KEESLER NEWS Keesler Air Force Base Volume 69, No. 23 Biloxi, Mississippi Thursday, June 12, 2008 Rebuild the base ... Renew the community ... Reload the Air Force INSIDE Honoring Old Glory Nominations COMMENTARY Details matter, 2 announced for TRAINING AND EDUCATION top Air Force General Looney honored, 4 Stripes to bars, 7 NEWS leadership posts AND FEATURES American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — and Air Force News Service Idea earns $$$, 8 Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that New leader for force President Bush nominate supporters, 13 Michael Donley, the Defense Back Bay rescue, 14 Department’s director of administration and manage- Deployment feature, 16 SPORTS ment, to be the next secretary AND RECREATION of the Air Force and Air Force Gen. Norton Sch- wartz, commander of U.S. Hot weather safety, 19 Transportation Command, to Mr. Donley become Air Force chief of Scores and more, 20 SECTIONS staff. Mr. Donley would replace Michael Wynne, and General Commentary..............2 -3 2 Schwartz would replace Gen. T. Michael Moseley, both of Training, education......4-74 whom resigned June 5 in the News, features...........8-18 8 wake of a report critical of the 1 Sports,recreation....19-20 service’s oversight of its 2 Digest...................21 -23 Classifieds................2 4 2 nuclear weapons program. In a statement released Monday, Secretary Gates Keesler on the Web described Mr. Donley’s cur- http://www.keesler.af.mil rent position as being “essentially charged with running the Pentagon and its General Schwartz many complex operations,” and noted that Mr. Donley served as assistant secretary Photo by Kemberly Groue of the Air Force for financial management in the first Saturday is Flag Day, a national celebration of the history of the Bush administration and, for a period, as acting secre- American flag and a time to remember proper etiquette for its display, such as that shown by Airmen at a formal retreat cere- tary of the Air Force. Secretary Gates also recommended that the presi- dent designate Mr. Donley as acting Air Force secre- mony in front of the 81st Training Wing headquarters building. tary, effective June 21. Flag Day recognizes the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the Dragons deployed official flag of the United States 231 years ago on June 14, — 202 1777, by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. Please see Leaders, Page 15 COMMENT ARY Details matter ACTION LINE ... 377-4357 By Col. Greg Touhill Let’s recommit to discipline, high standards You’re encouraged to work 81st Training Wing commander concerns through your chain of command or contact an appro- By Col. Greg Touhill priate helping agent. For unre- We did not become the world’s I’ve been very fortunate in solved issues, call the comman- 81st Training Wing commander my career to have served in a greatest air, space der’s action line for assistance. number of assignments that Suggestions to help make span several decades and and cyberspace force this a more valuable and use- several major commands. ful tool are welcome. Call the While my first command was by cutting corners commander’s action line at 377- the Tactical Air Command 4357, write to Commander’s (TAC), where innovation was Action Line, 81st TRW/PA, and we will not start now. cherished and competition Keesler AFB, MS 39534-2603, fostered constant improve- e-mail 81st TRW Commander’s We will not accept anything ment, I have a special place Action Line (on-base) or com- in my heart for the lessons I email@example.com but the best from ourselves learned in the Strategic Air (off-base). Command (SAC). and our fellow Airmen. Colonel Touhill In SAC, the command fos- tered a culture of discipline checklists; changes which all Airmen to refocus our- As Airmen, we need to do are responsible for maintain- and rigor ... the core value of would be independently test- selves on paying attention to a gut-check to ensure we are ing good order and disci- “excellence in all we do” was ed and evaluated before being details to ensure mission paying attention to details, pline...and guess what? So exemplified in SAC well implemented command-wide. accomplishment. Well-publi- following proper procedures are you! before it became a formal Air It was said that in SAC you cized and alarming incidents and checklists, correcting Each of us needs to know Force core value. In SAC, always knew where you involving loss of positive mistakes, and ensuring the and follow “the regs” and standardized procedures and stood; the processes were control of sensitive weapons, high standards the nation checklists to do our jobs right processes were codified in well-defined, predictable, and security lapses, and safety expects of us. and have the courage to raise regulations and checklists. measured. incidents highlight the cata- First-line supervisors are our hands when we need help You knew the “regs” and fol- Now, as we reflect on strophic effects that “simple the key to doing things right or when something needs to lowed the checklist and did- where we’ve been and where mistakes” may have. the first time, every time. be changed for the better. We n’t deviate from them with- we’re going in our Air Force, Frankly, these “simple mis- They need to be training their did not become the world’s out permission from your it is appropriate to recommit takes” are unacceptable and Airmen, empowering them, greatest air, space, and cyber- commander. Innovation was ourselves to that culture of we should not tolerate them. holding them accountable for space force by cutting corners built into SAC through a discipline and rigor to ensure Paying attention to details their actions, and coaching and we will not start now. well-defined process that excellence in all we do. and doing things right are the them to success. Supervisors We will not accept anything allowed you to suggest Recent events in our Air keys to success in everything aren’t supposed to be your but the best from ourselves changes to the regs and Force showcase the need for we do to protect our nation. buddy; they are your boss and and our fellow Airmen. Blogging — potential threat to national security affiliation on a public Web site, able to the public and would not be Illegal acts or incidents under Airmen have a responsibility to the remember that you represent the Air released under the Freedom of investigation — a blog can be con- Airman’s Roll Call Air Force, each other and the American Force as ambassador for the United Information Act. Releasing classified sidered as evidence of guilt or person- public. States and Air Force. In carrying out information to the public — intention- al knowledge of a crime. Illegal acts As our Air Force becomes more and this awesome responsibility, the lives ally or otherwise—could result in discussed in blogs could be used as more reliant on new technology to of others and the security of our UCMJ action, or worse, the compro- evidence for UCMJ action. conduct day-to-day missions, it’s only nation rest on your shoulders. mise of national security. Use of government computer sys- natural that this reliance carries over As Airmen, we swore to defend the Operational security — while cer- tems — personal blogging on a gov- into the personal lives of our Airmen. Constitution of the United States and tain pieces of information may not be ernment computer system is strictly With the push of a button, Airmen are abide by military regulations and the classified, when put together, there can able to send messages, pictures and Uniform Code of Military Justice. You be detrimental results. Writing about prohibited. Government servers are other information to family and friends are not prohibited from using blogs or current or future operations, locations of reserved for the conduct of official across the globe, and more recently, social network sites, but you must con- personnel or equipment, or arrival and business, and violations are punish- social networking Web sites and Web sider the following before posting departure information are all sensitive able under the UCMJ. Moreover, per- logs (or blogs) have become a popular information to the public Web: details that, if pieced together, could sonal blogging on a government com- means of staying in touch. Classified information — this endanger the Air Force mission and the puter places the government’s ability When associating your military includes information that is not avail- lives of our friends and allies. to protect national security at risk. KEESLER NEWS 81st Training Wing Col. Greg Touhill commander Jerry Taranto Public affairs director Tech. Sgt. Dan Neely Editor Susan Griggs Staff writers Staff Sgt. Tanya Holditch Kemberly Groue Staff photographer Billy Bell Public affairs staff Tech. Sgt. Chuck Marsh 1st Lt. Nick Plante Michael Plummer Staff Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez Airman 1st Class David Salanitri The Keesler News office is in Room 201A, Wall Studio, Building 0902. The mailing address: 81TRW/PAIN, Keesler AFB, MS 39534-2120. Phone: 377-3163, 4130, 3837, 7340, 9966. Published Thursday. News deadline: noon Monday. Editorial content edited, pre- pared and provided by the 81st TRW Public Affairs Office in compliance with Air Force journalistic standards. Photos are Air Force photos unless otherwise indicated. The Keesler News is pub- lished by Gulf Publishing Co., a private firm in no way con- nected with the Air Force, under an exclusive written contract with the 81st TRW as an authorized publication for U.S. military service mem- bers. Contents aren’t neces- sarily the official views of, or endorsed by the U.S. govern- ment, Department of Defense or Air Force. Advertising doesn’t constitute endorse- ment by the U.S. government, DOD, Air Force or Gulf Publishing of products or services advertised. Ever- thing advertised shall be available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor. Keesler on the Web http://www.keesler.af.mil TRAINING AND EDUCATION AETC leader earns top honor from enlisted corps command, saying, “Our commitment is to fund not only our daily business of recruiting, training and By Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond educating, but also quality-of-life programs for the AETC Public Affairs RANDOLPH Air Force Base, Texas — Gen. command’s most valuable asset — our people.” William Looney III, commander of Air Education and General Looney has also