www.elmendorf.af.mil Vol. 57, No. 3 Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska Jan. 20, 2006 3rd Wing, 11th Air Force earn Arctic Warriors Outstanding Unit Award return home – Pages–10-11 – Pages 12-13 Page 4 PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS 3rd Contracting Squadron wins big – Page 4 How to prepare Arctic Warriors honor Temporary Gym 3rd Medical Group: Martin Luther King, Jr. opens for ﬁtness beware of weight gain for Augustine – Page 3 – Page 9 – Sports – Page 5 2 Jan. 20, 2006 Up Front Sourdough Sentinel PACAF commander: A new year of priorities By Gen. Paul V. Hester with the right starting point, Paciﬁc Air Forces commander training in the will carefully right jobs. Yes, prioritize capa- Traditionally, a new year is a some painful bility needs to time to take stock of ourselves and adjustments ensure we’re make resolutions to change – to are necessary getting “the improve what we do and how we as we shape most bang for do it, to assess our priorities and to the force to the the buck” as make adjustments to ensure we’re congressio- we recapitalize on the right ﬂight path. nally autho- and modern- Senior Airman Scott Patte- Our current Air Force Chief of rized numbers ize our aging son, 3rd Equipment Maintenance Staff, General Moseley, has articu- of ofﬁcers and equipment. Squadron, displayed exceptional lated his top three priorities for enlisted Air- In that leadership and initiative while 2006 very clearly, and I’d like to men. regard, the supporting the 90th Fighter give you my perspective on those We also Chief of Staff Squadron aerospace ground priorities and what they mean to have some is thinking in equipment teams. He expedited our Air Force as we enter into a overmanned terms of three 53 equipment deliveries and new year. career ﬁelds portfolios: the performed 11 service inspec- General Moseley’s ﬁrst priority that will un- COURTESY PHOTO Global Strike tions, directly contributing to is to win the War on Terrorism. At Gen. Paul V. Hester 101 on-time F-15E sorties while dergo some re- Task Force ﬁrst glance, this global war may sustaining 123.5 ﬂying hours. ductions while (ﬁghters and not seem like an air war, but think He also performed phase inspec- we increase our numbers in some bombers); Global Mobility (airlift again. It is a war on all fronts – air, tions on two light carts and one of the most stressed AFSCs. and refueling); and Intelligence, land, sea, space, and cyberspace new-generation heater, receiving Again, we are involved in a Surveillance, and Reconnaissance perfect ratings during the super- – and you are a major asset. long-term global war that will con- (including Space and Cyberspace). visory follow-up. We are ﬁghting a battle for the tinue to tax our Airmen. We need to PACAF will be busy in all these Staff Sgt. Danielle Ziegler, hearts and minds of literally bil- ensure we are organizing, training, portfolios as we work to beddown 3rd Operations Group, was in- lions of people around the world and employing them as smartly as new C-17s, F-22s, and Global strumental in providing outstand- – many of them in our own back- possible. Without a doubt, some of Hawks in the coming months and ing compliance with standards yard … the Asia-Paciﬁc region. We the changes are tough, but in the years. In fact, PACAF’s C-17 era and evaluations requisite testing are ﬁghting an enemy that detests end, we will become a stronger and is just around the corner – our ﬁrst requirements. She orchestrated the principles we hold most dear. better Air Force. jet will be at Hickam Feb 8th! the efforts of the entire division Today, more than ever, the General Moseley’s third priority Winning the War on Terrorism, in the modiﬁcation and updates United States needs people like is recapitalization and moderniza- Taking care of our Airmen, and of hundreds of test questions on you representing the good of our tion. The Quadrennial Defense Modernizing our Force. Important 49 separate tests for 26 different country around the globe. Review results will come out in priorities, all of them – and neces- crew positions throughout the Whether we are providing air- February – this will be the over- sary for our future success. wing. Her efforts ensured a ﬂaw- lift, collecting intelligence, deliv- arching directive of our future The Chief’s priorities are also less annual transition, allowing ering humanitarian aid, providing force structure. It likely won’t PACAF’s priorities, and there is no more than 500 requisite exami- expeditionary forces, or simply contain many speciﬁcs (like num- better time than right now to begin nations annually. doing our jobs at home base, wear- bers of aircraft), but it will form the the journey. Airman 1st Class Danielle ing the uniform and representing backbone of our future budgets and From my perspective, the Johnson, 90th Fighter Squad- our great nation has never been force structure. Chief’s priorities make a perfect ron, helped complete a Time more important. Do it proudly and The average age of our ﬂeet list of New Year’s resolutions for Compliance Technical Order of honorably … the eyes of the world is 23.5 years – and ﬂying old the world’s greatest Air Force! the Cartridge Activated Cutter, are on you! airplanes is expensive. We don’t My wife, Lynda, and I wish all installed on the Aircrew Chemi- General Moseley’s second prior- necessarily need to replace our of you and your families nothing cal Defense Mask, three weeks ity is to ensure we’re taking care aircraft one-for-one, but we do but the best for 2006. ahead of schedule. Her work of our Airmen. This means mak- need to modernize. The Air Force Mahalo for all you do and ethic and technical skills resulted ing sure we have the right people leadership, using the QDR as a Happy New Year! in the build up of wartime assets to support 21 aircraft and 70 air- crew members. 