Vol. 51, No. 23                                                   July 18, 2008                                   Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

   ATTENTION                                       Keeping their cool                                                                  More photos featured

                                                                                                                                               on page 4

 By order of Col. Jon
Norman, 51st Fighter
  Wing commander,
effective immediately,
   possession and/or
consumption of soju is
 prohibited in all base
   dormitories until
    further notice.
                                                                                                                                  Photo by Staff Sgt. Candy Knight

                                                   Airman 1st Class AinaoKauanoe Emayo, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Heating,
    Frequently asked                               Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technician, replaces a dormitory air con-
   questions about the                             ditioning unit Monday. The 51st CES HVAC flight has been working 24 hours a day to
                                                   complete repairs and routine inspections on all Team Osan air conditioning units.
   changes to GI-Bill

Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center         Osan captains visit ROK counterparts
   The Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as
                                               Story and photo by Master Sgt. Marlin Zimmerman                 grammar and was observed.
Ch. 33, is obviously generating a great deal   51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs                                   Additionally, the presentation had to be complet-
of interest on all fronts and we receive                                                                       ed in less than six minutes.
questions each day. AFPC will continue to         Twelve Osan captains visited the Republic of
                                               Korea Air University in Daejon July 10 as part of a                The 120 students were divided into teams of four
give customers as much infomation as pos-                                                                      and given various predetermined topics in their
                                               program designed to increase interaction with stu-
sible, as the Department of Veterans                                                                           classrooms. The American officers scored and pro-
                                               dents attending the KAU Squadron Officer’s Course.
Affairs provides guidance.                                                                                     vided feedback, helping the students further develop
                                                  The captains provided a chance for their Korean
   AFPC’s aim is to preclude incorrect or      counterparts to practice their presentation skills in a         their skills.
incomplete information given out.              “western” format.                                                  After lunch, the six best teams presented their
Customers should remember the program             “We are building a bridge; creating a connection             briefing to the entire class and were graded on con-
will not begin until Aug. 1, 2009.             for teamwork to grow,” saidLt. Col. A.J. Bossard,               tent, delivery, grammar, structure and supporting
                                               KAU exchange officer.                                           material.
                                                  After a two-hour preparatory lesson, followed by                Of course, the students weren’t the only ones who
   1. Are individuals still being enrolled
                                               individual and group practice, the presentations were           gained from this exercise.
in the MGIB (Ch. 30) and contributing
                                               delivered in English. Students’ use of correct English             The visiting captains also enjoyed sharing stories
$1200?                                                                                                         as they learned more about their ROKAF counter-
   Yes. Legislation did not repeal the                                                                         parts.
MGIB. Individuals entering active duty for                                                                        “This [program] gives students a chance to inter-
the first time must complete the DD Form                                                                       act and build a better working relationship with their
2366 and incur the $1200 pay reduction,                                                                        American counterparts,” Colonel Bossard said.
should they accept the automatic enroll-                                                                       “Each time we work through this process, it gets bet-
ment.                                                                                                          ter. They are getting a better grasp of American-style
   2. The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Ch.33) says                                                                          Air University conducts professional military
                                                                                                               education, graduate and professional continuing edu-
individuals will get a $1200 refund. Can
                                                                                                               cation for officers, enlisted members and civilians
they stop the payments at this time?
                                                                                                               throughout their careers. It is noted for courses in
   No. MGIB participants who convert to
                                                                                                               national security and military leadership, as well as
Ch. 33 will receive the $1200 (or whatever     Capt. Joe Ryther, (right), speaks with a fellow pilot at the    air operations. Other courses for military profession-
                                               Republic of Korea Air University. Twelve Osan captains visit-   als are the command & staff course and squadron
                                               ed the Republic of Korea Air University in Daejon July 10 as
                        ––– See GI, page 3     part of a program designed to increase interaction with stu-    officer course, with total enrollment of more than
                                               dents attending the KAU Squadron Officer's Course.              600 at any given time.
2              Commentary
             MiG Alley Flyer
             July 18, 2008