taken a personal interest Training Command, received the highest honor the Air in wounded Airmen returning to San Antonio for Force enlisted corps can bestow at a formal ceremony treatment and rehabilitation. in San Antonio May 30. “As I look back, I think of individuals such as General Looney was presented the Order of the Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro, Staff Sgt. Matt Slaydon Sword on behalf of the men and women of AETC by and Senior Airman Dan Acosta, who went into the Air Force’s top enlisted member, Chief Master harm’s way willingly and suffered grievous, griev- Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley, and Chief ous injuries,” the general said. “And when I met Master Sgt. Mark Luzader, AETC command chief them and went to console them, I was the one who master sergeant. was inspired and motivated. The Order of the Sword is patterned after an order of “The only thing they asked of me was ‘General, chivalry founded during the Middle Ages: the Swedish can you please find a way to get me back and keep Royal Order of the Sword. Ancient noncommissioned me in the Air Force?’” he said. “As I left that hospi- officers would honor leaders and pledge loyalty by cer- tal, I thought to myself, ‘Am I worthy of Del Toro ... emoniously presenting them with a sword. The sword Acosta ... Slaydon?’” Photo by Joel Martinez — a symbol of truth, justice, and power rightfully used The general said being presented the Order of the General Looney greets an Airman after arriving for — served as a token of esteemed leadership. Sword is a highlight of his life. the Order of the Sword presentation ceremony. General Looney’s long history of caring for As AETC commander, General Looney has made it “It will be a memory that will last forever — even enlisted members made him an ideal recipient for a priority to secure funding for quality of life initiatives in the twilight of my life. I will look back on this the honor, according to Chief McKinley. at the bases under his command. During his tenure, he night and remember every piece and every act and “General Looney did not begin caring for the continued the FOCUS program begun in 2002, which every event that occurred and the honor that you enlisted force just when he arrived at AETC,” Chief targets money for specific quality-of-life areas. have bestowed upon me,” General Looney said. McKinley said. “He has been taking care of enlist- In fiscal 2007, the general set aside $2 million for General Looney retires this summer after more ed men and women for a very long time.” fitness projects, programs and equipment across the than 36 years of service. Earning the Gray Beret Senior Airman Michael Pastrone received the Gray Beret at his gradua- tion from weather forecasting school June 5. The Gray Beret represents his completion of the course along with Army Basic Airborne School and other unique requirements for the Air Force Special Operations Weather Team career field. Team members collect atmospheric data, assist mission plan- ning, generate accurate and mission- tailored target and route forecasts in support of global special operations, conduct special weather reconnais- sance and train foreign national forces. Airman Pastrone, who’s been in the Michigan Air National Guard for three years, is assigned to the 107th Weather Flight at Selfridge ANG Base, Mich. He’s headed to Camp Blanding, Fla., for additional training. Photo by Kemberly Groue TRAINING AND EDUCATION NOTES Airman selected for AECP Applications are available at McBride Library, Blake Fitness Center, Katrina Kantina, Gaudé Change of command June 19 Senior Airman David Seok, Maj. Scott Solomon takes command of the Lanes, arts and crafts center, outdoor recreation vehicle aintenance journey- 333rd Training Squadron from Lt. Col. Kay and http://www.afclubs.net. man in the 81st Supply- Spannuth, 9 a.m. June 19 outside the Levitow Submit packages to Dave Bowers, Room Transportation Squadron, has Training Support Facility adjacent to the drill 5405, Locker House, Building 3101. been selected for the Airman pad. Education and Commission- Major Solomon, who’s been selected for pro- ing Program. He joined the Drill downs, parades motion to lieutenant colonel, has been the chief of The 81st Training Group holds drill downs Air Force and came to strategic communications for the Air Force’s and parades on the drill pad behind the Levi- Keesler in 2004. Aug. 20, he Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief tow Training Support Facility. begins classes full-time at the Information Officer at the Pentagon. The schedule: University of Southern Mis- Colonel Spannuth, who’s led the unit for the Drill downs — 6 p.m. July 17, 7 a.m. Sept. sissippi to earn a bachelor’s past two years, is retiring. 19 and 8 a.m. Nov. 14. degree in computer Science. Parades — 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and Oct. 16. After graduation, he’ll attend For drill down information, call Tech. Sgt. Club scholarships Officer Training School and July 1 is the deadline to apply for one of 25 Trina Girley, 377-2737. For parade information, be commissioned as a second $1,000 Air Force club scholarships. call Staff Sgt. Donald McNair, 377-9527. lieutenant. CDC top scorers recognized Airmen 1st Class Angelica D’Amore, left, and Steven Caste, who’s currently deployed, 81st Security Forces Squadron, made 95 percent on their career development course test. Other high scorers last month were Airmen 1st Class Kyle McGrath, 81st Medical Operations Squadron, and Christine Villarreal, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron, both with 93 percent, and Sean Hikes, 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron, 91 percent. N EWS AND FEATURES Got an idea? IN T HE N E WS Navy unit gets new commander Trainers win $ by saving Air Force $ Cmdr. Cristy Treharne takes command of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit from Cmdr. Dean Sadanaga, 10 a.m. today at Welch Auditorium. Cmdr. Treharne reports from the Defense Intelligence By Staff Sgt. Tanya Holditch Agency measurement and signatures intelligence and tech- Two Keesler members were nical collection directorate, where she served as the Keesler News staff each awarded $4,119 May 29 agency’s first meteorological and oceanographic liaison for a money-saving idea they officer. She was commissioned in 1992, and returns to submitted to the Innovative command the school where she began her naval career. Development through Emp- Cmdr. Sadanaga, who commanded CNATTU for two loyee Awareness Program. years, is headed to a new post at Stennis Space Center. Through the IDEA pro- gram, Airmen can submit Change of command for Marines ideas which have the potential Maj. Byron King turns over command of Keesler’s to save their units money. In Marine Corps Detachment to Maj. Nieves Villasenor, exchange for the possible 9 a.m. Friday at Welch Auditorium. long-term Air Force savings, Major King, MARDET’s commander for five years, is Airmen receive a portion of retiring with 26 years of military service. the projected saving as a Major Villasenor comes to Keesler from Camp Lejeune, reward. N.C. Capt. Darrell Apilado and Captain Apilado Sergeant Finnie Master Sgt. Len Finnie, 338th Construction relocates road Training Squadron, submitted Construction of the new Bay Breeze Events Center, an idea to use money allocat- “The good ideas are out there. west of the golf course’s practice driving range, requires ed for manning they didn’t moving Ploesti Drive to the west along Vandenberg Drive. need in order to purchase Access to the Bay Ridge housing area and golf course updated equipment. You have to push the idea through remains open, but detours and minor delays may be expe- When the two learned that rienced. The speed limit is 15 mph while construction is five of their military manning and these gentlemen did it. under way for the next 90 days. slots would be eliminated in For more information, call Vic Tilley, 377-9346. fiscal year 2009, they said they saw an opportunity. They saved the Air Force money Four of the five positions Parking lot closed were already unmanned, yet The parking lot on the southeast side of the NCO Academy Building is closed until 8:30 a.m. June 25 and and they got us a whole bunch funded because they had not received replacements for noon July 9 for drill practice and evaluations. those they had lost to other of great equipment.” In the event of inclement weather, the lot is open. bases or retirements. The For more information, call Master Sgt. Greg Jackson, fifth position belonged to a — Colonel Yike 377-2740. retiring major. This meant that for the rest of FY 08, Military customer course “This is filling four years those positions were funded, Air Education and Training Command hosts a two-day of no computer funding,” said Defense Reutilization and Marketing Supply Service mili- but unmanned — those were Sergeant Finnie. tary customer course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. wasted dollars. “We realized we could do By converting manning dol- Dates are July 29-30, July 31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 26-27. the mission with fewer people lars to equipment dollars, the The course is unit funded and taught by Defense and use the money to buy two were able to purchase 100 Logistics Agency instructors. equipment,” said Sergeant computers and 140 monitors. For more information, call the 81st Supply-Transportation Finnie. “The good ideas are out Squadron’s customer service element, 377-2005. “We needed resources to there,” said Lt. Col. Stacy continue our mission because Yike, 338th TRS commander. Off-limits establishments Keesler is the center of excel- “You have to push the idea Off-limits establishments for military members are the For more information lence for communication and through and these gentlemen about the Blue Note Lounge, Boulevard Nightclub and Henry Beck maintenance training,” said did it. They saved the Air IDEA program, Park (except during daylight hours or official events) in Captain Apilado. “We wanted Force money and they got us Biloxi; Bunksmall Apartments and H&H Hideaway in to make sure we had a plan a whole bunch of great equip- call Chris Slusher, Pascagoula and Toni’s Lounge in Moss Point. for that mission.” ment.” 376-8173. General Robb has new assignment By Steve Pivnick Ceremony marks Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Doug Robb, 81st Medical Group Public