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Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506 Sourdough Sentinel Feature Jan. 20, 2006 3 OneSource offers Arctic Warriors options By Rudi Williams vices,” Mr. Molino continued. “So ought to give it a shot.’ Asking for seling for an illness that might be American Forces Press Service what OneSource does is provide the help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s re- burdening somebody. opportunity to make that phone call ally a sign of being smart,” he said. “We have a health care system The Defense Department has and let us bring the services, liter- What bothers Mr. Molino is when that provides that service,” he noted. established a “one stop” place to go ally, ﬁguratively and electronically, people say they don’t need help “This is a different kind of counsel- whenever servicemembers or family to your home.” from Military OneSource because of ing. It’s for folks that experience members need assistance with any When someone calls Military their unit assignment. “I heard that difﬁculties day to day. Let’s say a kind of problem. OneSource for help, the person in some units they say, ‘We’re in an servicemember has been deployed. It’s called “Military OneSource,” answering the phone has at least a Army Ranger unit,’ (or) ‘We’re in a The family has adjusted to his or it is available 24 hours a day, seven master’s degree in social work or Navy [Sea, Air, Land] unit, and we her absence. Somebody is walk- days a week, 365 days a year and its some kind of counseling service, he don’t need that kind of support,’” ing the dog, taking out the garbage. free according to John M. Molino, noted. “That person is trained spe- Mr. Molino said. “That’s utter When he comes back, he has to ﬁt deputy undersecretary of defense ciﬁcally to deal with military issues nonsense! If the pipe breaks in the back into the family. Others had for military community and family – issues that complicate military life. middle of the night in the home of performed those roles that he tradi- policy. So they’re very sensitive to what a Navy SEAL, you need a plumber tionally performed. Sometimes that “Military OneSource is a revolu- you ask. just as badly as somebody else. creates friction.” tionary augmentation to the family “Some people think they’re the “When you ﬁgure out that this is All families have some degree of services we currently have on mili- only people who ever experienced a great resource that provides help, difﬁculty, and most of them manage tary installations around the world,” whatever their problem is, and, of you ought take advantage of it,” Mr. to work through the problem. But Mr. Molino said Military One- course, they’re not,” Mr. Molino Molino said. sometimes they need a little assis- Source “leverages technology and emphasized. “Most everyone goes He pointed out when service- tance, and one toll-free phone call enables DoD to provide assistance through different phases and differ- members are deployed, they can put can get them that kind of counseling, to families and servicemembers via ent cycles.” their minds at ease knowing that if Mr. Molino said. That phone call can the Internet or a toll-free telephone The voice on the other end their family needs help, it’s only a get them up to six counseling ses- number.” doesn’t make judgments about situ- phone call away. sions in the local area for free. The services include everything ations, he noted. “They’re there to Putting himself in that position, Military OneSource also is avail- from common, everyday difﬁcul- listen to what you have to say, evalu- Mr. Molino said, “I would ﬁnd it able to National Guardsmen and ties that might face a family to life’s ate it, and give you the beginnings of very comfortable to know that my reservists being called to active duty most complicated situations, he an answer or actually the answer to family back home has that option, for Operations Enduring Freedom noted. your question,” he said. that service available. And they and Iraqi Freedom. He said Military OneSource is Military OneSource runs the don’t have to wait for the family “We found that it works as available around the country and gamut of situations: from needing a center to open. They don’t have to well for guardsmen and reservists, around the world. “It’s a remarkable plumber in the middle of the night to ﬁnd a way to get to the family cen- especially because they tend not to way to … step forward into a new ﬁx a broken pipe, to needing veteri- ter. My wife wouldn’t have to ﬁnd a be close to military installations,” generation of providing services,” nary service for a sick dog. It also way to have the children taken care Mr. Molino said. “They can get that he said. “It’s a place where no mat- handles things like helping families of. kind of support through the armory. ter when that situation occurs, the new to an area ﬁnd childcare, or “We can do things instantly, any The Guard and Reserve components military family member or service- information about the school system, time of the day or night,” he contin- initially went in a different direction member could make a phone call or summer jobs whatever is needed. ued. “If there’s a language problem, with a different provider. Then they go on the Internet and begin to get “OneSource can get all that in- OneSource is able to provide servic- realized that OneSource actually was some help.” formation and provide it to you in a es in more than 100 languages, usu- the gold standard, and they shifted The military services provide a most efﬁcient manner, whether it be ally in less than a minute’s delay.” over after about six months.” lot