Instructing and learning from failures
By Lt. Col. Brian Hastings                                                                  I want my young Airmen to look up to their super-                                     pilots to enter a maneuver too fast or too slow, or set
51st Operations Support Squadron commander                                               visors to witness an example of military profession-                                     an initial lift vector on the bandit just out side the
                                                                                         als internalizing our AF standards.                                                      bubble just to see what would happen.
   As a young instructor pilot, flying the Mighty-
                                                                                            If you are not seeing the standard, then I expect                                        I would then take control of the aircraft, freeze the
Mighty AT-38 Smurf, I wanted to pass on to my stu-
                                                                                         my Airmen to address the situation with their supervi-                                   picture and talk about what just happened.
dents lessons learned through discussions during
                                                                                         sors.                                                                                       Failure is a powerful teaching tool in the right
briefs, debriefs and actual flying.                                                         Third, all Airmen need to “… do one.” I expect                                        environment.
   Studying hard and reading aircraft and tactics man-                                   my NCOs and officers to always uphold the stan-                                             Actually seeing, feeling and owning a failure can
uals prepared me and my students alike to learn, but                                     dards so that my Airmen know when they have devi-                                        grab an Airman’s attention, but ultimately I let my
the practical portion of flying, or what I like to call                                  ated from the standard and how to correct the defi-
“life” or “experience,” is where the real learning took                                                                                                                           Airmen know that I, the commander, own their fail-
                                                                                         ciency.                                                                                  ures and they get the successes.
place.                                                                                      When we are surrounded by people that maintain
   The old adage, “read one, see one, do one” applies                                                                                                                                Through it all, they learned, I learned, and I hope
                                                                                         and enforce the standards, others will do the same.                                      that someday we will all be better leaders for the
to all aspects of life and the Air Force - not just flying                               The AF standards are my standards, which are your
operations.                                                                                                                                                                       experience.
                                                                                         standards, which are our standards.
   There are a few lessons to be learned here as we                                                                                                                                  We live in a culture focused on success, but some-
                                                                                            Lastly I want to discuss the “… do one” portion of
ramp up for the operational readiness evaluation sea-                                                                                                                             times this culture promotes the status quo, frowns on
                                                                                         learning and share my philosophy. My group’s mis-
son.                                                                                                                                                                              risk takers, and generates a “play it safe” mentality.
                                                                                         sion statement includes a phrase dealing with devel-
   First, we need to “read one ...” We have to know                                                                                                                                  All Airmen need to be challenged to accomplish
                                                                                         oping our future leaders.
our plans, instructions and policies in order to know                                                                                                                             more, whether on or off-duty.
                                                                                            There is a great instructor technique I have shared
what is required in our core competencies and as pro-                                    with my squadron and I think it works for growing                                           As Airmen, when we push ourselves to the limit,
fessional Airmen in order to accomplish the mission.                                     future leaders:                                                                          take on more responsibilities, seek out and acquire
   If we do not know the standards, then it is very                                         Let your Airmen fail. I am not implying that you                                      new skills through college courses or self initiative,
challenging to accomplish our mission.                                                   let the mission fail, but Airmen at all levels need to                                   we can expect to grow as professionals and to
   Second, we need to “... see one ...” I challenge all                                  be empowered and provided an environment to make                                         increase our risk of failure.
Airmen to open their eyes and be sensors for the                                         decisions and push the envelope.                                                            We all need to create an environment where
commanders.                                                                                 If everyone is always comfortable and no one is                                       Airmen feel safe enough to go beyond their comfort
   Look around, especially after you know the stan-                                      failing, I would argue that there may not be a lot of                                    zone and potentially fail.
dards, and see if your fellow Airmen are upholding                                       learning or development occurring.                                                          Welcome failures because they ultimately guide us
them, most importantly the senior NCOs and officers.                                        As an AT-38 IP, I allowed young aspiring fighter                                      to success.