Affairs leadership change 81st Medical Group command- er, has been selected to become Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Doug the command surgeon for Air Robb turns over command Mobility Command, Scott Air of the 81st Medical Group Force Base, Ill. to Col. (Dr.) Daniel Wyman His successor is Col. (Dr.) during a formal change of Daniel Wyman, currently command ceremony, 8 a.m. command surgeon for Pacific Wednesday in front of Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Keesler Medical Center. Hawaii. Colonel Wyman has been selected for promotion Commenting on his tenure to brigadier general. as the medical group’s leader, General Robb assumed General Robb said, “I am command of the 81st MDG in proud of how our medics have July 2007 following a three- striven to maintain the highest year tour of duty as command General Robb standards of currency and surgeon of the U.S. Central ranging improvements to competency and provide the Command at MacDill AFB, patient care since assuming best quality of care for our Fla. He was responsible for command. The medical center patients. all joint and coalition health continued its monumental “We’ve also made tremen- service support activities in recovery from the affects of dous strides to enhance our the USCENTCOM Theater of Hurricane Katrina, increasing close relationship with our War consisting of 27 nations numbers and varieties of servic- partners at the Biloxi Veterans on the Arabian Peninsula, the es. The medical center provides Affairs Medical Center. VA Horn of Africa, Northern Red care to more than 27,000 cur- Gulf Coast Veterans Health Sea and Central Asia. rently-enrolled patients. Care System Director Charles General Robb is also the “We’ve spent a total of $183 Sepich and I have worked senior market manager for million on past, present and diligently to create a partner- TRICARE’s Gulf Coast future construction projects,” ship where we continue to Multi-Service Market, which the general said. “This develop areas in which both includes five military medical includes more than $61 million facilities can share our expert- facilities stretching from to reconstitute our basement, ise to the benefit of our bene- Mobile, Ala., to New Orleans. which was completed in April. ficiaries, both the active duty The general is responsible Additionally we’ve spent about and military veterans who uti- for the direct delivery of $9 million to ‘move up’ our lize us. health care by the largest high-value, state-of-the-art “In addition, 81st Medical medical group in the Air medical systems and irreplace- Group members continue to Force to more than 27,000 able medical records to upper deploy in support of our enrolled patients among levels to keep them safe from forces fighting the global war almost 48,000 eligible people any future storm-surge dam- on terror, saving lives on a in Keesler Medical Center’s age. This effort was completed scale never before experi- catchment area and coordi- in March. enced in the annals of war- nates care for more than “To further protect our infra- fare. Keesler Medical Center 79,000 beneficiaries along the structure, we began construc- is the second largest medical Gulf Coast. He ensures the tion of an $8.6 million central deployment platform in the availability of major war and energy plant in September that’s Air Force. I can’t say enough peacetime medical readiness scheduled to be finished this about the tremendous effort response forces. October,” General Robb contin- our deployed members dis- He directs nine graduate ued. “In addition, we’re build- play daily to ensure our medical and dental education ing a new radiation therapy cen- wounded heroes receive supe- programs and an extensive ter; with groundbreaking sched- rior care and are able to return clinical research program. He uled in mid-April. It should be home to their families.” leads more than 1,300 health- ‘open for business’ in “We’ve been humbled by the care professionals and man- September 2009. Finally, we dedication, resiliency, compas- ages a local budget of more plan a $76.8 million inpatient sion and just plain good old cit- than $75.5 million. medical tower to meet Base izenship of our neighbors and In addition, General Robb Realignment and Closure Com- the people of the Mississippi is the federal coordinator for mission guidelines. We have Gulf Coast,” General Robb the Gulf Coast National scheduled construction to start added. “Gloria and I will cher- Disaster Medical System. in March 2009, with comple- ish our time at Keesler Medical The general has led wide- tion in the summer of 2011.” Center and the Coast.” P E RS O N N EL N O T E S Sweet treats from sweet kids Retirement annuity information Personnel affected by A-76 can get estimates of their retirement annuities at the Air Force Personnel Center secure Web site, https://wwa.afpc.randolph.af.mil/AFPCSecureMain Menu.asp. Click the link for the entitlements and benefits section. First- time users are required to register. Personal retirement computations are also available by call- ing 1-800-616-3775. For more information related to A-76, call 376-8176. Virtual service from personnel center RANDOLPH Air Force Base, Texas – The Air Force Person- Air Force Print News nel Center opened the virtual communication lines with monthly Internet based information sessions launched late last year for military and civilian personnelists. The webcasts provide preliminary details on upcoming personnel programs and procedures to ensure mission or force support squadron commanders and personnelists have questions and con- cerns addressed before program implementation or changes. Web seminars, or webinars, are also arranged by AFPC’s sub- ject matter experts to provide more specific details to person- nelists on a new process or personnel change. Since October, AFPC has produced more than 57 webcasts and webinars cov- ering a variety of personnel topics. One benefits of webcasts is they can be conducted on a desk- Photo by Kemberly Groue top computer. AFPC performs the monthly webcasts using the Defense Connect online platform which can be accessed Four-year-old Daylen Walker serves homemade ice cream prepared by boys and girls instantly and is accessible through the AFPC Web site, the Air enrolled at the child development center to Annette Gardner, a child care profes- Force portal, or via a link provided by the webcast host. sional from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Ms. Gardner attended the Air Force World- The webcast is one AFPC initiative that provide Airmen with product lines or practices that are simple and integrated, referred wide Child Care Conference at Keesler June 4 through Friday. Daylen’s parents are to as Personnel Service Delivery. PSD enhances Airmen’s abil- Staff Sgts. Daylen and Sandra Walker, 81st Supply-Transportation Squadron. ity to conduct transactions through improved Web-based appli- cations and the Air Force Contact Center. Separation actions centralized RANDOLPH Air Force Base, Texas — As of Friday, the Air Air Force Print News Force Personnel Center becomes the service center for all sepa- ration actions to include providing Airmen with their separation orders and Defense Department Forms 214 under the Personnel Services Delivery Transformation initiative. Using a new automated notification method, Airmen approaching their normal expiration term of service or manda- tory date of separation receive an e-mail reminding them to make a separation or reenlistment decision using the virtual mil- itary personnel flight. An Airman’s ETS occurs when he or she completes an enlist- ment contract or term of active service required by active duty orders. Airmen who have completed their obligated term of service and are approaching their ETS or E-4 High Year tenure receive an e-mail notification at 180 days prior to their DOS and every 30 days thereafter. Airmen can access vMPF on the AFPC secure website within six months of DOS and select “Initiate my DOS Separation.” Once they receive confirmation, they complete a vMPF initial separation briefing, pre-separation order worksheet, initiate DD Form 214 and all base outprocessing items including unit and virtual out-processing checklists. This final piece complements the voluntary separation appli- cations previously released and completes the centralization of all separation actions to AFPC. The MPF continues to assist Airmen with the new Web-based notification process and pro- vide commanders with training and assistance. For more information, call 1-800-616-3775. AAFES delivers $272 million to military bases accountability paid off for mili- $272 million in support to an increase of approximately Purchases made in the past DALLAS — Right-sized tary families last year as the morale, welfare and recreation 17 percent over FY 2006,” 10 years have provided more AAFES Corporate Communications inventories, streamlined logis- Army and Air Force Exchange programs in fiscal 2007. said AAFES’ Commander than $2.4 billion to military tics and a sustained focus on Service delivered more than “The dividend represents Brig. Gen. Keith Thurgood. MWR programs such as youth services, installation functions and recreation centers. “AAFES continues to be a major non-pay benefit, of nearly $2 billion annually, for today’s military because the dollars troops and their fami- lies save and spend at the exchange generate a healthy return on investment that directly improves critical quality-of-life services,” said Thurgood. Historically, roughly two- thirds of AAFES earnings are paid to MWR programs. In addition to funding MWR efforts, AAFES earnings are used to build new stores or renovate existing facilities without expense to the Federal government. Funds to contract these new or replace- ment facilities also come entirely from sales of mer- chandise and services. DRAGON OF THE WEEK Name — Tech. Sgt. Judy Khamphan Position — noncommis- sioned officer in charge of the medical information management flight Unit — 1st Medical Support Squadron Time in Air Force — 12 years Time at Keesler — nine months Hometown — Oklahoma City Why did you join the Air Force? to travel Your favorite quote? There are two — “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, but felt in the heart.” The other, by Brandi Snyder, is, “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” What are your short- Photo by Steve Pivnick and long-term goals? get a What are your hobbies? a