of family services on installa- electronically or getting back to you Military OneSource also can be The toll-free numbers for Mili- tions, but Mr. Molino pointed out on the telephone,” Mr. Molino said. helpful to active duty servicemem- tary OneSource are: that about two-thirds of military Word of mouth is the best way to bers. They don’t have to take time From the United States: families live off base. “The people get the word out about Military One- off from work or training to solve a (800) 342-9647. who are off the installation tend to Source within a unit. For example, problem. All they have to do is call From outside the United States be the most junior folks,” he added. Mr. Molino said, “If I’d made a Military OneSource, Mr. Molino (where available): (800) 3429-6477. “They may not have the ﬁnan- phone call and had a positive experi- noted. International collect: cial resources to have two cars, or ence, I can tell you about it. I can He emphasized that Military (484) 530-5747. to get themselves back and forth to say, ‘You know, I tried OneSource OneSource counseling service isn’t Online: www.militaryonesource. the installations to get those ser- one time, and it worked for me. You mental health counseling, or coun- com. MLK Commemorative Ceremony Right: Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, 3rd Wing Commander, thanks guest speaker the Rev. Paul Everett, clinical chaplain for the Anchorage Veterans Administration and senior pastor at First Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Anchorage. Mr. Everett spoke about the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the commemorative ceremony Jan. 12. Below: Commemoration attendees listen to Mr. Everett. PHOTOS BY SENIOR AIRMAN GARRETT HOTHAN 4 Jan. 20, 2006 Commentary Sourdough Sentinel Lieutenant puts AF needs ﬁrst By 1st Lt. Kristen D. Duncan to wonder, will any of this mean anything 96th Air Base Wing Public Affairs if I’m force-shaped? Will I still be able to lead my troops? Is my morale going to take Balance the ofﬁcer and enlisted corps: that is the current need of the Air Force. As a nose dive? What if I work harder than I’ve ever worked to impress the heck out of Sourdough an ofﬁcer and a second generation Airman, I’ve been told from day one, the ‘needs of every commander I’ve ever met? How do I keep focused on my job and my mission? Spotlights the Air Force’ come ﬁrst. The answer is really quite simple. We What happens when those needs mean should all work harder, not to impress for Congratulations to the following the loss of my job – and not just my job, fear of losing our jobs, but because we are award winners but a career of integrity, service and excel- all ofﬁcers who strive for excellence. lence? I vowed to protect the Constitution, We should continue to accomplish our 3rd Contracting Squadron to continue what my father jobs with the same unfail- 2005 Paciﬁc Air Forces Outstanding and the greatest generation ing performance and the Large Contracting Unit Award did in World War II. I am same can-do attitude we’ve truly a patriot. I am an always had. Maj. (then captain) Airman. We should continue to With force shaping, Air Robert S. Williams, 3rd CONS work hard for our shops, Force leadership is undertak- our troops, our families and 2005 Paciﬁc Air Forces ing the very difﬁcult task of ourselves. Contracting CGO of the Year reducing its forces. In a brief- In one of the hardest hit ing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., career ﬁelds, I’ve examined all my Leslie Strand, 3rd CONS Nov. 14, Brig. Gen. Kathleen options and have come up with a 2005 Paciﬁc Air Forces Close, director, Installations and few ideas: navigator training, Palace GS-12 and above Mission Support, Chase and even switch- Air Force Mate- ing services. Contracting Civilian of the Year riel Command, Thankfully, the said the leadership Air Force is giving Jessica Rigby, 3rd CONS knows they could us options. I’ve come to realize, though, 2005 Paciﬁc Air Forces be losing a future commander, or a future that serving my country means serving its GS-11 and below general, but the Air Force can no longer needs. The needs of the Air Force must Contracting Civilian of the year s support the imbalance of ofﬁcers to enlisted always come ﬁrst. tion troops. To support the mission, the service I hope to make a career of the Blue; but la has to reduce its 2002 and 2003 lieutenants even if my active-duty career is cut short, it tu gra through volunteer or forced separations. is for the mission of the Air Force and the That equals more than 4,000 young, United States military that I will serve and n Co promising lieutenants. One thing is certain; honorably discharge. the caliber of lieutenants is unparalleled. It could be my last act on active-duty The question is: what does this do to our service, but I am, and will always be, an morale? Working on various projects, I have Airman. Sourdough Sentinel News Jan. 20, 2006 5 Breathing easy in an ash fall: proper precautions prevent panic By Master Sgt. Tommie Baker effects by having N-95 National dren should be kept indoors 3rd Wing Public Affairs Institute of Occupational Safety and Health-approved particle and active play should be discouraged if there is ash Tips to prepare Clean, breathable air is a luxury respirators and safety goggles on most people in Alaska usually take hand, according to base readiness in the air. for ash fallout Each adult should have for granted. ofﬁcials. access to enough N-95 – Buy N-95 respirators and goggles However, with Mount Augus- The three things people should respirators to change them – Buy plastic wrap, tarps and tape tine spewing ash about 180 miles look for when buying masks for after approximately four to ash-proof items