Getting back                                                       excellence. These values have stood
                                                                   the test of time. They sustained our
                                                                   predecessors when they faced diffi-
                                                                                                                                      in harm’s way, and even when we
                                                                                                                                      work the extra hour to make sure the
                                                                                                                                      job is done right.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         little uncomfortable in our jobs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             That slight degree of discomfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                         gives us a valuable edge that spurs
                                                                   culty, and they will do the same for                                  Service Before Self does not                                    us to learn more and get better.
to basics                                                          us today.
                                                                      Integrity is our number one value,
                                                                                                                                      mean service in spite of self, howev-
                                                                                                                                      er. We all have times when our per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Can I share a secret with you?
                                                                                                                                                                                                         I’m a little uncomfortable in my new
                                                                   which is why we say “Integrity                                     sonal lives, especially our families,                              position as commander of Air
By Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz
                                                                   First.” When used to describe a                                    take priority. That is when we as the                              Education and Training Command.
AETC commander
                                                                   building, the word integrity implies                               Air Force family must step up and                                      As I learn about what the great
   RANDOLPH AIR FORCE                                              strength.                                                          cover for each other.                                              Airmen of the command do, I am
BASE, Texas — These are chal-                                         If a building has integrity, it can                                When you take on an additional                                  truly humbled. Our command is so
lenging times. If you’re keeping up                                weather a storm and remain strong.                                 task to help a fellow Airman who is                                large and diverse that I have a hard
with the news, you’re probably as                                  The Air Force is built upon the                                    dealing with personal issues, you                                  time seeing how I can ever become
frustrated as I am when you see edi-                               integrity of its people — you and                                  make the Air Force stronger. And                                   as knowledgeable as I want to be.
torials with titles like, “Clean up the                            me. If our collective integrity is                                 one day, someone will do the same                                      Although I would like to be com-
Air Force.”                                                        strong, then the Air Force will be                                 for you.                                                           fortable, I know that personal com-
   While we have important issues                                  able to weather any storm.                                            We became the world’s leading                                   fort would be professionally detri-
such as nuclear accountability that                                Unfortunately, the opposite is true as                             Air Force by exhibiting “Excellence                                mental for the Airmen I command.
must be addressed, you and I both                                  well.                                                              In All We Do,” and we must keep                                    That is why I’m going to leave my
know that the vast majority of the                                    I believe the key to integrity is                               striving for excellence today. This                                comfort zone, focus on the basics,
Air Force does not need “cleaning                                  transparency. Our actions should be                                means that we must aggressively and                                and strive for bigger and better
up.” As Secretary of Defense Robert                                transparent to outsiders. While they                               constantly seek improvement.                                       things for our team. I am just one
Gates has said, “I have every confi-                               may not always agree with our deci-                                   The Airmen who came before us                                   Airman, however, and I can’t do
dence in you, and in the Air Force                                 sions, they will see that we are mak-                              would not settle for the status quo.                               anything alone.
that has served our country so well.”                              ing an honest effort to do what is                                 They always sought better ways of                                      No one says it better than our act-
   Nevertheless, when faced with                                   right.                                                             doing business — better processes,                                 ing Secretary of the Air Force,
these negative perceptions, our best                                  Everything we do in serving the                                 better equipment, better training. We                              Michael Donley. “There is no quick-
answer is to get back to basics.                                   nation should be done as if we were                                must do the same.                                                  er route to recovery than the power
   Every good team faces bad news                                  being observed by the American                                        It is a fact that the most danger-                              of tens of thousands of Airmen and
from time to time. The excellent                                   people. If we act in this way, integri-                            ous time for each of us is when we                                 civilians rededicating themselves to
teams get through adversity by                                     ty will not be a problem.                                          first get comfortable at something,                                the high standards of excellence that
focusing on what made them excel-                                     We are all public servants, and                                 be it flying a sortie, fixing an                                   have always been the hallmark of
lent to begin with. This is what we                                this requires sacrifice. In short, it                              engine, teaching a class, or simply                                the world’s best Air Force.”
must do now.                                                       requires us to put “Service Before                                 driving to work.                                                       I ask you to come alongside me,
   For the U.S. Air Force, our basics                              Self.” We exhibit this core value                                     Comfort leads to complacency,                                   and let’s work together to turn
have been, and must always be, our                                 when we leave our families for                                     and complacency kills. For this rea-                               adversity into opportunity by getting
core values: integrity, service and                                deployments, when we put ourselves                                 son, I believe that we all should be a                             back to basics.