symphony or play, collecting master’s degree and travel watching and reading any- gemstones and jewelry, bak- the world thing by Jane Austen, going to ing, shopping and golf. DIAMOND NOTES Gen. Colin Powell said, “Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It’s inevitable, if you’re honorable.” — Master Sgt. Steven Wise, 81st Medical Operations Squadron first sergeant MEMORABLE MOMENTS January-June 1953 Airmen began occupying the new dormitory-style barracks in the area nicknamed the Triangle. New commander for force supporters Photo by Kemberly Groue Secretary Sandy Potter, left, goes over staff summary sheets with Maj. Rich Cole, new commander of the 81st Force Support Squadron. Major Cole, who’s been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel, comes to Keesler from Air Force headquarters, where he was the executive officer for the Directorate of Force Development for the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. He took command June 5 from Lt. Col. Paul Valenzuela, who’ll be deployed to Southwest Asia for the next year. Pediatric clinic encourages parents to schedule school physicals The pediatric clinic at Keesler Medical 81st Medical Group Public Affairs Center invites parents to take advantage of the To schedule an appointment, summer school vacation to schedule their call appointment services teens for well visits and school physicals. “Summer is a great time to bring children to 1-800-700-8603. our clinic for a routine physical so they do not miss any school,” According to Capt. (Dr.) book up to 28 days in advance, if we see your Melissa Mauro-Small, 81st Medical Operations child for a physical, we can either complete a Squadron. “There have been some changes to generic sports form after the visit or fill out the immunization schedules for children and paperwork that you provide any time in the adolescents over the past few years and a well- next month. visit is the perfect opportunity to review these “Regular well-visits to our clinic help changes with parents. In addition, we can eval- ensure that your teen remains in good health uate your teen’s growth and discuss any con- and up to date with immunizations,” the cap- cerns you have about your teen’s health or your tain added. “They will also reduce the stress of teen has about their own health. trying to schedule a short-notice sports physi- “Most summer camps and sports teams cal. In addition, these visits are an opportunity require preparticipation physicals,” Captain for us to fill out school forms and refill long- Mauro-Small continued. “Since well-visits term medications.” Keesler cops on patrol save stranded boaters course gave them additional The team had two options: skills to protect and secure Call a commercial compa- By Susan Griggs Keesler within the integrated “The incident helped us realize ny and have the stranded Training and timing were Keesler News staff base defense concept.” boaters towed in for a fee. key elements in a recent res- June 2, Staff Sgts. Douglas Let the boaters abandon cue by members of the 81st how important it is Wickline and Cheryl Trexler ship and return to the base on Security Forces Squadron. and Airman 1st Class Sarah the security forces’ vessel. On the first official night Coble were three hours into to watch the tides and The boaters opted to return on duty for Falcon Flight, Falcon Flight’s first night patrol to shore with the Keesler cops, three 81st SFS members res- along the base’s shoreline in a to stay in established channel ways.” who took them home. cued three people on a sail- 19-foot center console boat. “Without us being on the boat that ran aground during “The training we’d just — Sergeant Trexler water, they could have been low tide, leaving them strand- received included knowledge stranded several more hours ed in Biloxi’s Back Bay. on different types of boats and before the tide came back in,” Maj. Joseph Musacchia, 81st their hulls — how they moved marker north of the marina. Falcon Flight’s depth finder. Sergeant Trexler said. “Who SFS commander, said Falcon through the water,” Sergeant “We watched the boat for The craft had drifted about knows how many other boats Flight had just completed a Trexler said. “We also learned awhile, then I noticed a white 100 feet outside the channel. have been in the same situa- week of rigorous training. about channel markers, low flashing light that looked like The boaters, two active- tion?” “Their training covered all- and high tides and mandatory an SOS signal — we didn't duty members and a child, “Our folks had limited expe- terrain vehicle operation, boat lighting. Our general learn these signals in class, “had been on the water for two rience in this particular type of mountain bike law enforce- training also covered watching but I knew them from boating days — they’d been stuck situation, but they reacted swift- ment patrol procedures, physi- surroundings and being aware experience as a child, so we twice and the engine was inop- ly and professionally to develop cal training, boat safety and of which boats were in our area went to check it out,” erable, so they were using only a quick solution to the prob- operation, interpersonal com- of responsibility. Sergeant Trexler recalled. sails,” Sergeant Trexler stated. lem,” Major Musacchia pointed munication skills and prob- As Falcon Flight returned to The sailboat’s hull had a 4- “The incident helped us realize out. “They performed this res- lem-oriented police methods,” the marina, members saw a 30- foot drop, but the water was how important it is to watch cue operation in the dark of the major explained. “The foot sailboat near the channel only 3 feet deep, according to the tides and to stay in estab- night in very low tide. lished channel ways.” “All the training paid off,” he Falcon Flight tried to call the added. “They did an outstand- Coast Guard and the state ing job and some quick think- 2nd Air Force commander visits events center site Department of Marine Re- ing. It was problem-oriented sources, but both had ceased policing and positive communi- patrols for the night. ty interaction at its finest.” Photo by Kemberly Groue From left, Jerry Wages from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s office at Keesler goes over construction plans for the new events center with Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, new 2nd Air Force commander; Col. Norm Ham, 2nd Air Force, and Lt. Col. Jeff Szatanek, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron commander, during a familiarization tour May 3. Keesler Honor Guard U.S. Special Operations Com- The secretary also is rec- Leaders, mand, Secretary Gates noted ommending that the president needs new members. in his statement. nominate Lt. Gen. William The defense secretary also Fraser III, assistant to the recommended that Gen. chairman of the Joint Chiefs from Page 1 Duncan McNabb, Air Force of Staff, to follow General For more As leader of U.S. Trans- McNabb as the next Air Force vice chief of staff, succeed portation Command, General vice chief. In his current posi- General Schwartz at U.S. Schwartz is in charge of the Transportation Command. tion, General Fraser is the information, Defense Department’s exten- General McNabb has spent chairman’s chief liaison and sive transportation network most of his three-plus decades advisor on international rela- and worldwide operations. in the Air Force in the areas of tions and political-military matters. call 377-1986 or 2081. He has served in senior joint lift, refueling and logistics, military positions as director “making him an ideal candi- “In addition to his numer- of the Joint Staff, director for date to assume the helm of ous flying and command operations for the Joint Staff, this command,” Secretary assignment in the bomber and deputy commander of Gates said. community, General Fraser has extensive wartime, con- tingency and humanitarian relief operational experi- ence,” Secretary Gates said. “I am confident that Mike Donley, General Schwartz and the new Air Force leader- ship team have the qualifica- tions, skill and commitment to excellence necessary to guide the Air Force through this transition and beyond,” he concluded. In last week’s resignation statement, Secretary Wynne said, “Recent events convince me that it is now time for a new leader to take the stick and for me to move on ... even as I do, my heart, my thoughts and prayers remain with America’s Airmen who will continue to do magnificent things for this great country.” General Moseley’s resigna- tion statement stated, “Recent events have highlighted a loss of focus on certain critical mat- ters within the Air Force. As the Air Force’s senior uni- formed leader, I take full responsibility for events which have hurt the Air Force’s repu- tation or raised a question of every Airman’s commitment to our core values. “I think the honorable thing to do is to step aside,” the statement continues. “After consulting with my family, I have submitted my request to resign to Secretary Gates. “ The Air Force is big- ger than one Airman, and I have full confidence that the Air Force will continue work- ing with the joint team to win today’s fight, take care of its Airmen and meet tomorrow's challenges. I love the Air Force and remain proud of America’s Airmen.” Instructor deploys with Army in Afghanistan “I think the first group loves us, the second group could take or leave us depending on if we’re By Susan Griggs doing anything for them at the time, and the third As a communications officer, Capt. Robert Keesler News staff group would rather we not be here,” he continued. Curran is usually in a support role, making sure the The captain had a variety of memorable experi- communications infrastructure is in place and ences — watching a missile launched at night working to enable the operators to fight the war. through night vision goggles, riding in a convoy But during his six-month deployment to when an improvised explosive device went off (no Afghanistan, he had the opportunity to be actively one was hurt), assisting an explosive ordnance dis- engaged in the operational side of the house. posal team when it blew up an IED and hiking to Captain Curran, an instructor for the deployed the top of the mountain near Camp Blessing. and tactical communication officer course in the “Once I was out at an IED site early in the after- 333rd Training Squadron, returns to work at noon and got caught unprepared — we’d