southwest of Elmendorf and Mount volcano preparedness are the N-95 hours of use and should – Fill containers with clean water Spurr just 80 miles to the west, designator, the NIOSH approval have enough for several and food, including food for pets now is a good time for families statement on the box, and the word days, said Captain Lee. – Have extra ﬁlters on hand for to prepare to breathe easily in the “respirator” in the description, said Mostly they need to be your vehicle and house event of another volcanic eruption Capt. Roger Lee, 3rd Aerospace used outdoors or when ash – Keep extra prescription medicine and ensuing Medicine Squadron is re-suspended in the air, on hand ash fall. bioenvironmental which often happens during – Have plenty of cleaning supplies When engineer. sweeping and vacuuming. and trash bags a volcano “The N-95 N-95 NIOSH-approved – Prepare for power outages (blan- erupts, rating means that respirators can be found at kets, radio, ﬂashlights, cash) rocks in the the components almost any hardware store – Put volcano-preparedness sup- volcano are of the mask have or online. plies in your vehicle pulverized been tested to ﬁlter They should be part of – Talk to your children about what into very a certain level of a comprehensive volcano- to expect ﬁne par- particles out,” preparedness kit includ- – Educate yourself by researching ticles that COURTESY PHOTO said Captain Lee. ing food, drinking water, volcanoes are spewed Augustine Volcano “Other simpler plastic wrap to keep ash out – http://volcanoes.usgs.gov into the air. masks, like surgical of electronics, ﬂashlights, – http://www.avo.alaska.edu The ash particles eventually fall and dust masks, are not designed to a battery-operated radio, – http://www.fema.gov/arey to earth like heavy snow that never ﬁlter the ﬁner ash particulates that cleaning supplies and a ﬁrst ouready/volcanoes.shtm melts. Ash falls can block out sun- will damage the respiratory tract aid kit, according to the light and are often accompanied by when breathed in.” Federal Emergency Man- and adults in areas with a lot of lightning. A 1 inch layer of wet ash Because the mask ﬁlters out agement Agency Web site. airborne ash. can weigh 15 pounds per square small particles of ash, it must be According to FEMA’s Web site, By far though, the best way to foot, according to the Washington ﬁt snugly, but comfortably, around it’s also important to remember breathe easy during an ash fall is State Emergency Management the face, he said. It is important that during and after an ash fall, to prepare now – every family and Division. to get the correct sized mask and you should stay inside if you don’t ofﬁce should have plenty of N-95 Ash is abrasive and sometimes follow the donning instructions on have to go out. NIOSH-approved respirators on corrosive, contributing to irritation the box. If caught without a respirator hand in case any of the four active to the respiratory tract and eyes. According to the WSEMD, in an ash fall, a wet towel held volcanoes near the Cook Inlet People should protect themselves children should not wear masks over the mouth and nose is a good spews ash on Elmendorf or the from these potentially harmful because they do not ﬁt well. Chil- stop-gap measure for both children Anchorage Bowl. 6 Jan. 20, 2006 Briefs Sourdough Sentinel New gate hours Transition Assistance interested can register and pay at The new base gate hours are: Seminar change the Youth Center. Muldoon: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily The Force Shaping Transition For more information, call the Boniface: 24 hours daily Assistance Seminar has been ex- Youth Center at 552-2266. Post Road: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. tended an additional half day. This Bluff Road: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. is to allow for a detailed Veterans Home buying Visitor Control Center: 24 Administration Beneﬁts brieﬁng seminar hours daily on Feb. 3. The seminar dates are The Elmendorf Housing Ofﬁce Government Hill: closed now Jan. 31-Feb. 3. offers a home purchasing seminar For more information, call If you are potentially affected at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at 6346 Arctic 552-5988. by Force Shaping call the Family Warrior Dr. The class lasts two to Support Center at 552-4943 to sign three hours. Volunteers needed up for this seminar. Seating is limited. The Military Equal Opportu- For details or to make a reser- nity ofﬁce is seeking volunteers to Aurora Housing vation, call 552-4439 or 552-4328. serve as committee members for Ofﬁce the Women’s History Month and Aurora Family Housing Man- Free tickets the Asian/Paciﬁc Islander Heritage agement Facility, Bldg. 6350, The University of Alaska An- Month observance committees. is located next to the 3rd Civil chorage is hosting its ﬁnal Military Committees are forming now and Engineer Squadron Housing Flight Appreciation Night at 7 p.m. chairpersons are also needed. to better accommodate on-base Jan. 28 at the UAA-Denver hockey If interested in volunteering tenants. game at the Sullivan Arena. call the MEO ofﬁce at 552-2115 or The phone numbers are: Tickets are available on a email 3WG/ME@elmendorf.af.mil. Customer service desk, ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis in 753-1023 the UAA Ofﬁce at the Education Elmendorf passes Quality control, 753-1091, Center, 4109 Bullard Ave. The extended Maintenance, 753-1051 UAA Ofﬁce is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Due to a shortage of Air U-Fix-It Store, 753-9070. weekdays. Force Registered Vehicle Expira- The ofﬁce hours are 8 a.m.- For information, call 552-9475. tion Stickers, Elmendorf and Ft. 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.