                                                              Editorial staff: Col. Jon A. Norman, 51st Fighter Wing commander; Capt. John Ross, Public Affairs chief; Senior Master Sgt. Marvin Krause, Public Affairs superintendent;
                                                              Master. Sgt. Matt Summers, Base Public Affairs manager; Staff Sgt. Candy Knight, NCOIC, internal information/editor

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GI, continued from page 1
amount was paid) as part of their Ch. 33 benefit
payments. A pro-rated return will be added to the
                                                           involved in the effort. Time is also needed for the
                                                           Department of Veterans Affairs to build a new com-
                                                                                                                          Airman of the Week
Ch. 33 benefit if an individual use some MGIB bene-        puter system and coordinate interfaces with DoD
fits.                                                      and other agency systems.
                                                                                                                             Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Santiago
                                                                                                                                       51st Communications Squadron
   3. Can an individual stop paying the $1200?                9. Is Ch. 33 for officers?
   NO!!                                                       Yes. Veterans education benefits do not discrimi-
                                                           nate between officers and enlisted personnel.
                                                                                                                                  Duty title                      Favorite sports team
    4. How do I convert from the MGIB to Ch.                                                                                   Client support                       Cleveland Indians
33?                                                           10. When will we receive official Air Force                 administrator instructor                    Favorite food
    Policy and procedures have yet to be written for       guidance for Ch. 33?                                                  Hometown                     My mother’s home cooking
a conversion. Conversion opportunities are expected           It is much too early to know the exact date but it                Lorain, Ohio                          Favorite book
to begin with the implementation of Ch. 33 August          will be before Aug. 1, 2009.                                    How long on station                       The Five People
2009.                                                         Two actions must take place before we can devel-
    Conversions would have to be made while an             op the Air Force policy and procedures — the DVA,
                                                                                                                                Five months                        You Meet In Heaven
individual is on active duty. Widespread publicity         which is the owner of all GI Bill programs, will               Follow-on assignment                     I’m most proud of
will alert Airmen to the exact date.                       develop its policy and procedures and, DoD will              Ramstein Air Base, Germany               Being a member of the
                                                           develop policy for the transfer of benefits part of the      Most rewarding job aspect                         USAF
   5. Does Ch. 33 include an option to transfer            new program.                                                  Teaching and connecting
                                                              The DVA works in coordination with DoD and its                                                     People I admire most
education benefits to spouses and dependents?                                                                                   with students
                                                           individual components to insure common program                                                      Parents, grandparents, and
   Yes. Again, policy and procedures have yet to be                                                                                 Goals
                                                           understanding and business processes so the pro-                                                             my sister
written and it must be authorized by DoD.                                                                                Staying fit and continuing
                                                           gram can work.                                                                                            My best asset is
   Assuming the benefit will be activated by DoD,             The law gives responsibility to DoD for doing the                 my education
Airmen desiring to transfer benefits will first need to                                                                                                           Team player/diligent
                                                           same for the transfer program. AFPC will work                          Hobbies
convert MGIB participation to Ch. 33.                      within this common framework to develop overall                                                         Best day of my life
                                                                                                                             Traveling, hiking,
                                                           program guidance.                                                                                  New Years Day, Venice Italy
                                                                                                                             watching movies
   6. When will individuals be able to transfer                                                                                                                         Pet peeve
benefits?                                                                                                                   What motivates my
                                                              11. Before the details, i.e. guidance, are avail-                                                     People who have a
   If authorized by DoD, the earliest date is expect-      able are there other sources offering Ch. 33 infor-               winning attitude
ed to be Aug. 1, 2009.                                                                                                     Having a great family                     negative attitude
                                                              Yes. The official source for information is the                 that supports me                      What I like most
   7. Can a VEAP-era individual who never paid             DVA website at                            Favorite TV show                           about Osan
into that program qualify for Ch. 33?                         Other sources, including Web sites and newspa-                                                         Everything is in
   Yes, if the individual meets the post-9/11 service      pers may provide basic program information but
                                                                                                                              Favorite movie                         walking distance
requirement.                                               they are unofficial and shouldn’t be relied on to pro-
                                                           vide definitive information.                                            Titanic                    If I could change anything
    8. Why will it take more than a year to start             Some Web sites and blogs provide incorrect                   Favorite entertainer                about Osan, it would be
Ch. 33?                                                    and/or outdated information.                                         Johnny Depp                             Dorm life
    The legislation specified Aug. 1, 2009 ug 09 as
the start date.                                                12. Is there any advantage in calling the DVA
    Time is required after any legislation is signed       toll-free phone number?                                       “Sergeant Santiago was selected because of her professionalism, dedi-
into law for the responsible federal agency, or agen-          We know of none. The DVA call center can only             cation and knowledge of her job as a records management technician
cies, to develop and implement policy and proce-           answer general questions and a better place for               and lead client support administrator instructor,” said Tech. Sgt. Voyd
dures.                                                     information is the Web site. They are not prepared to          Butler, 51st CS NCOIC, Enterprise Information Management. “She
    Many people from several agencies will be              discuss issues specific to an individual.                        consistently excels and goes above and beyond at her job and was
                                                                                                                         identified as an outstanding performer by the PACAF IG team during
                                                                                                                           the wing’s 2008 UCI. She is the base focal point as a client support
                                                                                                                          administrator instructor responsible for teaching 40 hours of curricu-
  Mustang briefs                                                         Important                                         lum every week as directed by Air Force Communications Agency.