rolled out Keesler Monday as the unit’s C-flight commander. early enough in the day that I didn’t remember to bring While stationed at Camp Blessing in the Kunar night vision goggles,” Captain Curran remembered. province of Afghanistan, the captain served as battal- “As darkness fell, I remembered where I left them — ion electronic warfare officer and “wore two hats.” back at the base. The walk back to the outpost was “As counter-improvised explosive device repre- pretty comical because I wasn’t the only one without sentative, I was responsible for the training of hun- NVGs. I didn’t trip over the rugged terrain, but others dreds of soldiers and the upkeep of well over a hun- weren’t so lucky. After that, my NVGs were strapped dred C-IED systems in my area of operations,” he to my body armor and went with me everywhere, no explained. “As EWO, I coordinated electronic war- Courtesy photo matter what time of day it was.” fare effects in support of the battalion commander’s Captain Curran traveled on Chinooks, The captain said the most challenging thing about operations with the soldiers on the ground in an area Blackhawks and Humvees to ensure soldiers being deployed was being away from his wife, Mary of responsibility about the size of Connecticut.” Ellen, and his children, Kayla, 13, and Logan, 11. had the proper training and maintainance was Captain Curran knew he brought an important “I can handle cold, wet, dirty, tired or uncomfort- being performed on electronic warfare equip- force-multiplying capability to the Army through able, but being away from my family was the truly ment. He was awarded two Army Achievement electronic warfare. tough part of being deployed,” he admitted. Medals, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal “I also saw firsthand how the equipment I train Captain Curran said that his squadron and the and NATO’s International Security Assistance the soldiers to use and maintain has literally saved airman and family readiness center gave his family Force Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal their lives,” he pointed out. for his service. great support during his deployment. Being assigned to “Task Force Rock” gave the “The airman and family readiness center has a the chance to experience what it’s like in a truly captain a chance to learn the similarities and differ- wonderful program for families of deployed ences between Air Force and Army deployable austere and kinetic environment.” troops,” he stated. “They set my family up with a communications systems. Captain Curran had a few opportunities to mingle ride and great seats for the Biloxi Mardi Gras His living conditions varied by location. with the Afghan people, sometimes distributing parade, took them to a hockey game and bowling, “Camp Blessing had a 24-hour dining facility, a candy and cookies to the children gathered just out- gave them a voucher for a free oil change and put nice workout building, a morale building with pay side the camp’s front gate. He observed three differ- on a Valentine’s Day event where they made me a phones and Internet connections, a laundry, barber ent types of Afghan people during his deployment. video and a picture pillowcase. The center even shop and gift store,” Captain Curran recalled. “The “First are the people that understand they can mailed the care package for them. My wife and base was mostly unpaved, so when it rained, it got have a strong government and who want the safety, kids really looked forward to the events, which muddy. I lived in an open bay brick and mortar build- security, and prosperity that it offers,” he observed. helped pass the time while I was gone. ing with six other officers and civilian equivalents.” “The second type only has history as a guide and “I also want to thank my squadron and my fel- The captain visited other bases which were all a fears that Americans aren’t there for the long haul low instructors for all of their support,” he stressed. little different. — they don’t want to put much energy into the gov- “When you’re deployed, the one thing you don’t “Most didn’t have running water, but most had ernment, only to have the Taliban come back later, want to worry about is your family. I know my fel- field kitchens which had a soldier dedicated to dismantle it and punish the people who supported it. low instructors kept in touch and even threw a party feeding the base — these bases seemed to have the The third group of people, in my opinion, has some for my wife’s birthday. This kind of support for a best food in my AOR,” he reported. “I’ve been in sort of agenda that could stem from a thirst for family at home lets the deployed member concen- an air control squadron and a combat communica- power, a desire to continue some sort of illegal trate on the job they were sent to a war zone to tions squadron in the Air Force which were both activity or just plain lack of awareness about what accomplish. We really appreciate everyone who mobile units, but until this deployment, I never had we are doing for their country. supports our troops.” KEESLER NOTES Auditions Wall Studio is conducting auditions for people to go on camera for a series of video projects in support of the 81st Training Group. Positions are open to mili- tary members and civilians. For more information and to schedule an audition, call Bruce Norton, 377-2793. Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 13 at Triangle Chapel for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, call Sheila Shepard, 377-2520. Hurricane supplements Extra copies of the Keesler News hurricane supplement are available in the public affairs office, Room 201-A, Wall Studio. Airmen’s Attic hours Airmen’s Attic is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 3-5 p.m. Fridays during June. For more information, call Master Sgt. Steven Dickin- son, 377-3814. Dental clinic renovation Renovation of the dental clinic has split it into two sep- arate sections. The center of the clinic, including six dental treatment suites, administrative offices and main waiting area, is under construction. The front door from the dental parking lot is closed and the front desk is tem- porarily located in the dental conference room. Access to the temporary front desk is through the door on Fisher Street, nearest to Second Street and across from the child development center. Patients check in and then may need to leave the build- ing and re-enter at the west end toward First Street. All telephone numbers remain the same. Work on this phase, which began in early May, is expect- ed to take about three months. SPORTS AND RECREATION Photo by Kemberly Groue Linda Whiteley takes time for a drink at a water fountain at the Crotwell Track. Her fiance is Tony Bridgewater, 334th Training Squadron. Summer swelter Don’t let fast feet get heat beat regulated by sweat evaporating off the skin. If the air humidity is so high that it interferes By Susan Griggs with this process, you can quickly overheat. Summer heat and humidity brings risks for Keesler News staff When running, if you become dizzy, nau- runners, joggers and distance walkers in south seated, have the chills or quit sweating, stop Mississippi. Several running Web sites offer these hot running, find shade and drink water or a fluid weather running tips: replacement drink. If you don’t feel better, get Avoid dehydration. You can lose 6-12 help immediately. ounces of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Monitor any medical conditions you may Drink 10-15 ounces of fluid before running, and have such as high blood pressure. Certain con- drink fluids every 20-30 minutes along your ditions can worsen by summer running. running route. Thirst isn’t an adequate indicator Run in the shade and avoid direct sunlight of dehydration — a persistent elevated pulse and blacktop whenever possible. and dark yellow urine are. Use sunscreen and protective eyewear. Get acclimated to heat and humidity over a If not in organized physical training, one- to two-week period. wear a hat and loose, light-colored, breathable Avoid running outside during midday hours, clothing. especially if the heat is above 98.6 degrees and Plan your route so you can refill water bot- humidity is above 70 percent. The best time for tles or find drinking fountains. hot weather running is before sunrise. Tell someone where you’re running, how When running, your body temperature is long you’ll be gone and carry identification. S CORES AND MORE Computerized fitness assess- dusk daily. For tee times, call 377- Recreational vehicle, boat and 332nd TRS 16; 338th TRS 1, 81st ments and counseling — available 3832. trailer storage — $15 per month. SUPS-TRANS forfeit; MARDET Basketball Varsity teams — organizing for by appointment only at the Dragon For more information, call 377-3160. 11, 336th TRS-B 9; 335th TRS-A 15, the 2008-09 season. Games are Fitness Center. To schedule, call Martial arts Pontoon boat training — to rent 335th TRS-B 10. played on a collegiate skill level. 377-2907. a pontoon you must take a test and June 4 — 338th TRS 17, 336th Massage appointments — at Editor’s note: Classes at Van- TRS-B 2; 332nd TRS 10, 335th For women’s team, call Richard denberg Community Center. For be certified. Call for information. Vincent, 343-9951. For men’s team, Triangle Fitness Center, call 263-5515. Canoe trips — for more infor- TRS-A 7; 336th TRS-A 18, 81st Wall of Fame — powerlifting more information, call 377-3308. SUPS-TRANS 3; MARDET 10, call Jesse Harris, 376-5723. For Shaolin pentjak silat — 7-8 mation, call 377-3160. more information, call Laurence event, 1-4 p.m. first compressed work Disk golf — distance, fairway, 335th TRS-B 0. schedule Friday of every month, p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, all ages. Wilson, sports director, 377-2444. $65 month. Striking, kicking, grap- multi-purpose, putt and approach National League Triangle Fitness Center. Squat, bench disks for sale or rent. (as of June 6) press and dead lift; one attempt in any pling, weapons and internal energy; Bowling sash ranking system. Resale area — snacks, bever- Team Won Lost or all three events; 12 weight classes ages, fishing and rental equipment, 81st FSS 5 1 for men, 10 for women. Set a record for Pukulan pencak silat tempur — 6-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays and Thurs- hunting and fishing licenses. 