- Richardson ofﬁcials have extended 4 p.m. Saturdays. Ramstein claims the grace period for all 2005 year information stickers issued by Elmendorf until Self Defense Class The German Police are inves- Feb. 1. The Youth Center is offering a tigating some movers that worked The Pass & Registration ofﬁce self defense class from noon- for Gosselin. If you PCS’d to or is waiting for the shipment of its 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Youth Center. from Germany between 2000 and requested allocation. The class is called “Self Defense 2003, and noticed items missing, For more information, call Staff Key Chain,” and participants will go to www.ramstein.af.mil/theft- Sgt. Rodrica Brown at 552-5665 receive a key chain to keep. page.htm click on the photo num- or Staff Sgt. Starr Haywood at The class is for ages 12 and up ber and description and a picture 552-5988. and costs $35 per person. Anyone will show up. Sourdough Sentinel Briefs Jan. 20, 2006 7 If any of the items belong to you the 2006-2007 school year. There will Renters Insurance e-mail the photo number to jenifer. be 150 positions open for retired or All Aurora Phase I and II resi- firstname.lastname@example.org. soon-to-be retired ofﬁcers and NCOs dents are eligible for free renters Proof of ownership and any in high schools throughout the nation. insurance and may also qualify to re- claims information must also be All applicants must be retired ceive $8 credit per month if personal included in the e-mail. from active duty less than ﬁve years insurance is already in place. from the effective date of employ- For more information, call Free Turbo Tax ment (may be waived in excep- 753-1023. TurboTax is available at no cost tional cases). If still on active duty, to servicemembers at the Military applicants must have applied for Tax center OneSource Web site at www.mili- retirement to be effective within six Chapel Schedule The tax center is scheduled to taryonesource.com. This program months. open Jan. 31 in the basement of Catholic Parish is provided by the Department of Instructors must meet Air Force the People Center. The hours are 8 Monday through Defense. weight and body fat standards, and a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday Wednesday and Friday Mass: To access your 2005 W-2 online have high standards of military bear- 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel Center and Thursday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. after Saturday, visit myPay at https:// ing, appearance and moral character. Thursday Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday by appointment. Walk-in at the Hospital Chapel mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx. For more information, call (800) hours are 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday 235-7682, ext. 35275 or 35300. The Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. at and Friday. Chapel 1 TSA screening DSN number is 493-5275 or For more information, call Sunday Evening Mass: requirements 493-5300. 552-3058. 5 p.m. at Chapel 2 The Elmendorf passenger termi- For a list of current openings, Confession: 4:30 p.m. nal is required to follow Transporta- go to http://www.afoats.af.mil/ tion Security Administration guide- AFJROTC/instructors.asp. Change of Command Sundays at Chapel 2 Lt. Col. Gary Gottschall will as- lines. Protestant Sunday Textile Arts show sume command of the 517th Airlift For that reason, these items may Liturgical Service: 9 a.m. at and tell Squadron at 3:17 p.m. Jan. 27 in now be carried in baggage: small Chapel 2 metal scissors with a cutting edge The Armed Services YMCA is Bldg. 17470. Celebration Service: 9 a.m. less than 4 inches, screwdrivers, sponsoring a Textile Arts show and Colonel Gottschall is currently at Chapel 1 wrenches, pliers and other tools less tell for military spouses from the 517th AS director of operations. Gospel Service: noon at than 7 inches. For a complete list of 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Warrior Zone Chapel 1 examples, visit the TSA Web site at on Ft. Richardson. Wireless Internet at Fellowship Praise: 6 p.m. at www.tsa.gov/public. Spouses are encouraged to bring the clubs Chapel 1 For more information, contact the projects and share quilting, knit- The game room in the Kashim passenger terminal at 552-8588. ting, crocheting, cross stitching and Club and the upstairs lounge at the Religious Education Susitna Club have wireless Internet Catholic Religious needlepoint. Education: Sunday at 9 a.m. at JROTC opportunities For more information, or to access. the Chapel Center. Air Force Junior ROTC is open- reserve a seat, call Judy Atkins at For more information, call Protestant Sunday School: ing 75 new units at the beginning of 384-9622. 552-5473. 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Center. View the Sourdough Sentinel online at For more details, call the www.elmendorf.af.mil/3Wing/Units/PA/Webdocs/Sourdough.htm. Chapel at 552-4422. Jan. 20, 2006 Feature Sourdough Sentinel 9 Pump it up, sweat it out PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. KEITH BROWN PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. KEITH BROWN Clockwise from left: Airman 1st Class Nicholas Gould, 3rd Services Squadron, puts the weights back onto one of the Cybex machines after the move over to the temporary Fitness Center. The center is located in the old commissary building. The new Fitness Center is scheduled to be completed in 14 months. Master Warrant Ofﬁcer Gerald Nieckar, Canadian Component Squadron, works out with dumbbells at the Temporary Fitness Center. Retired Master Sgt. Eric Thomas, works out on an elliptical machine in the temporary Fitness Center. Airman 1st Class Jason Longshore, 3rd Contracting Squadron, works