  If you would like to submit a Mustang                                finance news
 brief, email
                                                                     Are you tired of waiting in finance just to
                    Legal notice                                 ask a question about which form to fill out?                            Commander's Safety Cup
   Any person(s) having claims for or against the
                                                                 Are you sick of making the long trip to finance
                                                                 just to be turned away because you’re missing                             competition standing
estate of Senior Airman Timothy C. Dittmar should                documentation or a supervisor’s signature?
 contact Capt. Andrea Wild at 010-3173-5890, or                      If so, then CASH Forms Lite is what
                               you’ve been waiting for!                            Note: Additional points for squadron size will be given at the end
                                                                     Comptroller Assisted Self Help Forms Lite             of the competition. Standings current as of Tuesday
           Lifeguard instructor course                           saves members time by reducing the need to
                                                                 visit the Financial Services Office for assis-
     A lifeguard instructor course will be held
                                                                 tance completing routine finance forms. It uses
July 21 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $80              a Turbo Tax-like wizard to walk members
 and includes certifications, materials and books.               through form-filling processes and can be                      51st LRS                                91 points
 To sign up, visit the American Red Cross office,                assessed from office and home computers.
            Bldg. 924 or call 784-1855.                              CASH Forms Lite will produce a properly
                                                                 completed, legible form ready for signatures,
                                                                 then provides additional instructions of what to
                  Education office                               do next, whether it is submitting to supervisors
                                                                                                                              51st CPTS                                 88 points
  -- To be considered a CCAF Fall 2008 graduate,                 and/or approving officials, or taking the form
submit civilian institution transcripts to CCAF NLT              directly to the finance office.
   Aug. 31. Call 784-4220 for more information.                      Instead of taking precious time running to
         Transcripts must be sent directly to:                   finance, pick up the phone, dial 784-1851 and                 51st MDG                                 59 points
                                                                 find out if you can CASH Forms Lite in the
                                                                 comfort of your home or office.
                 130 Maxwell Blvd                                    Additional information can be found under
           Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6613                            the “Life & Career” tab on the Air Force
                                                                 Portal’s “Money - Finance Central” page.                    607th ASOG                                 50 points
               Teens Support Group
  The Parents/Guardians of Teens Support Group
 meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Airman
                                                                                                                                51st OSS                                35 points
        & Family Readiness Center Annex.
         If interested, call Carl Neighbors
                    at 784-5010.

      For a complete list of Mustang briefs,
                                                                                                                                51st CES                                25 points
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    I got skillz
                                                                      Photo by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz

                                                                                                                            Diam nd Talk
                                                                                                                                THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
                                                                                                                            By Senior Master Sgt. Jeffery Maberry
                                                                                                                            51st CES first sergeant