81st CES 5 2 most pounds lifted or break an existing Summer league Thursday Retired Seniors Mixed record and get your picture on the wall. days. $65 month. Closequarters com- 81st MDSS 4 2 (as of June 5) bat class; used for personal protection. Paintball 81st MSGS 4 2 Open to all Defense Depart-ment per- 81st CS 3 2 Team Won Lost sonnel 18 years of age and older. Mixed martial arts — 8-9 p.m. Paintball course — open by Team 9 16 0 Mondays-Thursdays. $65 month; 81st SFS 3 4 For more information, call 377- reservation only; for reservations or Team 3 15 4 muay thai, western boxing, kung fu, 81st DS 2 2 3056. more information, call 377-3160. 403rd Wing 1 5 Krauts 15 4 wrestling, judo and jujitsu. TNT Express 12 7 Women’s self defense — 6-7 2nd Air Force 0 5 June 3 — 81st FSS 28, 403rd Wing Golf Softball Oldies But Goodies 12 7 p.m. Wednesdays. $25 month. Men- Shot in Foot 12 9 tal, physical and tactical training. 3; 81st SFS 8, 2nd Air Force 6; 81st Team 12 11 10 MSGS 16, 81st DS 19; 81st CES 25. Intramural Intramural Team 2 7 7 Division A American League June 5 — 81st SFS 17, 81st CS (as of June 3) (as of June 6) Outdoor recreation Team 7 6 10 15; 81st FSS 18, 81st MDSS 9; 81st Team Points Canoe trip to Black Creek — 7 Team Won Lost CES 14, 2nd Air Force 4; 81st The “A” Team 6 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21. $20 per per- Left-Right-Left 5 11 81st FSS-A 63 336th TRS-A 5 1 MSGS 1, 403rd Wing forfeit. 333rd TRS 46 son. Sign up by June 18. Bring food MARDET 4 1 No Shows 0 0 and beverages. Maximum eight, Father’s Day special — Sunday, 335th TRS 44 338th TRS 4 1 minimum four people. Varsity fathers bowl for $1.50 a game, limit 81st CS-A 31 335th TRS-A 5 2 Women’s team — for more 81st CPTS 27 Back Bay fishing trip — 332nd TRS 4 2 information, call Jody Deknikker, three games. Saturday and June 28; call for time. Team building special — 1-5 81st CES-B 25 81st SUPS-TRANS 2 3 377-0222 or 376-6354. 81st TRSS 24 $20 per person. Minimum four, 336th TRS-B 1 4 Men’s varsity team — for team p.m. working Fridays. Bring your maximum seven people. Mississippi employees bowling for $1 a game MARDET 0 335th TRS-B 1 6 information, e-mail joseph.hudson@ fishing license required. plus shoe rental. For reservations, Division B Father’s Day special — Sunday. June 2 — 336th TRS-A 17, keesler.af.mil, or call 860-8040. call 377-2817. (as of June 3) Free rod and reel rental for all dads. Nonprior service student spe- Team Points Trip to Chandeleaur Islands — cial — 2-5 p.m. Sundays bowl for $1 81st FSS-B 45 Tuesday-Wednesday. $150 per per- per game including shoes. 5-9:30 81st CES-A 40 son; minimum six people, or $900 p.m. Thursdays bowl for $1.50 per 334th TRS 39 for the boat. Bring food, drinks and game, shoes included. Not applica- 81st MDOS 37 lures. Preregistration required. ble with other discounts or specials. 338th TRS 29 June fish of the month — weigh Birthday party package — 81st SUPS-TRANS 17 in the heaviest bass for the month Saturdays 1:30-3 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m., 81st MDSS 16 and take home a $100 savings bond. and Sundays 2:30-4 p.m. Basic party 81st CES-C 1 RV, boat and trailer storage — with bowling and food $8.95 per child. $20 per month. Mid party, including table supply and Other Club championship — 7 a.m. Delacroix, La. fishing site — two T-shirt, $11.95 per child. Premium self-contained trailers for rent, $50 per party with games and a pin, $15.95 per Saturday and Sunday. Individual stroke play by flights. Open to every- night. Maximum four per trailer. child. Reservations required. Bring linens and cooking utensils. Glow bowling — 9 p.m. to mid- one eligible to play Bay Breeze Golf Course. Must have a verifiable handi- Louisiana fishing license required. night Fridays and Saturdays. Pontoon boat training — to rent Open bowling — for days and cap. Register and prepay by Friday. Members $50, nonmembers $75, a pontoon you must take a test and times, call 377-2817. be certified. Call for information. Hurricane alley, fundraisers — including greens fee, cart, food and beverages, prizes and giveaways. Bicycles for rent — 3500 Trek for more information, call 377-2817. First sergeants fundraiser tour- seven-speed bikes, $3 day, $15 week. nament — June 20 at Bay Breeze Golf Wet slip fees — monthly, boats more than 32 feet, $3.75 per foot; Fitness centers Course; registration and lunch begin at Triangle Fitness Center — open 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. shotgun start. Four- less than 32 feet, $2.50 per foot. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-working person team scramble; $40 per person Overnight, $5 per boat. Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. com- includes green fee, cart and lunch; mul- Deep sea fishing trips — com- pressed work schedule Fridays and ligan and string together, $5. Respond pressed work schedule Fridays and weekends; closed holidays. For by June 16; proceeds benefit Project Sundays aboard the Keesler Dolphin more information, call 377-3056. Cheer and Diamond Assist funds. Rain II. $60 per person includes every- Blake Fitness Center — open date June 26. For more information, thing you need to fish. Payment due 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays- call Scott Passman, 376-8442, or John upon reservation. Minimum 15, working Fridays; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Geboy, 377-5315. maximum 22 people. For reserva- compressed work schedule Fridays; 8 Dragon fun league — Thurs- tion, call 377-3160. a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends and holidays. days. Meet at 5 p.m., shotgun start Deep sea fishing private charter Dragon Fitness Center — 6 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Four-person teams; two- — rent Dolphin II, $700 for first six to 8 p.m. Mondays-working Fridays. person blind draw. Sign up as two- people, $35 each additional person Parent-child fitness room open 6 a.m. some or single. $20 per person Mondays-Thursdays, $40 weekends to 8 p.m. Mondays-working Fridays. including greens fee, cart, food, bev- and holidays. $350 deposit required. Parental supervision required. erages and prizes. Format decided by Back Bay cruiser — 17-foot Free fitness classes — yoga, step draw each week. Limit 44 golfers. vessel for rent. Mississippi boater aerobics, turbo-core, spin/cycle, slo- Golf lessons — $25 for 30 min- registration card required. For robics, boxing workout and fencing at utes. For appointment, call 424-0479. prices, call 377-3160. Dragon Fitness Center. For more Driving range — 40 balls, $2. Marina park pavilions — to information, call 377-2907. Course and pro shop — 7 a.m. to reserve, call 377-3160. Air Force Safety Center illustration by Felicia Moreland DIGEST Amber Urich; Staff Sgts. Artemio Idelbong and Chad Minkel. HONORS Air traffic control operations training flight — Airmen Basic Michael Alba, Ricky Anderson, Jacky Andrews, Christopher Baradat, Ty Barnes, Robert Buckhanan, Ryan SHUTTLE SCHEDULE Connors, Jason Legore, Aaron Lynde, Jeremy Lyons, Student honor roll RicFrancis Mantanona, Sean Neilan, Timothy Neilson and 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays Jeffrey Rowe; Airman Dylan Brandt; Airmen 1st Class Tiffany 332nd Training Squadron Electronic principles — Airmen Basic Ryan Adkins, Juan Adams, Justin Anderson, Joshua Biggs, Rachel Helsten, Justin Minutes after hour Bus stop Alcaz, Andrew Anderson, Luke Anfinson, David Caudle, Horn, Akilah Howard, Charity Kuberek, Issac Ottaway, William :00 :30 332nd TRS, Building 6957 Anthony Chambers, Lauren Chong, Ebone Cleveland, Monte Pearce, Phonevilay Phasavath, Brandon Schutz and Colby Cook, Brian Covert, Nicholas Davis, Benjerman Deming, Devin :01 :31 338th TRS, Building 6965 Vallee; Senior Airmen Samuel Benedict, Lucas Kelsey and Depaoli, Richard Dougherty, Xavier Duenas, Levi Eckstein, Joshua MacDonald; Staff Sgts. Christopher Adams, Brandon :02 :32 Welch Auditorium Kevin Finstuen, Var Gehron, Isaac Granados, Derek Grisard, Lockhart, Renaldo Miller, Juanjose Moran and Matthew Brandon Guillory, Robert Harmon, Andrew Harrison, Claude :04 :34 AAFES Furniture Store Richardson; Senior Master Sgt. Ibrahim Al Harbi. Horne, Alan Huntington, Jonathon Hunziker, Jennifer Hurley, :06 :36 Jones/Bryan/Hewes Hall at gazebo Aviation resource management — Airman Basic Adam Thomas James, Kenneth Labrum, Timothy Lowe, David Tollett; Airmen 1st Class Maxwell Fox, Amy Malheim and Tuan :08 :38 Thomson Hall Mathews, Juan Mercado-Guzman, Andrew Montague, Westley Nelson, Michael O’Brien, Falcon Pereira, Veer Phanouvong, Pham; Senior Airman Jeffrey Rehan; Tech. Sgts. Anthony :09 :39 New Cody Hall Angus Quaid, William Rickert, Jon Sadler, Joseph Sanders, Garrett, Peggy Kiefer and Chasity Roush. :11 :41 Supply, civil engineering Joseph Sato, Chase Scott, Cody Snodgrass, Melissa Spence, Paul Szymanski, Bryan Thayer, Mathias Turbessi, Christopher :12 :42 Rental store 335th TRS Weather training flight — Airman Basic Frederick Turner and James Turner; Airmen Jeremiah Abellanosa, Cory Chamberlain, Timothy Higgs and Damien Lee; Airman Cody :13 :43 Shaw House Brower, Isaac Chiellini, Adam Corey, Kristen Davidson, Bryant Nichols and Brent Prazak; Airman 1st Class Winston Alspaugh, Draper, Scott Goldsberry, Darick Harris, Lucas Horn, Sebastian :14 :44 Old base exchange Carey Bowman and Mitchell Emerick; Marine Lance Cpl. Jimenez, Kyle Lassiter, Todd Mulroy, Joseph Perez and Mat- :15 :45 McBride Library thew Spagnola; Airmen 1st Class Timothy Aguon, Adam Bailey, James Bragg; Marine Sgt. Jessica Cavender; Tech. Sgts. Todd Bedo, Jesse Benson, Benjamin Digiammo, Eric Eberhardt, Conway Kangas and Brian Roell. :16 :46 Credit union, Blake Fitness Center Tyler Eggold, Kyle Eckert, Jacob Enyart, Steven Finnell, Jessie :17 :47 Medical center, Tyer House Hinton, Jason Hodges, Trenton Hoffeditz, Joshua Howerton, 336th TRS Communications-computer systems training flight — :18 :48 Sablich Center Ryan Hehl, Matthew Jones, Robert Jones, Amy Klein, Brandon Airmen Basic James Cazares, Levi Farstad, Kurt Rotzler, Knapp, Bryant Laris, John Loving, James McClean, Bart Thomas Stabler and Derek Wilson; Airmen 1st Class John :19 :49 Dental clinic Mullins, Barry Pulley, Dustin Roberts, Jorge Sanz, Anthony Barrett, Michael Conklin, Matthew Killion, James Lucas and :20 :50 Allee and Wolfe Halls Sullivan, Michal Szczepanik, Michael Twarozynski, Ian Velez, Scott Resetar; Senior Airmen Cory Lamp and Angela Moyler; :21 :51 Base operations Antwan Williams, Daniel Williams, David Williams, Zachary