out his legs on equipment that was relocated to the temporary Fitness Center. PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. KEITH BROWN Temporary Fitness Center open for business By Master Sgt. Tommie Baker equals one mile. The track can also Tom Lawson, Fitness Center be available in the mornings on a 3rd Wing Public Affairs be used by walkers and provides director, said everything appears ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve basis. an excellent venue to bring small to be working ﬁne and thanks all Other ﬁtness options include: The Temporary Fitness Center children in strollers and get a little patrons for their patience during the the Ft. Richardson swimming pool, is open for business. Located in exercise during the cold winter transition. He added that the one the Arctic Oasis, the dorms, the the old Commissary, across from days, according to the Fitness Cen- thing patrons can do to help ﬁtness Youth Center and, for those who the People Center, the temporary ter staff. center staff, is to bring a spare pair have access, mini-ﬁtness centers center has most of the equipment There are 12 treadmills, 18 of shoes to work out in. Shoes worn located at the 381st Intelligence members were used to at the old elliptical machines, 14 stationary into the facility track in sludge and Squadron, Combat Alert Cell, Base location. bikes and seven stairsteppers avail- grime that can lead to premature Hospital, 19th Fighter Squadron, Weight training equipment, able to help stay aerobically ﬁt. failure of some of the equipment. Fire Station 1, 703rd Aircraft Main- aerobic machines, a massage room, Aside from the weight train- Besides the temporary facility, tenance Squadron and the 90th a spinning room, unit physical ing equipment that was transferred there are several other workout Fighter Squadron. training areas, a running track and from the Fitness Center, new equip- options. The temporary Fitness Center is men’s and women’s locker rooms ment has also been installed. One option is the Ft. Richardson open 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m. weekdays, are a few of the things available. There are also four FitLinxx Fitness Center, which will be used 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun- Aerobic classes for beginners to kiosks being installed to assist in for the next two intramural volley- day and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. holidays the more advanced are also avail- tracking workouts. ball seasons and the 2006 basket- and wing down days. able. Schedules of events are avail- ball season. For information, call the Fitness On the running track,11 laps able at the front counter. The basketball courts will also Center at 552-3504. 10 Sourdough Sentinel Feature Jan. 20, 2006 11 Troops return from AEF 7 Arctic Warriors welcomed home by friends, family PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS Clockwise from above: Friends and family of returning Arctic Warriors wait at the passenger terminal for their return. Tech. Sgt. Samuel Kegler, 3rd Communications Squadron, is welcomed home by his wife, Kisha. Almost 600 Team Elmendorf members are returning from deployment, including a large group scheduled to arrive Saturday. The U.S. Air Force Band of the Paciﬁc welcomes the 45 Elmendorf members home from their Air Expeditionary Force 7 rotation. In addition to the band, Arctic Warriors were greeted by several members of the 3rd Wing leadership. Chloe DePew rubs noses with her dad Senior Airman Maynard DePew, 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron at the passenger terminal Tuesday after his return. Madison Rhodes is held by her dad, Staff Sgt. Jared Rhodes, 3rd CES, when he returned from his deployment Tuesday. Cover: Senior Airman Larry Boyd, 3rd CES, is overwhelmed as he holds some welcome home balloons his wife gave him. PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. KEITH BROWN PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS Services Eaglet “Telling the Services Story” in daily activities and special events for the Elmendorf community Snowmachine Trips 5 p.m. Fridays Minimum noon, 3 and 6 p.m. $5 plus participation required so Saturdays potluck dish Discounted sign-up early Tickets and Sundays Available at ITT Outdoor Adventure Program Join the Bunco Potluck Party 552-4527 5-9 p.m. second Wednesday of the month Wings and Paws weather permitting Hillberg Ski Area Arctic Oasis Community Center 552-8529 Flightseeing and Dog Sled Tours Save 10 percent Alaska Aces tickets only $9.50 “Trinity Irish Dance” March 9–12 Anchorage Performing Arts Center “Cats” April 4–7 Anchorage Performing Arts Center Located in the Arctic Oasis Community Center Today DJ with House Band 7:30-11:30 p.m. Short Film Contest (digital arts) Yoga Classes 10-11 a.m., $40 per Eat Lunch with your Child’s Teacher at The Cave in partnership with the Young starts today and runs through the week month, ages 13 and older, Arctic Oasis, potluck 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Katmai CDC, Adult Center, 753-2371 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Tursday 552-8529 552-2697 Xtreme Bowling 9 p.m.,-1 a.m., $18 and 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at The Cave in Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Classes, RC (Rajun Cajun DJ) 9 p.m.-3 a.m., per person including shoe rental, Polar partnership with the Young Adult Center, assorted times for ages 3 to adult, Youth 18 and older, Kashim Lounge, 753-6131 Bowl, 552-4108 753-2371 Center, 552-2266 Southern Barbecue Buffet Tops in Blue 7:30 p.m., free concert, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $8.95 Members First Elmendorf Talkeetna Theater, call Arctic Tuesday Jan. 27 price, $11.95 regular price, children 6-12 Oasis for details, 552-8529 Bowler Appreciation Night 5-9 p.m., Community Helper’s Lunch eat for $4.50, 5 and under free, Susitna Kids Corner “Beaded Animals” $1.75 per game and $1.75 for shoe rental, 11 a.m.