                                                                                                                                Osan presents a fork in the road for
                                                                                                                            many Airmen. It is a demanding
                                                                                                                            assignment for us all.
                                                                                                                                Ninety-five percent of us come
                                                                                                                            here unaccompanied. However, Osan
                                                                                                                            also presents an opportunity to do
                                                                                                                            something many wouldn’t have time to do back home.
                                                                                                                                By identifying, setting and obtaining your goals, you
                                                                                                                            can make Osan a truly rewarding assignment — if you
                                                                                                                            make the right choices.
                                                                                                                                I would encourage everyone to set and achieve goals.
                                                                                                                            The goal can be anything from getting promoted, com-
                                                                                                                            plete a CCAF, bachelors or master’s degree or getting a
                                                                                                                            perfect score on your PT test. It could be studying martial
                                                                                                                            arts, learning a new language or immersing yourself in the
                                                                                                                            rich traditions of Korea.
                                                                                                                                You could get involved with the chapel and strength-
                                                                                                                            ening your relationship with your God.
                                                                                                                                Whatever your goal is, the resources are available for
                                                                                                                            whatever you want to do. All it takes is a commitment. It
                                                                                                                            doesn’t matter how big or small the goal is, just set about
                                                                                                                            to accomplishing it.
                                                                                                                                Remember, the choice is yours.
                                                                                                                                If you do nothing but sit on the couch or visit the 116
                                                                                                                            bars in the greater Songtan district, than you have blown
                                                                                                                            an excellent opportunity to excel.
                                                                                                                                Setting a goal of not getting in trouble is not a goal, it
                                                                                                                            is an expectation. Acceptable and unacceptable behavior
                                                                                                                            is not rocket science.
                                                                                                                                In all my years as a first sergeant, I have never had
Col. Jon Norman, 51st Fighter Wing commander, shows off his pool skills during a friendly game against                      anyone come into my office on Monday morning proud of
Chief Master Sgt. Darrin Dwyer, 51st FW command chief, after officially opening the new McPherson                           the decision they made while consuming excessive
Community Center July 9. The new CAC features 12 morale computers with Web cams, four morale phones,                        amounts of alcohol.
                                                                                                                                Remember, the choice is yours.
a huge recreation room with two pool tables, foosball, table tennis, and seven X-Box 360s stations. The center
                                                                                                                                Which road will you take? Osan offers something for
also has a Wii room, three sound proof music practice rooms with guitars, drums, and electric piano and                     everyone, all you have to do is identify, set, achieve your
three large classrooms for monthly scheduled classes. The CAC is open Monday through Thursday from 8                        goals and take the right path. If you do that, I promise it
a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10               will be one of the most challenging and rewarding assign-
                                                                                                                            ments of your Air Force career. Don’t waste your time in
p.m. In addition to all the new features, the CAC also offers various classes and programs such as English as               the Land of the Morning Calm.
a Second Language, Paper Art, Toast Masters, Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Korean “Sports” Dance, Waltz, Tango,                         Remember — the choice is yours.
Salsa, Rumba dance classes, East Coast Swing, Microsoft classes and chess club.

    As weather heats up, HVAC keeps base cool
                                                                Photos by Staff Sgt. Candy Knight

                                                              Clockwise from top left: Airman 1st Class AinaoKauanoe Emayo and Staff Sgt. Tryemaine Curtis, 51st Civil
                                                              Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technicians replaces a dormitory air
                                                              conditioning unit Monday.
                                                              -- Senior Airman Ryan Cummings, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and
                                                              Refrigeration technician, charges a 30GT compressor Monday as part of emergency air condition repairs. The 51st
                                                              CES’ HVAC flight has been working 24 hours a day to complete repairs and routine inspections on all Team Osan
                                                              air conditioning units.
                                                              -- Staff Sgt. Chris Forgey, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
                                                              technician, sprays water onto a chiller unit to remove excess dirt and oil during a routine maintenance check. The
                                                              excess dirt and oil causes the unit to break down more quickly.
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                                                                                                                 School registration
                                                                                                              Ms. Lakisha Nwosu, Summer
                                                                                                           Guidance Counselor, is available to
                                                                                                           speak with parents of Osan High
                                                                                                           School and Elementary School
                                                                                                           students July 24 and 31 from 9:30
                                                                                                           a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                                                                                              She is located in the front office
                                                                                                           at OAHS. Parents should bring
                                                                                                           completed registration forms,
                                                                                                           records and report cards.
                                                                                                              No appointment required.
                                                                                                              Additionally, Mr. Kwan, Korean Culture teacher, is
                                                                                                           available at the same time to meet with families and
                                                                                                           answer any questions related to Korea.
Col. Jon Norman, (second from right), 51st Fighter Wing commander, presents a check for $19,408 to
the base’s family support and youth programs. The total amount came from contributions made dur-              Due to limited school space, there will be strict
ing the Osan’s Combined Federal Campaign drive. Also pictured (from left) are Dan Strain, Family           management of command-sponsored slots.
Members Programs flight chief, Master Sgt. Michelle Bloxson, Airman and Family Readiness Center
superintendent, and Tamre Newton, AFRC director.
                                                                                                              Families must contact Lt. Col. Randall Smith, 51st
                                                                                                           Mission Support Squadron commander, prior to
                                                                                                           attempting to enroll new students.