Wirfs, Devon Whitaker and Zachary Zellmer; Senior Airmen Staff Sgts. Justin Lanati and Brian Piazzisi; Tech. Sgt. Carl Summerlot; Master Sgt. Thomas Schonborg. :22 :52 Hangar 4 Daniel Blondell, Anthony Fuentes, Brandon McGlinton, Brian Olsen, Bradley Pike, Seith Redick, Michael Walko, and Terrol Communications and information management flight — Williams; Staff Sgts. Frank Carter, Daniel Gish, Richard Grubb, Airmen Basic Bradley Allen, James Baker, Daniel Chaffee, Tekoa Technical training route James Hollingshead, John Leuthauser and Amanda Perrizo; Edwards, Ian Fischer, Melvin French, Joshua Gonzales, Dawn Tech. Sgts. Waleed AlShehri and Arthur William. Haynes, Ronald Hummel, Kendall Haynes, Philip Kaneshiro, 5:10-5:37 a.m. weekdays Nadia Kelly, Ernest Leon, Jerell Leonard, Nicholas Patterson, 334th TRS Richard Phillips, Christopher Redman, Moses Ross, Eileen Minutes after hour Bus stop Aerospace control and warning systems — Airman 1st Siemsen, Charles Weddington, Deric Wilson, Marcus Wimbush :10 Building 5025 Class Brian Kulp; Senior Airmen Christopher Couchman and and Leah Wood; Airmen Samuel Cox, Pornivsanu BangChang, :12 Building 5022 Marques Johnson, Richard Phillips, Christopher Redman, Nicholas Riascos, David Su, Brittnay Waite, Deric Wilson and :14 Shaw House Cassandra Ybarra; Airmen 1st Class Arnold Appel, Luke Bullard, :16 Muse Manor C HA P E L S E RV IC ES Nicholas Campbell, Adam Carroll, Gina Custer, Adam Falcsik, Allen Hood, Alejandro Jimenez, Matthew Martinez, Jodi :18 Tyer House Editor’s note: For more information, call 377-2520. Mahoney, Sean O’Daniel, Atom Peppe, Jamie Rupp, Joshua :20 TLQ east side 2000 block Russell, Troy Scarborough, Christopher Shaad, Nathan Shideler, Protestant Michael Smith, Stacy Steele, Steven Su, George Walker, Corey :21 TLQ east side of Locker House Sunday worship Wileman and Michael Winchell; Senior Airmen Jose Alvarez, :25 332nd TRS Larcher Chapel traditional service......................8:30 a.m. Shane Anderson, Jared Cooke, Aaron Gentry, Steven Lovell, :28 Welch Auditorium Triangle Chapel contemporary worship service...10:30 a.m. Caleb Sears, Juan Gonzalez-Seda, William Stevenson, Joshua Surrat, Nathan Svenkerud, Alex Tavarez and Timothy Turner; :33 Thomson/Dolan/Cody Halls Triangle Chapel gospel service.....................................Noon Staff Sgts. Donald Abell, Broc Gallman, Ronell Buchanan, Adam :34 McClellan Hall Krueger, Rexford Sheldon, Dylan Turner and Daniel West; Tech. Roman Catholic Sgt. Mary Thompson; Master Sgts. Chad Johnson and Lane :36 Allee/Wolfe Halls Sunday Mass Philbeck; Maj. Mohamed Sarhan. :37 Stennis Hall/Weather Triangle Chapel.............................................................9 a.m. Weekday Mass 338th TRS Medical Center chapel....................................................11:15 a.m. Airfield systems — Airmen Basic Christopher Patricelli and Prior-service students lodged off base Nicholas Irwin; Airman 1st Class Alex Morgan; Staff Sgt. Ricky Call vehicle operations, 377-2432, to coordinate taxi Jewish Roque. service to and from the base. Ground radio — Airmen Basic Robert Crosier, Jefrey For worship opportunities, call Tech. Sgt. Michael Raff, Davis, Gregory DeFilippo, Kyle Hynds and Wesley Orr; Airmen Editor’s note: Duty passengers have priority over 377-5235. Joey Pregont and Jeffrey Rose; Airmen 1st Class Allen Cantrell, “space available” riders. Schedule may be impacted by Alvaro Cermeno, Daniel Collins, Keith Dengel, Michael Diehl, Douglas Fraites, Andrew Lavender, Jonas Pelayo, Lauren increased official operations or severe weather. Those Islamic Building 2003 — prayer five times daily; Salaat ul- Persico, Janell Stokes, Wesley Theulen, Ian Wagner and who are physically challenged, have excess baggage, Jummah congregational prayer, noon Friday. Zachary Wagner; Senior Airmen Patrick Ceaser and Callie Rios; For more information, call 377-2520 or 0327. Staff Sgts. Charles Breaux, Geoward Eustaquio and Joshua medical appointments at off-base hospitals or clinics or Henley; Tech. Sgts. Michael Goth, Jessica Reynolds and unable to ride the base shuttle, call 377-2432 for the base William Walsh taxi. For more information, call 377-2430. Until further Latter-Day Saints Ground radar — Airman Basic Randall Pierce; Airmen 1st The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Class Matthew Anzures, Leland Ellis and Jonathan Johnson. notice, weekend shuttle service isn’t available. Taxi student group service, 2 p.m. Sundays, Triangle Chapel. For more information, call 396-5274 or 1-801-694-8900. Please see Digest, Page 22 service is available on an “as needed” basis. Digest, CLUBS AND CENTERS DINING HALL MENUS from Page 21 Vandenberg Community Center Today Editor’s note: All events, except dances, are open to all Lunch — pork chops with mushroom gravy, braised Keesler personnel. liver with onions, fried fish, hush puppies, rissole potatoes, CLASSES Pool tournaments — 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. rice, gravy, broccoli, peas and carrots, corn, fruit salad, Movie night — 6 p.m. Wednesdays. New releases, popcorn. potato salad, cream of broccoli soup, chicken chili, cheese- Dances — 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays before compressed burger soup, buffalo wings and roast beef subs. Airman Leadership School work schedule Fridays, and Fridays and Saturdays. $3. Dinner — baked chicken, pepper steak, pasta primav- Class 08-5 — graduates July 9. era, mashed potatoes, rice, gravy, mixed vegetables, fried okra, green beans, potato salad, fruit salad, cream of broc- coli soup, cheeseburger soup, chicken chili, buffalo wings Katrina Kantina Editor’s note: In the marina building overlooking and roast beef subs. Keesler NCO Academy Class 08-5 — graduates July 9. Biloxi’s Back Bay. All ranks invited — open 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Friday Snacks, beverages and music. Lunch — shrimp scampi, beef stew, turkey, egg noo- dles, rice, gravy, corn on the cob, cauliflower, collard Arts and crafts center Summer craft camp — 12:30-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays, Dinner and music under the oaks — 5 p.m. June 26, marina park. Cook your own steak or chicken; members pay $6 greens, three-bean salad, chicken and wild rice soup, French through July 24, ages 8 and older. New craft each week. $28.50 onion soup, chili, barbecue pork sandwich and burritos. weekly includes all supplies and daily snack. Sign up for indi- for steak, $5 for chicken; includes potato salad, green salad and roll. Nonmembers add $2. Dinner — chili macaroni, barbecue chicken, fried cat- vidual weeks or entire session. Space limited; preregistration fish, potato wedges, Spanish rice, gravy, fried cabbage, required. For weekly agenda, call 377-2821. Luncheon specials — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays. New menu each week. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. For more carrots, broccoli, pasta salad, three-bean salad, chicken and Father’s Day special — drawing Saturday; register through wild rice soup, French onion soup, chili, barbecue pork June 13 by dropping shop use register receipt in the box. information, call 377-2219. sandwich and burritos. Karaoke night — 5 p.m. Thursdays before compressed work schedule Fridays. Saturday Taco Tuesdays — members get two tacos for $1, nonmem- Lunch — baked chicken, Swedish meatballs, creole Multi-craft shop Ceramics technique — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Learn bers pay $2. to paint with a certified Duncan instructor; no prior experience shrimp, mashed potatoes, rice, gravy, creamed corn, Catering — experts can assist with planning weddings, hol- asparagus, steamed squash, fruit salad, kidney bean salad, needed. Call for more information. idays, birthdays, official functions and other special occasions. Pottery-clay handbuilding — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21; clam chowder, chicken chili and chicken nuggets. Dinner — baked fish, knockwurst, Chinese five-spice $40 for five pounds of clay and project firing. Bring a bag chicken, potatoes, rice pilaf, gravy, stir-fry vegetables, lunch; preregistration required. Youth center Archery, tennis and golf clinics — 5-7 p.m. Mondays- baked beans, spinach, fruit salad, kidney bean salad, clam chowder, chili and chicken nuggets. Frame shop Thursdays through June 26, ages 6 and older. $25 per person Customized picture framing and military flag and shadow per clinic, including T-shirt and completion certificate. For Sunday box design. Special orders Tuesday-Friday, self-help weekdays dates of individual clinics, call 377-4116. Lunch — oven fried fish, spareribs, chicken breast and Saturdays. Summer camps — ongoing registrations for youth camp, parmesan, macaroni and cheese, O’Brien potatoes, gravy, ages 6-12, and teen camp ages 13 and older. Fees based on total peas, sweet potatoes, broccoli combo, German coleslaw, family income. Leave and earnings statement and youth shot tomato salad, chicken tortilla soup, baked potato chowder, records required. For information on camp dates, call 377-4116. chili and cheese pizza. Auto hobby shop Editor’s note: open shop use, preregister for classes. Father’s Day special — Sunday, fathers get a shop use dis- Open house/membership drive — 4-6 p.m. June 27, showcas- Dinner — stir-fry beef with broccoli, turkey nuggets, count. ing youth programs and events; snacks and souvenirs provided. pork chop suey, sauteed mushrooms and onions, baked Free auto care briefing — 4:30 p.m. June 19. Volunteers needed — for sports, open recreation, crafts, potatoes, rice pilaf, gravy, corn on the cob, green beans, cooking, computers, arts, reading, sewing and general cleaning German coleslaw, tomato salad, chicken tortilla soup, Vehicle resale lot — one block west of Larcher Boulevard on baked potato chowder, chili and cheese pizza. Tingle Street north of the 81st Security Forces Squadron building. and decorations. Must be 18 or older. For more information, Register at multi-craft shop. Registration, license and proof of insur- call 377-4116. Monday ance required. To place a car on the lot, call 377-2821. Lunch — beef pot roast, baked stuffed fish, roast pork Qualified mechanics — can assist with vehicle maintenance. loin, potatoes, rice, gravy, cauliflower combo, succotash, Oil collection site — for personal vehicles. TICKETS AND TRIPS green beans, cucumber/onion salad, chicken dumpling 24-hour coin-operated car wash, vacuum