-noon, Sitka CDC, 552-6403 Café, 753-3131 1-3 p.m., $15, ages 3-10, Arts & Crafts Polar Bowl, 552-4108 Fun Friday 6-8:30 p.m., $7, Youth Hula Lessons 4-5 p.m., ages 4 to adult, Center, 552-7012 Yoga Classes 10-11 a.m., $40 per Center, 552-2266 Arctic Oasis, 552-8529 month, ages 13 and older, Arctic Oasis, Night Hoops 8:45-11:30 p.m., Young Baked Potato Bar free food for club Sunday 552-8529 Adult Center, 753-2371 members, 5-6 p.m., Kashim Lounge and Beginner Cross-Country Ski Lessons Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Classes, Viva Kashim Fiesta 6 p.m., visit ﬁesta The Cave, 753-6131 or 753-3131 1 p.m., $5 or free if you purchase skis or assorted times for ages 3 to adult, Youth food stations, play games and win prizes Tops in Blue 7:30 p.m., free concert, rent them for the season, Outdoor Center, 552-2266 with the Armed Services YMCA Kashim Elmendorf Talkeetna Theater, call Arctic Recreation, 552-2023 Club, 753-6131 Oasis for details, 552-8529 Family Xtreme Bowling 1-8 p.m., $30 Wednesday Beginning Crochet 6-8 p.m. today and for up to 6 bowlers, shoe rental, Wednesday Night Madness 5-9 p.m., No movies will be Jan. 27, $35, bring yarn and needle, Arts 2 hours, 2 pitchers of soda and popcorn, $18 per lane, up to ﬁve bowlers, shoes & Crafts Center, 552-7012 Polar Bowl, 552-4108 not included, Polar Bowl, 552-4108 offered at the Elmendorf Retiree Appreciation Night, receive Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Intro to Photography 5:30-9:30 p.m., 20 percent off your Southern Barbecue $16.95 Members First price, $19.95 regu- $45, bring your camera, class size is Talkeetna Theater Buffet, Susitna Café, 753-3131 lar price, $7.95 for children age limited, Arts & Crafts Center, 552-7012 this weekend due to the 6-12, 5 and under free, senior airmen and Daisy Chain Bracelet Beading Class Saturday below receive a 25 percent discount with 1-3 p.m., $15 all supplies provided, Arts free Tops in Blue Karaoke 9 p.m., Kashim Lounge, their club card, Susitna Café, 753-3131 & Crafts Center, 552-7012 performances 7:30 p.m. 753-6131 Ski Trip to Hilltop 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $49 Hip Hop & Jazz Classes 10-11 a.m., with equipment, $37 without equipment, Thursday Friday and Saturday. ages 4-18, Arctic Oasis, 552-8529 $10 for transportation only, joint venture Red Pin Bowling 5-9 p.m., get a red Give Parents a Break 1-5 p.m., Sitka with Outdoor Adventure and ITT, headpin strike and receive a free game, CDC, 552-8304 753-2378 Polar Bowl, 552-4108 Subsequently, the Surf-n-Turf Specials 5:30-8:30 p.m., Morning Coffee Conversation Susitna Café, 753-3131 Monday 10:30 a.m., book club for spouses of theater will be Bowl by Mail Tournament 2 p.m., Senior Airmen and Below Special deployed members, Arctic Oasis, under renovation $6 for games, shoes included, ages 5-18, 5-9 p.m., 50 percent off bowling and 552-8529 awards to top scores in each category. shoes. If the military member is deployed, Free Hotdog with purchase of all-hill and is scheduled to Event held at the Polar Bowl, call the the family can still participate, just bring a lift ticket, $8, Hillberg Ski Area, reopen in April. Youth Center for details, 552-2266 copy of the orders, Polar Bowl, 552-4108 552-4838 Sourdough Sentinel Arctic Warriors of the Week Jan. 20, 2006 13 PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT Airman 1st Class Kristel Weires Organization and duty title: 12th Fighter Squadron aviation resource PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS management Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa Senior Airman Stacey Kingsley Hobbies: Backpacking, whitewater rafting, camping and ﬁshing Organization and duty title: 381st Intelligence Squadron fusion analyst Mission contributions: Maintains the 12th FS operations duty desk, Hometown: Newport News, Va. which includes tracking training and ﬂying hours for more than 35 Hobbies: Field hockey, reading, hanging out with my little sister and pilots. Also ensures pilots complete all Go/No-Go items before each bowling mission. Mission contributions: Provides information operations forces, deliver- Time at Elmendorf: One year, three months ing battle space awareness, all-source intelligence and information war- Time in the Air Force: One year, six months fare capabilities to air component and joint force commanders, Depart- Best part about being in Alaska: The awesome summers and being ment of Defense and national agencies ... anytime, anywhere. outdoors Time at Elmendorf: Two years, four months Quote from supervisor: “[Airman] Weires’ dress and appearance are Time in the Air Force: Three years, 10 months always top-notch. She has a positive attitude and consistently dem- Best part about being in Alaska: The beautiful summers onstrates professionalism. Kristel’s expertise managing the 12th FS Quote from supervisor: “[Airman] Kingsley is one of the most mo- Flying Hour Program is highlighted as ‘exceptional’ by leadership on tivated Airman I know. Between volunteering, college and work, she a daily basis. It is an absolute pleasure working with her.” Tech. Sgt. ﬁnds a brilliant balance between her goals and accomplishing the mis- Lori Hayworth sion.” Staff Sgt. Diana O’Connor 14 Jan. 20, 2006 Entertainment Sourdough Sentinel View from the top By Capt Tony Wickman 34. Most famous advocate for Afri- 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs can-American equality 35. Balusters Across 38. Whip 1. Pyramid scheme 41. Michael Collins actor Stephen 5. ___-o-war 42. “Win a Date with __ Hamilton!” 