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                          CALENDARS                                                                                                                            voting officer
                                                                                                                                                               Capt. George
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                                                                                                                                                              Security Forces
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694th IG reassigns under the 480th IW                                                           Are you bored? Check out the following
By Staff Sgt. Candy Knight                    ously spread across four major AF organ-
                                                                                                        classes and programs offered by the
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs              izations. Secondly, it creates standardized
                                              AF ISR Groups that will be allocated
                                                                                                         McPherson Communinty Center:
   Another milestone in Air Force history     operationally to their respective compo-
took place as the 694th Intelligence          nent cumbered air forces.”                                    English as a Second Language - Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Group was reassigned from the 70th                Colonel Marrs added that even with all                                    Paper Art - Every Tuesday
Intelligence Wing to the 480th                the recent changes, the one thing that will
Intelligence Wing during a ceremony                                                                                           from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
                                              not change is teamwork.
here Tuesday.                                     “The unique alliance with Korea will                        Toast Masters - Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
   “This is a bittersweet day for us,” said   continue to strive,” he said.                                    Tai Chi and Chi Gong - Every Tuesday and Thursday
Col. Joseph DiNuovo, 694th IG com-                The ceremony concluded with the
mander. “There is a lot of history in this                                                                                   from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
                                              publishing of special orders, officially
[70th] wing. I hate to say goodbye, but       reassigning the 694th IG to the 480th IW.                                        Korean “Sports” Dance
we appreciate where we come from.”                “To members of the 694th IG, this                        Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
   The reassignment is one of the latest      [reassignment] is good for you,” Colonel
steps in the Air Force’s Intelligence,                                                                                           Waltz, Tango, Salsa,
                                              DiNuovo said. “Be proud of where
Surveillance and Reconnaissance trans-
                                              you’ve been and where you’re going.                                 Rumba - Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
formation designed to improve world-                                                                                          East Coast Swing Dance
                                              Today, you are part of history and I urge
wide AF Distributed Common Ground
                                              you to continue the 694th IG legacy                                        Every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
System weapons systems management.
                                              under the 480th IW.”
   “The realignment of the 480th                                                                                     Microsoft Classes - Tuesday & Thursday
Intelligence Wing and associated                  The 694th IG mission is to provide
                                              fused, time-critical, actionable intelli-                                       from 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Intelligence Groups accomplishes two
important objectives as part of Air Force     gence directly to warfighters, U.S. Forces                               Chess Club- Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
ISR transformation,” said Col. James          Korea and Combined Forces Command.
Marrs, 480th IW commander. First, it          It is the most forward-deployed and the
unites Air Force DCGS elements previ-         only DGS co-located with linguists.                                           Remember:
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                               AFDOKU                                                                            Test your knowledge:
                                                                                                                          “Fighting” Words