and tire air Tour to Pensacola Beach, Fla. — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21; soup, minestrone, chili with beans, grilled sausage and pump — wash, rinse, wax system, towelettes, Armorall and $20 including round trip transportation; bring lunch. Sign up steak and cheese subs. vacuum. and prepay by June 18. Dinner — spaghetti with meat sauce, loin strip steak, Gulf Islands Water Park — season tickets available. turkey, baked potatoes, pea and pepper rice, gravy, squash, Chapel Discounted tickets — for many attractions including Busch carrots, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and onions, maca- Gardens, Sea World, Universal Studios and Disney World in roni salad, cucumber/onion salad, chicken dumpling soup, All classes are held at the Triangle Chapel Annex through minestrone, chili with beans, grilled sausage and steak and May. For more information, call 377-2520. Florida. For price list, log on to http:// www.keeslerservices.us. cheese subs. Catholic religious education — after 9 a.m. Sunday Mass. Information on area and out-of-state attractions — free Protestant Sunday School — 10:30-11:30 a.m. for pre- brochures for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Tuesday school, elementary, teens and adults. Here’s to the Heroes — program provides a single day’s Lunch — teriyaki chicken, veal parmesan, baked fish, Men’s prayer breakfast — 9 a.m. to noon second Saturday free admission to any Sea World or Busch Gardens park, rice, parsley buttered potatoes, gravy, fried cabbage, suc- of the month. Sesame Place, Adventure Island or Water Country USA for any cotash, steamed carrots, macaroni salad, cottage cheese Women’s prayer breakfast — 10 a.m. to noon first Satur- active duty, active reserve, ready reserve service member or salad, beef pot roast soup, vegetable soup, chicken chili, day of the month. National Guardsman and as many as three direct dependents. sloppy joes and roast beef subs. Tuesday Bible study — 6-7:30 p.m. at the Haven. Register online at http://www.herosalute.com or in the entrance Dinner — country captain chicken, meatloaf, turkey a Dinner and the Bible — 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Triangle plaza of a participating park and show Department of Defense la king, rice, mashed potatoes, gravy, tempura vegetables, Chapel Annex. photo identification. Also included are members of foreign mil- mustard greens, okra tomato gumbo, macaroni salad, cot- itary coalition forces in Iraq or Afghanistan or attached to tage cheese salad, beef pot roast soup, vegetable soup, McBride Library American units in the U.S. for training. chicken chili, sloppy joes and roast beef subs. For more information, visit http://www.4adventure.com or Gale data base orientations — 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. call toll-free 1-800-4ADVENTURE. Wednesday Free wireless Internet — check at circulation desk. Lunch — Chinese five-spice chicken, beef and broc- Fax machine for public use — first page $2, each addi- coli stir fry, Cantonese spareribs, vegetable egg rolls, tional page $1; local and 800 numbers 50 cents a page. TRANSITIONS shrimp fried rice, stir fry vegetables, chow mein noodles, Tours/orientations — call 377-2181. fried cabbage, chicken gravy, lemon sesame green beans, Mexican coleslaw, pasta fagioli soup, vegetarian chili, Workshops, briefings cheese fishwich and pizza. Dinner — lemon-herb chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mental health clinic Congressionally-mandated pre-separation briefings — Post-traumatic stress disorder — 1:30 p.m. Mondays. counseling by airman and family readiness center for active- jambalaya, scalloped potatoes, rice, gravy, cauliflower Healthy thinking — 2 p.m. Tuesdays. duty military members of any branch of service who’ll receive combo, Mexican corn, Mexican coleslaw, frijole salad, Stress management techniques — 10 a.m. Wednesdays. chicken noodle soup, cream of potato soup, chili, cheese Relaxation techniques — 9 a.m. Mondays. fishwich and pizza. To register, call 376-0385. Please see Digest, Page 28 Exceptions to Keesler's casual — no uniforms, jeans, shorts or T-shirts. To sign up, call 376-8728. Military retirement benefit seminars — 8-10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, Sept. 4, 25 mph speed limit: Digest, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, Room 108A, Sablich Center. Tricare, Survivor 15 mph in housing areas, Benefit Plan, movement and storage of household goods, military and retired pay issues and other topics covered. Spouses encouraged to attend. To sign flight line from Page 23 up, call 376-8728. and unpaved surfaces; honorable discharges and no extra transition benefits. Briefings are Employment opportunities 10 mph in close proximity Thursdays in Room 111, Sablich Center, 1 p.m. for personnel who are sepa- Career focus program for spouses — information on area employment rating and 2:30 p.m. for those who are retiring. Individuals with less than opportunities, job Web sites, human resources contacts, temporary jobs, on-base to marching formations honorable discharges, receiving extra benefits such as second enrollment listings and free training programs. Computer lab available for resume preparation or job search in Room 108B, Sablich Center. For an appointment, call Ron Bublik, and when waved through opportunity in Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve or Guard personnel coming off 376-8502 or 376-8728, or e-mail ronald.bublik@ keesler.af.mil. 180-day deployments or entering the disability system, call 376-8728 for base gates; individual counseling appointment. To register, call 376-8728. For more Air Force Office of Special Investigations — senior airmen with less information, call Jackie Pope, 376-8505. than six years time in service, and staff and technical sergeants with less than 5 mph in parking lots, Transition assistance program — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through June 12 years time in service are eligible. Foreign language, computer or technical skills are desired, but not required. Those accepted attend the Federal Law and 35 mph 19, July 14-17, Aug. 11-14, Sept. 15-18, Oct. 20-23, Nov. 17-20 and Dec. 8-11, Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Ga. for training in instruction in Room 108A, Sablich Center For military personnel who are 12 months or less in some sections from separation or 24 months or less from retirement, and Department of law, report writing, forensics, interview techniques, firearms and defensive tactics and other subjects related to the challenges of investigative duty. For of perimeter roads. Defense civilians; spouses welcome. Military members should complete con- more information on applying, contact AFOSI Detachment 407, 377-3420. gressionally-mandated preseparation counseling in advance. Attire is business Air Force Reserve opportunities — for members separating within 180 days, visit Room 216, Sablich Center. Palace Chase — for information about how to apply for a program to attend college full time and work part time, visit Room 216, Sablich Center. MEETINGS Editor’s note: To list time, place and contact for organization meet- ings, call 377-3837 or e-mail KN@keesler.af.mil. African-American Heritage Committee — 3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Room 109, Taylor Logistics Building. For more information, call Paulette Powell, 377-2270, or Kurt Higgins, 377-1390. Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652 — 4 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Katrina Kantina. For more information, call Master Sgt. Kat Hat- away, 377-1389, or visit the group’s Web site, http://www.afsa652.org. Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Michelle Foster, 273-4591, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Airmen Against Drunk Driving — For more information, call Senior Airman Aaron Eden,1907; Staff Sgt. Brad Mills, 377-1714 or call 377-SAVE. Asian Pacific-American Heritage Committee — 11:30 a.m. first Wednesday of month, Room 111, Sablich Center. For more information, call Lucy Belles, 377-2179, or Larry McKean, 377-3252. At Eze Toastmasters Club — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Building 1101 confer- ence room. For more information, call Dewi Clark, 377-2714 or e-mail email@example.com; Arleen Stewart, 377-2440, or visit http://www. toastmasters.org. Blacks in Governnment — 5:15 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Tay- lor Logistics Building conference room. For more information call Florence Clay, 377-8681, or Paulette Powell, 377-2270. Company grade officers council — meets first Wednesday of the month. For time and location, call 1st Lt. Michael Newson, 377-7626, michael.newson@ keesler.af.mil. Keesler Amateur Radio Club — 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Hangar 3, Room 215. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Justin Meyer, 377-4149 or 324- 5806, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Keesler Christian Home Educators Association — 7-9 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, September-May, Larcher Chapel. For more informa- tion, call Heather Melancon, 831-8895. Keesler Spouses Club — second Tuesday of the month. For time and place, call Gretchen Gorline, 374-8024, or visit http://www.KeeslerSpousesClub.com. Native American Heritage Committee — for more information, call R.I. Whiteside, 863-0479, or Capt. Elizabeth Taillon, 377-6242. Retired Enlisted Association Magnolia Chapter 81 — 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Vandenberg Community Center. For more informa- tion, call Larry McKean, 377-3252 or 374-5922. Rising VI Association — 3:15 p.m. third Wednesday of the month; loca- tion varies. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Toyshaline Young, 377- 0591, or Tech. Sgt. Jodi Evans, 377-2835. Top III — 3:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Katrina Kantina. For more information, call Master Sgt. Michael Krejci, 376-6346. Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter — 5 p.m. first Thursday of the month, McBride Library. For more information, call Glenda Mosby, 243-1992, email@example.com, or Charles Bowers, 860-3665. MISCELLANEOUS Movies Editor’s note: Movies are at Welch Auditorium. Tickets are $3 adults and $1.50 children for regular features, and $2.50 adults and $1 children for matinees. For recording about current features, call 377-6627.