8. Command chief’s ofﬁce symbol 45. Portable computer 11. Palpitate 47. Sea birds 13. First man 49. Inventor Whitney 15. Triumphant expression 50. Discovery cry 16. More scarce 51. Car damage 17. By heart 52. Scrap of cloth 18. Wall Street offering, sometimes 53. Someone who can’t keep hands 19. Federal org. concerned with off another ecology 54. Color 20. Sydney’s time zone 55. Baseball stat (GMT+1000), in brief 56. Endurance drug in the news, in 22. Elmendorf AFB’s state brief 25. May is dedicated to honor these 57. New Zealand bird people, in brief 60. Wrinkle 26. Pain 62. Yankee great Gehrig 28. Tooth part 63. Opening 29. Russian made jet 64. Civil rights marchers attacked 30. Genghis or Kublai here on “Bloody Sunday” 31. Thai currency 65. Concorde jets, in brief 32. Representative’s counterpart 66. Former ACC commander, acting 33. Ancient CSAF 67. Israeli airline 8. Dry red table wine 38. Wreaths of honor 9. Nautical weight-hoisting 39. By the way; incidentally device 40. Move away from Down 10. Chemical agent which attack 42. Civil rights activist to be 1st Af- 1. Flows lung tissue rican-American woman on District 2. Nickname Tuskegee Airman 1st 12. Rupture of Columbia education board African-American 4-star general 14. Fields 43. State considered “birthplace” of 3. Charge 21. Gesundheit precipitator civil rights movement 4. A stooge 23. Seeps 44. Clock type 5. National Association for the 24. USAF component 45. Appendage Advancement of Colored People 27. Suffered 46. Civil rights activist who refused lawyer who argued Brown vs. Board 35. Suffocate to yield bus seat of Education 36. Civil rights leader who enrolled/ 48. Walks 6. Commotion started integration at University of 58. Sick 7. Turner who organized famous Mississippi 59. Court 1831 slave revolts 37. Au pair 61. Confederate general Jan. 13 solutions Medical Group cautions against ‘Weight Creep” “Weight creep” refers to the leading cause of death. absolutes may be setting you up for commit to your decision. seemingly harmless weight gain of Active duty Air Force members failure. This year, rather than estab- – A slip is not a fall. Keeping a about 1.5 – 2 pounds per year. Look experience weight creep at a rate lishing resolutions without a planned New Year’s resolution is not an all- around and you can see it. You may similar to that of the nation. The im- approach, get involved with your or-nothing proposition. Don’t blame even have experienced it this past plications of this extra body weight base nutrition clinic and learn practi- or punish yourself. year. extend into all areas of life – health, cal, safe tips and tools to help you – Develop a plan of action. The Weight creep, left unchecked, ﬁtness, overall wellness and force get a handle on your weight. more prepared you are, the better contributes to the conditions of over- readiness. Here are a few points to help you chance for success. weight and obesity. Frequently at the holiday season, set realistic goals to achieve and The Nutritional Medicine Clinic The Centers for Disease Control weight creep takes a quantum leap. maintain a healthy weight: is equipped with a knowledgeable and Prevention reports that 64.5 per- In fact, half of all weight gained dur- – Think small and be speciﬁc. staff, and programs to get you started cent of the U.S. adult population is ing the year takes place during the Only make one or two serious reso- on the right foot. either overweight or obese. The very holidays. lutions. Rather than saying you will Call 580-4310 for more informa- existence of overweight and obesity As can be expected, many indi- “lose weight,” indicate the amount of tion on sustaining your New Year’s conditions, with their associated viduals formulate New Year’s resolu- weight and the time period. resolution. complications, contributes not only tions that involve losing weight and – Try to make small, gradual Remember … unwanted weight to higher health care costs and loss getting in shape. While most New changes not drastic makeovers to gain can be prevented by consis- of productivity but also costs lives. Year’s resolutions begin with good your lifestyle patterns. This approach tently applying and using positive Alarmingly, each year in the intentions, without the right tools, can help you achieve sustainable lifestyle behaviors such as healthful United States alone, approximately motivation wanes so it is difﬁcult to improvements. Remember, regular eating and physical activity! 400,000 adult deaths may be attrib- get the job done. exercise along with a sensible diet is Be Informed. uted to obesity (diet and inactivity). Many times, New Year’s reso- key to weight management. It’s Up To You. That’s just a fraction behind lutions include the words “never, – Take your resolution seriously. (Courtesy of the 3rd Medical tobacco use (435,000 deaths) as the always, immediately, must.” Those Take some time to think about it and Group) PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN GARRETT HOTHAN Whee! Gabriella Carrillo, daughter of Lt. Col. Victor Carrillo, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, waits to go down the tubing hill at the Hillberg Ski Area Monday. The trafﬁc was controlled by PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT the lift operator who notiﬁed the next person in line when someone reached the bottom. The hill is open from 5 p.m.- The old ﬁshing hole 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and noon-9 p.m. weekends and Dan Fish, 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, helps his daughter, holidays. The Anchorage Bowl received approximately 3.5 inches Geri, get her ﬁshing pole ready during the Ice Fishing Derby at of snow Saturday and Sunday. Lake Hillberg on Saturday.