                                                                                                                           Puzzles created by Capt. Tony Wickman
                                                                                                                                    USAFE Public Affairs
                                                                                                        ACROSS                                   DOWN
                                                                                                        1. Commotion                             1. M*A*S*H actor Alda
                                                                                                        4. ___-fi; movie genre                   2. F-106 Delta ___
                                                                                                        7. Fall                                  3. Weird
                                                                                                        11. Dress in                             4. Flat fix
                                                                                                        12. Even score for Tiger                 5. Hall of Fame baseball player Rod
                                                                                                        13. F-15                                 6. Bother
                                                                                                        15. F-111                                7. ___ Moines
                                                                                                        17. Extend or distribute over a region   8. F-22
      Answers to July 11 puzzle
                                                    Air Force trivia                                    19. Explosive combo
                                                                                                        20. Fury
                                                                                                                                                 9. Shrek is one
                                                                                                                                                 10. Skirt feature
                                                                                                        21. Nettle                               11. Feline
                                               1. Until the term “Airman” came into use, Air Force
                                                                                                        22. Morning mist                         14. Mitigate, lighten, or lessen
                                            enlisted personnel were called “soldiers.” Who was the
                                                                                                        23. In the past                          16. TV picture
                                              Air Force chief of staff who directed that change?
                                                                                                        25. X to Cicero                          18. Lair
                                                        2. This 25 FIS pilot scored the last            26. Foot covering                        23. Pilots with 5+ aerial victories
                                                  aerial combat victory against a MIG-15 in the         29. Auto                                 24. Thief, swindler, crook, or rascal
                                                          Korean War. Who was he, and                   30. F-101                                26. Foot part
                                                         what date did he gain his victory?             32. Author                               27. Aperture
                                                                                                        33. Rob __                               28. Lyrical poem
                                                                   Answers                              36. Fashion mag                          30. American servicemember, after
                                                                                                        37. Medal of Honor recipient Capt.       serving
                                            1. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg directed the change in 1950.
                                                                                                        Harl ___ Jr., USAAC                      31. Sound off
                                            Over time, the term has evolved to refer to all uniformed
                                                 members of the Air Force, including officers.          39. General’s assistant                  32. Cooking utensil
                                                                                                        40. Golf prop                            33. Starchy seeds or grain of an annu-
                                            2. 2nd Lt Sam P. Young. Lt Young shot down the 816th        41. Writer Fleming                       al marsh grass
                                           MIG-15 of the Korean War on July 22, 1953. He was fly-       42. F-16                                 34. Scent
                                            ing with 1st Lt Henry Buttelmann and Maj. John Glenn        44. USN O-1                              35. Desire
                                            when they engaged four MIGs. Buttelmann and Glenn           45. Buck or doe                          38. ____ of Eden
                                           each shot down a MIG during the last aerial battle of the    46. Health resort                        39. Pub order
                                           war between the Sabres and MIGs, but Young was credit-       49. F-84 Thunder___                      43. Venomous snake
                                                 ed with having the last official aerial victory
                                                                                                        50. Took charge                          44. Punches out of an aircraft
                                                              against a MIG-15.
                                                                                                        52. F-86                                 46. USA E-6
                                                                                                        54. Mining lode                          47. Catherine ___; Henry VIII wife
                                                                                                                                                 48. Directly abreast the middle of a
                                  Photo 009
Photo 009 winning caption:                                                                              55. Faint
                                                                                                        58. 2004 Olympics site                   ship’s side
                                                                                                                                                 50. Gambling game
"Ouch!" was Sgt. Doe’s                                                                                  60. F-104
                                                                                                                                                 51. Expunge
                                                                                                        62. Bombasts
last thought as his right                                                                                                                        53. Nevada town
                                                                                                        63. USAF commissioning source
      arm switched                                                                                      64. Sultanate of the southeast Arabian
                                                                                                                                                 55. FDR coin
                                                                                                                                                 56. Middle East country
   the power on while                                                                                   Peninsula                                57. ___ in Trees; ABC sitcom
    tightening a bolt.                                                                                  65. Plenty                               59. Standard time in the fifth time
                                                                                                        66. John or Jane surname for the         zone west of Greenwich
       Submitted by:                                                                                    unknown                                  60. Earth
 Lt. Col. Trash Hastings                                                                                67. USAF O-10                            61 To confuse or obscure
  51st OSS commander

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  "One point twenty-one
                                  Volunteer Opportunities                                                            July 18
 Senior AirmanVictor Loera            For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, visit
          51st CS       
                                                                                                            Congress created the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps.
                                  Individuals interested in volunteering should register at the
 “I don't even have A/C in             Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 769.
my dorm, but tent city will                                                                                                            1967
                                              POC is Christy Casper at 784-5440.
       … SHEESH!”                                                                                            For the first time, an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter
                                  The AFRC and Air Force Aid Society can provide guidance
Senior Airman Farrell Dottin       on obtaining free childcare for registered base volunteers.                 was refueled by an HC-130 during a rescue mission.
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