                                and guidance, call the airman and family readiness               Health certificates — available for interstate and
Engraving shop                                                  center, 376-8728.                                             overseas travel.
   Looking for a great going-away gift? — We can                   Returning home care — for children ages 12 and
etch glass items and customize your order of                    younger. Up to 16 hours of care per child, per six-           YOUTH PROGRAMS
plaques, trophies, awards, mugs and writing pens.               month period, is available to members, returning
Organizational name tags are our specialty.                     after deployments of a minimum of 30 calendar days
                                                                                                                                 Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-4116. All

                                                                in support of a contingency operation, and members
                                                                                                                              children registered in a youth center program receive free

                                                                returning for a two-week rest and relaxation leave.              Holiday camps — see page A1 for more infor-
Wood shop
                                                                   Be your own boss — we’re recruiting military               mation.
   Editor’s note: Hard woods and plywood in stock for

                                                                spouses on and off base who wish to care for chil-               Basketball registration — continues through
sale. Stock includes walnut, mahogany, pecan, maple, oak,

   Beginning woodworking — see page A1 for                      dren in their homes. Providers are also needed to             Dec. 12 for boys and girls ages 5-15. $50 for first
poplar, cypress and cedar.

more information.                                               care for children with special needs including asth-          child, $25 for each additional child. Fee includes
   Beginning intarsia — 10 a.m. Dec. 5. $15                     ma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other physical              uniform, participation award, two practices weekly,
including materials. Intarsia is the art of piecing             impairments, and to work swing and evening shifts.            Saturday games and certified coaches and officials.
wood together in a decorative pattern.                             Expanded duty care — assists families in                      TRAIL/Keystone Club — 6-8 p.m. Mondays for
   Advanced intarsia — 10 a.m. Dec. 12. $25                     obtaining child care from licensed or affiliated              ages 13-18.
includes materials and tool use.                                providers when weekly parental workloads, due to                 Tap, ballet, and acrobatics class — 5:30-6:30
                                                                extended duty hours, exceed the standard 50 hours             p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for ages 3 and older.
                                                                of care a week that families are already purchasing           $50 per month, call to enroll.
                                                                in child care programs on or off base.
Auto hobby shop
                                                                                                                                 Friday night fun — 6:30-9:30 p.m. for ages 6-
   Editor’s note: Indoor and outdoor stalls and lifts avail-

   Collection site — for privately owned vehicle oil,                                                                         12. Skating, music, games and more.
able. For more information, call 377-3872.

antifreeze, transmission and brake fluids. No tires or                                                                           Taekwondo classes — for ages 6-12. Students
                                                                VANDENBERG COMMUNITY CENTER
batteries.                                                                                                                    will attend two classes weekly, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                              Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays.
                                                                  Editor’s note: All events, except dances, are open to all

   Tire service/air machine — coin-operated,                       “UBU” house party — 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Nonprior
                                                                Keesler personnel. For more information, call 377-4355.

available 24-7. Located at the vacuum station.                                                                                $50 monthly fee.
                                                                service students show your UBU card and be eligi-                Guitar, piano and gymnastics classes — avail-
   Vehicle storage lot — store your vehicle with us             ble for prizes and free food. Hosted by Air Forces
when going on temporary duty.                                                                                                 able, call for more information.

   24-hour coin-operated car care — vacuum sta-                    Free pool tournaments — 7 p.m. Tuesdays 9-
tion and car wash featuring foamy brush wash, high              ball, 7 p.m. Wednesdays 8-ball.                                                            is a monthly sup-
pressure rinse, wax, towelettes and Armorall.                      Free movie night — Wednesdays. New releases.               plement to the Keesler News and is produced by
                                                                Free popcorn.                                                 81st Force Support Squadron Services. Infor-
DINING FACILITIES                                                  Late night dances — 6:30-midnight Thursdays                mation is subject to change without notice. No
                                                                before nonworking Fridays, and Fridays and
   Wondering what’s on the menu today? — Call                   Saturdays. Nonprior service students only. No                 federal endorsement of sponsors intended.
   Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2200.

the Dine Line at 377-DINE (3463) for daily menu.                dances Dec. 19-30 due to the holiday.                            Earlene Smith, marketing director; Lisa
   Monthly birthday celebration — 5:30 p.m. the                    Birthday dance — 6:30-midnight Dec. 18.                    Campbell, marketing specialist; Tanja Smith,
first Wednesday of each month for all nonprior serv-            Nonprior service students with December birthdays             commercial sponsorship coordinator; Cindy Mil-
ice students, permanent party enlisted, and Essential           enter the dance free.                                         ford, graphics illustrator.
Station Messing members. Reservations must be                      Nonprior service students’ web page — log on
made in advance by the 25th of the previous month;              to, in the right hand
call 377-3854. Personnel collecting Basic Allowance             column click on Leon the chameleon for the “UBU”
                                                                                                                                  PLEASE PULL OUT AND KEEP THIS SUPPLEMENT

for Subsistence must pay cash and surcharge.                    link to programs tailored especially for you.
                                                                                                                                  AS A HANDY REFERENCE FOR MONTHLY EVENTS
                                                                                                                               OF THE 81ST FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON SERVICES.